I don't believe in psychology. I believe in good moves— Bobby Fischer
The most strong Bobby Fischer quotes that will transform you to a better person
My main interest right now is to expose the Jews.
This is a lot bigger than me. They're not just persecuting me. This is not just my struggle, I'm not just doing this for myself... This is life and death for the world. These God-damn Jews have to be stopped. They're a menace to the whole world.
I would rather be free in my mind, and be locked up in a prison cell, than to be a coward and not be able to say what I want.
Chess is war over the board. The object is to crush the opponents mind.
The turning point in my career came with the realization that Black should play to win instead of just steering for equality.
Capablanca was among the greatest of chess players, but not because of his endgame. His trick was to keep his openings simple, and then play with such brilliance in the middlegame that the game was decided - even though his ooponent didn't always know it - before they arrived at the ending.
I was in Japan a couple of months ago, I saw a preview for the movie Pearl Harbor. And they showed the Japanese airplanes coming in to bomb Pearl Harbor, and I applauded. Nobody else in the theater applauded.
Karpov, Kasparov, Korchnoi have absolutely destroyed chess by their immoral, unethical, prearranged games. These guys are really the lowest dogs around, and if people knew the truth about them, they would be held in more contempt than Ben Johnson, the runner, and they're going to know the truth when I do this book!
I give 98 percent of my mental energy to Chess Others give only 2 percent
In chess so much depends on opening theory, so the champions before the last century did not know as much as I do and other players do about opening theory. So if you just brought them back from the dead they wouldn't do well. They'd get bad openings.
A strong memory, concentration, imagination, and a strong will is required to become a great Chess player
I don't keep any close friends. I don't keep any secrets. I don't need friends. I just tell everybody everything, that's all.
You can only get good at Chess if you love the game
Psychologically, you have to have confidence in yourself and this confidence should be based on fact.
I am not today, nor have I ever been a Jew, and as a matter of fact, I am uncircumcised.
I like the moment when I break a man's ego.
I think it's almost definite that the game is a draw theoretically.
As Olafsson showed me, White can win.
.. It's hard to believe. I stayed up all night analysing, finally convicing myself, and, incidentally, learning a lot about Rook and Pawn endings in the process.
My opponents make good moves too. Sometimes I don't take these things into consideration
Don't even mention losing to me. I can't stand to think of it
If you don't win, it's not a great tragedy - the worst that happens is that you lose a game.
That's what Chess is all about. One day you give your opponent a lesson, the next day he gives you one
When I used to go to the Manhattan Chess Club back in the fifties, I met a lot of old-timers there who knew Capablanca, because he used to come around to the Manhattan club in the forties - before he died in the early forties. They spoke about Capablanca with awe. I have never seen people speak about any chess player like that, before or since.
I am the best player in the world, and I am here to prove it.
First of all, we have to understand what communism is.
I mean, to me, real communism, the Soviet communism, is basically a mask for Bolshevism, which is a mask for Judaism.
Every chess game is like taking a five-hour final exam.
Vacations are designed to refresh the outlook of everyone.
No matter how tired they may be when they return to work, vacationers have been refreshed emotionally and intellectually. Their effectiveness in their job has probably improved, and they are, generally speaking, better employees for the time off.
Tactics flow from a superior position
If I win a tournament, I win it by myself. I do the playing. Nobody helps me
There are tough players and nice guys, and I'm a tough player
Your body has to be in top condition.
Your Chess deteriorates as your body does. You can't separate body from mind
Sometimes girls write me. One girl in Yugoslavia sent me a whole slew of love letters. I don't know how she got my address. She was in a crowd watching me play. She says when I left there the stars fell out of the sky over Yugoslavia, or something like that.
You have to have the fighting spirit. You have to force moves and take chances
The U.S. and Israel have been slaughtering the Palestinians, just slaughtering them, for years. Robbing them and slaughtering them.
Well, you know, in America everybody is interested in making the dollar fast.
In Yugoslavia no matter how much you hustle you're not going to get rich, so you might as well play chess.
Chess and me, it's hard to take them apart. It's like my alter ego.
The old chess is too limited. Imagine playing cards, black jack for example, and every time the dealer has the same starting hand you have the same starting hand. What's the point?
I hate ready-made suits, button-down collars, and sports shirts.
Well, I kind of split my life into two pieces.
One was where my chess career lies. There, I kept my sanity, so to speak, and my logic. And the other was my religious life. I tried to apply what I learned in the church to my chess career too. But I still was studying chess. I wasn't just "trusting in God" to give me the moves.
My sister bought me a set at a candy store and taught me the moves.
I'm not afraid of Spassky. The world knows I'm the best. You don't need a match to prove it.
I can remember times coming home from a chess club at four in the morning when I was half asleep and half dead and forcing myself to pray an hour and study an hour. You know, I was half out of my mind-stoned almost.
I play honestly and I play to win. If I lose, I take my medicine.
People have been playing against me below their strength for fifteen years.
I was going to do a book about the first prearranged Karpov-Kasparov match, '84-'85. But the God-damn Jews have stolen my entire file on that.
I know people who have all the will in the world, but still can't play good Chess
They asked me what year it was, what month it was, etc. I easily answered these stupid questions.
I don't like to dwell on the past. I'm interested in Fischerandom now, I am working on a new clock, I'm trying to make chess a more exciting game today. I am not interested in sitting in my rocking chair thinking what I did 10, 20 or 30 years ago.
Maybe I should publish the book. The world is coming to an end anyway!
I have nothing to do with politics. I came here [Yugoslavia] to play chess and nothing else.