In this post, you will find great Played Quotes from famous people, such as Sholom Aleichem, Lou Holtz, Tyler Childers, Eusebio, Nikita Khrushchev. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.
Playing nuts is a game like any other, neither better than tops, nor worse than cards. The game is played in various ways. There are ‘holes‘ and ‘bank‘ and ‘caps.’ But every game finishes up in the same way. One boy loses, another wins. And, as always, he who wins is a clever fellow, a smart fellow, a good fellow.
If Tiger Woods had played football, he would have been a quarterback.
I grew up on 23, country music highway, which is a stretch of road where Ricky Skaggs and Dwight Yoakam and Loretta Lynn played. Driving up and down that on the way to school – to baseball games, to anywhere – you see all these signs commemorating these artists. It was a point of pride for my area growing up.
I’ve always played hard. That’s how I was raised.
For someone who doesn’t even like love stories, I’ve played an awful lot of lovers.
When I was growing up, I played a lot of different sports. There was a time when I was playing field hockey, tennis, and soccer at the same time. I was actually quite good at all of those sports.
I never played sports or got into the whole guy camaraderie of, like, ‘I love you, man! Seniors forever!’ So suddenly being in the military with these guys who were under these very heightened circumstances, isolated from their families, living this very kind of Greek lifestyle, it changed my life in a really big way.
I cannot wait to come back to Glasgow. I know the place like the back of my hand. In fact, one of the jobs I had as a student was in Cineworld. And I was always at gigs in King Tut’s, Nice ‘n’ Sleazy‘s and the Barras. I played Ultimate Frisbee down on Glasgow Green and pulled pints in O’Neill’s on Queen Street.
We in the Negro leagues felt like we were contributing something to baseball, too, when we were playing. We played with a round ball, and we played with a round bat. And we wore baseball uniforms, and we thought that we were making a contribution to baseball. We loved the game, and we liked to play it.
I was good at studies and played sports. The only difference was I had big dreams even as a child – I always knew I wanted to be an entrepreneur.
I never played with a runner in my entire life, even in schools, because only I know where the ball is going and how hard, when I hit the ball, something my runner will never know about.
I was a baseball player. I played in high school and a little bit in college. I was a catcher. I don’t know if I could have played any other position. As a catcher, you’re always on the ball.
My whole life, not just in my professional career but in community theater, I played the supporting role.
I think the parts that I played sort of broke the mould in terms of – you know, I played grey characters, the bad girl with a good heart, there was a good reason for her to be bad.
I don’t know much about Mauresmo apart from the fact she played great tennis. Is she a good technician? I don’t know those parameters.
I played tennis. My older brother, Joseph, was a cello player, and I played the cello, but he was better than me at the cello, and he was also a better tennis player than me, so I was always like, ‘I wish there was something that only I did!’
Mad World’s distinctive percussion intro was played on a Roland CR-78 drum machine. We first recorded it at twice the speed, but it sounded great slowed down.
I played handball up until I joined United, both as a goalkeeper and an outfield player.
Of course, South Americans are different from Europeans; I knew that when we played them.
There are a lot of misconceptions that we can’t play fast bowling or we can’t bowl fast. We should have mixed matches. I have also played a lot of matches against boys because that’s how we train.
I’ve enjoyed all of the roles I have played for different reasons, which is the great thing about acting. You love different projects for different reasons.
When you become a head coach, you’ve played the game; you’ve coached the game. You have a great understanding of what happens at every level.
I actually think I play better now than I’ve ever played.
But scientists on both sides of the iron curtain played a very significant role in maintaining the momentum of the nuclear arms race throughout the four decades of the Cold War.
Little Richard played my uncle on ‘Full House.’ He’s fabulous. I remember him being incredibly kind to me. I just remember him being super, super nice.
I played the mini-tours for a lot of years, and man, you see some weird things out there. There are a lot of desperate people, strange personalities and marginal players, and with that you’re going to see some cheating.
Now and again there are a few cookies going around the training ground. If we have played a game I can afford to have one.
I’ve played for Real Madrid, where the pressure is so huge because you have to go and really win absolutely every game.
It’s hard for anyone in the 24-hour news cycles that we all live in now to follow something that the first round is played in March and the final finishes in December. I understand the challenges there.
There are three things we need to do for a band. We need to make a great record; we need to get the record played; and we need to find an audience for the live shows.
Everybody who has ever played for Bayern knows how good this club is for its players. We are all grateful to be playing for Bayern.
There is no similarity between golf and putting; they are two different games, one played in the air, and the other on the ground.
I was competitive ping-pong player. I played in youth tournaments, under the age of 13.
I’m much more low-key than the characters I’ve played.
The greatest players use anger as fuel. Michael Jordan played every night with something like road rage.
I haven’t played quarterback since eighth or ninth grade. I didn’t see it get much attention when I completed a pass then.
I don’t know how many great Brazilians have played in the Olympics and not been able to win it.
My sister plays for PSG. My brother played, too, but not professionally. So I had no choice!
I played a very small role in ‘Attakathi.’
You know, my first nine years I only played for two teams, Chicago and New York. And the only reason I got traded from New York was the 2010 free agency period, when they had a chance to sign LeBron and D-Wade and that whole class, and I understood that. But from there it’s kind of been a roller coaster.
And I think because of the passion of every English player and every English supporter, and every English journalist for the game, most of the game is played with passion, love for football and instinct, but in football you also have to think.
I played in Qatar only because I had a great offer and I am not ashamed to accept. We played in empty stadiums! I realised what a mistake I made and decided to leave the club immediately.
Life is the game that must be played, this truth at least, good friends, we know; so live and laugh, nor be dismayed as one by one the phantoms go.
I didn’t want to disrespect my parents, so I never played blues around the house. But I knew then, same as I know today, that I wasn’t doing anything wrong. I think that before they died, they both felt very proud of me.
I ain’t ever had a job, I just always played baseball.
What’s most disappointing about May’s failure on climate change is that Britain played such a pivotal role in securing international agreement on it in the first place.
Everyone is different. Everyone has different teams they’ve played on, coaches they’ve played for.
After that, I was offered lots of lesbian roles, but I didn’t want them because I’d already played the best there was.
I’ve been really lucky, played with a lot of great players, lot of great coaches.
I was born in Dortmund and grew up here, so you become automatically a black and yellow. I played here for many years in the youth ranks, but at first I did not have the chance to become a professional football player at BVB and to realize my dream.
Girls like to be played with, and rumpled a little too, sometimes.
I played a guitar with a file, and a synthesizer.
For Christian faith not to be idle in the world, the work of doctors and garbage collectors, business executives and artists, stay-at-home moms or dads and scientists needs to be inserted into God’s story with the world. That story needs to provide the most basic rules by which the game in all these spheres is played.
A great deal of unnecessarily bad golf is played in this world.
As I look out there and see the culture of baseball, a lot of blacks and Latins, it’s given me a lot of joy to know that Jackie started that. If Jackie hadn’t come in ’47, me and Ron Santo wouldn’t have played in Double-A and all those years in the big leagues.
To have everything written for you… It’s not really creating. That’s why I think symphony drummers are so limited. They ‘re limited to exactly what was played a hundred years before them by a thousand other drummers.
‘Gaana Bajana’ gave me an opportunity to experiment with my looks. I played a tomboy in that film, a role that I hadn’t essayed before. I have no regrets for having done the film.
I played a heap of snow in a school play. I was under a sheet, and crawled out when spring came. I often say I’ll never reach the same artistic level again.
The only football players in my time were fellows who really loved to play football. They were not in it for the money. There wasn’t much money there. They would have played football for nothing.
I think religion played a huge part in Bush‘s re-election.
We played out on the street every single day as a family, with neighbours, at the community centres, and I developed the desire to win very early. That environment instilled a competitive edge in me, which has paid dividends in my life.
That’s the one regret I have in all the years that I’ve played professional sports, that I didn’t win a championship in the N.F.L. And that’s why you play on any level of team sports: you want to win a championship as part of a team.
At night I dream about going to where I played when I was still young.
As an independent artist, there can be nothing better than the fact that your song will be played and heard in different corners of the world.
He played the King as though under momentary apprehension that someone else was about to play the ace.
I believe I am strong mentally. My breaking points might be bigger than most players. I think it’s because of the way I grew up with my two older brothers. They pushed my limits quite often – once every day, I think! I think that played a big role in my breaking point being bigger than most players. Not all players.
Other kids went out and beat each other up or played baseball, and I built electronics.
Since the decline of record companies and music sales, I’ve always played live.
I’ve played everything but a harp.
Of course my goal at Duke was to win the national championship, but we were shorthanded, and lost one of our big guys that was very important to the team. By the end of the season we only played about six guys. But we tried our hardest and did our best and overall had a successful season.
When you play with another piano player, it’s just second nature to play the parts that need to be played.
I remember my first thing was ‘CSI: Miami.’ I played a Cuban gangster. And that was it. I was like, ‘Wow, I don’t have to clean toilets.’ I could actually dress up and get paid equivalent to that. So that was my introduction into the Hollywood industry.
I watch the ball, and I just play. I have always said that I don’t feel there’s a big difference between the three formats. It is just a mindset, applying yourself to the wicket and conditions, and that’s always been the way that I have played.
I started to like blues, I guess, when I was about 6 or 7 years old. There was something about it, because nobody else played that kind of music.
My identity has everything to do with me and my instrument. It doesn’t have to do with what production style I use, or how many people played on it, whether it’s sparse or grandiose or whatever. And I’m social, frankly.
I got my first tennis racket on my seventh birthday. And because we had a tennis court in our backyard, I played every day. By ten I was playing competitively.
I developed in my head that I’m never any better than my last concert or the last time I played, so it’s like an audition each time. You get nervous just before going onstage. I still have that, but I think it’s more like concern. You’re concerned about the people – like meeting your in-laws for the first time.
I guess I’ve played a lot of failures, which is a Huston quality, I guess. I love losers, though, and have never met anyone who hasn’t been one sometime. I’m always looking to understand them, and my father had an extremely keen eye to be able to dissect and bring that forward in the way he told his stories.
You obviously don’t really forget how to play the old songs; you just don’t have to spend so much time convincing yourself that you remember them. Way less mental energy is spent swimming around in lyrics you’ve already written and chords you’ve already played.
I think it is true that, post the global financial crisis initially – and for some period after that and particularly with how the mining investment boom and commodity prices played out – there was a dislocation that occurred in some of the more traditional mechanisms.
I played Pierre, a white Russian aristocrat, and my co-lead was Denee Benton. Two black leads playing not black people – it was an important moment for the Broadway community to say diversity is possible and it’s here.
My signing of Derrick Rose was like anything in life, I think it was just luck. I played in Chicago. Derrick is from Chicago.
A few goals is the way soccer is meant to be played.
I consider every drummer that ever played before me an influence, in every way.
I like Jaco Pastorius’ ‘Portrait of Tracy.’ He was this bass player who played jazz fusion. He was the dopest bass player who ever lived.
Nobody actually played tennis in my family.
India has never played politics with national security.
I was in a Nativity play as a kid. Back then, I played the donkey.
When I played 2 months in county cricket, I learnt a lot.
After having played serious drama for so long, I needed to scratch the itch of versatility.
I have respected every manager I have played under, but if you can’t learn from someone like Mark Hughes, it is going to be hard for you.
Sometimes you have to accept that a guy played better on the day than you.
In the very beginning, we went on tours with Rammstein in really small clubs. We didn’t even have a record out. We played in restaurants and pubs in the south of Germany.
There’s always the standard six people you can hire that have played all these villains in Hollywood. Instinctively, when they come on screen, you know what’s going to happen. You don’t know the story, but you know what they do.
None of us wanted to be the bass player. In our minds he was the fat guy who always played at the back.
I’ve played in Detroit so many times; the only thing I can say is that the crowd has been very responsive to me. They’ve always shown a lot of love.
I’m grateful that so many viewers have related to characters I’ve played. I think many in the audience see themselves in my characters or feel like the characters are similar to their friends or sisters.
I played soccer when I was a kid. I started when I was 8 and played for 8 more years. I was pretty good. I used to train with Atletico Nacional, which is one of the most important teams in Colombia. I used to train every day.
Love is only a dirty trick played on us to achieve continuation of the species.
I’ve made many films and only a few times I’ve played real people.
I was a very shy character, always feeling uncomfortable because everybody was stronger than I, and always afraid I would look like a sissy. Everybody else played baseball; everybody else did all kinds of athletic things.
In ‘George Lopez’, I played Veronica who’s a bratty 18-year-old, and so I feel like it’s much easier for me to play that because I feel like a late bloomer. It wasn’t difficult or challenging at all because it’s not like I haven’t been a teenager.
I have played a mentally challenged person, a quadriplegic – but blind, I realised, is the most difficult because eyes are the most involuntary muscles in our body. Like, our pupils and their dilations are involuntary.
Some of my closest friends, the England lads, have played in the Champions League, so it’s a big thing to be there as well.
You’ve got to go out there and play the game the way it’s supposed to be played. Then you get people to like you and appreciate your work by just going out there and competing every down. Jerry Rice was looked at in that perspective. He went out there and was a hard-working guy. He was going to give it his all.
‘The Man Who Never Was,’ by Ewen Montagu, remains the best book about wartime espionage written by an active participant – incomplete, and dry in parts, it nonetheless summons up the ingenuity and sheer eccentricity of those who played this strange and dangerous game.
One thing I really liked about David Winfield, man, just… the way he played the game, and such a class act he was on and off the field.
Mathematics is a game played according to certain simple rules with meaningless marks on paper.
I played football for a long time when I was a kid, and then I went to art college and turned my back on it. Because of that, my toes are mangled; they’ve been broken. They’re like hooves or talons. They’re disgusting. I’d never get them out.
I never played inside as a kid – even in the rain I’d go out.
I was a child actor in ‘Deliverance,’ but not the banjo player. It was my dad’s big movie as a director, and at the very end there’s a scene where Jon Voight comes home to his wife. I played his young son.
I will not play just an evil part. In fact, I got offered $7 million several years ago to play the part that Faye Dunaway played in ‘Supergirl.’ I was kind of insulted. I was impressed with the money, but I said, ‘Why are you asking me to play an evil witch? Do I come across as an evil witch to you?’
When I was at UCF, I played a lot of different positions, so I don’t feel uncomfortable moving around.
My goal is to just keep playing roles that are different from the roles I’ve played before.
It is so characteristic, that just when the mechanics of reproduction are so vastly improved, there are fewer and fewer people who know how the music should be played.
We’ll go on vacation, but we don’t really care to go see Rome or anything. We just want to play dominoes. We like the fact that we can say, ‘Oh, we went to Rome.’ ‘Well, what’d you do in Rome?’ ‘Played dominoes’.
I wouldn’t claim to be a gamer. I have played video games in the past.
When I was a boy, I had a baseball team of my own. We played on a vacant lot between Ninetieth and Ninety-second streets. I had a little menagerie of my own, some pigeons, guinea pigs, and so on. On Saturday mornings, I had to take my music lesson. Then the members of my team used to come see my menagerie.
I think everybody knows if they played a good or a bad game.
Well, you know, I mean, she was so wonderful, and she really played the role to perfection.
I played piano and was always in the choir. I tried to play flute because all the pretty girls played flute.
I’ve never played someone where I felt it was beneficial to build from the outside in.
The Eagles are four very alpha personalities. We’ve all done solo work, and we’ve all played with very good musicians, but when the four of us get together, it becomes something that’s much bigger than any one of us.
I played team sport as a kid and loved it. I played basketball and football throughout high school into college in the intramurals and I loved it. There was nothing like a team.
If you make it sound too much like a synth, it will just sound like a guitar part played on a synth.
Tony Blair is not a villain, but he’s played the part very well.
My game hasn’t changed at all. I don’t call it flair or whatever. It’s just the way I’ve always played.
I did a Christmas movie where I played Mrs. Claus because my children’s favorite movie of all time was a Christmas movie that my father did in which he played Santa, and I was like, ‘How often do they make a movie about Mrs. Claus?’ and, ‘My kids will love this.’
I will not look back and say, ‘I should have played in England.’
I even played bass for a while. Besides playing electric guitar, I’d also get asked to play some acoustic stuff. But, since I didn’t have an acoustic guitar at the time, I used to borrow one from a friend so I could play folk joints.
I played trumpet in middle school, and then I had to get braces, so I had to stop playing trumpet and start playing drums.
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.
There is no question that photography has played a major role in the environmental movement.
Lee Chong Wei is no doubt the best men’s singles opponent I’ve played, and this gives me extra motivation to raise my game each time I play against him.
I was always the sexy bass player in the background while Robin stood centre. Barry and I played it up a bit, gave ’em a bit of thigh.
I played college basketball in West Virginia for two years, and then I graduated from NYU with a sports management degree because I realized the NBA’s not going to happen.
I didn’t start playing football a lot until I was in high school. I played it in seventh and eighth grade, but I didn’t play Pop Warner or anything.
My daughter is 15. None of her friends know who the hell Chris Rea is, but they know that song – as soon as it comes on, they start singing it. I’ve played with everyone from Status Quo to Talk Talk, but nothing impresses them as much as the fact that I play on ‘Driving Home for Christmas.’
I have collected the history of ‘domestic,’ ‘indoor‘ socialism, bit by bit. The history of how it played out in the human soul. I am drawn to that small space called a human being… a single individual. In reality, that is where everything happens.
God gave me all this; why waste the talent that he gave me? Why not go full throttle with it all and try to become in the class with the greatest players that ever played the game? That’s just a great feeling.
I was 17 years old and in my first band, and we played at the university. I was kind of a gawky, unpopular teenager and there was about 400 people smiling and dancing to what we were doing.
For me, the performance was always playing different people. And so when I got older, was no longer the romantic leading movie star, it became more and more interesting for me, the characters I played, you know?
I played by the rules of politics as I found them.
I played lots of bullies when I was a kid.
I never played in Spain. To play for Real Madrid or Barcelona would be great.
I come from a little town of 7,000 people, and everyone in my family played football.
I’ve always played sport, ever since I was little. I played volleyball and I believe sport teaches you a lot, such as teamwork, respect and discipline.
I would love to grab roles like the ones my mom did in ‘Oppol’ or the role Kangana Ranaut played in ‘Queen.’
You can’t sugarcoat why Kaep is not playing in the NFL. This dude played in the Super Bowl.
It’s unbelievable. I changed the way Barcelona played. Now, Spain have had to change.
Speech is an arrangement of notes that will never be played again.
My ambition, a long time ago, was to be a film music writer. A compromise then was to be the guy who wrote songs for a band and played slide guitar. Then the singer didn’t turn up for an audition, and I was the only one who knew the words. That was it – bingo! Life took a different course.
Where I come from, all of us wanted to be footballers. We played all the time; that’s all we did at school or wherever until it went dark and you couldn’t see the ball.
I love the character I played in ‘Criminal Minds.’
While I appreciate what goes into making high-end Indian dishes, street food has a special place in my heart. Being raised in India, street food played an integral part in my life while growing up.
I don’t feel any different than Tom Brady‘s daddy just because I played. I don’t think I’m any different from any other father who’s got a son out there playing.
In Hollywood I thought I was large and klutzy, like the characters I played.
We used to listen to Lionel Barrymore do ‘A Christmas Carol’ on the radio long ago, and I like Reginald Owen, who played Scrooge in the first treatment for the screen. But my favorite Scrooge was Alastair Sim. He was enchanting, an absolutely beautiful performance.
When I played drunks I had to remain sober because I didn’t know how to play them when I was drunk.
When I played for the Steelers and I got my bell rung, I’d take smelling salts and go right back out there.
Describing Woodstock as the ‘big bang,’ I think that’s a great way to describe it, because the important thing about it wasn’t how many people were there or that it was a lot of truly wonderful music that got played.
I could have probably gone on and still played the part of the guitar player of Limp Bizkit, but musically I was kind of bored. If I was to continue, it would have been about the money and not about the true music, and I don’t want to lie to myself, or to them or to fans of Limp Bizkit.
My dad has been to every soccer game that I’ve played in, both at the amateur level and at the professional level, and he always had great things to say whether we won or we lost, whether I felt great or not so great.
I have played cricket on my own terms.
I always knew I wanted to play golf and go to college. I try hard to be a positive role model, especially on the golf course. I try to carry myself well, and don’t do anything outrageous. I try to play the game like a gentleman and give everyone respect. That’s how the game should be played.
I’ve played the villain before, but my baddies have always entertained.
In the old generation, if one kid bought a PlayStation 2 and the other kid bought an Xbox, at his house you played PlayStation, at your house you played Xbox. Now that it’s online, all those early buyers who… you want to play with, they’ve got their reputation online of who they are and how good they are at these games.
Baseball happens to be a game of cumulative tension but football, basketball and hockey are played with hand grenades and machine guns.
The show is ’12 Monkeys,’ and I’m playing the role that Bruce Willis played in the original film ’12 Monkeys.’ It is a show about time travel. My character is from a future post-apocalypse, and he has been given a mission to go back in time to essentially set things right and stop the apocalypse. No big deal.
I think I have done some nice movies. But, I dream of playing the character that Amitabh Bachchan had played in ‘Deewaar.’
I don’t remember Bill Walsh being old. I remember young Bill Walsh. He wasn’t gray-haired, and neither was I when we first met. His legacy will live on. Bill Walsh’s name and his accomplishments will be remembered and revered so long as the great game of football is played.
Toys are put on this Earth to be played with by a child.
I played rugby until I was 15, 16 and I eventually had to say, ‘No, I have to choose one’ and it was obviously going to be football, I miss playing rugby a lot.
I occasionally rapped along to some homegrown Korean rap. And then a friend introduced me to Wu-Tang and played me ‘Enter the 36th Chambers.’ It was very shocking. And then I started to look for different albums. This was pre-Internet, so it’s hard to find the music, and it was even harder to find music videos.
I did go through a phase where I played videogames quite often, but I haven’t in a few years.
The characters I’ve played that I like the most are people that have a lot of obstacles. They have a lot of bad things going on. They’re seeking to do something good amidst all the detritus around them, and they’re aware of how badly they’ve screwed it up. That kind of self-awareness is tragic.
The Detroit String Quartet played Brahms last night. Brahms lost.
I once played a character called Mr. Jonathan in something called ‘Razzle Dazzle.’ I was a choreographer of children’s pageants. That was something I never imagined doing. It did great in Australia.
In the Under-21s, I played good football for several years, trying to play the same game as the best and with some very good players.
I always sang, I always acted, I always played.
Baseball is more than a game. It’s like life played out on a field.
I also developed an interest in sports, and played in informal games at a nearby school yard where the neighborhood children met to play touch football, baseball, basketball and occasionally, ice hockey.
When I was young, I played the piano and studied classical music and jazz. I wanted to be a concert pianist, and if I’d devoted myself to it, I could have been. But it would have been too much work and a very lonely life.
I’ve always wanted to be an actress, ever since I was a little girl. I’ve always played the mom and I play my sister as the daughter. I wanted to be an actress on television and movies instead of just around the house.
I’ve played a lot of bad guys in my time, especially in movies. It’s delightful playing the villain. It’s almost the most interesting and most complicated role in a film.
When I played Robin Hood, I knew the great role was Alan Rickman’s and it didn’t bother me. I always think that leading actors should be called the best supporting actors.
I played volleyball for the greater part of my life, since I was 11 or 12 years.
It’s really the city of Detroit that I owe the thanks to and all the people along the way, so many people that played a role in my success in giving me the dreams and aspirations to go to college and do the things that I did.
There are some extremely acceptable male comedians out there: Joel Osteen, Abraham Lincoln, the man who played Phil Spector in HBO’s ‘Phil Spector.’ But even those guys, while insightful and amusing, aren’t exactly funny.
You know over 20 years I played for a number of managers and dozens of coaches. I don’t know any of them that I didn’t learn something from to help make me a better player.
I’ve always learned a lot, I’ve always played different roles, and I will continue to do so.
As it is, I played 99 per cent of my football in the Premier League and I’d proud of that fact. That’s where my history is.
I have played against many players, but I will always consider Lee Chong Wei as my toughest competitor.
‘Joker‘ was a violent, dark, and brutal book, so I wanted to do something a little less heavy. I played around with the idea of a children’s book, and that eventually became ‘Noel.’ And I just kept finding these parallels between things I could do with Batman and Charles Dickens‘ ‘A Christmas Carol.’
At Somerset I played with Marcus Trescothick who has spoken very openly about his battle with depression and anxiety. I had a few conversations with him about his problems but I also read his book which provided me with a great insight into what he went though.
I played with different words like ‘home run,’ ‘megahit,’ and they just all sounded kind of ‘blah.’ So I put in ‘unicorn’ because they are – these are very rare companies in the sense that there are thousands of startups in tech every year, and only a handful will wind up becoming a unicorn company. They’re really rare.
The best team I played in was the Brazilian one in 2002; we felt that we could always score. It was a team without any vanity – or individuals.
I’m not known for my intellectual range and tricks have been played on me.
I played pretend games as a kid, army, whatever, but I never wanted to be an actor.
I had played the Virgin Mary in ‘Jesus of Nazareth,’ and I had done ‘Juliet’ at the age of 15. People said, ‘Where do you go from playing Juliet and the Virgin Mary?’ And I said, ‘Mother Teresa of Calcutta.’
Played tennis for years. But you can’t improve at tennis after you’re 50. You get to be in your 40s, and suddenly you’re a doubles player.
Golf is played by twenty million mature American men whose wives think they are out having fun.
There’d be days in high school where I thought I played well, my team got the win, and I’d go to the gym still in my uniform, and my dad would say, ‘C’mon, let’s go. We have more work to do.’
I had a very nice life. I was a very good kid. I had nice friends. I played in the school yard. I was nice to my parents; they were nice to me. They were loving parents – they were always there.
I think it is most important for a teacher to play the pieces and studies that are being played by the student.
I don’t understand labels. I don’t need anybody to tell me I’m Latina or black or anything else. I’ve played characters that were written for Caucasian females, I just want to be given the same consideration as everybody else, and so far that has been happening.
What we do is nothing like the portrayal of badminton as a gentle game played in a church hall. Badminton can be fun and relaxing, but as professionals, this sport is our heart and soul and passion, and our games are fast and aggressive.
I knew I wanted to sing when I was a very small boy. When I was probably 4 years old. My mother played a guitar and I would sit with her and she would sing and I learned to sing along with her.
Throughout my career I have been pretty successful, I’ve played for some pretty big teams, represented my country quite a few times, and played for managers without sentiment.
When I come home from work, if I just played a really good game and I’m on top of the world, I think changing a diaper will humble me pretty quickly. On days when I struggle, I’ll come home and I’ll realize that it’s not the end of the world.
I grew six, seven inches in junior year of high school, so I played guard my whole life growing up. So I think there’s where I got my skill set from.
If anyone else played Hermione, it would actually kill me.
It was really tough as a kid going to a Braves game. It was a guaranteed loss. You’re looking at 100 losses a year. I was a huge baseball fan, played it for quite a while. But when ’91 happened, with Smoltz and Glavine, it turned around, and I will say it made it pretty sweet.
One of the pleasures of being an actor is quite simply taking a walk in someone else’s shoes. And when I look at the roles I’ve played, I’m kind of amazed at all the wonderful adventures I’ve had and the different things I’ve learned.
I am really irked by healthy NBA players resting. I really don’t understand it. Players in the past have played all season for years. I just don’t love it. I feel like it hurts the integrity and competitiveness of the game. It’s got nothing to do with the TV partners; it’s about cheating the fans.
Vaccines have played a fundamental role in eradicating terrible illnesses such as polio, diphtheria, and hepatitis. However, they bring a risk associated with side-effects that are usually temporary and surmountable… but, in very rare cases, can be as severe as getting the same disease you’re trying to be immune to.
When Van Halen started out, there was no path to fame. We just played what we liked. Even today it always comes down to the simplicity of rock and roll.
I played a lot of tough clubs in my time. Once a guy in one of those clubs wanted to bet me $10 that I was dead. I was afraid to bet.
I grew up in New Jersey and played sports and rode my bike around. It was a really nice time – kids didn’t have cellphones then – and you knew everyone in the town.
I played tennis at underneath – Brooklyn Bridge? Manhattan Bridge? Williamsburg Bridge? There are courts on the Manhattan side.
I also played with Jimi Hendrix. Jimi would come down and sit in with Retaliation and we would have a ball. He offered me the gig with him at 20 pounds a week, which at that point, was like 60 bucks.
Anne Boleyn is certainly the most exciting character I have played on stage.
When I played Robert Howard in ‘The Whole Wide World‘, I was struggling with it. There’s this dual thing where you feel real good about being able to play this juicy part, and then there’s constant shame: ‘Who am I to pretend to know who this guy was? Who am I to represent this guy for people who never knew him?’
I owe my whole acting career to the fact that I’m a singer. I went out to Los Angeles and auditioned for a TV show called ‘Fame L.A.’ The original role was for a comedian, but they said I wasn’t very funny, so they asked me, ‘What else can you do?’ So I played a singer.
Carnegie was a life-long dream because I was a born New Yorker. I was born in upstate New York, and we’ve played Radio City, and we’ve played The Beacon, but Carnegie was this mystical place, you know?
There are a whole lot of historical factors that have played a part in our being where we are today, and I think that to even to begin to understand our contemporary issues and contemporary problems, you have to understand a little bit about that history.
Unfortunately, I never saw Pele play. What I know of him is through my grandfather, my dad’s dad, who used to talk to me and tell me about how he played.
I played, but I never got a chance to see how the business worked. How the NBA offices and other teams worked. I learned that when I was an assistant General Manager for five years.
I’ve said this before: myself and Tommy Shelby, he’s the most unlike-me character I have ever played.
My brother Barry was into all sports, and so was my late father. For me, hockey was the one sport I loved and played. I didn’t really pay much attention to the other sports.
I played Shah Rukh’s nephew in ‘English Babu Desi Mem,’ which was my last assignment as a child actor. I was about eleven then. He’s one of the best actors I have ever worked with. He really helped me with my lines and expressions. He’s such an inspiration.
I played American Legion ball starting when I was 14. But I didn’t catch until I was 17. I was 75-3 as a high school pitcher, but it was like everybody knew that I was supposed to be a catcher. When the scouts would come around, and I was pitching, they’d make me take infield practice so the scouts could watch me throw.
I don’t believe in anti-heroes. Duke Wayne played a mean guy but never an anti-hero.
The disruptive powers of excessive national fecundity may have played a greater part in bursting the bonds of convention than either the power of ideas or the errors of autocracy.
Hitler’s economic revolution in Germany had reduced financial considerations to a point where they played no role in economic or political decisions.
I had five brothers and sisters. Four of them older, and some of them played instruments, and we would get together and have family recitals and raise money for the church. I belonged to a wonderful church community that encouraged me to sing.
I always played the ugly sister instead of Cinderella or the Wicked Witch. But those are the parts I love, and actually, to be a character actress, you have more longevity, hopefully.
One of the things about having played a lot of villains is… I don’t have the same experience of someone who maybe has been a leading man since they were 22 and therefore looks at certain things in a character to romanticize themselves. I actually very much embrace the bad stuff.
Music played at weddings always reminds me of the music played for soldiers before they go into battle.
I went over before the British Open and played Valderrama thinking that I might make the team, might be a captain’s pick. I made the effort to go over there.
I played a paraplegic on a show called ‘Neighbours.’ Just turned up on set, sat in a wheelchair. The producer came up to me one day and said, ‘We have to cut around that entire scene because your leg was moving.’
Whenever a ball is played backwards, make the right decision, back a player to pick you out, so there a lot of ways players can take responsibility on the pitch.
My father played baseball. That’s what I know to do. That’s my gift. God has given me the greatest gift. And that’s what I love to do.
When you reminisce, you don’t say, ‘Remember that time you got sued by so-and-so?’ No, you say, ‘Remember when we played here and it was unbelievable, and we went out for that incredible meal and that funny thing happened?’ Those are the important moments.
Personally, I can’t take the blame for what politicians did in 1982. I can’t take on some kind of revenge or change history. I want to beat England because I want to win every game I play, but not because we went to war in 1982 or because we played against each other in 1998.
Growing up I played piano and I sang at a lot of weddings; I grew up in a very small town, a little coal-mining town in Virginia called Grundy. And my family was very sing-songy at home.
I’ve played golf with three U.S presidents.
I want to be remembered as a poet, a peacemaker, and a philosopher who played.
Jazz music is to be played sweet, soft, plenty rhythm.
Each and every one of us has unknowingly played a part in the obesity problem.
I was in a movie with Angelina Jolie called ‘Life Or Something Like It’ where I played her fiance, and I have a song in there.
As a former Airman First Class in the United States Air Force, like many veterans in America, my military experience played an important part in instilling in me a sense of character and discipline that has served me throughout my life.
Way, way, way back I played a little bit, but I am definitely not a golfer. You know, it just takes too much time anyway during the course of the day.
Audiences have taken a liking for supernatural and fantasy shows. The genre is doing well on the small screen, and I wanted to get into that mould. I have never played a naagin, and such roles have always intrigued me.
It’s pretty hard to stand in the queue auditioning to play a gynaecologist on ‘Holby City’ when you’ve just played Mandela. You think, ‘Actually, I want to challenge myself.’
I have played international football myself.
I played on a few Frank Sinatra sessions.
Cricket was deemed too posh where I came from, and I’d never have risked walking home through the estates in my whites. My club played some of the posh schools. I’d have the cheapest kit, but I loved those games. As soon as the posh lads opened their mouths and you heard their accents, the stakes were raised.
I was involved with drama departments since the 5th grade. I played at it. It was an escape.
More than anything tough, I play ‘Madden‘. I’m a football guy at heart; maybe I should have played football for a living instead, because I play a lot of football videogames. I’m really into them.
When I grew up, we played in vacant lots.
When you sit down and think about what rock ‘n’ roll music really is, then you have to change that question. Played up-tempo, you call it rock ‘n’ roll; at a regular tempo, you call it rhythm and blues.
It was always difficult for me to listen to my singing voice for the first 20 years or so. I mean, I really enjoyed singing, and I enjoyed doing live shows, but being in a recording studio and having to hear my voice played back to me would really drive me up the wall.
Fear of death has never played a large part in my consciousness – perhaps unimaginative of me.
I’m proud, privileged, and overwhelmed by how many times I’ve played for England.
I was a hockey player. I played hockey forever. That was my life and my job until I got injured, so I get sports, and I get the sports atmosphere, the feeling around other athletes, but I never played football.
Kenny G, I have to be grateful to him for proving that the instrument can be played all different kinds of ways.
My father has a book where, ever since I started playing games… he wrote down the games that I played in. And then, when I did my website, we thought that was a really good idea, that people can keep track of my games.
People asked if I could have played the Terminator. Are you kidding? Not a chance, I never could have played the Terminator.
Maradona was absolutely the best player I ever played with.
I don’t know what politicians are like, but I imagine, having played one, that you have to have a really wide view of the world. You have to think globally; you can’t think small.
I mean, I think I liked every band I ever played in because each band was different, each band had a different concept, and each band leader was different… different personalities and musical tastes.
North Carolina, particularly the 8th District, has long played a key role in our Nation’s military forces.
At Huddersfield we were never in a rush when we played the big teams. The more time they’ve got with the ball, the more chances they’ll create.
The first good player I watched as a kid was Joe DiMaggio, and that was like ballet. Since then, I played sandlot and college ball and came to understand how difficult it can be.
Ever since I was young, I played sports.
That’s nice, to be compared to Joanna Lumley. She played my mother once in ‘Ella Enchanted.’ I was one of the ugly sisters, and she was the stepmother, so that was great. I’ll take that comparison, thank you.
Cold weather probably played a bigger role in bringing back the hat, but sadly, the hat common to New Jersey guidos, South Carolina rednecks, Idaho potato farmers and Los Angeles gang bangers is the ubiquitous ‘tractor hat,’ which is derived from the cheap baseball style cap with the adjustable plastic tab.
Professor Tite has played a big role in the Selecao’s ascent. He’s a brilliant coach, with a unique way of working, but he’s also a marvellous person. He makes everyone feel at ease.
Steven Adler and I played football in the street when we were 12. I remember rehearsing in my bedroom with my first band, and some kid climbed over the fence of my backyard and peeked his head in the window to see who was rocking. It was Slash.
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.
There’s pride on Bourbon Street for the musicians that work there. They take it very seriously. I’ve never worked there or played in band there, but it’s a part of the city. They play for the tourists and represent a whole different side of the culture of our city.
As a kid, I was into music, played guitar in a band. Then I started acting in plays in junior high school and just got lost in the puzzle of acting, the magic of it. I think it was an escape for me.
I played college football for free. I had to pay to play, really.
We did a lot of high school productions. My first was ‘Twelfth Night.’ I played Viola. We did ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ and ‘Taming of the Shrew,’ and a lot of musicals: ‘The Wiz,’ ‘Bye Bye Birdie,’ ‘Oliver.’
I played Mary at the age of seven in my first nativity play, and I loved it – there is something so fascinating about embodying someone else.
He played the king as if afraid someone else would play the ace.
The best player I ever played with was Dennis Johnson.
I always loved playing video games. It was something my mom did, and my sister played as well.
The period characters I have played have all been these wonderfully forward-thinking women.
If everyone played the ukulele, the world would be a better place.
The computer has played a role in destroying creativity with the Photoshop. Everybody thinks they’re a designer.
Why don’t they go back to wood racquets? Then we would see the best tennis to be played.
My role 14 years ago in Richard III – that was the first time I played a bad guy and learned a lot about it – they have all the fun!
My first rock band was called Mike and the Majestics. I was about twelve, and my older sister Kathy was the manager. There were three of us: me and a friend on guitars and a drummer. We were young, but we played for a lot of fraternity parties, plugging both guitars and a microphone into one little amplifier.
I played small forward on the basketball team. I also ran the 300 hurdles.
I went through a period when I did military roles and played basically someone who was unfit for military service.
It’s a piece of cake until you get to the top. You find you can’t stop playing the game the way you’ve always played it.
Who the heck wants to go to school after you just played in the Super Bowl?
We played some gigs in Switzerland a couple of weeks ago and it was the first time I really felt the group was really a band in the sense of something I could write for.
Television really has been my vehicle. I don’t get played on the radio much, so I’ve relied on TV a lot.
Danzon is my favorite Cuban music, played by a traditional string orchestra with flute and piano. It’s very formally structured but romantic music, which derives from the French-Haitian contradance.
While I was into many different types of music, and played with many different local groups, I really didn’t have a band to call my own until Dire Straits was formed in 1977.
‘Band Played On’ is a good one. Barbara Orbison, who was Roy’s wife, was involved in publishing in Nashville because she oversaw Roy’s publishing, and she had a company in Nashville. She had a whole bunch of writers assembled, and they got together every day and wrote, and they write for everybody in Nashville.
It’s a weird league in the sense that sometimes you get goals when they definitely shouldn’t have gone in, and sometimes you’re doing everything right and it’s just not going in. It’s the way it goes. I think every player who’s ever played in this league has gone through it.
Coy Wire played in the NFL for 9 years and is now a motivational speaker and has a book out called ‘Change Your Mind.’ He is an amazing person with such positive energy! When Kroy and I first met and started dating, there weren’t a whole lot of people that supported us, but Coy always did.
It’s definitely hard to say good-bye to a character that you’ve played for a long time.
Lopetegui helped me a lot, and I played all the time.
I played piano, I learned a lot about music.
Football is played on the field.
I don’t think anything can prepare you for the ‘Strictly‘ experience. It really is insane. I mean, I played football, rugby, American football. I go to the gym. I like to think I’d be quite fit, and I don’t have much fat on me to lose, and yet I still lost a stone and half and three inches off my waist.
I used to play soccer when I was in Morocco, but I was more of a basketball player. I played high school basketball, I played AAU basketball.
The stars played out the way they were supposed to play out, and I’m in the position I’m supposed to be in.
I played soccer for nine years, so I took that route instead of singing. I played on the outside team as well as in school, so I was always playing soccer. It wasn’t until I moved back to London that I really, like, started investing in music again and realized, OK, yeah, this is definitely what I want to do.
When the others grew tired and went home and there was no one else to play with I used to play my own Test matches on the porch of our house, using a broom handle or a stick as the bat and a marble as the ball. I would arrange the pot plants to represent fielders and try to find the gaps as I played my shots.
Unfortunately, people are re-interpreting the Constitution as a living document, and it’s not. It’s a solid-based document and it shouldn’t be played with.
I look in the mirror and say to myself, Can it be you once played Romeo?
I played guitar all my life, all the way through the Yardbirds, but I knew that for me, this was going to be a guitar vehicle, because that’s what I wanted it to be. There is no way I would play guitar like a tour de force like I did in Led Zeppelin.
I want my songs to be enjoyed by those who travel in a town bus and they should be played repeatedly in a tea shop.
The first musical sound I ever heard was from a banjo. My father played, and I was an infant in a crib, and something just stayed with me from those early days.
I’ve played sports, and I’ve been a tomboy my whole life.
When I played Hope in ‘Booksmart,’ I was like, ‘I could see myself with a woman.’ Because, literally, I was seeing myself with a woman.
We played, jazz, blues, dixie, and it all came from the church. When I went to church, I would see the sisters and brothers doing the same beat.
Great games are played, not made.
My dad played junior college basketball, and he always showed me clips of Michael Jordan.
I’ve played American characters so many times now, it’s so natural to me. But when I play American, I stay in the American accent from the minute I get the job till the minute I wrap.
I only started playing piano because I had chickenpox when I was about 14 and wasn’t allowed to play my drums for a whole week… We had a piano in the house, so I just sat down and played that instead.
For Ripley I learned to play some songs on the piano, and I never really played them again.
No, no, Gary Neville was a fantastic full back. He would genuinely get to the by-line. He played without fear. He was a leader.
I was about sixteen when I discovered that music could get you laid, so I got into music boy, didn’t matter what you looked like either, you could be a geeky looking guy but if you played music, whoa, you’d get the girls.
Even when I was calling myself the Microphones I only really ever played new songs… because I feel, like, a pretty strong connection to the song when I’m performing it.
All my cop/gangster dramas have been spaced out, but somewhere, the films in which I played the bad guy were extremely successful, so people are under the impression that I play only such roles. I call it selective amnesia.
I wish I had played team sports. I think every kid should. Teamwork builds character – teaches people about leadership and cooperation.
My acting career began on the streets of New York. When I was a cop, I played many impressive roles, from derelict to a doctor, and my life often depended on my performance.
For me, coming up, the first I had ever heard of basketball? It was from my mom. She was a really good player back in her day, and even played college ball at Kentucky State. And then she went on to become a coach and an AD after that – so she always stayed real close to the game, and kept it a part of her life.
You only live once. You don’t want your tombstone to read: ‘Played it Safe.’
The part an actor played on stage was once written on a separate roll of paper.
My dad was the district attorney of New Orleans for about 30 years. And when he opened his campaign headquarters back in the early ’70s, when I was 5 years old, my mother wanted me to play the national anthem. And they got an upright piano on the back of a flatbed truck and I played it.
You know, music is sex. It’s a sensual driving mode that affects people if it’s played a certain way.
I think I’ve been playing bass for as long as I’ve played guitar, and I love them both.
I was the same kind of father as I was a harpist – I played by ear.
It was my first straight dramatic role, and the most adult, intelligent one I have ever played.
I played at full-back for 10 years, I enjoyed it, and I had success there, so I can never regret being a defender.
I’ve played in four Olympics. I’m grateful for that.
I was at Pepperdine University in Malibu, and during my sophomore year, I played a dying burn victim on ‘ER.’ The makeup artist put burn makeup all over my body and I couldn’t move or eat for 12 hours. I lost 8 pounds that week.
I get the Swansea-Cardiff thing: I was a Swansea player; I loved playing against Cardiff. But when I played for Wales and played with Jason Perry or Nathan Blake, I never saw them as blue and white and me as black and white.
My father was always anxious to give pleasure to his children. Accordingly, he took me one day, as a special treat, to the top of the grand old tower, to see the chimes played.
When you’ve played this game for ten years and gone to bat seven-thousand times and gotten two-thousand hits do you know what that really means? It means you’ve gone zero for five-thousand.
Whenever I’m in Kansas City, I think back to all the jazz-blues greats who played the blues here – like Count Basie, Charlie Parker and Jay McShann. I watched those guys jam in different places and heard a lot of things – but I couldn’t do what they did. They were too good.
I always played sports when I was young. I played football and baseball for eight years. I loved football.
My father, Tommy, who was a trained draughtsman, played for Preston North End in the Finney era. He liked football but did not love it as I do.
My first professional role was in ‘Romeo and Juliet,’ and I played Tybalt, who was Romeo’s enemy, in a small production of that in the U.K.
My father played fiddle and the accordion.
We played at a club called, the Elbow Room. Don Carlos, the nightclub owner, was very hip and a very important person who made a big impact on my life.
I was fortunate to play under Thomas Schaaf at Bremen. And I played for Arsene Wenger. So I always felt, let’s say, more responsible than others towards the manager and his succession.
In his first term, President Barack Obama played a cautious manager navigating the worst economic disaster since the Great Depression and cleaning up the messes left by President George W. Bush in Iraq and Afghanistan.
My mother has been very instrumental in shaping up my career. Whatever I am today is because of her. Because I didn’t have a father, she played both the roles of a mother and a father in my life.