Al Alvarez Quotes


14 Al Alvarez quotes:



"I mean to say, this is the book and I really loathe it and I can't imagine what a nice Jewish boy like me ever, how I ever got into this dreadful trade."
"I'm good at reading people."
"The fact that we write about it doesn't mean we play better than ordinary players at all."
"I mean being a writer is like being a psychoanalyst, but you don't get any patients."
"I could think of worse ways of going than at the poker table."
Author: Alvarez Quotes Category: English Poet Quotes Poker Quotes
"Now, if, as I think, writing should be, it's a kind of risky trade."
"When you make a bet, you're saying something."
"I hate writing."
"I absolutely don't believe in anything. Full stop. Including luck."
"But in a tournament, you can be said in for all your money at any point so you can't make any mistakes so you have to, it's all about where you're sitting at the table."
"I think one of the interesting things about poker is that once you let your ego in, you're done for."
"And if you can't keep your ego under control, it's going to cost you a lot of money."
Author: Alvarez Quotes Category: Control Quotes
"Yes, I think poker really isn't gambling."
Author: Alvarez Quotes Category: English Poet Quotes Gambling Quotes
"I had attacked the British poets' nervous preference for gentility above all else."
Author: Alvarez Quotes Category: Poet Quotes



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