Quotation Explorer - 'Playing'

Defeating depression is like playing the carnival game Whac-a-mole. You have to give it your all and be on target to beat that sucker down when it pops up again and again. If you pay attention, learn from your past efforts, and keep at it, you can win." -Mel. Edwards - Mel Edwards
People should train their brain by watching films, by listening music, by playing games, by reading quotes. If people do this, I can said from this a big percent from here you can become clever. - Deyth Banger
There's a difference between playing it cool and being a jerk. - Auliq Ice
Never believe someone cares for you because of other people's reactions. Sometimes you have to drown out the noise from the crowd, in order to figure out if there is a song playing between the two of you or simply annoying static that you thought was a tune. - Shannon L. Alder
There is more to writing than playing with words. - Marty Rubin
Erase those negative tapes playing in your head. Ask the Holy Spirit to help you forget. He can cast your hurt in forgetfulness. - Bidemi Mark-Mordi
Somewhere there is a drummer calling to you too, and playing your special beat. - Pooja Ruprell
Well, I'm a painter, I was trained as a painter…I seem to have spent a little less time painting than I might've done…But it didn't transcend the feeling of playing at UFO and those sort of places with the lights and that, the fact that the group was getting bigger and bigger. - Syd Barrett
Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well. - Josh Billings
I like playing around with the words; I love it when I feel like I've picked the exact right word to describe whatever it is I'm trying to describe. - Margaret Peterson Haddix
I enjoy load shedding in Nepal, when it allows me to witness the dancing of fireflies in the next field, and at the same time to hear children playing a chanting clapping game because there is no TV to waste their time on. - Andrew James Pritchard
I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me. - Isaac Newton
History doesn’t start with a tall buildingand a card with your name written on it, but jokes do. I think someone is takingus for suckers and is playing a mean game. - Nathan Reese Maher
When you know that someone is playing love games with you and still you are there then it means either you are a true lover or a true loser. - Jasmine Kiyani
Keep playing games. Make time to play games with your friends and family, because it's surprisingly heartbreaking to wipe a thin layer of dust off a game you love, before you put it back on the shelf because the real world is calling you. - Wil Wheaton
So imagine that the lovely moon is playing just for you - everything makes music if you really want it to. - Giles Andreae
In my heaven sweet melodies of the skies ripple pool of the sea playing sweet song to me, sharing tales of the past, blending with mine as mirage, painting new...I breathe in, am in love and alive... - Oksana Rus
Stop being so emotional.""No, stop playing with my emotions. - Ella December
It was once stated that God didn't play with dice, but then I discovered that most of the Gods did play with dice. However, they didn't see Destiny playing chess the entire time behind them. They never stood a chance, seeing that Destiny was on both sides of the board. - Lionel Suggs
If life doesn't offer a game worth playing, then invent a new one.
I do not know what I may appear to the world; but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea shore and diverting himself and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary while the greater ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.
I regard golf as an expensive way of playing marbles.
I do not know what I may appear to the world; but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me. - Isaac Newton
A person who says his expertise lies in selling only a particular product, but for other products some else of their team has the capability to makes sales; is actually playing office politics in spite of the management considering him consistently the star performer in the organisation. - Anuj Somany
People say we are playing God. My answer is: If we don't play God, who will? - James D. Watson
Poetry, playing with your words until you breathe life into them. - Morgan Dragonwillow
There is no playing safe with me any longer. I only take huge risks. I know this means I can lose big time, but so long as there is a chance that I will win big time, I will take it - Sahndra Fon Dufe
The game of life is not much in holding a good hand, as in playing a poor hand well.
You don’t have a monopoly on pain or loss. It’s a level playing field—we all lose—we all grieve. It’s what remains afterwards that defines us. Guilt is the poison we pump into our own veins. It’s self-inflicted torture. - R.W. Patterson
Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but of playing a poor hand well. - Robert Louis Stevenson
If hate, the antonym of love, is one strong word that we all know it exist but despise, why do people like playing with LOVE like it's nonentity? - PK gyewu Akrofi
Life is like playing a violin in public and learning the instrument as one goes on. - Samuel Butler
Graceful aging starts by leveling the playing field between emotional landmines and physical grievances. - Auliq Ice
My idea of a great night is just stayin’ home, reading or playing video games. I’m about as boring as they come, Sorena. I ain’t ever been into stress or drama or excitement. Shit, I’d kill for a nap most days. - Alisha Ashton
My whole career has been fulfilling my childhood fantasies, playing characters that are larger than life, getting to play a knight, an elf, a prince and a soldier. - Orlando Bloom
There is no entanglement where there is truth, and where there is no truth, there is entanglement of playing with ‘toys’ (interaction with people). - Dada Bhagwan
We can't always win the game; sometimes we lose; but that doesn't mean we should stop playing - Wrushank Sorte
I grew up in libraries, and I hope I've learned never to take them for granted. A thriving library is the heart of its community, providing access to information and educational opportunities, bringing people together, leveling the playing field, and archiving our history. - Josie Brown
Money should not direct you to what to do and what not to do; the giver of the money is responsible for playing that role. - Israelmore Ayivor
There is not the slightest analogy between playing games and the conduct of business within a market society. The card player wins money by outsmarting his antagonist. The businessman makes money by supplying customers with goods they want to acquire. - Ludwig von Mises
Exercise is a great leveler. It doesn't matter how rich you are, you can't just buy your way into a great body. You have to do the work. I find that comforting. It's one of the few things in life where we're all on a level playing field. - Vinnie Tortorich
Sometimes writing is like playing with fire… like trying to tame an uncontrollable beast. - A.D. Posey
The game of life is not so much in holding a good hand as playing a poor hand well.
A man's attraction towards a woman is propelled by his innate feelings, while a woman is more sort of involved in a mental game, an impossible preposition of sorts, its like playing soccer in a cricket ground! - Ramana Pemmaraju
Substitution is a true test of strength. The real performance of a player is seen not only during playing time but also and more especially when the player is substituted. - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
I don’t really want fame and fortune; I just want to enjoy playing my music for people that enjoy hearing it. - Sara Alina
Many of the characters are fools and they're always playing tricks on meand treating me badly. - Jorge Luis Borges
For some, the life journey has just started, for some, it is about to end; but in truth, there is no start and there is no end! There is just an ocean of particles playing aimlessly! - Mehmet Murat ildan
I made the valuable discovery that practicing wasn't a matter of time at all. It was a matter of intensity. Five minutes spent working consciously and hard at the elimination of an error, was worth five hours just playing away ignoring errors as if they hadn't happened. - Leonard Wibberley
A writer always begins by being too complicated—he’s playing at several games at once. - Jorge Luis Borges
A child playing with its father screams louder, laughs harder, jumps more eagerly, puts more faith in everything. - Lydia Netzer
We are consciousness playing a game with itself to see how it feels. - Jay Woodman
Having a relationship with people of questionable character is like playing with a razor blade on your skin, and pretending to observe that it is harmful to your body. - Michael Bassey Johnson
The chief objection of playing wind instruments is that it prolongs the life of the player. - George Bernard Shaw
Are we not all actors playing parts in another person's play? - Shannon L. Alder
Let's Level the Playing Field! - Amy Mintz
Man's strongest instinct is not sex or self-preservation. it's to level the playing field. - Ron Brackin
Once you enjoy playing the game too much, you stop looking at the score..!! - Aagam Shah
This world is the playing ground of our thoughts and imaginations which create our perceptions. - Debasish Mridha
When someone says you can't do something because of XYZ, is that true? Or are they playing with your life with their good intentions to keep you safe? - Richie Norton
Never stop screaming, playing and laughing, it's part of our childhood wich will always be with us. - Romina Noriega
As a general man I tried watching movies, playing sports, going to picnics and other entertainments but I still got bored, then I tried heroism and now I am hero, and I never get bored. - Amit Kalantri
Do we believe, or are we just playing Dressing Up? - T.J. Bowes
Whenever you take on playing a villain, he has to cease to be a villain to you. If you judge this man by his time, he's doing very little wrong. - Colin Firth
Every man is a divinity in disguise, a god playing the fool. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
My head was playing an irresistible music that only me was hearing it, and I laid down as if I was a siren waiting for someone to wash away her fear of being seen. You were the river which caught me when I was falling from the sky as a leaf , and you said even if I don’t remember you, you do. - Kenza Slaoui
I was like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me. - Isaac Newton
I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself in finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean lay all undiscovered before me.
I don't know what I'm playing at. I feel so romantic and furious all the time. - Gwendoline Riley
The greatest advantage I know of being thought a wit by the world is that it gives me the greater freedom of playing the fool. - Alexander Pope
When my son speaks of playing sports, I've always told him: playing on the team is great, but aspire to be the guy who owns the team. I've always told my son: most of the guys on the team will end up bankrupt with bum knees, but not the guy who owns that franchise. - Brandi L. Bates
The net has provided a level playing field for criticism and comment - anyone and everyone is entitled to their opinion - and that is one of its greatest strengths. - Sara Sheridan
Nothing is more important than creative play through imagination. Never stop playing, and never stop imagining! - Carmela Dutra
I dreamt of you last night - as if I was playing the piano and you were turning the pages for me. - Vladimir Nabokov
Challenging the truth is like playing tennis against the wall! The defeat is inevitable! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Our imagination is God’s ingenious gift that hands us the privilege of romping and playing in realities that we can’t see only because we’ve yet to create them. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
You don't get great art by playing it safe. - Stewart Stafford
If all the year were playing holidays; To sport would be as tedious as to work. - William Shakespeare
Writing is the light of imagination playing over shadow of thoughts. - Khaled Talib
If you say a word against a ‘sensitive’ person, it will have an immediate effect. In reality, words are simply a ‘record’ playing. - Dada Bhagwan
This little boy playing next to me is an intellectual mass of cells - better yet, he's a clockwork of subatomic movements, a strange electrical conglomeration of millions of solar systems in minature. [58, Zenith trans.] - Fernando Pessoa
Giving and receiving are the same process. You are the conduit playing your role. - Debasish Mridha
Sometimes playing stupid opens your eyes to the truth. - Anthony Liccione
Life is like playing the violin in public and learning the instrument as one goes on. - Samuel Butler
I stayed up all night playing poker with tarot cards. I got a full house and four people died. - Steven Wright
I've been playing in the field of life on my own for a while now and it's fair to say I have gained myself along the way, I gotta admit though, after all this time I am damn well excited to fall insanely inLove with someone who knows how to take my breath away. - Nikki Rowe
Real data is messy. ...It's all very noisy out there. Very hard to spot the tune. Like a piano in the next room, it's playing your song, but unfortunately it's out of whack, some of the strings are missing, and the pianist is tone deaf and drunk- I mean, the noise! Impossible! - Tom Stoppard
The only way to get smarter is by playing a smarter opponent. - Fundamentals of Chess 1883
Why would you want to stand there waving a stick when you could be playing an instrument? - Nigel Kennedy
I've been playing the game of life for over 52 years now and I don't feel one day younger or older than I am. Maybe its I just don't feel - Stanley Victor Paskavich
A street where there are no children playing is a dead street! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Knowing to do the right thing, but playing stupid to oblige to it, is still lying. - Anthony Liccione
The fact that social media has leveled the playing field doesn't offer you the right to disrespect the elderly - Bernard Kelvin Clive
Having fun while learning feels like playing a game. - N.N. Porchezhiyan
Real estate is the best investment on earth, however, when the music stops playing, which happens occasionally, don't be the one left without a chair. - Steven Ivy - Attorney Entrepreneur
In the soul of a lover, it is always spring where flowers of ecstasy are always blooming. Music of love is always playing. - Debasish Mridha
...the movie is on, but I’m not really watching…the music is playing, but I’m not really listening…all of my senses are focused on you… us… the way your hand fits mine… the way our hearts beat as one… the passion that we’re engulfed in… the love we make... the life we build. - Steve Maraboli
Our assumptions of playing "gods" could lead to our own ignorance. - Henry Johnson Jr
Spontaneous insanity is the real bliss! It's sad that we are honored for playing sane, serious, safe, miserable and controlling in this poor world. - Saurabh Sharma
In nations where to most people, the personal responsibility of a citizen towards the nation does not really mean anything, most citizens of such nations end up playing the blame game - Sunday Adelaja
You can leave your place you are sitting at without leaving that place either by playing music or by listening to music! Music is a migration to the unknown! - Mehmet Murat ildan
God is a comedian playing to an audience that is too afraid to laugh. - Voltaire
Boys frustrate me. I hate all their indirect messages, I hate game playing. Do you like me or don't you? Just tell me so I can get over you.
The genius of play is that, in playing, we create imaginative new cognitive combinations. And in creating those novel combinations, we find what works.
I'm convinced that the world, more than ever, needs the music only you can make. And if it takes extra courage to keep playing in spite of your loss, many will applaud the effort. And who knows? Others may be inspired to pick up their broken instruments, their broken lives, and begin again. - Steve Goodier
Punk rock should mean freedom, liking and excepting anything that you like. Playing whatever you want. As sloppy as you want. As long as it's good and it has passion. - Kurt Cobain
It was a bitter moment for us. We weren't two mature parents. We were just two kids playing grown-up. We still needed Mommy and Daddy's permission, blessings, and money to survive. - Erma Bombeck
The Piper's playing again, and there's a full orchestra.' There was a long silence as Andrew deciphered the cryptic statement. 'A FULL orchestra? - D.J. Stutley
Champions keep playing until they get it right. - Billie Jean King
The playing field isn't level. All just beautiful bitches with a hint of the devil. - Anya Herdeg
The day we stop playing will be the day we stop learning. - William Glasser
It's hard to focus on loud mod to read something like the TV is playing something like Advertising and other boredom stuff and stupid and you are reading an article about topics which are difficult one. - Deyth Banger
I'm playing checkers while they're playing chessThey make the big moves that make me a little lessEven when I win and beat the pants off of the bestI'm still playing checkers while they're playing chess - Billy Joe Shaver
God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh. - Voltaire
Learning is the only game worth playing in life. - Debasish Mridha
My job is to entertain people by playing my music well. You shouldn't really be upset because people like you, should you? - Oliver
In a deck of playing cards, the reds are as important as the blacks. - Yohann Dafeu
I do not know what I may appear to the world; but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea shore and diverting himself and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell that ordinary while the greater ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me. - Isaac Newton
There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living. - Nelson Mandela
Be always adventurous in the creating and sharing of your art in any form. Take risks and do not settle for playing safe. If you hesitate you are restraining your creativity. Some will appreciate your creative work and others will not. Just be free in expressing the creative you! - Alison Blackmore
The sound of life, Everyone has got their own song playing in the background of their life , some has melody and some has depressing music and some extra ordinary people are standing their choosing the type of music that they want to play - Be that kind of people. - Alamvusha
Whereas a novice makes moves until he gets checkmated (proof), a Grand Master realizes 20 moves in advance that it’s futile to continue playing (conceptualizing). - Bill Gaede
Why are we surprised when politicians play politics? It's not like they are supposed to be real adults... they are, after all, politicians and don't have real jobs and aren't playing around with their money.
We're all playing melody against each other. our aim is to get so far away from the original line that your playing something that's never been heard before.
There's a difference, you know, between faith and playing make-believe. One will make you grow. The other one will make you sleep. - Rich Mullins
Losing your love hurts more than playing with fire. - Leydi Morfa
A strange smile was playing about his face, and Wendy saw it and shuddered. While that smile was on his face no one dared address him; all they could do was to stand ready to obey. - J.M. Barrie
Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game. - Donald Trump
The captain was a good chess player, and the games were always interesting. Yossarian had stopped playing chess with him because the games were so interesting they were foolish. - Joseph Heller
...I was not prepared for the feel of the noodles in my mouth, or the purity of the taste. I had been in Japan for almost a month, but I had never experiences anything like this. The noodles quivered as if they were alive, and leapt into my mouth where they vibrated as if playing inaudible music. - Ruth Reichl
Politics doesn’t mean playing deceitful and trickery games against the people, it means playing resourceful and organized games for the people. - Amit Kalantri
Sometimes reputations outlive their applications. Sometimes fires don't go out when you're done playing with them.
Never allow the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game! - Babe Ruth
She has this strange habit of playing with toy,A toy named "Heart....... - Naim Ibn Iqbal Khan نعيم خا
Most of the time it may seem like I'm staring into nothingness, but there's a whole world playing out in my head. - Aneta Cruz
And when one song stops playing write the one that will save your life. - Shannon L. Alder
Now we're in the middle of a three-sided vampire war. Which would be an awesome video game, but I'm really not interested in playing for real. I like my reset buttons. - Rachel Caine
Man must be happy, as happy as a poor child cheerfully playing with his poor toy! - Mehmet Murat ildan
My first kiss. A new kind of kiss, like the new kind of music still playing, softly, in the distance - wild and arrhythmic, desperate. Passionate. - Lauren Oliver
The crucial point in life is: are we living our 'own' life or simply a life for 'other' people. Are we not playing a role on behalf of some social groups and masquerading for fear of being excluded? ( "Quest for the real moment" ) - Erik Pevernagie
Men do not quit playing because they grow old; they grow old because they quit playing. - Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
Listening to a book and in the same time playing chess is one of the best decision ever made. - Deyth Banger
Chris enjoys spending quality time while cooking, wine tasting, attending opera, playing golf, and practicing martial arts JiuJitsu. - Chris Salamone
Last night I stayed up late playing poker with Tarot cards. I got a full house and four people died. - Steven Wright
In so far as virus-makers have any discernible motive, they presumably feel vaguely anarchistic. I appeal to them: do you really want to pave the way for a new fat-cat profession ['software-doctors']? If not, stop playing at silly memes, and put your modest programming talents to better use.
Violence is the way stupid people try to level the playing field.
For those who believe executive branch officials will voluntarily interpret their surveillance authorities with restraint, I believe it is more likely that I will achieve my life-long dream of playing in the NBA. - Ron Wyden
A winner keeps playing until the winning shot. - Debasish Mridha
Nature, it seems, is the popular namefor milliards and milliards and milliardsof particles playing their infinite gameof billiards and billiards and billiards. - Piet Hein
I have forced myself to begin writing when I've been utterly exhausted, when I've felt my soul as thin as a playing card…and somehow the activity of writing changes everything. - Joyce Carol Oates
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