quote by Jean-Paul Sartre

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.

— Jean-Paul Sartre

Remarkable Heads Or Tails quotations

Life is filled with abstractions, and the only way to make heads or tails of it is going through intuition.


Heads or tails quote Don't confuse your path with your destination. Just because it's stormy now does
Don't confuse your path with your destination. Just because it's stormy now doesn't mean that you aren't headed for sunshine.

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.

Heads or tails quote How amazing is it to find someone who wants to hear about all the things that go
How amazing is it to find someone who wants to hear about all the things that go in your head.

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.

There were many times my pants were so thin I could sit on a dime and tell if it was heads or tails.


Heads or tails quote I remained too much inside my head and ended up losing my mind.
I remained too much inside my head and ended up losing my mind.

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?

There were many times my pants were so thin I could sit on a dime and tell if it was heads or tails.

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.

Heads or tails quote Don't let failure go to your heart, and don't let success go to your head.
Don't let failure go to your heart, and don't let success go to your head.

God is, or He is not." But to which side shall we incline? Reason can decide nothing here. There is an infinite chaos which separated us. A game is being played at the extremity of this infinite distance where heads or tails will turn up. What will you wager?

The income tax was devised to give lawyers and certified public accountants business. Few persons can make head, tail, or middle out of it. Einstein admitted he couldn't.


Well, well, the world must turn upon its axis, And all mankind turn with it, heads or tails, And live and die, make love and pay our taxes, And as the veering winds shift, shift our sails.

Heads or tails quote Knowing when to walk away is wisdom. Being able to is courage. Walking away, wit
Knowing when to walk away is wisdom. Being able to is courage. Walking away, with your head held high is dignity.

I have decided many a stylistic problem first by my head, then by heads or tails.

I can't make head or tail of Life. Love is a fine thing, Art is a fine thing, Nature is a fine thing; but the average human mind and spirit are confusing beyond measure.

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.

Heads or tails quote I went away in my head, into a book.
I went away in my head, into a book.

From time immemorial, soups and broths have been the worldwide medium for utilizing what we call the kitchen byproducts or as the French call them, the 'dessertes de la table' (leftovers), or 'les parties interieures de la bete', such as head, tail, lights, liver, knuckles and feet.


I can't make head or tail of Life. Love is a fine thing, Art is a fine thing, Nature is a fine thing; but the average human mind and spirit are confusing beyond measure. Sometimes I think that all our learning is the little learning of the maxim. To laugh at a Roman awe-stricken in a sacred grove is to laugh at something today.

Above all, mine is a love story. Unlike most love stories, this one involves chance, gravity, a dash of head trauma. It began with a coin toss. The coin came up tails. I was heads. Had it gone my way, there might not be a story at all. Just a chapter, or a sentence in a book whose greater theme had yet to be determined. Maybe this chapter would've had the faintest whisper of love about it. But maybe not. Sometimes, a girl needs to lose.