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Al Alvarez Quotes and Sayings

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

I'm good at reading people.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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)

"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

"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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I'm an outdoorsman kind of person, so I don't like the buzz of the crowd,
crowd, crowd and all that so much.
I mean I don't mind it, but I don't seek it out.
- Josh Holloway

Some men have a necessity to be mean,
as if they were exercising a faculty which they had
to partially neglect since early childhood.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

We ask advice, but we mean approbation.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Most children turn out badly because they have the wrong parental image.
This doesn't mean their parents are criminal.
It means they are boring and cruel.
- Hedy Lamarr

But quite honestly, personally, I was much more concerned -
I mean,
there's not much I can do about my appearance obviously
other than spending four hours in hair and makeup.
- Diane Kruger

Yeah.
I mean, it just seemed to me that it was -
I felt so helpless to this business of not having any papers.
That seems like a throwback to a schoolboy.
- James Stockdale

I had to audition for the part of Jnior,
and I wanted the role terribly because I knew it was a great character.
This guy is a wonderful, funny, mean old guy.
- Dominic Chianese

PAYE means pay as you earn but it could also mean Pretty Accurate Yet Estimated.
- John Whiting

I used to think that everything was just being funny but now I don't know.
I mean, how can you tell?
- Andy Warhol

Speak not of my debts unless you mean to pay them.
- George Herbert

Just because you're scarred for life doesn't mean you
should be scared to live.
- Brian Celio

That's why it's called Sebastian Bach.
I mean, it's a permanent band, pretty much,
but if I jam with other people, it just makes a better album,
I think.
- Sebastian Bach

When I say something untrue on the air,
I mean for it to be transparently untrue.
I assume people know when I'm just saying something for effect.
Or to be funny.
- Ira Glass

I've gone through guys who want to lay on their backs
and play like they're full of themselves.
You know, I don't care about posing.
I mean look at me, do I care about posing?
- Bill Kreutzmann

I watch what I eat every day.
I mean, who actually eats with their eyes closed?
- Brian Celio

Never take a solemn oath.
People think you mean it.
- Norman Douglas

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

Just because you're not famous, doesn't mean you're not good.
- Laura Linney

I have the greatest husband.
The baby is my main focus right now.
We're both so excited.
I mean, this is definitely the happiest moment in my life.
- Ashlee Simpson

Just because I don't do bad things doesn't mean I don't have bad thoughts.
- Kristin Kreuk

I'm not going to just say nice things about everybody unless I mean it.
- F. Murray Abraham

Media is just a word that has come to mean bad journalism.
- Graham Greene

The squares of the periodic times are to each other
as the cubes of the mean distances.
- Johannes Kepler

I mean, at the end of the day when I'm making a record,
what I want to do is what I do.
- Duncan Sheik


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