A cloud does not know why it moves in just such a direction and at such a speed...It feels an impulsion...this is the place to go now. But the sky knows the reasons and the patterns behind all clouds, and you will know, too, when you lift yourself high enough to see beyond horizons.
It is equally offensive to speed a guest who would like to stay and to detain one who is anxious to leave.
To the guests that must go, bid God's speed and brush away all traces of their steps.
If death meant just leaving the stage long enough to change costume and come back as a new character...Would you slow down? Or speed up?
Two such as you with such a master speed cannot be parted nor be swept away from one another once you are agreed that life is only life forevermore together wing to wing and oar to oar.
In love, somehow, a man's heart is always either exceeding the speed limit, or getting parked in the wrong place
Pain reaches the heart with electrical speed, but truth moves to the heart as slowly as a glacier.
Walking takes longer... than any other known form of locomotion except crawling. Thus it stretches time and prolongs life. Life is already too short to waste on speed.
The backbone of surprise is fusing speed with secrecy.
A living system cannot replicate at the speed of light.
Speed, it seems to me, provides the one genuinely modern pleasure.
Nothing in the universe can travel at the speed of light, they say, forgetful of the shadow's speed.
Engineering is the science and art of efficient dealing with materials and forces... it involves the most economic design and execution... assuring, when properly performed, the most advantageous combination of accuracy, safety, durability, speed, simplicity, efficiency, and economy possible for the conditions of design and service.
It is not by muscle, speed, or physical dexterity that great things are achieved, but by reflection, force of character, and judgment.
With prose you can incorporate more details, develop scenes, sustain the tension in a special way. Prose has its own speed.
You cant do better design with a computer, but you can speed up your work enormously
National borders aren't even speed bumps on the information superhighway.
A horse can lend its rider the speed and strength he or she lacks, but the rider who is wise remembers it is no more than a loan.
If there’s one thing that computers do well, it’s to make the same mistake uncountable times at inhuman speed.
What good is speed if the brain has oozed out on the way?
Speed is a great asset; but it's greater when it's combined with quickness - and there's a big difference.
The world land speed record requires the minimum of skill, and the maximum of courage.
We of the genus Homo ride the logs that float down the Round river, and by a little judicious "burling" we have learned to guide their direction and speed. This feat entitles us to the specific appellation sapiens. The technique of burling is called economics, the remembering of old routes is called in history, the selection of new ones is called statesmanship, the conversation about oncoming rifles and rapids is called politics. Some of the crew aspire to burl not only their own blogs, but the whole flotilla as well. This collective bargaining with nature is called national planning.
Up, then, with speed, and work;
Fling ease and self away
This is no time for thee to sleep
Up, watch, and work, and pray!
Birds are the most accomplished aeronauts the world has ever seen. They fly high and low, at great speed, and very slowly. And always with extraordinary precision and control.