All this twaddle, the existence of God, atheism, determinism, liberation, societies, death, etc., are pieces of a chess game called language, and they are amusing only if one does not preoccupy oneself with 'winning or losing this game of chess.
He examined the chess problem and set out the pieces. It was a tricky ending, involving a couple of knights. 'White to play and mate in two moves.' Winston looked up at the portrait of Big Brother. White always mates, he thought with a sort of cloudy mysticism. Always, without exception, it is so arranged. In no chess problem since the beginning of the world has black ever won. Did it not symbolize the eternal, unvarying triumph of Good over Evil? The huge face gazed back at him, full of calm power. White always mates.
IF her life had taught her anything, it was that you never really knew what people had going on beneath the surface. People were shit. The only difference between them and animals was people felt the need to hide it.
Living together/ is one move closer/ to living apart
No matter what the industry you choose to ultimately invest all your time and energy in, be sure you're the owner, founder, and CEO. Remember, if you don't own it, you can't control it nor can you depend on it.
Whereas a novice makes moves until he gets checkmated (proof), a Grand Master realizes 20 moves in advance that it’s futile to continue playing (conceptualizing).
Chess is as elaborate a waste of human intelligence as you can find outside an advertising agency.
A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing.
Computers have proved to be formidable chess players. In fact, they've beaten our top human chess champions.
These young guys are playing checkers. I'm out there playing chess.
I'm like Bush, I see the world more like checkers than chess.
These guys are playing checkers. I'm out here playing chess. When they figure it out, it's too late.
I feel as if I were a piece in a game of chess, when my opponent says of it: That piece cannot be moved.
I failed to make the chess team because of my height.
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.
Everything that Marvel does, it's a chess move. Nothing is by accident.
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.
Initially I was very drawn to the Tao Te Ching, the Taoist philosophy. It was helping me deal with the balance of these external and internal issues with my chess life. Tai chi is the martial embodiment of Taoist philosophy. Initially, I had no intention of competing in the martial arts; it was just the meditation.
I stole a piece of the chess set on the first film. I took a piece of the treasure out of Bellatrix's vault on this film. And I've taken my wand and I've got my cloak.
In chess, you should be as cool as a cucumber.