Selected Quotes about Play/Games

Games are a compromise between intimacy and keeping intimacy away. -- Eric Berne

In real life, it is the hare who wins. Every time. Look around you. And in any case it is my contention that Aesop was writing for the tortoise market. Hares have no time to read. They are too busy winning the game. -- Anita Brookner

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

If you want to be creative, stay in part a child, with the creativity and invention that characterizes children before they are deformed by adult society. -- Jean Piaget

If you must play, decide upon three things at the start: the rules of the game, the stakes, and the quitting time. -- Chinese Proverb

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