Games Quotes

Whoever called snooker "chess with balls" was rude, but right. -Clive James

 

Life's too short for chess. -Henry James Byron

 

It is impossible to imagine Goethe or Beethoven being good at billiards or golf. -Henry Louis Mencken

 

Cards are war, in disguise of a sport. -Charles Lamb

 

With spots quadrangular of diamond form,
Ensanguined hearts, clubs typical of strife,
And spades, the emblems of untimely graves.
-William Cowper

 

The bowling alley is the poor man's country club. -Sanford Hansell

 

'Tis all a chequer board of nights and days,
Where destiny with men for pieces plays;
Hither and thither, and mates, and slays.
-Edward Fitzgerald

 

The nice thing about doing a crossword puzzle is, you know there is a solution. -Stephen Sondheim

 

Egotism, n: Doing the New York Times crossword puzzle with a pen. -Author Unknown

 

Do I rue a life wasted doing crosswords? Yes, but I do know the three-letter-word for regret. -Robert Brault

 

Our whole life is solving puzzles. -Erno Rubik

 

Whoever dreamed up Scrabble had an exaggerated idea of how many seven-letter words have five i's. -Robert Brault

 

It is one of man's curious idiosyncrasies to create difficulties for the pleasure of resolving them. -Joseph de Maistre

 

Chess is a sea in which a gnat may drink and an elephant may bathe. -Indian Proverb

 

An apocryphal story - the word "apocryphal" here means "obviously untrue" - tells of two people, long ago, who were very bored, and that instead of complaining about it they sat up all night and invented the game of chess so that everyone else in the world, on evenings when there is nothing to do, can also be bored by the perplexing and tedious game they invented. -Lemony Snicket

 

The perfect family board game is one that can be played each time with fewer pieces. -Robert Brault

 

At my house, when a missing pawn shows up in the Scrabble tiles, it counts as an extra blank. -Robert Brault

 

I haven't had sex in eight months. To be honest, I now prefer to go bowling. -Kimberly Jones

 

Chess is a foolish expedient for making idle people believe they are doing something very clever when they are only wasting their time. -George Bernard Shaw

Losing a game is heartbreaking. Losing your sense of excellence or worth is a tragedy.-Joe Paterno

It's a radical time for musicians, a really revolutionary time, and I believe revolutions like Napster are a lot more fun than cash, which by the way we don't have at major labels anyway, so we might as well get with it and get in the game.-Courtney Love

 

You don't play against opponents, you play against the game of basketball.-Bobby Knight

 

But it is a black man's game, and it will be forever.-Larry Bird

 

As far as playing, I didn't care who guarded me - red, yellow, black. I just didn't want a white guy guarding me, because it's disrespect to my game.-Larry Bird

 

You can make a lot of money in this game. Just ask my ex-wives. Both of them are so rich that neither of their husbands work.-Lee Trevino

 

One of the nice things about the Senior Tour is that we can take a cart and cooler. If your game is not going well, you can always have a picnic.-Lee Trevino

 

When it comes to the game of life, I figure I've played the whole course.-Lee Trevino

 

I adore the game of golf. I won't ever retire.-Lee Trevino

 

Life is a difficult game. You can win it only by retaining your birthright to be a person.-Abdul Kalam

 

Georgia Tech beat us and Mississippi Southern tied us last year, and Texas beat us after we had the game won. We only played about five games the way we were capable of playing and lost one of those.-Bear Bryant

 

It's been years since I've had a real input in the game anyway. For this game, I've just tried to keep all the other stuff away from the players and coaches.-Bear Bryant

 

Great American sport. Horseshoes is a very great game. I love it.-Dan Quayle

 

Like a baseball game, wars are not over till they are over. Wars don't run on a clock like football. No previous generation was so hopelessly unrealistic that this had to be explained to them.-Thomas Sowell

 

Certainly the most diverse, if minor, pastime of literary life is the game of Find the Author.-Arthur Miller

 

Through my illness I learned rejection. I was written off. That was the moment I thought, Okay, game on. No prisoners. Everybody's going down.-Lance Armstrong

 

I was nine or 10 years old and my father was sacked on Christmas Day. He was a manager, the results had not been good, he lost a game on December 22 or 23. On Christmas Day, the telephone rang and he was sacked in the middle of our lunch.-Jose Mourinho

 

The game of history is usually played by the best and the worst over the heads of the majority in the middle.-Eric Hoffer

 

Football is an incredible game. Sometimes it's so incredible, it's unbelievable.-Tom Landry

 

Life is a game. Money is how we keep score.-Ted Turner

 

War is the statesman's game, the priest's delight, the lawyer's jest, the hired assassin's trade.-Percy Bysshe Shelley

 

If you have the opportunity to play this game of life you need to appreciate every moment. a lot of people don't appreciate the moment until it's passed.My main focus is on my game.-Tiger Woods

 

Michael left because of the Bulls' management, not because he'd lost his love of playing the game.-Tiger Woods

 

The Masters is where I won my first major, and I view this tournament with great respect. After a long and necessary time away from the game, I feel like I'm ready to start my season at Augusta.-Tiger Woods

 

Being a movie star, and this applies to all of them, means being looked at from every possible direction. You are never left at peace, you're just fair game.-Greta Garbo

 

I never see failure as failure, but only as the game I must play and win.-Tom Hopkins

 

Old age is far more than white hair, wrinkles, the feeling that it is too late and the game finished, that the stage belongs to the rising generations. The true evil is not the weakening of the body, but the indifference of the soul.-Andre Maurois

 

A game is like a mirror that allows you to look at yourself.-Robert Kiyosaki

 

Being a celebrity or anything else where you're really ambitious, it's really a game to see how successful you can get.-Joe Rogan

 

Life is like a game of cards. The hand you are dealt is determinism; the way you play it is free will.-Jawaharlal Nehru

 

The video game culture was an important thing to keep alive in the film because we're in a new era right now. The idea that kids can play video games like Grand Theft Auto or any video game is amazing. The video games are one step before a whole other virtual universe.-Vin Diesel

 

People think your success is just a matter of having a pretty face. But it's easy to be chewed up and spat out. You've got to stay ahead of the game to be able to stay in it.-Kate Moss

 

When I first got into the rap game, I had an early dream of unifying rappers.-Ice T

 

The Scoutmaster teaches boys to play the game by doing so himself.-Robert Baden-Powell

 

Play more than one game at a time. This is a painless way to learn how to do many things at once.-Marilyn vos Savant

 

I like ice hockey, but it's a frustrating game to watch. It's hard to keep your eyes on both the puck and the players and too much time passes between scoring in hockey. There are usually more fights than there are points.-Andy Rooney

 

The Super Bowl isn't for kids, I had a great time though and it was worth every nickel of it because by doing this lame piece about the game I can put it on my expense account.-Andy Rooney

 

Obsession is a young man's game, and my only excuse is that I never grew old.-Michael Caine

 

When you want to win a game, you have to teach. When you lose a game, you have to learn.-Tom Landry

 

Five years ago I figured we were at the top of our game and that was the best it was going to get, but with every album it seems to keep on building on itself.-Tim McGraw

 

A hot dog at the game beats roast beef at the Ritz.-Humphrey Bogart

 

I consider myself more of a loner now and I think when you get older, especially in this game, and just talking with other players who have come and gone, I see what they were saying when I was a young guy in the locker room.-Brett Favre

 

With each game I play, each season I play, everyone would agree with me, I'm running out of chances.-Brett Favre

 

Architecture is the learned game, correct and magnificent, of forms assembled in the light.-Le Corbusier

 

It seems astounding to me now that the video games are perhaps as important as the movie themselves. And people will spend 2 or 3 years obsessing about the video game in exactly the same way that they'd be obsessing about the movie if they were working on that.-John Cleese

 

I can never do better than Fawlty Towers whatever I do. Now I very much want to teach young talent some rules of the game.-John Cleese

 

You can dominate a game if you dominate on the line... We're just going to have to go out there and work hard and blow people off the ball, and let our runners do what they do best.-Miles Davis

 

Number three, we're going to play very smart and we're not going to beat ourselves. If the other team is better than us and they just out execute us and play better then we can live with that, but we're going to play smart and give ourselves every opportunity to win the game.-Steve Spurrier

 

What I've been telling everyone that loves Carolina football is that we are going to put a team out there that, number one, is in good shape. We're going to be fit, we are going to be able to play the whole game and we're not going to poop out.-Steve Spurrier

 

Our coaches want to be a part of South Carolina football when they win it for the first time. When they win the division, when they win the SEC, win a major bowl game, etc. The opportunities to do it all for the first time here make it extra special.-Steve Spurrier

 

Number two, we're going to play with a lot of effort. Our guys are going to be in such good shape that fatigue is not going to be a problem. We're going to play with full effort from snap to whistle on every play the entire game.-Steve Spurrier

 

Number four, we're going to play like winners, play the game the way it's meant to be played. Don't get full of yourself if something good happens. Don't get too depressed when something bad happens.-Steve Spurrier

 

The notion that the public accepts or rejects anything in modern art is merely romantic fiction. The game is completed and the trophies distributed long before the public knows what has happened.-Tom Wolfe

 

The greatest competitor was Bob Gibson. He worked so fast out there and he always had the hood up. He always wanted to close his own deal. He never talked to you because he was battling so hard. I sure as hell don't miss batting against him, but I miss him in the game.-Pete Rose

 

There is an old saying that money can't buy happiness. If it could, I would buy myself four hits every game.-Pete Rose

 

When you play this game twenty years, go to bat ten-thousand times, and get three-thousand hits, do you know what that means? You've gone zero for seven-thousand.-Pete Rose

 

Well, you can't trust most people in this game, period; it can be a very shady business.-Marvin Hagler

 

The game of life is a game of boomerangs. Our thoughts, deeds and words return to us sooner or later with astounding accuracy.-Florence Scovel Shinn

 

In real life, it is the hare who wins. Every time. Look around you. And in any case it is my contention that Aesop was writing for the tortoise market. Hares have no time to read. They are too busy winning the game.-Anita Brookner

 

We should reach out to people to try to go after the fans the way other sports do. Because we can't just depend on the fact that it is a great game.-John McEnroe

 

I am like the Jack Nicholson of the Kings - every single game. If there was a game tonight I wouldn't be here. I used to play hockey. That was my original thing. My first thing, I wanted to play professional hockey.-Rob Zombie

 

If you're going to play the game properly, you'd better know every rule.-Barbara Jordan

 

It's a new game now, you know, you have to bring some fresh stuff.-Scotty McCreery

 

Our generals talk a good game about taking care of their grunts, and the majority of our Beltway politicians bay with moralistic fervor about how they, too, support the troops.-David Hackworth

 

In the game of life, it's a good idea to have a few early losses, which relieves you of the pressure of trying to maintain an undefeated season.-Bill Vaughan

 

Even now I can say I'd love to finish my career here, and then stay in the game after that.-Steven Gerrard

 

What was important to me was entertaining the audience, and whether that meant winning, losing, singing, or whatever it was on the live show we were doing every week, which was awesome, I was game for it.-Dwayne Johnson

 

The great trouble with baseball today is that most of the players are in the game for the money and that's it, not for the love of it, the excitement of it, the thrill of it.-Ty Cobb

 

When I began playing the game, baseball was about as gentlemanly as a kick in the crotch.-Ty Cobb

 

The great American game should be an unrelenting war of nerves.-Ty Cobb

 

When you've played this game for ten years and gone to bat seven-thousand times and gotten two-thousand hits do you know what that really means? It means you've gone zero for five-thousand.-Reggie Jackson

 

You know, this game's not very much fun when you're only hitting .247.-Reggie Jackson

 

And that's what makes this a great game, is the support and the commitment that the fans give the game.-Nolan Ryan

 

I came into the game when I broke into the major leagues, the minimum salary was seven thousand dollars, and I'd have to go home in the wintertime and get a job.-Nolan Ryan

 

Approach the game with no preset agendas and you'll probably come away surprised at your overall efforts.-Phil Jackson

 

Self-improvement is the name of the game, and your primary objective is to strengthen yourself, not to destroy an opponent.-Maxwell Maltz

 

I've got to give Larry Bird his due; he was a great player. He knew the game and he was smart.-Dennis Rodman

 

I go out there and get my eyes gouged, my nose busted, my body slammed. I love the pain of the game.-Dennis Rodman

 

I'm trying to find new ways to make this game more attractive.-Dennis Rodman