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Kids Playing Quotes


"Looks like a sand pile my kids have been playing in for a long time - it's all beat up - no definition - just a lot of bumps and holes." - William Anders

"Please waste time just playing with your kids!" - Pope Francis

"In the next 15 or 20 years, I hope I'll be the richest man in the world. That's one of my goals. I want to be a billionaire. I want to get to a position where generation on generation don't have to worry about nothing. I don't want family members from my kids to my son's kids to never have to worry. And I can't do that now just playing basketball." - Lebron James

"When you have five little kids, you're not going to open Mindy Kaling's latest book. You're playing with your kids." - Jim Gaffigan

"Team sports are very important for shaping personalities. It's important that kids understand the mentality behind playing team sports and playing for one another and playing with friends." - Brian Odriscoll

"A lot of kids bought guitars and started playing rock'n'roll because of us." - Johnny Ramone

"I see a lot of parents now who are really supporting their kids playing music." - Jonny Lang

"Too many kids today are playing major league ball and don't belong there." - Joe Dimaggio

"I am so disturbed by kids who spend all day playing videogames." - Larry Ellison

"My kids are Irish; I want them to grow up playing Gaelic football and learning Irish." - Shane Filan

"There's nothing like seeing the smile on my kids' faces. Laughing together. Playing. It's the best." - Mark Wahlberg

"Art is about going a little nuts... Kids do art for fun. It's playing." - William Mcdonough

"Good jobs look a lot like kids playing and adults working." - Mike Rowe

"When I finish playing football, I would like to work with kids and sleep!" - Michael Strahan

"If you're not running through chaos together with kids, you're not really playing together." - Jon J Muth

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

"No star playing, just football." - Knute Rockne

"if four Gaza kids playing soccer were killed Wednesday, as Hamas claims, the terror group is at fault." - Naftali Bennett

"I think I'm playing grown up because I have kids now. But I don't feel grown up yet." - Adam Sandler

"God turned out to be a bunch of bad little kids playing interstellar Xbox. Isn't that funny?" - Stephen King

"If you're going to equalize the academic playing field, you've got to get the kids in early childhood programs." - Paul Vallas

"Walking my dogs, playing with my kids - all of that is really good stuff to keep me centered." - John Feldmann

"You know, there's nothing like seeing the smile on my kids' faces. Laughing together. Playing. It's the best." - Mark Wahlberg

"When kids were busy playing at the age of 11, I was singing for the heroine of 'Shastra.'" - Sunidhi Chauhan

"I never got on the course with my dad, but to be playing golf with my kids - that's a dream." - Mark Wahlberg

"Acting for kids is like playing house, you know? But growing up in Hollywood, it just made it seem possible." - Jennifer Jason Leigh

"I was considered the black sheep of the family, neighbours didn't want their kids playing with me." - Michelle Pfeiffer

"Look at kids playing with blocks. I think it's in everyone's DNA to want to be a builder." - Dan Phillips

"I still have all the faith and love for my music and yet I'm still playing places for kids." - Juliana Hatfield

"The most beautiful thing that I learned, I learned from my kids. They were eight and ten - and they were playing with Moroccan kids in these humble villages, and they were playing with the Japanese kids... because they haven't built those walls that we have as adults. They are basically pure, and they understand each other with their eyes." - Alejandro Gonzalez Inarri

"We're playing for our lives now." - Bob Melvin

"Playing goal is like being shot at." - Jacques Plante

"Playing athletics, playing a lot of different sports, going to drama school... I was one of those kids who wanted to do everything, so I ended up being pretty average at everything." - Matt Bomer

"My kids listen to everything because I listen to everything, so it's not far-fetched to hear them playing Metallica and then playing A Tribe Called Quest or N.W.A." - Big Boi

"People are being more experimental. I hear chords being played that really haven't been on the radio. I love that. I go to my kids' school and see kids playing in bands. It is a sign of what's to come." - Greg Kurstin

"The teachers thought there was something wrong with me because I would' talk to other kids. I was almost playing mind games with them." - Mikey Way

"My kids don't really like when I sing for some reason...but they like when I play guitar. So I started writing songs just playing guitar for them." - David Pajo

"First off, do everything they can to give their kids the opportunities to play sports; asthma is not a deterrent to playing sports." - Dominique Wilkins

"In my heart and mind, I know I can hit anybody. I'm always relaxed. It's hard to explain. It's like playing with my kids. It feels natural." - Albert Pujols

"My kids have grown up knowing nothing other than me being gone all the time and playing in golf tournaments. That's what they know." - Stewart Cink

"I just really enjoy the ritual of going to work and playing, which is essentially what we do. We play pretend. Acting is a kids' game." - Bailey Chase

"I wanted so badly to play in the park across the street because the kids were playing baseball and football but I had to record." - Michael Jackson

"Family is hugely important to me. Having kids is the best possible way to shake off any kind of darkness that might accompany a role that you're playing." - Dan Stevens

"The teachers thought there was something wrong with me because I wouldn't talk to other kids. I was almost playing mind games with them." - Mikey Way

"I love just sitting quietly meditating. With an hour free, it depends. I love getting down on the floor and playing with my kids." - Nicole Kidman

"People have been introduced to our band in so many ways. Whether we were playing at their college or we were the record that entertained their kids with." - Ed Robertson

"Halloween's eve is also known as mischief night. Kids are supposed go around playing pranks tonight. That's great, just what teenagers need - another excuse to be jerks." - Craig Ferguson

"I still think most writers are just kids who refuse to grow up. We're still playing imaginary games, with our imaginary friends." - Ian Rankin

"I remember wishing there was snow in L.A. And how jealous we used to get of those Christmas specials with kids playing in the snow." - Ice Cube

"After doing One Fine Day and playing a pediatrician on ER, I'll never have kids. I'm going to have a vasectomy." - George Clooney

"People who have witnessed all the years of me playing, they bring their kids and say, 'I used to see this guy when I was fourteen!'" - Dick Dale

"I saw this DJ playing music and saying things to the kids. They would answer him back, and I say, 'That's a great idea.'" - Sylvia Robinson

"More and more good actors are now transmigrating into the videogame space and playing roles there because it's where my generation of kids get stories from." - Andy Serkis

"Really, I think that going out and playing with your friends is kind of becoming a lost art, with the kids in the neighborhood." - Frank Shorter

"If you looked in magazines ... you never see me in those out-on-the-town pages. I'm either at home playing with the kids or I'm working." - Billy Bob Thornton

"Kids clearly help center you because you can't impress your kids. People are like, "Oh, are they so excited because you're Ironman?" My kids couldn't care less. They like it when I hang out and play dad. I impress them by playing video games with them and doing well. Your kids humble you." - Don Cheadle

"Kids don't lack capacity, only teachers." - Jim Rohn

"You know why I quit playing ballads? Cause I love playing ballads." - Miles Davis

"They said playing basketball would kill me. Well, not playing basketball was killing me." - Magic Johnson

"Playing as children means playing is the most serious thing in the world." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"Everybody is excited about their projects and I'm excited too. It's not like working. It's like playing with your friends. When I was a kid, I'd say to my mother, "Can I go out and play with the kids now?" Now I'm out playing with the kids all day long." - Stan Lee

"I grew up playing with kids from Hurt Village, playing with kids from other housing projects, Lamar Terrace, because my grandmother lived in that particular area. So, I always wondered how I would have turned out if I would have lived in that particular given circumstance." - Katori Hall

"I have prevented my kids from watching MTV at home. It's not safe for kids." - Tom Freston

"We've [me and brother] been playing hockey for a long time, since we were little kids. I started playing hockey at two and a half. Obviously, playing hockey we want to be known as good hockey players and hard working guys that earn everything they get." - P. K. Subban

"Sport for me is about inspiring kids. Here's the rules, here's the play area, sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. This is all about teaching kids how to approach life. If we're not playing sport to benefit kids, I'm not really sure why we play sport." - Russell Crowe

"If I did that, playing golf would drive me crazy." - John Nestor

"You've been playing gods-and-witches again, that's clear." - Janet Morris

"Initially when I stopped playing, I had accumulated some burnout." - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

"Me and Tricky like playing with each other." - Braith Anasta

"Will without power is like children playing at soldiers." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"The playing adult steps sideward into another reality; the playing child advances forward to new stages of mastery." - Erik Erikson

"I'm playing against great players, playing against the best in the world. The competition-that's what I've always wanted." - Kobe Bryant

"Ive always been a daydreamer. When the other kids were playing, I was listening to the roar at Yankee Stadium - I was always attracted to the roar of the crowd." - Puff Daddy

"I remember playing Coachella and seeing kids in the audience who weren't even born when we had our initial run of success. They were singing along to every word, which was an amazing thing to see." - David Lovering

"That kid ain't got no bills to pay, he ain't got no kids; When you're that young to him it's only all about the sport he's playing. You don't have to worry about nuthin' else!" - Boo Weekley

"By doing that and being very competitive, the grown-ups started telling me even back before I started playing organized ball that I was too physical and too advanced for the kids my own age." - Bo Jackson

"If Ashley Cole is ready we have 15 players for the final. I'll have to choose between Hilario, who's not bad playing forward or I'll bring in one of the kids." - Jose Mourinho

"I recently learned something quite interesting about video games. Many young people have developed incredible hand, eye, and brain coordination in playing these games. The air force believes these kids will be our outstanding pilots should they fly our jets." - Ronald Reagan

"It's good to give some of the kids a chance for playing time and some confidence. It doesn't do any good to leave starters out there just to beat a team by 60-70 points." - Sylvia Hatchell

"Basketball teams, after the perfunctory lay-up drill, fall into the crowded isolation and personal style of 10 city kids shooting at the same basket or playing one-on-one." - Ted Solotaroff

"I don't think [Requiem for a Dream] is for children, but I think if you went home and looked at the video games that your kids are playing, you'd be much more shocked." - Jared Leto

"I do' think [Requiem for a Dream] is for children, but I think if you went home and looked at the video games that your kids are playing, you"d be much more shocked." - Jared Leto

"I'm a drummer. I've been playing since I was three. I was in college bands when I was in elementary school: you'd see all these older kids and then this little kid behind the drums creating this big sound." - AraabMuzik

"When I was playing, my wife and kids would go on the road with me, and we would go to different lunch spots that we saw on "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives."" - Prince Fielder

"Life is all about balance: sprinting hard and fast, breathing deep and slow. Working out with my coaches, playing with my kids. Eating whole foods for fuel, enjoying a glass of wine with friends." - Amanda Beard

"I'm one of six children. I'd love to sound educated and say I dive into a good book when I'm there, but in truth, I spend time with the kids playing cards, ping-pong, and board games." - Kate Spade

"And there's kids playing guns in the streets And one's pointing his tree branch at me So I put my hands up I say Enough is enough, If you walk away I walk away. And he shot me dead." - Conor Oberst

"We were pretty normal - suburban kids having a good time playing in bands. We were silly. We weren't dark, intense, humorless people. Humor was one of the connecting forces among us. It was more like camaraderie." - David Pajo

"People like Truffaut, Lelouch and Godard are like little kids playing at being revolutionaries. I've passed through this stage. I lived in a country where these things happened seriously." - Roman Polanski

"I am always playing hard trying to win. Just knowing that at one time I was once that kid that looked up to NBA players and NFL players. Today these kids look up me." - Jason Terry

"The day was warm and clear. Kids were playing soccer in the parking lots and women were sunning their babies and having their tea all over the lawns. The scene was entirely too cheery for journalism." - P. J. O'Rourke

"It was a bitter moment for us. We weren't two mature parents. We were just two kids playing grown-up. We still needed Mommy and Daddy's permission, blessings, and money to survive." - Erma Bombeck

"I tell kids not to be on the Internet. It's dangerous. It's not fun. It wastes your life. You should just be outside playing sports, instead of sitting in front of any type of screen." - Miley Cyrus

"The youth are very important to me, they're the next generation, but I want to instill in kids, even in playing, that it's never too late and there's no right or wrong way to do anything." - Sheila E

"It was a great experience for a kid, because it was a bunch of kids playing on pirate ships and water slides, so looking back on it, it was the fondest experience of my childhood." - Corey Feldman

"My mother's father taught English literature. When I was about ten or eleven, I could recite Macaulay's 'Lays of Ancient Rome.' While other kids were playing pedestrian war games, I'd be Horatius keeping the bridge." - Bernie Taupin

"I really want younger audience members to see kids in their early 20's playing Frank's music and to be inspired to take things to a higher level themselves." - Dweezil Zappa

"White Zombie was a bunch of kids with the worst equipment playing in a basement. But that is what is so great about it. There is no reason to think that you can't do it." - Rob Zombie

"I think soccer is more respected now than it ever has been. You can see that in the numbers of young kids who are playing and the numbers of people who are coming to watch." - Brandi Chastain

"I like playing Vernon Dursley in 'Harry Potter,' because that gives me a license to be horrible to kids. I hate the odious business of sucking up to the public." - Richard Griffiths

"A shy kid might look longingly at other kids playing in the schoolyard, afraid and unsure about how to approach them, but an introvert is perfectly content on her own." - Laurie Helgoe

"When I was 15, I started playing first class cricket and always dreamt of being a Test cricketer, wanted to do something for the country, married in 1995, have 2 kids it's been great." - Sachin Tendulkar

"While other kids were out playing and doing healthy things, I read an ancient judo book with a neck hold that was fatal to so many people, they finally dropped it from judo." - Dick Cavett

"I've always been a daydreamer. When the other kids were playing, I was listening to the roar at Yankee Stadium - I was always attracted to the roar of the crowd." - Sean Combs

"Radio and TV can still push a band, but things need to be shaken up. There is the Internet, but mostly what I see there is little kids on YouTube playing music." - Chris Cornell

"It's like kids playing house: 'You play the father, I'll play the mother.' You know, you dress up, you play, they pay, you go home. It's a game - acting's a game." - Robert Duvall

"We are telling our kids that nature is in the past and it probably doesn't count anymore, the future is in electronics, the boogeyman is in the woods, and playing outdoors is probably illicit and possibly illegal." - Richard Louv

"I have been looking forward to this age of my life for a long time. In my twenties, I marked the days on the calendar - I was sick of playing high-school kids." - Rob Lowe

"When you're connected to a source and to each other through conversation, through making love, through meditation, playing games with your kids, all that stuff, then your self-esteem's going to go up." - Jack Canfield

"The successes of the LGBT civil rights movement and the more prominent role openly gay people are playing in the public eye has actually turned up the temperature in middle schools and high schools for queer kids." - Dan Savage

"We're going to have more kids playing, and we're going to have a better chance of finding those players Minor sports in a community is for fun and recreation. For everyone." - Bobby Orr

"I love playing for my country, getting the support. Especially for the kids and everybody, showing my example of what I can achieve so early. And maybe they can achieve it, too, just to get that in their minds." - Maria Sharapova

"In my house, when I don't bring any makeup, when wearing comfortable clothes and when I'm playing with my kids, that's the moment where I feel the most beautiful." - Thalia

"The energy that comes when you compel people to dance stays with you your whole career - whether you are playing to 100,000 people at Glastonbury or 1,000 kids in a club." - Steven Van Zandt

"Kids below 10 or 12, I think they just need to learn by playing at golf. Later on, in high school, when they develop muscles and everything, that's when they need to see about getting lessons." - Bubba Watson

"When I see my kids totally into their Legos, it brings me back to the days I was hanging out and playing with my monster models. It brings me there in a second." - Kirk Hammett

"Our country's growing obsession with organized sports isn't just hurting our children, but also our communities. As play is siphoned off to gyms and fields, fewer kids are playing in our streets, parks, and playgrounds." - Darell Hammond

"Acting is playing - it's actually going out on a playground with the other kids and being in the game, and I need that. Writing satisfies that part of myself that longs to sit in my room and dream." - Billy Bob Thornton

"These kids are the future of the National Football League. They're the next generation that will be playing high school football, NCAA football, and some even to the pros." - Troy Vincent

"Growing up in Canada, most kids from Canada dream of playing in the NHL, and they also hope one day to be on a Stanley Cup team. That was a big goal." - Bobby Orr

"That's the trouble with playing a cutting-edge narcotics detective - you've got to wear what's topical at the moment. My kids tease me about outfits I was wearing last week, let alone in the eighties." - Clark Johnson

"Sometimes we think videogames are just games for kids, and then once they get out of grammar school or high school, they never play again, but that's when they really start playing." - John Madden

"Love is giving your kids your undivided attention and time" - Kevin Heath

"Kids on the Youtube, learning how to be cool." - Toby Keith

"I told my kids, "Someday, you'll have kids of your own." One of them said, "So will you."" - Rodney Dangerfield

"By putting pressure on myself to develop a great game, I had less pressure to win. These days, I tell kids that the way I grew up, it wasn't about winning. It was about playing well, about playing the "right" way. That approach helped me enjoy the game and develop mine to its maximum potential." - Pete Sampras

"I come from a creative background, and everything I enjoy is entertaining or playing music for people, which is the exact thing the Community restricts and opposes. At least still playing games with the kids and being active, not completely awful." - Cameron Monaghan

"I was fortunate to start the sport at a young age. I was 6 years old when my dad started teaching me. We started playing tournaments together when I was 11, in the lower ranking of beach volleyball in California. We weren't playing against kids; we played against grown men, so immediately, I had to raise my game to compete." - Karch Kiraly

"One day, I was playing 'The Game of Life,' the board game, with a mess of kids, and I wasn't quite sure how, but it seemed different than the game I remembered playing as a kid. So I bought an old game, from 1960, and it was different." - Jill Lepore

"The interesting thing with child actors is that kids are natural actors. They're wonderful actors, and most kids are acting all the time. They're imagining they're out in the yard playing. They're imagining that things happened, and they can get very vivid." - Clint Eastwood

"We need to look at our nannying, mollycoddled, politically correct culture in my view, which stops kids from going out and playing competitive sport. I also think we need to look at the shear fatness of the regulations which control people who want to help kids play sport." - Boris Johnson

"Make your kids go out and play. Kids ought to grow up the way you and I grew up and we grew up fifty years apart or maybe more. But we did the same things. Now who's out playing in the afternoon? Nobody." - C Everett Koop

"About a month ago some kids in my neighborhood were playing hide-and-go-seek and one of them ended up in an abandoned refrigerator. It's all anybody talked about for weeks. I said, 'Who cares? How many kids you know get to die a winner?" - Anthony Jeselnik

"People worry about kids playing with guns, and teenagers watching violent videos; we are scared that some sort of culture of violence will take them over. Nobody worries about kids listening to thousands - literally thousands - of songs about broken hearts and rejection and pain and misery and loss." - Nick Hornby

"I think day care is terrific. Kids get to be around other kids, and they're playing, and they're teaching each other. When I was in college, my summer job was being a preschool teacher. I loved it, and after that experience, I said I can't wait to put my kid in day care because I could see how much they loved it." - Jessica Valenti

"No one stopped me from playing when I was alone, but there were times when I wasn't able to, though I wanted to... There were times when nothing played back. Writers call it 'writer's block.' For kids there are other names for that feeling, though kids don't usually know them." - Lynda Barry

"You're watching your kids playing football, and you're not present. It's like the worst... it's horrible. I despise myself for it. I think it's a particularly male thing. Being present and in the moment with your kids is something a lot of men struggle with." - Andy Serkis

"The problem is not scientifically illiterate kids; it is scientifically illiterate adults. Kids are born curious about the natural world. They are always turning over rocks, jumping with two feet into mud puddles and playing with the tablecloth and fine china." - Neil Degrasse Tyson

"Maybe the perceived fact that smart, rich parents tended to have smart, rich kids was largely due to the fact that they also tended to have stay-at-home moms or nannies who read to their kids, held them, put mobiles over their cribs, playing those annoying ditties, and sent them off for SAT training at six months." - George Kaiser

"[Romance] was a game, like bridge, in which you said things instead of playing cards. Like bridge you had to pretend you were playing for money or playing for some stakes." - Ernest Hemingway

"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 Augusta is like playing a Salvador Dali landscape. I expected a clock to fall out of the trees and hit me in the face." - David Feherty

"It was like when we were little kids and we played games on the ivy-covered hillside in the backyard. We were warriors and wizards and angels and high elves and that was our reality. If someone said, Isn't it cute, look at them playing, we would have smiled back, humoring them, but it wasn't playing. It was transformation. It was our own world. Our own rules." - Francesca Lia Block

"It was like when we were little kids and we played games on the ivy-covered hillside in the backyard. We were warriors and wizards and angels and high elves and that was our reality. If someone said, Is' it cute, look at them playing, we would have smiled back, humoring them, but it was' playing. It was transformation. It was our own world. Our own rules." - Francesca Lia Block

"I love Gustavo Dudamel and I love what he does for classical music, and I love what he comes out of, El Sistema and the old man Abreu. When we were in Venezuela, I had the chance to go to his building. He had, like, five or six orchestras playing of kids from the hood playing, like, Mahler's third symphony and Shostakovich fifth and Beethoven. Man, it's unbelievable. I mean, they could play." - Wynton Marsalis

"The greatest part of each day, each year, each lifetime is made up of small, seemingly insignificant moments. Those moments may becooking dinner...relaxing on the porch with your own thoughts after the kids are in bed, playing catch with a child before dinner, speaking out against a distasteful joke, driving to the recycling center with a week's newspapers. But they are not insignificant, especially when these moments are models for kids." - Barbara Coloroso

"Our kids didn't do this to themselves. They don't decide the sugar content in soda or the advertising content of a television show. Kids don't choose what's served to them for lunch at school, and shouldn't be deciding what's served to them for dinner at home. And they don't decide whether there's time in the day or room in the budget to learn about healthy eating or to spend time playing outside." - Michelle Obama

"Sometimes two people stay together for the sake of the kids - two kids who sat under a full moon and pledged to be forever true." - Robert Breault

"Kids grow up awfully fast these days,"she said. "You should try to have a good relationship with your kids, no matter what they do." - Abigail Van Buren

"If we're bringing up kids that are so stupid that they kill themselves because of a song, what good are the kids in the first place ?" - Marilyn Manson



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