An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





Life's too short for chess.


Henry J. Byron (1834–1884, British dramatist)


I am still a victim of chess. It has all the beauty of art -- and much more. It cannot be commercialized. Chess is much purer than art in its social position.


Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968, French artist)


The chess pieces are the block alphabet which shapes thoughts; and these thoughts, although making a visual design on the chess-board, express their beauty abstractly, like a poem. I have come to the personal conclusion that while all artists are not chess players, all chess players are artists.


Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968, French artist)


Women, by their nature, are not exceptional chess players: they are not great fighters.


Gary Kasparov


Chess is ruthless: you've got to be prepared to kill people.


Nigel Short


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