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Chess quotes by Vladimir Kramnik
#1. In chess one cannot control everything. Sometimes a game takes an unexpected turn, in which beauty begins to emerge. Both players are always instrumental in this. #Quote by Vladimir Kramnik
Chess quotes by Norbert Wiener
#2. A single inattention may lose a chess game, whereas a single successful approach to a problem, among many which have been relegated to the wastebasket, will make a mathematician's reputation. #Quote by Norbert Wiener
Chess quotes by Gemma Files
#3. Morrow's rush of disgust, temporary as it might prove, had nothing to do with the truths-turned-insults flung out. No. What riled Morrow ran far deeper - was the sheer perversity of Chess's own nature, that unbreakable wilfulness he'd always revered in himself, as sign and source of his own freedom. His stark refusal ever to be bound, to obey aught but his own whim and want.

Because while he could walk free and hold a gun Chess Pargeter answered to no man - no man, no law, no damn body, motherfucker. No ideal, no cause, no force but sheer chaos, bound and determined to move unimpeded and burn for the sake of burning. To never submit himself to ghost or hex or priest or even God, 'less he damn well wanted to.

No man except Ash Rook, that was - for a time. And after this last betrayal, from now on... not even him.

'Course not, Morrow's anger spoke back, unimpressed by Chess's well-tuned inner litany. That's 'cause you're nothing but a brat who never grew up - a skillet-hopping little hot-pants who knows everything 'bout killing and nothing at all 'bout living. Who spits on friendship, duty and honour not 'cause he's above them, so much as 'cause he don't know what they even mean - same way you don't really grasp how anything's real, 'cept if you want it, or it hurts you. And that's why you ended up givin' everything you had to a man who skinned you alive, then left you stranded down in Hell - 'cause he was what you wanted, and Christ forbid Ches #Quote by Gemma Files
Chess quotes by Alexey Suetin
#4. My God, Bobby Fischer plays so simply #Quote by Alexey Suetin
Chess quotes by Jose Raul Capablanca
#5. Ninety percent of the book variations have no great value, because either they contain mistakes or they are based on fallacious assumptions; just forget about the openings and spend all that time on the endings. #Quote by Jose Raul Capablanca
Chess quotes by Larry Evans
#6. In chess it is more important to frustrate your opponent's strategy than to be obsessed with your own. #Quote by Larry Evans
Chess quotes by Aleksandar Hemon
#7. I do not know how old I was when I learned to play chess. I could not have been older than eight, because I still have a chessboard on whose side my father inscribed, with a soldering iron, "Saša Hemon 1972." I loved the board more than chess - it was one of the first things I owned. Its materiality was enchanting to me: the smell of burnt wood that lingered long after my father had branded it; the rattle of the thickly varnished pieces inside, the smacking sound they made when I put them down, the board's hollow wooden echo. I can even recall the taste - the queen's tip was pleasantly suckable; the pawns' round heads, not unlike nipples, were sweet. The board is still at our place in Sarajevo, and, even if I haven't played a game on it in decades, it is still my most cherished possession, providing incontrovertible evidence that there once lived a boy who used to be me. #Quote by Aleksandar Hemon
Chess quotes by Leo Tolstoy
#8. Konstantin Levin regarded his brother as a man of immense intellect and culture, as generous in the highest sense of the word, and possessed of a special faculty for working for the public good. But in the depths of his heart, the older he became, and the more intimately he knew his brother, the more and more frequently the thought struck him that this faculty of working for the public good, of which he felt himself utterly devoid, was possibly not so much a quality as a lack of something - not a lack of good, honest, noble desires and tastes, but a lack of vital force, of what is called heart, of that impulse which drives a man to choose someone out of the innumerable paths of life, and to care only for that one. The better he knew his brother, the more he noticed that Sergey Ivanovitch, and many other people who worked for the public welfare, were not led by an impulse of the heart to care for the public good, but reasoned from intellectual considerations that it was a right thing to take interest in public affairs, and consequently took interest in them. Levin was confirmed in this generalization by observing that his brother did not take questions affecting the public welfare or the question of the immortality of the soul a bit more to heart than he did chess problems, or the ingenious construction of a new machine. #Quote by Leo Tolstoy
Chess quotes by Lorrie Moore
#9. Pulling through is what people do around here. There is a kind of bravery in their lives that isn't bravery at all. It is automatic, unflinching, a mix of man and machine, consuming and unquestionable obligation meeting illness move for move in a giant even-steven game of chess – an unending round of something that looks like shadowboxing, though between love and death, which is the shadow? "Everyone admires us for our courage," says one man. "They have no idea what they're talking about."

"Courage requires options," the man adds.

"There are options," says a woman with a thick suede headband. "You could give up. You could fall apart."

"No you can't. Nobody does. I've never seen it," says the man. "Well, not really fall apart. #Quote by Lorrie Moore
Chess quotes by Garry Kasparov
#10. The ability to work hard for days on end without losing focus is a talent. The ability to keep absorbing new information after many hours of study is a talent. #Quote by Garry Kasparov
Chess quotes by Vladimir Kramnik
#11. When I speak of the beauty of a game of chess, then naturally this is subjective. Beauty can be found in a very technical, mathematical game for example. That is the beauty of clarity. #Quote by Vladimir Kramnik
Chess quotes by Danielle Stewart
#12. When she moves a chess piece on the board, it isn't so she can win; it's to move the game forward. She's just keeping us all moving forward. #Quote by Danielle Stewart
Chess quotes by Henry Bird
#13. Place the contents of the Chess box in a hat, shake them up vigorously, pour them on the board from a height of two feet, and you get the style of Steinitz #Quote by Henry Bird
Chess quotes by Oleg Romanishin
#14. A win gives one a feeling of self-affirmation, and success - a feeling of self-expression, but only a sensible harmonization between these urges can bring really great achievements in chess. #Quote by Oleg Romanishin
Chess quotes by Tyler Cowen
#15. When humans team up with computers to play chess, the humans who do best are not necessarily the strongest players. They're the ones who are modest and who know when to listen to the computer. Often, what the human adds is knowledge of when the computer needs to look more deeply. #Quote by Tyler Cowen
Chess quotes by Viswanathan Anand
#16. For me, chess is not a profession, it is a way of life, a passion. People may feel that I have conquered the peak and will not have to struggle. Financially, perhaps that is true; but as far as chess goes, I'm still learning a lot! #Quote by Viswanathan Anand
Chess quotes by Meg Cabot
#17. What to Do During Algebra
O what to do during Algebra!
The possibilities are limitless:
There's drawing, and yawning,
and portable chess
There's dozing, and dreaming,
and feeling confused.
There's humming, and strumming,
and looking bemused.
You can stare at the clock.
You can hum a little song.
I've tried just about everything
to pass the time along. #Quote by Meg Cabot
Chess quotes by Catherynne M Valente
#18. I just want to know...if I am special,' finished September, halfway between a whisper and a squeak. 'In stories, when someone appears in a poof of green clouds and asks a girl to go away on an adventure, it's because she's special, because she's smart and strong and can solve riddles and fight with swords and give really good speeches, and . . . I don't know that I'm any of those things. I don't even know that I'm as ill-tempered as all that. I'm not dull or anything, I know about geography and chess, and I can fix the boiler when my mother has to work. But what I mean to say is: Maybe you meant to go to another girl's house and let her ride on the Leopard. Maybe you didn't mean to choose me at all, because I'm not like storybook girls. I'm short and my father ran away with the army and I wouldn't even be able to keep a dog from eating a bird. #Quote by Catherynne M Valente
Chess quotes by William Hartston
#19. Wilhelm Steinitz was the first man to appreciate the inherent logic behind the game of chess. #Quote by William Hartston
Chess quotes by Vladimir Nabokov
#20. Chess problems demand from the composer the same virtues that characterize all worthwhile art: originality, invention, conciseness, harmony, complexity, and splendid insincerity #Quote by Vladimir Nabokov
Chess quotes by Jacques Mieses
#21. Many an expert says that there is a certain affinity between (Capablanca's style) and that of the world master, Lasker. There may be some truth in it. Lasker's style is clear water, but with a drop of poison which is clouding it. Capablanca's style is perhaps still clearer, but it lacks that drop of poison. #Quote by Jacques Mieses
Chess quotes by Vitali Klitschko
#22. Chess is similar to boxing. You need to develop a strategy, and you need to think two or three steps ahead about what your opponent is doing. You have to be smart. But what's the difference between chess and boxing? In chess, nobody is an expert, but everybody plays. In boxing everybody is an expert, but nobody fights. #Quote by Vitali Klitschko
Chess quotes by Alexander McCall Smith
#23. I've never played,' said von Igelfeld.
'Nor I,' said Unterholzer. 'Chess, yes. Tennis no.'
'But that's no reason not to play,' von Igelfeld added quickly. 'Tennis, like any activity, can be mastered if one knows the principles behind it. In that respect it must be like language. The understanding of simple rules produces an understanding of a language. What could be simpler? #Quote by Alexander McCall Smith
Chess quotes by Amy Tan
#24. I learned about opening moves and why it's important to control the center early on; the shortest distance between two points is straight down the middle. #Quote by Amy Tan
Chess quotes by Emanuel Lasker
#25. By some ardent enthusiasts Chess has been elevated into a science or an art. It is neither; but its principal characteristic seems to be - what human nature mostly delights in - a fight. #Quote by Emanuel Lasker
Chess quotes by Maurice Ashley
#26. Well I just so happened to bump into a chess book in the library at school and I didn't know that there were books on chess and so I take this book out and I'm like this is going to be cool, I'm going to whoop on this guy now, so I studied the book and I go back and the guy crushes me again. #Quote by Maurice Ashley
Chess quotes by Emanuel Lasker
#27. On the chessboard, lies and hypocrisy do not survive long. The creative combination lays bare the presumption of a lie; the merciless fact, culminating in the checkmate, contradicts the hypocrite. #Quote by Emanuel Lasker
Chess quotes by Walter Moers
#28. There were adventure stories supplied with cloths for mopping your brow, thrillers containing pressed leaves of soothing valerian to be sniffed when the suspense became too great, and books with stout locks sealed by the Atlantean censorship authorities ("Sale permitted, reading prohibited!"). One shop sold nothing but 'half' works that broke off in the middle because their author had died while writing them; another specialised in novels whose protagonists were insects. I also saw a Wolperting shop that sold nothing but books on chess and another patronised exclusively by dwarfs with blond beards, all of whom wore eye-shades. #Quote by Walter Moers
Chess quotes by Brian Kiley
#29. In high school, my sister went out with the captain of the chess team. My parents loved him ... They figured that any guy that took hours to make a move was okay with them. #Quote by Brian Kiley
Chess quotes by Viswanathan Anand
#30. Intuition in chess can be defined as the first move that comes to mind when you see a position. #Quote by Viswanathan Anand
Chess quotes by A.G. Howard
#31. Morpheus's gaze flashes to mine, then back to the chess piece wrapped in his magic. "Stop crying," his quirky voice scolds. "Queens don't cry. I taught you better than that."
I bite my quivering lip, and tiny Alice strokes the caterpillar's face. "But you're crying ... "
Morpheus lowers a wing and shades his cheek along with the transparent glimmer of his jeweled markings. "Well" - his shrill voice cracks slightly - "contrary to my preferences for lace and velvet, I'm not the queen. So I can cry all I like. #Quote by A.G. Howard
Chess quotes by Stella Chess
#32. Four- and five-year-olds' play is permeated with the rankest sexism. No matter what their parents do and say, they play their momand pop roles in ultraconventional style. We've seen little girls whose mothers are doctors absolutely refuse to take the doctors' parts in their play, insisting that "only boys can be doctors," against all reason. Girls do more washing and drying of clothes, dishes, and babies than they've ever seen their own mothers do, and they turn their play husbands into TV-watching drones who do nothing but talk about money. #Quote by Stella Chess
Chess quotes by Stefan Zweig
#33. Nothing was done to us - we were simply placed in a complete void, and everyone knows that nothing on earth exerts such pressure on the human soul as a void. #Quote by Stefan Zweig
Chess quotes by Dennis Miller
#34. I'm like Bush, I see the world more like checkers than chess. #Quote by Dennis Miller
Chess quotes by Emanuel Lasker
#35. Our efforts in chess attain only a hundredth of one percent of their rightful result ... Our education, in all domains of endeavour, is frightfully wasteful of time and values. #Quote by Emanuel Lasker
Chess quotes by Chess Desalls
#36. No doubt you've experienced something similar in books, movies, novels–whatever you use as an excuse to get away, to suspend reality. Literary characters, like these projections, draw you in and cultivate feelings of friendship on your part. Although, no matter how much you learn about them, how much time you spend with them–how far you can see into their thoughts and words, how they interact with others, their looks, what they wear–they will never, ever know you. #Quote by Chess Desalls
Chess quotes by Mikhail Botvinnik
#37. Memorization of variations could be even worse than playing in a tournament without looking in the books at all. #Quote by Mikhail Botvinnik
Chess quotes by Edmar Mednis
#38. Even when the time control has been reached, there is one situation where you want to act as if it has not: when your position is absolutely lost. #Quote by Edmar Mednis
Chess quotes by Pal Benko
#39. Agreeing to draws in the middlegame, equal or otherwise, deprives you of the opportunity to practice playing endgames, and the endgame is probably where you need the most practice. #Quote by Pal Benko
Chess quotes by Bobby Fischer
#40. If you don't win, it's not a great tragedy - the worst that happens is that you lose a game. #Quote by Bobby Fischer
Chess quotes by Toba Beta
#41. Life is more than just chess.
Though king dies, life goes on. #Quote by Toba Beta
Chess quotes by C.S. Pacat
#42. You broke a man today. Doesn't that affect you at all? These are lives, not pieces in a chess game with your uncle.'
'You're wrong. We are on my uncle's board and these men are all his pieces.'
'Then each time you move one of them, you can congratulate yourself on how much like him you are. #Quote by C.S. Pacat
Chess quotes by Ashu Gaur
#43. Life is a Game of Chess Between Me and God; Let the Best Player Win #Quote by Ashu Gaur
Chess quotes by Arthur Bisguier
#44. I don't know what I am going to play, so how can he know what I am going to play! #Quote by Arthur Bisguier
Chess quotes by Anatoly Karpov
#45. Chess is everything: art, science, and sport. #Quote by Anatoly Karpov
Chess quotes by Lance Blomgren
#46. 5236 rue St. Urbain

The baby girl was a quick learner, having synthesized a full range of traits of both of her parents, the charming and the devious. Of all the toddlers in the neighbourhood, she was the first to learn to read and also the first to tear out the pages. Within months she mastered the grilling of the steaks and soon thereafter presented reasons to not grill the steaks. She was the first to promote a new visceral style of physical comedy as a means of reinvigorate the social potential of satire, and the first to declare the movement over. She appreciated the qualities of movement and speed, but also understood the necessity of slowness and leisure. She quickly learned the importance of ladders. She invented games with numerous chess-boards, matches and glasses of unfinished wine.

Her parents, being both responsible and duplicitous people, came up with a plan to protect themselves, their apartment and belongings, while also providing an environment to encourage the open development of their daughter's obvious talents. They scheduled time off work, put on their pajamas and let the routines of the apartment go. They put their most cherished books right at her eye-level and gave her a chrome lighter. They blended the contents of the fridge and poured it into bowls they left on the floor. They took to napping in the living room, waking only to wipe their noses on the picture books and look blankly at the costumed characters on the TV shows. They #Quote by Lance Blomgren
Chess quotes by Jose Raul Capablanca
#47. Alekhine evidently possesses the most remarkable chess memory that has ever existed. It is said that he remembers by heart all the games played by the leading masters during the last 15-20 years. #Quote by Jose Raul Capablanca
Chess quotes by Mikhail Botvinnik
#48. I ... have two vocations: chess and engineering. If I played chess only, I believe that my success would not have been significantly greater. I can play chess well only when I have fully convalesced from chess and when the 'hunger for chess' once more awakens within me. #Quote by Mikhail Botvinnik
Chess quotes by Priest Holmes
#49. Chess is a time game, it's a game of patience. That pretty much defines how I run the ball. #Quote by Priest Holmes
Chess quotes by Bent Larsen
#50. For me, chess is at the same time a game, a sport, a science and an art. And perhaps even more than that,. There is someting hard to explain to those who do not know the game well. One must first learn to play it correctly in order to savor its richness. #Quote by Bent Larsen
Chess quotes by Anthony Blankenship
#51. Some days life feels like I am playing chess with the village idiot. #Quote by Anthony Blankenship
Chess quotes by Alan Lightman
#52. Then there are those who think their bodies don't exist. They live by mechanical time. They rise at seven o'clock in the morning. They eat their lunch at noon and their supper at six. They arrive at their appointments on time, precisely by the clock. They make love between eight and ten at night. They work forty hours a week, read the Sunday paper on Sunday, play chess on Tuesday nights. When their stomach growls, they look at their watch to see if it is time to eat. When they begin to lose themselves in a concert, they look at the clock above the stage to see when it will be time to go home. They know that the body is not a thing of wild magic, but a collection of chemicals, tissues, and nerve impulses. Thoughts are no more than electrical surges in the brain. Sexual arousal is no more than a flow of chemicals to certain nerve endings. Sadness no more than a bit of acid transfixed in the cerebellum. In short, the body is a machine, subject to the same laws of electricity and mechanics as an electron or clock. As such, the body must be addressed in the language of physics. And if the body speaks, it is the speaking only of so many levers and forces. The body is a thing to be ordered, not obeyed. #Quote by Alan Lightman
Chess quotes by Alexander Alekhine
#53. Chess is not only knowledge and logic. #Quote by Alexander Alekhine
Chess quotes by K.J. Parker
#54. For what it was worth, she got the impression that Niessa liked her, or at least approved of her, in the same way a chess-player approves of one of his pieces when it stays where it's been put and doesn't go wandering off all over the board. #Quote by K.J. Parker
Chess quotes by Alexander Alekhine
#55. Chess first of all teaches you to be objective. #Quote by Alexander Alekhine
Chess quotes by Steven Wright
#56. Can you buy an entire chess set in a pawn shop? #Quote by Steven Wright
Chess quotes by H.G.Wells
#57. There is no remorse like the remorse of Chess #Quote by H.G.Wells
Chess quotes by David Lagercrantz
#58. He understood immediately, and asked, 'What about the fire the dragon is breathing?' I said it was the same fire that burns inside everyone who is being trampled on. The same fire that can turn us into ashes and waste, but which sometimes, if some old fool like Holger spots us, plays chess with us and talks to us and just takes an interest, can become something totally different: a force which allows us to strike back. #Quote by David Lagercrantz
Chess quotes by Helen Oyeyemi
#59. No, I found her. I know she doesn't look like a puppet, but she is one. I know it because when I first picked her up I said something I'd never said before. I put her down and when I picked her up I said the thing again without meaning to, and again it was something I hadn't said before, even though the words were the same. What's her routine? At the moment she only asks this one queation, but I'm hoping to learn how to get her to ask another. What's her question? Is your blood as red as this? A chess piece asking a personal queation, possibly one of the most personal questions that could be asked. #Quote by Helen Oyeyemi
Chess quotes by Samuel Reshevsky
#60. Young players calculate everything, a requirement of their relative inexperience. #Quote by Samuel Reshevsky
Chess quotes by Chris Hardwick
#61. When I was in grade school I was into chess club, Latin club, D&D, computer camp - everything that made vaginas go away. #Quote by Chris Hardwick
Chess quotes by Mark Lawrence
#62. When they killed him, Mother wouldn't hold her peace, so they slit her throat. I was stupid then, being only nine, and I fought to save them both. But the thorns held me tight. I've learned to appreciate thorns since. The thorns taught me the game. They let me understand what all those grim and serious men who've fought the Hundred War have yet to learn. You can only win the game when you understand that it IS a game. Let a man play chess, and tell him that every pawn is his friend. Let him think both bishops holy. Let him remember happy days in the shadows of his castles. Let him love his queen. Watch him loose them all. #Quote by Mark Lawrence
Chess quotes by Ronald Gross
#63. Fischer was a good kid but very unsophisticated about anything but chess. It was all chess for him, every waking moment. We'd go down to the Four Continents bookstore and he'd buy any Russian chess material he could get his hands on. He'd learned enough Russian to get the gist of prose and he just absorbed the chess part. #Quote by Ronald Gross
Chess quotes by Bobby Fischer
#64. I like the moment when I break a man's ego #Quote by Bobby Fischer
Chess quotes by Magnus Carlsen
#65. Some people think that if their opponent plays a beautiful game, it's okay to lose. I don't. You have to be merciless. #Quote by Magnus Carlsen
Chess quotes by Siegbert Tarrasch
#66. First-class players lose to second-class players because second-class players sometimes play a first-class game #Quote by Siegbert Tarrasch
Chess quotes by Khristina Chess
#67. Demonstrate your connection with popular culture. You could use 'hashtag brilliant' throughout your essay to describe yourself. #Quote by Khristina Chess
Chess quotes by Jaka Tomc
#68. We are like chess players who are trying to predict the opponent's future moves, but in this case, we are dealing with life itself. True masters do not play the game on a single chessboard, but on multiple chessboards at the same time. And what's the difference between grandmasters and masters? Surprises. The moves that cannot be predicted by the opponent. Life can play a simultaneous game with seven billion people at the same time and it can take each and every one of us by surprise. And we still believe we are capable of winning, because we can predict three of four moves ahead. We are insignificant. #Quote by Jaka Tomc
Chess quotes by Edmar Mednis
#69. You must be able to handle a variety of move orders during the first 5-6 moves - otherwise you'll find yourself 'tricked' time and time again. #Quote by Edmar Mednis
Chess quotes by Bobby Fischer
#70. In chess so much depends on opening theory, so the champions before the last century did not know as much as I do and other players do about opening theory. So if you just brought them back from the dead they wouldn't do well. They'd get bad openings. #Quote by Bobby Fischer
Chess quotes by Adolf Anderssen
#71. Attack! Always Attack! #Quote by Adolf Anderssen
Chess quotes by Stacia Kane
#72. I'm not into danger, either." "Aw, Chess. You so into it you ain't climb out with a rope. Why else you do your job, live down here, buy from Bump?" "It's just - I mean - I just do, is all." Her cheeks burned. She shouldn't have let him come in here. She should have just sent him home and let him wash his stupid shirt himself. "No shame in it. Some of us needs an edge on things make us feel right, else we ain't like feeling at all, aye? #Quote by Stacia Kane
Chess quotes by Marcel Duchamp
#73. I am still a victim of chess. It has all the beauty of art - and much more. It cannot be commercialized. Chess is much purer than art in its social position. (On giving up art to play chess) #Quote by Marcel Duchamp
Chess quotes by Emanuel Lasker
#74. The process of making pieces in Chess do something useful (whatever it may be) has received a special name: it is called the attack. The attack is that process by means of which you remove obstructions. #Quote by Emanuel Lasker
Chess quotes by Claudia Gray
#75. I guess it's hard, being apart all the time."
"It really is. If Lucas were still here, everything would be different."
Vic's smile turned smug. "Yeah, I'd have a roommate who could beat me at chess instead of the other way around."
Ranulf never looked up from the chessboard. "I hear your insults and plan to silence them with my victory."
"Keep dreaming," Vic called. #Quote by Claudia Gray
Chess quotes by Vladimir Kramnik
#76. Look at the catastrophic record Vishy Anand has against Garry Kasparov. Kasparov managed to beat him almost everywhere they played, even though Vishy Anand has belonged to the absolute top players in the world for fifteen years. This difference cannot be explained purely in chess terms, there must have been some psychology. #Quote by Vladimir Kramnik
Chess quotes by Julie Klassen
#77. You needn't play, Mr. Weston," Emma said. "I only agreed to play for Lizzie's sake, so . . ." "Oh, come, Miss Smallwood. Please tell me you don't shun all things athletic as you did as a girl." A teasing light shone in his eyes. "Afraid you'll lose?" Emma huffed. "I am not afraid to lose. I know I shall. This isn't chess, after all." One eyebrow rose. "Oh, ho! A shot to the heart. The lady recalls soundly trouncing me, I see. Then you must give me a chance to redeem myself." He set aside his hat and adopted a ready stance, bouncing lightly from foot to foot. He looked fifteen years old all over again. Emma felt a grin lift a corner of her mouth. "Oh, very well. But promise not to laugh too hard." "I promise. #Quote by Julie Klassen
Chess quotes by Stacia Kane
#78. With magic almost anything was possible; all objects had energy, and energy could be manipulated. #Quote by Stacia Kane
Chess quotes by Marc Lowrance
#79. No fool can play chess, and only fools do. #Quote by Marc Lowrance
Chess quotes by Roger Scruton
#80. Unlike every other product that is now manufactured for the table, wine exists in as many varieties as there are people who produce it. Variations in technique, climate, grape, soil and culture ensure that wine is, to the ordinary drinker, the most unpredictable of drinks, and to the connoisseur the most intricately informative, responding to its origins like a game of chess to its opening move. #Quote by Roger Scruton
Chess quotes by Alexandra Kosteniuk
#81. It's a shame to be the face of chess and to play chess badly. #Quote by Alexandra Kosteniuk
Chess quotes by Clive James
#82. Snooker is just chess with balls. #Quote by Clive James
Chess quotes by Friedrich A. Hayek
#83. The man of system, on the contrary, is apt to be very wise in his own conceit; and is often so enamoured with the supposed
beauty of his own ideal plan of government, that he cannot suffer the smallest deviation from any part of it. He goes on to
establish it completely and in all its parts, without any regard either to the great interests, or to the strong prejudices which
may oppose it. He seems to imagine that he can arrange the different members of a great society with as much ease as the
hand arranges the different pieces upon a chess-board. He does not consider that the pieces upon the chess-board have no other
principle of motion besides that which the hand impresses upon them; but that, in the great chess-board of human society, every
single piece has a principle of motion of its own, altogether different from that which the legislature might chuse to impress
upon it. If those two principles coincide and act in the same direction, the game of human society will go on easily and
harmoniously, and is very likely to be happy and successful. If they are opposite or different, the game will go on miserably,
and the society must be at all times in the highest degree of disorder. #Quote by Friedrich A. Hayek
Chess quotes by Joshua Waitzkin
#84. My coach and my parents both had this relationship to what I was doing, which was allowing me to express myself with chess. And so I could love it. I had a passion for it. I was expressing myself through chess, and I was learning about myself through chess. #Quote by Joshua Waitzkin
Chess quotes by Lemony Snicket
#85. An apocryphal story - the word "apocryphal" here means "obviously untrue" - tells of two people, long ago, who were very bored, and that instead of complaining about it they sat up all night and invented the game of chess so that everyone else in the world, on evenings when there is nothing to do, can also be bored by the perplexing and tedious game they invented. #Quote by Lemony Snicket
Chess quotes by Kenny Smith
#86. American democracy is a chess-game in which pawns imagine themselves to be free individuals with wills of their own: that delusion is one of the rules of the game, without which the game could not continue. I doubt anyone, no matter how sharp and sharp-tongued, could succeed in getting across to high school students how vital an acute mind is for just keeping a grip on one's life and earnings in our mendacious politics and economics. No wonder our school system is devoutly dedicated to demoralizing and blunting such minds. #Quote by Kenny Smith
Chess quotes by Efim Geller
#87. Just as it is wrong to work on chess by studying only the first 10-15 moves, so it is wrong to play one and the same opening system, even though it be rich in variations and nuances. #Quote by Efim Geller
Chess quotes by Robert Grudin
#88. Chess, which exists predominantly in two dimensions, is one of the world's most difficult games. Three-dimensional chess is an invitation to insanity. But human relationships, even of the simplest order, are like a kind of four-dimensional chess, a game whose pieces and positions change subtly and inexorably between moves, whose players stare dumbly while their powerful positions deteriorate into hopeless predicaments and while improbable combinations suddenly become inevitable. To make matters worse, some games are open to any number of players, and all sides are expected to win. #Quote by Robert Grudin
Chess quotes by Judit Polgar
#89. In chess the most unbelievable thing for me is that it's a game for everybody: rich, poor, girl, boy, old, young. It's a fantastic game which can unite people and generations! It's a language which you'll find people "speak" in every country. If you reach a certain level you find a very rich world! Art, sport, logic, psychology, a battlefield, imagination, creativity not only in practical games but don't forget either how amazing a feeling it is to compose a study, for example (unfortunately that's not appreciated these days but it's a fantastic part of chess!). #Quote by Judit Polgar
Chess quotes by Charles Krauthammer
#90. ...mention chess and most people's eyes glaze over. They think of two old geezers, one of whom has died but no one has noticed, in overstuff armchairs at the Diogenes Club. #Quote by Charles Krauthammer
Chess quotes by Sangu Mandanna
#91. He can see what move I'm planning to make in chess and counters before I can do it. He always knows who the killer is in a detective story. I think he could make a career out of detecting, but he wants to write plays for theater. Maybe he could be a Shakespeare instead of a Sherlock. He could be anything. Anything he wants to be. #Quote by Sangu Mandanna
Chess quotes by Alfred Binet
#92. Could we look into the head of a Chess player, we should see there a whole world of feelings, images, ideas, emotion and passion #Quote by Alfred Binet
Chess quotes by Alexander Alekhine
#93. Combination is a soul of chess. #Quote by Alexander Alekhine
Chess quotes by Brian Christian
#94. Grandmaster games are said to begin with novelty, which is the first move of the game that exits the book. It could be the fifth, it could be the thirty-fifth. We think about a chess game as beginning with move one and ending with checkmate. But this is not the case. The games begins when it gets out of book, and it end when it goes into book..And this is why Game 6 [between Garry Kasparov and Deep Blue] didn't count ... Tripping and falling into a well on your way to the field of battle is not the same thing as dying in it ... Deep Blue is only itself out of book; prior to that it is nothing. Just the ghosts of the game itself. #Quote by Brian Christian
Chess quotes by Garry Kasparov
#95. It's quite difficult for me to imagine my life without chess. #Quote by Garry Kasparov
Chess quotes by Aleksandar Hemon
#96. I much preferred winning to thinking and I didn't like losing at all. #Quote by Aleksandar Hemon
Chess quotes by Evan Esar
#97. Age brings wisdom to some men, and to others chess. #Quote by Evan Esar
Chess quotes by Rick Kennedy
#98. Pawns are born free, yet they are everywhere in chains #Quote by Rick Kennedy
Chess quotes by Eugene Znosko-Borovsky
#99. Haste, the great enemy. #Quote by Eugene Znosko-Borovsky
Chess quotes by Jerry Seinfeld
#100. Marriage is like a game of chess except the board is flowing water, the pieces are made of smoke and no move you make will have any effect on the outcome. #Quote by Jerry Seinfeld
Chess quotes by Lou Gerstner
#101. I just think we should look at this as a chess match," he said, "between the world's greatest chess player and Garry Kasparov. #Quote by Lou Gerstner
Chess quotes by Lionel Suggs
#102. I am usually more impressed with people who are artful in shuffling a deck, than those who can masterfully play chess. #Quote by Lionel Suggs
Chess quotes by Nick De Firmian
#103. A lot of the difference between an IM and GM is a seriousness to the game. The GM is willing to go through all this. He's willing to put up with anything. This shows his dedication. One other thing is the GMs superiority in tactics. For example Christiansen can find tactics in any position. If you're a GM you should be able to overpower the IM tactically. The GM will often blow out the IM in this area. #Quote by Nick De Firmian
Chess quotes by J.S. Bailey
#104. The world is one unending chess match, my dear, and I am the one playing it how I please. I poke and prod to move my pieces to places I find desirable. And the defiant ones who resist me I simply remove from the board." He pulled up his right sleeve, showing Laura a sheathed dagger strapped to his arm. "But you, Laura, are not of this chess match at all. You walked unexpectedly onto my board, scattering my pieces out of the way, the ones that I had worked on so tirelessly to arrange to perfection. #Quote by J.S. Bailey
Chess quotes by Walter Browne
#105. Chess is a natural cerebral high. #Quote by Walter Browne
Chess quotes by Savielly Tartakower
#106. It is said that an ounce of common sense can outweigh a ton of 'variations'. #Quote by Savielly Tartakower
Chess quotes by Ashlee Nicole Bye
#107. His mouth curled into a derisive smirk. 'You overestimate your value to me. In the grand scheme of things, love, you are nothing more than a chess piece. The more convenient option, yes, but not the only one open to me. #Quote by Ashlee Nicole Bye
Chess quotes by Boris Spassky
#108. Nowadays there is more dynamism in chess, modern players like to take the initiative. Usually they are poor defenders though. #Quote by Boris Spassky
Chess quotes by John Ortberg
#109. Skill at helping people grow spiritually, like skill at playing chess, depends on understanding and valuing differences. #Quote by John Ortberg
Chess quotes by Bobby Fischer
#110. Tactics flow from a superior position #Quote by Bobby Fischer
Chess quotes by Edgar Allan Poe
#111. There is then no analogy whatever between the operations of the Chess-Player, and those of the calculating machine of Mr. Babbage , and if we choose to call the former a pure machine we must be prepared to admit that it is, beyond all comparison, the most wonderful of the inventions of mankind. #Quote by Edgar Allan Poe
Chess quotes by Jose Raul Capablanca
#112. I have not given any drawn or lost games, because I thought them inadequate to the purpose of the book. #Quote by Jose Raul Capablanca
Chess quotes by Edmar Mednis
#113. Playing without a concurrent critical review of one's skills will simply get you nowhere. #Quote by Edmar Mednis
Chess quotes by Emanuel Lasker
#114. When you see a good move, look for a better one #Quote by Emanuel Lasker
Chess quotes by Timothy Miller
#115. I like the little chess match of how people move through space. I'm not comparing myself to Michelangelo with this analogy, but he said when he sculpts it's like finding the sculpture within. It feels that way when you are with actors, too. There's a natural way to do this with a natural language that flows and feels like real people talking. And you've just got to find it. So I enjoy that part of the process. #Quote by Timothy Miller
Chess quotes by George Saunders
#116. I'm not sure I would call it agony but there is a kind of cyclic frustration. You get one story right and then here comes another one. When does that end? What I'm trying to do is get it to end right now, by recognizing that that cycle is writing. That is: trying to understand the frustrations and setbacks (and agony) as part of a bigger chess game you are playing with art itself. #Quote by George Saunders
Chess quotes by Joel N. Ross
#117. You know what to do?"
"Wander around," I said. "Until I spot a self-assembled whangdoodle from the Foggy depths. #Quote by Joel N. Ross
Chess quotes by Joshua Waitzkin
#118. I tend not to dwell on the parallels between chess and business, chess and the martial arts, or any two things for that matter, because the truth is that all pursuits are connected if we gain an eye for the thematic links. #Quote by Joshua Waitzkin
Chess quotes by Magnus Carlsen
#119. Maybe if I didn't have the talent in chess I'd find the talent in something else. The only thing I know is that I have talent in chess, and I'm satisfied with that. #Quote by Magnus Carlsen
Chess quotes by Garry Kasparov
#120. Nowadays games immediately appear on the Internet and thus the life of novelties is measured in hours. Modern professionals do not have the right to be forgetful - it is 'life threatening'. #Quote by Garry Kasparov
Chess quotes by Barney Chavous
#121. Chess is a very positive way to exercise your mind. It makes you look at the whole picture ... what are your options and what is the best thing to do? In football, you are mostly reacting from a defensive point of view ... but you always want to be counterattacking ... a similarity with chess strategy. Chess and offensive football are quite similar; you sacrifice something now to get something back later. #Quote by Barney Chavous
Chess quotes by Michelle Rodriguez
#122. My dad was more, "Let's play chess. Read a book, you're stupid." He's more the intellectual type. #Quote by Michelle Rodriguez
Chess quotes by Nigel Short
#123. I play way too much blitz chess. It rots the brain just as surely as alcohol. #Quote by Nigel Short
Chess quotes by Anatoly Karpov
#124. By all means examine the games of the great chess players, but don't swallow them whole. Their games are valuable not for their separate moves, but for their vision of chess, their way of thinking. #Quote by Anatoly Karpov
Chess quotes by Stephen Leacock
#125. Chess is one long regret. #Quote by Stephen Leacock
Chess quotes by Maude Julien
#126. Playing chess with my father is torture. I have to sit very upright on the edge of my chair and respect the rules of impassivity while I consider my next move. I can feel myself dissolving under his stare. When I move a pawn he asks sarcastically, 'Have you really thought about what you're doing?' I panic and want to move the pawn back. He doesn't allow it: 'You've touched the piece, now you have to follow through. Think before you act. Think. #Quote by Maude Julien
Chess quotes by Mark Twain
#127. God save you from ever being
obliged to beat in a game of chess, whose stake is your life, you having
but four poor pawns and pieces and your adversary with his full force
unshorn. But if you are, provided you have any strength with breadth of
will, do not despair. Though mesmeric power may not save you, it may
help you; try it at all events. #Quote by Mark Twain
Chess quotes by Joel Kinnaman
#128. I'm a pretty good chess player. #Quote by Joel Kinnaman
Chess quotes by Joel N. Ross
#129. Did you just call me 'sweetie'?" I asked.
She shoved my shoulder. "No. #Quote by Joel N. Ross
Chess quotes by Mark Dvoretsky
#130. As a rule, pawn endings have a forced character, and they can be worked out conclusively. #Quote by Mark Dvoretsky
Chess quotes by Tiffany Reisz
#131. The king was a strong piece, of course. The most important chess piece and the most vulnerable to attack. But the queen ... the queen was the most powerful chess piece. More powerful than the king. And the queen could move any way she wanted ... #Quote by Tiffany Reisz
Chess quotes by Ben Kingsley
#132. What is chess, do you think? Those who play for fun or not at all dismiss it as a game. The ones who devote their lives to it for the most part insist that it's a science. It's neither. Bobby Fischer got underneath it like no one before and found at its center, art. #Quote by Ben Kingsley
Chess quotes by Grigory Sanakoev
#133. There are no hopeless positions; there are only inferior positions that can be saved. There are no drawn positions; there are only equal ones in which you can play for a win. But at the same time, don't forget that there is no such thing as a won position in which it is impossible to lose. #Quote by Grigory Sanakoev
Chess quotes by Anatoly Karpov
#134. I am thinking about chess in schools in particular. In the USA more than 3200 children competed in an event. #Quote by Anatoly Karpov
Chess quotes by Ashot Nadanian
#135. Coaching secrets? I don't think I got any. The main "secret" - love for chess. #Quote by Ashot Nadanian
Chess quotes by Peter Hessler
#136. I like to play chess. I moved to a small town, and nobody played chess there, but one guy challenged me to checkers. I always thought it was kind of a simple game, but I accepted. And he beat me nine or ten games in a row. That's sort of like living in a small town. It's a simpler game, but it's played to a higher level. #Quote by Peter Hessler
Chess quotes by Daniel C. Dennett
#137. Some philosophical research projects - or problematics, to speak with the more literary types - are rather like working out the truths of chess. A set of mutually agreed-upon rules are presupposed - and seldom discussed - and the implications of those rules are worked out, articulated, debated, refined. So far, so good. Chess is a deep and important human artifact, about which much of value has been written. But some philosophical research projects are more like working out the truths of chmess. Chmess is just like chess except that the king can move two squares in any direction, not one. I just invented it. … There are just as many a priori truths of chmess as there are of chess (an infinity), and they are just as hard to discover. And that means that if people actually did get involved in investigating the truths of chmess, they would make mistakes, which would need to be corrected, and this opens up a whole new field of a priori investigation, the higher-order truths of chmess … Now none of this is child's play. In fact, one might be able to demonstrate considerable brilliance in the group activity of working out the higher-order truths of chmess. Here is where psychologist Donald Hebb's dictum comes in handy: If it isn't worth doing, it isn't worth doing well. #Quote by Daniel C. Dennett
Chess quotes by Paul Keres
#138. However hopeless the situation appears to be there yet always exists the possibility of putting up a stubborn resistance. #Quote by Paul Keres
Chess quotes by Anthony Santasiere
#139. Touch the pawns before your king with only infinite delicacy. #Quote by Anthony Santasiere
Chess quotes by Rowena Cherry
#140. Wouldn't you rather play chess, Ma'am? ... It's less destructive of clothes. #Quote by Rowena Cherry
Chess quotes by David Bronstein
#141. There is not a single true chess-player in the world whose heart does not beat faster at the mere sound of such long beloved and familiar words as 'gambit games'. #Quote by David Bronstein
Chess quotes by Terry Pratchett
#142. Most gods throw dice, but Fate plays chess, and you don't find out til too late that he's been playing with two queens all along. #Quote by Terry Pratchett
Chess quotes by Magnus Carlsen
#143. All I expect are wins and to get pleasure from the game. And if someone thinks something about me, if someone's dissatisfied with something ... that's not my headache. I hope someday I'll become World Champion - and I'll make all these people happy. But even if for some reason that doesn't happen it won't stop me getting pleasure from chess. I'm sure of that. #Quote by Magnus Carlsen
Chess quotes by Brian Eno
#144. Classical - perhaps I should say 'orchestral' - music is so digital, so cut up, rhythmically, pitchwise and in terms of the roles of the musicians. It's all in little boxes. The reason you get child prodigies in chess, arithmetic, and classical composition is that they are all worlds of discontinuous, parceled-up possibilities. #Quote by Brian Eno
Chess quotes by Jerome K. Jerome
#145. Life is a thing to be lived, not spent; to be faced, not ordered. Life is not a game of chess, the victory to the most knowing; it is a game of cards, one's hand by skill to be made the best of. #Quote by Jerome K. Jerome
Chess quotes by Bai Juyi
#146. Two monks sit facing, playing chess on the mountain, The bamboo shadow on the board is dark and clear. Not a person sees the bamboo's shadow, One sometimes hears the pieces being moved. #Quote by Bai Juyi
Chess quotes by Anatoly Karpov
#147. The truth is that my chess development was nothing out of the ordinary, and it proceeded probably at a pace no faster than others. #Quote by Anatoly Karpov
Chess quotes by Bobby Fischer
#148. I like to make them squirm. #Quote by Bobby Fischer
Chess quotes by Bobby Fischer
#149. I object to being called a chess genius, because I consider myself to be an all around genius, who just happens to play chess, which is rather different. A piece of garbage like Kasparov might be called a chess genius, but he is like an idiot savant, outside of chess he knows nothing. #Quote by Bobby Fischer
Chess quotes by Mary Stewart
#150. Count Ambrosius was out of practice at chess. The usual game was dice, and he was not risking that against an infant soothsayer. Chess, being a matter of mathematics rather than magic, was less susceptible to the black arts.' --twelve-year-old Merlin, The Crystal Cave, p. 131 of 384 #Quote by Mary Stewart
Chess quotes by Kenneth Rogoff
#151. The Indians and Chinese have become brilliant chess professionals. They get on a plane and play all over the world. This has led to dramatic pressure on incomes. Nowadays, the best chess player in Argentina can no longer make a living playing chess. #Quote by Kenneth Rogoff
Chess quotes by David Bronstein
#152. It is annoying that the rules of chess do not allow a pawn to take either horizontally or backwards, but only forwards ... This psychological tuning is ideal for attacking purposes, but what about for defence? #Quote by David Bronstein
Chess quotes by Walter Tevis
#153. There had been a few times over the past year when she felt like this, with her mind not only dizzied but nearly terrified by the endlessness of chess. #Quote by Walter Tevis
Chess quotes by Vladimir Kramnik
#154. I started playing chess when I was about 4 or 5 years old. It is very good for children to learn to play chess, because it helps them to develop their mental abilities. It also helps to consolidate a person's character, because as it happens both in life and in a chess game we have to make decisions constantly. In chess there is no luck and no excuses: everything is in your hands. #Quote by Vladimir Kramnik
Chess quotes by David Bronstein
#155. When everything on the board is clear it can be so difficult to conceal your thoughts from your opponent. #Quote by David Bronstein
Chess quotes by Viswanathan Anand
#156. Chess is like a language, the top players are very fluent at it. Talent can be developed scientifically but you have to find first what you are good at. #Quote by Viswanathan Anand
Chess quotes by Lewis Carroll
#157. And a most curious country it was. There were a number of tiny little brooks running straight across it from side to side, and the ground between was divided up into squares by a number of little green hedges, that reached from brook to brook.
I declare it's marked out just like a large chessboard!' Alice said at last. 'There ought to be some men moving about somewhere
and so there are!' she added in a tone of delight, and her heart began to beat quick with excitement as she went on. 'It's a great huge game of chess that's being played
all over the world
if this is the world at all, you know. Oh, what fun it is! #Quote by Lewis Carroll
Chess quotes by Sherry Thomas
#158. During terms, Professor Marsden lives in Cambridge with his wife, chess player
extraordinaire and distinguished physician and surgeon Bryony Asquith Marsden. His
favorite time of day is half past six in the evening, when he meets Mrs. Marsden's train at the
station, as the latter returns from her day in London. On Sunday afternoons, rain or shine,
Professor and Mrs. Marsden take a walk along The Backs, and treasure growing old
together. #Quote by Sherry Thomas
Chess quotes by Aimee Carter
#159. You and I should play sometime. I think you would like it,' she said." It's a game of strategy, mostly. The strong pieces are in the back row, while the weak pieces - the pawns - are all in the front, ready to take the brunt of the attack. Because of their limited movement and vulnerability, most people underestimate them and only use them to protect the more powerful pieces. But when I play I protect my pawns.' ... 'They may be weak when the game begins, but their potential is remarkable. Most of the time, they'll be taken by the other side and held captive until the end of the game. But if you're careful - if you keep your eyes open and pay attention to what your oppenent is doing, if you protect your pawns and they reach the other side of the board, do you know what happens then?' I shook my head, and she smiled.
"Your pawn becomes a queen." ... 'Because they kept moving forward and triumphed against impossible odds, they become the most powerful piece in the game. #Quote by Aimee Carter
Chess quotes by Dumitru Tepeneag
#160. I had severed relations with the Romanian exiles who had become politically conservative and even extremely right wing; I was giving chess lessons to earn a living. Luckily we spoke quite a bit of French at home so it wasn't too difficult for me to write in my adopted language. #Quote by Dumitru Tepeneag
Chess quotes by Alexander Kotov
#161. Here is a definition which correctly reflects the course of thought and action of a grandmaster: - The plan in a game of chess is the sum total of successive strategical operations which are each carried out according to separate ideas arising from the demands of the position. #Quote by Alexander Kotov
Chess quotes by Garry Kasparov
#162. A brilliant strategy is, certainly, a matter of intelligence, but intelligence without audaciousness is not enough. #Quote by Garry Kasparov
Chess quotes by Elizabeth Acevedo
#163. Mami wanted me to be a lady: sit up straight, cross my ankles, let men protect me. Papi wanted me to be a leader. To think quick & strike hard, to speak rarely, but when I did, to always be heard. Me? Playing chess taught me a queen is both: deadly & graceful, poised & ruthless. Quiet & cunning. A queen offers her hand to be kissed, & can form it into a fist while smiling the whole damn time #Quote by Elizabeth Acevedo
Chess quotes by Mikhail Botvinnik
#164. Above all else, before playing in competitions a player must have regard to his health, for if he is suffering from ill-health he cannot hope for success. In this connection the best of all tonics is 15 to 20 days in the fresh air, in the country. #Quote by Mikhail Botvinnik
Chess quotes by Richard Reti
#165. Most chess players know, thanks to the study of master games, that two bishops are stronger than two knights or than bishop and knight, though very few know the reason for this advantage and how to turn it to account. #Quote by Richard Reti
Chess quotes by Max Euwe
#166. Alekhine's real genius is in the preparation and construction of a position, long before combinations or mating attacks come into consideration at all. #Quote by Max Euwe
Chess quotes by Emanuel Lasker
#167. Chess is neither a science nor an art. It is what human nature most delights in
a fight. #Quote by Emanuel Lasker
Chess quotes by Sherman Alexie
#168. Where's your dad now?" Thomas asked.
"He's gone."
The word gone echoed all over the reservation. The reservation was gone itself, just a shell of its former self, just a fragment of the whole. But the reservation still possessed the power and rage, magic and loss, joys and jealousy. The reservation tugged at the lives of its Indians, stole from them in the middle of the night, watched impassively as the horses and salmon disappeared. But the reservation forgave, too. Sam Bone vanished between foot falls on the way to the Trading Post one summer day and reappeared years later to finish his walk. Thomas, Chess, and Checkers heard the word gone shake the foundation of the house. #Quote by Sherman Alexie
Chess quotes by Terry Pratchett
#169. Most of the gods throw dice but Fate plays chess, and you don't find out until too late that he's been using two queens all along. Fate wins. #Quote by Terry Pratchett
Chess quotes by Christopher Bollen
#170. Why I love chess and tennis - the volleying aspect, and the fact that your competitors' reactions and motivations and bluffs come into the game itself. #Quote by Christopher Bollen
Chess quotes by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
#171. In the parlor was a huge camera on wheels like the ones used in public parks, and the backdrop of a marine twilight, painted with homemade paints, and the walls papered with pictures of children at memorable moments: the first Communion, the bunny costume, the happy birthday. Year after year, during contemplative pauses on afternoons of chess, Dr. Urbino had seen the gradual covering over of the walls, and he had often thought with a shudder of sorrow that in the gallery of casual portraits lay the germ of the future of the city, governed and corrupted by those unknown children, where note even the ashes of his glory would remain. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Chess quotes by Georg Kieninger
#172. Dazzling combinations are for the many, shifting wood is for the few #Quote by Georg Kieninger
Chess quotes by Erin Morgenstern
#173. She has gathered that the man in the grey suit whom her father called Alexander also has a student, and there will be some sort of game.
"Like chess?" she asks once.
"No," her father says. "Not like chess. #Quote by Erin Morgenstern
Chess quotes by Sarah McBride
#174. Compromise is often necessary [in politics], but entire marginalized identities are not expendable chess pieces. #Quote by Sarah McBride
Chess quotes by H. Russell Wakefield
#175. For chess, that superb, cold, infinitely satisfying anodyne to life, I feel the ardour of a lover, the humility of a disciple. #Quote by H. Russell Wakefield
Chess quotes by Terry Pratchett
#176. Vimes had never got on with any game much more complex than darts. Chess in particular had always annoyed him. It was the dumb way the pawns went off and slaughtered their fellow pawns while the kings lounged about doing nothing that always got to him; if only the pawns united, maybe talked the rooks round, the whole board could've been a republic in a dozen moves. #Quote by Terry Pratchett
Chess quotes by Viktor Korchnoi
#177. The only positive contribution to chess from Fischer in the last 20 years. #Quote by Viktor Korchnoi
Chess quotes by Richard Reti
#178. Chess was Capablanca's mother tongue. #Quote by Richard Reti
Chess quotes by Tom Robbins
#179. You know what the game of golf is, don't you? It's basketball for people who can't jump and chess for people who can't think. #Quote by Tom Robbins
Chess quotes by Milan Kundera
#180. Physical love only rarely merges with the soul's love. What does the soul actually do when the body unites (in that age-old, universal, immutable motion) with another body? What a wealth of invention it finds in those moments, thus reaffirming its superiority over the monotony of the corporeal life! How it scorns the body, and uses it (together with its partner) as a pretext for insane fantasies a thousand times more carnal than the two coupled bodies! Or conversely: how it belittles the body by leaving it to its pendular to-and-fro while the soul (already wearied by the caprices of the body) turns its thoughts entirely elsewhere: to a game of chess, to recollections of dinner, to a book... #Quote by Milan Kundera
Chess quotes by Harry Golombek
#181. Books on the openings abound; nor are works on the end game wanting; but those on the middle game can be counted on the fingers of one hand. #Quote by Harry Golombek
Chess quotes by Sarah Beth Durst
#182. Only Uncle Pascha ignored her. He was contemplating his chessboard. She doubted that he'd move his piece today. It had been his turn for only six months. Once, he had gone three years between moves. He preferred a leisurely game. #Quote by Sarah Beth Durst
Chess quotes by Henry Thomas Buckle
#183. Sir, the slowness of genius is hard to bear, but the slowness of mediocrity is insufferable. #Quote by Henry Thomas Buckle
Chess quotes by Dan Heisman
#184. Don't be afraid of losing, be afraid of playing a game and not learning something. #Quote by Dan Heisman
Chess quotes by John Maynard Keynes
#185. Chess is a cure for headaches. #Quote by John Maynard Keynes
Chess quotes by Walter Isaacson
#186. Another time, he was playing [chess] with his equal, the Duchess of Bourbon, who made a move that inadvertently exposed her king. Ignoring the rules of the game, he promptly captured it. "Ah," said the duchess, "we do not take Kings so." Replied Franklin in a famous quip: "We do in America. #Quote by Walter Isaacson
Chess quotes by Ray Kurzweil
#187. These chunks represent patterns (such as faces) as well as specific knowledge. For example, a world-class chess master is estimated to have mastered about 100,000 board positions. Shakespeare used 29,000 words but close to 100,000 meanings of those words. Development of expert systems in medicine indicate that humans can master about 100,000 concepts in a domain. If we estimate that this "professional" knowledge represents as little as 1 percent of the overall pattern and knowledge store of a human, we arrive at an estimate of 107 chunks. #Quote by Ray Kurzweil
Chess quotes by Bobby Fischer
#188. If I win a tournament, I win it by myself. I do the playing. Nobody helps me #Quote by Bobby Fischer
Chess quotes by Israel Albert Horowitz
#189. Chess is a great game. No matter how good one is, there is always somebody better. No matter how bad one is, there is always somebody worse. #Quote by Israel Albert Horowitz
Chess quotes by Savielly Tartakower
#190. A Queen's sacrifice, even when fairly obvious, always rejoices the heart of the chess-lover. #Quote by Savielly Tartakower
Chess quotes by Robert A. Heinlein
#191. The only constant thing in these shifting, fairy-chess worlds is human love. #Quote by Robert A. Heinlein
Chess quotes by Adrian Rogers
#192. Be warned! From Satan's viewpoint you are a pawn in his game of cosmic chess. #Quote by Adrian Rogers
Chess quotes by Garry Kasparov
#193. Boris Vasilievich was the only top-class player of his generation who played gambits regularly and without fear ... Over a period of 30 years he did not lose a single game with the King's Gambit, and among those defeated were numerous strong players of all generations, from Averbakh, Bronstein and Fischer, to Seirawan. #Quote by Garry Kasparov
Chess quotes by Gregor Piatigorsky
#194. A male scorpion is stabbed to death after mating. In chess, the powerful queen often does the same to the king without giving him the satisfaction of a lover. #Quote by Gregor Piatigorsky
Chess quotes by Alexander Alekhine
#195. I believe that true beauty of chess is more than enough to satisfy all possible demands. #Quote by Alexander Alekhine
Chess quotes by Levon Aronian
#196. As a chess player one has to be able to control one's feelings, one has to be as cold as a machine. #Quote by Levon Aronian
Chess quotes by Laura Lippman
#197. Relationships are chess for women," he said. "They can see the whole board, plan way ahead. They're the queens, after all. We're the kings, limited to one square in any direction, on defense for the whole fucking game. #Quote by Laura Lippman
Chess quotes by David Foster Wallace
#198. And then also, again, still, what are those boundaries, if they're not baselines, that contain and direct its infinite expansion inward, that make tennis like chess on the run, beautiful and infinitely dense? The true opponent, the enfolding boundary, is the player himself. Always and only the self out there, on court, to be met, fought, brought to the table to hammer out terms. The competing boy on the net's other side: he is not the foe: he is more the partner in the dance. He is the what is the word excuse or occasion for meeting the self. As you are his occasion. Tennis's beauty's infinite roots are self-competitive. You compete with your own limits to transcend the self in imagination and execution. Disappear inside the game: break through limits: transcend: improve: win. Which is why tennis is an essentially tragic enterprise… You seek to vanquish and transcend the limited self whose limits make the game possible in the first place. It is tragic and sad and chaotic and lovely. All life is the same, as citizens of the human State: the animating limits are within, to be killed and mourned, over and over again…Mario thinks hard again. He's trying to think of how to articulate something like: But then is battling and vanquishing the self the same as destroying yourself? Is that like saying life is pro-death? … And then but so what's the difference between tennis and suicide, life and death, the game and its own end? #Quote by David Foster Wallace
Chess quotes by Mikhail Botvinnik
#199. Chess is the art which expresses the science of logic. #Quote by Mikhail Botvinnik
Chess quotes by Boris Spassky
#200. After I won the title, I was confronted with the real world. People do not behave naturally anymore - hypocrisy is everywhere. #Quote by Boris Spassky

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