Quotes of Commuter

“ Commuters give the city its tidal restlessness; natives give it solidity and continuity; but the settlers give it passion. ”

- Elwyn Brooks White

“ Commuter - one who spends his life in riding to and from his wife; and man who shaves and takes a train, and then rides back to shave again. ”

- Elwyn Brooks White

“ Commuter trains are packed with voyeurs of a similar bent. ”

- Nigel Andrew

“ If men were equally at risk from this condition — if they knew their bellies might swell as if they were suffering from end-stage cirrhosis, that they would have to go nearly a year without a stiff drink, a cigarette, or even an aspirin, that they would be subject to fainting spells and unable to fight their way onto commuter trains — then I am sure that pregnancy would be classified as a sexually transmitted disease and abortions would be no more controversial than emergency appendectomies. ”

- Barbara Ehrenreich

“ To divide one's life by years is of course to tumble into a trap set by our own arithmetic. The calendar consents to carry on its dull wall-existence by the arbitrary timetables we have drawn up in consultation with those permanent commuters, Earth and Sun… ”

- Clifton Fadiman
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