Inspirational Quotations 1

Jul 25, 2008, 1:22 PM |

"Psychologically, you have to have confidence in yourself and this confidence should be based on fact." - Bobby Fischer

"I play honestly and I play to win. If I lose, I take my medicine." - Bobby Fischer

"Your body has to be in top condition. Your chess deteriorates as your body does. You can't separate body from mind." - Bobby Fischer

"Play the opening like a book, the middlegame like a magician, and the endgame like a machine."  - Jonathan Spielmann

"A good player is always lucky." - Capablanca

"Between GMs we have this saying: there are only two styles: the losing or the winning one." – Vladimir Kramnik

"When you absolutely don't know what to do anymore, it is time to panic." – John van der Wiel

"We're supposed to learn from our defeats, and, ideally, we should try. But being repeatedly bludgeoned into submission is likely to leave even the tough-minded insensate. We all need some winning once in awhile." – Bruce Pandolfini

"It takes a strong player to realize how truly weak he is." – Saviely Tartakower

"The winner of a game is the one who has made the next to last blunder." – Saviely Tartakower

"Chess is an egotistical game, and all its protagonists hold conceits of some kind or other, else there would be no point in playing." – Charles W. Warburton

"The more schizophrenic you are, the more you hold an inner dialogue with yourself, the better at chess you will become." – Jeremy Silman

"In chess, the threat is stronger than the execution." – Aaron Nimzowitsch

"When the win is in sight-sit on your hands!"- Siegbert Tarrasch

"Never lose concentration when you are playing a game. One quick, thoughtless move can turn a brilliantly played game into a disaster." – Max Euwe

"Bad moves come in waves." – Bill Wall

"Play for a positional advantage and the tactics will look after themselves." – Alex Bellinger

"General principles can be a good guide, but there is no substitute for sound analysis based on concrete variations." – Source Unknown

(Most of these from Chessville)