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.     

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