There are so many expressions that we commonly use in our everyday conversations that come from the ordinary deck of playing cards. Have you ever heard someone say that they don’t want to “get lost in the shuffle” or ask the question, “What’s the deal anyway?” See card quotes below and more deep meaningful quotes for you.
Most of us have heard people say, “It’s just not in the cards for me to …” when things didn’t work out the way they planned.
When someone seems to be in charge of a situation, people say that they are “holding all the cards.”
Some days many people feel as though “the cards have been stacked against me” when nothing they try works out or something seems to be blocking their efforts or from achieving their goals.
If someone doesn’t seem to know what they are doing, people often say, “They’re not playing with a full deck!”
“Your ace in the hole is …” is another expression using card terminology to indicate a way to win or make something happen.
We have also heard people say, “I need to play my cards right to …” when they want to take make the most of certain opportunities present in their life.
Then there others who love to tell us that we need to “learn to play the hand we’ve been dealt” when things are not going our way. For some who can do everything and they say that they’re “the Jack of all trades!” or they’re “the Jack of all Spades!”
Many times we see people being secretive about their plans, thoughts, or feelings. We say they are “playing their cards close to their chest” like many card players do.
When people want someone to openly reveal what their plans or intentions are, they usually ask them to “put (or lay) your cards on the table.”
Here are some other card quotes:
♦ “He is such a card!” (a witty, entertaining, or eccentric person)
♦ “Don’t get lost in the shuffle!”
♦ “When you find a King, keep him. When you find a Queen, love and protect her. Don’t reshuffle your cards because you may end up with a Joker!”
♦ “One should always play fairly when one has the winning cards.” ~ Oscar Wilde (Irish Poet, Novelist, Dramatist and Critic, 1854-1900)
♦ “Every Queen deserves a King who understands when her crown gets too heavy.”
♦ “Life is like a game of cards. The hand you are dealt is determinism; the way you play it is free will.” ~ Jawaharlal Nehru (Former Prime Minister of India)
♦ “Men are like a deck of cards. You’ll find the occasional king, but most are jacks.” ~ Laura Swenson