Quotes and Sayings about Cards



"Google's not a real company. It's a house of cards."
- Steve Ballmer
(Related: Cards, Company)

"I decided that I would be one of the biggest new names; and I actually had some little fancy business cards printed up to announce it, 'Count Basie. Beware, the Count is Here.'"
- Count Basie
(Related: Business, Cards, Fancy, Names)

"Oftentimes, small business owners are unable to obtain reasonably priced financing and instead turn to higher priced forms of capital, such as credit cards."
- Melissa Bean
(Related: Business, Cards, Credit)

"Gambling with cards or dice or stocks is all one thing. It's getting money without giving an equivalent for it."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Money, Cards, Gambling, Giving)

"Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well."
- Josh Billings
(Related: Life, Cards)

"I said it's impossible to have an amnesty without ID cards and a clean database, because you firstly don't have any incentives for people to actually come up front and register, and make themselves available, and secondly you have no means of tracking them."
- David Blunkett
(Related: People, Cards)

"I ignore Hallmark Holidays. And this comes from a guy who has sold a million Opus greeting cards."
- Berke Breathed
(Related: Cards, Holidays)

"Just because Fate doesn't deal you the right cards, it doesn't mean you should give up. It just means you have to play the cards you get to their maximum potential."
- Les Brown
(Related: Cards, Fate, Play, Potential, Right)

"Like an apparently strict musical form it breaks the five minute whole into its structural parts - a descriptive preamble, the action of taking the cards, the development of the cards' manipulation and the revelation of what has been achieved."
- Gavin Bryars
(Related: Development, Action, Cards, Manipulation)

"It doesn't matter whether I qualify or wildcards."
- Jennifer Capriati
"When debts are not paid because they cannot be paid, the best thing to do is not talk about them, and shuffle the cards again."
- Camilo Jose Cela
(Related: Cards, Talk)

"We don't have titles on our business cards. No one really gets any special treatment. No one gets a corner office to put pictures of their family and their dog in."
- Jay Chiat
(Related: Business, Family, Cards, Office, Titles, Treatment)

"Every year the Federal Government wastes billions of dollars as a result of overpayments of government agencies, misuse of government credit cards, abuse of the Federal entitlement programs, and the mismanagement of the Federal bureaucracy."
- Chris Chocola
(Related: Government, Abuse, Bureaucracy, Cards, Credit, Result)

"Because we do not sell photographs, we have no royalties on books, posters, postcards."
- Christo
(Related: Books)

"The way the credit cards were made in the '80s to be a people's form of capitalism and be able to make it so that you could get a loan that you would have been denied previous, now that's the way stocks are."
- Jim Cramer
(Related: People, Capitalism, Cards, Credit, Now)

"A lot of life is dealing with your curse, dealing with the cards you were given that aren't so nice. Does it make you into a monster, or can you temper it in some way, or accept it and go in some other direction?"
- Wes Craven
(Related: Life, Cards, Direction, Temper)

"A deck of cards is built like the purest of hierarchies, with every card a master to those below it, a lackey to those above it."
- Ely Culbertson
(Related: Cards)

"The bizarre world of cards is a world of pure power politics where rewards and punishments are meted out immediately."
- Ely Culbertson
(Related: Politics, Power, Bizarre, Cards, World)

"I won twenty-eight games in thirty-five and I couldn't believe my eyes when the Cards sent me a contract with a cut in salary. Mr Rickey said I deserved a cut because I didn't win thirty games."
- Dizzy Dean
(Related: Cards, Eyes, Games)

"Conservatism discards Prescription, shrinks from Principle, disavows Progress; having rejected all respect for antiquity, it offers no redress for the present, and makes no preparation for the future."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Progress, Conservatism, Future, Preparation, Present, Respect)

"There are no friends at cards or world politics."
- Finley Peter Dunne
(Related: Politics, Cards, Friends, World)

"Trust everybody, but cut the cards."
- Finley Peter Dunne
(Related: Trust, Cards)

"In a few years there will be only five kings in the world the King of England and the four kings in a pack of cards."
- King Farouk
(Related: Cards, England, Kings, Will, World, Years)

"A great social success is a pretty girl who plays her cards as carefully as if she were plain."
- F. Scott Fitzgerald
(Related: Success, Cards, Pretty)

"She and my uncle were very sociable and would have a lot of people over at night to play cards or whatever. The high spot of those evenings was when we kids got dressed up to do a skit or something to amuse the guests. I loved it."
- Louise Fletcher
(Related: People, Cards, Guests, Kids, Night, Play)

"I get out of the taxi and it's probably the only city which in reality looks better than on the postcards, New York."
- Milos Forman
(Related: Reality)

"Consular cards are easily obtained with no proof of true identity and are easily forged."
- Elton Gallegly
(Related: Cards, Identity, Proof)

"Consular cards were not designed to be identification and no treaty recognizes them as such. Legal travelers, visitors and long-term residents carried passports, visas or green cards for that purpose."
- Elton Gallegly
(Related: Legal, Purpose, Cards)

"Consular offices make no attempt to determine whether the person obtaining the card is legally in the United States. In fact, the only people who need these cards are illegal immigrants, criminals and terrorists. Consular cards also are easily forged."
- Elton Gallegly
(Related: People, Cards, Fact, states, United)

"I know a baseball star who wouldn't report the theft of his wife's credit cards because the thief spends less than she does."
- Joe Garagiola
(Related: Wife, Baseball, Cards, Credit, Theft)

"You know, it was just another presentation of my work, and a funny one, because the cards are quite different from the normal Tarot deck, no?"
- H. R. Giger
(Related: Funny, Work, Cards)

"Some people with awful cards can be successful because of how they deal with the tragedies they're handed, and that seems courageous to me."
- Judith Guest
(Related: People, Successful, Cards)

"A guy who'd cheat on his wife would cheat at cards."
- Texas Guinan
(Related: Wife, Cards)

"Several times we were stranded in strange places without any money and with our credit cards cancelled - trapped in a hotel that we couldn't check out of because we had no money to check out."
- Renny Harlin
(Related: Money, Cards, Credit)

"Well, I know that I'll never forget that, but also I won't forget the hundreds of people who sent me letters, telegrams, and postcards during that World Series. There wasn't a single nasty message. Everybody tried to say something nice."
- Gil Hodges
(Related: People, Forget, Letters, World)

"If I'm playing cards for pennies, I want to win."
- Carl Hubbell
(Related: Cards, Want)

"A manager has his cards dealt to him and he must play them."
- Miller Huggins
(Related: Manager, Cards, Play)

"In these negotiations we are not a helpless object, although great world powers are involved. We play an active role and try to influence our destiny; we have our own trump cards and we use them."
- Alija Izetbegovic
(Related: Cards, Destiny, Influence, Play, World)

"They're pushing credit cards. They don't take Visa, but they do take American Express, or they don't take this one, but they take that one, or you'd better bring this one, or if you forget who you are, look on your credit card; it will be there."
- Bill Janklow
(Related: American, Cards, Credit, Forget, Will)

"I don't really believe in palm readers and crystal balls and tarot cards, but I respond to the need for them."
- Stephan Jenkins
(Related: Cards)

"Mostly this problem is contained in the fact that the US makes it so difficult for Canadians to get green cards (you heard it here), but if an American orchestra really wants a player, they have their ways."
- Lara St. John
(Related: American, Cards, Fact)

"I know people think we drive around in these nice cars and we do whatever we want and our parents will pay our credit cards, but that's not the case. Sure, my parents were generous; I got a nice car at 16, but at 18 I was cut off. I've worked really hard. I opened the store myself."
- Kim Kardashian
(Related: Car, People, Cards, Credit, Parents, Want, Will)

"If I play my cards right, I could bring network wrestling back to TV. Unfortunately, to most people, wrestling is a laughingstock. But fortunately, I'm reaching people who otherwise wouldn't watch it."
- Andy Kaufman
(Related: People, Cards, Network, Play, Right, Wrestling)

"'Weary Willie' is very real to me. He is a man who has given up. The boat has gone and left him. The cards are stacked against him. He's content to make out with what he's got. He knows he'll go no further."
- Emmett Kelly
(Related: Cards, Content, Man)

"You take the cards you're dealt. I'm now ferociously healthy in body and mind. You couldn't pay me to go near a psychiatrist again. Stopping seeing them was my first step to getting well."
- Margot Kidder
(Related: Body, Cards, First, Mind, Now)

"What could be more convincing, moreover, than the gesture of laying one's cards face up on the table?"
- Jacques Lacan
(Related: Cards)

"Cards are war, in disguise of a sport."
- Charles Lamb
(Related: War, Cards, Disguise)

"I just feel that no matter what comes in a career - and mine has been all over the map - you must stay at the table, pick up the cards you're dealt and play them."
- Frank Langella
(Related: Cards, Career, Play)

"Once I'm at the arena with the guys in the dressing room, and in the bus, and on the plane, I'm a player. And I sit in the back with the players and I play cards and try to take their money."
- Mario Lemieux
(Related: Money, Cards, Play)

"Social Security Number Cards by themselves were never intended to be personal identity documents because they cannot confirm that a person presenting a card is actually the person whose name appears on the card."
- Ron Lewis
(Related: Cards, Identity, Name, Security)

"Identity theft involving these cards is a growing form of white collar crime, facilitating illegal immigration, banking and accounting fraud, tax evasion, and other nefarious activities."
- Ron Lewis
(Related: Cards, Crime, Fraud, Tax, Identity, Theft)

"We must carefully consider card security solutions, such as adding photographs or machine-readable electronic strips, so to prevent further breaches of individual privacy that could result from changes to the design of Social Security Cards."
- Ron Lewis
(Related: Design, Cards, Machine, Privacy, Result, Security)

"If you are going to build something in the air it is always better to build castles than houses of cards."
- Georg C. Lichtenberg
(Related: Cards, Houses)

"If you play your cards right things are going to happen in the long run. In the short run, it is anybody's guess."
- Ron Livingston
(Related: Cards, Play, Right)

"Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well."
- Jack London
(Related: Life, Cards, Poor)

"The one thing I missed was never having children. It just wasn't in the cards, I guess."
- Jeanette MacDonald
(Related: Cards, Children)

"I never give my real self. I have a hundred sides, and I turn first one way and then the other. I am playing a deep game. I have a number of strong cards up my sleeve. I have never been myself, excepting to two friends."
- Mary MacLane
(Related: Cards, Deep, First, Friends, Self)

"That's why I really don't play cards or gamble. Because I'd crack."
- Joe Mantegna
(Related: Cards, Play)

"I was part of the draft resistance movement in LA where we did demonstrations at the draft centre and burned our cards and made a lot of trouble on campus."
- Cheech Marin
(Related: Cards, Draft, Trouble)

"That D.C. grand jury investigation of Abramoff can't go on forever. Eventually the lawyers at the Public Integrity Section will go to their bosses with some decisions about just who they want to indict. That's when Al Gonzales will have to show his cards."
- Joshua Micah Marshall
(Related: Bosses, Cards, Decisions, Integrity, Investigation, Jury, Lawyers, Public, Want, Will)

"In order to win you must be prepared to lose sometime. And leave one or two cards showing."
- Van Morrison
(Related: Cards, Order)

"You can always make a film somehow. You can beg, borrow, steal the equipment, use credit cards, use your friends' goodwill, wheedle your way into this or that situation. The real problem is, how do you get people to see it once it is made?"
- Walter Murch
(Related: People, Cards, Credit, Film, Friends, Goodwill)

"I used to collect hockey cards. It was like Vegas at my school. You'd go to school with your box of cards, and at recess and lunchtime there were all these games we'd play."
- Steve Nash
(Related: Cards, Games, Play, School)

"Life is like a game of cards. The hand you are dealt is determinism; the way you play it is free will."
- Jawaharlal Nehru
(Related: Life, Cards, Determinism, Free will, Play)

"I never want to sort of put all the cards on the table all at once, because that's somehow there's always a journey to go on. There's always something to be revealed, in my mind, about characters."
- Jeremy Northam
(Related: Cards, Journey, Mind, Want)

"Average Americans are going to win this, not me. And not just your organization, not just the providers of health care, but the American people are going to cause this to happen. But they have to keep sending those cards and letters."
- Charlie Norwood
(Related: Health, People, American, Americans, Cards, Care, Cause, Letters)

"President Bush left for Canada today to attend a trade summit. Reportedly, the trade summit got off to an awkward start when the president pulled out his baseball cards."
- Conan O'Brien
(Related: Baseball, Canada, Cards, President, Today, Trade)

"Life was a lot simpler when what we honored was father and mother rather than all major credit cards."
- Robert Orben
(Related: Life, Mother, Father, Cards, Credit)

"Has fortune dealt you some bad cards. Then let wisdom make you a good gamester."
- Francis Quarles
(Related: Wisdom, Cards, Fortune)

"Everyone can get a little sloppy with cash and it's smart to notice. But what's squeezing you is the big stuff you ladle onto your credit cards."
- Jane Bryant Quinn
(Related: Cards, Credit)

"You have to play the cards you are dealt and if it has made it harder, it doesn't matter, you still have to get the deal done."
- Mitchell Reiss
(Related: Cards, Play)

"I can read the Tarot cards and believe in ghosts."
- Mark Roberts
(Related: Cards)

"The egoist is fooled by no ideals: he discards them or uses them, as may suit his own interest."
- John Buchanan Robinson
(Related: Interest, May)

"Sometimes a 3-1 favorite loses. That's why they call it gambling, and that's why they keep flipping over the cards."
- Richard Roeper
(Related: Cards, Favorite, Gambling)

"The only difference between me and others is that they think they can change something with cute little poems, nice cards or embracing trees and being nice to little lapdogs."
- Henry Rollins
(Related: Change, Being, Cards, Cute, Difference, Poems, Trees)

"The artist discards all theories, both his own and those of others. He forgets everything when he is in front of his canvas."
- Georges Rouault
(Related: Artist, Theories)

"I remember when an editor at the National Geographic promised to run about a dozen of my landscape pictures from a story on the John Muir trail as an essay, but when the group of editors got together, someone said that my pictures looked like postcards."
- Galen Rowell
(Related: Editors)

"I was brought up with psychics and tarot cards. My mum was always told I was going to be in a boy band and be famous as a singer."
- Lee Ryan
(Related: Cards, Famous)

"Because people have no thoughts to deal in, they deal cards, and try and win one another's money. Idiots!"
- Arthur Schopenhauer
(Related: Money, People, Thoughts, Cards)

"It's the niceties that make the difference fate gives us the hand, and we play the cards."
- Arthur Schopenhauer
(Related: Cards, Difference, Fate, Play)

"These smugglers, many of them present in trafficking through my State of Arizona, create false Social Security cards, false green cards, visas and a variety of other fraudulent documents as an essential part of their smuggling activities."
- John Shadegg
(Related: Cards, Present, Security, State, Variety)

"Credit card companies pay college students generously to stand outside dining halls, dorms, and academic buildings and encourage their fellow students to apply for credit cards."
- Louise Slaughter
(Related: Cards, College, Credit, Students)

"Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but of playing a poor hand well."
- Robert Louis Stevenson
(Related: Life, Cards, Poor)

"You can't go around the theatres handing out cards saying, 'It isn't my fault'. You go onto the next one."
- Preston Sturges
(Related: Cards, Fault, Saying)

"You want 21 percent risk free? Pay off your credit cards."
- Andrew Tobias
(Related: Cards, Credit, Risk, Want)

"Each player must accept the cards life deals him or her: but once they are in hand, he or she alone must decide how to play the cards in order to win the game."
- Voltaire
(Related: Life, Cards, Deals, Order, Play)

"We have now seen that there is no particle of evidence for the Egyptian origin of Tarot cards."
- Arthur E. Waite
(Related: Cards, Now)

"We don't need a nation that has national identity cards."
- Malcolm Wallop
(Related: Cards, Identity, Nation)

"You talked about national identity cards and the terrorism bill. We have made a government that has grown used to viewing us as subjects, has grown used to seeing its role as commanding us."
- Malcolm Wallop
(Related: Government, Cards, Identity, Terrorism)

"In politics, strangely enough, the best way to play your cards is to lay them face upwards on the table."
- H. G. Wells
(Related: Politics, Cards, Play)

"Of the nine red cards this season we probably deserved half of them."
- Arsene Wenger
(Related: Cards)

"One should always play fairly when one has the winning cards."
- Oscar Wilde
(Related: Winning, Cards, Play)

"I like to think I play rugby as it should be played - there are no yellow or red cards in my collection - but I cannot say I'm an angel."
- Jonny Wilkinson
(Related: Cards, Play)

"Get well cards have become so humorous that if you don't get sick you're missing half the fun."
- Flip Wilson
(Related: Cards, Fun)

"I'm probably one of the worst people with numbers you've ever met. My brothers always kid that they think I'm counting cards in Vegas, but I'm just trying to add things up."
- Luke Wilson
(Related: People, Brothers, Cards, Numbers, Trying)

"There is no way, believe me, despite my name being Winfield, and loving the game dearly. It wasn't in the cards. I didn't know what it was going to take to get here."
- Dave Winfield
(Related: Being, Cards, Name)

"Last night I stayed up late playing poker with Tarot cards. I got a full house and four people died."
- Steven Wright
(Related: People, Cards, Night, Poker)