Play Quotes

The master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his information and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence at whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. To him he's always doing both.

James A. Michener

If you watch a game, it's fun. If you play at it, it's recreation. If you work at it, it's golf

Bob Hope

A play is fiction and fiction is fact distilled into truth.

Edward Albee

Obviously a deer on the fairway has seen you tee off before and knows that the safest place to be when you play is right down the middle

Jackie Gleason

It's nice to have the opportunity to play for so much money, but it's nicer to win it.

Patty Sheenan

Relax? How can anybody relax and play golf? You have to grip the club don't you?

Ben Hogan

In certain situations we'd be down and the competitor in me would want to get it all back in one play. That impatience makes for bad plays, mistakes, and turnarounds.

Browning Nagle

On the Old Course at St. Andrews: This is the origin of the game, golf in its purest form, and it's still played that way on a course seemingly untouched by time. Every time I play here, it reminds me that this is still a game

Arnold Palmer

Golf is a puzzle without an answer. I've played the game for 40 years and I still haven't the slightest idea how to play.

Gary Player

By the time you get dressed, drive out there, play 18 holes and come home, you've blown seven hours. There are better things you can do with your time

Richard M. Nixon

When the cat's away the mice will play.

English proverb

There are two things you can do with your head down - play golf and pray.

Lee Trevino

Eighteen holes of match or medal play will teach you more about your foe than will 18 years of dealing with him across a desk.

Grantland Rice

Solitude is the play field of Satan

Vladimir Nabokov

The guidance recognizes that race and ethnicity may properly play a role in terrorist identification and suppression, but only under narrow circumstances permitted by our nation's laws and the Constitution of the United States, ... The policy guidance emphasizes that even in the national security context, reliance on mere generalized racial or ethnic stereotypes remains forbidden.

Ralph Boyd
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