Playing Quotes

Talking is like playing on the harp; there is as much in laying the hands on the strings to stop their vibration as in twanging them to bring out their music.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

If all the year were playing holidays, To sport would be as tedious as to work; But when they seldom come, they wished for come.

William Shakespeare

God is a comedian, playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.


Politics ... regarded as the study and pursuit of the true, enduring good of a community, as the application of great and unchangeable principles to public affairs, is a noble sphere of thought and action; but politics, in its common sense, or considered as the invention of temporary shifts, as the playing of a subtle game, as the tactics of party for gaining power and the spoils of office, and for elevating one set of men above another, is a paltry and debasing concern.


Without this playing with fantasy no creative work has ever yet come to birth. The debt we owe to the play of the imagination is incalculable.

Carl Jung

There's a challenge to playing these fantasy figures because they are fantasy figures. You have to enter into this sort of imaginative world of the writer.

Ralph Fiennes

We are playing Russian roulette with features of the planet's atmosphere that will profoundly impact generations to come. How long are we willing to gamble?

David Suzuki

Although I am not averse to wasting a few hours playing computer games, I have never tried my hand at Doom. Judging by sales figures and testimonials, playing the game has to be an infinitely preferable experience to watching this pathetic excuse for a movie.

James Berardinelli

Playing football in the morning is like eating cabbage for breakfast.

Pressbox Maxim

Evening the playing field for women workers is a matter of fairness and with women now providing a significant share of their family's income, it is a family issue.

Rosa DeLauro

Well, I'm a painter, I was trained as a painterI seem to have spent a little less time painting than I might've doneBut it didn't transcend the feeling of playing at UFO and those sort of places with the lights and that, the fact that the group was getting bigger and bigger.

Syd Barrett

Never allow the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game!

Babe Ruth

Sometimes one is without the pleasure of playing. But when the silence of the audience is perfect, we recover that.

Andre Segovia

A man gets what he wants by acting smart; a woman, by playing dumb.


It would indeed be the ultimate tragedy if the history of the human race proved to be nothing more noble than the story of an ape playing with a box of matches on a petrol dump.

David Ormsby-Gore

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