Play Quotes

You can't stop the future
You can't rewind the past
The only way to learn the secret to press play.

Change    Future    Play    Rewind    Secret    Stop

A little nonsense now and then, is cherished by the wisest men.

Time is a game played beautifully by children.

Fragment 52    Games    Heraclitus    Leisure    Philosophy    Play    Time    Wisdom

This is the real secret of life -- to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.

Life    Play    Work

Never give all the heart, for love
Will hardly seem worth thinking of
To passionate women if it seem
Certain, and they never dream
That it fades out from kiss to kiss;
For everything that's lovely is
But a brief, dreamy, kind delight.
O Never give the heart outright,
For they, for all smooth lips can say,
Have given their hearts up to the play.
And who could play it well enough
If deaf and dumb and blind with love?
He that made this knows all the cost,
For he gave all his heart and lost.

Have regular hours for work and play; make each day both useful and pleasant, and prove that you understand the worth of time by employing it well. Then youth will bring few regrets, and life will become a beautiful success.

Little Women

Louisa May Alcott

Little Women

How come we play war and not peace?"
"Too few role models.

Peace    Play    War

When you play, play hard; when you work, don't play at all.

Play    Work

The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.

Basketball    Business    Job    Play    Sports    Team    Teamwork    Work

Life is more fun if you play games.

Enjoyment    Fun    Games    Life    Play

True love is not a hide and seek game: in true love, both lovers seek each other.

Affair    Affection    Attachment    Bond    Care    Caring    Close    Emotion    Emotions    Fellow feeling    Friendship    Friendships    Game    Hide and seek    Intimacy    Love affair    Lover    Lovers    Michael bassey johnson    Mutual attachment    Passion    Play    Relationship    Seeker    Sharing    True love    Truth

We shed as we pick up, like travellers who must carry everything in their arms, and what we let fall will be picked up by those behind. The procession is very long and life is very short. We die on the march. But there is nothing outside the march so nothing can be lost to it. The missing plays of Sophocles will turn up piece by piece, or be written again in another language. Ancient cures for diseases will reveal themselves once more. Mathematical discoveries glimpsed and lost to view will have their time again. You do not suppose, my lady, that if all of Archimedes had been hiding in the great library of Alexandria, we would be at a loss for a corkscrew?


Tom Stoppard


Stick your dick in’? I asked, my brows probably touching. Did you actually just say that?
Make love. I meant make love … of course. I would never just stick my dick in you. I would make mad, passionate love to this sweet, sweet body of yours for days, no, weeks. It would be beautiful, pumpkin. There’d be little angels, and birdies, and you know … all just hanging around, watching. Perverts.


Kylie Scott

Funny    Humor    Mal    Play    Stage dive

The love that follows us sometime is our trouble, which still we thank as love.

The Tragedy of Macbeth

William Shakespeare

The Tragedy of Macbeth

A wedding is for daughters and fathers. The mothers all dress up, trying to look like young women. But a wedding is for a father and daughter. They stop being married to each other on that day.

A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play; his labor and his leisure; his mind and his body; his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing, and leaves others to determine whether he is working or playing. To himself, he always appears to be doing both.

Leisure    Play    Work

Educated men are so impressive!

Pumpkin, stop rubbing your ass against me. We gotta go! I don’t have time to do you now. Prioritize, woman.


Kylie Scott

Humor    Kylie scott    Mal    Play

It is growing cold. Winter is putting footsteps in the meadow. What whiteness boasts that sun that comes into this wood! One would say milk-colored maidens are dancing on the petals of orchids. How coldly burns our sun! One would say its rays of light are shards of snow, one imagines the sun lives upon a snow crested peak on this day. One would say she is a woman who wears a gown of winter frost that blinds the eyes. Helplessness has weakened me. Wandering has wearied my legs.

Anotnius and calypia    Cold    Coldness    December    February    Forest    Freezing    Frost    January    Maidens    Payne    Play    Poetry    Roman    Roman payne    Snow    Sylvan    Theatre    Wandering    Winter

Dance. Dance for the joy and breath of childhood. Dance for all children, including that child who is still somewhere entombed beneath the responsibility and skepticism of adulthood. Embrace the moment before it escapes from our grasp. For the only promise of childhood, of any childhood, is that it will someday end. And in the end, we must ask ourselves what we have given our children to take its place. And is it enough?

We are never more fully alive, more completely ourselves, or more deeply engrossed in anything, than when we are at play.

Conformity    Freedom    Fun    Maturity    Orthodoxy    Play    Stigma

What a fool honesty is.

The Winter's Tale

William Shakespeare

The Winter's Tale

The world is a wide place where we stumble like children learning to walk. The world is a bright mosaic where we learn like children to see, where our little blurry eyes strive greedily to take in as much light and love and colour and detail as they can.
The world is a coaxing whisper when the wind lips the trees, when the sea licks the shore, when animals burrow into earth and people look up at the sympathetic stars. The world is an admonishing roar when gales chase rainclouds over the plains and whip up ocean waves, when people crowd into cities or intrude into dazzling jungles.
What right have we to carry our desperate mouths up mountains or into deserts? Do we want to taste rock and sand or do we expect to make impossible poems from space and silence? The vastness at least reminds us how tiny we are, and how much we don't yet understand. We are mere babes in the universe, all brothers and sisters in the nursery together. We had better learn to play nicely before we're allowed out..... And we want to go out, don't we? ..... Into the distant humming welcoming darkness.

Animals    Babes    Brothers    Children    Cities    Colour    Darkness    Deserts    Eyes    Jungles    Light    Love    Mountains    Mouths    Nursery    Ocean    Play    Poems    Sea    See    Silence    Sisters    Space    Stars    Trees    Universe    Walk

I always am in a role, lovely – for you, for them – even for myself. Yeah... Even when I’m alone, I am still in a role – and I myself am the most exacting audience I have ever had.

Acting    Actor    Actress    Alone    Always    Audience    Control    Demand    Demanding    Drama    Dramatic    Emotion    Emotional    Emotionless    Exact    Exacting    Fake    Feel    Feelings    Feelless    Forbid    Forbidden    Goth    Gothic    Gothic romance    Hide    Hiding    Lonely    Mask    Masks    Play    Postmodern    Postmodernism    Pretend    Pretending    Romance    Romantic    Self image    Stern    Strength    Strong    Suspense    Theater    Theatre    Weak    Weakness    Young adult    Young adult gothic romance

Everybody is equally weak on the inside, just that some present their ruins as new castles and become kings –

Abandon    Cardew    Castle    Destroy    Destroyed    Devastated    Everybody    Everyone    Fear    Fiction    Force    Fort    Fortress    Freya    General    Ghost    Gothic    Gothic romance    Image    Inside    King    Mask    Mysterious    Mystery    No one    Nobody    Outside    Play    Power    Powerful    Present    Pretend    Queen    Romance    Ruin    Ruins    Self image    Strength    Strong    Stronghold    Suspense    Weak    Weakness    Young adult

And I wasn’t playing a role – I was trying to be myself.
But the harder I was striving, the more I was realizing that I had probably lost that ‘myself’ somewhere between two perfectly performed roles...

Be yourself    Cardew    Freya    Goth    Gothic    Gothic romance    Hidden    Hide    Identity    Lonely    Lose    Lost    Mask    Masked    Masks    Myself    Mysterious    Mystery    Obsession    Obsessive    Perfect    Perfection    Play    Postmodern    Postmodernism    Pretend    Pretending    Real    Reality    Realize    Role    Roles    Romance    Romantic    Secret    Secretive    Strive    Suspense    Try    Trying    Who i am    Who you are    Young adult    Young adult gothic romance    Young adult suspense    Yourself

Kelley. Your name is Kelley, isn't it?" He didn't wait for her confirmation. "Yes. Well. Tell me...that bit just now...was that from Dante's Inferno?"," Kelley stammered. Her face felt hot.
I'm in for it.
Are you sure?" he continued. "Because it most certainly wasn't from this play. And it bloody well sounded like hell.

Wondrous Strange

Lesley Livingston

Wondrous Strange
Humor    Play    Stage

It is time for a return to childhood, to simplicity, to running and climbing and laughing in the sunshine, to experiencing happiness instead of being trained for a lifetime of pursuing happiness. It is time to let children be children again.

It is interesting that Hindus, when they speak of the creation of the universe do not call it the work of God, they call it the play of God, the Vishnu lila, lila meaning play. And they look upon the whole manifestation of all the universes as a play, as a sport, as a kind of dance — lila perhaps being somewhat related to our word lilt

Creation    God    Play

Go and play. Run around. Build something. Break something. Climb a tree. Get dirty. Get in some trouble. Have some fun.

Fun    Play

There is virtue in work and there is virtue in rest. Use both and overlook neither.

Play    Rest    Work

If you want creative workers, give them enough time to play

Creativity    Play    Work

A finite game is played for the purpose of winning, an infinite game for the purpose of continuing the play.

Games    Play

Combinatory play seems to be the essential feature in productive thought.

How would your life be different if...You decided to give freely, love fully, and play feverously? Let today be the day...You free yourself from the conditioned rules that limit your happiness and dilute the beautiful life experience. Have fun. Give - Love - Play!

It's not that we spend five days looking forward to just two. It's that most people do what they enjoy most on those two days. Imagine living a life where everyday are your Saturdays and Sundays. Make everyday your weekend. Make everyday a play-day…

Days    Enjoy    Everyday    Five    Forward    Imagine    Life    Living    Looking    People    Play    Saturday    Spend    Sunday    Two    Weekend

That thing the nature of which is totally unknown to you is usually what you need to find, and finding it is a matter of getting lost. The word ‘lost’ comes from the old Norse ‘los’ meaning the disbanding of an army…I worry now that people never disband their armies, never go beyond what they know.
Advertising, alarmist news, technology, incessant busyness, and the design of public and private life conspire to make it so. A recent article about the return of wildlife to suburbia described snow-covered yards in which the footprints of animals are abundant and those of children are entirely absent. Children seldom roam, even in the safest places… I wonder what will come of placing this generation under house arrest.

Will you let me go for Christ's sake? Will you take that phony dream and burn it before something happens?

Death of a Salesman

Arthur Miller

Death of a Salesman
Anger    Dream    Dreams    Facade    Fake    False hope    Identity    Loss    Play    Sad    Tragedy

Oh, yeah. You're the best," I grinned back at him.
"Pumpkin, hello. Of course I am!


Kylie Scott

Mal    Play

Oh, she doth teach the torches to burn bright!
It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night
Like a rich jewel in an Ethiope’s ear,
Beauty too rich for use, for earth too dear.
So shows a snowy dove trooping with crows
As yonder lady o'er her fellows shows.
The measure done, I’ll watch her place of stand,
And, touching hers, make blessèd my rude hand.
Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight!
For I ne'er saw true beauty till this night.

I was in love with everything- I wanted to look with love at the angry people so that their eyes would be forced to respond; and I wanted to bring gifts to the envious and tell them that I am worthless.

Care    Faith    Hope    Inspire    Joy    Kindness    Love    Peace    Play    Respect

All drama is about lies. All drama is about something that’s hidden. A drama starts because a situation becomes imbalanced by a lie. The lie may be something we tell each other or something we think about ourselves, but the lie imbalances a situation. If you’re cheating on your wife the repression of that puts things out of balance; or if you’re someone you think you’re not, and you think you should be further ahead in your job, that neurotic vision takes over your life and you’re plagued by it until you’re cleansed. At the end of a play the lie is revealed. The better the play the more surprising and inevitable the lie is. Aristotle told us this

It's human; we all put self interest first.




I'd three times sooner go to war than suffer childbirth once.




If you have a rifle, hanging on the wall in the first act, it should fire in the last act.

Art    Play    Playing roles    Stage    Theater

Relax. Refresh. Renew. Play. Sing. Laugh. Enjoy. Forgive. Dance. Love. Hug. Share. Kiss. Create. Explore. Hope. Listen. Dare. Trust. Dream. Learn. TODAY!

Create    Dance    Dare    Dream    Enjoy    Explore    Forgive    Hope    Hug    Kiss    Laugh    Learn    Listen    Love    Play    Refresh    Relax    Renew    Share    Sing    Trust

Let me tell you: the only way to get rid of dragons is to have one of your own.

It is not Atlas who carries the world on his shoulders, but woman; and sometimes she plays with it as with a ball.

Atlas    Ball    Play    Quo vadis    Shoulders    Woman    Women

We should have a State in which we could live and breathe as free men and which we could develop according to our own lights and culture and where principles of Islamic social justice could find free play.

Character    Culture    Development    Freedom    Harmony    Humor    Independence    Inspirational    Islam    Islamic    Justice    Lessons    Life    Light    Love    Men    Moral    Muslims    Peace    Play    Principles    Religion    Society    State    Women

Sure you do. Everyone wants to play. They’re just afraid of looking stupid. But you know what’s stupid? Not trying. So just…try.

Play    Stupid    Try



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