you’ve been hearing me wax on and wax off about play, but i figured you might wanna hear from others as well, so i’m starting a thread of famous people through history riffing on play👇🏽🧵

Play builds the kind of free-and-easy, try-it-out, do-it-yourself character that our future needs.

James L. Hymes, Jr.

A child loves his play, not because it’s easy, but because it’s hard.

Benjamin Spock

We don't stop playing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop playing.

George Bernard Shaw

Play is not a luxury. It is a necessity.

Kay Redfield Jamison

Play is our brain's favourite way of learning.

Diane Ackerman

Play is the highest form of research.

Albert Einstein

The debt we owe to the play of imagination is incalculable.

Carl Jung


Almost all creativity involves purposeful play.

Abraham Maslow

A moving child is a learning child.

Gill Connel and Cheryl McCarthy

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