Gamer Sayings and Quotes

Gaming is no longer considered a solitary pastime for nerds. Today the gaming industry is worth billions, and it is not uncommon to find avid gamers who are able to turn their love into a profession thanks to the popularity of massive, worldwide competitions. Below you’ll find a collection of wise and insightful quotes about being a gamer.

There, inside the game's two-dimensional universe, life was simple: It's just you against the machine. Move with your left hand, shoot with your right, and try to stay alive as long as possible.     

Ernest Cline

When a Dragon, an Elf, and a Human walk into a bar, the Human is always going to be the punch line.     

Bryan Fields

Disengage,' she whispered, pulling the red tab on her wristband. Immediately Avery’s weapons were rendered inactive and she became invisible to everyone in the augmented reality game, able to do nothing except walk back to the staging room until she reactivated. It was like she wasn’t even there, like she’d suddenly erased herself. Which was exactly how she felt.     

Katherine McGee

On the one hand we have the playing mind—innovative, magical, boundless. On the other is the gaming mind—concentrated, determined, intelligent. And on the hand that holds them both together we have the notion of playing well.     

Bernie DeKoven

A group of adventurers is known as a "party," and not just because they like to celebrate their success together in the end. Your party should be as close to you as your family--assuming your family can cast spells, kill monsters, and bring you back from the edge of death.     

Matt Forbeck

To keep our minds and bodies healthy, we have to simulate those old ways in the midst of our modern, technological lives, where everything on the planet has already been hunted and gathered. Thankfully, the technology that created this problem also gave rise to its solution—a way for us modern city dwellers to exorcise our inner evolutionary demons: video games.     

Ernest Cline

Alright, go away. I have a tiny world to save.     

Bryan Lee O'Malley

Just like the notion of 'Internet natives', who have never known a world without Internet access, we, who have lived our entire lives with video games, can be known as 'video game natives'.     

Alexei Maxim Russell

A game is an opportunity to focus our energy, with relentless optimism, at something we’re good at (or getting better at) and enjoy. In other words, gameplay is the direct emotional opposite of depression.     

Jane Mcgonigal

I think it's fair to say most video games let players experience only eight emotions: anger, panic, dread, surprise, wonder, satisfaction, joy and disappointment. And some games only disappoint.     

Scott Rogers

Gamers always believe that an epic win is possible and that it's always worth trying and trying now.     

Jane Mcgonigal

I don't need to "get a life". I'm a gamer. I have lots of lives.     


Gamers don't die, they respawn.