Adults Need Recess Too: 31 Quotes to Inspire Childlike Play Everyday

Adults Need Recess Too: 31 Quotes to Inspire Childlike Play Everyday

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It’s better to play than do nothing. Confucious

Always jump in the puddles! Always skip alongside the flowers. The only fights worth fighting are the pillow and food varieties. Terri Guillemets

We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing. George Bernard Shaw

My childhood may be over, but that doesn’t mean playtime is. Ron Olson

Each player must accept the cards life deals him or her: but once they are in hand, he or she alone must decide how to play the cards in order to win the game. Voltaire

Play is the only way the highest intelligence of humankind can unfold. Joseph Chilton Pearce

Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again. C.S. Lewis

A person’s maturity consists in having found again the seriousness one had as a child, at play. Frederic Nietsche

I still get wildly enthusiastic about little things… I play with leaves. I skip down the street and run against the wind. Leo F. Buscaglia

Don’t play what’s there, play what’s not there. Miles Davis

Play the game for more than you can afford to lose… only then will you learn the game. Winston Churchill

Whoever wants to understand much must play much. Gottfried Benn

I want to giggle myself to sleep each night and jump on the fluffy, comforting pillows of faith. Terri Guillemets

Deep meaning lies often in childish play. Johann Friedrich von Schille

There are children playing in the streets who could solve some of my top problems in physics, because they have modes of sensory perception that I lost long ago. J. Robert Oppenheimer

Work and play are words used to describe the same thing under differing conditions. Mark Twain

You’ve achieved success in your field when you don’t know whether what you’re doing is work or play. Warren Beatty

The true object of all human life is play. Earth is a task garden; heaven is a playground. G. K. Chesterton

Necessity may be the mother of invention, but play is certainly the father. Roger von Oech

Children need the freedom and time to play. Play is not a luxury. Play is a necessity. Kay Redfield Jamison

Man is most nearly himself when he achieves the seriousness of a child at play. Heraclitus

You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. Plato

Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do. Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do. Mark Twain

Almost all creativity involves purposeful play. Abraham Maslow

The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct. Carl Jung

Children learn as they play. Most importantly, in play children learn how to learn. O. Fred Donaldson

In every real man a child is hidden that wants to play. Friedrich Nietzsche

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

It is a happy talent to know how to play. Ralph Waldo Emerson

What we play is life. Louis Armstrong

Play has been man’s most useful preoccupation. Frank Capra