: When you're a kid you use the
cards as a substitute for a
real experience, and when you're older you use real
experience as a substitute for the fantasy. Edward Franklin, III Albee JERRY1958 On pornographic playing cards. The Zoo Story.
Never play cards with a man called Doc. Never eat at a place called Mom's.
And never, ever, nomatter whatelse you do in your
whole life, never sleep with anyone whose troubles are
worse than your own. Nelson Algren In Newsweek, 2 Jul. Algren claimed that these were
his only principles,
taught him by 'a nice old Negro lady'.
My curse upon your whunstane hearts, Ye Enbrugh Gentry! The tythe o' what
ye waste at cartes Wad stow'd his
pantry! Robert Burns 'To W. Simpson, Ochiltree', stanza 4, referring to
the poet Robert Fergusson,
who died a pauper in the Edinburgh bedlam in1774 at the age of
24, and whom Burns considered 'my elder brother in
misfortune, by far my elder brother in the muse'.
Digo, paciencia y barajar. What I say is,
patience, and shuffle the cards. Miguel de Cervantes Don Quixote, pt.2, ch.23.
Still round and round the ghosts of Beauty glide, And haunt the
places where their honour died. See how the world
its veterans rewards! Ayouth of frolics,
an old age of cards. Alexander Pope Epistles to Several Persons,'To a Lady', l.241^4.
I must complainthe cards are ill shuffled till I
have a good hand. Jonathan Swift Quoted in
ColinJarmanThe Guinness Dictionary of Sports Quotations (1990).