Playful Quotes

Quotes tagged as "playful" (showing 1-30 of 33)
J.K. Rowling
“Oh, for heaven’s sake, Sirius, Dumbledore said no!”

A bearlike black dog had appeared at Harry’s side as Harry clambered over the various trunks cluttering the hall to get to Mrs. Weasley.

“Oh honestly,” said Mrs. Weasley despairingly. “Well, on your own head be it!”

The great black dog gave a joyful bark and gamboled around them, snapping at pigeons, and chasing its own tail. Harry couldn’t help laughing. Sirius had been trapped inside for a very long time.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Simona Panova
“And what if you try to kill me? Or worse: to kiss me?”
Simona Panova, Nightmarish Sacrifice

Karen Quan
“When my hands can no longer make these hammers and strings play for you, my heart will always sing to you.”
Karen Quan, Write like no one is reading 2

Simona Panova
“Don’t you have dragons to fight so that you started saving girls who don’t need it?”
Simona Panova, Nightmarish Sacrifice

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Seriousness is too boring to the playful human condition. A heart of stone that has a long face can never express love.”
Michael Bassey Johnson, Master of Maxims

Virgil Kalyana Mittata Iordache
“How I miss wandering around with old souls,
Aimlessly moving from one place to another
How I miss all our dreams and our goals
And how we've lost ourselves to find each other

Seems like a playful game of hide-n-seek
But that's how we'll forever play this life
Loving and living the truth that we seek
Until embraced we find our way to strive

Gazing into strangers' eyes to find our soul mates,
Knowing we're so much closer than we thought.
Our heart keeps the light that forever radiates
Through all the darkness, 'til love is taught

And yet again we look into the skies,
We see the stars, the moon, that light
Missing our home beyond the nights
Living in love until the end of the fight.”
Virgil Kalyana Mittata Iordache

Kamand Kojouri
“This is an ode to life.
The anthem of the world.
For as there are billions
of different stars that
make up the sky
so, too, are there billions
of different humans that
make up the Earth.
Some shine brighter
but all are made of
the same cosmic dust.
O the joy of being
in life with all these people!
I speak of differences
because they are there.
Like the different organs
that make up our bodies.
Earth, itself, is one large body.
Listen to how it howls
when one human is
in misery.
When one kills another, the
Earth feels the pang in its
chest. When one orgasms,
the Earth craves a cigarette.
Look carefully,
these animals are
beauty spots that make the
Earth’s face lovelier
and more loveable.
These oceans are the Earth’s
limpid eyes. These trees, its hair.
This is an ode to life.
The anthem of the world.
I will no longer speak of
differences, for the similarities
are larger.
Look even closer. There may be
distances between our limbs but
there are no spaces between
our hearts. We long to be one.
We long to be in nature and
to run wild with its wildlife.
Let us celebrate life and living,
for it is sacrilegious
to be ungrateful.
Let us play and be playful,
for it is sacrilegious
to be serious.
Let us celebrate imperfections
and make existence
proud of us, for tomorrow is
death, and this is an ode to life.
The anthem of the world.”
Kamand Kojouri

Bryant McGill
“Playful, positive sarcasm is different from negative mean sarcasm, and many people don't know the difference.”
Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

Lorelei James
“Why, Jack-off... You actually have a sense of humor! You should share that playful side more often. Guys really go for it.”
Lorelei James, All Jacked Up


...the passion contained merely kisses
placed upon lips, neck and cheek
these young lovers of the castle
of which our fairytale speaks...”

Brandi Salazar
“So, Mr. Mandrake, what is it you plan to do with me this evening?” I asked haughtily.

“I presume,” he said, playing along, “that I will start with feeding you proper and then proceed with more…pestiferous acts.”

I smiled through the confusion. I’d have to look up that word later.”
Brandi Salazar, Faerie Tales: The Misfortune of a Teenage Socialite

Katie McGarry
“Isaiah pushes off his car and invades my personal space. His dark scent envelops me and my heart literally trips several times as it tries to continue to beat. Even though he doesn’t touch me, it’s like Isaiah is everywhere. Only centimeters separate us, but his warmth surrounds me like a bubble.
I have to force myself to lift my chin to look at him. His gray eyes soften, and there’s this playful aura to him, accompanied by a devious tilt of his mouth.”
Katie McGarry, Crash into You

Kamand Kojouri
“I am so tired.
I have grown old from being serious.
I have grown ill from being serious.
I want to laugh at myself.
I want to forget myself.
I am so tired.”
Kamand Kojouri

“Often the Muse will not respond to direct and logical requests. She must be lured in with the playful and gentle.”
Jill Badonsky, The Nine Modern Day Muses: 10 Guides to Creative Inspiration for Artists, Poets, Lovers, and Other Mortals Wanting to Live a Dazzling Existence

A.J. Young
“Frowning I playfully blow a fresh handful of bubbles at him as we walks back out, laughing over his shoulder at me.”
A.J. Young, My Sudden Alpha Mate

Nenia Campbell
“He'd been baiting me, yes, but there was more. He'd been almost…playful. It was tantamount to being rushed by a lion, and finding out it wanted to play fetch.”
Nenia Campbell, Cloak and Dagger

“The heart of a child is soooo beautiful. It doesn’t come with any, how do you say, preconceptions? So it can be so playful and take so much joy from the moment.”
Jay Ebben, Painted Hives

Miranda J. Barrett
“Play with your ideals and laugh at the limitations of your mundane life.”
Miranda J. Barrett

Victor Shamas
“Meditators dream of attaining the single-pointed focus that young children experience naturally when they play. Spiritual aspirants long for the rapture that defines moments of pure delight.”
Victor Shamas, The Way of Play: Reclaiming Divine Fun & Celebration

Richard Hofstadter
“Ideally, the pursuit of truth is said to be at the heart of the intellectual's business, but this credits his business too much and not quite enough. As with the pursuit of happiness, the pursuit of truth is itself gratifying whereas consummation often turns out to be elusive. Truth captured loses its glamour; truths long known and widely believed have a way of turning false with time; easy truths are bore and too many of them become half truths. Whatever the intellectual is too certain of, if he is healthily playful, he begins to find unsatisfactory. The meaning of his intellectual life lies not in the possession of truth but in the quest for new uncertainties. Harold Rosenberg summed up this side of the life of the mind supremely well when he said that the intellectual is one who turns answers into questions.”
Richard Hofstadter, Anti-Intellectualism in American Life

Girdhar Joshi
“If a woman becomes more dominating on her husband, he may not be as playful in bed as he could be otherwise.”
Girdhar Joshi, Some Mistakes Have No Pardon

Kristen Henderson
“And no matter what
closet we were thrown in,
up what river we were sold
for an embarrassment,
or worse, traded
for a bottle of gin--
we’d carry on in
playful stitches, friends
‘til the end…which came
sooner than wished.”
Kristen Henderson, Of My Maiden Smoking

“She pursued his lips,' Zach laughs. 'Another one I misread! Pursued for "pursed." You know. She pursed her lips. So whenever you do that now, reach out and touch my lips to shut me up? I think, she pursued his lips.'

'That's so silly,' smiles Rachel.

'I know that. Now I'm pursuing your lips,' he adds.

When Zach kisses her, Rachel is often aware of the pulse in his lower labial, a small heartbeat there. She is aware of a pulsing and a slight thickening of tissue. How many times has this boy bled from his mouth? How many times.”
Emma Richler, Be My Wolff

Susan Block
“Bonobo discipline involves being schooled in a gentler, more playful fashion.”
Susan Block, The Bonobo Way

Rhys Bowen
“Aren't you going a little overboard?" I asked, picturing a day ahead of me trying to find these items in a town I didn't know.
"Nonsense, darling. What's the point of a party if you don't go overboard."
I sat on the sofa watching her, admiring her. Not only was she beautiful, but she had a wonderful way of shaking off life's little problems, like water off a duck's back. Nothing seemed to upset her.”
Rhys Bowen, Naughty in Nice

A.J. Young
“it was more overwhelming if I’m honest, one minute I’m just talking to him and the next I’m flat on my back and he’s-”
“He’s?” they both said in unison
“He’s touching places, with his …”
Eyeing them both I give them a look as my chest redden further, I really don’t want to have to say specifically.”
A.J. Young, My Sudden Alpha Mate

“There are only a few things that are more entertaining than watching a cat trying to run across a freshly waxed wood floor after a ball.”
David C. Holley, Write like no one is reading

David Benioff
“A young woman stood in the hallway, a suitcase at her feet, a cardboard carton in her hands. She wore a yellow cotton dress with a white flower print. The silver dragonfly on her necklace hung in the hollow of her collarbone and her thick red hair cascaded past her sunburned shoulders. She will tell you that she hadn't chosen that dress with any care, or the necklace, that she hadn't washed her hair or scrubbed her face, put a little red on her lips. Don't believe it. No one looks that good by accident.”
David Benioff, City of Thieves

“Life is such a comedy, so just spare me the drama.”
The All-American Rejects

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