Monday 28/06/10

Tom (a true gentleman) insists that one should keep on keeping on !

“At times like this one just has to keep on keeping on.”

“According to your faith so shall it be.”

Tom, Banker

“It could be that the purpose of your life is to serve as a warning to others.”  an uninspirational quote given to the passenger from her friend as a Joke

Anonymous, Canary Wharf

“Be yourself, find yourself, and you will find your way in life.”

Darmagnac, Freight Trader, France

“The biggest mistake I made was not marrying my second wife first!”


“Love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.” Passenger had split with his partner moments before hailing my taxi


“You are never too old to make positive change.”

Sarah, Tourist

“I carried a watermelon.” Think Jennifer Grey’s character, Baby in Dirty Dancing

Leann, Accountant

Friday 25/06/10

Look, hands free!! Neal and Jensen (two Chicago sound engineers) prove that you can balance Blackcabquotes promotional cards on your glasses!!

“You can’t lead until you have served.”

“Everything works on attraction.”

Victoria, Italy

“Nothing matters very much and most things don’t matter at all.” Arthur Balfour former prime minster

Alex, Finance, East Africa

“Where ignorance is bliss, ‘Tis folly to be wise.” Thomas Gray

“It takes years to build up trust, and only seconds to destroy it.”


I’d rather have a bottle in front of me, than a frontal lobotomy.”

Stephan. W, Fulham

Q: What did the elephant say to the naked man?

A:  Can you really breathe through that thing?

Nicole, aged 9

“The best way to keep your word is to never give it.”

Lyne (Nicole’s mother )

Thursday 24/06/10 – Feedback from BBC radio 4 Listeners

   Thank you so much for your kind comments ( BBC radio 4 “All in the Mind”

   interview) . Listed below are some of the quotes which were left with the

   recent comments.     Thanks, Mark


“If you want to discover new Oceans, you have to be brave enough to lose sight of the shore.”

Roger T. Fagan

“Rules are for the obedience of fools and the guidance of wise men.” Douglas Bader, Fighter Pilot WWII


“We came all this way to explore the moon, and the most important thing is that we discovered the Earth.” Bill Anders, an astronaut on Apollo 8

 David, Taxi Driver

 “I still wear my heart on my sleeve

But these days I wear my sleeve rolled up”


“Buy the truth, NEVER sell it.”


“Youth Is Truth.”


 “They that stand high have many blasts to shake them, and if they fall, they dash themselves to pieces.” Queen Margaret talking about trees, but equally appropriate to people!

Lorna B

“Rhythm is everything in boxing. Every move you make starts with your heart and that’s in rhythm or you’re in trouble.” Sugar Ray Robinson

Jamie, Musician

“A true friend is one who knows the song in your heart, and can sing it back to you when you’ve forgotten the words.”


Wednesday 23/06/10

“To be uncertain is to be uncomfortable, but to be certain is to be ridiculous.” Goethe

Claudia Hammond,  Presenter,  “All in the Mind”  BBC radio 4

“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back- Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth that ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favour all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


 “For old truths to retain their hold over men’s minds they must be restaited in the language and concepts of successive generations.”


“More slower you go, less faster you go.”


 “Religion is the opiate of the people.” Napoleon Bonaparte

Valentina, Journalist

“Maybe yes maybe no, don’t really know.”

H.B, Car Salesman

“The budget:  I would tax sex that way I would get a rebate!”

Cliff, Greenwich

Thursday 17/06/10

“A word of advice from a blind man, give your wife a hug every few days and tell her you love her.”

“When I go where I know I’m alright.”

Harold, 89, blind for the last 15 years…

“A wise man sees as much as he ought, not as much as he can.”

Tam, Artist

“Save a bit spend a bit.”

Arthur, retired Aircraft Engineer

Art is not a reflection of reality; it’s the reality of a reflection.” Jean Luc Godard

Sean, Film Maker

“When someone shares something of value with you, and you benefit from it, you have a moral obligation to share it with others.” Chinese proverb.

Tara, Backpacker

Monday 07/06/10

Mike and Siobhan having a scream...

“Nothing succeeds like a bird with no teeth.”

Siobhan & Mike

“The destruction of the mind is only human.”

Anonymous, Panama

“Tomorrow doesn’t have to be another yesterday.”

Enrico Maria, Italy

Q: What’s the cause of divorce?

A: Marriage

“Buy one for the price of two and you get the second one free.”

“When you row a man to the other side of the river you get there yourself.”

“Consultant: If you can’t be part of the solution, there’s a lot of money to be made by prolonging the problem, if you find a solution redefine the problem!”

“Be the man your dog thinks you are.”

“There’s no I in team but there’s me.”

“Men are like car parking spaces, the best ones are taken”

Chris, Bianca & the Singapore crowd