Best Quotes About Games

Most ball games are lost, not won. -Casey Stengel

You know they're not going to lose 162 consecutive games. -Harry Caray

If a man watches three football games in a row, he should be declared legally dead. -Erma Bombeck

All my games were political games; I was, like Joan of Arc, perpetually being burned at the stake. -Indira Gandhi

Sectional football games have the glory and the despair of war, and when a Texas team takes the field against a foreign state, it is an army with banners. -John Steinbeck

It is in games that many men discover their paradise. -Robert Wilson Lynd

I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. -Michael Jordan

Those market researchers… are playing games with you and me and with this entire country. Their so-called samples of opinion are no more accurate or reliable than my grandmother's big toe was when it came to predicting the weather. -Dan Rather

The triple is the most exciting play in baseball. Home runs win a lot of games, but I never understood why fans are so obsessed with them. -Hank Aaron

Baseball, it is said, is only a game. True. And the Grand Canyon is only a hole in Arizona. Not all holes, or games, are created equal. -George Will

Most one run games are lost, not won. -Gene Mauch

They say some of my stars drink whiskey, but I have found that ones who drink milkshakes don't win many ball games. -Casey Stengel

A manager's job is simple. For one hundred sixty-two games you try not to screw up all that smart stuff your organization did last December. -Earl Weaver

The key to winning baseball games is pitching, fundamentals, and three run homers. -Earl Weaver

I won twenty-eight games in thirty-five and I couldn't believe my eyes when the Cards sent me a contract with a cut in salary. Mr Rickey said I deserved a cut because I didn't win thirty games. -Dizzy Dean

Hell, if I didn't drink drink or smoke, I'd win twenty games every year. It's easy when you don't drink or smoke or horse around. -Whitey Ford

Kids don't learn the fundamentals of baseball at the games anymore. -Bill Lee

Twenty games is the magic figure for pitchers – .300 is the magic figures for batters. It pays off in salary and reputation. And those are the two things that keep a ballplayer in business. -Warren Spahn

Today's Little Leaguers, and there are millions of them each year, pick up how to hit and throw and field just by watching games on TV. By the time they're out of high school, the good ones are almost ready to play professional ball. -Mickey Mantle

Baseball hasn't forgotten me. I go to a lot of old-timers games and I haven't lost a thing. I sit in the bullpen and let people throw things at me. Just like old times. -Bob Uecker

Man, if I made one million dollars I would come in at six in the morning, sweep the stands, wash the uniforms, clean out the office, manage the team and play the games. -Duke Snider

The team that wins two-thirds of its one run games usually wins the pennant. -Pete Rose

I'll play out the string and leave baseball without a tear. A man can't play games his whole life. -Brooks Robinson

There are one-hundred fifty-four games in a season and you can find one-hundred fifty-four reasons why your team should have won every one of them. -Bill Klem

If you never concede a goal, you're going to win more games than you lose. -Bobby Moore

Sharks are as tough as those football fans who take their shirts off during games in Chicago in January, only more intelligent. -Dave Barry

Has fortune dealt you some bad cards. Then let wisdom make you a good gamester. -Francis Quarles

You must invent your own games and teach us old ones how to play. -Nikki Giovanni

Kids are great. That's one of the best things about our business, all the kids you get to meet. It's a shame they have to grow up to be regular people and come to the games and call you names. -Charles Barkley

It should be noted that children at play are not playing about; their games should be seen as their most serious-minded activity. -Michel de Montaigne

I'll do whatever it takes to win games, whether it's sitting on a bench waving a towel, handing a cup of water to a teammate, or hitting the game-winning shot. -Kobe Bryant

Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships. -Michael Jordan

I spent my whole life trying to play the games males play. -Elisabeth Shue

Oh, the miraculous energy that flows between two people who care enough to get beyond surfaces and games, who are willing to take the risks of being totally open, of listening, of responding with the whole heart. How much we can do for each other. -Alex Noble

I play golf with friends sometimes, but there are never friendly games. -Ben Hogan

We cannot and will not ban the creation of violent video games. But, we can prevent the distribution of these disturbing games to children, where their effects can be negative. -Herb Kohl

This independent report clearly indicates that while we may differ among ourselves in government about what to spend money on, we have one of the most reliable and non-political processes for agreeing on how much money there is. We don't play games with the numbers. -Ruth Ann Minner

Italy have plenty of high-quality players. Newcomers need time to get adjusted to the set-up and the system of play. I'm very young, and although I think I have shown good quality in my international games, I realise that there are plenty of others competing for places. -Alessandro Del Piero

Money is not everything. My ambition was football itself, not the money I'd make from it. If that brings me and my family a more comfortable lifestyle, then that's fine. But I don't spend my time between games and training sessions thinking about figures. -Alessandro Del Piero

Players lose you games, not tactics. There's so much crap talked about tactics by people who barely know how to win at dominoes. -Brian Clough

Some people think its just fun and games and others don't know how much I pushed to get here. They have to be in my shoes, but by listening to my music they can find out. -Chingy

The only legitimate use of a computer is to play games. -Eugene Jarvis

I completely love playing and designing games and always will. I am so into games that I listen to game music all day. That may sound strange, but you can guarantee I'm a hardcore gamer and would never let you down by designing a crappy title. -John Romero

I play some fighting games, but mostly I just play sports. -Vince Carter

Video games are bad for you? That's what they said about rock-n-roll. -Shigeru Miyamoto

I wasn't playing mind games with anybody, I just said what I said. I am responsible for it, but I wish everybody would fall asleep for that one and let me go out there and do my thing. -Pedro Martinez

Love is all fun and games until someone loses an eye or gets pregnant. -Jim Cole

I used to collect hockey cards. It was like Vegas at my school. You'd go to school with your box of cards, and at recess and lunchtime there were all these games we'd play. -Steve Nash

If you had to point to one thing that made it less likely that the Red Sox would win the World Series, I would say it was those people that go to Fenway Park to watch the games. And then the media around it. -Michael Lewis

I live in L.A., so I go to basketball games. But I love baseball. -Penny Marshall

If anything goes bad, I did it. If anything goes semi-good, we did it. If anything goes really good, then you did it. That's all it takes to get people to win football games for you. -Bear Bryant

If you're going to play at all, you're out to win. Baseball, board games, playing Jeopardy, I hate to lose. -Derek Jeter

Everybody says that it takes a loss to lose and I think it did take a loss for us to lose in a sense. But overall, when we win games here at Duke, and we don't play well, we might as well have lost the game. -Jason Williams

I find it a turnoff whenever men aren't into some kind of sport. And, no, video games don't count. I dated a guy who was into video games, and I wanted to shoot myself. -Eva Longoria

It's all fun and games 'till someone loses an eye, then it's just fun you can't see. -James Hetfield

Kids just don't read any more. They spend much more time with video games. It's just hard to get kids to read anything. Book sales have dropped dramatically, too. I think 90% of the books are bought only by 5% of the US population. -Stan Sakai

You play to win, to get that World Series ring, All-Star games and whatever comes with it. -Nick Johnson

Also, after people play these Sim games, it tends to change their perception of the world around them, so they see their city, house or family in a slightly different way after playing. -Will Wright

The new generation of consoles has as much power to do the kind of games that we do as the PC does. -Will Wright

The console games, as they come out with this new generation, will have a temporary advantage in price performance, but there are still many things you can do on a PC, more conveniently than you can do on a console machine. -Will Wright

I wish I could go to the school where my close friends go, but I obviously can't. The good thing is, they're really good about inviting me to all the football games and all that stuff. So I end up having an adopted team spirit for a school I don't go to. -David Gallagher

The reason I think I'm a good pitcher is I locate my fastball and I change speeds. Period. That's what you do to pitch. That's what pitchers have to do to win games. -Greg Maddux

Working with Sturges was like working with a guy who wanted to have a party all the time. He was very serious about his work, but in between shots, he was fun and we would play games. -Eddie Bracken

Tell me the truth – do you think I've lost my Southern accent? I feel it comes back to me only when I'm shouting at fights or at baseball games. -Cleo Moore

I like poems that are little games. -Peter Davison

I enjoy the last quarter of all basketball games. -Sarah Silverman

What that means initially is that you have alot of products that are only slightly better games in the same genre on another machine – and the titles that really take advantage of the machine come along later. -Trip Hawkins

Right now, more people enjoy movies, music, television and movies than they do video games. -J Allard

Another thing I like to do is sit back and take in nature. To look at the birds, listen to their singing, go hiking, camping and jogging and running, walking along the beach, playing games and sometimes being alone with the great outdoors. It's very special to me. -Larry Wilcox

The issue of the Betrayal was so central to that, I felt the need to comment upon it. My choices were to ignore the games and put them 'outside' of continuity or to integrate them. I chose the latter. -Raymond E. Feist

A season is a season, regardless of the number of games. -Joe Cronin

If I couldn't broadcast baseball games, I think I would make a good impression on people. -Mackenzie Astin

I may play some exhibition games so I don't want to quit the game of chess completely. I just decided and it's a firm decision not to play competitive chess anymore. -Garry Kasparov

The letters were universally complimentary, and we designers loved hearing that our games were being enjoyed, but if they weren't sending us a picture of their screens most of those writers would have spent their time playing the game rather than writing letters. -David Crane

I never let any of my sons beat me at videogames. -Coolio

So, if falling crime rates coincide with the rise of violent video games and increasing violence on TV and at the cinema, should we conclude that media violence is causing the drop in crime rates? -Hugh Mackay

Still, most of those effects occur in the context of harmless play and it is patently obvious that children are not normally turned into aggressive little monsters by TV or video games, since most children do not become aggressive little monsters. -Hugh Mackay

I hope we can build our offense and go out there and win games. -Jamal Lewis

I like the way words go together and I like the gamesmanship of writing poetry. It is such a challenge. -Jeffery Deaver

I think most people played both variants and regular games. It was a period when variants were very popular and there were a lot more variants being played at that time. Every week practically, it seemed someone would publish a new variant in a zine. -Fred Davis

By the new year of 1994, it had grown up into Inform 4 and could produce games twice as large. -Graham Nelson

If pushed, though, I'd say that the next stage will be reached when it it's no longer true that about 75% of the best games were written in 1980's on the way to that. -Graham Nelson

Also at the top of the list was my three day appearance on 'Press Your Luck'. In addition to the intense competition of each of those games, it slowly started to dawn on me in the minutes between tapings that I was winning some serious money. -Randy West

We played soccer a lot with our friends and at school. We weren't on an official team or anything, but we'd definitely be up for it in gym or in after-school pickup games where we live. -Mary-Kate Olsen

I love to play games. I really like football, and I also like to ride horses. -Mary-Kate Olsen

I want to thank all the fans for their support over the years. Keep supporting the Knicks, we're moving in the right direction here and we will be exciting to watch and competing against the best in the NBA. Come back to the Garden for those exciting games. -John Starks

I can shoot pool, and I can play ping-pong. I'm pretty good at those games. -Thelonious Monk

I just meant as far as coming to the games on time; it was just like I was under the microscope, every little thing, it was like they were looking for me to come in here with my shoes untied. -Latrell Sprewell

I deleted all the games from my computer. I spent days trawling the Internet. I started slowly. -Mary Garden

Don't matter what they throw at us. Only angry people win football games. -Darrell Royal

I vividly remember bowling 20 + games a day, 2 or 3 times a week. -Joe Tex

I actually started, this year, doing some voiceovers. I did some radio spots, and some games. -Julie Benz

You'd go in, read the script once for timing and then you would sit around and play games. The sound effects people would come in and we would do a dress rehearsal so they could get the effects and the music cues in place. Then you would wait until you went on the air. -Dick York

It's a story of little girls who are pressed into working in sweat shops in games, who spend all day doing repetitive grinding tasks like making shirts, which are then converted into gold and sold on eBay. -Cory Doctorow

It may be that other developers are finding that their games play better on one platform over the other, so they're choosing to migrate to that platform. -Sid Meier

Our approach to making games is to find the fun first and then use the technology to enhance the fun. -Sid Meier

Right now we're working on finishing up Pirates! for the Xbox, we're developing Civilization IV and we've got a couple other games in development that we'll tell you about soon. -Sid Meier

I like some shooters, and I respect games like Doom, but I don't think it's right for me. -Sid Meier

I love Age of Empires and I play RTS games all the time, I respect what they've accomplished. -Sid Meier

I think computing power is ready to do 3D justice. It was great for shooters and racing games in the past, but I didn't think it was right for strategy games. -Sid Meier

I'm a games and theory kind of guy. I love puzzles, so it was fun dissecting Shakespeare's prose. -Neil Patrick Harris

I have been a fan all my life, but now I have been out of football for over 10 years, and out of baseball for a little over six years and I don't go to games. -Bo Jackson

Video games are so popular these days, getting the opportunity to star in one is something special. More people should do it. -Carrot Top

In college, before video games, we would amuse ourselves by posing programming exercises. -Ken Thompson

Most of the games don't let you focus too much on the cheerleaders, but I've been watching these girls. -Lawrence Taylor

There were probably about five games in my career where everything was moving in slow motion and you could be out there all day, totally in the zone, and you don't even know where you are on the field, everything is just totally blocked out. -Lawrence Taylor

As the days went on, I didn't mind the games. In fact, I looked forward to them. That was the easiest part of all. I couldn't wait to get to the ballpark I'd be the first one there and I was willing to do anything. I think that's why the veterans liked me. -Al Kaline

The park achieved a kind of reality. Like these virtual reality games the children are playing with. I told them we were doing this 40 years ago! Disneyland is virtual reality. -John Hench

I think I am too interested in my own ideas to copy anyone else's, but I find that other people's imagery, the flow of language in the outside world, games with words, and ideas about relationships are all most important to me. -Margaret Mahy

Baseball is one of the most beautiful games. It is. It is a very Zen-like game. -Jim Jarmusch

I crack jokes and play games and that's really more my nature than being cold. -Bernhard Langer

More people need to understand the games secular liberals play. Here's one rule-of-thumb: No matter how bad a story sounds – particularly if it sounds bad – recognize the pattern of defamation. -Marvin Olasky

Now, on nights that I can't sleep, I play video games alone until the morning. -Namie Amuro

The video game culture was an important thing to keep alive in the film because we're in a new era right now. The idea that kids can play video games like Grand Theft Auto or any video game is amazing. The video games are one step before a whole other virtual universe. -Vin Diesel

Getting inside the mind of a terrorist wasn't difficult at all. Even as children, human beings fabricate elaborate revenge fantasies. We're not a particular species. Check out popular video games. -Alan Dean Foster

To be on television and have my nieces and nephews see me, and seeing them wear my shirt to the games and be proud, it's so sweet. Sometimes it feels like it's just a dream. -Sue Wicks

When I went to college, we had a very good local following, but stations only televised two or three NCAA games a season. And when I went to Europe, once in a while we had a good crowd, but usually not. -Sue Wicks

The only thing I shall talk about is my sporting achievements at school. My primary sporting achievement at school was that I dodged games for two complete years and was well through the third year before they discovered that I had completely avoided all games. -John Hume

I had only played five games in my senior year in high school. I was not large enough. Hell, when I graduated, I was about five foot four and weighed 120 pounds. I didn't go with the Dodgers until spring training of 1940 and I weighed all of 155 pounds soaking wet. -Pee Wee Reese

Well, I've been a fan of videogames all my life. -Michael Strahan

With the players Madden is definitely king and that's probably why it's been one of the top selling games all these years and will probably continue to be. -Michael Strahan

I was playing rugby and the other games English school children do, and there was an event in which races were run, and I won these by a considerable margin. -Roger Bannister

This circus games aspect has existed since the beginning of my career. -Placido Domingo

I guarantee you, if you could give me 10 points in all those seventh games against the Boston Celtics, instead of Bill Russell having 11 rings, I could've at least had nine or eight. -Wilt Chamberlain

Do we settle on a regional team because we can go to its ballpark and see its games on television? Or do we choose a team as our favorite because it has an especially appealing player, a Barry Bonds or an Ichiro? -John Thorn

I like basketball, and I've been to three games, which is so much more fun than seeing it on TV, I think. -Heidi Klum

The more games I will play, the faster I will be back on a top spot in the world rankings. -Jan Timman

Probably the best part of my life has been watching the kids play their games. -Jerry Kramer

You give up your childhood. You miss proms and games and high-school events, and people say it's awful… I say it was a good trade. You miss something but I think I gained more than I lost. -Mary Lou Retton

Of course, we also have the responsibility to win games and the difficulty in the job is to combine both. -Arsene Wenger

Like most celebrities, of course, I adore all the Mario games. -Josie Maran

But I knew that what had happened was an eye-opener not only to the United States but also to Pakistan, who realized that after what has happened on the 11th of September, it was simply impossible to continue to play those games in Afghanistan. -Lakhdar Brahimi

If you watch young children play, you will notice that they create games, characters, situations, whole worlds in which they immerse themselves with intense concentration. -Daniel Greenberg

I'm not making any excuses. I got my butt kicked in certain games. -David Wells

The Olympics were great, because you had to make the team, and then go to the games. Now, I don't know, these guys today don't want to do anything like that. -Oscar Robertson

You see what happens in college and high school games today – a three-point shot or a dunk. I think that's the reason that you see a lot of that in the pros today. -Oscar Robertson

Video games are engineered now, but the step I am trying to take, no one can engineer. -Bill Budge

That's what I do now: I lead and I teach. If we win basketball games from doing that, then that's great, but I lead and teach. Those are the two things I concentrate on. -Mike Krzyzewski

That's another thing, we made up games. We didn't have equipment. When it snowed, we would play slow motion tackle football. We would play hockey, but we wouldn't skate. We just made things up. I loved doing that. -Mike Krzyzewski

I think video games are a great kind of entertainment. They have replaced a lot of games people normally play with their friends and neighbours, like Monopoly. -Uwe Boll

I play PC and Xbox games at home, and I just got a PSP as a birthday present. -Uwe Boll

Those opportunities to play in championship games are few and far between. -Jack Youngblood

Georgia Tech beat us and Mississippi Southern tied us last year, and Texas beat us after we had the game won. We only played about five games the way we were capable of playing and lost one of those. -Bear Bryant

Looking back on those games, I probably hustled out of position as much as I hustled into position since I really never had any real training. I was working on instincts alone. -Jim Evans

I had no idea until I joined the games industry and met some of the power players, particularly those running large public companies, that much of this world is run by complete clowns. -Mike Wilson

KISS Psycho Circus is my current favorite. I'm not ashamed to say that I prefer the mindless fun of blasting hordes of creatures to exploration or adventure games. -Mike Wilson

Our developers will make great games for whatever high-end platforms exist. -Mike Wilson

Seems like it's going to be really hard to make money at it, and, therefore, really hard to get any great games done. Much like Flash games, the audience is huge, but the content isn't likely to be good enough to have people pay for it. -Mike Wilson

After a few games I knew I was going to be able to compete. The idea of being a star never crossed my mind. -Merlin Olsen

I was always the last one chosen for football games in Central Park. -Merlin Olsen

I played mostly games like Asteroids and Pac-Man. Today, when I go into an arcade, the games are much more difficult and complex. I don't think I could even play some of the video games that are out there today. -Brandi Chastain

I went to professional men's soccer games, the old North American soccer league at that time, and I used to be a ticket holder with my family and family friends. We would go every weekend and I thought it was great, but I just thought of it as recreation, as family fun. -Brandi Chastain

It wasn't like it is now. But for the types of teams we had, the fans were very good here. On some Thursday afternoon games, we'd get 25,000 fans. That was remarkable. This has always been a great Red Sox city. -Curt Gowdy

In youth, we get plenty of exercise through games and running around, but as middle life approaches, we settle down, literally and figuratively. -Gene Tunney

Take a look at your natural river. What are you? Stop playing games with yourself. Where's your river going? Are you riding with it? Or are you rowing against it? Don't you see that there is no effort if you're riding with your river? -Frederick Carl Frieseke

A player is said to have the opposition when he can place his King directly in front of the adverse King, with only one square between them. This is often an important advantage in ending games. -Howard Staunton

In this drawing we just let our imagination run wild. We visualized Superman toys, games, and a radio show – that was before TV – and Superman movies. We even visualized Superman billboards. And it's all come true. -Joe Shuster

All pro sports, as well as the NCAA, should thank God every day we have sports betting here… We have the only agency in the world that regulates the honesty of games. -Meyer Lansky

I have brought a PS2 on set with me before. But games can be really addicting, and that's dangerous. So I tend to keep it fairly limited on a certain level. -Christian Slater

I think games are starting to branch out. It's not just guys sitting at their computer stations. Games are so fun, that everybody gets into them a little bit. -Christian Slater

I'm blown away by the graphical detail of today's games. I can't imagine that it's going to get any better, but it's just going to continually progress and soon we'll be living in that world. -Christian Slater

It's almost like these games are the modern day comic books, especially when you play Alone in the Dark. There's a real story that goes along with it and a movie seemed like the right kind of transition to make. -Christian Slater

The guys from Atari that are making the next Alone in the Dark game came and we had a great meeting. I'd love to do that. I'm a fan of videogames. I like them. And to get to be part of one of them would be a fun and exciting thing. -Christian Slater

I don't know why a computer game can't be an art form just as a puppet show or an opera is. I'm still interested in computer games as something I would like to work on someday. -Fred Saberhagen

I was this guy who'd been racing around down there, on that field in 1999, running straight over people, scoring tries, winning games, having fun. And I ended up so sick I couldn't even run past a little baby. -Jonah Lomu

It certainly is dangerous that there are only a few clubs left in Europe that can afford to pay millions. At the end of the day however, the spectators decide the rates of pay – by watching the games and consuming the goods and services advertised on sports TV programmes. -Angela Merkel

South Koreans who have seen and praised the mass games should remember the hardship of tearful children. Teachers drive them hard with curses and orders to repeat and repeat. When the children return home in the evening, they can hardly walk. -Kim Il-sung

Some games you win, some you lose, and some you draw. -Michel Patini

At some point he seemed to lose all confidence trying to break down the Berlin Wall. He was still fighting as only Kasparov can, but I could see it in his eyes that he knew he wasn't going to win one of these games. -Vladimir Kramnik

Nevertheless, the mode, the justification, and all the games involved in this war were dishonest. -Dario Fo

My feelings, as the last ball travelled over the net, and as I realized that the final match was mine, I cannot describe. I felt that here was a prize for all the games I had ever played. -Helen Wills Moody

I had no experience with broadcasting basketball games, so I took a tape recorder and went to a playground where there was a summer league, and I stood up in the top of the stands and I called the game. -Ed Bradley

Everybody wants you to do good things, but in a small town you pretty much graduate and get married. Mostly you marry, have children and go to their football games. -Faith Hill

Primates will continue to play social games without the least insight into what is killing them. -Keith Henson

I'll win more games playing everyday in the outfield than I will pitching every fourth day. -George Herman

Actually, as that first association continued, we got a little more legitimate. In those days, they asked Boy Scout troops to act as ushers during the football games. So we signed up and I went to many games in full Boy Scout uniform as an usher. -Daniel J. Evans

Greenies have been part of the clubhouse culture longer than card games. -Michael Wilbon

I don't bat an eye at stuff like that. I've had my share of wins. If I worried about the games I should have won, it would probably drive me crazy. It was a fun game to pitch in. -Roger Clemens

I'm hosting weekend retreats all over America. It is like a 24-hour slumber party for moms. We laugh, eat, play games, get massages, win prizes, talk about parenting and even cry a bit. -Lisa Whelchel

The fact that the games were so close was a tribute to the level of skill in the World Cup. -Lorrie Fair

The games industry is already bigger than the music industry, and it's mainly directed at teenage boys. -Thomas Dolby

Most of the people who had PCs did not have modems and could not use those PCs as communicating devices. They really were using them for spreadsheets or word processing or storing recipes or playing games or what have you. -Steve Case

I just felt like reflecting on my junior year, when I didn't know what I was doing, I left a lot of stuff out there. Actually, I gained close to 700 yards more and I took myself out of a lot of games. -Marcus Allen

But there is something to the fact that we don't see games on the West Coast, or we don't see games on the East Coast, and stuff like that. It's so unfair, because there is a bias that takes place. -Marcus Allen

The reason people like to watch ball games is because they don't really know exactly what's going to happen from moment to moment. That's why you watch the entire thing. -Isaac Mizrahi

I also developed an interest in sports, and played in informal games at a nearby school yard where the neighborhood children met to play touch football, baseball, basketball and occasionally, ice hockey. -Steven Chu

We have two tables on our airplane that are set up with the games. -Steve Yzerman

People never knew we were poor, but out of that poverty came the most incredible inventions – board games, recipes… we never stopped inventing. -Lynn Johnston

Yeah, I play a lot of their games. Going way back to Bulls vs. Lakers to the later Live stuff, I go at it quite a bit. More than anything tough, I play Madden. -Jason Kidd

My whole career I'm used to playing a lot of games. -Ed Belfour

I'm a football guy at heart; maybe I should have played football for a living instead, because I play a lot of football videogames; I'm really into them. -Jason Kidd

I think everybody has to be better, right from me out. Everybody has to step up their games for us to be successful here. I've been lucky to be on some good teams over the years and that's what it takes, everybody contributing night after night. -Ed Belfour

I'm such a video game fan that being able to do voices in video games is just fantastic. -Will Friedle

What I was proud of was that I used very few parts to build a computer that could actually speak words on a screen and type words on a keyboard and run a programming language that could play games. And I did all this myself. -Steve Wozniak

We're just going to come out and play. We know that we're supposed to win all the games, but if we don't, we just have to take the next game and focus on what we did wrong in the game before and just try to do better at the next game. -Shaquille O'Neal

And of course in America you've got American football and baseball and all those other ball games, soccer has become a little niche that the women have kind of filled. -Parminder Nagra

Jake Green isn't just Jake Green. Jake represents all of us. The colour green is the central column of the spectrum and the name Jake has all sorts of numerical values. All things come back to him within the film's world of cons and games. -Guy Ritchie

When I signed a contract, I was here to play 162 games. -Eddie Murray

When I started finishing games and coming off the field shaking hands, it was a beautiful thing. I mean, you start seeing that you're an important part of the team. -Dennis Eckersley

It's still fun to come to games, and it's still fun to be in the Seattle crowd. -Steve Largent

I think the Lombardi teams enjoyed and wanted to get into the big games. -Ray Nitschke

I think it was the preparation and every thing Lombardi represented, you know, about hard work and that every game was important. So when you get to the real important games, you were ready to go. -Ray Nitschke

That's what you work all season for, to get into the playoff games, and you don't want to blow it. -Ray Nitschke

Videogames are a little more work and they're a little more stilted. -Carlos Alazraqui

My aim is to play as many games as possible and to go out and be one of the 11 players again. -Dennis Bergkamp

Win or lose, I've been fortunate to be able to pitch deep enough into games to get decisions. -Dontrelle Willis

No matter what business you're in, you can't run in place or someone will pass you by. It doesn't matter how many games you've won. -Jim Valvano

Traveling is definitely something that your average 17-year-old doesn't get to do. One week we're in Japan, one week we're in Australia, one week we're back home going to football games. -Solange Knowles

No, I do not want to sacrifice four days for two games. My time is too valuable to do that. -Anatoly Karpov

I mean we all played as kids. You play games, you take on different characters, you imitate; the fun and the love of play has never left me. -Kevin Spacey

Sometimes that happens. I know how it feels to lose eight or nine to nothing. It can be frustrating but it was good for us. This was a team that was hot the last nine games. It seemed like any puck we touched went our way. -Peter Bondra

Fitness needs to be perceived as fun and games or we subconsciously avoid it. -Alan Thicke

It seems astounding to me now that the video games are perhaps as important as the movie themselves. And people will spend 2 or 3 years obsessing about the video game in exactly the same way that they'd be obsessing about the movie if they were working on that. -John Cleese

The first few games that we played against some of the teams, the young guys, you know, want a stick sign or photo sign, and I think that they respect what I have achieved throughout my career. -Mario Lemieux

Everybody always asks about Jimmy Fallon. I'm sorry to say that he's very nice and there's not much bad to say about him. I don't know if he sucks at videogames or not. I don't think he plays them, but he could have this whole secret life I don't know about. -Rachel Dratch

When I got to professional ball I used to play 150 games every year. It depends on how many games there was. -Willie Mays

I have seen games on Xbox 360 and HD TV and I'm amazed at how realistic the players look. -Claudio Reyna

Technology is permeating every single thing we do… And to the extent that we can better expose our young people to all the different ways that technology can be used, not just for video games or toys, we're planning for the future. -Marc Morial

There are too many games being developed by people that have no business creating games. -John Romero

I'm creating the kind of games that I like right now. I'm not being held back by technology. -John Romero

Yesterday's home runs don't win today's games. -Babe Ruth

The memories of the Munich games for me are of triumph and tragedy. -Mark Spitz

Politics isn't about big money or power games; it's about the improvement of people's lives. -Paul Wellstone

I don't get nervous in any situation. There's no such thing as nerves when you're playing games. -Shaquille O'Neal

To be great we need to win games we aren't supposed to win. -Julius Erving

I became an optimist when I discovered that I wasn't going to win any more games by being anything else. -Earl Weaver

I just want to fit in and win games for my team. -Chris Webber

There is no similarity between golf and putting; they are two different games, one played in the air, and the other on the ground. -Ben Hogan

No matter how much you've won, no matter how many games, no matter how many championships, no matter how many Super Bowls, you're not winning now, so you stink. -Bill Parcells

Americans are sick and tired of political gamesmanship. -Henry Waxman

The experience of creating my adventure games was, other than marrying my husband and bringing into the world my two sons, the most fulfilling, wonderful experience I ever had. -Roberta Williams

Nothing is sacred to a gamester. -Bernard Joseph Saurin

This is a war universe. War all the time. That is its nature. There may be other universes based on all sorts of other principles, but ours seems to be based on war and games. -William S. Burroughs

There is a vast difference between games and play. Play is played for fun, but games are deadly serious and you do not play them to enjoy yourself. -Maurice Baring

It's a weird scene. You win a few baseball games and all of a sudden you're surrounded by reporters and TV men with cameras asking you about Vietnam and race relations. -Vida Blue

It's fool's gold if you are winning games and are not playing the right way. -Antonio Davis

A lot of rookies hit the wall after 50 or 60 games. -Andrew Bogut

Football players win football games. -Chuck Knox

We have drained common sense out of our politics. The more we focus on tactics and games, the more good people check out and give up. -Deval Patrick

Good pitchers, after a tough outing, bounce back. Real good pitchers don't let too many poor games get in there. -Don Cooper

The more games you coach, the more comfortable you feel. -Scott Brooks

We can't worry about who we don't have. We have to go into these games with the guys we have. -Terry Porter

If you're going to win games, you're going to have to come up with the big hits. That's the bottom line. -Derek Jeter

I'll be here in my home with three big screens. I'll be watching three games at a time, and when they're over, I'll look at three more. -Hayden Fry

The Xbox 360 is the first console that I've ever worked with that actually has development tools that are better for games than what we've had on PC. -John Carmack

There's been a lot of talk of me being a one-man show but that's simply not the case. We win games when I score 40 points and we've won when I score 10. -Kobe Bryant

I want to express my deepest apology to the athletes, the people of Salt Lake City in Utah and the millions of citizens worldwide who love and respect the games. -Juan Antonio Samaranch

I was a very happy child, so to speak. But, since we didn't have video games or television, and very little radio, in terms of a form of entertainment, I used to read a lot and I would draw a lot, and those two things used to occupy my time. -Mako

I think there are more female characters in videogames now but I also think that's because videogames in general are more diverse now. -Tara Strong

People care about my personal life. But really I'm dorky! I drink beer and go to football games. And ya know, sit in my house in a t-shirt on the weekends and play with my dog! -Sophia Bush

My personal life is the same. At the end of the day, this is just a job. I love what I do, and it's a great job. But it's like my alter ego. There's Chris Brown the singer. And there's Christopher Brown, the down-home Tappahannock boy that plays video games and basketball and hangs out. -Chris Brown

I played football for a team called the East Dragons on the east side of town. We only had six regular season games. And six games I played tail back and I had 18 touchdowns in six games. That's when I knew I had some athletic ability. -LeBron James

I think video games and that stuff should be as violent as possible, but age-appropriate. It should be realistic. When it's not realistic you run into kids running around shooting people and not realizing the consequences. -Darren Aronofsky

We want everybody to act like adults, quit playing games, realize that it's not just my way or the highway. -Barack Obama

At a time when the GOP is playing games with the debt limit, a member of the Supreme Court is refusing to recuse himself from matters he has a financial interest in, and middle class incomes are stagnant, many want to change the subject. I don't. This was a prank, and a silly one. I'm focused on my work. -Anthony Weiner

I grew up in Chicago, so I've always been a Bears fan. Dad used to take me to Bears games and Cubs games. My brother used to ride me over to Lake Forest College on his Honda Supersport and we'd watch the Bears practice. I remember those guys out there as monsters – they were the biggest things I've ever seen! -Kyle Chandler

It was a very intense and stressful situation. There was playing in the Johnny-pump (an opened fire hydrant) and the ice-cream man coming around and all of these games that we'd play, and suddenly it would turn just violent and there would be shootings at 12 in the afternoon on any given day. -Jay-Z

There's a handful of situations already in two games – some hits I don't need to take – and I'm taking them because I'm stringing out the play. -Mark Sanchez

The American people know the economy is too weak. Too many of them are suffering. So the question for Washington is, are we going to continue to play political games and – and – or are we going to say, we can do something right now to create jobs, to put money in the pockets of the middle-class, hire construction workers, teachers, veterans? -David Plouffe

I like video games, but they are very violent. I want to create a video game in which you have to help all the characters who have died in the other games. 'Hey, man, what are you playing?' 'Super Busy Hospital. Could you leave me alone? I'm performing surgery! This guy got shot in the head, like, 27 times!' -Demetri Martin

We talked about some of our experiences, focusing, hanging together down the stretch, important games. It's not necessarily who has the most talent but what team sticks together and executes their fundamentals the best. -Tony Dungy

I just think winners win. And guys who won all the way through high school and college, the best player at every level, they have a way of making things happen and winning games. -Tony Dungy

To win those big games you're going to have to complete some third-down passes, you're going to have to be able to get some explosive games in the passing game. -Tony Dungy

I learned from Chuck Noll in Pittsburgh that speed and explosiveness on defense is the way to build a team. Both are difficult for your opponent to assimilate in practice and then in games it is even harder to match. -Tony Dungy

I'm still no good at ball-and-stick games. If I go play golf with the guys, it's intended to be a joke. -Neil Peart

I've been on teams that lost a hundred games in a season. I've been on teams that had a shot to make the playoffs and fizzled out at the end. -Chili Davis

The bottom line is winning. I want to do what we need to do to win football games. -Mike Singletary

It's very important that you focus on winning games and being consistent down the stretch. I think that's what we're focused on. All of the other stuff about who wins and who loses and how many wins do we need, if we're focusing on that, then that's not good. -Mike Singletary

You play 20 games, you have one bad game, I think any team in this league will live with that. -Scott Brooks

Mind games to me are overrated. -Scott Brooks

If I had a day to myself I would just play video games with my brothers. -Jeremy Lin

I got addicted to Tetris, playing it in my basement, I was missing all these airplane flights over it. After the fourth one that I missed, I realized I needed to get rid of this thing – so ever since then, I don't play video games any more. -Bam Margera

But I think what Liam said just kind of hit it spot on, that the people in the capital are brainwashed and such a disconnect with what's actually happening. They don't realize what if it was their kids that were being put into the games? They just don't have the mindset to have that kind of compassion for people. -Josh Hutcherson

But then southern hemisphere teams are more skilful than their northern hemisphere counterparts, which means games can be easier to referee. -Alan Lewis

As of right now, I have no desire. I've watched several games and played pickup ball thinking I'd have the feeling I'd like to get back, but I didn't have that feeling. I don't really miss the game. -Antonio Davis

If these are the last 34 games of my NBA career, I want them played as tough as I can. -Antonio Davis

I have figured out it's not what you do on the field, it's how many games you play in. -Eric Davis

My only goal is to play 162 games and help this team win. If I can do that, everything will take care of itself. -Eric Davis

Poker has such an element of competitivness that other games don't have. -Chris Moneymaker

I grew up in the Cayman Islands. I didn't play video games or watch TV. I would basically come home from school, throw down my backpack, grab my machete, and go hike and chop down trees to make a fort. -Armie Hammer

When you're winning games, everyone thinks everything the manager says and does is fantastic. Then it goes the other way, and those earlier criticisms of players can backfire. -Gary Lineker

I'm comfortable with the hold 'em, Omaha and stud high-low. But the other two games aren't my strongest games. I'm not comfortable at all with razz or stud. -Chris Moneymaker

I actually do quite well in Omaha. It's one of my better games. I love pot-limit Omaha and Omaha high-low. I do quite well in them. If I play in a casino, I usually play some kind of mixed game with Omaha and hold 'em. -Chris Moneymaker

I've managed to do movies and still keep a lifestyle where I can go to ballgames, go to a grocery store like everybody else. -Chris Evans

I don't want to play games with anybody, to our fans, to Pierre Lacroix, or any other NHL team that might have interest in me. -Patrick Roy

I am terrible at video games and I am really competitive. And if I am not the best at something, I go absolutely crazy! -Gemma Arterton

As long as there are games to play it is not over. -Alex Ferguson

There were probably a few games I played where I should not have played, because of some nagging injuries or something. I used to always talk the managers into playing me, because I wanted to play so badly. -Gary Carter

I've learned over the years that if you start thinking about the race, it stresses you out a little bit. I just try to relax and think about video games, what I'm gonna do after the race, what I'm gonna do just to chill. Stuff like that to relax a little before the race. -Usain Bolt

I grew up on games like Madden and NBA Jam, then moved on to NFL 2K on Dreamcast. The game I really loved was Virtua Tennis. -Chris Paul

Video games and computers have become babysitters for kids. -Taylor Kitsch

I would say I'm pretty much the exact same as the stereotypical American kid. I mean I'm really lazy, I play a lot of video games, I like girls. I like, you know, the violence and action type thing. -Callan McAuliffe

I've played with IVs before, during and after games. I've played with a broken hand, a sprained ankle, a torn shoulder, a fractured tooth, a severed lip, and a knee the size of a softball. I don't miss 15 games because of a toe injury that everybody knows wasn't that serious in the first place. -Kobe Bryant

The Olympic games are already there and we don't have even half of what you need to train well. -Dayron Robles

I have no intention of letting this decision change the way that I approach my training and preparation for games, but the time has come for me to realise that I have gone as far as I can go with this England team. -Jonny Wilkinson

To say I have played through four World Cups, two Lions tours, 91 international games and a ridiculous number of injuries and other setbacks gives me an incredibly special feeling of fulfilment. I know myself well enough to know that I will never truly be satisfied. -Jonny Wilkinson

I like to play board games a lot with my girl, things like that. We attempt to cook. And even if it goes wrong, it doesn't matter because it's the time you spend doing it that's important. -Sam Worthington

I didn't play video games because my parents didn't allow it. That was banned from my childhood experience. -Kristin Kreuk

I have to leave the games now if the announcer says something I don't agree with. I'm thinking, 'Peyton, it is not healthy to be all worked up before a game.' -Peyton Manning

I play games. -Shaun White

There are plenty of skills I've learned from playing video games. It's more interactive than watching TV, because there are problems to solve as you're using your brain. -Shaun White

I'm not super social, don't really go to parties, or basketball games, or football games very often, the big social occasions. -Taylor Phinney

My mom didn't let me play video games growing up, so now I do. Gaming gives me a chance to just let go, blow somebody up and fight somebody from another dimension. It's all escapism. -Wayne Brady

I'm just a big homebody and love word games like Scrabble and Boggle. -Sung Hi Lee

This generation is so dead. You ask a kid, 'What are you doing this Saturday?' and they'll be playing video games or watching cable, instead of building model cars or airplanes or doing something creative. Kids today never say, 'Man, I'm really into remote-controlled steamboats.' -Jack White

I retire with a smile on my face, in good health, and ready to spend autumns at my kids' games instead of my own. I'm excited to start the next chapter of my life. -Drew Bledsoe

We turn off the TV, video games and computer – except for homework – during the week. The TV's reserved for Friday night, Saturday and Sunday just because that's the time to do homework, and it makes it that much less chaotic in our house. -Candace Cameron Bure

Sitting behind the bench at games is the hardest thing I've ever had to go through because basketball is really most of my happiness. So when I can't go out there and exert energy and have fun and things like that, it kind of puts everything else into perspective. -Chris Webber

I'm into classic games like Donkey Kong, and also collect vintage tour t-shirts – everything from Olivia Newton-John to Duran Duran. I've got a Chicago one worth $100. -Michael Rosenbaum

Most people get excited about games, but I've got to be excited about practice, because that's my classroom. -Pat Summitt

If I feel I'm not influencing games, not scoring goals or making goals, then that's the time I'd pack it in. -Ryan Giggs

The way I see it, more people are wired with broadband from 9 to 5 during the day than watch TV at night. So therefore isn't the real prime time 9 to 5? Playing games at your desk – that's the new prime time, isn't it? -Mark Burnett

I don't feel pressure going into games. -Michael Owen

I think England are probably not as streetwise as plenty of other teams. The other top teams know how to keep a victory or do certain things to hang on to leads or get back in games. They're a lot more streetwise than us. I think as a nation we are very honest, we try to win the right way. -Michael Owen

Game by game is how I judge myself. At the end of the season, yeah, I do look back and think about how many games I've been available for, how many goals I've scored, how I've contributed. But that's what the summer's for. For now, you just look to the next one. -Michael Owen

While I have worked hard to bring folks to the middle to craft common-sense solutions to the many problems that confront our nation, Washington is mired in gridlock, gamesmanship and constant partisan bickering. -Mike Ross

I used to go to my kids' soccer games and I was the only parent who wasn't screaming, because I'd have to do a show that night. It was hard. Moms and dads get more emotional at those soccer and Little League games than at a professional game. -Neil Diamond

I'm a big sports guy – golf, tennis, baseball, basketball, snowboarding – and I love games. -Jason Dohring

Sometimes you have to rest in certain games, but I want to play in every game. -Wayne Rooney

Some players don't like training and I've seen some players who aren't bothered if they play or not. But I want to play every game. Sometimes you have to rest in certain games, but I want to play in every game. -Wayne Rooney

I've learnt that it is important not to go over the top with aggression, because then either you are going to miss a lot of games, or you are not going to be concentrating on the game you are playing. -Wayne Rooney

As you get older you play in more important games and that is when you start thinking about what will happen if you win or lose. -Wayne Rooney

I do exercises on my Wii. It's nice to have games that keep you active. It's an excuse to play video games. -Jason Ritter

I need music. It's like my heartbeat, so to speak. It keeps me going no matter what's going on – bad games, press, whatever! -LeBron James

Consumers are freeing up an enormous amount of time that they were spending with stereotypical old media, and clearly, that time is going primarily two places: videogames and online. -Marc Andreessen

I never really hated any particular sport but out of all the sports, I used to prefer the team games to running and sprinting and those types of things. -Rachel Stevens

You see a lot of these movies that are really just 90-minute video games. The effects are incredible. I get it: There's an art to that, terrific. I'm not interested in it, but there's an art to that I suppose. -Jeff Daniels

I got to do something I never do, which is go to Starbucks and read 'The New York Times' until 7 a.m. I took my daughter to school on the East Side, which was a lot of fun. And I admit I played Call of Duty, one of those war video games. -Joe Scarborough

My mom had started to go to work when I was nine or ten, so I was aware of women trying to find their own identities by working. But I was still influenced by men to such an extreme. I wanted to play their games and wanted to compete in their world and be like them. -Elisabeth Shue

Sixteen games, to me, is a long enough schedule for anybody. We're already concerning ourselves with head injuries and bodily harm to all of the professional athletes. Add to extra games to it, (and) you are just increasing those risks. -Emmitt Smith

I used to send Tony Romo texts throughout the season just to encourage him, just to wish him luck and just to tell him to get on his offensive line. I hated watching this young man get sacked as much as he did, especially when it came down to big games. -Emmitt Smith

Video games are ubiquitous now. -Eugene Jarvis

When I'm on television, I think that I appeal to the everyday guy, 'cause that's who I am. The guys who go to the football games on the weekends are my viewers, for sure. -Bobby Flay

My mother's father taught English literature. When I was about ten or eleven, I could recite Macaulay's 'Lays of Ancient Rome.' While other kids were playing pedestrian war games, I'd be Horatius keeping the bridge. -Bernie Taupin

I've been playing games for 30 years, and I've been a hard-core gamer. -Curt Schilling

I love just lying on the floor at home watching games with my dad. No pressures, just being me. -David Keith

When you are 16 there is no fear whatsoever. As you get older you play in more important games and that is when you start thinking about what will happen if you win or lose. -Wayne Rooney

Just about every player on tour has a bad back. It's just one of those games that does mess you up a little bit. You've got to keep looking after it. -Retief Goosen

When I was a kid, if you didn't speak Irish, you really wanted to. And you played Gaelic games and you didn't pay any attention to what was happening in the outside world, because really, Ireland was the center of the universe. And I don't think that's the case anymore. Although, admittedly, it is the center of the universe. -Roddy Doyle

You can be a top, top player for 10, 20 years, then you become a coach, lose two or three games and you're out. -Roger Milla

People buy a game because they like the game and they want to play the game. And there are certain characters in games that people like, obviously. I don't know if a certain character's voice or lack of a certain character's voice can cause somebody to buy or not buy a game. -Michael Gough

Something like Deckard Cain is great; it doesn't ruin your voice. But games that involve violence or battle or mutating and stuff like that really does take a toll on your voice. And I've even had to start to go to a voice guru kind of guy to do exercises to try to save and get back some of what I lost. -Michael Gough

The obvious objective of video games is to entertain people by surprising them with new experiences. -Shigeru Miyamoto

I don't want to criticize any other designers, but I have to say that many of the people involved in this industry – directors and producers – are trying to make their games more like movies. They are longing to make movies rather than making videogames. -Shigeru Miyamoto

I think everyone can enjoy games. -Shigeru Miyamoto

People often say that videogames made by Western developers are somehow different in terms of taste for the players, in comparison with Japanese games. I think that means that the Western developers and Japanese developers, they are good at different fields. -Shigeru Miyamoto

Of course, when it comes to Japanese role-playing games, in any role-playing game in Japan you're supposed to collect a huge number of items, and magic, and you've got to actually combine different items together to make something really different. -Shigeru Miyamoto

I made some games, but I'm pretending like I didn't because they all turned out weird. -Shigeru Miyamoto

There are big lines between those who play video games and those who do not. For those who don't, video games are irrelevant. They think all video games must be too difficult. -Shigeru Miyamoto

When I'm making video games today, I want people to be entertained. I am always thinking, How are people going to enjoy playing the games we are making today? And as long as I can enjoy something other people can enjoy it, too. -Shigeru Miyamoto

Up until now, the biggest question in society about video games has been what to do about violent games. But it's almost like society in general considers video games to be something of a nuisance, that they want to toss into the garbage can. -Shigeru Miyamoto

I was happy working for the N.B.A., but to be honest, I decided that I'd probably get back into coaching. I missed the teaching, I missed the games, I missed the competition. -Stu Jackson

I really do miss playing basketball. I don't play a lot of pick-up games. But I do like using basketball as a form of cross training. -Jackie Joyner-Kersee

I don't play video games. -Jason Newsted

I've been hit in the head so many times, it's hard to remember that far back. I don't remember specific games. -Jim McMahon

I was an all-around player – if I was just a scorer, there's no way the Hawks would have won 50 games four years in a row. -Dominique Wilkins

I think that 'Halo' is a hard property because they don't need to make a film. They make far more money out of the games so why risk? -Rupert Sanders

I think the thing we see is that as people are using video games more, they tend to watch passive TV a bit less. And so using the PC for the Internet, playing video games, is starting to cut into the rather unbelievable amount of time people spend watching TV. -Bill Gates

It is nerve-wracking watching my kids' games. -Michael Jordan

I don't just want to focus on soccer, soccer, soccer. You're going to look back 20 years from now and of course you're going to remember the games. But I'm going to remember seeing my family in the stands. -Hope Solo

I didn't know much about video games. -Anna Torv

I was quite good at football once, although other than that my speciality would be maths. I'm great at sudokus and find all the spin-off games pretty easy too. -Gary Lineker

I'm busy working on every aspect of my game – defense, shooting, rebounding – but I really want to become a better overall team player. Help my teammates become better players out on the court in order to win more ball games. -Kevin Durant

The reason I know about 'Tomb Raider' is from when I was researching 'Elephant.' It was 1999, and I was trying to research the Columbine-massacre kids, and they had played video games, and I, at the time, had never really seen one. It was a world I didn't know. -Gus Van Sant

You don't boo at a Kemp rally. You boo at football games. -Jack Kemp

President Obama has outsourced a major portion of the U.S. space program to the Russians. That's national policy. Taxpayer money. So let's stop playing games with this outsourcing distortion and talk about the fact that when we need is a president that knows how to manage big enterprise and create jobs. -John Sununu

I had people in my life who didn't give up on me: my mother, my aunt, my science teacher. I had one-on-one speech therapy. I had a nanny who spent all day playing turn-taking games with me. -Temple Grandin

Most Americans will let liberals and conservatives play their games because most Americans don't pay attention. -Dennis Miller

Major league baseball has asked its players to stop tossing baseballs into the stands during games, because they say fans fight over them and they get hurt. In fact, the Florida Marlins said that's why they never hit any home runs. It's a safety issue. -Jay Leno

I cannot get myself interested in video games. I've been given video game players and they just sit there connected to my TVs gathering dust until eventually I unplug them so I can put in another special-region DVD player. -Quentin Tarantino

Your body is not made to throw like we throw. That's why you see softball pitchers pitching two or three games a day. It's a natural movement in softball. In baseball it's not a natural movement. -Jamie Moyer

I don't go to games as much as I used to because of the NFL's Sunday Ticket. So I'll watch the games, take notes. -Steve Sabol

As his team prepares, a coach's entire being must be concentrated on winning games. -Bobby Knight

I've spent hours playing video games. -Harry Connick, Jr.

Nobody is on the Paralympic Team until three months before those games. -Heather Mills

We have got a problem winning games in the league. We have to educate ourselves and maybe we have to not play the lovely football that we have been. -Kenny Dalglish

I had the perfect job for a gamer. From February to October, I'd get up at 7 in the morning with nothing to do but play games until I had to be at the park around 1 or 2 o'clock. When I got back after the game, I played until 3 or 4 in the morning. -Curt Schilling

My father was overbearing. Very controlling. He was always the way he is, even before my success. He was not always a good person. He'd play mind games to make sure I knew my place. I don't see him, which is unfortunate. But I don't have any desire to see him. I vaguely know where he is, and I don't want to know. -Macaulay Culkin

I was into the Mets because my Dad worked at IBM where he got free Mets tickets, so I was into the Mets… then I got to 'Saturday Night Live' where my boss has unbelievable N.Y. Yankees tickets, so he invites us to the games. I'm going to all the games, so I might as well root for the team I'm gonna go sit with. -Jimmy Fallon

I like video games, I like tech, I like being positive. -Jimmy Fallon

What I have appreciated about the 'Call of Duty' games is the scale of production. It's not an indie game. It's not trying to be an indie game. But I've genuinely been pretty consistently blown away by, wow, what an effort has gone into this. -Trent Reznor

Like most meaningful activities, campaigns are team games. -Alastair Campbell

I hope the fans have enjoyed listening as much as I've enjoyed doing the games. I don't ever go to the park where I don't have a good day. I don't like losing. But I don't think I ever go to the park where I have a bad day. I don't think once. -Bob Uecker

Some people think literature is high culture and that it should only have a small readership. I don't think so… I have to compete with popular culture, including TV, magazines, movies and video games. -Haruki Murakami

I'm from California, but my father, who passed away when I was young, was from Newark. When I was kid, we would go back east and catch Yankees games. His side of the family are big Yankees fans. But, the real connection came in '97 when I moved to New York and became friends with the team. -Carson Daly

We all grew up, our grandmothers and mothers had about three channels to watch, so we watched those soaps and now, a generation has grown up with the Internet and computers and video games. -Jack Wagner

When I thought I was retired, I wanted to travel around the world and watch soccer games. -Drew Carey

I knew I was never going to play professional sport, but I loved playing and I went to all the games I could afford to. -Spike Lee

Now, I know you expected me to say that, well, I just kick back in the rocking chair, fished a little bit, listened to Willie Nelson tapes and watched old baseball games on the Classic Sports network. And, tell you the truth, I have done that for maybe about five total minutes. -Dan Rather

Kids don't even read comic books anymore. They've got more important things to do – like video games. -Ang Lee

By playing games you can artificially speed up your learning curve to develop the right kind of thought processes. -Nate Silver

It's just like high school. If you're a freshman or a sophomore, it's hard to tell the seniors who've been through two, three, playoff games what to do. -Tony Romo

The London games mark the 24th anniversary of my winning two golds and setting the world record in the heptathlon. Someone is going to want it; records are made to be broken – it's only a matter of time. I hope mine will outlive me. -Jackie Joyner-Kersee

It wasn't until I was 14 and watched the 1976 Olympic games on television that I really started to dream about the big time. I remember seeing Evelyn Ashford in the 100 meters, and she was going to UCLA. -Jackie Joyner-Kersee

We live in a world where sports have the potential to bridge the gap between racism, sexism and discrimination. The 2012 Olympic Games was a great start but hopefully what these games taught us is that if women are given an opportunity on an equal playing field the possibilities for women are endless. -Jackie Joyner-Kersee

So what 'Twilight' does is show how women/girls can drive box office and they can support a tent pole movie. They're an extremely passionate fan base. This coincided with the 13 year old boys starting to stay home and play video games and work on their home media stuff. They're no longer going to theaters in droves. -Melissa Rosenberg

So, I'm always around video games but I've always been interested in them from a visual perspective, with the graphic design and that whole thing. I don't know if that comes from my love of photography or what but that's always what's held my interest about them. -Sophia Bush

My family put a lot of emphasis on homework, so there weren't too many comic books or video games for me, when I was growing up. -Wentworth Miller

Some girls like to say one thing and mean another. And me being who I am, I'm very straightforward. Everything is very black and white for me. I don't really like playing mind games. -Zayn Malik

The internet is a wild land with its own games, languages and gestures through which we are starting to share common feelings. -Ai Weiwei

This week, the world gathers in Beijing for the 2008 Olympic games. This is the extraordinary moment China has been dreaming of for 100 years. People have been longing for this moment, because it symbolises a turning point in China's relationship with the outside world. -Ai Weiwei

If you are a nurturing mother, and a good one, you can go to play groups, sit on the floor and play all the games, and have tea with the other mothers, but wouldn't you like to think that's not all there is? That you haven't hung up your high heels without knowing how to walk in them? -Tori Amos

I want to win football games. -Victor Cruz

I want to serve chess through games, books that are works of art. I would like to bring the game closer to many people all over the world. -Garry Kasparov

I don't watch a lot of the games on Sunday. But I always kept an eye on the 49ers. -Joe Montana

Things that appear on the front page of the newspaper as 'fact' are far more dangerous than the games played by a novelist, and can lead to wars. -E. L. Doctorow

Just like every show has a tone, every show has different people on it playing different games. I don't say 'game' in a pejorative sense, I just mean, these are different stories that we tell ourselves when we go to work. -David Duchovny

For film and games, there is now a fantastic method of actors portraying characters which don't necessarily look like themselves. And yet you've still got the heart and soul of the performance. -Andy Serkis

We haven't had the success we had hoped to achieve. Josh McDaniels is the head coach of the Broncos and you always strive for stability at that position. However, with five games left in the 2010 season, we will continue to monitor the progress of the team and evaluate what's in the best interest of this franchise. -Pat Bowlen

During summer or charity games I'll wear my bright orange or green or turquoise ones and guys are always like, 'Why are your shoes so bright?' -James Harden

People were hanging out in these places, and just like at cocktail parties, they needed something to do together. I thought, 'How can we fit games into someone's life?' -Mark Pincus

Showing up to games year after year, no matter what the product on the field gives you back, is a learned behavior – sort of like rats in a maze searching for cheese. The rat learns the maze, learns where the cheese is placed and eventually goes to it without thought, even when the cheese is taken away. The rat doesn't know anything else. -Joe Cowley

Digital television, satellite radio, videogames, iPods – so much media. Do books even matter anymore? -Mo Rocca

I like to play video games like 'Rock Band' and 'Guitar Hero.' -Carmen Electra

I don't play video games. -Clive Owen

I am a season ticket holder to Dodger games. I go to every Dodger game I can go to. Every single one. -Shia LaBeouf

My memories of events and games are fragmented. -Zinedine Zidane

I am a Yankees fan. I should say – have been to more Yankees games than Mets games. -Harold Ford, Jr.

I am a kid from the '70s, when video games first started coming out, so I definitely have to say I am a video game junkie to this day. -Cobi Jones

The Heisman attention has definitely been a little bit of a surprise. It's been out of my hands. It's something I'm not focused on. I'm focused on the season and trying to win as many games as possible. -Johnny Manziel

It's something you dream about as a kid. Like when you play all those NCAA video games as a kid and you create your own player and win the Heisman with a bunch of crazy numbers. It's the biggest, most prestigious award in college football, so it'd definitely be a dream come true. -Johnny Manziel

I think that baseball games are like soap operas. If you watch five in a row, you know enough to get hooked. -Jennifer Garner

Acting is a really simple job – it's just hard to do. You just have to be that person with their background in that situation. That's all it is. My kids do it all the time when they're dressing up and playing games. -Jason Isaacs

I've always been attracted to women who are assertive and have confidence – qualities older women possess. They've been on the Earth a little longer. They're more seasoned. They don't play games. They know what they want, and they're not afraid to tell you. -Taye Diggs

I don't like going to football games. I like watching them on television. When you go to a game, it's hard to focus. There's so much going on, and it's cold. I'd rather sit and watch it and get replays and commentary. -John Legend

I don't actually go to a lot of games because I think football on TV is better. Even though I'm pretty busy, I watch 90 percent of Ohio State's games. -John Legend

Zombies are always moving fast in video games. It makes sense if you think about it. Those games are all about hand-eye coordination and how quickly can you get them before they get you. -George A. Romero

I've got Pacman, Galaga, Galaxian, Daytona 500. Those are the games I grew up playing. -Ray Lewis

I don't use simple words. I make games and puzzles with my songs. -Lisa Loeb

I'll have to say winning the Olympic gold in Atlanta is a crowning achievement, along with the gold in the relay in the same games. -Donovan Bailey

Any game is important to me. At Boston College, when I went out for the spring games, I wanted to win. Maybe it is more important than other preseason games. It's just that everyone is expecting a lot from me in my first week of professional football. I want to confirm my expectations. -Doug Flutie

As it happens, I have personally been something of an enthusiast for the London Olympic games, mainly on the grounds a) that a bit of wasteland will be made nice and b) that it tends to make everybody happy that their country should be the centre of world attention for a couple of weeks in their life. -Evan Davis

I still like to play games that have a beginning, an end and a story. -John Romero

There is a definite argument to be made that videogames are becoming an art form put together by artists of different types. -John Romero

I think the reason that I like so many different games is because I like the way my brain works when I'm playing games. It's more fun. -John Romero

I never play video games! I'm so bad at it. I have, like, no manual dexterity. -Kelly Hu

I've never been much of a computer guy at least in terms of playing with computers. Actually until I was about 11 I didn't use a computer for preparing for games at all. I was playing a bit online, was using the chess club mainly. Now, obviously, the computer is an important tool for me preparing for my games. -Magnus Carlsen

Computer games tend to be boys' games, warlike games with more violence. We have not spent enough time thinking through how to encourage more girls to be involved in computing before coming to college so they can see a possible career in information technology. -Freeman A. Hrabowski III

Millions of guys play millions of basketball games every day of the week at the playground or the YMCA. But LeBron James gets $20 million a year because he can jam on all of those guys. We're always going to want to see LeBron and Kobe go at it. -Adam Carolla

I like to be home with my son, kickin' it and watching ESPN, a very normal life. I like to take him to school every day, watch his games. -Taraji P. Henson

NBA games are exciting to watch and have global appeal. They are very popular in China. I do watch NBA games on television when I have time. -Xi Jinping

I love football. My weekends are booked. Saturday college games and Sunday NFL and 'Monday Night Football.' Booked! Football is first, then basketball and then everything else. -Jordin Sparks

I grew up with baseball; I played in Little League and went to games with my dad. But I, as I grew up, became more of a basketball fanatic than a baseball one. -Jonah Hill

I play a lot of games on my iPhone. There is a game called Rat on a Scooter that I will promote as much as possible because it has brought me so much joy. -Jonah Hill

I talk, watch TV, spout opinions, schmooze, negotiate, talk some more, play games, and have a little cocktail. -Andy Cohen

I'll go out, but I leave early, before the shenanigans. I don't really do the Hollywood party thing. I'd rather watch sports or play videogames or work out or sleep, to be totally honest. -Cory Monteith

I play a lot of ultra-violent video games. -Cory Monteith

I've always been a fan of Nintendo. My first memories of playing games are on my Nintendo 64 with 'Mario Kart,' so when I found out that Nintendo 3DS made a fashion game, I was drawn to it. 'Style Savvy Trendsetters' is great because anyone can play it. -Sarah Hyland

MySpace is like a bar, Facebook is like the BBQ you have in your back yard with friends and family, play games, share pictures. Facebook is much better for sharing than MySpace. LinkedIn is the office, how you stay up to date, solve professional problems. -Reid Hoffman

Our kids are in a little band, and they like to play video games, and my wife and I do our best to live a low-key, non-Hollywood kind of life. -Justin Chambers

When you reach a certain status in Hollywood, you have to play a lot of games to stay in the limelight. It becomes more about being famous than being an actor. -Jason Lee

While a large segment of the art world has obsessed over a tiny number of stars and their prices, an aesthetic shift has been occurring. It's not a movement – movements are more sure of themselves. It's a change of mood or expectation, a desire for art to be more than showy effects, big numbers, and gamesmanship. -Jerry Saltz

When I'm off the clock, I usually play video games – or do something nature-y so I can contribute to Mother Nature. -Harry Shum, Jr.

My knowledge of video games ends with Nintendo 'Mario Bros.' -Gina Carano

I don't hide or play stupid games. -Demian Bichir

I love sci-fi, computer games. I love any escapes. Give me them all. -Alexander Siddig

People are tired of just watching their TV set passively. They are playing interactive games today. They are on the Internet interacting. They want to be part of their TV set. -Bruce Nash

My activities tend to revolve around crossword puzzles, reading and playing piano and games with my friends. -Rashida Jones

I'm kind of a 'Fix-It Felix' video girl. I like the simpler, sweeter kind of games. -Jane Lynch

When I hear young people today complain about being bored – and the things that keep them from being bored are generally exclusively videogames and/or computer pastimes – I just try to encourage them to go outside. -Nick Offerman

I wasn't interested in going to the school dances. I wasn't interested in going to the football games. What I wanted was to be in my room painting my walls and doing weird stuff. That's what I wanted and I got to do what I wanted, so that, to me, is my high school experience. -Brie Larson

I've always been afraid of video games – not afraid that I wouldn't like them, but that I would like them too much, and that after mere seconds in front of any particularly bright and absorbing game, I would abandon all ambition, turn into a mouth-breathing zombie, and develop a wide, sofa-shaped rear end. -Susan Orlean

I heard a computer scientist the other day refer to playing with the Kinect as 'storytelling.' At first I thought that sounded a little high-minded, but after trying a few games I could see what she meant. -Susan Orlean

When I was in Japan on tour in 2010, I felt like I was 30 years into the future. I love technology and they are so advanced with their phones, computers, everything. I think they had the iPhone way before we did in the U.S. I love gadgets, games, social media and I try to stay ahead on all that stuff, but they get it all first. -Soulja Boy

With the Chiefs, you can't live in Kansas City and not like the Chiefs. To go catch a game at Arrowhead is a pretty great experience. I haven't had the chance to go to games anywhere else, but, from what I'm told, I don't really need to. -David Cook

Ever since I was really really little, I was just singing all the time. Like one of my favorite games when I was little would be to just have one of my sisters pick a title, and I would impromptu create that song. -Kina Grannis

I played lots of fantasy games. I would create these worlds, and I would believe in them. -Lana Parrilla

Some people say video games rot your brain, but I think they work different muscles that maybe you don't normally use. -Ezra Koenig

I miss video games where the jump-kick was the trickiest combo to master. -Jay Asher

I'm a huge video gamer, sometimes a little too much. I'll shut myself in my room just so I can play video games all day and I end up neglecting my friends. -Lucas Till

I don't play racing games, unless it's 'Mario Kart.' -Scott Porter

I'm a middle-class former housewife who goes to my daughter's softball games. -Charlaine Harris

I have mad luck. I'm super-good at games like backgammon or anything that requires rolling dice. -Zoe Kazan

My biggest problem in live games is that I love the game so much and I don't think I ever met a poker player I didn't fundamentally like – even if they're screaming and they're acting like real jerks. -James Woods

I was absolutely a non-starter at games. My report for rugby said, 'Nigel's chief contribution is his presence on the field.' I used to pray for rain and sometimes it did rain – and we played anyway. -Nigel Rees

The cardinal sin in sports, what could really wreck it, is not cheating to win, which has gone on forever, but cheating to lose. That threatens a fundamental aspect of sports' appeal, which is their spontaneity. If games are fixed, they're no different from movies; they're scripted. -Michael Mandelbaum

When you have bad teams, you've got to be creative to win games you're not supposed to win. -Don Nelson

I don't like games. You're robbing the precious time of children to be children. They need to be in touch with the real world more. -Hayao Miyazaki

Oh, I'm nerdy about science fiction and fantasy and graphic novels and reading, and I'm nerdy about board games. My favorite board game is a board game I'm working on right now. It's a game of Napoleonic era naval warfare, and it's going to be fun. -Billy Campbell

I don't have a good attention span and can't spend long in record stores or video shops or games emporiums without getting grumpy. -Beth Ditto

The poetry and transgression that was so much of surrealism's anarchic force has been recruited into mainstream culture. It has been made commonplace by television and magazine merchandising, by computer games and Internet visuals, by film and MTV, by the fashion shoot. -Graham Joyce

I play a lot of chess. I probably played 200 games while we were making 'Andromeda.' -Ricky Schroder

Making it to the NFL is a huge accomplishment. Making it in the NFL is a huge accomplishment, but I haven't done that yet. No matter how many games we've played, it's still hard to figure out when you've made it in the NFL. -Robert Griffin III

In club football you have your players and staff with you all the time, preparing for two games a week, you know them inside out, you have a discipline over them. -Graham Taylor

In international football you have 10 games a season, with players from different clubs. There's no time for proper coaching; they're just recovering from playing on the Saturday. -Graham Taylor

I'm a season ticket holder to the Washington Wizards, and I love going to Washington Nationals and Redskins games. -Wolf Blitzer

A good mother remembers to serve fruit at breakfast, is always cheerful and never yells, manages not to project her own neuroses and inadequacies onto her children, is an active and beloved community volunteer. She remembers to make play dates, her children's clothes fit, she does art projects with them and enjoys all their games. -Ayelet Waldman

People who wave digital cameras at shows are the same people who sit in front of you at hockey games and wear those giant foam-rubber fingers that say, We're number one!' -Rob Sheffield

I'm a huge nerd, I admit to that. I love to play video games, I love to read, and of course, I've gotta still get my studies in and all. I love to learn. But I also love to do stop motion animation with my little Lego figures. I love to play around on the computer with that. -Atticus Shaffer

I love watching American League games, you know what I mean? -Dusty Baker

The only thing that's in my control is to win ballgames and God is always taking care of me. -Dusty Baker

We need new athletes all the time because we need new games every day – fudging just a little on the definition of the word 'need.' We like to have new games every day, and, if we are to have a constant and endless flow of games, we need a constant flow of athletes. -Bill James

Unfortunately, most gun control advocates are not really interested in rational debate, and their political games simply send Alice chasing white rabbits down holes. -Bob Barr

Most parliamentarians don't have a clue as regards the challenges or the opportunities the games industry faces. -David Puttnam

Honestly, I'm on the road so much that I never really get a chance to go to baseball games. -Young Jeezy

The energy of college football rivals that of a live performance for me. I am an extremely analytical guy and predicting these games is right up my alley, especially with a little luck thrown in. It is even more fun when I am winning and I have to say, I have fared quite well in my predictions. -Rodney Atkins

The families of many athletes – incensed at the sports leagues and hoping to make games safer overall – are increasingly making the brains of players who die prematurely and suspiciously available for study. Some athletes are even making the bequest themselves. -Jeffrey Kluger

I was at the tail end of the family. The next brother along was already seven years older than me. I remember growing up by myself, playing games by myself. -Ali Smith

The modern video games kind of – they're too three dimensional. -Dan Auerbach

My dad is the reason I actually started watching wrestling. My dad was never big into sports; we were all big into sports as kids, and he'd go to our Little League games or whatever and not really know what was going on, because he didn't know about sports, but he knew about wrestling. -John Cena

'Star Wars' is something that I've been a fan of since I was a kid – I played all the video games and I grew up reading 'Star Wars' books. -Samuel Witwer

The Web is actually a coming together of three technologies, if you like: the hypertext, the personal computer, and the network. So, the network we had, and the personal computers were there, but people didn't use them, because they didn't know what to use them for, except maybe for a few games. -Robert Cailliau

I actually don't play any new video games except 'Call of Duty.' I'm addicted to 'Call of Duty.' It's the only game I need. -Deron Williams

Some disaster movies look like you're watching someone else play video games. They're fun but it's not real. -Eli Roth

Because videogames are so inherently influenced by movies, to take a movie and literally create a videogame out of it, you're immediately setting limitations and expectations on what that game can be. -Josh Trank

My Internet friends who I play games with say, 'This guy's a fighter?' I'm the last person they expect to be a fighter. -Nonito Donaire

I have very fond memories of growing up in Greece, of my brothers and I causing chaos and climbing up trees, which is really cool. Back then, we didn't have all the video games and all that stuff. We just had each other, and we played on the street. -Tracy Spiridakos

Sundays are for Dim Sum. While the rest of America goes to church, Sunday School, or NFL games, you can find Chinese people eating Cantonese food. -Eddie Huang

I love video games. I love, love, love them! I also love 'Star Wars.' I wish Jedi was a true religion. -Kunal Nayyar

I don't really play a lot of games. -Chris Jericho

I play computer games, watch TV and do what normal people do. -Gareth Bale

I do love video games. But after a while, you feel like you really need to get up and do something. -Patrick Chan

There isn't quite a feeling you get from playing video games that you get when you're playing sports, which is like a sense of euphoria. You just get the satisfaction of doing something active and feeling good after. -Patrick Chan

In Cuba, taking into account the long fight for our independence and sovereignty, we will defend the one-party system in the face of the games, demagogy and the marketing of politics. -Raul Castro

Children don't run around outside as much as they did. They sit in front of computer games. -Toyo Ito

If you work hard in real life, people tend to get in your way – either from inertia or prejudice – and they stop you achieving things. It's the worst thing about real life compared with sports, where you generally get what you deserve: if you're the fastest guy, you win; there are no other games being played. -Daley Thompson

The World Series is played in my doubtless too-nostalgic imagination in some kind of autumn afternoon light, and seeing it exclusively in the bitter chill of midnight breaks the spell of even the best of games. -Adam Gopnik

The younger generation is surrounded by the Internet, apps, and video games. But somehow, my books make them read. -Chetan Bhagat

Video games are a huge, incredibly popular, world-transforming medium. -Austin Grossman

I would come, many years later, to understand why 'To Kill A Mockingbird' is considered 'an important novel', but when I first read it at 11, I was simply absorbed by the way it evoked the mysteries of childhood, of treasures discovered in trees, and games played with an exotic summer friend. -Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

I live in Beverly Hills and I'm proud of it. The only things I miss are pie and mash shops and football games. I've lived in America longer than I lived in England. When I first got here, it just felt right to me. I like the open space, and the weather's great. -Steve Jones

I'm pretty much an isolated person. I'd rather stay home and play video games. -Steve Jones

I just love entertaining. I will do anything – stand-up comedy, video games, fencing, internet shorts – I just want to keep being lucky enough to entertain people anyway I can. I try never to limit my art to a medium. -Matthew Gray Gubler

We are raising today's children in sterile, risk-averse and highly structured environments. In so doing, we are failing to cultivate artists, pioneers and entrepreneurs, and instead cultivating a generation of children who can follow the rules in organized sports games, sit for hours in front of screens and mark bubbles on standardized tests. -Darell Hammond

Toddlers need to get off the soccer field and onto the playground. Children need to get out of the gym and into neighborhood stickball games. We need to give kids room to create their own rules, set their own terms, and move their bodies in their own ways. -Darell Hammond

I don't talk to media or anyone before games. I just put my headphones on, turn up some hip-hop, and get in the zone. -Kris Humphries

I love to play games. Anything that is competitive. I love to play darts, shoot pool, any video game or board game, anything like that I am all about. For me is more about spending time with somebody, hanging out and enjoying yourself. -Casey James

Video games lend themselves completely to 3-D. -Howard Stringer

In the early days of the video game business, everybody played. The question is, what happened? My theory – and I think it's pretty well borne out – is that in the '80s, games got gory, and that lost the women. And then they got complex, and that lost the casual gamer. -Nolan Bushnell

These days when you say 'videogame', people think of immersive games that take over your life and require three thumbs to control. My goal is to create games that almost retreat into the background. I'm interested in bringing them back to their role as a social facilitator, the way party games help people to interact. -Nolan Bushnell

Young adults love to play games and they're thirsty for social interaction, but a lot of bar and restaurant experiences are quite unsatisfactory on the social level. What young people need is a place that has the feel of an unhosted party where they find themselves interacting with like-minded strangers. -Nolan Bushnell

I've been in navigation systems, robotics, restaurants, communications systems, touch screens, and now I'm back in games. I like to say I have five-year A.D.D. -Nolan Bushnell

Everybody copied Atari products. So we started messing with them and it was fun. We bought enough chips that we could get them mislabeled. So we bankrupted at least two companies which copied our boards, and bought all the parts but they were the wrong parts, so they're sitting on all this inventory they can't sell because the games don't work. -Nolan Bushnell

I was actually the manager of the games department of an amusement park when I was at college, so I understood the coin-op side of the games business very well. -Nolan Bushnell

I always loved both 'Breakout' and 'Asteroids' – I thought they were really good games. There was another game called 'Tempest' that I thought was really cool, and it represented a really hard technology. It's probably one of the only colour-vector screens that was used in the computer graphics field at that time. -Nolan Bushnell

Selling Atari when I did – I think that's my biggest regret. And I probably should have gotten back heavily into the games business in the late Eighties. But I was operating under this theory at the time that the way to have an interesting life was to reinvent yourself every five or six years. -Nolan Bushnell

'Pong' hit the fancy. It was sort of the perfect storm of a game which has two players highly social, a game that women could play better than a guy, and sort of an acceptance of this social nature of games in a bar. -Nolan Bushnell

I'm glad to see the casual game play coming back now on the Internet, games that aren't violent, that aren't complex that you can sit down and you can have some fun. -Nolan Bushnell

When it kind of went to 'Street Fighter', where you had to push 13 buttons with all 13 of your fingers and ripped the spine out of somebody, you know, violent games lost the women. Complexity lost the casual gamer. -Nolan Bushnell

Avoid demonizing television, computer games, and new technologies. Electronic media may compete for kids' attention, but we're not going to get kids reading by badmouthing other entertainment. Admit that TV and games can do things books can't. -Jon Scieszka

I want kids to think that reading can be just as much fun and more so than TV or video games or whatever else they do. I think any other kind of message or morals that I might teach is secondary to first just enjoying a book. -Louis Sachar

I'm an avid bridge player. I usually go to the local bridge club three or four times a week. I've always been a game-player, and I think bridge is one of the greatest games ever invented. It's too bad that not many young people play it any more. -Louis Sachar

The Xbox 360 is the best game console ever designed. It's fast and powerful – games look as good on the 360 as on high-end PCs that cost six times as much. It's easy to navigate and has lots of useful secondary features – the ability to play digital video, stream MP3s, and so on. -James Surowiecki

Videogames are indeed design: They're sophisticated virtual machines that echo the mechanical systems inside cars. -John Maeda

As a genre, videogames take our minds on journeys, and we can control and experience them much more interactively than passively – especially when they are well-designed. -John Maeda

I didn't play or like a lot of board games as a child. I liked playing with my G.I. Joes and making up adventures for them. -Jonathan Ames

I was from North Carolina, so as a youngster all of my mind games about golf were always, 'If I make this I win The Masters, if I hole this par putt I win The Masters.' So it was a great thrill to play there. -Raymond Floyd

Golf is a game, and games are meant to be enjoyed. -Raymond Floyd

Most women prefer circles of sharing to pyramids and hierarchies. They prefer conversation to construction. They will usually choose nurturance and empathy over competition and climbing. They will normally choose connection over simple performance games. -Richard Rohr

Although I played a lot of computer games in my 20s, now I have children of my own, I hate them with a passion. -Tom Hodgkinson

To me there is no more depressing sight than a five-year-old staring at a screen, unsmiling, mouse in hand. Besides whatever dreadful things this prolonged exposure to screens is doing to their brains, computer games tend to be solitary affairs, and produce little laughter. -Tom Hodgkinson

My idea of childcare at festivals is to sit at a trestle table with an ale while the kids run around and make up their own games. -Tom Hodgkinson

We think we have to work because the advertising industry has elevated wants into needs. The newspapers and the television batter us incessantly with the latest 'must-haves', whether that's shoes, videogames or patio heaters. As a result, mums think they 'have' to work at Tesco in order to buy expensive trainers. -Tom Hodgkinson

I suspect millions of people from my generation probably have comparable stories to tell: if not of sports simulations then of Dungeons & Dragons, or the geopolitical strategy of games like Diplomacy, a kind of chess superimposed onto actual history. -Steven Johnson

It's hard to say when my interest in writing began, or how. My mother read to my sister and me every night, and we always loved playing make-believe games. I had a well-primed imagination. I didn't start thinking about writing as a serious pursuit, a career I could have, until after college. -Sara Zarr

I do not trust technology. I mean, I don't think we're in any danger of kids, you know, doing without video games in the future, but I am saying that their lives are largely out of balance. -Richard Louv

I did get to go to the Olympic trials in '88 and '92. I was 7th and 11th, so I didn't place high enough to go to the games, but, still, it was a blast. -Dot Jones

You know, I have a lot of books on my iPad, but when I try to read them, I find myself wandering off to play games. Those are books I'm interested in. I can't imagine what would have happened to me in college if my biology class had been on the same computer as 'Words With Friends' and 'Doom.' -Gail Collins

Both poker and investing are games of incomplete information. You have a certain set of facts and you are looking for situations where you have an edge, whether the edge is psychological or statistical. -David Einhorn

I rooted for the Milwaukee Brewers and its stars, Robin Yount and Paul Molitor. I went to a lot of games, including the World Series in 1982. The Brewers may have been a bad team for most of my life, but to have your team at its peak when you are thirteen years old is an experience I wish for every fan. -David Einhorn

The World Cup is a very complicated tournament – six games, seven if you make it to the final – and maybe if you lose one game you're out, even if you're the best. -Pele

Ultimately, there's always been a link between comic books and video games, and comic books and movies, and then basically all three steadily becoming this sort of transmedia. -Troy Duffy

The Internet has allowed a lot of access – people feel entitled to change the ending of games, for example. So there are a lot more voices coming at you all the time, which I think has its effect on creative decision making and possibly makes people more afraid to take risks. -Tim Schafer

I think one of the greatest gigs I played, and we've had many, but to play the opening ceremony at – at the Olympic games in Athens 2004 was pretty special, you know? Because it's such a big deal for the whole world. And the whole world's watching. So that was definitely one of the special ones. -Tiesto

I don't mean to diminish the job, it's a good job and a real pressure job. But I don't think a relief pitcher should ever be the most valuable player of a league. We only play in maybe half of the games. Being a relief pitcher means part-time employment. We're bench players, and bench players shouldn't be M.V.P. -Dan Quisenberry

I'm a total nerd. I love comic books and video games and most of all zombies! -Katie Leclerc

I really love Scrabble. I played it with my mother growing up. We took it everywhere with us. We didn't know then about the two letter words. Who knew that AA, or more controversially, ZA, or QI were words? We were a games family generally. -Meg Wolitzer

I'm into video games, but only real specific lame video games. -Emily Browning

I'm on the Web a lot. I like to play games online. Sometimes I play Sims. -Miranda Cosgrove

When I was a kid, we never had a videogame in my house. But my cousin did, and each time I went to her house I was able to play 'Tetris' and 'Mario.' Those were the only two games I played as a child. -Olga Kurylenko

When you're never home and traveling, you don't play videogames. -Olga Kurylenko

I know how addictive videogames are – I have friends who can't get up off the couch because they're so hooked. They provide these different virtual worlds that you can live in. -Olga Kurylenko

I look at improvising as a prolonged game of chess. There's an opening gambit with your pawn in a complex game I have with one character, and lots of side games with other characters, and another game with myself – and in each game you make all these tiny, tiny moves that get you to the endgame. -Steve Carell

Oftentimes, even as a little kid, I would get up before anyone else. My brother would still be sleeping, my mom would still be sleeping, so I would literally play 'Monopoly' by myself. I would play board games; I would do things by myself. -Will Ferrell

The president is just the coach of a football team. You need the right support, the right stadium, the right players, the right staff. An excellent coach is not going to win games. -Questlove

You don't buy experience at the pharmacy. You acquire it through games over time. Every player must go through that, but when the federation hired me, they told me they wanted new players and young players who will prepare for the future. -Agustin Castillo

I've been playing the Wolfenstein games since I was a kid, and feel that their outlandish sensibility has deeply influenced my own writing and directing throughout my career. -Roger Avary

I'm interested in exploring the places where all media meet. As TV, Internet, art, games and movies all start moving towards the same point, I want to be part of inventing that space. I'd like to explore media that are traditionally seen as part of the mainstream but not necessarily utilize mainstream formulas. -Ryan Trecartin

I went to public school, elementary through high school. I went to homecoming, to football games, pep rallies, I got detention, I got an F. I've done it all. -Raven-Symone

I don't think anything really consciously went into 'Legend' that was influenced by videogames, but I'm pretty sure some of my experiences and love for gaming contributed to a few of the factors that are in 'Legend'. -Marie Lu

I didn't like books where people played on a sports team and won a bunch of games, or went to summer camp and had a wonderful time. I really liked a book where a witch might cut a child's head off or a pack of angry dogs might burst through a door and terrorize a family. -Daniel Handler

I still think most writers are just kids who refuse to grow up. We're still playing imaginary games, with our imaginary friends. -Ian Rankin

The bowl games are only supposed to be a fun reward. -Woody Hayes

I'm not trying to win a popularity poll. I'm trying to win football games. -Woody Hayes

We used to flock to watch gladiators, public torture and executions. In more recent times, our appetite for mortal violence has been sublimated in sports, photorealistic video games, film and literature. -Kenneth Oppel

It is true that the Puritans banned all recreation on Sundays and all games of chance, gambling, bear baiting, horse racing, and bowling in or around taverns at all times. They did so, not because they were opposed to fun, but because they judged these activities to be inherently harmful or immoral. -Leland Ryken

We are at a point in the video game industry that the industry is hollowed out. It is out of touch with the zeitgeist, creating sequels and formulaic games over and over again. The energy comes from the indies. -Mitch Lasky

My kids download 10 games. They play them all for two minutes. They throw away the eight they don't like. Then they play those last two obsessively for a month. That's alien to those of us who buy a $60 game and play it for 40 or 50 hours. The discovery mechanism is completely social, and I don't think you get that genie back in the bottle. -Mitch Lasky

What's great about games in particular is that it's a socially acceptable way for adults to imagine. -Kim Swift

Being young is an advantage. You've grown up with games as the dominant entertainment. You have a lot of experience of video games. So what do you want to see that's not been done? Innovation is really low cost for you. You can afford to take risks and fail to execute new ideas. -Kim Swift

When I play games, I'll make up little stories for just anything. It's almost the game of making up background stories for people you see on the street. You know what I mean? I wasn't exactly the popular kid in school growing up, so I found myself really observing people, and watching how they interact, and how they react to things. -Kim Swift

I think different games have a different chemical release in your brain as far as reward goes. I like making puzzle games, just because I know I'm kinda good at it, and they really are superfun to work on. -Kim Swift

I love humorous games. I love to laugh, and I think it's a really great way to attract players. -Kim Swift

I can't really change the games I like to make, and I can't change my own particular aesthetic. -Kim Swift

Our app for Xbox 360 brings Twitch video to the television and into the living room of millions of Xbox Live members for the first time. The app will let every Xbox Live gamer find and watch streams of their favorite games from their couch. -Emmett Shear

The Twitch community loves watching video games, chatting, and broadcasting. The average viewer watches over an hour and a half of video each day. Over two-thirds of our logged-in users chat each day. -Emmett Shear

I never want to sit out. I want to play baseball games. -Matt Kemp

Playing all of these games, getting to know everything about the NBA, you realize that you are your own business. You have business meetings to go to, signings to go to. Like, I'm only 20, but the stuff I'm doing the average 20-year-old isn't doing. -Derrick Rose

Most single people I know, myself included, have a difficult time even meeting up with the people they like, be it busy schedules, texting games, or whatever. -Aziz Ansari

I do not doubt that services like social games and coupons bring delight to people's lives, and I mean no disrespect to the hard work that has made them possible. But in the face of threats to humanity's future on the one hand and the extraordinary potential of mankind on the other, at some point we must ask: are we capable of more? -Justin Rosenstein

I'm aware that the World Cup is probably the greatest spectacle in the world of sport, and that's despite the referees that have been found to have fixed games specifically. -David Stern

I would say the referees have the toughest game to call. I would say that there's a lot of officiating done by announcers, local announcers. Sometimes you should listen to a game from both feeds, and you'd think you were listening to completely different games. -David Stern

Goal scoring is a recurring theme. If you aren't scoring then you aren't going to win games. That's obvious. -Gary Speed

To win a major tournament you have to face the top teams at some point, but if you avoid those at the beginning then you can win games and build confidence. I think the key is just to get off to a good start. -Jermain Defoe

Before games, people ask whether I get nervous. To be honest, I don't get nervous, I just enjoy it. I am living the dream. When I was a kid I always wanted to play for my country and now I am here, I will enjoy it. -Jermain Defoe

When I get up in the morning, I look forward to the games and I'm just buzzing. At the end of the day, if you are nervous or scared before games, you are not going to perform. I just go out there and think, 'If I get a chance, I'm going to score' and that's it. -Jermain Defoe

I don't feel like I'm getting older. I think it's the way I've looked after myself. I take my football seriously. I love scoring goals and I get a good feeling from it, so I'll do whatever it takes to be fit and feel good in games. -Jermain Defoe

People know what they're getting with me. It's part and parcel of football that people want to see new faces, but all I can do is play games, score goals and prove I can do it. My record is there for everyone to see. -Jermain Defoe

For me, there's nothing that beats playing. When I'm not playing, I'll watch games on the television, watch stuff on You Tube, everything. I just live for football, love watching great players. -Jermain Defoe

I'm not one of those guys that's a purist when it comes to videogames. -Martin Starr

In a serious relationship, I will definitely write music about a guy. I'm totally into mix tapes and I'm all about small little things. I'll drop by their door and just leave a gift or come over if they're sick and make them chicken noodle soup and rent a DVD and play board games. I think those little things mean a lot to someone. -Aly Michalka

I'm an athletic junkie – I play in all the celebrity all-star games, and I've become buddies with a bunch of athletes. -Jesse Williams

If I play a video game, I have to get through the whole thing. Like, when the new 'Resident Evil' comes out, I have to sit and do the whole thing. It will consume my life. I'm at a point where I don't have much time to play around anymore, so I don't really get started on the games if I won't be able to finish them. -Ben Schwartz

I love video games. When I was growing up, video games were very important to me. -Ben Schwartz

Listen, I am such a nerd. I'm not one of those girls that goes, 'Ha, ha, hee, hee. I'm a nerd.' No, no, no – my brain mentality is the same as a 12-year-old little boy. The video games that I play, the things that I like to watch – I'm a Trekkie. -Mila Kunis

You've got to enjoy time with your family and friends, and if you're involved in sports franchises, those peak moments in playoff games. You have to enjoy life. -Paul Allen

I'm worried about doing my best, playing to my potential, helping out my teammates, and trying to win games for the Giants. -Eli Manning

My place of refuge is definitely watching movies and playing video games. I know that's kind of hard to fathom. -Cam Newton

When you don't win games, yeah, you lose confidence. That's normal. -Didier Drogba

People already love to play casual games. But when you take a casual game and stick it inside a social network, it becomes way more exciting. -Fred Wilson

NFL cheerleading is harder than most people think. They train up to six hours every day with games on Sundays. They gave me a great work ethic. -Sarah Shahi

Nobody will admit to playing power games in relationships, but they do. -Marina and the Diamonds

Why are video games so violent? The ones I've seen remind me of the 4th of July, with everything exploding, buildings, cars, airplanes, men and women. Kill, kill, and kill for sport and entertainment. -Madeleine M. Kunin

Video games seem to be mostly a boy thing – viewed by young boys and created by big boys. I believe that if more videos games were created by women, the violence in these games – especially against women – would be rapidly toned down. -Madeleine M. Kunin

People don't want to leave Facebook to play games – Zynga's phenomenal success is proof of that. -David Perry

I don't want to play these games of statistics any more; I have done that. I don't want to be imprisoned by that, or by the morality that is expected of activists. I have never been that pristine person, that role model. -Arundhati Roy

Developing games for the PC and consoles is all about everything and the kitchen sink. In many ways, you don't have design decisions to make. You do it all. So I enjoy going back to making decisions about what's important as I'm working on a game. -John Carmack

My rookie year was huge for me as far as the learning curve, especially those last three games. -Tim Tebow

I think you sign up to win games, and compete, and go out there and lead a team no matter how you can do that. -Tim Tebow

I'll practice as good as I can, but I know that I play even better, with the qualities I have – leadership, my ability to make something happen in games, winning. -Tim Tebow

We're pushing the limits of what a game is, and they think I'm beyond this limit. There will always be purists, but we've never got that push-back from businesses or consumers. Game dynamics are too powerful to leave bottled up in games. -Seth Priebatsch

It may be true that the only reason the comic book industry now exists is for this purpose, to create characters for movies, board games and other types of merchandise. -Alan Moore

I don't know a lot of show runners. I mean I met a lot of them in picket lines. I'm not part of a, like, secret society or pickup basketball game. As far as I'm concerned, pick-up basketball games are secret societies. They confuse me. I've never been a networker or I've never been very social. -Joss Whedon

Starting early and getting girls on computers, tinkering and playing with technology, games and new tools, is extremely important for bridging the gender divide that exists now in computer science and in technology. -Beth Simone Noveck

I don't remember not playing games. I think my pre-industry experience is me building LEGO houses and wishing people would go through them. -Brenda Brathwaite

I love games. I honestly can't imagine working with any other medium. I guess it would be akin to an artist who's doing commercial art and then goes into education, but it really frees you up to do all other kinds of creative stuff. -Brenda Brathwaite

I think games are a good medium for approaching any subject, particularly difficult ones, because by their very nature, they are abstract, invite interaction and allow us to confront and question things… particularly rules that we may blindly follow. -Brenda Brathwaite

Personally, I really enjoy sci-fi. I watch it, I read comic books, and I play video games. I love this kind of world, so to be able to work in it is a dream. I enjoy it. It's all good. -Aaron Ashmore

It is painful to watch children trying to show off for parents who are engrossed in their cell phones. Children are nostalgic for the 'good old days' when parents used to read to them without the cell phone by their side or watch football games or Disney movies without having the BlackBerry handy. -Sherry Turkle

I lost my childhood. I didn't play football or video games. Or have birthdays or the love of a family. -Emmanuel Jal

Playing video games is something I enjoy in my spare time. I'm a gamer, always have been. -Kevin Garnett

'Modern Warfare,' 'Black Ops,' these are all the next level of video games. The people are more detailed, the fighting is more exact, and I can't speak for every gamer out there, but I know when I play, I feel like I'm actually in the game. It's that intense. -Kevin Garnett

Go on daddy-daughter dates and father-and-sons' outings with your children. As a family, go on campouts and picnics, to ball games and recitals, to school programs, and so forth. Having Dad there makes all the difference. -Ezra Taft Benson

I want to start dating the man that I'm gonna marry. I want to start having some fun with someone that I know I'm gonna be with. I don't play any games. I'm too old for that. I've been there; I've been around the block. -LisaRaye McCoy-Misick

Before I became a full-time writer, I worked in tech support in those giant cubicle farms you see. I was surrounded by people who played video games all the time – sometimes actually in the call centers, playing online multiplayer games. I saw friends of mine who began to feel that going online was more compelling to them than real life. -Ernest Cline

I've never really collected anything other than old Atari cartridges. I only had, like, 12 Atari games as a kid, so at some point in my 20s I decided I was going to own all of them. -Ernest Cline

I want parents out there to know that it's totally natural for kids to make believe and play games. It does not mean your child is going to be transgendered. And even if it were true, why is it such a horrible thing? -Alexis Arquette

Every footballer wants to play forever. And if you are going to keep on playing – to enjoy it to the full – you want to win games, and as a result, trophies. -Ryan Giggs

I don't want to do panel games or adverts. I really like challenges. I always get roles as an art teacher or a photographer. In the future I want to play something like a mugger/assassin/pastry chef. -Dylan Moran

Stand-up came naturally to me because people in Ireland talk. But that's not talking on panel shows; it is structured fun. It reminds me of some tragic aunt clapping her hands and bouncing into a room and announcing we should all play games… and if we don't we are all a rotten spoilsport. -Dylan Moran

I like playing sport, and I like doing physical stuff. I like hiking and I like climbing and I like playing sport. I do a lot. But I don't like the term 'exercising.' I feel like with sport, you're playing games. But with exercise, you're literally just trying to stop yourself from dying too young. It's weird. -James McAvoy

There is evil prowling in the world – it shows up in our movies, video games and online fascinations, and finds its way into vulnerable hearts and minds. -Rick Perry

I always felt really guilty if I spent too much time playing video games. It's a colossal waste of time. And I can't say it's a very satisfying feeling at the end of the day, if you've spent eight hours playing a video game; you just end up feeling kind of spent, and used. -John C. Reilly

Honestly, to tell you the truth, being trapped in any video game sounds like a living nightmare to me. In most video games, the point is it's a fight for survival, so I think it would be a terrifying place to live. -John C. Reilly

I love card games, and I've always loved board games and stuff like that as a kid, and I think it's that part of your brain that's engaged in con movies. It's like this 'Who's outsmarting whom?' -John C. Reilly

I've been lucky to work with people that I like most of the time. If I don't like them, I'll play head games with them to get their minds spinning. -Vince Vaughn

I enjoy going out by myself… always have, always will. I don't have security guards, and, for the most part, I enjoy meeting new people. I see myself as a regular guy who likes playing video games with his nieces and nephews and poker with his family. I don't have an art collection or take exotic vacations. I enjoy being at home. -Vince Vaughn

You can't quantify everything a player does to win games. -Derek Jeter

Courses can, and should, incorporate the excitement and fun of programming games, apps or even real digital devices. -Geoff Mulgan

Video games offer violent messages, and even the sports video games include taunting and teasing. -Geoffrey Canada

Every new medium has, within a short time of its introduction, been condemned as a threat to young people. Pulp novels would destroy their morals, TV would wreck their eyesight, video games would make them violent. -Hanna Rosin

Cricket cannot afford to throw up meaningless games before its benefactors, which is what spectators and television audiences are. -Harsha Bhogle

There is no problem that doesn't have some underlying need for more optimism, stamina, resilience and collaboration. And games are, I believe, the best platform we have for providing that. -Jane McGonigal

Although I'm perceived as very optimistic and upbeat, it comes out of being the opposite of that – feeling isolated or lonely, looking for meaning and the kinds of things that ease that suffering in life, and finding them in large-scale social interaction, like theater and games. -Jane McGonigal

It seems like what happens when we play games is that we go into a psychological state called eustress, or positive stress. It's basically the same as negative stress in the sense that we get our adrenaline up, you know, our breathing rate quickens, our pulse quickens. -Jane McGonigal

Surveys of thousands of gamers have shown that they're more likely to play real music if they play a music videogame. So it's an interesting relationship where the games aren't replacing something we do in real life, they're serving as a springboard to a goal we might have in real life, like learning to play an instrument. -Jane McGonigal

Games that make you feel good about yourself are good games to be playing. -Jane McGonigal

Games are work. There are economies popping up in games now because people value them. -Jane McGonigal

We've been playing games since humanity had civilization – there is something primal about our desire and our ability to play games. It's so deep-seated that it can bypass latter-day cultural norms and biases. -Jane McGonigal

The single biggest misconception about games is that they're an escapist waste of time. -Jane McGonigal

For most people, an hour a day playing our favorite games will power up our ability to engage whole-heartedly with difficult challenges, strengthen our relationships with the people we care about most – while still letting us notice when it's time to stop playing in virtual worlds and bring our gamer strengths back to real life. -Jane McGonigal

I worry a lot about people using games just for marketing, to get people to buy more stuff, which I think would be the worst possible use. -Jane McGonigal

There are people who are very dismissive of games and gamers. -Jane McGonigal

Compared with games, reality is disconnected. -Jane McGonigal

I'm not a fan of simulations. Where, 'Oh, we'll go play a simulation of world peace and figure out how to make peace' and then somehow magically that will get translated into the real world. No, that's not the kind of games that I make. -Jane McGonigal

I remember the first year at the Game Developers Conference I wore these big red giant knee-high boots. Nobody cared. You can wear anything you love, because that's what you do in games. You make yourself who you want to be. -Jane McGonigal

Everybody is playing games. There are games now for pretty much every age, every demographic. -Jesse Schell

Facebook is terrifying to the traditional games biz. -Jesse Schell

People don't just stop playing Facebook games. They divorce them. -Jesse Schell

I jokingly call this convergence of games into reality the 'Gamepocalypse:' the moment when every moment of life is actually a game. -Jesse Schell

One of the main things that's appealing about games is that you know a game can be won. It's an unusual game that's impossible to win. -Jesse Schell

I think the first time I really heard poetry was in the schoolyard. Just the little limericks that kids say when they're jumping rope and playing games. I think that's the first time I heard rhyming words – I don't know if I'd call that the definitive poetry, but that's when I heard rhyming words said and not necessarily sung. -Jill Scott

Mostly I play sports games – football and basketball. 'Inside Drive' and 'NFL Fever.' -Paul Pierce

In college, I probably lost a total of about 11 games, and then I came to the Celtics and in my first three weeks we went on a nine-game losing streak. -Paul Pierce

I definitely play some games, like Nintendo D.S. or the Wii, and some computer games. -Luis von Ahn

My first computer was a Commodore 64. I got it as a present from my mom when I was eight years old, and all I wanted to do with that computer was play games. -Luis von Ahn

I have a little obsessive-compulsive personality. You can tell because I played online games for eight hours a day. -Felicia Day

I was a huge fan of video games; I wanted to write something, and I saw the tools at my fingertips to upload a video to my audience, and that's why I'm here today. I think that freedom and the lack of gatekeepers, combined with people's passion, is what really the true spirit of Internet geekdom is about. -Felicia Day

I feel like maybe I'm part of that generation that became more of a gamer than a video consumer. It's always been something I've done with my spare time. If I had three hours on a Friday night, I'm not out partying. I'm probably playing video games. -Felicia Day

Finishing games has been something I'm really proud of, seeing something through to the end. -Felicia Day

I'm a huge fan of BioWare games. I think they do some of the best character-building. I mean, I have a relationship with Thane from 'Mass Effect' that is as vivid as any crush that I've had on a TV-show character. -Felicia Day

Traditional arguments for the existence of God and contemporary attempts to use fine-tuning and cosmology to back up the case for his existence always strike me as kinds of games, since hardly anyone believes on the basis of these arguments at all. -Julian Baggini

With Yowza there are no games, you don't have to check in or become the mayor or go back home and redeem anything online – you will always press one button, show the coupon at the register and save money. It's as simple as that. -Greg Grunberg

My kids have played soccer and baseball and basketball, and the parents who come to games are always saying and doing things that are just wildly inappropriate. -Jeff Garlin

There's more flexibility in the cartoon world than there is in video games. In video games, if I tweak a line, I could screw up the work of countless other people with my whim. -Jennifer Hale

I don't spend a lot of time watching my performances after the fact. I suck at playing video games, but I'm a fan of the creativity, the brilliance, and the possibility of the industry. -Jennifer Hale

An ideal day for me is a combination of a fun-exciting creative moment with work partners, some laughs and games with my kids, a good surf session, and great conversation with friends around a meal. -Yves Behar

I use doodling for a variety of reasons: I use it to get clarity around a concept, I use it to relax, I use it to communicate ideas with others and get their refinement of them, I use it to map complex systems for companies, I use it to run innovation games for business, I use it to get insight on something puzzling me. -Sunni Brown

I played in football games where you walk off the field and the scoreboard didn't end up the way you wanted. But you knew that you really did give it all. And the other team was too strong. -Randy Pausch

My approach to every game was to try to erase the games that were before and try to focus on the game at hand. -Cal Ripken, Jr.

I think starting in anime, like I did, gave me a good idea of how to approach games that come from Japan. Japanese developers can be very different from companies here in the western market. -Laura Bailey

It's fun to grow with a character over the course of a TV series. Video games are usually a much more condensed process. -Laura Bailey

I play video games a lot… I love to read… I enjoy spending time with my husband and daughter, who are my most favorite people in the world. -Lea Salonga

Video game voicing is absolutely different from cartoon work. In cartoons, you're almost always there with the entire cast, and the entire script is acted out in sequence. With video games, it's you by yourself, in a room with a script you just got when you walked in. -Josh Keaton

I grew up nerdy, scrawny, playing video games, and getting picked on. -Josh Keaton

I guess I was a bit of a tomboy. I liked to catch frogs in the ditch, play soccer with my brother's friends and play video games. -Jud Tylor

Videogames make you feel like you're actually doing something. Your brain processes the tiered game achievements as real-life achievements. Every time you get to the next level, hot jets of reward chemical coat your brain in a lathery foam, and it seems like you're actually accomplishing stuff. -Chris Hardwick

For home games, I bring my clothes to the arena. I bring two different outfits that I can pick after the game. Road game, I got to wear what I walk in with. -Dwyane Wade

Pop culture, it's crazy. There's all this violence in video games. In 'Call of Duty,' people are literally just blowing other people up. Hey, let's protect your country from your couch while eating your sandwich. -Natasha Leggero

The only time I waste is time I spend doing something that, in my gut, I know I shouldn't. If I choose to spend time playing video games or sleeping in, then it's time well spent, because I chose to do it. I did it for a reason – to relax, to decompress or to feel good, and that was what I wanted to do. -Simon Sinek

I'd rather play in the major leagues and have some bad games than play consistently good ball in the minors. -Simon Sinek

Since being a wee boy, I've wanted to be on the pitch at Hampden. I don't know why. I love all the international games and such but I've never been that partisan. But I've always wanted to stand on that pitch. -John Gordon Sinclair

To participate in a World Cup is a great honour and achievement. I've played in three World Cups. The whole world watches you during a World Cup and expects you to play innings to win games for your country. -Virender Sehwag

When I was young, it was fun being in the locker room and shagging balls in the outfield in spring training. But I couldn't keep my attention on the games for more than 30 minutes. I would sit there with my Game Boy the whole game. -Shane Larkin

'Avatar' was gorgeous. There are good stories in there, but when used in other movies they're similar to those violent video games. Characters using deadly weapons. The children follow these movies. -Louis Gossett, Jr.

In video games and animation, you find that the toughest things to make different are the things that aren't words: grunts, groans, gasps. -Phil LaMarr

There was a time when all the actors were saying, 'We should get residuals on videogames.' I just kept going, 'You don't have any idea what goes into making a game, do you?' -Nolan North

I know a lot of games have been going to the facial capture. And movies like 'TinTin' are using it, as well. -Nolan North

I don't think 'Call Of Duty: Black Ops' sells 25 million plus copies and makes of a billion dollars because of their great storytelling. It's the multiplayer aspect of that type of game, where people get together to shoot each other and have fun. And it's very much gameplay; it's like 'Gran Turismo' or one of these racing games. -Nolan North

Of all the games I've done, the only time I've ever lost my voice was on 'Call Of Duty 2,' playing a rasping Russian captain on the Stalingrad level. -Nolan North

I'm an actor. Whether I'm on stage, in front of a camera or a microphone, what I do is the same – although with videogames it requires a lot of imagination. -Nolan North

I don't think there's room in video games for people to bring an ego. It's very frustrating for any actor to have someone who's a celebrity take over your place. Like the 'Uncharted' film, they're trying to find someone to play Nathan Drake. And it's like, why do they not think of us? We do this. -Nolan North

Guys that play videogames are hot! -Nikki Ziering

I like – not so much jewelry and that – but jackets, clothes, games as well. -Jamie Waylett

I have a couple of games I've wanted to make in the 'Tobuscus Adventures' universe. -Toby Turner

I pride myself as being a very supportive parent. I go to my daughter's soccer games. I hit most of them. I try to go to all of them. -Bill Simmons

My dad started taking me to Winnipeg games when I was 3 or 4. As a kid, I loved Wayne Gretzky, and I remember the first game I got to see him play against the Jets. The Kings beat the Jets, and I was happy that they did. Gretzky left the game after the first period, and I was upset about that. -Jonathan Toews

I grew up playing games, and I remember Christmas 1981 when my dad got us an Intellivision, and we all sat around and played 'Astrosmash' for hours on end. It was a big part of my youth. -Roger Craig Smith

I watch NFL football on Sundays. I enjoy gaming with friends, meaning role-playing games; I still enjoy going to conventions and traveling. -George R. R. Martin

I love the idea of expanding the universe of games to some extent. At one point, they were kind of limited to boys, fanboys and whatever. I like the idea of liberation for games. -James Patterson

I love this idea of expanding the game universe. It has been limited. I guess probably because the genre was so successful, and the people who were creating those games made so much money at it they just had no desire to sort of open it up. -James Patterson

Everything we have today that's cool comes from someone wanting more of something they loved in the past. Action figures, videogames, superhero movies, iPods: All are continuations of a love that wanted more. -Patton Oswalt

I do a lot of video games – I have a YouTube channel where I record me playing video games with my friends and post it. That's a hobby I have and a lot of what I do in my off time. -Chandler Riggs

When I was growing up, I was an '80s baby, so I remember the Sega Genesis and the first Nintendo. I grew up in a time when we first started playing video games on a computer screen. Now there are headsets and your body's the controller. -Mehcad Brooks

I'm such a huge sports video game fan. These games are getting so realistic, it's amazing. -Mehcad Brooks

As you get older, stuff starts to wear down. I can't play four basketball games a week anymore. It takes me three days to recover from one. I'm a little older, a little scrappier. So now I do yoga instead. And whatever else happens in the day, I'm set up in the best way possible. I feel great. I'm so flexible. -Stephen Lang

In Gujarat, we had the world record of largest number of chess games in a single venue – 20,500 – and in Tamil Nadu, I have been emphasizing on the positives of chess to the authorities. -Viswanathan Anand

I don't know how many calories an average chess player burns per game, but it often exceeds that of a player in ball games. It is not only the chess as such: You need to be fit and undergo complicated preparation. -Viswanathan Anand

Before a match, I do not follow any chess news except the games. -Viswanathan Anand

In my first year, when I was driving in runs, winning games and making headlines, there was an old man who came to games at Seals Stadium, and one day he called me over, introduced himself and told me not to believe anything written about me or think too much of all the accolades. -Willie McCovey

Every player had a roommate for out-of-town games, so I had to slip into the bathroom early each morning and secretly take my insulin injection. I feared that if the Cubs found out and I slumped badly, they would attribute it to the diabetes and send me back to the minors – or worse, release me. -Ron Santo

Safeco Field is a lot like a National League park. Because of that, we're more of a pitching-defensive type club. Anaheim and Oakland – and even Texas – are more offensive oriented. We're a club that doesn't blow anybody out, but at the same time we don't get blown out much. We're in most of the games. -Pat Gillick

Football games are on TV, and it doesn't affect stadium attendance at all. It's the same with movies. People who really love movies and like to go out on a Saturday night will go to the movie theater. -George Lucas

Balling is balling; it is all just basketball for me and I'm used to playing both games, so it really does not matter if it is international style, American style; it does not matter at all for me. -Tony Parker

Every night you have different match-ups, and you have 82 games, so physically you are going to get tired. You have to be ready mentally to bring your energy and bring the juice every night. -Tony Parker

You never know, the way technology is going, we might all use the games for scouting by the time I retire. -Tony Parker

When I was 15, 16, 17 years old, I spent five hours a day juggling, and I probably spent six hours a day seriously listening to music. And if I were 16 now, I would put that time into playing video games. -Penn Jillette

I don't play online games. 'Warcraft,' I've played that, but I mainly play action games. -Steven Spielberg

I do like to just have football on, so I will TiVo, like, three or four games for the weekend, and I'll just turn it on when there's no live football on, just to have the background noise. -Christopher Gorham

Gaming has been a great way to get to know people. That's part of what I love about games, that they are social. -Rich Sommer

Part of what I love about games is that, even if you're best friends with somebody, it gives you these sort of moments where you get to interact on a completely different level. You all agree to these abstract rules, but there's nobody holding a gun to your head. -Rich Sommer

I wonder if games are maybe a terminus for ideas. Things can be books or movies or operas or plays, but once they're a game, that's where they should end. Things shouldn't start as games and be taken to movies. -Rich Sommer

I'm a bit of a nerd, and my extracurricular activity is nerd games. -Rich Sommer

Three times a year, there's Strategicon convention, and I go for the board games. It happens Presidents Day, Labor Day, and Memorial Day weekends. You go and take a look at the new board games and meet a couple of board game designers, and you can check out games you don't own from the library and then return them. -Rich Sommer

The amount of times my wife has rolled her eyes at board games is impossible to count. -Rich Sommer

I have an RSS reader, Feeddler. I mostly subscribe to board game blogs – they have reviews of new games and discussions about trends. It's straight-up dork talk. -Rich Sommer

I'll usually stay up a little later than my wife and play Xbox, a little 'Modern Warfare 3.' Or I'll have a friend over, and we'll play board games until late at night. I'll always choose fun over sleep. -Rich Sommer

Fantasy sports went a long way toward developing the sabermetrics formulas used not only by oddsmakers but general managers in hiring players. So the amateur fantasists ended up creating some of the algorithms that Oakland GM Billy Bean's statisticians used to win games with less salary money available for star players. -Douglas Rushkoff

As popular culture becomes more presentist, we move away from entertainment as the vicarious experience of a narrative – as watching someone else's story – and much more toward enacting one's own story. Moving away from myths and toward fantasy role-playing games, away from movies and toward videogames. -Douglas Rushkoff

The Classic games were Classic because, like classical music or architecture, they strove to give life and weight to ideals of order and proportion, to provide a vision of timelessness. In 'Double Dragon,' we can see the cracks in the brick, the mold growing on the drainage pipes, the unmistakable deterioration of the world we live in. -D. B. Weiss

When I put a quarter into an arcade machine or call up an emulated game on my computer, I do it to escape the world that is a slave to the time that makes things fall apart. I have never played these games to occupy my world. -D. B. Weiss

Games I do find interesting for what they say about us, about what we wish for, about the programming. But let it stop there: don't listen to this rubbish about them actually being good for you, helping with hand-eye co-ordination or whatever. They're games. They prepare you for nothing. -Douglas Coupland

I'm going to be honest, playing in D-League games is tough. -Jeremy Lin

Swimming and athletics are the big gigs at the Olympic games. Cycling and rowing are pretty big for Britain, but globally, the two big things are athletics and swimming. -Clare Balding

I'm just a simple guy. I love being at my house with my family, I love playing dominos and card games and hunting and fishing. That's just what I like to do. -Jase Robertson

I'm from Santa Cruz in Northern California, and the 49ers were my dad and I's bonding time. We would go to games in the '80s. It was a good time to fall in love with football when your team was unstoppable. -Marisa Miller

I am a professional sportswriter, among other things, and I take the games seriously. It is only one of my many powerful addictions, and I don't mind admitting any of them. -Hunter S. Thompson

One thing I have learned in my painful career as a gambler is that bragging when you get lucky and win a few games will plunge you into gloom and unacceptable beatings very soon. It happens every time. -Hunter S. Thompson

To me, God comes first, my family come second. If I fail at those two, I'm just playing games. -Kirk Cameron

I am a man who likes to play consistently; I always play better when I'm on a run of games. -Frank Lampard

In the time between records, I always have lots of stuff going on. I shoot photography, make little sculptures, play video games. -Adam Jones

As the CG in motion capture made it look realistic, it put more of an onus on the game makers to make the dialogue they're saying more realistic. It doesn't matter what they say when they're 8-bits, but if they look almost photo-real, it matters. More and more, the games industry is realising that. -David S. Goyer

Once we start seeing video games that have more memorable characters, you'll see better movie adaptations. -David S. Goyer

I'm very careful about how I portray violence in my films. I do believe that violence, especially violent video games, are not a good thing for young kids. -Spike Lee

At home I mostly stick to online Scrabble, or chess or Risk – games I find far less addictive than the spectacular games created for consoles these days. But, whenever I get the chance, I head over to my friend Kyri's house to play his PS3. -Beau Willimon

The point of view is the biggest problem with games, because what we play must be clearly presented in the best way for me to have an immersive game experience. -Doug TenNapel

Making modern games funny would be easy as pie if it was anybody's goal to actually make a funny game. -Doug TenNapel

My father was a dreamy fellow – he read Plato and Socrates and watched Phillies games. -Patti Smith

I played pretend games as a kid, army, whatever, but I never wanted to be an actor. -Ray Liotta

Though I respect hugely the effort and the care and the beauty of games, I want to be working with people who want to create the 'War & Peace' of games, the 'Citizen Kane' of games, and not just be warming up George Romero. -Clive Barker

As a kid, I was always into art at the same time as computers, and eventually I realised I was making more interesting stuff with my keyboard than with my hands. I really enjoyed modifying computer games more than playing them, so that got me into programming. -Aaron Koblin

I've taken my boys to the house I grew up in. Taken them to the site of Ebbets Field, where the Dodgers used to play. They go to all the Dodger games, and they play Little League ball. I have infused them with New York spirit. -Larry King

My manager introduced me to the 'Rise to Honor' team. I was curious about what it took to be involved in video games, a completely new form of entertainment to me. -Jet Li

While films are a very visual and emotional artistic medium, video games take it one step further into the realm of a unique personal experience. -Jet Li

I don't actually watch many shows. I will either watch movies or football. I enjoy to watch games in the Premier League and will also watch movies a lot as well. That is how I relax. -Xavi

I'm not really one for reading books. I have a very poor attention span. I'd rather listen to music, play games or watch films on my iPad. -Olly Murs

If you play the video game, you become more interested and you want to know more about it. You want to read as much about it as you can, see it live and watch as many games as you can. If you're the type who wants to be as involved as you can in the sport, you're probably going to want to play 'Madden NFL.' -John Madden

Sometimes we think videogames are just games for kids, and then once they get out of grammar school or high school, they never play again, but that's when they really start playing. -John Madden

I have this set-up at my house where I have one big movie theater screen that's 9 ft. by 16 ft. Then, I have nine 63-inch monitors around it; four on either side and one underneath. So I get all nine one o'clock games, and I can switch them onto the big screen. That's what I do on the Sundays during the season. -John Madden

Trip Hawkins – and this was the early 1980s – was saying there's going to be a day when everyone has a computer and they're going to want to do more on it, including playing games. So he started up a company, EA Sports, and he was going to have three games, football, basketball and baseball. So I was the football game. -John Madden

I've got five grandkids. They play baseball, they play football, they play basketball. I go to all the games. You always have that urge to say something when you're watching them. But I've learned to keep it to myself. I've blurted out some things and embarrassed myself. -John Madden

If I worried about appearances, I wouldn't be at Cubs games. -Billy Corgan

I think that as I had children, I have five sons, and they got into video games and were the prime ages through the development of video games. It was so much fun seeing them play the games and seeing it through their eyes. -John Lasseter

When a kid plays football games before he attends a class, something is wrong. -Joe Paterno

When I looked at the addictive qualities of video games and how they captivate people's attention, I decided to try the same technology for enhancing well-being. -Deepak Chopra

Every year the World Series should go seven games for the dramatics of it. -Dan Quisenberry

My father required me to honor my father and my mother too much to put up games on them. I did on occasion. -Lincoln Steffens

Keeping score is for games, not friendships. -John C. Maxwell

Pop music can absorb so many peculiar talents, ranging from the completely nonmusical poseur who just uses music as a kind of springboard for a sense of style, to people who just love putting all that complicated stuff together, brick by brick, on their computers, to people like me who like playing conceptual games and being surprised. -Brian Eno

So many of us, we love these things that come from Japan. We play the video games every day, we read the manga, people watch the cartoons, they absolutely love it. -Yaya Han

Video games and YouTube.com are creatively booming, even though Web design, as demonstrated by the ugly clutter of most major news sites, is in the pits. -Camille Paglia

I was never a games night guy, but at some point, social interaction starts to freak me out. So when there's a point, it's easier for me to see the people I love and hang out and try to have fun. -Joss Whedon

I like a girl who doesn't play any games. I like a very sweet girl. -Mark Salling

While girls average a healthy five hours a week on video games, boys average 13. The problem? The brain chemistry of video games stimulates feel-good dopamine that builds motivation to win in a fantasy while starving the parts of the brain focused on real-world motivation. -Warren Farrell

For the most part, I think video games do a good job of capturing the essence of boxing. However, I'd like to continue to see them push the realism, emphasizing the skill involved. -Sugar Ray Leonard

I definitely like to stay active. I'm a huge fan of the NBA and the sport of basketball. I love to play pick-up games in Brooklyn where I live. -Brendan Dooling

I'm a huge gamer. I play a lot of games, and I play one game until I'm really, really good at it. -Osric Chau

While I'm more of a soccer and tennis fan myself, I still enjoying catching some football games when I get the chance. -Marcus Samuelsson

The Sudanese government has been playing games with the world, with the Africa Union, in particular, have been playing for time in order to conclude its mission of ethnic cleansing in the Sudan. -Wole Soyinka

Not everyone reads comics, although most people know the major superheroes, but the majority of people play video games. -Jim Lee

What I love about WonderCon is that, while the focus is on the comics, it's also a celebration of games and movies and all the ancillary media. -Jim Lee

Whether it be in comics, games or film, you can trace the art direction and influences back to some earlier, real-life historic period or artistic movement. -Jim Lee

Most video games, you build up toward the big, bad boss. And it's just a bigger, more powerful version of what you've been fighting all along in the game. -Jim Lee

I always dreamt of holding the bat and winning games for India. That was my inspiration to take up cricket. -Virat Kohli

For an athlete myself, it is especially meaningful for our country to host an Olympics. Every athlete hopes to participate in an Olympics, so I still can't believe the games of dreams is going to take place in Korea. -Kim Yuna

What the Olympics and other mega-events have shown is that the significant investment required to host an international games successfully has the power to transform a region, and even a nation. -Richard Attias

Global sports tournaments have a range of benefits that go far beyond the games themselves. They can transform the image of a country or a region. They bring people together and reveal new possibilities to a nation's youth. -Richard Attias

Virtual currencies, used to buy digital goods inside online games, have become an integral part of the Internet landscape. -Ryan Holmes

We're a depraved civilization. All this technology, all the computer games and the iPhones… nobody will sit for art anymore. What a dismaying state of humanity. -Diane Paulus

'Chronicle' could have been a video-game movie. The original 'RoboCop' and the remake could have come from video games. -Michael De Luca

No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are, you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference. -Tommy Lasorda

There's a lot to be said for going to baseball games for a living. -Willie Geist

As for the claim that drone 'pilots' are not engaged in the extinguishing of human life via video games, the military's own term for its drone kills – 'bug splat,' which happens to be the name of a children's video game – and other evidence negates that. -Glenn Greenwald

I really miss things like going to football games and pep rallies, and when I come home to Tulsa, I always try to go to those things. -Samantha Isler

In 1962, my injury wasn't because of violence; I just kicked the ball and it happened. And that was OK because Brazil won; I didn't have any difficulty in accepting that. I still got a medal because I'd played two games. -Pele

I'm an outdoorsy guy, but I also enjoy the average teenager stuff – video games, movies, hanging with friends. I'm just a normal guy! -Nathan Kress

I'm a huge 'Call of Duty' fan, 'Minecraft' and all those kinds of video games. I'm constantly playing video games every day. -Olivia Holt

I'm the youngest of four, but my closest sibling is 10 years older. I had a lot of imagination. I was running around playing little games by myself. But I never thought I was going to be an actor. -Daniel Breaker

My earliest interest in game design came when I was in primary school, and my parents bought a Commodore 128 computer. I taught myself to write programs in BASIC, and then I made my own games. -Brendan Myers

I've invented several games for use as teaching tools in my classroom: one of them, a game called 'Iron Age: Council of the Clans,' got so popular among my students that they encouraged me to publish it, which I did. -Brendan Myers

That's one of the great oddities of baseball: Success is relative. A hitter who fails 70 percent of the time at the plate is a potential member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, and many World Championship teams lose more than 70 games during their title-winning seasons. -Don Yaeger

People just don't sit down and just watch TV at night. Between cellphones, television, video games, the Internet and instant messaging, people are just spending their time in different places. -Chad Hurley

A big reason why I started writing is I felt that fiction had stopped evolving. All other entertainments were getting better, constantly, as technology allowed. Movies. Video games. Music. -Chuck Palahniuk

I listen to NPR and baseball games when I'm in my car. I mean, exclusively NPR and baseball games, and that's it, as far as the radio. -Juliana Hatfield

When I was younger, I used to play mind games in which I'd try to finish tasks in minutes. My favorite was when I would shower, lay out my school clothes, then devour my dinner – in 15 minutes flat. -Alexa Von Tobel

My manager has season tix to the Dodgers, four seats to 40 games, and they're right behind the plate, I mean, they're amazing, food and waiter service, which is insane. -Nate Corddry

When I was a kid, I played sports a lot. My mom and dad were divorced, but I hung out in the neighborhood a lot, and it was all about sports. I would be out all day on the sand lot or on the hockey rink. My dad would take me to baseball games, but he worked so hard, and he would always fall asleep. -Alex Gibney

I am so disturbed by kids who spend all day playing videogames. -Larry Ellison

I think the Winter Olympics are definitely on a smaller scale than the summer games, but with the inclusion of cool new sports like slope style skiing and snowboarding, it is going to breathe new life into them and attract a whole new crowd. -Nick Goepper

Standing as a witness in all things means all things – big things, little things, in all conversations, in jokes, in games played and books read and music listened to, in causes supported, in service rendered, in clothes worn, in friends made. -Margaret D. Nadauld

I spend way too much time watching television, going to sports games, going to movies. It struck me that there's an awful lot of data in the public domain for these sectors. The movie industry publishes weekly sales numbers – not many industries do. -Anita Elberse

Why are online games so addictive? It's mostly the narcotic appeal of 'leveling.' -Clive Thompson

In the end, it's about the teaching, and what I always loved about coaching was the practices. Not the games, not the tournaments, not the alumni stuff. But teaching the players during practice was what coaching was all about to me. -John Wooden

My challenge when I came back was to face the young talent, dissect their games, and show them maybe that they needed to learn more about the game than just the money aspect. -Michael Jordan

My first business was a retro-gaming site where you'd go and play all these cool old-school games. It was a good idea but ahead of its time. -Nick Woodman

Every season is a new challenge to me, and I always set out to improve in terms of games, goals, assists. -Cristiano Ronaldo

I've got three little kids at home, and I'm trying to save this country from itself. I'm not here to play political power games, and I've had enough of people playing political power games, and this has just gone on too long. -Devin Nunes

Before I joined professional baseball, I started umpiring in San Diego, California. I worked 155 games in a five-month season. For three years in a row, I was working tripleheaders on Saturday and doubleheaders on Sunday. -Doug Harvey

I went into umpiring at age 16. I got into officiating because of the fact that I could not stand the referees that worked our basketball games. -Doug Harvey

My superhero has always been Tendulkar, and it will be Tendulkar for life. He is someone who has inspired me immensely. Just watching him play for India, I used to dream of winning games for India, because he used to do it single handedly. -Virat Kohli

No matter what people say, about what I did, about what I am like… They say you are not dedicated or hardworking. A lot of people say things about me, but they don't realise I have played 250 games. It's not like you just land up in the team, sit down and play 250 games. You can't survive like that in international cricket. -Yuvraj Singh

Often times, political games prevent senators from even beginning to debate some of the most important issues. -Michael Bennet

I love going to football games and going to homecoming dances and just doing normal things. -Madison Pettis

I like sitting down and watching games. -Jurnee Smollett-Bell

The problems with kids having short attention spans is driven by entertainment, reset buttons on games, games having to do with getting somewhere and heads blowing up. Everything is 'cut to the chase, cut to the chase.' -Bill Cosby

You can always think of something like the Xbox 360 as a super set-top box that can do everything the set-top box does, but then have the graphics to do the games as well. -Bill Gates

In the old generation, if one kid bought a PlayStation 2 and the other kid bought an Xbox, at his house you played PlayStation, at your house you played Xbox. Now that it's online, all those early buyers who… you want to play with, they've got their reputation online of who they are and how good they are at these games. -Bill Gates

Video games are a waste of time for men with nothing else to do. Real brains don't do that. -Ray Bradbury

I just went to your typical public schools, and my dad would take us to the movies every week, or he'd buy scalped tickets to San Antonio Spurs games. I remember I was four or five years old and my parents, who were very young, took us to see The Police in Austin, and Iggy Pop opened. -Pedro Pascal

Every age has its storytelling form, and video gaming is a huge part of our culture. You can ignore or embrace video games and imbue them with the best artistic quality. People are enthralled with video games in the same way as other people love the cinema or theatre. -Andy Serkis

In Japan there is a lot of manga, but around manga there are video games, manga on cellphones, manga in card games… so people not only enjoy manga but also the products around it. -Tite Kubo

An agent won't help you get drafted higher, won't make you win more games, and won't make you faster or stronger. -Lou Holtz

Sure, I like to win when I play basketball or board games or video games, but my day isn't ruined if I lose. I'm always up for a rematch. In all seriousness, that's something that's nice about maturing. -Aaron Staton

I did 'Call of Duty Modern Warfare' as Gaz, then I did Ghost in 'Modern Warfare 2,' which has become one of the most iconic figures in the history of computer games. -Craig Fairbrass

I never looked at basketball as work. I always enjoyed it as my hobby. I loved it. Once that love is gone, and I'm tired of working out every day and doing all the stuff to get me ready for games, and I'm tired of lifting and conditioning and doing all that other stuff around it, and I'd rather stay in bed, then it's time to go. -Dirk Nowitzki

I'm a gamer, so I play '2k,' 'Call of Duty,' and 'Madden.' I think I can play those games every day. -Trey Burke

I listen to a lot of Tupac and Biggie Smalls. Old school songs. Rick Ross. I listen to a guy ASAP Rocky. I like different kinds of music. I always have. It motivates me before games… A Tupac playlist or a Meek Mill playlist. It varies. -Trey Burke

There's a DVD called 'The Secret.' It's like visualization and meditation, certain methods I use before games, visualizing the games before they happen. -Trey Burke

I love playing video games. I love listening to music. Just surfing the web. Facebook, Twitter, keeping in touch with people from home. -Trey Burke

I don't know why, but at the end of games, for some reason, I just get more confident. I just think it's natural. I think it's something I've embraced from a young age. -Trey Burke

My grandmother is a huge Hawkeyes fan, so I, by proxy, have to be one. I'm more of a professional sports fan, and I've never been a huge college fan, but because of my grandmother, I've gotten into a lot of really good Hawkeye games. So, because I'm a good grandson, I'm a Hawkeye fan. -Corey Taylor

Interestingly enough, the game I played the most ever was Street Fighter II, back in the day. That would probably still stick as one of my favourite games. Just being a bit of an '80s guy. -Sharlto Copley

I didn't grow up playing video games. I grew up catching crawdads in the creek and minnows and lizards and snakes. -Blake Shelton

I do really well in the traditional board games: Backgammon, Checkers. -Chelsea Clinton

I have a little Nintendo DS, and I play these brain games that are supposed to stimulate your mind. -Lindsey Vonn

I think there's more of opportunity to win games in the National League than the American League because there are more decisions to make. -Joe Torre

It is possible to take the story of Noah figuratively, although virtually every Near East ancient civilization has its own version of the flood story (including the amoral epic of Gilgamesh). -Ben Shapiro

I read every country's perspective on an issue. I also play many games like Bridge, Scrabble and Sudoku online. -Indra Nooyi

When it comes to women, there has been a tendency to define women in sports in the context of their relationships – they watch games because their husbands watch. They're interested because their kids play a sport. They buy tickets to a sporting event because it's a way to spend time with family. -Indra Nooyi

In 'The Hunger Games,' in most people's idea, in terms of rebellion or a civil-war situation, that would meet the criteria for a necessary war. These people are oppressed, their children are being taken off and put in gladiator games. They're impoverished, they're starving, they're brutalized. -Suzanne Collins

I remember seeing Eric Cantona play for Manchester United. The way he used to control games was special to watch. -Ronaldinho

At Mardi Gras, the different tribes will basically play war games, and so my brother is what you call a Flag Boy, which is more of less like a tribe's diplomat. He carries the game's standard and is really the line of where the game starts. -Christian Scott

Arsene Wenger is just an unbelievable manager. I think he's a tremendous person, and he is just as good as there is. You can't judge a manager on one game or on one stretch of games. You judge him over time. -Stan Kroenke

I loved playing computer games. I used to be one of the top World of War-crafters in the world for a couple of years. -Robert Kazinsky

Everything is very black and white for me. I don't really like playing mind games. -Zayn Malik

I'm not defined by baseball. I'd love for the Hall of Fame to happen, but if it doesn't, my life won't change. I'll still be coaching my boy's games. -Tom Glavine

You don't play 162 games without facing some adversity during the course of the year. -Tom Glavine

We're all brought up to believe that the best players show up in the biggest games, and what bigger game than the Super Bowl? I've just been blessed and very lucky to have two of my best games on that stage. -Justin Tuck

I sing the 'Star Spangled Banner,' so I can get into football, basketball and baseball games for free. -John Cullum

I don't have too much spare time, but I try to play games as much as possible. I played a little growing up, but I never played any tennis games before. -Lleyton Hewitt

Anything that encourages a boy to open a book, in a world of more violent and therefore more compelling video games, is something I'm going to pay for. -Russell Smith

All my life I've been that way – ever since I was a kid. It doesn't matter whether we played video games or even before that when we had board games when you played with your sister and mom and dad – I didn't like losing then and didn't want to do anything but win when we played. -Tony Stewart

Scientists have shown that pigs are capable of playing simple video games, learning from each other, and even learning names. -Jane Velez-Mitchell

I think rap music is brought up, gangster rap in particular, as well as video games, every other thing they try to hang the ills of society on as a scapegoat. -Ice Cube

You just have to adapt, and you have to realize where people are going to actually play their games. It used to just be Nintendo and PlayStation, and now it's all kind of devices. So you've got to learn to adapt what you know from the technology into those areas… I've been wanting to do a mobile game for a long time. -Tony Hawk

For me, the most important and distinguishing property of new media is interactivity. But how many people can actually create interactive games, animations, or simulations? Not very many. So, in my mind, very few people are truly literate with new media. -Mitchel Resnick

Post-human intelligence will develop hypercomputers with the processing power to simulate living things – even entire worlds. Perhaps advanced beings could use hypercomputers to surpass the best 'special effects' in movies or computer games so vastly that they could simulate a world, fully, as complex as the one we perceive ourselves to be in. -Martin Rees

I have run with the Olympic Torch during the 2012 summer games in London and the 2014 winter games in Sochi. -Ban Ki-moon

Of course managers win ball games. -Walter Alston

I've won plenty of games by knowing when to take out my pitcher; whom to replace him with; or how to place my infield or outfield to defend properly against the opposing hitter. -Walter Alston

Sadly, many in our world today encourage idleness, especially in the form of mindless, inane entertainment that is on the Internet, on television, and in computer games. -Joseph B. Wirthlin

Many of us enjoy going to ball games and watching them on television. I am no exception. I love to watch a good athletic contest. If we spend excessive time with sporting events, however, we may neglect things that are much more important. -Joseph B. Wirthlin

There are many reasons why I hate college football. The 4-hour games drone on longer than Steve Lyons during the American League playoffs. The ever-expanding season threatens to creep into early July. Boise, Idaho, hosts a bowl game. And it's played on blue artificial turf. -Stephen Rodrick

More than any other major sport, professional or amateur, college football games are decided by the physical incompetence and downright chokery of their players. -Stephen Rodrick

The home of Rugby Union is in Twickenham – just outside London in the suburbs, where I live. I'm mad for it. The trouble with being an actor and being in the theater is that you always miss the games. -Alexander Hanson

One of the more bizarre games I played as a kid was something called 'kill the man.' It was a cross between football and rugby, which found the person carrying the ball a target of some hungry tacklers. I still don't know why we enjoyed the game because it was impossible to win. -Chuck Todd

Like most athletes, I like to go home and relax. I try not to bring the game home with me. I might play some video games that are, let's just say, for mature audiences only. And I might get some flak for this, but I like to watch 'Seinfeld.' Sometimes, laughter is the best medicine. -Nick Ferguson

We played a lot of sandlot ball, so we were used to tackling each other, or falling on the concrete, things of that nature. And nine times out of 10, our flag games turned into tackle anyway. So when I got to high school, tackle football was kind of natural. -Nick Ferguson

During my senior year, there were NBA scouts at my games. At some point, I guess, I started hoping I'd get drafted by a team where there would be a great situation for me. As it turned out, Portland was the best situation for me. -Terry Porter

Before I was on 'Idol,' I just sat at home and played video games all day long. Now I get to travel and work towards my dream. It's the best feeling ever. -Jessica Sanchez

I don't watch a lot of the games on Sunday. But I always kept an eye on the 49ers. I think Mike Singletary has made a big difference. He's done a tremendous job. -Joe Montana

It was not me failing that I was scared of. It was failing those people back home who believe in you. They only delivered the newspaper once a week where I lived in Oklahoma, and those people lived and died with the box score of my games. -Johnny Bench

Usually, when you do video games, you don't interact with the other actors. You each record your audio on different days, and you never really meet the other characters. -Eliza Dushku

I loved the glamour and excitement of the games and, in particular, knowing the names of each and every one of the referees – that's because my mom, a former basketball player, would yell at them from our front-row seats for making bad calls! -Hannah Storm

J.J. Watt is larger than life and Houston's newest sports hero, in every sense of the word. He is a guy who spends NFL Fridays at high school football games and actively seeks out those in need of his kindness. -Hannah Storm

I'm not a gamer. I've never played any games. I was more a books and games outdoors kind of a person, so I was extremely daunted when I got this job knowing the size of the fan base and the commitment of the fans to 'Halo.' -Anna Popplewell

I don't want to be just an average guy. I want to do whatever possible to win a lot of games. I'm a competitor. -Felix Hernandez

In my teens and university and stuff, video games became more realistic, or they started to. -Bryan Lee O'Malley

I've certainly played games that provoked a real emotional response or serious thought processes. -Bryan Lee O'Malley

The more downtime we have, the more time you have to play games like 'Ghost Recon Future Soldiers,' so for me it's a fun way to get integrated into video games and for me to have fun with my buddies and team up and go into battle with 'em, kind of like out there on court. -Kevin Love

There was this old soccer game called 'Goal' for the old Nintendo, and ever since then, I've played everything from the old school games to the 360. -Landon Donovan

I talk periodically with the producers at EA and I try to be as honest as possible because as great as EA does, you just don't want to hear good things. These people are really passionate about making games and making them as realistic as possible. -Landon Donovan

My brother and I have always had this theory that, as stupid as it sounds, in video games, there is a certain hand-eye coordination and a thought process that you can learn. -Landon Donovan

I grew up playing video games. And the cool thing about the EA Sports games is they took me through the whole motion-capture thing, where they put little sensors on my body so the video game really is me. It actually moves the way I move. -Landon Donovan

In the Negro Leagues, we'd play three games a day on the weekends. Then we'd ride the bus and travel to play the next day someplace else. You'd hang your shirt out the bus window to dry. -Ray Dandridge

Upsetting the dope is a favorite pastime in baseball. Past performances count for but little in the national pastime. Reputations don't get you anywhere. A club is judged solely on results, and to get results, you must win ball games. -Billy Evans

We played for the love of the game; there were few holdouts. We wanted to pitch every day; to win more games than the other guy – not for the money, but for the glory of winning. -Kid Nichols

I'm not really big on video games at all, I played a lot at the arcade as a kid. I didn't have a system growing up at my house. -Kyp Malone

If you were building a real-time game like one of Zynga's games, the WordPress model wouldn't work well for that. -Matt Mullenweg

There was one incident at a movie theater where my girl got mad at these guys who were talking behind us. I never looked back there, but she was like, 'Will you all just shut up!' And I just got up and moved three rows in front. She was like, 'What are you doing?!' I was like, 'You better get up here! I don't play the fighting games.' -Kevin Hart

I'm geeky about video games. I don't stay inside a lot and just play them 24/7, but if I had the chance, I probably would. -Kodi Smit-McPhee

I really like driving cars. I love car games. -Kodi Smit-McPhee

Some boys accepted me, some didn't. And my family had comments made to them. Brazil is still a very macho society, and sports are mainly for boys, so people would say to them: 'What is this girl doing? Why is she always out there in the soccer games with the boys?' -Marta

I took an improv class in 2005 in Chicago at ComedySportz, which was short-form, more of a games-based improv. I remember it being real fun and helping with my stand-up. If I did an improv class, and then I did stand-up later, I felt looser on stage and more comfortable. -Hannibal Buress

You don't become the leading spinner of the team by just talking. You have to perform well consistently over a long period of time. I have bowled well and won games for India. That is why I am the No. 1 spinner. Every time I have taken the field, I have given my 100%. -Harbhajan Singh

Video game fans are like nothing else. You can do so many movies or so many TV things, but video games is where there is just everyone. -Jillian Murray

Have fun and play as many word games as possible. -Sophie Winkleman

Growing up, it was about finding a way to entertain myself outdoors. We spent all the summers on the beach, camping with my family a bunch, and traveling as much as we could. My parents wouldn't let me watch too much TV growing up or play video games, or anything like that. -Stephen Colletti

Faith is the most important thing in the world to me. It's the greatest strength I've had. It's helped me get through the hard times. You're not going to win every one of your football games. I've always said I'm not going to make football my god. A lot of coaches put so much into coaching football games that they have nothing left. -Bobby Bowden

To be honest, I've never been interested in how many games I've done and seen. It doesn't mean anything to anybody. All I know is I'm eternally grateful for having been allowed to work so many games. -Vin Scully

On radio, you're in your own little world. Every time I'd be doing a possible no-hitter – I think I've done something like 25 no-hitters and a couple of perfect games – I would always put the date on the tape. Not for me, but for the player, so that 25 or 30 years later when he's playing it for his kids or grandkids, you have that date. -Vin Scully

I'm a person who prefers to play games rather than train. -Mesut Ozil

Of course, the best thing, if you play in the Premier League, you can always develop further as a player, and you are playing against the best players. You are also playing game after game all the time, two or three games a week. -Mesut Ozil

I went to a couple of Rangers games at the Garden, and someone at the NHL had seen me and figured I was a fan and decided to approach me about having a blog during the playoffs. -Eddie Cahill

To make an embarrassing admission, I like video games. That's what got me into software engineering when I was a kid. I wanted to make money so I could buy a better computer to play better video games – nothing like saving the world. -Elon Musk

That's really one of the things I love about video games. It's a whole new world every time you start. -Jennifer Hale

Everything about video games has changed. The writing, the acting, the visuals, obviously – everything has gone to a new level. And the difference that I see as an actor is that I don't have to push that extra bit to sell what's going on. -Jennifer Hale

Most of the time with video games, you're recording by yourself. -Roger Craig Smith

That's what's great about baseball: some people are exceptional at the game, but still, even people that aren't very athletic, like me – I played Little League! It's one of those games in sports where even if you're not the greatest, you can still play. -Tom Guiry

My parents always swore that in my childhood they had to let me win at board games. If, by the lucky stroke of the plastic wheel, my father would accidentally beat me at Candy Land, I would fly into fits of bawling that I'm told would last for hours. If I couldn't triumph, I didn't want to play. -Koren Zailckas

I love my iPhone – I've actually gotten into games, and I find them really relaxing. Don't laugh at me, but I have 'Sally's Spa' – fantastic; 'Penguin Catapult' – it's great; and 'Word Solitaire' is my new favorite. -Tabatha Coffey

A sportswriter's life means never sitting with your wife or family at the games. Still working after everyone has gone to the party… Digging beneath a coach's lies, not to forget those of athletic directors and general managers and owners of pro teams. Keeping a confidence. Risking it. -Dan Jenkins

The key to any good sports story is identifying the defining moment. In football games or a boxing match, it's usually pretty obvious. But in golf, sometimes it happens on Thursday. Usually it's Sunday, but guys who don't know the game, they can miss it. -Dan Jenkins

Casual games are a great way to spend time when you get bored. It's hard to keep people off all their little games. -Lea Thompson

In politics, they play games. In Hollywood, they play games. I think that, overall, everybody is trying to do whatever it takes to get ahead. -Constance Zimmer

Adventure games are all about details – if you happen to take this one object and use it with this other object, in a really weird place, at a weird time. If you happen to write a really funny dialogue line for that, even if it didn't solve the puzzle, people will appreciate that. -Tim Schafer

I guess I didn't have a lot of friends, so that's what made videogames so important. They played back. I could do them myself. Solitaire can't surprise you; there's no AI. But videogames play back with you. -Tim Schafer

People talk about games and loneliness – it's a lonely activity. I didn't understand that. 'Gears of War' was the first multiplayer game for me that I enjoyed. But I wasn't sad. I liked being alone. I liked playing games by myself. I had lots of companionship at the house. -Tim Schafer

I've always hated superheroes. I cannot stand them. I love Norse mythology, but I hate superheroes. They ruined movies, then comics, and now games. -Tim Schafer

I've always been a proponent of the idea that technology doesn't matter to game design. The example I always like to point out is 'Tetris,' one of the greatest games ever made. -Tim Schafer

My favorite memory from school was going to football games with my friends. We always had so much spirit and dressed up to go to the games, even though our team was pretty bad. -Erin Heatherton

Big fund companies have many ways to increase the returns of young funds that they want to promote. And at least one of those games involves popular offerings. -Alex Berenson

'A Valley Without Wind' takes the idea of dungeon crawls and throws it on its head by casting you as a magic user in this 2D platforming labyrinth of a world. From NPC's to rescue, spells to learn, and a whole civilization you practically need to build back from scratch, this adventure takes to a new world where few other games dare to go. -Rob Manuel

Sometimes we need to step back and understand the power of video games. 'Dear Esther' does just that. Through visuals, audio, and narration, this title weaves a story around the player as they explore different areas in the game. -Rob Manuel

Videogames based on golf have often been viewed as, to mangle a phrase, a good walk through a virtual world spoiled. Connecting with your virtual golfers has often been as hard for gamers as understanding the sport itself. -Rob Manuel

Look at the world of both film and indie games, and you'll find a startling similarity between the two when it comes to creating the perfect horror story. The tricks storytellers pull to make your blood run cold never change; a creaking floorboard, the eerie feeling of being watched, wandering into a world filled with unspeakable terror. -Rob Manuel

In L.A., we have a saying – 'What do you do?' It's less of a question and more of a self-defense mechanism for wayward screenwriters looking to slip you a first draft, or the occasional actor looking to get in on the latest shoot. But I hate the question because of my own answer – I write about games. -Rob Manuel

One of the most popular games to watch on eSports is 'League of Legends,' a game that blends role-playing, managing resources and shouting at your friends. Again, if I had another thousand words, I might be able to scratch the surface of this game, but all you need to know is that gamers love to play it, and even more of them love to watch it. -Rob Manuel

'Armada d6' proves that some of the best games out there are still being playing on your tabletop. -Rob Manuel

If you are willing to take the trip through 'Analogue,' you'll be rewarded with some of the best writing in gaming today and a look into the future of what kind of meaningful stories video games are capable of telling. -Rob Manuel

We need games like 'A Closed World' for many reasons. When you hear another developer talk about how games need to grow up, they need to tackle adult themes, and how they need to embrace that ability to transport the player into a different world, this is that game that they want other developers to make. -Rob Manuel

Libraries have a PR problem – or at least that's what they call it when no one under the age of 40 walks through the door. To bring in a younger crowd, the paper pushers have turned to tech to bring in the public. DVDs, CDs and, yes, even videogames are hitting the shelves of your local library. -Rob Manuel

Somewhere in your house is a game that could use a good beating. Pick it up. Play to the end. Get all the achievements/trophies out of it. So you've maxed out all your points. Play it again at a harder difficulty. Do something. It's startling the number of games people own but haven't beaten for one reason or another. -Rob Manuel

The woeful tales of 'Super Mario Bros.' and 'Street Fighter' have taught studios that merely slapping a name to a movie is not enough to bring in the fans of the franchise. Also, the way games now unfold their stories more parallels that of a movie, with characters and plot points actually meaning as much as a high score. -Rob Manuel

To figure out what people think, look at the stories that they tell. We might never get away from the image of Sheldon from 'The Big Bang Theory' breaking down in the middle of the store, not knowing which console to buy, but we can see in TV and movies how regular characters are more and more starting to play games. -Rob Manuel

Most of us grew up with video games in the household, either the original Nintendo in the living room or hoarding quarters for that trip to the arcade. And as time moves on, that line of nostalgia will keep moving forward where 'Frogger' gets replaced with 'Street Fighter 2' or 'Resident Evil 4.' -Rob Manuel

How do you know Hollywood is getting serious about video games? They want to make one of their own. In 'Defiance,' the remaining humans on Earth, as well as alien species looking for a new home, find themselves settling for peace after a massive war desecrated the world and destroyed most of the alien ships along with it. -Rob Manuel

Understand 'Minecraft,' and you'll begin to understand the power of games. Like any good story, this one begins with a man and a dream. Markus 'Notch' Persson first started on the project to create a three-dimensional world vast in scope, with elements that allowed you to customize your character into the way you want them. -Rob Manuel

I'm still playing 'GTA;' the online multiplayer is just fantastic. 'Titanfall,' if you can actually get on, is really good, and I just finished the 'Left Behind DLC,' which again, it's one of those games where you put the controller down once you finish and just need to take a break! -Troy Baker

I love video games. -Chandler Riggs

I remember as a kid watching one of the Olympic games, and I was cheering for a big track athlete. He was the favorite to win, and he lost. I realized in that moment the pain he felt was so much greater than the pain that those who never thought they were going to win would have felt had they lost. -Malcolm Gladwell

On all open platforms, regardless of whether it's Facebook or the Apple App Store, the largest segment is entertainment and games. It's the largest revenue segment. And it's the same for Tencent. -Ma Huateng

I feel like my competition is everything else that's competing for people's attention, not just other print magazines, newspapers and cable. It's your kid's report card and the games you want to play, all the things that compete for people's time. -Nancy Gibbs

Maybe we adults idealize our own red-rover days, the hot afternoons spent playing games that required no coaches, eating foods that involved no nutrition, getting dirty in whole new ways and rarely glancing in the direction of a screen of any kind. -Nancy Gibbs

I'm an old guy, so I started out playing 'Pong' with my brothers, and 'Mario Bros.' and whatnot. But we really got involved and got intense when 'Tecmo Super Bowl' came out. That's when we really started playing video games, and it got intense. -Kevin Dillon

I think there's a lot of people who right now are worried that people are going down frivolous paths, like inventing new social networks or new games, instead of inventing the cures for cancer or fundamental technologies that will change the world. -Charles Duhigg

Professionally, when I did the Olympic games and sang for my country in Australia. It was a big moment, Sydney in 2000. It was just a brilliant moment in my life. -Olivia Newton-John

I grew up with video games. My generation kind of grew up with the Nintendo and the Sega Genesis. Then, I had a Dreamcast and, finally, the PlayStation. So yeah, I've always been a big gamer. -CC Sabathia

If you look at the requirements for just one piece, like art, from one generation of games to the next, it will change radically. You need people who are adaptable because the thing that makes you the best in the world in one generation of games is going to be totally useless in the next. -Gabe Newell

Ninety percent of games lose money; 10 percent make a lot of money. And there's a consistency around the competitive advantages you create, so if you can actually learn how to do the art, the design, and the programming, you would be consistently very profitable. -Gabe Newell

The big problem that is holding back Linux is games. People don't realize how critical games are in driving consumer purchasing behavior. We want to make it as easy as possible for the 2,500 games on Steam to run on Linux as well. -Gabe Newell

The PC is successful because we're all benefiting from the competition with each other. If Twitter comes along, our games benefit. If Nvidia makes better graphics technology, all the games are going to shine. If we come out with a better game, people are going to buy more PCs. -Gabe Newell

I've always liked Liverpool. I'd play a lot of video games, and I'd be them, because they played in red, like Independiente, my first club, Arsenal, or Chelsea. -Sergio Aguero

I like to think that people who really know me understand I am the same person – and that is something I will always fight to maintain. Obviously the money is there, but I want to stay the same. At the same time, I want my son to enjoy what I didn't have. My father-in-law often looks at all the toys and games Benjamin has. -Sergio Aguero

The more playoff games and Super Bowls and things of that nature that you're in obviously is going to build your portfolio and raise your visibility. -Larry Fitzgerald

Any kind of horror video game where I'm the first-person player and I'm… I suddenly stop caring about the video game dude, and I'm like, I really don't want him to die,' and then the minute he dies, it upsets me. I can't play those games. -Kit Harington

During long car rides to the set, after I study my script, I go onto my iPad to read books and play games. -Nolan Gould

Probably the thing I use most in media is video games, but I have to limit myself. If I wake up super early in the morning, and I'm not tired, I'll play video games until everybody gets up. -Nolan Gould

When the computer and tablets are all about playing games, that's not interesting to me. -Julianne Moore

Sochi will be my third Olympics, and I'm coming into these games in a stronger position than I've been in years past. -Ted Ligety

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