Top 7063 Game Quotes of 2020

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“Golf is so popular simply because it is the best game in the world at which to be bad.”

― A. A. Milne

“We have an obligation to spread amateur baseball both at home and abroad. Building up the game at all levels – Little League, Babe Ruth Leagues, the colleges – is in our own self-interest. That’s where the pool of talent is – and also of fans.”

― A. Bartlett Giamatti

“No one man is superior to the game.”

― A. Bartlett Giamatti

“For me, baseball is the most nourishing game outside of literature. They both are re-tellings of human experience.”

― A. Bartlett Giamatti

“I’ve been a video game guy since I was eight years old and got my first Nintendo. I’ve been addicted to video games ever since.”

― A.J. Styles

“Life is a difficult game. You can win it only by retaining your birthright to be a person.”

― A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

“I watch a lot of sport on television. I only watch certain sports, and I only watch them live – I don’t think I’ve ever been able to watch a replay of a match or game of which the result was already decided. I feel bound to cheat and look up what can be looked up.”

― A. S. Byatt

“To a certain extent, I enjoy failure. It’s part of the game. There’s always room to grow; there’s room to improve.”

― Aaron Judge

“Even though it feels like you are so far away from the big leagues, my love for the game kept me motivated to get through the hard times in the minors.”

― Aaron Judge

“My goal every year is to come in and be consistent. It doesn’t matter if it’s the first game of the year or it’s the last game of the year.”

― Aaron Judge

“In my early work, my time in the batting cage, that’s serious, and that’s when I feel like I’m really working. That’s where I have to lock in on my approach, make sure my mechanics are right, and make sure my mindset is right for the upcoming game. But then, when the game comes up, it’s a game! You’re supposed to have fun when you play games.”

― Aaron Judge

“To put on the pinstripe – it’s extraordinary. Just being able to play one game with the Yankees is quite an honor.”

― Aaron Judge

“I had a lot of fun playing football and basketball, but deep down, the chess match or cat-and-mouse game between the pitcher and batter in baseball really drew me in. It’s a thinking man’s game, and for me, nothing can compare to that.”

― Aaron Judge

“Ever since I was a little kid, that intrigued me. The game within the game was the biggest thing. A lot of people don’t see the little things we do within a game.”

― Aaron Judge

“Just being in a video game is an honor, and being on the cover, I can’t really describe it.”

― Aaron Judge

“When you come to a game, it’s supposed to be fun for the players and the fans.”

― Aaron Judge

“The mental game is what separates the good players from the great players. So anything I can do to get that mental edge to help me stay my best, I’m gonna try and do it.”

― Aaron Judge

“I have a short time to play this game. I’m trying to get every ounce of it out of my body.”

― Aaron Judge

“This is a crazy game we play. You’re going to have those times you can’t get out, and those times where you can do everything right, and the ball does not fall.”

― Aaron Judge

“When I was younger, I’d always forget stuff. I think there was probably 4-5 times where we’d drive 30 minutes to a town for the baseball tournament, and all of a sudden, I’d get to the field and look in my bag, and I didn’t have my cleats. So my dad had to race all the way home to get my cleats and get back before the game started so I could play.”

― Aaron Judge

“One thing I really liked about David Winfield, man, just… the way he played the game, and such a class act he was on and off the field.”

― Aaron Judge

“When you’re facing a different guy every at-bat, he’s coming at you with his best stuff. There’s no warm-up; there’s no ‘see a pitch.’ You’ve got to be locked in from the very first pitch… The biggest thing is do your homework before the game starts.”

― Aaron Judge

“I get the normal stats, like tackles and pass completion and high-intensity runs. I get them after every game to see how similar they are to every game and to make sure I’m hitting the targets – or not too far away from them.”

― Aaron Ramsey

“I like to be involved as much as I can in the game, and in the middle, you’re definitely the heartbeat of the team. When you’re on the right, you can go minutes without seeing the ball, and that’s a long time when you’re out on the pitch.”

― Aaron Ramsey

“We have to take every game as it comes.”

― Aaron Ramsey

“You have to be on top of your game, train hard every day, and try to convince the boss throughout the week that he should put you in the team.”

― Aaron Ramsey

“I need to be playing well, be involved in the game, and taking matches by the scruff of the neck.”

― Aaron Ramsey

“It’s nice to have it recognised that I’m doing well and to have people saying good things about me, but I try not to take too much interest. I just try to focus on my own game and what I need to do to improve.”

― Aaron Ramsey

“You have to take each game as it comes and not get ahead of yourself.”

― Aaron Ramsey

“You would want to play in every game if possible, but I am realistic.”

― Aaron Ramsey

“I think a top-class midfielder needs to be able to tackle, get up and down the pitch, pass, create opportunities, and score goals. That’s why I try to do everything; that’s what I judge my game on.”

― Aaron Ramsey

“There should be a minimum on the air pressure but not a maximum. Every game, they’re taking air out of the footballs I’m throwing, and I think that’s a disadvantage for the way that I like them prepped.”

― Aaron Rodgers

“This is what we get paid to do, is to bring it every week, and I hope the guys would say I bring it every week. I mean, I love this game, and I bring energy.”

― Aaron Rodgers

“As you get older, and this is a young man’s game, and people say, ‘Well, there’s no way I can keep up running the way I’m running; there’s no way my arm is going to stay as strong as it is.’ It’s the challenge of trying to stay in my tip-top shape year in and year out so I can keep playing the way I want to play.”

― Aaron Rodgers

“When you’re competitive, the last thing you want to do is come out of a game, regardless of what kind of injury it is – whether it’s an ankle, a knee, a rib, or a head injury.”

― Aaron Rodgers

“’Molly’s Game’ was a true story about a remarkable young woman named Molly Bloom. She was this close to going to the Olympics; she was ranked third in North America in women’s moguls.”

― Aaron Sorkin

“I love keeping. I’m in the game all the time. I see angles that I wouldn’t normally see, and I feel part of what the captain does.”

― AB de Villiers

“I try and watch the ball closely. I’ve played the game for many years now, and I know my talent will take over if I just watch the ball and enjoy myself out there.”

― AB de Villiers

“To cross the line for the team, to have an impact on winning the game – that’s why I play this game.”

― AB de Villiers

“I know my game pretty well, and that is the secret to success in most sports.”

― AB de Villiers

“I just try and earn my right to get on top of the bowlers, and that is how I play every game.”

― AB de Villiers

“I try and keep my feet on the ground and keep working at my game.”

― AB de Villiers

“It’s tough at slip. The ball doesn’t come to you very often. So from that perspective, I enjoy keeping more – you’re in the game the whole time.”

― AB de Villiers

“I know nothing will compare to that feeling of scoring hundreds in a big game.”

― AB de Villiers

“It’s not really part of the game to say, ‘Oh, it’s a batter’s game; it’s a batter’s game’ – I don’t know why it goes on. It’s a beautiful game that’s greatly competitive between bat and ball.”

― AB de Villiers

“I’m not a nice guy on the field, and I’ve never really respected a guy who’s been a ‘nice guy’ on the field. I want opposition to be hard, to play to win the game for their team.”

― AB de Villiers

“This might sound masochistic or narcissistic, I don’t know, but when I’m not playing the game, the validations I feel about life are always through the hardships. I relate more to sadness, in a lot of ways, when I’m not playing.”

― Abby Wambach

“I want to do what I can to give the next generation of athletes added advantages in the game.”

― Abby Wambach

“When I was in college, I learned to really take care of my body and figured out what works best for me and what doesn’t work for me when it comes to my nutrition. That helped so much on the field because soccer is such a fitness-oriented game.”

― Abby Wambach

“As soon as I started to realize that I could make a living playing professional soccer, I went to that place where I could torture myself because I knew it would make me better for the championship game.”

― Abby Wambach

“There are standards of the game that FIFA governs and promises to uphold.”

― Abby Wambach

“People don’t understand that the feel of the surface is so important for a footballer. The ball travels on the surface; our feet move on the surface – all of that goes into how the game is actually played.”

― Abby Wambach

“When I look in the mirror, I don’t see a person who’s made the kind of impact that Mia Hamm made on the game. She’s still my idol, the greatest player and the greatest teammate. She achieved so much in so many different ways. What she did for women’s soccer can’t be measured.”

― Abby Wambach

“The rule of the game was never assume that anybody, however honorable, would be able to stand up under torture. If Mr. X, who knew where I was, was caught for some reason, I should move.”

― Abraham Pais

“You can’t show up at the bedside and then turn on your skills. You have to keep your game sharp all the time.”

― Abraham Verghese

“I just think you need to believe in yourself – be offensive, but still have some nervousness in your body before any important game.”

― Ada Hegerberg

“I don’t think rock ‘n roll is necessarily a young man’s game. I think Neil Young is just as rock’n’roll now as he was in his 20s. I’d like to think we can still be edgy and challenging.”

― Adam Clayton

“I don’t think rock ‘n’ roll is necessarily a young man’s game.”

― Adam Clayton

“I sang the National Anthem at Dodger Stadium – at a baseball game – which was crazy; there was, like, 60,000 people there, which is a huge deal in America – singing the National Anthem.”

― Adam DeVine

“I think that governments are going to get disrupted by the blockchain. I think in the same way that the Internet forced everyone to evolve, the Blockchain is going to change the game again.”

― Adam Draper

“In high school, I was so obsessed with the movie that I started an actual ‘Highlander’ club with my two best friends, Mike Levy and David Sirota. What began as a few geeks hitting each other with swords we made in woodshop soon became a school-wide game with 20 people playing. It became so disruptive that the administration had to shut it down.”

― Adam F. Goldberg

“I think Lady Gaga is great and is changing pop music and bringing back a certain rock ‘n’ roll spirit, swagger to the game.”

― Adam Lambert

“McCain is the kid who was really cool in middle school but never got high school game and people are sick of him acting like he’s still popular.”

― Adam McKay

“Voting for Romney after the train wreck of that was the eight years of W. Bush is like losing your pay check playing a rigged game of three-card monte and then playing the same game again a week later ’cause the cards are a different color.”

― Adam McKay

“This is the ultimate con game – I’m having fun and people pay me to do it.”

― Adam Osborne

“To combat the monotony of gym workouts, I started playing soccer. I looked at workouts as training sessions. My soccer training includes squats, pushups, resistance-band work, and sprints. Ninety minutes of running became part of my love of the game rather than a chore.”

― Adam Richman

“In a crazy way, writing is a lot like any kind of very complex game – like chess, where you have the knowledge as you’re composing all of the ramifications of each move, of each choice you make.”

― Adam Ross

“For me, there was never an end game for becoming a director.”

― Adam Shankman

“I’m a huge fan of the game. It’s beyond a fringe benefit of obviously getting to work at the league office. I watch a ton of games in person, on television, on all forms of new media I follow the league. And so it’s just beyond my wildest imaginations to me to now be the commissioner of the NBA.”

― Adam Silver

“I had definitely missed the literary development game with Paper Lantern Lit, and writing exclusively wasn’t giving me complete fulfillment.”

― Adam Silvera

“I love the flow of the game. There’s a certain fluidity to basketball. I don’t enjoy watching baseball or football in the same way.”

― Adam Yauch

“The best decisions are taken quickly and well. You can prepare yourself, have all aspects of the game thought through, but the one who shines on the pitch is the one with intuition.”

― Adolfo Cambiaso

“I believe in enjoying the game. If you make it too much work, that’s not good.”

― Adolfo Cambiaso

“I came back from my ACL injury and won MVP. So, what’s a groin? What’s an adductor? That’s how I look at things. I feel like if you just continue to take care of your body, working out, making sure you’re in shape and you stay on top of your game, you can play as long as you want.”

― Adrian Peterson

“I love ‘Game of Thrones.’”

― Adrienne C. Moore

“I always loved cars. I used to play ‘Need for Speed’ all the time… any racing game.”

― Afrojack

“There’s no way the writing staff of ‘Game of Thrones’ haven’t read ‘The Art of War.’ There’s definitely an influence on ‘Game of Thrones’ from this book in both a general way and on the character of Lord Baelish and his strategies.”

― Aidan Gillen

“There’s a lot of ‘Game of Thrones’ stuff used in a lot of pastiches. I don’t know if I’ve seen a Lego ‘Game of Thrones’ yet, but there must be one. And there’s an animated thing that’s been going on for quite some time, and Littlefinger is a newsreader in it, and it’s great.”

― Aidan Gillen

“One thing I don’t want to feel is marketplace pressure, so I’m really glad I enjoy teaching because I can rely on that for a salary. I think it would be such a different game if I had to write a book that has to sell well.”

― Aimee Bender

“I think, like most gamers, I talk a good game.”

― Aisha Tyler

“I’ve always loved video games. I played ‘Ms. Pac-man’ with my dad, and I Ioved ‘Galaga’ and ‘Tempest’ and grew up on the standing arcade games. Even to this day, my dad will call me if he’s playing ‘Ms. Pac-man’ and hold the phone up to the game.”

― Aisha Tyler

“If you’re a game company, you want to create a singular gaming experience, and part of that is doing stuff that nobody else is doing. If you’re trying to create a game that feels different, you’re going to create a lead that feels different. It’s not going to be just another white guy.”

― Aisha Tyler

“I think that it’s interesting how shows like ‘Walking Dead’ or even ‘Game of Thrones,’ with all its fantasy elements, have become so popular. Sometimes, though, I get a little bit annoyed because the whole nerd thing taking over and is now cool, and it wasn’t cool when I was younger.”

― AJ Lee

“I have a very distinct memory of ‘ExciteBike’ and making my own courses. I had an obsession with that game.”

― AJ Lee

“When you get to play with the big boys, your game improves drastically.”

― Ajay Naidu

“I think public sector banks need to have greater private participation of people who have skin in the game.”

― Ajay Piramal

“I believe life is a gift, and I want to live it productively. I am not into this numbers game.”

― Ajith Kumar

“Wake up, Carolee, the plane is waiting for us, we have to get to the game.”

― Al Davis

“Pitches are like pages of a book; they’re so important. The chess game; how I set you up early, and how I’ll do it differently later.”

― Al Leiter

“It’s a very big mental game, all day leading up to warm-ups. You’re not sure if your curveball will break, or will you be able to throw it over the plate? It’s all negative thoughts going into the game.”

― Al Leiter

“I look at this as a second life. Every game feels like an event. Every pitch matters. I need that. It elevates your aggressiveness.”

― Al Leiter

“I love the game very much, but when you were a certain type of player for a few years, being a front-end starter, that’s the way I still think I can pitch. But the body tells you no.”

― Al Leiter

“The game is No. 1. You are an adjunct to the game. In a studio, there is no game. You are the star. That’s why you are there. For the game, you can’t go away from the game and beat your chest. People are there to watch the game. You are there to supplement, not to override or overwhelm.”

― Al Michaels

“People know me from a hockey game, from an earthquake, from the O.J case.”

― Al Michaels

“If there are dominant teams, people enjoy discussing whether that’s good or bad for the game, and if there aren’t any dominant teams, then people enjoy discussing that.”

― Al Michaels

“The genius of our institutions is democratic – baseball is a democratic game.”

― Al Spalding

“Two hours is about as long as any American can wait for the close of a baseball game, or anything else for that matter.”

― Al Spalding

“I hear people saying ‘the way the game should be played’. Rubbish. That’s the worst saying in football. You win the game, then worry about the way it should be played.”

― Alan Hansen

“When I was playing football, I always felt in complete control. When I play golf and come under pressure, it’s a completely different ball game.”

― Alan Hansen

“If you’re in the game long enough, you’re going to be the toast of the town one day, and the next day you’ll be toast.”

― Alan K. Simpson

“In every aspect of life, have a game plan, and then do your best to achieve it.”

― Alan Kulwicki

“The objective of a referee is not to get mentioned. I tell a lot of young referees that not being mentioned is king. If you can achieve that, that then it has been a pretty good game.”

― Alan Lewis

“Coaches do so much research about a referee because they believe refereeing is such a crucial part of the game that the result may hinge on what we say or do. They probably know more about me than I know myself!”

― Alan Lewis

“I do my own analysis on the teams I am refereeing. I will know some of the personalities, the players who could be difficult customers in a scrum situation, the ones I am going to have to really work hard on early in the game to get what I want.”

― Alan Lewis

“My job is to persuade people to toe the line and play within the laws of the game.”

― Alan Lewis

“The scrum and the tackle are the two really contentious areas of the game. If you get those two aspects right, most rugby matches will work in your favour.”

― Alan Lewis

“One of my favorite sci-fi books is ‘Ender’s Game’ by Orson Scott Card. I would recommend it to anyone who loves sci-fi. It’s a perfect intro to sci-fi.”

― Alan Schaaf

“We go there with confidence, but we know there is a very fine line between success and failure in this game.”

― Alan Shearer

“Whenever I have any spare time I have a game of golf.”

― Alan Shearer

“On ‘Game of Thrones,’ I remember shooting in Croatia, and by lunchtime we’d see photos of what we’d shot online and think, ‘My God – people really care.’”

― Alan Taylor

“On ‘Game of Thrones,’ we always shoot away from the green screen because it’s bloody expensive to shoot green screen.”

― Alan Taylor

“The weird thing is, ‘Game of Thrones,’ people go to Iceland for three weeks, and it’d be like a small guerilla operation. ‘Thor,’ we went there for, like, five days, because we couldn’t afford to be there any longer, because we were airlifting the entire contents of Hollywood into this country.”

― Alan Taylor

“’Game of Thrones’ was the first fantasy thing I’ve done, and like a lot of people who enjoy the show watching it, I didn’t expect to respond to that world, but when I started doing it, I really started to love it, started to realize that some of the things I’m naturally drawn to.”

― Alan Taylor

“It was great to do and it’s exciting to do those things. That’s another thing, that one enjoys the game.”

― Albert Finney

“Preparation is very important. The pitcher is going to do his job and prepare for you, so you as a hitter must do the same. I always watch videotape of pitchers before the game and even sometimes during.”

― Albert Pujols

“Mike Matheny, Fernando Vina, Edgar Renteria, Mark McGwire and Darryl Kile… before he died. Those guys took me under their wing and taught me the way to play the game the right way.”

― Albert Pujols

“I’m really happy with ‘WWE ’12.’ It’s amazing. The fact that I’m in a video game is incredible; it’s a dream come true.”

― Alberto Del Rio

“It used to be that readers were relegated because they considered themselves far above society, and so the metaphor of the ivory tower developed. Now there’s still this idea that the reader doesn’t take part in the social game and in politics, the res publica, but for other reasons: he doesn’t do it because he’s not making any money.”

― Alberto Manguel

“I’m not a starstuck dude. I’ve been in this game too long for that, but I do respect and acknowledge real work and real work ethic.”

― Aldis Hodge

“My brother does a series of movies called ‘The Purge,’ and they have the third one coming out this year, and then also he’ll be starring in the second season of ‘Secrets and Lies.’ We want each other to win because we are a team, and this is how we’ve been since day one. That’s the end game for all of us in the Hodge house.”

― Aldis Hodge

“Movies started out as an extension of a magic trick, so making a spectacle is part of the game.”

― Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

“I cannot stand that whole game of confession, that is: Here I have sinned, now I’m confessing my sins, and describing my path of sin and then in the act of confession I beg for your forgiveness and redemption.”

― Aleksandar Hemon

“When I play football, I try to win the game. That is part of me. That is who I am.”

― Aleksandar Mitrovic

“You want to score in every game and to fight hard.”

― Aleksandar Mitrovic

“I play a good physical game.”

― Aleksandar Mitrovic

“I am always in the box, strong, good in the air, and, of course, I like getting stuck in. I play a physical game.”

― Aleksandar Mitrovic

“Trust the Canadians to produce a game about mutual funds that is actually more boring than the real thing.”

― Alex Berenson

“You are responsible to each other because when you win a game of football, you only need eight players to perform well.”

― Alex Ferguson

“Well, football is a hard game; there’s no denying it. It’s a game that can bring out the worst in you, at times.”

― Alex Ferguson

“There’s something magical about a home run. It almost violates the space of the stadium. It’s a game of the imagination in some ways. Baseball.”

― Alex Gibney

“’Game of Thrones’ is the broadest of narratives. I don’t know if anyone in the U.S. has done a story on such a large scale before, both in terms of what George R.R. Martin wrote and what’s on the show.”

― Alex Graves

“You pull anyone from an alien planet down to Earth, and you want to show them great work, show them Tywin Lannister on ‘Game of Thrones.’ I mean, it’s just as good as it gets.”

― Alex Graves

“For ‘Game of Thrones,’ I realized immediately that it was about the characters.”

― Alex Graves

“There’s always the pressure on the director of how to transition from one scene to another, especially when it can really be oblique on ‘Game of Thrones.’”

― Alex Graves

“It’s very unusual on ‘Game of Thrones’ for there to be a deleted scene because the scripts are pretty locked in. There’s rarely a reason to say, ‘Hey, we don’t need this scene.’”

― Alex Graves

“It’s funny because ‘West Wing’ is similar to ‘Game of Thrones’ in some ways, as it was very hard to pull off back then.”

― Alex Graves

“No director directs ‘Game of Thrones’ without reading all the episodes and knowing what’s going on. All the episodes are written in advance, so you can do that, which is an important point.”

― Alex Graves

“The hardest part of ‘Game of Thrones’ is there is so much incredible talent bouncing off the walls that you’ll actually miss some of them, and not getting it is very intimidating.”

― Alex Graves

“’Game of Thrones’ is shot on a very similar kind of schedule to a TV show, but there’s a lot more time and focus put into the script.”

― Alex Graves

“I don’t know the stats but with Mesut in the team, you are always going to get at least three chances a game from him. He always provides an excellent pass or something, a good move or play that leads to a goal, or almost leads to a goal.”

― Alex Iwobi

“We are not going to dwell on the past, we are always looking forward to the next game.”

― Alex Iwobi

“Sometimes in a Premier League game the fans are a bit quiet but in Nigeria you just hear trumpets, everything. The atmosphere is so different compared to England.”

― Alex Iwobi

“Whenever I am called upon to play, I always try to give my best and make sure that I can impose myself on the game.”

― Alex Iwobi

“I love attacking, but I hate defending and it’s something I need to add to my game.”

― Alex Iwobi

“As a footballer you’re committed to play for the badge, train alongside fantastic players daily and compete against some of the game’s best every weekend. What more can you ask for.”

― Alex Iwobi

“My favorite goals are the ones when there’s so much pressure. I focus more when the game is on the line.”

― Alex Morgan

“My dad has been to every soccer game that I’ve played in, both at the amateur level and at the professional level, and he always had great things to say whether we won or we lost, whether I felt great or not so great.”

― Alex Morgan

“I played volleyball, basketball, softball, and I started to love soccer the most around 7-8 years old because it was a physical game. I could use my speed and strength to my advantage.”

― Alex Morgan

“I don’t think the entire world respects women in sport. But if FIFA start respecting the women’s game more, others will follow.”

― Alex Morgan

“When I leave the game, I want to go out on top.”

― Alex Morgan

“Pregame, I eat pancakes for a meal. I always do mental visualization before the game to prepare myself. Postgame, I typically take ice baths.”

― Alex Morgan

“In the 123rd minute of the semifinal game at the Olympics against Canada, I scored the game-winning goal that brought us to the finals. You can’t replicate those do-or-die moments in practice or a friendly game.”

― Alex Morgan

“If I’ve had a bad game, I know I’ve had a bad game, and I don’t mind hearing it.”

― Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

“My dad speaks a lot of sense and keeps me grounded. He’ll watch me play and, if I’ve done well, he’ll have a quiet word with me and say, ‘Well done.’ If I’ve had a not-so-good game, he’ll let me know about it.”

― Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

“I’ve grown up playing in central midfield more, and I think my natural game is about coming inside from wide.”

― Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

“You can have one good game, but the next one could be a bad one.”

― Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

“FA Cup or league – we look to win every game.”

― Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

“You are all mates off the pitch, but on it, you are all competing for places. I think that only makes a healthier squad – more players fighting for positions can only mean everyone has got to step their game up.”

― Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

“I can have the worst game of my life, come off the pitch, and my mum will tell me I was great! That’s what mums do.”

― Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

“As a footballer, you want to play every game.”

― Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

“When I used to come to Anfield as an away player, I always knew it was going to be a hard game, no matter what kind of form your team was in.”

― Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

“It’s tougher when you’re established. Before, I’d see 13, 14, 15 pitches that I could drive in a game. Now, I see one, two or three, so I have to be better.”

― Alex Rodriguez

“I love the challenge of the game. I love the work. My goal right now is to have a season next year that will make people forget about this one. I’ll use things like this for motivation. I’m pumped. I’m hungry.”

― Alex Rodriguez

“I’m very thankful to the Yankees and to Major League Baseball for allowing me to play this game.”

― Alex Rodriguez

“It’s a game that just takes so much out of you. Every aspect of your life has to be very narrow, very focused. Everything else has to go away. And because of that, I think it’s obviously not healthy. The last thing I’m looking for is sympathy.”

― Alex Rodriguez

“We don’t really compare ourselves to the men’s game or what they do. For us, it’s about trying to get more people involved in the women’s games.”

― Alex Scott

“Although more teams are going full-time professional and there’s more money involved, our main incentive is simply to play for the love of the game.”

― Alex Scott

“No matter what happens to our game, money won’t be a motivation for me.”

― Alex Scott

“No golfer’s journey is complete without a pilgrimage to St. Andrews, the mecca of the game. This is where it all began, back in the 15th and 16th centuries.”

― Alex Shoumatoff

“In the ’70s, Florida-style golf communities started to be built for America’s baby-boomers who were doing well and taking up the game but couldn’t get into exclusive golf and tennis clubs and were looking for a nice place to live and raise their families.”

― Alex Shoumatoff

“Game day can be emotional, and there are a lot of ups and downs throughout a game, but as a quarterback, you have to be able to see the bigger picture, steady that ship, get all the guys focused in on the task at hand, and keep the thing moving.”

― Alex Smith

“As a quarterback, you’ve got a huge responsibility: You’re touching the ball every single play. You have such a big impact on deciding the game, just in your decision-making and how you are with the football and your fundamentals.”

― Alex Smith

“This is the honest truth: I could absolutely care less on yards per game. I think that’s a totally overblown stat.”

― Alex Smith

“You’re frustrated when things aren’t going right. When you’re out there, you have your piece of it, your view. It isn’t until usually the next day when you’re watching the film that you get to put all the pieces together: ‘Oh, this is what happened on that play’; ‘This is why I did that.’ You don’t totally know that game day.”

― Alex Smith

“As a QB, it’s a team game, and you’re all out there in it.”

― Alex Smith

“We unfortunately already live on a planet where the climate has changed and will continue to change no matter what we do now. We’re playing a game of making the problem less bad rather than preventing it.”

― Alex Steffen

“There’s no really rosy scenario ahead, where climate change just doesn’t happen, but I believe we don’t have the ethical right to throw our hands up in the air and say, ‘Game over.’ Whatever pathway we choose, our descendants will be dealing with that reality for centuries to come.”

― Alex Steffen

“I think what makes ‘Jeopardy!’ special is that, among all the quiz and game shows out there, ours tends to encourage learning.”

― Alex Trebek

“I remember, even when I started with WWE, it was a different ball game. There were all these restrictions and things we couldn’t do, and now, it’s really empowering to know we can do anything that we want and what the guys can do. It gives women the opportunity to show why we’re more than divas and why we’re WWE superstars.”

― Alexa Bliss

“Whenever I go back home, I make sure I can attend a Blue Jackets game.”

― Alexa Bliss

“As a new entrepreneur, you need a stake in the game, but you can’t risk it all.”

― Alexa Von Tobel

“Chess for me is not a game, but an art. Yes, and I take upon myself all those responsibilities which an art imposes on its adherents.”

― Alexander Alekhine

“If ‘Game Of Thrones’ hadn’t been made, I don’t think ‘The Last Kingdom’ would have been, but this is more grounded in real life.”

― Alexander Dreymon

“’The Last Kingdom”s got its roots in history, and it’s a lot grittier. It doesn’t have the ‘Game of Thrones’ gloss.”

― Alexander Dreymon

“It’s normal when there’s a new show on the air to say this is the new ‘Game of Thrones’ or this is the new ‘Vikings,’ because we need to put things in boxes.”

― Alexander Dreymon

“There are only a handful of designers that influence other designers, and I have to keep one step ahead of the game.”

― Alexander McQueen

“I moved to Los Angeles when I was 17. I had just booked ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakwell.’ I thought, ‘Well, I’m just going to move to L.A. and become famous. ‘Squeakwell’ is going to launch me to that point.’ Well, I didn’t end up working for, like, three years afterward. That’s kind of the name of the game.”

― Alexandra Shipp

“There are games where the striker will be useful for the team in terms of creating space and being involved in the game, without necessarily scoring, but he’ll have played an important role for the team. But, of course, over the course of a season, I have to score goals, as that’s what statistics reflect.”

― Alexandre Lacazette

“I don’t think we have to score in every game in order to have a good game.”

― Alexandre Lacazette

“Congress is too old. They don’t have a stake in the game.”

― Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

“The whole life of an American is passed like a game of chance, a revolutionary crisis, or a battle.”

― Alexis de Tocqueville

“You might cry during a game if you lose a final. That’s all part of football.”

― Alexis Sanchez

“I still think I’m playing back home in the street in my town with my mates. That’s why I love the game, and mostly, I don’t pay too much attention to social media or look at stuff that’s out there.”

― Alexis Sanchez

“I try to prove that I am an important player every day and game after game.”

― Alexis Sanchez

“Sometimes, when I am not playing in a game, it leaves me feeling very tired when I play in the next one. It is like I haven’t trained for a month.”

― Alexis Sanchez

“I didn’t go to drama school, so I didn’t really have many true friends in the business; ‘Game Of Thrones’ has definitely brought me that.”

― Alfie Allen

“I was never a gym person before ‘Game Of Thrones.’ The idea of it was a bore to me – and it kind of still is – but I had a problem with my knee, so I can’t play sport as much as I’d like to.”

― Alfie Allen

“’Game of Thrones’ is my big break, so I’ve got to make the most of it, keep acting well.”

― Alfie Allen

“DivX Plus Streaming provides secure streaming delivery of a feature rich premium digital entertainment experience to connected devices including HDTVs, Blu-ray players, smartphones, game consoles, PCs, Max and cable set-top boxes.”

― Alfred Amoroso

“In order for me to perform the best I can out on the field, I have to fuel my body with the proper nutrients to be able to do all the running. I’m running four or five miles every game, so it’s a lot. Even at halftime, I take electrolytes and have half a peanut-butter-and-jelly or whatever is sitting there just to keep my engine running.”

― Ali Krieger

“Personally, I always try to focus on the little things in my game. As a defender and attacking outside back, I continuously work on completing passes, not being too predictable going forward into the attack, good services into the box, good positioning and footwork.”

― Ali Krieger

“There are a few moments in every game when I will have to sprint and use my explosiveness to win.”

― Ali Krieger

“On game days, I’m pretty boring: I like to rest and watch TV with my legs up so I’m not on my feet too much before the match.”

― Ali Krieger

“Because I don’t like to play on a full stomach, I try to eat a bigger meal in the morning and less throughout the day leading up to the game.”

― Ali Krieger

“It’s always tough to play against teams that bunker or ‘park the bus’ inside the 18-yard box, but we always try to focus on our game and how we can overcome the obstacles that the game presents to continue to get better and score goals.”

― Ali Krieger

“If the spaces open up in the attack, then of course I’m willing to take it because I love to get involved; I love to get crosses in. I love to do combinations and just bring a different aspect to our game.”

― Ali Krieger

“Mistakes are part of the game. It’s how well you recover from them, that’s the mark of a great player.”

― Alice Cooper

“It is plainly evident that, in a country where land was to be had for the asking, fuel for the cutting, corn for the planting and harvesting, and game and fish for the least expenditure of labor, no man would long serve for another, and any system of reliable service indoors or afield must fail.”

― Alice Morse Earle

“What it takes to get people from liking and sharing and retweeting to organising is a hard and long process. Technology has really changed the game in terms of how people participate and what they decide to participate in.”

― Alicia Garza

“When I first started getting into the business, a young woman in a music game that was mostly men, I did feel inadequate.”

― Alicia Keys

“It is well documented that I am a lifelong football fan. My love of the British game started with the 1966 World Cup.”

― Alisher Usmanov

“Imagine if baseball were taught the way science is taught in most inner-city schools. Schoolchildren would get lectures about the history of the World Series. High school students would occasionally reproduce famous plays of the past. Nobody would get in the game themselves until graduate school.”

― Alison Gopnik

“In Rome, I was already trying to help in shaping the game, but the style was a little bit different to what we do at Liverpool.”

― Alisson

“My game is characterised by consistency, and that is what has brought me to Liverpool and helped me grow and develop. I like to make simple saves. I don’t make saves for the camera.”

― Alisson

“We have to learn from our mistakes. But it’s part of my game; I won’t be arrogant of saying that I will keep doing this. We have to learn from our mistakes.”

― Alisson

“My game is characterised by consistency.”

― Alisson

“These humiliations are the essence of the game.”

― Alistair Cooke

“This level of competition is extremely high. Everybody is trained. Everybody has a game plan. Everybody has a nutritionist. Everybody has everything. It’s here that you realize, as people, we’re all equal.”

― Alistair Overeem

“Even if Scrabble had been invented then, I wouldn’t have wanted to play Scrabble, because the highest triple word score in the world would not have expressed how much I liked the game Natalie and I played every afternoon.”

― Allan Sherman

“If I could take back all the mistakes that I made throughout my career, I would have had a perfect career. I would have missed no shots. I would have made no turnovers. I would have went right instead of going left when I was supposed to, every game.”

― Allen Iverson

“It was a blessing just to play one NBA basketball game.”

― Allen Iverson

“I just want kids all over the world to know you have to practice to be any good in this game; it’s too hard.”

― Allen Iverson

“God gave me all this; why waste the talent that he gave me? Why not go full throttle with it all and try to become in the class with the greatest players that ever played the game? That’s just a great feeling.”

― Allen Iverson

“LeBron ain’t got none of my game, but his heart is all mine.”

― Allen Iverson

“Depending on the time I get, I do my share of social networking, listen to music, or play a video game. I love watching movies in theatres.”

― Allu Arjun

“I can still play this game at a high level; I’ve proven that. I want to be home. I want to be close to my family. I want to be close to my foundation and my business interests.”

― Alonzo Mourning

“I’ve got to make some decisions just like any other player that has ever played this game, that eventually the clock stops, their basketball clock stops.”

― Alonzo Mourning

“I have an incredible amount of basketball knowledge, and I think a lot of that is derived from having a Hall of Fame college basketball coach who was very knowledgeable of the game and I had a great high school coach who was also very knowledgeable.”

― Alonzo Mourning

“I always wanted to be somebody. If I made it, it’s half because I was game enough to take a lot of punishment along the way and half because there were a lot of people who cared enough to help me.”

― Althea Gibson

“I’m an absolute connoisseur of cheeseburgers and like to think that I can detect even mere percentages of shift in fat content in ground meat in a burger and can actually name the temperature to which it was actually cooked to the degree if I’m, you know, really on my game.”

― Alton Brown

“I have nothing but sympathy for the people who are forced to work with me. I’m better now at picking out those that want to play that game with me, and those that don’t.”

― Alton Brown

“You’re as good as your next game, not your previous, so I’ll focus on the next one.”

― Alun Wyn Jones

“I do not know if I will stay in the game when I do retire; I have got humanity, so I do not know if I will go into law.”

― Alun Wyn Jones

“A bugbear of mine is bragging rights in regional derbies: it would be a lot more worth to the regional game if we did something special in European rugby.”

― Alun Wyn Jones

“Before I was ‘the captain’ with the label – because essentially, that’s all it is – I was a player, and before that, I was a fan of the game, fan of the team.”

― Alun Wyn Jones

“I’ll look at stats after a game to see the work I’ve done in different areas.”

― Alun Wyn Jones

“You know when you’ve had a good game, and you know when you could have done better.”

― Alun Wyn Jones

“I usually don’t talk for three days after a defeat. Then you have an epiphany and realise it’s just a game.”

― Alun Wyn Jones

“Players want to play a lot of rugby. We’re walking contradictions at times in that we want to play a lot of rugby, but we don’t want to play too much rugby, and we want to be available for all the big games, yet there are times when you have to sacrifice that because of game limits.”

― Alun Wyn Jones

“There is this brutal side to tennis. It was invented as a game for kings and cardinals and people with a lot of power who didn’t have to share the field with other players.”

― Alvaro Enrigue

“I’d like to play in every game, like everybody else.”

― Alvaro Morata

“When I was seven or eight, I got a trampoline. My dad used to say to me all the time, ‘Come on with the head,’ and then pass the ball to me as I jumped. I really think it’s helped my heading game because I practiced this all the time with my dad.”

― Alvaro Morata

“Sometimes I go home, put the game on, and think, ‘How can I miss that?’ It affects you; it also affects you to know your career also depends on the opinion of journalists, fans, directors, and sometimes they’re not really qualified to judge.”

― Alvaro Morata

“In Spain, you get seven clear chances a game to receive the ball and shoot. In Italy, you get very few clear balls, and you have to fight everyone to score; that makes you improve and develop.”

― Alvaro Morata

“In the Premier League, I think if you win your first five games, you’re in the fight, because here in every game, you can lose or drop points.”

― Alvaro Morata

“Friendships are forgotten when the game begins.”

― Alvin Dark

“In this game of baseball, you live by the sword and die by it. You hit and get hit. Remember that.”

― Alvin Dark

“Slow thinkers are part of the game too. Some of these slow thinkers can hit a ball a long way.”

― Alvin Dark

“I can do one ‘Breaking Bad’ in a night, or one ‘Game of Thrones.’ But ‘House of Cards,’ I can really do three in a night. I get sucked in.”

― Alysia Reiner

“Baseball is my escape. The sights, the sounds, the way the park smells. There is truly no place I would rather be than at a game.”

― Alyssa Milano

“Faro is a game of chance, essentially, with no skill involved. You bet against the bank, and the bank almost always wins.”

― Amanda Foreman

“Politics is not a tit-for-tat game. It’s not ‘I helped you, now you help me.’”

― Amanda Knox

“Ladies and dentists will agree: Iverson has one of the best smiles to ever grin. This is uncontested. No argument! And he was very generous with it as well. Whether during a game, press conference, or photoshoot, Iverson was free with his cheesing.”

― Amanda Seales

“Growing up, I was always super into fantasy and ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and ‘Game of Thrones’ and all of that, but I could never find black characters whom I really liked.”

― Amandla Stenberg

“To be a great player or a good player in the NBA, I have to work on my perimeter game.”

― Amar’e Stoudemire

“The N.B.A. is not an easy job. As you get older, you play this game for 82 games a year, and you play 11 or 12 years, your body tends to break down.”

― Amar’e Stoudemire

“Insurance – an ingenious modern game of chance in which the player is permitted to enjoy the comfortable conviction that he is beating the man who keeps the table.”

― Ambrose Bierce

“The thing is the game is getting tougher and tougher and we have to ask a lot of our bodies.”

― Amelie Mauresmo

“People come into fights against me and say this and that, but when they realise how quick and how hard I hit, their game plan disappears.”

― Amir Khan

“Boxing’s not going to retire me; I’ll retire from boxing. That’s where most people make mistakes. They normally stay in the game a bit too long.”

― Amir Khan

“Mayweather waits for you to make a mistake. He plays a similar game to me.”

― Amir Khan

“I ended up in Parliament and soon discovered that emotion really doesn’t have any place in politics. It’s a much more intricate and complicated game, and I just didn’t know how to play it.”

― Amitabh Bachchan

“Concentrate, play your game, and don’t be afraid to win.”

― Amy Alcott

“Golf is a spiritual game. It’s like Zen. You have to let your mind take over.”

― Amy Alcott

“Come Christmas Eve, we usually go to my mom and dad’s. Everybody brings one gift and then we play that game when we all steal it from each other. Some are really cool, others are useful and some are a bit out there.”

― Amy Grant

“You’re never out of the game until you’ve lost the final point.”

― Ana Ivanovic

“The media and press can be relentless, especially with women. Personally, while I take pride in my appearance and enjoy the compliments, when I’m on court, it is all about my game.”

― Ana Ivanovic

“Tennis has given me so many opportunities, and I feel very lucky to have achieved whatever I have, especially coming from a country that does not have a great history in the game.”

― Ana Ivanovic

“It was different when I was young, aged 20, playing the French Open. I didn’t have so much experience. I just played tennis because I loved the game.”

― Ana Ivanovic

“Before a match, I need to be alone. I need to reach concentration and focus on the game ahead of me.”

― Ana Ivanovic

“I used to always want to play the perfect match, and this meant not losing a point. The realisation came around the time I was 19 years old, in the French Open final in 2007. This was a key period in my career. I was told I was going for too many winners, which was affecting my game.”

― Ana Ivanovic

“Chess is a very tough game, and psychologically a tough game. And of course, chess needs a lot of qualities, human qualities. And so you must have a very strong nervous system, and then you must be well prepared; you must be able to work a lot.”

― Anatoly Karpov

“If the opponent offers keen play I don’t object; but in such cases I get less satisfaction, even if I win, than from a game conducted according to all the rules of strategy with its ruthless logic.”

― Anatoly Karpov

“There are a lot of guys who average a lot of points, but they make the game hard for themselves, and they make the game hard for their teammates, and that’s why you never really see them win or get deep in the playoffs.”

― Andre Iguodala

“Sometimes fans, sometimes even players, they don’t know the game sometimes, and they look at numbers, or they use smoke-and-mirrors as far as who’s a top 15 player, who’s a top 20 player.”

― Andre Iguodala

“It’s natural to me. I played point guard my whole life up until my senior year of high school. Most people don’t know that. It’s just in my game.”

― Andre Iguodala

“My game has really picked up in the NBA.”

― Andre Iguodala

“Seattle was my favorite team growing up, so I know a little bit about Coach Karl and his history. He’s one of the best coaches in the game, well-respected by much of his peers and much of his players.”

― Andre Iguodala

“If I get on the golf course, my basketball game is a direct reflection of how many rounds of golf I can get. So, the more rounds of golf, the better I play.”

― Andre Iguodala

“I have a drive to get more steals and improve my game and stats overall every year.”

― Andre Iguodala

“Draymond’s always talking trash, and he’s really good at getting you off your game. He’s one of the guys that he’ll talk trash, even when you’re playing golf. He will knock you off your game… But when you see his swing, you’re like, ‘How do you talk trash so well, and your swing’s this bad?’”

― Andre Iguodala

“I’m always happy for guys who are enjoying the game and maximizing their potential on and off the court.”

― Andre Iguodala

“I’m just a golf enthusiast where I enjoy the game so much, and I’m excited.”

― Andre Iguodala

“I think I’m a smart guy who knows the game.”

― Andre Iguodala

“Old age is far more than white hair, wrinkles, the feeling that it is too late and the game finished, that the stage belongs to the rising generations. The true evil is not the weakening of the body, but the indifference of the soul.”

― Andre Maurois

“It was an away game, I think in Poland. I ate some chicken and had really bad salmonella.”

― Andre Schurrle

“That is the only way to survive in the Premier League. Every game is a battle, whether you’re playing the top team or the one at the bottom of the table.”

― Andre Schurrle

“The game plan might be different based on the opponent, but the approach is the same.”

― Andre Ward

“I get the headlines for being slick and different things like that – which is part of my game – but it’s just amazing to me that a lot of times, the people don’t see the other things that go on in that ring. But a lot of times, when my opponents figure it out, the fight is over. It’s too late.”

― Andre Ward

“I talk to amateurs, up-and-coming guys, fighters older than me, and we compare notes to teach each other how to leave this game on top from a legacy and financial standpoint.”

― Andre Ward

“The game in beauty is changing so much, if your product isn’t high tech or can’t make a unique performance claim – plump your lips, reduce your lines, look glossy, and stay on for 24 hours – you can’t go to market today. I’m not just talking about a $20 lipstick, but a $5 lipstick!”

― Andrea Jung

“Ancelotti moved me to a new position and helped me raise my game.”

― Andrea Pirlo

“I want to be successful in playing the game. I’m going to do my best to help myself and my teammates play in the best possible way and reach successful results.”

― Andrea Pirlo

“I think if somebody knows how to play the game, he or she can play anywhere. You know how to fit in.”

― Andrea Pirlo

“When you no longer feel part of the game, then you have to think about doing something else.”

― Andrea Pirlo

“When I first went to Milan, my agent said you have to give off a strong, masculine energy. They don’t like campiness. They like boys to appear straight and to appear masculine. I quickly learned the game of it and how to navigate around it.”

― Andreja Pejic

“Baseball is a hard game. There’s going to be ups and downs.”

― Andrew Benintendi

“Going into Portland, I was just trying to not step on anybody’s toes, stay quiet, and play my game. I think I was just trying to figure out the kind of sequences I was going to see as a hitter and learn from that.”

― Andrew Benintendi

“Being stronger really helped my game.”

― Andrew Benintendi

“The American attitude is ‘We’re the best’. That’s why the NBA guys who come from other countries, the Europeans, all sort of stick together away from the game.”

― Andrew Bogut

“I just want to try to ignore the scrutiny and all the distractions and just play hard basketball and let the best come… Improving game by game and trying to improve my game is what I want to do.”

― Andrew Bogut

“From its skillful editing to its out-of-control budget and its relentless marketing, Mr. Obama’s team played a different game at a different level than Sen. John McCain and his traditionalist staff.”

― Andrew Breitbart

“The citizen is becoming a pawn in a game where nobody knows the rules, where everybody consequently doubts that there are rules at all, and where the vocabulary has been diminished to such an extent that nobody is even sure what the game is all about.”

― Andrew Eldritch

“As a cricketer, I played on bravado and character. My personality was bound up with how I played the game.”

― Andrew Flintoff

“I’ve never been – and never will be – someone who ‘plays the game’ with people.”

― Andrew Flintoff

“Florida A&M University was my first real introduction to politics as a heavyweight game.”

― Andrew Gillum

“I have three younger siblings, so the four of us were outside all the time after school playing games, making up games. My sister made up a game called ‘roof ball.’ We’d play that constantly. She always beat me in it, and it made me very mad. But we were outside all the time.”

― Andrew Luck

“I remember playing a high school basketball game where I didn’t eat anything for breakfast. I ate, you know, like a PB and J and some chips for lunch and nothing before the game. I didn’t make it through the first quarter. I wish I hadn’t have learned that way, but it did leave a lasting impression.”

― Andrew Luck

“Watching soccer is my main hobby, really. I’m no tactician or coach, but I enjoy watching the free flow of it, the different styles, and the histories behind clubs. Like Barcelona vs. Madrid – it’s not just a soccer game; it’s a geopolitical struggle. There are great storylines and no commercials.”

― Andrew Luck

“There is a board game called Settlers of Catan. That is what I play. I am so embarrassed.”

― Andrew Luck

“I do know it’s great to have a support from a fan base of a team. Football is such a team game, such a team aspect to it… Good things happen, the praise is spread around; and bad things happen, usually it’s not just one person’s fault.”

― Andrew Luck

“I grew up in Europe, and soccer was the first organized game I played. When we moved back to the U.S. in the middle of 4th grade, I switched to American football and stopped playing competitively until college, when I played intramurals.”

― Andrew Luck

“I think a punt can be a big play in a game. If it’s anything like a real game, then you realize that a Pat McAfee punt that downs someone inside the 2-yard line can really swing a game. I’m all for punting in video games.”

― Andrew Luck

“I always appreciated my dad coming outside and playing with us – or my mom – and being a part of the game we were playing or refereeing it or just being outside. That was fun for us, and it was very encouraging.”

― Andrew Luck

“Initially we both did a bit of everything towards making each game but as we began to hire people and the business grew we naturally went in different directions, and away from the coalface of development.”

― Andrew Oliver

“I think as a young person, you’re kind of game for whatever sometimes.”

― Andrew Rannells

“We all need to chip in with goals and assists. It’s not just the front three. It’s not just the defence that keeps clean sheets, either. It’s a team game.”

― Andrew Robertson

“Even when I have a good game, you can still do things better.”

― Andrew Robertson

“That’s why it’s hardest to win a Premier League instead of a Champions League – because it’s over 38 games. You can’t play well in every game, but it’s about grinding out results.”

― Andrew Robertson

“Just before I left Dundee United, I captained them for one game, although I think that was maybe to keep me there!”

― Andrew Robertson

“Sometimes, the fact is that you need to think of your health – because what use is it for Ryan Fraser to try and be a hero for one game, then end up out for six months?”

― Andrew Robertson

“There is no point in getting nervous. I get a few butterflies in my stomach, but it isn’t really nerves but things that will help your game.”

― Andrew Robertson

“Celebrating Christmas without subscribing to Christianity is like watching the Super Bowl without watching a regular season game. Some people watch the Super Bowl for the commercials; others watch it for the halftime show.”

― Andrew Shaffer

“We think that fear must be played out in fight, with military intervention, or in flight, via isolationism – but we are not hunted game, and those are not the only options. There is also the possibility of acceptance, with its corollary of understanding and its ultimate manifestation in embracing.”

― Andrew Solomon

“I’ve always been known for speeding up the tempo. To me, that’s just the way you play the game – aggressive. There’s no time to rest. You rest on the sidelines.”

― Andrew Whitworth

“Every team, in some sense, plays dirty. The game of football is dirty.”

― Andrew Whitworth

“You see guys that have been in the league for a long time and have taken that opportunity to not only make their game better but to make the people around them better. And to help them know things that maybe you wish you had known.”

― Andrew Whitworth

“There’s fresh fish, and then there’s fresh fish. Samoa is ranked as one of the best places for game fishing in all the world, and runs thick in the waters off the island chain. In fact, it’s used as an edible currency in local markets. The day I fished there, we caught loads of yellowfin.”

― Andrew Zimmern

“The excitement you can get in classical concert is as big, in a different sense, as you can get when you go to the ice hockey or baseball game.”

― Andris Nelsons

“Each game we approach like a final. Today it was the opening game at home, we won and showed outstanding football qualities. We will be preparing for the next game the same way.”

― Andriy Shevchenko

“When I was working at Trio, I was pitched ‘Queer Eye for the Straight Guy’ and I knew, whoever gets this, this is a game changer. When I started at Bravo in 2005, it was a hit, and Season 1 of ‘Project Runway’ was in postproduction.”

― Andy Cohen

“When you have beaten guys a few times, you don’t want them to think they know how you are going to play them. You have to try and find different ways of beating them. You have to do things they don’t expect sometimes, put something unpredictable into your game.”

― Andy Murray

“I just enjoy watching tennis. And there’s things that you can learn from the men’s and the women’s game.”

― Andy Murray

“My speed is something that has made a difference to my whole career. When I’ve felt quick and I’m moving well, it makes a huge difference to my entire game. When I feel a bit slower, I end up doing a lot more defending. When I’m a bit quicker to the ball, I feel I can attack a lot more.”

― Andy Murray

“At a very basic level, I think television exists for game shows, and I think it always will.”

― Andy Richter

“You know, I still love the innocent parts of the game. I love hitting tennis balls. I love seeing the young guys do well. I’ll still have a lot of friends to watch. I’ll miss the relationships probably the most. As time passes, I’ll probably miss the tennis more.”

― Andy Roddick

“I like grass, I enjoy it and it suits my game.”

― Andy Roddick

“I think I have a lot of room for improvement. My serve is okay, but I need to work on a lot of things: return, transition game, backhand.”

― Andy Roddick

“I like ice hockey, but it’s a frustrating game to watch. It’s hard to keep your eyes on both the puck and the players and too much time passes between scoring in hockey. There are usually more fights than there are points.”

― Andy Rooney

“The Super Bowl isn’t for kids, I had a great time though and it was worth every nickel of it because by doing this lame piece about the game I can put it on my expense account.”

― Andy Rooney

“My own time is passing fast enough without some national game to help it along.”

― Andy Rooney

“Speaking from personal experience, I watch zero shows when they air. The only shows I watch live are awards shows or sports. Shows like ‘True Detective’ and ‘Game Of Thrones,’ I watch every episode, but I don’t watch them as they air, and I think that’s becoming the case for people more.”

― Andy Samberg

“Motion capture is exactly what it says: it’s physical moves, whereas performance capture is the entire performance – including your facial performance. If you’re doing, say, martial arts for a video game, that is motion capture. This is basically another way of recording an actor’s performance: audio, facial and physical.”

― Andy Serkis

“Playing a character in a video game is different to other performances because your character can’t lead the audience of players in one direction.”

― Andy Serkis

“You can’t just come up with an idea for a game and stick the drama on top. It all has to be one driving thrust.”

― Andy Serkis

“It seems like Satan has thrown the DH into our game.”

― Andy Van Slyke

“Football is a strange game.”

― Angel Di Maria

“In France, the matches are sometimes very tight, and so it is difficult to score. A free kick can unlock a game.”

― Angel Di Maria

“I know that instructional time is a zero-sum game, but if we want kids to do well academically, it’s hard to imagine that happening if they don’t have some control over their attention.”

― Angela Duckworth

“The courts don’t remove children from their home because the child underperformed at school or required extra long walks or a game of basketball in order to blow off the steam all 5-year-olds have. It’s because the parents were unfit, not the kids.”

― Angela Featherstone

“I wish I could play the whole game and come back tomorrow.”

― Angela Ruggiero

“What I would love to happen is to have people at the top of their game – straight, gay, cisgender, transgender, whatever – to volunteer with us, as long as they have something of value to offer and they see the value in our community.”

― Angelica Ross

“I just go out there, try to play my game.”

― Angelique Kerber

“I know what to do to go for it and just take the game in my hands.”

― Angelique Kerber

“I knew that I have the game to beat the best players.”

― Angelique Kerber

“My game was always about good defence.”

― Angelique Kerber

“When I won my first Grand Slam in Australia, and we came back, I had much more confidence. I had much more belief in my game, about my improvement.”

― Angelique Kerber

“I was trying to be improving my game, being more aggressive, and not just playing from the defensive end.”

― Angelique Kerber

“Statehood is not a model for economic development; it is simply a way to organize a federation. What statehood does in fiscal and economic terms is apply uniform rules of the game to all states.”

― Anibal Acevedo Vila

“Being an artist is a very long game. It is not a 10-year game. I hope I’ll be around making art when I’m 80.”

― Anish Kapoor

“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

“Life… is not simply a series of exciting new ventures. The future is not always a whole new ball game. There tends to be unfinished business. One trails all sorts of things around with one, things that simply won’t be got rid of.”

― Anita Brookner

“It was when I was shooting for a Telugu film in Hyderabad when director Meher Ramesh approached me for ‘Veera Kannadiga.’ I was game to explore a new language and said yes.”

― Anita Hassanandani Reddy

“Game creators aren’t necessarily all sitting around twirling their nefarious-looking mustaches while consciously trying to figure out how to best misrepresent women as part of some grand conspiracy. Most probably just haven’t given much thought to the underlying messages their games are sending.”

― Anita Sarkeesian

“Game studios, developers, and major publishers need to vocally speak up against the harassment of women and say this behavior is unacceptable.”

― Anita Sarkeesian

“Go to a Cubs game and see how many people are in the stands, because when you can’t win, nobody cares anymore.”

― Ann Coulter

“I’m concerned about the future of football, because we have paid a lot of attention to concussions. We are more aware of concussions. But it’s really the repetitive minor injuries, the ones that are asymptomatic that occur on almost every play of the game, the sub-concussive hits: that’s the big problem for football.”

― Ann McKee

“Is there a way that we would actually recognize the game of football with fewer tackles and fewer collisions? I’m not sure. But I think that’s the direction we’re going to have to go. Bigger fields? Fewer players on the field? I think we are ultimately going to have to change some of the major rules of the game.”

― Ann McKee

“Football is an extraordinarily popular sport, and the whole game is played around this issue. The whole makeup of the game involves these subconcussive hits. I don’t know how they’re going to solve that problem. I don’t think they know how they’re going to solve that problem.”

― Ann McKee

“They’re elite athletes. They’re amazing athletes. That’s why I love football. I mean, it’s incredible to me to see them go out for an unbelievable pass and actually make the catch. It’s just an amazing game of athleticism and skill. They’re different; there’s no question. They’re huge, they’re fast, and they’re all these wonderful things.”

― Ann McKee

“I had a real computer solitaire problem. I’d gotten to the point where I had to win a game before I could write, and each time I got up to get a cup of water, I had to win a game. It was a nightmare.”

― Ann Patchett

“I think a gentleman is someone who holds the comfort of other people above their own. The instinct to do that is inside every good man, I believe. The rules about opening doors and buying dinner and all of that other ‘gentleman’ stuff is a chess game, especially these days.”

― Anna Kendrick

“I guess my silly dream is to be on ‘Game of Thrones.’ I don’t think that I can do that, but that’s my silly dream. And there are a lot of American comedies, particularly on NBC, that I would, I would love to do.”

― Anna Kendrick

“I’m constantly playing this game in my head where I’m thinking, ‘Can this quote be pared down and misinterpreted?’ It doesn’t matter what outlet I’m talking to and how comprehensive the interview is, because I have to think in terms of, ‘Right, but ‘People’ magazine could just take this one quote and take it out of context.’”

― Anna Kendrick

“I am very lucky in my team. They sit opposite me, and I get to see them every day sitting there staring at the seating chart, not doing much. It is almost like a chess game.”

― Anna Wintour

“I feel that I’ve worked with a lot of interesting people, and I have no regrets. I’m just curious about what I might have done if I’d had people in my life then who did explain what the publicity game was.”

― Annabella Sciorra

“There was definitely a moment, a time after ‘The Hand That Rocks the Cradle’, when I did get offered a lot of women in jeopardy-type roles. But I couldn’t do it, physically, I just couldn’t. But now I know what I know, I wonder if I should have played the whole fame game a little more.”

― Annabella Sciorra

“Players need to come in and not take the opportunity for granted and really work hard at the game and make sure it’s a team game, it’s not a selfish thing. If players have those qualities – they work hard, they’re selfless, they put the team before them – I have no issues with them.”

― Anne Donovan

“Women play a finesse game: a real pattern game as opposed to flash and dash, power and strength.”

― Anne Donovan

“The prospect of coaching two of the game’s most exciting and decorated players in Sue Bird and Lauren Jackson was incredibly appealing to me, and I look forward to beginning this new chapter in my career.”

― Anne Donovan

“At the end of the game, coaches always talk about what could have been done differently with the game plan.”

― Anne Donovan

“I read ‘Game Change.’ If you want to relive the campaign, that book is unbelievable. It’s great. It’s the book of that campaign. It brought all the memories back of everything with Clinton and Obama, and Sarah Palin and McCain, and choosing her, and John Edwards. It was an interesting book.”

― Annette Bening

“I’m not intensely private – I talk a great deal about my life and my work – I just don’t play the game to excess.”

― Annie Lennox

“In Afghanistan, getting shot at was a regular occurrence. I viewed survival as a numbers game. As point man, every time I entered a Taliban compound first, I played the odds in my head.”

― Ant Middleton

“The experience of playing EuroLeague ball gave myself a different perspective on just the way the game’s played. Every possession matters. Everything has to be on point. Offence, defensively – everybody has to be connected.”

― Anthony Bennett

“The Internet is getting so big, and people are inventing so many amazing things and new experiences. I never thought ‘Coco’ would have a VR game, and it was very cool to experience. I remember throwing a paper airplane even though there wasn’t actually anything in my hand.”

― Anthony Gonzalez

“I wanna change the game in way where I’m not knocking nobody out of the way, not claiming to be the best at this or that, but just doing wonders with the gift I’ve been given.”

― Anthony Hamilton

“If life doesn’t offer a game worth playing, then invent a new one.”

― Anthony J. D’Angelo

“Money always changes the game, when you let a dollar come between you and your friends, your cohorts.”

― Anthony Mackie

“In France, it’s easy to know which team is going to win the game, whereas in England, anywhere you play, you know it’s going to be difficult.”

― Anthony Martial

“I have many aspects of my game I need to improve, and that’s what I am focusing on. I prefer not to say what they are in public – for me, it’s a secret, and I just want to work hard.”

― Anthony Martial

“I must continue to work hard in training. I need to think more like a goal scorer; sometimes I get so immersed in the game because I love general play so much.”

― Anthony Martial

“To stay sane, I lived in my head, where I could travel and imagine. In my mind, I played a championship game with the Knicks. I won Wimbledon five times. If the Yankees needed a home run, I came to bat.”

― Anthony Ray Hinton

“Every day there is something new you are working on. It is a challenge every day and that is what makes this game so great.”

― Anthony Rizzo

“One game, one pitch can change everything for a hitter. The way I like to approach it is that every at-bat is its own unique opportunity to go out there and do something really good.”

― Anthony Rizzo

“I want to keep my head in the game, my ego low.”

― Anthony Scaramucci

“Speed isn’t everything, but he’d be a great striker at Atletico. Usain Bolt would be perfect for our game. Me behind and him up front. The best!”

― Antoine Griezmann

“I completely take on the risk, the poker game, which being an artist means, and I’m going to try to make a film which honestly reflects what I have in my head.”

― Antonio Banderas

“I’ve never worried about what audiences would accept or had a game plan regarding the career. I never had an idea of how I should look to my fans or anybody else.”

― Antonio Banderas

“Over the course of the game, you can’t let negativity get in your head. Any time a guy playing negative upon emotion, it’s not going to be a great day.”

― Antonio Brown

“Anytime you get an opportunity to put more fun into the game, that’s good. I’ve got a lot of positive energy.”

― Antonio Brown

“If you play this game long enough, you’re going to get your tail kicked at least once.”

― Antonio Brown

“I always modeled my game after the guys from Miami. Chad Ochocinco, Santana Moss, Andre Johnson. I used to love Roscoe Parrish as a returner.”

― Antonio Brown

“I’m passionate about the game. Anytime you work as hard and a play doesn’t go the way you wanted, you get frustrated.”

― Antonio Brown

“We do a lot of great things, but it’s a competitive league. A lot of great guys around us do the work and help us elevate our game, and that’s what makes the NFL so special. We have a lot of competitive players who are the best in the world at what they do, and they all compete against each other.”

― Antonio Brown

“Aaron Rodgers – I love the way he scrambles and how he plays the game – he always makes great decisions with the ball.”

― Antonio Brown

“Allowing guys to celebrate and get the fans involved and excited – it makes the game better.”

― Antonio Brown

“I don’t have no issue with any guy. I’m a football player. I’m a competitor. When we’re in the field, we’re going to compete and be competitive. It’s not personal between none of these guys. It’s all in the game.”

― Antonio Brown

“The game has been great to me. The Steelers have been great to me, and I think things will work out and take its toll. But I’m just singularly focused on being a great player, being here around the guys and my teammates, and representing my family.”

― Antonio Brown

“It’s a team game, but you’ve got to have individuals that really want the ball and want the pressure of being there to help get in a position to win.”

― Antonio Brown

“I like to call it a ‘sacred fire’ when you have it inside you: the will to win every game.”

― Antonio Conte

“In my team, I don’t want selfish players. I prefer to lose a game than have selfish players. I don’t want that in my club. Never.”

― Antonio Conte

“Every game, I have to make the best decision. I repeat: my players must be happy to stay in Chelsea and to play for Chelsea and to play for our fans. They must be happy if they start the game or if they stay on the bench and come on.”

― Antonio Conte

“We have to try to do our best in every game with great ambition, because we must always have the right ambition. But at the same time, sometimes you have to compliment your opponent. You must be honest and accept the result.”

― Antonio Conte

“Every coach, during a game, it is important to understand the situation to change.”

― Antonio Conte

“I try to avoid all mistakes. I try to prepare my players and to put them in the best condition to play the game. If you discover a problem during the game, it is too late. You must anticipate and prepare.”

― Antonio Conte

“When I became a manager, my enthusiasm became more because when you have the possibility to waste your energy and show your passion during the game; it is good.”

― Antonio Conte

“If you saw me as a footballer, when I played, I always showed a great passion. You saw Antonio Conte during the game showing passion.”

― Antonio Conte

“All my coaching life, I am the same, always on the touchline, the same way. I am in the game all the time. I am focused.”

― Antonio Conte

“As of right now, I have no desire. I’ve watched several games and played pickup ball thinking I’d have the feeling I’d like to get back, but I didn’t have that feeling. I don’t really miss the game.”

― Antonio Davis

“You can fake a lot in a startup these days, what with Amazon Web Services and all sorts of off-the-shelf back-end components that let any even minimally competent duffer set up a Web app that does something. Intelligent planning for growth is rare among early startups, but it’s the name of the game at a large, rapidly scaling tech company.”

― Antonio Garcia Martinez

“I genuinely don’t care about the ‘number one’ tag. That’s not my goal. You know, no one does that with heroes, but with actresses it’s the same number game. It’s not a bloody pageant. Everyone has something unique to offer.”

― Anushka Sharma

“I don’t believe in stardom or in the number game. What I concentrate more is on my work and how I can improve my character.”

― Anushka Shetty

“Usually I’ll tell someone, for example, like their watch. If they have a watch on, I might say, ‘In three minutes, I’d like to be wearing your watch. Do I have your permission?’ Once they say yes, I play a little game with them as I’m interacting with them, and I steal their watch.”

― Apollo Robbins

“I’ve always liked game shows – the competitive aspect and the character-driven personalities you see.”

― Apolo Ohno

“The game is not won by a pep talk on Saturday. It’s won by preparation of your club from Monday until game time. If they’re not ready on Saturday, you’re not going to get them ready by trying to inspire them with a dog-eat-dog sermon on that day.”

― Ara Parseghian

“The economic game is not supposed to be rigged like some shady ring toss on a carnival midway.”

― Arianna Huffington

“Increasingly, staying in the middle class – let alone aspiring to become middle class – is becoming a game of chance.”

― Arianna Huffington

“Life may unfold chronologically for the body and for bureaucracies that keep track of such things as births, marriages, deaths, visas, tax returns, expulsions, and identity cards, but memory does not play this game in quite the same way, always manages to confound the desire for tidiness.”

― Ariel Dorfman

“In the years between 2000 and 2004, I always got the feeling that people were just starting to hear about me, and they were all late to the game. I’d be out playing shows for records that I recorded back in 1999 that were just coming out.”

― Ariel Pink

“I never wanted to limit myself to just impressions. I wanted to branch out and develop other parts of my game.”

― Aries Spears

“After a certain point, money is meaningless. It ceases to be the goal. The game is what counts.”

― Aristotle Onassis

“The most important thing is to stay down to earth and keep concentrating on the next game.”

― Arjen Robben

“I never had problems with injuries as a kid or in the youth team. My injuries started at Chelsea, when I broke my foot during a pre-season game. That was just pure bad luck, but after that, I had some muscular injuries, too, so I had to get to know my body better.”

― Arjen Robben

“What I will miss the most about Guardiola? His obsession with the game and his knowledge, which makes you a better football player.”

― Arjen Robben

“I think that in each stage of your career, you need certain things to improve your game and to develop your style of play.”

― Arjen Robben

“Every game is a new battle.”

― Arjen Robben

“You may come and go, but the real test is to see how long one can manage to stay in the game.”

― Armaan Malik

“Emoting songs onscreen comes naturally to me since we do emote in the studio behind the mike as well. But acting in a full-length Bollywood film is a completely different ball game.”

― Armaan Malik

“Golf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated; it satisfies the soul and frustrates the intellect. It is at the same time rewarding and maddening – and it is without a doubt the greatest game mankind has ever invented.”

― Arnold Palmer

“I have a tip that will take five strokes off anyone’s golf game. It’s called an eraser.”

― Arnold Palmer

“There is no king of golf. Never has been, never will be. Golf is the most democratic game on Earth… It punishes and exalts us all with splendid equal opportunity.”

― Arnold Palmer

“I have a tip that can take 5 strokes off anyone’s golf game. It’s called an eraser.”

― Arnold Palmer

“My grandson Sam Saunders has been playing golf since he could hold a club and I spent a lot of time with him over the years. Like my father taught me, I showed him the fundamentals of the game and helped him make adjustments as he and his game matured over the years.”

― Arnold Palmer

“I find myself getting associated with a lot of younger people in the game. I still enjoy playing with them, and I think they still enjoy playing with me. As long as I can stay competitive and have fun doing what I’m doing, I guess I’ll keep doing it.”

― Arnold Palmer

“I’ve stated my position, and that is that we do not need a contraption to play the game of golf. I would hope that we’d play under one set of rules, and those rules would include a ban on the long putter hooked to the body in some way, shape or form.”

― Arnold Palmer

“I’ve stated my position, and that is we do not need a contraption to play the game of golf. I would hope that we’d play under one set of rules, and those rules would include a ban on the long putter hooked to the body in some way, shape or form.”

― Arnold Palmer

“I don’t think that golf has a place for two sets of rules. I think one of the reasons that the game has progressed in the way that it has over the years is the fact that the amateurs and the pros all play the same game, and they play under the same set of rules.”

― Arnold Palmer

“As a club, we have an educational purpose: to give back to those people who love Arsenal so that they learn moral values from our game and how we behave.”

― Arsene Wenger

“It’s silly to work hard the whole week and then spoil it by not preparing properly before the game.”

― Arsene Wenger

“Certainly the most diverse, if minor, pastime of literary life is the game of Find the Author.”

― Arthur Miller

“Life is the game that must be played, this truth at least, good friends, we know; so live and laugh, nor be dismayed as one by one the phantoms go.”

― Arthur Rubinstein

“All of the other books in the series… none of them are particularly like ‘Ender’s Game.’”

― Asa Butterfield

“I chose to deal with the underdogs on ‘1 Train.’ I could’ve got the biggest superstars in the rap game, but why do that when you can let the young boys shine?”

― ASAP Rocky

“I try to do my best every game to help the pitchers and help my team win. That’s it.”

― Asdrubal Cabrera

“I’ve really enjoyed playing this game. It’s a game that I try my best to enjoy to the fullest. Without pressure. Relaxed. And that helps me when I play.”

― Asdrubal Cabrera

“I see the game too slow from second base. That’s why I like to play more short.”

― Asdrubal Cabrera

“You have more time to make the play at second base than shortstop. That’s why the game’s more quick.”

― Asdrubal Cabrera

“More than anything, you have to respect the game and do things the right way.”

― Asdrubal Cabrera

“I just come every day, do my stuff before the game, work hard. You work hard, and it pays off.”

― Asdrubal Cabrera

“It’s the same game. It’s baseball. National League, American League. It’s baseball. I just come here and try to do my thing. Do my work and help the team to win.”

― Asdrubal Cabrera

“The process of writing is like creating a game of dominoes: The first domino creates the second incident, and so forth until the end.”

― Asghar Farhadi

“I always feel that a viewer has an expectation about every moment of the film and where it’s going, so if I act against that, I’ve created a twist. In fact, it becomes a kind of game with the expectations of the viewer. This is the superficial appearance. In the layer beneath, there is a hidden theme.”

― Asghar Farhadi

“I love watching ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Rome,’ and ‘Spartacus’ from the period dramas genre.”

― Ashish Sharma

“I just want to be the best I can and create my own style of game.”

― Ashleigh Barty

“I was very fortunate to have a coach when I was young who taught me all the traditional shots and taught me a pretty traditional game style, in a way.”

― Ashleigh Barty

“The more balls that I hit, it’s going to get better and better. Once I get a bit more confidence in my ball striking, that’s when we can get down to the nitty gritty parts of the game.”

― Ashleigh Barty

“When you come out and know you’re singing the national anthem, it gives you a buzz and gets you lifted for the game.”

― Ashley Cole

“No players want to hear their own fans booing the players, booing the team, but football is a hard game, and you can’t win everything.”

― Ashley Cole

“We don’t really have favorite positions. Its mostly just playing the game that we love.”

― Ashley Olsen

“Whatever the download thing has done to the game, you as an artist can get yourself out there to the masses, off your own back.”

― Ashley Thomas

“I loved studying the Medieval world; that’s why I love ‘Game of Thrones.’”

― Ashley Thomas

“I’m definitely old-school when it comes to dating. I’m not into the ‘game’ so much. If I like you, I’ll confront you and be open about it. Then I expect you to come after me.”

― Ashley Tisdale

“There’s a lot said now about younger players: that it’s just about the cars and houses. I’m from the old school – it’s about what you’ve achieved in the game.”

― Ashley Young

“Players have to adapt nowadays, and if you have a good football brain, if you can read the game, you can manage it.”

― Ashley Young

“It’s about taking the game to the opposition, always believing in yourself.”

― Ashley Young

“I wouldn’t say I’ve changed at all. A lot of people will keep saying I’m a different person, especially when I go across those white lines. I think it’s just the hunger and desire and passion I’ve got for the game.”

― Ashley Young

“As you get older, you start to read the game more, and as your brain starts working more, and as you get a good footballing brain, your legs start slowing down!”

― Ashley Young

“As I’ve got older, the nerves aren’t there anymore; they just left one day when I was at Watford. I only feel excitement now, whatever the game.”

― Ashley Young

“When you lose a game, there’s obviously disappointment, and you want a game straight away.”

― Ashley Young

“There’s no better feeling than coming off the pitch knowing you’ve won the game.”

― Ashley Young

“I want to play every game.”

― Ashley Young

“A lot of youngsters in the game think they’ve made it before they’ve done anything. But at United, they’re given that winning mentality and an ethos of always trying to improve.”

― Ashley Young

“I just want to do well in every game that I’m picked to play.”

― Ashley Young

“Things happen on football pitches. Once the game is finished, you don’t need to talk afterwards. That’s just how it is.”

― Ashley Young

“I wouldn’t be doing my job, or holding myself to that standard that I see fit, if I just shut my mouth and played the game.”

― Ashlyn Harris

“I prepare for every game the same.”

― Ashlyn Harris

“After ‘Punk’d,’ my company Katalyst did a deal with AOL to produce short-form content for the Web. At that time it was a different game. If you got front-page coverage on any popular website, you could probably get a push.”

― Ashton Kutcher

“Mythology is like a game of Chinese Whispers. What goes in at one end of the human circle is rarely what emerges at the other end.”

― Ashwin Sanghi

“If you look at the democratic process as a game of chess, there have to be many, many moves before you get to checkmate. And simply because you do not make any checkmate in three moves does not mean it’s stalemate. There’s a vast difference between no checkmate and stalemate. This is what the democratic process is like.”

― Aung San Suu Kyi

“The video game story-development process is incredibly broken.”

― Austin Grossman

“My ultimate game – or at least one I would really like to see – would be something where it was like the beginning of George R. R. Martin’s ‘Game of Thrones’, where you’re Ned Stark, and you know that one of your friends has been murdered, and you go to the capital city and you have to navigate this web of court intrigue.”

― Austin Grossman

“Preparation starts after the game before.”

― Austin Seferian-Jenkins

“I’ve played this game since I was in second grade, and there’s nothing more important to me than playing football.”

― Austin Seferian-Jenkins

“I think that people that don’t really understand the game of football and are just fans that think people just show up on Saturday and go, I don’t think they understand the work that we put in here and what our schemes are and what we’re trying to do.”

― Austin Seferian-Jenkins

“I’m Austin Seferian-Jenkins. He’s Tony Gonzalez. He’s the best tight end to ever play the game. So that’s a real strong comparison. I’m just going to do my job and leave the comparisons up to the coaches and the media.”

― Austin Seferian-Jenkins

“I’m not saying my own looks don’t give the game away. Nothing I can do about that anymore. A nip and tuck ain’t gonna do it.”

― Ava Gardner

“The sportsman knows that a sport is a recreation, a game, an amusement and a pastime, but his eyes are fixed on a higher goal, on the most important thing in his life, which is his education or his vocation.”

― Avery Brundage

“Other female rappers are overly sexual, have no wit, and their lyrics are so generic. I want to change the game to make rap that shows I’m not a normal female rapper – it’s not about how rich I am, how much sex I have, or how many boyfriends I have. That’s just not me.”

― Awkwafina

“There can’t be real peace without improving the integration of Arab society and making it part of the political game.”

― Ayman Odeh

“I play at Manchester City. I try and give performances for them game after game.”

― Aymeric Laporte

“To get to the top, you must have an edge to your game, like Ramos does.”

― Aymeric Laporte

“Pep is the best manager in the world. He’s always looking to help me get better and improve my game.”

― Aymeric Laporte

“I think every film is like a team game, especially for me. I have always got films which have a strong cast.”

― Ayushmann Khurrana

“I still remember most people in the industry warning me that I was not playing the stardom game and that I was becoming niche because these content films don’t do big numbers.”

― Ayushmann Khurrana

“It is not my role to go out and do the power hitting. My job is to play my natural game.”

― Babar Azam

“There is always a plan, and that is very simple – to lead the game till the end – and my role is to play the anchor while the team plays around me.”

― Babar Azam

“Pakistan vs. India is always an exciting match, as everyone has eyes on this game.”

― Babar Azam

“Baseball was, is and always will be to me the best game in the world.”

― Babe Ruth

“I love this game, and without the competitive nature, I wouldn’t enjoy it.”

― Baker Mayfield

“I set the bar high, and I’ll do anything, whatever it takes to win. I care more about this game than most people ever will. When you mix a lot of those things with a winning mentality, it’s a good thing to have as a franchise quarterback.”

― Baker Mayfield

“Everybody wants to portray the bad boy, the Johnny Manziel stuff, but I love the game of football. There’s no doubt about that.”

― Baker Mayfield

“Football is a violent, competitive game. That’s the way it was always meant to be played. You are supposed to play with an edge. You are actually supposed to impose your will on the other person to win.”

― Baker Mayfield

“That’s the biggest difference from college to NFL. Everybody’s so talented at this level, the difference is knowing the game – knowing where to go with the ball in my position, knowing how to execute your job to the highest level. In college, you could just get by playing ball.”

― Baker Mayfield

“Without pressure, I don’t think this would be very much fun, without all the people watching and finding joy in this game.”

― Baker Mayfield

“I don’t like the blame game, though.”

― Barbara Bush

“North Korea’s whole idea is to create a crisis to solve a crisis. They’re so poor and they’re so desperate that they realize that this bombastic rhetoric can drive the South Korean stock market down and get the U.S. in a tizzy. And it’s a game they’ve been playing for many, many years.”

― Barbara Demick

“Kim Jong Un came in as a fresh face, so I think there’s a great disappointment that he’s playing the same game as his father.”

― Barbara Demick

“If you’re going to play the game properly, you’d better know every rule.”

― Barbara Jordan

“There’s a great feeling when you look in someone’s eyes and they have that ‘look of defeat,’ and that’s what I’m looking for, and that’s my game plan.”

― Baron Corbin

“If we’re going to talk about our businesses, we’re going to have to talk about them within the constraints of the disclosure rules, without giving guidance, because we’re not going to give guidance, because we don’t believe that it is a sensible game to play.”

― Barry Diller

“I don’t think you ever really get used to it, do you? There’s always another little level of shock in it and of being starstruck at the people you meet. And that’s the beauty of it: you’re always fascinated, because it’s not a normal thing to do, is it, this acting game?”

― Barry Keoghan

“Touring is a young man’s game, but after 30 years of it, I want to stay home.”

― Barry Manilow

“I wasn’t trying to turn graffiti into an art form. I just wanted to learn about art. I wanted to learn this game.”

― Barry McGee

“Outcome is simply the final score: Who won the game; what numbers came up in a roll of the dice; how high did a stock go. Outcome is the result, regardless of the method used to achieve it. It is not controllable.”

― Barry Ritholtz

“I quit because I didn’t feel like the Detroit Lions had a chance to win. It just killed my enjoyment of the game.”

― Barry Sanders

“My desire to exit the game is greater than my desire to remain in it. I have searched my heart through and through and feel comfortable with this decision.”

― Barry Sanders

“Anyone who has played the game professionally, you’re always taught that the ball is the most important, most precious thing, so when the ball hits the ground, it’s always a mad scramble. It’s amazing how many times there is a fumble, and the person who recovers it initially doesn’t walk away with the ball.”

― Barry Sanders

“It was a horrible, terrible, atrocious, offensive football game.”

― Barry Switzer

“I think in the bullpen you can tell during your warmups, if you have a good feel for it. But anything can happen once you get into a game. Sometimes you just wind up throwing it better than ever before one day without knowing why.”

― Barry Zito

“It takes me about a week and a half to really analyze a game – play by play.”

― Bart Starr

“Sometimes when I watch a game, there are often more wide receivers on the field than we had on our whole team.”

― Bart Starr

“When our players come from somewhere else, they sometimes show happiness when the game is 0-0 or 1-1, but we were brought up in an environment where we have to win. We are not satisfied with 0-0 or 1-1. This is the mentality of Bayern Munich.”

― Bastian Schweinsteiger

“There’s a famous slogan here in the Bavarian dialect, and we use it inside Bayern Munich. We say, ‘Mia san mia.’ Literally, it is, ‘We are we,’ but it means, ‘We are who we are.’ That’s not being very arrogant, but we are very confident about our ability to win the game. It is about a winning mentality.”

― Bastian Schweinsteiger

“I am confident. My style of play is to control a game. You have to be smart in your brain and fast.”

― Bastian Schweinsteiger

“There is fireworks before the game; there is the national anthem before the game, so that is a huge difference to how it is in Germany: like, after the warmup, you touch the ball 20 minutes later. So that is a little bit different. The league, for example, the MLS is quite a young league, actually, but it is developing.”

― Bastian Schweinsteiger

“I just want to help, first of all, the Chicago Fire to grow, to change the mentality to a winning team, and to reach the playoffs. That’s my goal. But also to change the game style into a team which is able to control every opponent.”

― Bastian Schweinsteiger

“I love this game. I love to find solutions, ideas. I always saw the potential of this league. Now that I’m here, I want to help.”

― Bastian Schweinsteiger

“I loved ‘WWF No Mercy’ for the Nintendo 64. One of my favorites games was ‘WCW Thunder.’ I loved playing that game, and I loved being The Steiner Brothers. They were so cool, and they were some of the most powerful characters.”

― Bayley

“No coach has ever won a game by what he knows; it’s what his players know that counts.”

― Bear Bryant

“Georgia Tech beat us and Mississippi Southern tied us last year, and Texas beat us after we had the game won. We only played about five games the way we were capable of playing and lost one of those.”

― Bear Bryant

“It’s been years since I’ve had a real input in the game anyway. For this game, I’ve just tried to keep all the other stuff away from the players and coaches.”

― Bear Bryant

“It’s a rough and tumble game whenever power is involved – people’s ambitions, their desires, their competitive spirit will often push them to play outside the rules. It’s dramatic, it’s interesting, and I think it’s something we can all identify with to a degree.”

― Beau Willimon

“Would you believe I never went to a hockey game when I was living in Canada?”

― Becky Lynch

“The women’s national team is a very successful team, and that success has given us a platform to speak on gender equity issues. Millions of young women play soccer in this country, and it’s empowering for them to see that our contribution to the game is valued.”

― Becky Sauerbrunn

“I’ve never been the tallest or the strongest or the fastest. But I’d like to think that I can read the game well enough, that I can position myself well enough, that I can level the playing field when it comes to physical differences. When it comes to height, whoever wants the ball more is going to win it.”

― Becky Sauerbrunn

“The game can be quite dangerous when you look at certain injuries, especially head injuries.”

― Becky Sauerbrunn

“I’ve always been very hard on myself, and I never want to get to a point where I’m like, ‘Alright, I’m kicking butt,’ but I know I need to be confident because I think that will take my game to the next level.”

― Becky Sauerbrunn

“The way I play, it’s very much more a mental game than a physical game. I’m looking for space and where are players leaving space. Defensively, where are we at numerical disadvantages? Do I shift more to the left because they have more players on their right side? It’s about reading the game before the game happens.”

― Becky Sauerbrunn

“Soccer can be very subtle; it’s a very nuanced sport. If I happen to make things easy and people don’t see it, that could be a reason why someone might stand out more than I do. But that’s just the way I’ve grown up playing the game.”

― Becky Sauerbrunn

“If I could play a game and not have to tackle, I know that I did everything right. I organized everyone the right way, read every play the right way.”

― Becky Sauerbrunn

“In soccer, female athletes across the world wear shoes that are not meant for us, our feet, or our game.”

― Becky Sauerbrunn

“Anything you train can be improved upon. If you do it over and over again, your body is going to remember these moves and not be surprised in the game.”

― Becky Sauerbrunn

“It’s almost ludicrous that I’m playing a game and getting paid for it. I’m just going to ride it as long as I can.”

― Becky Sauerbrunn

“It’s overkill when you put too much fragrance on. It’s the worst. Not sexy, and it makes me want to puke. I’m nauseous. Know what I mean? Your game’s off.”

― Behati Prinsloo

“I would be at horse shows by myself for weeks, and I had to make sure I was on my game at all times.”

― Bella Hadid

“If you’re going to die on ‘Game of Thrones,’ you have to die well, haven’t you?”

― Bella Ramsey

“When ‘Game Of Thrones’ came out, lots of interviews were coming in, and people asking me to do certain things which would push me out there. Like this whole Instagram and Twitter thing – getting more followers doesn’t bother me at all.”

― Bella Ramsey

“Golf is the hardest game in the world. There is no way you can ever get it. Just when you think you do, the game jumps up and puts you in your place.”

― Ben Crenshaw

“The game embarrasses you until you feel inadequate.”

― Ben Crenshaw

“Of course I knew that writing was terrifically hard work and that there was no secret code, as in a video game, that would unlock Tolstoy-mode, enabling me to crank out canon-worthy novellas before lunch.”

― Ben Dolnick

“I used to a play a role-playing game called Dungeons and Dragons, and that was about levels of experience; as you gained experience, you were able to deal with much greater and far more kind of global creatures.”

― Ben Edlund

“I’ve always been fascinated by India and its color and vibrancy. I worked in Madhya Pradesh in the Kanha National Game reserve before university, and it is probably the most intoxicating country I have ever visited.”

― Ben Elliot

“Usually, if I’m yelling at the TV, I’m in a bar. If I’m by myself, and it’s not a game, I often find myself scolding reality stars that can’t hear me through the television set.”

― Ben Feldman

“Hollywood held this double lure for me, tremendous sums of money for work that required no more effort than a game of pinochle.”

― Ben Hecht

“I learn something new about the game almost every time I step on the course.”

― Ben Hogan

“Golf is not a game of good shots. It’s a game of bad shots.”

― Ben Hogan

“When you look at a company that’s already succeeded or is at the very top of its game, it isn’t necessarily when it’s executing well. It tends to be peacetime – you’ve defeated the competition, you have the highest margins, the highest multiple.”

― Ben Horowitz

“You’re only as good as your next game.”

― Ben Howland

“Basketball movies don’t really accentuate the flow of the game.”

― Ben Howland

“Journalism is a craft that takes years to learn. It’s like golf. You never get it right all the time. It’s a game of fewer errors, better facts, and better reporting.”

― Ben Huh

“’What if?’ history is a tricky game, but there is no doubt that the senior planners of D-Day – including Eisenhower and the British general Bernard Montgomery – believed that the Double Cross operation had played a pivotal role in the victory.”

― Ben Macintyre

“’The Man Who Never Was,’ by Ewen Montagu, remains the best book about wartime espionage written by an active participant – incomplete, and dry in parts, it nonetheless summons up the ingenuity and sheer eccentricity of those who played this strange and dangerous game.”

― Ben Macintyre

“My first scene was a streaking scene, I had to streak at a footy game, that’s how I get introduced.”

― Ben Nicholas

“Windows Updates have sometimes been a pain point for users. The update pop-ups can interrupt a movie or a video game, and the automatic restarts can result in lost data or confused users.”

― Ben Parr

“There will always be hard times. Use adversity to fuel your fire. In high school, I wanted to play quarterback but couldn’t until I was a senior. I played wide receiver instead, and this ultimately helped me because I learned more about the game.”

― Ben Roethlisberger

“If I play a video game, I have to get through the whole thing. Like, when the new ‘Resident Evil’ comes out, I have to sit and do the whole thing. It will consume my life. I’m at a point where I don’t have much time to play around anymore, so I don’t really get started on the games if I won’t be able to finish them.”

― Ben Schwartz

“I’m kind of ready for anything. I don’t really get nervous, and I’m not the type of person who gets worried about a game. I just play the game, and I enjoy it.”

― Ben Simmons

“Getting the rebound and going, that’s probably the most fluid part of my game.”

― Ben Simmons

“I feel I can win the game without scoring 30 points.”

― Ben Simmons

“It’s a great stretch for me to do my game show. It’s very hard. It’s not me at all. The only part that’s me is sort of when I’m sitting in the booth looking tormented. That’s the only part that’s the real me.”

― Ben Stein

“We’ve made a lot of strides over the years in making the game better for players to be able to stay healthy and showcase talent.”

― Ben Zobrist

“I might have a great game hitting, but if I’m not having a great game fielding, if I feel like I let a guy get an extra base that I could have stopped, that’s something I’ve got to do better, got to get better at.”

― Ben Zobrist

“I can’t take 200 hacks in the cage before the game. Not because I’ll get tired, but because I’ll hurt myself! I can’t do that. I might get injured.”

― Ben Zobrist

“You’re not going to hit a bunch of three-run homers every game.”

― Ben Zobrist

“I am a student of the game.”

― Ben Zobrist

“I want to try and get better in every facet of the game.”

― Ben Zobrist

“We don’t even think about it out there. We just focus on doing our job. The ball is the same baseball, the game is the same game. We’re going to just keep trying to do our jobs.”

― Ben Zobrist

“The NFL goes to great lengths to protect what it calls ‘the integrity of the game.’ The same should be said for us as individuals. Integrity, the truthful interaction of word and deed, not only creates leaders in the locker room who are worthy of being followed; it is also vital for success at home.”

― Benjamin Watson

“A child who plays a game of football for one season without any documented concussion – several months after that season, if you subject his brain to sophisticated psychological testing and radiological testing, functional MRIs, there is evidence of brain damage.”

― Bennet Omalu

“The mistake British comedians often make is trying to beat the Americans at their own game – getting visiting American singers on their shows, talking about ‘sidewalk’ instead of ‘pavement,’ sitting on high stools in a white dinner jacket doing ballads. That way, you simply end up with a mid-Atlantic mishmash.”

― Benny Hill

“I have the impression that cycling is no longer a game but rather an employment… a job.”

― Bernard Hinault

“One thing I want people to know before I leave this game is I gave it my all.”

― Bernard Hopkins

“There’s something about me that wants to grow a big company. I don’t deny that. I enjoy the game, and the only way to really enjoy it is to win. I like to win. It’s more fun.”

― Bernard L. Schwartz

“Improvisation is not a presentational form, except in small doses, or as a game. It’s a tool.”

― Bernard Sahlins

“I finish the game, and sometimes I don’t play very well, and my grandmother calls up to ask why I haven’t played well. Instead of being criticised by Pep, it’s my grandmother!”

― Bernardo Silva

“It is so boring when you have seven days without a game.”

― Bernardo Silva

“It’s not life or death it’s a game and at the end of the game there is going to be a winner and a loser.”

― Bernhard Langer

“We all know, the ones who play golf, know what a wonderful game it is and what a great past-time it is.”

― Bernhard Langer

“You know, why the game of golf is popular? Very easy, it’s a great game.”

― Bernhard Langer

“But when I play, I still practice hard and focus on my game.”

― Bernhard Langer

“I was in love with a lot of people, because I was a student of the game of comedy – Carol Burnett, Jack Benny, Red Skelton, Jackie Gleason, Don Rickles, Red Foxx, Moms Mabley – who gets no credit, Richard Pryor, Bill Cosby, George Kirby. I loved them all, and I used to just take a page out of all of them.”

― Bernie Mac

“You don’t see me in Los Angeles a lot. I go back home. Because I can’t play the game. I can’t – my tolerance – I know I’m getting old; I’ll be 50 this year. And you know how I know I’m getting old? ‘Cause my tolerance level is low.”

― Bernie Mac

“My dad introduced me to baseball. Then one of my friends asked if I could play on a team; my dad said I could, and I just fell in love with the game.”

― Bert Blyleven

“When you’re not at the top of your game and you feel like the other team is laughing and embarrassing you by doing certain things, it’s time to retaliate.”

― Bert Blyleven

“Yes, I was in that game where George Brett hit that home run. Billy saw there was too much pine tar on the bat and he went to the umpire, the next thing we knew they were fighting about it.”

― Bert Campaneris

“It’s bad enough that I’m an actress that wants to be recognized as an actress. Instead, I am known for doing game shows.”

― Betsy Palmer

“I think in T20, things are related to pressure, and if you handle it well, you are on top of your game. I think about process and not too much about results.”

― Bhuvneshwar Kumar

“I never think that I have to be at top every time. Obviously, I have to do well in every game and series; that’s what I try to do. I try to improve and work on the swing and variation in my bowling.”

― Bhuvneshwar Kumar

“T20 is a game where you must expect the unexpected.”

― Bhuvneshwar Kumar

“The first thing that comes to the mind when you are touring South Africa is bouncy wickets. But that is no surety of what kind of pitch you would get in the game.”

― Bhuvneshwar Kumar

“My victory against Venus was the most special. She’s is a multi grand slam champion; her sister is Serena Williams. I was like, ‘What is going on?’ I broke her five times in a row. She is one of the best servers in the game.”

― Bianca Andreescu

“Every single player matters. Every single player can change the course of the game.”

― Bill Belichick

“A lot of performance is based on confidence, knowing what you’re doing, and being familiar, and not thinking too much and trying to play at confident game speed.”

― Bill Belichick

“Game management, game decisions, adjustments, seeing things during games – it’s all important.”

― Bill Belichick

“We don’t talk about next year. We talk about today, and we talk about the next game. And that’s all we can really control. The rest of it will take care of itself.”

― Bill Belichick

“I like what I am doing. I enjoy all parts of the game – the team building, training camp, game days, the excitement of Sunday… it beats working.”

― Bill Belichick

“If you’re well-prepared, you know what you’re doing, and you have an idea what the opponents can do – what their strengths and weaknesses are – once you get into the game, those adjustments will be – I won’t say easy, but relatively easier and more manageable.”

― Bill Belichick

“When I played the game, you played with your feet. And the game was about finesse. Movement.”

― Bill Bradley

“Look, I have no qualms about having played basketball. The game has done so much for me. Look at the places I’ve been, for one thing.”

― Bill Bradley

“Baseball is a game of averages, but over a short period of time, to have a little luck going is not a bad thing.”

― Bill Buckner

“Even though Raster Blaster was only a video game, I was learning about designing stuff. I got good at drawing.”

― Bill Budge

“When I am starting a new game, I have to program it for the Apple, because I want to get all of the markets.”

― Bill Budge

“You can lead a team in a lot of different ways. It can be talking to somebody who is down or, during the course of a game, looking to penetrate and then dropping the ball off to someone else for an easy bucket.”

― Bill Cartwright

“Relaxing at home in his 55th-floor condominium before a game, Sammy Sosa is the same as at the ball park: focused but funny, exuberant but reserved. He is in a strange country, conversing in two languages, but his every movement displays a combination of confidence and humility.”

― Bill Dedman

“For the first six years of his career, Sammy Sosa was one of the least patient players in the game. He could hit the long ball and steal a base, but he was undisciplined.”

― Bill Dedman

“Ted Williams, an extraordinary hitter in his day, has said the swing starts in the hips, and Sosa arrived with one of the strongest lower bodies in the game.”

― Bill Dedman

“I’m a California Angels fan because that’s the first game my dad took me to see, and they stuck with me.”

― Bill Engvall

“I think when you provide something absolutely free, the potential of abuse exists. Getting an education without skin in the game is not good.”

― Bill Foster

“Energy innovation is not a nationalistic game.”

― Bill Gates

“The Georgia Dome was my home field, brother. There’s no question about it. I played my first football game there as an Atlanta Falcon.”

― Bill Goldberg

“If I’m the MVP of the NFL, and I lose a game and go to a press conference and walk out of it, that’s not the example I want to set for people.”

― Bill Goldberg

“I am obsessed with delivering value to investors and winning the game from a personal standpoint.”

― Bill Gross

“If one asserts that buying customers below what they charge them is a corporate strategy, this is in essence an arbitrage game, and arbitrage games rarely last.”

― Bill Gurley

“When you’re at your absolute, most exhausted… That’s when you have to be at the top of your game.”

― Bill Hader

“None of us are claiming that the statistical analysts understand the game of football as well as the football coaches do, or that our analysis should take precedence over the informed opinions of experts. I’m not saying that at all.”

― Bill James

“The fact is that everybody around a college basketball game – the coaches, the announcers, even the referees at a lower level – calculates when the game is really over. They calculate it with intuition and guesswork.”

― Bill James

“The best umpired game is the game in which the fans cannot recall the umpires who worked it.”

― Bill Klem

“Baseball is more than a game to me, it’s a religion.”

― Bill Klem

“I thought we were aggressive across the board defensively, and you could just see it grow. As the game went along, you could see the confidence grow. It showed in the fourth quarter.”

― Bill Laimbeer

“I played in Joe Louis in a playoff game. I played there when the roof caved in for half a season. The facility is great for basketball because it goes straight up, so you feel like the fans are on top of you.”

― Bill Laimbeer

“The Bible looks like it started out as a game of Mad Libs.”

― Bill Maher

“If the Earth gets hit by an asteroid, it’s game over. It’s control-alt-delete for civilization.”

― Bill Nye

“Even when you’re successful, even when you win the game, about an hour after the game, you have a litany of things that you now deal with that are problematic… So the times that you are happy are minute compared to the time that you’re dealing with problems.”

― Bill Parcells

“My entire life has been spent thinking about this game. That’s pretty narrow… I don’t view myself as a person who’s well-versed in very many subjects. I’m not proud of that.”

― Bill Parcells

“I have a lot of great friends in football. The game was great to me. And I’ve been able to do other things in television and enjoy that, meeting those people.”

― Bill Parcells

“I love football; I enjoy it. That’s why I’ve been in this game as many years as I have. I still like it. I get excited about it.”

― Bill Parcells

“It was so weird that I would end up directing ‘The Greatest Game Ever Played,’ because, y’know, I’m not a big golfer myself. But I grew up around the game. My mom and dad kind of built their dream house off the 11th fairway of Shady Oaks Country Club in Fort Worth.”

― Bill Paxton

“I was the kid who would join a sports team and be the biggest liability at first and a star player by the time the game got going. I just move very slowly.”

― Bill Pullman

“Well, I think that those of us in public life that are trying to do a good job, and that are faced with this popular new game that the media has of being critical of everything that anybody in public office does probably are thin-skinned.”

― Bill Scott

“It’s kind of hard to spend long hours trying to help people and then find out that the favorite game of the columnist is to sit back and second guess you and try to find something that you did wrong.”

― Bill Scott

“The trouble with referees is that they know the rules, but they do not know the game.”

― Bill Shankly

“Football is a simple game based on the giving and taking of passes, of controlling the ball and of making yourself available to receive a pass. It is terribly simple.”

― Bill Shankly

“Five days after the Tsarnaev brothers blew up Boston’s most sacred event, and just 24 hours after one brother was killed and the other was caught, everyone decided that it was OK to play baseball at Fenway again. The game happened on a Saturday afternoon, preceded by an emotional ceremony and many prayers.”

― Bill Simmons

“Baseball must be a great game to survive the fools who run it.”

― Bill Terry

“Never change a winning game; always change a losing one.”

― Bill Tilden

“In the game of life, it’s a good idea to have a few early losses, which relieves you of the pressure of trying to maintain an undefeated season.”

― Bill Vaughan

“Look, we play the Star Spangled Banner before every game. You want us to pay income taxes, too?”

― Bill Veeck

“I have discovered in 20 years of moving around a ballpark, that the knowledge of the game is usually in inverse proportion to the price of the seats.”

― Bill Veeck

“I was in the game for love. After all, where else can an old-timer with one leg, who can’t hear or see, live like a king while doing the only thing I wanted to do?”

― Bill Veeck

“The main thing is to care. Care very hard, even if it is only a game you are playing.”

― Billie Jean King

“I don’t want a lot of guys like me who played the game. Quite frankly, I want blank canvases; I want people to come in with new ideas. I don’t want the biases of their own experiences to be a part of their decision-making process.”

― Billy Beane

“Why do people care about anything we do? We play in a crappy stadium, in a market that we share with another team, with one of the lowest payrolls in the game. Really, I’m not that interesting.”

― Billy Beane

“Acting is playing – it’s actually going out on a playground with the other kids and being in the game, and I need that. Writing satisfies that part of myself that longs to sit in my room and dream.”

― Billy Bob Thornton

“Dinner, basketball game, four guys – classic.”

― Billy Bush

“When the game starts, you don’t really look at uniforms.”

― Billy Butler

“That’s the thing about pinch-hitting – you usually have a chance to make a difference in the game.”

― Billy Butler

“I’m just trying to go out there and play the game the right way and lead by example.”

― Billy Butler

“I’m not in this game to make the most money.”

― Billy Butler

“Oh, I’m nerdy about science fiction and fantasy and graphic novels and reading, and I’m nerdy about board games. My favorite board game is a board game I’m working on right now. It’s a game of Napoleonic era naval warfare, and it’s going to be fun.”

― Billy Campbell

“I had such a tie with my eyes and my hands. I could look at a telephone pole 40 yards away, take out a 7-iron, and hit it 10 times in a row. I had something special. And somehow, I really understood the game, all without having a lot of guidance.”

― Billy Casper

“I went to my first game May 30, 1956, and Mantle was in the beginnings of his Triple Crown season. And he was drop-dead handsome.”

― Billy Crystal

“I watch old ‘Truth or Consequences’ on Hulu. ‘Concentration.’ And ‘The Match Game’ with Gene Rayburn.”

― Billy Crystal

“The public wouldn’t like the perfect umpire in every game. It would kill off baseball’s greatest alibi – ‘We was robbed.’”

― Billy Evans

“Did Muddy Waters play an acoustic? Well of course he did. But did he turn his back on being able to plug it in and play louder? No, he plugged in and turned it up and got miles and miles ahead of the game in one fateful act of just plugging in.”

― Billy Gibbons

“That is what Christmas should be about, I think – togetherness and playfulness. It’s like a game.”

― Billy Howle

“Most people miss the great part mental outlook plays in this game.”

― Billy Martin

“Once you find out that someone likes a certain game on Facebook, now you know what kind of virtual gift you can get them. You can send them a little decoration. Social games give you goals where you can help and reward your friends.”

― Bing Gordon

“I read the three ‘Hunger Games’ books in a week and because I liked them so much I wrote ‘Just a Game.’”

― Birdy

“I’ve been told that no one knows what happens in the future on ‘Game of Thrones.’ To my knowledge, I’ve shot one episode. So I’m as excited as anyone else to find out what happens.”

― Birgitte Hjort Sorensen

“After ‘Pitch Perfect’ premiered, I’ve got so many sweet expressions from people who enjoyed ‘Pitch Perfect’ and now the episode of ‘Game of Thrones.’”

― Birgitte Hjort Sorensen

“You never know how long Federer is going to play, but in my opinion he has at least one or two more grand slams to win. It depends how long he stays motivated. For me, he is the greatest player to ever play the game.”

― Bjorn Borg

“That is the thing I’m most grateful for in this industry to be able to spin in those different mediums, with television, film and the stage – at this stage of the game.”

― Blair Underwood

“Nothing matters but the facts. Without them, the science of criminal investigation is nothing more than a guessing game.”

― Blake Edwards

“The hardest thing for me is to be patient and realize that it’s not all going to happen right now. I just have to keep digging away, digging away. Just keep working on my game.”

― Blake Griffin

“Before a game, I prefer R&B and stuff that calms me down, like the Weeknd.”

― Blake Griffin

“One of my favorite games of all time was on Nintendo 64 – ‘NFL Blitz.’ I don’t know why, I just loved that game – being able to hit people after the play and stuff was always fun.”

― Blake Griffin

“There’s times in games where I feel like I can manipulate and control the game by doing a lot of things. And then there’s times where I feel like I’m not inside the flow of the game.”

― Blake Griffin

“I don’t ever enjoy time away from the game. But it does make you appreciate what you have.”

― Blake Griffin

“I wanted to be a complete player, and I felt like the dunks started to overshadow other parts of my game.”

― Blake Griffin

“There are times when hard fouls are just a part of the game, and then there’s times when they’re a little bit further than that.”

― Blake Griffin

“I still think, when you go to the Garden, it’s a completely different feeling. The energy – there seems like there’s just a consistent buzz the entire game.”

― Blake Griffin

“To me, I never get too caught up in the position thing. At the end of the day, you’re playing your game.”

― Blake Griffin

“Think of success as a game of chance in which you have control over the odds. As you begin to master concepts in personal achievement, you are increasing your odds of achieving success.”

― Bo Bennett

“I have never played a game for the national title. Our goals always have been to win the Big Ten title and the Rose Bowl. If we do that, then we consider it a successful season.”

― Bo Schembechler

“I always think that a director who knows about the technical side, but cares about the acting performances and casting as well, is ahead of the game.”

― Bob Balaban

“Many people have the idea that game shows are easy to come up with. And nothing could be further from the truth.”

― Bob Barker

“Politicos talk a big game about bringing jobs to devastated cities like Detroit, but rarely succeed.”

― Bob Beckel

“There were riots in just about every game we played with Syracuse.”

― Bob Cousy

“If you believe your catcher is intelligent and you know that he has considerable experience, it is a good thing to leave the game almost entirely in his hands.”

― Bob Feller

“I would rather beat the Yankees regularly than pitch a no hit game.”

― Bob Feller

“Baseball is only a game, a game of inches and a lot of luck. During a time of all-out war, sports are very insignificant.”

― Bob Feller

“You know… life can be like a big game of Battleship. The enemy knows where your ships are and is trying to call the right number and sink them. But he can’t sink you if you’re with God.”

― Bob Goff

“If you watch a game, it’s fun. If you play it, it’s recreation. If you work at it, it’s golf.”

― Bob Hope

“I attribute my entire football career, as far as getting me started, getting me interested, keeping me that way was my father. He went to every game even though he was crippled and wasn’t real healthy.”

― Bob Lilly

“If you want to get a good seat at a Texas A&M game or a University of Texas game, it depends on how much money you give the school.”

― Bob McNair

“The truth is the Super Bowl long ago became more than just a football game. It’s part of our culture like turkey at Thanksgiving and lights at Christmas, and like those holidays beyond their meaning, a factor in our economy.”

― Bob Schieffer

“But here’s the deal: If I were smart, I could figure out curling. If I were even smarter, I could figure out why people would actually watch other people doing it. I have tried. I can’t. I can’t even figure out the object of the game. Is it like darts? I just don’t get it.”

― Bob Schieffer

“Let’s face it. Umpiring is not an easy or happy way to make a living. In the abuse they suffer, and the pay they get for it, you see an imbalance that can only be explained by their need to stay close to a game they can’t resist.”

― Bob Uecker

“I have always had a certain aversion to heat. And for me, the name of the game on the stage is ‘beat the heat.’ It’s always July under the lights.”

― Bob Weir

“Do I think God is going to win football games? Oh no. I never prayed to God to help us win a game. I would pray for the safety of the players. I would pray that they would do their best. I think God will answer that.”

― Bobby Bowden

“It’s the only way I think I’m ever going to walk away from the game, is to go ahead and say I’m going to, and then I’ve got to. There’s no turning back now – win, lose or draw.”

― Bobby Cox

“Most umpires are good about letting the argument go, but you can only go on for so long, or go so far. If you don’t leave it alone after a minute or two, you’re in trouble. They want to keep the game moving, so they’ve got to throw you out. I had trouble leaving it alone, I guess.”

― Bobby Cox

“There are too many Jews in chess. They seem to have taken away the class of the game. They don’t seem to dress so nicely. That’s what I don’t like.”

― Bobby Fischer

“I felt that chess… is a science in the form of a game… I consider myself a scientist. I wanted to be treated like a scientist.”

― Bobby Fischer

“One of the things that happens in my house on the holidays is after dessert, we sit down to a very ambitious men-versus-women game of Trivial Pursuit. It’s brutal. And there’s a trophy.”

― Bobby Flay

“My job is to suggest and ratify and use any expertise that I might have gained over the 23 years in professional hockey to make our game a better game.”

― Bobby Hull

“All I’ve done all my life is just tried to better the game for our players and for those people watching.”

― Bobby Hull

“First and foremost it’s important that we’re able to put something back in the game, which we have always done. We’re doing this to help needy charities along with the police forces in different towns and cities.”

― Bobby Hull

“Nobody gives a crap about hockey down here – nobody. I coach kids’ hockey down here and you can start to see the disinterest in the game here with the kids.”

― Bobby Hull

“Now we’re doing it for different reasons. We’re doing it to bring back the families to the game, people who love the game, and make it an affordable night’s entertainment.”

― Bobby Hull

“You don’t play against opponents, you play against the game of basketball.”

― Bobby Knight

“I enjoyed needling the press. If I didn’t enjoy it, I wouldn’t have done it. Writers have rarely played, so as a coach, you have antagonistic feelings about some guy writing up the story of the game who’s never even attempted to play it.”

― Bobby Knight

“I think that it’s perhaps harder to learn from victory than it is from defeat. I think that we don’t want defeat. We don’t want defeat in sport. We don’t want defeat in life. How are we going to be beaten? All right. We have to deal with those things. What’s going to cause us to lose the game, whatever the game might be?”

― Bobby Knight

“It’s about really being considerate of the culture in the game studios that Activision buys. That’s the biggest difference between us and any of our competitors.”

― Bobby Kotick

“I think a lot of the time we end up taking people who – and this is sort of a big cultural advantage at Activision – we find people who are, have a graduate degree of some kind – mainly it’s in the sciences – and they are in jobs that would never suggest that they were working for anything game related but that they’re passionate gamers.”

― Bobby Kotick

“Mobile gaming is the largest and fastest-growing opportunity for interactive entertainment, and we will have one of the world’s most successful mobile game companies and its talented teams providing great content to new customers, in new geographies, throughout the world.”

― Bobby Kotick

“We’ve always operated under the belief that you could run a video game business as professionally as you could run a consumer packaged goods business, and you wouldn’t diminish creativity.”

― Bobby Kotick

“I’m the type of person where, at the end of the game, if there’s 10 seconds left, and you need to get somebody the ball, and you’re behind by one, give me the ball. Get me the ball every single time.”

― Bobby Lashley

“Among golfers the putter is usually known as the payoff club and how right that is! Putting is in fact a game in itself.”

― Bobby Locke

“The love and passion I had for the game was my key. I never had that taken out of me by my parents or a silly coach.”

― Bobby Orr

“I was the happiest guy in the world when I was on the ice. You’re being paid to play a game! That’s pretty special.”

― Bobby Orr

“Hockey is a tough game.”

― Bobby Orr

“You hear all the time about European players playing the game. These players that come over at 17, 18 and 19, they just don’t all of a sudden become skilled. From the time they were little fellas, they learned the fundamentals of the game. Let them create.”

― Bobby Orr

“At this stage of the game, I am not sure what the hell is going to happen.”

― Bobby Rahal

“The best poker game is seven-card stud, high-low splits. I mean, it’s the best if you don’t have to declare high or low, and can win it all with a low straight.”

― Bobby Riggs

“Senior tennis is like the younger game in slow motion. It is much more of a backcourt game. The player who had a big game in his prime finds it harder to play that same game as a senior. But any senior who could lob well when he was young can still hit a good lob.”

― Bobby Riggs

“That’s the trouble with the women’s game. Those women think they’re men, and they go off hitting all over the place. They’d be better off if they’d played like women.”

― Bobby Riggs

“I am the finest defensive player in the game.”

― Bobby Riggs

“The second-worst thing in the world is betting on a golf game and losing. The worst is not betting at all.”

― Bobby Riggs

“I’ve played this game from 12-under to the over-70s. So when they say tennis is a game from the cradle to the grave, you truly have it right.”

― Bobby Riggs

“In New York, after that famous home run, they expected me to be up there every year. That homer raised me to a high level, with the top guys in the game.”

― Bobby Thomson

“In Italy, one game you win and score, you cannot go in the street because the people are so enthusiastic, and when you lose they go crazy. After the game they wait for you.”

― Bojan Krkic

“Barcelona have a unique approach to the game based on specific types of footballers playing together as one.”

― Bojan Krkic

“Italian football is just how I imagined it to be – far more tactical than the Spanish game which is based on technique.”

― Bojan Krkic

“In my head, I am always saying that I should play every minute of every game because it is my job and it is what I love to do.”

― Bojan Krkic

“My only hope is to see more frequent game time and even play alongside Ibrahimovic. We have two different styles and we can complement each other well.”

― Bojan Krkic

“Messi scores three goals every game. If you score one goal, you’re not Messi.”

― Bojan Krkic

“It’s all about tuning out the noise, tuning out all the stuff that simply doesn’t move the game forward – the doubt, the personal agendas, the often deafening fear of judgment and the need to please – so that you can ultimately get to that place of quiet, of calm, where you can focus on what really matters.”

― Bonnie Hammer

“People come up to me all the time who saw Dad in ‘Oklahoma!’ or ‘Pajama Game,’ and they say they’ll never forget it.”

― Bonnie Raitt

“I don’t follow golf! I don’t keep up with golf or know who is coming or going. I am just here to play the game and be done with it.”

― Boo Weekley

“The Lord has blessed me to play this game. I’m going to try to play it as long as I can. But at the same time, I want to be able to watch my kids grow up, so I’ve gotten to where I’m a little more mild, and I don’t take golf as seriously as I did in the earlier years of my career.”

― Boo Weekley

“Offense is about rhythm and timing, and you’re not going to always have that every game.”

― Booger McFarland

“Like a good play-caller, a good TV guy, if you get going on a good conversation, you can ad-lib a little bit. You keep it going. Just like in a game, if you call a couple plays and they’re working, you come back to them.”

― Booger McFarland

“Winning – when the game is big, that’s all that matters. There’s the hoopla, the halftime concerts, whatever. But people always remember who wins. They never remember who loses.”

― Booger McFarland

“People talk about players who should get more attention, but things like that have never bothered me. If I just play my game, walk out the back door without anybody seeing me, I’m fine with that.”

― Booger McFarland

“It’s an honor to support such a worthy program. TURF aims to protect the integrity of tailgating and to keep game day family-friendly.”

― Boomer Esiason

“It’s a whole other ball game and I am glad that I fit into that space where, whatever it is that you want to do and you are doing as long as you are happy with it, then you know What the Heck!”

― Bootsy Collins

“The place of chess in the society is closely related to the attitude of young people towards our game.”

― Boris Spassky

“The whole point of the game is not to stick with one thing, because when that one thing ends, then what are you going to do? For me, I have movies, ‘106 & Park,’ music, and other things to fall back on.”

― Bow Wow

“People who know me know that I’m a rabid fan of the Kansas Jayhawks. My quirky habit is that every Kansas game is on my calendar, and, more often than not, I will plan and schedule flights around them so that I can engage and watch. I have already brainwashed my family to be Jayhawks fans.”

― Brad Garlinghouse

“I’m not big on game shows.”

― Brad Garrett

“I like to stand out in the crowd. So anytime a designer offers up items that are a little attention grabbing or pushing the boundaries ever so slightly, I’m always game for that.”

― Brad Goreski

“It’s a young man’s game – standup comedy.”

― Bradley Walsh

“Only in baseball can a team player be a pure individualist first and a team player second, within the rules and spirit of the game.”

― Branch Rickey

“Ethnic prejudice has no place in sports, and baseball must recognize that truth if it is to maintain stature as a national game.”

― Branch Rickey

“The greatest untapped reservoir of raw material in the history of our game is the black race.”

― Branch Rickey

“Baseball is a game of inches.”

― Branch Rickey

“And I remember how proud I was to put on my training jersey and go out on the field. Making it back to that environment was for me my greatest moment, because somebody had told me I couldn’t do it and I never gave up on myself, the game and my teammates.”

― Brandi Chastain

“My parents and my grandfather on my mom’s side would travel the earth. They went to Australia and China, and they went to probably every soccer game I ever played.”

― Brandi Chastain

“When I was younger it was twice a day with a game on the weekend. Then when I got older, three times a day everyday in college and on the national team.”

― Brandi Chastain

“When I was about 12 years old, I knew I had to take the game more seriously if I wanted to be able to provide for my family.”

― Brandon Jennings

“I’ve never really been told my game reflects like I’m from Los Angeles. I’m always told that I have more of an East Coast type game.”

― Brandon Jennings

“The game of political music chairs and finger-pointing by career politicians and agency bureaucrats needs to end.”

― Brandon Webb

“At Sir-Tech I went through the ranks, almost like an apprenticeship. I was very fortunate. The industry was smaller then, and I was able to work alongside some amazing game designers.”

― Brenda Brathwaite

“I think a game hits a high point when it provokes reactions the designer doesn’t expect.”

― Brenda Brathwaite

“As a note, I never once refer to ‘Train’ as a game in the rules, and I also never refer to the participants as players.”

― Brenda Brathwaite

“The game business arose from computer programs that were written by and for young men in the late 1960s and early 1970s. They worked so well that they formed a very lucrative industry fairly quickly. But what worked for that demographic absolutely did not work for most girls and women.”

― Brenda Laurel

“I learned in the computer game business early on that all senses are not equal. The best example is, you’re listening to a radio play and you’re driving down the road, and suddenly you realize you haven’t seen the road in five minutes. It’s because your visual cortex has been partying with your imagination, basically.”

― Brenda Laurel

“Brave plays the long game on behalf of users first, and also publishers, to win a better Web with fast, safe browsing, anonymous micropayments, and user control over data.”

― Brendan Eich

“Tarot cards likely originated in northern Italy during the late 14th or early 15th century. The oldest surviving set, known as the Visconti-Sforza deck, was created for the Duke of Milan’s family around 1440. The cards were used to play a bridge-like game known as tarocchi, popular at the time among nobles and other leisure lovers.”

― Brendan I. Koerner

“When Facebook acquired Oculus, the game changed immediately. You saw big companies jumping in. You saw people like Google getting fully committed, and then Microsoft came along with HoloLens – there was a lot of stuff that people were doing before, but now the space really ignited.”

― Brendan Iribe

“Essentially, we’re always trying to reduce latency. As you try to reduce the latency of the experience, you can only get it down so far before we start running into the limitations of game engines, computing, the intensity of the experience you’re trying to compute.”

― Brendan Iribe

“We continue to see more and more of that – games we didn’t necessarily know would work in VR until a developer goes in and discovers the game mechanic that makes it come together. Sure enough, hockey can be a great VR experience.”

― Brendan Iribe

“AirMech was ported, I guess, but they made a complete VR mode for it. It’s a tabletop game. It’s incredibly compelling. I find it a lot more compelling in VR.”

― Brendan Iribe

“This is a whole new world to explore as a developer to go in and learn these new gameplay mechanics, to learn what it’s like to actually control a character from a top-down, ‘God’s eye’ view, and to figure out how the game camera can be controlled by the player’s head.”

― Brendan Iribe

“You put on this set of goggles, and within seconds, your brain is convinced you’re now in a different, virtual environment. You’re somewhere else, and that somewhere else may be a video game, it may be in a real-time movie, a museum exhibit, or a medical surgical training app.”

― Brendan Iribe

“My earliest interest in game design came when I was in primary school, and my parents bought a Commodore 128 computer. I taught myself to write programs in BASIC, and then I made my own games.”

― Brendan Myers

“I earned my Ph.D. in philosophy, and one of my specializations was the logic and mathematics of game theory. I’ve also got a degree in drama, so I know about stories, characterizations, plot arcs, and the like. Lots of game designers can do one or the other: I’ve got the skills for both.”

― Brendan Myers

“I’ve invented several games for use as teaching tools in my classroom: one of them, a game called ‘Iron Age: Council of the Clans,’ got so popular among my students that they encouraged me to publish it, which I did.”

― Brendan Myers

“I always like the players to be within 10 to 15 metres of each other. When the attacking players try what I am asking them to do, and it breaks down, there are players close enough to then go and win the ball back and counter press the game.”

― Brendan Rodgers

“Celtic are one of the great clubs of the world. There’s a pressure here that’s different. You have to win every game. There’s not a club in England that has that.”

― Brendan Rodgers

“I’ve always had one in my teams – that sort of central pivot that orchestrates the game.”

― Brendan Rodgers

“My message is always very, very clear: I’m very concentrated on the game.”

― Brendan Rodgers

“Football’s a global game.”

― Brendan Rodgers

“It was important for me, when I left a club like Liverpool, to one, have a breather, but then my next job, I needed pressure. And there’s a pressure at Celtic. It’s a huge club; there’s an expectancy to win every game.”

― Brendan Rodgers

“I’ve seen where the NFL guys get all over the ‘Madden’ creators for their ratings and how they don’t look good. One of my buddies plays in the NFL and he was so excited to be in ‘Madden,’ but then we got the game, and he was a 58.”

― Brendan Schaub

“Have you ever played a video game that didn’t have escalating levels of difficulty? Well, life can feel like play, too, when we purposefully engage in activities that demand we test and develop our skills.”

― Brendon Burchard

“Someone like Bruno Sammartino should never be a jobber on a video game, so and so forth. I think you have to pay respect.”

― Bret Hart

“When I think of a video game, I think about how I’d love to have Buddy Rogers vs. Ric Flair, something like that, where you can wrestle these Legends against each other from different periods and stuff.”

― Bret Hart

“I consider myself more of a loner now and I think when you get older, especially in this game, and just talking with other players who have come and gone, I see what they were saying when I was a young guy in the locker room.”

― Brett Favre

“The way I played the game, the way I live my life, is very emotional.”

― Brett Favre

“Every game I’ve ever played, regardless if it was pre-season or Super Bowl, meant the same to me, and I laid it all on the line.”

― Brett Favre

“You can lose a game but, I see guys every week including myself, you lose a game, it’s a tough loss, you’re down, two weeks later you forgot about it. You know it’s amazing how down you were, but all of the sudden you’re like it never happened.”

― Brett Favre

“Injuries obviously change the way you approach the game.”

― Brett Favre

“With each game I play, each season I play, everyone would agree with me, I’m running out of chances.”

― Brett Favre

“There was a time when all I cared about was the next game, the next party, the next tee time.”

― Brett Favre

“I think the biggest thing for me is being able to adjust to the way the game has changed. It’s basically a 180-degree turn from the style I like to play. That’s what I think I’m most proud of, being able to fit into this style of game and still be fairly successful.”

― Brett Hull

“I’m very impatient. I am. That’s the bane of my game. I don’t think about what I’m going to do – I just go hit it, I don’t stop to wait and think. Costs me two shots a round.”

― Brett Hull

“You can’t get big in hockey. You need to be pliable… they’ve even taken fighting out of the game, so there’s no more of those big huge guys who just fight.”

― Brett Hull

“I see myself playing as long as I am partially enjoying the game and partially successful and they are paying me. But honestly, two more years is about all I can take.”

― Brett Hull

“The physical aspects of the game, it’s probably the highlight for me. It’s a way for me to get a lot of anger and stress off of my shoulders.”

― Brian Banks

“I moved to Los Angeles, and ‘The Office’ became successful, and the charity/cocktail party circuit is really not my scene. But I played golf, and I started getting invited to charity golf events, and I just fell in love with the game ten-fold, and at a lot of these events, there were athletes.”

― Brian Baumgartner

“It was really tough as a kid going to a Braves game. It was a guaranteed loss. You’re looking at 100 losses a year. I was a huge baseball fan, played it for quite a while. But when ’91 happened, with Smoltz and Glavine, it turned around, and I will say it made it pretty sweet.”

― Brian Baumgartner

“Most game music is based on loops effectively.”

― Brian Eno

“The English don’t like concepts, really, not from a pop star. It’s alright if they come from an ‘intellectual,’, but from a pop star you’re getting ahead of yourself. Part of the class game is that you shouldn’t rise above your station, and to start talking about concepts if you’re in the pop world is getting a bit uppity, isn’t it?”

― Brian Eno

“I’m in Alabama. First thing I want to say is Roll Tide! I was at the Alabama/Georgia game last year sitting right in the middle of the Alabama section and saw that they rolled all over them!”

― Brian Jordan

“Regardless of who you are, what sport you chose, or how much success you achieved, playing the game is all about getting you ready for life.”

― Brian Kilmeade

“Basically I say a few prayers before a game and let that direct me, not superstitions.”

― Brian McBride

“I don’t care how small the game. I want to win.”

― Brian McKnight

“Just because you lost your last game doesn’t mean you change anything.”

― Brian O’Driscoll

“I would always treat my attacking game as the more natural part. With defence, you have to get yourself in positions to understand the game and understand situations and that might not be as natural a thing.”

― Brian O’Driscoll

“Games bring another level out in you. There is no way you can train to the same intensity when you are playing a game. It is just impossible. Your head won’t allow you to do it. Because the adrenalin of a game and the importance of it steps it up to another level.”

― Brian O’Driscoll

“Not too many people present a good ground game from the bottom. They survive a little bit, and it’s kind of boring. But not too many people are attacking from the bottom, hurting with elbows. They don’t bring that kind of game because it takes a long time to develop.”

― Brian Ortega

“I grew up playing ‘Mortal Kombat’ as a kid. I was always a fan of the video game. Saw the movies as a kid as well.”

― Brian Tee

“I love ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Breaking Bad.’”

― Bridget Regan

“The biggest klutz would be myself, so if I could offer help to myself I would. I’m the most off my game most often.”

― Bridgit Mendler

“Who would I be in ‘Game of Thrones?’ I love Brienne.”

― Brie Larson

“I’m definitely picky about what projects I take on. They have to be things I’m passionate about. I actually get to be creative when it comes to my mobile game. It’s really cool.”

― Britney Spears

“You have to be a student of the game to be successful, and it’s promising when you can say that, with a world-record performance, I still have things to improve on!”

― Brittany Bowe

“My hands. I’m constantly working on my hands. I’m constantly working on my ground game and constantly trying not to get satisfied with where I’m at with my career and where I’m at as an athlete. I’m somewhat happy, but never satisfied.”

― Brock Lesnar

“At the top of my career, I wasn’t at the top of my game.”

― Brock Lesnar

“I’ve always approached the game, going back to when I got drafted in 2012 to Denver, like I was going to be the starter. That’s how you have to prepare, whether you are first string, second string or third string, because you never know when something is going to happen to the guy in front of you.”

― Brock Osweiler

“The emotions can take you out of a game.”

― Brock Osweiler

“There’s not a lot of time to have conversations on the field during the game. That’s where the trust and the practice comes into play, through practice, through off-site throwing sessions; that’s where you build that trust and build that cohesion with a wide receiver.”

― Brock Osweiler

“Football is a game you’re supposed to have fun in.”

― Brock Osweiler

“When you play a great team like the Patriots, you can only kick so many field goals and stay in the game.”

― Brock Osweiler

“Any coach, any team in the NFL, if they had Peyton Manning healthy and ready to play, I think we all know who is going to play in the game.”

― Brock Osweiler

“Obviously it happens very fast on the field during the game; if anything, it’s more of a feel. You feel when the pocket is collapsing around you. You feel when someone is close to you. It is a split-second decision.”

― Brock Osweiler

“When Peyton went into the game and remained the starter, it was OK with me because our team was winning games. We won a championship.”

― Brock Osweiler

“It’s very exciting… what DeAndre brings to the game is truly special. To have the opportunity to play with a football player like that, that’s what gets a quarterback out of bed in the morning.”

― Brock Osweiler

“Any competitor would be frustrated in that moment… but it certainly made sense what Coach Kubiak did for the playoff run. I got replaced by Peyton Manning… I think we all know who is going to play in the game.”

― Brock Osweiler

“In the United States, viewers don’t get to see a lot of things we can show in other countries. We didn’t get to show our naked Twister game from Wild On Jamaica, but we definitely filmed it.”

― Brooke Burke

“If we sit here and think about what other teams are doing and the points game and all that, we’re going to go crazy, and it’s not going to help our game.”

― Brooke Sweat

“I went to a football game, and people were shouting my dad’s name, and I was like, ‘What? Oh my God.’”

― Brooklyn Beckham

“I’ve played the game for 23, 24 years. Four months off, I’m not going to lose it.”

― Brooks Koepka

“It’s really impressive when you’ve got two teams that are really battling it out, low-scoring game, a pitcher’s duel. To me, that’s so fun to watch.”

― Brooks Koepka

“I’ve got a good game plan… keep things simple with my golf swing.”

― Brooks Koepka

“I engage in the use of game theory. Game theory is a branch of mathematics, and that means, sorry, that even in the study of politics, math has come into the picture. We can no longer pretend that we just speculate about politics; we need to look at this in a rigorous way.”

― Bruce Bueno de Mesquita

“I think almost all strategic problems could at least be improved upon if people would do more careful game-theoretic analysis. The reason game theory works in predicting is because people intuit how to behave game-theoretically.”

― Bruce Bueno de Mesquita

“Stand-up comedy is all you. It’s your show, it’s your game. You control every aspect of it – of that experience and that expression. There’s really nothing quite as satisfying.”

― Bryan Callen

“I couldn’t enjoy ‘A Dance With Dragons,’ unfortunately. Of course, I enjoyed it, but it was the first of the books I read as a writer on ‘Game of Thrones,’ so all I could do is think, ‘We’re going to have to shift that,’ ‘We won’t be able to afford that,’ or ‘That’s a great scene.’”

― Bryan Cogman

“In order to be an actor you really have to be one of those types of people who are risk-takers and have what is considered an actor’s arrogance, which is not to say an arrogance in your personal life. But you have to be the type of person who wants the ball with seconds left in the game.”

― Bryan Cranston

“The first Nintendo game I ever got was ‘Clash at Demonhead.’ I got into anime and manga thanks to that Canadian classic, ‘Sailor Moon.’”

― Bryan Lee O’Malley

“’Monkey Island 2′ was a huge game for me. It kind of taught me all about comedy.”

― Bryan Lee O’Malley

“I want to play the game hard. I want to ram it down your throat, put you into left field when I’m going into second base.”

― Bryce Harper

“Playing football, I’m getting chills just thinking about it. That first knock of the game, you are going on kickoff, and you are just trying to smack somebody just as hard as you can. That’s how I play baseball. I want to hit you.”

― Bryce Harper

“Seriously, it takes me, like, 30 minutes to do my hair before a game.”

― Bryce Harper

“We in the Negro leagues felt like we were contributing something to baseball, too, when we were playing. We played with a round ball, and we played with a round bat. And we wore baseball uniforms, and we thought that we were making a contribution to baseball. We loved the game, and we liked to play it.”

― Buck Leonard

“Major League Baseball is a national institution and we take our responsibilities seriously when it comes to how the game affects the lives of American youth.”

― Bud Selig

“I learned the major difference between college and pro football. In the pros, you’re up against a top receiver almost every minute of time. In college, maybe one comes along every third game.”

― Burgess Owens

“On our way to the Super Bowl XV Championship, the Oakland Raiders played a frigid 1981 AFC playoff game in Cleveland, in which the temperatures plunged to -35 degrees. I remember looking up in the stands to see a dedicated Cleveland Brown fan celebrating topless.”

― Burgess Owens

“We had seen the way the print industry had been disrupted; we’d seen how the audio industry got disrupted, so it just seemed like a natural progression that video was next. We thought we were late to the game in 2003.”

― Burnie Burns

“To us, ‘The Amazing Race’ takes the whole world and turns it into a giant game. What could be better?”

― Burnie Burns

“Al Sharpton is not important. He’s nothing more than a black pawn in a very sophisticated white economic chess game.”

― Byron Allen

“The era of ‘The Jungle Book’ was when the animators were at the top of their game and their sense of character was great.”

― Byron Howard

“I never go into a fight thinking, ‘I have to finish this guy’ – that’s not a part of my game plan. I go out there and fight the way I fight.”

― Cain Velasquez

“You just have to fight the perfect fight to win. You have to have a game plan and follow it. You have to develop every time you go out there and keep getting better.”

― Cain Velasquez

“Let me be clear: MMA training is tough work, and every fighter has had to enter the Octagon with aches and pains as well as exhaustion. This is the game.”

― Cain Velasquez

“The name of the game is improving, and I’ve done that.”

― Cain Velasquez

“If you compromise in any kind of movement or any kind of wave of revolution, if you sort of play the game, things are gonna change far more slowly than you need them to.”

― Caitlin Stasey

“’Game of Thrones’ has multiple story lines, multiple countries, and it’s complete fantasy.”

― Caitriona Balfe

“I always hated to throw a guy out of a game but sometimes it was necessary to keep order.”

― Cal Hubbard

“It takes the pressure off of your better players to know they don’t always have to be on top of their game for the team to do well.”

― Cal Hubbard

“I always thought being a gamer and someone who had a sense of responsibility to the game and to my teammates was the honorable thing.”

― Cal Ripken, Jr.

“My approach to every game was to try to erase the games that were before and try to focus on the game at hand.”

― Cal Ripken, Jr.

“You learn as a player not to listen to the criticism. Many of the people who put out that criticism might not be as accomplished, might not understand the game as well from the inside-out.”

― Cal Ripken, Jr.

“I kept thinking, ‘this must be the coolest job – I’d like to be a professional baseball player.’ They were getting paid to play a game, and what a cool lifestyle that was.”

― Cal Ripken, Jr.

“When you are away from the game and busy with other areas, you realize that the world does not revolve around baseball.”

― Cal Ripken, Jr.

“Being elected to the Hall of Fame is about your career pretty much and your impact on the game.”

― Cal Ripken, Jr.

“I never understood that when I heard people retire – they said they missed being around the guys. I don’t have a need to make a play in the ninth inning of a game anymore. But being on the inside and being part of a team is something that you really do value and you really do miss.”

― Cal Ripken, Jr.

“I love baseball. The game allowed me the influence to impact kids in a positive way. This gives me a chance to talk to some social issues.”

― Cal Ripken, Jr.

“The thing I don’t miss is waking up in the morning, hurting, the grind of the game.”

― Calvin Johnson

“All of us growing up, if you’re a professional player or a college player, you’re molding your game after guys. You see guys, you see things guys do. Like Randy Moss, I’m a Randy Moss guy.”

― Calvin Johnson

“When you’re in the game, you’re still in the moment.”

― Calvin Johnson

“Sometimes, it’s just unfortunate you get injured in the game. But you can definitely take strides to prevent those things.”

― Calvin Johnson

“I can have three touchdowns and 200 yards, but if we lose the game, what’s it all for?”

― Calvin Johnson

“It was cool to meet Cris Carter. That dude has some of the best hands to have played the game.”

― Calvin Johnson

“To be able to sit back and enjoy the game, sit back and watch guys that you know played and you might have worked with it or you personally know, it’s cool; it’s awesome to sit back and say I know that guy because you’re more of a fan of that game and that person.”

― Calvin Johnson

“I would like to go down as the greatest receiver in this game. I’m not doing all this hard work for nothing.”

― Calvin Johnson

“Just try to add more things to my game each year.”

― Calvin Johnson

“Guys try to take you out of the game if they know they can. So especially if you’ve got a playmaker, guys on the defense would do that.”

― Calvin Johnson

“I don’t even want to touch on the topic of black quarterback, because I think this game is bigger than black, white or even green.”

― Cam Newton

“I know when it’s getting close to game time, I create a different playlist for each and every game. Before the game, to game time, to warm-ups, going to the stadium, I have a different playlist that puts me in a different mode.”

― Cam Newton

“Playing this game, you cannot have nothing holding you back. If you’re thinking, you’re wrong automatically.”

― Cam Newton

“My thing is to execute the given play, execute the game plan to the best of my ability. If the option is for me to make a play when I have to, I will. Or I’ll put myself in the best situation to do so.”

― Cam Newton

“There’s not a Sunday that goes past that I’m not excited to play this game. I feel as if I’m a lucky individual to have the opportunity to play this game, and when I do have the opportunity to finally play, you can bet your last dollar I will be excited to play.”

― Cam Newton

“I’m kind of a perfectionist, and it gets in the way with my putting sometimes. Golf is a messed-up game. When you feel you’ve figured it out is when you’re going to struggle.”

― Camilo Villegas

“I’m trying to get my head in the game, think about the questions I wanted to ask, breast milk is flying everywhere – over my notes – and I – how do you ‘lean in’ at that moment? What is the equivalent of that for Wolf Blitzer or Joe Scarborough?”

― Campbell Brown

“You got people that come in, one album, two albums, and they’re gone. A lot of people couldn’t take the break I took and come back into the game, and people be checking for them.”

― Cam’ron

“I don’t think I would take the game with the same mentality that I do now if I hadn’t been injured.”

― Candace Parker

“I’m completely the opposite of what I play on ‘Game of Thrones.’”

― Carice van Houten

“There doesn’t seem to be a religion in ‘Game of Thrones’ that’s totally peaceful… we haven’t seen any Buddhists.”

― Carice van Houten

“Only buy clothes that you plan to keep forever. It’s important to see trends for what they are: a game.”

― Carine Roitfeld

“My friends like to play as me in the baseball games, and they call to tell me about every bag I steal. And you know, every time a new game comes out, I check to make sure my speed is up to par. But to me, when you talk video games, you’re talking ‘Madden.’”

― Carl Crawford

“We watch so much film, calling up pitch by pitch, count by count in order to spot tendencies. Technology is a big part of how I get ready for a game. What’s funny is a lot of the NFL guys say they study the ‘Madden’ game; that’s how they learn to read offenses and defenses.”

― Carl Crawford

“You want to play in every game, and you especially don’t want to be in the penalty box for five minutes and give the other team a chance to get a power play, and you don’t want to hurt anyone on the other team.”

― Carl Hagelin

“There’s always pressure playing in the NHL. You want to play your best game every game. Expectations are always gonna be there; it’s just important that you know how to handle expectations.”

― Carl Hagelin

“Researchers, treatment providers – we all have a stake in the drug hysteria game.”

― Carl Hart

“As far as control and stuff is concerned, I never had any more in my life than for that All-Star game in 1934.”

― Carl Hubbell

“I’ve slept through a mild earthquake in Italy. And also a very tight hockey game where people were screaming their heads off.”

― Carl Kasell

“The people are fed up with their elected officials playing the blame game and treating their political counterparts as enemies.”

― Carl Lewis

“I don’t have an endgame. My game is to take on any bad guys I see out there. And do the best I can until they put me under the carpet.”

― Carl Paladino

“If you can get a laugh out of a name, you’re ahead of the game.”

― Carl Reiner

“This is a strange game.”

― Carl Yastrzemski

“I always feel like I want to work with people who raise my game, and I can do the same for them, and we can jump off the cliff together.”

― Carla Gugino

“I was one of those players who loved to train and tried to enjoy every day, every session, every game.”

― Carles Puyol

“I usually eat a salad for lunch and before a game since it keeps me feeling healthy and energized on the field. I love piling on the toppings: the more colorful the better! I usually do nuts, fruit and avocado, but I also mix up my creations with different toppings and lettuces.”

― Carli Lloyd

“I know that I’m a natural attacking player. I love to attack. I love to play freely; I love to combine and play through balls. That’s the nature of my game.”

― Carli Lloyd

“I don’t put on makeup when I’m getting ready for a game, because why would I? I am gearing up for battle. How is mascara or eyeliner going to help me win?”

― Carli Lloyd

“I like to be funny. I can’t stay all the time focused, disciplined, controlled. Behaviour like that is impossible. If the players are too nervous before a game, I have to relax them, calm them.”

― Carlo Ancelotti

“The formula to beat the press is simple; it’s the execution that’s tough. If you have the quality to do so, you pass your way through it. And if you don’t, you just boot it over the top. And then it becomes a game of winning ‘second balls’.”

― Carlo Ancelotti

“I have never seen a talent like Ronaldo. He always scores, scores, scores. The first game he played for Milan, Sienna away, I said to him, ‘I can’t put you on the pitch. You are 100kg.’ ‘Mister,’ he said, ‘don’t worry, I will score.’ I put him in, and he scored twice.”

― Carlo Ancelotti

“I’m in favour of innovation, just as long as the game does not suffer for it.”

― Carlo Ancelotti

“Every Hispanic player goes through that. It’s a lot of hard work, to be able to communicate with your teammates. English is fundamental to be able to express yourself fully in a game.”

― Carlos Ruiz

“I always say that I think my job is behind home plate, call a good game, play some good defense, and also, I know I was not a power hitter.”

― Carlos Ruiz

“With ‘The Angel’s Game’, there was a lot of pressure from the expectations – expectations from the book industry and from readers; it’s natural.”

― Carlos Ruiz Zafon

“Sometimes in a game – even with the best will in the world – a striker can drift out for 10 minutes and then come back into it.”

― Carlos Tevez

“It’s funny. Some people remember that a lot more than I do. I remember certain parts of it, and if everybody who mentioned that to me had been to the game who said they were at the game, there’d be 800,000 people at that game, I think.”

― Carlton Fisk

“I learned long ago that the most effective way to compete is to play your own game, and I’ve been competing with men my whole life.”

― Carly Fiorina

“I love the feeling of being in front of a live crowd and performing and just kind of letting loose and getting the crowd involved, and I got to perform at the Superbowl and at the Staples Center, you know, at the Lakers game, which was amazing.”

― Carmella

“I’m game to make a fool of myself.”

― Carmella

“People look at me like I’m on my way out of the game. I’m just getting started.”

― Carmelo Anthony

“When I step on that basketball court, I’m thinking about basketball, I’m thinking about winning – but there’s so much that goes into thought about how I’m going to open this game up to others. It’s so much more than just basketball.”

― Carmelo Anthony

“It’s easier for me to let the game just come to me.”

― Carmelo Anthony

“Politics is a rough game, and sometimes as females we are taught that you have to play nice. Sometimes you can’t play nice.”

― Carmen Yulin Cruz

“When we praise children for their intelligence, we tell them that this is the name of the game: Look smart; don’t risk making mistakes.”

― Carol S. Dweck

“The fame game’s fun, but it’s not forever.”

― Caroline Flack

“Entrepreneurship is a muscle, and winning is an endurance game.”

― Caroline Ghosn

“Who has the best features? This was a little game, conducted several times and always with the same results, in seventh grade, the time when so many of life’s little horrors begin.”

― Caroline Knapp

“There are a lot of things to my game I can still improve, but everyone can.”

― Caroline Wozniacki

“I don’t know, I always get the question ‘how do you feel after the game today?’ and, of course, if you’re winning you feel great and if you lose you don’t feel good. I think that’s a pretty obvious question.”

― Caroline Wozniacki

“With the depth of the women’s game, the entertainment it gives, and the work we put into it, I think equal pay is right.”

― Caroline Wozniacki

“The game Rock Band has been haunting me like a bad ring tone. It gets stuck in my head and momentarily effaces all that I love about music.”

― Carrie Brownstein

“With so much of music blurring the lines between ersatz and authenticity, at least the ‘Rock Band’ game is a tribute to rock rather than an affront.”

― Carrie Brownstein

“Not even the creators of ‘Rock Band’ could possibly believe that playing the game is tantamount to making your own music. There is, however, a sad similarity between ‘Rock Band’ and some actual bands, and that is the attempt at realness.”

― Carrie Brownstein

“I love sporting events and popcorn and pizza and being outside, like at a baseball or football game. I love amusement parks, going to ride roller coasters.”

― Carrie Underwood

“Racing has reached the point where it is pricing the young driver, no matter his talent, out of the game.”

― Carroll Shelby

“I listen to worship music before the game to calm my nerves and just go out and have fun. It’s a game, and I try to enjoy it.”

― Carson Wentz

“I know we’re not going undefeated. I know I’m not going to throw a touchdown every game.”

― Carson Wentz

“A lot of different things go into calling the run game – especially at the line of scrimmage.”

― Carson Wentz

“Everything that comes with the game, I think I will handle it extremely easily. I don’t let a lot of that outside stuff bother me.”

― Carson Wentz

“In the game of life, less diversity means fewer options for change. Wild or domesticated, panda or pea, adaptation is the requirement for survival.”

― Cary Fowler

“When you have a script, and you’re discussing what it can be, and who going to play what role, that’s a kind of like a fantasy football game. You can imagine these different dream teams interpreting these characters that only exist in your head.”

― Cary Fukunaga

“It’s hard because there’s a part of me that wants ‘True Detective’ to win every award we’re nominated for. But I’m a huge fan of ‘Breaking Bad’ and ‘Game of Thrones.’”

― Cary Fukunaga

“Divorce is a game played by lawyers.”

― Cary Grant

“Hockey should have some appeal. It’s a good game in that is full of action, very quick, and it can be high-scoring.”

― Casey Eastham

“There are three things you can do in a baseball game. You can win, or you can lose, or it can rain.”

― Casey Stengel

“If I’ve got a good pinch-hitter, I hate to have him stay on the bench with men on the bases in an early inning. He may end the game right there.”

― Casey Stengel

“The trouble is not that players have sex the night before a game. It’s that they stay out all night looking for it.”

― Casey Stengel

“I was not successful as a ball player, as it was a game of skill.”

― Casey Stengel

“Been in this game one-hundred years, but I see new ways to lose ’em I never knew existed before.”

― Casey Stengel

“The All-Star Game represents everything we as a nation love about basketball on and off the court – diversity, sportsmanship and, most of all, a commitment to unite fans.”

― Casey Wasserman

“Here’s a more controversial idea: In general, Democrats and progressives ought to allow Trump considerable room to choose his own employees – far more room than Republicans allowed during the Obama administration. Tit-for-tat is a dangerous game.”

― Cass Sunstein

“They call soccer the beautiful game, but if I had to identify just one sport to show members of some alien species what the human race is all about, I’d nominate squash.”

― Cass Sunstein

“Running is just a game to me.”

― Caster Semenya

“My whole aim in whatever I say, whatever I do, is to follow the peaceful line of having people live together… If we can all play in that game, the world will be a better place.”

― Cat Stevens

“When things are right and things are focused, it’s a game to me, and I’m there just stalking and punching and grabbing and tearing people up.”

― Cat Zingano

“I wish we didn’t have to be nude to be noticed… But given the game as it exists, women make decisions. For instance, the Miss America contest is, in all of its states… the single greatest source of scholarship money for women in the United States.”

― Caterina Fake

“I worked at a Web development shop and other start-ups and eventually started a project called Ludicorp, which built an online game. We soon ran out of money, and Flickr was the last-ditch effort to save the company. It quickly became a very unstoppable juggernaut.”

― Caterina Fake

“’Game Never Ending’ came out of an earlier game called ‘NeoPets,’ a children’s game that adults also played. It was a series of mini-games where you accrue points and can acquire objects – houses and all kinds of stuff.”

― Caterina Fake

“The bigger the game, the better I liked it. Not that I was about to let anybody know I was excited. I approached every game the same way. One pitch, one hitter at a time.”

― Catfish Hunter

“What self-respecting teenage kid growing up in the U.S. hasn’t played Truth or Dare? Before cell phones, we kids spent a lot of time in the same place and actually had to come up with our own entertainment. Truth or Dare was the game of choice to break the ice between the boys and the girls.”

― Catherine Bybee

“There’s no game plan when it comes to thinking up new characters; inspiration can come from anything – from a wig I’ve seen to an expression I’ve heard someone use.”

― Catherine Tate

“As a former NCAA basketball player, many of the skills I now rely on as a leader took root on the basketball court: teamwork, integrity, and resilience are just some of the traits I’ve carried over into my professional game.”

― Cathy Engelbert

“We share the USTA’s vision to promote and expand the game of tennis. I have been playing the game since I was 6 years old with my dad and five brothers, so I know firsthand how it teaches life lessons: integrity, dedication, and competitiveness.”

― Cathy Engelbert

“You don’t have to always be the smartest person in the room, but if you listen and absorb what you are hearing, you will be ahead of the game.”

― Cathy Engelbert

“I loved numbers from a very young age. I feel like my mom led me there because, instead of giving me Game Boy and PlayStations and a TV, she gave me educational software on our family computer for Math and stuff.”

― Catriona Gray

“Even the most ardent Obama supporter can’t, in good conscience or sound mental state, argue that President Obama has changed the way Washington works. He’s just played the game a little better, if you’re being charitable on how you keep score on that count.”

― Cenk Uygur

“People see the nice side of the game, but behind it all, there is a sacrifice that they don’t see: the pressure, the repercussion, the way that impinges on your life.”

― Cesar Azpilicueta

“The Premier League benefits from foreigners, and the game’s evolved in a way that’s beneficial, but you can’t lose the roots of the English game.”

― Cesar Azpilicueta

“Since I was a kid, even in school I gave my best, playing with my friends, 100 per cent sweating, fighting. When I was playing any game, even video games, I wanted to win.”

― Cesar Azpilicueta

“My perfect first date? Maybe a concert or a football game. That would be my ideal first date, but would the girl like it? I don’t know.”

― Chace Crawford

“Baseball is a team game but, at the same time, it’s a very lonely game: unlike in soccer or basketball, where players roam around, in baseball everyone has their little plot of the field to tend. When the action comes to you, the spotlight is on you but no one can help you.”

― Chad Harbach

“You never know what the future might bring. I’m taking it game by game and play by play.”

― Chad Kelly

“It’s a great honor to be an Under Armour All-American and to follow in the fast-growing tradition of this game. It’s a great opportunity to spend the New Year in Florida, which is going to be a little warmer than Buffalo.”

― Chad Kelly

“You’ve got to bring it. You’ve got to make sure people feel the energy you’re trying to bring to the game.”

― Chad Kelly

“People didn’t think Christian Ponder would get picked in the first or second round, but they don’t understand how prepared he was for the pro game through the FSU coaching staff.”

― Chad Kelly

“Soccer was my first love, and I enjoyed playing on the left wing until a groin injury forced me out of the game in 2008.”

― Chad le Clos

“Jon Jones’ skill set is unique. Jon Jones goes out there and does video game moves that the announcers can’t even call because they’ve never seen them before.”

― Chael Sonnen

“I basically got into the radio game ’cause I was looking to do something positive with my life.”

― Charlamagne tha God

“Poor people are too stupid to know they’re just chess pieces in a game.”

― Charles Barkley

“I know I’m never as good or bad as one single performance. I’ve never believed in my critics or my worshippers, and I’ve always been able to leave the game at the arena.”

― Charles Barkley

“I know that I’m never as good or bad as any single performance. I’ve never believed my critics or my worshippers, and I’ve always been able to leave the game at the arena.”

― Charles Barkley

“What I try to do is, I just want the fans to enjoy the game.”

― Charles Barkley

“When I get on TV, I’m going to be talking about a silly basketball game, and I’m going to be having a lot of fun doing it. But I’m very aware of all the social stuff going on.”

― Charles Barkley

“I remember I’d be sleeping in the airport at 5 o’clock in the morning, traveling three hours, and playing a game that day. We never even chartered until my third year in the NBA.”

― Charles Barkley

“Prediction is a mug’s game, but taking the side of water polluters has not been a winning political strategy for 50 years. Presidents Reagan, Bush I, and Bush II all undertook to weaken water regulations in the name of economic growth. They left office; the regulations remained.”

― Charles C. Mann

“The fellow who can pay only twenty-five cents to see a ball game always will be just as welcome at Comiskey Park as the box seat holder.”

― Charles Comiskey

“With me, baseball will never grow old. In my own estimation, it may not have improved so much as many believe, but regardless of everything, it is the same good old game. If I have contributed to its success, I do not refer to this in the sense of boasting. I had to or fall out of the ranks.”

― Charles Comiskey

“I think it is incumbent on the rest of us – and I would suggest that includes other European leaders – to pause in what has become a very popular game of telling the Greeks how to run their lives.”

― Charles Dallara

“If you get a bad script, then you start expending energy trying to make a silk purse of a sow’s ear. When the script’s as good as those on ‘Game of Thrones,’ say, I don’t think there was a single occasion where any of us thought there was a bad scene.”

― Charles Dance

“I don’t like watching television too much; it tires me out for some reason. But I saw a fair bit of ‘Game of Thrones’ because it was so good. I mostly watched episodes that I wasn’t in.”

― Charles Dance

“There is a huge fan base; they’re very knowledgeable and very loyal. I was astonished – before I started working on the series, I didn’t know anything about ‘Game of Thrones.’ I hadn’t heard of the books.”

― Charles Dance

“Audiences seem to have a limitless appetite for vampires and for fantasy in general. Unlike many other British actors, I haven’t been building up my pension appearing in films like ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and ‘Harry Potter,’ but fantasy has now got a grip on me. I am also appearing in ‘Game of Thrones’ as the head of the House of Lannister.”

― Charles Dance

“Medicare’s top officials said in 2006 that they had reduced the number of fraudulent and improper claims paid by the agency, keeping billions of dollars out of the hands of people trying to game the system.”

― Charles Duhigg

“When one ceases from conflict, whether because he has won, because he has lost, or because he cares no more for the game, the virtue passes out of him.”

― Charles Horton Cooley

“Chess: It’s like alcohol. It’s a drug. I have to control it, or it could overwhelm me. I have a regular Monday night game at my home, and I do play a little online.”

― Charles Krauthammer

“When the Cleveland Cavaliers lost the 2015 NBA Finals to Golden State, LeBron James sat motionless in the locker room, staring straight ahead, still wearing his game jersey, for 45 minutes after the final buzzer. Here was a guy immensely wealthy, widely admired, at the peak of his powers – yet stricken, inconsolable.”

― Charles Krauthammer

“Baseball is a slow, boring, complex, cerebral game that doesn’t lend itself to histrionics. You ‘take in’ a baseball game, something odd to say about a football or basketball game, with the clock running and the bodies flying.”

― Charles Krauthammer

“When I die, it’s going to read, ‘Game Show Fixture Passes Away.’ Nothing about the theater, or Tony Awards, or Emmys. But it doesn’t bother me.”

― Charles Nelson Reilly

“You can’t do anything else once you do game shows. You have no career.”

― Charles Nelson Reilly

“For ‘Inhuman,’ it’s a ‘chess game’ series. You have a lot of pieces moving different ways at once, and it’s about what they do on their own and what happens when they collide into one another. It’s about long-range planning, new character creation, and trying to really build things.”

― Charles Soule

“I make pop music, but I do it on my own terms. I’ll never play the game, so to speak, just for success. I’ll always follow my heart and make the music I want to make.”

― Charli XCX

“In the early ’80s, the arcade game Pac-Man was twice as popular as oxygen.”

― Charlie Brooker

“Well, I just can’t play the game anymore. I’m 63 years old, and I’ve been in the business for 40 years now. I take good advice and direction really well, but I don’t need somebody that finished college two years ago to come in and tell me what I should be recording.”

― Charlie Daniels

“I think too many of the politicians in Washington have forgotten simple ideals like solving problems and helping neighbors. The Washington game is more about scoring points or sticking it to the other guy.”

― Charlie Melancon

“Everyone has the idea of owning good companies. The problem is that they have high prices in relations to assets and earnings, and that takes all of the fun out of the game.”

― Charlie Munger

“When I first started doing comedy, I was 42 years old, and I was the brother of one of the most celebrated comics in history who made his name in the game 20 years earlier.”

― Charlie Murphy

“School districts around the country, and the taxpayers that support them, have a moral right to the information the NFL might have concerning the medical aspects of the game, and to assess the risks to the students in their charge. Colleges have a moral right to that information for the same reasons.”

― Charlie Pierce

“The entire existence of the NFL – and of football at any level, for all of that – rests on whether or not the game can keep fooling itself, and its paying fan base, that it is somehow superior to boxing and to the rest of our modern blood sports.”

― Charlie Pierce

“To recognize that head injuries were as essential a part of football as they are of boxing would be to erase the fine distinction on which the game’s respectability rested.”

― Charlie Pierce

“Football was always a deal we made with ourselves. We adopted it for its brutality, which was embedded in a context that happened to be perfectly suited to television and to gambling, but which we could convince ourselves was only incidental to our enjoyment because it was only incidental to the game itself.”

― Charlie Pierce

“When I was about 12, I saw Mark Rylance do this play in New York City called ‘Jerusalem’ and that really changed the game for me.”

― Charlie Plummer

“When I’d get out of school in the afternoon, I would go to the golf course, and I just picked the game up. And when I was 13 years old, I could shoot 70 – even-par 71, one over par and then something like that. I just took a liking to the game.”

― Charlie Sifford

“Golf is such a wonderful game. I love it to death.”

― Charlie Sifford

“I was a wide receiver at the University of Missouri but dropped out, having never gotten in a game.”

― Charlie Weber

“I remember my first commercial. This is really great ‘Degrassi’ trivia: The character Toby on ‘Degrassi,’ played by Jake Goldsbie, he and I were in both of our first commercial ever when we were four. It was for Tiger Toys, this old Game Boy-type thing. Both of our lines were, ‘Mommy, I can do it!’”

― Charlotte Arnold

“It’s so hard to tell people I’m in a video game… just because I grew up with my dad being in a video game.”

― Charlotte Flair

“I started very late in the game, and it hasn’t changed my path to success.”

― Charlotte Flair

“I thought people would ask me really personal questions because I’ve shown more of myself, but it’s a comedy, and people understand that it’s a game we play.”

― Charlotte Gainsbourg

“Mammograms are really sort of a gift. You can either catch something early or count your lucky stars because nothing was discovered. Either way, you’re ahead of the game.”

― Charlotte Ross

“The game was very, very good to me. I felt like I was equally as good to the game the way I played it and the way I respected it and the way I carried myself through the process.”

― Chauncey Billups

“I played football first. I love football. I’m a die-hard Broncos fan. I loved football, but in the offseason, I started playing basketball, and I just fell in love with the game. I’ve been playing basketball ever since 5th grade.”

― Chauncey Billups

“My game is – and I’m not saying I’m slow or anything like that, but my game is mental. My game is shooting; my game is efficiency. If I’m healthy, I feel like I can be effective for a long time.”

― Chauncey Billups

“Anyone who’s married to Mariah Carey – I’m pretty sure – doesn’t have a great sense of humor. I mean, let’s be honest: she’s ridiculous. What is her game plan?”

― Chelsea Handler

“Irrespective of who’s up against me at tournaments, I have always relied completely on my own strengths to get as far as I can, and tried to adapt my game according to the match-situation.”

― Chen Long

“The Luke Cage you saw in Season One was a reluctant hero. He was trying to figure out if he wanted to be a hero in the first place. And then fate intervened and forced him to step up his game.”

― Cheo Hodari Coker

“I was so intent as a young lawyer on beating the men at their own game that I didn’t take any real maternity leave with my three younger children. It is only looking back that I realise I wasn’t beating the system but reinforcing it.”

― Cherie Blair

“Sometimes, the startup game works in your favor just because you got in at the right time and right environment. Other times, you’re a little too late entering an already crowded space. But startups with strong fundamentals withstand external conditions and come out ahead in good or bad times.”

― Cheryl Yeoh

“Golf is a thinking man’s game. You can have all the shots in the bag, but if you don’t know what to do with them, you’ve got troubles.”

― Chi Chi Rodriguez

“Obviously, the difference between a game and actual training is you’re using your whole body, so in that sense, maybe not, although maybe something to do with reaction, the speed of reaction, maybe that was of use during the training.”

― Chiaki Kuriyama

“I do something that I don’t think anyone else does. I warm up before a game. Baseball and basketball players warm up, so why shouldn’t the announcer warm up?”

― Chick Hearn

“I’ve got to be right on top of the action, or else all those people watching the game will say, ‘This guy’s not very good.’”

― Chick Hearn

“Email knocks me off my game. It’s just for the morning commute and end of the day. Some might think I’m slow to respond, but those who need to reach me know to send me a text during those hours.”

― Chieh Huang

“The first time I picked up a bat in a professional game, I hit a ball hard left-handed, and my first home run was so effortless, it surprised me.”

― Chili Davis

“If I stayed in this game for individual achievements, I don’t think I’d still be playing.”

― Chili Davis

“In ‘Alpha Protocol,’ right from the outset, the parameters of the game explain to you that the mission needs to get done. How you approach that is your decision. The rewards and penalties for either path, those are going to balance out into different consequences.”

― Chris Avellone

“I don’t consider football fun. It’s not like a water park or a baseball game.”

― Chris Borland

“Folks who blithely disregard the benefits of football likely haven’t played or are being intellectually dishonest. The game, perhaps more than any other, requires absolute dedication and teamwork. Yes, I ultimately quit, and if I ever have a son, he won’t play, but I’ll always cherish the lessons I learned from football.”

― Chris Borland

“My height might be a disadvantage in some parts of my game, but it is a big advantage in rushing the passer.”

― Chris Borland

“I think it’s unfair to punish players for inherent faults in the game.”

― Chris Borland

“The reality is that it’s just the nature of the game. It’s the nature of playing offensive line, defensive line, and linebackers, where your responsibilities as a player involve those little hits that are going to accumulate. You can’t take that out of the game.”

― Chris Borland

“The idea that just the basis of the game, repetitive hits, could bring on a cascade of issues later in life, that was – it changed the game for me.”

― Chris Borland

“I never played the game for money and attention. I love football, and I’ve had a blast.”

― Chris Borland

“About 10 percent of the time, I miss 3 to 5 percent of the game. I look back, and I’m happy that I played. I’m not wistful. You miss big games. I miss the locker room camaraderie. Sometimes I miss the lifestyle.”

― Chris Borland

“I think flag football is a great alternative, and it’s a great game in its own right. It’s a wonderful alternative. You can develop all of the skills and athleticism and glean the lessons you can from contact football through playing flag.”

― Chris Borland

“My experience over my five years at Wisconsin and my one year in the NFL was that there were times where I couldn’t play the game safely. There are positive measures we can take… but on a lead play, on a power play, there’s violence.”

― Chris Borland

“Obviously, football and soccer seem to clash a lot, but soccer was great for me. It’s a game that you play with triangles. You make a pass thinking that the person you pass the ball to is going to make the next pass.”

― Chris Borland

“Football is an elective. It’s a game. It’s make-believe. And to think that people have brain damage from some made-up game.”

― Chris Borland

“Obviously, not the biggest guy in stature. Straight-line speed wasn’t my forte either. But I play very fast because I know the game. I take proper angles and know all my assignments.”

― Chris Borland

“The game has gotten a lot faster. I was anticipating changes as far back as when I first came into the league, when the spacing was changing, and big guys were playing in different spaces on the floor. But when that change actually happens, and it happens so quickly, it’s just amazing.”

― Chris Bosh

“That’s one thing I pride myself a lot more now, playing defense, I do what the team needs me to do. If we need a stop, I’ll do it. That’s a major, major part of my game now.”

― Chris Bosh

“I’m always going to be around the game of basketball. I plan to keep my options open as a player moving forward, but that’s not coaching. Maybe front office work, working with teams and spreading the game, maybe teaching the game to young people, that’s something that’s a very big passion.”

― Chris Bosh

“To be honest, I’m looking at today’s game, and I put myself in that position and how I would benefit from the faster basketball, more threes, catch-and-go opportunities, attacking the paint with more space, that’s what kind of gets me juiced up and riled up when I watch today’s game.”

― Chris Bosh

“When I was a kid, I used to cry every time I lost a game, up until, like, the 8th grade. I used to go ballistic. I used to go crazy. If I cried, it’d be like, ‘Ah, Chris is crying again… damn it… come on, get in the car.’ All that over one game. I hated to lose.”

― Chris Bosh

“I’m more mature, my game is more mature, and I can do a bunch of things on and off the court to fully maximize this team’s potential.”

― Chris Bosh

“If I can’t play, there’s no reason to go. To watch the game without me in it, is just no point doing that.”

― Chris Bosh

“I feel that I was chosen to do it. It’s taken me all over the world and given me opportunities to take care of my family and give me experiences that I would not have had. I think about those things and what I owe to the game.”

― Chris Bosh

“If you’re an athlete in this game, you have to protect your own interests, and you have to protect your body and your family.”

― Chris Bosh

“I remember in high school, I ate some nachos probably like an hour, half-hour before the game, and it’s kind of gross, but a little of it came up while I was running – you know you get that burp – and I literally coughed at the same time, and it got caught in my nose, and it was during the game.”

― Chris Bosh

“I don’t jump as high and I’m not as fast as Dwyane Wade and LeBron James. I don’t have many highlight plays, but I can play this game.”

― Chris Bosh

“If they need me to score 30, I can go do it. If they need me to just rebound and defend, I can do that. I can play this game, just in case people forgot. You just carry that chip on your shoulder, and you go out there and do what I was put on this Earth to do.”

― Chris Bosh

“I’m a believer that you’re as good as your best game because that’s the level that you can get to.”

― Chris Coleman

“I don’t like talking past the next game. It’s never served me right in the past.”

― Chris Coleman

“I shared a dressing room with Alan Shearer. I used to watch the opposition looking at him, and they’d be thinking they need to score more than one because Shearer is going to score, and he scores every game. That psychological advantage is fantastic.”

― Chris Coleman

“Concentration and focus – they are very important, just as important as in anything, I suppose, if you’re going to succeed. I’ve seen a lot of good players on the training ground, but when it comes to the game, they can’t keep the same levels up on a Saturday.”

― Chris Coleman

“I did a game at Atari Research called ‘Excalibur’ about the Arthurian legends. At the time, it was very, very complicated, very involved and so forth and actually still looks better than some of the modern games in terms of its richness and involvement.”

― Chris Crawford

“Atari collapsed in ’84, and I went freelance, and that was when I started spreading out and doing my own thing. I really cut loose and did a game called ‘Trust and Betrayal’, which was the first game solely about interpersonal relationships.”

― Chris Crawford

“There’s established gaming IP that’s coming from console to mobile, which is interesting. Everything is converging a little bit toward mobile devices in the living room. On the casual side, the graphics and animation and game design and all of those variables are improving.”

― Chris DeWolfe

“Ninety percent of my game is mental. It’s my concentration that has gotten me this far.”

― Chris Evert

“You’ve got to take the initiative and play your game. In a decisive set, confidence is the difference.”

― Chris Evert

“When I was a kid, we played a jump rope game called double Dutch – where you had to jump over two ropes swinging in opposite directions. Picking just the right moment to jump in was a practiced art form.”

― Chris Gardner

“Videogames make you feel like you’re actually doing something. Your brain processes the tiered game achievements as real-life achievements. Every time you get to the next level, hot jets of reward chemical coat your brain in a lathery foam, and it seems like you’re actually accomplishing stuff.”

― Chris Hardwick

“As a cornerback, you only get probably about 5 chances to really impact the game.”

― Chris Harris, Jr.

“I like playmakers, man, if it’s a playmaker on defense or offense, just a guy who is going to put up some points, a guy who’s going to be able to change the game.”

― Chris Harris, Jr.

“Coming in as an undrafted rookie, I wanted to make sure I competed every day against those talented receivers. Brandon Lloyd, he was a great guy to go against because I did a lot of scout team. Going against him every day along with all those other receivers really helped me polish my game.”

― Chris Harris, Jr.

“I actually do quite well in Omaha. It’s one of my better games. I love pot-limit Omaha and Omaha high-low. I do quite well in them. If I play in a casino, I usually play some kind of mixed game with Omaha and hold ’em.”

― Chris Moneymaker

“Not having the online game has made it more difficult. There are a lot of young and upcoming players in poker. But you don’t get to see them because TV has sort of been taken away.”

― Chris Moneymaker

“When you have the smaller guards – whether it be 6 feet, 6-2, 6-1, or under – they’re the most energetic, and they set the pace, whether it be shoot-around, practice, and in the game.”

― Chris Mullin

“The game changes when you play good defense and don’t come up with the ball.”

― Chris Mullin

“To me, you have to take your schedule and just take things one game at a time.”

― Chris Mullin

“I guess I get the most notoriety from my shooting. But I like passing and movement, making the game easy.”

― Chris Mullin

“I’ve always found myself watching the NBA game more, even when I was coaching college. So I’ll probably gravitate toward doing something in the NBA.”

― Chris Mullin

“I just always loved the game and really loved playing the game.”

― Chris Mullin

“My game hasn’t changed too much. I’m doing the same things as I did in college, except I’m outside more. It’s tough to go inside in the pros because the players are bigger.”

― Chris Mullin

“I play in the congressional baseball game.”

― Chris Murphy

“I grew up on games like Madden and NBA Jam, then moved on to NFL 2K on Dreamcast. The game I really loved was Virtua Tennis.”

― Chris Paul

“My go-to line when it’s the resume game is that I’m either Chris Evans or Ryan Reynolds.”

― Chris Pine

“I clearly haven’t made a good enough impression on people. My go-to line when it’s the resume game is that I’m either Chris Evans or Ryan Reynolds.”

― Chris Pine

“I’ve eaten weird things through the course of my life. I’ve eaten wild game, I’ve eaten possum – possum’s no good.”

― Chris Pratt

“Music is not a game to me. I take it very seriously.”

― Chris Stapleton

“Making a killer breakfast burrito? I got game. Washing the car? Love it. Doing the dishes? I love it more than washing the car.”

― Chris Sullivan

“I’m a professional; I feel I’m one of the best in the game.”

― Chris Webber

“I play rec softball sort of religiously. I’m a huge baseball fan. When I lived in New York City, I’d go to a Yankees game every week.”

― Chris Wood

“I don’t think that Michael Jackson died. He’s probably dead now, but I don’t think he died when they said he did. I think he wanted out of the game anyway, so he just disappeared.”

― Chrissie Hynde

“I would like to fight as hard as I possibly can in each and every game and win or lose, leave it at that, and move forward. I know in my heart that that is the mindset I need to be a successful and happy athlete.”

― Christen Press

“I find the ball, and I think, ‘Where’s the ball going, and where do I need to go?’ It just puts me back in the game, and it’s the simplest thing, but it’s become sort of like my soccer mantra. I simply use the ball as my focus point and move back into position, and the distracting thoughts disappear, and I’m right back in the game.”

― Christen Press

“If I couldn’t get to the national team, I wanted to get as much as I could out of soccer, and I think moving abroad was my opportunity to do that. I think that, in turn, playing with that freedom and that spirit allowed me to play a lot better. I escalated my game quickly just by being happy.”

― Christen Press

“I remember, playing in college especially, I cried in almost every game I played. I just felt so much stress and pressure that I was letting everyone down if I didn’t score a goal or win the game. I carried that weight with me into every game.”

― Christen Press

“On game days, I do yoga as just a really short routine. It’s more to warm up and to calm down in the morning.”

― Christen Press

“I’ve never been cold during a big game. It’s the adrenaline. You’re always moving.”

― Christen Press

“If I simply stay in that moment on the pitch and read the game, I can do so much more.”

― Christen Press

“I don’t mind who takes the spotlight. If you win the game, then it doesn’t really matter.”

― Christian Eriksen

“I think everybody knows if they played a good or a bad game.”

― Christian Eriksen

“During the game, you don’t really notice how many guys have touched the ball because you’re just focusing on where you need to be.”

― Christian Eriksen

“Generally, you’re going into every game with excitement. You know you’re going to play forward and not going to defend. You’re going to try to create and score goals.”

― Christian Eriksen

“I have felt in my head that I would like to play, but then you listen to your body and accept it might be better that you do not play every game immediately after an injury.”

― Christian Eriksen

“The fun of the game is right now. A lot of people don’t really realize that. They think you have to get to the top to start having fun, and it’s not. It’s the journey getting to the top where everything is always great. I’m on the ‘Ferris Bueller’ thing where I look around every once in a while so I don’t miss it.”

― Christian Kane

“You pay attention to detail. You try to win every time. You play tough. And when you play the right way and be accountable to each other, you’re going to have success and enjoy the game that much more.”

― Christian Laettner

“You can’t do something stupid at any time. If you do, you’re going to get technicals or flagrant fouls, or you’re going to get kicked out of the game or whatever.”

― Christian Laettner

“If you want the whole college basketball experience, you have to go to a game at Cameroon Indoor!”

― Christian Laettner

“All I wanted to do was win. People have to remember that when I came to Duke, they’d started to get a reputation that they can’t win the big game. We were aware of that, and we hated it.”

― Christian Laettner

“I always played my best when I respected my opponent and was a little scared of them because they could beat me. Every game I played in college, that was the case.”

― Christian Laettner

“Being a physical specimen doesn’t mean you’re any good at playing inside. Positioning, using your head, the mental stuff – that’s my game. That’s what makes a good inside player.”

― Christian Laettner

“When I was 15 years old, the Duke-UNC game looked like the funnest game in the world to be a part of. So I chose to make sure I was a part of it for four years, and when I was at Duke, it exceeded all my expectations.”

― Christian Laettner

“I’m versatile in every part of my game – except being nice, which I am only at home.”

― Christian Laettner

“Any opposing gym we go into, I want them to hate me. At the end of the game, I want to be beating their team so bad that they should hate me.”

― Christian Laettner

“Basketball is a non-aggressive game. So when emotions are high, there’s a very low chance to get angry or yell. So that’s why it never happens out there.”

― Christian Laettner

“Just knowing that people are going to the game or something with your jersey on and supporting you is really exciting and was a dream of mine. Every time I see it at Dortmund, at games, it’s still exciting and gets you really excited to play.”

― Christian Pulisic

“I always tried to bring confidence to the game.”

― Christian Pulisic

“I love watching the game, and I loved watching the World Cup.”

― Christian Pulisic

“It’s hard to always listen to your dad when you get older. You want to move on, but he has the knowledge. I think he did just the right amount of pushing me but also letting me do my thing, and just making sure that I always enjoyed the game, and I’m not feeling pressured.”

― Christian Pulisic

“In a moment, or type of pressure, you just go out, and I play like I always do. Because it’s a big moment, I’m not going to shy away and not show my talents. I’ll show what I can do and show it every game.”

― Christian Pulisic

“I’ve never seen a town that’s so connected and so proud of their team and so passionate about the game. That’s what makes Dortmund stand out so much. The weather isn’t very good, but it’s just a great town to live in. It’s really known for the soccer.”

― Christian Pulisic

“My coaches taught me a lot is about taking the first touch positive, and I think that’s what I’ve tried to base my game off of. A big part of it is being aggressive.”

― Christian Pulisic

“It’s not just about getting the ball and figuring out every time how you can keep possession, because there are plenty of players who can do that. That’s just not how I view my performances. It’s about, What can I do to change the game and the attacking aspect of the game?”

― Christian Pulisic

“I try to have an impact on every game, whether it’s by making runs or using quick moves to try to get by defenders or making a nice pass to help my team.”

― Christian Pulisic

“At Mardi Gras, the different tribes will basically play war games, and so my brother is what you call a Flag Boy, which is more of less like a tribe’s diplomat. He carries the game’s standard and is really the line of where the game starts.”

― Christian Scott

“The guys from Atari that are making the next Alone in the Dark game came and we had a great meeting. I’d love to do that. I’m a fan of videogames. I like them. And to get to be part of one of them would be a fun and exciting thing.”

― Christian Slater

“For me, it’s different every year. Some years, it takes me a while to feel comfortable again, to feel like I’m ready to go. Other years, it clicks real fast. Sometimes, it just takes one game or one swing to feel like, ‘OK, I’m back.’”

― Christian Yelich

“Obviously, you want to bring as much attention to the game as possible and grow baseball as much as you can. It’s important. It comes with the responsibility that being a league M.V.P. comes with.”

― Christian Yelich

“I don’t think baseball is ever going to be the fast-paced game that football or basketball is. It’s never going to be constant action. That’s never how the game is played.”

― Christian Yelich

“It’s hard enough to get four hits in a Major League Baseball game, yet alone have them all be the right ones and the right sequence.”

― Christian Yelich

“One game at a time – just win one game at a time.”

― Christian Yelich

“You want to get everything out of this game. You want to experience as much of it as there is to offer, because you never how long you’re going to get to do it. It’s short.”

― Christian Yelich

“It’s all about today, the present, the game you have in front of you.”

― Christian Yelich

“I think you just prepare the way you’ve always prepared and go about the game the same way and see where you stand at the end of the year.”

― Christian Yelich

“Every game matters.”

― Christian Yelich

“It’s one thing to make the big leagues, but it’s another thing to make it to an all-star game.”

― Christian Yelich

“I had a lot of friends, family friends, that had season tickets, and we’d all go when we were little kids. And you’d go after you played your own baseball game and change out of your uniform in the parking lot of Dodger Stadium to go put on street clothes and go watch the game.”

― Christian Yelich

“I think competing gets overlooked sometimes. The competitiveness that you bring to a game and an at-bat, it can go a long way. It really can.”

― Christian Yelich

“I’m actually excited about turning 60. I feel on top of my game.”

― Christie Brinkley

“I felt like by doing ‘Turned Up,’ it was something for my fans. It would be a great outlet for me to come out musically and really step up my game.”

― Christina Milian

“My mother wasn’t controlling at all. She was a stabilizing force who grew up on a farm in Pennsylvania. Now it’s the big circle game. Taking care of her is a great blessing for me. I’ll tuck her into bed, kiss her on the cheek, wipe up the mess on her blouse from whatever she spilled.”

― Christine Ebersole

“Conservatives and companies condoned Rush Limbaugh’s politics of personal destruction when it came to smearing elected officials. ‘Fair game,’ they said, even when crass and crude. That’s just the way it is.”

― Christine Pelosi

“They sell these golf aids that attach to your knee and your head and are supposed to keep your swing correct. It’s futile beyond belief. I’ve never bought any, but I could watch those ads for 24 hours straight. People with straight faces saying this thing will take strokes off your game – that’s my peculiar obsession.”

― Christopher Guest

“If you tried to make a ‘Game of Thrones’ movie, you’d have to eliminate two-thirds of the characters, and there’d have to be one storyline, but on TV, you can really get to know the characters in a way that there just isn’t time to do in a movie.”

― Christopher Miller

“You play the hand you’re dealt. I think the game’s worthwhile.”

― Christopher Reeve

“If you’re going to play the bargaining game, you just need to make the other side mad. You want them to get a little annoyed. Then you know that you’ve come in with a good price.”

― Christopher Voss

“A contract is an ask game, and if it asks for an hour, and I submit to an hour, then it’s an hour. When I look at a contract, I look at the obligation – where, when, how long, the compensation. If I agree to it, that’s the way it is. I have an obligation. They have an obligation.”

― Chuck Berry

“I owe baseball all that I have and much of what I hope to have. Baseball made my entrance to the film industry immeasurably easier than I could have made it alone. To the greatest game in the world I shall be eternally in debt.”

― Chuck Connors

“I’m a competitive type of person, whether it’s playing a game of basketball or playing business games.”

― Chuck Feeney

“A good game will always snatch my attention. No matter the sport, the spirit of competition and audience is nostalgic and relaxing to me.”

― Chuck Inglish

“Aldo needed to feel McGregor out. Coming right at him ran into McGregor’s game. I thought he’d start by taking him down and confuse him a little. Maybe he had all that stuff planned, but one combo, and Aldo got caught. That happens, especially with a guy as talented and precise and full of power as Conor.”

― Chuck Liddell

“Before you can win a game, you have to not lose it.”

― Chuck Noll

“You’re defined by how you play the game, not by the game itself.”

― Chuck Pagano

“Game shows are designed to make us feel better about the random, useless facts that are all we have left of our education.”

― Chuck Palahniuk

“One of the more bizarre games I played as a kid was something called ‘kill the man.’ It was a cross between football and rugby, which found the person carrying the ball a target of some hungry tacklers. I still don’t know why we enjoyed the game because it was impossible to win.”

― Chuck Todd

“Gotham Games called me, and I could not be more thrilled. I’ve been waiting to be in a video game forever, so when they called there was no hesitation.”

― Cindy Margolis

“My last game, scoring a goal, was incredible.”

― Clarence Seedorf

“What I always say is that young people need older people to develop their game, grow as people, and understand what Real means.”

― Clarence Seedorf

“I believe in a European League. I would like to see more quality in the game, and fewer games mean more quality.”

― Clarence Seedorf

“People don’t come to the stadiums for every match because if there is a game every three days, it is difficult. You need to make games more exclusive and make them more special.”

― Clarence Seedorf

“To win you’ve got to stay in the game.”

― Claude M. Bristol

“I never go to parties. I never go to premieres. You can’t play that game, because it’s short-lived and you want a life.”

― Claudia Winkleman

“What football means to an Italian coach is tactics, trying to control the game by following the ideas and systems of the manager.”

― Claudio Ranieri

“It is an honor to be on the cover of this game because the World Cup is such a big thing around the world. My kids are really quite impressed so that’s fun.”

― Claudio Reyna

“When I see myself in the videogame it’s amazing how realistic I look. This is the most authentic and realistic soccer game I have ever seen. It is like I’m looking in a mirror. The attention to detail is incredible.”

― Claudio Reyna

“What I’ve noticed in this game is how EA has even duplicated my moves and my style of play perfectly. It is really incredible and a lot of fun to play.”

― Claudio Reyna

“I don’t just want to go out there and do my job – I want to excel at it. I hold myself to a high standard. I expect to make plays that alter the game, and if I don’t, I hold myself accountable.”

― Clay Matthews III

“You obviously want to start the season out with a big game and to follow it up by continuing to get better.”

― Clay Matthews III

“In organizations, once you articulate how success will be measured, everybody tries to game the system so that they are measured in the best possible way.”

― Clayton M. Christensen

“Personally, I would say the ‘master’ of this whole thing is fate… Whoever is on the playing field is fair game, and it’s up to them to avoid being used.”

― Cliff Burton

“It’s always difficult, when you have such a quick turnaround and a long flight, to try to get ready for a game so quickly.”

― Clint Dempsey

“You’re seeing more players come back to MLS in their prime and the homegrown talent coming up that’s of high quality. I think that game’s always continuing to grow, and I’m happy to be part of that growth and come back to the league.”

― Clint Dempsey

“As I’ve become a professional, I just feel more pressure to produce, to score goals and get assists. I know I’m a good player, but it gives evidence of how good you are if you’re able to look at how many passes you’ve made in a game or how many chances you create. It’s in the books. It’s become more about stats as I’ve become a professional.”

― Clint Dempsey

“For soccer, it was Diego Maradona, and then another idol for me was Michael Jordan. To see them play and how that they could impact the game was pretty special.”

― Clint Dempsey

“It’s easier to destroy than it is to create, but I’ve always enjoyed the creative aspect of the game.”

― Clint Dempsey

“If you’re having sequences where you’re keeping 20 passes or more, then you’re only growing in confidence in the game.”

― Clint Dempsey

“You’re just grateful for every day, grateful for every game you get to play in because you never know when it’s going to be taken from you.”

― Clint Dempsey

“It’s always great to be home and play in front of family and friends, especially for a big game.”

― Clint Dempsey

“My uncle played rugby, and my dad played football, and they used to argue which game was the roughest – and everybody agreed rugby was. It’s a great team sport, and to be successful, every person has to play in the same level.”

― Clint Eastwood

“When the U.S. team went on its historic run to the World Cup quarter-finals in 2002, I was thirteen years old. Each game in that run – the astonishing victory against Portugal, the resilient win over Mexico, even the gutsy but unlucky effort against the Germans – propelled me to push my other athletic interests aside and focus only on soccer.”

― Clint Smith

“Growing up in New Orleans, I was always the only black kid, or one of two, on the school soccer team. While I was always conscious of this status, what took precedent was my unfettered love of the game.”

― Clint Smith

“There’s a lot of art and comics and movies being paid homage to by game designers.”

― Clive Barker

“I love the game and played from 13 to 35 for almost every single day.”

― Clyde Drexler

“If I had a great game, and I was hot, usually we were up by 20-30 going into the fourth quarter. That means I don’t get to play in the fourth quarter.”

― Clyde Drexler

“This should be a written rule: Guards should always defer to centers. I don’t care how good you are, those big guys make the game so much easier for every other person on that team, and without them, everyone else needs to work twice as hard.”

― Clyde Drexler

“There’s a lot to be learned by watching. I think the younger generation could fare a lot better in their game if they could sit down and watch some of the games of the past.”

― Clyde Drexler

“You may score 50 points and grab 40 rebounds and have 30 assists, but if I don’t make the free throws at the end of the game, and we lose, does that make you not a champion?”

― Clyde Drexler

“You talk about demand, and these are big-name NBA players fighting for spots to be in the BIG3. So you gotta bring your game to make a squad, and that’s what Ice Cube’s envisioned when he started the BIG3.”

― Clyde Drexler

“I had a lot of wonderful accomplishments in the game of basketball. Of course, to win a gold medal for your country – it doesn’t get any better than that.”

― Clyde Drexler

“I think the Commissioner is taking the steps necessary to give the game back to the players and the fans and hopefully take the league to the next level.”

― Cobi Jones

“The World Cup experience is more than just the game of soccer. It’s an event. And it will fly by faster than you think. It will end and you’ll be saying, ‘Wow, it’s over already?’ You have to remember to take it all in and enjoy it.”

― Cobi Jones

“I am a kid from the ’70s, when video games first started coming out, so I definitely have to say I am a video game junkie to this day.”

― Cobi Jones

“I had an amazing experience with ‘Third Watch’. I was so happy when ‘The Game’ came back because I never wanted it to end. And then with ‘Burn Notice,’ too.”

― Coby Bell

“Whenever they bring out a new Zelda game, I’m there. I don’t know if it’s Link or if it’s Zelda with the pointy little ears. I remember thinking as a kid that she was pretty hot.”

― Cody Rhodes

“As far as standup goes, I really feel like I can stand and bang and trade with anybody in the game.”

― Colby Covington

“My SAG card, the first TV job that I ever had was ‘Pan Am’ as a reporter. But that may not be entirely true. I did some motion capture work, doing reshoots on a video game.”

― Colin Donnell

“I’m still trying to improve. Everything I can do to improve every part of my game – I’m going to do it.”

― Colin Kaepernick

“I haven’t seen a quarterback play a perfect game yet.”

― Colin Kaepernick

“I think the biggest part of my game that’s underestimated is the mental part of it.”

― Colin Kaepernick

“Feelings aren’t going to help me win a game.”

― Colin Kaepernick

“I was on a game show and now I’m the game show girl who got a movie. That’s how I consider myself.”

― Colleen Haskell

“This is a job and Survivor is a game show. So, this is something to take seriously and work really hard at.”

― Colleen Haskell

“Ever since I was a little boy, I had my eyes set on being able to say I was a professional athlete. I worked hard every day to make sure that it became a possibility and sacrificed a lot for the game of football.”

― Colton Underwood

“Be a creator, not just sitting on the sidelines waiting for someone to call you into the game or call our number.”

― Columbus Short

“I wish someone had put a golf club in my hands, not skates on my feet. It is a really great game for business. It’s a great game for making connections.”

― Condoleezza Rice

“I would like to attract more minorities into the game. But it’s extremely important that this golf look like – that golf look like America.”

― Condoleezza Rice

“Caring for our veterans should be non-negotiable. And it definitely should not be affected by playing the same old Washington party politics game.”

― Conner Eldridge

“The game has kept faith with the public, maintaining its old admission price for nearly thirty years while other forms of entertainment have doubled and tripled in price. And it will probably never change.”

― Connie Mack

“Our 1 million members across the country will be watching closely to see if the video game industry hides behind a First Amendment veil in order to exploit children for the sake of corporate profit.”

― Connie Sellecca

“I’m in the game of spinning plates. I’m spinning a boxing plate. I’m spinning a Tae Kwon Do plate. I’m spinning a Jujitsu plate. I’m spinning a freestyle wrestling plate. I’m spinning a karate plate. If I was to put all them down and have one boxing plate spinning, it would be like a load off my shoulders.”

― Conor McGregor

“Not a lot of people or pros in this game know how to train correctly. That’s why they don’t have a long career. Their body gets banged up. They get into a rhythm of heavy sparring and heavy work, but through that, they’re limiting movement.”

― Conor McGregor

“I am not stupid. I am a very bright guy. I know that in the fighting game, you get people who get brain damage and do themselves long-term harm.”

― Conor McGregor

“I’m going to change the way martial arts is viewed. I’m going to change the game. I’m going to change the way people approach fighting.”

― Conor McGregor

“There’s many ups and downs in the fight game.”

― Conor McGregor

“I just figured out that if I gave my all into this game – if I put everything into the fight business – then I would eventually run the fight business.”

― Conor McGregor

“I’m committed to the fight game.”

― Conor McGregor

“You can’t manufacture inspiration, so a lot of it is still a waiting game for me. There’s still a lot of mystery to songwriting. I don’t have a method that I can go back to – they either come or they don’t.”

― Conor Oberst

“In Newark, we see a problem and want to seize it, but we run up against the wall of state government, the wall of federal government that does not have the flexibility or doesn’t see problems, even. At the federal level, it’s often a zero-sum game: If you win, I lose. At the local level, it’s just not local that. It’s win-win-win.”

― Cory Booker

“If I don’t make the team out of spring training, I’ll keep a good attitude. I’ll just go polish up the parts of my game that made me not stay in the big leagues.”

― Cory Lidle

“I’m Joe Canada, who never went to high school. I’ve never even been to a football game.”

― Cory Monteith

“It’s a radical time for musicians, a really revolutionary time, and I believe revolutions like Napster are a lot more fun than cash, which by the way we don’t have at major labels anyway, so we might as well get with it and get in the game.”

― Courtney Love

“If you never give up and you strive hard and focus on every move like a chess game, you will make it. I believe that wholeheartedly.”

― Coy Bowles

“Whether there’s 100 people or 100,000, we bring our ‘A’ game every single time. We’re full-speed on stage. We kick the audience’s butt.”

― Coy Bowles

“Football – a simple game really, yet generally, in the game, we make the simple things seem harder. But it’s those simple things that get you to the top.”

― Craig Bellamy

“I started to realise I am not as strong as others, and I can’t muscle someone off the ball who is twice the size of me. So I have altered my game, playing on the half-turn, for example, and it’s made me a much better player.”

― Craig Bellamy

“More and more, I find that the news reads like a particularly random game of Consequences.”

― Craig Brown

“Some people see life as a game of chess, while others prefer to see it as a game of cricket; but the longer I live, the more I think of it as a game of Consequences.”

― Craig Brown

“How I hate the Beautiful Game! I hate its cry-baby players and its gruff, joyless managers, its blokish supporters and its sinister owners, its whistle-peeping referees and its chippy little linesmen, its excitable commentators and – perhaps most of all – its unpluggable ‘analysts.’”

― Craig Brown

“Like Christians, Soccerians argue that you should not judge the essence of their faith by the loopy activities of its followers. But the Beautiful Game is in fact quite the opposite. It is badly designed and riddled with flaws.”

― Craig Brown

“Often, I grow irritated before the first tile has been placed on the Scrabble board. This generally occurs when one of my opponents has insisted upon bringing a dictionary to the table, making it clear that he will be consulting it throughout the game.”

― Craig Brown

“We were having a trial game against Leeds, and Jack Charlton was the boss of Middlesbrough at the time.”

― Craig Johnston

“If I missed a game, that meant I was losing the battle. I’m not going to let leukemia affect me.”

― Craig Sager

“I try to get there three hours before the game, talk with the ushers and the security guards, the coaches and the fans.”

― Craig Sager

“Everybody has a game plan, but the plan changes after the first punch.”

― Cris Cyborg

“Everyone’s style is different, but I have a lot of things in my game the people don’t know.”

― Cris Cyborg

“It’s a stereotype that black players are just really fast, but at the end of day I want to be skilled, I want to be technical, I want to have vision and that’s what I’ve always tried to promote in my game: not relying on one thing but just being able to outwork players in so many different ways.”

― Crystal Dunn

“I like to be on the pitch, I like to perform and impact the game.”

― Crystal Dunn

“Folks, this is perfect weather for today’s game. Not a breath of air.”

― Curt Gowdy

“I had the perfect job for a gamer. From February to October, I’d get up at 7 in the morning with nothing to do but play games until I had to be at the park around 1 or 2 o’clock. When I got back after the game, I played until 3 or 4 in the morning.”

― Curt Schilling

“Only a geek would say this, but my first true love was a game called ‘Wizardry’; that was the game that hooked me forever.”

― Curt Schilling

“Before I pitch any game, from spring training to Game 7 of the World Series, I’m scared to death.”

― Curt Schilling

“The game was here long before I was, and will be here long after I’m gone.”

― Curt Schilling

“The only thing I hope I did was never put in question my love for the game, or my passion to be counted on when it mattered most.”

― Curt Schilling

“’Reckoning’ will be the first game of its kind. They’ve taken that ‘God of War’-style combat and placed it in a truly open world with hundreds of hours of gameplay. You can do whatever it is you want to do. What path you take, what role you choose, what trail you blaze – there’s meaning and depth and substance in the world.”

― Curt Schilling

“Leaf fans loyalty is unshakeable. The fans keep coming back and it hurts, I have been there. I have lost in game six to go to the finals with the Maple Leafs, against Carolina and what a great final that would have been.”

― Curtis Joseph

“A pitcher’s got to be good and he’s got to be lucky to get a no hit game.”

― Cy Young

“As a test cricket lover, and as a cricket lover, I like all forms of the game.”

― Cyrus Broacha

“When I played sports, if you lose the game, and then you complain, that makes you a sore loser. That doesn’t make you protester – that just makes you a whiner.”

― D. B. Sweeney

“If I go to a baseball game, I hear ‘Shoeless Joe,’ but otherwise, I hear ‘toe pick’ five times a day. No matter how many more movies I make, that’ll be on my gravestone.”

― D. B. Sweeney

“Any time I get to work a home game, it’s awesome.”

― D. B. Sweeney

“I think it’s particularly stupid that filmmakers have traditionally said, ‘Yeah, I like baseball, but the movie’s not going to be about the intricacies of the game.’ I mean, you wouldn’t cast an overweight guy with stubble if you were doing a ballet film.”

― D. B. Sweeney

“When I put a quarter into an arcade machine or call up an emulated game on my computer, I do it to escape the world that is a slave to the time that makes things fall apart. I have never played these games to occupy my world.”

― D. B. Weiss

“One of the trickiest things about ‘Game of Thrones’ is just seeding those first couple of episodes with that basic information that people need to know, both about the world and the ground rules of the world, and the relationships between the characters, as far as who means what to whom and why.”

― D. B. Weiss

“You realize, no matter how great, books are not shows or movies; each operates on their own different rules. ‘Game of Thrones’ is no different. Being forced to come up with those scenes on short notice helped how we were viewing the show and forcing it to come into its own.”

― D. B. Weiss

“Everything in life is how you respond to it. If everything went perfect all the time – you never lost a game, you got to the championship every time, you always won, you always got the top recruit, you always made the A – you really wouldn’t truly appreciate all that goes into it.”

― Dabo Swinney

“I like different actors for different reasons. There are people like Tom Cruise, who have continued to stay on top of their game, and Hugh Jackman, for being one of the hardest working people in Hollywood.”

― Dacre Montgomery

“I don’t think people know how much time and effort truly goes into the game and goes into simply just scoring a touchdown. So when you get that opportunity, you should be able to be free and be relaxed from all the pressure that went into scoring that touchdown and have fun.”

― Dak Prescott

“The game of football is something I dearly love, and there’s nothing else I’d rather be doing.”

― Dak Prescott

“When someone tells me they’ve never been to a race, I tell them that the first one they should go to is Bristol, Tennesee. The shape of the track, the energy, and excitement under the lights is similar to what you might get at a stick-and-ball game in college football or the NFL.”

― Dale Earnhardt Jr.

“Whether I’m hitting .100 or .300, I have resolved to at least enjoy every game.”

― Dale Murphy

“For me it’s just amazing that I grew up watching Tim Duncan and KG and Kobe and Paul Pierce, Allen Iverson and all those guys and now it’s like, ‘Man, I can’t believe they actually got old.’ It’s like they actually walked away. It’s crazy to think about, but the game has to keep moving.”

― Damian Lillard

“Injuries are a part of the game. Every athlete knows that.”

― Damian Lillard

“We not from Hollywood, so I’m not playing Hollywood’s game.”

― Damon Dash

“I don’t complain about other people’s game – I just create my own.”

― Damon Dash

“The name of the game is to keep from pushing the accelerator pedal so hard that we speed up the aging process. The average American, however, by living a fast and furious lifestyle, pushes that accelerator too hard and too much.”

― Dan Buettner

“Russia has a long history of propaganda and trying to influence various nation’s cultures and elections. It’s happening. They seem to have stepped up their game.”

― Dan Coats

“I’d love to do something on ‘Mad Men.’ Or play Peter Dinklage’s cousin on ‘Game of Thrones.’ That would be fun.”

― Dan Fogler

“It’s always fun to go home and play, but you gotta stay focused on the game.”

― Dan Gronkowski

“There’s nothing anyone can do about Tiger Woods but look at his game and swoon.”

― Dan Jenkins

“You need to feel that the game is important to you. Lose that feeling and you lose your edge. There’s no faking that kind of emotion. You can’t invent the feeling. It’s got to be natural, real.”

― Dan Marino

“I think I have a passion for playing the game. I love to play, and I want to play at a high level. You have to do the right things in order to continue at that level.”

― Dan Marino

“I try to play my game and that’s being emotional because I’m that kind of guy.”

― Dan Marino

“Great American sport. Horseshoes is a very great game. I love it.”

― Dan Quayle

“Every game, we’re going to go for it, so when we get into playoff time, it’s not like, ‘You’ve really got to ratchet it up. You’ve really got to do something different.’ Then what have I been doing the whole time?”

― Dan Quinn

“When you have too much scheme, sometimes it’s hard to work on all the things you have to, and you can make effort the top priority of your game.”

― Dan Quinn

“Each game we play, every game is a championship-game mindset.”

― Dan Quinn

“I think some people have a rare ability to focus. As a player, Earl Thomas has it. When he was at practice or in a game, he was always on; he was right there.”

― Dan Quinn

“At the beginning of the week, when we do our game planning, we look at the opponent and all the unique things they do.”

― Dan Quinn

“I don’t second-guess our playcalling or wanting to throw it. Honestly, we’ve got terrific guys. We know how to matchup. We know how to get open. That part of our game is so intact.”

― Dan Quinn

“Coming into a game in the eighth or ninth inning is like parachuting behind enemy lines. And sometimes the chute doesn’t open. You have to live with that. It’s an occupational hazard.”

― Dan Quisenberry

“But it’s not just a game of finding literary references.”

― Dan Simmons

“There’s always room to make stuff that is completely morose and downbeat, but we’d probably spiral into a state of complete despair if our music reflected the lyrics all the time. I think that’s almost the fun game with some songs, is this complete tearing of two feelings at once.”

― Dan Smith

“I used to review games on ‘The Totally Rad Show,’ and the best thing about that was I would finish games. Now, it’s become challenging for me to actually sit through an entire game. I tend to get excited about the next shiny thing.”

― Dan Trachtenberg

“It’s easy to talk a good game in an echo chamber, it’s easy to witness to people who think exactly the same way you do, but to test your convictions by going outside your comfort zone is where the ideological battle needs to go.”

― Dana Loesch

“The little boy inside of all us men always loves something video game related.”

― Dane Cook

“I think that people who do enjoy my stand-up comedy and the people who get it and the people who are taken in by it, they see that I’m a guy that has love of the game.”

― Dane Cook

“I’m a huge fan of Michael Jordan, and I love the game of basketball.”

― Dani Alves

“I like attacking football, but that’s not the only thing the game’s about.”

― Dani Alves

“When I signed for Barca, I knew their playing style was suited to my game.”

― Dani Alves

“When I was little, we had a Golden Book that had all these Disney characters in one portrait on the first page. My dad used to read from it every night. We’d play this game of find Pluto or find Donald Duck. He’d read us stories and do all the voices. Those are great memories.”

― Danica McKellar

“Sexiness, particularly in movies, is the chess game in the ‘Thomas Crown Affair’. It’s, it’s, I don’t know, but Faye Dunaway comes up a lot in that thinking. It’s the subtlety of sexiness. The moment you try to be sexy, then it’s not.”

― Daniel Craig

“I think that designers and architects need to educate the people who don’t quite know what they do and make a strong case for why it’s valuable and why it changes the game. I think waiting for people to come around to it just won’t do.”

― Daniel H. Pink

“What people don’t think about when they think about New York is this amazing farmland that grows wonderful fruits, vegetables, seafood, game, and fowl just outside of Manhattan.”

― Daniel Humm

“I have to own the fact that I’m a black man – that’s why I did ‘Black Panther’ and ‘Widows’ because if I play the industry game, I lose.”

― Daniel Kaluuya

“It’s rare to find these true coin flip situations in Hold’em but surprisingly common in Omaha. That’s one of the reasons why Omaha is the perfect game for action junkies who relish the notion of flipping coins for large sums of money.”

― Daniel Negreanu

“Chess is a great training ground for poker players because it’s a math-based game, much like backgammon is.”

― Daniel Negreanu

“The most obvious difference between a cash game and a tournament is that in tournament play, once your chips are gone, so are you. In a cash game, you can always dig into your pocket for more money.”

― Daniel Negreanu

“Tournament play demands patience to survive and win. Winning at cash games demands a whole other level of thought and deception. You need to reach into your bag of tricks and run the occasional big bluff to be a consistent cash game winner.”

― Daniel Negreanu

“I am most challenged by playing cash games against the world’s top players. These games force me to think several moves in advance, like in a game of chess. And though I also find tournaments fun to play, they just don’t provide the constant brain buzz that cash game players crave.”

― Daniel Negreanu

“Playing deep-stack, no-limit hold’em is a very complex game where the most critical and difficult decisions come after the flop.”

― Daniel Negreanu

“Obsessing about statistics won’t make you a better poker player. In fact, you’ll end up wasting too much valuable time on that stuff when you should be concentrating on crucial issues, like getting a read on your opponents and studying the psychological aspects of the game.”

― Daniel Negreanu

“There’s no doubt that position is a very important aspect of the game. But some players take this concept to the extreme and consequently miss opportunities when they refuse to play hands out of position.”

― Daniel Negreanu

“If you are in a poker game for money and are taking it easy on one of your buddies, you are cheating yourself, your friend, and every other player in the game.”

― Daniel Negreanu

“Soft playing destroys the integrity of the game of poker, and it’s wrong – flat out wrong.”

― Daniel Negreanu

“Beating a tight game requires focus. You’ll need to seek out every opportunity where you can steal a big pot. One way is by representing a hand that your opponents probably can’t beat.”

― Daniel Negreanu

“Playing Limit Hold’em will certainly improve your No Limit game. There are subtleties to the Limit game that will enhance your technique at the No Limit tables. Mastering these uniquely aggressive Limit tactics will enable you to steal more pots when you sit down to play No Limit Hold’em.”

― Daniel Negreanu

“Whatever game suits you best, learn to play both Limit and No Limit Texas Hold’em. Your overall game will definitely improve.”

― Daniel Negreanu

“Limit Hold’em is the game for you if you bore easily and crave fast action. Conversely, in No Limit, the game will often slow to a halt when someone is faced with a big decision. That’s uncommon in Limit games because all-in bets are rare.”

― Daniel Negreanu

“I’m terrible at golf, but I love the game with a passion.”

― Daniel Negreanu

“Some golf instructors get overly technical and teach the mechanics of the ideal swing. That approach didn’t work for me. So, I found a pro that didn’t insist that I learn Tiger’s swing. He accepted my physical limitations and improved my game by focusing on the minimal golf skills that I have.”

― Daniel Negreanu

“Table talk is a part of the game, and frankly, it’s the part of the game that I enjoy most.”

― Daniel Negreanu

“If you want to make money playing poker, find a game with a few suckers, fish, donkeys, live ones, or whatever you choose to call a bad player. Just don’t let that sucker be you.”

― Daniel Negreanu

“I definitely think the way the game is transforming, becoming more and more athletic, guys are great athletes out here and relying on the physical skills more than their tennis skills, almost, sometimes. So for that reason, matching up with some of these guys, I can’t keep up.”

― Daniel Nestor

“I’ve always believed that the fundamental, driving strategic ethos of the Republican House leadership has been, ‘What do we do to get through the next caucus or conference without getting yelled at?’ We should never assume they have a long game.”

― Daniel Pfeiffer

“Sammy Baugh embodied all we aspire to at the Washington Redskins. He was a competitor in everything he did and a winner. He was one of the greatest to ever play the game of football, and one of the greatest the Redskins ever had.”

― Daniel Snyder

“My father took me to my first game in 1971, and I fell in love with the Redskins and the NFL right then. I was hooked. And we didn’t even win that game.”

― Daniel Snyder

“For me, personally, I think the serious gamers – the guys who know the levels – play Xbox, and people who are just good at the game play PS3. I play PS3 because I’m not a serious, serious gamer like that. But when I play the Xbox, the standard is so much higher.”

― Daniel Sturridge

“It’s good to have a game like ‘Call Of Duty’ because it’s really competitive, and everybody wants to be the best at it.”

― Daniel Sturridge

“I watch the goals to get me in the mood and to give myself a vision of how I want the game to go.”

― Daniel Sturridge

“I watch all my goals before every game on the coach.”

― Daniel Sturridge

“I have total faith in my abilities, total faith in what I can do on the pitch, and I just have to focus on that, on my game, and help the team be successful, and I have no worries.”

― Daniel Sturridge

“Well, I like to – the game of serve and volley, but it’s very tough, you know, against the best players because they return so good and their passing shots are really good. So it’s really tough to get there with those players.”

― Daniela Hantuchova

“That’s what I’ve been always saying, that I was always using the mixed doubles especially to improve my net game and being able to return a guy’s serve, ’cause then when you play someone like Serena, you are little bit more prepared for that.”

― Daniela Hantuchova

“I mean, every single time I was there with Mahesh, I just tried to learn something of his game, because he’s, you know, one of the best doubles players that’s been around ever.”

― Daniela Hantuchova

“So, it becomes an exercise in futility if you write something that does not express the film as the director wishes. It’s still their ball game. It’s their show. I think any successful composer learns how to dance around the director’s impulses.”

― Danny Elfman

“As an actor, it’s hard to direct because, suddenly, you’re not around. The thing which I hate about directing is the waiting game, but you’ve really got to wait it out and be resilient and keep it going and keep everybody motivated.”

― Danny Huston

“You cannot have players come on and not make the impact because the game will slowly slip away from you. It is important you are ready.”

― Danny Ings

“I want to start every game but you have to respect the staff.”

― Danny Ings

“I base my game on work-rate and determination, that’s what has helped me work up the leagues in previous years.”

― Danny Ings

“I learned a lot under Jurgen Klopp, even when I wasn’t playing I was training with the lads every day and my game was still developing. I understood every decision he made and as a player you have got to respect that.”

― Danny Ings

“I go into every game like I’m playing at school!”

― Danny Welbeck

“I prefer to play as a striker, but I will do my best and try to win the game for my team as long as I am on the pitch.”

― Danny Welbeck

“You can’t be looking into the past too much about what you could have done; it is about making things right and learning from that experience and taking it into the next game.”

― Danny Welbeck

“Being at United, you always get quite disappointed if you don’t get all three points, as you believe you can go into every single game and win it.”

― Danny Welbeck

“I’ve played in a few Champions League matches and got into quarter-finals – sometimes unluckily knocked out – but you have to prepare like any other football match: you have to play the game, not the occasion. That’s been instilled in me since I was a kid.”

― Danny Welbeck

“The average age of a gamer is 33 years old, not eight years old, and in fact, if we look at the projected demographics of video game play, the video game players of tomorrow are older adults.”

― Daphne Bavelier

“Action game players make more correct decisions per unit time. If you are a surgeon or you are in the middle of a battlefield, that can make all the difference.”

― Daphne Bavelier

“In order to sharpen its prediction skills, our brains constantly build models, or ‘templates,’ of the world. The better the template, the better the performance. And now we know playing action video game actually fosters better templates.”

― Daphne Bavelier

“Taking big risks combined with having a team you believe in and that believes just as much in you as a leader make for long-term wins, even in a game of inches.”

― Dara Khosrowshahi

“The biggest scandal I was ever involved in was – in high school, at a basketball game, I shot and scored for the other team.”

― Darby Stanchfield

“Arnold Palmer is my favorite, just getting to know him and all of the film on him and his game. He was the first real superstar in golf. You had Bobby Jones and all of those guys, but Arnold Palmer was bigger than life.”

― Darius Rucker

“The thing that really gets me about the game is I’ve never played two rounds that were anywhere close to being the same – ever. Even with the same golf course and setup, nothing is ever the same. I love that about golf.”

― Darius Rucker

“If my music career was my golf game, I’d be playing for about 26 people tonight somewhere.”

― Darius Rucker

“Unfortunately, I’m not 185 and 6-3 and can run and catch fade routes all game. I do the dirty work. I’m all good. I’m thankful for it. Somebody’s got to do it.”

― Darnell Dockett

“When I was a freshman at Oklahoma in 1946, the game was sold out – and it’s been sold out ever since.”

― Darrell Royal

“You never lose a game if the opponent doesn’t score.”

― Darrell Royal

“I have found that the players who have played in that game really do have respect for their adversaries.”

― Darrell Royal

“Cable’s on fire. Traditional broadcast TV’s hearing a death knell. I sample as much television as possible. I like ‘Homeland,’ ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Veep.’ Now reinvention’s important.”

― Darren Star

“The cool thing about ‘Spy Kids 3D: Game Over’ was that Robert Rodriguez brought back 3D. I feel like he did with that film. Now, every film is 3D.”

― Daryl Sabara

“After ‘Brothers & Sisters’ ended, I was back to the old game as an actor. Doing pilot season, choosing a script and figuring out what I wanted to do.”

― Dave Annable

“I liked watching myself on TV. My first job was hosting the ‘Roommate Game’.”

― Dave Annable

“My problem with chess was that all my pieces wanted to end the game as soon as possible.”

― Dave Barry

“I am running to fix the economy, restore the constitutional system of checks and balances and to end this game of crony capitalism by the ruling class in Washington.”

― Dave Brat

“I’ve been lucky enough to, for the most part, surround myself with a lot of people who are more talented than me and who I can learn from, and it makes me up my game.”

― Dave Franco

“I think readers are always patient. Look at the ‘Harry Potter’ series. Some have given up on this generation of kids as game and TV addicts, but lots of people spend lots of time patiently reading through hundreds of pages of dense prose. I think reading a comic by comparison is a lot more immediate.”

― Dave Gibbons

“My mother was an economics professor. I’m proficient in math, and statistics, game theory, symbolic logic and all of that.”

― Dave Hickey

“When I mention that I’m a game designer as well as a writer, someone will nod and say, ‘Ah, that’s what we like about your script. The videogame feel.’”

― Dave Morris

“Granted, a long book can be as daunting as a hard one. I nearly reached for ‘Game of Thrones’ until I saw the bookshelf sagging under the burden of those other volumes.”

― Dave Morris

“Honesty is the cruelest game of all, because not only can you hurt someone – and hurt them to the bone – you can feel self-righteous about it at the same time.”

― Dave Van Ronk

“I chose baseball because to me baseball is the best game of all.”

― Dave Winfield

“Everyone has a breaking point, turning point, stress point, the game is permeated with it. The fans don’t see it because we make it look so efficient. But internally, for a guy to be successful, you have to be like a clock spring, wound but not loose at the same time.”

― Dave Winfield

“There is no way, believe me, despite my name being Winfield, and loving the game dearly. It wasn’t in the cards. I didn’t know what it was going to take to get here.”

― Dave Winfield

“All though I didn’t meet him. His legend and his saga and his story is just that. Jackie Robinson, we all have to tip our hat to him. Because he made the game available to guys like me.”

― Dave Winfield

“People I look to: again, Hank Aaron, man you challenged the status quo and the records of the game. Monumental feats in an era where people didn’t like that.”

― Dave Winfield

“Some people get a Broadway show, and that’s their end game, and they want to sit there for as long as possible. And some people have other things they want to do with their life.”

― Daveed Diggs

“Much in the way Olympic athletes optimize their game by paying an enormous – borderline maniacal – amount of attention to things like diet, exercise, sleep, and of course the essential R&R, we all would do well to pay more attention to those key aspects of our lives that comprise our overall health equation.”

― David Agus

“I’ve been in the game long enough to know what elements you have to package together to get a movie into production.”

― David Ayer

“I just want people to see me as a hard-working footballer and someone who is passionate about the game.”

― David Beckham

“I’ve seen the growth of this game in this country, the stadiums that were built, the great European players that have come and the great American players who’ve been created. Americans want to be number one at everything. And they are at baseball, football, basketball. Soccer is growing fast, and I want to be a part of that.”

― David Beckham

“Soccer is a magical game.”

― David Beckham

“Two of my boys are Manchester United fans; one is an Arsenal fan. Whenever there is a game I can take the boys to, I love taking them.”

― David Beckham

“Football’s the biggest game in the world. America’s the greatest sporting nation there is. To play some part in putting those two things together: why wouldn’t I be excited about that?”

― David Beckham

“I don’t know whether it’s the athlete in me or the passion I have for the game: I always think that I can step back on the field and play.”

― David Beckham

“Fiction novels, that’s my game.”

― David Benioff

“I was a huge fantasy geek growing up. I was the dungeon master in my D&D game.”

― David Benioff

“’Game Of Thrones’ was too big a canvas for a movie, but ‘Dirty White Boys’ is like a great old Western: there’s so much compression, and it’s so pressurized, it demands to be told in one sitting.”

― David Benioff

“The reality is, ‘Game of Thrones’ has been a successful show for HBO, which has put us in a position to come and pitch another show and get them excited about it. And that’s what helped get us here.”

― David Benioff

“My integrity had been called into question; I was being called a liar, and I am not a liar. And I just think it is time that we stop viewing public figures as fair game.”

― David Blunkett

“Above all, TRIBES is fun, and even kind of sexy… in that every round features an Opportunity for Reproduction, which is the main aim of the game, as it is in most of Nature.”

― David Brin

“Domination and monopoly is the name of the game in the web marketplace.”

― David Byrne

“Playing with light is something that is very important, especially when you want cinematography in your game.”

― David Cage

“Game Over is a very frustrating game convention. In short, it means, ‘If you were not good enough or did not play the game the way the designer intended you to play, you should play again until you do it right.’ What kind of story could a writer tell where the characters could play the same scene ten times until the outcome is right?”

― David Cage

“I broke pretty much every rule of classic game design and tried to invent new ones.”

― David Cage

“’Heavy Rain’ was my baby, my reason to live, and my oxygen for four years. And seeing the successful release of the game has been the most extraordinary reward I could have dreamt of, after years of working in the dark.”

― David Cage

“Some media used to talk about video games only to say how violent or addictive they could be. With ‘Heavy Rain,’ they talked about the story of the game and the emotions they felt while playing.”

― David Cage

“QTE is a very strange thing… it really depends on what you expect from your game experience.”

― David Cage

“I try to get better at what I’m doing, game after game.”

― David Cage

“I don’t differentiate game design and script; it is one and only document. I think that one of the biggest problem with storytelling in games is that people tend to separate story and interactivity. Both should be conceived as one entity, each using the other.”

― David Cage

“Some people are shocked when a game evokes real-world issues. But this platform is about becoming the characters, not just seeing them from the outside, like in a film.”

― David Cage

“I disagree that injecting emotion into a game comes at the expense of the playing experience.”

― David Cage

“I personally believe that more and more players think that 10 hours is the right kind of play time for a game.”

― David Cage

“There are different games for different people and different expectations. Sometimes you want a great story, and sometimes you don’t. I don’t believe we should have stories in every single game. Sometimes it doesn’t matter.”

― David Cage

“Getting the player emotionally involved is the holy grail. We try to make players forget they’re playing a game. We want them to live the experience and suspend disbelief.”

― David Cage

“I’ve always felt that ‘game over’ is a state of failure more for the game designer than from the player.”

― David Cage

“With ‘Heavy Rain,’ we’re creating something that changes many traditional game paradigms.”

― David Cage

“Growing up, my dad owned a restaurant in Washington, DC, and food was something I was passionate about. But when I finally got into it, I felt like it was so late in the game; that’s why I worked seven days a week at Craft and Mercer Kitchen. I wanted to see how far I could take it.”

― David Chang

“I think I rushed and I needed more time with my comeback. I needed more time to get my legs stronger to be able to handle the workload. You can only train for that by pitching innings. You can’t simulate pitching off a mound in a game inside a weight room.”

― David Cone

“We charted individual pitches by hand, so I had that data from game to game, but from year to year, I didn’t really have that data, because a lot of times it was discarded.”

― David Cone

“I love being out there on the mound with the ball in my hand. I can control the game. I’m out there. No clock – nothing happens until I throw that thing. Nothing happens. I love that feeling.”

― David Cone

“I can’t remember a major league game where I could make eye contact with my dad. I kept wondering if he was going to yell at me for hanging a pitch or something.”

― David Cone

“With the Chiefs, you can’t live in Kansas City and not like the Chiefs. To go catch a game at Arrowhead is a pretty great experience. I haven’t had the chance to go to games anywhere else, but, from what I’m told, I don’t really need to.”

― David Cook

“Looking back, video game design seems a natural fit, although there was no such thing when I was growing up. I built a Tic-Tac-Toe playing machine in my teens which went up in smoke on the night it was scheduled to go to a science fair.”

― David Crane

“Our co-founder and company president, Jim Levy, came from a record industry background and understood the marketing and promotion of artists as well as products. So the video game business went from absolutely zero designer credit to something approaching rock star promotion.”

― David Crane

“We wanted to create an environment where if a game player enjoyed the ‘writing style’ of a particular game designer, he or she could look for the next game by that same author and not be disappointed.”

― David Crane

“One week before Pitfall! was to be released, I only gave you one life to play the whole game. I was experimenting with that concept as sort of the ultimate challenge.”

― David Crane

“The letters were universally complimentary, and we designers loved hearing that our games were being enjoyed, but if they weren’t sending us a picture of their screens most of those writers would have spent their time playing the game rather than writing letters.”

― David Crane

“I was a little hesitant at taking the job at Atari. I had never programmed for a living and I worried it might get boring (building circuits seemed more fun). But I would probably still be in the video game business.”

― David Crane

“I never thought I was doing the same thing as directors like John Carpenter, George Romero, and sometimes even Hitchcock, even though I’ve been sometimes compared to those other guys. We’re after different game.”

― David Cronenberg

“If you are at United, you need a manager with a winning mentality. We had that with Ferguson. Mourinho has it. He wants to win every game.”

― David de Gea

“I think football is evolving, and I think the role of the keeper is becoming more and more important in the game in general.”

― David de Gea

“In training, the players would deliberately hit high balls into me and barge into me so I’d get used to that side of the English game. I actually enjoy the physical side of it now.”

― David de Gea

“In the Under-21s, I played good football for several years, trying to play the same game as the best and with some very good players.”

― David de Gea

“Creativity is a game changer. That’s true of society, in advertising and in life.”

― David Droga

“You put choice on the table, you change the whole game. Everything is about control. If an ad is interesting to you, you’ll have the conversation with the brand. If it’s not, it’s a waste of time.”

― David Droga

“Just like every show has a tone, every show has different people on it playing different games. I don’t say ‘game’ in a pejorative sense, I just mean, these are different stories that we tell ourselves when we go to work.”

― David Duchovny

“What strikes me is that ‘XIII’ looks like a movie. The shot making is movie-like, which is kind of fun – the kind of playful action movie shot making is pretty, is pretty good. What’s also great about this game is its style and interesting story-line.”

― David Duchovny

“It’s a silly old game.”

― David Duval

“Maybe that’s some of the reason I feel so good today. Maybe I finally realised that it’s just a game.”

― David Duval

“We’re often portrayed as rich, spoiled athletes who play a game for too much money.”

― David Duval

“Investing in a poker game and investing in stocks, at least the way I do it, it’s a very similar skillset.”

― David Einhorn

“’Game of Thrones’ is fundamentally based on a Machiavellian, almost Jacobean, idea of power and intrigue.”

― David Farr

“It was fun winning with the Nasty Nine, but it didn’t feel good going into every game with the Nasty Nine, I tell you that.”

― David Fizdale

“I know the game wasn’t a classic, but the night was about more than that-it was about bringing back the memories and raising money for former heroes who have now fallen on hard times.”

― David Ginola

“I kept an interested eye on the transfer window in England, which opened and closed last month, and the lack of frantic activity just goes to show the current financial state of the game right now.”

― David Ginola

“So much depends on the performance, and here you are also tied up in the emotion the game evokes.”

― David Gower

“He is a very positive captain; he is proactive as well as reactive. He is keen to read the game, to get in there, and he never stops thinking about the game, the situation, and trying to turn it to his advantage. He has been very good for the game.”

― David Gower

“Although baseball actually began as a game played largely by urban toughs, its image was soon reconstructed to mirror the country’s pastoral myth.”

― David Grann

“Our generals talk a good game about taking care of their grunts, and the majority of our Beltway politicians bay with moralistic fervor about how they, too, support the troops.”

― David Hackworth

“I do enjoy acting, but it is such a game. So for that reason, I don’t think I’ll ever leave London.”

― David Harewood

“If you’re not in the game, you can’t hit a home run.”

― David Hasselhoff

“In life, you either watch TV or you do TV. I told my daughters that the only way you’re going to make it in this business is to get in the game. That’s the biggest advice I can give them.”

― David Hasselhoff

“I want to leave a legacy, but to do that, I need to be on my best game.”

― David Haye

“Putting is an art. When you’re not feeling confident on the greens, it will affect the rest of your game.”

― David Hearn

“If, like me, you’ve never watched ‘Game of Thrones’, the podcast ‘Binge Mode: ‘Game of Thrones” ought to be unlistenable. It isn’t, thanks to the energy of the two expert presenters Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion, who have the wit to laugh at their own deep-dive devotion and are helped out by some smart editing.”

― David Hepworth

“Mathematics is a game played according to certain simple rules with meaningless marks on paper.”

― David Hilbert

“I went and took golf lessons so Dad would let me play with him. I was just terrible… but I was able to have a wonderful time just walking around with Dad. I can see the real pleasure of that game.”

― David Hyde Pierce

“If you want better behavior from bankers, then make their financial incentives more like those in the hedge-fund world – where managers have ‘skin in the game,’ and their net worth is tied to their long-term performance.”

― David Ignatius

“I’ve met a lot of military men in my time. After they retire, they are still extremely game. They dress perfectly and have impeccable manners. They always end up as secretaries of golf clubs. I have great admiration for them.”

― David Jason

“’Atomic Blonde’ is about the characters’ bigger existential crisis and their world. It’s not so much the conceit of the spy game; it’s more that being a spy sucks. But we’re going to make it fun to watch.”

― David Leitch

“We don’t want John Wick to retire again; we’re glad he’s back in the game. We want a sequel or a prequel. There’s a lot of fertile ground to cover.”

― David Leitch

“Every league game is like the World Cup. The passion… intense, the desire for points.”

― David Luiz

“I changed my position when I was 16 or 17. I started in midfield or further forward as a number 10, and then in one tournament, we lost two defenders to injury in the same game, and we didn’t have any on the bench. So I played at the back, and the manager of the first team saw me, and he said, ‘I want this guy in the first team,’ and that was that!”

― David Luiz

“I know what is important. When I go to the pitch, I cannot laugh; I respect the other players. I try my best and put my passion inside the game.”

― David Luiz

“A lot of cinema is about the game of authenticity – do you feel it’s real?”

― David MacKenzie

“I like landscape, I guess. It’s kind of a game to see how you can describe it.”

― David Means

“The big risk to British lives in 2013 is in Afghanistan. Our troops, diplomats and aid workers have made a big contribution there. But while there is an end date for Western engagement, 2014, there isn’t a proper end game.”

― David Miliband

“In this game, you’re on your own. You either sink or swim.”

― David Moyes

“I hope I can fulfill all my ambitions at Everton. But you never know in this game.”

― David Moyes

“The Merseyside derby is a terrific game full of passion, full of quality.”

― David Moyes

“I have very simple ambitions. If I can just not be boring, I’m ahead of the game. It’s hard in television. I think you get enormous reward from the audience. Just give them something they didn’t see coming, and you get enormous points.”

― David Nevins

“I just come do what I’ve got to do, play my game. And I don’t worry if anybody likes it.”

― David Ortiz

“Everybody has something to prove each year. Everybody has a responsibility in this game. Even the batboy.”

― David Ortiz

“Cloud Gaming means that the game doesn’t need to be downloaded and run on your computer; it literally means the game runs out on the Internet, in the cloud, with the experience being streamed to the players.”

― David Perry

“A game is not won until it is lost.”

― David Pleat

“I’ve enjoyed my time in the game, whether it be managing Luton in the top flight, taking Spurs to Wembley or, as director of football, pinpointing players such as Jermain Defoe, Paul Robinson and Robbie Keane with real sell-on value.”

― David Pleat

“Marc Gasol, he’s more of a true center. There are guys who play that traditional center role, but the game is also played differently now.”

― David Robinson

“You have to raise your game, you have to be ready to compete, and you’ve just got to give Hakeem credit. He was great. He really was great.”

― David Robinson

“As the CG in motion capture made it look realistic, it put more of an onus on the game makers to make the dialogue they’re saying more realistic. It doesn’t matter what they say when they’re 8-bits, but if they look almost photo-real, it matters. More and more, the games industry is realising that.”

― David S. Goyer

“I think there’s really only been one successful video game adaptation, and that was probably ‘Tomb Raider.’ Whether or not you thought it was a good movie, it was successful financially.”

― David S. Goyer

“You have to decide what kind of story you’re going to tell. For instance I would argue a movie like ‘Toy Story 3,’ which isn’t realistic at all, is really emotional and involving. It just depends. I played this game called ‘Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP’ for iPad that is totally old school 8-bit, which I found very moving.”

― David S. Goyer

“I honestly love nothing better than digging into a really good serialized show, whether it’s ‘Breaking Bad’ or ‘Game of Thrones’ or ‘Justified.’”

― David S. Goyer

“City came in strongly for me, put their cards on the table, and what I have found out since is that every game in England is a privilege – the atmosphere, the fans, the interest that surrounds it. Every time I go out on the pitch, I know I’ve made the right decision.”

― David Silva

“Even when you think you can’t learn much more about the game, you can and do, in fact, learn more by looking at things in a different light.”

― David Silva

“I ask myself in every game to be the one to take responsibility.”

― David Silva

“Football is a changeable game. From one day to another, everything could change.”

― David Silva

“Of course El Clasico is a great night, but I don’t have an overwhelming desire to play in that game.”

― David Silva

“The why is what makes journalism an adult game. The why is what makes policy coherent and useful. The why is what transforms bureaucrats and foot soldiers and political leaders into viable instruments of rational and affirmative change. The why is everything and without it, the very suggestion of human progress becomes a cosmic joke.”

― David Simon

“I grew up in an age where women’s tennis did not have similar prizes to men, and they played in complete obscurity, really, compared to the men’s game.”

― David Stern

“All I can say is you don’t know what’s going to be on the front page of tomorrow’s newspaper. So I take no joy in what happens to another sport, whether it’s about a perfect game or an issue of conduct.”

― David Stern

“Our officials want nothing more than to be at the top of their professional game and make the correct call. That’s what they do; that’s their living, that’s their pride, that’s their joy. They don’t achieve that because they happen to be human.”

― David Stern

“I would say the referees have the toughest game to call. I would say that there’s a lot of officiating done by announcers, local announcers. Sometimes you should listen to a game from both feeds, and you’d think you were listening to completely different games.”

― David Stern

“Honestly, I am a fan of the game like anyone else, so my favorite players’ list is pretty big. But if we are to narrow it down to England, I have a lot of respect for Wayne Rooney and the things he has achieved for club and country.”

― David Villa

“There are guys in the game only because of steroids. They couldn’t make it with their natural talent, so they had to enhance themselves. It sucks.”

― David Wells

“To pitch a perfect game wearing pinstripes at Yankee Stadium, it’s unbelievable. Growing up a Yankee fan, to come out here and make history, it really is a dream come true.”

― David Wells

“I like the ball in a big game. I’m not afraid to take it.”

― David Wells

“I’m not even close to those guys, but I don’t think anyone loves the game more than me.”

― David Wells

“The game has changed. What’s going on now is nonsense. You have guys complaining about not being paid.”

― David Wells

“Besides music, I was all school, school, school. And softball. I played the game since I was four, and I wanted to go to the Olympics for softball. I got a full scholarship through softball.”

― Dawn Richard

“When I was growing up, there was no one. There were very few black women in tech; there were very few black women in the fashion game. We didn’t have our Grace Jones – Grace Jones was before my time. We didn’t really have a lot of black women in electronic and punk who were celebrated in the same levels as, say, your big mega-superstars.”

― Dawn Richard

“You rewind. You think of your preparation. You think of everything you did throughout the week, your life, the practices, the intensity. Everything flashes, and you come right back to that point. And it’s like, game on.”

― D’Brickashaw Ferguson

“Being an offensive lineman, you always have the mindset of being an unsung hero – a lot of the people who look at the game follow the ball.”

― D’Brickashaw Ferguson

“The actual game is only part of the Senior Bowl experience – the practices are equally important.”

― D’Brickashaw Ferguson

“I try to work on all aspects of my game, whether it be run, pass. I think you can never stop growing, and I definitely take that mindset. You’ve just got to keep on grinding.”

― D’Brickashaw Ferguson

“It takes a little bit more mentally to figure out what I need to do to be most effective. The game is ever evolving. So you have to constantly pay attention to the change because you don’t want to be left behind.”

― D’Brickashaw Ferguson

“I’m exploring this world of game development and GPU and getting involved in any capacity that I can to meet talented artists and programmers and developers. That’s what you’re gonna need to get a high-end experience done.”

― Deadmau5

“I’m a video game enthusiast. I love video games! They were a huge part of my upbringing in their early form, when I was all about ‘Dig Dug’ and ‘River Raid.’ As they evolved, so did my music-making, and we just kind of grew up together like cool friends.”

― Deadmau5

“It’s all so surreal seeing yourself in a video game.”

― Dean Ambrose

“’The Outpost’ is an exciting fantasy with a strong female lead that will capture the imagination of fans of both ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Wonder Woman.’”

― Dean Devlin

“Parents and kids know they should pass up the fries for an apple and exchange the video game for a game of tag – but knowing and doing are certainly different things.”

― Dean Ornish

“If you make every game a life and death proposition, you’re going to have problems. For one thing, you’ll be dead a lot.”

― Dean Smith

“Basketball is a team game. But that doesn’t mean all five players should have the same amount of shots.”

― Dean Smith

“When you think you’re showing effort, and your body language is showing that, then you’re really playing your best, and then nobody will be able to talk bad about your game.”

― Deandre Ayton

“I wasn’t really a student of the game. I just played it because I loved it. I didn’t really look into the greats as much. They just put a ball in my hand, and I did what the coach told me to.”

― Deandre Ayton

“I still have my back to the basket because there’s going to be times where I’m going to really have to score down low, but I’m really working on my face-up game because in the league, there’s more space, and there’s not double-teams and triple-teams coming at you like how it was in college.”

― Deandre Ayton

“I didn’t want to go out there and prove to everyone or try to prove people wrong or what I can do. I just wanted to play my best, and, if I’m gassing at the end of the game, then that means I did a good job.”

― Deandre Ayton

“You have to understand that in this league, we are all one play removed from being the starter or from being the backup, in any game.”

― DeAngelo Williams

“People in Wynne told me I’d never win a game at Memphis and I’d never play in a bowl game. But I knew we’d turn it around.”

― DeAngelo Williams

“You can’t let injuries dictate the outcome of a football game. You have to persevere and keep fighting. That is how we are. If there is a blade of grass to defend or take, we do it.”

― DeAngelo Williams

“You go to a couple of teams, and some guys have never been to a playoff game.”

― DeAngelo Williams

“So the tough questions that have been asked of Sarah Palin thus far just have been about the fact that she doesn’t know anything and isn’t ready to be vice president. That’s fair game and it has nothing to do with her gender.”

― Debbie Wasserman Schultz

“Growing up, John Terry was my obvious idol. I based my whole game on him.”

― Declan Rice

“Coming to the game, my first time with England at Wembley, it’s a special moment.”

― Declan Rice

“You’re only out there for 90 minutes, and you have to give it everything you’ve got. It’s a game of football, at the end of the day.”

― Declan Rice

“It’s important to be vocal, and to be fair, I’ve always had that in me, to be honest. One of the things my dad has always said to me is make sure you’re vocal, and before the game, I always get a text off him telling me to do the things well and again, ‘Be vocal, Dec.’”

― Declan Rice

“I’m always composed, calm, and always believe in my own ability, and if I start well, then I end up having a good game, usually.”

― Declan Rice

“As I’m growing up, going into holding midfield, I’m watching Busquets quite a lot for Barcelona. The way he controls the game, his reading of it, technically, defensively – everything about him cuts him out above the rest. I’m really enjoying watching him.”

― Declan Rice

“For generations, Americans who aren’t rich have been generous and admiring of their wealthy compatriots – want a country where people who work hard can succeed, where the same rules apply to everyone. They expect to have their own shot at getting rich. But increasingly, they are seeing that the game is rigged.”

― Dee Dee Myers

“Palin was a political Hail Mary, a long bomb in the closing minutes of a game that John McCain and Co. were certain to lose. They didn’t care if she had the policy or political or emotional capacity to serve as vice president, let alone president. They were willing to drive the country off a cliff, if that’s what it took to win.”

― Dee Dee Myers

“Just think about the game. Think about playing great, having a great time. Helping my team win.”

― Deion Sanders

“Aggression is something that is a part of me, and I’m never going to take that out of my game.”

― Dele Alli

“It is no good being good in halves of games or in one game and not in the next one.”

― Dele Alli

“I like to enjoy the game and to have fun and express myself as much as I can.”

― Dele Alli

“It’s just about taking each game as it comes and hopefully being up there at the end of the season.”

― Dele Alli

“I know it is a cliche, but I am just going to focus on each game and try to do as well as I can.”

― Dele Alli

“Every game is different. Every opposition comes with a different threat.”

― Dele Alli

“Goals are a big part of my game. Maybe in my first few games at Tottenham, I didn’t show that – I wasn’t getting forward enough.”

― Dele Alli

“Every game is different, and there is no easy game at international level.”

― Dele Alli

“Your competitive juice, your love of the game, it’s in you. It’s hard to get out.”

― Dell Curry

“Day 1, when I was drafted to the Toronto Raptors, they had this stigma on them: Every guy leaves. Nobody wants to be here. Superstars, nobody wants to play in Canada. From Day 1, my whole mindset and approach to the game, being in Toronto, was I wanted to change that whole narrative to that whole organization.”

― DeMar DeRozan

“I played against Kobe a lot when I was in high school during the summers, even in college, just being that guy in L.A. coming up. He always gave me advice here and there, and even the smallest things stuck with me. I watched every single thing that Kobe did, every game, every move. He made me a student of the game.”

― DeMar DeRozan

“A lot of people in the NBA don’t even take the game serious or take the same approach that I do.”

― DeMar DeRozan

“At the end of the day, the only person to have a better Kobe sneaker game than me is Kobe himself.”

― DeMar DeRozan

“I never force nothing in my game. I let everything come whenever it needed to come. That’s the beauty of it.”

― DeMar DeRozan

“The worst time to have a heart attack is during a game of charades.”

― Demetri Martin

“To me, comedy is a game.”

― Demetri Martin

“’Super Contra’ was the game I fell in love with. I played and beat that game with my mom.”

― Demetrious Johnson

“I would have to say fantasy RPG and MMOs are my favorite type of games. I love ‘Dark Souls II.’ That game is so hard and unforgiving; if you beat that game, you have true skills.”

― Demetrious Johnson

“My dad was very much a John Wayne kind of guy, but he was also a great guy, great sense of humor, a real dedicated dad. I don’t think he ever missed a hockey game I was in.”

― Denis Leary

“In the head of the moment after losing a game, I lost the control of my emotions and hit the ball with an intention of hitting out of the court. Unfortunately and absolutely unintentionally I hit Mr. Arnaud Gabas, the chair umpire.”

― Denis Shapovalov

“I think it is time to call it a day, and watch the game from the stands.”

― Dennis Bergkamp

“It will be a hard game if you think about winning a championship. We need to think about our own game at the moment and focus on getting good results especially over the Christmas period.”

― Dennis Bergkamp

“The thing that got me over the hump was accepting that I had to do whatever I could to stay in the game.”

― Dennis Eckersley

“I can’t recall too much about pitching, but I do remember that I was anxious to get it over with. I just wanted to get that first game over with and go from there.”

― Dennis Eckersley

“I always had the attitude that I wanted to throw a no-hitter every game.”

― Dennis Eckersley

“Somebody can say they don’t understand why somebody drifts. But I’ve always found people who drift interesting, ’cause it shows me the game’s not stagnant in their own head. They’re thinking.”

― Dennis Miller

“I go out there and get my eyes gouged, my nose busted, my body slammed. I love the pain of the game.”

― Dennis Rodman

“I’ve got to give Larry Bird his due; he was a great player. He knew the game and he was smart.”

― Dennis Rodman

“I spent money, I slept with women around the league, but I always kept my mind on the game.”

― Dennis Rodman

“I’m trying to find new ways to make this game more attractive.”

― Dennis Rodman

“What college is all about is some kind of 4-year game about who is going to end up with the highest grades. And I don’t mean to say that academic achievement isn’t important. But it is, after all, a means to an end.”

― Derek Bok

“I have kids. I can’t hardly watch an afternoon football game with them without having to turn off the TV during the commercials. It’s too much. I don’t know when violence was deemed such a cinematic thing.”

― Derek Cianfrance

“Life for me outweighs the game of basketball.”

― Derek Fisher

“There’s never been any game plan or thread through my career. It’s just happened that I’ve ricocheted from one interesting character to another.”

― Derek Jacobi

“Any player that says they don’t want to go to an All-Star Game is lying to you. It’s something everyone wants to be a part of.”

― Derek Jeter

“You gotta have fun. Regardless of how you look at it, we’re playing a game. It’s a business, it’s our job, but I don’t think you can do well unless you’re having fun.”

― Derek Jeter

“I remember going from rookie ball to A, to double A, then to triple A. At every level it seemed like the game was faster. The bigger the situation, the more the game speeds up. That’s all mental. It messes people up.”

― Derek Jeter

“I get nervous watching teammates. I get nervous for them. Late in the game, pressure situation, I’m nervous for them.”

― Derek Jeter

“Going into my second film as a director, it’s night and day of what it was like going into my first film. It doesn’t matter what you know in your head and what you’ve been taught until you’re there and doing it; it’s a whole new ball game.”

― Derek Magyar

“I actually don’t play any new video games except ‘Call of Duty.’ I’m addicted to ‘Call of Duty.’ It’s the only game I need.”

― Deron Williams

“I think my putting could be better, my short game.”

― Deron Williams

“I have got friends that I have got to know and found out that, the first few times I was with them, they were just thinking that everything I was doing was some kind of weird mind game, which is hysterical, really, because I couldn’t be any less like that.”

― Derren Brown

“I believe that I’m a special player. I think people love the way I just try to play. I don’t try to impress anyone when I’m playing or anything. I just have a feel for the game.”

― Derrick Rose

“It is very important to me to maintain a consistent workout regimen during the season. The Bulls staff does a great job with providing me with a weekly workout, and these kept me energized throughout my rookie season. In the off season, I try to increase my strength and add new dimensions to my game.”

― Derrick Rose

“I watched Tim Tebow and how he played and how he carried himself and the good that he did for the game on and off the field. I knew that’s what I wanted to do.”

― Deshaun Watson

“I’ve dealt with adversity before, had injuries before. I didn’t let that slow me down. It just changed my attitude about the game.”

― Deshaun Watson

“Whenever you’re falling or getting tackled, try to protect yourself. But that’s part of the game; that’s part of football.”

― Deshaun Watson

“There’s only so much that you can control, especially when the game speed is super, super fast, and guys are flying at you, and you’re trying to make a play and get rid of the ball.”

― Deshaun Watson

“It’s good to be able to run and have a balanced offense. They’ve got to be worried about both things. They can’t just focus on the run game or the passing game and have us locked down that way. So when you have balance, good things are going to happen on offense.”

― Deshaun Watson

“It’s just something I always dreamed about when I was little. I always thinking about playing in an All-American game, and the Under Armour All-America Game was the one game I always wanted to play in, so once I got the opportunity and invite, I chose it.”

― Deshaun Watson

“I don’t go into a game thinking I’m going to run more than I’m going to pass. So it just depends on what the defense is going to bring in the situation of the game and what happens that play.”

― Deshaun Watson

“I just play in the moment, play in the game one game at a time.”

― Deshaun Watson

“I really don’t care what people think about my game as long as I’m getting the Ws.”

― Deshaun Watson

“I have to stay in my lane and focus on what I have to do and listen to what the coaches are telling me to do. They’re going to make sure I’m prepared on game day.”

― Deshaun Watson

“My father died in 1930, but if you told him or anybody almost in that time that you’d be able to sit back in England and watch a cricket game in Australia, they’d have you put in the loony bin.”

― Desmond Llewelyn

“It’s not ideal for me to miss any time. I love the game. I want to be out there. I can’t stand sitting the back watching games. I want to be out there fighting with my team.”

― Devin Booker

“People can say what they want, but at the end of the day, I’m going to keep working on my game. I always know I have things to work on.”

― Devin Booker

“I didn’t understand going to practice two hours early, going hard in practice, and then staying an extra hour after that. But once I started doing it, my game didn’t feel right if I didn’t do it.”

― Devin Booker

“My dad always taught me the fundamentals of the game: dribble, pass, shoot. So I never relied heavily on any one thing until I got to college, when I was just adjusting to the team.”

― Devin Booker

“I’m not the strongest, I’m not the fastest, I can’t jump the highest, so for me, it’s doing it in other ways: changing paces, using your body to get open, knowing your defender. A lot goes into it. You have to study the game.”

― Devin Booker

“That’s something I pride myself on, playing every single game.”

― Devin Booker

“There’s no nights off in the NBA. That’s what makes it so special. That’s why everyone loves the game.”

― Devin Booker

“It’s hard because, throughout your whole career, you’re known as the top player, the best on your team, you’re playing the most minutes, and then you might not get in the game. You don’t know when you’re going to get in the game.”

― Devin Booker

“I think people are always nervous for your first game.”

― Devin Booker

“I’ve got to get my cardio up. I’m usually known as the fitness guy on the Stanford team, but not 70 to 80 plays a game, so I’ve definitely got to step that up. But I’m all about it.”

― Devon Cajuste

“With TV, it’s the same way as preparing for the game of football. To get better at football, you have to watch the film and watch those who came before you and played the game, and yes, the first year you come in as a rookie and you’re not gonna be as good as when you come in as a vet, and I applied that in the same way to ‘Ton of Cash.’”

― Dhani Jones

“Conservation of any endangered species must begin with stringent efforts to protect its natural habitat by the enforcement of rigid legislation against human encroachment into parks and other game sanctuaries.”

― Dian Fossey

“Reading ‘The Last Days of Magic’ is like playing a well-constructed video game.”

― Diana Gabaldon

“Endurance is not a young person’s game. I thought I might even be better at 60 than I was at 30. You have a body that’s almost as strong, but you have a much better mind.”

― Diana Nyad

“To all the younglings I come across in ‘Game of Thrones’ who suddenly find themselves well known, I say the theatre is your best friend – they will remember you.”

― Diana Rigg

“’Game of Thrones’ is wonderful. My theory is they employ all these British actors because, one, they are like me and grateful. Two, we turn up, and we know our lines. Three, we don’t demand a 60 ft. Winnebago and PA, and four, largely we are very uncomplaining.”

― Diana Rigg

“I’m really grateful for ‘Game of Thrones’. It’s something wonderful to happen to an actress of my age, and Dubrovnik is astonishingly beautiful.”

― Diana Rigg

“I’m an old bag for the most part on ‘Game Of Thrones’, so it’s so lovely to be glamorous – as glamorous as you can be at my age!”

― Diana Rigg

“I don’t have a game plan. I never did, and it’s too late to have one even if I wanted to.”

― Diane Lane

“I will say that Vertigo is an area of great interest to me. It is even less well tapped than other parts of DC, and could potentially offer amazing stories for our future television video game, digital and consumer products businesses.”

― Diane Nelson

“When I played pro football, I never set out to hurt anyone deliberately – unless it was, you know, important, like a league game or something.”

― Dick Butkus

“I wouldn’t ever set out to hurt anyone deliberately unless it was, you know, important – like a league game or something.”

― Dick Butkus

“I’m not so mean. I wouldn’t ever go out to hurt anybody deliberately – unless it was, you know, important, like a league game or something.”

― Dick Butkus

“You want to do Olympics just like you do a pro football game or a basketball game? Be my guest. Watch it all fade away.”

― Dick Ebersol

“I came up with new leads for game stories by being observant and clever, by using the many gifts of the English language to intrigue and hook a reader.”

― Dick Schaap

“Stan said he used to keep Hardy late, make him miss his golf game, and really get him mad.”

― Dick Van Dyke

“I was the worst game show host that ever lived, and I knew it.”

― Dick Van Dyke

“I got fired – November 8, 1979. And all of a sudden, I got a call, two weeks later, about doing a game on ESPN. And I truly said – Scotty Connal, the head of ESPN production at the time, was the guy that called me – I said, ‘Man, ESPN sounds like a disease. What is ESPN? I know nothing about it, never heard of it.’”

― Dick Vitale

“TV critics came after me for overhyping LeBron. A lot of people don’t know this, but I didn’t want to do the game. I told ESPN, ‘We’re making this kid into something special.’ I always follow orders, whatever my people want me to do.”

― Dick Vitale

“I told them that I cannot lie when a writer asks me what’s my feeling not doing the game. I said I have to be honest. And my honest reply to you is, obviously, I’m a loyal team player. I will go where my bosses tell me to go.”

― Dick Vitale

“I’m a basketball guy. No sitcom guy. I don’t care about all that jazz. I care about basketball. It’s not me. And I stayed with what I did, and I’m very proud that I did that because I make a great living and I’m lucky and I get to be involved with the thing I truly love, and that’s the game of basketball.”

― Dick Vitale

“I still love the game. I still feel like I’m a 25-year-old. I really still love the game and feel as enthusiastic about the game as I ever have felt about it.”

― Dick Vitale

“I played a lot of the original ‘Fight Night.’ I think the depiction of Trinidad in the game was awesome.”

― Diego Corrales

“I remember the first Mortal Kombat, when that came out, that was the hardest game of all time. There would be lines at the arcade around the block, and I still love all of the Mortal Kombat games.”

― Diego Corrales

“When a game comes around, that’s the time to be serious. During the week, the training sessions are serious, but away from there, you have to relax and switch off.”

― Diego Costa

“When we go to the pitch, that’s all we want to do – we want to win – and when the game finishes, if you win, you go home happy.”

― Diego Costa

“You always have to know that you are going to leave everything on the pitch, every drop of sweat, to help the team win the game.”

― Diego Costa

“If I go on to the pitch, do things well and the fans love me and my team-mates, too, we take on that energy which can change a game.”

― Diego Costa

“I don’t pick tournaments to score or rivals or other teams to score against. I’m a striker: every game I play, I want to score.”

― Diego Costa

“I don’t go into a game with specific targets. I don’t pinpoint an opposing player before a match, trying to exploit a kind of weakness.”

― Diego Costa

“Football is a really simple game, and the most important thing, in any formation, is that the players do their jobs, not the formation which they play in.”

― Diego Forlan

“Systems, coaches, and directors or club presidents do not win games – players do, they are the only people who can make a significant difference once that game starts.”

― Diego Forlan

“I like every game to matter, to feel like we must win.”

― Diego Forlan

“When I see some of the pitches which my father played on, I think that it must have been a different game.”

― Diego Forlan

“I have played international games two days after travelling around the world. Your body clock is all over the place, and you are waking up at 4 AM. But once a game starts, then your adrenalin kicks in, and you seem to forget the tiredness.”

― Diego Forlan

“I will give 100 per cent and play with my life in every game. That’s one of my main features as a player.”

― Diego Godin

“When Ralf Rangnick was in charge, you could see he was out to force a pressing game.”

― Dietmar Hopp

“My good friend Yao Ming was the first big player in the NBA to come from China. He gave himself to the game and was successful. That inspired the NBA to invest more and do more for the game of basketball. We’re building academies not just in China, but in India, Africa, Europe and South America as well.”

― Dikembe Mutombo

“The NBA is becoming a global game.”

― Dikembe Mutombo

“I’m in this game to give the fans proper fights, fights they will remember.”

― Dillian Whyte

“Nobody wants to play bad football in a game; everybody wants to win, and every player wants to show how good he is. But, you know, sometimes you simply have a game where nothing is happening.”

― Dimitar Berbatov

“Ronaldo is brilliant, Messi more my kind of player. He sees the game so clearly. He can score, create; he’s the complete player – the best ever, probably.”

― Dimitar Berbatov

“Sometimes self-esteem affects you on and off the pitch. Until you face your next game and you miss an easy chance, for example, then you feel not as great.”

― Dimitar Berbatov

“I just want to entertain and make people enjoy the game and smile.”

― Dimitar Berbatov

“Football is a simple game. It is not difficult to play football: just pass the ball around.”

― Dimitar Berbatov

“I cannot speak for other players, but it is always good when the manager comes to ask how you’re feeling and makes you feel calm before you play the game.”

― Dimitar Berbatov

“Football is a simple game.”

― Dimitar Berbatov

“I try to do different things, beautiful things, to play the game the way I see it, and I think I’m doing it pretty well.”

― Dimitar Berbatov

“I just want to play every game, and when I do this, and I’m healthy with no injuries, then the fans can see the way I play.”

― Dimitar Berbatov

“I still try to treat football as a game even if there are now other considerations at stake, especially economic ones.”

― Dimitri Payet

“Actors used to concentrate on acting, but today they are businessmen, too, and think about the numbers game as well. They multi-task very well. It’s admirable that they have this ability.”

― Dimple Kapadia

“I’m a person who sometimes tends to worry too much about cricket. Previously I would think about the game for probably 15 hours, but now with the presence of my wife it has come down to ten hours, and I would like to bring that down to about nine.”

― Dinesh Karthik

“A finisher doesn’t always mean you have to take the game deep and then bash to finish. It is all about understanding situations and then adjusting your game with the aim that you have to get the job done.”

― Dinesh Karthik

“The more you back yourself, the more consistent you become in finishing the game.”

― Dinesh Karthik

“It’s easier to debut in a game than make a comeback, because in the latter, people know you and expect something from you. When you’re playing your first match, they’re just excited and don’t know what you’re capable of.”

― Dinesh Karthik

“Leaders of companies of any size, at any stage of development spend a lot of time focused on growing the business. We develop our game plan and ensure that we are optimally executing on our objectives. We concentrate on looking forward.”

― Dinesh Paliwal

“My whole first season was surreal. My first game was against Detlef Schrempf. There was German media everywhere. It was probably my worst NBA game. It was all a blur.”

― Dirk Nowitzki

“Most of my game is not really based on explosiveness, but I’ve gotta have a little lift on my jumper.”

― Dirk Nowitzki

“When you’re older and get more experience, the game slows down for you. I know exactly what spot to get to where I can always get my shot off no matter who’s guarding me.”

― Dirk Nowitzki

“You can improve in every stage of your career, and even in training, after training, analysing your game, you can do a lot of stuff to make steps, and that’s also a major point of becoming a top player.”

― Divock Origi

“Many times after a game, I get the feeling that I have not done enough, I should have done better, of course there is room for improvement.”

― Divock Origi

“I just try to play my game, whatever role it is.”

― Divock Origi

“I’m just changing the game because I know what the fans want and the people want ’cause I’m a fan of hip-hop.”

― DJ Khaled

“When most people in the West think about Africa, is their first thought about the game reserves and who’s chasing gazelles, or are they looking at Africans as people who are equally equipped to do great things, as in the West?”

― Djimon Hounsou

“I want to change the game and break through the nonsense without any Establishment help.”

― Dolph Ziggler

“You need to be ahead of the game just enough so that you can have what people want in the shops when they want it.”

― Domenico Dolce

“Against Novak, it’s really tough for me to play, I mean, because he doesn’t give me any time. I don’t really like to play against him because he has a game style which doesn’t fit me at all.”

― Dominic Thiem

“Everybody’s got a puncher’s chance in this game. I mean every single person on Earth. But my whole focus, my whole style, my whole dynamic is built around taking that power away from you. So where is the logic in why you’re different from anybody else? There is no logic in it.”

― Dominick Cruz

“I only dunked maybe twice a game on average.”

― Dominique Wilkins

“People came to the All-Star Game to see the dunk contest.”

― Dominique Wilkins

“The idea of windows, that’s so symbolic to me within labor. And I’m always opening windows during a birth. If someone’s been in labor all night and they’re exhausted and sort of over it, opening a window or drawing a curtain can change the game. And sometimes the doula is the first one to suggest it.”

― Domino Kirke

“It’s what you’ve been a part of for so long. I don’t think I can watch a game without an interest in who wins.”

― Don Baylor

“I have never seen a game’s graphics look so sharp and clean. The sound design for the game is also unique on the Xbox. The memory on this system allowed us to provide the user with 5.1 Dolby surround sound for home theatre owners.”

― Don Bluth

“There’s about 260 rooms in the new castle which you go through, but it’s all about the game play.”

― Don Bluth

“But I’ve been surprised over the years. I mean, someone told me the other day that maybe 360 million people have played this game in the world. That’s a lot of people.”

― Don Bluth

“Shelf-life for a regular video game usually is about three to five years, and that’s it.”

― Don Bluth

“I hate all hitters. I start a game mad and I stay that way until it’s over.”

― Don Drysdale

“Sometimes a week might go by when I don’t think about that game, but I don’t remember when it happened last.”

― Don Larsen

“In general, when I watch cable news during the day, it’s frustrating because it reminds me of a game show. If I want to watch ‘The Price is Right,’ I’ll watch ‘The Price is Right.’”

― Don Lemon

“I have had many occasions this year where I questioned and second-guessed my decision in a game, but it comes down to learning from mistakes and being accountable for what you did right or did wrong.”

― Don Mattingly

“I’d like to say this was our worst game. Unfortunately, I can’t.”

― Don Mattingly

“I used to play golf. I wanted to be a better player, but after a while, I realized I’d always stink. And that’s when I really started to enjoy the game.”

― Don Rickles

“Because, they’re only thinking about one team when that game’s over. Before the game, they’re talking about two football teams. When the game’s over, there’s only one winner.”

― Don Shula

“And I coached against Mike when he was an assistant with the Bears and they won that football game.”

― Don Shula

“The thing we found out was, when you get to a Super Bowl, both teams are treated the same, talked about in glowing terms. But when the game is over, only the team that won matters.”

― Don Shula

“It’s not how you play the game, it’s how you place the blame.”

― Don Simpson

“Seeing the intensity and power she brings to the game, it’s hard to imagine her being anything but single-minded in pursuing tennis. But Serena Williams has other passions, too. In fact, there doesn’t seem to be enough time in the day, week or month for one of the world’s most gifted athletes to chase her many interests.”

― Don Yaeger

“Marino was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2005, and his name always comes up when the conversation centers on the greatest quarterbacks of all time. But his greatness comes with an asterisk: He never won the Big Game.”

― Don Yaeger

“This is an opportunity to walk away from the game knowing that I’ve given it all that I can.”

― Donald Driver

“I play in front of 70,000 fans week in and week out, and I may drop the ball in practice, I may run the ball the wrong way, but once it’s game time, it’s game on.”

― Donald Driver

“I think politics is a dirty game. We’ve seen the sides that they take; we’ve seen the commentary they have had on my father.”

― Donald Trump, Jr.

“Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game.”

― Donald Trump

“A lot of guys kind of get complacent with how they do in one game, but I just want to compete. So every game I play in, it’s a brand new beginning for me.”

― Donte DiVincenzo

“I just go out there and play my game and let the chips fall where they may.”

― Donte DiVincenzo

“My mother and father met while playing chess, so I’ve always had a fondness for the game. If it weren’t for chess, I might not be here.”

― Dorothy Dunnett

“You all know that each title in the Chronicles has a chess theme; that’s partly because of the overall design of the Chronicles themselves – the game of chess as an analogue of the game of life.”

― Dorothy Dunnett

“I play football because I love the game and I put everything into it.”

― Doug Baldwin

“I appreciate the fans who come out here, and they support us, but it’s football. We’re not saving lives. We’re not police officers. We’re not doctors. We’re football players, first and foremost. If you want to stop watching the game because a guy feels strongly about a very serious topic that’s going on in our society, then that’s your choice.”

― Doug Baldwin

“It’s not going to matter, but there’s a part of me, a human part of me, that wants to be 60 years old, watching a Seahawks game, and they’re talking about the days back when I was playing. I want to be able to feel that. I want to know what that feels like.”

― Doug Baldwin

“The reason why I play ‘Madden’ is because in ‘Madden,’ I can control everything, and in the game of life and the game of football, you can’t. It’s kind of like an outlet.”

― Doug Baldwin

“I’ve heard all my life how I’m too short or not big enough to play this game. It’s nothing new.”

― Doug Baldwin

“I’ve just stopped worrying about what the game plan looks like, how many targets am I going to have in a game, all of the stuff that would distract me when having fun out there on the football field. It’s allowed me to be less stressed and enjoy my teammates more and go out there with a loose mentality and have more fun.”

― Doug Baldwin

“I’m on the record as saying Andrew Luck can be the greatest quarterback who ever played the game of football. I’ve seen him do some unbelievable things that I still can’t believe a quarterback was able to do. I have tremendous respect for that guy.”

― Doug Baldwin

“A closing team is so important in the NBA. The last seven minutes is what you are always coaching to get to. Now you have your team set, you have the match-ups you want, you have your time-outs, your chance to finish the game, and that’s my job, to get us to that position during the course of the game.”

― Doug Collins

“For me, personally, I really get a kick out of game shows. I like the play-along factor.”

― Doug Davidson

“Let’s learn from our peers and then beat them at their own game.”

― Doug Ducey

“My biggest frustration with the Heisman is it’s become the MVP of the national champion, or a team going to the National Championship game. That’s what it’s turned into. If you’re not undefeated, you’re out of the running.”

― Doug Flutie

“I live for the Red Sox. I thoroughly enjoy them. For whatever reason, baseball has been a lot more fun for me in recent years. I loosely follow the Patriots and I root for them. I loosely follow the Celtics and then it gets to playoff time and I don’t miss a game. Same with the Bruins. I’m not the diehard fan anymore.”

― Doug Flutie

“Any game is important to me. At Boston College, when I went out for the spring games, I wanted to win. Maybe it is more important than other preseason games. It’s just that everyone is expecting a lot from me in my first week of professional football. I want to confirm my expectations.”

― Doug Flutie

“Error is part of the game. I never, ever second-guessed myself on a call and don’t believe good umpires ever should.”

― Doug Harvey

“I’ve heard it said that umpires are necessary evil. Well, we are necessary, but we are not evil. We are hard-working and dedicated people whose primary interest is to make sure the game is played fairly. We are the integrity of the game.”

― Doug Harvey

“The integrity of the game is the umpires. Nobody else. The entire integrity of the game is the umpires.”

― Doug Harvey

“Instant replay ought to be thrown out. Period. It’s a game of imperfections. Why is that so bad for the game? Really, I think they are trying to make the game perfect. I’ll tell you what: It will never, ever be perfect.”

― Doug Harvey

“The part of the game that fans will soon miss: the argument between manager and umpire! There was something special about watching a manger and umpire both convinced they were totally right, but knowing that one had to be wrong. As an ump, those moments made my job fun, and getting ‘nose-to-nose’ was part of my job description.”

― Doug Harvey

“I’ll say it again: you’ve got to put the argument back in the game. They’re trying to make baseball mechanized, a machine. They’re ruining baseball.”

― Doug Harvey

“What I really found was that the one similarity between ‘Covert Affairs’ and ‘Fair Game’ is a deep love and admiration and fascination with the home life of a spy.”

― Doug Liman

“The more real I got on ‘The Bourne Identity,’ the more interesting it got. So ‘Fair Game’ was the chance to go a few more steps in that direction. In fact, I discovered this whole other world that I had ignored in the ‘Bourne’ franchise, which is the domestic life of a spy, and how you make the two halves of your life coexist.”

― Doug Liman

“I have a traditional view of the afterlife… heaven, hell and judgments. But the accounts of those places are scant, and I believe it’s on purpose. We aren’t supposed to try to figure out the architecture of the afterlife, since the big game is here in this life.”

― Doug TenNapel

“The point of view is the biggest problem with games, because what we play must be clearly presented in the best way for me to have an immersive game experience.”

― Doug TenNapel

“Making modern games funny would be easy as pie if it was anybody’s goal to actually make a funny game.”

― Doug TenNapel

“When we go to see comedians or funny movies, they don’t address the wall behind them; they face us. This is why a game’s first job is to entertain through gameplay and secondarily through humor, drama, or other traditional entertainment devices. The humor has to be a gentleman. I mean, it needs to be squeezed in around the game.”

― Doug TenNapel

“Years and years ago, I did a game based on ‘Hitchhiker’s Guide’ with a company called Infocom, which was a great company. They were doing witty, intelligent, literate games based on text.”

― Douglas Adams

“Dad was a retired hedge fund manager who made enough millions to retire and focus on my game. Before that, he was on the 1984 U.S. Olympic swimming team. No medals. He was accustomed to winning at everything, but no medals in 1984.”

― Douglas Brunt

“The purpose of the UN mechanism, this inspection mechanism, is not to engage in a cat and mouse game with Saddam Hussein and try to find weapons that the Iraqi government is working on concealing.”

― Douglas Feith

“If life is a video game, then most of us have no chance of winning, if by winning you mean succeeding in a quest or saving a princess.”

― Douglas Lain

“Think ‘Game of Thrones.’ In the old days, this sort of show might be considered bad writing. It doesn’t really seem to be moving toward a crisis or climax, it has no true protagonist, and it’s structured less like a TV show or a movie than a soap opera.”

― Douglas Rushkoff

“Once a teen has been identified as part of the ‘target market,’ he knows he’s done for. The object of the game is to confound the marketers, and keep one’s own, authentic culture from showing up at the shopping mall as a prepackaged corporate product.”

― Douglas Rushkoff

“If you’re not willing to take the political heat, then you shouldn’t get into the game of land conservation, especially on a large scale.”

― Douglas Tompkins

“When I’m playing a character like Jonathan in Ripley’s Game I want to be in the moment when he’s feeling pain; this very ordinary person who finds himself in extraordinary circumstances.”

― Dougray Scott

“Ninety percent of the hands aren’t shown in a poker game.”

― Doyle Brunson

“I just go out and play my game. Just making sure I keep doing those little things, like playing with toughness, that’s just me.”

― Draymond Green

“I may not be the most athletic, but I understand the game.”

― Draymond Green

“I can’t worry about techs. I’ve got to play my game.”

― Draymond Green

“A person who can go out and get 40 is going to get a lot more respect than somebody who goes out and holds somebody to two points. It’s just the nature of the game. It doesn’t bother me.”

― Draymond Green

“I’m blessed. I get to play the game I love for a living and make a lot of money doing it.”

― Draymond Green

“After a game, I really just relax with the family.”

― Draymond Green

“I’m not as athletic as some guys, so I have to counter that with a tremendous brain that thinks the game.”

― Draymond Green

“I see the game differently than some guys. I’m always reading the next move.”

― Draymond Green

“I kind of picked up the game at an early age. The way that other kids would learn what a fork or a spoon is.”

― Drew Bledsoe

“It is the best feeling in the world to have a close game come down to just a couple of plays and you are able to do it.”

― Drew Bledsoe

“That’s the only reason I’m here. I don’t need to play the game for any other reason than to win a championship.”

― Drew Bledsoe

“Coming back in that AFC Championship Game against the Steelers, that was a poignant moment for me for a lot of reasons – the magnitude of the game and having not been able to play for quite a while and to be able to get on the field for that game. That one stands out.”

― Drew Bledsoe

“The game against the Vikings back in my second year stands out. It was kind of a turnaround for us. It allowed us to make a run at the playoffs for the first time in quite a while. The memories are so many it’s hard to pin one down.”

― Drew Bledsoe

“Getting hurt and watching Tom Brady take over and beginning what’s been just a spectacular run of his, and to come back and play in the AFC Championship Game against the Steelers in Pittsburgh, and help us win that game, is a memory that stands out very clearly.”

― Drew Bledsoe

“Obviously if Gates turns out missing the first game because of this, that’s disappointing for everyone in this locker room because he is big part of our team and we don’t want to see that happen.”

― Drew Brees

“When you ran out the tunnel at the old Easter Road for a derby game, you’d get a spittal right on the back of your head. They were spitting on you as you ran out, which actually helped get you going. It was some place.”

― Drew Busby

“I looked at game show hosting as the bottom of the totem pole, one step away from infomercials. I never watched them myself. However, it’s been a lot of fun.”

― Drew Carey

“The first Monopoly game I played with my brothers, I hated losing so much, I just had to beat them.”

― Drew Carey

“There’s a game called Checkout where there’s grocery items and it’s how much you think the manufacturer’s suggested retail price is and we add up your total, then your total has to be within $2 of the regular total. I don’t think I could ever win that game.”

― Drew Carey

“After all, game shows are not like working in a coal mine.”

― Drew Carey

“You don’t notice the referee during the game unless he makes a bad call.”

― Drew Curtis

“I think the thing I took most from game playing was just getting in the characters head. I took it really seriously. There’s something about creating your character.”

― Drew Goddard

“When you don’t have one that you throw for strikes – they are good hitters – they can cancel out one pitch and go to another. Now I have four pitches. If one’s not working, I’ve got three others. It makes the game totally different.”

― Drew Pomeranz

“The cutter has really helped me stay in the game longer and helped me get past the five, six innings a little more consistently.”

― Drew Pomeranz

“After the first time I got traded – I was in the bullpen warming up for a game in Double A, and I got called back in and got traded – that was probably the, like, most crazy it could be. And once I got traded, the next time it got a little easier, and I got traded the next time – it’s just part of it.”

― Drew Pomeranz

“Seven innings, three starts in a row, that’s an improvement for me, and that’s what I want to do: be out there in the game longer.”

― Drew Pomeranz

“Ten minutes before starting a game in Akron, they said, ‘Sit down, you’re done.’ Then I went to Arizona and sat there. There was no one to tell me what to do. I just had to wait.”

― Drew Pomeranz

“My dad was a really big baseball guy who helped coach me and thought the game should be played the right way.”

― Drew Pomeranz

“You always want to make sure that you’re not the weak link. You’re surrounded by really talented, great actors and singers, so just staying on your game is the main thing.”

― Drew Seeley

“My only feeling about superstition is that it’s unlucky to be behind at the end of the game.”

― Duffy Daugherty

“In terms of theater, I would love to go back to do theater. If I could find something for me to do that fits in with the ‘Psych’ off-season, I’m game. I would like to do theater where I get to act and dance.”

― Dule Hill

“That’s what I wanted to do… I wanted to make a great film that just happened to be based on a video game.”

― Duncan Jones

“Be it a video game, comic book, or cheque book, the question always is, ‘What story do you have to tell?’”

― Duncan Jones

“I was a ‘Warcraft’ player myself, and when I pitched my take on the film, they said right away, ‘That is a player. That is the game.’ So I’ve had their support from the very beginning.”

― Duncan Jones

“The feeling that makes ‘Warcraft’ work as a game is that feeling that heroism can come out of anything or anyone.”

― Duncan Jones

“In the past, a lot of films based on video games think that the audience wants to experience what it’s like to play the game, and that’s absolutely not the case.”

― Duncan Jones

“Whether you are fighting for the title or fighting at the bottom, you are always professional and want to win every game.”

― Dusan Tadic

“When you fight for the game, fight to win and then get the goal in the latter minutes, especially at Old Trafford, it’s a wonderful, amazing feeling.”

― Dusan Tadic

“Every game you play, you try to win.”

― Dusan Tadic

“I try to score in every game, and I don’t feel sorry for anybody.”

― Dusan Tadic

“It is always a tough game when you play against Arsenal; they have good players, and it doesn’t matter what kind of moment they are in.”

― Dusan Tadic

“In Serbia, it is amazing pressure. When we lose a game, it is like somebody dies. It is really horrible.”

― Dusan Tadic

“You still just got to play your game. No matter where you’re at, you’ve got to play your game, especially in majors. When you try to push and try to make things happen, that’s when you can make some big numbers at the majors.”

― Dustin Johnson

“I always knew I wanted to play golf and go to college. I try hard to be a positive role model, especially on the golf course. I try to carry myself well, and don’t do anything outrageous. I try to play the game like a gentleman and give everyone respect. That’s how the game should be played.”

― Dustin Johnson

“I think every part of your game, on this golf course, needs to be good. You’ve got to hit every club in the bag. You need to drive it well, hit your irons well, and always, if you want to have a chance to win a Major, then you’ve got to putt it well.”

― Dustin Johnson

“Having three tough finishing holes in a major, you know, you know that, most likely, it’s going to come down to those last three holes. Having a good game plan, a good strategy, and executing obviously is going to be the big key.”

― Dustin Johnson

“It’s just a game. I love it. And yeah, I get frustrated, but I try to not let it get me too upset. I mean, I don’t get upset over bad shots or anything like that.”

― Dustin Johnson

“I love the game of baseball.”

― Dusty Baker

“What was important to me was entertaining the audience, and whether that meant winning, losing, singing, or whatever it was on the live show we were doing every week, which was awesome, I was game for it.”

― Dwayne Johnson

“I didn’t have to win, and winning wasn’t important to me. Being world champion wasn’t important to me. What was important to me was entertaining the audience, and whether that meant winning, losing, singing, or whatever it was on the live show we were doing every week, which was awesome, I was game for it.”

― Dwayne Johnson

“I’m game for anything fun.”

― Dweezil Zappa

“An atheist is a man who watches a Notre Dame – Southern Methodist University game and doesn’t care who wins.”

― Dwight D. Eisenhower

“Whenever there is a big game and people don’t think I can do it, I always play my hardest, and now it has become a part of me.”

― Dwyane Wade

“I’m on a team with LeBron James and Chris Bosh, and they both dress well. It gets competitive. If I don’t bring my A game, they’re going to outshine me.”

― Dwyane Wade

“I’ve played for the Miami Heat my whole career under Pat Riley. Mr. GQ himself. So when I pick out my outfits before a game, I’m already feeling confident. And some of that swagger stays with me when I take the court.”

― Dwyane Wade

“Over my career, I’ve had to adjust my game.”

― Dwyane Wade

“I’ve decided to listen to my doctors and get the procedure I need on my knee. USA Basketball said I had to do what was best for me. They want me to be obviously as healthy as possible so I can continue to play this game at a high level.”

― Dwyane Wade

“The biggest surprise has been making the adjustment after losing a game. In the NBA you could lose tonight and you have to put that game behind you because you have another game the next night.”

― Dwyane Wade

“For home games, I bring my clothes to the arena. I bring two different outfits that I can pick after the game. Road game, I got to wear what I walk in with.”

― Dwyane Wade

“As long as you put on a jersey, no matter what kind of jersey it is, as long as you’re supporting the game of basketball, I enjoy it.”

― Dwyane Wade

“I studied video game design. The one thing I knew for sure about myself is I didn’t want to study acting.”

― Dylan Sprouse

“If indeed, as Hilbert asserted, mathematics is a meaningless game played with meaningless marks on paper, the only mathematical experience to which we can refer is the making of marks on paper.”

― E. T. Bell

“Mr. Speaker, for the last 5 years I have been working with a bipartisan group of my colleagues to make it illegal to continue the barbaric practice of game bird and illegal dog fighting.”

― Earl Blumenauer

“While the United States has largely been missing in action from the diplomatic game, the European Union and Iran have been making progress at developing a formula that would lead to the suspension of Iran’s nuclear enrichment program and the start of serious negotiations.”

― Earl Blumenauer

“I think one game we played the Oakland Raiders and Jack Tatum and I had an accident on the one-yard line. The only thing that Jack Tatum didn’t do was wrap me up so I backed into the endzone backwards.”

― Earl Campbell

“Just be patient. Let the game come to you. Don’t rush. Be quick, but don’t hurry.”

― Earl Monroe

“When people ask me what I miss most about the game, it’s being in the locker room and getting to know the guys. Back in those days, we had roommates. We had to talk basketball and that was a great way to understand the game itself and form those lasting relationships.”

― Earl Monroe

“The game of basketball is one thing, but the image of the game is another thing.”

― Earl Monroe

“You can’t sit on a lead and run a few plays into the line and just kill the clock. You’ve got to throw the ball over the damn plate and five the other man his chance. That’s why baseball is the greatest game of them all.”

― Earl Weaver

“This ain’t a football game, we do this every day.”

― Earl Weaver

“No one’s gonna give a damn in July if you lost a game in March.”

― Earl Weaver

“The job of arguing with the umpire belongs to the manager, because it won’t hurt the team if he gets thrown out of the game.”

― Earl Weaver

“In baseball, you can’t kill the clock. You’ve got to give the other man his chance. That’s why this is the greatest game.”

― Earl Weaver

“Pitching keeps you in the games. Home runs win the game.”

― Earl Weaver

“A baseball game is simply a nervous breakdown divided into nine innings.”

― Earl Wilson

“I set myself one task, which was to get Labour on to the front foot, back in the game, making the weather on the economy, and that’s going to take me a year.”

― Ed Balls

“I had no experience with broadcasting basketball games, so I took a tape recorder and went to a playground where there was a summer league, and I stood up in the top of the stands and I called the game.”

― Ed Bradley

“My plan was to stay with ‘Game of Thrones’ for the long haul. That was always my plan. I would have loved to.”

― Ed Skrein

“When it’s finished, I’ll get the box set, and I’ll have a ‘Game of Thrones’ month, and that’ll be fantastic. That’ll be really exciting.”

― Ed Skrein

“I have a very good ground game and very good wrestling. People just underestimate it. That’s it. I want to keep it like that.”

― Eddie Alvarez

“If I have the TV on, it’s either a Mets game or ‘SportsCenter.’”

― Eddie Kaye Thomas

“Today I join the greatest players that played the game. It is a great feeling being here.”

― Eddie Murray

“I’m proud to be here as a man that has played first base more than anybody in the game of baseball.”

― Eddie Murray

“Baseball is a team game.”

― Eddie Murray

“The obviously inexperienced pilot is the game the scientific air-fighter goes after, and the majority of victories are won that way. But, on the other hand, it is the novice usually who gets the famous ace by doing at some moment the unexpected thing.”

― Eddie Rickenbacker

“The fact that I have to set things to record seems idiotic. And channel guides – I get home, and I want to watch a Duke basketball game; why do I have to go hunting to find out what channel it’s on? Why can’t I just say, ‘I want to watch Duke basketball.’ Or, even better, why doesn’t the system know that?”

― Eddy Cue

“I played without fear. I’ve done that since I first kicked a ball in my back garden as a five-year-old, whether it’s been my first game, my 100th game, or my 500th game.”

― Eden Hazard

“The FA Cup is something we want to win, but when you play for Chelsea, it is not something you think about a lot because you want to win every game.”

― Eden Hazard

“When you are young, you sometimes play one good game and then one bad game.”

― Eden Hazard

“We are professionals. We know when we’re playing badly, so if you have a poor game, you work in training to put things right so form comes back.”

― Eden Hazard

“I have always thought if there is a game, and there have been a lot of fouls on me, then I have been playing well for the team, so that means we’re having a good match. You can win a free-kick when there’s a foul, and that’s a chance to score a goal.”

― Eden Hazard

“I have always been small, so defenders have always been taller and tougher than me. So that’s difficult for me; they foul me sometimes, but there you are – that’s what the rules of the game are for.”

― Eden Hazard

“When the game is finished, it’s completely finished. I’m with my kids. Sometimes people say to me, ‘Oh, did you see the game?’ and I say, ‘No, I didn’t see the game’. I watch if my friends are playing or my brothers. But not always.”

― Eden Hazard

“I love to set up my teammates. I am not here to be a star, to show off. I am here to play for the others, but if I have to try and clinch a game, then I will.”

― Eden Hazard

“I’m not saying I like to be kicked, but it’s good for me to feel I am in the game. Definitely. A motivation.”

― Eden Hazard

“Individually, I am very happy because I can play in every game. I can be on the pitch and do what I like to do, which is play football.”

― Eden Hazard

“I know as soon as a game is finished if I have done well. I don’t need people to tell me. I want to achieve perfection.”

― Eden Hazard

“We feel good. We are full of confidence. We take game after game and try to win every game.”

― Eden Hazard

“Messi is just an anomaly: he can dribble, he can score, he can pass, he has the vision, he understands the game.”

― Edgar Davids

“When you play eleven a side, you might go through a game with very few touches, but with street football, you’re always involved in the game, so it is a great way to improve your skill and to learn how to create and use space, as the pitch is very small.”

― Edgar Davids

“Asian players are very eager to work hard, but they don’t have the physicality of the Europeans, so they might actually need to work twice as hard. With street football, their skills will improve a lot, and so will their tactical awareness, because by playing within a limited space, you need to be very focused on your game.”

― Edgar Davids

“I can’t even remember playing a game without pain.”

― Edgar Davids

“Even though you’re irritated or disappointed about a game, never lose your human side.”

― Edgar Davids

“This game is about engagement and respect, whether you’re playing in the Champions League or in the fourth division.”

― Edgar Davids

“We started a new movement called street soccer, so I was already breathing and living the style. Since street soccer is not a game but a lifestyle, it required a matching wardrobe.”

― Edgar Davids

“When big teams play each other, you automatically want to raise your game. You want to see what level you’re at, and you know you have to step up.”

― Edgar Davids

“I think where the criticism of videogames come from is where videogames are just Xeroxes of films, and when you get a film adaptation of that game, you’ve just Xeroxed something twice. I think that’s where a lot of the criticism comes from – there are ultra-violent games that are already based on a million films.”

― Edgar Wright

“I find just in terms of free time I’m always envious of people I know who… listen to music, watch films, play games, read books. I have to pick. And I find frequently that if I’ve got Sophie’s Choice, I’ll try to keep up with music and keep up with films. So my book reading and comic reading and game playing is terrible and infrequent.”

― Edgar Wright

“I can adapt my game to anyone, whether it’s Ric Flair, Chris Benoit, or Batista.”

― Edge

“I am not a video game guy at all. Once it got past Super Mario Bros. and past two buttons, they lost me. I was like, ‘I do not have the abilities to be able to do this. It doesn’t work.’”

― Edge

“Politics has come to resemble a cynical team game played by politicians, while the public has been pushed aside as if sitting on the seats of a stadium in which passion for politics is gradually making room for blindness and desperation.”

― Edi Rama

“Of course we all dream about doing big, playing for big clubs, but I wanted to play football because of the love for the game.”

― Edin Dzeko

“If you do not play well, it is normal that they criticise you. But criticism is part of the game, so you accept it.”

― Edin Dzeko

“I try to do my best in every game to help the team.”

― Edin Dzeko

“I came here to win titles with Roma. I can only promise one thing, and that is that I will give my best for this club in every game.”

― Edin Dzeko

“Since I left, I follow every City game in every competition, and it’s just natural for me because I feel it is still my club, even if I’m not there anymore.”

― Edin Dzeko

“It is the entire team that has to work together. Football is a team game. We all have to give our all.”

― Edinson Cavani

“My style of game is a bit of a mix between a modern player and a traditional striker, more aggressive. The real, ultimate finisher.”

― Edinson Cavani

“I think Falcao is one of the best strikers because of the way he plays, more than simply being a player with a lot of class, to define a game, a style of play. He’s proven that he’s a player who works hard; he’s very strong both tactically and technically.”

― Edinson Cavani

“There is nothing nicer than playing in a World Cup against France, England, or Spain. There is nothing nicer than instead of playing a friendly, you can play a game where, if you win, you can make history.”

― Edinson Cavani

“I didn’t want to write a biographie romancee especially since I already write novels, nor did I want to challenge the rules of the biography game, arbitrary as those rules might be.”

― Edmund White

“I’m attracted to soccer’s capacity for beauty. When well played, the game is a dance with a ball.”

― Eduardo Galeano

“Even though professional soccer has become more about business and less about the game itself, I still believe football is a party for the legs that play it and for the eyes that watch it.”

― Eduardo Galeano

“The money is nice, but I am not in this game for the money.”

― Edward C. Prescott

“I can’t just go in and throw clothes at a picture. I still have to have some kind of an idea of a character, of who she is, where she’s from. It’s almost like playing a child’s game. You have your dolls, and you create characters for them. Fashion indulged that in me.”

― Edward Enninful

“I realise I am stepping into the shoes of a hugely respected editor in the shape of Alexandra Shulman, someone who has chosen to leave at the top of their game with a legacy of 25 years of success.”

― Edward Enninful

“In architecture, Palladio is the game. It means hard thought all through – if it is labored, it fails.”

― Edwin Lutyens

“Every flaw you have or lapse of concentration can cost you a goal, so you have to be on your toes every minute of the game.”

― Edwin van der Sar

“Nothing can replicate the thrill of making a great save at an away ground, or hearing your own fans cheering you, or the atmosphere when you score a goal or win a big game.”

― Edwin van der Sar

“You don’t need only your strikers. You need your defenders to be on top of their game. You need a midfield to work hard and track back, and I suppose you need a goalkeeper who makes saves once in a while.”

― Edwin van der Sar

“When you see Sir Alex arguing with referees and linesmen, he is showing passion that has taken him to the very highest level of the game.”

― Edwin van der Sar

“It doesn’t matter whether it is your first game or your last game: you want to win.”

― Edwin van der Sar

“Once Iraq becomes a nuclear power, the very decision to go to war against it would become a totally different ball game.”

― Ehud Barak

“I’m an actress that’s game for anything. I would love to do a movie like ‘Winter’s Bone.’”

― Eiza Gonzalez

“My videogame mind died after they stopped making wonderful escape worlds – every game just turned into me training to be in the army. But I used to love the Oddworld and ‘Abe’s Exoddus’ and ‘Abe’s Oddysee’ for Playstation.”

― El-P

“But you know, I’m not 25 anymore, and I have always said musical theater in particular is a young person’s game. It requires energy, mentally and physically, to do it.”

― Elaine Paige

“Most people watch a game because they’re excited about it; I’ll sit there and watch lacrosse championships to try to find a female who could be a bobsledder.”

― Elana Meyers

“I pray if I ever find out I have only about three minutes to live it’s during a basketball game, because then I’ll have, what, 10, 12 years to live?”

― Elayne Boosler

“The man who has no problems is out of the game.”

― Elbert Hubbard

“I’m doing whatever I have to do to help my team win. So, instead of being focused on anything from the outside, I’m focused on winning and that next game.”

― Elena Delle Donne

“For me it was just important to play my game and believe until the end. Even now, Venus is not in the top 10, but you can still feel she can be back again.”

― Elena Vesnina

“When you think of intelligence, don’t think of a college professor; think of human beings as opposed to chimpanzees. If you don’t have human intelligence, you’re not even in the game.”

― Eliezer Yudkowsky

“The approach of ‘Game of Thrones’ is similar to ‘The Lord of the Rings’ in that it treats its source material almost like history, and it focuses as much on the human drama as it does on anything fantastical.”

― Elijah Wood

“What’s so strong about ‘Game of Thrones’ is that it’s a character and political drama, with a sort of fantasy backdrop.”

― Elijah Wood

“I’ve never felt like I can’t do anything because I’m a woman. Never, ever. I was privileged enough to be surrounded by women that were at the top of their game and just freakin’ doing it.”

― Elizabeth Henstridge

“With all due respect to the nation’s fish and game departments, more deer die because people hunt them than because people feed them.”

― Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

“Navratilova won an astounding 167 singles titles and 166 doubles titles in a career which has spanned nearly 30 years. She changed the game of women’s tennis by forcing opponents to reach her standards of fitness and athleticism.”

― Elizabeth Vargas

“We’re Americans. We celebrate success. We just don’t want the game to be rigged.”

― Elizabeth Warren

“I have always kept my beauty regime super simple, but I would say discovering you could use coconut oil to take off eye-makeup remover has been a game changer.”

― Ella Woodward

“I was really attracted to doing ‘Game of Thrones’ because I thought the character of Meera was absolutely amazing.”

― Ellie Kendrick

“There is an increasingly pervasive sense not only of failure, but of futility. The legislative process has become a cruel shell game and the service system has become a bureaucratic maze, inefficient, incomprehensible, and inaccessible.”

― Elliot Richardson

“Just before I got down here I had a chance to see Agassi play another game and he smoked another player, which was nice to see. Someone who a lot of people thought couldn’t come back and now he’s winning.”

― Elvis Stojko

“I started boxing when I was eight. I enjoyed when I could hit someone and they couldn’t hit me back. It was like a game for me. The feeling of knocking someone out. My first knockout victory was when I was ten. He went down and his nose started to bleed, so they stopped it.”

― Emanuel Steward

“You go to a restaurant in the States and kids have these game boards at the table. You don’t see that in Italy or Spain. It’s not because they can’t afford to buy them, it’s because that’s not what eating together as a family is about.”

― Emeril Lagasse

“After my last audition for ‘Game of Thrones,’ they said, ‘Congratulations, princess.’ I was like, ‘Bye-bye, call centre.’”

― Emilia Clarke

“Never in a million years did I think ‘Game of Thrones’ was going to take off like it did.”

― Emilia Clarke

“I’ve read all the ‘Game of Thrones’ books many times over, so I sometimes find it easier being on set, because it can be hard to get out of character.”

― Emilia Clarke

“I think ‘Game Of Thrones’ is incredibly true to the books. I think the fans will, hopefully, be very pleased with how true to the books we are.”

― Emilia Clarke

“I would love to have a conversation with you when we’re working, and if I’m at a basketball game, I’ll probably talk to everyone there. That’s different. But on the outside world, if I don’t know you and you don’t know me, I probably cannot sit there and have a conversation.”

― Emily Rios

“Field hockey is my strongest sport, and if I lose a game, I take a long, hot bath and moan about it.”

― Emma Watson

“In Spain, people understand football is a fun game, and enjoyment comes first. After that, business follows.”

― Emmanuel Adebayor

“Football is a game. Don’t get me wrong – there is money and other things in it, too – but it’s still only a game.”

― Emmanuel Adebayor

“Ozil is a genius. He has one-of-a-kind vision for the game. He has two eyes in the front of his head and two eyes in the back.”

― Emmanuel Adebayor

“I need a manager who will tell me to go out and play my own game and enjoy myself.”

― Emmanuel Adebayor

“Popularity isn’t an objective in itself. I’m not in this game.”

― Emmanuel Macron

“Vision gets the dreams started. Dreaming employs your God-given imagination to reinforce the vision. Both are part of something I believe is absolutely necessary to building the life of a champion, a winner, a person of high character who is consistently at the top of whatever game he or she is in.”

― Emmitt Smith

“Consistency is one of the hallmarks of my career. You knew what you were going to get out of E-Smith every game, every year, no matter if I was 22, 21 or 35 years old.”

― Emmitt Smith

“I’ve given everything I can possible to the game, on and off the field.”

― Emmitt Smith

“I enjoyed being a teammate of Deion Sanders. He brings different elements to the game that many people would not even realize, and to watch and witness a superior talent like him and watch him prepare and train, and study the game is truly amazing.”

― Emmitt Smith

“I have achieved everything that I ever wanted to accomplish in this game and more so, for me, I have been fulfilled.”

― Emmitt Smith

“As an actor, I was not accepted for the longest time. But it did not deter me, as the audience had accepted me. I never compared myself with any other actors. I never had any game plan and took whatever came my way.”

― Emraan Hashmi

“I’ve had calf problems for many years, and it has been very difficult for me because I’ve played out of position, which means more sprints. Ten minutes into the game, I’ve not been able to feel my feet in a few games. I didn’t like to go to the media and say, ‘I am injured.’”

― Emre Can

“I always say the Premier League is the best in the world, and I still feel it is an honour to be playing here, but I think English football suits my game. Football is more physical here; the ref is not whistling every foul.”

― Emre Can

“I left Bayern because I needed the game time.”

― Emre Can

“I always make sure I work hard every day and give everything in the game, in training, and off the pitch, too.”

― Emre Can

“Of course, sometimes you are tired and everything, but I think the most important thing is the mentality – if you say you are fit and want to go, then you can go every game.”

― Emre Can

“I think you are wrong if you play a Champions League game, and you don’t find motivation.”

― Emre Can

“If teams come to Anfield, I don’t think they will be expecting to get an easy game.”

― Emre Can

“I don’t put faces on a dartboard. I just love the game, and I think I play it very well.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“I think obviously the men’s game has a greater emphasis on physique and strength and speed. The women’s game can be quite skilful and tactical by comparison.”

― Eniola Aluko

“If a player has been affected by racist chanting, then it is up to the officials to stop the game and make sure a message is read out to the supporters asking them to stop.”

― Eniola Aluko

“We can be tackled but referees are there to police dangerous challenges. Forwards are protected by the laws of the game and the way it’s played, while defenders and midfielders have to throw themselves about a bit more.”

― Eniola Aluko

“I feel that sometimes managers think that, if they can come up with a tactic that leads to success in a major game, they can get all the plaudits.”

― Eniola Aluko

“To be a big league ball player, you have to love the game.”

― Enos Slaughter

“For the past eight years, the right has been better at working the refs. Now the left is learning how to play the game.”

― Eric Alterman

“Half the shows on Comedy Central are just multi-cam blue sets, and they kind of look like game shows from the ’90s. It’s like, ‘Why do such a bland corporate aesthetic when the sky’s the limit with what you can do?’”

― Eric Andre

“I think ‘Game Of Thrones’ has been genius, and I really don’t want it to end. Every episode is huge. It’s totally immense, and the actors are all fantastic in it. It has totally drawn me in.”

― Eric Balfour

“Just growing up, my dad always told me the most important point of the game is the extra point. A lot of people take that play off. It’s an opportunity to make something happen, and I’m going to make the most of it.”

― Eric Berry

“My dad bought me a dartboard for my 11th birthday, and I became intrigued by the game.”

― Eric Bristow

“I started beach football in Monte Carlo when I retired from football in 1997. I liked the game very much.”

― Eric Cantona

“I don’t need to be involved with a game watched by millions of people to be fulfilled.”

― Eric Cantona

“I think life is a big game we play.”

― Eric Cantona

“The real fans of football come from the working class. Now they cannot afford to come and watch the game.”

― Eric Cantona

“I’ve never seen ‘Game of Thrones.’ I’ve never seen ‘Breaking Bad.’ I can’t tell you one character outside of Walter White.”

― Eric Dane

“It’s like, now you’re actually complaining because you’re making $9 million and guys are making more? If it makes you that upset, quit. Leave the game. Go home then and try finding another job that’s going to pay you that.”

― Eric Davis

“Come on, when does it come to the point where your name can’t come up in trade talks? Willie Mays got traded. Pedro Martinez got traded. So what? That’s part of the game.”

― Eric Davis

“I’m having a good time. I’m going to treat every game and every day as if they are my last because I now know that they could be.”

― Eric Davis

“I was fortunate to play for Pete Rose and have teammates like Ken Griffey Sr., Tony Perez and Dave Concepcion. I grew up in the game with a mature attitude. I’ve always known it was better to be seen and not heard.”

― Eric Davis

“I don’t love football the way I once loved the game. I don’t look at it as fun anymore, and it definitely used to be fun. A lot of the fun has been taken away from it, I guess, because you go through so much on the field and off the field.”

― Eric Dickerson

“With ‘Anna Karenina,’ I just think it’s a stunning visual tour de force for a director who is at the top of his game.”

― Eric Fellner

“The game of history is usually played by the best and the worst over the heads of the majority in the middle.”

― Eric Hoffer

“I had a friend who had done the cinematics for ‘Splinter Cell: Conviction,’ so he kind of indoctrinated me into the series. I did a bunch of temp stuff for him – I roughed stuff in the game for him, playing about nine characters – just so he had some character templates to work from.”

― Eric Johnson

“I feel challenged every day, when I come to work. I feel like I have to step up my game, and that’s a great thing.”

― Eric Ladin

“I’ve been excited since I received a phone call from Paul Holmgren inviting me to represent the Flyers and Flyer fans at the alumni game of the Winter Classic weekend.”

― Eric Lindros

“Much of our national debate proceeds as if China and America were locked in a zero-sum game in which one’s loss is precisely the other’s gain.”

― Eric Liu

“Sometimes when I listen to fellow progressives, I wonder if the only lesson we took away from the ’04 elections is that politics is a word game.”

― Eric Liu

“I don’t look at it as writing a book in a videogame universe. I look at it as writing for ‘Halo’, which for me, transcends being just a great video game. It’s evolving into a whole new mythology.”

― Eric Nylund

“I think that’s awesome to have a former player in the GM role, somebody that not only understands the game of football but has played the game of football.”

― Eric Reid

“Football is a game.”

― Eric Reid

“Everybody evaluates their own situation as far as playing this game.”

― Eric Reid

“Tackling is my favorite part of the game.”

― Eric Reid

“The funny thing about advertising is that it’s not a zero-sum game… Historically, in the digital ad world, pie has gotten larger and it’s possible for everyone to win, and it’s perfectly possible that will continue to be true for quite some time.”

― Eric Schmidt

“I’m a firm believer in the hustle game.”

― Eric Snow

“I travel probably four days a week. That’s the game of international development. You have to be at your properties. No developer is successful sitting behind their desk.”

― Eric Trump

“I usually take the first batch of some ice cream, eat it, and then about an hour later, at halftime of the Sunday night game, I go after a second serving. So I pretty much get a whole gallon of ice cream Sunday night. It’s pretty bad.”

― Eric Weddle

“I’ve been to just one AFC championship game.”

― Eric Weddle

“It honestly feels like high school or college all over again. You’re comfortable; you see the game. You’ve seen a lot of ups and downs, a lot of good plays and bad plays. They’re all in the back of your head. It’s all just experience over the years. There are guys that play well as rookies, but it’s hard.”

― Eric Weddle

“I can sit back in 10, 15, 20 years, when I’m sitting with my kids, I’ll be able to say that I’m sitting in Ravens Stadium during a game, and I’m watching one of the best swimmers ever win a Gold for the U.S. You know, as you get older, you cherish those kinds of moments.”

― Eric Weddle

“I want everyone to do well and to be as successful as you can. Because at the end of the day, this game is about relationships and what you make of them.”

― Eric Weddle

“I played baseball, and that’s pretty much it. Basketball came late, this was, basketball was the sport that I tried to master, I kind of mastered baseball, so basketball was one of those things where I wanted to master this game, so that’s why I probably play it the way I do.”

― Eric Williams

“My parents are divorced, but they have and always are there for me. They’ve never missed a ball game or anything else I’ve done, and we’ve always been so close.”

― Eric Winter

“If we could begin to look at water pollution as a human rights violation, and we could begin to look at criminal aspects of this, I think that could be a game changer for many companies who want to not be forthwith and think that they can just hold off in a lawsuit for 10 years, and in the meantime, people are still being poisoned.”

― Erin Brockovich

“Water is on the table for every single one us. When it’s gone, game over. I don’t care what company you run; I don’t care if you’re Republican or liberal.”

― Erin Brockovich

“I’ve never dated anywhere else, so I only know L.A. dating, and I wouldn’t wish it upon my worst enemy. I’ve pulled back and taken the pressure off of myself to figure it out, because there’s so much pressure about status that dating has become this game where you pull out all your tricks.”

― Erin Foster

“The real trouble with the writing game is that no general rule can be worked out for uniform guidance, and this applies to sales as well as to writing.”

― Erle Stanley Gardner

“My favorite video game of all time is called ‘Black Tiger’. It’s a Capcom Dungeons and Dragons game from 1987. I have the actual arcade version sitting in my office.”

― Ernest Cline

“The game of golf would lose a great deal if croquet mallets and billiard cues were allowed on the putting green.”

― Ernest Hemingway

“All travellers who had preceded me into the Barren Grounds had relied on the abundant game, and in consequence suffered dreadful hardships; in some cases even starved to death.”

― Ernest Thompson Seton

“Dembele is a player who has been playing regularly, from the bench or the start, and he has quality. When he comes off the bench, he can change a game, and that’s a quality that is undervalued in football. Not everybody has that quality.”

― Ernesto Valverde

“What I’d most highlight about Leo Messi is his huge sense of responsibility for the team. It shows in every game in every competition.”

― Ernesto Valverde

“Football is a game of errors. You want to make your rivals commit them and to avoid them yourself.”

― Ernesto Valverde

“Football is a game of emotions.”

― Ernesto Valverde

“Wins are big boosts for your confidence, but sometimes you don’t notice little things. When you lose a game, it means that the opponent has had a plan, and it’s worked – now we need to see our capacity for response.”

― Ernesto Valverde

“If you win a game, everyone is happy, and if you lose, everyone is watching you.”

― Ernesto Valverde

“I hit a home run in my first game, and they told me to go into the stands and pass my cap around. I made six dollars in nickels, dimes, and quarters.”

― Ernie Banks

“The riches of the game are in the thrills, not the money.”

― Ernie Banks

“It’s a great day for a ball game; let’s play two!”

― Ernie Banks

“I’d like to get to the last game of the World Series at Wrigley Field and hit three homers. That was what I always wanted to do.”

― Ernie Banks

“You don’t have to be long off the tee, and we know the amazing effect an Open crowd can have if you’re on your game and how they can lift you.”

― Ernie Els

“Brushing up on your short game at the practice area is fine and good, but taking it with you to the golf course – when your score is really on the line – is another story.”

― Ernie Els

“Ball position is everything in iron play. If you aren’t careful about it, you can create some major problems in your game just by getting an inch or two off.”

― Ernie Els

“I cannot allow state government to continue to be consumed by this game of political ‘gotcha.’”

― Ernie Fletcher

“The game’s the thing. That’s why people tune in. They don’t tune in to hear an announcer.”

― Ernie Harwell

“Baseball is a spirited race of man against man, reflex against reflex. A game of inches. Every skill is measured. Every heroic, every failing is seen and cheered, or booed. And then becomes a statistic.”

― Ernie Harwell

“Baseball is a tongue-tied kid from Georgia growing up to be an announcer and praising the Lord for showing him the way to Cooperstown. This is a game for America. Still a game for America, this baseball!”

― Ernie Harwell

“I think we’ve overstated that God is the God who wants us to obey. Obedience is not the end game. Obedience is only our calling so that we can step into our freedom.”

― Erwin McManus

“We see a lot of gory deaths on ‘Game of Thrones.’”

― Esme Bianco

“We know football is a difficult game. Sometimes you win and lose.”

― Essam El Hadary

“Nothing’s really been handed to me, and I’ve stayed in the game long enough to get an opportunity that I’ve been hopefully knocking it out of the park every chance I get.”

― Ethan Carter III

“I feel very proud of everyone I’ve worked with on ‘SpongeBob’ because they’re all brilliant artists working at the top of their game to make something really special, and I think audiences feel that.”

― Ethan Slater

“Active investment is a zero-sum game. Passive managers don’t play the game. They buy something resembling the market as a whole, or some segment of the market, and they don’t respond to the actions of active managers.”

― Eugene Fama

“The great times are when you put a game on location and see others play it for the first time. After all, we are really kind of an entertainer. You perform for the joy of the audience.”

― Eugene Jarvis

“We not only romanticize the future; we have also made it into a growth industry, a parlor game and a disaster movie all at the same time.”

― Eugene Kennedy

“Being in politics is like being a football coach. You have to be smart enough to understand the game, and dumb enough to think it’s important.”

― Eugene McCarthy

“Maria Sharapova winning Wimbledon at 17, I don’t think that’s ever going to happen again. It’s a different game now. I need to stay focused and work on my game, and it will come.”

― Eugenie Bouchard

“Assimilation, not success, is the American end game.”

― Euny Hong

“Love is a game that two can play and both win.”

― Eva Gabor

“I could never give up Mexican food. Nachos are usually my go-to if I’m courtside at an NBA game. I always, always get my picture taken with my mouth wide open and a tortilla chip sticking out of it!”

― Eva Longoria

“The game’s been good to me and I hope I’ve been good to the game. I’m 50 years old and I’ve pretty much did everything that I wanted to do in boxing.”

― Evander Holyfield

“’Lip Lock’ is a play on words. It sounds flirty and fun. Also, my lips are one of my favorite features. Also, it’s like, literally locking the game down with my words because I’m a lyricist.”

― Eve

“Titanic Thompson and Amarillo Slim would have run from a game with Marty Stanovich. Marty could really play, and he didn’t cheat.”

― Evel Knievel

“Just as Josef K, the protagonist of Kafka’s ‘The Trial,’ awoke one day to discover that he had become part of some unfathomable legal carnival, we, too are frequently waking to discover that the rules of the digital game have once again profoundly changed.”

― Evgeny Morozov

“In business, standards establish the rules of the game, creating path dependencies as investments are made and corresponding designs are set in stone and plastic. Inferior standards can prevail due to smart marketing or industry collusion.”

― Evgeny Morozov

“Acting is a precarious business. I have had periods where I felt like I couldn’t get arrested, but you have to see it as a long game.”

― Ewen Bremner

“You can’t win every game, so I’ve just got to get back to work and get better next week.”

― Ezekiel Elliott

“I’m a guy who can play all three downs, and I excel in all areas of the game.”

― Ezekiel Elliott

“I’ve worked on my game, and I don’t think it has any holes, no weaknesses. I say that with humility because you can always work to get better. But I run inside, I run outside, and I’m just not a guy you have to take off the field for certain packages.”

― Ezekiel Elliott

“I think they’re taking a little bit of the fun out of this pro game.”

― Ezekiel Elliott

“This is a physical game, and that’s how you have to play. When you do that, the defense eventually gets tired of tackling you.”

― Ezekiel Elliott

“We want to play a physical game and impose our will on people.”

― Ezekiel Elliott

“You don’t want to attack one game more than another.”

― Ezekiel Elliott

“Honestly, the type of runner I am, I’m a physical guy, and I try to set the tone early in the game, so you’re going to see it a lot in the first and second quarter.”

― Ezekiel Elliott

“During the game, there has to be a moment where you have to set the tone. You have to let them know that you’re a physical player.”

― Ezekiel Elliott

“When you let those defensive backs know that you’re a physical player, they don’t really want to tackle. That’s it. That’s why you see me get a hurdle every game. Those guys don’t want to tackle me when I get to the second level.”

― Ezekiel Elliott

“I can be very emotional, so when it’s the build-up to a game I enjoy that side of trying to help push the team and get them fired up.”

― Fabian Delph

“I feel like if the mentality is there then why not aim to win every game? We are not here just coast through games. We need to go into games thinking we are going to win.”

― Fabian Delph

“I believe I am a player that can organise the game well for my team.”

― Fabinho

“Enjoy the games, and go on the pitch with happiness, and go game by game.”

― Fabinho

“Mr. Trump, Americans can’t afford, and don’t want, to worry about the latest lawsuit filed against their president. And you’re not immune from these suits once you enter the Oval Office. Anything you’ve done before taking office is fair game.”

― Fabrizio Moreira

“We go after legacies because we just know that, sooner or later, people will understand what we bring to this culture and bring to the game.”

― Fat Joe

“Before I was rapping, I was always around the rap game, even though I was in the streets. I would be at all the parties and all the events, and I was pretty hard to miss. I was one of the few Spanish cats sitting there with jewelry on, Dapper Dan suits. It was pretty hard to miss me.”

― Fat Joe

“I collaborate with Tidal because they’re for the artists – the up and coming artists and the O.G.s in the game. It’s like a home, the only place we have for the artists to find support.”

― Fat Joe

“It’s not in baseball’s interest or the players’ interest to be taking this stance. It’s the people’s game.”

― Fay Vincent

“Nothing is impossible on ‘Game of Thrones.’”

― Faye Marsay

“It’s part of the magic of ‘Game of Thrones,’ all the secrets.”

― Faye Marsay

“I have fought all over the world, and I am excited to be in ‘EA Sports MMA’ because this game is going to show the global appeal of mixed martial arts.”

― Fedor Emelianenko

“When I carve out time to game, it’s because I rationalize that I ‘deserve it,’ so I relish every minute of that 2-3 hour session.”

― Felicia Day

“I’m super excited about gaming always. That’s the thing that I geek out over; those are the vlogs that I’m surfing if I’m not already playing a game at night.”

― Felicia Day

“’TableTop’ is packed with gaming celebrities and independent game creators. This is a huge subculture that really doesn’t have a vehicle to rally around or educate people with.”

― Felicia Day

“Litigation is the pursuit of practical ends, not a game of chess.”

― Felix Frankfurter

“In ’05, ’06, ’07 and ’08, I wasn’t throwing any changeups at all. Maybe two or three per game. In ’09, I started playing with the grip, started throwing it in the bullpen and playing catch. It came out really good.”

― Felix Hernandez

“In fact, from then on scholars engaged in a kind of game of comparing different Indo-European languages with one another, and eventually they could not fail to wonder what exactly these connections showed, and how they should be interpreted in concrete terms.”

― Ferdinand de Saussure

“Occasionally, when I come off during a game, I get a little bit angry. But it’s only because I want to play in every game and every minute to help my team-mates.”

― Fernandinho

“For me, in football, everything is possible, and every game is a battle.”

― Fernandinho

“In the Premier League, the most important thing is not to give the team at the top of the table reasons to keep winning game after game.”

― Fernandinho

“Pep has made me understand the game more: not just how I play but also how the team has to play, because I am just a component.”

― Fernandinho

“We all know the Premier League is a competitive league and that every game is competitive.”

― Fernandinho

“We all know the Premier League is so tough and many, many things can happen – right until the last game of the season.”

― Fernandinho

“As a human, as a professional player, you have to improve every day, every training session, every game.”

― Fernandinho

“It’s always difficult when you have had a game in midweek to get to a final.”

― Fernandinho

“It is not a problem – you don’t think about the climate, or the cold; we just think about winning the game.”

― Fernandinho

“Of course, when you lose any game, the feeling is so bad. But you have to be professional and have to be clever and overcome this situation and try to work on that and try to fix the problem and solve for the next game.”

― Fernandinho

“It is impossible to do it for the whole game, but when you have the ball for most of the game and have players like Samir Nasri, David Silva, Yaya Toure, and Raheem Sterling, they keep the ball so well.”

― Fernandinho

“The first time was in Brazil, and the second time was when I was playing for Shakhtar against Inter in Milan. Fans were banned from the stadium on both occasions, and it is different. You have to keep your concentration on the pitch and try to win the game.”

― Fernandinho

“For me, the Premier League is the best tournament in the world. It’s the hardest; you need to be 100 per cent to play every game.”

― Fernandinho

“You can play basketball and have a magic night and score 40 points with your team-mates and win the game. There are favourites for the World Cup, but you can’t guarantee Germany, Spain, or Brazil will win, but here, everyone can guarantee that Mercedes or Ferrari will win the race, and this is very sad for the sport.”

― Fernando Alonso

“An artist is born like a priest is born. If they are born an artist, I would tell them art is not a game: it is something very serious which completely requires everything you have to give.”

― Fernando Botero

“Fitness is important, but the most important thing is how you adapt and the way you feel physically. To adapt to a new position. To try to change your game.”

― Fernando Torres

“Each player has one place in the world where he is happy, and as a result, he plays well. My place is Anfield. Every game I can play there, I feel good.”

― Fernando Torres

“When I played against Chelsea, there was always a big motivation because it was a special game; it was always one of the biggest games of the season. This is one of the reasons why I wanted to join Chelsea: because I want to be part of this kind of team.”

― Fernando Torres

“I was away from the game for a few years, and it feels good to be back. I’m bowling quite well and also getting the ball to reverse swing. During the time off, I worked a lot on getting the ball to reverse swing; now it’s working well for me.”

― Fidel Edwards

“For me, David Warner isn’t just the future of Australian batting, he’s the future for cricket in general because he can excel in any form of the game. I’m excited just watching him.”

― Fidel Edwards

“I admire Messi: he’s never complained to me in any game we played, but I’ve also never asked him for his jersey and never would. I came to win, not to say I played against Messi.”

― Filipe Luis

“Every child has played video games growing up and played WWE games. To be part of a video game, it’s an unbelievable experience.”

― Finn Balor

“I will say that Marvel is 100 times more secretive than ‘Game of Thrones.’ Like, they’re not even on the same playing field.”

― Finn Jones

“About a year after leaving drama school or a year and a half – and I was working solidly ever since leaving drama school – I picked up ‘Game of Thrones.’”

― Finn Jones

“I worked on ‘Game Of Thrones’ for six years, so I’m very well equipped to handle hype surrounding television shows.”

― Finn Jones

“I’ve had this theory for a while, but I think there needs to be a message with the end of ‘Game of Thrones.’ You know? I think what needs to happen is ice and fire are going to go to war, a huge war between those two factions, and I think, in that war, they will destroy themselves. There will be complete chaos, complete destruction.”

― Finn Jones

“I’m usually late to the game on shows and watch them after they’ve aired. But I love ‘House of Cards,’ ‘The Killing,’ ‘Orange Is the New Black,’ loved ‘True Detective,’ and ‘Arrested Development’ when it was on. Also ‘The Wire,’ though I was way late to the game on that.”

― Finn Wittrock

“Honestly, Flav is not much of a video game player these days. BUT, I used to spend hours on Time Crisis. I beat all levels, man.”

― Flavor Flav

“The game of life is a game of boomerangs. Our thoughts, deeds and words return to us sooner or later with astounding accuracy.”

― Florence Scovel Shinn

“It has something to do with the facts and the law and who the judges are. So I think lawyers sometimes exaggerate their role in winning and losing. Lawyers do have a role, and a major role, but they’re not the only players in this game.”

― Floyd Abrams

“I know that there’s a god because I was able to survive everything that I’ve been through – all of the tough times – and I’m still at the top of my game.”

― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

“I wouldn’t want to get involved with a game that’s a stinker – I can smell one of those a mile away.”

― Flying Lotus

“I actually really liked the music to the ‘Friday the 13th’ Nintendo game. I still listen to it all the time. I sampled it in a couple records, too. It’s hypnotic and dark but also really pretty.”

― Flying Lotus

“I had been playing really interesting roles before I got great roles. Little ones – ‘The Crying Game’ I loved working on, and then ‘Bird,’ ‘Ghost Dog,’ so many films.”

― Forest Whitaker

“I love to play chess. The last time I was playing, I started to really see the board. I don’t mean just seeing a few moves ahead – something else. My game started getting better. It’s the patterns. The patterns are universal.”

― Forest Whitaker

“Ultimately, we need to grow the women’s game. That’s the biggest issue; it always has been. Then you can talk about equal pay and everything else.”

― Fran Kirby

“I like to wear the same kind of boots that I’ve worn in training going up to the game so that I’ve got a feel for the boots.”

― Fran Kirby

“The pro athlete is a sad tale. He signs a big contract and thinks he’s set for life. I didn’t think I was set for life, and I don’t now. As athletes, we are important, celebrities, in demand and rich. Then we are out of the game and we are not important, not celebrities, not in demand and not rich.”

― Fran Tarkenton

“During a game, it comes down to your mind – the pressure. There are loads of other aspects, too. Many people say taking penalties is easy, but when you’re stood over one, that’s not the case. It’s in no way easy. The goal really does become a lot smaller.”

― Francesco Totti

“I am interested in seeing how a certain situation can develop with potential accidents. First, I am inspired by the acts of potential collaborators. It tends to be an action they have already done in a different context. I am very clear about the rules of the game, but once it’s launched, I don’t intervene at all.”

― Francis Alys

“I believe that filmmaking – as, probably, is everything – is a game you should play with all your cards, and all your dice, and whatever else you’ve got. So, each time I make a movie, I give it everything I have. I think everyone should, and I think everyone should do everything they do that way.”

― Francis Ford Coppola

“I’m dumbfounded, but nothing surprises me in this game.”

― Francis Lee

“But, as always, Mr. Rooney would come over and shake your hand and congratulate you on a good game, no matter what the situation was.”

― Franco Harris

“As soon as you have an average game, everyone is quick to criticise and say, ‘You suck; you shouldn’t be playing rugby.’”

― Francois Hougaard

“You fight technology with technology, so you have to stay one step ahead of the criminal. It’s very much a chess game – they make a move, you have to make a move.”

― Frank Abagnale

“The year after Russell retired, in the famous seventh game of the NBA Finals at Madison Square Garden, Willis Reed, the New York Knicks center, limped onto the court against the Los Angeles Lakers, inspiring his team and freezing Chamberlain into a benign perplexity.”

― Frank Deford

“Football teams represent cities and colleges and schools. The people have built great stadiums, and the game is culturally intertwined with our calendar. We don’t go back to college for the college. We go back for a football game, and, yes, we even call that ‘homecoming.’”

― Frank Deford

“I think, in accepting the amount of money that athletes make, I think that fans accept that now. It’s the nature of the beast; that’s the way it is, so they understand it. All, I think, fans have changed – because the price of tickets has gone up so much – that they feel a certain sense of entitlement when they go to a game.”

― Frank Deford

“As it happens, Cumberland was on the verge of bankruptcy and had to give up football. But the villainous Heisman made it play a game that had been scheduled when Cumberland still had a team, or Heisman threatened to demand a $3,000 forfeiture fee that could well have put the school out of existence.”

― Frank Deford

“I think the four major leagues ought to set up a joint commission – say, of retired judges – to rule on athletes who are accused of doing bad things away from the game. Then each league would retain its independence in determining what penalties their players should get for infractions committed within the sport.”

― Frank Deford

“It was not that long ago when the accepted wisdom in football was that the running game had to be established – that was always the obligatory verb: established – before passes could become effective. My, we know how that has changed. Now the pass is established from the get-go, and running is an afterthought.”

― Frank Deford

“At all levels – with men and women – the 3-point shot has utterly transformed the way the game is played. More and more, the players are spread out, looking to pop behind the 3-point arc.”

― Frank Deford

“First and foremost, Howard Cosell is sports. There are all these people, these fans, who claim that when Cosell does a game on television, they turn off the sound on the TV and listen to the radio broadcast. Oh, sure. You probably know critics in your neighborhood who vow the same thing. Well, too bad for them.”

― Frank Deford

“Several NBA teams got their best gates every season when they scheduled a doubleheader and booked the Globetrotters and their stooges for the opening game.”

― Frank Deford

“The game is if the orchestra can hear each other, they play better. If they play better and there’s a tangible feeling between the orchestra and the audience, if they feel each other, the audience responds and the orchestra feels it.”

― Frank Gehry

“It is wonderful… Steve and Dan took professional football to a whole different level with the way they played the game. The fact that Steve is going in with Dan is very special.”

― Frank Gifford

“I can’t stress the importance of working hard enough, work on all aspects of your game. If you does that and you have the ability, you’ll come through.”

― Frank Lampard

“I’m like everyone else: I want to play every game, but it’s not possible.”

― Frank Lampard

“It was very frustrating when I was president of Hakoah. You could not make any headway. We couldn’t attract the public because it was an ethnic game. Australians were not interested.”

― Frank Lowy

“The game needs to be funded by sponsors, by members, by broadcasters. There needs to be a commercial relationship between the FFA and the people who supply the money so it is a natural alliance. Sport is not a charity.”

― Frank Lowy

“I haven’t seen a player in this game, as long as I’ve been in it, that can’t be pitched to… Barry is an outstanding ballplayer. I respect him an awful lot. I also have confidence in my pitchers that they can pitch to Barry Bonds and get him out.”

― Frank Robinson

“When you’re going into a game, you’re not expected to hit a home run every game. You’re just doing everything proper with proper swings.”

― Frank Thomas

“Fellas, it’s all a numbers game. The more women you meet, the greater chance you have of finding the right one.”

― Frank Vincent

“I don’t think I ever worked harder at any match during my career to get runs as I did then, nor did I ever have to face in one game such consistently fast bowlers as the Australian pair, Gregory and McDonald.”

― Frank Woolley

“I was not depressed when they got me out. I have always taken my dismissals as part of the game.”

― Frank Woolley

“Lots of times I was out through forcing the game.”

― Frank Woolley

“We always had to play the game and play for the team. It is a Kent tradition.”

― Frank Woolley

“I feel like touring is a man’s game. And I don’t think that’s sexist; I just think, on tour, you can’t really take care of yourself the way you want to.”

― Frankie Cosmos

“You learn a lot as a coach when you sit back and tell someone what to do, and then you realize, ‘Hey, I need to start doing that myself.’ I think coaching can improve a fighter’s game tremendously.”

― Frankie Edgar

“We’re not getting judged or rated by just our fighting ability. People want to watch guys who are flamboyant and have something to say, and that’s just the nature of the fight game and the game we’re in. I get it.”

― Frankie Edgar

“If you game Facebook and Google in the right way, then you can achieve a mass audience.”

― Franklin Foer

“This is the game of those who deny climate change or who deny the need for sustainability. They say, ‘They are going to take everything away from us. They are going to take our cars away from us. They are going to take our steaks from us. They are going to take all the things that make life nice away from us. So let’s not go there.’”

― Frans Timmermans

“Rugby is a different game. There is an interruption every two minutes also in American football. Our soccer is a moving game: play, play, play, move, move – you don’t interrupt.”

― Franz Beckenbauer

“Golf is a game to me. Other players work extremely hard all year long. I work hard before Augusta. I know I get good results when I practice, but it also wears me out. It literally wore me out even when I was in my 20s.”

― Fred Couples

“Whenever I design any variant, or when anybody sends me one, I always say if at all possible within the context of the game don’t have two home supply centers touching each other.”

― Fred Davis

“I don’t want to rest on my laurels. I still feel like I’m learning a lot about the golf game and the swing. There are so many different little facets of golf that there is always something to learn.”

― Fred Funk

“With all due respect to re-enactors, I consider the Civil War too tragic a subject to make a game of.”

― Fred Kaplan

“I don’t know why a computer game can’t be an art form just as a puppet show or an opera is. I’m still interested in computer games as something I would like to work on someday.”

― Fred Saberhagen

“There are interactions with characters within the game which I think are pretty neatly done considering the limitations that you have to work with. I mean, a computer can’t really generate a character that talks back and forth with you successfully.”

― Fred Saberhagen

“Foursquare’s adoption of a game dynamic when it launched is a particularly clever implementation of a social hook.”

― Fred Wilson

“People already love to play casual games. But when you take a casual game and stick it inside a social network, it becomes way more exciting.”

― Fred Wilson

“Coming in here and having fun with the guys, loving everyone, playing this game – it’s a lot of fun.”

― Freddie Freeman

“I have one goal every single year, and that’s to play every single game.”

― Freddie Freeman

“Just got to keep going out there and keep swinging. That’s all I can really do. Getting work in, doing everything I can to get ready for the game.”

― Freddie Freeman

“You’re going to be friends with people longer than you’re going to be teammates in this game.”

― Freddie Freeman

“I wasn’t fully aware of the things that Madlib did musically, but my manager put me up on game. I’m not gonna act like I was a Madlib head when I wasn’t. I didn’t understand a lot of it at first. But it opened my mind to some things, and it’s me bringing that gangster element to things that he does. It’s like a perfect marriage.”

― Freddie Gibbs

“I’m not trying to act like I’m Superman or better than anybody else in the game. I’m just telling my story, showing my strengths and weaknesses – as a human, as a person, as a man.”

― Freddie Gibbs

“I’m not a big video game dude though, but I like ‘Madden.’”

― Freddie Gibbs

“I went to a Bulls game when it was still in Chicago Stadium before they built the United Center.”

― Freddie Gibbs

“When I first came in the game, I had a bunch of homies that rapped that was hanging around me just because I was getting the rap attention, and they felt they could feed off of that.”

― Freddie Gibbs

“I’ve been engulfed in sports since I was a 2-year-old; I picked up any kind of ball – a basketball, baseball, football – I just loved to play something. I loved the energy of being in arenas and watching the game on TV.”

― Freddie Gibbs

“I want to be one of the most versatile rappers in the game.”

― Freddie Gibbs

“The goal is not to just do ‘Video Game High School’ every year. We want to grow into a real content production company. We want to be Pixar or HBO. We want to make five series a year or 10 series a year.”

― Freddie Wong

“Kickstarter has shifted from funding creative projects to funding products and videogames; the biggest funded are consumer electronics and video game projects.”

― Freddie Wong

“It’s frustrating at times when you think you’ve earned a chance to play on the field and you’re over there sitting on the bench. That’s not the kind of player I am. I’m the kind of player who wants to be out there on the field and needs to contribute every minute of every game.”

― Freddy Adu

“When you get into the game you’ve got be thinking, when I get into the attacking third I’m gonna be freakin’ creative.”

― Freddy Adu

“You can teach all the other stuff, you know. You can teach shooting the ball, you can teach having a good touch… passing and whatnot, but when you get out there on the field, it’s just a mindset you need to go into the game with.”

― Freddy Adu

“Often, these downplay the power of cultural imperialism – in that sense, playing the game of US interests – by reassuring us that the global success of American mass culture is not as bad as all that.”

― Fredric Jameson

“I already watched Barcelona as a kid, and then, when I was a bit more aware of the game, you had the Guardiola era with all their successes. That turned me into an even bigger fan.”

― Frenkie de Jong

“When I am on the pitch, I play on intuition, but I think a lot about the game as well.”

― Frenkie de Jong

“I like to watch the great players, the ones who are technically good and understand the game. I try to see how they move.”

― Frenkie de Jong

“The world is facing a new networked, digital lifestyle, and we will ensure that Canon remains ahead of the game.”

― Fujio Mitarai

“My favorite rappers are, I can’t really say. I like Kanye because he’s so creative. He’ll just do anything. I like what Kanye’s bringing to the game. Lil Wayne. I like Wayne.”

― Future

“I wanna make my imprint in the game as far as music – hip-hop, and just music, period. ‘Cause I come from hip-hop, that’s my background, but I’m not gonna let that limit me from where I can go.”

― Future

“My three wishes are just be respected out the game. I want respect from everybody. And just make a successful clothing line and company. I’m not going to put a number on it. Just to have a great career.”

― Future

“It’s fun when the ball is going in the hole and things are going right, but it’s a miserable game when things aren’t going well.”

― Fuzzy Zoeller

“I hate golf to be tricked up. To me it’s a fun game.”

― Fuzzy Zoeller

“When you’re around somebody like E-40, all you can do is watch and learn, and soak up game.”

― G-Eazy

“It’s an honor to be able to tour with somebody I grew up listening to and somebody I look up to. When you’re around somebody like E-40, all you can do is watch and learn, and soak up game.”

― G-Eazy

“I’ve learned how to stay humble. I don’t want to get in over my head because when you do that it takes you off your game.”

― Gabby Douglas

“Photoshop should be a free-to-play game. There’s not really a difference between very traditional apps and how they enhance productivity and wandering around a forest and killing bears.”

― Gabe Newell

“The PC is successful because we’re all benefiting from the competition with each other. If Twitter comes along, our games benefit. If Nvidia makes better graphics technology, all the games are going to shine. If we come out with a better game, people are going to buy more PCs.”

― Gabe Newell

“If I buy a game on Steam and I’m running it on Windows, I can go to one of the Steam machines and already have the game. So you benefit as a developer; you benefit as a consumer in having the PC experience extended in the living room.”

― Gabe Newell

“If you look at a multi-player game, it’s the people who are playing the game who are often more valuable than all of the animations and models and game logic that’s associated with it.”

― Gabe Newell

“About half the people at Valve have run their own companies, so they always have the option not just to take a job at another game company, but to go start their own company. The question you always have to answer is, ‘How are we making these people more valuable than they would be elsewhere?’”

― Gabe Newell

“I think it’s highly likely that we’ll continue to have high-performance graphics capability in living rooms. I’m not sure we’re all going to put down our game controllers and pick up touch screens – which is a reasonable view, I’m just not sure I buy into it.”

― Gabe Newell

“Looking from the outside at English football, at Spanish football, it’s more interesting, and they have the champions and the celebrities that they want to see. But with the passion that Italians have for football, the pride that they have, I don’t think the game will stay that way.”

― Gabriel Batistuta

“It goes without saying that I love the game, the tactics, the training, and everything that happens on the pitch.”

― Gabriel Batistuta

“I love the game and everything that goes with actually playing. What I don’t like so much are the interviews, the controversy, and all the external stuff.”

― Gabriel Batistuta

“Personally, I can’t take the blame for what politicians did in 1982. I can’t take on some kind of revenge or change history. I want to beat England because I want to win every game I play, but not because we went to war in 1982 or because we played against each other in 1998.”

― Gabriel Batistuta

“I am very self-critical and always will be. I think this makes me want to improve, always. But just because I’m self-critical and say what I thought of my performance in a game, it doesn’t mean I will bring myself down, ever.”

― Gabriel Jesus

“While American football is very structured and linear and static – where everyone lines up, and there’s a burst, and it happens – soccer is like the cosmos. It’s like constellations. It’s bodies moving in space. It’s a very spherical game.”

― Gabriel Luna

“I’d work with soccer coordinators at Game Changing Films and have one or two combat training sessions with my stunt double, who’s a wushu master.”

― Gabriel Luna

“I played Mary Joe Fernandez in the semifinals. She was winning the first set. Second set was very close. I started to play this aggressive game. I think I surprised them.”

― Gabriela Sabatini

“In the game of life, survival is only part of the battle.”

― Gad Saad

“Cricket pays well, so a lot of people are naturally drawn towards the game. But to carve a niche in non-cricket sports is not easy. So state governments need to be proactive. Indians need to be made aware of the power of an Olympic medal. It should be treated at par with an Oscars or a Nobel Prize.”

― Gagan Narang

“I admire writers who can remain objective and distanced, but that doesn’t seem to be in my toolbox somehow. I have to care, I have to have skin in the game.”

― Gail Simone

“It’s funny, as a little kid, you look up to those guys who you play as in ‘Madden,’ and now to see myself in the game, it’s an honor.”

― Gaines Adams

“Julius Peppers is a beast, man. I don’t know how many pounds he outweighs me by… I still try to do things like him to make my game better.”

― Gaines Adams

“I feel like by me putting on a couple more pounds will help my game tremendously. Putting on 10-15 pounds will help me stop the run better and be a more dominant pass rusher.”

― Gaines Adams

“It really doesn’t matter to me whether it’s defensive end or linebacker. I just want to play the game of football. I’ve been working on linebacker drills since I got out to Fischer Sports in Phoenix.”

― Gaines Adams

“I don’t care to be remembered as the man who scored six touchdowns in a game. I want to be remembered as a winner in life.”

― Gale Sayers

“When I came to Spain, I joined a tennis academy, and that was where I learnt the game.”

― Garbine Muguruza

“I grew up, and my body was not like a Spanish player. I was tall. I had a powerful game; my arms were long, so I’m like, ‘No, you can’t play like Spanish players.’”

― Garbine Muguruza

“I think my style of game is aggressive.”

― Garbine Muguruza

“With the time, as I was growing up and I got taller and my arms were longer, I developed this aggressive style because I think it was better for me, for my style of game.”

― Garbine Muguruza

“With time, I’ve got more used to grass, and I think my style of game helps.”

― Garbine Muguruza

“When you play in the Premier League, say you’re playing against a lower-end team, they set up to defend all the time, they set up to block you off. But when you play in the Champions League, all the other teams are used to winning every week, so it’s more of an open game, it’s more attacking, end-to-end.”

― Gareth Bale

“You’ve just got to listen to what experienced people are telling you. You’ve obviously got to listen to what they want you to do in training and in matches and commit to improving every aspect of your game.”

― Gareth Bale

“When you’re a sub, it’s a game of more than 11 players starting the game.”

― Gareth Bale

“Once you win something, yeah, you enjoy it. But then it’s on to the next game.”

― Gareth Bale

“I was 32 when I signed for Everton, and Roberto Martinez said, ‘With your style of game, you can play until you’re 40.’ I’m sitting there laughing at him, but he was deadly serious. I still laughed.”

― Gareth Barry

“Against Chelsea, you will have periods in the game when you are right up against it, when they keep the ball. They are pretty solid the way they set their team up.”

― Gareth Barry

“I knew my first game at Everton wasn’t going to be a stroll around the pitch.”

― Gareth Barry

“If you win games, you think things are comfortable, and they are not. The best players don’t think that way, and that’s why they get to where they are: they don’t worry about what has gone on and think only about the next game.”

― Gareth Barry

“Everyone’s expecting you to be playing fantastic football, winning every game, and course it doesn’t happen like that.”

― Gareth Barry

“You play the game to win things, and if you asked me whether I would want to finish in the top four or win the FA Cup, it’d be FA Cup every time.”

― Gareth Barry

“I’ve got massive respect for Arsene Wenger for what he’s done for the English game, and it would have been good to work under him, but that didn’t happen.”

― Gareth Barry

“I didn’t like it as a player when I felt a coach was fudging the reasons for leaving me out. As a player, I wanted to know where I was lacking in my game and where I could improve in order to get back in the team.”

― Gareth Southgate

“Very often, you can go into one game and do really well, and then you have to find that level of performance so quickly again.”

― Gareth Southgate

“If we want to be a top team, we can’t get to 3-0 and suddenly decide not to play without the ball. We have to play with intelligence right through the game.”

― Gareth Southgate

“We want to win every game of football we go into. I don’t know how we would go into a game not wanting to win and not wanting to play well.”

― Gareth Southgate

“I don’t think, when you are involved with England, you can ever write any game or tournament off – that wouldn’t be acceptable.”

― Gareth Southgate

“T20 is good entertainment. It is a game you need. People go to watch it. You have to be careful how far you let it go.”

― Garfield Sobers

“I enjoyed playing any type of cricket. Didn’t matter what type it was because I did not want to change my game. My game was built on one type of cricket: if there was a ball to hit, you hit it, whether it was Test matches, whatever it was.”

― Garfield Sobers

“I don’t think cricket is a game that people who have never played or been involved in understand the excitement. It’s a game that is full of excitement, because cricket lovers follow the game and understand the basic principles and rules. They become connoisseurs of the game.”

― Garfield Sobers

“In cricket, there is a lot of psychology in the game, especially if you are watching people who are not top-class.”

― Garfield Sobers

“When I look at someone like Andrew Symonds, I see a player who has done phenomenally well with the bat, as his record shows. He certainly has the ability to be a very good all-rounder, but I think to be a great one, you need to be able to turn a game with the bat or the ball.”

― Garfield Sobers

“I actually signed on to do ‘On the Road’ before we started on ‘Tron,’ but we were in flux for a while, just sort of playing the waiting game, trying to get the right budget and the right cast.”

― Garrett Hedlund

“It was not about losing my mental power; it’s about not feeling good about my contribution to the game.”

― Garry Kasparov

“I may play some exhibition games so I don’t want to quit the game of chess completely. I just decided and it’s a firm decision not to play competitive chess anymore.”

― Garry Kasparov

“I want to serve chess through games, books that are works of art. I would like to bring the game closer to many people all over the world.”

― Garry Kasparov

“I got an offer in 1992 to buy a major-league team. I turned down the offer because I don’t want my love of the game to involve business.”

― Garth Brooks

“The most important days, more than any Grammy award thing or anything, is the day that you’re responsible for snacks after the game.”

― Garth Brooks

“All athletes speak about the mental element of athletics, and it usually boils down to the same thing: if you can remove your ego from the game, you can function with much more clarity and you are more likely to succeed. Wouldn’t it be interesting if we all began speaking about the mental element of our lives in this way?”

― Garth Stein

“The media has changed. We now give broadcast licenses to philosophies instead of people. People get confused and think there is no difference between news and entertainment. People who project themselves as journalists on television don’t know the first thing about journalism. They are just there stirring up a hockey game.”

― Gary Ackerman

“I couldn’t do what I do day-in and day-out if I didn’t love the game.”

― Gary Bettman

“We’re concerned how gambling and betting affects the NHL game and changes the perception of and challenges the integrity of the NHL game.”

― Gary Bettman

“My message to the kids and our fans is hockey’s a great game. There’s a lot of hockey being played at all levels. Get involved, do it. We will be back and we will be back better than ever and hopefully as soon as possible. Don’t give up on the game. It’s too good.”

― Gary Bettman

“Our economics are not baseball’s economics. Our game is not baseball’s game. Our owners are not baseball’s owners, with one or two exceptions. Our union is not baseball’s union. What we do has to be crafted and suited to address hockey, to address the NHL, to address our 30 teams and our 700-plus players.”

― Gary Bettman

“You can have the biggest markets in the world, but if the game isn’t exciting, compelling, and competitive, it’s not going to generate a lot of interest.”

― Gary Bettman

“What you want to do, particularly when you’re dealing with a professional sports league and franchises and people’s passionate commitment to the game and for the team they root for is, it has to be sustainable.”

― Gary Bettman

“The issue of how the game is played is something that’s constantly being reviewed internally with the Players’ Association, with the general managers, and it’s something that we continue to monitor on a daily basis.”

― Gary Bettman

“We don’t tell the officials to change the standard for the playoffs, but as we all know, time and space tends to evaporate very quickly in a playoff game; there tends to be a lot more physicality and a lot more adjustments in the course of a series.”

― Gary Bettman

“I don’t worry about the integrity of the game. Our players are professionals.”

― Gary Bettman

“Relatively, a very small percentage of betting takes place on hockey and even baseball because of the nature of the game and the scoring.”

― Gary Bettman

“I think that when somebody loses a bet, they tend to sometimes confuse their motives in rooting and enjoying the game because if you lose your bet, even though the team you’re rooting for wins, you have a potentially conflicted outcome.”

― Gary Bettman

“We don’t worry about the integrity of our game. I’m more focused on the atmosphere in the arena, and that’s something we’re comfortable with going forward.”

― Gary Bettman

“When you’re in other time zones in other places, you don’t get quite as much attention; you don’t get quite as much visibility for the game, and you give up a lot to do it.”

― Gary Bettman

“I was always a fan of the game, and I wouldn’t have taken this job if I wasn’t a fan of the game.”

― Gary Bettman

“There is less fighting in the game than we had years ago. I mean, we penalize it.”

― Gary Bettman

“What our fans want, what our fans believe, what our fans are interested in is why we are what we are. But, nevertheless, ultimately we have to do the things that we believe are essential for the long-term health of the game, of the league, and of all of our franchises.”

― Gary Bettman

“We can’t do a modern Batman continually beating up thugs in zoot suits with tommy guns in violin cases. The game has to move on. It has to feel relevant.”

― Gary Frank

“The essence of a role-playing game is that it is a group, cooperative experience.”

― Gary Gygax

“Somebody said they threw their copy of Dungeons and Dragons into the fire, and it screamed. It’s a game! The magic spells in it are as real as the gold. Try retiring on that stuff.”

― Gary Gygax

“Role-playing isn’t storytelling. If the dungeon master is directing it, it’s not a game.”

― Gary Gygax

“Gaming in general is a male thing. It isn’t that gaming is designed to exclude women. Everybody who’s tried to design a game to interest a large female audience has failed. And I think that has to do with the different thinking processes of men and women.”

― Gary Gygax

“Today, no leader can afford to be indifferent to the challenge of engaging employees in the work of creating the future. Engagement may have been optional in the past, but it’s pretty much the whole game today.”

― Gary Hamel

“Football is a simple game. Twenty-two men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end, the Germans always win.”

― Gary Lineker

“The Leicester story is great for the game in England. It’s great for the appreciation of the Premier League.”

― Gary Lineker

“Looking at the way the game is played, I’m envious of the conditions. We played on some ropey World Cup surfaces. I genuinely never look back and wish I earned the money they do today, but I do think of that element.”

― Gary Lineker

“One of the last books I read was ‘Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime’ by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin. It gives a really good behind-the-scenes look at the campaigns. I didn’t ask the president how accurate it was. I wouldn’t ask him that.”

― Gary Locke

“He’s got an overall flair for the game. It looks to me like he really loves what he does and he can’t wait to get up in the morning, go hit some balls and go play.”

― Gary McCord

“We have to win that game. But we have to win every game, that’s the way it’s always been.”

― Gary Neville

“My parents were brutal to each other, so I slept in the basement by an old coal-fired furnace. I became a street kid. Occasionally, I’d live with aunts or uncles, then I’d run away to live in the woods, trapping and hunting game to survive. The wilderness pulled at me; still does.”

― Gary Paulsen

“Golf is a puzzle without an answer. I’ve played the game for 40 years and I still haven’t the slightest idea how to play.”

― Gary Player

“I had no interest in steroids. I didn’t need them, and I didn’t want them. I never wanted them. From the get-go, I’ve frequently mouthed off about their negative impact on the game.”

― Gary Sheffield

“In America, everyone writes but no one reads. Everyone’s writing all day long – sending emails, tweets, text messages; they all think they’re James Cameron’s Avatar, performing in some video game for which they make up the script.”

― Gary Shteyngart

“I’ve worked with a lot of really fine actors, both on stage and on screen. The level of their game lifts me up and brings the level of my game up to theirs. Always. It’s like a constant upgrade.”

― Gary Sinise

“You’ve got to believe you can get a result from the game.”

― Gary Speed

“I want to sit with 80- and 90-year-old people more than anyone. They have played this game before. Not one of them has told me, ‘I wish I had more money.’”

― Gary Vaynerchuk

“Storytelling is the game. It’s what we all do. It’s why Nike is Nike, it’s why Apple is Apple, it’s why Walt Disney built Disney World and it’s why Vince McMahon makes a billion dollars.”

― Gary Vaynerchuk

“If I’m not driving the golf ball, now I can rely on something else to really get me through. It took me a while to get my game to that position, but I feel like I’m comfortable doing that now.”

― Gary Woodland

“Adrenaline is a huge deal. All of a sudden you start hitting the golf ball a little bit farther. You learn to stay within yourself and what you have to do to calm yourself down and stay within your game plan.”

― Gary Woodland

“I’ve always been a pretty good ball-striker, I’ve relied on my ball-striking in my whole career, my athletic ability. But the short game and putting has kind of held me back in majors.”

― Gary Woodland

“I’m not going to abandon the power game, but I’m going to be sure use it to my advantage.”

― Gary Woodland

“I can control my attitude, and I can control my game.”

― Gary Woodland

“My short game was really what was really bad, to be honest with you. And so my whole deal was I had to hit chips off putting greens all the time, and there were some times where superintendents weren’t a huge fan of me.”

― Gary Woodland

“I’m becoming a more complete player. I have more shots. I can rely more on my putting, rely on my short game.”

― Gary Woodland

“Cricket is a team game. If you want fame for yourself, go play an individual game.”

― Gautam Gambhir

“Ask any batsman what gives him maximum satisfaction. It’s scoring runs, whether it’s Ranji Trophy or any form of the game. When you get back to your room, knowing that you have scored a hundred, it gives you satisfaction.”

― Gautam Gambhir

“Sometimes in a team game, the entire spotlight is on one man.”

― Gautam Gambhir

“To me, form is not about scoring runs but how you feel about your game. Sometimes the runs are not there, but you know you are batting well, and that is good form for me.”

― Gautam Gambhir

“Yes, I’m the same grumpy Gautam who smiles very less on the field. I go very quiet before going into the match. I guess it works for me, though my team-mates keep telling me it is just a game.”

― Gautam Gambhir

“I believe in backing players and helping them out with their game.”

― Gautam Gambhir

“I came into the Indian team and was touted as someone who did well only against weaker oppositions. There were doubts creeping into my game. I was looking for support, someone to put an arm around my shoulder and say I am good and I belong to this place. Virender Sehwag is that someone for me.”

― Gautam Gambhir

“When you go out on the field, you don’t go out to make friends… I play to win the game and not just to compete.”

― Gautam Gambhir

“Some individuals relish the fact that they are not drawing attention and can quietly go about their game while others want to show off.”

― Gautam Gambhir

“My primary job is to score runs and make KKR win, and that’s what I am trying to do. Rest, I don’t think too much. That’s how I have always played my game.”

― Gautam Gambhir

“A bowler will always say it’s a batsman’s game.”

― Gautam Gambhir

“When you are playing against an opposition, you want to go out there and win a game, and for that, you have to be aggressive.”

― Gautam Gambhir

“I love discussing my game with people who have similar mindsets.”

― Gautam Gambhir

“Most big popcorn movies are ‘bad guy does something to good guy, good guy gets revenge on bad guy, sets the world right, and moves on.’ And ‘Ender’s Game’ is just not that simple, so it’s an exciting challenge. It’s a little terrifying, and let’s see how audiences respond.”

― Gavin Hood

“My first experience with film was through a still camera. I would sit, very much against my will, with my father in the game reserve, watching some elephant or rhino or whatever, through a 400 millimeter lens and wait, and waiting and waiting.”

― Gavin Hood

“For me, emotion comes first. If I have to change a scene, invent a scene, change dialogue, or put Graff by the lake in order to feel that dynamic, and the end results feels like ‘Ender’s Game,’ then hopefully it works.”

― Gavin Hood

“’Ender’s Game’ has fabulous opportunities for spectacle, where appropriate, but there’s also a tremendous central character. It’s a balance.”

― Gavin Hood

“I would love to have dinner with Jay-Z and Beyonce. I think we would have a lot to chat about. I like them both so much, and I love them as a couple. I like that they are both at the top of their game – and that they have a mutual respect and admiration for each other.”

― Gayle King

“All young wrestlers would love to see their game back in Olympics.”

― Geeta Phogat

“Even my grandmother would tell me that girls should not wrestle, it’s a man’s game.”

― Geeta Phogat

“Wrestling is different from other sports. It is not just about physical strength. It is more of a mind game as during matches we have to read the mind of opponents and outwit them.”

― Geeta Phogat

“California continues to lead the nation in the fight against climate change, and electrifying our transportation sector is the next game changer.”

― Geisha Williams

“I’m always surprised at what I actually end up doing because I don’t have a strategy or a game plan, especially now that I’m making my own choices.”

― Gemma Arterton

“I can’t always say that justice is always done in ‘Game of Thrones.’ It is not.”

― Gemma Whelan

“Love and memory last and will so endure till the game is called because of darkness.”

― Gene Fowler

“I think dancing is a man’s game and if he does it well he does it better than a woman.”

― Gene Kelly

“The human element should be the two players on the court, not the officials. The best officials are the ones you never notice. The nature of the game made officials too noticeable a part.”

― Gene Scott

“Boxing is serious. It’s not a game. Just one punch – change life.”

― Gennady Golovkin

“This is boxing. It’s not like a baseball game. The fighters say, ‘I need a lot of money or I don’t fight, because it’s very dangerous.’”

― Gennady Golovkin

“I’d love to see pitches start very dry all over the world, which is good for batting but means there will be turn – a cricket match without spinners is like a chess match without two important pieces – a less interesting game.”

― Geoffrey Boycott

“When I was playing the game we never had the benefit of TV or video to analyse our techniques or look at faults, we depended on other cricketers to watch us and then tell us what they thought we were doing wrong.”

― Geoffrey Boycott

“We’ve got to get the public back into watching Test matches – speeding up the game with innovation is one way forward.”

― Geoffrey Boycott

“Truth is the cry of all, but the game of few.”

― George Berkeley

“Football is a sad game.”

― George Best

“I can remember earning £5,000 a game playing for Hibs at the end of the Seventies. They let me commute from London, train on the Friday and play on Saturday. That lasted until my friends at the Inland Revenue decided to take two-thirds. That wasn’t very entertaining for me.”

― George Best

“When I was playing, there were always lots of teams in contention for the league – Arsenal, Manchester City, Liverpool, Leeds. Every week was a big game and a big battle.”

― George Best

“Every time I sit with our general manager at a baseball game, and there’s number-cruncher and statistician guy – I’m sitting around – they start talking about stuff, and I say, ‘What’s that? I’ve never heard of that one before.’”

― George Brett

“I’m a ballplayer. I know how hard the game is… and anybody that makes it in the Hall of Fame, I support. They become a member of our special fraternity.”

― George Brett

“The game is never lost till won.”

― George Crabbe

“All the tribes tell the same story. They are surrounded on all sides, the game is destroyed or driven away; they are left to starve, and there remains but one thing for them to do – fight while they can.”

― George Crook

“I’ve seen a dead body, I’ve seen some pretty gruesome fist fights, I’ve been a hunter since I was a child, though I don’t anymore, I’ve gutted wild game.”

― George Eads

“The year 2014 was a big year for my taste buds. They really stepped up their game. Like, I got into red wine, coffee and sushi for the first time. Well done, George.”

― George Ezra

“I stood up as best I could to their disgusting stupidity and brutality, but I did not, of course, manage to beat them at their own game. It was a fight to the bitter end, one in which I was not defending ideals or beliefs but simply my own self.”

― George Grosz

“Don’t do anything in practice that you wouldn’t do in the game.”

― George Halas

“At last, the newspapers discovered the Bears. I kept writing articles about upcoming games, and by reading the papers, I learned editors like superlatives. I blush when I think how many times I wrote that the next game was going to be the most difficult of the season or how a new player was the fastest man in the West.”

― George Halas

“At the point we finished ‘Abbey Road,’ the game was up. We all accepted that.”

― George Harrison

“The only real game – I think – in the world is baseball.”

― George Herman

“You know this baseball game of ours comes up from the youth. That means the boys. And after you’ve been a boy, and grow up to know how to play ball, then you come to the boys you see representing themselves today in our national pastime.”

― George Herman

“Who is the ally of the coach? Who’s going to write, ‘Man, that was a well-coached game.’ Players win, coaches lose.”

― George Karl

“I want to try to prove the world wrong – that you can run and win in the NBA, and you can win big if you keep running. The problem is, can you run for 82 games every minute, every possession of every game?”

― George Karl

“There should not be an entitlement that because you get paid the most money, that you should finish every game. But if you don’t do it, then the agents are going to call, and the players are going to mope, and so you negotiate that. It’s a compromise as a coach.”

― George Karl

“The truth of basketball is done in competition and fundamentals and team, but there’s a lot of other junk that goes around the game.”

― George Karl

“I don’t know anybody else who lives 1,000 miles away from their job and gets to commute back and forth. The owner said, ‘You can live in your beloved Swifton, but don’t you dare miss a game.’ I had a few close calls, but I didn’t miss any.”

― George Kell

“It was much more fun playing with him than against him. If you wanted one pitcher to start the seventh game of the World Series, which he did in 1945, you’d pick Hal Newhouser.”

― George Kell

“The easiest thing in the world is to succeed. You can’t help it if you follow the rules and play the game the best way you know how according to yourself, instead of according to the one next to you, or above you, or somewhere away from you.”

― George Matthew Adams

“Many Continentals think life is a game; the English think cricket is a game.”

― George Mikes

“Pool is a fascinating game, but there is always the added factor of the money that really makes it hot.”

― George Miller

“There is this concept of politics as a dirty game.”

― George Papandreou

“There is this concept of politics as a dirty game. It’s a difficult game, but it doesn’t have to be dirty. I think this is what we need to bring to politics. I think politics around the world has very often been captured by big interests – ‘lobbies’ they call them in the States.”

― George Papandreou

“Because several ‘Titans’ characters have been used in video games, I’ve got royalty checks for six figures. And I had no knowledge of this until I opened the mailbox, because I don’t follow the video game world!”

― George Perez

“I spent a whole summer working on what proved to be ‘A Game of Thrones’.”

― George R. R. Martin

“You don’t want to be that parent – the one who dresses his kid in a cloth sack when all the other kids are in Armani cloth sacks – especially in a time like ours, when materialism is not only rampant and ascendant but is fast becoming the only game in town.”

― George Saunders

“For me, the game would be to assume a very intelligent reader who can extrapolate a lot from a little. And that’s become my definition of art; to get that pitch just right, where I can put a hint on page three, and the reader’s ears go up a bit, as opposed to dropping it all on the first page.”

― George Saunders

“In August 1945, a former Army pilot with an artificial leg pitched five and a third innings for Washington against Boston. This would turn out to be Bert Shepard’s only major league game, and it remains one of the heartwarming moments in baseball history.”

― George Vecsey

“Tom Seaver was let loose twice by the Mets and pitched a no-hitter for the Reds and won his 300th game for the White Sox, but he wears a Mets cap in the Hall of Fame as homage to the 1969 championship.”

― George Vecsey

“For years, I have been harboring memories of my first major league game at a place named Ebbets Field in Brooklyn.”

― George Vecsey

“I love hockey because of the respect for history and for the game itself.”

― George Vecsey

“I love Major League Soccer, covered the first game in 1996 in a funky stadium in San Jose, and I applaud just about every move that its commissioners, Garber and Doug Logan, have made.”

― George Vecsey

“Baseball’s postseason shifts from game to game because of starting pitchers and the geography of the ballparks.”

― George Vecsey

“Every spring, this happens: People discover hockey when daylight lasts longer and men grow beards and tie games do not end in shootouts but rather continue until a goal is scored. The seventh game only heightens the mood for players and fans alike.”

― George Vecsey

“In 1949, I saw a World War II veteran named Lou Brissie, who had nearly lost a lower leg in combat, pitch in the All-Star Game in Brooklyn.”

― George Vecsey

“Too often, young people who are just bursting with idealism either find themselves playing a game for which they have little heart or are hurling themselves into wasteful protests against the so-called Establishment.”

― George W. Romney

“Baseball, it is said, is only a game. True. And the Grand Canyon is only a hole in Arizona. Not all holes, or games, are created equal.”

― George Will

“Just as the common law derives from ancient precedents – judges’ decisions – rather than statutes, baseball’s codes are the game’s distilled mores. Their unchanged purpose is to show respect for opponents and the game. In baseball, as in the remainder of life, the most important rules are unwritten. But not unenforced.”

― George Will

“You will not create a lot of chances in every game, but if you stop the opponent getting chances, you will win more.”

― Georginio Wijnaldum

“Every team learns when they lose a game.”

― Georginio Wijnaldum

“You must play with the same intention: to win the game and give everything you have.”

― Georginio Wijnaldum

“You can’t afford to lose games. It is always possible that you will not win, but it is the way you play the game.”

― Georginio Wijnaldum

“It’s not normal to score four goals in a game.”

― Georginio Wijnaldum

“At seven, I played centre-back. When you’re so young, though, it’s more to enjoy the training and to get a feel for the game. It’s not heavy on tactics of a position. We were playing on a half pitch, seven against seven or eight against eight, so they say you’re a centre-back, but it’s not like the real definition.”

― Georginio Wijnaldum

“You’re always disappointed when you lose a game.”

― Georginio Wijnaldum

“Every game is a new game, and anything can happen.”

― Georginio Wijnaldum

“Every game is different.”

― Georginio Wijnaldum

“For Feyenoor,d the biggest game is Ajax, but if Sparta are going to play for the title, then that will be the biggest game. It depends how both teams are doing.”

― Georginio Wijnaldum

“You will always learn from games. But every game is not the same, not the same emotion.”

― Georginio Wijnaldum

“If you are busy with a good performance, something you can control, then the chance to win the game is much bigger.”

― Georginio Wijnaldum

“In the Premier League, almost everyone is difficult to beat; it depends on how you begin a game and how you play in the game.”

― Georginio Wijnaldum

“I think if you think that far ahead about the first four, or to be champions, that is something you cannot control. You can control the training, and then the performance will come game by game, and do not think that far ahead.”

― Georginio Wijnaldum

“I remember my last game for Newcastle in the pre-season, when their fans were singing that they wanted me to stay, but when the opportunity came to play for a great club like Liverpool with such a great history, I had to take it. I hope they understand why I made that choice to go to Liverpool.”

― Georginio Wijnaldum

“It’s always a special game when you play against your previous club.”

― Georginio Wijnaldum

“The wine I produce is not for keeping. It’s the wine you want when meeting friends for a game of cards.”

― Gerard Depardieu

“Cristiano has a lot to his game – he is good in the air, his shooting is perfect, his left foot perfect, and he is more of a striker than a winger now, a No. 9.”

― Gerard Deulofeu

“I am trying to improve the defensive side of my game and become an all-round wide-player, but my USP is that I am an attacking winger that takes players on, commits opponents, and excites fans. I think we are an increasingly rare breed.”

― Gerard Deulofeu

“I’m happy here at Everton. When I decided to come here, I came thinking only in my club, which is Everton, and nothing else. What has to happen next will happen next. I feel comfortable here. I do not know whether my game is more suited to the Premier league or La Liga, but I am very well here.”

― Gerard Deulofeu

“I always followed Everton. If the team were playing on television, I would watch the game. If not, then I would look to check the results. I always wanted to see how they were doing.”

― Gerard Deulofeu

“In England, there are big games but nothing like the Clasico. Manchester United versus Liverpool is a really great match, probably the best over there. But Barcelona-Madrid is different to any other game in the world.”

― Gerard Pique

“I’ve never seen a Barca without control of the game. I’ve never seen a Barca that doesn’t have the ball and lets the opposition attack all the time.”

― Gerard Pique

“I moved to Manchester United when I was a 17-year-old kid. Nemanja Vidic was five years older than me and Rio Ferdinand nearly nine years, and at the time, they were the best central defenders in the world. They never had a bad game.”

― Gerard Pique

“My routine prior to a big game is the same for any other match. Eat, sleep, chat with teammates during the day, and then, as the match draws near, I listen to my music on the trip to the stadium and zone in.”

― Gerard Pique

“When you’re playing for a great team like Madrid, with a lot of pressure because you have to win every game, it’s a difficult life.”

― Gerard Pique

“What I like about The Sims is that I don’t have a normal life at all, so I play this game where these people have these really boring, mundane lives. It’s fun.”

― Gerard Way

“What Barcelona almost always do is play a good game, but we don’t always win.”

― Gerardo Martino

“If I have learned anything from my coaches, it’s that the next game is the most important. The next game is the one that gives you confidence or gets you into trouble.”

― Gerardo Martino

“Too many fighters stay in the game for too long. They stay because it’s awfully hard to walk away from the roar of the crowd. Really hard. You live for that and so you stay too long. And you might have a wife and kids to feed. So you keep fighting because you don’t know how to do anything else.”

― Gerry Cooney

“I have a lot of game apps I need to delete.”

― Gia Coppola

“When you’re with another actor and doing something very intense, often you pull them over to your side, or they pull you over to theirs. But if you stay in your own truth, you can play that perfect tennis match. I always want to bring my power, but not in a way that eliminates the whole game!”

― Giancarlo Esposito

“There’s not much you can complain about – you’re a Major League Baseball player; you’re getting paid to play a game. People want to be you, wish they could do what you do. There are some complaints here and there, but there really aren’t any significant ones.”

― Giancarlo Stanton

“I don’t want to get in trouble here, but the All-Star Game shouldn’t count for anything. It should just be for fun.”

― Giancarlo Stanton

“The one thing I didn’t understand was the Minor Leagues, how that part of the business works. I’d see Todd Hollandsworth out there one game, and the next game he wouldn’t be there, and I didn’t understand.”

― Giancarlo Stanton

“I’m not going to change the way I work out in the offseason and prepare. I’m not going to change the way I approach the game. I’m not going to change the way I play every day.”

― Giancarlo Stanton

“It’s never fun to sit and watch, especially when you think you could be impacting the game.”

― Giancarlo Stanton

“The game is nine innings. It’s not two, three. It doesn’t matter if it’s the fifth through the seventh or the seventh through the ninth. It’s not two innings – it’s nine.”

― Giancarlo Stanton

“The pitch is the most beautiful part of the game; it gives you emotions which bring meaning to life.”

― Gianluigi Buffon

“It’s fine to admit being nervous – after the event. But if you tell people you’re uptight before the game, it can be like, ‘That guy’s got problems. We can’t trust him.’”

― Gianluigi Buffon

“How do I imagine my last-ever game? Maybe I’ll go out like Zidane, headbutting someone on the pitch!”

― Gianluigi Buffon

“LeBron James is one of the best players in the league – and one of the best players to ever play the game.”

― Giannis Antetokounmpo

“You have so many games to play, and you can do well in one game but bad in the other ones. The thing you’ve got to be is consistent.”

― Giannis Antetokounmpo

“I want to become one of the best players, so if you want to be one the best, you have to elevate all aspects of your game.”

― Giannis Antetokounmpo

“To be one of the best to ever play the game? I think I have the ability to do that. But I’ve got to work hard. If I just keep talking and don’t put some work in, it’s not going to happen.”

― Giannis Antetokounmpo

“I’ve got to perfect my game. Keep working.”

― Giannis Antetokounmpo

“The night before games, I try to get some shots up. Early on the game day, I come early in the morning to try to get some shots up. I just try to do the same things: go through the scouting, watch some clips before the game, just try to get my body ready.”

― Giannis Antetokounmpo

“Of course, I know by growing older, I’m going to become stronger, smarter, and know the game better.”

― Giannis Antetokounmpo

“Obviously, Kobe is one of the greatest players to ever play the game.”

― Giannis Antetokounmpo

“Dirk Nowitzki is the best European player, for me, that’s ever played the game. He’s an unbelievable talent.”

― Giannis Antetokounmpo

“I cannot take 30 jumpers a game. Got to have a balance. You’ve got to get your teammates involved.”

― Giannis Antetokounmpo

“I know it’s hard when guys leave the game. They’re sitting there analyzing, and they’re getting itchy.”

― Gilbert Arenas

“I can’t take a game-winner in practice. I can’t shoot free throws in practice that simulates the game. There’s no crowd; there’s no nothing.”

― Gilbert Arenas

“We know that if we play our game and execute, then we are going to have a lot of success.”

― Gilbert Arenas

“40-minute game at Duke – they got soft rims – I’d probably score 84 or 85. I wouldn’t pass the ball. I wouldn’t even think about passing it. It would be like a ‘NBA Live’ or an ‘NBA 2K7’ game: you just shoot with one person.”

― Gilbert Arenas

“I think I’m one of the rare people out there who still cares about the game of basketball.”

― Gilbert Arenas

“If we lost a game, and I thought I played bad, I’m staying in the gym to keep shooting. That’s what I did.”

― Gilbert Arenas

“Some people would rather not go to arenas; they’d rather just sit at home and watch the game at home or play on the computer.”

― Gilbert Arenas

“But paying is part of the game of life: it is the joy of buying that we crave.”

― Gilbert Parker

“My favorite game was one I invented with my cousins called Mean Aunt Rosie, where I was a deranged maiden aunt who chased them around the house.”

― Gillian Flynn

“Twitter and social media have so changed the game for filmmakers, but especially for artists. It shrinks the world and gives chance to feel like they know you. But it’s a blessing and a curse. It can help build you up, but there’s also such anonymity.”

― Gina Prince-Bythewood

“I love the chess game that I do on ‘Suits.’ I just love every bit of it and that I get to do it.”

― Gina Torres

“One day. I was putting on a hill in Zurich, and a few hundred yards away, Diana Ross was doing a sound test at an arena for a performance that night of ‘Take My Breath Away,’ my song with her. That was a very nice game, an incredible feeling.”

― Giorgio Moroder

“I’m really happy with how things have gone in Santander. I think coming back to Spanish football has been crucial. This is where I grew up as a player, where I learnt the game.”

― Giovani Dos Santos

“I’m getting fitter, and I have more confidence. I feel like I’m getting better every game.”

― Giovani Dos Santos

“When I was 16, I’d been cast in ‘Fast Food Nation.’ And while I was playing in a charity baseball game, I ended up breaking my arm about a week before filming was starting.”

― Glen Powell

“Comics are a dying art. If you ask a little kid to choose between a video game with insane graphics or comic books… you have to compete with cable, satellite TV with its thousands of channels, and with video games that are like movies, with CGI explosions where you can blow up worlds.”

― Glenn Danzig

“As for the claim that drone ‘pilots’ are not engaged in the extinguishing of human life via video games, the military’s own term for its drone kills – ‘bug splat,’ which happens to be the name of a children’s video game – and other evidence negates that.”

― Glenn Greenwald

“I run an academy in Spain for young footballers who are released by their clubs and who, in my opinion, deserve a second chance. It is a rewarding job for me, but one that also reveals many of the faults in the English game.”

― Glenn Hoddle

“I started the 1998 World Cup with Teddy Sheringham up front but always planned for Michael Owen to face Colombia in our final group game because they defended square and a quick striker would be able to exploit the space behind them.”

― Glenn Hoddle

“I keep trying to bring a more professional approach to New Zealand cricket. It’s an uphill battle. I stay in the game because I find it intriguing and interesting. I’m not interested in coaching international sides. I don’t mind short-term coaching. I don’t want to get involved in the politics of teams.”

― Glenn Turner

“I think all versions of limited-overs cricket have attracted more people to the game.”

― Glenn Turner

“We’ll tell fear it can come along with us in our minivan, okay? But we’ll just tell fear it can’t drive. Sometimes we’ll tell it to not even talk. Like when we tell our kids, ‘Enough. No words.’ We’re going to play the quiet game with fear. Fear is not the boss of us.”

― Glennon Doyle Melton

“For those who want to pick up old fights, we’re game, but what a waste of time. Why not join hands instead? Join hands in the biggest challenge of all, where we all win, or we all lose: the battle for the survival and progress of our one and only country.”

― Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

“I always experience each game the same way, but the Clasico has something extra because you can’t play one every day.”

― Gonzalo Higuain

“I am sure my own game is improving by playing in Serie A.”

― Gonzalo Higuain

“When I went to Spain, it was a risk because I was really young. But I quickly learned the game, and I grew as a result.”

― Gonzalo Higuain

“You can’t slow the game here. It’s grass, it’s always going to be fast.”

― Goran Ivanisevic

“There’s always something in the game you wish you would have done different. That’s why players improve, because they learn from what they did before. They might have been guessing before, but now they know.”

― Gordie Howe

“It doesn’t matter whether I’m in an NHL arena, at a local rink, or on a sheet of ice in the middle of a baseball stadium: when I’m around the game, I feel at home.”

― Gordie Howe

“I might have some quibbles with the way the game is played today, but at its core, I know that hockey will always be hockey no matter what year the calendar reads.”

― Gordie Howe

“The way forward is for governments to consciously pursue monetary and fiscal stability through setting clear objectives, establishing proper rules, and requiring openness and transparency – the new rules of the game.”

― Gordon Brown

“Why is playing football in Europe considered the pinnacle of our game, yet in other spheres of life, that same phrase – ‘being in Europe’ – is dismissed with suspicion?”

― Gordon Brown

“The minute you start compromising for the sake of massaging somebody’s ego, that’s it, game over.”

― Gordon Ramsay

“Cooking today is a young man’s game, I don’t give a bollocks what anyone says.”

― Gordon Ramsay

“Every person has got the right to speak in public so long as it is their own point of view and it does not reflect badly on their employers, the game or other personalities in the game.”

― Gordon Taylor

“Training is such a vital part of preparation for a game, you really do train to play. It tops up your ability, like sharpening a carving knife. You can get away with not doing it for a while, as long as you have reached a certain standard of fitness.”

― Graeme Le Saux

“I feel usually the strength of my game is my driving, and over the past – even since I was in college and everything, my short game has been the thing that’s let me down.”

― Graham DeLaet

“My game is kind of built around hitting shots – that’s what I take pride in, and it’s what separates myself from other guys.”

― Graham DeLaet

“I never had the opportunity to pick up a golf club in school, and I think it is a cool thing for kids. Getting clubs in kids’ hands is the only way to grow this game.”

― Graham DeLaet

“’The Imitation Game’ is a celebration of Alan Turing’s life and legacy, and Joan’s final monologue is our eulogy. It’s the thing we all wished we could have said to him.”

― Graham Moore

“I started a novel right before ‘The Imitation Game,’ so it’s funny now, four years later, to be coming almost back to finishing it.”

― Graham Moore

“If you’re setting a game during the Cuban Missile Crisis, look through a library. find out what people were wearing, what other issues were in the news, how houses were furnished, what cars were being driven. Especially include things which now seem foreign.”

― Graham Nelson

“A deliberate choice on my part was for the player to continue to find new possibilities in the early Attic rooms far into the game. I think this builds atmosphere, though it means there’s no neat division of the prologue from the middle game.”

― Graham Nelson

“Players very widely disagree with me about what’s hard and what’s easy. and in a way, ‘I won, but it was a fight’ is the best compliment a game can receive.”

― Graham Nelson

“The most frequent complaint is that it’s hard. True. it’s a hard game to win Also, many people ask me how to use the secret debugging commands, apparently under the impression that I’ll tell them.”

― Graham Nelson

“I earned the right to get in the team, and fought every game to be in it.”

― Graham Roberts

“I thought we were going to win the game but we won’t take the disappointments, we will take the positives.”

― Graham Roberts

“Football is a game of skill, we kicked them a bit and they kicked us a bit.”

― Graham Roberts

“Every game I played was a bonus.”

― Graham Roberts

“I’m a Rangers fan and I love the club but this will be a difficult game.”

― Graham Roberts

“I remember I was young, and the first game I watched was in the Premier League. It’s a big dream for me, and now that I’m here, I am very, very happy.”

― Granit Xhaka

“I knew before I arrived that the pressure at a club that challenges for the title grows quickly. The season is long; we’ll become stronger with every game.”

― Granit Xhaka

“My game is about being aggressive, and I’m not the same player if you take that away from me.”

― Granit Xhaka

“You have to be completely there in every game, and as soon as you drop your level even one per cent, you concede goals.”

― Granit Xhaka

“I’ve done a lot of basketball drills, not a whole lot of competitive stuff. I have basically been in the gym everyday working on my game, working on the time off that I’ve had from the game, just getting myself prepared mentally and physically for the season.”

― Grant Hill

“I am proud of my family. I am proud of my Duke championships and all my Duke teammates. And, I am proud I never lost a game against the Fab Five.”

― Grant Hill

“I have always thought you could take the measure of a man by his sports manners – that is to say, the way in which he conducts himself on the playing field, or even over a game of chess or cards.”

― Graydon Carter

“A workday lunch that lasts as long as a transcontinental flight is an impossibility for all but the most pliant and footloose of food tourists. To get in the game, you need a thick wallet, an adventurous palate, and a whole lot of time.”

― Graydon Carter

“When I’m not acting, you’ll probably either find me playing a game or working on my YouTube channel.”

― Greg Austin

“Me and my sister made up a game called ‘Milky Cow’. We were on holiday in France when I was 12, and there was a kid who had bovine features, and every time we went past her, we’d say, ‘There’s Milky Cow’.”

― Greg Davies

“My dad was in radio; he was a broadcaster, and it was in the family. He hosted kind of a game show at one point on TV; he was the original host of ‘Good Day New York,’ and he hosted the Jerry Lewis telethon for 15 years.”

― Greg Fitzsimmons

“The question of causality is complex. For some philosophers and physicists, time might not exist. And since cause-and-effect reasoning needs the concept of time – of one thing preceding another – the effort to establish causality is a mug’s game, an infinite regression of increasingly unanswerable questions.”

― Greg Grandin

“I realize Twitter can be good, providing a video game of creativity for your brain.”

― Greg Gutfeld

“Football has always been violent. In the early days of the game, they didn’t wear hard helmets. They wore soft helmets, which were just designed to protect the ears. In the ’40s and ’50s they began to introduce hard helmets, which provided much more protection against things like skull fractures.”

― Greg Ip

“Part of filmmaking is always a guessing game, and part of it is always a game of trust.”

― Greg Kinnear

“I would love to try to win another game. Obviously, it’s more fun when you win. I’d rather try and not win than not try at all.”

― Greg Maddux

“The players have competed on the level the last 25 or 30 years are always going to be the players that compete at a high level. These guys practice hard, they work on their game, they still hit the ball extremely well.”

― Greg Norman

“Obviously it’s my second senior event, and I’m tired obviously coming back from the British Open, from surgery, which was priority No. 1, did that successfully, and each week since the British Open I’ve felt in pretty good control of my golf game.”

― Greg Norman

“So my game is solid. So that obviously makes me feel confident, that like anybody else in this field, you name them, I feel like I’ve got the ability to win the golf tournament just as much as they have, and that’s the way I’m going to take it.”

― Greg Norman

“The game of golf doesn’t come rushing back to you. Last week I made a couple of fundamental mistakes that I probably wouldn’t have made in the heat of the battle back when I was in my heyday, and those things have got to come back.”

― Greg Norman

“It’s a game. Don’t put too much pressure on yourself that you can’t have fun.”

― Greg Oden

“Everybody would love to be able to be great and make it to the NBA All-Star Game as a rookie. I mean, that is everybody’s goal.”

― Greg Oden

“I’m just trying to work on my game and get better. That’s all I can do. Keep working hard, keep trying.”

― Greg Oden

“I’ll know that when I play a good game, a decent game, and I know when I can play a lot better and aggressive, when I can take over a game myself.”

― Greg Oden

“I know it’s a team game, but, you know, the great ones can do that – have their team involved and take over a game.”

― Greg Oden

“You do it for the highs, when you’re totally engrossed and everything’s flowing and whatever you want, you get. It’s like magic. That’s why you play the game. That’s what it’s for. That’s why you work.”

― Greg Rusedski

“I have a real passion for anything medieval, which is why I love the drama series ‘Game Of Thrones.’”

― Greg Rutherford

“Being a movie star, and this applies to all of them, means being looked at from every possible direction. You are never left at peace, you’re just fair game.”

― Greta Garbo

“I think people enjoy seeing my kind of game.”

― Grigor Dimitrov

“All I’m focused on is playing my game. Everything else will take care of itself.”

― Grigor Dimitrov

“I know tennis is just a game, but it’s something that it can actually unite us even more.”

― Grigor Dimitrov

“My father loved the single-handed backhand, so to him, that was the main goal; we were always fascinated by that shot. He taught me all the technique and how to structure my game. I was really privileged to have a father like that.”

― Grigor Dimitrov

“Tennis is such a fun game. One of the things that I really like is that everything depends on you. Before certain matches, you might have those butterflies, but that’s the excitement. There’s a ton of emotion that you’re going through.”

― Grigor Dimitrov

“Zelda is the best solo game; Mario Cart is the best group game.”

― GRiZ

“It is a lot of work when you have to go to school and then try to improve your game at the same time.”

― Guan Tianlang

“For me, literature is a complex game, both mental and concrete, which is acted out in a physical manner on the page.”

― Guillermo Cabrera Infante

“I actually really love ‘Game of Thrones,’ and I don’t see a conflict in that.”

― Gustaf Skarsgard

“I think anyone that grew up in the ’70s and ’80s grew up with Bob Barker and Wink Martindale and I think that was just always… when you were a game show host, you were the man of the hour.”

― Guy Fieri

“I once saw professional soccer up there in Seattle, the Sounders. I went and saw that. I’m not a big soccer fan, but watching a live game is unbelievable. And then I went to Italy and saw a soccer match; it’s something everyone should do once. It’ll blow your mind.”

― Guy Fieri

“When you are very little tennis should be fun, it should be a game.”

― Guy Forget

“Play every game as if it is your last one.”

― Guy Lafleur

“I love the game. I want to see creativity. I want to see great goals. I want ‘Wow!’”

― Guy Lafleur

“’Game of Thrones’ is a fantasy show not dedicated to any specific time, but it seems to exist in sort of a 1400s medieval fantasy world, and in that setting, I wouldn’t have had a six-pack.”

― Gwendoline Christie

“The whole format of ‘Game of Thrones’ is that you just don’t know what to expect.”

― Gwendoline Christie

“In chess, you have to bring all the pieces into the game. It is about development. In writing, you have to develop the story.”

― Gza

“Chess is a game of stimulation.”

― Gza

“When we did ‘Back In The Game’ on the Wu-Tang ‘Iron Flag’ album, I did a verse about gambling. I didn’t want to be ‘back in the game’ or ‘back on the block’ – that’s typical. I made it all metaphorical.”

― Gza

“One of the inspirations for my becoming a writer was the baseball board game Strat-O-Matic.”

― H. G. Bissinger

“I just have to make sure I keep improving my game in every aspect there is.”

― Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

“I owe a lot to Darren Perry. I don’t think I’d be this far this early if it wasn’t for him pushing me to run an extra second or showing me a play on film and telling me when I see it, that’s the green light to go do it and don’t be afraid to take that next step and take chances. That’s what the game is about.”

― Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

“I remember one game when I pitched in Yankee Stadium and gave up five runs in the first inning. It would have been easy to quit, but I shut ’em out the rest of the way, and we came back and won the game.”

― Hal Newhouser

“Most ‘reality’ shows aren’t reality at all. They’re game shows with no prize. Like ‘Rock of Love.’ His aren’t genuine feelings. Then again, Bob Barker didn’t really care whether or not you won the toaster. Sorry to shatter everyone’s dreams.”

― Hal Sparks

“Let your emotions come out. If your behavior is flat, your game will be flat, too.”

― Hale Irwin

“My head is in the game! Like ‘High School Musical’ taught me. I know what I want, and I know, too, now that you take your craft seriously, but you don’t have to take yourself seriously.”

― Haley Lu Richardson

“People were not ready to accept me as a baseball player. The easiest part of that whole thing, chasing the Babe’s record, was playing the game itself. The hardest thing was after the game was over, dealing with the press. They could never understand.”

― Hank Aaron

“The receivers are an integral part of the passing game.”

― Hank Stram

“I don’t think there’s any show comparable to ‘Game of Thrones’ in terms of the way it does the fantasy element to such a high standard: everything is created with so much care and detail. You really feel like you are transported into this entirely other fictional place.”

― Hannah Murray

“For me, the making of exhibitions has always had to do with dialogue: a concentrated, in-depth, focused dialogue with artists, who keep teaching me that exhibitions should always invent new rules for the game.”

― Hans-Ulrich Obrist

“I make it a point to study the character I do, and if the story demands that I wear a particular outfit, I’m game.”

― Hansika Motwani

“Thinking about your role will automatically get you in the frame of mind to get your strategy and game plan right before you step onto that field.”

― Harbhajan Singh

“I like to see the difference between good and evil as kind of like the foul line at a baseball game. It’s very thin, it’s made of something very flimsy like lime, and if you cross it, it really starts to blur where fair becomes foul and foul becomes fair.”

― Harlan Coben

“The only difference between baseball guys or football guys and wrestling guys is that when you go to the game, you see a team out on the field wearing uniforms. In wrestling, you see a two-thirds naked guy up real close.”

― Harley Race

“It must be nice for today’s hitters when you don’t have to worry about being thrown at. It’s a whole different deal. When I played, getting knocked down was an accepted part of the game.”

― Harmon Killebrew

“In baseball, you pack your uniform in the clubhouse after a ball game, and you see it hanging up in your locker when you get to your next city.”

― Harmon Killebrew

“Sometimes, when you watch people play a video game, they seem lost in this wormhole, or in a trance.”

― Harmony Korine

“Down the mine I dreamed of cricket; I bowled imaginery balls in the dark; I sent the stumps spinning and heard them rattling in the tunnels. No mishap was going to stop me from bowling in the real game, especially this one.”

― Harold Larwood

“When I was a 25-year-old kid, I raised $260,000 for my first show, ‘The Pajama Game,’ in such a homemade, pathetic, endearing way – a buck here, a buck there.”

― Harold Prince

“Did I run real swindles? Oh, yeah. I mean, I started as a – on the street. I did not begin as a performer. I began running the shell game.”

― Harry Anderson

“I’ve raised my girls in a sort of genderless fashion. I mean, I’ll take them to get their nails done – I actually love doing that – but I also play ball with them. As a result, my girls are tough and athletic and game for everything.”

― Harry Connick, Jr.

“I like to stay home and watch television. The Game Show channel, mostly.”

― Harry Dean Stanton

“I watch television. Game shows – I hate the hosts and the people on them, and I love the questions and the answers.”

― Harry Dean Stanton

“Personally, I love training, and getting paid to play football is incredible. Playing the game and working hard is what I have always dreamed of doing.”

― Harry Kane

“You can run in behind someone – one v. one, you’re better – so I’m always trying to work on my speed. That’s probably one aspect I’ve worked on the hardest as a player. I want to always improve on everything in my game, but that’s one area I really work on.”

― Harry Kane

“It depends on how my football career goes, but when I am finished, I would love to go the NFL and be a kicker. Even if I got to play just one game, it is something I would like to do.”

― Harry Kane

“I want to play every game, as does every player. But sometimes, you just have to listen to the manager.”

― Harry Kane

“It is down to the manager what he wants to do in the transfer window. Us as players, we just have to focus on each game that comes along and try and do our best.”

― Harry Kane

“At Norwich, I was injured, and then I went to Leicester, and I found myself on the bench. But I still used that to my advantage as an experience – I had to do that here at Spurs for a while, be on the bench and wait for my chance. It’s definitely something that’s helped me with my game.”

― Harry Kane

“I went to see England against Switzerland at Wembley with my dad and brother, too. That was in 2008, Fabio Capello’s first game in charge. Jermaine Jenas scored, and we won 2-1. I remember the national anthem was incredible. I sang it with pride – always do.”

― Harry Kane

“I played in different positions as a kid, and it helped me learn different parts of the game, but I found that I was always scoring goals, and that continued as I got older. I’ve always enjoyed scoring, and it seemed to come naturally. Fortunately, that has carried on into my professional career.”

― Harry Kane

“In a game, you never know what chance you’re going to get, so I try and cover all bases and make sure I’m ready for that chance when it comes.”

― Harry Kane

“The whole world of ‘Game of Thrones’ was realized with such detail, with directors and writers who really geeked out and really loved all the little bits of it.”

― Harry Lloyd

“For us players, we just go into each game trying to win it and see where it takes us.”

― Harry Maguire

“I am becoming more confident with every game.”

― Harry Maguire

“When a team goes down to 10 men, it makes you go and attack the game, push bodies forward, and create extra numbers.”

― Harry Maguire

“We go into every game looking to win them.”

― Harry Maguire

“Have I ever left the field with a broken nose, black eye? Yes, numerous times. I’ve had a broken nose and a few black eyes. It’s part and parcel of the game, really.”

― Harry Maguire

“If you’re not an ambitious footballer, you’re in the wrong game, really.”

― Harry Maguire

“It is a cruel game at times.”

― Harry Maguire

“To play in League One in every game when I was 18 was massive for my development. It’s something I’m very proud of. I have great memories, and it was a great experience.”

― Harry Maguire

“Experience is a big thing when playing in the Premier League – it’s a different game to any other league.”

― Harry Maguire

“If I keep a clean sheet, I have had a good game; it is as simple as that.”

― Harry Maguire

“I’ve still got a scrapbook at home of the Munich air crash. I was an Arsenal supporter, and I went with my dad every week. I would have been 11 in 1958 and remember standing at Highbury for the Busby Babes. I remember that was the last game before they jetted off to Europe, and a lot of them never came back.”

― Harry Redknapp

“I am not a 34-year-old manager trying to make my way in the game; I have been around a long time.”

― Harry Redknapp

“I’ve got no hobbies – a game of golf every now and again, but that’s it.”

― Harry Redknapp

“The players don’t sit in there and think, ‘We have to make the Champions League.’ They want to play well in every game.”

― Harry Redknapp

“I do wonder how managers like Brian Clough and Bill Shankly would cope. How would Cloughie deal with players taking five pairs of different colour boots to a game?”

― Harry Redknapp

“If you buy too many bad players, you don’t last in this game.”

― Harry Redknapp

“No one is more of a fan of the game than me: my son is a player.”

― Harry Redknapp

“Go out and have fun. Golf is a game for everyone, not just for the talented few.”

― Harvey Penick

“International politics is no longer a zero-sum game but a multi-dimensional arena where cooperation and competition often occur simultaneously. Gone is the age of blood feuds. World leaders are expected to lead in turning threats into opportunities.”

― Hassan Rouhani

“In a world where global politics is no longer a zero-sum game, it is – or should be – counterintuitive to pursue one’s interests without considering the interests of others.”

― Hassan Rouhani

“In the ’80s, when Gretzky came to the World Championships in the second or third game, you’d see this guy skating circles around the other ones. Unbelievable.”

― Hasso Plattner

“If you stay with this game long enough, the worm is bound to turn.”

― Hayden Fry

“In football, like in life, you must learn to play within the rules of the game.”

― Hayden Fry

“In the dating game, the world is difficult because people don’t communicate, or they communicate, but then their actions speak louder than words.”

― Hayley Kiyoko

“It’s always interesting to be playing against some of my best friends and some of my longtime teammates. You get to see them before the game and after the game and it’s always nice to catch up but when the whistle blows it’s sort of all business on the field.”

― Heather O’Reilly

“I’m working on staying aggressive in my game and fixing all the little details.”

― Heather Watson

“I’m trying to be a complete player and have every shot in the game.”

― Heather Watson

“In the men’s game, there are three, four, five dominant players who pretty much win everything, but in the women’s, anyone can.”

― Heather Watson

“You have to play your ‘A’ game in every single match and that’s a good thing.”

― Hector Bellerin

“You make mistakes in a game, but if you come away with a win, that’s all gone.”

― Hector Bellerin

“Football is a game of speed and drama.”

― Hector Bellerin

“You’re at the top of your game if you do comedy.”

― Hector Elizondo

“I thought I should work more on the idea that you wear a suit or a jacket because of the fun it can provide, because it’s a game, because it might even have a sexual quality.”

― Hedi Slimane

“You have to budget time for the inevitable problems that come up with children. You have to always be ahead of the game. If your proposal is due at NASA on Friday, it has to be finished on Wednesday because, on Thursday, it could be fevers and head lice.”

― Heidi Hammel

“Men want to think women don’t cheat, and women want men to think they don’t cheat, and therefore the sexes have been playing a little psychological game with each other.”

― Helen Fisher

“When I play, I become entirely absorbed in the game. It may be a form of concentration.”

― Helen Wills Moody

“I love the feel of hitting the ball hard, the pleasure of a rally. It is these things that make tennis the delightful game that it is.”

― Helen Wills Moody

“You have to win every battle. Every small metre counts, and you have to win your duels. Then you will see you will win the game.”

― Henrikh Mkhitaryan

“Coming to Manchester, maybe I didn’t show all my potential, but in every game, I’m trying to do my best because it’s very important for me, the fans, and the club. Maybe in some games it doesn’t work, but I still keep working and trying to improve.”

― Henrikh Mkhitaryan

“If you make a mistake, your opponent can punish, and you end up losing the game.”

― Henrikh Mkhitaryan

“It’s not easy when you have a new manager because you have to try and adapt yourself to him, the team, training sessions, and the game.”

― Henrikh Mkhitaryan

“It’s always a pity to lose or draw at the end of the game; it’s always painful.”

― Henrikh Mkhitaryan

“When we’re leading during the game, we have to squeeze the opponent.”

― Henrikh Mkhitaryan

“I don’t think I will play every game, depending on the tactical situation, depending on the opponent, but I will do everything to try and help the team.”

― Henrikh Mkhitaryan

“Politics are a very unsatisfactory game.”

― Henry Adams

“I always wanted to become a student of the game and at least get six to eight fights before coming to the UFC.”

― Henry Cejudo

“It was not long before I was struck with the idea that base ball was just the game for a national sport for Americans.”

― Henry Chadwick

“Most Americans think Abner Doubleday invented the game but he had little or nothing to do with cricket.”

― Henry Chadwick

“The Nationals tried hard to recover the lost ground. The final result, however, was the success of the Forest Citys by a score of 29 to 23 in a nine innings game, twice interrupted by rain.”

― Henry Chadwick

“To me, getting muscular was the first thing I ever achieved by working at it, and it was a game changer for me, because it was the first time I ever had confidence.”

― Henry Rollins

“Mr. Christ, I read you as an infinitely patient entity who, as they say, often works in mysterious ways, a rebel unafraid to take the tougher, less traveled paths. Seems to me you’re playing the long game. Is that why more states are coming out in favor of marriage equality? Is that why the Affordable Care Act is now with us?”

― Henry Rollins

“As all of us with any involvement in sports knows, no two umpires or no two referees have the same strike zone or call the same kind of a basketball game.”

― Herb Kohl

“The Ritz Hotel has never yet provided game of such wondrous flavor as the bird plucked and half-cooked over the small boys’ camp fire.”

― Herbert Hoover

“I’m one of the people who was a pioneer in encouraging musicians, early in the game, to get interested in technology, and now all the musicians are getting into it.”

― Herbie Hancock

“The American people, Neil, are sick and tired of excuses. They are sick and tired of the blame game. And they’re sick and tired of the deception coming from this president and this administration. This is why I believe that I am doing so well in the polls.”

― Herman Cain

“Making the AI better in a video game is not like making the AI better in, say, a chess game. Making it better in terms of acting ability – we’re basically improving its acting so that the user can have more fun.”

― Hideaki Itsuno

“First, I take a lot of time to just explain my vision of what the game should be to the team. Then I make all subsequent decisions based on how I want to feel when I buy the game, and what impressions I want to have of it. I then go about implementing the little points that will lead up to that finished product.”

― Hideaki Itsuno

“What’s fun about these pure action games hasn’t really changed since the 8-bit days. Every time I make a new ‘Devil May Cry’ game, I always go back and play one of the ‘Ghouls & Ghosts’ games to remember what it is about those pure action experiences that’s fun.”

― Hideaki Itsuno

“’Monster Hunter’ was its own series, its own franchise, and it just so happened that we wanted to make a realistic fantasy-based action game, and because we had the staff available to make something like that, we’re able to make this game. The ideas for ‘Dragon’s Dogma’ came from a completely different place.”

― Hideaki Itsuno

“Whenever we start making a ‘Devil May Cry’ game, one thing we think about is, ‘What new weapons are we going to have for Dante?’”

― Hideaki Itsuno

“As far as how I create games, I’m just reflecting what I feel, the things I have in my mind. I put those out there. Some of the things that I’m going through, the things that surround me, might be reflected there. But for me, it’s a natural process. I just reflect what I feel into the game.”

― Hideo Kojima

“With a movie, it’s probably easier to sustain intensity and seriousness over the 90-minute duration. But in an open-world game it becomes exhausting, demotivating and even uninteresting for the player.”

― Hideo Kojima

“’Metal Gear Solid’ is, for the most part, an infiltration game. You go somewhere, you execute your mission, then you go back. Those are your actions as the player.”

― Hideo Kojima

“I am tremendously excited to introduce a unique ‘Metal Gear Solid’ experience to a new audience of gamers as well as collaborate with my mentor in game design, Mr. Miyamoto, on ‘Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes’ for Nintendo GameCube.”

― Hideo Kojima

“Every time I make a new game, I put all of my effort completely into that game. It’s like putting all your effort into a new child that’s being born. Once the project is done, I can step back and look at it objectively, which is when I can see a lot of flaws. That’s when I start to make a new game that tries to fix some of those flaws.”

― Hideo Kojima

“As a game creator, I’m not 100% satisfied when looking back at the previous game that I released.”

― Hideo Kojima

“In any game, you have an enemy coming at yourself that you have to shoot. If you go back to ‘Space Invaders,’ they shoot at you when they come at you, so how are you going to protect yourself? You’re going to shoot, and that is a typical videogame.”

― Hideo Kojima

“My first concept was for a game in which you were a prisoner of war and simply had to escape. If you were caught, you’d be brought back to the prison. The idea was for a non-combat game.”

― Hideo Kojima

“If ‘Castlevania’ wasn’t created next to me, and Capcom didn’t release ‘Ghouls n’ Goblins,’ then maybe there wouldn’t be any ‘Metal Gear,’ and I would have created a horror action game, because I really like that genre.”

― Hideo Kojima

“I believe the game should really feel what the players are feeling and change according to that.”

― Hideo Kojima

“When I was a child, there really weren’t very many video games, but I do have memories of ‘Pong.’ Maybe it was ‘Pong.’ It was a home system in Japan, so maybe it wasn’t the real ‘Pong.’ It was just sort of a Japanese game that was similar to ‘Pong.’”

― Hideo Kojima

“Dark Souls is in some ways an incomplete game, and I like to think that it has been completed by players, by their discoveries, as they moved along. I’d love to say that the nature of this incompleteness was completely deliberate, but it is both deliberate and by accident in different ways.”

― Hidetaka Miyazaki

“The main concept of ‘Dark Souls III’ is the first flame and its successors; the world has been in this cycle of reigniting the flame since the first game, but now it seems to be disappearing, almost dying. We’re trying to draw out the aspects of this withering flame.”

― Hidetaka Miyazaki

“Overcoming challenges by learning something in a game is a very rewarding feeling, and that’s what I wanted to prioritise in ‘Dark Souls’ and ‘Demon’s Souls.’”

― Hidetaka Miyazaki

“There was a board game called ‘Sorcery,’ which is one of my favorites, and I would often revisit the game. It’s not a video game, but it definitely stands out in my mind as a game that impacted me.”

― Hidetaka Miyazaki

“It’s quite obvious that the ‘Dark Souls’ franchise is reaching a turning point, and I’m happy that I have a greater budget for the third game, as well as the creative freedom to make my own decisions. But if there were some restrictions about what I was creating, I definitely wouldn’t want to work on it.”

― Hidetaka Miyazaki

“I would like ‘Dark Souls’ to be a broad exploration game filled with so many veiled things and details.”

― Hidetaka Miyazaki

“If the number of easy games is increasing nowadays, I guess it is because difficulty is not related to interesting and worthwhile game elements in many games among players.”

― Hidetaka Miyazaki

“I am conscious of that when I make these games: I try to make a game that has beautiful open spaces, gaps, room for players to enjoy it in ways that were not authored. I never want it to be where you have to follow the rules completely, where you have to do things exactly as the designers intended.”

― Hidetaka Miyazaki

“I will never again stand on the pitch as a professional player. But I won’t stop playing the game.”

― Hidetoshi Nakata

“Whenever you go into a game, you want to win, and you want to come out victorious in any way.”

― Hilary Knight

“As long as I still love the game and I can contribute to a team, I’d love to keep playing.”

― Hilary Knight

“Whenever you step on the ice, you need to be a student of the game and try to hone your craft. You’re never going to play a perfect match, but you’re always chasing that perfect game.”

― Hilary Knight

“Scoring two goals to win a game will hurt an opponent more than a punch in the face.”

― Hilary Knight

“I hope one day I will be able to play in a game in the NHL, not just practice.”

― Hilary Knight

“I don’t think any game means less than the other ones. You always want to win.”

― Hilary Knight

“There’s a difference between fair game and playing games.”

― Hillary Clinton

“Putin is playing the long game. He has a strategic plan in mind: the Eurasian Union, which would be in competition to Europe.”

― Hillary Clinton

“This whole game of hit and flops will always be there and I have survived because I am hit. I think industry works on hit and flop.”

― Himesh Reshammiya

“I let bygones be bygones, and guys, ‘BB’ game is over now.”

― Hina Khan

“’Bigg Boss’ is a game show, and everyone plays their game.”

― Hina Khan

“When I was a little girl in Savannah playing, there were never enough hours in the day or holes on the golf course. I just loved the game so much.”

― Hollis Stacy

“The Internet is a game changer. I’m hopeful I can make a contribution by providing a way to learn about the game of golf free of charge.”

― Hollis Stacy

“The competition I played against was fantastic, but golf is a different game now. The courses have shrunk because the equipment has gotten better. They’re hitting the ball 10 to 15 percent farther because of the changes in the golf ball.”

― Hollis Stacy

“To see a player dunk in women’s college basketball is just amazing. It’s great to see that the game has reached that level now.”

― Holly Johnson

“I’m a football fan in general. I’m always pulling for a good game.”

― Holly Robinson Peete

“The farmer doesn’t care for the pitchers’ battle that resolves itself into a checkers game. The farmer loves the dramatic, and slugging is more dramatic than even the cleverest pitching.”

― Home Run Baker

“Politics is not a game for naive thinkers. You may go in as an idealist, but you certainly won’t come out as one.”

― Honeysuckle Weeks

“Love is a game in which one always cheats.”

― Honore de Balzac

“I never felt the same passion for the game in the States and there were a lot of headaches, a lot of obstacles to overcome – it didn’t just run itself for the love of the game because soccer is not the No. 1 sport as it is in Europe.”

― Hope Solo

“I wear my dad’s cross. It’s very important to me. I hang it in my locker before each game.”

― Hope Solo

“I’m aware that I have a career. But, if I was the hottest in the game, songs all over the radio – let’s say whoever produced made me super big. Like, that would be cool, but there would be something in me that goes, ‘You only wrote the raps. You didn’t make the beats. You didn’t direct. You didn’t do all that.’”

― Hopsin

“After all, is football a game or a religion?”

― Howard Cosell

“A forecasting game is a kind of simulation, a kind of scenario, a kind of teleconference, a kind of artifact from the future – and more – that enlists the participants as ‘first-person forecasters.’”

― Howard Rheingold

“When neither party can give checkmate, the game is drawn.”

― Howard Staunton

“If either player abandon the game by quitting the table in anger, or in an otherwise offensive manner; or by momentarily resigning the game; or refuses to abide by the decision of the Umpire, the game must be scored against him.”

― Howard Staunton

“If, during the course of the game, it be discovered that any error or illegality has been committed in the moves of the pieces, the moves must be retraced, and the necessary correction made, without penalty.”

― Howard Staunton

“The penalty for exceeding the time limit is the forfeiture of the game.”

― Howard Staunton

“The Queen is usually reckoned equal, in average situations, to two Rooks and a Pawn, but towards the end of a game she is hardly so valuable as two Rooks.”

― Howard Staunton

“I’ve played a Nintendo Wii. I don’t see it as a competitor. It’s more of an expensive niche game device. We’re selling a lot of PlayStation 3s now and it’s still the best way to buy a Blu-ray player.”

― Howard Stringer

“Managers are obsessed with the game. It’s very, very difficult, if not impossible, to live a balanced lifestyle.”

― Howard Wilkinson

“The chairmen of the largest companies in the world can cancel an appointment or move a board meeting; a manager cannot change the date of a game. In the combined 42 years that Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger have managed in English football, I can only remember one occasion when Sir Alex did not attend a Manchester United game.”

― Howard Wilkinson

“If I’m a game show host, will someone buy a ticket to see me do standup? To do a dramatic role in a movie?”

― Howie Mandel

“Some version of ‘Deal or No Deal’ airs in 120 countries. And they play it exactly the same way, with models and briefcases. It crosses language and culture and gender, because it’s the simplest game in the world, and everyone wants to press their luck.”

― Howie Mandel

“I’m so curious about knowing the unknown; it can be scary, but I see it as a game.”

― Hrithik Roshan

“Every game that you lose it hurts, but especially when you lead 2-1, and you lose 4-2.”

― Hugo Lloris

“Since my professional debut, I’ve always had a risky game.”

― Hugo Lloris

“It’s important to take every game seriously, whatever the competition is.”

― Hugo Lloris

“To me acting originally became an extension of game playing.”

― Hugo Weaving

“A hot dog at the game beats roast beef at the Ritz.”

― Humphrey Bogart

“Marathon running, like golf, is a game for players, not winners. That is why Callaway sells golf clubs and Nike sells running shoes. But running is unique in that the world’s best racers are on the same course, at the same time, as amateurs, who have as much chance of winning as your average weekend warrior would scoring a touchdown in the NFL.”

― Hunter S. Thompson

“Nixon was a crook, of course, but he was also a rabid football fan – and he knew the game, which still astounds me, but I have always had a soft spot for him because of it.”

― Hunter S. Thompson

“Whether we’re stuffing our faces with Kogi tacos or playing a pickup game of football outside the stages, there’s never a shortage of fun behind the scenes on ‘Murder In The First.’”

― Ian Anthony Dale

“I wouldn’t be surprised if this game went all the way to the finish.”

― Ian St. John

“I think I’m unique to the game ’cause of my versatility.”

― Ice Cube

“I’m a B-boy at heart. I still like rhyming. It’s just the radio game is like Chinese arithmetic. It’s hard to know what nuts to crack. But I still love music, been dropping music. Never stopped, really.”

― Ice Cube

“Sports without music, it’s nothing but a game. Music adds the emotion.”

― Ice Cube

“Sports without music is just a game. Music makes it entertaining.”

― Ice Cube

“I’ve got a basketball signed by all the greats from Julius Irving to Oscar Robinson. It was at an All Star game I got them all to sign it. So that ain’t going nowhere. I’m going to die with that in my casket.”

― Ice Cube

“I’m not really into the political game as far as paying politicians and stuff like that, I’m not into that. You do your job, and I’ll do mine.”

― Ice Cube

“When I first got into the rap game, I had an early dream of unifying rappers.”

― Ice T

“I feel like I should be more in touch with the nuances of this game.”

― Ichiro Suzuki

“For me, I pride myself on every aspect of the game.”

― Ichiro Suzuki

“I love mobile gaming. I love being able to take everything with me. If I start a game on my Wii U, say, I want to be able to pick it up on my DS and take it with me when I’m traveling.”

― iJustine

“If I look back, I can feel proud of the things I’ve won in the game, of everything I have achieved. I would like to say thank you to the fans.”

― Iker Casillas

“Opening the Pandora’s box of tariffs will be an endless game, and it will be a lose-lose proposition.”

― Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal

“My job is to pay attention to the feel of the game and always add a positive energy to it on my team through the ups and downs of the game.”

― Iman Shumpert

“Usually, if I do a good job in the plus/minus category, I know I’ve had a good game.”

― Iman Shumpert

“Cricket is a pressure game, and when it comes to an India-Pakistan match the pressure is doubled.”

― Imran Khan

“I don’t want to retire – I love the game and have a lot of respect and passion for the game.”

― Imran Tahir

“Leg spinners can change the game.”

― Imran Tahir

“If I want to hide myself from my limitations, then I don’t want to play this game.”

― Imran Tahir

“When you always walk into the middle with green and gold, I just want to take 10 wickets every game.”

― Imran Tahir

“I always dreamt that, but I never thought I will be here one day playing my 100th game for South Africa. It’s an absolute honour and privilege, being given the opportunity by the lovely people from South Africa.”

― Imran Tahir

“There is always a pressure if you play every game and especially when you are representing your country.”

― Imran Tahir

“Playing for South Africa is an absolute honour, and I don’t feel like I need to relax. Every game I take more than seriously.”

― Imran Tahir

“In T20, there’s a time shortage because you’ve got four overs. In one-day cricket, you relax, and the game goes long, and you only win the game in the last 10 or 15 overs.”

― Imran Tahir

“Any spinner can change the game. It’s been proven in T20 cricket.”

― Imran Tahir

“Denying any person their humanity is a game we should all stop playing.”

― India Arie

“Cricket is a team game. No individual can just say he can win it on his own.”

― Inzamam-ul-Haq

“The pressure of an India-Pakistan game is immense.”

― Inzamam-ul-Haq

“I’ve read the poker books, but at this point, everybody who’s playing has read the poker books. I feel like I’m knowledgeable enough to understand what’s going on in the game, and I understand why I suck. And I’m not sure if I’ll ever rise beyond that to the level where I don’t suck.”

― Ira Glass

“’At Random’ ran on Saturday nights for as long as the conversation was still lively. Sometimes, I’d finish way after midnight, then hop a plane for whatever city I was working a football game that Sunday.”

― Irv Kupcinet

“The thing about ‘Game of Thrones’ is it doesn’t pin too much of a focus on magic. It kind of paints it in the same way that mystical things are portrayed in our world, because you don’t walk about Westeros and see wizards with staffs or magical wands. All the characters don’t really believe in it. It’s this mysterious hidden vein to Westeros.”

― Isaac Hempstead Wright

“One of my first days shooting on ‘Game of Thrones’ was possibly the coldest day I’ve ever experienced in my life, and that sticks out especially because I’d never, ever done anything before.”

― Isaac Hempstead Wright

“’Game of Thrones’ isn’t all about magic – it’s way more about political scheming and family tensions – but to be a part of this exclusive magic club is actually really cool.”

― Isaac Hempstead Wright

“Most people are dispensable in ‘Game of Thrones,’ not only in the story but in the series.”

― Isaac Hempstead Wright

“The fans of ‘Game of Thrones’ are dedicated. It’s really nice to talk to them, why they love the show and what it means to them. It’s a real pleasure.”

― Isaac Hempstead Wright

“You can learn something from everyone in ‘Game of Thrones,’ whether it is something you learn not to do or something you learn to do.”

― Isaac Hempstead Wright

“My thought has always been completion. Maybe you have to rebound better, shoot better, hit free throws, handle the ball, defend better. You have to do all those things in the course of a game.”

― Isaiah Thomas

“You have to develop your whole game to completion.”

― Isaiah Thomas

“I would still like to get more athletic and have players that can really cover what’s going on in the game.”

― Isaiah Thomas

“Each game helps me to continue improving, which is what I want. I want to improve in defense, on the ball, score more goals. I never want to get tired of improving.”

― Isco

“We know that if you have a good game, you are God, and if you misplace five passes in a row, they want to kick you out of Madrid. You have to find the middle ground.”

― Isco

“It’s true that at Malaga, I played every game as a starter, but here at Madrid, they give nothing away.”

― Isco

“I grew up in Mississippi, and there’s no fashion game there. Even in ‘Bling Ring,’ I had to learn a lot about fashion – you know, the differences between lapels – and it wasn’t until we’d wrapped that I really started getting into it.”

― Israel Broussard

“But to be fair, if you take players from my era to now, the game has changed and the players have many more shots. They use them differently than we did. The speed of the game has changed.”

― Ivan Lendl

“Tennis is basically a game where you try to create an opportunity for yourself to finish the point, because you can’t wait for the opponent to miss anymore. Well, if you create an opportunity and don’t take advantage of it, you let the opponent back to even, then you are just starting the point over, so you have to take advantage of them.”

― Ivan Lendl

“In business, I believe that if you focus only on the journey, you’ll miss the whole point of the enterprise. There has to be a goal, an end game of some kind; otherwise, you’re just spinning your wheels. Yes, the journey is important, but the destination is important, too.”

― Ivanka Trump

“Writers aren’t in competition with one another. It isn’t a zero sum game. If you have a good book, a good cover, a good product description, and a low price, you can sell well.”

― J. A. Konrath

“We didn’t have our online service developed. We had never shipped a console game before as a company. So we were developing a lot of new competencies as a company and assembling a new team.”

― J Allard

“As a coach, the more experience you have, the more you’re around players, it helps so you see how guys learn, ways that are effective to reach different people. You see the aftermath of all the things that happened; you don’t just see what happens at the game, you see what happens after the game, the followthrough, and those types of things.”

― J. B. Bickerstaff

“I love Bad Bunny. He’s changing the game. I think he’s doing something very important with his success.”

― J Balvin

“I see myself like what Drake did in the game. I came with melodies and different lyrics, from a different place – reggaeton is from Puerto Rico; Drake is from Canada.”

― J Balvin

“For longer than I’ve been involved in the political process, the Republican establishment has claimed to want to provide an alternative for the black community, yet party elite refuse to show up for the game.”

― J. C. Watts

“I’ve got two Rolexes that I’m very proud of – a gold Presidential that was a gift and a white gold one I gifted myself. I’m trying to step my game up and get a few more of those.”

― J. Cole

“There are games where I go a whole game without saying a word. There are games where I’m talking the whole game. It really depends on the mood and vibe that I’m in that day.”

― J. J. Watt

“It’s a very violent game, and bodies take a beating, so you want to make sure you do everything you can to get your body back. It’s just something you have to do.”

― J. J. Watt

“I have three Defensive Players of the Year. Only one other player has done that. But being a defensive lineman, it’s hard to control the game.”

― J. J. Watt

“I just go out there every game and try to be the best I can be for our team.”

― J. J. Watt

“Hockey, honestly, was my first love. The excitement, the fast pace, the intensity of the game… I still love it to this day.”

― J. J. Watt

“Baseball, boxing, handball – sooner or later every game gets compared to narrative, but only in football are the plays perfectly linear, drawn up with letters, and only in football is the field itself lined like a sheet of notebook paper.”

― J. R. Moehringer

“Baseball always gets credit for the foundational part of masculinity – the father thing. The eternal game of backyard catch, ‘Field of Dreams’, the Ripkens, the Griffeys, the Bondses, so on. But football is the real paternal game, because it’s a conveyor belt of father figures, in the form of coaches.”

― J. R. Moehringer

“My iron game. I get into trouble a lot with my driver, so I tend to hit 3-wood off the tee.”

― J. R. Smith

“My dad is easily one of my biggest inspirations to play this game. To hear people talk bad about me, it hurt me because I know it hurts him, and that’s not who I am. I know he raised better, and I know I want to do better.”

― J. R. Smith

“I’ve been playing this game, fortunately for me, since I was three years old. That’s one of the reasons why this game is so special to me.”

― J. R. Smith

“I’ve gone on streaks where I haven’t shot the ball well here, but I was always making up for it in other areas, so it wasn’t as big. It’s just a part of the game. I got to do better with it.”

― J. R. Smith

“The biggest kick I get is to communicate with those who are exiled from the game – in hospitals, homes, prisons – those who have seldom seen a game, who can’t travel to a game, those who are blind.”

― Jack Buck

“I need to vary up my game, and I’m working on that. I know I need to get better.”

― Jack Grealish

“You know what would be a fun game? If Pac-Man was on a beach, and he was chomping coconuts. You could see how tan you could get your Pac-Man.”

― Jack McBrayer

“Confidence is the most important single factor in this game, and no matter how great your natural talent, there is only one way to obtain and sustain it: work.”

― Jack Nicklaus

“Success depends almost entirely on how effectively you learn to manage the game’s two ultimate adversaries: the course and yourself.”

― Jack Nicklaus

“Golf is game of respect and sportsmanship; we have to respect its traditions and its rules.”

― Jack Nicklaus

“The game is meant to be fun.”

― Jack Nicklaus

“There are no maladies in my golf game. My golf game stinks.”

― Jack Nicklaus

“I played competitive golf all my life. Then all of a sudden, when I quit playing the game, I’ve got all this spare time and this energy. And certainly I wasn’t ready to pack up my bags and go sit in front of the television with a shawl on.”

― Jack Nicklaus

“Golf is a better game played downhill.”

― Jack Nicklaus

“This is a game. That’s all it is. It’s not a war.”

― Jack Nicklaus

“See, as much as I love the game, golf was my vehicle to competition. And I love to compete.”

― Jack Nicklaus

“I’ve wanted to design golf courses ever since I was a kid. I suppose it comes from the way I’ve played the game. To find the proper way to play any hole, I’ve always begun by asking myself what the architect has tried to do with it.”

― Jack Nicklaus

“My favorite moment was in Game 6 when Bill Walton tapped a missed Sixers shot toward the backcourt and Johnny Davis ran it down as the clock expired. We were NBA champions!”

― Jack Ramsay

“I wanted to become a college coach. I got game films of all the good college coaches – Pete Newell at California, Eddie Donovan with St. Bonaventure, Ken Loeffler at LaSalle.”

― Jack Ramsay

“I went through my entire athletic life as a basketball player with only minimal physical setbacks, the worst being a couple of brain concussions, one in a college game in 1948, the other in 1954 while playing in the Eastern League, from which I recovered without permanent damage.”

― Jack Ramsay

“The best players I have seen and known have confidence in their teammates. They know that basketball’s not a one-man game. That confidence brings out the best in everybody, because it’s contagious.”

― Jack Ramsay

“The player I look up to is Rio Ferdinand. I have always played at the back, and I’ve always tried to base my game on his.”

― Jack Rodwell

“I am happy at Everton, and I can’t do anything else other than concentrate on my own game.”

― Jack Rodwell

“I’m just going to give my all every game, be a good box-to-box midfielder, hopefully score some goals, and I will always give it 100 per cent.”

― Jack Rodwell

“Democrats, more often than not, do not play the game of politics correctly.”

― Jack Schlossberg

“Nothing goes through your head when you’re playing except who you are playing against and what you can do to affect the game.”

― Jack Wilshere

“If I’m on the bench in a Premier League game, I’m thinking, ‘What can I do coming off the bench?’”

― Jack Wilshere

“Once I’m at the training ground, I’m focused, preparing for the next game.”

― Jack Wilshere

“I’m not just a footballer; I’m a top athlete, and we have to be at the top of our game.”

― Jack Wilshere

“Some players have got their price, but, to be honest, that’s not the way I look at the game.”

― Jack Wilshere

“The emotions of the game do not change.”

― Jack Youngblood

“Baseball is like a poker game. Nobody wants to quit when he’s losing; nobody wants you to quit when you’re ahead.”

― Jackie Robinson

“The way I figured it, I was even with baseball and baseball with me. The game had done much for me, and I had done much for it.”

― Jackie Robinson

“When I am playing baseball, I give it all that I have on the ball field. When the ball game is over, I certainly don’t take it home. My little girl who is sitting out there wouldn’t know the difference between a third strike and a foul ball. We don’t talk about baseball at home.”

― Jackie Robinson

“How you played in yesterday’s game is all that counts.”

― Jackie Robinson

“Ben Roethlisberger is a proven winner in athletic competition. But the measure of a true leader is how they conduct themselves 24/7, not just during a winning touchdown drive or a goal-line stance. Leadership isn’t something that gets switched off because the game clock expires.”

― Jackson Katz

“When I say artist I mean the man who is building things – creating molding the earth – whether it be the plains of the west – or the iron ore of Penn. It’s all a big game of construction – some with a brush – some with a shovel – some choose a pen.”

― Jackson Pollock

“I hadn’t watched ‘Lord of the Rings’ – I’m gonna get so much flack for this, but I hadn’t watched ‘Lord of the Rings’ when I started watching ‘Game of Thrones.’”

― Jacob Anderson

“This is going to sound like a lie, but the ‘Game of Thrones’ set is so good to work on. I’ve been a part of plays and other projects where egos get in the way and there are constant fallings out. There’s none of that there.”

― Jacob Anderson

“I really love being in ‘Game of Thrones,’ but I don’t know if it’s my big break.”

― Jacob Anderson

“You’ve got to play every game until it’s over. Baseball is a funny game, so you never know what’s going to happen.”

― Jacob deGrom

“My approach every game is to try to keep the ball down and get ground ball outs.”

― Jacob deGrom

“I would say I stay pretty calm. Don’t let the game get too fast on me. I try to keep my emotions in check, I guess, so I don’t show that anything fazes me out there. And I try to take it one pitch at a time.”

― Jacob deGrom

“You never want to see a guy struggle. And we’ve all struggled. It’s part of the game.”

― Jacob deGrom

“The control game has just been changed. The artist has a lot more control than the label, which is special. I feel like the fans crave that. I feel like they can tell when it’s not genuine.”

― Jacob Whitesides

“Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball, the rules and realities of the game – and do it by watching first some high school or small-town teams.”

― Jacques Barzun

“Thinking has become a superfluous exercise… purely internal, without compelling force, more or less a game.”

― Jacques Ellul

“Everybody has fallen asleep on the fact that F1 is dangerous. They all think it’s a video game, and it’s not. It is very, very dangerous, and it’s tough.”

― Jacques Villeneuve

“The reason why the entire world sits up and watches World Cup football is the intensity of involvement with which people are playing a game: just kicking a ball around, but with such skill and involvement that it is like the last thing they are going to do in their life.”

― Jaggi Vasudev

“Everything is changing in squash. Lots of television coverage and the game has become very professional.”

― Jahangir Khan

“There is a tremendous amount of pressure when you are a world No. 1 with everyone behind you trying to knock you down. But I always believe you should be enjoying the pressure at the top. It is a case of being able to relax and keep playing the game that got you there in the first place.”

― Jahangir Khan

“I get that every game. High school. At Duke. When I do the introductions, I get a little butterflies. Once I step on the floor, I’m fine.”

― Jahlil Okafor

“In college, when you lose one game as a top team, it’s like the end of the world.”

― Jahlil Okafor

“I’m just trying to get better each game.”

― Jahlil Okafor

“I didn’t think I was going to be doubled my first NBA game. I knew it would happen eventually, but I got off to a hot start, so as a result, I got double-teamed.”

― Jahlil Okafor

“Around sixth or seventh grade, I fell in love with Tim Duncan and his all-around game. That’s when I started watching him. Then my father introduced me to Hakeem Olajuwon. Those were the two guys I modeled my game after.”

― Jahlil Okafor

“Every game is going to be different.”

― Jahlil Okafor

“When you have a dominant big man, that changes the aspects of the game.”

― Jahlil Okafor

“Ever since third grade – I never even noticed it until after the game – people were telling me how crazy my dad is. I think I’m so locked in when I’m playing on the floor, I only hear him maybe during timeouts or when we’re up 20 or 30 and I’m on the bench. But when I’m in the game, I don’t hear him.”

― Jahlil Okafor

“I’m definitely not the caliber player that LeBron is, but I find it funny how people can criticize him and the way he plays the game. So it’s pretty easy to criticize me if they are still able to criticize LeBron.”

― Jahlil Okafor

“I just think that playing in a championship game and playing in every game in March Madness, that’s just more time for critics to watch you and more time for them to nitpick at what you don’t do well or what they feel you don’t do well.”

― Jahlil Okafor

“I always knew I wanted to be in the NBA and play myself in a video game. That was my goal when I was a kid.”

― Jahlil Okafor

“I’ve been working on all my aspects of my game.”

― Jahlil Okafor

“There’s so many things running through your mind. If you can formulate a game plan that works for you and allows you to block outside distractions and get to what matters, that’s how the talent is able to come out.”

― Jake Arrieta

“You play your surroundings. You pitch accordingly. Not that I drastically try to change my game plan based on the score or the team or stadium, but you have to take everything into consideration.”

― Jake Arrieta

“I’m not saying I won’t make a mistake throughout the game.”

― Jake Arrieta

“I care about the integrity of the game.”

― Jake Arrieta

“You want to be the team that is on the field when the last out is made on the winning side. That’s obviously the holy grail in the game that I play, and that’s what every player strives for.”

― Jake Arrieta

“Really being able to harness my mental approach has kind of taken me to the next level, and obviously maturing as a player and a teammate and as a person. Those are things that are necessary to achieve success in this game. There’s no other way around it.”

― Jake Arrieta

“Just having two kids now, regardless of what happens in the field, they’re there to receive you with open arms every night after every game.”

― Jake Arrieta

“Unfortunately, the business side of the game shows its head every once in a while. But I still think there’s opportunity and chances that we can have good conversations as far as an extension’s concerned.”

― Jake Arrieta

“You know, I’ll tell you, nothing changed after ‘No Strings’ for me. A lot of people said, like, ‘Your game will be different,’ but it wasn’t. It really wasn’t.”

― Jake Johnson

“I can say this: I’m not going to be some guy hanging around and trying to make every last dime in this game. I mean, I’m really going to let the game just decide it for me.”

― Jake Peavy

“I love the game of basketball. I love being able to work every day. I love being able to watch film, be a student of the game. It may not show emotionally, but I just love that I’m able to do this.”

― Jalen Brunson

“Every game’s a big game.”

― Jalen Brunson

“I think every player who truly loves basketball wants to be in the game at all times.”

― Jalen Brunson

“You gotta play every game like your last.”

― Jalen Brunson

“I knew becoming an analyst would allow me to see the game from a new perspective.”

― Jalen Rose

“Kobe was obsessed with the game of basketball.”

― Jalen Rose

“I left my mark in the college game, and I’m definitely happy about that.”

― Jalen Rose

“My father, Jimmy Walker, was the first pick in the 1967 draft, but I never met him. He passed in 2007. I found out about him in middle school. I was old enough to understand who he was, where he went to college, and what his game was about. Older players like Bill Russell and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar have come up to me to talk about him.”

― Jalen Rose

“The idea of playing the point and leading a team to the NBA championship is what drove me to get up every day and work on my game as a kid.”

― Jalen Rose

“People don’t realize this, but throughout my career, I grew up patterning my game after Scottie Pippen’s. I admire him for his versatility.”

― Jalen Rose

“There’s simply no excuse not do a game about ‘Blair Witch,’ which has everything from the time-dimensional shifting to being chased through the woods. Kind of like the VR website experience where the woods shift whenever you turn.”

― James Allen McCune

“Poker is a skill game pretending to be a chance game.”

― James Altucher

“Poker is a charismatic game. People who are larger than life play poker and make their living from playing games and hustling.”

― James Altucher

“Every game, and almost every life situation, has short cuts: ways you can get better without learning the entire literature of the game from beginning to end.”

― James Altucher

“I’ve played in Test matches before after injury without first playing a county game or warm-up of some sort.”

― James Anderson

“I know my game really well and I’m relatively comfortable in most situations.”

― James Anderson

“I remember playing a Twenty20 game in Australia in 2007 and Matthew Hayden smacked one back at me. My head goes down as I follow through and as I looked up I just saw this white flash pass about an inch from the side of my head. If it had been a touch straighter I would not have had time to react and who knows what could have happened.”

― James Anderson

“I love talking about the game and passing on knowledge if I can but being a coach full time is another story.”

― James Anderson

“This game’s a lot easier early on in your career because people haven’t seen you play. Things got a lot harder when people saw what I did with the ball and began to think about how to bat against me.”

― James Anderson

“If someone says something to me, I am not going to back down. Whether it’s defending myself or standing up for one of my teammates, that is the way I play the game.”

― James Anderson

“’Alice’ is effectively a story about a game of cards. ‘Through the Looking Glass’ is a story of chess.”

― James Bobin

“Some comments are within bounds, while some are not. But by whining about every little barb, candidates are trying to win the election through a war of staff resignation attrition, and Americans are losing the ability to distinguish between what is fair game and what is not.”

― James Carville

“What American people and what the markets want is a fair and level playing-field, where the rules are clearly elucidated, where the referees are competent, and where we know that the game is not rigged.”

― James Chanos

“I’ve been a Yankees fan for a long time. When I was a kid in the mid-’70s, the Yankees were really great. They had Reggie Jackson in ’77. I was 8 years old at the time. He hit three home runs to win the World Series in game six against the Dodgers, and I was just hooked.”

― James Gray

“This year I’ve just been aggressive. I still have that mindset of passing the ball, and being aggressive and attacking to the basket is going to draw more attention, and that way I can find my teammates. Being in attack mode is something I try to bring into every single game, and that’s what’s making me be so successful.”

― James Harden

“If you go to a Liberty game, they’re fun basketball games to go to. But I’ll be damned if I know how to get people to go to those games.”

― James L. Dolan

“We are honored to host the greatest players in the NBA in the newly transformed World’s Most Famous Arena for the 2015 All-Star Game. Over its 134-year history, Madison Square Garden has been privileged to host some of sports most defining and enduring moments and we are thrilled to add this prestigious event to The Garden’s illustrious history.”

― James L. Dolan

“There’s no game I come to where I say, ‘We can’t win this game.’ That’s important.”

― James L. Dolan

“John Davidson is one of the premier executives in the National Hockey League. As we continue to build a team that can consistently compete for the Stanley Cup, John’s knowledge of the game and his experience and passion for the Rangers logo make him the ideal choice to oversee our Hockey Operations department.”

― James L. Dolan

“Never read bad stuff if you’re an artist; it will impair your own game.”

― James Lee Burke

“Coming on as a sub, it’s always different – you never know what the game is going to be like.”

― James Maddison

“In the Premier League, you don’t have one second to breathe – you have to be on it from the first minute. If you lose focus – just for a few seconds – the game will pass you by. It’s 100 miles an hour.”

― James Maddison

“The reason I’m in good form is not just down to myself: it’s down to the manager and coaching staff improving my game.”

― James Maddison

“Playing in the Championship and starting games, I’m learning something new every day and constantly improving my game.”

― James Maddison

“I go into each game with the same mindset of showing people what I can do and letting the rest take care of itself.”

― James Maddison

“I’m always a player who has taken fairly rough treatment, to be honest. I think my time in Scotland typified that because I think there was one game where I set a record for being fouled ten or 11 times in a game.”

― James Maddison

“For me, if you play at Anfield, it is not a tactical game.”

― James Milner

“You can look at every game, some where I’ve been a defensive player and others where I’ve had an impact.”

― James Milner

“I never really got that chance at Manchester City and developed into a utility player. Playing in all the positions has made me a better player because it’s not easy to do that. Understanding the game has made me a more rounded player as well.”

― James Milner

“The pace of the game has changed even while I’ve been a player. It always seems to be getting quicker. You need to be fast, quick to get around the park, need to be able to press and defend and get in peoples’ faces, and you need quality on the ball.”

― James Milner

“I could lose every Old Firm game I go into and still win the league.”

― James Milner

“I set higher standards than anyone and don’t need anyone to tell me when I’ve played badly or not had a good game.”

― James Milner

“When Andy Kaufman performed, he was not just trying to be funny. He was playing with the notion of what it means to try to be funny, of what it means to be an audience expecting somebody to be funny. He was doing a dance and playing a game.”

― James Murphy

“If you compare the violence in ‘Happy Valley’ to the violence in something like ‘Game of Thrones,’ it’s nothing. But it is shocking because it’s so real and grounded. The characters could live next door to you – they’re not in a remote fantasy world.”

― James Norton

“There are at least two kinds of games. One could be called finite, the other, infinite. A finite game is played for the purpose of winning, an infinite game for the purpose of continuing the play.”

― James P. Carse

“Baseball is a game where a curve is an optical illusion, a screwball can be a pitch or a person, stealing is legal and you can spit anywhere you like except in the umpire’s eye or on the ball.”

― James Patrick Murray

“I love this idea of expanding the game universe. It has been limited. I guess probably because the genre was so successful, and the people who were creating those games made so much money at it they just had no desire to sort of open it up.”

― James Patterson

“I’m a sports fanatic. It’s hard for me to commit to the weekly, episodic nature of television, so for me, anytime that I can put a game on, that’s what I do.”

― James Roday

“I can watch SportsCenter on a loop, like, five times in a row until my girlfriend is like, ‘Seriously? It’s the same highlights!’ It just brings me peace, I think. Any kind of game – college basketball, college football, obviously anything pro.”

― James Roday

“The fans want a nice game, and when not everything goes so well, they have every right to boo.”

― James Rodriguez

“The game in Spain is more about technique and about getting more touches on the ball. That’s why I like it so much.”

― James Rodriguez

“The Xbox 360 is the best game console ever designed. It’s fast and powerful – games look as good on the 360 as on high-end PCs that cost six times as much. It’s easy to navigate and has lots of useful secondary features – the ability to play digital video, stream MP3s, and so on.”

― James Surowiecki

“I don’t really watch a load of ‘Game Of Thrones.’”

― James Watkins

“My biggest problem in live games is that I love the game so much and I don’t think I ever met a poker player I didn’t fundamentally like – even if they’re screaming and they’re acting like real jerks.”

― James Woods

“You can practice against each other, but there’s something about a game situation.”

― James Worthy

“It’s somewhat of a normal procedure sometimes when you have a knee drained… so long as it’s not something you have to do every game.”

― James Worthy

“I’ve pitched too many innings and pitched too many years – one game doesn’t make or break my career.”

― Jamie Moyer

“But what goes on in my life outside of the game should be my business.”

― Jamie Redknapp

“I have always passed the ball and worked on that part of my game.”

― Jamie Redknapp

“I suppose it hacks me off sometimes when people go on about all the other stuff, because I have really worked hard at my game, and I’ve been incredibly dedicated in getting myself fit, and getting my game right.”

― Jamie Redknapp

“After a Saturday game, we’re in on a Sunday to cool down and make sure we’re fully back at it again. But it doesn’t really affect things too much. It’s basically like you’ve had a game on the Saturday, and then you’re in the cup on a Tuesday.”

― Jamie Vardy

“We’re not interested in bombarding our users with, ‘Hey, play this game, play this game, play this game.’ It gets annoying, it gets in the way of messaging, and it gets in the way of staying in touch with people who are important to you.”

― Jan Koum

“The beauties of the game may be lost on some of us sometimes, but many children will read about football when they will read nothing else, not for realism or glamour but for romance.”

― Jan Mark

“If we can make some kind of adjustments, maybe in the game, to make it interesting and slow down the surfaces, then it will be more fun and more interesting.”

― Jana Novotna

“Before I became a game designer, I was a software engineer.”

― Jane Jensen

“I’d really love to work with virtual reality at some point. You could make a killer adventure game with that.”

― Jane Jensen

“There are now college degrees in game design and interactive media, so if I were starting now, I would probably do that. When I started, you had to break into design from QA or programming or art, but it’s really not true anymore.”

― Jane Jensen

“Story may not be a great addition to some games – games where action is the whole reason for the game to exist.”

― Jane Jensen

“I would say I’m a storyteller first, but game making is very wrapped up in how I think of story. If I were to have a story idea, and I decided to write a novel with it instead, I’d have to very consciously de-couple it from gamedom – for example, deliberately add in things that could not be represented in a game scene.”

― Jane Jensen

“I think the mainstream gaming industry has a very narrow focus on the young male audience. There are plenty of other people out there who enjoy playing games, but if you walk into most game stores, there’s nothing on the shelf for them. I mean, imagine if you could only buy cheeseburgers and nothing but cheeseburgers in every restaurant?”

― Jane Jensen

“At a book festival in Fort Lauderdale, I met David Eisenhower, Ike’s grandson, who was promoting his book ‘Going Home to Glory: A Memoir of Life with Dwight D. Eisenhower,’ in which he describes attending the Yankees’ 154th game in 1961. The whole family had been following Mantle and Maris chase Babe Ruth’s home run record across the country.”

― Jane Leavy

“Cape Cod baseball dates back to the time of the Civil War. A poster at the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown touts a round-trip train ride from Hyannis to Sandwich on July 4, 1885 – the occasion of the 14th annual baseball game between Sandwich and Barnstable.”

― Jane Leavy

“On winter Sundays when I was a child, we waited for my father to return from his tennis game with bagels and sturgeon and for my mother to object when the 1 P.M. Giants game began.”

― Jane Leavy

“If you make it a game, gamers will play it no matter what your motivation is in making it.”

― Jane McGonigal

“Game designers are obsessed with emotion. How do we create the emotions that we want gamers to feel, and how can we really make it this intense, emotional experience?”

― Jane McGonigal

“Every game designer should make one explicitly world-changing game. Lawyers do pro bono work, why can’t we?”

― Jane McGonigal

“There’s no reason why the ‘Lost’ alternate reality game had to be officially made by the ‘Lost’ production crew.”

― Jane McGonigal

“When we’re in game worlds, I believe that many of us become the best version of ourselves: the most likely to help at a moment’s notice. The most likely to stick with a problem as long as it takes. To get up after failure and try again.”

― Jane McGonigal

“I’m always thinking about whatever game I’m working on. My brain works subconsciously on design pretty much every hour I’m awake.”

― Jane McGonigal

“I want to see a game designer nominated for a Nobel Prize.”

― Jane McGonigal

“When parents or gamers ask me, ‘What’s the best game to play?’ I say that playing face-to-face is more beneficial than playing online.”

― Jane McGonigal

“Game developers know that people have more fun when they’re in large groups. They feel more fired up when the challenges are more epic.”

― Jane McGonigal

“The Gamifaction Movement is trying to help companies engage their audience and community by using game mechanics and wrapping them around shopping or achievements, so you get achievements for coming to a store or purchasing things, like rewarding activities.”

― Jane McGonigal

“’Superbetter’ looks more like a social media platform or a social network than a typical video game. You know, there aren’t any 3-d spaces to explore. You don’t have this avatar that you’re building up. It’s more about thinking like a gamer.”

― Jane McGonigal

“I see more people taking on the cloak of accountability, more people tiring of the blame game. If we are all connected and our actions in Australia affect us in Istanbul, then we are all to blame and all to be healers. We can’t blame lawyers anymore for the ‘liability’ vs. common sense imbalance.”

― Jane Siberry

“I am really indoors-y. I am a video game and movie buff, and this keeps me in my little boy cave.”

― Jared Gilman

“One of my heroes growing up was Jackie Robinson. My mom, an ardent baseball fan from whom I got my love of the game, had an old baseball card of his from the 1950s and told us his amazing story of courage in integrating baseball.”

― Jared Polis

“We have a lot of rookies in the lineup. More than anybody, I would say. Its going to be something new for them. They have to understand that it’s totally different hockey in the playoffs. Starting with the fans, the intensity of the game, every mistake counts.”

― Jaromir Jagr

“You can’t give up in any game, even if you are losing.”

― Jaromir Jagr

“The players don’t play the position game as much as we used to play. A lot of young guys go up and down, shoot the puck, go for the rebounds. You’re getting tired quicker because the body has to react where the puck is going to go. You cannot read it, because you don’t have the puck on your stick.”

― Jaromir Jagr

“Many European guys go to the N.H.L. at a young age, even without knowing English. But they quickly adapt to new conditions, another game, a new country. They are also young, receptive, can move mountains.”

― Jaromir Jagr

“Advertisers and marketers should be looking to bring new experiences to different parts of the brain. It’s a more profound idea than just dropping a billboard into a video game.”

― Jaron Lanier

“One disco, one soft ball game, one lost love, one gay pride rally at a time.”

― Jasmine Guy

“An important part of any good mystery story like ‘Original Sin’ is that it’s not just a game of ‘Clue’ with surprise after surprise after surprise, but the goal is to tell a story in the midst of that. Even once you know the solution to the mysteries, it’s far from the whole story.”

― Jason Aaron

“I had an opportunity to play baseball in college, but I just didn’t want to go to school. I started focusing on my music and it was game over!”

― Jason Aldean

“In the game of football, you can never be too sure of anything.”

― Jason Babin

“When I was a kid, I really loved game shows. For whatever reason, I was fascinated with them and watched them a ton.”

― Jason Blum

“I’m getting better and better each year that I’m playing golf on the world stage, and finishing runner-up only teaches you how to continue being patient – something that is key to our game.”

― Jason Day

“As I get older, my body isn’t bulletproof, and it’s starting to break down. And I’m still young, so it’s something that I have to maintain, something that I have to work extra, extra hard, just as hard as my golf game, I have to work on my body as well.”

― Jason Day

“Rest is huge because if you’re sleep-deprived, that can definitely run into the mental side of the game and can definitely hurt your game if you’re playing tournament golf.”

― Jason Day

“I’ve never been more motivated to be No. 1 in the world. I’ve never been more motivated to try to extend that lead from one to two. All the hard work that I’ve put into my game right now has paid off, but I’ve got to keep working hard to win as much as I can.”

― Jason Day

“You could have all the tools in the world, but if you really don’t want to be there, or if there’s something that’s off course that’s playing on your mind… the game of golf is so mental, and if you don’t have everything in the right order, it’s very difficult to win golf tournaments.”

― Jason Day

“I want to be able to be looked back on and know that he was one of the greats in the game.”

― Jason Day

“When you have a lot of confidence and you feel like nobody can beat you, it’s game over for everyone else.”

― Jason Day

“Golf is a very, very frustrating game.”

― Jason Day

“What I’m doing with my body and with my golf game, I’m trying to extend the longevity of my career.”

― Jason Day

“I used to game a lot, and I used to game a little too hard.”

― Jason Day

“I have the opportunity to do that right now, to try to work as hard as I can to really leave my footprint in this game that has given me so much.”

― Jason Day

“It’s emotional highs and lows in the game of golf.”

― Jason Day

“I began acting at age eight, but if you don’t stay on your game then people pass on you. Being on a show, it’s a little easy to get comfortable, so I’m trying to get back on it. I’m taking some acting classes and watching movies, and I’m just trying to stay up with other actors.”

― Jason Dohring

“The primary goal of publishing general fiction and non-fiction was never profit – though profit was essential to stay in the game. Publishing is a vocation in which the work is its own reward, an insufficient goal for today’s conglomerates.”

― Jason Epstein

“I never really gambled – certainly not playing poker. I’d casually bet on a football game or joined a pool.”

― Jason Gedrick

“This game, it seems when you play it the best, is when you’re not really thinking a lot and just reacting and keeping it at its simplest point – just see it and hit it.”

― Jason Giambi

“I’ve learned that you have to take responsibility for yourself in this game and lead yourself through it.”

― Jason Giambi

“I’m still playing the game, having a great time.”

― Jason Giambi

“Each outing is its own game. You roll on your game plan. It is a different chess match each time you go out there. I just try to be prepared.”

― Jason Hammel

“It’s very important to go pitch-by-pitch and game-by-game and not getting too far ahead of myself. In the past, it was trying to make up for a bad game and thinking ahead and what do I have to do to fix this.”

― Jason Hammel

“You are not always going to have your A game; you might have your D game. You have to find a way to throw strikes no matter what.”

― Jason Hammel

“I just tried to play the game the right way. As you get older, Father Time is undefeated.”

― Jason Kidd

“I came in the league as not a shooter, not a scorer. My game was to play defense and make my teammates better. The most important stat to me was that left column – winning. Nothing else matters.”

― Jason Kidd

“There are many really good teams in our conference this season. Miami, Indiana and Detroit will be our fiercest opponents this year. But we just have to focus on our game and be patient with the realistic hope that we’ll be on top after all is said and done.”

― Jason Kidd

“My biggest fear had always been getting hurt, and not being able to leave the game as a player on my own terms.”

― Jason Kidd

“I don’t have tapes of meditation, but I put on the meditation station. I did as a player, too. I used to always play the game before the game happened. As a coach, I do the same thing.”

― Jason Kidd

“Apple has the radio stations, so I go R&B in the morning, and then I’ll go with some hip-hop before the game. But after the game, it’s more meditation music. It’s not artists; it’s more whatever is being played.”

― Jason Kidd

“When you are on the floor, there’s no better feeling than when your teammates are into the game on the bench and are cheering for you and vice versa. When you come out of the game, you are cheering for those guys that are on the floor.”

― Jason Kidd

“I’ve played the game for a long time.”

― Jason Kidd

“I think the big thing with O.J. – I’ve known him since he was in high school – and he’s a great kid, loves the game of basketball.”

― Jason Kidd

“I just want to be in there at the end of the game to try to help the team win. The last six minutes of an NBA game is where you make your name, so hopefully I’m in there trying to help my guys win.”

― Jason Kidd

“Kobe is Kobe. He is one of the best to ever play this game. Given the opportunity, he can embarrass you.”

― Jason Kidd

“My kids are always like, ‘Why do people always want to take pictures with you?’ and I’m like, ‘Because I’m your Dada, and you’re my daughter. That’s why.’ It’s definitely mostly because of ‘Game of Thrones.’”

― Jason Momoa

“Zack Snyder is a huge fan of ‘Game of Thrones,’ and I met him in the training stunt facility that I train at, and I guess he really liked me because he later called me into his office, and we talked about playing Aquaman.”

― Jason Momoa

“’Game of Thrones’ is the greatest thing I’ve ever been a part of.”

― Jason Momoa

“You get a lot of respect for ‘Game of Thrones,’ and it was a lot of fun to play, but it didn’t help my career a lot because Khal Drago doesn’t even speak English.”

― Jason Momoa

“After ‘Game of Thrones,’ having a character like that, that’s like the pinnacle of your career.”

― Jason Momoa

“There’s nothing I’ve ever worked on that beat ‘Game of Thrones’ – that’s a 10-hour movie; they put a lot of money in it.”

― Jason Momoa

“Most people don’t know who I am in the industry. I’m far from ‘Conan’ and ‘Game of Thrones.’”

― Jason Momoa

“I think The Exorcist is the best American horror movie ever made. Friedkin was at the top of his game.”

― Jason Patric

“Talk is cheap; play the game.”

― Jason Pierre-Paul

“I’m a vet. I know the game and know how to play the game.”

― Jason Pierre-Paul

“Basketball was always my game.”

― Jason Pierre-Paul

“I’m going to keep rushing the ball until the whistle blows and it’s the end of the game. That’s how I’m going to keep playing.”

― Jason Pierre-Paul

“In this game called football, we don’t know who’s going to the playoffs.”

― Jason Pierre-Paul

“You’ve just got to have it, man. Like, in this game of football, you can tell when you look at film who’s more passionate about the game.”

― Jason Pierre-Paul

“To play this game, you’ve got to have heart, and a lot of guys don’t have it. I can sit here and say we all do, but we all don’t.”

― Jason Pierre-Paul

“We need everybody to contribute as one and do what we’ve got to do to win. Football is not an individual game. In basketball, LeBron James can take over a game by himself.”

― Jason Pierre-Paul

“I’m just god-gifted: I have a talent. Even when I played basketball, no one ever taught me the game. I just played it. And with football, I just converted basketball to football and just played.”

― Jason Pierre-Paul

“The truth of the matter is that chess is not the game of life because life does not ever happen the way you strategize and plan.”

― Jason Reynolds

“It’s easy to think of a role-playing game as an amalgamation of two main components, narrative and gameplay, jammed together like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. Sometimes, they fit together nicely; other times, they’re as awkward and frustrating as that one weirdly-shaped ‘Tetris’ block that always falls into the gap where you need an L.”

― Jason Schreier

“Unraveling the threads of a good game story is like solving a well-crafted puzzle. After a lengthy, sometimes difficult journey, the pieces click into place, and you’re rewarded with the satisfying payoff of a job well done.”

― Jason Schreier

“Most game developers in the United States do not receive extra compensation for extra hours.”

― Jason Schreier

“To avoid long-term deleterious effects, game developers must commit to stop facilitating a culture in which crunch is the norm. The occasional long night or weekend at the office can be useful and even exhilarating, but as a constant, it is damaging.”

― Jason Schreier

“There was once a time when ‘Final Fantasy’ meant greatness, when seeing Square’s brand on a game box meant you were about to play something special. That time has long since passed.”

― Jason Schreier

“Between ‘The Godfather,’ ‘The Sopranos,’ ‘Goodfellas,’ and the countless other mob stories that have been both critically and commercially acclaimed over the years, it’s not hard to see why a game like ‘Mafia Wars’ works.”

― Jason Schreier

“I think there’s that widespread sentiment that game developers need to be quiet unless they’re talking on-message. I think that’s changing a little bit; Twitter has helped, with developers sharing personal opinions on things.”

― Jason Schreier

“I think the most insidious version of crunch is when you say, ‘Hey, I’m working for this triple-A video game; I personally want it to be as good as possible, so I’m going to stay tonight until 10 P.M. to finish this feature.’”

― Jason Schreier

“Why would it matter to anybody if a game developer talks about a project that they worked on ten years ago that was canceled? It really bums me out to think about how many of those games have been lost to time.”

― Jason Schreier

“Amalur’s user interface is designed much like a massively multiplayer online role-playing game, liberally sprinkling yellow exclamation points and markers all over your mini-map in order to show you where to quest next.”

― Jason Schreier

“One of the successes of Kickstarter is that it takes the guesswork out of greenlighting games. Publishers of larger games have to carefully choose which titles they publish, lest they lose a bunch of money on a quirky game that doesn’t sell. Kickstarter is all reward, no risk, since nobody has to pay if the project isn’t completely funded.”

― Jason Schreier

“Game ideas on Kickstarter have found loads of success, even when they’re not as unusual as ‘BlindSide.’”

― Jason Schreier

“Kickstarter can get customers invested, both literally and figuratively, in a game before it is released. With nothing but an idea, a bit of video and a few screenshots, a developer can start building a loyal fan base.”

― Jason Schreier

“For inexperienced, small developers, getting funding from big game publishers can be a Sisyphean task.”

― Jason Schreier

“It’s impossible to know how ‘fun’ a game will be.”

― Jason Schreier

“I don’t know the first real thing about the dating game. I don’t know how to talk to a specific person and connect. I just think you have to go to person by person and do the best you can with people in general.”

― Jason Schwartzman

“Everybody says that it takes a loss to lose and I think it did take a loss for us to lose in a sense. But overall, when we win games here at Duke, and we don’t play well, we might as well have lost the game.”

― Jason Williams

“We play fair and we play hard. If we win the game we win, if we lose the game, we lose.”

― Jason Williams

“I used to be a columnist for ‘Golf Monthly’ and have contributed articles for national newspapers based on the humour that is in abundance in the game, which is more than can be said of tennis.”

― Jasper Carrott

“Blocking a shot can really demoralize a person and defer them from coming to the rim the rest of the game. So being able to do that and change the landscape of the game by one play is pretty amazing.”

― JaVale McGee

“Usually I’m nowhere near the playoffs. My last game of the year is usually at the end of the regular season in April.”

― JaVale McGee

“Before I came to Barcelona, I only thought about one facet of the game: destroying. My qualities were completely defensive, and I wouldn’t take responsibility for organising my team’s game, our attacks.”

― Javier Mascherano

“In football, 80% of the game is played in your head; the other 20% is physical and tactical.”

― Javier Mascherano

“I don’t go out to enjoy myself: I enjoy myself when I’m learning in training, but I don’t enjoy the 90 minutes I spend out on the pitch during a game.”

― Javier Mascherano

“Life is like a game of cards. The hand you are dealt is determinism; the way you play it is free will.”

― Jawaharlal Nehru

“Qwiki is a game changer. The team has succeeded in creating an entirely new media format that will drastically improve the web experience.”

― Jawed Karim

“I was a hunter and fisherman, and many a time I have slipped out into the woods and prairies at 4 a.m. and brought home plenty of game, or have gone in a canoe to the cove and brought back a good supply of fresh fish.”

― Jay Cooke

“People are always surprised to find this out, but the songs that we write, such as ‘Winner of a Losing Game’ and things like that, tend to be more country than the other stuff that we cut from outside writers.”

― Jay DeMarcus

“People have compared me to Lupe Fiasco, Kanye West, Eminem, and J. Cole. They bring substance and largely are all good storytellers, and those are two of my biggest strengths. It’s dope to be compared to people who have longevity in the game because that’s the most important thing for me: I want my name to live forever.”

― Jay IDK

“No one can take away what I’ve done in this game. Everything I’ve done, I’ve earned it so far.”

― Jay Park

“I’m not a guy that’s going to shoot 10 3s a game – I like to get to the basket. But some of those shots I do gotta take. Some of those shots I gotta let fly.”

― Jaylen Brown

“I’m overly confident. I believe in myself 100 percent. I believe in my game, and I believe in my work ethic.”

― Jaylen Brown

“I’m just trying to establish myself, play the game the right way with my teammates, have fun, make the right plays, and get adjusted to the pro game. It’s different from college. It’s a little bit faster, so I’m just trying to get as comfortable as I can on the court.”

― Jaylen Brown

“I love Coach K’s passion to coach his players and to coach the game. I examined and watched the interaction between him and his staff, along with the players, and was impressed how hard they played.”

― Jayson Tatum

“That’s what I am trying to be, just trying to affect the game any way possible, rebounding, getting a block, or trying to get a stop even when your shot isn’t falling, because, at the end of the day, all that matters is whether you win or lose.”

― Jayson Tatum

“I used to watch LeBron on TV growing up, and now I’m playing my first game against him.”

― Jayson Tatum

“I went down and played with Magic Johnson at his all-star game in Atlanta. I remember Magic stopped the game and said, ‘We need you here with us in L.A.’”

― Jayson Williams

“I’m not afraid of death. It’s the stake one puts up in order to play the game of life.”

― Jean Giraudoux

“I think we give too much importance to artists talking about the art and the film and the books and the plays and the music – it’s done; the material is there. But we talk about it because it’s part of the game. I’m comfortable with it.”

― Jean-Marc Vallee

“I like to play with architecture! It’s my favorite game.”

― Jean Nouvel

“Children’s games constitute the most admirable social institutions. The game of marbles, for instance, as played by boys, contains an extremely complex system of rules – that is to say, a code of laws, a jurisprudence of its own.”

― Jean Piaget

“There’s a general feeling if you take the cut block out of the game, then you’re going to significantly impact the run game.”

― Jeff Fisher

“You address the respect issue in a team-meeting environment. With respect to its application, it’s not just locker room. It’s practice field. It’s on and off the field. It’s on Sunday, and it’s on game days.”

― Jeff Fisher

“Having grown up there, my dad in 1967 took me to the Rams-Eagles game, and I’ve been a Rams fan since I was a kid.”

― Jeff Fisher

“I never thought I would do a game show, but now I guess I’m now officially in that genre.”

― Jeff Foxworthy

“There are times when I’m watching an NFL quarterback struggling to get through the game, and I get bitter to some extent.”

― Jeff Garcia

“So you wake up this morning and find you’re president of the United States. Pretty cool, no? Helicopters and a 747 at your disposal; courtside seats at any NBA playoff game of your choice; everyone stands up and the band plays when you come into the room.”

― Jeff Greenfield

“I grew up in New York City, where we played highly unorganized sports: stick ball, stoop ball, and the occasional game of baseball with no adult supervision.”

― Jeff Greenfield

“When WWF and WCW came along, they weren’t the only game in town, but to make a good living, you had to work for one of the two organizations. Without a true Number Two, there is no such thing as a Number One. You’re just it; you’re just there.”

― Jeff Jarrett

“Basketball was my first love. I still love the game of basketball.”

― Jeff Jarrett

“Our product, our brand of wrestling fits a videogame better than any other form of wrestling. From our X-Division to our signature matches, just the whole gaming nation, a whole generation of people out there are going to experience TNA for the first time, so we’re really looking to do some creative, innovative things with our game.”

― Jeff Jarrett

“I think too often in films, people think endings are a summation of plot, and I don’t like that. Because once you know where you’re going as an audience member, then it’s like a video game. You’re just waiting for them to get through the levels and beat the bad guy. And I just think that’s boring.”

― Jeff Nichols

“I broadcast games. I think there is a huge difference between print journalism and broadcasting. I don’t have to say, ‘sources close to LeBron James,’ five times a game. I can just put my name to it. I say what I believe. It doesn’t mean it’s right. It’s what I believe.”

― Jeff Van Gundy

“I frankly think the NBA All-Star game has run its course, the whole dunk contest… The game – if those guys actually played hard in that game, it’d be the best watch ever.”

― Jeff Van Gundy

“Why is UCLA and Georgia Tech in China to play a basketball game? Missing all that school, and then force-feeding their fans the idea of ‘student-athletes.’”

― Jeff Van Gundy

“All the fascination with numbers conspires to make you forget the beauty of the game sometimes.”

― Jeff Van Gundy

“I think the beautiful part about Yao is that his main legacy won’t be about the game. His legacy will be about helping people. His legacy will be taking on important world causes to better his world.”

― Jeff Van Gundy

“People talk about Kobe’s 81-point game, the second-highest scoring game in NBA history. I saw the game. I don’t care if it was 79, 81 – I just remember the game. I remember the moves. I remember the shots. I remember the beauty of it. The numbers? What he shot from the field? I don’t care.”

― Jeff Van Gundy

“Manu Ginobili – I like to watch him. I would pay to watch him play the game. He will try things that will drive a coach crazy, like a full-court bounce pass, but he has such a flair for the game. I love his energy and his spirit and his unpredictability.”

― Jeff Van Gundy

“You can’t hold up in a FIBA game if you don’t have great competitive spirit.”

― Jeff Van Gundy

“Do not be intimidated. Go where the story goes. Report the facts. Make sure you’ve got it right. And don’t let things that the president says or that the White House does throw you off your game.”

― Jeff Zucker

“I really do believe that no one is too pious to fall or too far gone to be redeemed in some way. Jaime Lannister on ‘Game of Thrones’ did terrible things, and now I feel so bad for him because his sister won’t kiss him. Isn’t that weird? Does she not love him? He lost a hand! It kills me that I care.”

― Jeffrey Bell

“You know, in this industry, being an openly queer actor or entertainer, you can play the game your way, or you can play it the industry’s way. And I decided to play it my way. I played it the industry’s way far too long.”

― Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman

“If it’s football season, all things sort of stop. I’m from Seattle, so I’ll watch the Seahawks and whatever other game that day is worthy.”

― Jeffrey Dean Morgan

“What we do at the end of every season – which is why it’s probably not the greatest idea to talk about things in the visitor’s locker room after the final game – we sit down and have real serious conversations with all of the senior people.”

― Jeffrey Lurie

“When you inherit a franchise that won one playoff game in the last 10 years, you’ve inherited a troubled franchise.”

― Jeffrey Lurie

“I’ve never actually participated in role-playing games myself, except on one occasion when a coworker of mine came to my house and introduced my two brothers and me to a single game of ‘Dungeons & Dragons.’”

― Jeffrey Thomas

“This is part of what makes me, ahem, an excellent houseguest: I’m game. I’m flexible. I’ll make you feel okay about eating an entire chocolate cake in one sitting because I’m right there by your side with my own fork.”

― Jen Sincero

“I have a wild game camera.”

― Jenn Suhr

“’Survivor’ is a game that’s designed to be played with strangers, people with varied backgrounds from all parts of the country. The greatest part is that you can go into the game as anyone you want, hold any job you desire, and portray any personality you can think of.”

― Jenna Morasca

“In the game of ‘Survivor,’ there is no time for regrets.”

― Jenna Morasca

“I really like Dontrelle Willis’ pitch; he’s animated on the mound and is fun to watch – he gets into the game emotionally.”

― Jennie Finch

“Oh, this absolute loneliness and the game – loving to play the game, loving to go and tell stories to men that certainly weren’t true, just for the sport of it, just to see how they would react.”

― Jennifer Beals

“There’s never been a game plan, and I suppose I’ve had an uneasy relationship with my ambition. Someone who had been in my year at drama school once said to me that I was terrifyingly ambitious back then. Which was not at all what I felt at the time – I felt paralysed with shyness, though that evaporated.”

― Jennifer Ehle

“What is it about the blank page that makes me want to hurl myself into a game of solitaire? I ask myself these kinds of questions while I’m playing solitaire.”

― Jennifer Gilmore

“On a Bioware game, if I say anything that’s not on the page, It would create a bug in the system, and it would kick back, and I would have to do it again due the technical demands they deal with.”

― Jennifer Hale

“It might sound so stupid, but guys do not hit on me. I’m not really sure why, but it’s very rare that a guy will ever come up to me and be like, ‘I’m going to lay down my game right now, and you’re going to like it.’”

― Jennifer Love Hewitt

“There is certainly a strong game development community in Texas, centered around Austin, with a significant additional contingency coming over from Dallas.”

― Jennifer Pahlka

“Before I started Code for America, I spent my career around startups. First it was game developers, small teams trying to make hits in a tough business. Then, when I started working on the Web 2.0 events, it was web startups during times of enormous opportunity and investment.”

― Jennifer Pahlka

“A lot of Democrats like to play the ‘If we were Republicans’ game. I usually hate it; I don’t want to behave like the Republicans do.”

― Jennifer Palmieri

“I feel like my mum is in heaven sharing a cup of tea with Lady Fate and plotting my life out like a chess game.”

― Jenny Frost

“I try to be measured and thoughtful about what I put out there because I know a lot of young people follow me on Twitter, and I take that seriously – which is why I don’t exclusively tweet about cookies and ‘Game of Thrones’ and YA.”

― Jenny Han

“I rarely tweet unless I’m talking about ‘The Bachelor.’ I have a love/hate relationship with Instagram, though – it’s like a rigid parent. It’s much more restrictive with what can be posted, but you can write a full paragraph, post a video – it changes the game a little bit.”

― Jenny Mollen

“Each game we make, we like to introduce an emotion that is rarely experienced by gamers in the console game industry.”

― Jenova Chen

“We try really hard to avoid those conventional experiences, these adrenaline rush, anger, competition, violence. We intentionally avoid that. We try to create a game that’s serene and tranquil and filled with love.”

― Jenova Chen

“Look at the genres women like: a romantic comedy game doesn’t exist. Few examples of a documentary game exist. What is the equivalent of a real drama game? They don’t exist. Emotion with that complexity for a more mature, older audience are necessary to make medium-like video games healthy so it can be highly respected like the film industry.”

― Jenova Chen

“I’m a game designer, so I care about the whole experience.”

― Jenova Chen

“The struggle we went through in the last year of ‘Journey’ was pretty insane, and I think that is also why, when I was working on the struggle level, I was able to channel my own struggle into the game.”

― Jenova Chen

“If a game is meant to be played by everybody, it deserves to be on multiple platforms so everybody can play it.”

― Jenova Chen

“I would rather see a game where you play to feel happier and to make other people like you and to make the people you care about happy.”

― Jenova Chen

“When we approach games, we’re always emotional-focused, so if a free-to-play business model works against the emotion, we won’t use it. If it actually works well with the emotion, or if we can come up with a new way to do monetization that’s different and that’s unique for the game, I would go for that.”

― Jenova Chen

“I was not grown up in the U.S., nor in Japan. In order to create a video game that people around the globe can enjoy and relate to, I can’t draw things deeply rooted in the local culture that I’m not familiar with. That’s why we are not doing games about football or samurai.”

― Jenova Chen

“I feel, as a game maker, we are responsible to make content that stretch the ruling structure and emotions so that everyone can enjoy.”

― Jenova Chen

“Designing a game can be like a Japanese garden. It’s not what you put in but how much you take away.”

― Jenova Chen

“What I can offer the game is creating a sound that, when you hear it, you know it’s mine.”

― Jeremih

“Then there’s going to be another project I am involved with, in fact, I’m going back to film it next week. It’s a game for the Internet called Advance Warriors, and my character is Max, who is blind, but he has special powers. It will be a new game played on the Internet.”

― Jeremy Bulloch

“So the better my partner or my opposition, however you like to think about it, the better my game.”

― Jeremy Irons

“I was a big Michael Jordan fan growing up. I don’t feel my game resembles his though.”

― Jeremy Lin

“I think I’ve always been a player who’s done better in the second half, who’s done better in the fourth quarter. That’s the fun time to play, when everything you’ve worked for the whole game boils down to those last few possessions.”

― Jeremy Lin

“I just think in order for someone to understand my game, they have to watch me more than once, because I’m not going to do anything that’s extra flashy or freakishly athletic.”

― Jeremy Lin

“You’ve gotta play the Hollywood game, and you know you’re doing good the more notoriety you’re getting, and that’s gold. That’s what every actor wants because then you know you’re at another level.”

― Jeremy Luke

“I’m not a video game guy. I would rather throw around a football.”

― Jeremy Piven

“Something that ‘Game of Thrones’ always does successfully is that action sequences are never just action sequences. There’s always a point of view, and you’re always identifying with one person or one group of people.”

― Jeremy Podeswa

“There is this cat and mouse game that plays out over time where our team comes up with new and interesting ideas to identify content that we shouldn’t recommend, and over time people are constantly probing that, trying to figure out how can they get around that and get a better reputation on Yelp.”

― Jeremy Stoppelman

“I knew I could play really well in one game, score the winning goal and then, come the next game, I wouldn’t play at all or I might come off the bench for the last five minutes. So I was frustrated towards the end of my time at Spurs. I wasn’t happy.”

― Jermain Defoe

“I am doing my job and trying to win a game for my team. I shouldn’t be getting racially abused; it’s silly.”

― Jermain Defoe

“So So Def has been one of the most successful and consistent labels in the game in the last 10 years.”

― Jermaine Dupri

“Because I was in Atlanta, people didn’t realize I’m one of the real forefathers in the game.”

― Jermaine Dupri

“I have to open the game from my position. It’s really important to play with the ball.”

― Jerome Boateng

“It is not a normal game when you play against your brother.”

― Jerome Boateng

“I believe my strengths are my pace and reading of the game.”

― Jerome Boateng

“We can only stop Cristiano Ronaldo as a team. In front of goal, he’s like a machine. You can’t shut him out completely; he always gets his chances in a game because of the lines he runs and his excellent timing.”

― Jerome Boateng

“I try every day to become a better player – passing more to open the game – I try everything because you can always be better.”

― Jerome Boateng

“I have improved both feet for my passing game as well as in the vertical play into attack, whether that be low balls or longer balls.”

― Jerome Boateng

“When you’re in something like ‘Game of Thrones’ and get the chance to play a part like Bronn, with that cast and with Peter Dinklage, it’s wonderful.”

― Jerome Flynn

“The question of many college quarterbacks is can they operate in the pro game, in the pro system. Can they not only function under the early, especially with our game, but can they do it efficiently?”

― Jerry Jones

“When the game is over it is really just beginning.”

― Jerry Kramer

“Normally, if you go through a game without attracting attention, you are doing a hell of a job.”

― Jerry Kramer

“Don’t write us off. Nobody thought we’d win the World Series in 2005, but we did. There are years when we think we’re great, and we’re bad. I mean, the funny thing about this game is that you can’t figure it out.”

― Jerry Reinsdorf

“They’d have to force me to take the All-Star Game. They take over the building, your season-ticket holders have to be in a lottery to see if they get tickets, and then they don’t get a good ticket. Really, no good can come out of it, and all it can do is upset your fans.”

― Jerry Reinsdorf

“To me it was never about what I accomplished on the football field, it was about the way I played the game.”

― Jerry Rice

“I went out there to play my game for the fun of it and never based my career around records.”

― Jerry Rice

“I was just a small boy from Mississippi, and now little kids are going to identify with me through this game.”

― Jerry Rice

“The things that are happening to me are unbelievable. I’m actually busier right now than when I played football. This is almost like I’m coming back out of retirement. It will be fun to see myself in the game.”

― Jerry Rice

“During the offseason, I didn’t take any time off. And I played this game for over 20 years. So right after the season, I would go right back into my regimen.”

― Jerry Rice

“Auction houses run a rigged game. They know exactly how many people will be bidding on a work and exactly who they are. In a gallery, works of art need only one person who wants to pay for them.”

― Jerry Saltz

“Marriage is like a game of chess except the board is flowing water, the pieces are made of smoke and no move you make will have any effect on the outcome.”

― Jerry Seinfeld

“Taking in a baseball game on TV is also a big treat.”

― Jerry Seinfeld

“Men like a ref decision because they just want to get back to the game.”

― Jerry Seinfeld

“I’ve been writing since I was sixteen. At first, I wrote mostly short stories and poetry. The first thing I ever had published was a poem about a football game. It was printed in my local newspaper.”

― Jerry Spinelli

“When you reach my age, you understand that you are a player with skin in the game, no matter what game it is.”

― Jerry Weintraub

“The league is changing, and we don’t have many back-to-the-basket players. We now have a game that requires skill and versatility. A lot of that is about being able to think. It makes all the difference in the world to have a player in there with a high basketball IQ who can make the right decision.”

― Jerry West

“Confidence is a lot of this game or any game. If you don’t think you can, you won’t.”

― Jerry West

“Some guys lay their fannies out there every night – they play the game at such a high level, and they give so much that, frankly, they don’t get credit for it. And I think it’s tragic sometimes.”

― Jerry West

“I know when I left the game, I could have played more. There is no question. I think I could have played at a very high level, too. But I could not play the way everyone wanted me to play. And I was not willing to compromise what I felt was a standard that I had established in this league and, particularly, for our fans at home.”

― Jerry West

“You have to win games by scoring points, of course, so that’s important. But when you’re having nights against a good defensive team, you have to win in a different manner. You have to win a defensive-type game.”

― Jerry West

“If you’re not in the game to win, you shouldn’t be in the game.”

― Jerry Yang

“When I graduated college, I remember all I really wanted was to make enough money to have a swimming pool, because I love to swim, to grow my own fruit. I wanted to have a little plot where I could grow my own oranges and make enough money where I could to take two weeks off a year. I figured if I had that, it was game over.”

― Jesse Itzler

“Every game, you’ve got to play with no fear.”

― Jesse Lingard

“I’m the type of guy that’s always having a joke, messing around, but when it comes to the serious stuff, you know, your head’s on the game.”

― Jesse Lingard

“The mentality of wanting to win has come into my game more.”

― Jesse Lingard

“I want to play every game, obviously.”

― Jesse Lingard

“Ryan Giggs pretty much won everything there is to win in the game. He made over 900 appearances for the club and always stayed loyal to Manchester United, which is really impressive.”

― Jesse Lingard

“I think confidence plays a massive part. If you go into a game confident, you will try things, and they will come off.”

― Jesse Lingard

“I remember being, like, 5 years old, and my dad took me to a Yankees-Mets game. My dad had me on his shoulders and taught me one of the most important lessons about sports. He said, ‘Jesse, just remember one thing, the Mets suck.’”

― Jesse McCartney

“’Game of Thrones’ is great. Love it.”

― Jesse Metcalfe

“We are shifting into an enjoyment-based economy. And who knows more about making enjoyment than game developers?”

― Jesse Schell

“I jokingly call this convergence of games into reality the ‘Gamepocalypse:’ the moment when every moment of life is actually a game.”

― Jesse Schell

“One of the main things that’s appealing about games is that you know a game can be won. It’s an unusual game that’s impossible to win.”

― Jesse Schell

“I have a center at 412 West Chicago Avenue. It’s called the Jesse White Community Center and Fieldhouse. It’s a state-of-the-art gymnastics facility, game room, weight room, computer lab.”

― Jesse White

“It’s never bad to be liked, and who doesn’t feel good being liked, but that can’t be your end game goal.”

― Jessica Capshaw

“I have a T-shirt that says Game of Stones, which has the Flintstones dressed as ‘Game of Thrones’ characters on it.”

― Jessica Henwick

“What I’m known for – ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Star Wars’ – they film in England, but they’re American productions. Because American productions are willing to see Asian actors.”

― Jessica Henwick

“It was definitely a big boost when I went into Australia. That’s what really got my recognition going. I started scoring. I started feeling a little bit better each game.”

― Jessica McDonald

“The way that UCB taught us to improvise, you always start from an inspiration from your life, something that’s happened to you or a friend. And then you put a comic game onto it. It always starts from a place of reality, of truth.”

― Jessica St. Clair

“I thought, ‘Maybe if I become a cheerleader, I can meet managers or agents. Maybe I can sing the national anthem at a game, and someone in the industry will hear me.’ I saw everything as an opportunity to further my music. I was literally the cheerleader who had a mixtape in between her pom-poms at events.”

― Jessie Reyez

“Football is a team game, and I just want to function as part of the team.”

― Jesus Navas

“I think pressure is great; it can make the game more exciting and force us to play our best.”

― Jesus Navas

“It’s good to have different ways to break opponents down, and speed is a big part of my game.”

― Jesus Navas

“I hope that one day I will be able to play with City at the Sanchez Pizjuan in a Champions League game; it would be an incredible experience.”

― Jesus Navas

“It was incredible to play in the Premier League, somewhere I always wanted to go because of the speed and the pace of the game.”

― Jesus Navas

“At the start of every game, you are focussed on the game you are playing, so you don’t look back at previous games.”

― Jesus Navas

“You have to fight till the last minute of the last game if you want to win it.”

― Jesus Navas

“I’m going to a great club in England, and I want to continue developing my game there. The club has put a lot of faith in me, and I want to repay them out on the pitch.”

― Jesus Navas

“Things are never easy against whoever you play, which is why every game you have to be totally at it, on your mettle, and totally focused and concentrated.”

― Jesus Navas

“I’ve had to gain weight for roles and ugly myself up for roles. So yeah, I’m game. I’m game for that kind of thing. I’m certainly not too vain in that respect. If it’s a great role, I’m willing to do whatever it is that it takes.”

― Jewel Staite

“Ever since the decision of Robin Thicke and Pharrell, we believe that it was important to make sure that we are safe. When that Robin Thicke verdict came out, we realized that the game had changed in music.”

― Jidenna

“One day, my mum bought me this music production software for my computer, and I started making beats… I realised it was more like production than a video game, but it was a video game when I was playing it. That’s how I got into music production.”

― Jidenna

“First of all, I respect The Game. He’s trail-blazed for artists like myself. I appreciate him, having – living in L.A. myself and knowing what he stands for and what he stood for.”

― Jidenna

“My own personal opinion is putting three finals in one day isn’t supporting the women’s game.”

― Jill Ellis

“Something you look at when you go into a World Cup is your depth and your players that change the game.”

― Jill Ellis

“We need people in the game to be honest, to call things as they are.”

― Jill Ellis

“From my perception, listen: the game is different on turf, but it’s the same for everybody.”

― Jill Ellis

“If we’re looking at the pure development of our game, the challenge is not to have a 200-cap player because that means there is something better that is coming along.”

― Jill Ellis

“The challenge for young players is always stepping into the next level in terms of how much faster the game is.”

― Jill Ellis

“I just love the sport, love the game.”

― Jill Ellis

“You can’t just live cautiously, I think, when you’re in a knockout game.”

― Jill Ellis

“Every game you play, you gain. There’s always valuable lessons.”

― Jill Ellis

“When you weigh putting a player in with 10 minutes left in a game, and they know their role on a set piece, and the moment doesn’t get too big for them, those are the pieces you just – you can’t buy that experience.”

― Jill Ellis

“One day, I was playing ‘The Game of Life,’ the board game, with a mess of kids, and I wasn’t quite sure how, but it seemed different than the game I remembered playing as a kid. So I bought an old game, from 1960, and it was different.”

― Jill Lepore

“Video game fans are like nothing else. You can do so many movies or so many TV things, but video games is where there is just everyone.”

― Jillian Murray

“The collision of mobile and social platforms and the need to build these companies from the ground up – whether it’s a game, a healthcare application, an education application – building these from the ground up is what allows entrepreneurial activity to be unleashed.”

― Jim Breyer

“I loved the game. We played because we loved it.”

― Jim Brown

“I came from Long Island, so I had a lot of experience at the stick. I played in junior high school, then I played in high school. The technical aspect of the game was my forte. I had all that experience, then I had strength and I was in good condition.”

― Jim Brown

“I’m not pro-owner or pro-player. I am pro-football. I want the game to go on. I want the game to be tough. I don’t want the game to be a killer of our players.”

― Jim Brown

“Ultimately, if you look at the game and there are two minutes left, and you have to ensure your victory, you don’t want to throw the damn football. You want a runner who can run the clock out.”

― Jim Brown

“God ain’t got nothing to do with winning a damn football game.”

― Jim Brown

“True partisans draft legislation that gives themselves everything and their enemies nothing. They love bills that repulse and even disgust the other side. Today’s politics have become an all-or-nothing, black-or-white, zero-sum game – it’s not a contact sport but a blood sport.”

― Jim Cooper

“Game management is accomplished by staying constantly alert and then reading and reacting to potential problem situations before they materialize. It all boils down to paying attention to details.”

― Jim Evans

“During the final two weeks of training, our students work simulated game situations in which our staff members role-play as players, managers, and coaches. They are given immediate feedback following each camp game.”

― Jim Evans

“I attribute my success to my mental approach to the game. I have always been a serious student of umpiring. I enjoy studying rules, situations, and positioning.”

― Jim Evans

“I set very high standards for myself and worked every game with the same energy and enthusiasm as if it were the seventh game of a World Series.”

― Jim Evans

“I still have my teeth. I don’t want to lose them at age 61 in some hockey game.”

― Jim Flaherty

“The discussion of derivatives in the political world has become a zero sum game.”

― Jim Himes

“We wanted Peyton to have a chance to win another Super Bowl. We have a chance to honor him like we did other players that came back. He’s one of the greatest players. In the end. you look for a great football game, and that’s what you hope for.”

― Jim Irsay

“For me, ‘Evil Urges’ was like a video game. If you play ‘Super Mario Brothers,’ there’s a level where it’s like a snowscape, and then there’s a level where it’s a desert and a level that’s like a jungle.”

― Jim James

“Baseball is one of the most beautiful games. It is. It is a very Zen-like game.”

― Jim Jarmusch

“I threw up before every single football game I played, and I did so up through my NFL career. It was good pressure. It was pressure to be good. It was pressure to be the best. It was pressure to want to win.”

― Jim Kelly

“I played football ever since I was a little boy. Coming from a family of six boys, I guess we learned the game of football from a very young age.”

― Jim Kelly

“Most video games, you build up toward the big, bad boss. And it’s just a bigger, more powerful version of what you’ve been fighting all along in the game.”

― Jim Lee

“People who liked the ‘Arkham Asylum’ video game can Google comics to download.”

― Jim Lee

“The video game market is huge, and the ability to tell stories, and tell different kinds of stories in the gaming space is quickly evolving and changing for the better.”

― Jim Lee

“If you go to the ball game, you don’t need to read the game story.”

― Jim Lehrer

“How can we grow the game? It’s a conversation in every sport, how do you tap into the millennials? Golf is no different.”

― Jim Nantz

“We want the game to be attractive to a new audience, but you have to be careful because there are certain traditions this game upholds. Silence over the swing, that’s always been there. That’s not understood by those who don’t play golf.”

― Jim Nantz

“From 1975-’79, I worked for PGA professional Tony Bruno. For five years I watched, lost in admiration, as Tony ran the golf shop at Battleground Country Club in Manalapan, N.J. Tony put in 80-hour weeks doing what nearly 29,000 men and women club pros do every day: Keeping the game alive with a smile.”

― Jim Nantz

“The sport is not about one player, and I say that with a world of respect for his talents on the golf course. But the game is bigger than Tiger Woods.”

― Jim Nantz

“When I tell people that I get interviewed five or six times more than I will interview players or coaches leading up to the game that comes as a surprise. That’s part of it and it just goes with being part of a Super Bowl broadcast team. I enjoy it.”

― Jim Nantz

“I think I shot 78 one time. My golf game is so overrated.”

― Jim Nantz

“I think when you have a National Championship Game, a Super Bowl, a Final Four, a World Series, I don’t see why there is any reason to pick out one individual as the MVP because it is about a team winning a championship. Maybe that best explains what I believe in at the core in my work as a broadcaster.”

― Jim Nantz

“I could care less about identifying who the MVP is in a championship game.”

― Jim Nantz

“I actually went to the first game in Saints history. We were living in New Orleans at the time. I was eight. They opened against the L.A. Rams in 1976. I went with my dad, and we bought standing-room only seats at Tulane Stadium. We actually sat in the aisle.”

― Jim Nantz

“No matter the event, a Super Bowl, an NFL game, a rank-and-file golf tournament, there is a demand when you are live and exposed to try to get it right and do justice to the event. That’s the way I have always approached it.”

― Jim Nantz

“I was told in high school that the last game during your senior year stays with you forever, which is true.”

― Jim Otto

“Everyone wants to beat us. So you can never take a single game lightly.”

― Jim Otto

“I think the officials and NFL owners are playing to the type of game that people want to see.”

― Jim Otto

“On the movie side of things, the difficulties come with so few movies being made, and when they are, it seems that it’s a marketing game. Story sometimes takes a backseat to that one grand marketing idea.”

― Jim Rash

“’Game of Thrones’ is taking dense novels and trying to shrink it all down to a slightly manageable series in the sense that there are so many characters and so many locations.”

― Jim Rash

“It is essential that we put an end to steroid abuse and set a better example for aspiring young athletes to follow, so that some day, when they make it in the All Star Game, it will be because of their own natural talents, and not because of a performance enhancing product.”

― Jim Sensenbrenner

“There’s an inner feeling you get when you get in a situation to do well in a game. It’s hard to explain.”

― Jim Thome

“It’s tough to strike out. Believe me. I hate striking out. It’s no fun. It’s embarrassing. But there really isn’t anything I can do. It’s just a part of my game.”

― Jim Thome

“Is my ability what it was at, say, 25 or 30 years old? Probably not, but I like to compete. I like to go out and play the game hard.”

― Jim Thome

“That really helps a player, knowing when they’re going to go in the game and what they need to do when they get in there, what to expect.”

― Jimmer Fredette

“I go out there, and I know if I play my game, then I’m going to be all right.”

― Jimmer Fredette

“It’s a game that I love and I want to continue to play. I know that I’ll have a job somewhere. You’ve just got to go out there and put your best foot forward.”

― Jimmer Fredette

“I’m just trying to focus on playing my game and playing well, and whatever happens afterwards, we’ll see.”

― Jimmer Fredette

“People see the scoring, and oftentimes, that’s all they think about with me, but I try to get better at all aspects my the game and become a better basketball player.”

― Jimmer Fredette

“I’ve always been pretty confident in my abilities to play the game and that if I get an opportunity to play consistently and be a part of team, then I feel like I’ve always been able to produce.”

― Jimmer Fredette

“NBA teams like to see guys who can help a team win a game in a lot of fashions.”

― Jimmer Fredette

“I’ve always wanted to get involved with designing a video game.”

― Jimmie Johnson

“Football is a game designed to keep coal miners off the streets.”

― Jimmy Breslin

“I play really hard. I put my body on the line every damn practice. Every day in the games. That’s my passion. That’s how I give to the game.”

― Jimmy Butler

“I’m blessed; I’m fortunate to be able to play the game that I love every single day.”

― Jimmy Butler

“I learned ‘The Star-Spangled Banner,’ the national anthem. I always wanted to play it before the Bulls game, but I always thought, like, Coach would be like, ‘You’re not focused on the game!’ So I never really asked.”

― Jimmy Butler

“I play dominoes all the way until I got Bible study. And then I do Bible study. I go to the game. After the game, come home. Dinner. Dominoes until I go to sleep. I’m. Not. Joking.”

― Jimmy Butler

“People don’t work as hard as I do. They don’t expect the same things out of the game that I do.”

― Jimmy Butler

“You can’t be selfish in this game. You’ve got to know, at the end of the day, that it’s all about winning. And when you win, everybody looks good.”

― Jimmy Butler

“Music is my way of taking my mind away from the game. When I’m singing, you don’t got anything to worry about. Don’t gotta worry about scoring however many points or winning the game. No matter how good or how bad you are, it’s fun.”

― Jimmy Butler

“I love the game, and I don’t do it for any other reason except to compete and go up against the best and try to prove I can hang. All my emotion came out at one time.”

― Jimmy Butler

“The main thing is confidence. I’m gaining more and more confidence to do whatever I want to do on the basketball court, whether it is shooting threes or sprinting to the rim and finishing or ball handling. I’m confident enough because I have worked on it that I am going to do the exact same things in the game.”

― Jimmy Butler

“I like to think I’m pretty close in comparison to Aaron Rodgers. He’s very athletic and gets the ball out quickly. He’s very knowledgeable of the game, controls the offense totally, and that’s something I try to do. Just know the offense inside and out.”

― Jimmy Garoppolo

“You see guys in the NFL when you’re younger, and you try to model your game after that.”

― Jimmy Garoppolo

“That’s why we all play the game. You want to be a player; you want to be out there to play.”

― Jimmy Garoppolo

“You try to say every week that you’re facing a faceless opponent. No matter who it is, you want to have the same mindset, no matter what type of game it is – first game of the season, last game of the season.”

― Jimmy Garoppolo

“Football, at the end of the day, is a little kids’ game that grown men get to play. I’m just privileged to get to do that every day.”

― Jimmy Garoppolo

“Whenever you don’t catch a ball in a game, you really find out who loves you and who doesn’t.”

― Jimmy Graham

“Whenever we’re all getting ready for a playoff game, you know how serious those games are, and you try to motivate your guys. There’s a lot of emotion that goes into those games, and when I play, it’s all about winning, and it’s all about doing whatever it takes to fire guys up and to get that emotion running.”

― Jimmy Graham

“I just wanted to keep the game close until we scored some runs.”

― Jimmy Haynes

“They’re still in the game, and they’re trying to get back into it.”

― Jimmy Hill

“I played a trial game for Reading against Brentford. Then the coach told me that they couldn’t afford to take me on. So I went to see Brentford. I couldn’t believe it when they signed me – they were in the league above Reading.”

― Jimmy Hill

“The great artists of music have always innovated and boldly changed the game, but the industry itself has not.”

― Jimmy Iovine

“I don’t hunt big African game anymore.”

― Jimmy John Liautaud

“The thing about Led Zeppelin was that it was always four musicians at the top of their game, but they could play like a band.”

― Jimmy Page

“It’s less about the physical training, in the end, than it is about the mental preparation: boxing is a chess game. You have to be skilled enough and have trained hard enough to know how many different ways you can counterattack in any situation, at any moment.”

― Jimmy Smits

“In Little League back in Oklahoma, I struck out 14 batters in a six-inning game, and we won the state championship.”

― Jimmy Walker

“Sometimes things don’t come easy, and golf isn’t an easy game.”

― Jimmy Walker

“Obviously, in WWE, everyone is on top of their game.”

― Jinder Mahal

“The stock market to me was like a video game. When it went off, it was like turning the game off. It wasn’t something I’d think about until I’d turn the machine on again.”

― Jo Nesbo

“I don’t think I’ll ever feel as famous or as popular as I felt when I was a 17-year-old soccer player in Modle. Only about 20,000 people live there and 12,000 of them come to every game. Running onto the pitch each week was just the most fantastic feeling. Nothing can beat that.”

― Jo Nesbo

“And we have not found any generational gap at all. If he wants to go a football game, he goes. If I want to go to a fashion show, I go. We don’t have to do everything together. But we like doing most things together.”

― Joan Collins

“It’s a great thing to be underestimated because it puts off your rival or enemy – they’re not on their full game if they underestimate you.”

― Joanna Coles

“Women of my generation who’ve stayed in science have done it by playing the men at their own game.”

― Jocelyn Bell Burnell

“When you are small, and you have to try and prove yourself, it is tough. When others are catching up and copy you, that’s tough. We constantly need to change ourselves to stay ahead of the game.”

― Jochen Zeitz

“I could have bought a pristine part of Tanzania. But I saw a beautiful mountain, game that could come back, and country that could be rich again.”

― Jochen Zeitz

“Just do some kind of workout. Doesn’t matter if it’s going for a walk around the block, going for a jog, doing some calisthenics, lifting weights, going to a pool and swimming – you name it. But do something that gets your blood flowing and gets your mind in the game.”

― Jocko Willink

“Every year I tell myself that I’m not going to read any reviews and then I do. We’re all human and when I read something negative it hurts. I think when you write it’s part of the game, you’re going to get some good reviews and some bad reviews and that’s how it goes. I don’t write for the reviews.”

― Jodi Picoult

“Watching ‘Morvern Callar’ was a game changer for me.”

― Jodie Comer

“You can never say never in this game, but I can’t see myself boxing again. There’s loads of things I want to do.”

― Joe Calzaghe

“Concept is what makes actors raise their game.”

― Joe Dempsie

“Casting young people is always so difficult, and they got it so right in ‘Game of Thrones.’ All the young actors are amazingly talented and so professional.”

― Joe Dempsie

“That’s been one of the best things about doing ‘Game of Thrones.’ My social circle in London has more or less doubled just by doing it because nearly everyone is based in London. And I hadn’t long moved to London before doing it, so it’s been really great in terms of meeting people to hang out with while I’m there.”

― Joe Dempsie

“Street-casting – people like Katie Jarvis in ‘Fish Tank,’ spotted having a row with her boyfriend on a railway platform – has helped make actors raise their game. They have to.”

― Joe Dempsie

“Audiences in every medium are becoming far more savvy. No one goes to watch a Tom Cruise movie any more just because it’s starring Tom Cruise. No one gives a toss. Concept is what makes actors raise their game. Everyone’s on merit now.”

― Joe Dempsie

“HBO spent a huge amount of money on ‘Game Of Thrones,’ and it won’t be able to keep spending the money if it can’t make it back from people watching it legitimately. It will have an effect on the quality of the programme.”

― Joe Dempsie

“When baseball is no longer fun, it’s no longer a game.”

― Joe DiMaggio

“The boxing game has been good, so we need to give back. We have to teach young men how to be men.”

― Joe Frazier

“Baseball is a game of race, creed, and color. The race is to first base. The creed is the rules of the game. The color? Well, the home team wears white uniforms, and the visiting team wears gray.”

― Joe Garagiola

“I think that baseball is still the most entertaining game because it’s the simplest to watch.”

― Joe Garagiola

“You and I are the players, God’s our head coach, and we’re all playing the biggest game of all.”

― Joe Gibbs

“You and I are players, God’s our coach, and we’re playing the biggest game of all. We have a loving God that made us. We need to get on His team. It says in His word, there’s only one way to Him and that’s through Jesus Christ.”

― Joe Gibbs

“Part of playing the game of life is you’re going to have some losses.”

― Joe Gibbs

“I applaud anyone who comes to a football game, given the finances – it’s not an easy thing to do.”

― Joe Hart

“Football is a game of opinions, and some people have a great opinion of me, and some people probably think I’m absolutely useless.”

― Joe Hart

“I’m experienced. I’ve played at the highest level for a long time and done a lot of things in the game.”

― Joe Hart

“I need to improve and improve all the time because I’m still learning the game, and the game is changing all the time.”

― Joe Hart

“I will never go into a game aggressive because I will cost my team the victory if I am reckless. If I have got a personal vendetta with someone, or I don’t like the way someone has done something to me in the game, I am just going to have to get over it.”

― Joe Hart

“I’m going to keep loving football. That’s one thing I’m most proud of: my hunger and desire for the game has not stopped.”

― Joe Hart

“To go into a game wondering, ‘What if I do this wrong?’ is a terrible way to think. You just have to believe in what you can do.”

― Joe Hart

“We never went into a game that we did not feel sure of winning, and when we lost, we blamed it on hard luck or the umpires. We never gave any other team credit for being able to play ball, and the result was that we were hard to beat. If I could get my team to be confident, I think we would work our way to the front pretty quickly.”

― Joe Kelley

“You surround yourself with amazing, grade-A talent, and you’re going to have to lift your game. You kind of thrive just by being around such people.”

― Joe Lo Truglio

“I love catching, being involved in every pitch of the game; obviously, it beats you up both mentally and physically.”

― Joe Mauer

“I hate striking out, doesn’t matter what time of the game. I just don’t like striking out.”

― Joe Mauer

“I like my friends to be the hitters. The pitchers, they all have the same brain as I do. The hitters see the game from a different perspective.”

― Joe Mays

“I don’t live in the past. I just live in the enjoyment of the game.”

― Joe Montana

“I miss the game – I miss it a lot.”

― Joe Montana

“Especially in football, it is not a QB’s game… even though the media likes to make it into that – it takes the whole team.”

― Joe Montana

“I mean the game is just, everybody talks about baseball but I really think football probably has a little bit more American feeling than anything.”

― Joe Montana

“The game is just, everybody talks about baseball, but I really think football probably has a little bit more American feeling than anything.”

― Joe Montana

“As a quarterback, you have to love it. As much as you like to turn around and hand the ball off – the whole traditional football game – as a quarterback, you gotta love putting it in the air.”

― Joe Montana

“I’ve figured out that life in general is a team effort; it’s a team game.”

― Joe Namath

“I think I could have become an outstanding professional baseball player, but I don’t think I could have reached the heights that I have in football – being one of the very top players in the game, being a world champion.”

― Joe Namath

“The name of the game is ‘kill the quarterback.’ Every football team tries to knock the guy out of the game that’s handling the ball.”

― Joe Namath

“Losing a game is heartbreaking. Losing your sense of excellence or worth is a tragedy.”

― Joe Paterno

“I don’t think it’s fair to 12-, 13- and 14-year-olds to say ‘Show us you’re a winner right now!’ Winning isn’t everything. I’ll never buy that thing that if a boy loses a football game, he’s a loser in life.”

― Joe Paterno

“Being a celebrity or anything else where you’re really ambitious, it’s really a game to see how successful you can get.”

― Joe Rogan

“Anthony and I are putting together a company where we won’t lose our jobs based on quarterly earnings and can afford to play a longer game. That short game is what creates a glut of mediocrity in the market because people are desperate for hits, and it puts so much pressure on executives to deliver them. We will take that pressure off the artists.”

― Joe Russo

“Once you’re in the game and it’s a part of your life, you never want to leave it. But you have to be committed to be able to travel and do the things you need to do to be successful in whatever role you’re doing.”

― Joe Sakic

“I’m leaving the game of hockey with nothing but great memories.”

― Joe Sakic

“After 20 years in the game, I was fortunate to get away from the game and enjoy my family, which was great for me.”

― Joe Sakic

“This is a game, first and foremost. There was only one Vince Lombardi, and he died.”

― Joe Theismann

“You cannot expect to be on intimate terms with everybody on your club, and there is no reason why you should be, so long as you are playing the game.”

― Joe Tinker

“It’s huge. You win the first game of the series, you want to win the series.”

― Joe Torre

“We’ve got to decide, how much replay do we want? Because if you start doing it from the first inning to the ninth inning, you may have to time the game with a calendar.”

― Joe Torre

“Golf is the only game I know where you call a foul on yourself.”

― Joe Torre

“When you’ve been in the game as long as I have, you know the managers you’ve played for, the good ones and the bad ones. Even the good ones get fired.”

― Joe Torre

“Major league baseball is about the history of the game. Baseball history is so important. It’s so much more than money.”

― Joe Torre

“It’s nice to have writers write nice things about you and guys on radio and TV say nice things about you, but the guy who’s in the locker next to you is the one you play the game for.”

― Joe Torre

“People are texting and smash into the car in front of them – I think there is some humor in that. And the virtual games. People are playing these virtual games, but they’re real – I mean, the people are really playing, but it’s not a game.”

― Joe Walsh

“Actually, before ‘Super 8,’ I didn’t even have a game console. But now I do. For a kickoff for ‘Super 8,’ they gave us all brand new PlayStation 3s.”

― Joel Courtney

“I love when guys come at the beginning of the game and start talking trash. It gets me going.”

― Joel Embiid

“My coaches sometimes say I’m a little bit too competitive. But I want to win, and I feel like we should win every game.”

― Joel Embiid

“Chinese fans are just passionate about the game. The love they have is just insane.”

― Joel Embiid

“I see a lot of athletes that don’t really use social media, or they’re saying the same stuff. I kind of wanted to change the game.”

― Joel Embiid

“I love watching Samuel L. Jackson do anything, but for me, Gary Oldman is the grandmaster of the game.”

― Joel Kinnaman

“There are times when I’m not eating buns if I’m on a low carb diet. I’ll have hot dogs and romaine lettuce, but if I’m at a baseball game, I’m always eating a hot dog.”

― Joey Chestnut

“Football is a game you play with your mind.”

― Johan Cruyff

“Football is a game of mistakes. Whoever makes the fewest mistakes wins.”

― Johan Cruyff

“There is a circus around politics. But if you think it is a game, then you forget what the purpose of politics actually is.”

― Johann Lamont

“Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward; they may be beaten, but they may start a winning game.”

― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“My experience on clay is less than possibly on hard and grass courts, but in terms of my game style and my physical abilities, I think there’s no reason why I can’t adapt well to the surface and really try to maximize what I can do well on clay.”

― Johanna Konta

“What might be good for ratings can be bad for the country. The hard-core partisans are self-segregating themselves into separate political realities. But the majority of Americans are starting to wake up to the game.”

― John Avlon

“Releasing a record is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the promotion of the product, but you have to play the game if you are to have a chance of competing in the market place.”

― John Barrow

“When good media takes a bounded form, and comes once in a period of time, it begs to be consumed as a whole – it creates an engaging experience. We don’t dip in and out of an episode of ‘Game of Thrones,’ after all – we take it in as a whole. Why have we abandoned this concept when it comes to publications, simply because they exist online?”

― John Battelle

“The fighting in the NHL, especially, and, I think, in some of the minor leagues, it’s usually the loudest and the most excited the crowd gets during the entire the game.”

― John Branch

“What the flamingo teaches a child, at that subliminal level where animal encounters work, is that gravity is not just a limitation, but also a possible partner in an intriguing, potentially joyful game.”

― John Burnside

“The idea for actors is to make a living telling stories, so if you can do that, then you’re way ahead of the game.”

― John C. McGinley

“I’m dating myself by saying this, but I was the test audience for ‘Space Invaders.’ I remember when that was the first game that wasn’t a pinball game. I spent a lot of money on ‘Space Invaders,’ in the form of quarters, of course.”

― John C. Reilly

“I always felt really guilty if I spent too much time playing video games. It’s a colossal waste of time. And I can’t say it’s a very satisfying feeling at the end of the day, if you’ve spent eight hours playing a video game; you just end up feeling kind of spent, and used.”

― John C. Reilly

“If YouTube has plenty of premium content, people will watch that in the same way they watch ‘Game of Thrones’ or ‘Breaking Bad.’”

― John Cabrera

“People, on their bucket lists, are saying, ‘I want to see a game at Rupp Arena.’ Magic Johnson will call and say, ‘I want to come to the game tonight. I want to see John Wall or Anthony Davis or Michael Kidd-Gilchrist.’ It’s become fashionable to be seen here, because people want to be seen and associated with success.”

― John Calipari

“There are no boys in this game.”

― John Calipari

“If it’s late in the game, then you have your five best free-throw shooters on the court.”

― John Calipari

“If they want to go to college and then leave, let them leave when they want to leave. Why would we force a kid to stay? ‘Well – it’s good for the game?’ It’s about these kids and their families.”

― John Calipari

“I’d rather have a search engine or a compiler on a deserted island than a game.”

― John Carmack

“At its best, entertainment is going to be a subjective thing that can’t win for everyone, while at worst, a particular game just becomes a random symbol for petty tribal behavior.”

― John Carmack

“Programming is not a zero-sum game. Teaching something to a fellow programmer doesn’t take it away from you. I’m happy to share what I can, because I’m in it for the love of programming.”

― John Carmack

“I have fond memories of the development work that led to a lot of great things in modern gaming – the intensity of the first person experience, LAN and Internet play, game mods, and so on.”

― John Carmack

“It is true that the gameplay for ‘Orcs&Elves’ was designed around the limitations of mobile phones, and that if we were starting completely from scratch for the DS, we would probably do things a bit differently, but the bottom line is that when we sit a random DS player down with the game, they have a lot of fun.”

― John Carmack

“It’s nice to have a game that sells a million copies.”

― John Carmack

“Developing games for the PC and consoles is all about everything and the kitchen sink. In many ways, you don’t have design decisions to make. You do it all. So I enjoy going back to making decisions about what’s important as I’m working on a game.”

― John Carmack

“With ‘Rage,’ it was a little bit different because this was going to be the public’s first interaction with the ‘Rage’ IP. Early on, right after the tech demo, there was some marked concern internally how much of a bad thing it would be if the game went out and it wasn’t well released and people got a bad taste off it.”

― John Carmack

“I think ‘World of Warcraft’ shows that people today still like a good fantasy hack and slash game. I always thought that a lot of computer fantasy games leapt into complex party-based play somewhat prematurely.”

― John Carmack

“To the game code, the world is still just a tile map, but for rendering, each map was exported as a general-purpose 3D model, and the artists could then go through it and spend the polygons any way they liked, without the limits of line-of-constant-z software rasterization that we lived with on the mobile phones.”

― John Carmack

“There is absolutely zero doubt that you can technically do an excellent full-featured FPS game, because these devices are more powerful now than, like, a previous generation Xbox.”

― John Carmack

“People don’t know what they are doing most of the time. They don’t know what they want. It’s only in ‘the movies’ that they know what their problems are and have game plans to deal with them.”

― John Cassavetes

“What was exciting to me in talking to Kogonada was I was just very convinced that he was a very real and pure artist. He was so uninterested in the commercial game.”

― John Cho

“Sometimes I feel indie directors are in the game so they can make a film to get hired to do a big film – that we’re all doing this person’s reel.”

― John Cho

“As long as the rent’s getting paid, you don’t think about getting out of the game.”

― John Cho

“Every game ever invented by mankind, is a way of making things hard for the fun of it!”

― John Ciardi

“It seems astounding to me now that the video games are perhaps as important as the movie themselves. And people will spend 2 or 3 years obsessing about the video game in exactly the same way that they’d be obsessing about the movie if they were working on that.”

― John Cleese

“I can never do better than Fawlty Towers whatever I do. Now I very much want to teach young talent some rules of the game.”

― John Cleese

“I’m a huge ‘Game of Thrones’ fan.”

― John Corey Whaley

“I write in expectation that readers want to participate in a kind of two-sided game: They are trying to guess what I am up to – what the story’s up to – and I’m giving them clues and matter to keep them interested without giving everything away at the start. Even the rules, if any, of the game are for the reader to discover.”

― John Crowley

“The game is not lost – or won – until the last bell goes.”

― John Curtin

“I guess when we get older, we try so hard to get our game back. Sometimes it happens, and sometimes it doesn’t.”

― John Daly

“I’ve tried to lose weight two or three times, and every time, my golf game was horrible.”

― John Daly

“I love the thought of the AAF giving players a chance to earn experience through playing the game of football at a high level. And letting players showcase their skills and continue to develop.”

― John Dorsey

“I love everything about this great game of football.”

― John Dorsey

“This great game of football is about challenges every day.”

― John Dorsey

“Guys that are competitive and love to play the game of football and love their teammates, you can’t have enough of those guys on your team.”

― John Dorsey

“The National Football League is a very physical game.”

― John Dorsey

“I happen to love Chase Daniel. I love his competitive zeal, how smart he is, how knowledgeable he is about the game.”

― John Dorsey

“The primary thing writing and basketball share is the sense that each time you go out, each time you play or begin a piece, it’s a new day. You can score 40 points one game, but the next game, those points don’t count. You can win the Nobel Literature Prize, but that doesn’t make the next sentence of the next book appear.”

― John Edgar Wideman

“That’s what writing is: it’s imagining that you can make a world. That’s what basketball is, too: it’s imagining the game as a world.”

― John Edgar Wideman

“What I wanted to do in talking about basketball in ‘Hoop Roots’ was retrieve the game as something to participate in, not to watch.”

― John Edgar Wideman

“How ironic, to be my last game that I ever played would be against Dan in a Super Bowl. The thing I always was afraid of was playing in a Super Bowl when it was raining. I can’t throw a wet ball.”

― John Elway

“We get done with the game, and it’s an absolute downpour 30 minutes later. That’s when I thought God was telling me that’s enough-time for you to go do something else.”

― John Elway

“I can observe the game theory is applied very much in economics. Generally, it would be wise to get into the mathematics as much as seems reasonable because the economists who use more mathematics are somehow more respected than those who use less. That’s the trend.”

― John Forbes Nash, Jr.

“Some of the best times I’ve ever had in my life have been because of acting and through acting. But I’m not interested in the game of acting and being an actor and auditioning and all that stuff.”

― John Gordon Sinclair

“Videogame players essentially choose whether to win the game or to die heroically. There’s a certain glory in both.”

― John Green

“In 1958, Anne and I returned to Australia, where I got a very attractive research position at the Australian National University in Canberra. But soon I felt very isolated because at that time game theory was virtually unknown in Australia.”

― John Harsanyi

“After preliminary work by a number of other distinguished mathematicians and economists, game theory as a systematic theory started with von Neumann and Morgenstern’s book, ‘Theory of Games and Economic Behavior,’ published in 1944.”

― John Harsanyi

“In its first 30 years of existence, up to the mid 1970s, the practical applications of game theory were very limited, probably as a result of excessive preoccupation by game theorists with cooperative solution concepts.”

― John Harsanyi

“People fell in love with Alex Higgins, a working-class fellow from the back streets of Belfast. That’s what brought the game alive.”

― John Higgins

“Pretending to be other people is my game and that to me is the essence of the whole business of acting.”

― John Hurt

“Everyone works so hard on their game and on their body. Most of the time, it comes down to who is more relaxed mentally; on the court while playing and off the court.”

― John Isner

“The mental part of the game, being able to free up on the tennis court, is much easier said than done.”

― John Isner

“The best thing about being 6’9” is that it helps with my tennis game, especially with my serve.”

― John Isner

“I played street hockey in Riverside Park when I was a kid. I played goalie. I didn’t make the hockey team in college, so I played lacrosse instead. I didn’t play hockey again for 20 to 25 years, and then my son became interested in the game. I decided to pick it up again. A friend let me play backup on his team.”

― John Katzman

“A lot of filmmakers understand that the work is done digitally, and it’s technically possible to change it late in the game.”

― John Knoll

“Theatre is a game of hide-and-seek. For both the hiders and the seekers, the thrill is in the discovery. When the rules of the game are too vague or too complicated, however, the audience can lose its urge to play; the prize no longer seems quite worth the hunt.”

― John Lahr

“I was born in 1957, so when I was a kid, there wasn’t anything called a video game. When ‘Pong’ came out, it was awesome.”

― John Lasseter

“I think ‘Disney Infinity’ is exciting. It’s hard to even call it a video game, because it’s so different. What excites me about this is how it’s going to put more and more of what happens in the game into the hands of the user; it’s up to them. You can play it to where everything’s laid out for you.”

― John Lasseter

“Walmart is going to be very good at this e-commerce game.”

― John Layfield

“I do a mind game every day. I play chess, sudoku. I learn something different: a language, a few words of a different language.”

― John Layfield

“I want to play music when I want, write a song if I want or watch a baseball game if I want.”

― John Lee Hooker

“At work, you want to stand out but not in extra-funky ways. At the core, it’s about dressing for girls – who are most of my fans – and you want to dress up for them. You just want to feel like you’re on top of your game.”

― John Legend

“I don’t like going to football games. I like watching them on television. When you go to a game, it’s hard to focus. There’s so much going on, and it’s cold. I’d rather sit and watch it and get replays and commentary.”

― John Legend

“Baseball happens to be a game of cumulative tension but football, basketball and hockey are played with hand grenades and machine guns.”

― John Leonard

“Creating the fictional background for a game world isn’t significantly different from creating a background for fiction.”

― John M. Ford

“I like games that are complex – the deeper you get into the game, the more there is to learn.”

― John Mackey

“I’ve often said, ‘If I had one drive to win a game to this day, and I had a quarterback to pick, I would pick Kenny.’ Snake was a lot cooler than I was. He was a perfect quarterback and a perfect Raider. When you think about the Raiders, you think about Ken Stabler.”

― John Madden

“Trip Hawkins – and this was the early 1980s – was saying there’s going to be a day when everyone has a computer and they’re going to want to do more on it, including playing games. So he started up a company, EA Sports, and he was going to have three games, football, basketball and baseball. So I was the football game.”

― John Madden

“There’s so many kids who only know me from the video game. And they want to know if I’m home – and if I have a video game I can give them on Halloween. And sometimes they’re surprised to learn there actually is a ‘Madden.’”

― John Madden

“If you go back to the history of the ‘Madden’ game, I was probably on the cover of it half the time. So if I was to believe there was a curse, I would also have to believe I’d been cursed. And I’ve never had that feeling.”

― John Madden

“If someone remembers me as a coach, they still call me ‘Coach,’ but if they know me for the video game, they just call me ‘Madden.’”

― John Madden

“If you play the video game, you become more interested and you want to know more about it. You want to read as much about it as you can, see it live and watch as many games as you can. If you’re the type who wants to be as involved as you can in the sport, you’re probably going to want to play ‘Madden NFL.’”

― John Madden

“When I got out of coaching, I had taught a class at the University of California, an extension class on football for fans. I was looking for tools. I was showing them films. I was going to write a textbook. Trip Hawkins came to me about making it a game for computers.”

― John Madden

“It’s been the video game ever since I got out of coaching. Even when I was an announcer, fewer and fewer people remembered me as ‘Coach,’ and as the years went on, people just started knowing me from the game.”

― John Madden

“I never watched TV because I was always doing a game. I didn’t have any experience to be home watching games. I didn’t know how to do it. Brent Musburger and those guys could sit and watch every game and know the scores. And I was amazed and said, ‘I’d like to have something like that someday.’”

― John Madden

“There’s so many kids who only know me from the video game.”

― John Madden

“The first requirement of politics is not intellect or stamina but patience. Politics is a very long run game and the tortoise will usually beat the hare.”

― John Major

“The tension in pro ball comes from the realization that any game could be your last, that an injury could end your career. And in TV, you never know if or when your series will be canceled.”

― John Matuszak

“I think about the game plan, and then I go through all the little things that are almost impossible to do. If you go through those things in your mind, you can do them.”

― John Matuszak

“I quit the media game. I’m out. I’m done.”

― John Mayer

“If Roger stopped right now and never won another match, to me he’d already be one of the greatest players to ever play the game. To me, he’s the greatest all around talent that I’ve ever seen.”

― John McEnroe

“We should reach out to people to try to go after the fans the way other sports do. Because we can’t just depend on the fact that it is a great game.”

― John McEnroe

“If you really want to get it more exciting, no linesmen. And have the players call their lines. That would make the game more exciting, I promise you. It would be awesome.”

― John McEnroe

“The mistake, if I made one, in the late 1980s, was thinking I needed to change my game.”

― John McEnroe

“They should be required to be in less events; there should be less events for the women. It seems it takes an actual meltdown on the court or women quitting the game altogether before they realize there’s a need to change the schedule.”

― John McEnroe

“In playing or managing, the game of ball is only fun for me when I’m out in front and winning. I don’t give a hill of beans for the rest of the game.”

― John McGraw

“There is but one game and that game is baseball.”

― John McGraw

“Baseball grew rapidly in favor; the field was ripe. America needed a live outdoor sport, and this game exactly suited the national temperament. It required all the manly qualities of activity, endurance, pluck, and skill peculiar to cricket, and was immeasurably superior to that game in exciting features.”

― John Montgomery Ward

“Whoever has not experienced the pleasure of taking a young lady to her first game of ball should seize the first opportunity to do so. Her remarks about plays, her opinions of different players and the umpire, and the questions she will ask concerning the game, are all too funny to be missed.”

― John Montgomery Ward

“Baseball cannot be learned as a trade. It begins with the sport of the schoolboy, and though it may end in the professional, I am sure there is not a single one of these who learned the game with the expectation of making it a business. There have been years in the life of each during which he must have ate and drank and dreamed baseball.”

― John Montgomery Ward

“When I’m in the ring with somebody like Puma, it really forces me to level up and rise to the top of my game. It’s sometimes just face-melting, the kind of stuff that he can do.”

― John Morrison

“I do remember once going to Salzburg in Austria. Liverpool were playing a European game there, and they put me in a box behind glass. I hate being behind glass; I always want to feel part of the action.”

― John Motson

“I have had a wonderful time. I don’t think things could have gone any better for me because I was football-mad as a boy, and to get a job watching the game and going to all the major events I have been to has been very rewarding.”

― John Motson

“Even now, I still get a bit apprehensive before a game because I am worried about whether I have done enough preparation or if something is going to catch me out. But the fear factor has gone – as it should have done by now, really, after nearly 50 years.”

― John Motson

“I’ve watched us go out on penalties so often. I really thought we’d make it at Euro ’96, especially after Gazza’s goal against Scotland. I still go to every England game as a spectator.”

― John Motson

“The wild Indian power of escaping observation, even where there is little or no cover to hide in, was probably slowly acquired in hard hunting and fighting lessons while trying to approach game, take enemies by surprise, or get safely away when compelled to retreat.”

― John Muir

“One strange quality of writing about political campaigns is that it’s a little like writing about a baseball game inning by inning. We presume we can say something about the final result from the state of play a third of the way through. You can when a game is a colossal blowout, but you can’t when it’s close.”

― John Podhoretz

“The president can’t succeed without Congress, and Congress can’t succeed without the president. The image of one depends on the image of another. It is not a zero-sum game.”

― John Quelch

“Spying is a like a game of chess: Sometimes you have to withdraw, sometimes you have to sacrifice one of your pieces to win – preferably a knight rather than a king or queen.”

― John Rhys-Davies

“Peter Jackson and Steven Spielberg are men at the top of their game, and Jackson especially is going to change the nature of film-making.”

― John Rhys-Davies

“It is very important to lead the field and innovate in game design.”

― John Romero

“We are at the point where game designers have become celebrities due to the size of the market they serve.”

― John Romero

“The thought processes that go through my head when I’m playing a game compared to the thought processes in real life are very, very different. And they’re more interesting to me than what you think about when you’re doing the dishes, cleaning the yard, watching TV, driving or watching a movie.”

― John Romero

“If you’re a professional athlete, and after the game, you’re eating at the same place that somebody in the audience is eating at? You’re making a mistake.”

― John Salley

“In 1981, when I went down to visit Georgia Tech, I watched Michael Jordan play and literally get ridiculed for taking a jump shot in the championship game that went off the backboard, and they won. People are forgetting that Michael was just one of the players when they went to the Dream Team.”

― John Salley

“Saddam Hussein played a terrible game of trying to deceive the world that he had weapons of mass destruction. Everyone bought it. The United States called him on his braggadocio, and we are all paying for the results – especially the American taxpayer.”

― John Shimkus

“Sports fans have an unbelievable ability at the end of the day, when the game comes on, to kind of put everything aside and watch the game.”

― John Skipper

“There were butterflies, otherwise, you’re not really ready to play. The locker room, I remember, was quiet and we were very focused on playing that game.”

― John Starks

“My favorite Knicks moment was when we beat Indiana in Game 7 to reach the NBA Finals. We worked so hard as a team to reach that moment that it was very satisfying to beat Indiana and reach the Finals.”

― John Starks

“The game’s a beautiful game when five guys go out there and give something of themselves so that you can win.”

― John Stockton

“You can’t afford to hop around and act like a kid when you have to get back on defense and worry about the other parts of the game. But at the end, when the buzzer sounds, you have the luxury of hopping around and looking foolish for a while.”

― John Stockton

“Depending on the point in the game and what’s necessary, if you can deliver the play, whatever that is – heck, if it’s a screen – and you get a guy open, and he scores a big basket for you, that gives me as much of a charge as anything.”

― John Stockton

“I try to exploit things against everybody; that’s part of the game: beat the guy that guards me while you’re beating their team.”

― John Stockton

“Basketball is a game of streaks. Sometimes a guy will be cold for a month and then get hot for a month.”

― John Stockton

“I understand the process of politics and the game of television.”

― John Sununu

“’Entertainment Tonight’ would send me out to do interviews with musicians like Sting and Coldplay, and I was able to watch how they plan their shows. The late Jerry Garcia of Grateful Dead always had a game plan, but he also was flexible if he had to change something at the last minute.”

― John Tesh

“There was much woe and lamentation in the seventies that the game was dying.”

― John Thorn

“We are fans because the game also appeals to our local pride, our pleasure in thinking of ourselves as, yes, Americans but nonetheless different from residents of other towns, other states, other regions.”

― John Thorn

“And then came the nineties, when management, suddenly frightened that they had ceded control to the players, sought to restore baseball’s profitability by ‘running the game like a business.’”

― John Thorn

“As the game enters its glorious final weeks, the chill of fall signals the reality of defeat for all but one team. The fields of play will turn brown and harden, the snow will fall, but in the heart of the fan sprouts a sprig of green.”

― John Thorn

“Baseball presents a living heritage, a game poised between the powerful undertow of seasons past and the hope of next day, next week, next year.”

― John Thorn

“Donning a glove for a backyard toss, or watching a ball game, or just reflecting upon our baseball days, we are players again, forever young.”

― John Thorn

“If I haven’t made myself clear, this worrisome chain of events describes the game of the nineteenth century.”

― John Thorn

“The caliber of play suffered and attendance declined year by year. Interest in college football was exploding, and there was this new game called basketball.”

― John Thorn

“Yes, we’ve seen it all before. And yes, those who do not study history are condemned to repeat it. But no, the sky is not falling – baseball is such a great game that neither the owners nor the players can kill it. After some necessary carnage, market forces will prevail.”

― John Thorn

“If you’re blessed enough to serve in public office, then you shouldn’t just talk a good game about your values; you should cast your vote according to them.”

― John Thune

“Momentum is a whole lot in the game of basketball. People dwell on momentum, but that really does matter.”

― John Wall

“I have an opportunity to be in the N.B.A. and play the game that I love the most and be able to take care of my family and myself.”

― John Wall

“I feel like I can be a great defensive player when I put my mind to it for the whole game, not just half the game.”

― John Wall

“It’s not so important who starts the game but who finishes it.”

― John Wooden

“You can lose when you outscore somebody in a game. And you can win when you’re outscored.”

― John Wooden

“I think permitting the game to become too physical takes away a little bit of the beauty.”

― John Wooden

“I seldom was ever off my seat on the bench during the game.”

― John Wooden

“Defense is a definite part of the game, and a great part of defense is learning to play it without fouling.”

― John Wooden

“I don’t think I was a fine game coach. I’m trying to be honest. I think I was a good practice coach.”

― John Wooden

“Obviously I read the newspaper sometimes, or I look on the Internet. When you go out in public, you hear things, and people ask you questions, and that’s part of the game.”

― Johnathan Joseph

“These guys were the best. They were the best at their positions and made playing the game easier. And at the same time it made it so much more enjoyable.”

― Johnny Bench

“That’s the remarkable thing about baseball. The game has a way of having you scratch your head one minute and drive you crazy, and then the next, you’re entertained beyond your wildest hopes. That’s why it’s the best game.”

― Johnny Bench

“Joe Morgan was the one guy that absolutely put our team really over the top. … Then we had George Foster come in; Ken Griffey Sr. was as good a two-place hitter as there has ever been in the game, and Cesar Geronimo won four Gold Glove awards. I mean, how could you ask for a better team?”

― Johnny Bench

“When I had a kid, it was a game changer.”

― Johnny Colt

“I don’t understand some people, using biblical terms to criticize me when this is just a game.”

― Johnny Damon

“Simplicity – that’s what I want. It’s been a rare commodity for me for a number of years, but I enjoy being able to hang out with my girl, read the newspaper, and sit back and start to read a book by someone I admire, like Lawrence Krauss or Christopher Hitchens. And that’s it – simplicity, where the game of Hollywood doesn’t exist.”

― Johnny Depp

“I’m a huge wrestling video game fan. I grew up on wrestling video games.”

― Johnny Gargano

“It’s always fascinating to me and blows my mind whenever I’m in a video game because I am such a big video game fan at heart.”

― Johnny Gargano

“Everybody has some part of their game that is easily influenced to choke.”

― Johnny Miller

“The web site and the Internet are a whole new ball game.”

― Johnny Rivers

“You look at stats for a guy who is a pretty good linebacker, he’ll make 100 tackles. You make 100, you’re averaging seven or eight tackles a game. If you play every down, that’s a good number.”

― Jon Beason

“I still love the preparation of the game. I think that actually helps you heal faster, still being around it; it keeps you motivated. It keeps you engaged, and I want to be around my teammates.”

― Jon Beason

“I want people to perceive me as a guy who wants it. That I play the game with passion and desire. That I’m athletic, that I’m fast, and I’m relentless.”

― Jon Beason

“I really want to do everything I can to try to win a game or win on a play. You get fiery; you get chippy out there, but a lot of respect, I never have anybody, like, talk trash in my career in the league, or I don’t talk trash. I think guys respect the fact that I’m coming.”

― Jon Beason

“You can’t ignore mobile. We are doing a lot of stuff in the game space, mostly nonconsole stuff, and those are primarily mobile/pad games.”

― Jon Feltheimer

“I don’t know what’s going to happen in the future; I just know this: I’m going to continue to give my best effort to the game, stay prepared.”

― Jon Gruden

“I’ve been hitting up Hooters since 1983, and I can assure you nothin’ says football season is here quite like watching the game on wall-to-wall flat screen TVs with the smell of Hooters world-famous chicken wings in the air and an ice-cold beer in your hand, served up with one-and-only Hooters hospitality, of course.”

― Jon Gruden

“In football, we tried each week to come up with the best game plan for every opponent. Some were tougher than others.”

― Jon Gruden

“Tebow is the kind of guy who could revolutionize the game. He’s the ‘wildcat’ who can throw. Most of the teams that have the wildcat back there, it’s Ronnie Brown, it’s Jerious Norwood, it’s whoever you want to say it is. This guy here is 250 pounds of concrete cyanide, man. And he can throw. He throws well enough at any level to play quarterback.”

― Jon Gruden

“I spend most of my time looking at game film.”

― Jon Gruden

“I show up in a playoff game, I have my sideline sheet. I can’t even spit plays out, I get so excited. I mean, you get nervous. These are critical, do-or-die situations. Third down and 1, Red Zone, what do I call? Two minute drill? Are we going to go no huddle? These are decisions that you wrestle with.”

― Jon Gruden

“I kind of like to be one of the guardians of the game.”

― Jon Gruden

“My mother and I lived in an apartment complex in a neighborhood. So there was a gaggle of kids. Every day after school, we’d just meet up in a field, and some game would be chosen, Wiffle ball or tag, and you’d play that until the streetlights came on.”

― Jon Hamm

“Sometimes shutting off the sound on the television can allow you to actually watch the game and take it in in an entirely different and more direct way – a first-order, first-person experience – rather than filtered through the mind of another.”

― Jon Kabat-Zinn

“What makes climbing great for me, strangely enough, is this life-and-death aspect. It sounds trite to say, I know, but climbing isn’t just another game. It isn’t just another sport. It’s life itself. Which is what makes it so compelling and also what makes it so impossible to justify when things go bad.”

― Jon Krakauer

“You never know when you’re going to throw a no-hitter or if you’re ever going to get the chance to do it. It’s one of those deals where the ninth inning comes around; it’s either going to be your night or just a complete game.”

― Jon Lester

“You still have to pitch the same game, execute your pitches as best you can. If the shadows end up helping you out, then great, but you can’t really worry about that stuff.”

― Jon Lester

“As I travel the country for away games, I meet kids fighting cancer in almost every city. They visit the ballpark, and I invite them onto the field so we can chat and then watch the game.”

― Jon Lester

“It’s a reasonable thing to tell somebody, ‘I’ve watched 70 hours of ‘Game of Thrones.” That’s a totally normal, boring thing to say about yourself. But if you were like, ‘I just spent 100 hours playing ‘Skyrim,” people think you’re a weirdo.”

― Jon Lovett

“I like getting up in front of an audience. It’s fun when you go to a baseball game and the crowd is cheering you. I can’t deny it. And it’s very funny, too. Sometimes you’re shy; you go somewhere and everyone’s looking at you, so you feel a little self-conscious.”

― Jon Lovitz

“A lot of people, including business leaders, think the future belongs to China. Globalization is not a zero-sum game, but we need to hone our skills to stay in play.”

― Jon Meacham

“Acting is like a sporting match; a tennis game, but no one should win or lose. The game’s the thing!”

― Jon Polito

“Corporate documents, like football game plans, are not easily drafted in a stadium, with thousands of very interested fans participating, each with their own red pencil, trying to reach a consensus on every word.”

― Jon Postel

“I play a lot of games on my iPhone. There is a game called Rat on a Scooter that I will promote as much as possible because it has brought me so much joy.”

― Jonah Hill

“Innovation at Apple has always been a team game. It has always been a case where you have a number of small groups working together.”

― Jonathan Ive

“So long as these kinds of inequalities persist, all of us who are given expensive educations have to live with the knowledge that our victories are contaminated because the game has been rigged to our advantage.”

― Jonathan Kozol

“Even if you never do anything about this, you’ve benefited from an unjust system. You’re already the winner in a game that was rigged to your advantage from the start.”

― Jonathan Kozol

“’Bad Blood’ tells the story of Trick, a teenage slacker on the losing side of a fight with cancer. When he’s attacked by a vampire, he figures it’s game over. Except that the chemo drugs in Trick’s blood poison the vampire.”

― Jonathan Maberry

“Ask any deer camp old-timer for a foolproof recipe, and you’re likely to encounter a lot of Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom Soup. There is a reason for that: Mushrooms plus cream plus game meat adds up to a perfect trinity of flavors.”

― Jonathan Miles

“For centuries, pates have been one of the greatest vehicles for wild game. But making a pate, which is nothing more than a meatloaf, has tended to be a laborious task, with ingredient lists as long as a shotgun barrel.”

― Jonathan Miles

“A salmi is an oldfangled, richly flavored game stew – often served, like chipped beef, over toast – that was a delicacy popular in the 1890s.”

― Jonathan Miles

“I’m a big gamer. I know the lead time and how long it takes to develop a game and how hard it is to get it right.”

― Jonathan Nolan

“I remember watching ‘Fargo.’ I thought that was cruel. ‘GoodFellas,’ lots of Scorsese stuff, I think is unnecessarily violent and almost a celebration of violence. I don’t see ‘Game of Thrones’ as being a celebratory violence.”

― Jonathan Pryce

“The debate analysis in the media is rampant with contest analogies of war, baseball, boxing, football; you name it. Any testosterone contest imaginable is fair game.”

― Jonathan Raymond

“My dad started taking me to Winnipeg games when I was 3 or 4. As a kid, I loved Wayne Gretzky, and I remember the first game I got to see him play against the Jets. The Kings beat the Jets, and I was happy that they did. Gretzky left the game after the first period, and I was upset about that.”

― Jonathan Toews

“I wish I had more of a game plan of how I’m going to, like, take down toxic masculinity. But I think that game plan is just going to reveal itself if we keep going. I think I need to keep plugging along, and it’ll happen.”

― Jonathan Van Ness

“I never paid, or intended to pay, $10,000, or any amount of money, to any player for knocking Kurt Warner, Brett Favre or any other player out of the 2009 Divisional playoff game, 2010 NFC Championship Game or any other game.”

― Jonathan Vilma

“Anybody who likes to play poker, if you want to find a good poker game, you’re going to go play. It’s not anything where I’m betting the house, like $100,000. You go, kick back, have fun, talk to some of the fans, enjoy it.”

― Jonathan Vilma

“I never ever believed that I would be able to give up on this dream which has driven me to live, breathe, love and embrace the game of rugby from the earliest days that I can remember.”

― Jonny Wilkinson

“Right through to the end of the last World Cup game, I still couldn’t bear the thought of not being perfect or letting people down.”

― Jonny Wilkinson

“Playing the game, representing the team, giving my all and never letting go has meant everything to me.”

― Jonny Wilkinson

“I’ve worked at a Game Stop and had my service turned down before because of the color of my skin. And it’s a shame.”

― Jordan Fisher

“At Sunderland, if I had a bad game, it wasn’t like it was the end of the world.”

― Jordan Henderson

“As a player, you want to win every game. That’s what footballers do: they want to play, and they want to win.”

― Jordan Henderson

“A day or two before games, it’s all carb overload: pasta, rice, potatoes, stuff like that. And, straight after the game, it’s important to get as much carbohydrate on as possible. Refuel your body and get as much back in as you can. As it tails off a day or two later you, ease off on the carbs and go to more protein, vegetables, and salads.”

― Jordan Henderson

“When I was very young, coming into the Sunderland side, if we got beaten, I’d be very down. I’d go home, and it would drag on for days, I’d be thinking about the game. I was from Sunderland, felt things like a fan, and got really down.”

― Jordan Henderson

“When you’re on the pitch, you give 100 percent to win the game.”

― Jordan Henderson

“The physical part of football has always been a massive part of my game so I can cover the ground during games.”

― Jordan Henderson

“You need people who are vocal on the pitch to give information at different times of the game.”

― Jordan Henderson

“I have been in tournaments before where people would say, ‘England should win this game,’ and we didn’t.”

― Jordan Henderson

“Part of the core information that I’ve been purveying is that identity politics is a sick game. You don’t play racial, ethnic, and gender identity games. The Left plays them on behalf of the oppressed, let’s say, and the Right tends to play them on behalf of nationalism and ethnic pride. I think they’re equally dangerous.”

― Jordan Peterson

“The more games you play, the more game management you learn.”

― Jordan Pickford

“The pitch is always going to be the same lines, same goal height. It’s just a game of football.”

― Jordan Pickford

“I always work hard on and off the pitch for the Saturday’s game, and it’s all about performing on a Saturday; that’s why I work my socks off during the week.”

― Jordan Pickford

“As long as I’m communicating and staying in the game, my concentration is always going to be there.”

― Jordan Pickford

“We do about 600 saves in a training week, just for that one save on a match day. That’s why you’ve got to be in the game at all times.”

― Jordan Pickford

“Sometimes maybe it just doesn’t go right in the game, but that’s football, and I think I’m definitely improving game by game, and getting more experience is good.”

― Jordan Pickford

“No, I never go into a game with any doubts. I always feel confident in my ability, and hopefully I can be strong mentally.”

― Jordan Pickford

“The Manchester City game is what the Premier League is all about. You have to thrive on those big occasions.”

― Jordan Pickford

“Footwork is the biggest element to any quarterback game because if it’s off, it will mess with your mechanics.”

― Jordan Rodgers

“I’ve had the liberty of having a lot of control in the offences I’ve been a part of because I get the game pretty well, and I pick things up fast.”

― Jordan Rodgers

“I am a fan of Cam Newton. I love watching him play the game. He is an unbelievable talent: throwing the football, running the football.”

― Jordan Rodgers

“The game is getting younger and the game is getting better. It has to do with Tiger and Phil, largely, inspiring everybody and brought a lot more youth into the game of golf.”

― Jordan Spieth

“Golf, to its foundation, is a game of integrity and one that encourages us to give back, kind of be ambassadors, role models, I guess, for kids – whether they like golf or not.”

― Jordan Spieth

“The generation that I’m in is extremely talented, and those that are still in school, my peers that are my age that will be out here really soon, you guys will see, will make a pretty easy transition on the PGA Tour. I don’t think they will have a problem at all. The game is getting younger, and the game is getting better.”

― Jordan Spieth

“If you are going to talk negative about a place, you’re almost throwing yourself out to begin with because golf is a mental game.”

― Jordan Spieth

“I have a lot of confidence in my game. I love to play with confidence, be aggressive, and that’s just how I’ve always done it.”

― Jordan Spieth

“I think there’s really no rhyme or reason as to what keeps a show on air. Surely it’s a numbers game, but some of the best shows get canceled, and some shows where you don’t totally understand why they’re on the air stay on for 15 or 20 years.”

― Jordana Spiro

“There will never be another Mariano Rivera. He was a friend and a champion of a teammate. He really cared about the game of baseball, the way it was played, and whatever it took to win that night.”

― Jorge Posada

“The game in T20 cricket moves so fast and guys are always putting you under pressure – you can have plans for the likes of Chris Lynn and Glenn Maxwell and try to execute them but they can then do the exact opposite of what you expect, especially Maxwell.”

― Jos Buttler

“It’s really important to have your escape away from cricket, whatever that is for the individual. I enjoy my time away from the game, that really refreshes me and lets me get excited for when I do go back in and play.”

― Jos Buttler

“When Mahela Jayawardene was with us before the Test series against Pakistan he said it should all be about enjoying your talent and skill. He took his bat out there to score runs and enjoy playing the game.”

― Jos Buttler

“It was a relief to get dropped which is sad in a way because you never want to miss a game. But I was not performing and mentally I got to a stage where I was not concentrating and did not want to be there. I was not enjoying walking out there and feeling like I didn’t know where the next run was coming from.”

― Jos Buttler

“Going into a new environment with new coaches posed the question as to how well I actually know my own game. To have these big names asking what I want from them, and what makes me tick, showed me how selfish you have to be with your practice.”

― Jos Buttler

“One of the things that I like to pride myself on is being the guy who sees the game through till the end.”

― Jos Buttler

“Just because I have to deal with the stress and pressure and nerves of elite sport every day, it doesn’t mean it all comes easily. I have worked hard at the mental side of my game.”

― Jos Buttler

“In the middle order the game is a little more laid out for you, whether you are batting first or chasing down a score, so you are a bit more reactive to the situation in front of you. Opening up, it is pretty much a blank canvas and dependent on how you play.”

― Jos Buttler

“Franchise T20 competitions are great and the skill level is very high, but playing for your country is a huge honour and T20 is so popular that it should be recognised as an international game.”

― Jos Buttler

“T20 in international cricket can almost be paid lip-service at times, with one game tagged on to the end of an ODI series or a long tour – sometimes it can feel like there is no point in playing it.”

― Jos Buttler

“We want to inspire cricket fans and enhance their love for the game as well as bring new people and children into the fold and encourage them to pick up a bat.”

― Jos Buttler

“All I ever try and do in any game is play to how I see the situation.”

― Jos Buttler

“I fight for my fans. I love putting on a good show for them, and I feel that they enjoy a good stand-up game.”

― Jose Aldo

“That’s what I love about baseball, that it gives the opportunity for every single guy to develop and play the game. There’s not a rule that you have to be 6 foot or you have to be real strong to play baseball or to become a good player.”

― Jose Altuve

“I kept listening in the minor leagues, and even earlier than that, people would say, ‘If you don’t hit the fastball, you’re not going to get to the big leagues.’ Every game, you’re going to get a fastball.”

― Jose Altuve

“Chef Michel Richard is always at the top of his game.”

― Jose Andres

“In this game of politics, it’s always kind of blame.”

― Jose Andres

“When you go to watch a baseball game, when you go to watch an NBA game, when you watch an NFL game, when you go to watch movies, the offering that those arenas are doing foodwise is ‘all the hot dogs you can eat’; all the French fries you can eat; for $20 you can eat 20 hot dogs.”

― Jose Andres

“Owners, the way they blackballed me from baseball, the way they used me, in a sense, and then the way they wanted to send a signal to the other players, saying, you know, we’re going to get Jose Canseco out of the game. This is a cue or a message for you other guys to stop using steroids because the owners lost total control of the steroid use.”

― Jose Canseco

“Football is a game about feelings and intelligence.”

― Jose Mourinho

“I was nine or 10 years old and my father was sacked on Christmas Day. He was a manager, the results had not been good, he lost a game on December 22 or 23. On Christmas Day, the telephone rang and he was sacked in the middle of our lunch.”

― Jose Mourinho

“There has been evolution in many different areas – the way I read the game; the way I prepare the game; the way I train; the methodology… I feel better and better. But there is one point where I cannot change: when I face the media, I am never a hypocrite.”

― Jose Mourinho

“I give a lot of instruction in training. It’s difficult for me to do the same in matches, so I need guys on the pitch to read the game, to understand what we want.”

― Jose Mourinho

“The only thing I would like is to have more control of the game in terms of possession.”

― Jose Mourinho

“When I face the media, maybe I don’t feel it now, here with you, because it’s a different sort of interview, but when I face the media before or after the game, I feel it as part of the game.”

― Jose Mourinho

“When I go to the press conference before the game, in my mind the game has already started.”

― Jose Mourinho

“Football is a more beautiful game in high definition.”

― Jose Mourinho

“Once, players came to football expecting to be wealthy when they retired. Now, they expect to be wealthy before they’ve played their first game!”

― Jose Mourinho

“I know one of my best qualities is to read the game for my players, is to read the opponent, is to identify every detail about the opponent.”

― Jose Mourinho

“In football, the only game I know is the 90-minutes game. It’s not mind games; I don’t try to do that.”

― Jose Mourinho

“The period before the game can be important to influence opinions, characters, personalities, feelings, and, of course, I use that to touch my players, to touch opponents, to touch supporters.”

― Jose Mourinho

“I don’t have to prove myself to anyone. People know what I’m capable of. I’ve spent a long time in this game.”

― Jose Reyes

“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

“I’ve only ever played ‘God of War’ while we were shooting it. I’ve seen a lot of the videos, but while we were shooting ‘God of War,’ they had a green room for the actors to hang out in, and they always had the newest game on the big screen. So we’d sit there playing ‘God of War’ to get us into the mood.”

― Joseph Gatt

“I think the boxing game is supposed to be a gentleman’s sport.”

― Joseph Parker

“President Trump sees the world in transactional and zero-sum terms – if something is good for China, it must be bad for the U.S. By contrast, economists see the world in much more nuanced ways: if globalization is well-managed, it can be a positive-sum game, where both the U.S. and China gain; if it is badly managed, it can be negative-sum.”

― Joseph Stiglitz

“Trump sees the world in terms of a zero-sum game. In reality, globalisation, if well managed, is a positive-sum force: America gains if its friends and allies – whether Australia, the E.U., or Mexico – are stronger. But Trump’s approach threatens to turn it into a negative-sum game: America will lose, too.”

― Joseph Stiglitz

“Any euphemism ceases to be euphemistic after a time and the true meaning begins to show through. It’s a losing game, but we keep on trying.”

― Joseph Wood Krutch

“The destroyer Cork, like the useful hero for whom it is named, will be game to the last.”

― Josephus Daniels

“There’s one thing about me: I do love the game of football.”

― Josh Allen

“Obviously, I didn’t get looked at and didn’t get recruited by Fresno State or any other school in the nation, to be honest. It has always been my goal to go into every game and show you why you should have recruited me, why you should have offered me.”

― Josh Allen

“I just love how fluid football has to be, how much time and energy it takes to practice and then taking it to the field and executing in a game situation.”

― Josh Allen

“In practice, I think I’ve thrown it 82 yards, one time. In a game, I don’t think I’ve pushed it that far – probably 60, 65 yards in the air.”

― Josh Allen

“Any football game, you can be hit one way or another. It’s not the safest sport that we play; it’s a beautifully violent game, and that’s what, in part, I love about it.”

― Josh Allen

“It’s football. The game hasn’t changed. There’s not tons of new concepts every year that go in. Offense is offense; it’s our job to move the ball, to score points, and keep our defense off the field.”

― Josh Allen

“I just loved jokes so much as a child. I remember wanting to perform at, like… age seven by reading from a kids’ joke book, and my parents being like, ‘That’s not what standup comedy is,’ and me being like, ‘Not yet it isn’t! I’m going to change the game.’”

― Josh Gondelman

“I broke my wrist at summer camp playing a game called ‘volleybat,’ which was baseball but with a volleyball. It is as dangerous as it sounds.”

― Josh Gondelman

“I’m always trying to find something unique or a project that I can do something unique in. When the director has a vision for a piece that I’ve never heard before, and they can back that up with visuals and they talk a good game, I get really interested in the world that they’re trying to create.”

― Josh Hartnett

“When the director has a vision for a piece that I’ve never heard before, and they can back that up with visuals, and they talk a good game, I get really interested in the world that they’re trying to create.”

― Josh Hartnett

“’The Hunger Games’ for me is I love the books so much and the character and the story were incredible. That’s kind of the game plan is just do really interesting stories with interesting characters.”

― Josh Hutcherson

“Video game voicing is absolutely different from cartoon work. In cartoons, you’re almost always there with the entire cast, and the entire script is acted out in sequence. With video games, it’s you by yourself, in a room with a script you just got when you walked in.”

― Josh Keaton

“Practice is tough. We try to purposely make it difficult on our players on whatever it is that we’re trying to do during the week to get ready for that opponent so that we see the most difficult looks, so that we make our players aware of the things that could certainly impact the game in a negative fashion.”

― Josh McDaniels

“There’s a lot of learning that goes on based on the mistakes that we may make in practice, and our guys do a great job of trying to digest that information and be ready to go when we use it during the course of the game.”

― Josh McDaniels

“I think any player at any position their rookie year, they’re trying to figure out how to process all the information we give them, how to process what the defense is doing and then actually physically play the game and the position that they’re playing.”

― Josh McDaniels

“Not getting girls is the story of my life. I have always had a bit of a tough time with the ladies. I don’t know whether it’s that I don’t have game or just don’t feel comfortable in my own skin, but females pick up on that.”

― Josh Peck

“I think my game isn’t very flashy, but the test of time for the position of quarterback is how fast can you get the ball out of your hands to the right guy? And I think I do that better than everyone else.”

― Josh Rosen

“Because videogames are so inherently influenced by movies, to take a movie and literally create a videogame out of it, you’re immediately setting limitations and expectations on what that game can be.”

― Josh Trank

“So much of performing is a mind game.”

― Joshua Bell

“So much of performing is a mind game. You’re memorizing thousands of notes, and if you start thinking about it in the wrong way, everything can blow up in your face.”

― Joshua Bell

“My first job is to write a book that I believe is compelling and deserves the long sustained attention that any novel requires, and to worry about the commerce only late in the game.”

― Joshua Ferris

“We all know how powerful the web can be for raising political money. Well, if you’re game, the Duke Cunningham Legal Defense Fund is apparently ready to accept your donation.”

― Joshua Micah Marshall

“For this game, we shot it just like it as if it was a film so there wasn’t that much different from doing a film other than some technical things for the costume that had to be done so they could transfer the footage later and make it look animated.”

― Josie Maran

“Having your own character in a video game is pretty cool.”

― Josie Maran

“And because performing for a game involves real acting. The way they create a game is very similar now to how they create a film. I’ve always wanted to stretch my acting skills, and the timing being what it is, I couldn’t say no.”

― Josie Maran

“I don’t know a lot of show runners. I mean I met a lot of them in picket lines. I’m not part of a, like, secret society or pickup basketball game. As far as I’m concerned, pick-up basketball games are secret societies. They confuse me. I’ve never been a networker or I’ve never been very social.”

― Joss Whedon

“If that’s the way the game is played, I don’t want to play anymore.”

― Joyce DeWitt

“Hollywood is a very interesting place to deal with. And having been a theatre person, I was quite surprised by the slipperiness of some people in Holly-weird. There was a part of me that just said, ‘If this is the way the game is played, I’m not sure I want to play it.’”

― Joyce DeWitt

“Honestly, I started playing the pause game right after the 2015 BET Hip Hop Awards cypher. That’s around when pauses really started.”

― Joyner Lucas

“I learned to approach racing like a game of billiards. If you bash the ball too hard, you get nowhere. As you handle the cue properly, you drive with more finesse.”

― Juan Manuel Fangio

“Like any footballer, I love to play. I love to feel important. I love to enjoy the game.”

― Juan Mata

“I’ve tried to improve – defending, attacking, pressing, trying to think before a game, to be more clever, do something before the defender can think of it, to become a better player. That makes me feel good, that hunger to improve in every way.”

― Juan Mata

“One of the first lessons I learned in football is that it takes a team to win a game.”

― Juan Mata

“But I just try to do my best. I don’t know if my game can influence the game of the team and how we play, but I just try to help with my football, for my team-mates and the club.”

― Juan Mata

“If you face the goalkeeper, you have to wait for him to go and then put the ball in the other side. It’s easy to say it but not so easy to do it when you are in the 88th minute of a game. So you must practise.”

― Juan Mata

“NPR editors and journalists found themselves caught in a game of trying to please a leadership team who did not want to hear stories on the air about conservatives, the poor, or anyone who didn’t fit their profitable design of NPR as the official voice of college-educated, white, liberal-leaning, upper-income America.”

― Juan Williams

“It will have to be a universal movement, and that will never be… because the big-league game, as it is now, is overrun with Southern blood. These fellows would have to stop at the same hotels, eat in the same dining rooms, and sleep in the same train compartments with the colored players. There’d be trouble for sure.”

― Jud Wilson

“Social media, for me, is just a thorn in my side. It’s painful. For us in crisis, it has totally changed the way we do business. It’s a big, big game changer.”

― Judy Smith

“I like playing inside. I just love the physicalness of being in the box with the bigger guys. That’s just something that’s part of my game.”

― JuJu Smith-Schuster

“My guiding principle is that prosperity can be shared. We can create wealth together. The global economy is not a zero-sum game.”

― Julia Gillard

“The genius of ‘Game of Thrones’ is that in this rich imagining of a world redolent of the medieval, the rules of a Middle Ages morality play have been so thoroughly discarded.”

― Julia Gillard

“One thing ‘Game of Thrones’ has taught us all is to guard against too much emotional investment.”

― Julia Gillard

“’Game of Thrones’ has never much concerned itself with shining a torch on the powerless. Their hunger and suffering in a land ravaged by war is of little concern to the story’s most powerful characters, whose antics bring so much pain to the people.”

― Julia Gillard

“I first felt the addictive power of ‘Game of Thrones’ when I was prime minister, living in a world where power was also pursued relentlessly, albeit far less colourfully. Certainly, the characters of my world were nowhere near as good looking or exotically dressed.”

― Julia Gillard

“Your job as a receiver is to get open and catch the ball and block in the run game.”

― Julian Edelman

“It’s always nice to be on the practice field because, ultimately, practice is the most important thing other than the game because that’s where you gain your confidence; that’s where you get your fundamentals.”

― Julian Edelman

“I have fun outside the game.”

― Julian Edelman

“I don’t even enjoy football, at least professional football, anymore because I’m breaking the game down constantly. You’re sitting there watching the plays, and you’re talking mental reps on what would I have done here against this coverage or this leverage, this, that. It is what it is.”

― Julian Edelman

“It’s always a great thing getting to play in the last game of the year.”

― Julian Edelman

“Anytime you get to go out and see the fellas and play with them and talk with them and be in the huddle and look at guys and participate in drills – I mean, that’s what you play the game for, ultimately.”

― Julian Edelman

“Special teams is one-third of the game.”

― Julian Edelman

“Obviously, my goal No. 1 every year is to play in every game.”

― Julian Edelman

“Psychologically, for an athlete to miss a game because of injury, it’s tough.”

― Julian Edelman

“Why can’t we make NFL apparel cool for every day instead of only wearing it on game day?”

― Julian Edelman

“Devin McCourty – he’s got his own style: he always wears a nice fitted suit and mixes up his colors. He’s got some game when it comes to the fashion world.”

― Julian Edelman

“Tom Brady is Tom Brady. He was a sixth-round draft pick. A lot of people passed up on him. He’s a Super Bowl Champion, Super Bowl MVP. He’s been in a bunch of Super Bowls, and he could care less about all of that. He just cares about winning the next game.”

― Julian Edelman

“Baseball is more than a game. It’s like life played out on a field.”

― Juliana Hatfield

“There’s something brave and touching about game girls of all ages keeping themselves smart in hard times – one thinks of those wonderful women during World War II drawing stocking seams in eyebrow pencil up the back of legs stained with gravy browning because nylons were so hard to get hold of.”

― Julie Burchill

“I’m not a morning person, and yet production is a morning person’s game.”

― Julie Plec

“I grabbed 19 rebounds in my first professional game, and somehow found a way to score 20 points. I felt real good about it. I felt that this was the beginning of something good.”

― Julius Erving

“If you do things with a certain type of result and cause a certain type of reaction or effect, then you increase your market value. It’s very much a competition for the entertainment dollar, and that’s never been more clearly evident than in today’s NBA game.”

― Julius Erving

“In general, we need America to take its game up a notch when it comes to broadband. It’s important to acknowledge the billions and billions of dollars of investment in fiber. But we need more.”

― Julius Genachowski

“My game plan is always my punching.”

― Junior dos Santos

“The ground game of Derrick Lewis isn’t that good.”

― Junior dos Santos

“Being a reporter and chasing down an assignment isn’t an easy thing to do, especially when you’re dealing with athletes that are so focused and trying to get their little game plan together to perform under adverse conditions… it’s tough.”

― Junior Seau

“A fully fit Arjen is capable of settling a game by himself.”

― Jupp Heynckes

“Every player who plays at Bayern Munich knows that Bayern Munich is a particularly special club. Whenever we lose, then it is lashed onto almost immediately by the media, regardless whether it is a friendly or losing the away game in a Champions League tie 1-0.”

― Jupp Heynckes

“The game has progressed, but in the end, they are still people out on the pitch, people with different personalities and feelings.”

― Jupp Heynckes

“We need to be aware of what we need to do at every moment… and we have to manage the game; that’s the art of a great team.”

― Jupp Heynckes

“Football is a game you cannot play without making mistakes.”

― Jurgen Klopp

“There is something special which rides on a game between Liverpool and United.”

― Jurgen Klopp

“I get a little bit emotional during a game!”

― Jurgen Klopp

“In Dortmund, they say the derby is more important than the championship. You can feel it around the game.”

― Jurgen Klopp

“We don’t want people to leave the stadium until the game finishes.”

― Jurgen Klopp

“If you watch me during the game, I celebrate when we press the ball and it goes out.”

― Jurgen Klopp

“The English game is not faster than the German game. Perhaps there are a few more sprints. But there is a different style of football here, partially due to the weather.”

― Jurgen Klopp

“My little brothers loved baseball. I’m not as big on that as basketball or football, but I understand the game.”

― Jurnee Smollett-Bell

“America is the big subject of the second half of the 20th century, tackled in one form or another by all the great American male writers. You could make a case for saying that it was the only game in town – from Bellow to Roth to Updike to Richard Ford – America was more or less explicitly the leitmotif.”

― Justin Cartwright

“’Game of Thrones’ is a good one to binge-watch, except you realize at the end of every episode that you’ve been holding your breath for, like, 30 minutes, which is probably not good for your brain.”

― Justin Hartley

“A TV show besides ‘This is Us’ that makes me cry? Not a shocker, but ‘Game of Thrones.’”

― Justin Hartley

“The goal for us to do with Squanchtendo is to approach all of our projects with a goal of adding interesting characters, personality, and a story to interact with in-game. Every game we make will be built from the ground up for whatever hardware it will launch on.”

― Justin Roiland

“You can have an absolute laugh-out-loud-till-you’re-crying game, but if it’s not fun to play, if the mechanics aren’t there, it doesn’t matter.”

― Justin Roiland

“I like to play this game where I ask people to count gay pop writers and producers they know. Everyone’s always like, ‘Oh, there are plenty!’ But we always end up counting them on one hand.”

― Justin Tranter

“We’re all brought up to believe that the best players show up in the biggest games, and what bigger game than the Super Bowl? I’ve just been blessed and very lucky to have two of my best games on that stage.”

― Justin Tuck

“I think video games are a huge part of our society now. Having kids play baseball video games helps them understand and love the game. It could actually push them to get out there and play the game for real. That’s great for the sport.”

― Justin Verlander

“Reality programming and social media make the game board bigger; they increase the number of runners on the track, each lunging at the finish line to be the first chest to hit the tape.”

― Justine Bateman

“Somewhere along the way, we made it unpopular to value oneself outside the structure of fame. We created these new categories, even – reality stars, YouTube stars, Instagram-famous, Twitter-famous – when we enlarged the fame game board to allow new valuations within the fame structure to accommodate as many people as possible.”

― Justine Bateman

“I express myself a lot on Tumblr, especially through my diary entries, but my Instagram is my modeling portfolio. I have my game face on at all times.”

― Justine Skye

“When I first signed to RCA, I was sort of excited and shocked that it was happening. But over the next couple of years, it really started to feel like that game you play when you’re a little kid – the one where you put your nose on a bat and then spin around and try to walk.”

― K. Flay

“I don’t know whether I am mentally tough or not, but one thing I know is that I like the game and spend as much time as possible on it.”

― K. L. Rahul

“I spent a lot of time with Rahul Dravid, working on my game and chatting about cricket. He helped me a lot in the games I played for India ‘A.’”

― K. L. Rahul

“Everybody has different ways of playing the game.”

― K. L. Rahul

“You know when you go to Australia you will get sledged. That’s the fun of the game.”

― K. L. Rahul

“If you are hitting the ball well, your form, your technique looks good, and when you are not, everything about your game looks bad. That is how it goes.”

― K. L. Rahul

“It took me a long time to realise that I need to stay true to my game.”

― K. L. Rahul

“Earlier in the shorter format, I was not consistent, so I was not getting noticed. But I always believed that I had the game to do it. It was just about consistency.”

― K. L. Rahul

“I was fortunate enough to interact with him when I played for RCB in IPL. I learnt from AB as to how he prepares for a game. I get amazed by the kind of strokes he hits and the time he has got to play those shots.”

― K. L. Rahul

“When you get a chance to play, if you help them win a game, then the team will start believing that the player can also do this for the team. So building that confidence for yourself and the team is very important.”

― K. L. Rahul

“Quite honestly, cricket is same at all levels. It’s a game of bat and ball.”

― K. L. Rahul

“I am only trying to improve as a player with each tournament, each game, each opportunity.”

― K. L. Rahul

“It’s a team game, and you need to be flexible.”

― K. L. Rahul

“Nobody wants to lose game.”

― K. L. Rahul

“I always knew I had the game to do well in every format. It was just a matter of time.”

― K. L. Rahul

“I have had to work really hard at white-ball cricket. It doesn’t come naturally to me, I was a slow batsman; I worked hard on my game and fitness.”

― K. L. Rahul

“Growing up, I played on matting wickets. I always enjoyed the pace and bounce and somewhere that has a big role or big effect on your game.”

― K. L. Rahul

“Despite what you hear about the publishing industry being a fixed game that you can only get in if you know somebody, I’m here in person to tell you it ain’t so. If your stuff is really any good, sooner or later some editor will take a chance on you.”

― Kage Baker

“Steampunk is not a group of children in a classroom, sitting quietly while the teacher reads a story; it’s the kids at recess, playing a wild, endless game of pretend.”

― Kaja Foglio

“I think I’m a story-based artiste. So I would opt for the performance-oriented role. I usually go by intuition while choosing a script. Also, I do not analyse my performance, nor do I bother about how my film has been performing at the box office. I personally love challenges and am game for taking up things which I haven’t attempted before.”

― Kajal Aggarwal

“His ambition for victory sets Mourinho apart. He wants to win every game, so he prepares all the smallest details; in training, at the game, everything. I loved to work with him.”

― Kaka

“I can be a guy’s guy and go to a game. But at the end of the night, I can still get dressed up for a date. There are a million different personalities that are part of me.”

― Kaley Cuoco

“In Bollywood, it’s always feast or famine for an actress. That’s the way of the game.”

― Kalki Koechlin

“Politics is too big a game to feel the absence of a Kamal Haasan.”

― Kamal Haasan

“I believe that I’m not just a fighter in this game; I love to study the sport. And in studying the sport, I believe I have a good eye for the sport, and I’m able to talk about the sport.”

― Kamaru Usman

“The fight game has changed to where it’s no longer the toughest is fighting the toughest to be the best on the planet.”

― Kamaru Usman

“Demian Maia, he’s a legend. He’s a veteran in the game. He knows how to fight. He’s been through so many five-round fights. He’s headlined a lot of cards, fought Anderson Silva for the title, fought Tyron Woodley for the title. He’s a veteran, he knows how to fight, and he’s always training. He’s a jiu-jitsu wizard.”

― Kamaru Usman

“One of the hardest parts of this game, and what I don’t think people understand, is the mental side of it. They think, ‘Oh, he’s a big, stronger guy.’ But let me tell you, and I believe this without question: It’s not always the biggest, strongest, meanest, toughest-looking who gets the job done.”

― Kamaru Usman

“When I was younger… we used to go to this place called Rexall to play ‘Street Fighter.’ At Rexall, there would be different people from different hoods there playing the game. It was the one place that was like an equalizer. It was just about how good you were at ‘Street Fighter.’”

― Kamasi Washington

“Being a writer, writing for a living, is one long persistence game. Everyone wants you to quit. Quite often, you want to quit. You get kicked down. You come up swinging. You keep going. Either you are committed to it, or you aren’t.”

― Kameron Hurley

“In the first game I ever played in high school, I had a pick-six for a touchdown. That was a fun memory.”

― Kane Brown

“I feel that World Cup cricket should be played like football in which all the 160 countries take part. If only a handful of countries are going to keep on playing in the World Cup without making the game popular, I will be a sad man.”

― Kapil Dev

“Cricket has become more popular, not me… When the game grows, those who’ve played it also ‘grow.’”

― Kapil Dev

“It feels like a game, this work I do. It is totally heartfelt, and I love the sticky terrain, the straight-up cartoons, how the irrepressible and icky rise to the surface. But I am not just trying to call forth bugaboos and demons for the sake of it, for fun.”

― Kara Walker

“I am not interested in producing fiction for Indian television at all, the reason being that I don’t understand the medium. I can be a judge or a host; I can do that as an individual. But to produce TV content, you have to know the game.”

― Karan Johar

“Fundamental preparation is always effective. Work on those parts of your game that are fundamentally weak.”

― Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

“A lot of young players don’t really know much about the history of the game and a lot of them are missing out on what the game is all about, especially the whole concept of sportsmanship and teamwork.”

― Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

“I didn’t really seek attention. I just wanted to play the game well and go home.”

― Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

“The game has basically not changed since I ended my career.”

― Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

“Michael Jordan and Magic and myself all learned how to play the game in college programs that emphasized the team.”

― Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

“The 3-point shot has created a situation in the game akin to ‘Lotto’ fever.”

― Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

“A lot of players think the game is all about individual performances when it’s really all about a team game.”

― Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

“It’s a goalkeeper’s job. There’s so many times you’re doing nothing for 89, 90 minutes, and then there’s a split-second moment. It’s a different challenge to outfield players, who have a lot of physical challenges and battle. We have a lot of mental battles; it’s about maintaining your focus, refining processes of what you do in a game.”

― Karen Bardsley

“That’s what tournament football’s all about. It’s about finding your feet in the first game, finding what works, and gaining confidence.”

― Karen Bardsley

“It just goes to show how much the women’s game has improved over the years: there are some outstanding goalkeepers capable of fantastic reaction saves.”

― Karen Bardsley

“Different techniques are now being used in futsal and handball. It’s about timing more than anything else. Those little intricacies are slowly being picked up in the women’s game – and it’s kind of going unnoticed.”

― Karen Bardsley

“I think obviously the media need to help promote the game and make it bigger so the younger girls have women role models to look up to and try and aspire to instead of just male footballers.”

― Karen Carney

“More teams are trying to go full-time, so it gives everyone the best chance possible to be the best footballer they can be, which makes it more appealing to fans, because we’re better as we focus solely on the game as our job.”

― Karen Carney

“I do my research the same as everyone else – I watch games relentlessly and try to be the best that I can be. It should be irrelevant whether I’m male or female, so as long as I work hard and try my best at it, then more we keep speaking about it, then we can eradicate it from the game.”

― Karen Carney

“I wanted to finish at the top of the game and on my own terms. I thought it was the perfect time at the World Cup and to go out at Chelsea. Chelsea and England were immense in how they have supported me in that transition.”

― Karen Carney

“This is not a zero-sum game. We know that if we provide access and education, particularly where there are gaps in the market, we will create more jobs, we will create more growth, and we will create more activity in the U.S. market, which will be good for our economy.”

― Karen Mills

“People lose it when I say this, but I’m a novelist who doesn’t read novels. There are lots of good reasons for not reading novels! I’m also a game writer who doesn’t play games – I keep everything very separate. The only crossover with me is comics. I write them, and I read them passionately.”

― Karen Traviss

“If you go back and look at the early promos for Gears 1, you’ll see just how different the characters were from the actual first game, both in appearance and background. And it’s an evolutionary process.”

― Karen Traviss

“I will never create a romantic angle to survive on a game show.”

― Karishma Tanna

“That’s what my game is built around: versatility.”

― Karl-Anthony Towns

“If you’re versatile, there’s no reason a coach can’t have you in the game. That’s what my dad’s philosophy was, so from a young age, he taught me to be a guard first and a big second, though I don’t think he had a crystal ball to be able to see what the NBA would become.”

― Karl-Anthony Towns

“We always have great practices, and the competition is high, and the intensity is high; it’s just about doing that now in a game and sustaining it for 48 minutes.”

― Karl-Anthony Towns

“I’m very passionate, and I love the game I play.”

― Karl-Anthony Towns

“I have a huge admiration for fans in China. I think they’re some of the greatest basketball fans in the world. I think they’re passionate and love the game, almost second to none.”

― Karl-Anthony Towns

“I think it’s just fun when you’re being competitive and when you’re in the game and winning.”

― Karl-Anthony Towns

“For me, it’s about trying to do everything I can to help us win. Try to bring that energy every night, try to make it as contagious as possible and try to win a game.”

― Karl-Anthony Towns

“I love the game so much, I just want to play every time I can.”

― Karl-Anthony Towns

“I’ve never felt like I’ve had a good game.”

― Karl-Anthony Towns

“I’ve got an addiction to this game. An addiction to being perfect.”

― Karl-Anthony Towns

“I’m in the search for the perfect game.”

― Karl-Anthony Towns

“It doesn’t matter if it’s game one or game 82, playoffs or whatever. Sometimes the basketball gods don’t play in your favor that night.”

― Karl-Anthony Towns

“I’d even say possibly I’m one of the best gamers in the NBA. I play everything. I play every single type of genre game.”

― Karl-Anthony Towns

“You’ve gotta play a head game; especially blocking shots, you’ve gotta make it hard. You’re playing against the best of the best: they’re not gonna go straight to the basket, do a layup. You’ve gotta lure them into some shots.”

― Karl-Anthony Towns

“You just gotta change your game to the environment.”

― Karl-Anthony Towns

“I work hard on my game.”

― Karl-Anthony Towns

“Some people might not like him because he’s my son. But be respectful, go out there and enjoy the game.”

― Karl Malone

“I just think we want to stay healthy, and I don’t think we think about a sense of urgency. We realize how old we are, we realize we’ve been playing this game for a long time, but you know what? We’re not done yet.”

― Karl Malone

“If I could have come in for $10m, I would have done that. I’ve been pretty smart with my money. I’m playing because I want to play this game here – I want the opportunity.”

― Karl Malone

“I don’t know what my label is. I just think of myself as a plain forward. I like to think I have some finesse to my game, but inside the paint is where men are made. If you can’t play there, you should be home with your mama.”

― Karl Malone

“Look at this, scabs and cuts all over me, I get these every night, every game. They can’t tell you that you’re not at risk, and you can’t tell me there’s one guy in the N.B.A. who hasn’t thought about it.”

― Karl Malone

“I really can’t believe what a state the Pyramids are in. I thought they had flat rendered sides, but when you get up close, you see how they are just giant boulders balanced on top of each other, like a massive game of Jenga that has got out of hand.”

― Karl Pilkington

“It’s not only about a game and tennis, but it’s more about the mental things sometimes.”

― Karolina Pliskova

“I have a different game than most of the players.”

― Karolina Pliskova

“My movement actually is the worst part of the game but still improving.”

― Karolina Pliskova

“I know the world is mean, that there is so much suffering on the planet that none of us can imagine. I often think of those who have nothing, who have to suffer every day, so a winner, a game, set, match will never give me immense joy, only satisfaction.”

― Karolina Pliskova

“It’s inspiring for me to know that you’ve got to step up your game.”

― Katarina Johnson-Thompson

“My granddad used to mind me at weekends, and if the game was on, and you wanted to get across the room, you had to crawl under the TV. So I’ve always been a Liverpool fan, and meeting Steven Gerrard was massive for me. He knew who I was before we’d even said hello!”

― Katarina Johnson-Thompson

“She felt like a chess player who, by the clever handling of his pieces, sees the game taking the course intended. Her eyes were bright and tender with a smile as they glanced up into his; and her lips looked hungry for the kiss which they invited.”

― Kate Chopin

“I like to take writing retreats within a day’s drive of home. Less travel time means more time for writing, which is the name of the game here.”

― Kate Klise

“I used to be obsessed with game shows. When the Game Show Network became popular in the late ’90s, I was all about reruns of ‘The Price Is Right.’ I knew all the prices from the ’70s.”

― Kate Micucci

“I love that when you take that PG-13 off the table and say, ‘This is what we’re going to do,’ everything becomes fair game, and you really go for it.”

― Katee Sackhoff

“I get the celebrity game now – you can go from being hot to fighting to be seen.”

― Katharine McPhee

“Most professional fighters, male and female, hold day jobs, but the women’s game attracts a wide social spectrum: hash slingers, teachers, police officers, landscapers, stuntwomen. Many are wives and mothers. Their husbands or boyfriends work their corners, or hide in arena restrooms, scared to watch their bouts.”

― Katherine Dunn

“I’ve seen up close what can happen when actors talk publicly about their relationships: their personal life gets dismantled. It’s a show business game, and it’s one game I won’t play.”

― Katherine Moennig

“One afternoon, I was playing this new video game, ‘Blood and Guts.’ I was controlling Gruesome Gus versus the Crimson Menace, and I had totally waxed the guy. It was this really complex sequence of moves, and I was so excited about conquering the game that I wanted to show it to someone. Unfortunately, the only one home at the time was Mom.”

― Kathi Appelt

“There is a temptation in politics to look for simplistic slogans and to play the game in a way that looks like you’re a savvy politician.”

― Kathleen Wynne

“I love putting. I love to practice my short game.”

― Kathryn Newton

“I love sports. I was an athlete in high school, and my school was so small we didn’t have a football team, so it’s the one sport I didn’t bother to learn the rules to because I never went to game.”

― Katie Aselton

“I’d rather spend my Sunday doing just about anything other than watching a football game – unless it’s the Super Bowl.”

― Katie Lee

“A lot of people like to justify women’s supporting role in sports media by saying, ‘Well, they’ve never played the game, so they just aren’t qualified to speak about it.’”

― Katie Nolan

“My dad likes to tease me over this. We weren’t there at Fenway, and it wasn’t a consequential game, but Trot Nixon let a ball go through his legs, and from that moment on, I hated Trot Nixon. Really irrational. Based in nothing. But did not like him.”

― Katie Nolan

“Garbage time is that time at the end of the game when the points don’t really matter, and nothing you do can really affect the overall outcome, but the rookies usually get a chance to play on the big stage.”

― Katie Nolan

“Unfortunately with the media, the red tops, and all the celebrity weekly magazines, the ones who were once loyal – well, when I say loyal, this is a game; this is a game that we’re in. If it’s your time to get picked on, then you get picked on, and, you know, I’m used to that.”

― Katie Price

“I think, probably, my best asset would probably be my all round game.”

― Katie Taylor

“Through school, I saw plenty of theatre my parents weren’t necessarily up on. They would prefer a football game to watching ‘The Nutcracker,’ and that’s fine. I enjoy both.”

― Katori Hall

“Golf is a game with morals. There’s always an opportunity to be a scoundrel. That’s why it’s a gentleman’s game.”

― Katt Williams

“My parents got ahead in the news business with wits, guts, and a creative interpretation of ‘fair game.’ They leased their first helicopter in 1985, when KTLA news crews were on strike. Maybe the crews had good grievances, maybe not. Either way, my parents ignored the strike and went to work.”

― Katy Tur

“I just try to play every game like it’s Game 7 of the NBA Finals.”

― Kawhi Leonard

“I’m just living in the moment, trying to win every game. That’s all I’m focused on.”

― Kawhi Leonard

“I just have to move forward and keep working on my game and getting better.”

― Kawhi Leonard

“I try to come in with a focus to stop my man and win the game. I’m always trying to be ready to catch them off their strides by being physical enough without getting fouls.”

― Kawhi Leonard

“It’s just the game itself that drives me. I just want to be able to compete at a high level.”

― Kawhi Leonard

“People in the NBA are just as athletic as you. That’s the game. You have to have the change of pace. You have to change speeds to get around people.”

― Kawhi Leonard

“I love the game of basketball, and as long as I can do that, keep playing and try to get some more championships with the organization, I’ll be happy.”

― Kawhi Leonard

“I definitely don’t like to eat a lot before I play. I don’t like to play on a full stomach. Sometimes, if I’m feeling hungry before a game, I’ll eat one of those protein bars, but that’s it.”

― Kawhi Leonard

“It’s all mental. I just have to worry about my game.”

― Kawhi Leonard

“Coming to a team like the Spurs, you’re automatically going to learn how to play the game the right way.”

― Kawhi Leonard

“I’m trying to be one of the greatest players, so whatever level that consists of is where I want to take my game.”

― Kawhi Leonard

“Everybody in the NBA works on their game. I just tried to follow that lead when I was in high school, college – and now.”

― Kawhi Leonard

“I remember being a teenager and watching 40-year-old Michael Jordan compete in his final All-Star game.”

― Kawhi Leonard

“My mindset is the same every game.”

― Kawhi Leonard

“It’s definitely fun when you’re able to translate your practice into the game. It’s fun, and you know that your hard work paid off.”

― Kawhi Leonard

“I just think repetition and getting the game reps shooting the ball in games really helps, rather than just practicing. You can get game timing.”

― Kawhi Leonard

“If I get noticed for my individual performance, that’s what happens. Other than that, I’m just trying to win the game.”

― Kawhi Leonard

“I think when you’ve been in office for a long time, you have a record, and that record is fair game.”

― Kay Bailey Hutchison

“We’re big ‘Game of Thrones’ fans, so we call our house King’s Landing. I have a studio apartment above our garage that we call Winterfell. I go to Winterfell to write.”

― Kay Cannon

“I think I’ve exhausted all my options in the U.K., unless I become a game show host.”

― Kayvan Novak

“My biggest role model right now is Beyonce, just ’cause she is a very, very strong, powerful woman, and that’s obviously the number one reason to be inspired by her. She is just killing every game there is to kill.”

― Kehlani

“Anyone can learn a trick, but to make it entertaining, to put a presentation twist on it, and then to take it out there and really amaze people is a whole different ball game. You have to have some kind of a natural ability to do that, I suppose.”

― Keith Barry

“My first TV show was 2003. You wouldn’t be in the game this long if you were using stooges and actors and all that kind of stuff; quite honestly, the answer is we don’t need them.”

― Keith Barry

“They can’t have Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling lose a game.”

― Keith Hernandez

“I didn’t cost the Series. I cost a game in the regular season.”

― Keith Hernandez

“Three hours for an average game is not good for baseball.”

― Keith Hernandez

“Baseball is a game of geometry, while football is a game of explosive emotion. Every emotion known to mankind is in that 60 minutes – pride, pain, dedication, satisfaction, fear.”

― Keith Jackson

“When you come into Camp Randall Stadium to play a game, you better double-clutch your chinstrap because you’re going to be in a smash-mouth game.”

― Keith Jackson

“You must tell the truth. You must be truthful to yourself and the values of the game that got you there.”

― Keith Jackson

“Songwriting’s a weird game. I never intended to become one – I fell into this by mistake, and I can’t get out of it. It fascinates me. I like to point out the rawer points of life.”

― Keith Richards

“To me, my biggest fear is getting a big head, and that is when I get the hammer. Because it’s very easy in this game to believe you’re something special.”

― Keith Richards

“Songwriting’s a weird game.”

― Keith Richards

“The world is getting so reality-driven these days. It seems to be accelerating exponentially. But it’s a dangerous game for a lot of people.”

― Keith Urban

“I’ve been training with my mixed martial arts guy as much as I can when I’m back in L.A., so if I could do another movie like I did in ‘The Killing Game,’ with Samuel L. Jackson, that would be awesome.”

― Kellan Lutz

“I used to apply waterproof mascara before a game – it was the easiest thing to wear while I was playing that wouldn’t sweat off – but not anymore.”

― Kelley O’Hara

“I don’t like feeling full when I start a game, so that’s why I have a bigger meal in morning or four hours before game.”

― Kelley O’Hara

“When I go into games as a forward, my job is really clear, and I just have to execute. But as a midfielder, you get to sort of enjoy the game more, and you get to feel the game and dictate the play.”

― Kelley O’Hara

“I can kick your head off, but I can’t, like, play a stupid little video game.”

― Kelly Hu

“You don’t want to get stuck playing 40 minutes a game with your small lineup.”

― Kelvin Sampson

“I’ve had teams where we’ve had to get on a bus for 200 miles, play a game, and then drive 200 miles back.”

― Kelvin Sampson

“In basketball, there are no trap games. If you walk out on that court and lose a game, it’s because the other team beat you. You played poorly. But there’s no trap game.”

― Kelvin Sampson

“I don’t think I was a good enough coach to help an NBA team win a game when I first got to that league.”

― Kelvin Sampson

“When I was at Oklahoma, I always felt like I had to control the game because we didn’t have great scorers. So, I had to figure a way to win.”

― Kelvin Sampson

“There are incredible decisions made in a 48-minute game with a 24-second shot clock and the last two minutes of a game.”

― Kelvin Sampson

“The thing that surprised me is you hear a lot about NBA guys, do they really want to be coached? My experience is they really do want to be coached. They want a plan: ‘How are we going to win the game?’ And they’ll follow that plan.”

― Kelvin Sampson

“My books often involve characters who began in some form of mental isolation, with a feeling of having died to the world. Then they become involved in some kind of action where by necessity they’re forced to reengage, to get back into the game of life, as it were. You could say that about ‘Chance.’”

― Kem Nunn

“I knew I’m a hard worker and always wanted to be great at this game.”

― Kemba Walker

“I don’t know if a lot of players can actually say they played in the All-Star Game in their actual city, their team’s city.”

― Kemba Walker

“I know teams are gameplanning against me, trying to not let me shoot pull-ups, basically trying to take me out of the game as much as they can.”

― Kemba Walker

“What I’m trying to do is play the game the right way, not force shots up. Whenever I have my opportunities, take ’em.”

― Kemba Walker

“If the play is drawn up for me, you better believe I’m going to go and try to win the game.”

― Kemba Walker

“My belief in God has been helping me play the way I’m playing. But for the most part, I’ve just been working on my game.”

― Kemba Walker

“I work hard each and every summer, each and every day on my game to become a better player for my teammates, for the organization. Hard work always pays off.”

― Kemba Walker

“Playing in an NBA game in Africa will be a special moment I’ll remember for the rest of my life.”

― Kemba Walker

“I’m really happy to have been part of spreading the game of basketball and growing the game in a place like Turkey.”

― Ken Howard

“Trying to predict the future is a loser’s game.”

― Ken Liu

“I’m sticking to the script, I’m putting that organic feeling back in the game.”

― Kendrick Lamar

“’Game of Thrones’ is amazing.”

― Kendrick Sampson

“If you can predict where the market’s going, just do what you can predict. If you can’t, which is the presumption of dollar cost averaging or time cost averaging, either one, then you’re trying to ease in. But if the market rises more than it falls most of the time, easing in is, by definition, a loser’s game.”

― Kenneth Fisher

“Windmills and solar cells are carbon-free sources of electricity. But they are costly. If you’ve been investing in those, give it up. That game is effectively over.”

― Kenneth Fisher

“In an upside down world, with all the rules being rewritten as the game goes on and spectators invading the pitch, it is good to feel that some things and some people seem to stay just as they were.”

― Kenneth More

“I am the reassurance that they have not changed. In an upside down world, with all the rules being rewritten as the game goes on and spectators invading the pitch, it is good to feel that some things and some people seem to stay just as they were.”

― Kenneth More

“You’re not going to get a seven-star match or six or five in a seven-minute segment, but I always do the best I can to make that segment memorable and entertaining, and I think that’s always the name of the game.”

― Kenny Omega

“’Virtual Pro Wrestling 2′ remains the best wrestling game ever, in my opinion.”

― Kenny Omega

“You don’t get the accolades unless you win. It took me a while to understand. No one will remember how Kenny Smith played in Game 1 unless we win the series. The thrill is in winning.”

― Kenny Smith

“Mark Jackson played 19, 20 years in the NBA. Shouldn’t even have probably been in the league, and he’s the third-ranked assist guy in the NBA. But you describe his game: Can he jump? No, not really. How’s his outside shot? Eh, it’s inconsistent. Can he defend? Nah, he can’t stay in front of guys. And he played 19 years!”

― Kenny Smith

“You can dribble on carpet. I grew up in Queens, and we had carpet in our living room. And actually, even in some of these gymnasiums where we’re playing the game, we’re on carpet. If you’re 12 or 13 years old, you’ve dribbled on the carpet in your mom’s house.”

― Kenny Smith

“I know the game well. I’m a student of basketball; I know what it takes to win.”

― Kenyon Martin

“I don’t back down. Like, I don’t know how to flop. That’s never been a part of my game. For me to know if a guy likes to turn left shoulder or right shoulder in the post, I have an advantage. Or if he likes to go left all the time, I have an advantage. Or if he can’t make open jump shots, I have an advantage.”

― Kenyon Martin

“The work I do with my physiotherapist has been instrumental in keeping me healthy, and it’s a big reason why I’m able to continue to improve my game.”

― Kevin Anderson

“Once our season finishes in November, a lot of players maybe take a couple of weeks off and start training for the next year. You often usually have only a little time to work on your game and stuff.”

― Kevin Anderson

“If you’re serving, you still have to be prepared in a regular game, but especially when it comes to the tiebreaks. They can change on one or two points.”

― Kevin Anderson

“Fortunately, the way I play tennis, I don’t have to spend too much time analyzing or worrying about my opponents. I typically try to focus on my own game, and I know if I do that and execute, I can beat anyone.”

― Kevin Anderson

“I don’t want to stop acting, but acting in some ways is a young man’s game.”

― Kevin Bacon

“Do you want to be the guy with a game named after you or be the one with 18 Oscar nominations?”

― Kevin Bacon

“My friends and family know I love playing baseball – Little League through college. And every year in the annual Congressional Baseball Game for charity played at Nationals Stadium.”

― Kevin Brady

“You have to pick the stories that you want to be involved with and the end game is you’d like to be a part of a hit. But I think your moral obligation is to follow your own heart.”

― Kevin Costner

“It’s our way to prepare for games: the music is on before the game and after, so it’s not like because we won we’re going to change it. It’s just because it’s the thing we do; it’s the thing that gets us relaxed, maybe.”

― Kevin De Bruyne

“There’s a lot of money coming in, and so a lot of good players are going to each team, so every game is a fight, but on the other hand, it’s good to get a good, competitive league.”

― Kevin De Bruyne

“I had played in the Mercurial since my teens, but once I had tried out the Magista 2 a few times, I was ready to make a change. It is light, so I can cover all the ground I need to, but gives me a feel for the ball that’s right for my game.”

― Kevin De Bruyne

“Obviously, I try to play the game in the way that I can help the team. I know I play a little bit more defensively now, more in the role as a team player, but I think I’m doing really well in that.”

― Kevin De Bruyne

“In the end, for me, football is still a game. Even if you are a professional, you need to have fun when you are on the field. If you don’t enjoy your job, you don’t have fun.”

― Kevin De Bruyne

“When we are playing, the whole country is behind us, and that gives us a good feeling. We are almost half and half. We are from everywhere. In the end, we are doing well as a team, and we love it when we hear the game is sold out in five minutes. That’s the reason you play.”

― Kevin De Bruyne

“I’m kind of new to the racing game thing. I’ve always been, like, a shooter game kind of guy.”

― Kevin Dillon

“I’m busy working on every aspect of my game – defense, shooting, rebounding – but I really want to become a better overall team player. Help my teammates become better players out on the court in order to win more ball games.”

― Kevin Durant

“You know, I think more people should watch women’s basketball. It’d do so much for the game.”

― Kevin Durant

“’Modern Warfare,’ ‘Black Ops,’ these are all the next level of video games. The people are more detailed, the fighting is more exact, and I can’t speak for every gamer out there, but I know when I play, I feel like I’m actually in the game. It’s that intense.”

― Kevin Garnett

“Sometimes when I hear commentating, it’s sickening. People who never played the game, people who never played in the league have an opinion, and that’s all it is. You are here to educate the watcher or the viewer. Sometimes it comes off as personal.”

― Kevin Garnett

“Sometimes when I hear commentating, it’s sickening. People who never played the game, people who never played in the league have an opinion, and that’s all it is. You are here to educate the watcher or the viewer. Sometimes it comes off as personal. I don’t ever want to come off like that. My opinion is my opinion about someone.”

― Kevin Garnett

“I can’t control if people like me; I can’t control if people like my game.”

― Kevin Garnett

“I don’t know how the rap game is, because I’m a fan of reality, and the rap game’s entertainment.”

― Kevin Gates

“As American as an apple is and as American as baseball is, they don’t go together. You can’t be chewing an apple at a baseball game. You’ve got to let go of the diet that day.”

― Kevin James

“They are not your players, they are loaned from the club. You just wheel them out for a game for England.”

― Kevin Keegan

“My game really complements what the NBA wants – a long guy who can really handle the ball and shoot the ball and make multiple decisions.”

― Kevin Knox

“I’m versatile, so it’s easy for me to play any type of game.”

― Kevin Knox

“That’s why I love this game, that’s why I play this game, that’s the goal. I want to be great.”

― Kevin Knox

“I learned a lot my rookie season – the pace of the game. Playing at the right pace, not 100 miles an hour.”

― Kevin Knox

“If I played a bad game, there’s gonna be people out there that want to try to bring me down. But I always stay up.”

― Kevin Knox

“I need to focus on getting to the free-throw line and knocking them down in practice and getting them in the game.”

― Kevin Knox

“I really enjoy watching on the side because I can really see the game from a different perspective.”

― Kevin Knox

“Personally, I wanna be in an All-Star Game. Get All-NBA.”

― Kevin Knox

“Every coach has told me I’m positionless. They want me to play an all around type of game.”

― Kevin Knox

“To me, throwback means I’m a smart player. I know how to play the game. I’m very skilled. I do a lot of things that other people don’t do.”

― Kevin Love

“I feel like in order for our team to have the upper hand, I have to play extremely well, and I have to bring the rest of the team with me. That’s how I feel approaching every game.”

― Kevin Love

“It’s the old Washington fiscal game of Jenga. You try to build as much debt as you can take, as much tax as you can take, until you topple the entire economy.”

― Kevin McCarthy

“If you’re in the minority, every advantage is against you, right? So the only advantage you have against the majority is they’re too lazy to know their own rules, right? So it’s like a game of poker.”

― Kevin McCarthy

“New security loopholes are constantly popping up because of wireless networking. The cat-and-mouse game between hackers and system administrators is still in full swing.”

― Kevin Mitnick

“Hacking was the only entertainment that would occupy my mind – like a huge video game, but with real consequences. I could have evaded the FBI a lot longer if I had been able to control my passion for hacking.”

― Kevin Mitnick

“I got so passionate about technology. Hacking to me was like a video game. It was about getting trophies. I just kept going on and on, despite all the trouble I was getting into, because I was hooked.”

― Kevin Mitnick

“Security is always going to be a cat and mouse game because there’ll be people out there that are hunting for the zero day award, you have people that don’t have configuration management, don’t have vulnerability management, don’t have patch management.”

― Kevin Mitnick

“I did get a huge endorphin rush when I was able to crack a system because it was like a video game.”

― Kevin Mitnick

“I have a severe addiction to ‘Angry Birds.’ I always tell myself, ‘One more game…’ But then there’s always another and another and another.”

― Kevin Nealon

“I think people really appreciate clever commercials, as do I. I think they’re very entertaining. You just have to wade through all the garbage. That’s one of the reasons people watch the Super Bowl. A lot of them watch it to see the commercials and not the actual game.”

― Kevin Nealon

“Standup really is a young man’s game, a single young man’s game. Even when I was younger, when I wasn’t single, it was hard to be on the road because you go through relationships because your girlfriend kinda got tired of you being gone.”

― Kevin Nealon

“I think we should not accept and tolerate racism anywhere, in any game, whether it’s a friendly game or a World Cup final, or it’s a Champions League final.”

― Kevin-Prince Boateng

“TV has always been a dog-eat-dog game.”

― Kevin Reilly

“The Australian Government’s decision to take on the dominant funding role for the entire public hospital system is designed to: end the blame game; eliminate waste; and to shoulder the funding burden of the rapidly rising health costs of the future.”

― Kevin Rudd

“For kids growing up now, there’s no difference watching ‘Avatar’ on an iPad or watching YouTube on TV or watching ‘Game of Thrones’ on their computer. It’s all content. It’s just story.”

― Kevin Spacey

“If you go out eight times and play tennis eight times this week, yeah, it’s the same rules, but it’s a different game every time you’re out on that court. You’re working on a different part of your game every time you’re out on that court; your partner’s working on a different part of their game, and the act of being watched changes it.”

― Kevin Spacey

“I have never played a game in my life.”

― Kevin Spacey

“Why is ‘Game of Thrones’ the most pirated show in the history of TV? Because people can’t get it fast enough, that’s why.”

― Kevin Spacey

“If you wanna compete, you’ve got to get into the original content game.”

― Kevin Spacey

“If you were ever to interview me after a football game or at a football game or around me during football season is totally different than when you catch me away from football.”

― Keyshawn Johnson

“I – and, I suspect, millions of Americans like me, Republicans and Democrats alike – couldn’t care less about Obama’s middle name or the ridiculous six-degrees-of-separation game that is the William Ayers non-issue.”

― Khaled Hosseini

“Big game, under the lights – these are the games you live for.”

― Khalil Mack

“I love the game of football. That’s what I’m all about.”

― Khalil Mack

“The thing about football, man – it’s a team game.”

― Khalil Mack