Heree are some well-known BRIDGE QUOTES which will boost your ego and present good reasons for you to maintain passion for playing bridge.

  • Warren Buffett (in Forbes, issue 2 June 1997): “Bridge is such a sensational game that I wouldn’t mind being in jail if I had three cellmates who were decent players and who were willing to keep the game going 24 hours a day.”
  • Warren Buffett: “Bridge is the most entertaining and intelligent card game the wit of man has so far devised.”
  • Martina Navratilova: “Many games provide fun, but Bridge grips you. It exercises your mind. Your mind can rust, you know, but Bridge prevents the rust from forming.”
  • Mason Cooley: “One advantage of bad bidding is that you get practice at playing atrocious contracts.”
  • Alfred Sheinwold: “The real test of a Bridge player isn’t in keeping out of trouble, but in escaping once he’s in.”
  • Mae West: “Bridge is too important to take seriously.”
  • Oscar Wilde: “Old Bridge players never die; they just lose their finesse.”
  • Warren Buffett (in “Buffet on Bridge”): “It’s a game of a million inferences. There are a lot of things to draw inferences from — cards played and not played. These inferences tell you something about the probabilities. It’s got to be the best intellectual exercise out there. You’re seeing through new situations every ten minutes. Bridge is about weighing gain/loss ratios. You’re doing calculations all the time.”
  • W. Somerset Maugham: “No matter where I go, I can always make new friends at the bridge table.”
  • Omar Sharif: “In bridge clubs and in councils of state, the passions are the same.”

…compiled by Tess Gibbs