Chess Quotes 701

"Mikhail Gromov, the outstanding Soviet pilot, wrote that if one wants to become a good pilot one must learn the art of self-control. These words may apply equally to chess and to every chessplayer."
— VB Malkin


Chess Quotes

"'Tis all a Chequer-board of Nights and Days
Where Destiny with Men for Pieces plays:
Hither and thither moves, and mates, and slays,
And one by one back in the Closet lays.
Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
Rendered into English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald, First Edition
"Impotent Pieces of the Game He plays
Upon this Chequer-board of Nights and Days;
— Fifth edition,

 There are other editions, and other translations, but none, I think, on the Web.