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1. "Contemplatives are not likely to become gamblers, or procurers, or drunkards; they do not as a rule preach intolerance, or make war; do not find it necessary to rob, swindle or grind the faces of the poor."
Author: Aldous Huxley
2. "And, pointing a trembling finger at Bonetti-Alderighi, with an expression of indignation and a quasi-castrato voice, he launched into the climax:Ah, so you, Mr. Commissioner, actually believed such a groundless accusation? Ah, I feel so insulted and humiliated! You're accusing me of an act - no, indeed, a crime that, if true, would warrant a severe punishment! As if I were a common idiot or gambler! That journalist must be possessed to think of such a thing!"End of climax. The inspector inwardly congratulated himself. He had managed to utter a statement using only titles of novels by Dostoyevsky. Had the comissioner noticed? Of course not! The man was ignorant as a goat!"
Author: Andrea Camilleri
3. "I'm not a gambler, let's just say that, nor have I ever been a dealer at a casino."
Author: Anna Gunn
4. "Quit while you're ahead. All the best gamblers do."
Author: Baltasar Gracian
5. "Say farewell to luck when winning. It is the way of the gamblers of reputation. Quite as important as a gallant advance is a well-planned retreat. Lock up your winnings when they are enough, or when great. Continuous luck is always suspect; more secure is that which changes. Though half bitter and half sweet, it is more satisfying to the taste. The more luck pyramids, the greater the danger of slip and collapse. For luck always compensates her intensity by her brevity. Fortune wearies of carrying anyone long upon her shoulders."
Author: Baltasar Gracián
6. "You're a liar!"He turned around, his black eyes snapping. "I'm also a thief, a gambler, a cheat, and a murdered. But this happens to be one of the rare times when I'm telling the truth. Go home. Consider yourself lucky. You've got a chance to start fresh. Not everyone can say the same."
Author: Becca Fitzpatrick
7. "But I am, personally, not a gambler. I wouldn't spend £1 on the lottery, let alone take a punt on a pregnancy. The stakes are far, far too high. I can't agree with a society that would force me to bet on how much I could love under duress."
Author: Caitlin Moran
8. "I like playing roulette, I like dice. I grew up with gamblers."
Author: Chazz Palminteri
9. "Do you gamble, Captain MacNeill?""Never, sir.""No?" the marquis looked surprised. "Thought you soldiers were all inveterate gamblers.""Only with our lives, sir. Never had anything else I could afford to lose."
Author: Connie Brockway
10. "Mr. Suttree it is our understanding that at curfew rightly decreed by law and in that hour wherein night draws to its proper close and the new day commences and contrary to conduct befitting a person of your station you betook yourself to various low places within the shire of McAnally and there did squander several ensuing years in the company of thieves, derelicts, miscreants, pariahs, poltroons, spalpeens, curmudgeons, clotpolls, murderers, gamblers, bawds, whores, trulls, brigands, topers, tosspots, sots and archsots, lobcocks, smellsmocks, runagates, rakes, and other assorted and felonious debauchees.I was drunk, cried Suttree."
Author: Cormac McCarthy
11. "He did not smile. "I don't believe in anything, but I'm too much of a gambler not to be affected by a lot of things."
Author: Dashiell Hammett
12. "Who's to say that gamblers don't really understand it better than anyone else? Isn't everything worthwhile a gamble? Can't good come around sometimes through some strange back doors? Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch, p.758"
Author: Donna Tartt
13. "And in movies you must be a gambler. To produce films is to gamble."
Author: Douglas Sirk
14. "If I'd been a cowboy, it might've ended well.Somewhere on the ramble, I'm sure I'd have to sellMy guns along the highway. My coins to the table To make a gambler's double, I'd double debts to pay.Prob'ly shrink and slink away, It mightn't've ended well.What If I'd been a sailor? I think it might've ended well.From August to MayFor a searat of man drifting through eternal blue, aboard the finest Debris.I might've called the shanties. From daybreak to storm's set, lines stay Taught, over rhythm unbroken.But, oh, there's a schism unspoken, a mighty calling of the lee.An absentminded Pirate, unaccustomed to the sea;To the land, a traitor. I think it mightn't've ended well. What might've worked for me? What might've ended well?Soldier, to bloody sally forth through hell?Teacher of glorious stories to tell?Man of gold, or stores to sell?Lover to a gentle belle? Maybe a camel;A seashell.What mightn't've been a life where it mightn't've ended well?"
Author: Dylan Thomas McCall
15. "To me, the café was a morning casino. A casino where I played for my life, staked the dawning day and, like any inveterate gambler, was unfazed by the fact that I lost my slice of sunlight more often than I won it."
Author: Elizaveta Mikhailichenko
16. "THE GAMBLER,THE NUN,& THE RADIOI am a poor idealist. I am a victim of illusions. He laughed."
Author: Ernest Hemingway
17. "Who is he anyhow, an actor?""No.""A dentist?""...No, he's a gambler." Gatsby hesitated, then added cooly: "He's the man who fixed the World Series back in 1919.""Fixed the World Series?" I repeated.The idea staggered me. I remembered, of course, that the World Series had been fixed in 1919, but if I had thought of it at all I would have thought of it as something that merely happened, the end of an inevitable chain. It never occurred to me that one man could start to play with the faith of fifty million people--with the singlemindedness of a burglar blowing a safe."How did he happen to do that?" I asked after a minute."He just saw the opportunity.""Why isn't he in jail?""They can't get him, old sport. He's a smart man."
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
18. "But gamblers know how a man can sit for almost twenty-four hours at cards, without looking to right, or to left."
Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
19. "You could be a gambler. A thief, for all I know. Besides—" He captured her hand and stoppedher from walking on, holding her in place."Besides what, you insufferable prude?""Prude, eh? Do you need another kiss to remind you what a prude I am?""Don't you dare.""Then don't call me names.""You started it."
Author: Gaelen Foley
20. "Ennui has made more gamblers than avarice, more drunkards than thirst, and perhaps as many suicides as despair."
Author: Gautama Buddha
21. "On a strange and devious way, Siddhartha had gotten into this final and most base of all dependencies, by means of the game of dice. It was since that time, when he had stopped being a Samana in his heart, that Siddhartha began to play the game for money and precious things, which he at other times only joined with a smile and casually as a custom of the childlike people, with an increasing rage and passion. He was a feared gambler, few dared to take him on, so high and audacious were his stakes. He played the game due to a pain of his heart, losing and wasting his wretched money in the game brought him an angry joy, in no other way he could demonstrate his disdain for wealth, the merchants' false god, more clearly and more mockingly."
Author: Hermann Hesse
22. "He hesitated till the last moment, but finally dropped them in the box, saying, "I shall win!"--the cry of a gambler, the cry of the great general, the compulsive cry that has ruined more men than it has ever saved."
Author: Honoré De Balzac
23. "I have explained many times that I am, by Profession, a Gambler -- not some jock-sniffing nerd or a hired human squawk-box with the brain of a one-cell animal. No. That would be your average career sportswriter -- and, more specifically, a full-time Baseball writer."
Author: Hunter S. Thompson
24. "I had, of course, witnessed hundreds of people in a casino before, mindlessly dropping coins into slot machines. They don't play for money in America. It's true. The big payout is incidental to most gamblers. It's the numbness they're after. Not so in China. No one had that look of glazed stupor often found in American casinos."
Author: J. Maarten Troost
25. "I will never be in the stock market. It's just gambling. I'm a gambler, but I'll gamble on the practicality of things."
Author: Jeremy Renner
26. "I'm not a gambler."
Author: Jil Sander
27. "Faith is not contrary to the usual ideas, something that turns out to be right or wrong, like a gambler's bet."
Author: Joanna Russ
28. "I don't care what a man is as long as he treats me right. He can be a gambler, a hustler, someone everybody else thinks is obnoxious, I don't care so long as he's straight with me and our dealings are fair."
Author: Joe Namath
29. "Is it the part of the police department to harass me when this city is a flagrant vice capital of the civilized world?" Ignatius bellowed over the crowd in front of the store. "This city is famous for its gamblers, prostitutes, exhibitionists, anti-Christs, alcoholics, sodomites, drug addicts, fetishists, onanists, pornographers, frauds, jades, litterbugs, and lesbians, all of whom are only too well protected by graft. If you have a moment, I shall endeavor to discuss the crime problems with you, but don't make the mistake of bothering me."
Author: John Kennedy Toole
30. "Its inhabitant are, as the man once said, "whores, pimps, gamblers and sons of bitches," by which he meant Everybody. Had the man looked through another peephole he might have said, "Saints and angels and martyrs and holy men," and he would have meant the same thing.Quoted by Richard Wagamese in Ragged Company"
Author: John Steinbeck
31. "Cannery Row is the gathered and scattered, tin and iron and rust and splintered wood, chipped pavement and weedy lots and junk heaps, sardine canneries of corrugated iron, honky tonks, restaurants and whore houses, and little crowded groceries, and laboratories and flophouses. Its inhabitant are, as the man once said, "whores, pimps, gambler and sons of bitches," by which he meant Everybody."
Author: John Steinbeck
32. "I'm accustomed to being top man. I been a bull goose catskinner for every gyppo logging operation in the Northwest and bull goose gambler all the way from Korea, was even bull goose pea weeder on that pea farm at Pendleton -- so I figure if I'm bound to be a loony, then I'm bound to be a stompdown dadgum good one."
Author: Ken Kesey
33. "If I had known what it meant to love, I wouldn't have had children, because once we love, we love forever, like Uncle Two's wife, Step-aunt Two, who can't stop loving her gambler son, the son who is burning up the family fortune like a pyromaniac."
Author: Kim Thúy
34. "Gamblers and lovers really play to lose."
Author: Lawrence Durrell
35. "Another mistaken notion connected with the law of large numbers is the idea that an event is more or less likely to occur because it has or has not happened recently. The idea that the odds of an event with a fixed probability increase or decrease depending on recent occurrences of the event is called the gambler's fallacy. For example, if Kerrich landed, say, 44 heads in the first 100 tosses, the coin would not develop a bias towards the tails in order to catch up! That's what is at the root of such ideas as "her luck has run out" and "He is due." That does not happen. For what it's worth, a good streak doesn't jinx you, and a bad one, unfortunately , does not mean better luck is in store."
Author: Leonard Mlodinow
36. "Who do you think I am, Pete Rose? I don't bet. I come from a long line of compulsive gamblers. Gambling scares me."
Author: Mario Cantone
37. "Producers are not gamblers. They want a good return on their investment."
Author: Max Von Sydow
38. "If you gamble long enough, you'll always lose -- the gambler is always ruined."
Author: Michael Crichton
39. "Speculative joy, the joy derived from being right and being rewarded, may well be similar to the rush felt by a winning gambler."
Author: Michael Steinhardt
40. "But like a gambler at a slot machine, hoping the next spin would change her life for the better, she closed in before she lost her nerve. Taking his hand, she pulled him toward her, near enough to feel his body against her. She looked up at him, tilting her head slightly as she leaned in. Mike, recognizing what was happening but still having trouble believing it, tilted his head and closed his eyes, their faces drawing near."
Author: Nicholas Sparks
41. "I am a gambler. I decided to go in with Company E in the first wave."
Author: Robert Capa
42. "I'm a gambler, a farmboy, and I'm here to take command of your bloody army!--Mat Cauthon"
Author: Robert Jordan
43. "Harvard Medical School, the University of South Florida and the American Psychiatric Association have all conducted studies showing that the earlier one begins gambling, the more likely it is he or she will become an addicted, problem gambler."
Author: Spencer Bachus
44. "I used to be a heavy gambler. But now I just make mental bets. That's how I lost my mind."
Author: Steve Allen
45. "The concept of disease is fast replacing the concept of responsibility. With increasing zeal Americans use and interpret the assertion "I am sick" as equivalent to the assertion "I am not responsible": Smokers say they are not responsible for smoking, drinkers that they are not responsible for drinking, gamblers that they are not responsible for gambling, and mothers who murder their infants that they are not responsible for killing. To prove their point — and to capitalize on their self-destructive and destructive behavior — smokers, drinkers, gamblers, and insanity acquitees are suing tobacco companies, liquor companies, gambling casinos, and physicians."
Author: Thomas Stephen Szasz
46. "Not like me, who would have given anything to shed my cumbersome skin and bones, stripping myself down to marrow, to nothing more than a gambler's heart, which beat fast and true and still believed that somewhere out there, a deck was stacked entirely in my favor."
Author: Tiffany Baker
47. "But Lando was a gambler. A true gambler never folded when he still had cards left to play."
Author: Timothy Zahn
48. "Gambling is an act of faith of gamblers.Prophecy is an act of faith of the saints."
Author: Toba Beta
49. "I miss the personalization that Vegas was - there were showroom captains and all the dealers knew the gamblers by their first names."
Author: Wayne Newton

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