"I started playing ball when I was a kid. My dad was a pro ball player and he passed on his knowledge to me."
"A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be."
"That's free enterprise, friends: freedom to gamble, freedom to lose. And the great thing - the truly democratic thing about it - is that you don't even have to be a player to lose."
"Each player must accept the cards life deals him or her: but once they are in hand, he or she alone must decide how to play the cards in order to win the game."
"The best player I ever played with was Dennis Johnson."
"My dad was a football player - a soccer player - for Manchester United, and I loved playing football, but I also happened to be the guy in class who was pretty good at sight reading. My teacher gave me scripts, and I was very comfortable."
"The chess player who develops the ability to play two dozen boards at a time will benefit from learning to compress his or her analysis into less time."
"The chess-board is the world, the pieces are the phenomena of the universe, the rules of the game are what we call the laws of Nature. The player on the other side is hidden from us."
"To say to the painter that Nature is to be taken as she is, is to say to the player that he may sit on the piano."
"My dad had a commercial film company, so he had a videotape player before anyone. So he got Mel Brooks movies or Citizen Kane or some classic old movies. And every summer the revival house in Evanston would show the great films from the '50s and '60s and '70s."