Sir Stirling Moss’ greatest quotes

"I am not a driver, I am a racer."

As the motoring legend turns 87, we take a look at how a man who lived his life in pole position saw the world he sped through.

Sir Stirling Moss’ greatest quotes

“There are two things no man will admit he cannot do well: drive and make love.”

Sir Stirling Moss’ greatest quotes

“I love to feel a racing car around me, to feel the way it holds me.”

Sir Stirling Moss’ greatest quotes

“It is necessary to relax your muscles when you can. Relaxing your brain is fatal.”

Sir Stirling Moss’ greatest quotes

“If God had meant for us to walk, why did he give us feet that fit car pedals?”

Sir Stirling Moss’ greatest quotes

“With driving a motor car, the danger is a very necessary ingredient. Like if you’re cooking, you need salt. You can cook without salt, but it doesn’t have the flavour. It’s the same with motor racing without danger. For me.”

Sir Stirling Moss’ greatest quotes

“It’s hard to drive at the limit, but it’s harder to know where the limits are.”

Sir Stirling Moss’ greatest quotes

“It is better to go into a corner slow and come out fast, than to go in fast and come out dead.”

Sir Stirling Moss’ greatest quotes

“To achieve anything, you must be prepared to dabble on the boundary of disaster.”

Sir Stirling Moss’ greatest quotes

“Motion is tranquility.”

Sir Stirling Moss’ greatest quotes

“I am not a driver, I am a racer.”

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