Quotations on Chess

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Chess is not only knowledge and logic.
- Alexander Alekhine
(Keywords: Knowledge, Chess, Logic)

I see myself more as an ambassador of the game. And I hope to bring chess to a higher level in the United States. Making bigger tournaments, more interesting events. Making it a respectable profession for young people to be able to pursue in the future.
- Maurice Ashley
(Keywords: People, Hope, Chess, Events, Future, Profession, states, United)

Leonard Chess passed, and that was the end of the Chess label for that time.
- Solomon Burke
(Keywords: Time, Chess, End)

People are governed with the head; kindness of heart is little use in chess.
- Nicolas Chamfort
(Keywords: People, Heart, Chess, Kindness)

Chess is the most elaborate waste of human intelligence outside of an advertising agency.
- Raymond Chandler
(Keywords: Intelligence, Advertising, Chess, Waste)

Chess is as elaborate a waste of human intelligence as you can find outside an advertising agency.
- Raymond Chandler
(Keywords: Intelligence, Advertising, Chess, Waste)

She felt like a chess player who, by the clever handling of his pieces, sees the game taking the course intended. Her eyes were bright and tender with a smile as they glanced up into his; and her lips looked hungry for the kiss which they invited.
- Kate Chopin
(Keywords: Kiss, Chess, Eyes, Smile)

Sexiness, particularly in movies, is the chess game in the 'Thomas Crown Affair'. It's, it's, I don't know, but Faye Dunaway comes up a lot in that thinking. It's the subtlety of sexiness. The moment you try to be sexy, then it's not.
- Daniel Craig
(Keywords: Movies, Chess, Thinking)

Personally, I rather look forward to a computer program winning the world chess championship. Humanity needs a lesson in humility.
- Richard Dawkins
(Keywords: Winning, Chess, Computer, Humanity, Humility, Needs, World)

The chess-board is the world, the pieces are the phenomena of the universe, the rules of the game are what we call the laws of Nature. The player on the other side is hidden from us.
- Thomas Huxley
(Keywords: Nature, Chess, Laws, Rules, Universe, World)

I still love to play chess. So I do not even spend a minute on the possibility to step back.
- Anatoly Karpov
(Keywords: Love, Possibility, Chess, Play)

No, no, it is obvious that the ECU should act as a close alliance for the benefit of chess.
- Anatoly Karpov
(Keywords: Act, Alliance, Chess, Obvious)

I may play some exhibition games so I don't want to quit the game of chess completely. I just decided and it's a firm decision not to play competitive chess anymore.
- Garry Kasparov
(Keywords: Decision, Chess, Games, May, Play, Want)

Every time I win a tournament I have to think that there is something wrong with modern chess.
- Viktor Korchnoi
(Keywords: Time, Chess, Wrong)

I believe every chess player senses beauty, when he succeeds in creating situations, which contradict the expectations and the rules, and he succeeds in mastering this situation.
- Vladimir Kramnik
(Keywords: Beauty, Chess, Expectations, Rules, Senses)

I am convinced, the way one plays chess always reflects the player's personality. If something defines his character, then it will also define his way of playing.
- Vladimir Kramnik
(Keywords: Character, Chess, Personality, Will)

For me art and chess are closely related, both are forms in which the self finds beauty and expression.
- Vladimir Kramnik
(Keywords: Art, Beauty, Chess, Expression, Self)

For us chess players the language of artist is something natural.
- Vladimir Kramnik
(Keywords: Artist, Chess, Language)

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.
- Vladimir Kramnik
(Keywords: Beauty, Chess, Clarity, Example)

I'd like to go away for six months and learn to kiteboard and windsurf. I love pinochle, I love chess and I love windsurfing.
- Christopher Meloni
(Keywords: Love, Chess, Months)

Chess, like mathematics and music, is a nursery for child prodigies.
- Jamie Murphy
(Keywords: Music, Chess, Mathematics)

A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing.
- Emo Philips
(Keywords: Boxing, Chess, Computer)

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.
- Terry Pratchett
(Keywords: Gods, Chess, Fate)

The chess player who develops the ability to play two dozen boards at a time will benefit from learning to compress his or her analysis into less time.
- Marilyn vos Savant
(Keywords: Time, Ability, Chess, Learning, Play, Will)

In our town there was a Gestapo officer who loved to play chess. After the occupation began, he found out that my father was the chess master of the region, and so he had him to his house every night.
- Bruno Schulz
(Keywords: Father, Chess, Night, Occupation, Play)

Theses officers were good friends, so it must have been a terrible argument, because the one who played chess with my father was so angry that he walked over to the dentist's house and got the dentist out of bed and shot him.
- Bruno Schulz
(Keywords: Father, Argument, Bed, Chess, Friends)

The ability to get ahead in an organization is simply another talent, like the ability to play chess, paint pictures, do coronary bypass operations or pick pockets.
- Robert Shea
(Keywords: Talent, Ability, Chess, Play)

It's less about the physical training, in the end, than it is about the mental preparation: boxing is a chess game. You have to be skilled enough and have trained hard enough to know how many different ways you can counterattack in any situation, at any moment.
- Jimmy Smits
(Keywords: Boxing, Chess, End, Training)

On the other hand, chess is a mass sport now and for chess organisers shorter time control is obviously more attractive. But I think that this control does not suit World Championship matches.
- Boris Spassky
(Keywords: Time, Control, Chess, Now, World)

We can compare classical chess and rapid chess with theatre and cinema - some actors don't like the latter and prefer to work in the theatre.
- Boris Spassky
(Keywords: Work, Actors, Chess, Cinema, Theatre)

Nowadays young people have great choice of occupations, hobbies, etc, so chess is experiencing difficulties because of the high competition. Now it's hard to make living in chess, so our profession does attract young people.
- Boris Spassky
(Keywords: People, Chess, Choice, Competition, Difficulties, Hobbies, Living, Now, Occupations, Profession)

Bobby Fischer has an enormous knowledge of chess and his familiarity with the chess literature of the USSR is immense.
- Boris Spassky
(Keywords: Knowledge, Chess, Familiarity, Literature)

In my country, at that time, being a champion of chess was like being a King. At that time I was a King - and when you are King you feel a lot of responsibility, but there is nobody there to help you.
- Boris Spassky
(Keywords: Time, Being, Chess, Country, Help, Responsibility)

Chess is so inspiring that I do not believe a good player is capable of having an evil thought during the game.
- Wilhelm Steinitz
(Keywords: Thought, Chess, Evil, Inspiring)

If I'm home with no chore at hand, and a package of books has come, the television set and the chess board and the unanswered mail will have to manage without me if one of the books is a detective story.
- Rex Stout
(Keywords: Home, Books, Chess, Mail, Television, Will)

I play chess badly and I've been beaten by my 10-year old son.
- John Turturro
(Keywords: Son, Chess, Old, Play)

There was one point in high school actually when I was on the chess team, marching band, model United Nations and debate club all at the same time. And I would spend time with the computer club after school. And I had just quit pottery club, which I was in junior high, but I let that go.
- Rainn Wilson
(Keywords: Time, Chess, Computer, Debate, Nations, School, United)









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