„You can't just avoid the game by saying you don't want to play.“

Quelle: The Final Empire

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Brandon Sanderson3
US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller 1975

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„You can't outwit fate by standing on the sidelines placing little sidebets about the outcome of life. either you wade in and risk everything you have to play the game or you don't play at all. and if u don't play u can't win.“

—  Judith McNaught American writer 1944

Variante: You can't outwit fate by standing on the sidelines placing little side bets about the outcome of life. Either you wade in, risk everything you have to play the game or you don't play at all. And if you can't play, you can't win.
Quelle: Paradise

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„This makes a man think. You look up and down the bench and you say to yourself, "Can't anybody here play this game?"“

—  Casey Stengel American baseball player and coach 1890 - 1975

As quoted in Can't Anybody here Play This Game? (1963) by Jimmy Breslin; reproduced in "Rocene's Sport Jabs" by Ray Rocene, in The Missoulian (April 21, 1963), p. 11

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„“Do you play games of chance?”
“Emphatically yes. The process of living is a game of chance. To avoid chance is insanity.”“

—  Larry Niven American writer 1938

There Is a Tide (p. 206)
Short fiction, Tales of Known Space (1975)

„If you don't like vampire games, don't play“

—  Vivian Vande Velde American writer 1951

Quelle: Companions of the Night

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Sandy Koufax Foto

„The game has a cleanness. If you do a good job, the numbers say so. You don't have to ask anyone or play politics. You don't have to wait for the reviews.“

—  Sandy Koufax American baseball player 1935

As quoted in "Koufax" https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/1979/03/21/koufax/3139f66f-996a-485f-8cce-8f7671152136/?utm_term=.174cfc71ede2) by Thomas Boswell, in The Washington Post (March 21, 1979)

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„Why you think I play this game? I play to win. Competition is the thing. I want to play on a winning team. I don't want to play for sixth place. I like to play for all the marbles, where every game means something. I like to play for real, not for fun.“

—  Roberto Clemente Puerto Rican baseball player 1934 - 1972

As quoted in "Clemente Says Hitting Does Not Come Easy"
Baseball-related, <big><big>1960s</big></big>, <big>1968</big>

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„There are some games you don't get to play unless you are all in.“

—  Jordan Peterson Canadian clinical psychologist, cultural critic, and professor of psychology 1962

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„Certainly the game is rigged. Don't let that stop you; if you don't bet you can't win.“

—  Robert A. Heinlein, Time Enough for Love

Quelle: Time Enough for Love

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Anatoly Karpov Foto

„If you want to become a World Champion you should avoid playing in Open tournaments.“

—  Anatoly Karpov Russian chess player 1951

Interview in Chess Life in 2003 quoted on anatolykarpovchessschool http://www.anatolykarpovchessschool.org/home/karpovinterview.html

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„Nervous means you want to play. Scared means you don't want to play.“

—  Sherman Alexie, buch The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Quelle: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

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