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  • Bridge is ... one of the most interesting indoor games ever invented ...

  • Oh, yes, of course I like music, too. Very much. It's so pleasant of an evening, especially when made by your friends at home. I often say I like it better than cards. Though I must say I do like a good game of bridge.

  • Counting both times I cheated this week / I won at solitaire twice.

  • One of the first things a bridge player learns is to take it on the shin.

  • When the human passions are ebbing, bridge takes their place.

  • ... poker rewards not 'gambling,' but concentration, discipline and the ability to control emotions, even when the big hand finally hits.

  • You can't see the players' cards; they keep them so low to the felt you'd think they were dirty pictures.

  • Bridge is a game for the undivided intellect.

  • I'd rather play poker with five or six experts than eat.

  • To be a good sportsman, one must be a stoic and never show rancor in defeat, or triumph in victory, or irritation, no matter what annoyance is encountered. One who can not help sulking, or explaining, or protesting when the loser, or exulting when the winner, has no right to take part in games or contests.

  • The laws of chess are as beautiful as those governing the universe — and as deadly.

  • Cards, I believe, were devised for the unintellectual, to take the place of gossip.

  • Bridge is a social but not a very sociable game — that is, if you take it seriously, as most bridge players do ...

  • A pool game mixes ritual with geometry.