One big criticism of poker these days is that the characters have gone out of the game. And where you get big poker players, you get fun and interesting quotes.
It’s true that many of the best quotes in poker have come from its larger-than-life figures, but the game has such wide-spreading roots that people from all walks of life have come out with a gem or two.
As Dan Holley from Casino.org once said, “May the controversial and loud-mouthed forever brighten up the game we love”. So, whether it’s Tony G launching a tirade at other players, Phil Hellmuth launching a tirade against himself, or Will Kassouf just…. well, launching,…
Here are 30 of the best quotes from the poker world…
Life is not always
a matter of holding good cards,
playing a poor hand well.
If you play bridge badly
you make your partner suffer.
But if you play poker badly
you make everybody happy.
Joe Laurie Jr.
who later performed on radio and on Broadway)
but always cut the cards.
Lester Ben “Benny” Binion
the worst aspects of capitalism
that have made our country so great.
One of the interesting things about poker is
that once you let your ego in, you’re done for.
When we play, we must realize,
before anything else,
that we are out to make money.
Poker takes a minute to learn
but a lifetime to master.
Poker may be a branch of psychological warfare,
an art form or indeed a way of life –
but it is also merely a game,
in which money is simply
the means of keeping score.
To be a poker champion,
you must have a strong bladder.
Show me a good loser,
and I’ll show you a loser.
Stuart Errol Ungar
to have been the greatest Texas hold ’em player of all time)