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Play for a Living - Sneak Preview


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Play for a Living - Sneak Preview

  1. When we talk about the great workers of the world, we really mean the great players of the world. Mark Twain
  2. I never did a day’s work in my life. It was all fun. Thomas Edison
  3. Play is the highest form of research. Albert Einstein
  4. The only way to do great work is to love what you do. Steve Jobs
  5. I just write what I wanted to write. I write what amuses me. It’s totally for myself. J.K. Rowling
  6. I dream for a living. Steven Spielberg
  7. I always try to create new experiences that are fun to play. Shigeru Miyamoto
  8. I found child’s play was the stuff I liked to do, so I still do it as an adult. Matt Groening
  9. The debt we owe to the play of imagination is incalculable. Carl Jung
  10. The Beatles saved the world from boredom. George Harrison
  11. We believed in our idea: a family park where parents and children could have fun, together. Walt Disney
  12. I do what I do because of Walt Disney. Goofy. Mickey Mouse. I never forgot how their films entertained me. John Lasseter
  13. Play is the highest form of human activity. Friedrich Nietzsche
  14. The goal of the future is full unemployment, so we can play. Arthur C. Clarke
  15. Once we realize that the boundaries between work and play are artificial, we can take matters in hand and begin the difficult task of making life more livable. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
  16. Take the job you would take if you were independently wealthy. You’re going to do well at it. Warren Buffett
  17. I don’t care about money. Lady Gaga
  18. I don’t do anything for the money. Ricky Gervais
  19. If we were motivated by money, we would have sold the company a long time ago. Larry Page
  20. Ever since I stopped worrying about finances, I’ve made more money than I ever thought I’d make in my life. Bryan Cranston
  21. I had no idea that being your authentic self could make me as rich as I’ve become. Oprah Winfrey
  22. Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. Picasso
  23. I loved to make people laugh in high school, and then I found I loved being on stage in front of people. Steve Martin
  24. The most honest form of filmmaking is to make a film for yourself. Peter Jackson
  25. When I’m making a film, I’m the audience. Martin Scorsese
  26. I don't know how much value I have in this universe, but I do know that I've made a few people happier than they would have been without me. As long as I know that, I'm as rich as I ever need to be. Robin Williams
  27. I learned how important it is to entertain people and give them a reason to come and watch you play. Elvis Presley
  28. When the kids are laughing, I tear up. I’m so happy I did a nice thing. Adam Sandler
  29. I think the scariest person in the world is the person with no sense of humor. Michael J. Fox
  30. If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide. Mahatma Gandhi
  31. A little nonsense now and then, is cherished by the wisest men. Roald Dahl
  32. The opposite of play is not work, it’s depression. Stuart Brown
  33. My focus is to forget the pain of life. Forget the pain, mock the pain, reduce it. And laugh. Jim Carrey
  34. In every real man a child is hidden that wants to play. Friedrich Nietzsche
  35. It is a happy talent to know how to play. Ralph Waldo Emerson
  36. When you work with people whom you like and you admire because they’re so good at what they do, it doesn’t feel like work. It’s like you’re playing. Stan Lee
  37. The greatest thing about being a comedian is knowing other comedians. And you get to talk to them. It’s the most fun. Jerry Seinfeld
  38. Fun is good. Dr. Seuss
  39. People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing. Dale Carnegie
  40. Flying might not be all plain sailing, but the fun of it is worth the price. Amelia Earhart
  41. Never, ever underestimate the importance of having fun. Randy Pausch
  42. I realized the more fun I had, the better I did. Bill Murray
  43. I think that success is having fun. Bruno Mars
  44. I never lose sight of the fact that just being is fun. Katharine Hepburn
  45. I started playing when I was 13 to have fun with my teammates, and that never stopped. I enjoy traveling and having fun in the locker room with the guys. Life is too short to be miserable. Dirk Nowitzki
  46. When you have fun, you can do amazing things. Joe Namath
  47. Most good programmers do programming not because they expect to get paid or get adulation by the public, but because it is fun. Linus Torvalds
  48. As a rock star, I have two instincts: I want to have fun, and I want to change the world. Bono
  49. My motto is more good times. Jack Nicholson
  50. Have as much fun as you can, because in the blink of an eye we'll all be gone. Jamie Foxx
  51. I only do this because I'm having fun. Heath Ledger
  52. When baseball is no longer fun, it's no longer a game. Joe DiMaggio
  53. When work is soulless, life stifles and dies. Albert Camus
  54. Humanity has advanced not because it has been sober, responsible, and cautious, but because it has been playful, rebellious, and immature. Tom Robbins
  55. This generation is the least racist generation ever. Everywhere you go, people are listening to hip-hop and partying together. Jay-Z
  56. Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were, but without it we go nowhere. Carl Sagan
  57. The imagination is not a state: it is the human existence itself. William Blake
  58. Some people have been on the ride for a long time, and they begin to question, ‘Is this real, or is this just a ride?’ And other people have remembered, and they come back to us and they say, ‘Hey, don’t worry; don’t be afraid, ever, because this is just a ride.’ Bill Hicks
  59. My life has no purpose, no direction, no aim, no meaning, and yet I’m happy. I can’t figure it out. What am I doing right? Charles Schulz
  60. A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants. Bob Dylan
  61. A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play; his labor and his leisure; his mind and his body; his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing, and leaves others to determine whether he is working or playing. To himself, he always appears to be doing both.
 François-René de Chateaubriand
  62. I was early taught to work as well as play. My life has been one long, happy holiday; Full of work and full of play — I dropped the worry on the way — and God was good to me every day. John D. Rockefeller
  63. If you knew that your life was merely a phase or short, short segment of your entire existence, how would you live? Knowing nothing 'real' was at risk, what would you do? You'd live a gigantic, bold, fun, dazzling life. You know you would. That's what the ghosts want us to do — all the exciting things they no longer can. Chuck Palahniuk
  64. Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game. Michael Jordan
  65. As it is with a play, so it is with life. What matters is not how long the acting lasts, but how good it is. Seneca
  66. Life well spent is long. Leonardo da Vinci
  67. Men do not quit playing because they grow old; they grow old because they quit playing. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
  68. Some doctor told me I had six months to live and I went to their funeral. Keith Richards
  69. My general attitude to life is to enjoy every minute of every day. Richard Branson
  70. Do anything, but let it produce joy. Walt Whitman
  71. Life’s like a movie, write your own ending. Keep believing, keep pretending. Jim Henson
  72. Choose love instead of fear. If you do, a wonderful life adventure awaits you. John Mackey
  73. The true object of all human life is play. Earth is a task garden; heaven is a playground. Gilbert Chesterton
  74. This is the real secret of life: to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it “work,” realize it is play. Alan Watts
  75. What, then, is the right way of living? Life must be lived as play. Plato
  76. Final words Call to action Bio TK Appendix
  77. Mark Twain Author of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Often called the greatest American humorist of his age. Illustrated by John Smith. Web:, Thomas Edison One of the most prolific inventors of all time, with over 1,000 U.S. patents. Invented the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and the first commercial light bulb. Illustrated by John Smith. Web:, Albert Einstein Most influential physicist of the 20th century. Developed the general theory of relativity. Won the Nobel Prize for his explanation of the photoelectric effect. Illustrated by John Smith. Web:, Steven Spielberg Most influential and popular American director of our time. Directed E.T., Indiana Jones, Jaws, Jurassic Park, Catch Me If You Can, Saving Private Ryan, and many others. Co-Founder of DreamWorks. Net worth: $3.2 billion Illustrated by John Smith. Web:, Steve Jobs Co-founder and CEO of Apple. Co-founder and chief executive of Pixar. Pioneer and revolutionary in the music, animation, film, mobile, and personal computing industries. Led development of the iPhone, iPod, iPad, and Macintosh. Net worth: $10 billion. Annual salary: $1 (2003-2011). Illustrated by John Smith. Web:, J.K. Rowling Author of Harry Potter, the bestselling book series of all-time. More than 400 million copies sold, available in 200 countries in over 60 languages. Helped start a new wave of interest in reading. Net worth: $1 billion. Illustrated by John Smith. Web:, Peter Jackson Directed The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit trilogy, King Kong, Heavenly Creatures, and The Lovely Bones. Net worth: $400 million Illustrated by John Smith. Web:, Martin Scorsese Widely regarded as one of the greatest directors of all-time. Directed Goodfellas, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Casino, Mean Streets, Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed, Boardwalk Empire, and many others. Net worth: $70 million. Illustrated by John Smith. Web:,