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  2-Feb-14, 15:21   #1
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av1966 
Joined: Mar '09
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Anyone have inspirational poker quotes?For me, I think Sun Tzu gave a great quote that can be applied to poker:
"Appear weak when you are strong and appear strong when you are weak"
Also one from Bruce Lee "Do or do not, there is no try and finnally one to get us back on earth:" "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."


     
  2-Feb-14, 16:18   #2
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mahdrof 

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Here is one from one of my favourite movies "Top Gun": Better to retire and save your aircraft than push a bad position.

Don't push a bad position. Very simple and applies itself to so many situations in life, be it poker, daily driving, dealing with your boss, dealing with your spouse. Don't push a bad position. Always try to operate from a position of strength.

     
  2-Feb-14, 16:20   #3
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bowie1984 

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No quotes or cliches could actually inspire me but my favourite speech of all time is from the movie Big Lebowski at Donnys funeral:
Donny was a good bowler, and a good man. He was...he was one of us. He was a man who loved the outdoors, and bowling, and as a surfer he explored the beaches of southern California from La Jolla to Leo Carillo, and up to Pismo. He died.. he died as so many young men of his generation before his time, and in your wisdom, Lord, you took him. Just as you took so many bright, flowering young men at Khe San, and Lan Doc, and Hill 364. These young men gave their lives, and so did Donny. Donny who loved bowling. And so, Theodore Donald Karabotsos... in accordance with what we think your dying wishes might well have been... we commit your final mortal remains to the bosom of the Pacific Ocean, which you loved so well. Goodnight, sweet prince.

     
  2-Feb-14, 17:07   #4
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pochui 

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give other people what they want- and they will give you what you want.

     
  2-Feb-14, 17:17   #5
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Heskor 
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I love the quotes, when I wake up I read some quotes or remember some of what I heard yesterday and it always helps me in my day.

when you play poker you need to be able to manage your emotions, so that you can play effectively and using quotes to remind us of that is a good start.

Cheers , the quotes above are nice.

Good luck and have fun at the table!

     
  2-Feb-14, 18:03   #6
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uno1Bomber 

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Posted by pochui:
give other people what they want- and they will give you what you want.

"Baby if you give it to me
I'll give it to you
I know what you want
You know I got it"
Blink

     
  2-Feb-14, 18:19   #7
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teknoboy 
Joined: Nov '09
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Matt Damon, the rounders movie:


" Listen, here's the thing. If you can't spot the sucker in the first half hour at the table, then you are the sucker."

     
  2-Feb-14, 20:11   #8
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Mober 
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That quote from the movie you are referring is way too old.
I have heard of it while i hadnt a clue at all about the poker game Smile

Great songs in that movie mahdrof. Went and bought the soundtrack right away
after i saw the movie

     
  2-Feb-14, 22:07   #9
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teknoboy 
Joined: Nov '09
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Okay maybe ; but it could be a good description of online cash games too Smile


As my friend said : What is a good strategy when You facing shark at cash game ?

Me : tell me ?

Sit out ... Big Smile

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" It is a way better to make a correct decision, and lost; than make a bad decision, and win" Blink

     
  2-Feb-14, 23:11   #10
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magatt966 

Joined: Jan '09
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An old wiseman I know uses to say

"Dreams are like farts, they remain in the bed once you get up" Cool

     
  3-Feb-14, 09:56   #11
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doubletop777 
Joined: Mar '11
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These quotes are always nice to read and i think you can learn a great deal from these people.The Sun Tzu quote is very applicable when it comes to poker and you wont go far wrong if you follow this advice. I hope that any quotes you read give you all some inspiration

     
  3-Feb-14, 18:23   #12
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pochui 

Joined: May '08
Location: Lithuania
Age: 32 (M)
Posts: 8623
Give a man a fish and feed him for a day,
Don't teach a man to fish...and feed yourself.
And fishing's not that hard.

You can't leave your footprints in the sands of time if you're sitting on your butt.
And who wants to leave butt prints in the sands of time?


     
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