Last night I stayed up late playing poker with Tarot cards. I got a full house and four people died.— Steven Wright
Restlessness Poker quotations
If you're playing a poker game and you look around the table and and can't tell who the sucker is, it's you.
I enjoy going out by myself... always have, always will. I don't have security guards, and, for the most part, I enjoy meeting new people. I see myself as a regular guy who likes playing video games with his nieces and nephews and poker with his family. I don't have an art collection or take exotic vacations. I enjoy being at home.
Baseball is like a poker game. Nobody wants to quit when he's losing; nobody wants you to quit when you're ahead.
Last year people won more than one billion dollars playing poker.
And casinos made twenty-seven billion just by being around those people.
The beautiful thing about poker is that everybody thinks they can play.
You're not allowed to give yourself a nickname. This holds true in life as well as in poker.
Life, like poker has an element of risk. It shouldn't be avoided. It should be faced.
Never in a million years did I think the sport of poker would blow up the way it did.
Living in the past is a Jethro Tull album, not a smart poker strategy.
Rule: Never perform card tricks for the people you play poker with.
When you observe that the fire in your room is getting dull, you do not always put on more coal, but simply stir with the poker; so God often uses the black poker of adversity in order that the flames of devotion may burn more brightly.
The church has no power over our lives any more, which is something of a blessing for those who do not enjoy red-hot pokers or iron thumb-screws.
I feel like I am 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 me the rules, and who smiles all the time.
Gabe scratched his double chin. "Maybe if you hurry with the seven-layer dip...And maybe if the kid apologizes for interrupting my poker game." Maybe if I kick you in your soft spot, I thought. And make you sing Soprano for a week.
What I needed most was to love and to be loved, eager to be caught.
Happily I wrapped those painful bonds around me; and sure enough, I would be lashed with the red-hot pokers or jealousy, by suspicions and fear, by burst of anger and quarrels.
If you've been playing poker for half an hour and you still don't know who the patsy is, you're the patsy.
The best part about poker is there's no down side.
I've been playing Texas Hold 'em and other forms of poker since I was about 12.
I think one of the interesting things about poker is that once you let your ego in, you're done for.
If you play bridge badly you make your partner suffer, but if you play poker badly you make everybody happy.
So this is hell. I'd never have believed it. You remember all we were told about the torture-chambers, the fire and brimstone, the burning marl. Old wives' tales!There's no need for red-hot pokers. HELL IS--OTHER PEOPLE!
There isn't any luck that enters into anything, unless it's poker or shooting dice, maybe. There is no luck to merchandising. There is no luck in going out and working from early in the morning to long after dinner. That is not luck, it's work.
I completely take on the risk, the poker game, which being an artist means, and I'm going to try to make a film which honestly reflects what I have in my head.
As for poker, I've stayed away from that, even though when I was in Vegas for Ocean's Eleven, I would get accosted by these guys begging me to play. They just want to take my money. They see me, think "actor" and see some easy money.
As I stood there absorbing Hammett's novel, the slot machines at the back of the shop were clanking and whirring, and in the billiard room upstairs the perpetual poker game was being played.
But I want people to understand that poker's not all glamorous, it's not all being on TV and making tons of money. It's a hard life. It's a lot of travel. It's a lot of weird hours.
If you're a poker player and you show up at a casino at 8 a.
m., you're going to be by yourself or with some people that are rocks and just don't give you any action.
The pros really like all the new people playing poker because they love the dead money; but when the money wins they don't like that very much at all.
I used to sports gamble a lot and I was getting killed on that but then I found poker and really enjoyed it. But it was a hobby more than anything else. I played it every day but only on pretty small stakes.
Poker has such an element of competitivness that other games don't have.
I'm the first person in my family to play poker.
The competition has improved tremendously.
In 2003, I could teach a guy how to play poker in an hour and he could win some money. Today, it would take days. The game has gotten so much tougher. So I will spend my time with my family and play when I can.
For the most part, I get to do what I want to do.
If I want to play poker, I can. If I don't want to play poker, I don't have to.
Not having the online game has made it more difficult.
There are a lot of young and upcoming players in poker. But you don't get to see them because TV has sort of been taken away.