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If there is a species which is more maltreated than children, then it must be their toys, which they handle in an incredibly off-hand manner. Toys are thus the end point in that long chain in which all the conditions of despotic high-handedness are in play which enchain beings one to another, from one species to another --cruel divinities to their sacrificial victims, from masters to slaves, from adults to children, and from children to their objects.

Author: Jean Baudrillard

Profession: French Postmodern Philosopher, Writer

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

Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton (1874-1936)

Profession: British Author

The New York playgoer is a child of nature, and he has an honest and wholesome regard of whatever is atrocious in art.

Author: Frank Moore Colby (1865-1925)

Profession: American Editor, Essayist

I'll play with it first and tell you what it is later.

Author: Bette Davis (1908-1989)

Profession: American Actress, Producer

A play should give you something to think about. When I see a play and understand it the first time, then I know it can't be much good.

Author: T. S. Eliot (1888-1965)

Profession: American-born British Poet, Critic

The number of people that will not go to a show they don't want to see is unlimited.

Author: Oscar Hammerstein (1846-1919)

Profession: Theatrical Impresario; Born in Stettin, Germany

It is the child in man that is the source of his uniqueness and creativeness, and the playground is the optimal milieu for the unfolding of his capacities and talents.

Author: Eric Hoffer (1902-1983)

Profession: American Author, Philosopher

One can play comedy, two are required for melodrama, but a tragedy demands three.

Author: Elbert Hubbard (1859-1915)

Profession: American Author, Publisher

Play needs direction as well as work.

Author: Elbert Hubbard (1859-1915)

Profession: American Author, Publisher

Life isn't all beer and skittles, but beer and skittles, or something better of the same sort, must form a good part of every Englishman's education.

Author: Thomas Hughes (1822-1896)

Profession: British Author

Playing Shakespeare is really tiring. You never get to sit down, unless you're the king.

Author: Josephine Hull


Life must be filled up, and the man who is not capable of intellectual pleasures must content himself with such as his senses can afford.

Author: Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Profession: British Author

The last act crowns the play.

Author: John Ruskin (1819-1900)

Profession: British Critic, Social Theorist

Man only plays when in the full meaning of the word he is a man, and he is only completely a man when he plays.

Author: Johann Friedrich Von Schiller (1759-1805)

Profession: German Dramatist, Poet, Historian

If all the year were playing holidays, to sport would be as tedious as to work.

Author: William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Profession: British Poet, Playwright, Actor