"There's sound sacrifices, then there's mine!"
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.”