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1. "I love playing outsiders, I always do."
Author: Antony Sher
2. "Playing with Kip I definitely learned a lot playing with these incredible guys and hearing them."
Author: Arto Lindsay
3. "In an age of casual, cynical, indifferent routine, among people who held themselves as if they were not flesh, but meat-Dagny's bearing seemed almost indecent, because this was the way a woman would have faced a ballroom centuries ago, when the act of displaying one's half-naked body for the admiration of men was an act of daring, when it had meaning, and but one meaning, acknowledged by all as a high adventure. And this-thought Mrs. Taggart, smiling-was the girl she had believed to be devoid of sexual capacity. She felt an immense relief, and a touch of amusement at the thought that a discovery of this kind should make her feel relieved. The relief lasted only for a few hours. At the end of the evening, she saw Dagny in a corner of the ballroom, sitting on a balustrade as if it were a fence rail, her legs dangling under the chiffon skirt as if she were dressed in slacks. She was talking to a couple of helpless young men, her face contemptuously empty."
Author: Ayn Rand
4. "I'm amazed that years after I stopped playing tennis, people still recognize me in restaurants and ask for my autograph."
Author: Bjorn Borg
5. "If you can't put magnolia on a wall then there are always a million other colors you can use, if you can't pay your phone bill then just write letters telling them. I'm not playing down the importance of these things, yes you need money for food, yes you need food to survive, but you also need sleep to have energy, to smile to be happy, and to be happy so you can laugh, just so you don't keel over with a heart attack. People forget they have options. And they forget that those things really don't matter. They should concentrate on what they have and not what they don't have. And by the way, wishing and dreaming doesn't mean concentrating on what you don't have, it's positive thinking that encourages hoping and believing, not whining and moaning."
Author: Cecelia Ahern
6. "That's really the thing that got me into playing a lot - getting excited about playing along with my favorite bands like Zeppelin and Black Sabbath."
Author: Chad Smith
7. "Golf is the only sport that a professional can enjoy playing with his friends."
Author: Chi Chi Rodriguez
8. "I love playing the piano. I have one in my apartment, and I learnt by ear. I sing a lot of Coldplay, but do my own stuff too."
Author: Christopher Egan
9. "He was playing on the climbing structure by himself—or "by his own," as the children sometimes charmingly put it."
Author: Claire Messud
10. "Playing with my grandfather, grandmother and my parents, I came to music pretty naturally."
Author: Creed Bratton
11. "I love playing live now more than ever. I enjoy it, I think it keeps you young."
Author: Dave Davies
12. "We discussed buying a defender. The view was the priority at that time given the way we were playing was that we needed support up front and that is why we bought Louis Saha."
Author: David Gill
13. "I get super bored playing bland, normal girls."
Author: Drea De Matteo
14. "He was changed as completely as Amory Blaine could ever be changed. Amory plus Beatrice plus two years in Minneapolis - these had been his ingredients when he entered St. Regis'. But the Minneapolis years were not a thick enough overlay to conceal the "Amory plus Beatrice" from the ferreting eyes of a boarding school, so St. Regis' had very painfully drilled Beatrice out of him and begun to lay down new and more conventional planking on the fundamental Amory. But both St. Regis' and Amory were unconscious of the fact that this fundamental Amory had not in himself changed. Those qualities for which he had suffered: his moodiness, his tendency to pose, his laziness, and his love of playing the fool, were now taken as a matter of course, recognized eccentricities in a star quarter-back, a clever actor, and the editor of the "St. Regis' Tattler"; it puzzled him to see impressionable small boys imitating the very vanities that had not long ago been contemptible weaknesses."
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
15. "Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (October 15, 1844 – August 25, 1900) was a German philosopher. His writing included critiques of religion, morality, contemporary culture, philosophy, and science, using a distinctive style and displaying a fondness for aphorism. Nietzsche's influence remains substantial within and beyond philosophy, notably in existentialism and postmodernism. Nietzsche began his career as a philologist before turning to philosophy. At the age of 24 he became Professor of Classical Philology at the University of Basel, but resigned in 1879 due to health problems, which would plague him for most of his life. In 1889 he exhibited symptoms of a serious mental illness, living out his remaining years in the care of his mother and sister until his death in 1900."
Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
16. "If I stay healthy and I'm playing good tennis I have as good a chance as anybody."
Author: Greg Rusedski
17. "Falling for someone can be a lot like playing roulette. You don't know what will happen when you place that bet, but you can take a deep breath anyway and put all the chips out there. And when the ball spins around and around, you pray it lands on your number. Probability says you'll likely lose, and in this game of love with Leo, odds were I would lose, too, but I had to try."
Author: Ilsa Madden Mills
18. "Random lines, Beyond the Darkness: "Playing 'tag, you're it' against a car is a bad idea."
Author: Jaime Rush
19. "It's hard to live up to The Beatles. When Wings toured, they got slated. Even Dad found it hard living up to The Beatles. I started out playing under an alias because I wanted to start quietly."
Author: James McCartney
20. "My biggest pet peeve are just girls who go to sports bars who have no intention on caring what teams are playing, like they're looking for just a night out. That drives me more crazy than anything else. Like, don't pretend to be a sports fan."
Author: Jerry Ferrara
21. "I feel like I'm playing chess underwater. The pieces keep floating away. I don't know where things are. I can't figure out tomorrow."
Author: Jerry Spinelli
22. "If you write a song, and you go into a restaurant, and there's a guy with a piano singing and he's playing piano, singing your song, or you hear it at a wedding or at an airport... it's fun!"
Author: Jesse Harris
23. "It's so unfair, I don't see whij I have to be stuck over here on this side of the fence where there's no one to talk to and no one to play with and you get to have dozens of friends are probably playing for hours every day, I'll have to speak to Father about it."
Author: John Boyne
24. "I grew up doing sitcoms and theater and even playing with the Beach Boys, where you're programmed to perform, your body gets into a rhythm and you know it has to perform."
Author: John Stamos
25. "Ultimately, the idea of acting is to understand the people you're playing, and then where they're coming from is not so mystifying. You've got to detox a bit after, though."
Author: Joseph Mawle
26. "I see people who work on their look and they work on their poster and their website and you know, the music will speak for itself no matter what. So if you put maybe like 95% of your energy on music and 5% on playing out and telling people about it. That's kind of a good equation."
Author: Kaki King
27. "Tears are forming in your eyesA storm is warning in the skyThe end of the world it seemsYou bend down and you fall on your knees Well get back on your feet yeahDon't look away Don't run awayHey baby it's only lifeDon't lose your faithDon't run awayHey baby its only lifeYea it's only lifeYou were always playing hardNever could let down your guardBut you can't winIf you never give inTo that voice withinSaying pick up your chinBaby let go of it[Chorus]Take your hesitance And your self-defenseLeave them behind, it's only lifeDon't be so afraid Of facing everydayJust take your time, it's only lifeI'll be your stepping-stoneNo, don't be so aloneJust hold on tight, it's only life[Chorus]"
Author: Kate Voegele
28. "Hey, lovebirds, do I have your order right or are you too busy necking to notice?" the chef asked, pointing at us with one of his cooking knives.I snapped my head up and could feel my cheeks flush, but as usual John was as cool as a cucumber. He smiled and looked at the chef. "We weren't necking...yet. But I'm sure we will be as soon as you're done making our steaks."The hipster couple shook their heads, but I could hear Martha awwing at us again. Luckily the chef had a sense of humor, but it still embarrassed the heck out of me."Okay, red meat and then necking.Gotcha. You need some wine? Or music to set the mood?" he asked, playing an invisible violin on his shoulder."
Author: Magan Vernon
29. "If I'm focusing on playing and enjoying the song, then it always goes well. I get lost in the song, and the performance is so much better. If the focus becomes not making a mistake, then it just feels rigid to me."
Author: Marketa Irglova
30. "Playing a bad guy would be fun, I'm not going to lie. I'd definitely do that in a heartbeat, because it's so out of my nature."
Author: Michael B. Jordan
31. "I'd been deeply affected by my contact with the miners, not only because of their kindness, but because they'd taken this potentially hellish place and made it, if not heaven, at least human; through their simple rituals of eating, drinking tea, smoking tobacco, praying, playing, and talking, they'd created civilization in one of the most impossible places to imagine it. And what seemed like a miracle to me was, to them, just another day at work!"
Author: Michael Benanav
32. "And I remember going to the record studio and there was a park across the street and I'd see all the children playing and I would cry because it would make me sad that I would have to work instead."
Author: Michael Jackson
33. "I'd got over playing a character. People accepted who I was, and if I was incompetent and useless, they felt quite endeared to me."
Author: Michael Palin
34. "I like to be sort of grounded with Fish. But, at the same time, I think probably what's unique about us is the way other dynamics happen, where I'll play off Trey for awhile. When we start playing a jam, I don't usually know what's going to happen, I don't have a plan."
Author: Mike Gordon
35. "You seem to be displaying signs of triviality."
Author: Oscar Wilde
36. "Never having played Chess before, it was most interesting to be playing the game with no pieces in front of me. But I still knew how to stroke my hair when I won."
Author: Peter Mayhew
37. "He then expounded a remarkable theory, which had occurred to him while he was playing the clarinet during one of the power cuts that the French electricity board arranges at regular intervals. Electricity, he said, is a matter of science and logic. Classical music is a matter of art and logic. Vous voyez? Already one sees a common factor. And when you listen to the disciplined and logical progression of some of Mozart's work, the conclusion is inescapable: Mozart would have made a formidable electrician."
Author: Peter Mayle
38. "Knowing how the environment is pulling your strings and playing you is critical to making responsive rather than reactive moves."
Author: Ronald A. Heifetz
39. "I was always playing the hard-bitten drunk."
Author: Sally Kellerman
40. "Look up the word role in the dictionary and you'll see it means playing a part. That's why I call myself a real model."
Author: Shaquille O'Neal
41. "And I wasn't playing a role – I was trying to be myself.But the harder I was striving, the more I was realizing that I had probably lost that ‘myself' somewhere between two perfectly performed roles..."
Author: Simona Panova
42. "As an actor you get categorized by other people, but it's not like I arrange myself into comedy mode or serious mode. If it's good writing you just have to play it true - if it's funny, it's funny. But obviously you don't want it to be amusing if you're playing Hedda Gabler!"
Author: Sophie Thompson
43. "After all, your chances of winning a lottery and of affecting an election are pretty similar. From a financial perspective, playing the lottery is a bad investment. But it's fun and relatively cheap: for the price of a ticket, you buy the right to fantasize how you'd spend the winnings - much as you get to fantasize that your vote will have some impact on policy."
Author: Steven D. Levitt
44. "I'm not some sort of tormented soul looking for an identity in the roles I take. I became an actress because I just love dressing up and playing."
Author: Talulah Riley
45. "The dark organ music filled the Department of Post-Mortem Communications. Moist assumed it was all part of the ambience, although the mood would have been more precisely obtained if the tune it was playing did not appear to be Cantate and Fugue for someone Who Has Trouble with the Pedals."
Author: Terry Pratchett
46. "I went to see the Beatles last month... And I heard 20,000 girls screaming together at the Beatles... and I couldn't hear what they were screaming, either... But you don't have to... They're screaming Me! Me! Me! Me!... I'm Me!... That's the cry of the ego, and that's the cry of this rally!... Me! Me! Me! Me!... And that's why wars get fought... ego... because enough people want to scream Pay attention to Me... Yep, you're playing their game..."
Author: Tom Wolfe
47. "Heck, who needs things like skydiving and rock climbing for your adreline kick, if you can get it from playing Russian roulette with open windows?"
Author: Traveller
48. "I started skiing around the same time as I began playing the piano, at around four, before moving to the violin at five."
Author: Vanessa Mae
49. "To me, being in your prime means playing your best and feeling your best, too."
Author: Warren Moon
50. "If all the year were playing holidays; To sport would be as tedious as to work."
Author: William Shakespeare

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