Chess Quotes

Life is a game of chess and you never really know when you are winning or losing.

Adolfo Bioy Casares

There's so many lessons I get from chess, it's incredible, but I think the biggest thing for me has always been is that losing is learning.

Maurice Ashley

Chess for me is not a game, but an art. Yes, and I take upon myself all those responsibilities which an art imposes on its adherents.

Alexander Alexandrovich Alekhine

Chess first of all teaches you to be objective.

Alexander Alexandrovich Alekhine

In life, as in chess, forethought wins.

Charles Buxton

The human element, the human flaw and the human nobility - those are the reasons that chess matches are won or lost.

Viktor Korchnoi

Chess is a foolish expedient for making idle people believe they are doing something very clever, when they are only wasting their time.

George Bernard Shaw

I study chess eight hours a day, on principle.

Alexander Alexandrovich Alekhine

Photography is a system of visual editing. At bottom, it is a matter of surrounding with a frame a portion of one's cone of vision, while standing in the right place at the right time. Like chess, or writing, it is a matter of choosing from among given possibilities, but in the case of photography the number of possibilities is not finite but infinite.

John Szarkowski

Chess is intellectual gymnastics.

Wilhelm Steinitz

Human affairs are like a chess-game: only those who do not take it seriously can be called good players. Life is like an earthen pot: only when it is shattered, does it manifest its emptiness.

Seneca

Reading about baseball is a lot more interesting than reading about chess, but you have to wonder: Don't any of these guys ever go fishing?

Dave Shiflett

It is impossible to win gracefully at chess. No man has yet said "Mate!" in a voice which failed to sound to his opponent bitter, boastful and malicious.

A.A. Milne

Chess is a sea in which a gnat may drink and an elephant may bathe.

Indian Proverb

Chess is as elaborate a waste of human intelligence as you can find outside of an advertising agency.

Raymond Chandler

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