46 Quotes About Gambling

Gambling is a popular pastime in many cultures, but it can also be dangerous. People who gamble too much are at very high risk of addiction. Check out these gambling quotes to help you keep yourself out of trouble.

It's hard to walk away from a winning streak, even...
It's hard to walk away from a winning streak, even harder to leave the table when you're on a losing one. Cara Bertoia
Sitting there, it is impossible to change your luck. But,...
Sitting there, it is impossible to change your luck. But, you can always change the machine you are at! James Hauenstein
All serious poker players try to minimize their tells, obviously. There are a couple ways to go about this. One is the robotic approch: where your face becomes a mask and your voice a monotone, at least while the hand is being played. 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. The idea is to overwhelm your opponents with clues, so they can't sort out what's going on. This approach can be effective, but for normal people it's hard to pull off. (If you've spent part of your life in an institution, this method may come naturally.) . Dan Harrington
Some people will each start investing more of their salary on ‘their’ house and spending less of it on ‘their’ car or cars only when they start being able to take ‘their’ house to work, funerals, weddings, etc. Mokokoma Mokhonoana
After all, as Franco would dictate, everyone was going to lose their money at some point. You may as well do so half drunk and at the mercy of a pretty smile. Christopher Byford
Performing magic in the live show thrills me. Just get me a deck of cards and some attentive audience, and I have made my day and theirs too Amit Kalantri
For a professional magician, a stack of playing cards is as good as a stack of money. Amit Kalantri
A magician may step out without a purse, but he should never step out without a pack of playing cards. Amit Kalantri
Conventional wisdom nor scientific, mathematical prove of randomness in life could do nothing to deter human's curiosity for the unknown, however small the chance of a positive outcome maybe. Vann Chow
You cannot afford to gamble your youth only for fun. Amit Kalantri
Life in society is when everyone is there and no one is present. Life in society is when everyone obeys what no one wants. 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
I can never gain something without losing everything I had before. Nadia Scrieva
All the magicians have 52 mutual friends. Amit Kalantri
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. And to cover it up they called it sports and gambled on it. He had never looked at that way before, and if there was any single thing he could not endure it was to be a dupe. . James Jones
I am a woman of very few layers, and most of them are selfish and mean. My parents tried to make me a good girl, but I just wasn’t having it. Christina Harlin
So much of the theatrical can leave you with a yearning for the real. The real is suddenly and starkly there right at the city’s edge and extends for thousands of square miles of desert and mountain and canyon with which human beings can do almost nothing profitable other than to leave it be and just look at it. Timothy OGrady
But I came to see that Las Vegas is not a freak but is, instead, deeply integrated with the rest of the country, and the world beyond. It is symptom, mirror, metaphor. Timothy OGrady
I wonder what inspires gamblers. Is it the adventure or the love of laziness? Paul Bamikole
Trusting fate is like gambling on an unknown outcome with unknown consequences. Steven Redhead
He was in conflict with himself. There was no enjoyment in the thought that he had escaped a great danger, and in the midst of his uneasy reflections he had a sudden breathless conviction that she made him feel old because he loved her. Then he felt a hatred of himself, gathering into one mighty heap all the fierce and bitter hatred he had cherished for others and pouring it out on himself. Norbert Jacques
By gaming we lose both our time and treasure:two things most precious to the life of man. Owen Feltham
Issues are like tissues. You pull one out and another appears! Gary Goldstein
Strive to be beyond what others perceive you to be, by striving beyond the limits of yourself. Debbie Tosun Kilday
Murphy's face went through several mutations as he spoke, as if small animals were scurrying about just beneath his skin. Pete Hautman
When we reach our highest potential, we will find our highest love. Jennifer Ott
A true champion of love and sport wears it proudly in all aspects of life. Jennifer Ott
He had a hint of a Southern drawl, as if he’d worked hard to hide it, but couldn’t quite rid himself of the last of it. It was rough and gravelly, and had the seductive warmth of sinking into strong arms in front of a cozy fire. To my surprise, a spark of that long-dead heat stirred in my belly. This wasn’t the sort of response a woman should have to finding a strange man in her barn. Margaret Madigan
She was dangerous. I’d heard the rumors, that she had a history as a wild woman, that she’d been married to a gambler, maybe even been one herself, that her past was scandalous at best. But who was I to judge? My past was littered with scandal. Margaret Madigan
I have plenty of time... if I am not wise... I could lose it like the games in which you gamble. Deyth Banger
Quit while you’re ahead. All the best gamblers do. Unknown
I don’t see Number Four though–oh.” Number Four, wearing an unflattering chartreuse jacket, was sitting alone on the chewed-up grass, despondently licking his testicles. “Hmm, I don’t know, Bel .. Paul Murray
Once an opportunist like Mickey, who took the argument when she jumped on some devastated wretch's machine and jackpotted that it was the "cash-ino's money" she was winning, Moon returned after her six month break with the view that the separation had somehow sweetened the honeypot. The sad reality, she quickly learned, was that she was not irreplaceable; as such, the Casino felt no compunction to welcome her back with multi-jackpots. Instead, it took her money everyday and did not once give her a jackpot so that she could say, "Ah. They missed me." Instead, all she could keep saying was, "Verr-y bed. Verr-y bed. Suck-ah all my money! . Hope Barrett
The human mind has a tendency to observe unsystematic events and assign a pattern to the results. A habitual risk-taker reorganizes the stream of random events and retrospectively attributes the outcome of indiscriminate trials to their own gambling “strategies.” We often hear people say that they are lucky or unlucky, when in actuality they can claim no ownership in the occurrence of chaotic outcomes. A false sense of the existence of luck can cause people to discount the value of their actual effort, skill, and training. Kilroy J. Oldster
The greatest risk is not taking any. Tim Fargo
The greatest risk is not taking one. Tim Fargo
If I lost all, at least I would have played for it. It had always been my philosophy that one must play, or be a loser two-fold. Anna Freeman
When you are gambling, though you probably do not know it, your mind is on the tide, the ebb and flow of the Universe, and there is no way to fight it. Going with the flow is the only option, so there is no point in struggling against it, but, it will tell you how you sit with God, or the Universe, at that particular time in your life. Robert Black
The owner of the Agut d' Avignon had the air of a 1920s dandy who had ruined himself with one mad night of gambling at baccarat and had only been saved by this restaurant, which he seemed to cherish as if it were his wife or a good fountain pen. Unknown
The 2006 federal Internet gaming statute is not ambiguous. It does not prohibit gambling on fantasy sports. Eric Schneiderman
Italians come to ruin most generally in three ways, women, gambling, and farming. My family chose the slowest one. Pope John XXIII
There are three roads to ruin; women, gambling and technicians. The most pleasant is with women, the quickest is with gambling, but the surest is with technicians. Georges Pompidou
It is true that the Puritans banned all recreation on Sundays and all games of chance, gambling, bear baiting, horse racing, and bowling in or around taverns at all times. They did so, not because they were opposed to fun, but because they judged these activities to be inherently harmful or immoral. Leland Ryken
My luck at the gambling table was varied; sometimes I was fifty to a hundred dollars ahead, and at other times I had to borrow money from my fellow workmen to settle my room rent and pay for my meals. James Weldon Johnson
Gambling with cards or dice or stocks is all one thing. It's getting money without giving an equivalent for it. Henry Ward Beecher
The President must stop gambling with taxpayers' money and get the country back on the path of fiscal sanity. Tom Harkin