Played Sayings and Quotes

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


Many people have played themselves to death. Many people have eaten and drunk themselves to death. Nobody ever thought himself to death.     

Gilbert Highet

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

It is a happy talent to know how to play.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Play is our brain's favorite way of learning.     

Diane Ackerman

If you played the game the right way, played the game for the team, good things would happen.     

Ryne Sandberg

Letting your mind play is the best way to solve problems.     

Bill Watterson

Life is the game that must be played, this truth at least, good friends, we know; so live and laugh, nor be dismayed as one by one the phantoms go.     

Arthur Rubinstein

Play is just another version of work.     

Ray Kurzweil

Recreation and diversion are as necessary to our well-being as the more serious pursuits of life.     

Brigham Young

Almost all creativity involves purposeful play.     

Abraham Maslow

A finite game is played for the purpose of winning, an infinite game for the purpose of continuing the play.     

James P. Carse

Every man must play the part of his ambition. If you are trying to be a successful man, you must play the part.     

Orison Swett Marden

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.     

Fred Rogers