Life in society is when everyone obeys what no one wants. Checking scores while unscrupulous lumber companies took cowardly bites of ancient forbidden forests—turning history into fast food wrappers as poor boys from the tribe died gruesome deaths—a proud people devolving into alcoholism and dissolution while white men chased straights on their sacred burial grounds?
Writing is a way of escaping this impoverishment, a variation on solitude like love or gambling – a principle of insubordination, a virtue of childhood.” ― Christian Bobin “When you have a decent win gambling you get a great high which lasts a few hours. ” ― Kendric Neal, “If I get all that money back in the accounts and then swear it off entirely, she'll forgive me.
Las Vegas was like one of the hookers on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood. It was where the real gambling took place in this town.” ― Michael Connelly, “The first thing he noticed was that Las Vegas seemed to have invented a new school of functional architecture, 'The Gilded Mousetrap School' he thought it might be called, whose main purpose was to channel the customer-mouse into the central gambling trap whether he wanted the cheese or not.” ― Ian Fleming, “Billy's native arrogance might well have been a gift of miffed genes, then come to splendid definition through the tests to which a street like Broadway puts a young man on the make: tests designed to refine a breed, enforce a code, exclude all simps and gumps, and deliver into the city's life a man worthy of functioning in this age of nocturnal supremacy.
Even happily married men at least glanced their way, if only for a second, just to get an idea what was out there, maybe give them something to think about. Men like Billy Phelan, forged in the brass of Broadway, send, in the time of their splendor, telegraphic statements of mission: I, you bums, am a winner.
Living with men was enough of a gamble.” ― Jennifer Crusie, “Another mistaken notion connected with the law of large numbers is the idea that an event is more or less likely to occur because it has or has not happened recently.
The idea that the odds of an event with a fixed probability increase or decrease depending on recent occurrences of the event is called the gambler's fallacy.
Leave it for the sweeper.” ― William Kennedy, “He was in conflict with himself.
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For what it's worth, a good streak doesn't jinx you, and a bad one, unfortunately , does not mean better luck is in store.” ― Leonard Mlodinow, “One way, he thought, the whole thing of ring fighting was hurting somebody else, deliberately, and particularly when it was not necessary.
Two men who have nothing against each other get in a ring and try to hurt each other, to provide vicarious fear for people with less guts than themselves. The other is the manic method, where you affect a whole bunch of tics, twitches, and expressions, and mix them up with a river of insane babble.