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William ShakespeareThere's an old saying that applies to me: you can't lose a game if you don't play the game.

—  William Shakespeare, 1564-1616, English poet & playwright ‐ Romeo & Juliet

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George CarlinIt's never just a game when you're winning

—  George Carlin, 1936-2008, American comedian

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H.L. MenckenIt is impossible to imagine Goethe or Beethoven being good at billiards or golf.

—  H.L. Mencken, 1880-1956, American columnist & cultural critic

George Bernard ShawChess is a foolish expedient for making idle people believe they are doing something very clever, when they are only wasting their time.

—  George Bernard Shaw, 1856-1950, Irish writer, Nobel 1925

Arthur SchopenhauerBecause people have no thoughts to deal in, they deal cards, and try and win one another’s money. Idiots!

—  Arthur Schopenhauer, 1788-1860, German philosopher

Isaac AsimovIn life, unlike chess, the game continues after checkmate.

—  Isaac Asimov, 1920-1992, American Sci-Fi writer

Theodore RooseveltWhen you play, play hard; when you work, don't play at all.

—  Theodore Roosevelt, 1858-1919, American President [1901-1909]

Vince LombardiWe didn’t lose the game; we just ran out of time.

—  Vince Lombardi, 1913-1970, American football coach

David Lloyd GeorgeYou get to know more of the character of a man in a round of golf than in six months of political experience.

—  David Lloyd George, 1863-1945, British Prime Minister [1916-1922]

John WoodenIt’s not so important who starts the game but who finishes it.

—  John Wooden, 1910-2010, American basketball coach

John WoodenPlayers with fight never lose a game, they just run out of time.

—  John Wooden, 1910-2010, American basketball coach


Funny Quotes

Steven WrightI think it’s wrong that only one company makes the game Monopoly.

—  Steven Wright, 1955-, American comedian

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Proverbs

Yiddish proverbWhen two play a game, there must be a winner and a loser.

—  Yiddish proverb

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Italian proverbAfter the game, the king and the pawn go into the same box.

—  Italian proverb


Special Quotes

Live in Your World, Play in Ours.

—  Slogan of Sony PlayStation


Movie Quotes

The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)Do not speak to me of rules. This is war! This is not a game of cricket!

—  from the film The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

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The Warriors (1979)Waaaarrrrrriiiorsss, come out to play-i-ay.

—  from the film The Warriors (1979)










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