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Gamer Quotes To Help You Get Your Game On

These gamer quotes from some of your favorite games are truly inspirational and they can also impart some life wisdom. They can apply to nearly any situation.

You might also be surprised how many direct quotes from a game can make the perfect Instagram captions. You don’t have to be a gamer to use them either!

Now, there are quite a few quotes about just who is playing video games these days. It isn’t just kids and teens; it is 30-40-year-olds. And they aren’t all male either, although it feels like a man’s world sometimes.

As a female, I am often surrounded by guys in the group chat. When I share with people that I game, I get that look that practically screams, “But you don’t live in your mom’s basement… and you’re a… girl!”

Keep reading for some gamer quotes about the concept of the “girl gamer!”

Don’t forget to also check out these video game quotes that relate video games and real life.

Gamer quotes from games that make perfect Instagram captions

1. “Hesitation is defeat.” — Shadows Die Twice

2. “Keep friends close and enemies guessing.” — League of Legends

3. “I have come to retrieve my power. You can’t handle it.” — Dante’s Awakening

4. “A hero need not speak. When he is gone, the world will speak for him.” — Halo 3

5. “If I cannot outsmart them, I will outfight them.” — Dota 2

6. “Tasted a good life once… needed salt.” — League of Legends

7. “Wanting something does not give you the right to have it.” — Assassin’s Creed 2

8. “Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better.” — Animal Crossing

9. “The monster you have killed is returned to kill you.” — God of War

10. “There is a thin line between life and death. You will find me there.” — Apex Legends

Funny gamer quotes

11. “I don’t need to get a life. I am a gamer. I have lots of lives.” — Unknown

12. “Games don’t make you violent, lag does.” — Unknown

13. “Home is where you are ‘Player 1.’” — Unknown

14. “Tips on how to talk to someone while they’re gaming—Don’t.” — Unknown

15. “I have a dream. That one day, my mom will understand that online games cannot be paused.” — Unknown

16. “If people were influenced by video games, then the majority of Facebook users would be farmers by now.” — Unknown

17. “I’m sorry for what I said when I was playing video games.” — Unknown

18. “Education is important, but video games are importanter.” — Unknown

19. “If someone pauses their game just to text you back, marry them.” — Unknown

20. “Gamer humor ranges all over the place. What it comes down to is taking a lot of what we see in gaming and we’re familiar with in gaming and being like, ‘OK, hold on, let’s re-examine this for a second. Isn’t this funny? Isn’t this strange? Isn’t this a little bit ridiculous?’ That’s where it is.” — Freddie Wong 

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Gamer quotes that show how dedicated some people are

21. “I don’t claim to be a pro gamer in any shape or form.” — Hidetaka Miyazaki

22. “I would say I’m a casual gamer. I’m not hardcore.” — Bruce Feirstein

23. “I’m a massive ‘WoW’ nerd and gamer in general.” — Kristian Nairn

24. “Needless to say, nobody is born an avid gamer.” — Satoru Iwata

25. “I’m a gamer. I play PlayStation all the time.” — Luke Goss

26. “I gotta get my skills back up the par to call myself a gamer.” — Ice Cube

27. “I’m a think gamer with twitch tendencies.” — Aisha Tyler

28. “I could lie and tell you I’m a hardcore gamer—I’m not.” — Josie Maran

29. “I’m a hardcore gamer and would never let you down by designing a crappy title.” — John Romero

30. “But I’m the worst sort of gamer because I don’t stick to things and I don’t really care about winning. It’s the same with sports and stuff like that. If it’s too difficult, I’ll stop.” — Charlotte Ritchie

Gamer quotes about life and lessons you can learn

31. “If our lives are already written, it would take a courageous man to change the script.” — Alan Wake

32. “Games have so much freedom. You can go anywhere you want.” — Jeneva Chen

33. “Men are but flesh and blood. They know their doom, but not the hour.” — The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion

34. “We all make choices, but in the end… our choices make us.” — Andrew Ryan, Bioshock

35. “Failure doesn’t mean the game is over, it means try again with experience.” — Unknown

36. “On my business card, I am a corporate president. In my mind, I am a computer programmer. But in my heart, I am a gamer.” — Satoru Iwata

37. “Hope is what makes us strong. It is why we are here. It is what we fight with when all else is lost.” — God Of War 3

38. “Now if you play video games all the time and you’re a real gamer, you’re not going to use the Game Genie, you’re not going to use the codes.” — Tony Ferguson

39. “I always thought being a gamer and someone who had a sense of responsibility to the game and to my teammates was the honorable thing.” — Cal Ripken, Jr.

40. “Some trees flourish, others die. Some cattle grow strong, others are taken by wolves. Some men are born rich enough and dumb enough to enjoy their lives. Ain’t nothing fair. You know that.” — John Marston, Red Dead Redemption

Gamer quotes about why people love it and who’s playing

41. “I’m a card-carrying nerd, a gamer, and sci-fi geek.” — Marcus Sakey

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42. “Playing video games is something I enjoy in my spare time. I’m a gamer, always have been.” — Kevin Garnett

43. “I was like, ‘I want us to stop using that term. I’m not a ‘girl gamer.’ I’m just a gamer.’ The reasons I love gaming are the same reasons everyone loves gaming.” — Aisha Tyler

44. “You know, it’s very acceptable to be a video gamer and be 35 years old. It’s acceptable to be a Lego adult fan and build amazing things, even though you’re 40 or 25 years old.” — Jorgen Vig Knudstorp

45. “The idea of the ‘lone gamer’ is really not true anymore. Up to 65 percent of gaming now is social, played either online or in the same room with people we know in real life.” — Jane McGonigal

46. “Gaming is one of those things that’s pretty amazing because when you think about it, everybody wants to game; whether you’re a casual gamer, or you’re an enthusiast gamer, there’s a large market for us.” — Lisa Su

47. “I feel like maybe I’m part of that generation that became more of a gamer than a video consumer. It’s always been something I’ve done with my spare time. If I had three hours on a Friday night, I’m not out partying. I’m probably playing video games.” — Felicia Day

48. “The average age of a gamer is 33 years old, not eight years old, and in fact, if we look at the projected demographics of video gameplay, the video game players of tomorrow are older adults.” — Daphne Bavelier

49. “There’s the idea that gaming is a closed door and that men are holding access to who gets in or out, and you have to prove – if you’re female – that you’re a real gamer. I think the younger generation—they don’t care.” — Ashly Burch

50. “As others have recently suggested, the term ‘gamer’ is no longer useful as an identity because games are for everyone. These days, even my mom spends an inordinate amount of time gaming on her iPad. So I’ll take a cue from my younger self and say I don’t care about being a ‘gamer,’ but I sure do love video games.” — Anita Sarkeesian

Gamer Quotes For Avid Gamers.

51. “If there is nothing in the chest, a chest doesn’t mean anything.” — Soul Blazer.

52. “Heroes never die.” — Mercy, Overwatch

53. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts — ‘Call of duty.” — Modern Warfare

54. “True grace is beautiful in its imperfection, honest in its emotion, freed by its on reality” — League of Legends.

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55. “In summers, after 1 hour of extreme gaming you can use your laptop to iron your shirt.” –— Neetesh Dixit.

56. “To me the arcade experience is the ultimate gaming experience.” — Eugene Jarvis.

57. “Gaming brings people together.” — Lisa Su.

58. “Gaming-related content will redefine entertainment and I am looking forward to leading the way.” — Dr. Disrespect.

59. “You have not seen desperation and helplessness till you have seen a man hopeless in love. Of course, unless you have seen a gamer.” — Vineet Raj Kapoor.

60. “A game is the complete exploration of freedom within a restrictive environment.” –— Vineet Raj Kapoor.

Gamer Quotes For Fun and Inspiration

61. “If gaming were seen as an art, the important question would be not whether games are good for us but whether they are good, full stop.” — Naomi Alderman

62. “I’ve always thought that gaming and YouTube and the web is a very post-punk extravaganza.” — Malcolm Mclaren

63. “Zynga made social gaming and play a worldwide phenomenon, and we remain the industry leader.” — Mark Pincus

64. “I think gaming has influenced popular culture in a huge way. It’s worked its way into novels, and blockbuster movies.” — Bill Bailey

65. “Realistically, guys who are into gaming are not necessarily watching television.” — Bonnie Hammer

66. “Gaming is the backbone of Nevada’s economy.” — Kenny Guinn

67. “Gaming provides us with some very good signals about consumers and what they’re interested in.” — Peggy Johnson

68. “We set up a situation and let you interact with it and see the consequences of your choice. That’s what gaming does.” — Warren Spector

69. “I think that gaming is more fun when you’re playing with people that you know.” — Michael Morhaime

70. “Much of the excitement about virtual reality has come from the gaming community.” — Maria Konnikova

Everyone can and should be a gamer

While we know that these are just games, a true gamer gets pretty serious about it. Partly because the spoils go to the victors, and some drops are rare. Then there is also the competition factor, and we can be a bit competitive.

Games can help build that spirit, while also helping build teamwork. You also get used to overcoming your failures by being a gamer.

That competitive spirit is alive within us girls. We are out there proving ourselves on the digital field of battle. I prefer to play support, but don’t let anyone tell you that girls can’t be tanks if they want to!

I am anxiously waiting for Lost Ark to launch! I am leaning toward playing a bard. What is your favorite role? Get after it and go play… LEEEROOOY JENKINS!

You can also tell us your favorite gamer quotes and sayings in the comment section below!

Danielle Dahl, Lead Contributor
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