I must complainthe cards are ill shuffled till I have a good hand.jonathan swift
: 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
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
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
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
I say patience, and shuffle the cards.Miguel de Cervantes
Susannah ... is on the right side of voluptuous and more laid-back. She loses things likes credit cards and keys.susannah constantine
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
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
Yet neither spinnes, nor cards, ne cares nor fretts, But to her mother Nature all her care she letts.Edmund Spenser
For myself, I would much prefer to be stuck with Kentucky in the NCAA Tournament, than stuck with George Bush in the White House. It is the difference between losing your wallet at a cock fight and losing all your credit cards forever, along with your job and your house and your ability to earn enough money to pay off your sports-gambling debts or even a six-pack on game day. . .hunter s. thompson
There may be such a thing as habitual luck. People who are said to be lucky at cards probably have certain hidden talents for those games in which skill plays a role. It is like hidden parameters in physics, this ability that does not surface and that I like to call "habitual luck".stanislaw ulam
The background looks like a lot of red cards.arsène wenger
[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
It seems hard to sneak a look at God's cards. But that He plays dice and uses "telepathic" methods... is something that I cannot believe for a single moment.Albert Einstein
Men disappoint me so, I disappoint myself so, yet courage, patience, shuffle the cards ...margaret fuller
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
Life was a lot simpler when what we honored was father and mother rather than all major credit cards.robert orben
Gambling was the place where statistics and profound human consequences met most nakedly, after all, and cards, even more than dice or the numbers on a roulette wheel, seemed able to define and perhaps even dictate a player’s...luck.tim powers
cards were at first for benefits designed, Sent to amuse, not to enslave the mind.David Garrick, epilogue to Edward Moore's Gamester.
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
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.
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.