Best Quotes About Play

I'm tired of hearing about money, money, money, money, money. I just want to play the game, drink Pepsi, wear Reebok. -Shaquille O'Neal

I didn't like the play, but then I saw it under adverse conditions – the curtain was up. -Groucho Marx

Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence. In other words, it is war minus the shooting. -George Orwell

You don't play against opponents, you play against the game of basketball. -Bobby Knight

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

The great leaders are like the best conductors – they reach beyond the notes to reach the magic in the players. -Blaine Lee

The fastest way to succeed is to look as if you're playing by somebody else's rules, while quietly playing by your own. -Michael Korda

If you want to make beautiful music, you must play the black and the white notes together. -Richard M. Nixon

Every person on the streets of New York is a type. The city is one big theater where everyone is on display. -Jerry Rubin

The only reason I ever played golf in the first place was so I could afford to hunt and fish. -Sam Snead

No man can call himself liberal, or radical, or even a conservative advocate of fair play, if his work depends in any way on the unpaid or underpaid labor of women at home, or in the office. -Gloria Steinem

I ain't afraid to tell the world that it didn't take school stuff to help a fella play ball. -Shoeless Joe Jackson

Every few seconds it changes – up an eighth, down an eighth – it's like playing a slot machine. I lose $20 million, I gain $20 million. -Ted Turner

I've said that playing the blues is like having to be black twice. Stevie Ray Vaughan missed on both counts, but I never noticed. -B. B. King

He was so honest you could play craps with him over the phone. -Earl Wilson

For me, the worst part of playing golf, by far, has always been hitting the ball. -Dave Barry

He's going to be around a long, long time, if his body holds up. That's always a concern with a lot of players because of how much they play. A lot of guys can't handle it. But it looks like he can. -Jack Nicklaus

If you got the game, you got the game. That's why Tiger Woods is out there playing golf with Greg Norman. -Shaquille O'Neal

He's got an overall flair for the game. It looks to me like he really loves what he does and he can't wait to get up in the morning, go hit some balls and go play. -Gary McCord

We grew up founding our dreams on the infinite promise of American advertising. I still believe that one can learn to play the piano by mail and that mud will give you a perfect complexion. -Zelda Fitzgerald

Chances are that neither the client nor the agency will ever know very much about what role the ad has played in sales or profits of the client, either short-term or long-term. -Michael Schudson

God is a comedian, playing to an audience too afraid to laugh. -H. L. Mencken

Men do not quit playing because they grow old; they grow old because they quit playing. -Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

I don't want to play golf. When I hit a ball, I want someone else to go chase it. -Rogers Hornsby

When we played softball, I'd steal second base, feel guilty and go back. -Woody Allen

Baseball players are smarter than football players. How often do you see a baseball team penalized for too many men on the field? -Jim Bouton

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul. -John Muir

Almost every man wastes part of his life attempting to display qualities which he does not possess. -Samuel Johnson

I think of life itself now as a wonderful play that I've written for myself, and so my purpose is to have the utmost fun playing my part. -Shirley MacLaine

Books had instant replay long before televised sports. -Bernard Williams

Of all the toys available, none is better designed than the owner himself. A large multipurpose plaything, its parts can be made to move in almost any direction. It comes completely assembled, and it makes a sound when you jump on it. -Stephen Baker

I have always been amazed at the way an ordinary observer lends so much more credence and attaches so much more importance to waking events than to those occurring in dreams… Man… is above all the plaything of his memory. -Andre Breton

Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on. -Samuel Butler

My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. Mother would come out and say, 'You're tearing up the grass'; 'We're not raising grass,' Dad would reply. 'We're raising boys.' -Harmon Killebrew

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

Golf appeals to the idiot in us and the child. Just how childlike golf players become is proven by their frequent inability to count past five. -John Updike

It is almost impossible to remember how tragic a place the world is when one is playing golf. -Robert Wilson Lynd

I regard golf as an expensive way of playing marbles. -Gilbert K. Chesterton

Golf is played by twenty million mature American men whose wives think they are out having fun. -Jim Bishop

I play in the low 80s. If it's any hotter than that, I won't play. -Joe E. Lewis

Don't play too much golf. Two rounds a day are plenty. -Harry Vardon

Humor is the instinct for taking pain playfully. -Max Eastman

In every real man a child is hidden that wants to play. -Friedrich Nietzsche

I still get wildly enthusiastic about little things… I play with leaves. I skip down the street and run against the wind. -Leo Buscaglia

There are children playing in the streets who could solve some of my top problems in physics, because they have modes of sensory perception that I lost long ago. -J. Robert Oppenheimer

The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play. -Arnold J. Toynbee

God writes a lot of comedy… the trouble is, he's stuck with so many bad actors who don't know how to play funny. -Garrison Keillor

Love is only a dirty trick played on us to achieve continuation of the species. -W. Somerset Maugham

Love is a game that two can play and both win. -Eva Gabor

The majority of husbands remind me of an orangutan trying to play the violin. -Honore de Balzac

The Wedding March always reminds me of the music played when soldiers go into battle. -Heinrich Heine

Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. -Khalil Gibran

Men reach their sexual peak at eighteen. Women reach theirs at thirty-five. Do you get the feeling that God is playing a practical joke? -Rita Rudner

The difference between the old ballplayer and the new ballplayer is the jersey. The old ballplayer cared about the name on the front. The new ballplayer cares about the name on the back. -Steve Garvey

Thus so wretched is man that he would weary even without any cause for weariness… and so frivolous is he that, though full of a thousand reasons for weariness, the least thing, such as playing billiards or hitting a ball, is sufficient enough to amuse him. -Blaise Pascal

The fewer rules a coach has, the fewer rules there are for players to break. -John Madden

Being with a woman all night never hurt no professional baseball player. It's staying up all night looking for a woman that does him in. -Casey Stengel

Being a woman is of special interest only to aspiring male transsexuals. To actual women, it is simply a good excuse not to play football. -Fran Lebowitz

Life is a moderately good play with a badly written third act. -Truman Capote

Boys frustrate me. I hate all their indirect messages, I hate game playing. Do you like me or don't you? Just tell me so I can get over you. -Kirsten Dunst

Americans play to win at all times. I wouldn't give a hoot and hell for a man who lost and laughed. That's why Americans have never lost nor ever lose a war. -George S. Patton

If music be the food of love, play on. -William Shakespeare

The typewriting machine, when played with expression, is no more annoying than the piano when played by a sister or near relation. -Oscar Wilde

I'm not suggesting that the play is without fault; all of my plays are imperfect, I'm rather happy to say-it leaves me something to do. -Edward Albee

A play is fiction – and fiction is fact distilled into truth. -Edward Albee

When I was 40, my doctor advised me that a man in his 40s shouldn't play tennis. I heeded his advice carefully and could hardly wait until I reached 50 to start again. -Hugo Black

I've been a woman for a little over 50 years and have gotten over my initial astonishment. As for conducting an orchestra, that's a job where I don't think sex plays much part. -Nadia Boulanger

You sell a screenplay like you sell a car. If someone drives it off a cliff, that's it. -Rita Mae Brown

There is something about seeing real people on a stage that makes a bad play more intimately, more personally offensive than any other art form. -Anatole Broyard

The best research for playing a drunk is being a British actor for 20 years. -Michael Caine

War is a game that is played with a smile. If you can't smile, grin. If you can't grin, keep out of the way till you can. -Winston Churchill

Commissions suit me. They set limits. Jean Marais dared me to write play in which he would not speak in the first act, would weep for joy in the second and in the last would fall backward down a flight of stairs. -Jean Cocteau

A play should give you something to think about. When I see a play and understand it the first time, then I know it can't be much good. -T. S. Eliot

Playing 'bop' is like playing Scrabble with all the vowels missing. -Duke Ellington

I used to think that the Civil War was our country's greatest tragedy, but I do remember that there were some redeeming features in the Civil War in that there was some spirit of sacrifice and heroism displayed on both sides. I see no redeeming features in Watergate. -Sam Ervin

The sheer complexity of writing a play always had dazzled me. In an effort to understand it, I became a critic. -Kenneth Tynan

By increasing the size of the keyhole, today's playwrights are in danger of doing away with the door. -Peter Ustinov

If I displayed this cup, I might look at it once or twice a week. By using it, I get pleasure from it continually. -Lila Acheson Wallace

If they can't hum it after we play it, it's not for us. -Lawrence Welk

The critic leaves at curtain fall To find, in starting to review it, He scarcely saw the play at all For starting to review it. -E. B. White

The role we can play every day, if we try, is to take the whole experience of every day and shape it to involve American man. It is our job to interest him in his community and to give his ideas the excitement they should have. -John Hay Whitney

Many plays – certainly mine – are like blank checks. The actors and directors put their own signatures on them. -Thornton Wilder

Some mystery should be left in the revelation of character in a play, just as a great deal of mystery is always left in the revelation of character in life, even in one's own character to himself. -Tennessee Williams

In my plays I want to look at life – at the commonplace of existence-as if we had just turned a corner and run into it for the first time. -Christopher Fry

The State Department desperately needs to be vigorously harnessed. It has too big a role to play in the formulation of foreign policy, and foreign policy is too important to be left up to foreign service officers. -Evan G. Galbraith

An actress can only play a woman. I'm an actor, I can play anything. -Whoopi Goldberg

God comes to us in theater in the way we communicate with each other, whether it be a symphony orchestra, or a wonderful ballet, or a beautiful painting, or a play. It's a way of expressing our humanity. -Julie Harris

Charity in the theater begins and ends with those who have a play opening within a week of one's own. -Moss Hart

One reason we lasted so long is that we usually played two people who were very much in love. As we were realistic actors, we became those two people. So we had a divertissement: I had an affair with him, and he with me. -Lynn Fontanne

I'd like to be played as a child by Natalie Wood. I'd have some romantic scenes as Audrey Hepburn and have gritty black-and-white scenes as Patricia Neal. -Gloria Steinem

Sure I played, did you think I was born at the age of 70 sitting in a dugout trying to manage guys like you? -Casey Stengel

I was not successful as a ball player, as it was a game of skill. -Casey Stengel

Film music should have the same relationship to the film drama that somebody's piano playing in my living room has on the book I am reading. -Igor Stravinsky

I don't care what other critics say, I only hope to be played. -Virgil Thomson

I occasionally play works by contemporary composers and for two reasons. First to discourage the composer from writing any more and secondly to remind myself how much I appreciate Beethoven. -Jascha Heifetz

When she started to play, Steinway came down personally and rubbed his name off the piano. -Bob Hope

She was good at playing abstract confusion in the same way that a midget is good at being short. -Clive James

I understand your new play is full of single entendres. -George S. Kaufman

What innocence, may I ask, is being played here when it is known that this virtuous damsel has already got a dozen illegitimate children? -Nikita Khrushchev

Nothing so soothes our vanity as a display of greater vanity in others; it make us vain, in fact, of our modesty. -Louis Kronenberger

Baseball happens to be a game of cumulative tension but football, basketball and hockey are played with hand grenades and machine guns. -John Leonard

The women who inspired this play deserved to be smacked across the head with a meat ax and that, I flatter myself, is exactly what I smacked them with. -Clare Boothe Luce

The structure of a play is always the story of how the birds came home to roost. -Arthur Miller

It's hard not to play golf that's up to Jack Nicklaus standards when you are Jack Nicklaus. -Jack Nicklaus

It's a piece of cake until you get to the top. You find you can't stop playing the game the way you've always played it. -Richard M. Nixon

We have all, at one time or another, been performers, and many of us still are – politicians, playboys, cardinals and kings. -Laurence Olivier

Something goes wrong, I yell at them -'Fix it'- whether it's their fault or not. You can only really yell at the players you trust. -Bill Parcells

I'd just as soon play tennis with the net down. -Robert Frost

A playwright lives in an occupied country. And if you can't live that way you don't stay. -Arthur Miller

Well, all the plays that I was trying to write were plays that would grab an audience by the throat and not release them, rather than presenting an emotion which you could observe and walk away from. -Arthur Miller

Other sports play once a week but this sport is with us every day. -Peter Ueberroth

To be able to write a play a man must be sensitive, imaginative, naive, gullible, passionate; he must be something of an imbecile, something of a poet, something of a liar, something of a damn fool. -Robert E. Sherwood

The number of elements that have to go into a hit would break a computer down. the right season for that play, the right historical moment, the right tonality. -Arthur Miller

I am so used to seeing the sort of play which deals with one man and two women. They do not leave me with the feeling I have made a full theatrical meal they do not give me the experience of the multiplicity of life. -E. M. Forster

Life is the game that must be played, this truth at least, good friends, we know; so live and laugh, nor be dismayed as one by one the phantoms go. -Arthur Rubinstein

Acting is nothing more or less than playing. The idea is to humanize life. -George Eliot

Mere longevity is a good thing for those who watch Life from the side lines. For those who play the game, an hour may be a year, a single day's work an achievement for eternity. -Helen Hayes

I won't accept anything less than the best a player's capable of doing… and he has the right to expect the best that I can do for him and the team! -Lou Holtz

Our subconscious minds have no sense of humor, play no jokes and cannot tell the difference between reality and an imagined thought or image. What we continually think about eventually will manifest in our lives. -Robert Collier

We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing. -George Bernard Shaw

Experience without theory is blind, but theory without experience is mere intellectual play. -Immanuel Kant

After all these years, I am still involved in the process of self-discovery. It's better to explore life and make mistakes than to play it safe. Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life. -Sophia Loren

Champions keep playing until they get it right. -Billie Jean King

It is paradoxical that many educators and parents still differentiate between a time for learning and a time for play without seeing the vital connection between them. -Leo Buscaglia

Man is most nearly himself when he achieves the seriousness of a child at play. -Heraclitus

Whenever you trace the origin of a skill or practices which played a crucial role in the ascent of man, we usually reach the realm of play. -Eric Hoffer

I figure you have the same chance of winning the lottery whether you play or not. -Fran Lebowitz

People are going deaf because music is played louder and louder, but because they're going deaf, it has to be played louder still. -Milan Kundera

The true object of all human life is play. Earth is a task garden; heaven is a playground. -Gilbert K. Chesterton

The uglier a man's legs are, the better he plays golf – it's almost a law. -H. G. Wells

You need to play with supreme confidence, or else you'll lose again, and then losing becomes a habit. -Joe Paterno

I'll play it first and tell you what it is later. -Miles Davis

Don't play the saxophone. Let it play you. -Charlie Parker

The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves. -Carl Jung

The debt we owe to the play of imagination is incalculable. -Carl Jung

If you aren't playing well, the game isn't as much fun. When that happens I tell myself just to go out and play as I did when I was a kid. -Thomas J. Watson

The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don't play together, the club won't be worth a dime. -Babe Ruth

You've got to love what you're doing. If you love it, you can overcome any handicap or the soreness or all the aches and pains, and continue to play for a long, long time. -Gordie Howe

If you play it safe in life you've decided that you don't want to grow any more. -Shirley Hufstedler

Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary. -Cecil Beaton

Necessity may be the mother of invention, but play is certainly the father. -Roger von Oech

All hockey players are bilingual. They know English and profanity. -Gordie Howe

You've got to take the initiative and play your game. In a decisive set, confidence is the difference. -Chris Evert

I wish I could be like Shaw who once read a bad review of one of his plays, called the critic and said: 'I have your review in front of me and soon it will be behind me.' -Barbra Streisand

Marlon Brando. The finest actor who ever lived. He was my idol when I was 13. He's done enough work to last two lifetimes. Everything I do, I think: Can Brando play this with me? -Barbra Streisand

I never had a chance to play with dolls like other kids. I started working when I was six years old. -Billie Holiday

I've never had to pretend to be having sex with somebody. I'm like the queen of the foreplay dissolve. -Julia Roberts

I had no desire to be an film actress, to always play somebody else, to be always beautiful with somebody constantly straightening out your every eyelash. It was always a big bother to me. -Marlene Dietrich

If you're a singer you lose your voice. A baseball player loses his arm. A writer gets more knowledge, and if he's good, the older he gets, the better he writes. -Mickey Spillane

Do you know what my favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play. -Mike Singletary

Tennis and golf are best played, not watched. -Roger Kahn

I like to be able to play a character and act out a lot of things which I can't or don't do in my normal everyday life. -Leonardo DiCaprio

Don't think for a moment that I'm really like any of the characters I've played. I'm not. That's why it's called 'acting'. -Leonardo DiCaprio

I couldn't deal with playing a character who rides motorcycles and has a leather jacket and is a tough kid, y'know? -Leonardo DiCaprio

The role of Rimbaud is one of the most important roles to play for a young actor. -Leonardo DiCaprio

I want to play an action hero. I'm ready for roles that totally aren't me. -Kirsten Dunst

The courts are as a stage, people love to see attractive players. -Anna Kournikova

Apart from that Mrs Lincoln, how did you enjoy the play? -Tom Lehrer

If you're playing a poker game and you look around the table and and can't tell who the sucker is, it's you. -Paul Newman

Show me a man who is a good loser and I'll show you a man who is playing golf with his boss. -James Patrick Murray

I love to go to the playground and watch the children jumping up and down. They don't know I'm firing blanks. -Emo Philips

I played a lot of tough clubs in my time. Once a guy in one of those clubs wanted to bet me $10 that I was dead. I was afraid to bet. -Henny Youngman

If they ever do my life story, whoever plays me needs lots of hair color and high heels. -Charlize Theron

I really want to play Princess Leia. Stick some big pastries on my head. Now that would be interesting. -Ewan McGregor

Only a genius can play a fool. -Michael Rapaport

I'd like to design something like a city or a museum. I want to do something hands on rather than just play golf which is the sport of the religious right. -Brad Pitt

It's that I have a good personality and am a good tennis player. -Anna Kournikova

There are a lot of pretty girls. I am a tennis player first of all, that is why I am here, and if wasn't producing results no one would notice me. -Anna Kournikova

It's true I always try to be as seductive as possible but I wouldn't be here if I couldn't play tennis. -Anna Kournikova

Writing is very much a playground – an artistic playground. It's the most fun thing I do. -Shania Twain

The thing I like about my body is that it's strong. I can move furniture around my apartment. I can ride my horse… I can play basketball. It's a well functioning machine. -Cindy Crawford

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

Sooner or later the Internet will become profitable. It's an old story played before by canals, railroads and automobiles. -Paul Samuelson

Life is a game with many rules but no referee. One learns how to play it more by watching it than by consulting any book, including the holy book. Small wonder, then, that so many play dirty, that so few win, that so many lose. -Joseph Brodsky

If life doesn't offer a game worth playing, then invent a new one. -Anthony J. D'Angelo

Not only does God play dice, but… he sometimes throws them where they cannot be seen. -Stephen Hawking

Many people have played themselves to death. Many people have eaten and drunk themselves to death. Nobody ever thought himself to death. -Gilbert Highet

I love the winning, I can take the losing, but most of all I Love to play. -Boris Becker

It has meant a lot to me to challenge the best players in the world and to beat them. And it means a lot to me to be out here and fighting for the title and, you know, it hurts not to win it. -Andre Agassi

A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be. -Wayne Gretzky

When I was playing I never wished I was doing anything else. I think being a professional athlete is the finest thing a man can do. -Bob Gibson

The essence of childhood, of course, is play, which my friends and I did endlessly on streets that we reluctantly shared with traffic. -Bill Cosby

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

Often people display a curious respect for a man drunk, rather like the respect of simple races for the insane… There is something awe-inspiring in one who has lost all inhibitions. -F. Scott Fitzgerald

Life is like a game of cards. The hand you are dealt is determinism; the way you play it is free will. -Jawaharlal Nehru

Don't play what's there, play what's not there. -Miles Davis

Most people live and die with their music still unplayed. They never dare to try. -Mary Kay Ash

When was the last time you spent a quiet moment just doing nothing – just sitting and looking at the sea, or watching the wind blowing the tree limbs, or waves rippling on a pond, a flickering candle or children playing in the park? -Ralph Marston

Sweet is the scene where genial friendship plays the pleasing game of interchanging praise. -Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

A joke is not a thing but a process, a trick you play on the listener's mind. You start him off toward a plausible goal, and then by a sudden twist you land him nowhere at all or just where he didn't expect to go. -Max Eastman

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

If you want creative workers, give them enough time to play. -John Cleese

Magic Johnson, former basketball player, may run for mayor of L.A. in the next election. Remember the good 'ol days when only qualified people ran for office like actors and professional wrestlers. -Jay Leno

When your are playing for the national championship, it's not a matter of life or death. It's more important than that. -Duffy Daugherty

What we really want to do is what we are really meant to do. When we do what we are meant to do, money comes to us, doors open for us, we feel useful, and the work we do feels like play to us. -Julia Cameron

Be aware of wonder. Live a balanced life – learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some. -Robert Fulghum

If you're going to play the game properly, you'd better know every rule. -Barbara Jordan

If I hadn't been President of the United States, I probably would have ended up a piano player in a bawdy house. -Harry S Truman

In politics, strangely enough, the best way to play your cards is to lay them face upwards on the table. -H. G. Wells

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

I did envisage being this successful as a player, but not all the hysteria around it off the golf course. -Tiger Woods

After doing One Fine Day and playing a pediatrician on ER, I'll never have kids. I'm going to have a vasectomy. -George Clooney

God does not play dice. -Albert Einstein

Humanity has advanced, when it has advanced, not because it has been sober, responsible, and cautious, but because it has been playful, rebellious, and immature. -Tom Robbins

The place of the father in the modern suburban family is a very small one, particularly if he plays golf. -Bertrand Russell

I play the harmonica. The only way I can play is if I get my car going really fast, and stick it out the window. -Steven Wright

Last night I stayed up late playing poker with Tarot cards. I got a full house and four people died. -Steven Wright

Camouflage is a game we all like to play, but our secrets are as surely revealed by what we want to seem to be as by what we want to conceal. -Russell Lynes

Life's like a play: it's not the length, but the excellence of the acting that matters. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Panic plays no part in the training of a nurse. -Elizabeth Kenny

Money is only useful when you get rid of it. It is like the odd card in 'Old Maid'; the player who is finally left with it has lost. -Evelyn Waugh

The sea – this truth must be confessed – has no generosity. No display of manly qualities – courage, hardihood, endurance, faithfulness – has ever been known to touch its irresponsible consciousness of power. -Joseph Conrad

Going to college offered me the chance to play football for four more years. -Ronald Reagan

Baseball is a simple game. If you have good players and if you keep them in the right frame of mind then the manager is a success. -Sparky Anderson

The only thing I believe is this: A player does not have to like a manager and he does not have to respect a manager. All he has to do is obey the rules. -Sparky Anderson

The players make the manager, it's never the other way. -Sparky Anderson

Every player should be accorded the privilege of at least one season with the Chicago Cubs. That's baseball as it should be played – in God's own sunshine. And that's really living. -Alvin Dark

Buy a steak for a player on another club after the game, but don't even speak to him on the field. Get out there and beat them to death. -Leo Durocher

Give me some scratching, diving, hungry ballplayers who come to kill you. -Leo Durocher

How you play the game is for college ball. When you're playing for money, winning is the only thing that matters. -Leo Durocher

Some guys are admired for coming to play, as the saying goes. I prefer those who come to kill. -Leo Durocher

Baseball has been good to me since I quit trying to play it. -Whitey Herzog

I'm not buddy-buddy with the players. If they need a buddy, let them buy a dog. -Whitey Herzog

We need just two players to be a contender. Just Babe Ruth and Sandy Koufax. -Whitey Herzog

What counts aren't the number of double plays, but the ones you should have had and missed. -Whitey Herzog

People say you can't go out and eat with your players. I say why not. -Tommy Lasorda

There are three types of baseball players: Those who make it happen, those who watch it happen and those who wonder what happens. -Tommy Lasorda

Managing can be more discouraging than playing, especially when you're losing because when you're a player, there are at least individual goals you can shoot for. When you're a manager all the worries of the team become your worries. -Al Lopez

The manager is by himself. He can't mingle with his players. I enjoyed my players, but I could not socialize with them so I spent a lot of time alone in my hotel room. Those four walls kind of close in on you. -Al Lopez

As one of nine men, DiMaggio is the best player that ever lived. -Connie Mack

The worst thing is the day you realize you want to win more than the players do. -Gene Mauch

Cobb would have to play center field on my all time team. But where would that put Speaker? In left. If I had them both, I would certainly play them that way. -John McGraw

In playing or managing, the game of ball is only fun for me when I'm out in front and winning. I don't give a hill of beans for the rest of the game. -John McGraw

With my team I am an absolute czar. My men know it. I order plays and they obey. If the don't, I fine them. -John McGraw

I got players with bad watches – they can't tell midnight from noon. -Casey Stengel

They say Yogi Berra is funny. Well, he has a lovely wife and family, a beautiful home, money in the bank, and he plays golf with millionaires. What's funny about that? -Casey Stengel

If you don't like the way the Atlanta Braves are playing then you don't like baseball. -Chuck Tanner

A manager should stay as far away as possible from his players. I don't know if I said ten words to Frank Robinson while he played for me. -Earl Weaver

Coaches are an integral part of any manager's team, especially if they are good pinochle players. -Earl Weaver

You can't sit on a lead and run a few plays into the line and just kill the clock. You've got to throw the ball over the damn plate and five the other man his chance. That's why baseball is the greatest game of them all. -Earl Weaver

All ballplayers want to wind up their careers with the Cubs, Giants or Yankees. They just can't help it. -Dizzy Dean

Anybody who's ever had the privilege of seeing me play knows that I am the greatest pitcher in the world. -Dizzy Dean

When we played, World Series checks meant something. Now all they do is screw your taxes. -Don Drysdale

Ted Williams was the greatest hitter I ever saw, but DiMaggio was the greatest all around player. -Bob Feller

Why is it there are so many nice guys interested in baseball? Not me, I was a real bastard when I played. -Burleigh Grimes

I think it's incredible because there were guys like Mays and Mantle and Henry Aaron who were great players for ten years… I only had four or five good years. -Sandy Koufax

The game has a cleanness. If you do a good job, the numbers say so. You don't have to ask anyone or play politics. You don't have to wait for the reviews. -Sandy Koufax

That was real baseball. We weren't playing for money. They gave us Mickey Mouse watches that ran backwards. -Bill Lee

The more self-centered and egotistical a guy is, the better ballplayer he's going to be. -Bill Lee

A boy cannot begin playing ball too early. I might almost say that while he is still creeping on all fours he should have a bouncing rubber ball. -Christy Mathewson

A pitcher is not a ballplayer. -Christy Mathewson

A young ballplayer looks on his first spring training trip as a stage struck young woman regards the theater. -Christy Mathewson

If you've ever been around a group of actors, you've noticed, no doubt, that they can talk of nothing else under the sun but acting. It's exactly the same way with baseball players. Your heart must be in your work. -Christy Mathewson

The trouble with baseball is that it is not played the year round. -Gaylord Perry

My feeling is that when you're managing a baseball team, you have to pick the right people to play and then pray a lot. -Robin Roberts

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

On the field, blacks have been able to be super giants. But, once our playing days are over, this is the end of it and we go back to the back of the bus again. -Hank Aaron

If a horse won't eat it, I don't want to play on it. -Richie Allen

I'll play first, third, left. I'll play anywhere – except Philadelphia. -Richie Allen

I wish they'd shut the gates, and let us play ball with no press and no fans. -Richie Allen

I like my players to be married and in debt. That's the way you motivate them. -Ernie Banks

It's a great day for a ball game; let's play two! -Ernie Banks

I've seldom seen a horny player walk into a bar and not let out exactly what he did for a living. -Johnny Bench

The players get no respect around here. They give you money, that's it, not respect. We get constantly dogged and players from other teams love to see that. That's why nobody wants to play here. -Don Mattingly

Every day I went to the ballpark in Yankee Stadium as well as on the road people were on my back. The last six years in the American League were mental hell for me. I was drained of all my desire to play baseball. -Roger Maris

I don't want to be Babe Ruth. He was a great ballplayer. I'm not trying to replace him. The record is there and damn right I want to break it, but that isn't replacing Babe Ruth. -Roger Maris

As far as I'm concerned, Aaron is the best ball player of my era. He is to baseball of the last fifteen years what Joe DiMaggio was before him. He's never received the credit he's due. -Mickey Mantle

Heroes are people who are all good with no bad in them. That's the way I always saw Joe DiMaggio. He was beyond question one of the greatest players of the century. -Mickey Mantle

I'll play baseball for the Army or fight for it, whatever they want me to do. -Mickey Mantle

Roger Maris was as good a man and as good a ballplayer as there ever was. -Mickey Mantle

Sometimes I think if I had the same body and the same natural ability and someone else's brain, who knows how good a player I might have been. -Mickey Mantle

The biggest game I ever played in was probably Don Larsen's perfect game. -Mickey Mantle

The only thing I can do is play baseball. I have to play ball. It's the only thing I know. -Mickey Mantle

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

To play 18 years in Yankee Stadium is the best thing that could ever happen to a ballplayer. -Mickey Mantle

I think one of the most difficult things for anyone who's played baseball is to accept the fact that maybe the players today are playing just as well as ever. -Ralph Kiner

I'm human and I've played my butt off for ten years. I'm not a loafer, I'm not a jerk, I'm a baseball player. -Reggie Jackson

October, that's when they pay off for playing ball. -Reggie Jackson

The only reason I don't like playing in the World Series is I can't watch myself play. -Reggie Jackson

When you've played this game for ten years and gone to bat seven-thousand times and gotten two-thousand hits do you know what that really means? It means you've gone zero for five-thousand. -Reggie Jackson

In the beginning I used to make one terrible play a game. Then I got so I'd make one a week and finally I'd pull a bad one about once a month. Now, I'm trying to keep it down to one a season. -Lou Gehrig

The ballplayer who loses his head, who can't keep his cool, is worse than no ballplayer at all. -Lou Gehrig

I'm a ballplayer, not an actor. -Joe DiMaggio

I'm just a ballplayer with one ambition, and that is to give all I've got to help my ball club win. I've never played any other way. -Joe DiMaggio

I think there are some players born to play ball. -Joe DiMaggio

Now I've had everything except for the thrill of watching Babe Ruth play. -Joe DiMaggio

Too many kids today are playing major league ball and don't belong there. -Joe DiMaggio

I loved to make a great defensive play, I'd rather do that than hit a home run. -Bill Dickey

The great trouble with baseball today is that most of the players are in the game for the money and that's it, not for the love of it, the excitement of it, the thrill of it. -Ty Cobb

When I began playing the game, baseball was about as gentlemanly as a kick in the crotch. -Ty Cobb

I get a kick out of watching a team defense me. A player moves two steps in one direction and I hit it two steps the other way. It goes right by his glove and I laugh. -Rod Carew

I could have played another year, but I would have been playing for the money, and baseball deserves better than that. -George Brett

If you can do that – if you run, hit, run the bases, hit with power, field, throw and do all other things that are part of the game – then you're a good ballplayer. -Willie Mays

I think I was the best baseball player I ever saw. -Willie Mays

I wish that every player could feel what I've felt in visiting ballparks. The receptions I've received, it's blown me away. It's absolutely remarkable. -Mark McGwire

Only sixteen players have hit fifty or more homers in a season. To me, that's a very special milestone. -Mark McGwire

I think about baseball when I wake up in the morning. I think about it all day and I dream about it at night. The only time I don't think about it is when I'm playing it. -Carl Yastrzemski

I was lucky enough to have the talent to play baseball. That's how I treated my career. I didn't think I was anybody special, anybody different. -Carl Yastrzemski

In all my years of play, I never saw an ump deliberately make an unfair decision. They really called them as they saw 'em. -Honus Wagner

I never have been sick. I don't even know what it means to be sick. I hear other players say they have a cold. I just don't know what it would feel like to have a cold – I never had one. -Honus Wagner

I won't play for a penny less than fifteen hundred dollars. -Honus Wagner

There ain't much to being a ballplayer, if you're a ballplayer. -Honus Wagner

They wanted me to play third like Brooks so I did play like Brooks – Mel Brooks. -Andy Van Slyke

Anybody with ability can play in the big leagues. But to be able to trick people year in and year out the way I did, I think that was a much greater feat. -Bob Uecker

I played baseball because I could make more money doing that than I could doing anything else. -Bill Terry

You only have a few years to play this game and you can't play it if you're all tied up in knots. -Willie Stargell

It would be useless for any player to attempt to explain successful batting. -Tris Speaker

The Babe was a great ballplayer, sure, but Cobb was even greater. Babe could knock your brains out, but Cobb would drive you crazy. -Tris Speaker

Don't compare me to Babe Ruth. God gave me the opportunity and the ability to be here at the right time, at the right moment, just like he gave Babe Ruth when he was playing. I just hope I can keep doing what I've been doing – keep taking care of business. -Sammy Sosa

My situation is different from Mark's. I'm not looking for home runs, I'm looking for the playoffs. -Sammy Sosa

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

What a player does best, he should practice least. Practice is for problems. -Duke Snider

All ballplayers should quit when it starts to feel as if all the baselines run uphill. -Babe Ruth

Reading isn't good for a ballplayer. Not good for his eyes. If my eyes went bad even a little bit I couldn't hit home runs. So I gave up reading. -Babe Ruth

Doctors tell me I have the body of a thirty year old. I know I have the brain of a fifteen year old. If you've got both, you can play baseball. -Pete Rose

I'd walk through hell in a gasoline suit to play baseball. -Pete Rose

When I get the record, all it will make me is the player with the most hits. I'm also the player with the most at bats and the most outs. I never said I was a greater player than Cobb. -Pete Rose

When you play this game twenty years, go to bat ten-thousand times, and get three-thousand hits, do you know what that means? You've gone zero for seven-thousand. -Pete Rose

With the money I'm making, I should be playing two positions. -Pete Rose

How you played in yesterday's game is all that counts. -Jackie Robinson

The fan is the one who suffers. He cheers a guy to a .350 season then watches that player sign with another team. When you destroy fan loyalties, you destroy everything. -Frank Robinson

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

It's a pretty sure thing that the player's bat is what speaks loudest when it's contract time, but there are moments when the glove has the last word. -Brooks Robinson

I've always said when I broke in I was an average player. I had an average arm, average speed and definitely an average bat. I am still average in all of those. -Brooks Robinson

Whether you want to or not, you do serve as a role model. People will always put more faith in baseball players than anyone else. -Brooks Robinson

The call that always seemed the toughest to me was the slide and tag play at second. You can see it coming, but you don't know which way the runner is going to slide, where the throw is going to be, and how the fielder is going to take the throw. -Cal Hubbard

When it was time for a player to go, he went. -Cal Hubbard

An angry player can't argue with the back of an umpire who is walking away. -Bill Klem

Fix your eye on the ball from the moment the pitcher holds it in his glove. Follow it as he throws to the plate and stay with it until the play is completed. Action takes place only where the ball goes. -Bill Klem

Your job is to umpire for the ball and not the player. -Bill Klem

When I was in baseball and you went into the clubhouse, you didn't see ball players with curling irons. -Red Barber

I ain't ever had a job, I just always played baseball. -Satchel Paige

I was not able to understand how it could be right to pay an actor, or a singer, or an instrumentalist for entertaining the public and wrong to pay a ball player for doing exactly the same thing. -Al Spalding

A great ballplayer is a player who will take a chance. -Branch Rickey

How to use your leisure time is the biggest problem of a ballplayer. -Branch Rickey

Only in baseball can a team player be a pure individualist first and a team player second, within the rules and spirit of the game. -Branch Rickey

Trade a player a year too early rather than a year too late. -Branch Rickey

The Giants are looking for a trade but I don't think Atlanta wants to depart with a quality player. -Ron Fairly

It was all I lived for, to play baseball. -Mickey Mantle

Sport must be amateur or it is not sport. Sports played professionally are entertainment. -Avery Brundage

We signed to play until the day we died, and we did. -Jimmy Greaves

Racial distinctions should not play a role in sport. -Pierre de Coubertin

I'll never play at Wembley again, unless I play at Wembley again. -Kevin Keegan

It's so much fun playing Ling, but I have this fear that people are going to run away from me in terror on the streets. They think I'm going to bite their heads off or something. -Lucy Liu

I look like a duck. It's the way my mouth curls up, or my nose tilts up. I should have played Howard the Duck. -Michelle Pfeiffer

There is nothing like a Bach fugue to remove me from a discordant moment… only Bach hold up fresh and strong after repeated playing. I can always return to Bach when the other records weary me. -Edward Weston

It is a peculiar part of the good photographer's adventure to know where luck is most likely to lie in the stream, to hook it, and to bring it in without unfair play and without too much subduing it. -James Agee

You have to be able to center yourself, to let all of your emotions go… Don't ever forget that you play with your soul as well as your body. -Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

I am able to play monsters well. I understand monsters. I understand madmen. -Anthony Hopkins

I always play women I would date. -Angelina Jolie

I've made so many movies playing a hooker that they don't pay me in the regular way anymore. They leave it on the dresser. -Shirley MacLaine

I want people to go to the movies. I am the man of the spectacle. I'm playing. -Roman Polanski

The essential is to excite the spectators. If that means playing Hamlet on a flying trapeze or in an aquarium, you do it. -Orson Welles

He played the king as if afraid someone else would play the ace. -John Mason Brown

To play Holland, you have to play the Dutch. -Ruud Gullit

That's the awesome part. Little girls now have a chance to look up and see women playing soccer, basketball, softball and now hockey – and know they can win a gold medal, too. -Angela Ruggiero

I don't care how good you play, you can find somebody who can beat you, and I don't care how bad you play, you can find somebody you can beat. -Harvey Penick

Some people play very, very well just so they won't get embarrassed. -Lynn Swann

I've been playing sexually aware women most of my life. At this point I expected to be playing moms and wives. It's exciting to play a femme fatale. -Kim Cattrall

President Bush remained undeterred by the massive display of American opposition, even though much of it came from the hundreds of thousands of voters who supported him by voting for Nader. -Jon Stewart

Each day, and the living of it, has to be a conscious creation in which discipline and order are relieved with some play and pure foolishness. -May Sarton

It is nothing new or original to say that golf is played one stroke at a time. But it took me many years to realize it. -Bobby Jones

The trouble is not that players have sex the night before a game. It's that they stay out all night looking for it. -Casey Stengel

Whether the angels play only Bach praising God, I am not quite sure. I am sure, however, that en famille they play Mozart. -Karl Barth

There is no joy so great as that of reporting that a good play has come to town. -Brooks Atkinson

Good plays drive bad playgoers crazy. -Brooks Atkinson

Liberals should not overplay this weapons of mass destruction card, because you want me to tell you the truth? Most of us are not going to care if they don't find these weapons of mass destruction. It's enough for a lot of us to see those kids smiling on that street again. -Dennis Miller

Success in life comes not from holding a good hand, but in playing a poor hand well. -Denis Waitley

I would suggest that barbarism be considered as a permanent and universal human characteristic which becomes more or less pronounced according to the play of circumstances. -Simone Weil

Every now and then, when you're on stage, you hear the best sound a player can hear. It's a sound you can't get in movies or in television. It is the sound of a wonderful, deep silence that means you've hit them where they live. -Shelley Winters

I have always been pushed by the negative. The apparent failure of a play sends me back to my typewriter that very night, before the reviews are out. I am more compelled to get back to work than if I had a success. -Tennessee Williams

Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love, to work, to play, and to look up at the stars. -Henry Van Dyke

We can escape the commonplace only by manipulating it, controlling it, thrusting it into our dreams or surrendering it to the free play of our subjectivity. -Raoul Vaneigem

You have to defeat a great players aura more than his game. -Pat Riley

A particular shot or way of moving the ball can be a player's personal signature, but efficiency of performance is what wins the game for the team. -Pat Riley

Who can map out the various forces at play in one soul? Man is a great depth, O Lord. The hairs of his head are easier by far to count than his feeling, the movements of his heart. -Saint Augustine

I would define the poetic effect as the capacity that a text displays for continuing to generate different readings, without ever being completely consumed. -Umberto Eco

That's free enterprise, friends: freedom to gamble, freedom to lose. And the great thing – the truly democratic thing about it – is that you don't even have to be a player to lose. -Barbara Ehrenreich

Virtue knows that it is impossible to get on without compromise, and tunes herself, as it were, a trifle sharp to allow for an inevitable fall in playing. -Samuel Butler

Cowardice and courage are never without a measure of affectation. Nor is love. Feelings are never true. They play with their mirrors. -Jean Baudrillard

There exists, between people in love, a kind of capital held by each. This is not just a stock of affects or pleasure, but also the possibility of playing double or quits with the share you hold in the other's heart. -Jean Baudrillard

The world's battlefields have been in the heart chiefly; more heroism has been displayed in the household and the closet, than on the most memorable battlefields in history. -Henry Ward Beecher

Nakedness reveals itself. Nudity is placed on display. The nude is condemned to never being naked. Nudity is a form of dress. -John Berger

A puppy plays with every pup he meets, but an old dog has few associates. -Josh Billings

We are like ignorant shepherds living on a site where great civilizations once flourished. The shepherds play with the fragments that pop up to the surface, having no notion of the beautiful structures of which they were once a part. -Allan Bloom

I'm not afraid of death. It's the stake one puts up in order to play the game of life. -Jean Giraudoux

Alas, regardless of their doom, the little victims play! No sense have they of ills to come, nor care beyond today. -Thomas Gray

The great gift of conversation lies less in displaying it ourselves than in drawing it out of others. He who leaves your company pleased with himself and his own cleverness is perfectly well pleased with you. -Jean de la Bruyere

Those who play with the devil's toys will be brought by degrees to wield his sword. -R. Buckminster Fuller

There is a computer disease that anybody who works with computers knows about. It's a very serious disease and it interferes completely with the work. The trouble with computers is that you 'play' with them! -Richard P. Feynman

Writing free verse is like playing tennis with the net down. -Robert Frost

Children play soldier. That makes sense. But why do soldiers play children? -Karl Kraus

None of us know all the potentialities that slumber in the spirit of the population, or all the ways in which that population can surprise us when there is the right interplay of events. -Vaclav Havel

The game of history is usually played by the best and the worst over the heads of the majority in the middle. -Eric Hoffer

It is the child in man that is the source of his uniqueness and creativeness, and the playground is the optimal milieu for the unfolding of his capacities and talents. -Eric Hoffer

It is playing safe that we create a world of utmost insecurity. -Dag Hammarskjold

We do not quit playing because we grow old, we grow old because we quit playing. -Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Blessed are the people whose leaders can look destiny in the eye without flinching but also without attempting to play God. -Henry Kissinger

Animals are stylized characters in a kind of old saga – stylized because even the most acute of them have little leeway as they play out their parts. -Edward Hoagland

When all is done, human life is, at the greatest and the best, but like a froward child, that must be played with and humored a little to keep it quiet till it falls asleep, and then the care is over. -William Temple

In no other country in the world is the love of property keener or more alert than in the United States, and nowhere else does the majority display less inclination toward doctrines which in any way threaten the way property is owned. -Alexis de Tocqueville

Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game. -Donald Trump

You never see what you want to see, forever playing to the gallery. -Robertson Davies

When I played drunks I had to remain sober because I didn't know how to play them when I was drunk. -Richard Burton

I don't believe in team motivation. I believe in getting a team prepared so it knows it will have the necessary confidence when it steps on a field and be prepared to play a good game. -Tom Landry

In my room as a kid… I'd play a fighter and get knocked to the floor and come back to win. -Dustin Hoffman

Dare to err and to dream. Deep meaning often lies in childish plays. -Friedrich Schiller

Your desires and true beliefs have a way of playing blind man's bluff. You must corner the inner facts. -David Seabury

The display of grief makes more demands than grief itself. How few men are sad in their own company. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Why do I not seek some real good; one which I could feel, not one which I could display? -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

This life, which had been the tomb of his virtue and of his honour, is but a walking shadow; a poor player, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more: it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. -William Shakespeare

The genuine artist is never 'true to life.' He sees what is real, but not as we are normally aware of it. We do not go storming through life like actors in a play. Art is never real life. -Wallace Stevens

In a good play every speech should be as fully flavored as a nut or apple. -John Millington Synge

So long as the laws remain such as they are today, employ some discretion: loud opinion forces us to do so; but in privacy and silence let us compensate ourselves for that cruel chastity we are obliged to display in public. -Marquis de Sade

It's the niceties that make the difference fate gives us the hand, and we play the cards. -Arthur Schopenhauer

Manners are like the shadows of virtues, they are the momentary display of those qualities which our fellow creatures love and respect. -Sydney Smith

Give a critic an inch, he'll write a play. -John Steinbeck

We know that a man can read Goethe or Rilke in the evening, that he can play Bach and Schubert, and go to his day's work at Auschwitz in the morning. -George Steiner

Live and work but do not forget to play, to have fun in life and really enjoy it. -Eileen Caddy

A man of sense only trifles with them, plays with them, humors and flatters them, as he does with a sprightly and forward child; but he neither consults them about, nor trusts them with, serious matters. -Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

The most difficult character in comedy is that of the fool, and he must be no simpleton that plays that part. -Miguel de Cervantes

Those who'll play with cats must expect to be scratched. -Miguel de Cervantes

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

For truly it is to be noted, that children's plays are not sports, and should be deemed as their most serious actions. -Michel de Montaigne

When I play with my cat, who knows whether she is not amusing herself with me more than I with her. -Michel de Montaigne

If we were all determined to play the first violin we should never have an ensemble. therefore, respect every musician in his proper place. -Robert Schumann

The very hirelings of the press, whose trade it is to buoy up the spirits of the people, have uttered falsehoods so long, they have played off so many tricks, that their budget seems, at last, to be quite empty. -William Cobbett

Farce is tragedy played at a thousand revolutions per minute. -John Mortimer

It requires greater courage to preserve inner freedom, to move on in one's inward journey into new realms, than to stand defiantly for outer freedom. It is often easier to play the martyr, as it is to be rash in battle. -Rollo May

Life is a corrupting process from the time a child learns to play his mother off against his father in the politics of when to go to bed; he who fears corruption fears life. -Saul Alinsky

Life is like a piano. What you get out of it depends on how you play it. -Tom Lehrer

Knowledge is not a passion from without the mind, but an active exertion of the inward strength, vigor and power of the mind, displaying itself from within. -Ralph Cudworth

Communists have always played an active role in the fight by colonial countries for their freedom, because the short-term objects of Communism would always correspond with the long-term objects of freedom movements. -Nelson Mandela

The true man wants two things: danger and play. For that reason he wants woman, as the most dangerous plaything. -Friedrich Nietzsche

I played by the rules of politics as I found them. -Richard M. Nixon

Probably the battle of Waterloo was won on the playing-fields of Eton, but the opening battles of all subsequent wars have been lost there. -George Orwell

Those who decide to use leisure as a means of mental development, who love good music, good books, good pictures, good plays, good company, good conversation – what are they? They are the happiest people in the world. -William Lyon Phelps

You must play boldly to win. -Arnold Palmer

A book that furnishes no quotations is no book – it is a plaything. -Thomas Love Peacock

I always thought I could play pro ball. I had confidence in my ability, You have to. If you don't who will? -Johnny Unitas

Most of my songs are about Jesus. Most of my songs are about the idea that there is salvation, and that there is a Savior. But I won't mention his name in a song just to get a cheap play. -Pete Townshend

If you work hard and play by the rules, this country is truly open to you. You can achieve anything. -Arnold Schwarzenegger

Don't play for safety – it's the most dangerous thing in the world. -Hugh Walpole

A symphony is a stage play with the parts written for instruments instead of for actors. -Colin Wilson

If football taught me anything about business, it is that you win the game one play at a time. -Fran Tarkenton

He played the King as though under momentary apprehension that someone else was about to play the ace. -Eugene Field

I went through baseball as 'a player to be named later.' -Joe Garagiola

Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well. -Josh Billings

I hate music, especially when it's played. -Jimmy Durante

I get to play golf for a living. What more can you ask for – getting paid for doing what you love. -Tiger Woods

He's got everything. He' not a great player yet because he hasn't won any major championships, but it's a matter of time. He's an outstanding talent. I didn't realize how tall he is. -Nick Price

I think we dream so we don't have to be apart so long. If we're in each other's dreams, we can play together all night. -Bill Watterson

One must let the play happen to one; one must let the mind loose to respond as it will, to receive impressions, to sense rather than know, to gather rather than immediately understand. -Edward Albee

It's like an act of murder; you play with intent to commit something. -Duke Ellington

Everyone thinks they can write a play; you just write down what happened to you. But the art of it is drawing from all the moments of your life. -Neil Simon

It is in the nature of the New Yorker to be as topical as possible, on a level that is often small in scale and playful in intention. -Brendan Gill

There is a growing feeling that perhaps Texas is really another country, a place where the skies, the disasters, the diamonds, the politicians, the women, the fortunes, the football players and the murders are all bigger than anywhere else. -Pete Hamill

Harpists spend 90 percent of their lives tuning their harps and 10 percent playing out of tune. -Igor Stravinsky

I think now that the great thing is not so much the formulation of an answer for myself, for the theater, or the play-but rather the most accurate possible statement of the problem. -Arthur Miller

The mission of the playwright is to look in his heart and write, to write whatever concerns him at the moment; to write with passion and conviction. Of course the measure of the man will be the measure of the play. -Robert Anderson

I'm one of the boys, no better than the last second violinist. I'm just the lucky one to be standing in the center, telling them how to play. -Eugene Ormandy

A drama critic is a person who surprises the playwright by informing him what he meant. -Wilson Mizner

The chess-board is the world, the pieces are the phenomena of the universe, the rules of the game are what we call the laws of Nature. The player on the other side is hidden from us. -Thomas Huxley

The world is all a carcass and vanity, The shadow of a shadow, a play And in one word, just nothing. -Michel de Montaigne

Remember you are just an extra in everyone else's play. -Franklin D. Roosevelt

One of the surest evidences of friendship that one individual can display to another is telling him gently of a fault. If any other can excel it, it is listening to such a disclosure with gratitude, and amending the error. -Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

We cannot change our past. We can not change the fact that people act in a certain way. We can not change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. -Charles R. Swindoll

Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game. -Michael Jordan

When I was 12, every little girl in Russia was trying to wear her hair like mine and playing tennis. -Anna Kournikova

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

I guess more players lick themselves that are ever licked by an opposing team. The first thing any man has to know is how to handle himself. -Connie Mack

If you're playing baseball and thinking about managing, you're crazy. You'd be better off thinking about being an owner. -Casey Stengel

I'm mad at Hank Aaron for deciding to play one more season. I threw him his last home run and thought I'd be remembered forever. Now, I'll have to throw him another. -Bill Lee

It's unbelievable how much you don't know about the game you've been playing all your life. -Mickey Mantle

I don't want to be one of those great players who never made it to the Series. -Rickey Henderson

You have to hit the fastball to play in the big leagues. -Ted Williams

I didn't get a lot of awards as a player. But they did have a Bob Uecker Day Off for me once in Philly. -Bob Uecker

They've got so many Latin players we're going to have to get a Latin instructor up here. -Phil Rizzuto

Every great player has learned the two Cs: how to concentrate and how to maintain composure. -Byron Nelson

Unfortunately, we don't get a second chance. We've already played them twice. -Trevor Brooking

It is so characteristic, that just when the mechanics of reproduction are so vastly improved, there are fewer and fewer people who know how the music should be played. -Ludwig Wittgenstein

We can not play innocents abroad in a world that is not innocent. -Ronald Reagan

Coaches who can outline plays on a black board are a dime a dozen. The ones who win get inside their player and motivate. -Vince Lombardi

The player envies only the player, the poet envies only the poet. -William Hazlitt

Grammar is a piano I play by ear. All I know about grammar is its power. -Joan Didion

One's age should be tranquil, as childhood should be playful. Hard work at either extremity of life seems out of place. At midday the sun may burn, and men labor under it; but the morning and evening should be alike calm and cheerful. -Thomas Arnold

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

Leaders are not pale reflectors of major social conflicts; they play up some, play down others, ignore still others. -James MacGregor Burns

Golf… is the infallible test. The man who can go into a patch of rough alone, with the knowledge that only God is watching him, and play his ball where it lies, is the man who will serve you faithfully and well. -P. G. Wodehouse

All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages. -William Shakespeare

Learning to read music in Braille and play by ear helped me develop a damn good memory. -Ray Charles

You play the hand you're dealt. I think the game's worthwhile. -Christopher Reeve

Punk is musical freedom. It's saying, doing and playing what you want. In Webster's terms, 'nirvana' means freedom from pain, suffering and the external world, and that's pretty close to my definition of Punk Rock. -Kurt Cobain

I seem to be getting a lot of things pushed my way that are strong women. It's like people see Hackers and they send me offers to play tough women with guns, the kind who wear no bra and a little tank top. I'd like to play strong women who are also very feminine. -Angelina Jolie

I like to hide behind the characters I play. Despite the public perception, I am a very private person who has a hard time with the fame thing. -Angelina Jolie

When I played in the sandbox, the cat kept covering me up. -Rodney Dangerfield

Even when I'm old and grey, I won't be able to play it, but I'll still love the game. -Michael Jordan

I play to win, whether during practice or a real game. And I will not let anything get in the way of me and my competitive enthusiasm to win. -Michael Jordan

We've never played at this place before. This place is big, and I'm kinda nervous, so we're going to make it feel small by pretending we're in a… bedroom. We'll hang off the edge of the bed, take off our shoes and get naked! -Dave Matthews

Acting is playing – it's actually going out on a playground with the other kids and being in the game, and I need that. Writing satisfies that part of myself that longs to sit in my room and dream. -Billy Bob Thornton

I don't think I'm like any of the characters I've played – they're all really far from who I am. -Christian Bale

The wise musicians are those who play what they can master. -Duke Ellington

If one plays good music, people don't listen and if one plays bad music people don't talk. -Oscar Wilde

If you are going to have to play defense all the time, you cannot have the kind of ingenuity, assertiveness, independence, and intelligence which is what has made our country strong. -Arlen Specter

There was one thing Beethoven didn't do. When one of his string quartets was played, you can believe the second violin wasn't improvising. -Wynton Marsalis

Florida has its own rhythm, too. People go to work, they watch their children learn and grow and start families of their own. They play in the sun and pass their lives enjoying the outsized blessings that make our state unique. -Jeb Bush

We don't want a busybody government – a boss – that butts into our lives every chance it gets to tell us how to work, how to play, where to live and on and on. -Sonny Perdue

Community colleges play an important role in helping people transition between careers by providing the retooling they need to take on a new career. -Barack Obama

At an unprecedented time with the worst attack ever on our soil, our President displayed extraordinary determination, leadership and resolve when history was thrust upon him and the United States. -Olympia Snowe

The United Nations has a critical role to play in promoting stability, security, democracy, human rights, and economic development. The UN is as relevant today as at any time in its history, but it needs reform. -Chuck Hagel

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

With any part you play, there is a certain amount of yourself in it. There has to be, otherwise it's just not acting. It's lying. -Johnny Depp

Think of the press as a great keyboard on which the government can play. -Joseph Goebbels

I grew up in Manhattan and, since my father was a playwright, all I ever wanted to be was a stage actress. -Laura Linney

My best score ever is 103, but I've only been playing 15 years. -Alex Karras

The battle of Waterloo was won on the playing fields of Eton. -Duke of Wellington

Why did I spend all these years playing boring Europeans? I was made for action movies. -Asia Argento

The music field was the first to break down racial barriers, because in order to play together, you have to love the people you are playing with, and if you have any racial inhibitions, you wouldn't be able to do that. -Oscar Peterson

If we're gonna win, we have to play up to and beyond our potential. We're capable of doing that. -Don Nelson

I have a greater appreciation for kitchen appliances, having played one. -Anthony Daniels

Back then, my idol was Bugs Bunny, because I saw a cartoon of him playing ball – you know, the one where he plays every position himself with nobody else on the field but him? Now that I think of it, Bugs is still my idol. You have to love a ballplayer like that. -Nomar Garciaparra

He played football too long without a helmet. -Jerome Cavanagh

A Minor is one of my all-time favorite keys to play in. It's a very moody key, and also 'A' is the first letter of my name. It just represents the songs through my eyes. -Alicia Keys

No one has deputized America to play Wyatt Earp to the world. -Pat Buchanan

The man who occupies the first place seldom plays the principal part. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I am a hero worshiper. I love the number one tennis player. I love the number one baseball player. I want to see those records broken. -Martha Stewart

I love the market, it is my work, my play and my life. -Rene Rivkin

A lot of people are afraid to tell the truth, to say no. That's where toughness comes into play. Toughness is not being a bully. It's having backbone. -Robert Kiyosaki

Jazz is the big brother of the blues. If a guy's playing blues like we play, he's in high school. When he starts playing jazz it's like going on to college, to a school of higher learning. -B. B. King

As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round. -Ben Hogan

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

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

I'm not comfortable being around too many people. I don't like being out in public too much. I don't like going to bars. I don't like doing celebrity stuff. So most of the characters I play are people who don't always feel comfortable beyond their small circle of friends. -Adam Sandler

You go back to those films of the '40s and '50s and hear the dialogue, the way the people played off each other – the wordplay. I think we've really lost that in movies. -Clive Owen

I love to come in and play with a wig or glasses or clothes. I love using props. I'm from the Peter Sellers school of trying to prepare for the character. -Dan Aykroyd

I like to grow as an actor, and you can do that by playing parts that are unfamiliar to you and uncomfortable. -David Schwimmer

There's nothing like a play. It's so immediate and every performance is different. As an actor, you have the most control over what the audience is seeing. -David Schwimmer

Love is not love, without a violin playing goat. -Julia Roberts

If I get a script that's set in the jungle it goes to the bottom of the pile because I don't think the playgrounds are going to be very good there! I'm really aware of how lucky I am but I have the kind of job where I can bring my child to work. -Kate Beckinsale

For Ripley I learned to play some songs on the piano, and I never really played them again. -Matt Damon

Actors are responsible to the people we play. -Philip Seymour Hoffman

I work constantly but I work at a lot of different things. You know, I run a theater company in New York, I direct plays, act in plays, in movies, so I try to keep it eclectic. -Philip Seymour Hoffman

I don't want to play the fat guy or the friend for the rest of my life. -Sean Astin

What I find sometimes that is tricky is if actors are using too much of their own life in a picture, in a scene, they get locked into a particular way to play the scene, and it lacks an immediacy. -Tom Cruise

I loved Old School. I thought Old School was very different than a lot of the comedies that had come out. And that character I liked. I tried to ground him very much in reality and play him very much finding things important to him that are somewhat ridiculous. -Vince Vaughn

When you play it too safe, you're taking the biggest risk of your life. Time is the only wealth we're given. -Barbara Sher

My only problem is finding a way to play my fortieth fallen female in a different way from my thirty-ninth. -Barbara Stanwyck

Look, we play the Star Spangled Banner before every game. You want us to pay income taxes, too? -Bill Veeck

I could always flip between emotions and be available to suddenly do something new. I think it's a part of playing, and you hang onto it when you're a kid. -Dominic Monaghan

I always wanted to act, but I never thought it would be my profession. I thought that I'd end up doing other things, but that in the meantime I'd do plays. -Gael Garcia Bernal

You know, Motorcycle Diaries has no incredible stories, no sudden plot twists, it doesn't play that way. It's about recognizing that instance of change and embracing it. -Gael Garcia Bernal

Try and understand what part you have to play in the world in which you live. There's more to life than you know and it's all happening out there. Discover what part you can play and then go for it. -Ian Mckellen

I pray to be of service to the playwright, the audience, the other actors and my character. -Lusia Strus

I realized that I wanted to play characters and do traditional theatre. I wanted to make believe again. I like putting on a costume and pretending to be someone else for a few hours, and I have a great respect for playwrights. -Lusia Strus

I think if you play a character that is fearless, then it's boring. I think that's what was so incredible about Harrison Ford, is that he always seemed like he was never going to survive it, he's always scared, and yet he always does survive it somehow. -Oded Fehr

It's weird, because usually if you're British and you go to America you play baddies; but I play naughty people here and goodies in America. -Paul Bettany

I liked playing Morph in Mash and Peas and doing Phil Daniels in the Blur Rock Profile was a giggle too. -Paul Putner

I can tell you where I was when Kennedy was shot – which was in the common room at school. I heard about it on the old valve radio. At the time of Armstrong's landing, I was at university rehearsing a play. -Sam Neill

I enjoy some physical stuff. But if I had a choice between playing a scene where it's raining, it's terribly cold, I'm wet and I'm being drowned and playing a scene with dinosaur eggs in a laboratory, I'd probably take the latter. It's warmer and generally more comfortable! -Sam Neill

I think everybody's got different methods of working which suit the particular individual. Mine is to sort of play the part, and give 100%, to concentrate and focus on it while I'm actually working, but then leave it behind until the next day. -Sean Bean

I'm really an actor first. I'd love to do more straight plays. -Shuler Hensley

It's easier to play a dim character, for me, because I have a natural bent for comedy. It's not intrinsic for me to be crafty, so I would have to go outside for a source of origin. I think of myself as pretty dim. -Stephen Root

It doesn't bother me one iota that most of my career has been playing people who are not that – well, let's say that people wouldn't aspire to be like them. -Timothy Spall

If you're playing with the best, you just rise up to that level. -Tony Goldwyn

I think a lot of the instincts you have doing comedy are really the same for doing drama, in that it's essentially about listening. The way I approach comedy, is you have to commit to everything as if it's a dramatic role, meaning you play it straight. -Will Ferrell

I played Liddy Dole last year and met her as well. From the artful way she phrased it, I still don't know if she had actually seen me play her. She made it sound like it was good, but that's just a gift they have. -Ana Gasteyer

I'm not a standup, but I play one on TV. -Ana Gasteyer

You jot down ideas, memories, whatever, concerning your real life that somehow parallels the character you're playing, and you incorporate that in your scene work. -Chris Cooper

I think you have to find the humanity in the character and then the deterioration is a part of the process – the journey of the character. It's like playing King Lear. You can start off as a nice old man who finishes up crazy. -David Wenham

I've been in the studio experimenting on making a CD of my own. I'm trying out different producers, styles, sounds. With music, as opposed to acting, you are not playing a character. You are showing people who you are. I really want to have my spirit in it. -Emmy Rossum

Acting is a very personal process. It has to do with expressing your own personality, and discovering the character you're playing through your own experience – so we're all different. -Ian Mckellen

I don't make much distinction between being a stand-up comic and acting Shakespeare – in fact, unless you're a good comedian, you're never going to be able to play Hamlet properly. -Ian Mckellen

I think you always learn something in every character you play onstage, either personally or creatively. -Jared Harris

If you don't look like Rupert Graves or Hugh Grant, they'll have you playing the gardener. -Jared Harris

It is strange how your understanding of a play changes. It normally happens after a performance and you suddenly think, 'So that's what that line really means' – it's like a light going on. -Richard McCabe

I would not have so many scripts being driven by demographics. The play's the thing – not the 18-35 year old male age group. -Stephen Tobolowsky

Can you imagine Simon as a kid? His imaginary friends probably never wanted to play with him. -Paula Abdul

Like most people I can be lazy, so it's nice to have a goal or deadline or reason to work out. I feel better when I get to exercise, or when I'm outdoors. I like to hike, swim and run, and I love to play soccer. -Viggo Mortensen

Well, if you find a note tonight that sounds good, play the same damn note every night! -Count Basie

I, of course, wanted to play real jazz. When we played pop tunes, and naturally we had to, I wanted those pops to kick! Not loud and fast, understand, but smoothly and with a definite punch. -Count Basie

If you play a tune and a person don't tap their feet, don't play the tune. -Count Basie

Violin playing is a physical art with great traditions behind it. -Vanessa Mae

Do we want an Attorney General who will play politics with the law, play politics with the court and just play politics with international conventions designed to protect our troops? I do not want to play that kind of politics. I am going to vote against Alberto Gonzales. -Barbara Mikulski

I am a firm believer in free but fair trade. However the United States should not be on the losing end of trade agreements that are not enforced. It is time that we make China play fairly. -Elizabeth Dole

I want each and every West Virginian to have bragging rights. I want to stop playing defense and start playing offense. So, together, let us grab the reins of history. -Joe Manchin

Each and every Notary Public plays a crucial role in combating identity theft. They serve as our front line of defense and the public is safer because of the job they do. -Ken Salazar

With our Reserve and Guard units playing increasingly important roles in the war on terror and in Iraq, it is unacceptable to make them jump through any unnecessary hurdles. -Pat Roberts

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

You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure about you. We were born to manifest the glory of God that is within us. -Marianne Williamson

At Christmas play and make good cheer, for Christmas comes but once a year. -Thomas Tusser

I must tell you I take terrible risks. Because my playing is very clear, when I make a mistake you hear it. If you want me to play only the notes without any specific dynamics, I will never make one mistake. Never be afraid to dare. -Vladimir Horowitz

He was the only person caught in the collapse, and afterward, most of his work was recovered too, and it is still spoken of, when it is noted, with high regard, though seldom played. -William Gaddis

I see the player piano as the grandfather of the computer, the ancestor of the entire nightmare we live in, the birth of the binary world where there is no option other than yes or no and where there is no refuge. -William Gaddis

A horse is a thing of beauty… none will tire of looking at him as long as he displays himself in his splendor. -Xenophon

I can't play bridge. I don't play tennis. All those things that people learn, and I admire, there hasn't seemed time for. But what there is time for is looking out the window. -Alice Munro

It's now possible to play and take lessons from any place of the world. The concept of physical distance doesn't exist in the online world, and that is so cool! -Alexandra Kosteniuk

I was always a drama queen. I remember playing in the kitchen, trying to get my mom to think I was dead and call the police. When she didn't, I would cry. I was always theatrical. I don't think any of my relatives are surprised. -Amy Lee

I spend a lot of time copying saxophone players and trumpet players. Not to say that it is not important to listen to guitar players, but there's so much music out there and so many possibilities. I like anyone who plays any instrument. -Bill Frisell

In so many ways, it feels the same now when I play as the very first time I picked up the instrument. There's always this sound out there that's just a little bit beyond my reach and I'm trying to get there and that just sort of keeps me going. -Bill Frisell

As soon as I step on the court I just try to play tennis and don't find excuses. You know, I just lost because I lost, not because my arm was sore. -Goran Ivanisevic

It's fun to be there with the guys, to practice with them, arrange the balls, do this, do that, but when you play you can get some of this nervousness out of your system. -Goran Ivanisevic

Violence is used to portray what happens in a film. It only helps portray the actors and what they do. I think it is more about the story, when you have something to play off of. -Jake Lloyd

I'd rather go back to waitressing than play a character that I hate. -Julianna Margulies

Our enemies and our would-be enemies are working very hard at cyberterrorism… They're trying to level the playing field because they know they can't beat us tank for tank, plane for plane. -Curt Weldon

Life is a song – sing it. Life is a game – play it. Life is a challenge – meet it. Life is a dream – realize it. Life is a sacrifice – offer it. Life is love – enjoy it. -Sai Baba

I don't think I think when I play. I have a photographic memory for chords, and when I'm playing, the right chords appear in my mind like photographs long before I get to them. -Earl Hines

I just think we want to stay healthy, and I don't think we think about a sense of urgency. We realize how old we are, we realize we've been playing this game for a long time, but you know what? We're not done yet. -Karl Malone

I think we're a deeper team, a better team, we still have work to do… nothing is guaranteed, but hopefully we got the mentality to play on the road, and we're starting to get our home thing back in order now-if we can do that we'll be just fine. -Karl Malone

In college I had a weekend gig at a restaurant, a solo thing that was the best practice I could have ever had. That's where I learned to coordinate my singing and my piano playing. -Norah Jones

It is the prayer of my innermost being to realize my supreme identity in the liberated play of consciousness, the Vast Expanse. Now is the moment, Here is the place of Liberation. -Alex Grey

My goals have gone from being an all-star to just being able to play basketball. I always took for granted that I could play. Now I know what a gift it is. -Rebecca Lobo

There's nothing masculine about being competitive. There's nothing masculine about trying to be the best at everything you do, nor is there anything wrong with it. I don't know why a female athlete has to defend her femininity just because she chooses to play sports. -Rebecca Lobo

There is a lot of pressure put on me, but I don't put a lot of pressure on myself. I feel if I play my game, it will take care of itself. -LeBron James

To all the positions, I just bring the determination to win. Me being an unselfish player, I think that can carry on to my teammates. When you have one of the best players on the court being unselfish, I think that transfers to the other players. -LeBron James

Unless you're flat out dead, you have to think of some other questions like: what's on the other side? It brings up issues of God, or no God. How does he play into this? Or he, or she, or it? How does it all play into this? -Michael Keaton

You don't need to know who's playing on the White House tennis court to be a good president. -James Baker

Encourage kids to enjoy running and play in athletics. Don't force them to run too much competition. -Arthur Lydiard

Western States keep playing with, and around, Russia. -Aslan Maskhadov

Our first gig was a battle of the bands. We did 45 minutes of comedy and never played a note – and we won! -Cheech Marin

I am very happy to be signing for the best team in the world and especially proud to be the first Portuguese player to join United. -Cristiano Ronaldo

Lots of young players have triumphed at United, so why can't it happen to me? I'm not worried I'm young – it's an incentive to do the best I can. -Cristiano Ronaldo

It was kind of like they were just giving us a toy to play with, to do whatever we wanted with. -Steve Carell

The type of contract between players and producers is, I feel, antiquated in form and abstract in concept. We have no privacies which producers cannot invade, they trade us like cattle, boss us like children. -Teresa Wright

The struggle to get weapons is continuous, but the United States will aid us, if it finds Israel displaying a willingness for peace. -Yitzhak Rabin

I was always in trouble from an early age. I had a fraught relationship with my parents, who were very traditional. Doing plays at school was a joyous release. -Naveen Andrews

My message to the kids and our fans is hockey's a great game. There's a lot of hockey being played at all levels. Get involved, do it. We will be back and we will be back better than ever and hopefully as soon as possible. Don't give up on the game. It's too good. -Gary Bettman

If I don't practice the way I should, then I won't play the way that I know I can. -Ivan Lendl

My biggest challenge will be to play the totally submissive woman. It takes a toll on you when you play someone who's far removed from your personality. -Regina King

I started playing guitar kind of by accident. -Ryan Cabrera

For my part, I confess I seldom listen to the players: one has so much to do, in looking about and finding out one's acquaintance, that, really, one has no time to mind the stage. One merely comes to meet one's friends, and show that one's alive. -Frances Burney

The Scoutmaster teaches boys to play the game by doing so himself. -Robert Baden-Powell

A young musician plays scales in his room and only bores his family. A beginning writer, on the other hand, sometimes has the misfortune of getting into print. -Marguerite Yourcenar

You've achieved success in your field when you don't know whether what you're doing is work or play. -Warren Beatty

I am happy to play the bad man. -Amrish Puri

Context and memory play powerful roles in all the truly great meals in one's life. -Anthony Bourdain

When I get a chance to play golf or go on a boat with good people, take the boat out and put some lobsters on the grill, get the ice-cold beer and the cigars – that's heaven here on earth. -Bernie Mac

I've always slightly worried the kids who play football around my house. They know I'm an actor, but felt sorry for me because they'd never seen anything I've done. -Bill Nighy

It was a great experience for a kid, because it was a bunch of kids playing on pirate ships and water slides, so looking back on it, it was the fondest experience of my childhood. -Corey Feldman

I'd love to play a gangster but I think people might say I looked a bit too young and cheeky to play a character who'd just blown someones head off! -Dominic Monaghan

If we don't start playing better on defense, it's going to be hard. We can't just sit there and win shootouts. -William Thomas

To others we are not ourselves but performers in their lives cast for a part we do not even know we are playing. -Elizabeth Bibesco

The labour of the farmers, no doubt is of greater value than the financial capacity of the government and non-government institutions which can only play a supportive role. -Girma Woldegiorgis

As New Zealanders, we've been in on the United Nations from the very beginning, played a role in the drafting of the charter – it means a lot to us that those processes are followed. -Helen Clark

In Japan, you have no idea what they are saying, and they can't help you either. Nothing makes any sense. They're very polite, but you feel like a joke is being played on you the entire time you're there. -Bill Murray

Obviously, our children, who have been playing with their computers since the age of five or six, don't have quite the same brain as those who were brought up on wooden or metal toys, whose brains are certainly atrophied by comparison. -Claude Vorilhon

I think the motion picture industry is a stupid business and I despise acting the scenes in short snatches, one at a time. I hate this film work. I am disgusted with myself. On the stage I could never play a part unless I felt it with all my heart and soul. -Conrad Veidt

I was never a villain on the stage. I always played strong, sympathetic types. My first stage role with a speaking part, believe it or not, was as a priest. It wasn't until I began acting in films that the producers and directors saw me primarily as a bizarre villain. -Conrad Veidt

It is my greatest joy to live a really good part, even though it imposes great strain. An artist is tired but proud when he has created a great work of art. So it is with the actor who really lives a great role and is proud of the part he played. -Conrad Veidt

I still play jazz, and I've always got that trumpet very handy, but I'm coming to feel the classical venues are where my main focus is, in the realm of symphonic pops. -Doc Severinsen

Personally, I think young musicians need to learn to play more than one style. Jazz can only enhance the classical side, and classical can only enhance the jazz. I started out playing classical, because you have to have that as a foundation. -Doc Severinsen

What I want to bring back to superheroes with this project is a sense of play. Things have gotten so dreary. The heroes have gotten so ugly that even their muscles have muscles. -Frank Miller

By giving the public a rich and full melody, distinctly arranged and well played, all the time creating new tone colors and patterns, I feel we have a better chance of being successful. I want a kick to my band, but I don't want the rhythm to hog the spotlight. -Glenn Miller

I get nervous when they start shooting piano players. -Harry Nilsson

I heard that in the United States the level of baseball was the highest in the world. So it was only natural that I would want to go there, as a baseball player. -Ichiro Suzuki

The more that Japanese players go to the big leagues to play and succeed, the more that will serve to inspire young kids in Japan to want to become baseball players when they grow up. -Ichiro Suzuki

In all the horror films that I have done, all of those women were strong women. I don't feel I ever played the victim, although I was always in jeopardy. -Adrienne Barbeau

Yes, I know I've played these women, but I'm not really conniving at all. -Annette Bening

With each game I play, each season I play, everyone would agree with me, I'm running out of chances. -Brett Favre

I amused myself playing with the journalists. -Brigitte Boisselier

I went from a guy, kind of a working actor, a supporting player, to magazine covers and being offered the studio pictures really quickly. Nobody was comfortable with it. I wasn't really comfortable with it. -David Caruso

I like to play dress up, I'm in love with fashion. -Fantasia Barrino

You can't do anything to help your team win when you don't play. -Freddy Adu

Some people have said that I can 'hear' a hit song, meaning that I can tell the first time a song is played for me if it has potential. I have been able to hear some of the hits that way, but I can also 'feel' one. -Glen Campbell

I can never make up my mind if I'm happy being a flute player, or if I wish I were Eric Clapton. -Ian Anderson

I played, like, a year of piano until I learned the 'Pink Panther' theme. That was my goal. Once I was good enough, I quit. Now my music has to have some rock. -Jack Black

I mean, money people are usually quite brisk, but mine aren't, and they keep on giving me spaces so that I've been able to go on and do plays and films. -Jeremy Brett

The provocation with Holmes is the fact that he's described by Doyle as a man without a heart – all brain… and that's very difficult to play, or even indicate. -Jeremy Brett

I've played a lot of bad guys, 'cause that was the only work I could get. People saw my face and went 'oooh'. -Laurence Fishburne

Some of the fans here were not too sure about their club signing a player from their biggest rivals. Fortunately, we had a great season and won the League title for the first time in four years. Now, I think, everyone can say it was good business. -Luis Figo

There was interest from clubs in Italy and England, I believe. But I've never been attracted by the way they play in Italy. Staying in Spain was always my preference. -Luis Figo

But at a certain point, and I don't really know… people have asked me this. I don't know exactly what it was that pushed me towards directing, but I think it was a naive notion that if I directed I would be able to play all the roles. A kind of greed. -Peter Bogdanovich

I don't think that a company should own a studio and the network, and program for their own network. It hurts the creativity – it is not a level playing field. -Scott Bakula

Mentally, the only players who survive in the pros are the ones able to manage all their responsibilities. Everybody struggles in different ways. -Tom Brady

WIth football you can have up to 28 guys you consider starters, and if they can pick up the slack when some aren't playing so well, you don't have to turn those two game losing streaks into six-game losing streaks. -Tom Brady

I'm a self-taught musician aside from what I've been able to pick up from other players. -Walter Becker

My primary influences were the best jazz players from the 50's and 60's and later some of the pop people from the same time period along with the better of the well known blues musicians. -Walter Becker

I'm always looking, as an actor, for activities. I think it's far more interesting to watch what people do than what they say. You always want to watch behavior, because the dialogue as written by our illustrious leaders is great. Eminently playable. -Adam Baldwin

I was involved with drama departments since the 5th grade. I played at it. It was an escape. -Adam Baldwin

You can time a part perfectly and play it badly. And some people have very individual offbeat timing, which is their own. It works simply because they are who they are. -Alan Bates

After some time, with my eyes closed, I began to enjoy this wonderful play of colors and forms, which it really was a pleasure to observe. Then I went to sleep and the next day I was fine. I felt quite fresh, like a newborn. -Albert Hofmann

I spent a few years here in Memphis, in the late '70s and early '80s, where I was studying a lot of country blues players and their styles. So it seems like every record I'll do, I will appropriate these blues styles that I remember. -Alex Chilton

I love playing villains. -Alfred Molina

As a fiscal conservative, I believe one of the most important roles the federal government can play in assuring that our economy remains strong is to keep our fiscal house in order. -Allen Boyd

Come Christmas Eve, we usually go to my mom and dad's. Everybody brings one gift and then we play that game when we all steal it from each other. Some are really cool, others are useful and some are a bit out there. -Amy Grant

When my career first began, I didn't have children – so there's a whole lot of difference in the way I choose roles now. Not just films for my children, but how long I'm going to be away, and is Dad going to be home while I'm gone. That sort-of factor plays a part. -Amy Irving

Before, I was terrified on stage. I only play guitar during the acoustic songs. After a while, you can elicit certain responses from the crowd, like Elvis. -Andy Gibb

I've made a career over the last seventeen years of mostly playing men in uniform, especially cops. The one thing for an actor that is death, is if you're bored. The boredom will show in your work. -Benjamin Bratt

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

I can still play this game at a high level; I've proven that. I want to be home. I want to be close to my family. I want to be close to my foundation and my business interests. -Alonzo Mourning

My early influences were the Shadows, who were an English instrumental band. They basically got me into playing and later on I got into blues and jazz players. I liked Clapton when he was with John Mayall. I really liked that period. -Tony Iommi

Whoever sees no other aim in the game than that of giving checkmate to one's opponent will never become a good Chess player. -Max Euwe

I'm interested in playing old ladies because I am becoming one. And I want to become a very good one! -Tyne Daly

I'd like to imagine that in order to beat me a person would have to play almost perfect tennis. -Venus Williams

Natural science, does not simply describe and explain nature; it is part of the interplay between nature and ourselves. -Werner Heisenberg

In these negotiations we are not a helpless object, although great world powers are involved. We play an active role and try to influence our destiny; we have our own trump cards and we use them. -Alija Izetbegovic

I don't care what stage or what reason, as long as we're playing. -Billy Idol

There were so many great music and political scenes going on in the late '60s in Cambridge. The ratio of guys to girls at Harvard was four to one, so all of those things were playing in my mind. -Bonnie Raitt

I'm certain that it was an incredible gift for me to not only be friends with some of the greatest blues people who've ever lived, but to learn how they played, how they sang, how they lived their lives, ran their marriages, and talked to their kids. -Bonnie Raitt

When I played, I had a natural ability to jump and run, and I just wanted to get bigger and heavier. -Brady Anderson

I always knew I'd be in music in some sort of capacity. I didn't know if I'd be successful at it, but I knew I'd be doing something in it. Maybe get a job in a record store. Maybe even play in a band. I never got into this to be a star. -Bryan Adams

When I was younger, I was a robot. Wind her up and she plays tennis. -Chris Evert

One of the pleasures of being an actor is quite simply taking a walk in someone else's shoes. And when I look at the roles I've played, I'm kind of amazed at all the wonderful adventures I've had and the different things I've learned. -Willem Dafoe

I'm tired of being around men all the time. I'm going to start a band called Skirt with three girls and I'll play the guitar and sing backing vocals in drag. I went window shopping when I was in New York, saw a lot of amazing dresses. -Brian Molko

Mathematics is a game played according to certain simple rules with meaningless marks on paper. -David Hilbert

I come to play everyday. -David Ortiz

My mom had to beg the guys to let me play. I couldn't even play the drums right – Brian had to show me. -Dennis Wilson

'I don't want to grow up', Tom Waits said it. I live it. I put myself in a position to be a kid as long as I want to. I play loud music and scream for a living. -Jason Newsted

I'm busier than a busy person. People aren't scared to play this raucous, harsh music over radio speakers, so I think it's the perfect time to get in with some real serious, heavy bands. -Jason Newsted

It's such a beautiful sport, with no politics involved, no color, no class. Only as a youngster can you play and as a pro can you win. The game has kept me young, involved and excited and for me to be up here with gems of baseball. -Jack Buck

If I'm going to Hell, I'm going there playing the piano. -Jerry Lee Lewis

Because I'm not perfect looking, I get to play better roles. -Juliette Lewis

The thing is, I want to play real characters and not all girls can be pretty. The thing is, you get these girls who say 'I'm a character actor' then you see them in a role and nothing has really changed but the outfit. -Juliette Lewis

In the West, audiences think I am a stereotyped action star, or that I always play hitmen or killers. But in Hong Kong, I did a lot of comedy, many dramatic films, and most of all, romantic roles, lots of love stories. I was like a romance novel hero. -Chow Yun-Fat

One of the best things that ever happened to me was Rocky Horror being a total flop in New York as a play. I mean, it was a disaster, and it was the night of the long knives as far as the critics were concerned. -Tim Curry

I'm tired of the industry, tired of playing the whole game – the dressing up, the red carpet. I hate talking about myself. -Drea De Matteo

You need three or five hands to play Ligeti. -Alfred Brendel

For as long as I care to remember, religion, like the striptease, has always been a display of the power of suggestion. Like the Virgin Birth, it has all too often supported an immaculate deception. -Bernard Katz

I enjoy playing the band as the band. I 'be' the whole band and I'm playing the drums, I'm playing the guitar, I'm playing the saxophone. To me, the most wonderful thing about playing music is that. -Chick Corea

Personally, I would say the 'master' of this whole thing is fate… Whoever is on the playing field is fair game, and it's up to them to avoid being used. -Cliff Burton

I like jazz, but I could never play it. You just sit there with a guitar the size of a Chevy on your chest, wearing a stupid hat, playing the same solo for an hour. -Dave Mustaine

Usually, in the studio, on this sort of thing… you just go out and have a play over it, and see what comes, and it's usually – mostly – the first take that's the best one, and you find yourself repeating yourself thereafter. -David Gilmour

I'd think learning to play the guitar would be very confusing for sighted people. -Doc Watson

The greatest hockey player who ever lived: Bobby Orr, and I love him. -Donald Stewart Cherry

I'm an action player. I like to be aggressive. I don't like to be on the run. I like to feel like I have the fates in my hands and that through my skill or lack thereof I control my fate. -Eugene Jarvis

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

Whenever in future wars the battle is fought, armored troops will play the decisive role. -Heinz Guderian

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

The Olympics are a wonderful metaphor for world cooperation, the kind of international competition that's wholesome and healthy, an interplay between countries that represents the best in all of us. -John Williams

We're just being ourselves and having fun playing baseball. The biggest thing is when people look at our team, they can see that we're having a lot of fun. -Johnny Damon

It's getting better and better. You know, guys are feeling more comfortable and they are not afraid to speak up and be a leader. I mean, our team, we have 25 players, we have about 25 leaders, too. So whatever someone says, people listen. -Johnny Damon

I play with a fear of letting people down. That's what motivates me. -Jonny Wilkinson

I like to think I play rugby as it should be played – there are no yellow or red cards in my collection – but I cannot say I'm an angel. -Jonny Wilkinson

You're looking for players whose name on the front of the sweater is more important than the one on the back. I look for these players to play hard, to play smart and to represent their country. -Herb Brooks

I really try not to read the tennis articles, because a lot of times they're guessing at how a player is feeling, and I like to keep myself kind of open minded about how I'm feeling, rather than have someone else explain to me what's going on. -Jim Courier

You don't win tournaments by playing well and thinking poorly. -Lee Westwood

My heart is so light that it's amazing. I get to play all this grief, all this loss, all this disaster and chaos. It's hysterically funny. I am very light. -Linda Hamilton

I'm not going to be joining ZZ Top. You know they can't play my stuff. It's too complicated. -James Brown

God preordained, for his own glory and the display of His attributes of mercy and justice, a part of the human race, without any merit of their own, to eternal salvation, and another part, in just punishment of their sin, to eternal damnation. -John Calvin

I'm not an actress who can create a character. I play me. -Mary Tyler Moore

I never see failure as failure, but only as the game I must play and win. -Tom Hopkins

Comparisons are really no good in sport, especially if it is a comparison between different eras and generations, for there are so many variables that come into play, starting from the quality of the opposition to playing conditions. -Sunil Gavaskar

I'm always looking for a low-budget script with an interesting character to play. -Walter Koenig

Besides being a guitar player, I'm a big fan of the guitar. I love that damn instrument. -Steve Vai

I think that the game is the game. I think that expansion is good for the game because it gives more jobs to the people and more ballplayers can play, but I think the game is still the game. The ballplayers, they come into the game with one thing in mind – it's their job. -Tony Oliva

The people who run the game, they are the ones who want to change it and make people believe that it's different somehow. It's not different, the only difference is that some ballplayers today have a chance for a four- or five-year contract and they can make big money. -Tony Oliva

I'm playing pretty good now, but my ranking doesn't say that. I'm number two. -Vijay Singh

It doesn't much concern me if Tiger plays in the tournament or no. -Vijay Singh

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

There's not a thing that any of you guys can say bad about me that would hurt my feelings… I'm not coming at you, what I'm saying is that, I'm willing to take that heat for my team, if we're playing well or if we're not playing well. -Vince Carter

I never played politics, I was never a party girl, and I never slept with any of the producers. -Ann Miller

Honestly, I have had to live like a high priestess in this show. It is a very, very lonely life. When you work the way I work – that means hard – there's no time for play. -Ann Miller

I'm thrilled, I'm grateful, I'm blessed. I played for the world's greatest professional sports team in history. Once a Dallas Cowboy, always a Dallas Cowboy. -Bob Hayes

The kids wait for it to be organized. They want to go play all of these tournaments, for a little practice time. I learned my skills by dropping the puck just with the kids. I think that's missing today. -Bobby Orr

If I can't play for big money, I play for a little money. And if I can't play for a little money, I stay in bed that day. -Bobby Riggs

If anyone asks you what kind of music you play, tell him 'pop.' Don't tell him 'rock'n'roll' or they won't even let you in the hotel. -Buddy Holly

I am here to play women's tennis. I'm a lady. Predominantly, most of the time I always like to play ladies. -Serena Williams

I love this pedal to death. The only way you could keep me from playing one is by chopping off my legs! -Kirk Hammett

I have seen many ladies displaying different styles and different styles displaying ladies. -Navjot Singh Sidhu

I didn't want to fall into the trap of competing with all these other great guitar players. I just want to sidestep the whole thing and get out of the race. -Kirk Hammett

Guitar players in the nineties seem to be reacting against the technique oriented eighties. -Kirk Hammett

For me it's the instrument. If I want to think of a flute and the state of the arts I hear a vibrato; I don't know what a flute is unless the person plays it for me. -Morton Feldman

You can't play a symphony alone, it takes an orchestra to play it. -Navjot Singh Sidhu

I would also like to thank my father who discouraged me from playing the violin at an early age. -Paul Desmond

The file is a gzipped tar file. Your browser is playing tricks with you and trying to be smart. -Rasmus Lerdorf

Do not be misled by what you see around you, or be influenced by what you see. You live in a world which is a playground of illusion, full of false paths, false values and false ideals. But you are not part of that world. -Sai Baba

I didn't plan on rock-n-roll. I wanted to learn jazz; I got to know some people doing rock-n-roll with jazz, and I thought I could make some money playing music. -Robby Krieger

If you play more than two chords, you're showing off. -Woody Guthrie

Half the time I feel like I'm appealing to the downer freaks out there. We start to play one downer record after another until I begin to get down myself. Give me something from 1960 or something; let me get up again. The music of today is for downer freaks, and I'm an upper. -Wolfman Jack

Achilles was like a rock star of his day so it made sense to have Brad Pitt playing him. -Wolfgang Petersen

Ninety-nine percent of the world's lovers are not with their first choice. That's what makes the jukebox play. -Willie Nelson

You can play a shoestring if you're sincere. -John Coltrane

What I like about playing America is you can be pretty sure you're not going to get hit with a full can of beer when you're singing and I really enjoy that! -Joe Strummer

I'm not at all fed up with British films, but I am fed up with playing upper-class people. -Kristin Scott Thomas

I was a writer. I just wasn't a very good one. I was lucky enough to have a playwriting teacher who told me that I'd be a better actor than I would a playwright. -Liev Schreiber

I have gone from a player who thought he would spend his whole career with one organization to a player who's been with three organizations in a week. It's like rotisserie baseball. -Mike Piazza

Yes, hard is good. When I was in high school, I spent a lot of time on my knees playing with balls. I guess it was only natural that I became a catcher. -Mike Piazza

You can't get real happy or real depressed when you play baseball. Baseball is a great sport in that it offers a player a lot of opportunities for atonement. -Mike Piazza

I long for the days when athletes were revered. I want to see the romance return to sports, to see people enjoy the game purely for the game and the players. -Mike Piazza

Sleeping is forbidden at the age of 22. It's all work and no play. -Usher

There were a lot of times where there was a great deal of fodder recorded and played, because there was a market for it – just as there is today. And there were more bad bands than there were good bands – I think that should always be remembered. -Woody Herman

Will this new play be good or bad? Nothing else matters. Nothing at all. -Terence Rattigan

A playwright must be his own audience. A novelist may lose his readers for a few pages; a playwright never dares lose his audience for a minute. -Terence Rattigan

I conceived of an instrument that would create sound without using any mechanical energy, like the conductor of an orchestra. The orchestra plays mechanically, using mechanical energy; the conductor just moves his hands, and his movements have an effect on the music artistry. -Leon Theremin

It doesn't matter who is playing or how old they are. I just worry about what I can control. It doesn't give me more or less motivation. -Monica Seles

He's one of those managers you'd give your left leg to play for. -Colin Cooper

I'd rather play in front of a full house than an empty crowd. -Johnny Giles

There is nothing better than playing a bad girl for two months, then turning around and playing someone sweet. Films give you this opportunity. -Amy Weber

My musical background is like almost every non classical musician in the world. One day a special record was heard and that was it. I was hooked, started trying to play various instruments and was off to bar land to become a rock star. What else? -Kevin Johnson

To meet my goals, I couldn't let up when I was playing tennis. -Tracy Austin

I was planning to be a baseball player until I ran into something called a curveball. And that set me back. -Ben Chandler

Some of the money going to the rookies can now be spent on people who have proved their worth. After all, the average playing life of a pro football player is about eight years and it is only fitting that the veterans get something for their efforts. -Bob Lilly

I think Jim Taylor was very underrated, never hear much about him. We played Green Bay every year in exhibition, and generally we played them every couple of years in regular season. And I always thought he was a fierce competitor. -Bob Lilly

We started playing the Baltimore Colts early, and I was still very impressed with Johnny Unitas, who just passed away recently. I thought he was one of the best quarterbacks at the time when I was very young, he was in his prime. -Bob Lilly

Today, free agency takes away a lot of your heroes, they go somewhere else. Some of them don't but a lot of them do-take the higher offer to go somewhere else. And, it turns the fans off because they get attached to the players. -Bob Lilly

Walking is the natural recreation for a man who desires not absolutely to suppress his intellect but to turn it out to play for a season. All great men of letters have therefore been enthusiastic walkers. -Leslie Stephen

I listen to other guitar players, yeah. It gives me new concepts and shows me where the instrument is going for the future and it is going some places. There are some musicians who are really putting out a good vibe with new theories. I try and keep up. -George Benson

The greatest guitar player in the world today for me is Paco de Lucia, who is actually Spanish. -George Benson

My whole career from the early 70s on has been mind-blowing. I didn't imagine in my life that I would ever be considered a guitar player first of all because I started off as a singer. -George Benson

As my career has progressed, I've had the pleasure of playing with the baddest jazz cats on the planet. But that doesn't change my desire to entertain folks. That's really who I am. -George Benson

A lot of places we go, when they see the organ coming in, they're expecting rock and roll, but after they hear us play they like it. To me, guitar cuts through-it carries more than organ. But organ has got more guts. -Wes Montgomery

It's so logical and so simple. Fat is the backup fuel system. The role it plays in the body is that when there's no carbohydrate around, fat will become the primary energy fuel. That's pretty well known. -Robert Atkins

You have to love the guy that you play, even if you play the villain, you've got to love him. -Andy Garcia

The Congress has historically played covert communal politics in order to create what in India we call vote banks where you pit one community against another and so on in order to secure votes. -Arundhati Roy

As soon as white folks say a play's good, the theater is jammed with blacks and whites. -August Wilson

Jazz in itself is not struggling. That is, the music itself is not struggling… It's the attitude that's in trouble. My plays insist that we should not forget or toss away our history. -August Wilson

For me, the original play becomes an historical document: This is where I was when I wrote it, and I have to move on now to something else. -August Wilson

I know some things when I start. I know, let's say, that the play is going to be a 1970s or a 1930s play, and it's going to be about a piano, but that's it. I slowly discover who the characters are as I go along. -August Wilson

Christianity affects your whole life. I feel I'm more competitive, a better player, but off the field is where there is always a battle. -Barry Sanders

It was a wonderful experience to play in the NFL, and I have no regrets. I truly will miss playing for the Lions. I consider the Lions' players, coaches, staff, management and fans my family. I leave on good terms with everyone in the organization. -Barry Sanders

I want to thank all of the fans and media who made playing in the NFL such a wonderful experience. I have had the pleasure of meeting many of them. -Barry Sanders

I have no distributor… it is indicative to me that there are these pockets of players and collectors all over. You should see the correspondence I get from over the world letting me know how significant they think I am. I know that wherever I go, I am well received. -Bill Dixon

The magic of playing has to do with how much everyone wants it to succeed. If you have five players in a situation where the music is being improvised and one is determined it is not going to succeed, it won't succeed even if one of the musicians takes control. -Bill Dixon

I do not, as a rule, do encores. When I have finished playing, I have indeed finished playing. I have nothing left; there has been no reserve. -Bill Dixon

I have been using delay and reverberation since the middle 1960s. I use them to make what is almost inaudible to the ear, audible. I do not use them to play loudly but to make the higher harmonics heard. -Bill Dixon

Without question, no hesitation, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was the best player I ever played against. -Bill Walton

Bill Russell was my favorite player of all-time. -Bill Walton

At 49, I can say something I never would have said when I was a player, that I'm a better person because of my failures and disgraces. -Bill Walton

I could never play the ingenue, the girl next door or the very successful young doctor. That would be a bore. -Jennifer Jason Leigh

We were playing, not for the drunks, but for the musicians, because it was more intellectually challenging. We needed somewhere to put our energy to show that we were growing, and as we started to achieve this, people came to hear us musically. -Ronnie Hawkins

Wherever there are rock 'n' rollers, we'll play. That's what we've been doing for more than 30 years – rock 'n' roll. It's made me everything from an honorary mayor to honorary member of a motorcycle gang. -Ronnie Hawkins

It is requisite for the relaxation of the mind that we make use, from time to time, of playful deeds and jokes. -Thomas Aquinas

I don't think I could have ever had a career as a pianist because I never ever wanted to play the notes the way they were written, I was too sloppy to learn them quite right. -Jerry Hunt

I taught myself to play the piano. I've always been able to play, the minute I could get my hands up. I've always wanted to play the piano. It's the only instrument I've ever really liked, and it's the only one that's ever interested me. -Jerry Hunt

The moment you start to talk about playing music, you destroy music. It cannot be talked about. It can only be played, enjoyed and listened to. -John McLaughlin

You can have the greatest player in terms of mastering an instrument and you could be yawning your head off when you hear them. So, it's not what you do, but the way you're doing it and in the end that's all that we have. -John McLaughlin

At the risk of sounding hopelessly romantic, love is the key element. I really love to play with different musicians who come from different cultural backgrounds. -John McLaughlin

I'm a competitive person and it is in my nature to try hard in every match I play. The only time I'm not competitive is when I'm playing against my mom. -Michael Chang

Writing and singing does give me some kind of release from the demons of my past, it is a therapy of sorts, but to be honest, my marriage played a more important role in the acceptance of myself than performance has ever done. -Michelle Shocked

I like the idea of playing in unison with yourself. -Richard Thompson

I'm glad there are a lot of guitar players pursuing technique as diligently as they possibly can, because it leaves this whole other area open to people like me. -Richard Thompson

You feel quite distant by playing at huge stadiums year after year, where you only can see a great darkness in front of you. -Robert Plant

Interplay and interaction are the integral parts of music – they're as important as the notes. -John McLaughlin

What is the best music is impossible to define. Just because it's played by a virtuoso player, doesn't mean it's great music. It might not reflect the soul of a people, which is really my criteria for great music. -Mickey Hart

A screenplay is not a finished product; a novel is. A screenplay is a blueprint for something – for a building that will most likely never be built. -Nicholas Meyer

I'm sick of all these knights in shining armor parts, I want to do something worthwhile like plays and films that have something to say. -Tyrone Power

Technique! The very word is like a shriek of outraged Art. It is the idiot name given to effort by those who are too weak, too weary, or too dull to play the game. The mighty have no theory of technique. -Leonard Bacon

The pressure makes me more intent about each shot. Pressure on the last few holes makes me play better. -Nancy Lopez

When I have sat at home with this God-given talent for music for a long time, somebody approaches me out of the blue and asks me to play for them. It's almost as though there's a force somewhere which is saying 'no sittin' around, out you go! -Jeremy Spencer

I just try to do what I have to do and let the people out there do what they have to do, which is have fun, scream, yell and jump around. I try to do what I have to do, which is play baseball, and I can only play in that piece of area there, so that's what I try to do. -Pedro Martinez

I was improvising before I was reading music. I was just trying to play things on the clarinet by ear. I think my ear is one of my greatest assets. -Pete Fountain

You know, it's funny… when you're making money, people don't think you're playing jazz. Now when you're not making money, people think that you're a good jazz musician. -Pete Fountain

My dad wanted me to play when I was a kid, so I learned to play the guitar. I pursued a career in music because I love it so much and I enjoy what it does to those who hear it. -Randy Travis

They played so good it was frightening. And I, of course, being young, was in awe of everything that was going on and rightly so. I mean, it was too good to believe. -Ray Brown

We had to do a lot of rehearsals to get it so that it was playable. What it did was make you practice. That's good for any musician to have that kind of pressure. It brings things out of you that might not come out if you don't have to reach for something all the time. -Ray Brown

I've been playing against older and stronger competition my whole life. It has made me a better tennis player and able to play against this kind of level despite their strength and experience. -Maria Sharapova

I don't follow other players or the tournaments they play. I have my own schedule and do my own thing. I never really think, 'Oh, I want to be or play like so-and-so.' I just like being myself. -Maria Sharapova

I play the way I do because it allows me to come up with the sickest sounds possible. That's the point now isn't it? -Jeff Beck

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

Once I was checking to hotel and a couple saw my ring with Blues on it. They said, 'You play blues. That music is so sad.' I gave them tickets to the show, and they came up afterwards and said, 'You didn't play one sad song.' -Buddy Guy

I'm going through a divorce now. This is the second one, and like baseball, I'm not gonna get three strikes. I've been living by myself for five years and I'm very comfortable. I can play my guitar when I want to. -Buddy Guy

Some Marines made fun of the fact that I had done plays and studied poetry, but then I won the award for physical training. -David Hunt

I know he played on the last record but I don't wake up in the middle of the night thinking of Eric Clapton. -Jack Bruce

It was amazing that a play that seems dated in this world… A man whose best friend is a six-foot white rabbit… But it caught on, especially with young people – they surprised me most of all. -James Stewart

I lasted one night. They said my playing spoiled people's appetites. -James Stewart

'Authoring tools' are terrible; there is almost no software that can create closed captions for media players. And of course there is no training. TV captioning is bad enough, and this stuff is generally worse. -Joe Clark

The same music is playing on the radio in San Francisco, New York, Washington DC and Annapolis. Everywhere you go there's the same artists and same songs by them, over and over again. At some stations they play the same songs 50 to 60 times a week. -John Hall

I just play to good people; they seem to like what I do, and the more they like it, the more I play. -John Hunter

Yeah, I was a local hero. It was great for me, 'cos I had a full house every night all night seven nights a week for five years that I played. The next five years I just played five days a week, but I still had a full house every night. -John Hunter

I'm not as surprised in going from playing 1,000 seats to 4,000 seats as I was from 100 to 500 seats. -John Mayer

I'm getting to a point where everything is becoming streamlined in my life. I'm learning how to stand onstage for two hours and play in front of thousands of people as if I am completely in the moment every moment. -John Mayer

It's true I don't tolerate fools but then they don't tolerate me, so I am spiky. Maybe that's why I'm quite good at playing spiky elderly ladies. -Maggie Smith

I do like to write but I also like to get and out and play. I am losing track of all the Cooper versions that I do – I have one for Iceland, different one over here. -Michael Owen Bruce

When I joined the band, being that I was going to take this up as a profession, I realized that there were no two finer guitar players in the world that I'd rather play with. -Michael Davis

For an actor, it's great fun to play one of these hungry white sharks. Audiences love to hate them. -Michael Douglas

I can never read this book, just like I can never see a movie that I wrote a screenplay for. I can read it and see it physically, but I can't accurately judge it. I'm too close to it. If I read it ten times I'll have ten different reactions. -Richard Price

I'd love to be a saxophonist. I don't know why, but I pretend I'm the saxophonist when I listen to music. I have about as much chance playing the sax as I do learning how to fly. -Richard Price

I like characters with problems. I like to understand them… To play alcoholics, fetishists, strange girls, you have to dig deep within yourself. It's 'elsewhere' that interests me. -Marie Trintignant

Only in a novel are all things given full play. -D. H. Lawrence

Winning the Pulitzer is not that big a deal. I have seen hundreds of plays that have won the prize and you couldn't sit half way through it. The Pulitzer is a common prize that means very little. -Richard Harris

The human voice is the most beautiful instrument of all, but it is the most difficult to play. -Richard Strauss

I'm really normal. I play football, go to the beach, drive. We have dogs. I can imagine people calling me a character, but I'm Joe Straight. -River Phoenix

I'd like to play every type of character, but only once. I like to expierence things. -River Phoenix

You don't really know a song until you play it live. -Robert Smith

Each time I play a song it seems more real. -Robert Smith

It's a miracle was the last track recorded for the album, we based it on the rhythm from the middle of 'Late Home Tonight, where there's Graham Broad playing lots and lots of drums with me shouting in the background, pretending to be a mad Arab leader. -Roger Waters

Jimi Hendrix played loud and free, Sergeant Pepper was real to me. -Al Stewart

Louis Armstrong playing trumpet on the Judgment Day. -Al Stewart

My father would take me to the playground, and put me on mood swings. -Jay London

The oldest form of theater is the dinner table. It's got five or six people, new show every night, same players. Good ensemble; the people have worked together a lot. -Michael J. Fox

I had all the usual ambition growing up. I wanted to be a writer, a musician, a hockey player. I wanted to do something that wasn't nine to five. Acting was the first thing I tried that clicked. -Michael J. Fox

For 70 nights, right across America, I've been getting out there with two ex-lovers and we've been playing songs which are so specific about each of us, you just wouldn't know. We're friends now but we can't forget what happened between us. -Stevie Nicks

Look what venison does to a goofy guitar player from Detroit? I'm going to be 54 this year and if I had any more energy I'd scare you. -Ted Nugent

I'm closer to being happy. I'm doing things that make me happy. In football I loved to practice and I loved to play, but I hated to be in meetings, hated to talk to the media, hated to have cameras in my face, hated to sign autographs. I hated to do all those things. -Ricky Williams

Though pleas'd to see the dolphins play, I mind my compass and my way. -Matthew Green

Out there in the spotlight you're a million miles away and every ounce of energy you try to give away as the sweat pours out your body like the music that you play. -Jon English

I didn't want to play a lawyer. I didn't want to play a doctor. I didn't want to play a single dad. I wanted to do something I felt I could learn from, something that would be a challenge and something that would not dry up. -William Petersen

If I stayed a football player, my career would have been over 20 years ago. As it is, my knees are shot. I found I got the same good feeling in acting that I had in sports, but I found I could have a more profound impact on people. -William Petersen

Cricket needs brightening up a bit. My solution is to let the players drink at the beginning of the game, not after. It always works in our picnic matches. -Paul Hogan

I got bored with the old way – it came too easy. I worked until I could play and chord changes at any tempo in any key, and then said 'What else is there?' Now I'm finding out. -Don Ellis

To be a true artist you have to play the way you feel – not the way others think you should feel. -Don Ellis

A personal offense is like a scratch on a phonograph record. I couldn't move my thoughts beyond my pain. It kept repeating, as if I were stuck within its grooves. There was only one way to play beyond it. I had to forgive them, so my heart could take its form again. -Laurel Lea

I haven't accomplished everything that I want to yet in my career, that's why I'm still playing. I just know that I still have something left inside of me to accomplish, and I don't know exactly what that is. Hopefully, I'll know one day soon. -Mary Pierce

I have made that one of my policies never to play anything that I've already put on record. -Sam Rivers

The crowd paid little or no respect to every player out there tonight. -Bob Anderson

Once I grew from 6'1' to about 6'6', by that time I was going into 12th grade, and that's when I started wanting to play basketball, because, pretty much basketball players always got the girl. -Eric Williams

I played baseball, and that's pretty much it. Basketball came late, this was, basketball was the sport that I tried to master, I kind of mastered baseball, so basketball was one of those things where I wanted to master this game, so that's why I probably play it the way I do. -Eric Williams

My mental approach is totally different. My coach predicated everything on defense. He always talked about defense, defense, defense. I took it to heart that if you play defense, you can take the heart from an offensive player. -Eric Williams

A good athlete always mentally replays a competition over and over, even in victory, to see what might be done to improve the performance the next time. -Frank Shorter

Because we should always respect other nationalities, I have always tried to play them with dignity. -Ricardo Montalban

I am the most loyal player money can buy. -Don Sutton

The time when there is no one there to feel sorry for you or to cheer for you is when a player is made. -Tim Duncan

I wasn't athletic. I played baseball, but I was terrible. -Matt Long

Anybody who plays the stock market not as an insider is like a man buying cows in the moonlight. -Daniel Drew

Its super to play with Martina, and she has huge amounts of talent. We have a lot of fun. -Mary Pierce

I'm a minor player in my own life story. -Tony Wilson

Lots of people I know have bootlegged tapes of performances and if they play it I will be transported back sometimes with happiness, sometimes with horror. -Chris Bailey

I had different bands. I played with the Acoustic Warriors for the most part, without girl singers. It was the same kind of sound, acoustic guitar, bass, with violin and sometimes accordion, and the guys would sing, that kind of thing. -Dan Hicks

There's some pictures of me playing hollow bodies, but I never last long. I always come back to the acoustic. -Dan Hicks

I love playing live now more than ever. I enjoy it, I think it keeps you young. -Dave Davies

I'm going to try to enjoy the All-Star break, hope my players reflect on what happened the first half of the season, come back with a different attitude, try to find our solution on how to win it. -Don Baylor

I'm a fair manager, put it that way. I like to be fair with the players, but there's a time for discipline. -Don Baylor

Playing for Yogi is like playing for your father; playing for Billy is like playing for your father-in-law. -Don Baylor

After all my years of doing instrumental music I still like just a simple instrumental song with a nice catchy melody and an opportunity to play a solo over a harmonic structure. -Stanley Clarke

Well, I guess the sexual abuse by Mel Phillips in a sense, he had a fetish for feet. He used to play with my feet and other kids' feet, and that was his thing. -Tom Cole

I remember once when I told Lindsay Anderson at a party that acting was just a sophisticated way of playing cowboys and Indians he almost had a fit. -John Hurt

I am not an enormous believer in research being the be-all and end-all. I get suspicious when I read about actors spending six months in a clinic, say, in order to play someone who is sick. -John Hurt

I love playing strong women, even if they're nuts. -Karen Black

I've been invited to do a trio with a fantastic jazz guitarist and a harmonica player. -Karen Black

Anytime you play a finalist it's going to be a challenge. -Steve Nash

We've been playing ugly. Without all of our bodies, we've been kicking it all over the shop, but fortunately we've been able to make the big buckets and rely on our defense for once. -Steve Nash

Our centers spread the floor, shoot the three and block shots. We can play pick and pop. -Steve Nash

The playoffs are the playoffs. You just play who is put in front of you. -Steve Nash

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

The NBA has the best point guards in the world, so it is important that I come ready to play every night. -Steve Nash

People have always doubted whether I was good enough to play this game at this level. I thought I was, and I thought I could be. What other people thought was really always irrelevant to me. -Steve Nash

My father was a soccer player. All my friends played basketball though, so I stuck with basketball. -Steve Nash

I remember growing up always loving the guitar. I used to love to watch the people play on the Country Western shows on TV. My folks told me that when I was just a toddler, I used to pretend I was playing a guitar on a toothpick. -Carl Wilson

I had been playing for about a year and a half when the Beach Boys formed. When our folks went to Mexico on business, we would take the food money they had left us and we would rent instruments. -Carl Wilson

I like listening to good music – and I can't stop playing my album. -Robbie Williams

Some of the money from the senior players goes to helping out the younger kids. It is from the players' pool, the fines for being late and so on. Some will go to something like the tsunami appeal and some to helping out young players. -John Terry

There are a lot of young players here right now, and these guys are going to eventually learn as they go. Next year we can't use that as an excuse that we had so many young players on the team. -Jerry Rice

I am a lefty, though I bat right-handed… When I was a kid I pitched, played first, outfield and shortstop as well. Now it's mainly softball with some friends. -Josh Charles

One of the perks of being an actor is to get to meet athletes that you respect. Especially who played before my time. Brooks Robinson is one of those athletes; they just don't make them any nicer. -Josh Charles

There are several insights at the heart of the A's system that I think are wonderful for baseball. One, that it's a team game. That no one player is going to make that much of a difference to your team, so for god's sake don't go blow a quarter of your budget on one guy. -Michael Lewis

The Red Sox are the local scapegoats. It's hard enough to play baseball without being the local scapegoat too. -Michael Lewis

One of the characteristics of plays that are made into films is that they can be very talky. -Tom Wilkinson

You don't know who you messing with man, I slap people for fun. That's what I do man! You wanna play rough, huh, I kill for fun! -Chris Tucker

I honestly can't characterize my style in words. It seems that whatever comes to me naturally, I play. -Coleman Hawkins

I made the tenor sax – there's nobody plays like me and I don't play like anybody else. -Coleman Hawkins

Some people say there was no jazz tenor before me. All I know is I just had a way of playing and I didn't think in terms of any other instrument but the tenor. -Coleman Hawkins

When I go home, I play with my baby dolls and strollers and diaper bags, and play with my sisters. -Dakota Fanning

I've always wanted to be an actress, ever since I was a little girl. I've always played the mom and I play my sister as the daughter. I wanted to be an actress on television and movies instead of just around the house. -Dakota Fanning

ER was one of my favourites. I played a car accident victim who has leukemia. I got to wear a neck brace and nose tubes for the two days I worked. -Dakota Fanning

Courtney Love is really cool and funny. I would like to meet Julia Roberts and Cameron Diaz. I think I could play their daughters. -Dakota Fanning

For me to go back and to play for audiences some of whom have been following me for thirty years and some who have found me in the last five or six years, that's really an interesting thing. I have an audience that goes from kids to seventy year olds. -David Cassidy

In order to be a star performer you have to have someone to play against. -Frank Oz

I wonder why I keep playing such intelligent people? -John Glover

There's more depth to Lionel. What I am finding so interesting about playing him is there's all these different layers. I prefer playing Lionel because he's a human being. -John Glover

Most people compliment me on maintaining my femininity while I'm on the court. People like the fact that I model. My fans or little girls always say they want to play sports, but also want to be a model like me and I think that's great. -Lisa Leslie

In S Club I played a role in a band, but now I can go off and be me – My horizon's wide open now. It's scary and it's daunting, but it's an absolute thrill. I feel brand new! -Rachel Stevens

I do what I did as a hobby as a kid, you know, and make a living at it. And I just feel like I'm one of the luckiest guys in the world 'cuz I get paid to make toys and play with them. -Rick Baker

We met in Cracker. I played a maniac fan who murders a policeman and she did my makeup. I thought anyone interested in me looking like that must have genuinely liked me. -Robert Carlyle

I'm in four different films this year, and I have four different accents. I sound different in every film. You have to love a character to play it well, and change in my work is what I want. -Robert Carlyle

You can't make a living as a playwright. You can barely scrape by. -Sam Shepard

Film acting is really the trick of doing moments. You rarely do a take that lasts more than 20 seconds. You really earn your spurs acting onstage. I needed to do that for myself. I would hate to say at the end of everything that I never did a stage play. -Sam Shepard

Watergate was unique because it allowed the public to play its democratic role in expressing its outrage at the presidency. And as a result, for the first time in history a president resigned. -Samuel Dash

All of my activities are so pedestrian. The extreme sport I play is ping pong. And we play it hard. If any of you suckers want to step up to the table, be ready. -Seth Green

Describing Woodstock as the 'big bang,' I think that's a great way to describe it, because the important thing about it wasn't how many people were there or that it was a lot of truly wonderful music that got played. -David Crosby

Days of wine and roses laugh and run away, like a child at play. -Johnny Mercer

If you have the opportunity to play this game of life you need to appreciate every moment. a lot of people don't appreciate the moment until it's passed. -Kanye West

They say you can rap about anything except for Jesus, that means guns, sex, lies, video tapes, but if I talk about God my record won't get played Huh? -Kanye West

Before there was any talk of a movie, people would sometimes ask me what actors I would imagine playing these characters. And the only thing I could ever say is: I have such a clear idea of these characters that they'd have to play themselves. -Michael Cunningham

It was a show that you played at home and you're saying to the contestant do this and do that. When you at home are involved in yelling at the screen, then you know you've got an audience. -Monty Hall

Show class, have pride, and display character. If you do, winning takes care of itself. -Bear Bryant

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

I don't see any reason to quit playing. I'll be doing this at least till I get to a hundred and something. You know, I ain't got far to go. But I'm still going to be playing, as long as I have good ideas, and can play as I do. -Claude Williams

If you don't like affirmative action, what is your plan to guarantee a level playing field of opportunity? -Maynard Jackson

When you coach as long as I did, you can't help but miss those Saturdays – dealing with the players, the game preparation, the challenges, the excitement. -Tom Osborne

Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood. -Fred Rogers

God wills to be displayed and known and loved and cherished and worshiped. -John Piper

I'm 42 and the age of a guy who has kids, so I guess I'm playing right where I'm supposed to be. I'm comfortable with that, but in the same breath I'd do something edgy. If someone came to me and offered me an edgy and funny story, then I'd do it. -Eddie Murphy

In the original script, my character was a basketball player rather than a boxer. I didn't think I could pull that off. I'm a little short to be a basketball player! -Eddie Murphy

She knows as well as anyone that pity, having played, soon tires. -Edwin Arlington Robinson

I think when I began, I played distortion more than the guitar. The results of my strumming. Now I play the twang of the string, which is a lot closer to the source of the sound making. -Ian Williams

There's only so much you can do until you get on set and see the aesthetics of what you're dealing with. Then you see what the other players are giving to you. It's all about the transfer of energy between different actors. -Karl Urban

Most horror films fail to scare me. I think 'The Ring' plays more as a psychological thriller. It's smarter, there's more character development and some of the themes explored go a little deeper. -Martin Henderson

An investigator starts research in a new field with faith, a foggy idea, and a few wild experiments. Eventually the interplay of negative and positive results guides the work. By the time the research is completed, he or she knows how it should have been started and conducted. -Donald Cram

Jordan seeks to play only one role, that of a model state. It is our aim to set an example for our Arab brethren, not one that they need follow but one that will inspire them to seek a higher, happier destiny within their own borders. -Hussein of Jordan

I'm not good enough to be playin' much acoustic guitar onstage. Man, you gotta get so right; I mean, the tones, the feel, the sound. Plus, acoustic blues guitar is just that much harder on the fingers. -Johnny Winter

John Henry Lloyd is the man I gave the credit to for polishing my skills. He taught me how to play third base and how to protect myself. John taught me more baseball than anyone else. -Judy Johnson

Israel is one of the easiest places to play ball. When I say easy I am referring to the easy lifestyle an athlete has while in Israel. It's very easy to get around the country, because it's so small. -Michael Kennedy

Writing a play, you start with less, so more is demanded of you. It's as if you have to not only write a symphony, but invent the instruments as well. -David Ives

You got to play the flute as a flute, like that. You can't play like a tenor concept on soprano; it sounds wrong. But some guys do it, and they think it's O.K., but not so! -Jerome Richardson

Hey, look at this guy Kenny G. with his thing, walking up and down the aisles of the concert hall and running off the stage and playing the same time. It's old hat! -Jerome Richardson

What I'd like to get across is try your best to be yourself. I realize there are those who are much further along than you are; there are stars, but learn to be who you are and to play yourself. Be confident in that fact. -Jerome Richardson

I didn't want to see George Hamilton playing me, I wanted the real thing. -Robert Evans

I grew up playing war. We threw dirt and rocks at each other. We'd lead attacks. We'd break up into squads. It became a neighborhood thing for a while, our neighborhood against the other neighborhood. There was always a war breaking out somewhere. -David James Elliott

I do remember, though, when I discovered the third! I was about five years old – it was a very pleasing sound. I remembered that if I hit one note, then skipped one and played the next, I could get this really good sound. -Robert Morris

This is not a screenplay. I don't do twenty drafts. I'm not going to show this to you until it's published or accepted for publication. You can make whatever suggestions you want, but I probably will ignore them entirely. -Robert B. Parker

I remember when I was in college, people told me I couldn't play in the NBA. There's always somebody saying you can't do it, and those people have to be ignored. -Bill Cartwright

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

You gotta have fun. Regardless of how you look at it, we're playing a game. It's a business, it's our job, but I don't think you can do well unless you're having fun. -Derek Jeter

I was much distressed by next door people who had twin babies and played the violin; but one of the twins died, and the other has eaten the fiddle, so all is peace. -Edward Lear

I was trained to be an actor, not a star. I was trained to play roles, not to deal with fame and agents and lawyers and the press. -Gene Hackman

If I start to become a star, I'll lose contact with the normal guys I play best. -Gene Hackman

When I die, I want people to play my music, go wild and freak out and do anything they want to do. -Jimi Hendrix

Blues is easy to play, but hard to feel. -Jimi Hendrix

When I die, just keep playing the records. -Jimi Hendrix

Night fell clean and cold in Dublin, and wind moaned beyond my room as if a million pipes played the air. -Patricia Cornwell

If I play my best, I can win anywhere in the world against anybody. -Raymond Floyd

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