— Samuel Butler novelist 1835 - 1902
Speech at the Somerville Club, February 27, 1895
— Samuel Butler novelist 1835 - 1902
„Learning to play the guitar is a combination of mental and motor skill acquisition. And to develop motor skills, repetition is essensial…Whenever musicians have trouble executing a passage, they generally tend to blame themselves for not having enought talent. Actually, all that's wrong is they don't know where their fingers are supposed to go…You should learn the piece in your head before you play it. And when you do play it, play it so slow that therre's no possibility of making a mistake.“
— Howard Roberts American guitarist 1929 - 1992
Ralph Denyer (2002). The Guitar Handbook. p. 66.
— Jean Tinguely Swiss painter and sculptor 1925 - 1991
Jean Tinguely (1959), quoted in: ACM multimedia 2000: proceedings. ACM. Special Interest Group on Multimedia (2000). p. 19.
— Aristotle Classical Greek philosopher, student of Plato and founder of Western philosophy -384 - -322 a.C.
— Guy Finley American self-help writer, philosopher, and spiritual teacher, and former professional songwriter and musician 1949
„After a while I started to realise that it is my passion to play live for people and it is on all levels - from a club show to playing at Milton Keynes, or something like that. It’s a thing that we love to do and I’m addicted to the adrenaline of it“
— Billie Joe Armstrong American singer and guitarist 1972
„Life is a game with many rules but no referee. One learns how to play it more by watching it than by consulting any book, including the holy book. Small wonder, then, that so many play dirty, that so few win, that so many lose.“
— Joseph Brodsky Russian and American poet and Nobel Prize for Literature laureate 1940 - 1996
„The philosopher does not just ‘play’ with metaphors: his play is of a ‘formidable seriousness’, for it is designed to oppose modernity’s hatred for art, to obliterate precisely the opposition between play and seriousness, dream and reality.“
— Sarah Kofman philosopher from France 1934 - 1994
„Strange," mused the Director, as they turned away, "strange to think that even in Our Ford's day most games were played without more apparatus than a ball or two and a few sticks and perhaps a bit of netting. imagine the folly of allowing people to play elaborate games which do nothing whatever to increase consumption. It's madness.“
— Aldous Huxley English writer 1894 - 1963
„Watch a man at play for an hour and you can learn more about him than in talking to him for a year.“
— Platón Classical Greek philosopher -427 - -347 a.C.
Attributed to Plato in Confidence : How to Succeed at Being Yourself (1987) by Alan Loy McGinnis, this is probably a paraphrase of a statement which occurs in Letter of Advice to a Young Gentleman Leaving the University Concerning His Behaviour and Conversation in the World (1907) by Richard Lindgard: "Take heed of playing often or deep at Dice and Games of Chance, for that is more chargeable than the seven deadly sins; yet you may allow yourself a certain easie Sum to spend at Play, to gratifie Friends, and pass over the Winter Nights, and that will make you indifferent for the Event. If you would read a man’s Disposition, see him Game; you will then learn more of him in one hour, than in seven Years Conversation, and little Wagers will try him as soon as great Stakes, for then he is off his Guard." Variants: You can learn more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. Attributed to Plato in Food Is the Frosting-Company Is the Cake (2007) by Maggie Marshall You learn more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. Attributed to Plato by former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, as quoted in "Aspiring philosopher Palin quotes 'Plato'" (9 July 2009) http://thinkprogress.org/2009/07/09/palin-plato/
„You're playing a game, whether it's Little League or Game 7 of the World Series. It's impossible to do well unless you're having a good time. People talk about pressure. Yeah, there's pressure. But I just look at it as fun.“
— Derek Jeter American baseball player 1974
Reported in Tom Verducci, " Derek Jeter: In his own words http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2009/magazine/specials/sportsman/2009/11/30/jeter.interview/index.html", Sports Illustrated (November 30, 2009).
„People dancing all in the street
See the rhythm all in their feet
Life is good, wild and sweet.
Let the music play on (play on, play on)
Feel it in your heart
And feel it in your soul
Let the music take control.“
— Lionel Richie American singer-songwriter, musician, record producer and actor 1949
All Night Long (All Night).