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Game Book Quotes


"...there's no rule book or game plan when it comes to the grim realities of our lives." - Simone Elkeles

"There is even - as with no other game - a fascinating detective literature, a wry commentary on the human comedy, implicit in the book of rules." - Alistair Cooke

"But it is impossible to enjoy a tennis game, a book, or a conversation unless attention is fully concentrated on the activity." - Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

"In the opening a master should play like a book, in the mid-game he should play like a magician, in the ending he should play like a machine." - Rudolf Spielmann

"Some people may contend that there is no image more charming that a child holding a puppy or kitten. But for me that's a distant second. When I see a child clutching a book... to his or her tiny bosom, I'm moved. Children can possess a book in a way they can never possess a video game, a TV show, or a Darth Vader doll. A book comes alive when they read it. They give it life themselves by understanding it." - Chris Van Allsburg

"The game honors toughness" - Brad Stevens

"Ender's Game is set more than a century in the future and has nothing to do with political issues that did not exist when the book was written in 1984... It will be interesting to see whether the victorious proponents of gay marriage will show tolerance toward those who disagreed with them when the issue was still in dispute." - Orson Scott Card

"The first and last duty of the lover of the game of baseball," Peavine's book began, "whether in the stands or on the field, is the same as that of the lover of life itself: to pay attention to it. When it comes to the position of catcher, as all but fools and shortstops will freely acknowledge, this solemn requirement is doubled." - Michael Chabon

"Today's game is always different from yesterday's game." - Red Smith

"Play the game, never let the game play you." - Tupac Shakur

"Play a new game, not the older game but faster." - Seth Godin

"If you are losing at a game, change the game." - Gregory Benford

"Kids are fair game; women are fair game." - Timothy Mcveigh

"The game of baseball is a clean, straight game." - William Howard Taft

"It's the old shell game." - Dan Rather

"Baseball is our national game." - Calvin Coolidge

"Speed slows down the game." - Tim McCarver

"Books + friendship = book club" - Kristin Hannah

"Synthetic Worlds is a surprisingly profound book about the social, political, and economic issues arising from the emergence of vast multiplayer games on the Internet. What Castronova has realized is that these games, where players contribute considerable labor in exchange for things they value, are not merely like real economies, they are real economies, displaying inflation, fraud, Chinese sweatshops, and some surprising in-game innovations." - Tim Harford

"In American Romances, her new book of essays, Rebecca Brown has a voice that is full of pop references, family stories, and the fruits of a lifetime of - in her perfect phrase - extreme reading. The voice is a hoot, and it is dead serious. This is writing with exquisite control, fully up to the task Brown takes on of playing a fierce game of beach ball with deep problems of American (and personal) history and identity." - Susan Stinson

"To win in the game of life, we all need both a healthy mind and body. By involving children in the fun and dynamic fitness programs offered by Len Saunders, we help them maximize not only their physical potential, but more importantly their intellectual potential. You don't need to be an outstanding athlete to be physically fit - you just need to participate. This book is an outstanding reference for parents and educators alike who want to promote better health for our children." - Digger Phelps

"When I used to play golf. It's a terrible miserable game. It's incredibly frustrating. In 18 holes you make 150 horrible shots off in the woods, in the water...You make one good shot and it brings you back the next time. With writing a long book there has to be at least one bit that has some magic in it that you can go back to." - Alan Lightman

"There are only three forms of high art: the symphony, the illustrated children's book and the board game." - Brian K Vaughan

"A bestseller is a book that non-book buyers buy" - Toni Morrison

"Any book worth banning is a book worth reading." - Isaac Asimov

"For the book unwritten is the book burned." - Stan Rice

"I look at every book as a self-help book." - Marc Maron

"You kiss by th' book." - William Shakespeare

"Holy borrowing bibliophile, let's book!" - Karen Marie Moning

"I would rather get out of the game than stay in the game to change the game." - Danielle LaPorte

"I don't understand your book. Isn't every book a book of words?" - Kristin Cashore

"For me, a good children's book is a good children's book is a good children's book." - Levar Burton

"Get the winners into the game." - Bear Bryant

"The game isn't over till it's over." - Yogi Berra

"Life is a zero sum game." - George Carlin

"You have got to love the game." - Lionel Messi

"The game cannot be won, only played." - Will Smith

"Play against the Game, not your opponent." - Bud Wilkinson

"Play the game with a smile." - Earl Monroe

"Half this game is 90 percent mental." - Danny Ozark

"The money game is not like any other game. You cannot choose whether you'll play, for the money game is the only game in town." - Venita VanCaspel

"Instead of playing the game "Making Life Wonderful", we often play the game called "Who's Right". Do you know that game? It's a game where everybody loses." - Marshall B. Rosenberg

"Half the game is 90% mental." - Yogi Berra

"Results, are the name of the game..." - Jim Rohn

"Politics is a game requiring great coolness." - John A. Macdonald

"Business is more exciting than any game." - Kitty O'Neill Collins

"A pool game mixes ritual with geometry." - Mary Karr

"Excellence is the name of the game..." - Judith Jamison

"You play to win the game." - Herman Edwards

"Sex game kinky, niggas call me Pinky" - Nicki Minaj

"Business is the most exciting game." - Max Aitken, Lord Beaverbrook

"All my works are games, serious game." - M C Escher

"Most innovative little board game since Chess." - Michael A. Stackpole

"Fans, don't fail to miss tomorrow's game." - Dizzy Dean

"Don't play his game. Play yours." - Rachel Caine

"Business is more exciting than any game." - Max Aitken, Lord Beaverbrook

"Man proposes, but God blocks the game." - Mark Twain

"A star can win any game; a team can win every game." - Jack Ramsay

"Golf is just a game - and an idiotic game most of the time." - Mark Calcavecchia

"Prepare for every game like you just lost your last game." - Lon Kruger

"I have a plan of action, but the game is a game of adjustments." - Mike Krzyzewski

"When you watch the game, be a student of the game." - Don Meyer

"Italians can't win the game against you, but you can lose the game against the Italians." - Johan Cruijff

"Any game where a man 60 can beat a man 30 ain't no game." - Burt Shotton

"You play to win the game...Hello. You play to win the game." - Herman Edwards

"We came out to get Game 1 but we also want to get Game 2" - Marcus Camby

"You watch the game, you don't see Busquets. You watch Busquets, you see the whole game." - Vicente Del Bosque

"Investing isn't about beating others at their game. It's about controlling yourself at your own game." - Benjamin Graham

"You don't go into the game to compete. You go into each game to win." - Cam Newton

"The game we are playing her is closest to the old game of 'Christians and lions.'" - Robert Crandall

"Life is a game, boy. Life is a game that one plays according to the rules." - J D Salinger

"I'm not planning a kickstarter game. And I'm not really a game designer." - Charles Stross

"Literature is ... a game, but it's a game one can put one's life into." - Julio Cortazar

"The first game was against Wake Forrest - I'll never forget that game." - Bo Jackson

"And as for me, thogh that I can but lyte, On bakes for to rede I me delyte, And to hem yeve I feyth and ful credence, And in myn herte have hem in reverence So hertely, that ther is game noon, That fro my bokes maketh me to goon, But hit be seldom, on the holyday; Save, certeynly, when that the month of May Is comen, and that I here the foules singe, And that the floures ginnen for to springe, Farwel my book and my devocion." - Geoffrey Chaucer

"In this new book, I open with a Hebrew quotation nobody is able to understand. This is in order to say, O.K., do you want to play this game? You are my friend, and we go. Otherwise, too bad for me or for you. I think it is untrue that my books are impenetrable. On the contrary, I think I am a sort of great vulgarizer. I put down certain difficult stuff, but I give my readers clues to understand what this kind of stuff is." - Umberto Eco

"With 'The Angel's Game', there was a lot of pressure from the expectations - expectations from the book industry and from readers; it's natural." - Carlos Ruiz Zafon

"Writers and books are cheap dates, especially when you compare the cost of a book with a ticket to the opera - or an NHL game." - Margaret Atwood

"Pitches are like pages of a book; they're so important. The chess game; how I set you up early, and how I'll do it differently later." - Al Leiter

"If you want a favorite book, Orson Scott Card's 'Ender's Game'. You'll be hooked. I think he's written like twelve or thirteen." - Marisol Nichols

"There's no such thing as a good book or a bad book. There's a book that matters to a reader." - Maggie Stiefvater

"I look at him, look at the book, remember, this book, this moment, the first book I ever loved" - Audrey Niffenegger

"The book. The book...think about a book. What a perfect invention. The best and most important ever." - Jann Arden

"This book fills a much-needed gap." - Moses Hadas

"A book should be luminous not voluminous." - Christian Nestell Bovee

"Don't judge me, I'm not a book." - Melanie Marquez

"a good reader makes a good book" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Beware the man of the single book" - Bertrand Russell

"Use Me is a wonderfully satisfying book." - Cathleen Schine

"Never judge a cover by its book." - Fran Lebowitz

"Don't judge a book by its cover" - George Eliot

"Every book is a box of ideas." - Blue Balliett

"The title's more important than the book." - Larry Winget

"A great book is like great evil." - Callimachus

"Dad is always hiding in his book." - E L Doctorow

"The best fashion accessory is a book." - Vivienne Westwood

"The love ofChrist is my prayer-book" - Gerhard Tersteegen

"There's no book that absolutely everyone loves." - Carolyn Parkhurst

"Silver-the first book of dreams" - Kerstin Gier

"A book is a loaded gun." - Ray Bradbury

"The name of this book is mysterious." - Pseudonymous Bosch

"I love a garden and a book." - Eliza Lucas

"The Book of Mormon changes lives." - Thomas S Monson

"I should infinitely prefer a book..." - Jane Austen

"Football is an honest game. It's true to life. It's a game about sharing. Football is a team game. So is life." - Joe Namath

"I play every game like it's my last game. All that matters is that you go out there and play every game as if it was your last." - Allen Iverson

"I read 'Game Change.' If you want to relive the campaign, that book is unbelievable. It's great. It's the book of that campaign. It brought all the memories back of everything with Clinton and Obama, and Sarah Palin and McCain, and choosing her, and John Edwards. It was an interesting book." - Annette Bening

"No individual can win a game by himself." - Pele

"Love the game of baseball and baseball will love you." - Babe Ruth

"No one ever won a game by resigning." - Savielly Tartakower

"Stay in the game until the end of time." - Tupac Shakur

"Life is the game that must be played." - Edwin Arlington Robinson

"Golf is not, and never has been, a fair game." - Jack Nicklaus

"Golf is a non-violent game played violently from within." - Bob Toski

"I don't like the glamour. I just like the game." - Ben Hogan

"The game lends itself to fantasies about our abilities." - Peter Alliss

"In golf, humiliations are the essence of the game." - Alistair Cooke

"He who controlleth the backboard, controlleth the game." - Adolph Rupp

"The ball is round, the game is long." - Bjorn Borg

"The kid looks good in his first game." - Gordie Howe

"War is the only game in which both sides lose." - Walter Scott

"When the game is over, it is really just beginning." - Jerry Kramer

"Play every game as if it's your last one" - Guy Lafleur

"In this game you only lose when you fight back" - Drake

"Since the beginning, I always loved the game." - Mario Lemieux

"War: that mad game the world so loves to play." - Jonathan Swift

"You don't get another chance, life is no Nintendo game." - Eminem

"Think ahead. Golf is a next-shot game." - Billy Casper

"The ball is an essential part of the game." - Johan Cruijff

"Cersei in Game of Thrones is quite solid and stiff." - Lena Headey

"He no playa the game, he no maka the rules." - Earl Butz

"Marriage is not a game for the young." - Elizabeth Gilbert

"If there's no game, isn't winning a pretty meaningless concept?" - Lois Mcmaster Bujold

"There's a certain Englishness about the English game" - Mike Parry

"Any game becomes boring when it lacks thrills." - SebastiAn

"Syndicate is technically the first game I worked on." - Richard K Morgan

"The game replaces sexual enjoyment by pleasure in movement." - Sigmund Freud

"My motivation comes from playing the game I love" - Lionel Messi

"Keeping up is a fool's game; seek advantage instead." - Daniel Burrus

"Golf is a game of precision, not strength." - Jack Nicklaus

"This wild swan of a world is no hunter's game." - Robinson Jeffers

"When neither party can give checkmate, the game is drawn" - Howard Staunton

"Never bet your money on another man's game." - Laura Ingalls Wilder

"Better to mock the game than to play and lose." - George R R Martin

"Don't just buy a new video game. Make one." - Barack Obama

"Life seemed even more of a guessing game than usual." - Julian Barnes

"Any game you play, you got to lose sometime." - Roy Acuff

"We were outplayed in every facet of the game" - Michael Clarke

"Matrimony is the only game of chance the clergy favor." - Emily Murphy

"Active management is little more than a gigantic con game." - Ronald Ross



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