Gambling quotes page 1
There is no better gambling than not to gamble.
I joined Gamblers Anonymous. They gave me two to one I don't make it.
I stayed up one night playing poker with Tarot cards. I got a full house and four people died.
It's the ability to believe in the unpredictability of the game at the micro level and
simultaneously believe in the predictability of the game at the macro level that makes the
casino and the professional gambler effective and successful at what they do.
Every nation must have its legalized form of gambling. We have our Wall Street.
Here's something to think about: How come you never see a headline like "Psychic Wins
Gambling: The sure way of getting nothing for something.
There is no gambling like politics. Nothing in which the power of circumstance is more evident.
Most of the time stocks are subject to irrational and excessive price fluctuations in both
directions as the consequence of the ingrained tendency of most people to speculate or
gamble to give way to hope, fear and greed.
God does not play dice with the universe.
Lottery, n. A tax on people who are bad at math.
- Do you gamble?
- Every time I order out.
Naked Gun 2 1/2, 1991
The roulette table pays nobody except him that keeps it. Nevertheless a passion for gaming
is common, though a passion for keeping roulette tables is unknown.
George Bernard Shaw
Why do casinos make consistent money on an event that has a random outcome? Because
they know that over a series of events, the odds are in their favor. They also know that to
realize the benefits of the favorable odds, they have to participate in every event.
Someone asked me why women don't gamble as much as men do, and I gave the
commonsensical reply that we don't have as much money. That was a true and incomplete
answer. In fact, women's total instinct for gambling is satisfied by marriage.
Luck sometimes visits a fool, but it never sits down with him.
Life is a gamble. You can get hurt, but people die in plane crashes, lose their arms and legs in
car accidents; people die every day. Same with fighters: Some die, some get hurt, some go
on. You just don't let yourself believe it will happen to you.
Quit while you're ahead. All the best gamblers do.
According to statistics, it's a lot easier to get hit by lightning than to win the lottery. The
good side is you don't hear from your relatives.
In the casino, the cardinal rule is to keep them playing and to keep them coming back. The
longer they play, the more they lose, and in the end, we get it all.
The gambling known as business looks with austere disfavor upon the business known as
Worry is definitely an addiction. In fact, worrying is like playing a slot machine in a gambling
casino. Occasionally the worrier will hit the jackpot and be rewarded for something that
actually happens. If you worry long enough about the stock market crashing, you'll eventually
hit the jackpot, because from time to time it's always going to crash.
Chuck Norris once broke a mirror on a black cat under a ladder on Friday the thirteenth
and then won the lottery.
Chuck Norris jokes
The Monte Carlo casino refused to admit me until I was properly dressed so I went and found
my stockings, and then came back and lost my shirt.
If you must play, decide upon three things at the start: the rules of the game, the stakes,
and the quitting time.
There is a lure for power. It can get into a man's blood just as gambling and lust for money
have been known to do.
I figure you have the same chance of winning the lottery whether you play or not.
The basic story remains simple and never-ending. Stocks aren't lottery tickets. There's a
company attached to every share.
I met the guy who wrote this best seller now called, Bringing Down the House, it's about
these MIT guys who beat the blackjack tables. And part of the problem, if you're going to be
a blackjack counter is that the casinos don't like you. They actively don't like you. And they
come and tell you in rather strong things to take your business away. Well, the beautiful thing
about the markets, they don't like you, they don't dislike you, they just don't care. They are
there everyday. You want to play, you can play.
The only man who makes money following the horses is one who does it with a broom and a
I believe compassion to be one of the few things we can practice that will bring immediate and
long-term happiness to our lives. I'm not talking about the short-term gratification of pleasures
like sex, drugs or gambling, though I'm not knocking them, but something that will bring true
and lasting happiness. The kind that sticks.