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"Driverless flying cars! Well, two out of three aint bad."
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What we need most now are not fuel efficient cars but fuel efficient cities.
       - Leslie McPhearson, Saving Our Planet From Ourselves
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"Where'd all the cars go Bucky? Sacked!
How the hell we suppose to get around? Beat's me."
       - Charleton Cringle, Rocky's Way
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Living in the clean and efficient world of the monorail can quickly make one disgusted with the congested and inefficient world of the automobile.
       - Julius Marcus, Running on Empty
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"What are they doing to the freeway Grandpa?" "They're tearing it out Billy. They're going to replace it with a train."
       - Bud Zosher, Asphalt Eden
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"They could sense the increase in traffic so they built more roads, which beget more cars, which beget more roads. Slowly the quiet, green town is replaced by the loud, hard, ugly metropolis. People flee, in their cars, to other quiet, green towns. The increased traffic in these towns prompts new and wider roads. The process starts all over."
       - Buck Spencer, How our love affair with the automobile is ruining the nation.
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Well, sir, there's nothing on earth Like a genuine, Bona fide, Electrified, Six-car Monorail!
       - Lyle Lanley, The Simpsons
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You see things and say "Why?" But I dream things that never were; and I say "Have you seen the price of oil lately?"
       - Anonymous
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The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.
      - Albert Einstein, scientist (1879-1955)
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There's one thing stronger than all the armys in the world and that an idea who's time has come.
      - Victor Hugo
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The world will not evolve past its current state of crisis by using the same thinking that created the situation.
      - Albert Einstein, scientist (1879-1955)
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It is not the strongest of the species that survive, not the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
      - Charles Darwin, scientist
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The living arrangements American now think of as normal are bankrupting us economically, socially, ecologically and spiritually.
       - James Howard Kunstler, The Geography of Nowhere
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When I'm working on a problem, I never think about beauty. I think only how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong.
      - Richard (Bucky) Buckminster Fuller
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A hundred years after we are gone and forgotten, those who never heard of us will be living with the results of our actions.
      - Oliver Wendell Homes, U.S. Supreme Court justice
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Before modern man can gain control over the forces that now threaten his very existence, he must resume possession of himself. This sets the chief mission for the city of the future: that of creating a visible regional and civic structure, designed to make man at home with his deeper self and his larger world, attached to images of human nature and love.
      - Lewis Mumford, writer
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We are living through a crisis; and because we have failed to respond properly, we are heading towards a disaster. Our settlements are lagging behind the world's progress, our ideas are confused, we are moving without coordination and adjustment and we have not defined our role.
      - Constantinos A. Doxiados, Ekistics: An Introduction to the Science of Human Settlements (1968).
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While real trolleys in Newark, Philadelphia, Pittsburg, and Boston languish for lack of patronage and government support, millions of people flock to Disneyland to ride fake trains that don't go anywhere.
      - Kenneth J. Jackson
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"Once, when people were time-rich, people killed time. Having nothing to do is a lost luxury, unless you are retired, unemployed, or very rich. In our time-poor society, time kills people, because so much of it is spent in vehicles rather than being physically active or with loved ones. ...Live in a Healthy Place to get more time and more life. Become time-rich."
      - Dr. Hirschhorn
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"The time has gone by when the man who deforests lands is a public benefactor."
      -West Virginia Governor Albert B. White, 1905
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"The future lies in the strength with which people can set their powers of creation against their impulses for destruction. Perhaps this is the unending frontier"
      -Marjorie Stoneman Douglas
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"In wildness is the preservation of the world."
      - Henry David Thoreau
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Congestion will always be a huge problem as long as we insist on taking 2,000 to 4,000 pounds of plastic and metal with us wherever we go.
      - LA MTA Chief Executive Officer Roger Snoble
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There's nothing like sitting in traffic to make one start dreaming of riding a train.
       - Anonymous
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