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  1. 02 Aug '11 11:41
    I know that a lot of great things have been said about the great game of chess. Could you post some of the ones that you've heard or made up yourself. Here is one on my favorites:

    "Chess is mental torture." - Gary Kasparov

    I'm sure that we've all felt this way before.
  2. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    02 Aug '11 12:57
    "I've been sick lately."
  3. 02 Aug '11 13:06
    "Chess is a game for kings, not queens". Sorry females.
  4. Standard member Paullli
    Agnost
    02 Aug '11 13:15
    Even trolls do rock 'n roll.
  5. 02 Aug '11 13:19
    Originally posted by Paullli
    Even trolls do rock 'n roll.
    Are their night clubs and disco bars under any of your local bridges?
  6. 02 Aug '11 13:38
    "We like to think" - Gary Kasparov
  7. 02 Aug '11 15:09
    There's a Confucius quote I've always thought very relevant to chess:

    "To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous."
  8. Donation ketchuplover
    G.O.A.T.
    02 Aug '11 16:06
    My favorite endgame is KQRRBBNNpppppppp vs.ppppppppNNBBRRQK-me

    Chess isn't the best or worst thing in the world but there's nothing quite like it-W.C. Fields (paraphrased)

    Ratings don't play chess-me

    Always check it won't be stalemate-me

    No fool can play chess and only fools do-geman proverb
  9. 02 Aug '11 16:31
    "I just move the little wooden things." -- Tony Miles
  10. 03 Aug '11 01:16
    "Sometimes I wish chess would play without kings, they get in the way and get mated when you're winning on the queenside"

    "Oh hell. He's so short of time but still he's playing great moves. Whats the point of having chess clocks, if people play well when they've got no time left?"

    -Raymond Keene
  11. 03 Aug '11 02:45
    "Chess beez da bes game fo my homies sted a bangin. Nome um sane?"

    --- Elmore Washington
  12. 03 Aug '11 02:58 / 2 edits
    "There's sound sacrifices, then there's mine!"
    Mikhail Tal

    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.”
    lady_ix Terry Pratchett quotes (English Writer, b.1948)

    “The chess pieces are the block alphabet which shapes thoughts; and these thoughts, although making a visual design on the chess-board, express their beauty abstractly, like a poem... I have come to the personal conclusion that while all artists are not chess players, all chess players are artists.”
    Marcel Duchamp quotes

    Because of the level of my chess game, I was able - even against a weak opponent, such as my younger brothers or the dog - to get myself checkmated in under three minutes. I challenge any computer to do it faster.”
  13. 03 Aug '11 09:58
    "Chess is like life" -Spassky

    "Chess is life" -Fischer

    "The pin is mightier than the sword." -Reinfeld

    “Help your pieces so they can help you" -Morphy

    “The passed Pawn is a criminal, who should be kept under lock and key. Mild measures, such as police surveillance, are not sufficient” -Nimzovich

    “Chess holds its master in its own bonds, shackling the mind and brain so that the inner freedom of the very strongest must suffer” -Albert Einstein
  14. 03 Aug '11 10:00
    A collection of Fischer quotes:

    "All I want to do, ever, is just play Chess”

    “Tactics flow from a superior position”

    “Morphy was probably the greatest genius of them all”

    “My opponents make good moves too. Sometimes I don't take these things into consideration”

    “Different people feel differently about resigning”
  15. Standard member gambit05
    Mad Murdock
    03 Aug '11 10:48
    Good luck, but not too much when we're playing. 🙂

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