Poker Quotes

Last night I stayed up late playing poker with Tarot cards. I got a full house and four people died. Stephen Wright

If you’re playing a poker game and you look around the table and can’t tell who the sucker is, it’s you. Paul Newman

People would be surprised to know how much I learned about prayer from playing poker. Mary Austin

The poker player learns that sometimes both science and common sense are wrong; that the bumblebee can fly; that, perhaps, one should never trust an expert; that there are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of by those with an academic bent. David Mamet

I’ve always had confidence, but I never let my ego get to the point that I think I’m the superstar, because I know that ego has destroyed many a poker career. Jim Boyd

If you play bridge badly you make your partner suffer, but if you play poker badly you make everybody happy. Joe Laurie Jr

Cards are war, in disguise of a sport. Charles Lamb

Whether he likes it or not, a man’s character is stripped at the poker table; if the other players read him better than he does, he has only himself to blame. Unless he is both able and prepared to see himself as others do, flaws and all, he will be a loser in cards, as in life. Anthony Holden

I believe in poker the way I believe in the American Dream. Poker is good for you. It enriches the soul, sharpens the intellect, heals the spirit, and – when played well, nourishes the wallet. Lou Krieger

Poker is a microcosm of all we admire and disdain about capitalism and democracy. It can be rough-hewn or polished, warm or cold, charitable and caring, or hard and impersonal, fickle and elusive, but ultimately it is fair, and right, and just. Lou Krieger

Most of the money you’ll win at poker comes not from the brilliance of your own play, but from the ineptitude of your opponents. Lou Krieger

In poker, good players win and poor players lose. Lou Krieger

In poker, as in business, the secret is in knowing how to manage risk and capitalize on opportunity. Lou Krieger

Only losers and amateurs blame the cards. After all, cards don’t care; they don’t take sides, and they have no memory. They are blind justice holding her scales, and in the long run they’ll tip evenly for the novice and the skilled alike. Lou Krieger

There’s opportunity in poker…. If Horace Greeley were alive today, his advice wouldn’t be ‘Go West, young man, and grow up with the country.’ Instead, he’d point to that deck of cards on table and say, ‘Shuffle up and deal’. Lou Krieger