Poker Quotes

Poker Quotes

Here are a few, sometimes inspirational and often amusing, poker quotes.

“Hold’em is to stud what chess is to checkers.”

Johnny Moss

“The guy who invented poker was bright, but the guy who invented the chip was a genius.”

Big Julie

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

Steven Wright

“Whether he likes it or not, a man’s character is stripped bare 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 – From “Big Deal”

“You call…gonna be all over, baby.”

Scotty Nguyen, during the 1998 World Series of Poker.

“Poker is a fascinating, wonderful, intricate adventure on the high seas of human nature.”

David A Daniel – From “Poker: How to Win at the Great American Game”

“Industry executives and analysts often mistakenly talk about strategy as if it were some kind of chess match. But in chess, you have just two opponents, each with identical resources, and with luck playing a minimal role. The real world is much more like a poker game, with multiple players trying to make the best of whatever hand fortune has dealt them. In our industry, Bill Gates owns the table until someone proves otherwise.”

David Moschella, “Computerworld”

“This was the first time he had seriously confronted what he was doing, and the force of that awareness came very abruptly — with a surging of his pulse and a frantic pounding in his head. He was about to gamble his life on that table, and the insanity of that risk filled him with a kind of awe.”

Paul Auster, “The Music Of Chance”

“Cards are war, in disguise of a sport.”

Charles Lamb, “Essays of Elia”

“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, modern-day road gambler

“He said, “Son, I’ve made a life out of readin’ people’s faces, and knowin’ what their cards were by the way they held their eyes.”

Kenny Rogers, “The Gambler”

“I’m a gambler. I’ll always be one. I couldn’t be anything else. So, my life will always be full of wins and losses. I wouldn’t have it any other way. It’s exciting. There’s never been a dull moment in my life.”

Doyle Brunson, “How I Won $1,000,000 Playing Poker”

“As for poker, I’ve stayed away from that, even though when I was in Vegas for Ocean’s Eleven, I would get accosted by these guys begging me to play. They just want to take my money. They see me, think “actor” and see some easy money.”

Matt Damon