Quotations on Play

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I don't feel right unless I have a sport to play or at least a way to work up a sweat.
- Hank Aaron
(Keywords: Work, Play, Right)

You're just sort of searching for this "thing" and sometimes you get it and sometimes you don't. All music is imperfect, but in jazz since you're improvising, at least the way I play, I'm trying to follow my train of thought in a solo.
- John Abercrombie
(Keywords: Music, Thought, Jazz, Play, Trying)

Sinn Fein has demonstrated the ability to play a leadership role as part of a popular movement towards peace, equality and justice.
- Gerry Adams
(Keywords: Equality, Leadership, Peace, Ability, Justice, Play, Popular)

You may shelve your Shakespearian plans for the present. I am going to play Peter Pan.
- Maude Adams
(Keywords: May, Play, Present)

Work while you work, play while you play - this is a basic rule of repressive self-discipline.
- Theodor Adorno
(Keywords: Work, Play, Self)

My father actually moved out from Chicago just so he could play tennis 365 days a year, so it was - it was a place we played every day. We played before school. We played after school. We woke up. We played tennis. We brushed our teeth in that order.
- Andre Agassi
(Keywords: Father, Chicago, Day, Order, Play, School, Tennis)

I wouldn't have made it past the first round of American Idol auditions. It was months before our first song was recorded. The guys were like, 'Just seeng!' And I was like, 'I don't know how to seeng! Can't I just play the triangle?'
- Malin Akerman
(Keywords: American, First, Months, Past, Play, Song)

One must let the play happen to one; one must let the mind loose to respond as it will, to receive impressions, to sense rather than know, to gather rather than immediately understand.
- Edward Albee
(Keywords: Mind, Play, Sense, Will)

Have regular hours for work and play; make each day both useful and pleasant, and prove that you understand the worth of time by employing it well. Then youth will be delightful, old age will bring few regrets, and life will become a beautiful success.
- Louisa May Alcott
(Keywords: Age, Life, Success, Time, Work, Day, Old, Play, Will, Worth, Youth)

Never play cards with a man called Doc. Never eat at a place called Mom's. Never sleep with a woman whose troubles are worse than your own.
- Nelson Algren
(Keywords: Mom, Cards, Man, Play, Sleep, Woman)

I'm doing a play, a musical. The musical follows the Mamma Mia concept. It's my first LA theater project.
- Tatyana Ali
(Keywords: First, Play, Project, Theater)

You know, I think when I reflect on it, I think there's certainly a sense of history. When you have ambitions to play this game, you want to be one of the best ever, and you want to play so well and be so effective that you want people to remember your name 100 years from now.
- Marcus Allen
(Keywords: History, People, Name, Now, Play, Sense, Want, Years)

I wish they'd shut the gates, and let us play ball with no press and no fans.
- Richie Allen
(Keywords: Fans, Play, Press)

I want to play in a place people want to hear me.
- Luther Allison
(Keywords: People, Play, Want)

What I want to do, is play music for somebody who believe in me.
- Luther Allison
(Keywords: Music, Play, Want)

I want people to recognize Luther Allison when I play.
- Luther Allison
(Keywords: People, Play, Want)

Pizza Express has been a real godsend for me. I've been working there for several years, six weeks a year. You can go to work every night and play. It's a nice little club. It's just about the right size for me, about 150 people.
- Mose Allison
(Keywords: Work, People, Night, Play, Right, Years)

When I got out of high school, I thought, I'll take a year or two off and play the clubs, get this out of my system, and then go to med school.
- Gregg Allman
(Keywords: Thought, Play, School)

Clapton asked my brother to play on his record. I thought that was the most wonderful thing in the world.
- Gregg Allman
(Keywords: Brother, Thought, Play, World)

For me it always comes down to what is a good song and I'm very old fashioned in the way that I like to make songs that have something classic about them whether you can play them with an orchestra or an electro synthesizer or an acoustic guitar.
- Marc Almond
(Keywords: Guitar, Old, Play, Song, Songs)

In emerging democracies like Russia, in authoritarian states like Iran or even Yugoslavia, journalists play a vital role in civil society. In fact, they form the very basis of those new democracies and civil societies.
- Christiane Amanpour
(Keywords: Society, Fact, Play, Russia, states)

With Pearl Jam, everybody is so good at what they do, it's hard to get up the courage to say, Can I sing this part, or, I want to play guitar. I feel like I have more courage to do that.
- Jeff Ament
(Keywords: Courage, Guitar, Play, Want)

In jazz, you listen to what the bass player is doing and what the drummer is doing, what the pianist and the guitarist is doing, and then you play something that compliments that, so you are thinking simultaneously and thinking ahead.
- David Amram
(Keywords: Compliments, Jazz, Play, Thinking)

Now, on nights that I can't sleep, I play video games alone until the morning.
- Namie Amuro
(Keywords: Games, Now, Play, Sleep)

That was fun to play. There were some nice special effects coupled with some really nice moments with child and wife. I also was able to age to about 100 years in 'Brief Candle.'
- Richard Dean Anderson
(Keywords: Age, Wife, Fun, Moments, Play, Years)

The mission of the playwright is to look in his heart and write, to write whatever concerns him at the moment; to write with passion and conviction. Of course the measure of the man will be the measure of the play.
- Robert Anderson
(Keywords: Heart, Conviction, Man, Measure, Mission, Passion, Play, Will)

I would never play any role in anything that involves the United Nations for obvious reasons.
- Kojo Annan
(Keywords: Nations, Obvious, Play, United)

Many activities and team play participation will give you a training that will prove invaluable later on in life.
- Walter Annenberg
(Keywords: Life, Participation, Play, Training, Will)

When I got to the reading all the work, I was reduced to being an actor in an experimental play that I'd already written. And I didn't want to be an actor.
- David Antin
(Keywords: Work, Actor, Being, Play, Reading, Want)

I know what my job is: I write the songs, I sing them, I play them on the piano.
- Fiona Apple
(Keywords: Job, Play, Songs)

That was the reasoning behind learning to play bass, and then after that it was more like it was neat to play songs together - for me to play bass and for him to play guitar.
- Tom Araya
(Keywords: Guitar, Learning, Play, Songs)

I want to play trailer trash; I swear to God.
- Joan Van Ark
(Keywords: God, Play, Want)

I don't think the news department will have to lie down and play dead like it has in the past. By and large the network has been understanding, but then so have I.
- Roone Arledge
(Keywords: Lie, Network, News, Past, Play, Understanding, Will)

Television is a powerful medium that has to be used for something better than sitcoms and police shows. On the other hand, if you don't recognize the forces that play on what people watch and what they don't then you're a fool and you should be in a different business.
- Roone Arledge
(Keywords: Business, People, Fool, Play, Police, Television)

There are a lot of bands who claim to be punk and they only play the music, they have no clue what it's all about. It's a lifestyle. It's not about popularity and all that crap.
- Billie Joe Armstrong
(Keywords: Music, Play, Popularity, Punk)

All I've ever wanted to do was play music and go on the road and make records.
- Brody Armstrong
(Keywords: Music, Play, Road)

Nature, with equal mind, Sees all her sons at play, Sees man control the wind, The wind sweep man away.
- Matthew Arnold
(Keywords: Nature, Control, Man, Mind, Play, Sons, Wind)

Let me put it this way: I think Republicans tend to keep the ball in play, Democrats go for broke.
- Arthur Ashe
(Keywords: Democrats, Play, Republicans)

All the writers and producers around us that gave us the environment where we could play. They were able to provide us with a place where we could take chances to play with things, go against the grain and do things that people don't always do.
- Matthew Ashford
(Keywords: People, Environment, Play, Writers)

Getting to play superheros is a pretty good job.
- Shawn Ashmore
(Keywords: Job, Play, Pretty)

I don't want to play the fat guy or the friend for the rest of my life.
- Sean Astin
(Keywords: Life, Friend, Play, Rest, Want)

My daughter is here in town doing a play, and her dog is staying with us. We live up in the hills, so he has access to thousands of acres of wilderness.
- Rene Auberjonois
(Keywords: Daughter, Play, Wilderness)

People are always defining and re-defining music. My style of playing has been characterized as smooth jazz and acid jazz. I listen as I play; I'm not caught up in defining the type of music I play.
- Roy Ayers
(Keywords: Music, People, Jazz, Play, Style)

I love to come in and play with a wig or glasses or clothes. I love using props. I'm from the Peter Sellers school of trying to prepare for the character.
- Dan Aykroyd
(Keywords: Love, Character, Clothes, Play, School, Trying)

Life is a song - sing it. Life is a game - play it. Life is a challenge - meet it. Life is a dream - realize it. Life is a sacrifice - offer it. Life is love - enjoy it.
- Sai Baba
(Keywords: Life, Love, Sacrifice, Dream, Challenge, Play, Song)

It's easy to play any musical instrument: all you have to do is touch the right key at the right time and the instrument will play itself.
- Johannes Sebastian Bach
(Keywords: Time, Key, Play, Right, Will)

When you play all that as a body of work there are four great songs, four mediocre songs and four bad songs. I didn't know it at the time; I was just doing my best.
- Randy Bachman
(Keywords: Work, Time, Body, Play, Songs)

Illegal immigrants are beginning to comprise a black market class of workers in our society, jeopardizing the financial health of companies which play by the rules, while themselves vulnerable to the exploitation by those willing to take advantage of their illegal status.
- Spencer Bachus
(Keywords: Health, Society, Financial, Beginning, Class, Exploitation, Play, Rules, Workers)

Technique! The very word is like a shriek of outraged Art. It is the idiot name given to effort by those who are too weak, too weary, or too dull to play the game. The mighty have no theory of technique.
- Leonard Bacon
(Keywords: Art, Effort, Name, Play, Theory, Word)

Lots of people I know have bootlegged tapes of performances and if they play it I will be transported back sometimes with happiness, sometimes with horror.
- Chris Bailey
(Keywords: Happiness, People, Horror, Play, Will)

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