Thursday 22/07/10

“So much knowledge, but so powerless.”


“If you have a good night, you can’t have a good day…”

Amba F, Sales Director, Spain

”Why pay to go to the theatre when you can watch a political broadcast for nothing!”


“How can I soar like an eagle when my boss is a sparrow?”

Rob, Penzance

Tuesday 20/07/10

“It’s better to be chirpy, rather than end up in tears.”

Rinella, Accountant

“Open your heart and your mind will blow.”

“Be grateful in life and doors will open to everything.”

Margaret and Mimi, Venezuela

“A fussy man is a lonely man.”

“We spend all our lives working in jobs that we hate, so we can buy crap that we don’t need.”

“A straight oar looks bent in the water. What matters is not merely that we see things but how we see them.”  Michel de Montaigne


“You’re closer to God in the garden than anywhere else in the world!”

“This betrays the fact that I’m not a city girl.”


Monday 12/07/10

“Don’t get fresh with me.”

Kate, 23, Hygienist

“It is better to keep your mouth shut and look like a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.”

Tio, Australia

“And these children that you spit on

As they try to change their worlds

Are immune to your consultations

They’re quite aware of what they’re going through”

David Bowie/The breakfast club movie

Zina, Shepherds Bush.

“To amuse emus on warm summer nights, Kiwis do wee wees from spectacular heights.” Roger McGough, Poet

Q: “What do farts and children have in common?”

A: “You can only stand your own!”

Rachel, Shepherds Bush

“There’s no such thing as a free ride – or is there?? Run…”

Linda, 47, Ventriloquist


Two of the southern hemisphere's wildest enjoying the Blackcabquotes experience.

“There is no secret in life. Be straight.”

Ousmane, Economist

“La Liberte s’arrete la ou commence celle des autres.”

– meaning  “Your freedom stops where everybody else’s freedom starts.”


“Love the kids, they are the future.”


“Sometimes it’s best not to say anything, in case the person realises you know less than them.”

Ruth, Corporate Lawyer

“Remember – stand on the verge of getting it on.”

“Oh yeah you got me there.”


Thursday 08/07/10

“Completely new yet totally familiar.” Santana

Kit Kat

“Keep your friends close and your enemies on a leash.”

Wale,  Musician, Washington DC

“You will always have more time than money.”

Gray,  Musician, USA

“Try to love everybody, only trust a few, and always paddle your own canoe.”

Tre,  Musician, USA

“In sweet music is such art, Killing care and grief of heart.” Shakespheare

A. Kent

BBQ = Better Be Quick

Tony, Hong Kong

Wednesday 07/07/10

Firstly I would like to take this opportunity to wish my Japanese followers a happy Tanabata day. Tanabata, the star festival involves writing wishes on colourful pieces of paper, and then hanging them on bamboo leaves.

Today is also the anniversary of  the 7/7 bomb attacks which took place in London five years ago. I’m sure that I write on behalf of all Blackcabquotes followers and friends by wishing that such atrocities NEVER take place in our wonderful world again.

Mark, the driver

Below is a translation of the Japansese Tanabata song;

“The bamboo leaves rustle,
shaking away in the eaves.
The stars twinkle;
Gold and silver grains of sand.”