In-Depth Magnus Carlsen Interview
If you want to hear the champion speak at length and you have about an hour to spare, then I can warmly recommend it! The interview starts at around 8:50 minutes.
“I think for me, the most important thing was the passion to learn, to have fun — obviously to win, but most of all to learn...I would constantly be sitting at my board reading some chess books, playing online, playing in tournaments whenever I could. And I think to become really good in chess, you really need that."
"I find playing against computers very depressing...I don’t like losing".
"I do get nervous sometimes, especially if I feel that I’m not so well prepared, like not being...prepared for an exam. But otherwise, during games, I don't really get that nervous".
"It's never really been my style, according to my philosophy, to idolize players, to try to copy them. I just try to learn and get the best from the great masters, contemporary and from the past".