Category: Play Quotes

Play Quotes–Part I

Here are 17 play quotes.  More to come in future posts.  Add your favorites in the comment section!

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


“Life is more fun if you play games.” 
― Roald DahlMy Uncle Oswald


“Men do not quit playing because they grow old; they grow old because they quit playing.” 
― Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.


“It is a happy talent to know how to play.” 
― Ralph Waldo Emerson


“We are never more fully alive, more completely ourselves, or more deeply engrossed in anything, than when we are at play.” 
― Charles E. Schaefer


“How would your life be different if…You decided to give freely, love fully, and play feverously? Let today be the day…You free yourself from the conditioned rules that limit your happiness and dilute the beautiful life experience. Have fun. Give – Love – Play!” 
― Steve MaraboliThe Power of One


“Combinatory play seems to be the essential feature in productive thought.” 
― Albert Einstein


“Go and play. Run around. Build something. Break something. Climb a tree. Get dirty. Get in some trouble. Have some fun.” 
― BromThe Child Thief


“If you want creative workers, give them enough time to play” 
― John Cleese


“Genius is play, and man’s capacity for achieving genius is infinite, and many may achieve genius only through play.” 
― William Saroyan


“Don’t ever quit pretending.” 
― Richelle E. Goodrich


“Today, make time to play.” 
― Na’ama Yehuda


“All work and no play will make you sad and grey!” 
― Habeeb Akande


“Sure you do. Everyone wants to play. They’re just afraid of looking stupid. But you know what’s stupid? Not trying. So just…try.” 
― Victoria ScottThe Collector


“Mammals of every species indulge in play. Games are Nature’s way of preparing us to face difficult realities.” 
― Daniel SuarezDaemon


“Child who does not play is not a child, but the man who does not play has lost forever the child who lived within him and who he will miss terribly” 
― Pablo Neruda


“Our hearts and imaginations need to dance and play if we are to live awake” 
― Jaeda DeWalt


“Play hard. Play, play, play like your life depends on it. Because it does.” 
― Dean Koontz