Heads Or Tails Quotes by E. C. Myers, David Brooks, Jean-Paul Sartre, Laura Lippman, Antoine de Saint-Exupery, David Lynch and many others.
We’re deciding the fate of the multiverse with a flip of a coin. Heads or tails, doc. If that isn’t a game, I don’t know what is.
I could tell you that when you have trouble making up your mind about something, tell yourself you’ll settle it by flipping a coin. But don’t go by how the coin flips; go by your emotional reaction to the coin flip. Are you happy or sad it came up heads or tails?
When you live alone you no longer know what it is to tell a story: the plausible disappears at the same time as the friends. You let events flow by too: you suddenly see people appear who speak and then go away; you plunge into stories of which you can’t make head or tail: you’d make a terrible witness.
There was no protection, no quota system when it came to luck. It was like that moment in math when a child learns that the odds of heads or tails is always one-in-two, no matter how many times one has flipped the coin and gotten heads. Every flip, the odds are the same. Every day, you could be unlucky all over again.
Are wars… anything but the means whereby a nation’s problems are set, where creation is stimulated – there you have adventure. But there is no adventure in heads-or-tails, in betting that the toss will come out of life or death. War is not an adventure. It is a disease. It is like typhus.
Life is filled with abstractions, and the only way to make heads or tails of it is going through intuition.
I have decided many a stylistic problem first by my head, then by heads or tails.
There were many times my pants were so thin I could sit on a dime and tell if it was heads or tails.
I love to read, and so I’ve been reading everything I can, not intensely, but I love to read so I read “Origin of Species” by Darwin and I can’t make head or tail of E=MC squared by Einstein, but I try to baffle my way through that.
Every betrayal contains a perfect moment, a coin stamped heads or tails with salvation on the other side.