Children are the most desirable opponents at scrabble as they are both easy to beat and fun to cheat.

— Fran Lebowitz

Successful Scrabble quotations

Xenophobia doesn't benefit anybody unless you're playing high-stakes Scrabble.

I'm kind of a dork. I don't have much game. I'm not particularly comfortable in bars or clubs. I much prefer being home playing Scrabble, having dinner with a couple friends, going to see a movie, or losing a whole weekend to Season 14 of Law and Order or The Simpsons.

To be honest, I find going out pretty scary and intimidating.

Got all those people checking you out, with only one purpose: hooking up. I'm quite the dork, I'd rather sit home and play Scrabble. But that doesn't get you a girl, does it?

Floating in a lake, lying in a hammock, playing a bit of Scrabble...that's what I'm in need of.

When you don't know what to do, get still. The answer will come.

I'll always take Scrabble and chess if I'm going filming.

But I do have the Scrabble dictionary, which can be infuriating for other players.

Scrabble - The game is available in Braille.

That’s a nice fact. This makes me feel better about humanity for some reason. I can’t really explain why.

As far as I was concerned, the Depression was an ill wind that blew some good.

If it hadn't occurred, my parents would have given me my college education. As it was, I had to scrabble for it.

Secretly, I'm a real big nerd. I'd rather stay home and play Scrabble than go to a Hollywood party, any day of the week. And I love reading about history and watching the Discovery Channel.

I like vocabulary and I actually read a book called 'Word Freak,' which is about a guy who basically went into competitive Scrabble for a year. But having a big vocabulary and being good at Scrabble are not the same thing.

(My proudest moment as a child was the time I beat my uncle Pierre at Scrabble with the seven-letter word FARTING.)

I'm just a big homebody and love word games like Scrabble and Boggle.

I don't mean to be gross, but the only time it's good to yell "I have diarrhea" is when you're playing Scrabble because it's worth a shitload of points.

Whoever dreamed up Scrabble had an exaggerated idea of how many 7-letter words have five i's.

Palindrome as well. My sister's name is Hannah. Father liked word games. He was fourteen times World Scrabble Champion. When he died, we buried him at Queenzieburn to make use of the triple word score.

Wolves never look more funny than when they have lost the scent and scrabble to find it again: they hop in the air; they run in circles, they plow up the ground with their noses . . . .

Scrabble was invented by Nazis to piss off kids with dyslexia.

Scrabble was invented by Nazis to piss off kids with dyslexia.

This is true, they proved this one. The word dyslexia was invented by Nazis to piss off kids with dyslexia.

Maybe he's lonely. Sebastian can't be the greatest company." "We don't know that. He could be absolutely fantastic at Scrabble," said Magnus.

Remember, when you don’t know what to do, it never hurts to play Scrabble.

It’s like reading the I Ching or tea leaves.

I'm a terrible Scrabble player.

This book's title, Rough Beauty , conveys Anderson's conviction that the hard scrabble lives of most of the residents of Vidor, Texas, are worthy of our attention, but it also conveys that he does not seek to beautify their lives by removing the crude edges.

It’s me,” said Jace. “Watching me play Scrabble is enough to make most women swoon. Imagine if I actually put in some effort.

[Calvin and Hobbes are playing Scrabble.

] Calvin: Ha! I've got a great word and it's on a Double word score box! Hobbes: ZQFMGB isn't a word! It doesn't even have a vowel! Calvin: It is so a word! It's a worm found in New Guinea! Everyone knows that! Hobbes: I'm looking it up. Calvin: You do, and I'll look up that 12-letter word you played with all the Xs and Js! Hobbes: What's your score for ZQFMGB? Calvin: 957.

Playing "bop" is like playing Scrabble with all the vowels missing.

Even if Scrabble had been invented then, I wouldn't have wanted to play Scrabble, because the highest triple word score in the world would not have expressed how much I liked the game Natalie and I played every afternoon.

I think when you're drinking you don't have the clarity to think about things.

It's not easy to talk about obviously but I think quitting drinking was one of the most important decisions I've ever made for myself. It's not easy, especially when I'm touring and everyone is partying and I'm backstage playing Scrabble or drawing in my notebook because I'm a total nerd now.

I've played [Scrabble] tournaments for about 20 years.

My daughter, Erin, who lives with me, also travels to tournaments. While I'm not a top division player, I've won a number of tournaments.

When we get christened or married or die, we drift naturally in the direction of the church. And in moments of crisis, when our spiritual Tom-Tom is no longer telling us what to do, we find ourselves scrabbling at the vicarage door.

The name Kylie can be used for Scrabble, as it is an aboriginal word for boomerang. Which is why Ms Minogue is so good at comebacks.

When I'm doing a film, I love getting together after work with my costars.

But we get back to L.A. and I'm like, 'I don't want to go to a club with you, dude. I mean, I think you're rad, and if you want to come play Scrabble with me, that's amazing.'

My tastes in all things lean towards the arty and boring.

I like sports documentaries about Scrabble players, bands that play quiet, unassuming music, and TV shows that win awards. In that way, I am an elitist snob. And proud of it.

Which people take the time to care for their souls, these days? I reckon not many. But...hear this: I think that maybe in our lives - in our scrabbling for food, in the washing of our bodies and warming of them, in our small daily battles - we can forget our souls. We do not tend to them, as if they matter less. But I don't think they matter less.

At home I mostly stick to online Scrabble, or chess or Risk - games I find far less addictive than the spectacular games created for consoles these days. But, whenever I get the chance I head over to my friend Kyri’s house to play his PS3.