London Taxi

Famous quotes containing the words london and/or taxi:

    The Thirties dreamed white marble and slipstream chrome, immortal crystal and burnished bronze, but the rockets on the Gernsback pulps had fallen on London in the dead of night, screaming. After the war, everyone had a car—no wings for it—and the promised superhighway to drive it down, so that the sky itself darkened, and the fumes ate the marble and pitted the miracle crystal.
    William Gibson (b. 1948)

    Pockets: What color is a giraffe?
    Dallas: Well, mostly yellow.
    Pockets: And what’s the color of a New York taxi cab?
    Dallas: Mostly yellow.
    Pockets: I drove a cab in Brooklyn. I just pretend it’s rush hour in Flatbush and in I go.
    Leigh Brackett (1915–1978)