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I mean to say, this is the book and I really loathe
by Al Alvarez

I mean to say, this is the book and I really loathe
it and I can't imagine what a nice Jewish boy like me ever,
how I ever got into this dreadful trade.
- Al Alvarez

Now, if, as I think, writing should be,
it's a kind of risky trade.
- Al Alvarez

I'm good at reading people.
- Al Alvarez

Yes, I think poker really isn't gambling.
- Al Alvarez

 

I think one of the interesting things about poker is
that once you let your ego in,
you're done for.
- Al Alvarez

I could think of worse ways of going than at the poker table.
- Al Alvarez

I hate writing.
- Al Alvarez

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When you make a bet, you're saying something.
- Al Alvarez

I absolutely don't believe in anything.
Full stop.
Including luck.
- Al Alvarez

I mean being a writer is like being a psychoanalyst,
but you don't get any patients.
- Al Alvarez

The fact that we write about it doesn't mean we play
better than ordinary players at all.
- Al Alvarez

But in a tournament, you can be said in for all your
money at any point so you can't make any mistakes so you have to,
it's all about where you're sitting at the table.
- Al Alvarez

We get to CHOOSE the meaning for our lives.
Our lives mean exactly what we say they do - no more, no less.
Each of us chooses their path in life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What people often mean by getting rid of conflict
is getting rid of diversity,
and it is of the utmost importance
that these should not be considered the same.
- M. P. Follett

The right to do something doesn't mean that doing it is right.
- William Safire

Accept everything about yourself - I mean everything.
You are you and that is the beginning and the end -
no apologies, no regrets.
- Henry Kissinger

I do the very best I know how -
the very best I can;
and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.
- Abraham Lincoln

Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect.
It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.
- Anonymous

Letting go doesn't mean giving up...
it means moving on.
- Anonymous

An "always been" does not mean I must choose "what must be."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

No matter how dull, or how mean, or how wise a man is,
he feels that happiness is his indisputable right.
- Helen Keller

People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness.
Just because they're not on your road
doesn't mean they've gotten lost.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Be Impeccable With Your Word.
Speak with integrity.
Say only what you mean.
Avoid using your word to speak against yourself
or to gossip about others.
Use the power of your word
in the direction of truth and love.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Life is a game - a game you can never win.
You already know the final score: Life 1, You 0.
Doesn't mean you can't have fun playing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Make your "yes" mean yes,
and your "no" mean no.
- John Wooden

Just because an animal is large, it doesn't mean he doesn't want kindness;
however big Tigger seems to be, remember that he wants as much kindness as Roo.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

It is only the great-hearted who can be true friends.
The mean and cowardly can never know what true friendship means.
- Charles Kingsley

You can't move so fast that you try to change
the mores faster than people can accept it.
That doesn't mean you do nothing,
but it means that you do the things that
need to be done according to priority.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

God may be subtle, but he isn't plain mean.
- Albert Einstein

Saying goodbye doesn't mean anything.
It's the time we spent together that matters,
not how we left it.
- Trey Parker

"Uncertainty" is NOT "I don't know."
It is "I can't know."
"I am uncertain" does not mean "I could be certain."
- Wener Karl Heisenberg

"When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone,
"it means just what I choose it to mean - neither more nor less."
- Lewis Carroll

The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing.
The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Whenever anyone says, 'theoretically,'
they really mean,
'not really.'
- Dave Parnas

Just because your voice reaches halfway around the world
doesn't mean you are wiser
than when it reached only to the end of the bar.
- Edward R. Murrow

Understanding the laws of nature does not mean that
we are immune to their operations.
- David Gerrold

Be clear with yourself about what you mean
in conversations with others, and especially with yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is our experience that political leaders do not
always mean the opposite of what they say.
- Abba Eban

What does it mean to pre-board? Do you get on before you get on?
- George Carlin

Just because everything is different doesn't mean anything has changed.
- Irene Peter

Sucking the marrow out of life
doesn't mean choking on the bone.
- Robin Williams as John Keating
in the 1989 movie Dead Poets Society

Life's like Vegas. You're up, you're down,
but in the end the house always wins.
Doesn't mean you didn't have fun.
- the Woody Allen movie Deconstructing Harry

Knowledge will forever govern ignorance;
and a people who mean to be their own governors must
arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.
- James Madison

Father or stepfather - those are just titles to me.
They don't mean anything.
- Oliver Hudson

Just because I don't care,
doesn't mean I don't understand.
- Matt Groening's TV series The Simpsons.

Just because something doesn't do what you planned
it to do doesn't mean it's useless.
- Thomas A. Edison

Failure doesn't mean you are a failure it just means
you haven't succeeded yet.
- Robert H. Schuller

Prior to Wordsworth, humor was an essential part of poetry.
I mean, they don't call them Shakespeare comedies for nothing.
- William Collins

To an ordinary human being, love means nothing if it
does not mean loving some people more than others.
- George Orwell

The fact that we're catching more fish per person than
we've ever done before doesn't mean that there are
not particular places where we've managed fisheries badly.
- Bjorn Lomborg

Just because you're upfront with someone doesn't mean you're an honest person;
you might just be someone in the passenger seat.
- Brian Celio

The consequences of decisions don't just affect spreadsheets...
They affect, in fundamental ways, the lives of people
and they often mean the difference between life and death.
- Phil Bredesen

I'm not a role model...
Just because I dunk a basketball doesn't mean I should raise your kids.
- Charles Barkley

And it has some weight, I mean, the whole history of the gargoyles,
that's some wonderful stuff.
- Keith David

I wouldn't say I was organised at all.
I just have to prioritise.
Is it more important for them to be organised,
or to have their dinner, do you know what I mean?
- Jo Brand

Thus the slogan should be reversed: Catholics taught
the world what music is supposed to sound like,
and, more importantly, what it is supposed to mean.
- Richard Morris

You cannot measure a man by his failures.
You must know what use he makes of them.
What did they mean to him.
What did he get out of them.
- Orison Swett Marden

I work from awkwardness.
By that I mean I don't like to arrange things.
If I stand in front of something, instead of arranging it,
I arrange myself.
- Diane Arbus

Our ultimate goal is extensible programming (EP).
By this, we mean the construction of hierarchies of modules,
each module adding new functionality to the system.
- Niklaus Wirth

If you were to come to the set of Alias,
you'd know how silly we all are.
And I mean, silly.
- Victor Garber

I took it to heart that in order to be a good person,
you never said anything mean about anybody.
- Carly Simon

What does good in bed mean to me? When I'm sick and
I stay home from school propped up with lots of pillows
watching TV and my mom brings me soup -
that's good in bed.
- Brooke Shields

I've done one movie.
And it's not a movie I want to stand on as far as acting ability goes.
I mean, I'm not going to win an Oscar anytime soon.
I'm not Meryl Streep.
- Megan Fox

Dreams say what they mean, but they don't say it in daytime language.
- Gail Godwin

The road to success, and by that I mean...
the possibility of giving the best one has to the cause that one loves most,
is not easy.
- Louis Finkelstein

You take somebody that cries their goddam eyes out
over phoney stuff in the movies,
and nine times out of ten they're mean bastards at heart.
- J. D. Salinger

What 'jazz' means to me is the worst kind of working conditions,
the worst in cultural prejudice.
The term 'jazz' has come to mean the abuse and exploitation of black musicians.
- Maxim Gorky

I'm trying to be entertaining without being mean.
- Tina Brown

When you mean a show like this, you have to say to
me a show exactly like this,
the way it was done.
- Werner Klemperer

I believe in keeping running simple and,
in regard to shoes, that would mean no gimmicks,
unnecessary cushioning, etc.
- Bill Rodgers

When I heard Little Richard, I mean,
it just set my world on fire.
- David Bowie


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