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American puppeteer, cartoonist, author and speaker 1933-2019
Frankly, I think if I won the lottery and won a billion dollars, I'd still want to continue doing this job. I love expressing myself through it. I've gotten to really love acting. And I've gotten to know Big Bird from the inside out so thoroughly it's like playing my kid. I can't imagine deliberately stopping.
Anthony J. D'Angelo
If life doesn't offer a game worth playing, then invent a new one.
American actor and filmmaker. 1972-
As an actor, you can steer a scene in another direction by playing it a little differently. And honestly? I like being an actor, and I want to keep having a career.
American keyboardist and record producer 1944-2016
As far as arrangements after the basic track is cut, if I'm writing a horn arrangement or playing strings, I might arrange that, plan that out. Other times, I'll just sit and roll tape.
American singer, songwriter and guitarist 1989-
As soon as I started writing the first batch, I had a vision. I saw me on stage playing a certain type of music. I want to take these blues melodies over aggressive guitars. I heard the sound I wanted to make. I knew what I wanted to do. It wasn't ever there before.
English writer (ps. of Eric Blair) 1903-1950
So much of left-wing thought is a kind of playing with fire by people who don't even know that fire is hot.
American musician 1947-2017
A lot of these guys come up and say, 'Man, you were my influence, the way you thrashed the drums.' They don't seem to understand I was thrashing in order to hear what I was playing. It was anger, not enjoyment - and painful.
A translation of a work of literature is like playing a violin concerto on the piano.Source: The Believer Interview 20 oct 2016
Billy Bob Thornton
American actor, writer, and musician 1955-
Acting is playing - it's actually going out on a playground with the other kids and being in the game, and I need that. Writing satisfies that part of myself that longs to sit in my room and dream.
Irish actor and film director 1955-
Actors will always tell you it's more fun playing bad guys. A lot of the time, it's criminals who are the people who don't care. There's something extraordinarily seductive about the guy who doesn't care, and to play that guy is terribly empowering, because you don't have to worry about the consequences of your actions.
American writer 1891-1980
After all, most writing is done away from the typewriter, away from the desk. I'd say it occurs in the quiet, silent moments, while you're walking or shaving or playing a game, or whatever, or even talking to someone you're not vitally interested in.
Henry David Thoreau
American writer 1817-1862
All voting is a sort of gaming, like checkers or backgammon, with a slight moral tinge to it, a playing with right and wrong.
American short story writer and poet 1836-1902
And then, for an old man like me, it's not exactly right,
This kind o' playing soldier with no enemy in sight.Source: East and West Poems, Part I The Old Major Explains
American singer-songwriter, musician and actor 1963-
Any band that is out there chasing it is doing more destruction to music then someone who is out there playing what they truly feel.
American Major League Baseball (MLB) player 1934-
Any teammate of mine that had a kid and a boy that was capable of playing baseball, I think I set a terrific example of 'Don't do this' and 'Don't do that.' And that's one of the things that I'm most proud of.
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