Here are some of my favorite game quotes of all time (note these are not literally "game" exclusive, but could probably apply in many cases):
"Play every game as if it is your last one."
- Guy Lafleur
"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."
"For when the One Great Scorer comes To write against your name, He marks - not that you won or lost - But how you played the game."
- Grantland Rice
"My work is a game, a very serious game."
- M. C. Escher
"A game is not won until it is lost."
- David Pleat
"Play the game for more than you can afford to lose... only then will you learn the game."
- Winston Churchill
"Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward; they may be beaten, but they may start a winning game."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"Most people give up just when they're about to achieve success. They quit on the one yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game one foot from a winning touchdown."
- Ross Perot
"It's the game of life. Do I win or do I lose? One day they're gonna shut the game down. I gotta have as much fun and go around the board as many times as I can before it's my turn to leave."
- Tupac Shakur
"If you're willing to put two thoughts into a picture then you're already ahead of the game."
- Sean Penn
"We're just going to come out and play. We know that we're supposed to win all the games, but if we don't, we just have to take the next game and focus on what we did wrong in the game before and just try to do better at the next game."
- Shaquille O'Neal
"If past history was all there was to the game, the richest people would be librarians."
- Warren Buffett
"At this stage of the game, I am not sure what the hell is going to happen."
- Bobby Rahal
"We didn't lose the game; we just ran out of time."
- Vince Lombardi
"You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else."
- Albert Einstein
"People have always doubted whether I was good enough to play this game at this level. I thought I was, and I thought I could be. What other people thought was really always irrelevant to me."
- Steve Nash
"The goals made such a difference to the way this game went."
- John Motson
"No coach has ever won a game by what he knows; it's what his players know that counts."
- Paul Bryant
"It's more than a game. It's an institution."
- Thomas Hughes
"If life doesn't offer a game worth playing, then invent a new one."
- Anthony J. D'Angelo
"If you have the opportunity to play this game of life you need to appreciate every moment. a lot of people don't appreciate the moment until it's passed."
- Kanye West
"I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed."
- Michael Jordan
"I think it's wrong that only one company makes the game Monopoly."
- Steven Wright
"So if you want to have a great video game-based movie you have to keep the mood of the game, use the normal character setup - but you have to flesh out the story and provide more background for the characters."
- Uwe Boll
"If you make every game a life and death proposition, you're going to have problems. For one thing, you'll be dead a lot."
- Dean Smith
"Winning that first game was so important; my mother always said that the first game of the second set was the chance to keep it going if you were ahead or change things if you were behind."
- Tracy Austin
"Life is like a game of cards. The hand you are dealt is determinism; the way you play it is free will."
- Jawaharlal Nehru
"We play fair and we play hard. If we win the game we win, if we lose the game, we lose."
- Jason Williams
"The person that turns over the most rocks wins the game. And that's always been my philosophy."
- Peter Lynch
"Never change a winning game; always change a losing one."
- Bill Tilden