The world’s greatest quotes on playing cards

Playing a game of rummy, or any other card game for that matter, is possibly the best way to have some fun while exercising your brain cells. 

You know what’s even better? These witty and easy to remember one liners that will either make your friends burst out laughing or force them to think from newer perspectives.

Witty and funny playing card quotes 

“Men are like a deck of cards. You’ll find the occasional king, but most are jacks.”

~ Laura Swenson

“Men are like a deck of cards, you need the heart to love ’em, a diamond to marry ’em, a club to beat ’em and a spade to bury ’em”

~ Anonymous

“One of the world’s most popular entertainments is a deck of cards, which contains thirteen each of four suits, highlighted by kings, queens and jacks, who are possibly the queen’s younger, more attractive boyfriends.”

― Lemony Snicket

“Ace-king is a fine hand. Ace-queen is a little weaker, but still good. With ace-jack, you’re already sliding rapidly down a slippery slope. With ace-ten, you’ve slid down the slope, fallen off the cliff, and lie in wreckage at the bottom with hands like ace-five and ace-six.”

― Dan Harrington

Deep and philosophical playing card quotes 

“Just when you think you’re playing your cards right. God shuffles the deck.” 

~ Mark Sheppard

“Life is like a hand of cards. You have to play the hand you’re dealt, you can’t win by folding, and sometimes you must take chances in order to win.”

~ Mike Connor

“Cards are war, in disguise of a sport.”

~ Charles Lamb

Has fortune dealt you some bad cards? Then let wisdom make you a good gamester.

~ Francies Quarles

Each player must accept the cards life deals him or her: but once they are in hand, he or she alone must decide how to play the cards in order to win the game.

~ Voltaire

Quotes about playing with playing cards

When you’re playing cards you can’t constantly think about what the money costs you in the real world. You can’t be constantly concerned about that if you want to be successful 

~ Daniel Negreanu

Rummy is deservedly popular because it is easy to learn, fast to play, suitable for all ages, playable by any number, and as suitable for gamblers as for missionaries—though perhaps not both at once.

~ David Parlett

We hope we’ve given you enough one-liners to entertain your card-playing buddies. Which one is your favorite?