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Game Playing Quotes


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

"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

"When the playing is over, one can sense that one's youth has been spent playing a game, and now both the game and youth are gone." - Bill Bradley

"Playing the game is a form of winning the game. In those competitions, we win by being resilient." - Seth Godin

"Golf's a funny game. You can be playing poorly and then go and win a tournament." - Karrie Webb

"It's easier to change the game than to change the people playing it." - Bernie De Koven

"We [Americans] are game-playing, fun-loving creatures; we are the otters of the universe." - Richard Bach

"If it's the ultimate game, how come they're playing it again next year?" - Duane Thomas

"Playing the game was the easy part. The real work was in the preparation." - Alex Rodriguez

"White people love playing 'divide & rule'. We should not play their game." - Diane Abbott

"[Science is] a great game. It is inspiring and refreshing. The playing field is the universe itself." - Isidor Isaac Rabi

"Parties sickened me. I hated the game-playing, the dirty play, the flirting, the amateurs drunks, the bores." - Charles Bukowski

"I should start every game, I should be playing every minute of every match and always be in the team." - Nicklas Bendtner

"In this game that we're playing, we can't win. Some kinds of failure are better than other kinds, that's all." - George Orwell

"Richard was a riddle with no answer, and I was tired of playing a game I couldn't win." - Laurell K Hamilton

"Basketball is a game and their primary reason for participating in the sport is simply for the pleasure they experience while playing. Don't be afraid to lose. Have fun while you're busy playing hard and playing smart." - Morgan Wootten

"We all bring some different elements at the Games. Everything is a stepping stone for us after playing these two games. These Games are preparing us to play a 60-minutes game and preparing us for the gold-medal game." - Cherie Piper

"Another piece of clarification around playing games at a friend's house - should you choose to play your game at your friend's house, there is no fee to play that game while you are signed in to your profile." - Larry Hryb

"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

"Playing the game I have learned the meaning of humility. It has given me an understanding of futility of the human effort." - Abba Eban

"It's a game of making great pitches at the right time, being opportunistic by getting a run at the right time and playing good defense." - Mike Candrea

"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

"It is so easy to get sucked into the if-only game, and playing it is a short and slippery slide into despair." - William P Young

"I think that we need to change the culture, not blame the people that are playing the only game that exists." - Gloria Steinem

"My faith is not identified by my title. My faith is identified by how I live. Wearing the uniform is not the same as playing the game." - LeCrae

"If you love the game and you love playing, just have fun and enjoy it. Work hard and don't get bogged down by it." - Blake Griffin

"I absolutely love playing the game 'Risk." - Richard Paul Evans

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

"Hustle is just playing the game right." - Jimmy Rollins

"I absolutely love playing the game 'Risk.'" - Richard Paul Evans

"You know what I think? Very few people play because they love the game. Most of them play because they make good money. They keep playing because of the money. I could care less about it. If I don't love the game, no check is going to keep me playing." - Michael Jordan

"Of course you always had that detached quality as if you were playing a game without much concern over whether you won or lost, and now that you've lost the game, not lost but just quit playing, you have that rare sort of charm that usually only happens in very old or hopelessly sick people, the charm of the defeated." - Tennessee Williams

"Playing the game, and unfortunately, playing the gangster game is very profitable." - Quincy Jones

"The sailor is frankness, the landsman is finesse. Life is not a game with the sailor, demanding the long head-no intricate game of chess where few moves are made in straight-forwardness and ends are attained by indirection, an oblique, tedious, barren game hardly worth that poor candle burnt out in playing it." - Herman Melville

"No-one will ever have golf under his thumb. No round ever will be so good it could not have been better. Perhaps this is why golf is the greatest of games. You are not playing a human adversary; you a playing a game. You are playing old man par." - Bobby Jones

"We have a huge game coming up in semi-finals. Just studying Finland or the Americans, whoever we're playing. Just moving forward, working hard in practice and making sure we stay sharp." - Gillian Apps

"He should be worried about playing the game, not innovating it. He thinks he's Brett Hull or something. You should remind him that he didn't go to college. He's a junior (hockey) guy. So he's not that bright." - Garth Snow

"To bring deserving things down by setting undeserving things up is one of its perverted delights; and there is no playing fast and loose with the truth, in any game, without growing the worse for it." - Charles Dickens

"History is a string full of knots, the best you can do is admire it, and maybe tie it up a bit more. History is a hammock for swinging and a game for playing." - Jeanette Winterson

"You can't change your game based on where you're playing." - Troy Glaus

"I'm still playing the game, having a great time." - Jason Giambi

"There's a difference between fair game and playing games." - Hillary Clinton

"Self-realization is the last game on earth worth playing." - Frederick Lenz

"The game-playing market today is pretty sizable." - John Romero

"You're always playing the game to reach the ultimate goal." - Tony Romo

"To me acting originally became an extension of game playing." - Hugo Weaving

"I'd rather be running the game than playing it." - Steven Brust

"The great Jack Nicklaus summed things up neatly during a charity match on the Old Course at St. Andrews where he and I were playing against Ben Crenshaw and Glen Campbell. I asked him what he considered to be the most important factor to overcome in the game of golf. His reply, "It's an unfair game."" - Sean Connery

"The motivation for me is just the game itself, just playing the game the right way and trying to win, compete every time I step out there on the floor. That's motivation enough for me to go out there and play well." - Kobe Bryant

"Recently I have been spending my lunch with other game directors playing over local connection battle in Spirit Tracks. It is very good to do that in order to facilitate better communications between us. I have been partnering with the director of the Spirit Tracks to fight against the director of the new Wii game and yes, recently we have been winning!" - Eiji Aonuma

"The fools standpoint is that all social institutions are games. He sees the whole world as game playing. That's why, when people take their games seriously and take on stern and pious expressions, the fool gets the giggles because he knows that it is all a game." - Alan Watts

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

"I'm not playing for the All-Star Game, I'm playing to win games." - Michael Redd

"I'm sure there have been guys who didn't realize they had a concussion and just kept playing. It's a violent game. The head injuries are the most dangerous to play with. We're trained to play no matter what. If you can run, and you're able to focus and know your responsibilities, you're usually out there playing. You wouldn't have enough players if no one played hurt. Especially if you're, like, on special teams, you're going to do everything you can to stay in the game." - Mike Brown

"If you're not playing a big enough game, you'll screw up the game you're playing just to give yourself something to do." - Peter Mcwilliams

"Well, I don't think most Americans are playing the super-PAC game. I think what you have is elites on both sides playing the super-PAC game." - Jack Abramoff

"The beginning of my love for football goes back to when I was seven years old. I was spending time with my grandmother, Caletha Vick. I never knew anything about the game until one Sunday afternoon when she turned on the television because the Redskins were playing. They were my Uncle Casey's favorite team-and my grandmother's favorite too. After watching the game with them, I was hooked." - Michael Vick

"I enjoy playing at the heart of it is just a kid who really loves playing the game of basketball." - Kobe Bryant

"I'm a competitive type of person, whether it's playing a game of basketball or playing business games." - Chuck Feeney

"Baseball is the best announcer game, the game that I first enjoyed playing, and the game I had a passion for." - Dick Enberg

"It's really impossible for athletes to grow up. On the one hand, you're still a child, still playing a game. But on the other hand, you're a superhuman hero that everyone dreams of being. No wonder we have such a hard time understanding who we are." - Billie Jean King

"You can win tournaments when you're mechanical, but golf is a game of emotion and adjustment. If you're not aware of what's happening to your mind and your body when you're playing, you'll never be able to be the very best you can be." - Jack Nicklaus

"Charles Babbage proposed to make an automaton chess-player which should register mechanically the number of games lost and gained in consequence of every sort of move. Thus, the longer the automaton went on playing game, the more experienced it would become by the accumulation of experimental results. Such a machine precisely represents the acquirement of experience by our nervous organization." - William Stanley Jevons

"I've been playing the CNN Drinking Game, have you ever played that? Where you do a shot every time George Bush says the word "evil"? Oh, I'm a wreck! You gotta do a double shot every time he says "evildoers". Chug the bottle for "axis of evil". Are you a president or an exorcist?!" - Doug Stanhope

"Keep playing games. Make time to play games with your friends and family, because it's surprisingly heartbreaking to wipe a thin layer of dust off a game you love, before you put it back on the shelf because the real world is calling you." - Wil Wheaton

"Making a film, you do need stamina, whether you're doing fight scenes or not. It's important to keep fit. I'm not talking about having perfect abs and stuff, but you've got to be on top of your game, especially if you're playing the lead. You have to look after yourself." - Liam Neeson

"I've been in some seriously bad places playing golf and it's just part of the game. You're going to hit bad shots, you're going to be in bad spots, and each course, when you learn it, you learn where not to go." - Tiger Woods

"We have a guy from Switzerland who is just playing the game in a way I haven't seen anyone - and I mean anyone - play before. How fortunate we are to be able to see that. If he stays healthy and motivated - and the wonderful feel he has stays with him - he is the kind of guy who can overtake the greatest." - Boris Becker

"I don't look at records, that's not why I'm playing the game. Goals, of course. Every player in my position wants to score goals. But most of all, trophies. My target is always to win trophies for Barcelona, and that will always be my motivation, to win things. Nothing feels better than doing that as a team." - Lionel Messi

"The male has paid a heavy price for his masculine 'privilege' and power. He is out of touch with his emotions and his body. He is playing by the rules of the male game plan and with lemming-like purpose he is destroying himself-emotionally, psychologically and physically." - Herb Goldberg

"Cheat? Good heavens, this is an amateur cricket match amongst leading prep schools, I'm an Englishman and a schoolmaster supposedly setting an example to his young charges. We are playing the most artistic and beautiful game ever devised. Of course I'll cunting well cheat. Now, give me my robe and put on my crown. I have immortal longings in me." - Stephen Fry

"In the end, only Leif believed that you were still alive. He thought you might be hiding somewhere, playing a game. As the rest of us grieved, Leif searched the jungle for you day after day." "When did he finally stop?" I asked. "Yesterday." - Maria V. Snyder

"Yet again, the more you strive for some kind of perfection or mastery-in morals, in art or in spirituality-the more you see that you are playing a rarified and lofty form of the old ego-game, and that your attainment of any height is apparent to yourself and to others only by contrast with someone else's depth or failure." - Alan Watts

"Hot Potato is a very different game when the people playing are starving." - Demetri Martin

"If life doesn't offer a game worth playing, then invent a new one." - Anthony J. D'Angelo

"What is God after all? An eternal child playing an eternal game in an eternal garden." - Sri Aurobindo

"The key to acting with integrity is to simply stop playing the game." - Stephen Covey

"What is love? Love is playing every game as if it's your last!" - Michael Jordan

"Snowball just leads elves on, elves and Santas. He is playing a dangerous game." - David Sedaris

"I don't see any point in playing the game if you don't win, do you?" - Babe Didrikson Zaharias

"I stopped taking notes on my Palm Pilot and started playing the little chess game." - Roger Ebert

"Poor, dear God. Playing Idiot's Delight. The game that never means anything, and never ends." - Robert E Sherwood

"The game of life is worth playing, but the struggle is the prize." - William Ralph Inge

"Life is a game played on us while we are playing other games." - Evan Esar

"I'm not concerned with noise because I'm playing the long game." - Jay-Z

"I'm lucky - we're all lucky - to be playing a game for a living." - Joey Harrington

"Anyone who doesn't win their conference has no business playing in the national championship game." - Nick Saban

"Some of you could be worshipping God but you're playing with a video game." - Francis Chan

"If you've had a good time playing the game, you're a winner even if you lose." - Malcolm Forbes

"Man is a game playing animal and a computer is another way to play games." - Scott Adams

"Don't be afraid of losing, be afraid of playing a game and not learning something." - Dan Heisman

"Playing the game is far more satisfying than reading the rules." - Bernard Haisch

"If you don't fall off the wagon regularly, you're not playing a big enough game." - David Allen

"If Jesus were playing the game, I don't know what he'd do." - Lisa Whelchel

"I like playing against guys because of their athleticism and understanding of the game." - Lisa Leslie

"Cricket is the only game that you can actually put on weight when playing." - Tommy Docherty

"What is God after all ? An eternal child playing an eternal game in an eternal garden." - Sri Aurobindo

"(While playing solitaire and sipping cognac) It's all a lot of crap. The game is up." - Ernst Kaltenbrunner

"I have always had fun playing the game of baseball because I loved it so much." - Rickey Henderson

"I really enjoy the experience of playing humans. The psychological game is so much more important." - Magnus Carlsen

"Savings is no longer about the markets, they're about playing the product game." - Martin Lewis

"I've been playing the game so long that my handicap is in Roman numerals." - Bob Hope

"Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game." - Hilary Duff

"The young people were playing that still more absorbing game in which hearts are always trumps." - Louisa May Alcott

"D and D: a role-playing game played only by very cool guys." - Frank Portman

"If I stayed in this game for individual achievements, I don't think I'd still be playing." - Chili Davis

"Part of playing the game of life is you're going to have some losses." - Joe Gibbs

"I am very fit and by playing sweeper I can control the speed of the game." - Ruud Gullit

"The essence of a role-playing game is that it is a group, cooperative experience." - Gary Gygax

"Role-playing isn't storytelling. If the dungeon master is directing it, it's not a game." - Gary Gygax

"I love playing this game and every spring training feels like the first." - Rickey Henderson

"It's unbelievable how much you don't know about the game you've been playing all your life." - Mickey Mantle

"Jack Nicklaus is playing an entirely different game, and one which I'm not even familiar with." - Bobby Jones

"If life doesn't offer a game worth playing, then invent a new one." - Anthony J Dangelo

"I enjoy playing the game. It's hard for me to just watch it, even while broadcasting." - Lynn Swann

"It was obvious what kind of game they were playing on the set of Amityville." - Margot Kidder

"We don't really have favorite positions. Its mostly just playing the game that we love." - Ashley Olsen

"They are playing a game. They are playing at not playing a game. If I show them I see they are, I shall break the rules and they will punish me. I must play their game, of not seeing I see the game." - R D Laing

"So, think about how you use a disc that you own of an Xbox 360 game. If I buy the disc from a store, I use that disc in my machine, I can give that disc to my son and he can play it on his 360 in his room. We both can't play at the same time, but the disc is the key to playing. I can go round to your house and give you that disc and you can play on that game as well." - Larry Hryb

"About winning and losing: It isn't important, what really counts is how you play the game. About playing the game: PLAY TO WIN!" - Robert Fulghum

"In life, the challenge is not so much to figure out how best to play the game; the challenge is to figure out what game you're playing" - Kwame Anthony Appiah

"Democracy is the only game in town. The problem is [when] people start to believe that it is not a game worth playing." - Ivan Krastev

"Nerds aren't losers. They're just playing a different game, and a game much closer to the one played in the real world." - Paul Graham

"If you got the game, you got the game. That's why Tiger Woods is out there playing golf with Greg Norman." - Shaquille Oneal

"If you got the game, you got the game. That's why Tiger Woods is out there playing golf with Greg Norman." - Shaquille O'Neal

"I have high expectations for myself. I'm not out there playing the game just to be playing it. I want to win a championship." - Albert Belle

"You keep playing, you get a lead and build on it. People get mad when you keep playing, but that's part of the game, too." - Steve Spurrier

"I'm playing the game because I love it. But I'm also playing it for my family. You play for the glory, but you play for your family, too." - A. J. Burnett

"The Kremlin is constantly changing the rules of the game to suit its purposes. We are not playing chess, we're playing roulette." - Garry Kasparov

"There's nothing like playing. You can coach and you can be around the game, but there is nothing like playing. It's just so much fun." - Steve Largent

"When parents or gamers ask me, 'What's the best game to play?' I say that playing face-to-face is more beneficial than playing online." - Jane Mcgonigal

"Playing some of the older games on your cellphone is like stepping back in history 20 years and makes for satisfying game playing." - Ralph Baer

"The strength of the playing ability is much more important. Only if the strength of the opponent's playing ability is comparable, does the game develop." - Vladimir Kramnik

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

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

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

"The reward for playing jazz is playing jazz." - John Lewis

"I'm not playing with death, I'm playing with life." - Yves Rossy

"The more you become a part of society, the less and less you are an individual, the less and less you are spontaneous - because the very membership in the society will not allow you to be spontaneous. You will have to follow the rules of the game. If you enter a society, you accept to follow those rules that the society is playing, or has decided to play." - Rajneesh

"I think it's about time we legalize marijuana... We either put people who are smoking marijuana behind bars or we legalize it, but this little game we are playing in the middle is not helping us, it is not helping Mexico and it is causing massive violence on our southern border... Fifty percent of the money going to these cartels is coming just from marijuana coming across our border." - Glenn Beck

"I was aggressive but I played the game because I loved and enjoyed it. I might have hurt people and I got hurt myself a few times, but not with any malice. When I went on to the field I just wanted to play football. I didn't go out to kick anybody purposely. I just enjoyed playing and if that's aggression, then I'm guilty of that." - Bob Paisley

"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

"You know how, when you fly from coast to coast on a really clear day, looking down from many miles up, you can see the little baseball diamonds everywhere? And every time I see a baseball diamond my heart goes out to it. And I think somewhere down there- I don't see any houses, I can hardly see any roads- but I know that people down there are playing the game we all love." - Donald Hall

"Obama is like a chess player who is playing simultaneous chess and has opened his game with an unusual opening." - Henry A Kissinger

"Cricket is the only game where you are playing against eleven of the other side and ten of your own." - G H Hardy

"Find the game where you can win, and then commit your life to playing it; and play to win." - Robert Kiyosaki

"After playing Ballybunion for the first time, a man would think that the game of golf originated here." - Tom Watson

"Those who approach life like a child playing a game, moving and pushing pieces, possess the power of kings." - Heraclitus

"When you don't have time to do your job, that's a good indication you're playing the wrong game." - Mark Millar

"And then one day when you're playing your little game you'll suddenly find yourself pinned down like a butterfly." - Ian Fleming



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