„Man invented the car to comfortably sit in jams.“

Aphorisms. Magnum in Parvo (2000)

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—  Garrison Keillor American radio host and writer 1942

Though Keillor has been quoted on the internet and in print as having made this or a similar remark, such expressions have been made by others, and may have originated with Billy Sunday, who is quoted as having said "Going to church on Sunday does not make you a Christian any more than going into a garage makes you an automobile!" in Press, Radio, Television, Periodicals, Public Relations, and Advertising, As Seen through Institutes and Special Occasions of the Henry W. Grady School of Journalism (1967) edited by John Eldridge Drewry.
Variant: Going to church no more makes you a Christian than standing in a garage makes you a car.

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„When a man opens a car door for his wife, it's either a new car or a new wife.“

—  Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh member of the British Royal Family, consort to Queen Elizabeth II 1921

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„A critic is a man who knows the way but can't drive the car.“

—  Kenneth Tynan English theatre critic and writer 1927 - 1980

As quoted in "Critic Kenneth Tynan Has Mellowed But Is Still England's Stingingest Gadfly" by Godfrey Smith in The New York Times (9 January 1966)
Variant: A critic is a man who know the way, but can not drive a car.

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„It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly, just as it is to be angry with a car that won't go. The difference is that you can compel your car to go to a garage, but you cannot compel Hitler to go to a psychiatrist.“

—  Bertrand Russell logician, one of the first analytic philosophers and political activist 1872 - 1970

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Never asked for the toll
But just rubbed his auld poll
And looked after the low-backed car.“

—  Samuel Lover Irish song-writer, novelist, and painter 1797 - 1868

The low-backed Car, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).

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