Monday, May 02, 2005

Poker Quotes

I must complain the cards are ill shuffled till I have a good hand.  ~Jonathan Swift "How long does it take to learn poker, Dad?" "All your life, son." ~Michael Pertwee Poker:  the art of civilized bushwhacking.  ~Nick Dandalos, attributed Poker is the game closest to the western conception of life, where life and thought are recognized as intimately combined, where free will prevails over philosophies of fate or of chance, where men are considered moral agents and where - at least in the short run - the important thing is not what happens but what people think happens.  ~John Luckacs Cards are war, in disguise of a sport.  ~Charles Lamb In a game of poker, I can put the players' souls in my pocket.  ~Beausourire 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, n.  A game said to be played with cards for some purpose to this lexicographer unknown.  ~Ambrose Bierce Whether he likes it or not, a man¬ís 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 Poker is... a fascinating, wonderful, intricate adventure on the high seas of human nature.  ~David A Daniel 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 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


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