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Every success in my life has come about due to play. That’s how I’m coming to view things.

It turns out I’m not the only one who agrees. I found the following collection of fascinating quotes from the article http://flowlikewater.org/2009/07/19/life-as-play/

Play is the highest form of research. – Albert Einstein

 

Life must be lived as play. – Plato

 

Almost all creativity involves purposeful play. – Abraham Maslow

 

The true object of all human life is play. – G. K. Chesterton

 

People tend to forget that play is serious. – David Hockney
Man is most nearly himself when he achieves the seriousness of a child at play. – Heraclitus

 

You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.~~Plato

 

The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct.~~Carl Jung

 

The opposite of play is not work. It’s depression.~~Brian Sutton-Smith

 

Play is training for the unexpected.~~Marc Bekoff

 

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

From elsewhere

“Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can change, and wisdom to know the difference.”                                                                                                  Anon   

 

We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have – Frederick Keonig

 

It isn’t what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about – Dale Carnegie

 

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