In this post, you will find great Toys Quotes from famous people, such as Cathy Engelbert, Brian Sutton-Smith, Joan Rivers, Russell Tovey, Jayma Mays. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.
The main point for me is that toys are incredibly more important than we realized.
In general it’s good to give children as wide a choice as possible, and there is no harm in encouraging children to play with ‘typical‘ toys for the opposite sex. But whether they should be trying to change children is a more ethical decision; I think we should be supporting a child’s interests, whatever they are.
We have international standards regulating everything from t-shirts to toys to tomatoes. There are international regulations for furniture. That means there are common standards for the global trade in armchairs but not the global trade in arms.
Firemen have the coolest toys ever!
I consider myself a general practitioner. I do electronic things. I do toys and water things, mechanical stuff. I’m very, very flexible.
I respect country music because I feel like it’s more about the talent and the songwriting and I put on a big show and we have a lot of stuff, but I feel confident in myself enough as an artist and a singer that I can have all of those fun toys and know that we don’t need all the bells and whistles either.
His daughter returned from her boarding school, improved in fashionable airs and expert in manufacturing fashionable toys; but, in her conversation, he sought in vain for that refined and fertile mind which he had fondly expected.
I grew up as an only child, so inherently, most of my life was centered around me. My parents taught me to play well with others and to share my toys, but I was still an only child who didn’t have to share my parent’s attention with siblings. As great as my childhood was, I always wanted brothers and sisters.
My look and my character come from my experiences as a child. I wasn’t allowed to have girl toys, and I grew up poor. I also had a rough relationship with my stepdad.
Apparently the new high-tech Star Wars toys will be in stores any day now. The toys can talk and are interactive, so they can be easily distinguished from Star Wars fans.
I fell in love with stories watching a British television puppet show called ‘Thunderbirds’ when it first came out on TV, about 1965, so I would have been 4 or 5 years old. I went out into the garden at my mom and dad‘s house, and I used to play with my little dinky toys, little cars and trucks and things.
I used to think being in the West would be incredible and then when I was nine my parents moved us to Belfast. I was initially amazed by little things – in toyshops you could actually play with the toys, the schools were more colourful and there were so many magazines everywhere.
I could tell my parents hated me. My bath toys were a toaster and a radio.
I was lucky enough to grow up in a home where I woke up Christmas morning and had toys. I know that’s not the case with all people and I don’t think kids should go without experiencing that sort of joy.
I had an incredibly full life with my imagination: I used to have all sorts of trolls and things; I had a wonderful world around my toys and invented people. I don’t mean I had imaginary friends; I just had this big imagination thing going on. I didn’t need any imaginary friends, because I had so much other stuff going on.
As children, we did not have toys. We invented characters and animals; we invented stories.
If the air quality is terrible in Los Angeles, if a particular university is unusually expensive, if crime is on the rise in Dallas, or if a company has a lot of recalled toys, transparency can spur change. Whenever public or private institutions have to answer to the public, their performance is likely to improve.
Timing is a very important part of being a father. You should never show your kids things before they’re ready. Especially with movies. Toys like Lego are okay because the fact that your 3-year-old can’t understand the instructions ultimately leads you to constructing it yourself… the secret plan all along.
Toys are put on this Earth to be played with by a child.
I had a happy childhood, with many stimulations and support from my parents who, in postwar times, when it was difficult to buy things, made children’s books and toys for us. We had much freedom and were encouraged by our parents to do interesting things.
Growing up, I didn’t have a lot of toys, and personal entertainment depended on individual ingenuity and imagination – think up a story and go live it for an afternoon.
‘Star Wars’ was everything for me. As a little kid, you get to see the movies only once or twice, but playing with the toys in your backyard, that’s where you’re first telling stories in your head.
We’ve been trained to spend money since we were born with all these commercials with toys and G.I. Joes and Transformers. But there’s so many things in the supermarket, there’s so many things on television that automatically, when you turn it on, are saying, ‘Buy! Buy! Buy! Buy! Buy! Buy! Buy!’
A child’s appetite for new toys appeal to the desire for ownership and appropriation: the appeal of toys comes to lie not in their use but in their status as possessions.
We have a new generation of very rich people who want to do more with their money than buy a lot of expensive toys. They want to live meaningful lives.
Honestly, from a very young age, before I had the language, really – anywhere that I encountered binary, whether it was in clothing or in toys or in media, it always made me uncomfortable.
Innovation is hard. It really is. Because most people don’t get it. Remember, the automobile, the airplane, the telephone, these were all considered toys at their introduction because they had no constituency. They were too new.
I just didn’t see any toys that looked like me when I was a kid.
The more I stack, the more things I can buy: the more toys, the more houses, and everything. That’s the motivation, but I’m also a competitive person. I need goals, and I need that competition and to drive for something.
In kindergarten, we’d tell stories with our toys. We’d set a timer for two hours because we knew that was how long a movie was.
I look at other people’s lives, and some people feel like they’re too old to play with toys. But I still go through the toy section at the store, ’cause there were toys that I wanted when I was little that I couldn’t have. So I still get them.
Leave a movie audience inspired, and they will want to ingrain that movie into their lives with the toys, branded food products, soundtracks, and clothing they buy.
Things don’t really impress me. Memories impress me. It’s not the toys, it’s the people.
The first ‘Star Wars’ movie had come out in 1977 and had become this huge phenomenon with all the toys and everything – it just kind of swept America. But internationally, it was also a big deal.
Once upon a time, soft toys were for babies. Now they’re taken for granted as a feature of adult life.
If they were siblings, ‘Hairless Toys’ would be the nice child, and ‘Take Her Up to Monto’ is more of a problem child.
My grandfather was a ship’s cook, and he came back from the Far East very often with strange little toys. One of the things he brought back was a puzzle box, which obsessed me for a long time.
Guys never really get over their toys.
Once you turn on the camera, making a movie is making a movie. I don’t care if it’s $9 million dollars or $50 million dollars. You have bigger toys, bigger set, actors who are better paid, but once you turn on the camera, it’s director and performance, and I don’t find a big difference.
My toys were those of a boy: skates, bicycles.
To this day, I have the most fond memories of some of my old toys.
I remember when I was a kid and I was interested in robots, there was really nothing out there but Erector Sets and Tinker Toys.
The fun of writing established characters is that there’s a rich mythology to draw from – you get to play with toys you loved as a kid.
Don’t take your toys inside just because it’s raining.
When my kids were toddlers, they had all these rotomolded plastic things. My life became surrounded by big, hollow plastic toys – from the scale of playhouses down to rocking horses, and everything in between – which we would then take to the secondhand store. But we’d get sentimentally attached and hate to see them go.
I have a few toys. But I live very simply.
There is no possible justification or excuse for marketing dangerous weapons to children as if they were toys.
I was nice to the people in the Philippines for the two and a half years I was there, because I knew eventually I’d have to kiss up to them so my grandchildren could have toys.
I’m doing a lot of parenting work and acting as a spokesperson. I have a clothing line and a line of toys.
If you go to my house, it’s not like I’m 5, but I definitely have a lot of toys and weird, tiny miniatures.
I was actually so small that my baby clothes were actually doll clothes from Toys ‘R’ Us because that’s all that would fit me!
I was a typical boy growing up, even though I wasn’t particularly outgoing or chatty. I loved running around and playing football. My siblings and I are only a year apart in age, so we played together. Sometimes it was good being so close, sometimes it wasn’t – like when they’d steal my candy and toys.
I like to be very simple in my lifestyle. My only extravagance is… I buy lots of toys and meats for my dog.
I’m like a geek that grew up playing with Star Wars toys and creating action sequences, essentially, with toys.
As a company dedicated to creating fun and affordable toys for children, everyone at Ty is proud to play a small part in helping children in need have a happy holiday. We are proud to be associated with Toys for Tots and congratulate our Marines for a job well done.
My mom told me I never had enough Tonka toys when I was growing up.
I was always dressing up as a kid in the backyard, building some sort of fort and having battles against imaginary enemies. It’s often that same feeling when you’re pretending for a living, but it’s with bigger toys.
Robotic toys can be very interesting, but it is important that the toy not ‘dictate‘ how the child should play with it. Rather, it should take its cues from the child and enhance, teach, and enrich the play experience. We incorporated some of these features into a robotic baby doll we built for Hasbro in 1999.
We’re taking the top iconic characters and bringing them to life as toys that our players can buy. We know that our players would like to play in both dimensions.
The biggest difference between British TV and American TV is money. But what money doesn’t do on American TV, which I thought it would, is buy you time. You don’t get more time. You get more toys.
You just get pickier. I think that’s true of everything. Money, toys, girls – all the hedonistic stuff. You just raise the bar.
One thinks of toys and play as an area of great novelty and potentiality where all sorts of responses can be developed. The fact that adults are allowing their imaginations to have activity through toy kinds of objects is a further reflection of the belief in the imagination of the adult mind.
Motherhood, pester power and emotional blackmail – Indian marketers have cottoned on to the fact that these three themes can sell just about anything – from food and toys, to insurance products, tonics, televisions and air-conditioners.
I’ve always loved records, even when I was a kid, my parents would buy me records instead of a lot of the other toys kids got. That’s what I wanted. I’ve been collecting records and DJing my whole life, and I thank my parents for that. They had a big record collection and really imparted the magic of it on me.
Games can be art, and they can be significant and all the glorified things that we want them to be. But if you ask a kid if their toys are important, they’ll say ‘yes,’ and ‘Please don’t take them away.’
For kids, it’s best to teach them how to fold their clothes first. Kids will be able to fold their clothes at about three years old. You don’t want to teach them how to put away toys first because it’s difficult. Clothes are something kids wear every day, so it’s easy for them to have a sense about their belongings.
As men get older, the toys get more expensive.
I never played with anything like toys.
Playtime and toys are good for kids, or they wouldn’t buy them. McDonald’s can provide that experience. And having dinner with the family is good for kids.
I’m honored the folks and Bendon understood why I wanted to work with them and Toys for Tots.
My parents found what I was interested in and encouraged me. They didn’t put me in front of a television and buy lots of toys, the way some American parents do.
Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things. They are but improved means to an unimproved end.
Toy companies aren’t interested in ideology, they want to sell toys. If they would sell a toy that both boys and girls would buy, it doubles profits.
The first image I have of club owners is that the club is one of their toys and they do what they want and they lose a lot of money and they just don’t care about who’s working in it.
A small child from a developing country has the advantage, from a very early age, of having access to toys which structure his mind, which constitute a sure advantage over the little African child who has never even held a modern toy.
I grew up with a little brother, and we would always watch ‘Transformers’ together, and he had all the toys. So I was really thrilled and honored to be a part of this franchise.
Thinking through how to make sure we’re bringing incredible toys and experiences and that to our girls and our boys at some point is really important for this country for the world in general.
I was nice and well-mannered because I was taught manners. I was very imaginative and quite adventurous. I was a tomboy, and I was always jealous that my older brother Hugh had bigger toy aeroplanes than me. I was always playing with boys’ toys; I don’t remember owning any dolls.
I’m guilty of being fascinated by gadgets and toys and technology, but any penny that I spend, I try to make it be a part of what I do for a living. Because then you are forwarding. You are forwarding that art, forwarding that career ahead.
I’m a geeky toy collector, and to have toys of your own characters is unbelievably cool.
I haven’t always hated McDonald’s. When my kids were little and I lived in the U.S., they were as susceptible as anyone to Happy Meals and tatty toys that subsequently littered our sitting room.
I think LEGOs are one of the best toys ever developed.
When I first became really interested in building furniture, I went to Toys-R-Us, and spent $200 on Transformers toys. By taking the toys apart and studying how they moved, I was able to figure out how to hide a table leaf, what type of contraption I’d need to slide it under the table. I’m a really visual learner.
As a kid, I wasn’t allowed to have girl toys, but I would take my cousin‘s My Little Pony and smell it. That weird, synthetic, fruity-sweet smell – that’s how I wanted to look. I wanted to look like this fabricated toy. I wanted to look like you could pull a string on my back, and I would say, like, six catchphrases.
Today, I give my daughter what I really didn’t have as a kid: all the silly, dumb, extravagant, frilly, nonfunctional toys I can force on her. She probably wants an encyclopedia.