Playing Quotes

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Jacques Derrida
“To pretend, I actually do the thing: I have therefore only pretended to pretend.”
Jacques Derrida

Oscar Wilde
“One should always play fairly when one has the winning cards.”
Oscar Wilde

Clementine von Radics
“I wonder if you know yet that you’ll leave me. That you are a child playing with matches and I have a paper body. You will meet a girl with a softer voice and stronger arms and she will not have violent secrets or an affection for red wine or eyes that never stay dry. You will fall into her bed and I’ll go back to spending Friday nights with boys who never learn my last name. ”
Clementine von Radics

Vera Nazarian
“There's a difference between playing and playing games. The former is an act of joy, the latter — an act.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

George Carlin
“My mother would say, 'Why are you always playing alone?' And I would say, 'I'm not playin', Ma. I'm fuckin' serious!”
George Carlin, Brain Droppings


Laugh, I tell you
And you will turn back
The hands of time.

Smile, I tell you
And you will reflect
The face of the divine.

Sing, I tell you
And all the angels will sing with you!

Cry, I tell you
And the reflections found in your pool of tears -
Will remind you of the lessons of today and yesterday
To guide you through the fears of tomorrow.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Amit Kalantri
“Music shouldn't be just a tune, it should be a touch.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

A.G. Howard
“Shut up!” I say, laughing hysterically. Alice transforms back to an inanimate jade piece as I toss her. My aim is off and she plops into Morpheus’s tea, splattering him and the chessboard.
With a graceful sweep of his hand, he retracts his magic. Tea drizzles down his face as his inky eyes turn up to mine, alight with something both dangerous and daring, shifting moods faster than I can blink.
“Careful, plum.” It’s his deep cockney accent now. He wipes his face with a napkin. “Don’t start something you have no intention of finishing.”
“Oh, I’ll finish it,”
I say—spurred by the dark confidence fluttering at the edge of my psyche. The side of me that knows I’m his match in every way. “And you know I’ll win.” I rise from my chair to scope out the room for weapons, vaguely aware of the prisms of glittery light reflected off my skin onto the surroundings.
“I know I’ll let you win,” Morpheus says, standing up. “I won’t even put up a fight.” His white-toothed smile spans to something forebodingly provocative, as though mimicking the spread of his wings. “Well, perhaps a small one, just for sport.”
A.G. Howard, Ensnared

Prem Jagyasi
“To understand the real meaning of what others want to say to us, we must understand which ‘language game’ they are playing.”
Dr Prem Jagyasi

Richelle E. Goodrich
“I am grateful for hands to tickle with. Not so grateful for that process in reverse, however.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, and Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

Amie Kaufman
“And I learn that maybe I don't suck at Peopling as much as I suspected. We stay up past my watch. We play way longer than we should. But hey, nobody's thinking about bad dreams anymore.”
Amie Kaufman

Steven Magee
“Just because you were dealt a crappy hand does not mean you will lose the game.”
Steven Magee

“When you're playing at something and having fun, you don't stop to ask yourself why.”
Marty Rubin

“On the one hand we have the playing mind—innovative, magical, boundless. On the other is the gaming mind—concentrated, determined, intelligent. And on the hand that holds them both together we have the notion of playing well.”
Bernard De Koven, The Well-Played Game: A Player's Philosophy

“There is more to writing than playing with words.”
Marty Rubin

Jane Wilson-Howarth
“I recognised just how different Alexander was from children raised in Britain. The most obvious distinctions were his maturity and broadness of view. He hadn't lost his innocence or childish ability to play, but he enjoyed conversations with adults, and he saw no problem in playing with any child of any age. He was wonderfully gentle with the little ones. He was never fazed by differences, and cultural diversity was of interest rather than a reason for prejudice, though, - like our Nepali friends - he liked to classify people.”
Jane Wilson-Howarth, A Glimpse of Eternal Snows: A Journey of Love and Loss in the Himalayas

“Approaching new people, never being afraid to ask questions, clearly expressing emotions, moving, playing and laughing. There is a lot we can learn from our children.”

Alain Bremond-Torrent
“Improvising is copying the line that is already written in your karma.”
Alain Bremond-Torrent, running is flying intermittently

Steven Magee
“You are playing Russian roulette with your health by working at the Mauna Kea Observatories (MKO) in Hawaii.”
Steven Magee

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Boredom ought to be the closest a child gets to depression.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“Nobody wants to be himself or herself in a game.”
Tarik Alptekin MR, Tearful Skull

“What if the people we trust most deeply and depend on most strongly did not believe that we are capable of finalizing this game without their help?
What if these people continuously step into the game and command your opponent's every movement?
More importantly, what if they don’t want to know the answer or even don’t believe there is an answer to the most important question?
What if you stop helping the game developers determine how to improve their games and you start creating your own game?
What makes a player quit playing? The sign of mastery or a better game.”
Tarik Alptekin MR, Tearful Skull

Eleanor Davis
“The hoop wants to go where the party is!”
Eleanor Davis, You & a Bike & a Road

Thomm Quackenbush
“More so than any child I have met, Bear straddled the line of eating nothing and eating everything. He piled a plate with whatever was available, ate three tactical bites to discourage stealing, and ran off to do anything else. When questioned, he would swear he was coming back to finish off the warm macaroni salad and cold hamburger, but he never did. The world was too full of gleeful abandon to pay mind to calories. When his food, now spoiled, ended up in the garbage, he would growl at the rank unfairness of his starvation.”
Thomm Quackenbush, Holidays with Bigfoot

“Humanity is but playing gods.”
Khalid Masood

“Religion is but playing gods.”
Khalid Masood

F. Max Müller
“Fishes never fly, and cats never catch frogs. These are the difficulties into which we are led ; and they arise simply and solely from our using words for their sound rather than for their meaning. We begin by playing with words, but in the end the words will play with us.”
F. Max Müller, Selected Essays on Language, Mythology, and Religion V2

Ruby Mohan
“I wonder what it is about me; all my women scream.”
Ruby Mohan, Blue's Valentine: Part 3 of series

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