The middle-management of Manhattan stared on, their faces as thin as credit cards.Martin Louis Amis
To have one's credit cards cancelled is nowakin to being excommunicated by the medieval church.1993 In Reader's Digest, Sep.
Digo, paciencia y barajar. What I say is, patience, and shuffle the cards.Miguel de Cervantes
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
I must complainthe cards are ill shuffled till I have a good hand.jonathan swift
What I wanted to get at is the value difference between pornographic playing-cards when you're a kid, and pornographic playing-cards when you're older. It's that 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 albee
Blackjack does possess a memory (the interdependence of the cards) and a conscience (inferior play will inevitably be penalized) and is not democratic (the mental agility and retentiveness of the player are significant factors).richard arnold epstein
We will stand by our friends and administer a stinging rebuke to men or parties who are either indifferent, negligent, or hostile, and, wherever opportunity affords, to secure the election of intelligent, honest, earnest trade unionists, with clear, unblemished, paid-up union cards in their possession.samuel gompers
If you have the winning cards, why cheat?john mcafee
The dealer now theorized that Thorp was memorizing the entire deck. He knew exactly which cards remained in the deck and bet accordingly.Thorp said it was impossible for any one to do that.william poundstone
He made a lot of friends everywhere and was always in contact with them too. Weeks before Christmas he would have piles of cards and he always wrote to anyone that he knew, keeping them informed. Even his enemies I think.bon scott
To try to make men equal by altering social arrangements is like trying to make the cards of equal value by shuffling the pack.james fitzjames stephen
I have seen the mystics play there Once or twice but I knew they had a reason Enchantment plays it's cards all right Hand in hand with the working of the seasons Legends can be now and forever Teaching us to love for goodness sake Legends can be now and forever Loved by the sun, loved by the sunjon anderson
I saw the delicate bone structure of a hand; I saw the survivors of a battle sending out post cards. . . I saw the oblique shadow of some ferns on the floor of a hot-house; I saw tigers, emboli, bison, ground swells and armies; I saw all the ants in the world.jorge luis borges
[Comics] were viewed as the literary equivalent of bubblegum cards, meant to be poked into the spokes of a young mind where they would produce a satisfying but entirely bogus rumble of pleasure.michael chabon
While you’re playing cards with a regular guy or having a bite to eat with him, he seems a peaceable, good-humoured and not entirely dense person. But just begin a conversation with him about something inedible, politics or science, for instance, and he ends up in a deadend or starts in on such an obtuse and base philosophy that you can only wave your hand and leave.Anton Chekhov
Sophie's hard first question to the cards had not, precisely, gone without an answer, it had been transmuted into questions about the question. It had branched and rooted like a tree, growing questions like buds, and then at some moment all the questions had become one question: what tree is this?john crowley
Why do I always want to sock it to you hard? Let you know what love is like when I’m keeping all my cards up on the shelf Where you can’t see them Why do I always want to keep it to myself?zooey deschanel
If you are going to build something in the air it is always better to build castles than houses of cards.Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
Life is not always a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well.jack london
Anything was better than playing cards, and I was doing something I wanted to do creating.mary martin
Most of us have grown so blase about computer developments and capabilities even some that are spectacular that it is difficult to believe or imagine there was a time when we suffered the noisy, painstakingly slow, electromechanical devices that chomped away on punched cards.The beginning of the Monte Carlo method, published by Necia Grant Cooper, Roger Eckhardt, Nancy Shera (1989). From cardinals to chaos: reflections on the life and legacy of Stanislaw Ulam. CUP Archive. p. 125. ISBN 0521367344.
Put your money where your mouth is Then we can get something going In order to win you must be prepared to lose sometime And leave one or two cards showing.van morrison
But sometimes I'd feel more fulfilled making Christmas cards with the mentally ill. I want to live and I want to love. I want to catch something that I might be ashamed of.morrissey
You Ministers go on shuffling the old cards till they are so worn out and dirty that one can hardly tell the pips on them.Anthony Trollope
We will stand by our friends and administer a stinging rebuke to men or parties who are either indifferent, negligent, or hostile, and, wherever opportunity affords, to secure the election of intelligent, honest, earnest trade unionists, with clear, unblemished, paid-up union cards in their possession.Samuel Gompers, "Men of Labor! Be Up and Doing", editorial, American Federationist (May 1906), p. 319.
Being married to those sleepy-souled women is just like playing at cards for nothing: no passion is excited and the time is filled up. I do not, however, envy a fellow one of those honeysuckle wives for my part, as they are but creepers at best and commonly destroy the tree they so tenderly cling about.Samuel Johnson, as Recorded by Mrs. Piozzi.
Shake off the shackles of this tyrant vice; Hear other calls than those of cards and dice: Be learn'd in nobler arts than arts of play; And other debts than those of honour pay.David Garrick
Patience and shuffle the cards.Miguel de Cervantes
Yet neither spinnes, nor cards, ne cares nor fretts, But to her mother Nature all her care she letts.Edmund Spenser