Poking: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases

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Icon Group International, Incorporated, Dec 19, 2008 - 110 pages
Familiar Quotations PokingComedy just pokes at problems, rarely confronts them squarely. Drama is like a plate of meat and potatoes, comedy is rather the dessert, a bit like meringue.ndash;Woody AllenNever do card tricks for the group you play poker with.ndash;AnonymousTo find out what others are feeling, don't prod or poke. If you want play with a turtle, you can't get it to come out of its shell by prodding and poking it with a stick, you might kill it. Be gentle not harsh, hard or forceful.ndash;AnonymousSomebody's shoved a red-hot poker up our ass, and I want to know whose name is on the handle!ndash;Reservoir DogsThere isn't any luck that enters into anything, unless it's poker or shooting dice, maybe. There is no luck to merchandising. There is no luck in going out and working from early in the morning to long after dinner. That is not luck, it's work.ndash;Fred W. FitchCross Country is like poker. You have to be holding five good cards all the time.ndash;Rollie GeigerIf you play bridge badly you make your partner suffer, but if you play poker badly you make everybody happy.ndash;Joe Laurie, Jr.The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called truth.ndash;Dan RatherMy alphabet starts with this letter called yuzz. It's the letter I use to spell yuzz-a-ma-tuzz. You'll be sort of surprised what there is to be found once you go beyond 'Z' and start poking around!ndash;Dr. Seuss Use in Literature PokingHe was a tremendous chap for poking about on foot or on horseback, and though he was an Englishman, he was what you call a born bushman.ndash;Rolf Boldrewood (T.A.Browne) in Robbery Under Arms.He was tall and straight, and unbent by age; the professional poker which he had swallowed in early life seemed to stand him in good stead after sixty years, though his hair had whitened fast, and his brow was furrowed with most deliberative wrinkles.ndash;Grant Allen in The Woman Who Did.

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