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Al Alvarez Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Al Alvarez.

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

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

I hate writing.
- Al Alvarez

I'm good at reading people.
- Al Alvarez

 

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

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

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

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When you make a bet, you're saying something.
- Al Alvarez

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For a people who are free, and who mean to remain so,
a well-organized and armed militia is their best security.
- Thomas Jefferson

A little girl at the wedding afterwards asked her mother
why the bride changed her mind.
What do you mean? responded her mother.
Well, she went down the aisle with one man,
and came back with another.
- Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

You know, Neil Young is singing Rock n' roll will never die,
and Neil never rocked and rolled in his life.
I mean, he rocked, but he didn't roll.
He has got no swing in him.
- Joni Mitchell

What does mysticism really mean? It means the way to attain knowledge.
It's close to philosophy, except in philosophy you
go horizontally while in mysticism you go vertically.
- Elie Wiesel

What does immortality mean to me? That we all want more time;
and we want it to be quality time.
- Joan D. Vinge

Just because a man lacks the use of his eyes doesn't mean he lacks vision.
- Stevie Wonder

You can't get much more liberal than John Kerry is.
I mean, he's my candidate, but, I mean,
come on.
- Don Imus

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

Supporting the troops has got to mean more than bumper
stickers on pickup trucks,
my friends.
We need to give them what they need.
- Solomon Ortiz

A girl can wait for the right man to come along but
in the meantime that still doesn't mean she can't have
a wonderful time with all the wrong ones.
- Cher

Just because I look sexy on the cover of Rolling Stone
doesn't mean I'm naughty.
- Britney Spears

I mean, I always feel incredibly lucky to get a job.
- Kelly Lynch

It's a humorous statement that doesn't mean anything.
You can't lie to God - it's ridiculous.
- Jimmy Swaggart

What is a moderate interpretation of the text? Halfway
between what it really means and what you'd like it to mean?
- Antonin Scalia

I really believed that I was on the right track,
but that did not mean that I would necessarily reach my goal.
- Andrew Wiles

Just because you're upfront with someone doesn't mean you're an honest person;
you might just be someone in the passenger seat.
- Brian Celio

I reckon this could mean another 10 million at the box office.
- Blake Edwards

None are so fond of secrets as those who do not mean to keep them.
- Charles Caleb Colton

I mean you might say he had a travelling post office,
but also Barney was very, very active.
He was a legal officer for the NAACP and they had a
lot of problems after Pease.
- Betty Hill

Sometimes you get submerged by emotion.
I think it's very important to express it -
which doesn't necessarily mean hitting someone.
- Eric Cantona

I mean, the sound of an amplified guitar in a room
full of people was so hypnotic and addictive to me,
that I could cross any kind of border to get on there.
- Eric Clapton

I've always felt like I was on the margins.
Once upon a time that's what independent used to mean.
- John Sayles

I think the hardest part of writing is revising.
And by that I mean the following: A novelist has to
create the piece of marble and then chip away to find the figure in it.
- Chaim Potok

Listen, when you take my liberty away,
you've taken away more-something more precious than life.
I mean, what good is a life without liberty? Huh? None.
- Jack Kevorkian


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