“If you’re in a card game and you don’t know who the sucker is, you’re it.”– Popular poker saying.

 “Poker reveals to the frank observer something else of import—it will teach him about his own nature. Many bad players do not improve because the cannot bear self-knowledge.” –David Mamet

“Hold’em is to stud what chess is to checkers.” — Johnny Moss

“The real things to know is that folks will stand to lose more than they will to win. That’s the most important percentage there is. I mean, if they lose, they’re willin’ to lose everything. If they win, they’re usually satisfied to win enough to pay for dinner and a show. The best gamblers know that.” — Pug Pearson

“Industry executives and analysts often mistakenly talk about strategy as if it were some kind of chess match. But in chess, you have just two opponents, each with identical resources, and with luck playing a minimal role. The real world is much more like a poker game, with multiple players trying to make the best of whatever hand fortune has dealt them. In our industry, Bill Gates owns the table until someone proves otherwise.” David Moschella, “Computerworld”

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

“Last night I stayed up late playing poker with Tarot cards. I got a full house and four people died.” — Steven Wright
He said, “Son, I’ve made a life out of readin’ people’s faces, and knowin’ what their cards were by he way they held their eyes.”– Kenny Rogers, “The Gambler” 

“Cards are war, in disguise of a sport.” — Charles Lamb, “Essays of Elia” (1832)