Gosh, I just love gambling here in Vegas. Sure, I may lose $100,000 but the drinks are free so it evens out!
Karen Walker (Megan Mullally) in the sitcom Will and Grace (1998 – 2006)
There’s almost a supernatural magic about poker, with its mix of skill, luck, bluster and perception. Eight sayings that capture the glorious madness, humour and wide roulette of emotions that it attracts.
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
“How long does it take to learn poker, Dad?”
“All your life, son.” – Michael Pertwee
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
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
Baseball is like a poker game. Nobody wants to quit when he’s losing; nobody wants you to quit when you’re ahead. – Jackie Robinson
In life’s poker game, the optimist sees the pessimist’s night and raises him the sunrise. – Robert Brault
No matter how much you may want to think of Holdém as a card game played by people, in many respects it is even more valid to think of it as a game about people that happens to be played with cards. – Phil Hellmuth
To be a poker champion, you must have a strong bladder. – Jack McClelland