I cannot believe God plays dice with the universe.
~ Albert Einstein
Not only does God play dice with the universe, He’s using loaded dice.
~ Joseph Ford, quoted by James Gleick in Chaos: Making a New Science Viking Penguin Inc, NY; 1987 (p. 314)
Not only does God play dice, He throws them where we cannot see them.
~ Stephen Hawking, as quoted by Clifford A. Pickover in The Paradox of God and the Science of Omniscience . page 167
God does not play dice with the universe. He plays an ineffable game of His own devising, which might be compared, from the perspective of any of the other players [i.e. everybody], to being involved in an obscure and complex variant of poker in a pitch-dark room, with blank cards, for infinite stakes, with a Dealer who won’t tell you the rules, and who smiles all the time.
~ Terry Pratchett, in Good Omens
I read Shakespeare and the Bible, and I can shoot dice. That’s what I call a liberal education.
~ Tallulah Bankhead
Whose game was empires and whose stakes were thrones.
Whose table earth, whose dice were human bones.
~ Lord Byron
Iacta alea est. – The die is cast.
~ Julius Caesar, when crossing the Rubicon
We figured the odds as best we could, and then we rolled the dice.
~ Jimmy Carter
Death and the dice level all distinctions.
~ Samuel Foote, in ‘The Minor’, Act 1
I’m the lone crap shooter
Playing the field every night
Baby can’t stay
You got to roll me
And call me the tumbling dice
Roll me and call me the tumbling dice
~ Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, ‘Tumbling Dice’
Juliet, the dice was loaded from the start.
And I bet when you exploded in my heart.
~ Mark Knopfler, Dire Straits, from ‘Romeo & Juliet’
Triumph depends on a roll of Fate’s dice; the ultimate prize is a place in Heaven.
~ Friedrich Nietzsche
Most gods throw dice, but Fate plays chess, and you don’t find out til too late that he’s been playing with two queens all along.
~ Terry Pratchett
The best throw of the dice is to throw them away.
~ from an old English proverb
One who doesn’t throw the dice can never expect to score a six.
~ Navjot Singh Sidhu
The dice of Zeus fall ever luckily. (Or, “God’s dice always have a lucky roll.”)