Gambling Quotes Motivate Gaming Potential

Gambling Quotes Inspiring You To Win

Gambling quotes offer great inspiration that can motivate your gambling mindset. Gamblers are very much affected by the importance of inspiration in their creative process. Often punters have lucky rituals or superstitions while their sole inspiration is to beat the odds and win big. Inspiration can be best described as a motivational state-of-being that compels us to bring our pure potential into fruition. A creative process that ensures inspiration is vital for motivating the mindset to perform at its best.

To understand how that works, let’s break down how a quote inspires. Within a winning quote, an appreciation of and for an idea leads to ‘aha’ moment which in turn creates the much needed inspiration. For example, take the classical artist Mozart, who achieved great classical success in music. In this quote, he speaks about his creative process.


“Those ideas that please me I retain in memory, and am accustomed, as I have been told, to hum them to myself. If I continue in this way, it soon occurs to me how I may turn this or that morsel to account so as to make a good dish of it… All this fires my soul”.

Mozart breaks down inspiration to its core. There is the appreciation of possibilities (“ideas that please me”). There is also the ‘aha!’, (“it…occurs to me”). And most importantly, there is inspiration (turning a morsel into a dish; “fires my soul”).


By taking a look at winning gambling quotes, a gambler can therein absorb wisdom and guidance increasing their chance of winning big. By reflecting on gambling quotes, punters can learn from the gambling greats of past and present thereby gaining an appreciation of their betting and gambling expertise. Reflect on these inspiring gambling quotes and incite your pure potential to beat the odds and win big. 


“Gambling is a principle inherent in human nature.” – Edmund Burke. Author and philosopher.

“Remember this. The house doesn’t beat the player. It just gives him the opportunity to beat himself.” – Nicholas Dandalos. Professional gambler.

“Try to decide how good your hand is at a given moment. Nothing else matters. Nothing.” – Doyle Brunson. 2 time winner of the  World Series of Poker Main Event and member of the Poker Hall of Fame.

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

“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” -Seneca. Roman philosopher, dramatist, and writer.

“Money won is twice as sweet as money earned.”  -From the movie The Color of Money. A 1986 gambling movie directed by Martin Scorsese about the story of the pool hustler and stakehorse Edward “Fast Eddie” Felson from Tevis’ first novel, The Hustler (1959). 

“If you ain’t just a little scared when you enter a casino, you are either very rich or you haven’t studied the games enough.” -Terrence “VP Pappy” Murphy. Poker and Gambling Enthusiast and Writer.

“A gambler is nothing but a man who makes his living out of hope.” -William Bolitho. Journalist, Writer and Biographer.

“Depend on the rabbit’s foot if you will, but remember it didn’t work for the rabbit.”  – R.E. Shay. Humorist.

“A racehorse is an animal that can take several thousand people for a ride at the same time.” – Author Unknown

“Last year people won more than one billion dollars playing poker. And casinos made twenty-seven billion just by being around those people.”   – Samantha Bee. Writer, Comedian, Political Commentator. 

“If you’re playing a poker game and you look around the table and can’t tell who the sucker is, it’s you.”  – Paul Newman. Actor, Director, Race-Driver, Entrepreneur.

“When your opponent’s sittin’ there holdin’ all the aces, there’s only one thing to do: kick over the table.” – Dean Martin. Singer, Actor, Entertainer.

“You know horses are smarter than people. You never heard of a horse going broke betting on people.”  – Will Rogers. Comedian, Actor, Author.

“Captain, I’m beginning to understand why you Earthmen enjoy gambling. No matter how carefully one computes the odds of success, there is still a certain exhilaration in the risk.” -Spock. Star Trek TV Show.

“I like to play blackjack. I’m not addicted to gambling, I’m addicted to sitting in a semi-circle.” – Mitch Hedberg. Comedian, Writer, Author. 

“God does not play dice with the universe; He plays an ineffable game of his own devising, which might be compared, from the perspective of any of the other players, to being 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 you the rules, and who smiles all the time.” – Terry Pratchett. British Fantasy Writer. 

“In gambling, the many must lose in order that the few may win.” – George Bernard Shaw. Playwright, Politician, Satirist. 

“Gambling can turn into a dangerous two-way street when you least expect it. Weird things happen suddenly, and your life can go all to pieces.” – Hunter S. Thompson. American Writer and Journalist.

“I want people to understand, gambling is not a bad thing if you do it within the framework of what it’s meant to be, which is fun and entertaining.”  – Michael Jordan. Basketball player and Entrepreneur. 

“Gambling is a principle inherent in human nature.” – Edmund Burke. Irish-British writer, Philosopher and Politician.

“Gambling is not a vice, it is an expression of our humanness. We gamble. Some do it at the gaming table, some do not. You play, you win, you play, you lose. You play.” – Jeanette Winterson. British Writer. 

“Life is not always a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well.” -Jack London, American Novelist.

“Bond didn’t defend the practice. He simply maintained that the more effort and ingenuity you put into gambling, the more you took out.”
-Ian Fleming, British Writer, Novelist and Filmmaker of Casino Royale.
“You’ve got to play your hand. Sometimes your cards ain’t worth a dime, if you don’t lay’ em down.” – The Grateful Dead, Iconic band, Truckin’
“All the evidence shows that God was actually quite a gambler, and the universe is a great casino, where dice are thrown, and roulette wheels spin on every occasion.” – Stephen Hawking, British theoretical physicist and astrophysicist.
“All of us have bad luck and good luck. The man who persists through the bad luck – who keeps right on going – is the man who is there when the good luck comes – and is ready to receive it.”
– Robert Collier. American writer of self-help books.
“Being able to pit your wits against literally hundreds of other people is really exciting and ultimately the biggest single challenge for a poker player.” – Tim Page. Photographer and War Journalist. 

“It is better to make people think you are a bad poker player, then to play and remove all doubt. Don’t play to impress, play to win.” – Michael Gersitz. Online poker player and writer for

“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. Author of 11 poker books and former columnist for Card Player Magazine.

“Nobody is always a winner, and anybody who says he is, is either a liar or doesn’t play poker.” – Amarillo Slim. Professional American poker player who won the tournament of the World Series of Poker in 1972.

“The only sure thing about luck is that it will change.” – Wilson Mizner. American playwright, narrator and entrepreneur.

“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. English writer, broadcaster and critic.

“Horse racing is animated roulette.” – Roger Kahn. American Author, best known for his baseball book The Boys of Summer.

“The race is not always to the swift nor the battle to the strong, but that’s the way to bet.” – Damon Runyon, from ‘More Than Somewhat’. American Newspaperman and short story writer.

“If you are going to bluff, make it a big one.” — Amarillo Slim. An American professional gambler known for his poker skills and proposition bets. Preston won the 1972 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event and was inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame in 1992.

Life is like a poker game. You deal or are dealt to. Your success depends on skill, luck, and creativity. You bet, check, bluff, and raise. Your education comes from those you play with. Sometimes, you win with a pair or lose with a full house. But whatever happens, it pays to keep a sense of humor. — Anonymous

“Make a bet every day, otherwise you might walk around lucky and never know it.” — Jimmy Jones. American Rock and Roll and Pop Singer.

“A real gentleman, even if he loses everything he owns, must show no emotion. Money must be so far beneath a gentleman that it is hardly worth troubling about.” — Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821-81). Russian novelist of the classic, The Gambler, (1866).