We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the game.
Harlem was the main chance for the east end of New York, for eastsiders, as that real estate boom that took place in the 1890s – and it was a preposterous one where people bought and sold, and everything appreciated with each sale – and eventually, of course, the house of cards would crumble.
A world without war is not in the cards.
Life is like a game of cards. The hand you are dealt is determinism; the way you play it is free will.
I know some people might think it odd – unworthy even – for me to have written a cookbook, but I make no apologies. The U.S. poet laureate Billy Collins thought I had demeaned myself by writing poetry for Hallmark Cards, but I am the people’s poet so I write for the people.
Has fortune dealt you some bad cards. Then let wisdom make you a good gamester.