"Everybody has a gun in their car in Detroit."
"If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1,000 MPG."Jim Harrison on Bill Gates
"There was a time in my life when I thought I had everything - millions of dollars, mansions, cars, nice clothes, beautiful women, and every other materialistic thing you can imagine. Now I struggle for peace."Jim Harrison on Richard Pryor
"Car designers are just going to have to come up with an automobile that outlasts the payments."Jim Harrison on Erma Bombeck
"I hooked up my accelerator pedal in my car to my brake lights. I hit the gas, people behind me stop, and I'm gone."Jim Harrison on Steven Wright
"I replaced the headlights in my car with strobe lights, so it looks like I'm the only one moving."Jim Harrison on Steven Wright
"I used to get criticized for putting food in novels."
"Some people hear their own inner voices with great clearness. And they live by what they hear. Such people become crazy... or they become legend."
"I enjoy about 1 out of 100 movies, it's about the same proportion to books published that I care to read."
"The old fun thing is when somebody typed up the first chapter of War and Peace. And then made a precis of the rest of it and sent it out and only one publisher recognized it."
"After a lifetime of world travel I've been fascinated that those in the third world don't have the same perception of reality that we do."
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