Chess and life

Religion, society, feminism, relationships, lifestyle

Life

“Chess is life,” Bobby Fischer

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“Chess is like life,” Boris Spassky

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“Life is too short for chess.”, Byron

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“Of chess it has been said that life is not long enough for it – but that is the fault of life, not chess.”, William Napier (also contributed to Irving Chernev)

Lifestyle

“Chess is everything – art, science, and sport,” Karpov

Sexism

“If I prefer chess or sex? Depends on the position.”, unknown author

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“My wife said I have to quit chess or she is going to be leaving me….. I am gonna miss her.”, unknown author

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“Chess is as much a mystery as a woman,” Purdy

Religion

“With a name like that, he must be Catholic, right?”, Burt Hochberg about John Nunn

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“With a brother named David, he must be Jewish,” Bobby Fisher about John Nunn

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“So is John Nunn Jewish or Catholic?” Chessdom readers

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Society

“Chess is a mental torture,” Kasparov

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“You cannot play at chess if you are kind-hearted,” Unknown author

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“Chess is ruthless: you’ve got to be prepared to kill people,” Nigel Short

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“A good player is always lucky,” Capablanca