Play Quotes

London itself perpetually attracts, stimulates, gives me play, a story and a poem without any trouble, save that of moving my legs through the streets. - Virginia Woolf


Camouflage is a game we all like to play, but our secrets are as surely revealed by what we want to seem to be as by what we want to conceal. - J. Russell Lynes


The world isn't getting any easier. With all these new inventions I believe that people are hurried more and pushed more. The hurried way is not the right way; you need time for everything, time to work, time to play, time to rest. - Hedy Lamarr


And a good south wind sprung up behind, The Albatross did follow, And every day, for food or play, Came to the mariner's hollo! 'God save thee, ancient Mariner! From the fiends that plague thus thee! Why look'st thou so?' 'With my cross-bow I shot the Albatross. - Samuel Taylor Coleridge


Of course the game is rigged. Don't let that stop you, if you don't play, you can't win. - Robert A. Heinlein


When she started to play, Steinway came down personally and rubbed his name off the piano. - Bob Hope


I didn't like the play, but then I saw it under adverse conditions, the curtain was up. - Groucho Marx


In books, or work, or healthful play, Let my first years be past, That I may give for every day Some good account at last. - Isaac Watts


The number of elements that have to go into a hit would break a computer down, the right season for that play, the right historical moment, the right tonality. - Arthur Miller


You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. Plato


Play is the only way the highest intelligence of humankind can unfold. Joseph Chilton Pearce


Play has been man’s most useful preoccupation. Frank Caplan


It is paradoxical that many educators and parents still differentiate between a time for learning and a time for play without seeing the vital connection between them. Leo F. Buscaglia


If animals play, this is because play is useful in the struggle for survival; because play practices and so perfects the skills needed in adult life Susanna Miller

Play is a uniquely adaptive act, not subordinate to some other adaptive act, but with a special function of its own in human experience. Johan Huizinga


Play is the exultation of the possible. Martin Buber


Play keeps us vital and alive. It gives us an enthusiasm for life that is irreplaceable. Without it, life just doesn’t taste good Lucia Capocchione


Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do. Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do. Mark Twain


We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing. George Bernard Shaw