Selected Gaming Quotations


In addition to our other features, each month a group member identifies a selected quotation for consideration of the group.  This quotation can address a variety of gaming-related topics.  This feature began in 2017, and a complete record of selected quotations can be viewed below.


LEVEL ONE MISSION QUOTE: “Life is more fun if you play games.” — Roald Dahl, author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory



“Video games are bad for you?  That's what they said about rock-n-roll.” — Shigeru Miyamoto, creator of the Mario, Zelda, and Donkey Kong franchises



“When playing a game, the goal is to win, but it is the goal that is important, not the winning.” — Reiner Knizia, creator of the Lord of the Rings board game



“Video games foster the mindset that allows creativity to grow.” — Nolan Bushnell, co-founder of Atari, Inc.



“That's really one of the things I love about video games; it's a whole new world every time you start.” — Jennifer Hale, voice actress known for her roles in the Metal Gear Solid, Metroid Prime, and Baldur's Gate franchises



“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” — George Bernard Shaw, playwright of Pygmalion and Saint Joan



“A game is an opportunity to focus our energy, with relentless optimism, at something we're good at (or getting better at) and enjoy.  In other words, gameplay is the direct emotional opposite of depression.” — Jane McGonigal, author of Reality is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World



“‘Just one game,’ they said, and started to play – that was yesterday.” — Chinese Proverb



“Play every game as if it is your last one.” — Guy Lafleur, record-setting ice hockey player



“Show me your children’s games, and I will show you the next hundred years.” — Heather Chaplin & Aaron Ruby, authors of Smartbomb



“If I’ve learned anything from video games, it’s that when you meet enemies, it means that you’re going in the right direction.” — Unknown



“There are only three forms of high art: the symphony, the illustrated children’s book and the board game.” — Brian K. Vaughan, author of Y: The Last Man and Saga