"I find that chess is very useful when travelling alone in Turkey. ...Take yourself to the nearest teahouse. Order a glass of tea, and another or Raki, and set up a chess problem. Within seconds Turks will appear. they won't play chess with you, but it starts a conversation. "I did this once and someone asked, "Can I practise my English with you?" His first question was: "How many princesses have you slept with?" So now you see the point of chess."
There is, of course, a very famous saying from Rueben Fine:
"I'd rather have a pawn than a finger."
It's often quoted during analysis.
One of my favorite sayings, though, came as a response to this.
About 40 players were watching an online broadcast of a major match.
One of the players was a pawn down, and there was some argument as to how much compensation the other had.
One of the masters present quoted Fine, "As Reuben Fine said, "I'd rather have a pawn than a finger."