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Game Players Quotes


"Chess is the only game greater than its players." - Tim Rice

"Everyone knows the game is about the players." - Mike Quade

"First-class players lose to second-class players because second-class players sometimes play a first-class game" - Siegbert Tarrasch

"Soccer's not a game that you can restrict players, especially creative players and players who have proven themselves at that level." - Tiffeny Milbrett

"Like I always said, if I'm one of the top players in the game, pay me like I'm one of the top players in the game." - Terrell Owens

"The Coach does not play in the game, but the Coach helps the players identify areas to improve their game." - Lord Byron

"Even in the game there lurks a lack of freedom; even in a game is a trap for the players." - Milan Kundera

"Every game is important. I never ask my players to win - just to do their best every game." - Jerry Tarkanian

"A lot of players think the game is all about individual performances when it's really all about a team game." - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

"A lot of players think the game is all about individual performances when it's really all about a team game." - Kareem Abduljabbar

"The most important thing for a forward is speed of thought. Top players read the game." - Samuel Eto'o

"I want to be one of the best players in the game." - Kevin Durant

"Few players have cast a spell across the game like Yao Ming, before or since." - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

"The sweaty players in the game of life always have more fun than the supercilious spectators." - William Feather

"Any game becomes important when you know and love the players." - W P Kinsella

"Football is such a great game, but football players are so dull," - Steve Sabol

"When you can't cheat the game, you'd best find a means to cheat the players." - Scott Lynch

"Players draw confidence from a poised, alert coach who anticipates changing in game conditions" - Jack Ramsay

"As the game gets bigger, it get bigger for the players." - Michael Strahan

"Some [soccer] players suffer four or five fatal injuries per game. That's how tough they are." - Dave Barry

"In a game of poker, I can put the players' souls in my pocket." - Beau Sourire

"Golf is a game in which the ball lies poorly and the players well." - Art Rosenbaum

"Law: the only game where the best players get to sit on the bench." - Anonymous

"You need players that stand for emotion in football. Football today is a game for television." - Berti Vogts

"Basketball is a beautiful game when the five players on the court play with one heartbeat." - Dean Smith

"No game designer ever went wrong by overestimating the narcissism of their players," - Will Wright

"It's not just enough to change the players. We've gotta change the game." - Barack Obama

"Players with fight never lose a game, they just run out of time" - John Wooden

"I believe in backing players and helping them out with their game." - Gautam Gambhir

"Football is such a great game, but football players are so dull." - Steve Sabol

"There are a few players who don't like to think about the game." - Sachin Tendulkar

"You have to defeat a great players aura more than his game." - Pat Riley

"As the game gets bigger for the fans it gets bigger for the players." - Michael Strahan

"Players are artists who create their own reality within the game." - Shigeru Miyamoto

"The players I respected most were the toughest players, not those who talked a good game or blocked a shot and acted like a fool." - Jay Bilas

"Some players are more physical than others, some play with more finesse. Some are just really great all-around players. So you have to change your game." - Oscar Robertson

"The dollar that's being paid the players has hurt the game. The players take advantage of coaches. The players' attitude is, "I make more than you, so don't tell me what to do."" - Chick Hearn

"Game recognize game in The Bay mane." - JT the Bigga Figga

"The one of us who lies the best will get the better of the bargain. It's a game. A very exciting game that's played all over the world. Good players got rich, and bad players don't." - David Eddings

"But to be fair, if you take players from my era to now, the game has changed and the players have many more shots. They use them differently than we did. The speed of the game has changed." - Ivan Lendl

"The players today reflect how much the game has evolved and changed both in style and culture. The game now has a wider appeal to a larger market." - Michael Jordan

"At that time two opposing concepts of the Game called forth commentary and discussion. The foremost players distinguished two principal types of Game, the formal and the psychological." - Hermann Hesse

"The goal is to make practice more difficult, physically/mentally, than anything your players will face during a game." - Bobby Knight

"I think coaches sometimes foul their own players out of game by benching them too long when in foul trouble" - Jeff Van Gundy

"I just wanted to give my players some technical advice. I told them the game had started." - Ron Atkinson

"Life is like a game, there could be many players. If you don't play with them, they'll play with you." - Adolf Hitler

"I wanted to create a game (EarthBound) with real characters; characters whom players would recognize in the people around them." - Shigesato Itoi

"Those who attack the rationale of the game, and not the players, are its most formidable adversaries." - James J. Martin

"The winning of a pawn among good players of even strength often means the winning of the game." - Jose Raul Capablanca

"No coach has ever won a game by what he knows; it's what his players know that counts." - Bear Bryant

"When you're not in the game, you can watch. Certain players have mannerisms, and they do the same things repetitiously." - Chris Bosh

"I'm always learning new ways to improve my game from both players older and younger than me." - Deshaun Watson

"Human affairs are like a chess game. Only those who do not take it seriously can be called good players." - Hong Zicheng

"You and I are the players, God's our head coach, and we're all playing the biggest game of all." - Joe Gibbs

"Videogame players essentially choose whether to win the game or to die heroically. There's a certain glory in both." - John Green

"My philosophy about the game, for instance, is that you have players out there who really do different things." - Tiffeny Milbrett

"I believe the game should really feel what the players are feeling and change according to that." - Hideo Kojima

"Life is a game. Happy people are the players. Unhappy people are the spectators. Which would you like to be?" - Ernie J Zelinski

"I don't think that players learn how to play any other aspect of the game in high school or college." - Oscar Robertson

"Basketball is a team game. But that doesn't mean all five players should have the same amount of shots." - Dean Smith

"I have found that the players who have played in that game really do have respect for their adversaries." - Darrell Royal

"Players like to know that they've discovered things that even the designers didn't know were in the game." - Will Wright

"It's not in baseball's interest or the players' interest to be taking this stance. It's the people's game." - Fay Vincent

"No coach has ever won a game by what he knows; it's what his players know that counts." - Paul Bryant

"Today I join the greatest players that played the game. It is a great feeling being here." - Eddie Murray

"I asked the players: 'Do you want to enjoy the game? Or do you want to enjoy after the game?' The players told me they wanted to enjoy after the game so I said: 'OK, then we will enjoy after the game'." - Jose Mourinho

"There are a lot of good racquetball players out there, but playing the game and knowing the game are two different things. Because I had no direction, I had to feel the game." - Kane Waselenchuk

"I'm not pro-owner or pro-player. I am pro-football. I want the game to go on. I want the game to be tough. I don't want the game to be a killer of our players." - Jim Brown

"In a Game Community, the rules and officials decide if the players are good enough to play. If not, they change players. In a Play Community, the players decide if the game is fun enough to play. If not, they change rules." - Bernie De Koven

"Many times, the game comes down to the final possession, the final shot. I want to become a better clutch performer. That's what separates the really good players from the really great players." - Tracy Mcgrady

"Retiring from cricket is not about form. I feel that the time is now and it's right. I've tried to give everything I have when I've played the game, the game goes on. You can't hold onto it and people shouldn't be too sentimental. I think a lot better players and greater players have gone, and the game has gone on and there are new players who take the mantle, and in my case it won't be any different." - Kumar Sangakkara

"How's the game changed in my 15 years in the league? Well, we used to be called hard-working players. Now we're overpaid crybabies." - Brett Hull

"I don't know. I always sort of liked playing [Georgia] that second game because you could always count on them having two or three key players suspended." - Steve Spurrier

"Kevin Garnett is the prototype for the NBA player of the future. He's already one of the greatest players to have played the game." - Bill Walton

"Teach players the game at an early age and stop treating them like cash cows for everyone to profit off of." - Kobe Bryant

"Lou Brock, along with Maury Wills, are probably the two players most responsible for the biggest change in the game over the last fifteen years - the stolen base." - Tom Seaver

"Nadal's the best player in history on [clay], and he is one of the best-ever players that played this game." - Novak Djokovic

"The game [football] has moved on a lot but still, ask most players and they will tell you that pre-season isn't their favourite time of the year." - Colin Kazim-Richards

"She couldn't win a game of checkers, but tried to micro-manage chess players. Don't be ruled by delusions: yours or anyone else's." - Alan Robert Neal

"When emotions are high, things are said, things are done. Ultimately, these players want to play. I know too many of them love the game too much." - Wayne Gretzky

"I don't know hardly any of the players who have the in-between game like me, who can go to any position on the court." - Oscar Robertson

"When you coach as long as I did, you can't help but miss those Saturdays - dealing with the players, the game preparation, the challenges, the excitement" - Tom Osborne

"I've always said to the refs to not be the ones to decide the game. Let the players dictate the outcome." - Ray Lewis

"19.Rxc7N. There comes the novetly! [sic] Actually, the impression I had is that both players had more or less analyzed the rest of the game." - Romain Edouard

"A game is a system in which players engage in an artificial conflict, defined by rules, that results in a quantifiable outcome." - Katie Salen

"It is said in sporting circles that great players leave the game a year too early rather than a year too late." - Rudolph Straeuli

"I get paid a lot of money to play a game with the greatest players in the world. What could be better than that?" - Jim Edmonds

"Do you play chess, by the by? asked Vance. Used to. But no more. A beautiful game, though-if it wasn't for the players." - S. S. Van Dine

"In any game, you get pictures and at half time there were 11 players who had half a shirt for Saturday." - Phil Brown

"The outcome of a non-constant-sum game may be dictated by the individual rationality of the respective players without satisfying a criterion of collective rationality." - Anatol Rapoport

"You are responsible to each other because when you win a game of football, you only need eight players to perform well." - Alex Ferguson

"Badminton will gain momentum in a big manner after my win in Olympics. More players will participate in the game now." - Saina Nehwal

"Baseball is a simple game. If you have good players and if you keep them in the right frame of mind then the manager is a success." - Sparky Anderson

"They are not your players, they are loaned from the club. You just wheel them out for a game for England." - Kevin Keegan

"In chess one cannot control everything. Sometimes a game takes an unexpected turn, in which beauty begins to emerge. Both players are always instrumental in this." - Vladimir Kramnik

"They thought we were going to hurt the game, but we just wanted to help ourselves, because the players needed to get together to protect their interests." - Ted Lindsay

"As a note, I never once refer to 'Train' as a game in the rules, and I also never refer to the participants as players." - Brenda Brathwaite

"Playing a character in a video game is different to other performances because your character can't lead the audience of players in one direction." - Andy Serkis

"I would still like to get more athletic and have players that can really cover what's going on in the game." - Isaiah Thomas

"I am most proud of the development of the characters as personalities that game players could relate to and care about." - Roberta Williams

"The trouble is not that players have sex the night before a game. It's that they stay out all night looking for it." - Casey Stengel

"Donning a glove for a backyard toss, or watching a ball game, or just reflecting upon our baseball days, we are players again, forever young." - John Thorn

"We, as a league, must do a better job of protecting the integrity of the game and the safety of our players." - Mario Lemieux

"When you coach as long as I did, you can't help but miss those Saturdays - dealing with the players, the game preparation, the challenges, the excitement." - Tom Osborne

"There are things players go through on an everyday basis in the business of football. You don't see it all with the glitz and glamour of game day." - Terrell Owens

"It takes the pressure off of your better players to know they don't always have to be on top of their game for the team to do well." - Cal Hubbard

"All I've done all my life is just tried to better the game for our players and for those people watching." - Bobby Hull

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

"Somehow the rap game remind me of the crack game" - Nas

"Since the most important responsibility of a coach in regard to the actual playing of the game is to teach his players properly and effectively to execute the various fundamentals of the game, he is first of all a teacher." - John Wooden

"The quality of players - the likes of Sam Tomkins, Rangi Chase and Lee Briers - bring an X-factor to the game. It's highly entertaining and it's something probably that the Australian game lacks a bit." - Brett Finch

"A game that a lot of critics like is not necessarily a game that enough players like to be able to make back an investment of tens of millions of dollars." - Steve Gaynor

"I have yet to be in a game where luck was involved. Well-prepared players make plays. I have yet to be in a game where the most prepared team didn't win." - Urban Meyer

"Canasta is a new game that bids fair to rival Bridge as a popular partnership game for four players. It's fast, exciting and dramatic; a single play, according to experts, can make a difference of 5,000 points." - Albert H. Morehead

"If the owner of a franchise is approached and promised good money for his team to lose an irrelevant game, he tells his players to lose the game and they don't care because they get paid huge amounts anyway." - Rashid Latif

"A lot of young players don't really know much about the history of the game and a lot of them are missing out on what the game is all about, especially the whole concept of sportsmanship and teamwork." - Kareem Abduljabbar

"We're working to overcome the overly macho nature of the current online console game world, where a handful of the high testosterone crowd fight for supremacy, while the mass of casual game players stay away." - Reggie Fils-Aime

"During the final two weeks of training, our students work simulated game situations in which our staff members role-play as players, managers, and coaches. They are given immediate feedback following each camp game." - Jim Evans

"I don't think the game should be perfect. It's 95 percent mistakes out there - you have to work with 10 players on your side and another 11 against you. It's a crazy, chaotic game." - Tiffeny Milbrett

"A lot of young players don't really know much about the history of the game and a lot of them are missing out on what the game is all about, especially the whole concept of sportsmanship and teamwork." - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

"Cloud Gaming means that the game doesn't need to be downloaded and run on your computer; it literally means the game runs out on the Internet, in the cloud, with the experience being streamed to the players." - David Perry

"I long for the days when athletes were revered. I want to see the romance return to sports, to see people enjoy the game purely for the game and the players." - Mike Piazza

"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

"Basketball's a game of mistakes." - Gregg Popovich

"Fashion should be a game." - Mary Quant

"Players play, tough players win," - Tom Izzo

"Even my players aren't players." - Casey Stengel

"We absolutely need diversity [in game designers]. And not just diversity of gender, but diversity of cultures, of ethnicity, of sexuality. If we want to reach beyond the audience we have we've got to bring in more players, and to bring in more players we've got to bring in people who might be able to reach those players." - Brenda Romero

"When you are speaking to your team after a game, never talk about the kid who was the star of the game. Talk about what your other players did to help the team win. Be sure to spread the wealth... Then have individual meetings with one to three players to praise and reinforce. Make sure you touch them." - Mike Krzyzewski

"The NBA is the strongest professional sports league in the world. The league and the game is bigger than any one person, Michael Jordan included, and they always will be. I hope that today players, especially our young players, continue to recognize that simple fact. Nothing is more important than the game itself and the fans who support it." - Michael Jordan

"The best players in the game want the responsibility of being the best player. The reality is the game has changed from now back to '87. It's a lot tighter checking. The players are better today. So, that makes it harder for him just in that fact. We can't rely solely on Mario [Lemieux] to carry this team. We're not relying on that." - Wayne Gretzky

"I was also very lucky to be a teammate of two of the greatest players to have ever played the game. I learned very early on by playing for Frank Robinson and with Henry Aaron that even the greatest players in the game were just one of the guys." - Robin Yount

"You hear all the time about European players playing the game. These players that come over at 17, 18 and 19, they just don't all of a sudden become skilled. From the time they were little fellas, they learned the fundamentals of the game. Let them create." - Bobby Orr

"Some players don't like training and I've seen some players who aren't bothered if they play or not. But I want to play every game. Sometimes you have to rest in certain games, but I want to play in every game." - Wayne Rooney

"I really did not think a thing about playing five black players to start the game; they were our best players and deserved to start. But if I knew all the misery it was going to cause me in the weeks following the game, I'd have thought long and hard about it. The players from Kentucky were gracious about it, but many of their fans and people from other parts of the country did not want to see it." - Don Haskins

"I don't mind talking about the game. I don't mind talking about what we go through as players, because I want people to get a deeper look inside instead of looking at stats all the time or looking at numbers or just watching the game. I want them to get a pulse on us as players, and a lot of players might not want that, but that's what I want." - Kevin Durant

"But people don't know if I can teach the game. I know I can. My experience in Oklahoma was positive. It opened my eyes to how the game is played - the interaction among players, fans and media, how all that works. You have to know about the business of the game and how the actions of players and coaches affect the business. I think I have it down now." - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

"I've never asked a player if they would sign my shoe. I've certainly had players come up, even before the game has started, and say, "Hey, after the game, can we trade jerseys?" It's kind of like, "Well, let's get through the game first and we'll deal with that later."" - Landon Donovan

"One night I was in the players' parking lot at the Fleet Center in my Celtics warm-ups about a half hour before a game, waiting for one of my dealers to come up from Fall River, because if I didn't get my stuff I was too sick to even go through the pre-game layup line, never mind actually play in the game." - Chris Herren

"This is a game between players from 12 national sides, a game that if you have a friend in China, in Brazil, in half the world he wants to watch. I was thinking of this game when I signed for Chelsea." - Luiz Felipe Scolari

"I feel that the All-Star game is more like a party because its made up of a lot of elements. However the core of All-Star is still the 48 minute-game and all the fans will pay all attention to the showcase of the players excellent skills. The result of the game is not much of a concern." - Yao Ming

"I thought Denver and Seattle was a big game but Houston and Dallas is the kind of game that as players, we want to play in. I haven't missed playing in the National Football League, but every year there are one or two games that makes me wish I could tee it up in that game one more time." - Sterling Sharpe

"I thought Denver and Seattle was a big game but Houston and Dallas is the kind of game that as players, we want to play in. I have' missed playing in the National Football League, but every year there are one or two games that makes me wish I could tee it up in that game one more time." - Sterling Sharpe

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

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

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

"Sacrilege is acceptable only as a game." - Julien Torma

"The real excitement is playing the game." - Donald Trump

"Don't hate the player; change the game" - Steve Harvey

"Scouting is a Game with a Purpose" - William Hillcourt



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