Playful Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old playful quotes, playful sayings, and playful proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

The creative mind is the playful mind. Philosophy is the play and dance of ideas.     

Eric Hoffer

It is requisite for the relaxation of the mind that we make use, from time to time, of playful deeds and jokes     

Thomas Aquinas

What one wrote playfully, another reads with tension and passion; what one wrote with tension and passion, another reads playfully.     

Paul Valery

Playful arising is authorized by both risk and trust in the process and in oneself. To be truly playful and improvisational one must not look for results.     

Josh Goldberg

Accepting your playful side is actually inner power being released. Playfulness is poweful.     

G.J Reynolds

The very essence of playfulness is an openness to anything that may happen, the feeling that whatever happens, it's okay... you're either free to play, or you're not.     

John Cleese

The moment you start seeing life as non-serious, a playfulness, all the burden on your heart disappears. All the fear of death, of life, of love - everything disappears.     


Why not make cheerfulness, outrageousness, playfulness a new priority for yourself? Make feeling good your expectation. You don't have to have a reason to feel good - you're alive; you can feel good for no reason at all!     

Tony Robbins

There often seems to be a playfulness to wise people, as if either their equanimity has as its source this playfulness or the playfulness flows from equanimity; and they can persuade other people who are in a state of agitation to calm down and smile.     

Edward Hoagland

The main difference between play and playfulness is that play is an activity, while playfulness is an attitude.     

Miguel Sicart

We all want to be a little glamorous, a little playful and a little mischievous at times.     

Jason Wu

To be comic is merely to be playful, but wit is a serious matter. To laugh at it is to confess that you do not understand.     

Ambrose Bierce

There might be some credit in being jolly.     

Charles Dickens

A good jolly is worth what you pay for it.     

George Ade

After all, if you have added some lively colours to the world, you will be remembered well by the world!     

Mehmet Murat ildan

Playfulness creates positive energy and smiles.     

G.J Reynolds

A playful mind is inquisitive, and learning is fun.     

Bill Waterson

Age doesn’t make a difference in terms of how playful or fun life can be.     

Brit Morin

There's a certain pleasure of the life of the mind that cannot be denied. There's a certain pleasure about being around people who enact a playfulness when it comes to the world of ideas.     

Cornel West

To be aware how fruitful the playful mood can be is to be immune to the propaganda of the alienated, which extols resentment as fuel of achievement.      

Eric Hoffer

Being playful is a key component in making us happier, healthier, more present and connected in all of our relationships.     

Meridith Sinclair

Being playful liberates the mind, opens the heart, and lifts the spirit. Take the time to play today.     

Debra L. Rebie

A playful path is the shortest road to happiness.     

Bernie De Koven

Life is playfulness. We need to play so that we can rediscover the magical around us.     

Flora Colao

A game is a problem-solving activity, approached with a playful attitude     

Jesse Schell

Playfulness brings out the fun in everyone.     

G.J Reynolds

It's sort of a mental attitude about critical thinking and curiosity. It's about mindset of looking at the world in a playful and curious and creative way.     

Adam Savage