My Favorite Quotes
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 John Turturro - “I play chess badly and I've been beaten by my 10-year old son.”  
 Rex Stout - “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.”  
 Bruno Schulz - “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.”  
 Douglass North - “It was not until I got my first job, at the University of Washington in Seattle, and began playing chess with Don Gordon, a brilliant young theorist, that I learned economic theory.”  
 Peter Mayhew - “Never having played Chess before, it was most interesting to be playing the game with no pieces in front of me. But I still knew how to stroke my hair when I won.”  
 Garry Kasparov - “It's quite difficult for me to imagine my life without chess.”  
 Garry Kasparov - “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 - “I learned that fighting on the chess board could also have an impact on the political climate in the country.”  
 Donald E. Westlake - “Seem to be telling this, but really telling that. Three-dimensional writing, like three-dimensional chess. Nabokov was the other master of that. You could learn something from Nabokov on every page he ever wrote.”  
 Dorothy Dunnett - “You all know that each title in the Chronicles has a chess theme that's partly because of the overall design of the Chronicles themselves - the game of chess as an analogue of the game of life.”  
 Dorothy Dunnett - “But it's also because of something personal. My mother and father met while playing chess, so I've always had a fondness for the game. If it weren't for chess, I might not be here.”  
 Charles Dudley Warner - “There is nothing that disgusts a man like getting beaten at chess by a woman.”  
 Solomon Burke - “Leonard Chess passed, and that was the end of the Chess label for that time.”  
 Eric Bogosian - “Ensemble is hard to do. It's like 3-D chess.”  
 Eric Allin Cornell - “My freshman year of high school I joined the chess and math clubs.”  
 Eric Allin Cornell - “Between rounds of speed chess I read enough of a programming manual to teach myself to write programs on the school's DEC mainframe in the language Basic.”  
 Maurice Ashley - “I think that by and large chess players have been very kind. Like I said there have been a few incidents, but they certainly didn't serve to bring me down any.”  
 Chuck Bresnahan - “It is really a game of chess.”  
 David Weitz - “It's a card game that's a cross between chess and War (the card game). Each player has a random assortment of cards with a fantasy-based theme. The cards provide resources needed to summon monsters and spells that will hopefully reduce your opponent's life to zero before your life reaches zero.”  
 Garry Kasparov - “I feel that my chess strengths are still here, ... I believe I can still improve.”  
 Garry Kasparov - “Chess is mental torture.”  
 Terry O'Connor - “We started karate because a mom just asked for it. We still have that program. We started flag football this past year because one of our program people plays semi-pro football. Now they compete. They went down to New York and played and won. We'll be doing that program again in the fall. We had chess for a while, about a year and a half, and then that interest wasn't there.”  
 Bobby Douglas - “It's been a tremendous rivalry. The matches have been tactical matches which is more like a chess match. If they end up in the finals of the Big 12, I think it's going to be a great match. If they end up in the finals of the national tournament I think it's going to be another great match.”  
 Cody Franson - “When it come down to it on most nights it is about the player and the teams that work the hardest and not so much a chess match of strategy. Composure is key to playing defense and you cannot allow others to get under your skin and throw you off your game.”  
 Clive James - “Whoever called snooker 'chess with balls' was rude, but right.”  

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