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Gambler Quotes


"I'm not a gambler." - Jil Sander

"I wouldn't see myself as a gambler." - Sean Quinn

"The better the gambler, the worse the man." - Publilius Syrus

"I'm not a crazy Vegas guy. I'm not a gambler." - Steve Carell

"With the perverse logic of a degenerate gambler he figured God was testing his faith." - Mario Puzo

"If the destructive dice-box has pleasures for the father, the son will be a gambler." - Juvenal

"The gambler is more wicked as he is a greater proficient in his art." - Publilius Syrus

"If you gamble long enough, you'll always lose - the gambler is always ruined." - Michael Crichton

"A gambler is nothing but a man who makes his living out of hope." - William Bolitho

"A drunkard or a gambler may be weaned from his ways, but not a politician." - Anthony Trollope

"Anthropologists have often commented on the striking resemblance between the uneducated gambler and the primitive." - Richard Arnold Epstein

"I'm a gambler, a farmboy, and I'm here to take command of your bloody army!" - Robert Jordan

"I am a gambler. I decided to go in with Company E in the first wave." - Robert Capa

"There is no fool like a careless gambler who starts taking victory for granted." - Hunter S Thompson

"And in movies you must be a gambler. To produce films is to gamble." - Douglas Sirk

"Understand why casinos and racetracks stay in business - the gambler always loses over the long term." - Marilyn Vos Savant

"I used to be a heavy gambler. But now I just make mental bets. That's how I lost my mind." - Steve Allen

"The problem is that to be a producer, one must be a gambler, and the greatest French producers were gamblers." - Marcel Carne

"I'm not a gambler, let's just say that, nor have I ever been a dealer at a casino." - Anna Gunn

"I'm not really a gambler, but I'll bet on the Super Bowl or some boxing. Something I feel comfortable with." - Birdman

"As the gambler said of his dice, to love and win is the best thing, to love and lose is the next best." - William Makepeace Thackeray

"If I were a gambler, I would take even money that England will not exist in the year 2000 (Quote from 1969)." - Paul R Ehrlich

"If I gamble, I'll play roulette. My wife and I will play roulette, and that's about it. I'm not a heavy gambler." - Tracy Morgan

"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." - Jeremy Renner

"They always lost but he didn't blame me because to a gambler, a bad tip is better than no tip at all." - Phil Silvers

"Between the daylight gambler and the player at night there is the same difference that lies between a careless husband and the lover swooning under his lady's window." - Honore De Balzac

"Speculative joy, the joy derived from being right and being rewarded, may well be similar to the rush felt by a winning gambler." - Michael Steinhardt

"Making pictures, for an actress, is like betting, for a gambler. Each time you make a picture you try to analyze why you won or lost." - Hedy Lamarr

"He was a degenerate gambler. That is, a man who gambled simply to gamble and must lose. As a hero who goes to war must die. Show me a gambler and I'll show you a loser, show me a hero and I'll show you a corpse." - Mario Puzo

"In Nevada, for a time, the lawyer, the editor, the banker, the chief desperado, the chief gambler, and the saloon-keeper occupied the same level of society, and it was the highest." - Mark Twain

"The typical gambler might not really understand the probabilistic nuances of the wheel or the dice, but such things seem a bit more tractable than, say, trying to raise a child in this lunatic society of ours." - Arthur S. Reber

"A number of moralists condemn lotteries and refuse to see anything noble in the passion of the ordinary gambler. They judge gambling as some atheists judge religion, by its excesses." - Charles Lamb

"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." - Spencer Bachus

"There's a touch of the gambler in anybody really competitive and somebody that's willing to concede that to succeed, sometimes you need to cut corners and to make bold choices." - Josh Charles

"One thing I have learned in my painful career as a gambler is that bragging when you get lucky and win a few games will plunge you into gloom and unacceptable beatings very soon. It happens every time." - Hunter S Thompson

"'The Gambler' by Dostoevsky. It was the first time I realised that it was possible to have good and evil in one person. It led me to read a lot of Russian literature." - Sue Townsend

"The Doc Holliday of legend is a gambler and gunman who appears out of nowhere in 1881, arriving in Tombstone with a bad reputation and a hooker named Big Nose Kate." - Mary Doria Russell

"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." - Becca Fitzpatrick

"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." - Caitlin Moran

"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." - Honore De Balzac

"I have a notion that gamblers are as happy as most people, being always excited; women, wine, fame, the table, even ambition, sate now and then, but every turn of the card and cast of the dice keeps the gambler alive - besides one can game ten times longer than one can do any thing else." - Lord Byron

"Work was impossible. The geeks had broken my spirit. They had done too many things wrong. It was never like this for Mencken. He lived like a Prussian gambler - sweating worse than Bryant on some nights and drunker than Judas on others. It was all a dehumanized nightmare... and these raddled cretins have the gall to complain about my deadlines." - Hunter S Thompson

"You could be a gambler. A thief, for all I know. Besides-" He captured her hand and stopped her 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?" "Do' you dare." "Then do' call me names." "You started it." - Gaelen Foley

"You could be a gambler. A thief, for all I know. Besides-" He captured her hand and stopped her 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." - Gaelen Foley

"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." - Caitlin Moran

"I think the reason we (he himself and Lippold, fh) begin in a different way, is that this particular time has gotten to a point where the artist feels like a gambler. He does something on the canvas and takes a chance in the hope that something important will be revealed." - William Baziotes

"A man, a real man, must never be an agent, a tool, or a gambler-acting for himself or for others-he must employ such. A real man-a financier-is never a tool. He used tools. He created. He led." - Theodore Dreiser

"Sometimes, I seem to be only able to actually move and get going with things on the razor edge of possibly still managing whatever it is I'm supposed to do. I think, secretly, I might even get a buzz out of it. Maybe I crave the adrenalin like some sort of crazy gambler high on risking everything on the turn of a card." - Steven Hall

"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." - Joe Namath

"March is a month without mercy for rabid basketball fans. There is no such thing as a 'gentleman gambler' when the Big Dance rolls around. All sheep will be fleeced, all fools will be punished severely... There are no Rules when the deal goes down in the final weeks of March. Even your good friends will turn into monsters." - Hunter S Thompson

"I'm urging NASA to foster the development of what I call 'runway landers.' No, that's not the name of a high stakes gambler from Vegas. It's a type of spacecraft that flies to orbit like the retiring Shuttles but then glides to a landing like an airplane on a runway. Just like the Shuttles do." - Buzz Aldrin

"My father was an insurance man and a small-time gambler. He was a good man, but he had an eye for the racehorses, and I saw how it used to bother my mother. I've never gambled a dime. Never, in all those years in Vegas." - Don Rickles

"There is in Hollywood, as in all cultures in which gambling is the central activity, a lowered sexual energy, an inability to devote more than token attention to the preoccupations of the society outside. The action is everything, more consuming than sex, more immediate than politics; more important always than the acquisition of money, which is never, for the gambler, the true point of the exercise." - Joan Didion

"All the evidence shows that God was actually quite a gambler, and the universe is a great casino, where dice are thrown, and roulette wheels spin on every occasion. Over a large number of bets, the odds even out and we can make predictions; that's why casino owners are so rich. But over a very small number of rolls of the dice, the uncertainty principle is very important." - Stephen Hawking

"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." - Nicholas Sparks