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Known Poker Quotes

What could be an easier way to learn the lessons of poker than quotations? They're short, witty, full of wisdom, and of course, easy to remember. Listed below are some of the most popular quotations on poker:

"I've lost money so fast in these clubs it's left me reeling. I've read every poker book ever written, but the only way to get better at the game is to go out and play with people who are really good. The problem is, you stand to lose a lot of money doing it."
From Matt Damon

Matt Damon is one of the celebrities now who venture into the world of poker. His bestfriend Ben Affleck, has become successful at it. Though, not as successful as Ben Affleck, at least Matt Damon has learned a valuable lesson � that books cannot possibly teach you everything, especially in Poker. You must learn how to apply in real games what you've read, or else, you'll never learn how to really play.

"I must complain the cards are ill shuffled till I have a good hand."
From Jonathan Swift, "Thoughts on Various Subjects" (1728)

This is the common excuse of people who suck at poker. They think they're so good, so what else could be wrong but the cards? What they fail to recognize is that they're not good poker players after all because they need good cards to win. They do not have the ability and talent to make their bad cards win. They blame the dealer for their loss, actually I think they will blame everyone and everything else but themselves.

"He said, "Son, I've made a life out of readin' people's faces, and knowin' what their cards were by the way they held their eyes."
From Kenny Rogers, "The Gambler"

Clearly, this quotation is about a poker player who has grown to be really good at poker tells. Although not that reliable, poker tells can still be very helpful in studying the possible hands of your opponents. Several poker movies and poker books have even been dedicated to poker tells.

"How long does it take to learn poker, Dad?" "All your life, son."
From David Spanier, "Total Poker" (1977)

Poker is a forever learning process, there's always something new to learn. Strategies change, tactics get better. That's why poker is interesting; it's never the same old thing. Poker presents new situations and new challenges every game.

Nick Byron - Editorial Team