Air power is like poker. A second-best hand is like none at all - it will cost you dough and win you nothing.
If scientific reasoning were limited to the logical processes of arithmetic, we should not get very far in our understanding of the physical world. One might as well attempt to grasp the game of poker entirely by the use of the mathematics of probability.
The great thing about athletics is that it's like poker sometimes: you know what's in your hand, and it may be a load of rubbish, but you've got to keep up the front.
My biggest problem in live games is that I love the game so much and I don't think I ever met a poker player I didn't fundamentally like - even if they're screaming and they're acting like real jerks.
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.
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.
I started playing poker in 2003 during my pregnancy, to distract myself from my awful morning sickness. For months all I did was cry and play Texas Hold'em.
Manipulating people is what's so fun about poker. I love that you can just look into someone's eyes and lie - and it's perfectly acceptable.
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.
Poker has such an element of competitivness that other games don't have.
You're not allowed to give yourself a nickname. This holds true in life as well as in poker.
Living in the past is a Jethro Tull album, not a smart poker strategy.
The beautiful thing about poker is that everybody thinks they can play.
Life, like poker has an element of risk. It shouldn't be avoided. It should be faced.
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.
Baseball is like a poker game. Nobody wants to quit when he's losing; nobody wants you to quit when you're ahead.
Last night I stayed up late playing poker with Tarot cards. I got a full house and four people died.
Poker is a fascinating, wonderful, intricate adventure on the high seas of human nature
Poker is a microcosm of all we admire and disdain about capitalism and democracy. It can be rough-hewn or polished, warm or cold, charitable and caring, or hard and impersonal, fickle and elusive, but ultimately it is fair, and right, and just.
There are few things that are so unpardonably neglected in our country as poker. The upper class knows very little about it. Now and then you find ambassadors who have sort of a general knowledge of the game
People will pay a hundred dollars for a bottle of wine; to me that's not worth it. But I'm not going to say it is foolish or wrong to spend that kind of money, if that's what you want. So if a guy wants to bet twenty or thirty thousand dollars in a poker game, that is his privilege.
Poker: the art of civilized bushwhacking.
The guy who invented poker was bright, but the guy who invented the chip was a genius.
The commonest mistake in history is underestimating your opponent; it happens at the poker table all the time.
Old card players never die, they just shuffle away.
I must complain the cards are ill shuffled till I have a good hand.
Poker exemplifies the worst aspects of capitalism that have made our country so great.
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.
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.