„Even If they (children) fall during their play,
the nature, having come
under the spell of their creative sports,
doesn’t know when they again start to play so full of jest.
Believing that they fall unknowingly
the ground, mostly, does not even hurt them.“
„If the hunters think we do all things by chants and spells, they may believe so — it does not hurt them.“
— Stephen Vincent Benét, livro By the Waters of Babylon
By the Waters of Babylon (1937), Context: If the hunters think we do all things by chants and spells, they may believe so — it does not hurt them. I was taught how to read in the old books and how to make the old writings — that was hard and took a long time. My knowledge made me happy — it was like a fire in my heart. Most of all, I liked to hear of the Old Days and the stories of the gods.
„White domination is so complete that even American Indian children want to be cowboys. It's as if Jewish children wanted to play Nazis.“
— Ward Churchill Political activist 1947
Fantasies of the Master Race, 1992
„In the beginning I drew and painted from nature in order to know her. Then later, only to fall under her spell. And today, to let her mirror my thoughts and feelings.“
— William Baziotes American painter 1912 - 1963
1950s, from the catalog of the traveling exhibition 'Nature in Abstraction', Whitney Museum of modern Art, 1958, p. 61
„We often hear that mothers do the caring; fathers just do the playing. This is a false dichotomy -- even a dangerous one -- because fathers’ particular style of play involves both a conscious focus on teaching and, as the research is now showing, is instructive to children even when it is not consciously designed to be so.“
— Warren Farrell author, spokesperson, expert witness, political candidate 1943
Father and Child Reunion (2001), p. 57.
„Whether it is tennis or any other sport, the situation for women now is far better than it was 10 years ago when I had started playing. Now, people support and promote their daughters to play and take up sports as their career. It wasn't the case during my time. I am glad that things are looking better for girls. Taking a step in this direction, I too have opened my training academy in Hyderabad. Sport for girls in India is in great shape now.“
— Sania Mirza Indian tennis player 1986
In: Ekta Yadav "Bhopal's adulation has energised me: Sania Mirza"
„The story of the Fall always fascinates me as a play ground, but I cannot find any profound meaning in it, because of my 'liberal' view of human nature: I cannot believe in a state of original innocence, still less in a profound meaning in it, and I am always minimising the conception and the extent of Sin and the sinfulness of sex.“
— E.M. Forster English novelist 1879 - 1970
Selected Letters (1983-1985), Letter 396, to Eric Fletcher, 9 July 1951
„Children must be under authority, and are themselves aware that they must be, although they like to play a game of rebellion at times. The case of children is unique in the fact that those who have authority over them are sometimes fond of them. Where this is the case, the children do not resent the authority in general, even when they resist it on particular occasions. Education authorities, as opposed to teachers, have not this merit, and do in fact sacrifice the children to what they consider the good of the State by teaching them "patriotism," i. e., a willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.“
— Bertrand Russell logician, one of the first analytic philosophers and political activist 1872 - 1970
1920s, Sceptical Essays (1928), Ch. 13: Freedom in Society
„The rain began again. It fell heavily, easily, with no meaning or intention but the fulfilment of its own nature, which was to fall and fall.“
— Helen Garner, livro Cosmo Cosmolino
Cosmo Cosmolino (1992), Page 150.
„I would say the main thing in any young kid's life is education. Even if a guy is prejudiced, he can be educated to understand why he is prejudiced. Education plays a great role in all life, whether you're black or white. You've got to go to high school, you've got to go to college. When you come out of college or high school, you can play sports. If you ever get hurt, they can't take that brain away from you, you've got that.“
— Willie Mays Baseball player 1931
Academy of Achievement Interview (1996)
„"This is what's great about sports. This is what the greatest thing about sports is: you play to win the game. Hello? You play to win the game. You don't play it to just play it. That's the great thing about sports: you play to win, and I don't care if you don't have any wins. You go play to win. When you start tellin' me it doesn't matter, then retire. Get out! 'Cause it matters." - Following a question from New York Times sports reporter Judy Battista on the team's ability to win, on October 30, 2002 after a Week 8 loss to the Cleveland Browns left them at 2–5. After this speech, the Jets, sparked by the debut of quarterback Chad Pennington, would go 7–2 and win the AFC Eastern Division Championship.
:This monologue was later incorporated into a TV commercial for Coors Light beer.“
— Herm Edwards American football player, coach and analyst 1954
With New York
„Everyone thought I was going to die like a year later, they didn't know. So I helped educate sports, and then the world, that a man living with HIV can play basketball. He's not going to give it to anybody by playing basketball.“
— Magic Johnson American basketball player 1959
Then & Now: Magic Johnson http://edition.cnn.com/2005/US/01/17/cnn25.tan.johnson/index.html
„Since the beginning of time, children have not liked to study. They would much rather play, and if you have their interests at heart, you will let them learn while they play; they will find that what they have mastered is child's play.“
— Carl Orff German composer 1895 - 1982
As quoted in a review of Langley Schools Music Project : Innocence and Despair (2001) http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/4685-innocence-and-despair/ by Dominique Leone (6 January 2002)
„Sometimes it's great fun to be silly, like children playing statues and dying of laughter. And sometimes being silly breaks the even pace and lets you get a new start.“
— John Steinbeck, livro The Winter of Our Discontent
The Winter of Our Discontent (1961), unplaced by chapter
„My fortune in cricket was to play when the first-class game was free and fast-flowing and with a county as concerned to play attractive and sporting cricket as to win.“
— Tony Pawson
Runs and Catches: an autobiography (1980), ISBN: 9780571115655.