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1. "If only men were like New York taxi-cabs and had a light that they can switch on when they're interested and off when they're not available. Then you'd know exactly where you were and you wouldn't have to worry about getting it wrong and being horribly embarrassed. --- Lucy"
Author: Alexandra Potter
2. "También ésta es la historia de mi vida, pensó, o parte de ella: buscar un taxi de madrugada, oliendo a mujer o a noche perdida, sin que una cosa contradiga la otra."
Author: Arturo Pérez Reverte
3. "Leaving sex to the feminists is like letting your dog vacation at the taxidermist."
Author: Camille Paglia
4. "The reason I moved to California the first time was to build the Cobra. I thought it was stupid to have a 1918 taxicab engine in what Europeans like to call a performance car when a little American V-8 could do the job better."
Author: Carroll Shelby
5. "I tumbled into the taxi alone, closing the door closed with a dull thud before I could possibly change my mind. Not like this, I remember thinking. Whatever this thing is between us, it could only be tainted and cheapened by a semi-drunken encounter on the night of our first meeting. As the car pulled away I stared back at him. The thought that I might never see him again, that I might never know what it would feel like to be kissed by him, seemed unbearably cruel.At a crossroads, I had been faced with a choice: two possible versions of my future mapped out ahead of me. But I didn't feel like I had made any sort of decision. All I had done was run away."
Author: Catherine Sanderson
6. "Gods are fragile things, they may be killed by a whiff of science or a dose of common sense. They thrive on servility and shrink before independence. They feed upon worship as kings do upon flattery. That is why the cry of gods at all times is "Worship us or we perish." A dethroned monarch may retain some of his human dignity while driving a taxi for a living. But a god without his thunderbolt is a poor object."
Author: Chapman Cohen
7. "Jeff Abbot was once involved in a taxicab race with Charlaine Harris in North Carolina (he did not win)."
Author: Charlaine Harris
8. "The Internet has exceeded our collective expectations as a revolutionary spring of information, news, and ideas. It is essential that we keep that spring flowing. We must not thwart the Internet's availability by taxing access to it."
Author: Chris Cannon
9. "When I was 15, my parents left town for a month. They hid the keys to the car, but I found them. That month, I drove my stepdad's Thunderbird Super Coupe into Manhattan every day, and I would crank Cypress Hill as I flew around the city, racing the taxis."
Author: Danny Masterson
10. "No, in Lethal Weapon I was a taxi cab driver that Mel jumps in front of the taxi and pulls me out of the car and steals the taxi. Then I did some other indie driving for some of the car sequences."
Author: David R. Ellis
11. "I don't have a lot to share with other men. My heart sinks when I get into a taxi and someone starts talking to me about football."
Author: David Walliams
12. "Hoy el pesimismo recorre al país e infecta a quienes entran en contacto con él. México vive obsesionado con el fracaso. Con la victimización. Con todo lo que pudo ser pero no fue. Con lo perdido, con lo olvidado, lo maltratado. México estrena el vocabulario del desencanto. Se siente en las sobremesas, se comenta en las calles, se escucha en los taxis, se lee en las pintas, se lamenta en las columnas periodísticas, se respira en los lugares donde aplaudimos la transición y ahora padecemos la violencia."
Author: Denise Dresser
13. "No, I'm not rich. I had a tax problem in this country, curiously enough, and my accountant said the British government was patently wrong in taxing me, and they were, but we couldn't persuade them and it cost me everything I had."
Author: Donald Sutherland
14. "?Oh, anywhere, driver, anywhere - it doesn't matter. Just keep driving.It's better here in this taxi than it was walking. It's no good my trying to walk. There is always a glimpse through the crowd of someone who looks like him—someone with his swing of the shoulders, his slant of the hat. And I think it's he, I think he's come back. And my heart goes to scalding water and the buildings sway and bend above me. No, it's better to be here. But I wish the driver would go fast, so fast that people walking by would be a long gray blur, and I could see no swinging shoulders, no slanted hat.Dorothy Parker, Sentiment, Harper's Bazaar, May 1933."
Author: Dorothy Parker
15. "When I am coming back from a trip, the best part isn't going through the airport or getting home, but the taxi ride in between: you're still travelling, but not really."
Author: Édouard Levé
16. "Another dawn flung itself across the river; a belated taxi hurried along the street, its lamps still shining like burning eyes in a face white from a nights' carouse."
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
17. "To me the outdoors is what you must pass through in order to get from your apartment into a taxicab."
Author: Frances Ann Lebowitz
18. "Only motorists can answer this puzzling question: What are taxis for? A simple pedestrian knows that they are certainly not there to carry passengers.Taxis, in fact, are a Christian institution. They are here to teach drivers modesty and humility. They teach us never to be over-confident; they remind us that we never can tell what the next moment will bring for us, whether we shall be able to drive on or a taxi will bump into us from the back or the side. .. and thou shalt fear day and night, and shalt have none assurance of thy life' (Deut., chapter 28, verse 66)"
Author: George Mikes
19. "A hospital bed is a parked taxi with the meter running."
Author: Groucho Marx
20. "Well, then,' said Peter, 'I guess we'll just have to find a cab.' Peter said this in the manner of a cowboy telling the womenfolk that, because of the avalanche, they were going to have to take the pass through Indian country. In fact, as Holly and Peter both knew, nothing could have been easier than finding a free cab, for at this hour they flowed steadily down the avenue. But if Peter were to regain some face by wrangling one, the fiction had to be kept up that this would be a challenging task.Will you try?' Holly askedSure,' said Peter. He stepped off the curb, raised his hand, and a taxi pulled up in front of them about five seconds later.Thank goodness!' Holly said."
Author: James Collins
21. "I blew the love trumpet until my cheeks were blue. Then I paid 34 bucks for a taxicab ride home so I could admire my receding hairline in the mirror."
Author: Jarod Kintz
22. "I had to quit my taxi cab driving job because I had no way to get to work. The problem was I kept calling myself to come pick me up."
Author: Jarod Kintz
23. "Hadley presiono su cabeza contra la ventana del taxi y se descubre sonriendo al pensar en él. Es como una canción que uno no puede quitarse de la cabeza. Por mucho que lo intente, la melodía de su encuentro suena sin fin en su cerebro, cada vez más hermosa, como una nana, o un himno, y se le ocurre que nunca se cansará de escucharla."
Author: Jennifer E. Smith
24. "I was born here in the city, born in the Bronx. Son of a cop. One grandfather was a taxi driver; the other was a firefighter. New York is in my DNA."
Author: Joe Lhota
25. "Taxi-drivers in Frankfurt are said to dislike the annual Book Fair because literary folk, instead of being shuttled to prostitutes like respectable members of other convening professions, prefer to stay in their hotels and fuck one another"
Author: Julian Barnes
26. "The Gillard government must give up its addiction to wasteful spending borrowing and taxing."
Author: Julie Bishop
27. "Opening a book in the middle of a chapter always made me feel like I was interrupting a group of strangers, wandering unannounced into their villages and apartments and taxis and slums."
Author: Julie Schumacher
28. "Most people, of course, spend their lives caring about the wrong things. The worry about South Africa or Nicaragua. They spend so much time finding themselves that they lose their taxicabs. They don't see that what kind of napkin you get at a delicatessen is a matter of much significance in the world today.That's why they don't get linen"
Author: Kinky Friedman
29. "They were still out on the sidewalk of West Eighty-sixth Street, the taxi pulling way, when Louise put down her travel bag, raised both arms and declared herself in love with New York City. 'It's exactly as I imagined it!' She let her arms fall and looked out at the street, at the honking, halting parade of cars, headlights bright in the dusking air. She turned to Cora with glistening eyes. 'I've always known it, my whole life. This is where I'm meant to be."
Author: Laura Moriarty
30. "I have gone into town to buy a few last things we need for the expedition: Peruvian wasp repellent, toothbrushes, canned peaches, and a fireproof canoe. It will take a while to find the peaches, so don't expect me back until dinnertime. Stephano, Gustav's replacement, will arrive today by taxi. Please make him feel welcome. As you know, it is only two days until the expedition, so please work very hard today. Your giddy uncle, Monty"
Author: Lemony Snicket
31. "Can't you do something for her?" his nephew finally asked, when several moments passed and her screaming anddidn't stop. "I already have. I didn't kill her," Lucian said dryly, then added, "Slow down. You're as bad as taxi drivers." "And you're a backseat driver," Thomas muttered, then cursed under his breath. "Surely there are some drugs or something we could give her to settle her down?" Lucian glanced at him with interest. "Do you have any?" Thomas blinked. "No." "Hmm." He sat back in his seat. "Neither do I." Thomas stared for a moment, glanced back at the woman in the back of the car, then said, "Her screaming is rather loud, don't you think? Just a bit distracting for those of us trying to concentrate." "Yes, it is," Lucian agreed, and reached into his pocket for his earplugs. He popped them into his ears and closed his eyes, the shrieking in the car considerably muffled. He'd have killed the woman before the plane had landed without the earplugs. They were a blessing."
Author: Lynsay Sands
32. "I approached Red Square three times, trying to find somewhere to land, before discovering a wide bridge nearby. I landed there and taxied into Red Square."
Author: Mathias Rust
33. "You'd been petting a stuffed dog?' she said 'A dead one?''It was a really well stuffed dog' I clarified. 'I have seen some bad taxidermy. This was top-notch work. It would have fooled anyone."
Author: Maureen Johnson
34. "I have to go and say farewell to all the countries that I have been to, if I can. I am 73 now, it is taxing on me."
Author: Miriam Makeba
35. "I'd sing with Roberta Flack in a taxi if you called up and said she'd be in it."
Author: Peabo Bryson
36. "If you write, fix pipes, grade papers, lay bricks or drive a taxi - do it with a sense of pride. And do it the best you know how. Be cognizant and sympathetic to the guy alongside, because he wants a place in the sun, too. And always...always look past his color, his creed, his religion and the shape of his ears. Look for the whole person. Judge him as the whole person."
Author: Rod Serling
37. "I'd love to have our trains, our subway cars and our taxis built right here in New York City. You can create 40,000 living wage jobs... the city's contracting power is huge."
Author: Sal Albanese
38. "I remember being very influenced by 'Taxi Driver', and also Tommy Lee Jones in 'Coal Miner's Daughter' a little bit."
Author: Sam Rockwell
39. "You became the sum total of where you lived, where you shopped, which church you went to, how many kids you had and which taxi company you used, and you only associated with people who had the same responses on their list."
Author: Sara Sheridan
40. "It is one of the benchmarks of a culture I always think – the page at which it operates. A good way to measure it is to order a taxi and see how irate local people get if it is late."
Author: Sara Sheridan
41. "I took my coffee into the dining room and settled down with the morning paper. A woman in New York had had twins in a taxi. A woman in Ohio had just had her seventeenth child. A twelve-year-old girl in Mexico had given birth to a thirteen-pound boy. The lead article on the woman's page was about how to adjust the older child to the new baby. I finally found an account of an axe murder on page seventeen, and held my coffee cup up to my face to see if the steam might revive me."
Author: Shirley Jackson
42. "I can say with a solid degree of authority that I am a selfish person. I spontaneously forget the names of more people than not, unless I want to make out with them. I will take the last square of toilet paper off the roll without thinking twice. I tip taxi drivers so poorly I'm amazed none of them have run over my foot while speeding off."
Author: Sloane Crosley
43. "Scientists used to do an experiment whereby a dog's repeated reward for performing a task was unaccountably replaced by punishment. The dog, knowing it would be penalized for doing well or doing badly, would become melancholic and inactive. This and other unforeseeable results were funded by taxing up to sixty percent of people's earnings. People became strangely melancholic and inactive"
Author: Steve Aylett
44. "But we need to quit taxing people upon death. No taxation without respiration."
Author: Steve King
45. "They're kicking us out saying it's time to close We're leaning on each other try'na beat the cold Carry your shoes and I give you my coat Walking these streets like they're paved gold Anymore excuses is not to goNeither one of us want to take that taxi home Singing our hearts, standing on chairsSpending the time like we were millionaires Laughing our heads off, the two of us staredSpending the time like we were millionairesLost my heart and I hope to dieSeeing that sunlight hit your eyesBeen up all night but you still look amazing to me Half the time of the night you only dream About if God came down he could take me nowCause in my mind, yeah we will always be"
Author: The Script
46. "When a man and a woman see each other and like each other they ought to come together - wham - like a couple of taxis on Broadway, not sit around analyzing each other like two specimens in a bottle."
Author: Thelma Ritter
47. "What I found does the most good is just to get into a taxi and go to Tiffany's. It calms me down right away, the quietness and the proud look of it;nothing very bad could happen to you there."
Author: Truman Capote
48. "Qué absorbente es esta vida, misteriosa e infinitamente rica. Y en la gran plaza donde los taxis corrían y giraban tan deprisa, había parejas paseando sin rumbo, demorándose, abrazándose, encogidos bajo la ducha de un árbol; eso sí que era emocionante; tan silenciosos, tan absortos, que uno pasaba de largo discreta y tímidamente, como si se tratase de alguna ceremonia sagrada que resultaría impío interrumpir."
Author: Virginia Woolf
49. "Affondava come una lama nelle cose; e al tempo stesso ne rimaneva fuori, osservava. Aveva l'impressione costante, anche ora guardando i taxi, di essere lontana, lontanissima, in mare aperto, e sola. Sempre aveva l'impressione che vivere, anche un solo giorno, fosse molto, molto pericoloso"
Author: Virginia Woolf
50. "I'm looking at a dead event and trying to give it new life. In a sense, I'm a taxidermist."
Author: Yann Martel

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