Most popular play quotes
To the art of working well a civilized race would add the art of playing well.
It is a happy talent to know how to play.
In our play we reveal what kind of people we are.
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.
You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.
Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do, and play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do.
At the center of everything we call "the arts," and children call "play," is something which seems somehow alive.
The concentration of a small child at play is analogous to the concentration of the artist of any discipline. In real play, which is real concentration, the child is not only outside time, he is outside himself.
If all the year were playing holidays, To sport would be as tedious as to work.
Play is an activity enjoyed for its own sake. It is our brain's favorite way of learning and maneuvering.
We do not stop playing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop playing.
Play is what lifts people out of the mundane. I sometimes compare play to oxygen—it's all around us, yet goes mostly unnoticed or unappreciated until it is missing.
Play is the exultation of the possible.
The true object of all human life is play. Earth is a task garden; heaven is a playground.
The playing adult steps sideward into another reality; the playing child advances forward to new stages of mastery.
Play needs direction as well as work.
A child who does not play is not a child, but the man who does not play has lost forever the child who lived in him, and he will certainly miss him.
Play is the only way the highest intelligence of humankind can unfold.
Play is the real work of childhood.
Deep meaning oft lies hid in childish play.
Find your own play, your own self-renewing compulsion, and you will become the person you are meant to be.
If necessity is the mother of invention, play is the father.
This is the real secret of life—to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize that it is play.
There is for many a poverty of play and cultural life.