Plays The Best Quotes About Plays  

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A list of the best plays quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous plays quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic plays quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational plays quotes from that same writer.

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

5 2
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. Jean Baudrillard

3 0
The world is a stage, but the play is badly cast. Oscar Wilde

4 2
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. Eric Hoffer

3 1
The last act crowns the play. John Ruskin

3 1
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. T. S. Eliot

2 0
One can play comedy, two are required for melodrama, but a tragedy demands three. Elbert Hubbard

2 0
Play needs direction as well as work. Elbert Hubbard

1 0
Many plays, are like blank checks. The actors and directors put their own signatures on them. Thornton Wilder

1 0
A stereotyped but unconscious despair is concealed even under what are called the games and amusements of mankind. Henry David Thoreau

1 0
My method is to take the utmost trouble to find the right thing to say, and then to say it with the utmost levity. George Bernard Shaw

1 0
A play visibly represents pure existing. Thornton Wilder

3 3
I'll play with it first and tell you what it is later. Bette Davis

3 3
The New York playgoer is a child of nature, and he has an honest and wholesome regard of whatever is atrocious in art. Frank Moore Colby

1 1
The play was a great success, but the audience was a disaster. Oscar Wilde

1 1
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. Samuel Johnson

0 0
If all the year were playing holidays, to sport would be as tedious as to work. William Shakespeare

0 1
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. Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller

0 1
In order to fully realize how bad a popular play can be, it is necessary to see it twice. George Bernard Shaw