Life is not always a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well.
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
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
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
To have one's credit cards cancelled is now akin to being excommunicated by the medieval church.unknown
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
Yet neither spinnes, nor cards, ne cares nor fretts, But to her mother Nature all her care she letts.Edmund Spenser
"It was like Rambo sent them all Christmas cards, but instead of cards it was murder."Astrology is bullshit.
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