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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Quotes by Writers on Taking Chances

Photo: Steve Punter (Wikimedia Commons)
In honor of the fact that I am in Vegas on vacation, today is a super quick post with some quotations on gambling, luck, and taking chances by writers.  Enjoy.

“Every time I read to her, it was like I was courting her, because sometimes, just sometimes, she would fall in love with me again, just like she had a long time ago. And that's the most wonderful feeling in the world. How many people are ever given that chance? To have someone you love fall in love with you over and over?” 
― Nicholas SparksThe Wedding

“Fear? What has a man to do with fear? Chance rules our lives, and the future is all unknown. Best live as we may, from day to day.” 
― SophoclesOedipus Rex

“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 FlemingDiamonds Are Forever

“Everything's a gamble, love most of all.” 
― Tess GerritsenThe Sinner

I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.
Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

Oh don't chase your loss.  Just decide what's a fun enough game to keep you entertained while you slowly lose money and enjoy the free drinks and eye candy.

― Chris Brecheen to Supportive Girlfriend 

Also, in looking for these quotes, I found this really neat blog article on taking chances in writing/by writers.  Well worth a two minute read!

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