Les citations au Poker

Voici quelques citations pour vous la jouer pendant votre tournoi de Poker entre amis. Cela peut également perturber vos adversaires en les faisant cogiter sur les questions existentielles du Poker.

"C'est formidable le poker. Ce qui compte, ce n'est pas de disposer de bonnes ou de mauvaises cartes mais de savoir jouer avec les mauvaises."
Bernard Werber

"Le poker est un jeu passionnant permettant de perdre son argent, son temps et ses amis."
Philippe Bouvard

"L'homme ne joue pas au poker : le poker se joue de l'homme."
François Montrimel

"Le poker est la chose la plus violente que l'on puisse faire assis."
Tom Mac Evoy

"Jeu qui semble se jouer avec des cartes et dans un but que le lexicographe ignore absolument."
Ambrose Bierce

"Si j'étais roi, je me méfierais des As."
Tristan Bernard

"Jouer coeur est simple. Il faut en avoir, voilà tout."
Jean Cocteau

"Si on ne peut plus tricher avec ses amis, ce n'est plus la peine de jouer aux cartes."
Marcel Pagnol

"C'est plus difficile pour moi de jouer en trichant. J'aimerais mieux jouer avec du jeu."
Jean Giono

"Pour ce gros pot, pourquoi miser tant de jetons, puisqu'il n'y en a qu'un seul qui gagne."

"Je vous parie 100 jetons que je peux m'arrêter de parier quand je veux."
Régis Hauser

"Un Smith & Wesson bat un carré d'as."
Régis Hauser

"On peut en savoir plus sur quelqu'un en une heure de jeu qu'en une année de conversation."

"Ne bouge pas, si tu bouges je fais tapis."

"Je voudrais que l'on vienne jouer aux poker sur ma tombe, j'aime trop le des bruit des jetons."
Un inconnu

"La passion du jeu se manifeste, soit dans le gain, soit dans la perte, par des symptômes frappants."
Denis Diderot

"Jouer, c'est expérimenter le hasard."

"Les tricheurs ne connaissent pas la vraie joie de gagner."
Maurice Sachs

Citations en Anglais :

 "One day a chump, the next day a champion. What a difference a day makes in tournament poker."
Mike Sexton

"No matter how much you may want to think of Holdem as a card game played by people, in many respects it is even more valid to think of it as a game about people that happens to be played with cards."
Phil Hellmuth

"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

"You call, gonna be all over, baby."
Scotty Nguyen (sitting with the nuts as Kevin McBride is trying to decide whether to call him on the last hand of the 1998 WSOP)

"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."
Matt Damon, star of Rounders, 1998

"Limit poker is a science, but no-limit is an art. In limit, you are shooting at a target. In no-limit, the target comes alive and shoots back at you."
Jack Strauss

"Try to decide how good your hand is at a given moment. Nothing else matters. Nothing!"
Doyle Brunson

"Show me a good loser and I'll show you a loser"
Stu Ungar

"Trust everyone, but always cut the cards."
Benny Binion

"If you reraise a raiser, and he doesn't raise you back, you know he has kicker problems."
Crandall Addington

" 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."
Puggy Pearson

"When we play, we must realize, before anything else, that we are out to make money."
David Sklansky

"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

"Whether he likes it or not, a man's character is stripped bare at the poker table; if the other players read him better than he does, he has only himself to blame. Unless he is both able and prepared to see himself as others do, flaws and all, he will be a loser in cards, as in life."
Anthony Holden
, from 'Big Deal'

"See, in my world - the world of high-stakes gin and poker - we play for cold, hard cash. It's all business, pure and simple. Anyone who thinks cardplaying is a 'game' - I'll show you a loser. Money... M-O-N-E-Y. That's how you measure success. One dollar at a time, One chip at a time. That's how you keep score."
Stu Ungar

"It's hard work. Gambling. Playing poker. Don't let anyone tell you different. Think about what it's like sitting at a poker table with people whose only goal is to cut your throat, take your money, and leave you out back talking to yourself about what went wrong inside. That probably sounds harsh. But that's the way it is at the poker table. If you don't believe me, then you're the lamb that's going off to the slaughter. "
Stu Ungar

"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."
Lou Krieger

"You cannot survive without that intangible quality we call heart. The mark of a top player is not how much he wins when he is winning but how he handles his losses. If you win for thirty days in a row, that makes no difference if on the thirty-first you have a bad night, go crazy, and throw it all away."
Bobby Baldwin

"It's morally wrong to let a sucker keep his money."
'Canada' Bill Jones

"If, after the first twenty minutes, you don't know who the sucker at the table is, it's you."

"I never go looking for a sucker. I look for a Champion and make a sucker of him."
'Amarillo' Slim Preston

"Sometimes you'll miss a bet, sure, but it's OK to miss a bet. Poker is an art form, of course, but sometimes you have to sacrifice art in favour of making a profit."
Mike Caro

"Serious poker is no more about gambling than rock climbing is about taking risks."
Alfred Alvarez

"Luck never made a man wise. "
Seneca, from 'Letters to Lucilius'

"Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect. "
Ralph Waldo Emerson

"If you must play, decide upon three things at the start: the rules of the game, the stakes, and the quitting time."
Chinese Proverb

"In a bet there is a fool and a thief. "

"It's not enough to succeed, others must fail."
Gore Vidal

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

"Holdem is to stud what chess is to checkers."
Johnny Moss

"At the gambling table, there are no fathers and sons."
Chinese Proverb

"The next best thing to gambling and winning is gambling and losing."
Nick 'The Greek' Dandalos

"Cards are war, in disguise of a sport."
Charles Lamb

"Luck never gives; it only lends"
Swedish Proverb

"Poker... I hardly even know her!"
Jack Styles

"Avoid people with gold teeth who want to play cards."
George Carlin

"It is easy to smile at an insult and pretend it's funny when the person insulting you is hosing you with money."
Alfred Alvarez

"Poker is generally reckoned to be America's second most popular after-dark activity. Sex is good, they say, but poker lasts longer. "
Alfred Alvarez

"If you are a guy, you know you play too much poker if your wet dreams involve 'nuts' instead breasts."

"I'm absolutely gonna win it, because I'm ruthless. I sit at the poker table and my job is to destroy people."
James Woods

"No wife can endure a gambling husband, unless he is a steady winner. "
Thomas Robert Dewar

"Poker: the art of civilized bushwhacking. "
Nick "The Greek" Dandalos

"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, but the ignorance of the people is fearful. Why, I have known clergymen, good men, kind-hearted, liberal, sincere, and all that, who did not know the meaning of a 'flush'. It is enough to make one ashamed of the species."
Mark Twain

"If their was no such thing as luck, I guess I'd win every time"
Phil Helmuth

"The two things you need to be successful in poker are first, find the muck and second, don't play your own money."
David 'Devilfish' Ulliot

"The Lottery: A tax on people who are bad at math."

"Poker represents the worst aspects of capitalism that have made our country so great."
Walter Matthau

"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

"Man is a gaming animal. He must always be trying to get the better in something or other. "
Charles Lamb, from 'Essays of Elia' 1823

"Humans driven to take risks are more likely to thrive... Our passion for taking risks is a biological legacy... it is difficult to deny that the brain interprets risky behavior as a sign of strength. "
Klaus Manhart, from 'Lust for Danger' Scientific American Mind, September 22nd 2005

"Most of the money you'll win at poker comes not from the brilliance of your own play, but from the ineptitude of your opponents."
Lou Krieger

"The single greatest key to winning is knowing thy enemy, yourself."
Andy Glazer

"In the game of life, women are the rake."
Edward Norton, from Rounders, 1998

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