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

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

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

I hate writing.
- 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

 

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

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

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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

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

I'm good at reading people.
- Al Alvarez

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

Say NO to the demands of the world.
Say YES to the longings of your own heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As the evening beckons with the promise of tomorrow...
may your gratitude rise up and with strength answer, "yes."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I say NO to the demands of the world.
I say YES to the longings of my own heart.
There is nothing I ever need to have.
There is nothing I ever need to do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As you awaken,
may your dreams greet you by name,
and may you answer, "Yes!"
- Mary Anne Radmacher

One whispered yes becomes the wind song over an ocean of no's.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A "No" uttered from deepest conviction
is better and greater than a "Yes" merely uttered to please,
or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Never allow a person to tell you NO
who doesn't have the power to say YES.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Your informed, "no," to a particular service
allows another to offer their
gifted and unreserved, "yes."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Yes! it takes courage to act upon your dreams.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Today, I say yes to forgiving.
I commit to being for-giving love
and for-giving compassion in all areas of my life.
- Sheri Rosenthal

Ideas, yes.
Inspiration, yes.
Creativity, yes.
Planning, yes.
Perseverance, yes.
More perseverance, yes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The big question is whether you are going to be able
to say a hearty yes to your adventure.
- Joseph Campbell

And yes, I loved.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Oh yes, the past can hurt.
But, you can either run from it or, learn from it.
- the movie The Lion King

Walk on road, hmmm?
Walk left side, safe. Walk right side, safe.
Walk middle, sooner or later get squish just like grape.
Here, karate, same thing.
Either you karate do "yes" or karate do "no."
You karate do "guess so," squish just like grape. Understand?
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

I say "YES" to the opportunities life offers me.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can live the life you love -
even in the face of the most challenging circumstances.
While sometimes it may appear that life throws more obstacles
in your path than you can handle,
you can always choose to be happy.
Yes, you are that powerful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I say NO to the demands of the world.
I say YES to the longings of my own heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I say YES to the longings of my own heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

It's YOUR time - it's YOUR life -
YOU get to choose how you use it. T
here is no way that your life is "supposed" to be.
Your parents had their vision for your life.
Your boss, your spouse, your church, your friends,
and even the family next door have their ideas
of how you should live your life.
What about YOUR vision for your life?
What do YOU want?
YES, it matters what you want.
YES you can have what you want.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

God creates out of nothing. Wonderful you say.
Yes, to be sure, but he does what is still more wonderful:
he makes saints out of sinners.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. "Pooh?" he whispered.
"Yes, Piglet?"
"Nothing," said Piglet, taking Pooh's hand.
"I just wanted to be sure of you."
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

The Linux philosophy is 'Laugh in the face of danger'.
Oops.
Wrong One.
'Do it yourself'.
Yes, that's it.
- Linus Torvalds

Fear of the unknown is
the greatest fear of humankind,
and death the greatest unknown.
Acknowledging these doubts and the fears
is a powerful beginning.
It is liberating to say,
"Yes, I don't know, and yes, I am afraid."
Beyond that, the path to happiness
lies in living in the moment -
enjoying what you are doing today.
You don't need a reason to be happy,
just a choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I imagine that yes is the only living thing.
- e. e. cummings

Yes, we love peace, but we are not willing to take wounds for it,
as we are for war.
- John Andrew Holmes

"Rabbit's clever," said Pooh thoughtfully.
"Yes," said Piglet, "Rabbit's clever."
"And he has Brain."
"Yes," said Piglet, "Rabbit has Brain."
There was a long silence.
"I suppose," said Pooh, "that that's why he never understands anything."
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Yes'm, old friends is always best, 'less you can catch
a new one that's fit to make an old one out of.
- Sarah Orne Jewett

Give your time and efforts freely or not at all.
When you are tempted to say,
"Oh, if I have to, I'll skip my golf game
and watch my daughter play soccer," don't do it.
Either generate the heart-felt emotion
to make the free-will gift,
"I'd love to watch your game today, Sandy,"
or the honesty to decline the request gracefully.
Martyrdom doesn't create happiness
for any of the parties involved.
An honest, "No" is preferable to a coerced "Yes."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Yes, Mother.
I can see you are flawed.
You have not hidden it.
That is your greatest gift to me.
- Alice Walker

My dad taught me true words you have to use in every relationship.
Yes, baby.
- Star Jones

Happiness has a bad rap.
People say it shouldn't be your goal in life.
Oh, yes it should.
- Richard Dreyfuss

I love all Yes music and love to play it live,
but I'm most interested in making new music with Yes.
- Billy Sherwood

Yes, we get death threats every week...
from the Muslims.
- Jack Chick

Yes, I'm your governor now.
I'll take care of you.
- Sonny Perdue

Girls are so queer you never know what they mean.
They say No when they mean Yes, and drive a man out
of his wits for the fun of it.
- Louisa May Alcott

I say 20 words in English.
I say money, money, money, and I say hot dog!
I say yes, no and I say money, money,
money and I say turkey sandwich and I say grape juice.
- Carmen Miranda

Yes, in my books I do edit myself to keep from becoming the Village Explainer.
- Thomas Perry

Yes, you are running businesses, and yes,
we understand and accept that, but surely there must
be a level beyond which profit from news is simply indecent.
- Christiane Amanpour

I'm really schizophrenic about that,
because on the one hand I would say,
yes there is, there's something inherently,
even violent about it, it's wild and raw and all this.
- Lester Bangs

Yes, I very much like to have a personal stake in what I'm writing about.
- Michael Pollan

I loved education, and, yes, I did want to go on learning.
- Arthur Hailey

I'm very surprised at that, yes, because there were
many chances for it to be in Germany once the syndication
market started and it continually just did not happen.
- Werner Klemperer

Ah!
yes, I know: those who see me rarely trust my word:
I must look too intelligent to keep it.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

Yes, the experience of all stages of life are valuable,
not just of youth.
- Daniel Petrie

They talk about conscription as a democratic institution.
Yes; so is a cemetary.
- Meyer London

Were there stories I wrote along the way that were terrible clinkers? God,
yes.
But they were all a product of their time,
and I did the best I could.
- Len Wein

There's no excuse to be bored.
Sad, yes.
Angry, yes.
Depressed, yes.
Crazy, yes.
But there's no excuse for boredom, ever.
- Viggo Mortensen

I recorded the song live in front of an orchestra,
and yes, I was very moved, I was in tears.
- Burt Bacharach

And then I asked him with my eyes to ask again yes
and then he asked me would I yes and his heart was
going like mad and yes I said yes I will yes.
- James Joyce

A nuclear weapon of some dimension, whether it's actually a nuclear weapon,
or a dirty bomb, or some kind of radiological device.
Yes, I think it's probably a near thing.
- Michael Scheuer

I live in a house with four women.
Just shut up and say, Yes, ma'am.
- Tim McGraw

We must love one another, yes, yes, that's all true enough,
but nothing says we have to like each other.
- Peter De Vries

Yes, peace can and must be won, to save the world from
the terrible destruction of World War III.
- Paul Robeson

We know over very national survival is at stake;
and we believe that we should support our troops,
yes, and work for an outcome that results in victory.
- J. D. Hayworth

In dread fear of sentimentality, another thing true
is not said-that for its staff the paper is a source of pride and,
I do believe, an object of affection and-yes,
love.
- Arthur Ochs Sulzberger

I have only been funny about seventy four per cent of the time.
Yes I think that is right.
Seventy-four per cent of the time.
- Will Ferrell

Yes, hard is good.
When I was in high school, I spent a lot of time on
my knees playing with balls.
I guess it was only natural that I became a catcher.
- Mike Piazza


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