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Letter "C" » chess
«Bobby Fischer has an enormous knowledge of chess and his familiarity with the chess literature of the USSR is immense.»
«A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing.»
«Baseball and cricket are beautiful and highly stylized medieval war substitutes, chess made flesh, a mixture of proud chivalry and base - in both senses - greed»
«Chess is ruthless: you've got to be prepared to kill people.»
«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.»
Author: Terry Pratchett
, til now
, Too late
«At lunchtime the place is jumping, while at night the dining rooms could have been rented out for chess tournaments.»
«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.»
«Chess is a foolish expedient for making idle people believe they are doing something very clever, when they are only wasting their time»
«All we have gained then by our unbelief Is a life of doubt diversified by faith, For one of faith diversified by doubt: We called the chess-board white, - we call it black»
«A great chess-player is not a great man, for he leaves the world as he found it. No act terminating in itself constitutes greatness. This will apply to all displays of power or trials of skill, which are confined to the momentary, individual effort, and construct no permanent image or trophy of themselves without them.»