12 Great Historic Quotes on Play:

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“You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.” 
-Plato, Greek philosopher, 427-347 BCE

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.” -Albert Einstein

“Play allows us to develop alternatives to violence and despair; it helps us learn perseverance and gain optimism.” -Stuart Brown M.D., Contemporary American psychiatrist

Play“There is for many a poverty of play.” -D.W. Winnicott, British pediatrician, 1896-1971

“The debt we owe to the play of the imagination is incalculable.” -Carl Jung, Swiss psychoanalyst, 1875-1961

“Those who play rarely become brittle in the face of stress or lose the healing capacity for humor.” -Stuart Brown, M.D. Psychiatrist

Albert Einstein on his bicycle“Human beings need pleasure the way they need vitamins.” -Lionel Tiger, Canadian anthropologist

“The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct.” -Carl Jung, Swiss psychoanalyst, 1875-1961

“Necessity may be the mother of invention, but play is certainly the father.” -Roger von Oech, American creativity guru

“To the art of working well a civilized race would add the art of playing well.” -George Santayana, Philosopher, 1863-1952

“Play is our brain’s favorite way of learning.” -Diane Ackerman, Contemporary American author

“The truly great advances of this generation will be made by those who can make outrageous connections, and only a mind which knows how to play can do that.” -Nagle Jackson