Games Sayings and Quotes

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


It was rather difficult to throw a game when you had no idea what you were doing to win it in the first place.     

Brandon Sanderson

We do not stop playing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop playing.     

Benjamin Franklin

There are at least two kinds of games. One could be called finite, the other infinite. A finite game is played for the purpose of winning, an infinite game for the purpose of continuing the play.     

James P. Carse

It is in games that many men discover their paradise.     

Robert Wilson Lynd

At the games end we shall see who gaines.     

George Herbert

All games contain the idea of death.     

Jim Morrison

You never win any games you don't play.     

Mark Cuban

To play a good game, you need a few players.     

R.J. Torbert

If all the year were playing holidays, to sport would be as tedious as to work.     

William Shakespeare

For a game, you don't need a teacher.     

Dejan Stojanovic

Games are all about taking risks.     

James Altucher

A play visibly represents pure existing.     

Thornton Wilder

Games give you a chance to excel, and if you're playing in good company you don't even mind if you lose because you had the enjoyment of the company during the course of the game.     

Gary Gygax

Life is a game. We must keep playing the game. The more we play, the more we will understand the game of life.     

Lailah Gifty Akita

Games in hand are a good thing only if you win them.     

Patrick Marleau

Games are the only force in the known universe that can get people to take actions against their self-interest, in a predictable way, without using force.     

Gabe Zichermann

Life is more fun if you play games.     

Roald Dahl

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

Nate Silver

In order to fully realize how bad a popular play can be, it is necessary to see it twice.     

George Bernard Shaw

Whatever games are played with us, we must play no games with ourselves, but deal in our privacy with the last honesty and truth.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Games shouldn't only be fun. They should teach or spark an interest in other things.     

Hideo Kojima

Games are the most elevated form of investigation.     

Albert Einstein

There's a difference between fair game and playing games.     

Hillary Clinton

Never play cat and mouse games if you're a mouse.     

Don Addis

There are games in which it is better to lose than win.     

Plautus

You play games with people's lives.You forget that they are fragile.     

Patricia Briggs

The more games you coach, the more comfortable you feel.     

Scott Brooks

There are only three sports: mountain climbing, bull fighting, and motor racing. All the rest are merely games.     

Ernest Hemingway

All games are meaningless if you do not know the rules.     

B.K.S. Iyengar

If you must play, decide upon three things at the start: the rules of the game, the stakes, and the quitting time.     

Anonymous

Games are nature's most beautiful creation.     

Leonard Cohen

Games lubricate the body and mind.     

Benjamin Franklin

A delayed game is eventually good, a bad game is bad forever.     

Shigeru Miyamoto

The game itself is bigger than the winning.     

Dejan Stojanovic

Games are a compromise between intimacy and keeping intimacy away.     

Eric Berne

Men may trifle their business and their politics, but they never trifle with their games.     

Bernard Shaw

A well-adjusted person is one who can play golf and bridge as if they were games.     

Evan Esar

If you watch a game, it's fun; if you play it, it's recreation; if you work at it, it's golf.     

Evan Esar

What some people enjoy most about table tennis is stepping on the ball.     

Evan Esar

Life is the game that must be played.     

Edwin Arlington Robinson

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

Eva Gabor

If he is to become a ball player, he must learn the rules of the game. And, contrary to popular thinking, children appreciate rules.     

Billy Graham

When you're in a high-pressure situation and the game is on the line, and everyone is watching you, remember to smile, have fun, and enjoy it. Life is short; you only live once. You have nothing to lost. Seize the moment.     

Jon Gordon

The great fallacy is that the game is first and last about winning. It's nothing of the kind. The game is about glory. It is about doing things in style, with a flourish, about going out and beating the other lot, not waiting for them to die of boredom.     

Danny Blanchflower

But war's a game, which, were their subjects wise, Kings would not play at.     

William Cowper

The game,' said he, 'is never lost till won.'     

Gretna Green

Battledore and shuttlecock's a very good game, when you an't the shuttlecock and two lawyers the battledores, in which case it gets too exciting to be pleasant.     

Mr. Weller

Video games are therefore understood as an expression of life and culture in the late modernity.     

Daniel Muriel

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

Michael Jordan

A baseball game is twice as much fun if you're seeing it on the company's time.     

William Feather

All I know is that the way we're hitting, sick people are getting out of bed and wanting to pitch against us.     

Bob Lemon

Whenever you lose, there's going to be criticism. That's why they invented talk radio.     

Rudy Tomjanovich

Cricket: A game which the English, not being a spiritual people, have invented in order to give themselves some conception of eternity.     

Stormont Mancroft

Promising golfer: Any younger player who listens attentively to your advice and nods his head in agreement.     

Martin Ragaway

Long game: Shots where considerable distance is important. A match you are hopelessly losing is a very long game.     

Martin Ragaway

The Sport of Archery: What Is Archery? Archery Lessons On How to Make a Bow & Arrow, the History of Archery, Best Archery Equipment and Tips On Hitting the Target.     

Andrew Harrison

Forsake your lov'd Olympian games awhile, With which the tedious minutes you beguile, Wave quoits and nine-pins, those bear-garden sports, And follow shooting, often used at courts.     

Joseph Strutt

To paly the game is great, to win the game is greater, but to love the game is the greatest of all.     

Palestra Palque

You can't take ghosts from last night's game into the next day. In baseball, if you can't turn the page and get to the next game, you're going to be in trouble.     

Mike Scioscia

Five seconds left in the game. Four left in the game. Do you believe in miracles? Yes! Unbelievable!     

Al Michaels

Basketball's highest level comes down to one question: Can you make the choice that your happiness can come from someone else's success?     

Bill Walton

Play is inherent to who we are as humans. Through play we have entertained, expressed, taught, socialized, and competed since before recorded history.     

Meagan Marie

Sport for me, and specifically cricket these days, is the avenue I've found to provide personal meaning and purpose, without it defining me.     

Ellyse Perry

Gamesmanship has now become an acceptable part of modern sport.     

John Honeybourne

Video games are therefore understood as an expression of life and culture in the late modernity.     

Daniel Muriel

A game is a playful, interactive goal- and rule-based with an established set of mechanics and an integrated feedback metric, in which players work toward solving problems and completing challenges.     

Carly Finseth

In the cases of both happiness and aesthetics in football, it is plausible that this unexpected structure is exhibited.     

Stephen Mumford

The philosophy of win at all costs also produces what is ugly in football.     

Stephen Mumford

Some people rent clubs until they're sure the game of golf agrees with them. For a real bargain, you can often wait around the eighteenth green and pick up a set cheap from a guy who is just giving up the game.     

Joe James

Free will and determinism are like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you represents determinism. The way you play your hand represents free will.     

Robert Arp

Games also posses so many different characteristics that many approaches are possible.     

Roger Caillois

Archery is the game that involves the shooting of arrows that is released from the bow and shot at a target.     

Andrew Harrison

Video games can no longer be thought of as little more than meaningless distractions designed to fill the playtime of children.     

Richard Abanes

As one gamer eloquently expressed it, video games 'are a great escape from a bland reality, a way to stimulate your mind and relax your soul in colorful, distant worlds that the talented minds of the creators have conceived.'     

Richard Abanes

Long did he live the honor of the bow, And his long life to that alone did owe ; But how can art secure, or what can save Extreme old age from an appointed grave? Surviving archers much his loss lament, And in respect bestowed this monument, Where whistling arrows did his worth proclaim, And eternize his memory and name.     

Joseph Strutt

Although versatility, adaptability and the ability to perform under pressure are all valuable assets, players with a strong foundation of core cricket skills have a better chance of success in all forms of the game.     

Frank Pyke

Each sport has its great ones; cricket seems to have them in abundance. And when we talk of cricket's heroes, we talk not just of runs and wickets, but--much more significantly.     

Geoff Armstrong

Playing around offers plenty of challenges--such as figuring out how to dominate in Tic-tac Toe or the best way to bean your buddy with a dodgeball.     

Ben Applebaum

For many kids, dodgeball isn't a game: It's revenge. It's their chance to settle a score in a legitimate fashion.     

Julia Scheeres

In truth, a number of the players really resented some of the young black cricketers being promoted.     

Tatenda Taibu

Cricket--a sport with passionate fans across several continents-- was a natural fit.     

Geoff Armstrong

If a man possesses any good qualities, cricket will most surely develop them. It is a game which calls constantly for little acts of courtesy and self-denial, and no one who plays it can help feeling the better for its influence.     

Cassell's Saturday Journal

Crowds too can show sportsmanship by applauding good play by both teams, keeping quiet when players take penalties and accepting referees' decisions.     

John Honeybourne

Personal integrity leads to good sportsmanship.     

Mary Mueller

Self-control when facing trouble also shows good sportsmanship.     

Mary Mueller