A Gambler's Anatomy Quotes

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Luck is the prince,” said Bruno. “I am its servant.
-- Alexander Bruno ("One," Section 2)

Importance: In its original context, this quote simply serves as a platitude by which Bruno demonstrates his refinement and sophistication. However, over the course of the novel, this idea becomes terrifyingly pertinent as Bruno loses more and more control over his life.

I don't want to be deep, the child thought. I want to quiet the voices, the crazy shrieking voices of all of you, June included. I want to be like that bird.
-- Alexander Bruno ("One," Section 2)

Importance: This quote provides significant foreshadowing regarding Bruno’s need for distance from others. The reference to voices seems to foreshadow the symbolic function of the blot in blocking out his telepathy, or blocking out the thoughts and voices of others.

His resentments were those of a slave. Was it time to break away?
-- Narration ("Two," Section 3)

Importance: This quote helps characterize Bruno’s relationship with Edgar Falk as an ambiguous dynamic...

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