Chessmaster quotes

#55041 Alexander Alekhine

Chess first of all teaches you to be objective. .

Alexander Alekhine Quotes about you
#55042 Alexander Alekhine

I believe that true beauty of chess is more than enough to satisfy all possible demands. .

Alexander Alekhine Quotes about beauty
#55043 Alexander Alekhine

I have had to work long and hard to eradicate the dangerous delusion that, in a bad position, I could always, or nearly always, conjure up some unexpected combination to extricate me from my difficulties. .

Alexander Alekhine Quotes about work
#55044 Alexander Alekhine

Oh! this opponent, this collaborator against your will, whose notion of beauty always differs from yours and whose means are often too limited for active assistance to your intentions! .

Alexander Alekhine Quotes about beauty
#55045 Alexander Alekhine

The purpose of human life and the sense of happiness is to give the maximum what the man is able to give. .

Alexander Alekhine Quotes about life
#55046 Alexander Alekhine

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 Alekhine Quotes about art
#55047 Alexander Alekhine

In my opinion, a master is morally obliged to seize every sort of opportunity and to try to solve the problems of the position without fear of some simplifications. .

Alexander Alekhine Quotes about fear
#55048 Alexander Alekhine

Chess is not only knowledge and logic. .

Alexander Alekhine Quotes about knowledge
#55049 Alexander Alekhine

I think that for the highest achievements nowadays... need to have the stable as a rock scientific base. And also need to own modesty. .

Alexander Alekhine Quotes about men
#55050 Alexander Alekhine

The fact that a player is very short of time is, to my mind, as little to be considered an excuse as, for instance, the statement of the law-breaker that he was drunk at the time he committed the crime. .

Alexander Alekhine Quotes about time
#57756 Viswanathan Anand

If revenge motivates you, go for it! But the main thing is to set your game in order. .

Viswanathan Anand Quotes about revenge
#57757 Viswanathan Anand

Chess as a sport requires a lot of mental stamina, and this is what that makes it different from a physical sport. Chess players have a unique ability of taking in a lot of information and remembering relevant bits. So, memory and mental stamina are the key attributes. .

Viswanathan Anand Quotes about men
#57758 Viswanathan Anand

I attend to my fitness. I go the gym every day and try to maintain my physical fitness; without that, it is tough to take challenges on the chess board. .

Viswanathan Anand Quotes about challenges
#141078 Bobby Fischer

I like the moment when I break a man's ego. .

Bobby Fischer Quotes about men
#141079 Bobby Fischer

Nothing is so healing as the human touch. .

Bobby Fischer Quotes about healing
#141080 Bobby Fischer

There are too many Jews in chess. They seem to have taken away the class of the game. They don't seem to dress so nicely. That's what I don't like. .

Bobby Fischer Quotes about man
#141081 Bobby Fischer

I consider myself to be a genius who happens to play chess. .

Bobby Fischer Quotes about self
#141082 Bobby Fischer

America is totally under control of the Jews, you know. I mean, look what they're doing in Yugoslavia. .

Bobby Fischer Quotes about control
#141083 Bobby Fischer

I am boring. I am boring! .

Bobby Fischer
#141084 Bobby Fischer

All that matters on the chessboard is good moves. .

Bobby Fischer Quotes about good
#141085 Bobby Fischer

I don't believe in psychology. .

Bobby Fischer Quotes about psychology
#141086 Bobby Fischer

All I want to do, ever, is play chess. .

Bobby Fischer Quotes about want
#141087 Bobby Fischer

When I won the world championship, in 1972, the United States had an image of, you know, a football country, a baseball country, but nobody thought of it as an intellectual country. .

Bobby Fischer Quotes about world
#141088 Bobby Fischer

Chess is life. .

Bobby Fischer Quotes about life
#141089 Bobby Fischer

I don't listen to weakies. .

Bobby Fischer
#141090 Bobby Fischer

I don't remember one thing I learned in school. .

Bobby Fischer Quotes about school
#141091 Bobby Fischer

Ultimately the white man should leave the United States and the black people should go back to Africa. .

Bobby Fischer Quotes about people
#141092 Bobby Fischer

I don't want to look like a bum. .

Bobby Fischer Quotes about want
#141093 Bobby Fischer

There isn't a woman player in the world I can't give knights-odds to and still beat. .

Bobby Fischer Quotes about world
#141094 Bobby Fischer

I felt that chess... is a science in the form of a game... I consider myself a scientist. I wanted to be treated like a scientist. .

Bobby Fischer Quotes about science
#141095 Bobby Fischer

I hate ready-made suits, button-down collars, and sports shirts. .

Bobby Fischer Quotes about hate
#141096 Bobby Fischer

I want to see the U.S. wiped out. Death to the U.S. .

Bobby Fischer Quotes about want
#141097 Bobby Fischer

Nobody has single-handedly done more for the U.S. than me. .

Bobby Fischer Quotes about sin
#141098 Bobby Fischer

I was never invited to the White House. They invited that Olympic Russian gymnast - that little Communist, Olga Korbut. .

Bobby Fischer
#141099 Bobby Fischer

Now my only income is a few royalty cheques from my books. .

Bobby Fischer Quotes about books
#141100 Bobby Fischer

The white people should go back to Europe, and the country should be returned to the American Indians. This is the future I would like to see for the so-called United States. .

Bobby Fischer Quotes about people
#141101 Bobby Fischer

The U.S. and Israel have been slaughtering the Palestinians, just slaughtering them, for years. Robbing them and slaughtering them. .

Bobby Fischer Quotes about laughter
#141102 Bobby Fischer

Chess and me, it's hard to take them apart. It's like my alter ego. .

Bobby Fischer Quotes about art
#190139 Bobby Fischer

I like the moment when I break a mans ego. .

Bobby Fischer Quotes about men
#194060 Anatoly Karpov

To be champion requires more than simply being a strong player; one has to be a strong human being as well. .

Anatoly Karpov Quotes about man
#194076 Garry Kasparov

Chess helps you to concentrate, improve your logic. It teaches you to play by the rules and take responsibility for your actions, how to problem solve in an uncertain environment. .

Garry Kasparov Quotes about men
#202622 Boris Spassky

When you play Bobby, it is not a question if you win or lose. It is a question if you survive. .

Boris Spassky Quotes about you
#202835 Wilhelm Steinitz

A sacrifice is best refuted by accepting it. .

Wilhelm Steinitz Quotes about sacrifice
#2533543 Boris Spassky

Time control directly influences the quality of play. .

Boris Spassky Quotes about time
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