Contemporary American psychiatrist
It is a happy talent to know how to play.
We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.
The playing adult steps sideward into another reality; the playing child advances forward to new stages of mastery.
Whoever wants to understand much must play much.
Man is most nearly himself when he achieves the seriousness of a child at play.
It is paradoxical that many educators and parents still differentiate between a time for learning and a time for play without seeing the vital connection between them.
Play is our brain's favorite way of learning.
It is in playing and only in playing that the individual child or adult is able to be creative and to use the whole personality, and it is only in being creative that the individual discovers the self.
Deep meaning lies often in childish play.
Play is the highest expression of human development in childhood for it alone is the free expression of what is in a child's soul.
A child who does not play is not a child, but the man who doesn't play has lost forever the child who lived in him and who he will miss terribly.
Play is really the work of childhood.
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.
The opposite of play is not work. It's depression.
In every real man a child is hidden that wants to play.
There are children playing in the streets who could solve some of my top problems in physics, because they have modes of sensory perception that I lost long ago.
We are never more fully alive, more completely ourselves, or more deeply engrossed in anything than when we are playing
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
The most effective kind of education is that a child should play amongst lovely things.
Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.