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December 31st, 2013
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
December 30th, 2013
Poker is to cards and games what jazz is to music. It's this great American thing, born and bred here. We dig it because everybody can play. - Steve Lipscomb
December 29th, 2013
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
December 28th, 2013
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
December 27th, 2013
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
December 26th, 2013
The commonest mistake in history is underestimating your opponent; it happens at the poker table all the time. - David Shoup
December 25th, 2013
Is it a reasonable thing, I ask you, for a grown man to run about and hit a ball? Poker's the only game fit for a grown man. Then, your hand is against every man's, and every man's is against yours. Teamwork? Who ever made a fortune by teamwork? There's only one way to make a fortune, and that's to down the fellow who's up against you. - W. Somerset Maugham
December 24th, 2013
If, after the first twenty minutes, you don't know who the sucker at the table is, it's you. - David Levien and Brian Koppelman, Rounders
December 23rd, 2013
If I have learned anything, it is that life forms no logical patterns. It is haphazard and full of beauties which I try to catch as they fly by, for who knows whether any of them will ever return? - Dame Margot Fonteyn Take a deep breath. Play one table and watch the beauty of the game.
December 22nd, 2013
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. - Johnny Luckacs
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