The 41 Best Poker Quotes: Legendary Lines from the Game

The 41 Best Poker Quotes: Legendary Lines from the Game

Poker Quotes

Poker is a game that has caught the interest of many folks worldwide. This card game that people all around the world love is a mix of strategy, psychology, and skills that has fascinated players from everywhere In this article, we will explore 41 such poker quotes, where some of them hold not just the heart of the game but also important lessons for life.

Poker Quotes

“It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to be good at poker.” — Phil Gordon

“The key to No-Limit is to put a man to a decision for all his chips.” — Doyle Brunson

“Life, like poker, has an element of risk. It shouldn’t be avoided. It should be faced.” Edward Norton

“Poker is a hard way to make an easy living.” — Doyle Brunson

“You will show your poker greatness by the hands you fold, not the hands you play.” Dan Reed

“Poker is a skill game pretending to be a chance game.” — James Altucher

“Poker has the feeling of a sport, but you don’t have to do push-ups.” — Penn Gillette

“Poker is a fascinating, wonderful, intricate adventure on the high seas of human nature.” — David A. Daniel

“One day a chump, the next day a champion. What a difference a day makes in tournament poker!” — Mike Sexton

“If a player is looking to have you fund their poker career, you need to look at why they are broke.” — James Guill

“Nobody is always a winner, and anybody who says he is, is either a liar or doesn’t play poker.” — Amarillo Slim

“The Main Event is the only tournament in the history of poker you never have to bluff.” — Mike Matusow

“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

Hard-hitting Poker Quotes

“If you always start with the worse hand, you never have a bad beat story to tell.”— Chuck Thompson

“Poker is war. People pretend it is a game.” — Doyle Brunson

“The commonest mistake in history is underestimating your opponent; happens at the poker table all the time.” General David Shoup

“In the long run there’s no luck in poker, but the short run is longer than most people know.” — Rick Bennet

“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

Funny Poker Quotes

“Money isn’t everything unless you’re playing a rebuy tournament.” — Unknown

“Trust everyone but always cut the cards.” — Benny Binion

“If you’re playing a poker game and you look around the table and can’t tell who the sucker is, it’s you.” — Paul Newman

“Last night I stayed up playing poker with Tarot cards. I got a full house and four people died.” — Steven Wright

“May the flop be with you.” — Doyle Brunson

“Every poker player, like every fisherman, needs to have a story in a box, and most poker stories are completely uninteresting.” — Jason Alexander

“Poker has the feeling of a sport, but you don’t have to do push-ups.” — Penn Gillette

“I must complain the cards are ill-shuffled till I have a good hand.” — Jonathan Swift

“The guy who invented poker was bright, but the guy who invented the chip was a genius.” — Julius Weintraub

“What’s true of the poker game is true of life. Most people are suckers and don’t realize it.” — Michael Faust

“Whoever coined the phrase ‘a man’s got to play the hand that was dealt him’ was most certainly one piss-poor bluffer.” — Jeannette Walls

“People would be surprised to know how much I learned about prayer from playing poker.” — Mary Austin

“I don’t play any two suited cards. I play any two non-suited cards. That way I’m drawing at two different flushes.” — Amarillo Slim

“I never saw a poker player’s money that I did not like.”Oklahoma Johnny Hale

“If you play bridge badly, you make your partner suffer, but if you play poker badly you make everybody happy.”— Joe Laurie, Jr.

“They say poker is a zero-sum game. It must be, because every time I play my sum ends up zero.” — Max Shapiro

“Dogs are lousy poker players. When they get a good hand, they wag their tails.” — Unknown

Poker Face Quotes

“I have a good poker face because I am half dead inside.” — Colson Whitehead

“See not the face…
but only the eyes,
of the poker face.”— Toba Beta

“You have the opposite of a poker face. You have like.. miniature golf face.”— Elizabeth Gilbert

“I might not be Silent any longer, but I still have the perfect poker face.”—Nalini Singh

“Life’s like a game of cards, sometimes you get dealt a shit hand, Work with what you got, and never show your weaknesses. Keep a poker face no matter what.”— Logan Zane Hessefort

“I can never have a poker face. Anybody looking at me can tell exactly what I’m thinking.” — Gena Rowlands