I must complainthe cards are ill shuffled till I have a good hand.jonathan swift: Quoted in ColinJarmanThe Guinness Dictionary of Sports Quotations (1990).
: 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.Albee, Edward Franklin, III: 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: 1956 In Newsweek, 2 Jul. Algren claimed that these were his only principles, taught him by 'a nice old Negro lady'.
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: 1735 Epistles to Several Persons,'To a Lady', l.241-4.
Digo, paciencia y barajar. What I say is, patience, and shuffle the cards.Miguel de Cervantes: 1615 Don Quixote, pt.2, ch.23.
My curse upon your whunstane hearts, Ye Enbrugh Gentry! The tythe o' what ye waste at cartes Wad stow'd his pantry!Robert Burns: 1785 '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'.
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: The Zoo Story (1959).
Never eat at a place called Mom's. Never play cards with a man named Doc. And never lay down with a woman who's got more troubles than you.Nelson Algren: What Every Young Man Should Know
Poker teaches self-reliance, self-control, self-respect, self-denial, and independence. But when cards are wild or are given fictitious authority, the noble game is robbed of its romance, grace and stimulation and degenerates into a gambling scheme.henry fountain ashurst: Johnson, James W. (2002). Arizona Politicians: The Noble and the Notorious, illustrations by David `Fitz' Fitzsimmons, University of Arizona Press. p 118.
As a Magician, I try to show things to people that seem impossible. And I think magic whether I'm holding my breath or shuffling a deck of cards is pretty simple: It's practice, it's training and it's experimenting while pushing through the pain to be the best that I can be. And that's what magic is to me. YouTube videodavid blaine: Speech at TedMed for TedTalks in October, 2009.
I say patience, and shuffle the cards.Miguel de Cervantes: Ch. 23. (Part II (1615))
Now that you have seen how I help people transition from homosexual to straight, you can buy my new book or you can purchase my therapeutic tapes, and don’t forget my hope and healing videos. I’m also available for speaking engagements. And, of course, I take credit cards. God bless. Amen. Be straight.As quoted in Wayne Besen, Anything but Straight: Unmasking the Scandals and Lies behind the Ex-Gay Myth, Harrington Park Press. ISBN 1560234458[ ]
Susannah ... is on the right side of voluptuous and more laid-back. She loses things likes credit cards and keys.susannah constantine: Fiona Neill, comparing Constantine with Trinny Woodall in "Retail therapists" in The Times (July 14 2007)
"Come Clean" is obviously about a boy and a girl's relationship and it's just talking about how somebody thinks they're in the dark. She's tired of it and he's tired of it and they're coming clean, whether it means they're gonna be together or not. They're laying all the cards out on the table and coming out with everything that hasn't been said basically. The video really shows that she's kind of in this monotone mood throughout the whole thing. She doesn't show too much emotion except that she's waiting for this boy, this guy, to come. You can't tell when they're running toward each other if they're gonna kiss or they're gonna hug or they're gonna hit each other. It's a bunch of different emotions.hilary duff: "Hilary Duff comes clean". News Times. January 21 2005. Retrieved October 25 2006.
Christmas is an awfulness that compares favorably with the great London plague and fire of 1665-66. No one escapes the feelings of mortal dejection, inadequacy, frustration, loneliness, guilt and pity. No one escapes feeling used by society, by religion, by friends and relatives, by the utterly artifical responsiblities of extending false greetings, sending banal cards, reciprocating unsolicited gifts, going to dull parties, putting up with acquaintances and family one avoids all the rest of the year...in short, of being brutalized by a 'holiday' that has lost virtually all of its original meanings and has become a merchandising ploy for color tv set manufacturers and ravagers of the woodlands.harlan ellison: "No Offense Intended, But Fuck Xmas!" (1972) The Harlan Ellison Hornbook
In 1423, the Franciscan friar St. Bernardino of Siena preached a celebrated sermon against cards (Contra Alcarum Ludos) at Bologna, attributing their invention to the devil. Despite such ecclesiastic interdiction, Johannes Gutenberg printed playing cards the same year as his famous Bible (1440). The cards from Gutenberg's press were Tarot cards, from which the modern deck is derived.richard arnold epstein: Chapter Six, The Play Of The Cards, p. 158
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: Chapter Seven, Blackjack, p. 215
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).
A lover, when he is admitted to cards, ought to be solemnly silent, and observe the motions of his mistress. He must laugh when she laughs, sigh when she sighs. In short, he should be the shadow of her mind. A lady, in the presence of her lover, should never want a looking-glass; as a beau, in the presence of his looking-glass, never wants a mistress.Henry Fielding: Act II, sc. xi
Any time women come together with a collective intention , it's a powerful thing. Whether it's sitting down making a quilt, in a kitchen preparing a meal, in a club reading the same book, or around the table playing cards, or planning a birthday party, when women come together with a collective intention, magic happens.Phylicia Rashad, in Monthly Treasures – Feng Shui Newsletter December/ January 2013- 2014
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)
I have been reading about the problems of youth. You know, with all the criticism that was levelled at von Schirach and his Hitler Jugend, it is forgotten that he did a fantastic thing with Germany's young. He kept them busy, he kept them out of trouble. In those years we did not have to concern ourselves with the worry of youths taking drugs, getting involved in crime, and sexual permissiveness. We did not have burning of national flags and draft cards. We had a healthy youth with healthy minds, all pulling together to build a nation. That is what we need today. We need to get them back on the right track.rudolf hess: When his Prison Director replied with: "But surely, you were doing all this for a different purpose. You were building a super-race for war, for conquests. Today youth is rebelling because we made a mess of the world." Hess retorted: "Maybe, but they won't make a better world with drugs."
"It was like Rambo sent them all Christmas cards, but instead of cards it was murder."Astrology is bullshit.
So at the point where you make the choice, there is this moment where scores of men stand around, and they debate and they argue and they discuss and they read little signs on the road. And a barrel, a big barrel, full of cards and full of information. You sift through it: 'Oh, George went this way, Sam went this way, Louie went that way. What am I going to do?' There's choices being made. And they stand around and they debate, and sometimes companies'd argue and they split, and there'd be fights, and We'll go this way and We'll go that way. So it was a life-and-death choice, everybody knew it to be that. Wasn't just some casual matter of saving a few hours, it might save your life.j. s. holliday: About disagreements in which routes to take on the way to California
Cupid and my Campaspe play'dAt cards for kisses—Cupid paid:He stakes his quiver, bow, and arrows,His mother's doves, and team of sparrows;Loses them too; then down he throwsThe coral of his lips, the roseGrowing on 's cheek (but none knows how);With these, the crystal of his brow,And then the dimple of his chin:All these did my Campaspe win.At last he set her both his eyes—She won, and Cupid blind did rise.O Love! has she done this for thee?What shall, alas! become of me?john lyly: Poem: Cupid and Campaspe.