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Child’s Play

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Child’s play is the exultation of the possible.

– Martin Buber

CAMBODIA-10049NFCambodia

Children at play are not playing about.
Their games should be seen as their most serious minded activity.
– Michel de Montaigne

EUROPE-10012Croatia

Play is the highest form of research.
– Albert Einstein

ETHIOPIA-10284Ethiopia

Man is most nearly himself when
he achieves the seriousness of a child at play.
– Heraclitus

INDIA-11310, India, 2010, A young girl in India. Retouched_Sonny FabbriIndia

Time is a game played beautifully by children.
– Heraclitus, Fragments

BURMA-10568NFBurma

HONDURAS-10027, La Fortuna, Honduras, 2004,Honduras

Deep meaning lies often in childish play.
– Johann Friedrich von Schiller

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LEBANON-10001Lebanon

No matter how dire the situation, how dangerous the environment,
children need to play.
Whether it is splashing in puddles or climbing on abandoned tanks,
their world of make believe is almost as important as food and shelter.

AFGHN-10239NF_sfAfghanistan

AFGHN-12441Afghanistan

The true object of all human life is play.
– G. K. Chesterton

MALI-10010NF, Sahel Desert, Mali, 1986 final print_milanMali

INDIA-10727Mumbai, India

Whoever wants to understand much must play much.
– Gottfried Benn

BRAZIL-10104Brazil

People tend to forget that play is serious.
– David Hockney

HONDURAS-10010_JM Honduras

GERMANY-10029_JMGermany

We don’t stop playing because we grow old;
we grow old because we stop playing.
– George Bernard Shaw

Fun and Games

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 21, 2012 by stevemccurry

China

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Brazil

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Russia

If a man insisted always on being serious, and never allowed
himself a bit of fun and relaxation, he would go mad or become
unstable without knowing it.
– Herodotus

Burma

The true object of all human life is play.
Earth is a task garden.
Heaven is a playground.
– G . K. Chesterton

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Los Angeles, USA

You must invent your own games and
teach us old ones how to play.
– Nikki Giovanni

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Canada

You can discover more about a person in an
hour of play than in a year of conversation.
– Plato

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Honduras

In play a child always behaves beyond his average age, above his daily behavior.
In play it is as though he were a head taller than himself.
– Lev Vygotsky

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India

People tend to forget that play is serious.
– David Hockney

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Rajasthan, India

 

BURMA-10278

Burma

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Mumbai, India

Play is the exultation of the possible.
– Martin Buber

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Australia

A child loves to play not because it is easy, but because it is hard.

– B. Spock, M.D.

Lebanon

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Bangladesh

Play is a uniquely adaptive act,
not subordinate to some other adaptive
act, but with a special function of its own
in human experience.
– Johan Huizinga

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Bamiyan, Afghanistan

Umbria, Italy

Turkey

India

Elliott Erwitt, Magnum Photographer, in his studio, Central Park West, NYC, USA


To laugh often and much; To win the respect of people and the affection of children;

To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends;
To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others;
To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child,
a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition;

To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Afghanistan

 For information about our January 2013, Expedition to Burma, please see:
http://stevemccurry.com/expeditions/myanmar-expedition

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