Monday, April 21, 2008

Favorite Quotes on Poker

I present a selection of my favorite poker quotes...
"Listen, here's the thing. If you can't spot the sucker in the first half hour at the table, then you ARE the sucker." - Mike McDermott, "Rounders"

[Poker] exemplifies the worst aspects of capitalism that have made our country so great. ~Walter Matthau

Hold em is to stud what chess is to checkers. ~Johnny Moss

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

Nobody is always a winner, and anybody who says he is, is either a liar or doesn't play poker. ~Amarillo Slim

Poker's a day to learn and a lifetime to master. ~Robert Williamson III

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 version 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 and Neil Gaiman, Good Omens, 1991

Feel free to add your favorite quotes in the comments.


  1. Hey...why did you delete my comment? By the way, the third and last quote are the same.


  2. Sorry Jim, just had some spam issues this week, your post was a casualty of war. You should be good from now on.

    Thanks for the heads up!

  3. No problem. Anyway, my quote:

    "Is your fold button broke?" ~ Me

    Online play, of course.