— John Wooden American basketball coach 1910 - 2010
„The notion of art as the dearly purchased outcome of an immense spiritual risk, one whose cost goes up with the entry and participation of each new player in the game“
— Susan Sontag American writer and filmmaker, professor, and activist 1933 - 2004
“The Pornographic Imagination,” p. 45
„Jackie, what is the matter with you? You did not lose this ball game. We all lost it. No one man loses any ball game. You remember that. You are a good ball player. We need you to play shortstop. Come now, get dressed, let's go out and have a steak.“
— Roberto Clemente Puerto Rican baseball player 1934 - 1972
English translation of pep talk given on August 21, 1971, after Hernandez' 6th-inning miscue—scored as a hit—had contributed significantly to Cincinnati's 6-3 come-from-behind victory over Pittsburgh http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1971/B08210CIN1971.htm, as quoted in "Playing Games: Bad Day in Cincy" https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=iG8mAAAAIBAJ&sjid=Bm0DAAAAIBAJ&pg=5765%2C1664013&dq=clemente-began-talk-spanish by Charley Feeney, in The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Tuesday, September 28, 1971), p. 23
„If you have a love for the game of cricket, whether you are a player, an ex-player or simply an onlooker, many will be the pleasures in your life.“
— Keith Andrew
The Pleasures of Cricket (1989), Introduction
„A single inattention may lose a chess game, whereas a single successful approach to a problem, among many which have been relegated to the wastebasket, will make a mathematician's reputation.“
— Norbert Wiener American mathematician 1894 - 1964
Context: The Advantage is that mathematics is a field in which one's blunders tend to show very clearly and can be corrected or erased with a stroke of the pencil. It is a field which has often been compared with chess, but differs from the latter in that it is only one's best moments that count and not one's worst. A single inattention may lose a chess game, whereas a single successful approach to a problem, among many which have been relegated to the wastebasket, will make a mathematician's reputation.
— William Feller Croatian-American mathematician 1906 - 1970
Context: Much harm was done by the misleading suggestive power of this name. It must be understood that a fair game may be distinctly unfavorable to the player. Chapter X, Law Of large Numbers, p. 249.
„The paper develops a new theory for the analysis of games with incomplete information where the players are uncertain about some important parameters of the game situation, such as the payoff functions, the strategies available to various players, the information other players have about the game, etc. However, each player has a subjective probability distribution over the alternative possibilities.
In most of the paper it is assumed that these probability distributions entertained by the different players are mutually "consistent," in the sense that they can be regarded as conditional probability distributions derived from a certain "basic probability distribution" over the parameters unknown to the various players. But later the theory is extended also to cases where the different players' subjective probability distributions fail to satisfy this consistency assumption.“
— John Harsanyi hungarian economist 1920 - 2000
p. 159 : Abstract
„Beating the market is a zero-sum game for investors. Money managers, as a group, must provide the market return... But that return comes only before their exorbitant fees, operating expenses, and portfolio turnover costs are deducted. The zero-sum game before costs becomes a loser’s game after costs.“
— John Bogle 1929
Gilbert Lecture, Princeton University, Feb 21, 2013
„I respect a lot of players in this league. But to me basketball is just a little aspect of my life. I enjoy the game because it's fun. But it is a game.“
— Hakeem Olajuwon Nigerian–American basketball player 1963
Slam dunk - interview with basketball player Hakeem Olajuwon - Interview, Feb, 1994 by Spike Lee.
„A thorough understanding of game theory, should dim these greedy hopes. Knowledge of game theory does not make one a better card player, businessman or military strategist.“
— Anatol Rapoport Russian-born American mathematical psychologist 1911 - 2007
— Jamal-al-Din Afghani Political activist and Islamic ideologist 1837 - 1897
As quoted in Jamāḷ al-Dīn al-Afghāni: A Muslim intellectual (1984) by Anwar Moazzam, p. 3
— Rick Riordan, The Throne of Fire
— Magnus Carlsen Norwegian chess player 1990
ChessBase.com - Magnus Carlsen on his chess career, 15 March 2010 http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=6187
„Mistakes are part of the game. It's how well you recover from them, that's the mark of a great player.“
— Alice Cooper American rock singer, songwriter and musician 1948
On the game of Golf in an interview with Nick Harper http://sport.guardian.co.uk/news/story/0,,1093850,00.html in The Guardian (28 November 2003).