10 Quotes About Having Fun And Enjoying The Moment

As I mentioned in Sunday’s post, 15 tips to get organized for summer, this time of year carries with it something special. Things manage to slow down slightly, and we find more time for trips to the beach, cookouts with neighbors, and outings with friends.

For some of us, however, (myself included) this shift in schedule can feel challenging. Since the rest of the year moves at breakneck speed, it can be difficult to suddenly slow down and embrace a more carefree lifestyle.

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To help remind us all to step back and embrace the now, I want to share with you my 10 favorite quotes about having fun, the importance of play, and enjoying the adventure each day brings.

My hope is that that these quotes will stick with you. I hope that the next time opportunity knocks, and you have the chance to head to the pool, take your family to an escape room, or book a couple of hours playing laser tag, you’ll respond with an enthusiastic: “Heck Yes!” rather than an: “I can’t, I have a lot of work I should do….”

So if you’re ready to have some fun, but you need a little push to get going, then read on. These 10 quotes are just for you.

10 Quotes About Having Fun And Enjoying The Moment

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“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.”
George Bernard Shaw

“Play is the beginning of knowledge.”
George Dorsey

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“Almost all creativity involves purposeful play.”
Abraham Maslow

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“The opposite of play is not work. It’s depression.”
Brian Sutton-Smith

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“It is a happy talent to know how to play.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.”
Helen Keller

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“Do anything, but let it produce joy.”
Walt Whitman

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“Nobody looks stupid when they are having fun.”
Amy Poehler

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“If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun.”
Katharine Hepburn

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“If you never did, you should. These things are fun and fun is good.”
Dr. Seuss


And there you have it, friends, my 10 favorite quotes about having fun and enjoying life’s adventures.

To help keep this message at the forefront of your mind, I created a free 10-page PDF just for you. There is one quotation per page, and each is written on a beautiful background. Print out your favorites, and hang them around your house, on your vision board, or at the office. Seeing them everyday will give you the reminder you need to keep having fun. Get it here now!

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Question:

What quotes about having fun would you add to the list? Which quote is your favorite? How do you remember to embrace the adventure? Let me know below!

48 thoughts on “10 Quotes About Having Fun And Enjoying The Moment”

  1. I love all of these! Dr. Seuss is the King of Fun! I’m going to put them on sticky notes for the bathroom mirror as a “fun” reminder!

  2. I think “The opposite of play is not work. It’s depression.” -Brian Sutton-Smith resonated with me the most. I really feel that you should make your passion your work so that it never feels like work.

  3. Aw I love these quotes! They really are inspiring to just open up and live a little 😉

  4. I always loved that quote, “If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun.” So so true!

  5. I love these. Life can be so consuming and serious that it is easy to lose sight of having fun and enjoying the moment. These are such great reminders to stop constantly working or worrying and really enjoy life.

  6. Play is absolutely integral to enjoying my life so these were fantastic. My fave is probably the Helen Keller one, but thats because she was a boss.

  7. Thank you for sharing these great quotes. I also try to share some wise words on Mondays for a good start of the week. 🙂

  8. These quotes are all so much fun. It is such a great inspiration and reminder!

  9. Excellent quotes! Opposite of play isn’t work it is depression – I so believe in this. I try and indulge in small games with kids, helps both sides. 🙂

    1. Thanks, Indrani! I love that you take time to play games with your kids; you’re absolutely right, it’s so healthy for everyone involved:)

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