Solitaire Quotes

Quotes tagged as "solitaire" (showing 1-8 of 8)
David Mitchell
“Patience's design flaw became obvious for the first time in my life: the outcome is decided not during the course of play but when the cards are shuffled, before the game even begins. How pointless is that?”
David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Playing Solitaire is a non-smoking employee’s smoke break.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Deborah Landau
“Fill me I'm cold. Fill me I'm half way gone.
Would you crush me in the stairwell?
Could we just lie down?”
Deborah Landau

Alice Oseman
“I don't know why you won't even look me in the eye. I don't understand anything you're doing or saying, and it's killing me, because I already don't undestand a single thing about me or Michael or Becky or my brother or anything on this shitty planet.”
Alice Oseman, Solitaire

John Medina
“Is there something to the notion "Let me sleep on it."? Mountains of data says there is. For example, Mendeleyev - the creator of the Periodic Table of Elements - says that he came up with this idea in his sleep. Contemplating the nature of the universe while playing Solitaire one evening, he nodded off. When he awoke, he knew how all the atoms in the universe were organised, and he promptly created his famous table. Interestingly, he organised the atoms in repeating groups of seven, just the way you play Solitaire.”
John Medina, Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School

Alice Oseman
“If this room were a person it would be a Kardashian on a moderate income”
Alice Oseman, Solitaire

Charlotte Brontë
“Having a large world of his own in his own head and heart, he tolerated confinement to a small, still corner of the real world very patiently.”
Charlotte Brontë, Shirley

Lisa Kleypas
“Poppy was busy with needlework, stitching a pair of men’s slippers with bright wool threads, while Beatrix played solitaire on the floor near the hearth. Noticing the way her youngest sister was riffling through the cards, Amelia laughed. “Beatrix,” she said after Win had finished a chapter, “why in heaven’s name would you cheat at solitaire? You’re playing against yourself.”
“Then there’s no one to object when I cheat.”
“It’s not whether you win but how you win that’s important,” Amelia said.
“I’ve heard that before, and I don’t agree at all. It’s much nicer to win.”
Poppy shook her head over her embroidery. “Beatrix, you are positively shameless.”
And a winner,” Beatrix said with satisfaction, laying down the exact card she wanted.”
Lisa Kleypas, Mine Till Midnight