100+ Best Game Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational game quotes will encourage growth in life, make you wiser and broaden your perspective.

Famous Game Quotes

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

Play every game as if it is your last one. — Guy Lafleur

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

I spent a lot of my life – 20 years of it – in war, training army trackers and commanding a tracker unit, and then in the Game Department, tracking lions and elephants and poachers. So I’ve spent literally thousands of hours tracking people or animals, and training others to do it. — Allan Savory

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

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

I grew up with ‘Life’ magazine on the coffee table, Life cereal on the breakfast table, and the game of Life on the card table. People were just so happy to be alive, I guess. — Lorrie Moore

All the stuff I love most in game storytelling is never the big-picture stuff; it’s the stuff that feels like curlicues, stuff that’s just there because it’s a game and because you can do it. — Tom Bissell

We always had to play the game and play for the team. It is a Kent tradition. — Frank Woolley

When you’re dealing with a new platform, the real trick is just getting the game running. — Warren Spector

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

The cosmic game changed forever in 1992. Before then, logic told us that there had to be other planets besides the nine (if you still count poor Pluto) in our solar system, but until that year, when two astronomers detected faint, telltale radio signals in the constellation Virgo, we had no hard evidence of their existence. — Thomas Mallon

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

Guess what the Redskins have? You know, I take the bus to the games, we park in the parking lot where the visiting team parks. So I go out there after the game and they have a food truck there! And the guy comes over and he cooks food for the Redskins, and they come out to the parking lot before they get on the bus and they go to the food truck! — John Madden

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

If anything, game development is even more of a team effort than making a movie, so for individuals to get credit for making a game is absolutely insane. — Warren Spector

Acting very quickly became a dream of mine, but the acting game privileges youth. It takes a while to build credits and, because of that, it’s not the kind of career you can jump into in your 40s or 50s. The ship sets sail by then. — Pete Ploszek

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

In my new IFC comedy game show, ‘Bunk,’ we actually use our intern Patrick as a human timer – giving contestants the time it takes for him to wade through a bag of broken glass for a razor blade, to get gum out of his hair, to pick up every strand from a box of spaghetti I spill on the floor, etc, etc. — Kurt Braunohler

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

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

‘Bunk’ is a comedy game show where, each week, three of my favorite comedians compete in a series of bizarre and meaningless challenges all for my entertainment. Ethan T. Berlin and Eric Bryant created ‘Bunk.’ — Kurt Braunohler

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

Yeah, I miss it. You don’t just break off a friendship you’ve had with a sport, and with all those you’ve met all over the country. We’ve got some friends, some very close friends, and you just sit back and think how fortunate you were having a career like that. And, actually, there’s nothing in the game of baseball that hasn’t happened to me. — Lou Boudreau

The hardware manufacturers, game designers, cable companies and computer companies and, in fact, film studios are going to ensure that this thing marches on. They know that they are going to make an enormous amount of money from it. — Thomas Dolby

A geek isn’t the skinny kid with a pocket protector and acne. There can be computer geeks, video game geeks, car geeks, military geeks, and sports geeks. Being a geek just means that you’re passionate about something. — Olivia Munn

Because I spent many years during my previous life as an academic researching game theory, some commentators rushed to presume that as Greece’s new finance minister, I was busily devising bluffs, stratagems and outside options, struggling to improve upon a weak hand. Nothing could be further from the truth. — Yanis Varoufakis

Like most athletes, I like to go home and relax. I try not to bring the game home with me. I might play some video games that are, let’s just say, for mature audiences only. And I might get some flak for this, but I like to watch ‘Seinfeld.’ Sometimes, laughter is the best medicine. — Nick Ferguson

The average action game doesn’t much traffic in thematic grandiosity, but the BioShock games are different. — Tom Bissell

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

Summer I was 13, my grandfather and my father taught me how to play golf. I took lessons that summer, and I played every day that summer. I probably would’ve kept playing, except I realized that girls don’t watch golf; they watch tennis. So I let my golf game go dormant and started playing tennis. — Thomas Gibson

I did a voice for this video game called ‘Fallout 3,’ and that was really fun. I had a great time, especially since I could show up in PJs and not have to worry about how I looked. — Odette Annable

Usually after I’m done with working, I just come home and play a little game and go to bed. After work, I have a lot time to do a lot of stuff. I think I’ve got a good balance of work and play. — Benjamin Stockham

No matter how much technology changes scouting, no matter how much free agency and big TV contracts change the business of baseball, I hope and pray that the heart of the game will never change. — Pat Gillick

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

I used to go play football matches in the morning, and I’d go straight from me football game to a dance competition. — Tristan MacManus

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

The strength of the playing ability is much more important. Only if the strength of the opponent’s playing ability is comparable, does the game develop. — Vladimir Kramnik

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

Finney is about the best writer of time travel stories ever, and I adore time travel stories – have to make a time travel game someday! — Warren Spector

I love hockey because of the respect for history and for the game itself. — George Vecsey

Baseball happens to be a game of cumulative tension but football, basketball and hockey are played with hand grenades and machine guns. — John Leonard

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

If you’re giving me tickets to the football game, baseball game or hockey game, I’m taking the tickets to the hockey game. For me, it’s by far the most fun sport to go and watch live and be part of. I just don’t know why it doesn’t translate as well on TV. — Tom Glavine

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

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

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

In the game of football, you need to be strong, and at my position, you need to be able to put up a good fight. So I work on my upper body and lower body strength because your body’s got to be able to last. — LaMarr Woodley

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

You’re always playing the game to reach the ultimate goal. — Tony Romo

Sometimes a game comes at just the right moment in your life. ‘Flower’ is beautiful, serene, and a bit of sunshine in a gloomy world. I remember going through a rough spot in my life and turning on ‘Flower’ for a little break in the day. You fly through luscious landscapes collecting petals and painting the world with life. — Rob Manuel

To me, breakfast is my most important meal. It’s often the meal you play a game on. I make sure I have oatmeal, milk, and fruit. It’s the fuel you use to hopefully do your best, so eating right is a big part of being a professional athlete. I wish I paid more attention to it earlier in my life. — Andrew Luck

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 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

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

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

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

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

If you have real passion for a career in game shows, be willing to serve an apprenticeship; it’s the best way to learn. — Randy West

Most rules that you think are written in stone are just societal. You can change the game and really reach for the stars and make the world a better place. — Sebastian Thrun

It’s not superstition, but I do everything exactly the same on game days. I’m a creature of habit. I eat the same breakfast, and then I drive the same way to practice. Then I come back and eat the same exact same lunch before every game. — Kris Humphries

Entrepreneurship is like a computer game in which you have to master every level before achieving success. Startups repeatedly stumble and have to go back to the drawing board. The best way to skip some levels and to increase the odds of survival is to learn from others who have already played the game. — Vivek Wadhwa

I love pool because it’s a game of strategy, a game of the eye, and your whole universe is like this. I really want to become a pool shark. — Peggy Lipton

I give everything I have every time I take the ball. With that, I also know that there will always be a risk of injury when playing this game that I love. — Masahiro Tanaka

They will look at my career as the guy who gave it all but at the same time did it with integrity. That’s what we all aim for – the respect of the game as well as the honesty that’s played a part of that game. — Lou Brock

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

Poker is a game where you don’t have to have the best hand to win. Poker is really reading other people and reading human emotion, which certainly comes into play in business. — Charlie Ergen

I’ve always had a passion for giving back. It’s a family tradition that comes from my devout parents. They were always giving back and serving the community. So when I became fortunate enough and blessed to play the game of basketball, I was also fortunate enough to follow in my parents’ footsteps and give back like the way they did. — Dikembe Mutombo

People are paralyzed on a football field. People die. You just never know when it’s going to be your last moment. I was the kind of guy who would never talk to my wife on game day. Now I’m the guy who’s like, ‘I love you.’ I want my children to know I love them because I don’t know what’s going to happen out there. — Troy Polamalu

If you plan to win as I do, the game never ends. — Stan Mikita

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

My life used to be like that game of freeze tag we played as kids. Once tagged, you had to freeze in the position you were in. Whenever something happened, I’d freeze like a statue, too afraid of moving the wrong way, of making the wrong decision. The problem is, if you stand still too long, that’s your decision. — Regina Brett

I don’t want to be just known for the way I dress. I want to be known for how I play, how I treat people, and how I am as a role model. I don’t just want to be, ‘He dresses cool’ or ‘He dresses crazy.’ You’re going to have lovers and haters. I want my golf game to be the main thing. — Rickie Fowler

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

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

Life is a song – sing it. Life is a game – play it. Life is a challenge – meet it. Life is a dream – realize it. Life is a sacrifice – offer it. Life is love – enjoy it. — Sai Baba

For almost 20 years, I’ve reported on some amazing feats of athleticism for ESPN. But the one thing that stood out, game after game, is that it takes a team to win. When I got cancer, that lesson got personal. And Team Livestrong became my team. — Stuart Scott

The game is a game, and things happen, and you can’t always execute your plan as perfectly as you’d like to. — Tom Glavine

What I’ve been telling everyone that loves Carolina football is that we are going to put a team out there that, number one, is in good shape. We’re going to be fit, we are going to be able to play the whole game and we’re not going to poop out. — Steve Spurrier

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

Day baseball is now dead for all practical purposes. Sooner or later, the game will be played in its entirety at night, and as I’ve said before, then baseball will be squarely in the amusement, the entertainment business along with wrestling, midget auto racing and the trotting tracks. — Larry MacPhail

We package everything as a product so we can derive income from it. Then we can occupy ourselves with higher-order psychological lifestyle things. This is a very new issue. Money still matters, but other factors have joined the status game – like how interesting, how meaningful your work is. — Tino Sehgal

A little light on the RPG elements but heavy on action, ‘Mass Effect 2’ was the game that created a world of characters that I actually cared about. When it came down to making those tough decisions during the final mission, I actually had to put the controller down and think about my choices. — Rob Manuel

All the great game show hosts have a signature ‘look,’ from Bob Barker’s year-round Brazil Nut-hued tan to Monty Hall’s oversized lamb chop sideburns. As the host of IFC’s new comedy game show ‘Bunk,’ I, too, have worked to develop a style signature by being the first man or woman in TV history to host every show in my bare feet! — Kurt Braunohler

When I was in high school, my mom hated football. But then, the more I played, the more it grew on her. This game has done a lot for my family – not just from a financial standpoint, but it also helped bring my family together. — Nick Ferguson

I’ve used my experience from playing sports in almost every aspect of my life. Playing soccer is where I found my voice, and playing softball was where I learned precision, and in every game I learned to play as a member of a team – to work not for my own glory, but for a shared goal. — Linda Sanchez

Again, like I said, I went out to play the game of baseball because I love to play it. I did it right. I did it the right way. I worked hard doing it. — Roger Clemens

Fencing is a game of living chess, a match where reflexes only work in combination with intent, and mind and body must work together at every moment. — V. E. Schwab

Because Naughty Dog relies on their facial team to hand animate the faces of each game character and they do such a remarkable job, I think you can be more realistic with your acting. It gives the story and what’s happening to you the feeling that it’s a game. — Nolan North

Game design is a funny thing. There are people out there who are really good at it, but it’s not clear that they can teach it. It’s a very intuitive process. It’s an art. — Luis von Ahn

I think it’s sad to me that I had to make a decision to not play the game that I feel like I’m best at and that I love. But if it was just about the game itself, I’d be there in a heartbeat. But that’s not how the real world works. — Tiffeny Milbrett

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

As a journalist, I cannot help imagining with excitement a new era with a face-off between Hedi Slimane at YSL and Raf Simons at Dior – a magnificent battle of style and wills to echo the Armani/Versace, Gucci/Prada or even Chanel/Schiaparelli face-offs of earlier years. But I remind myself that this is not a game of chess. — Suzy Menkes

And, you know, you try and preach to them there’s more to this game than just walking up to home plate, swinging the bat, fielding a ground ball. There’s some dedication in it, some love you’ve got to put into this work. — Eddie Murray

I’d love to have a lasting impact as far as growing the game. It would be cool to be remembered as a major champion. I’d like to be remembered as a great golfer but also a great person, as far as growing the game and charity work. The whole well-rounded athlete. — Rickie Fowler

Football has very direct and strong connections to New Orleans. The game of football has served as a positive beacon in our city. It has given our citizens hope in tough, trying times. — Tom Benson

In the game of ‘Survivor,’ there is no time for regrets. — Jenna Morasca

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. — Gavid Hood

Golf is a game of ego, but it is also a game of integrity: the most important thing is you do what is right when no one is looking. — Tom Watson

I met Powel Crosley at an All-Star Game in 1935. He was familiar, of course, with our winning record at Rochester. We seemed to hit it off immediately, and the following year, when he was looking for a successor to Larry MacPhail, he thought of me. — Warren Giles

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