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Playing Quotes

13 of the best book quotes about playing
  1. #1
    “They played at hearts as other children might play at ball; only, as it was really their two hearts that they flung to and fro, they had to be very, very handy to catch them, each time, without hurting them.”
  2. #2
    “I am too old and sad to play.”
  3. #3
    “He would climb up her trunk and swing from her branches and eat apples.”
  4. #4
    “And every day the boy would come and he would gather her leaves and play king of the forest.”
  5. #5
    “Oh, they just have a bully time - take ships, and burn them, and get the money and bury it in awful places in their island where there’s ghosts and things to watch, it, and kill everybody in the ships - make ‘em walk a plank. they don’t kill the women - they’re too noble. And the women’s always beautiful, too.”
  6. #6
    ″‘Come, Boy,’ she whispered, ‘come and play.‘”
  7. #7
    “And they would play hide and go seek and when he was tired, he would sleep in her shade.”
  8. #8
    When evening came, the other tin soldiers were all placed in the box, and the people of the house went to bed. Then the playthings began to have their own games together, to pay visits, to have sham fights, and to give balls.
  9. #9
    “Here was a gorgeous triumph; they were missed; they were mourned; hearts were breaking on their account; tears were being shed; accusing memories of unkindnesses to these poor lost lads were rising up, and unavailing regrets and remorse were being indulged: and best of all, the departed were the talk of the whole town, and the envy of all the boys, as far as this dazzling notoriety was concerned. This was fine. It was worth being a pirate, after all.”
  10. #10
    “There was no getting around the stubborn fact that taking sweetmeats was only “hooking,” while taking bacon and hams and such valuables was plain simple stealing — and there was a command against that in the Bible. So they inwardly resolved that so long as they remained in the business, their piracies should not again be sullied with the crime of stealing.”
  11. #11
    “Is it true, the world works hard and we play? Is that why we’re hated so much?”
  12. #12
    “Ah, if he could only die temporarily!”
  13. #13
    “For it is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas, when its mighty Founder was a child himself.”
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