Interesting quotes on play…

“Play is the highest form of research.” Albert Einstein – German-American physicist 1879-1955
“Play is our brain’s favorite way of learning.” Diane Ackerman – Contemporary American author
“In our play we reveal what kind of people we are.” Ovid – Roman poet 43 BCE-17
“Play fosters belonging and encourages cooperation.” Stuart Brown, M.D. – Contemporary American psychiatrist
“Children at play are not playing about. Their games should be seen as their most serious minded activity.” Michel de Montaigne – French essayist 1533-1592
“It is play and only play that makes man complete.” Johann Friedrich von Schiller – German poet 1759-1805
“Culture arises and unfolds in and as play.” Johan Huizinga – Dutch historian 1872-1945
“Almost all creativity involves purposeful play.” Abraham Maslow – American psychologist 1908-1970
“Play is the only way the highest intelligence of humankind can unfold.” Joseph Chilton Pearce – Contemporary American scholar
“The true object of all human life is play.” G. K. Chesterton – British author 1874-1936
“A child loves his play, not because it is easy, but because it is hard.” Benjamin Spock – American pediatrician 1903-1998
“Children need the freedom and time to play. Play is not a luxury. Play is a necessity.” Kay Redfield Jamison – Contemporary American professor of psychiatry
“Do not keep children to their studies by compulsion but by play.” Plato – Greek philosopher 427-347 BCE
“Man is most nearly himself when he achieves the seriousness of a child at play.” Heraclitus – Greek philosopher 535-475 BCE