quote by Isaac Asimov

In life, unlike chess, the game continues after checkmate.

— Isaac Asimov

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On the chessboard, lies and hypocrisy do not survive long.

The creative combination lays bare the presumption of a lie; the merciless fact, culminating in the checkmate, contradicts the hypocrite.


In mathematics, if I find a new approach to a problem, another mathematician might claim that he has a better, more elegant solution. In chess, if anybody claims he is better than I, I can checkmate him.

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On the chessboard, lies and hypocrisy do not survive long

We all play chess with Fate as partner.

He makes a move, we make a move. He tries to checkmate us in three moves, we try to prevent it. We know we can't win, but we're driven to give him a good fight.

The rules of the game are what we call the laws of nature.


Seize the outpost K5 with your knight, and you can go to sleep. Checkmate will come by itself.

Woe to he who checkmates his opponents at last, only to discover they have been playing cribbage.

Death is not a checkmate…it is more like a carnival trick.

You cannot win, no matter how you move your Queen.

In the name of God! You, demon, born in the dark! I seal you here! Checkmate!

Modern Chess is too much concerned with things like Pawn structure.

Forget it, Checkmate ends the game


The friend who knows a lot more than you do will bring difficulties, and grief, and sickness, as medicine, as happiness, as the essence of the moment when you're beaten when you hear Checkmate, and can finally say, I trust you to kill me.

In life, as in Chess, ones own Pawns block ones way.

A mans very wealth, ease, leisure, children, books, which should help him to win, more often checkmate him

The strong are strengthened by reverses;

the trouble is that the true meaning of events scores next to nothing in the match we play with men. Appearances decide our gains or losses and the points are trumpery. And a mere semblance of defeat may hopelessly checkmate us.

If I'm too old to be Emo, how do you account for the very Emo and very old Edgar Allan Poe? Checkmate!

Because of the level of my chess game, I was able - even against a weak opponent, such as my younger brothers or the dog - to get myself checkmated in under three minutes. I challenge any computer to do it faster.


Whereas a novice makes moves until he gets checkmated (proof), a Grand Master realizes 20 moves in advance that it’s futile to continue playing (conceptualizing).

Whoever sees no other aim in the game than that of giving checkmate to one's opponent will never become a good Chess player.

If I allow the fact that I am a Negro to checkmate my will to do, now, I will inevitably form the habit of being defeated.

When neither party can give checkmate, the game is drawn.

Diplomacy is a game of chess in which the nations are checkmated.


... the woman who grows up with the idea that she is simply to be an amiable animal, to be caressed and coaxed, is invariably a bitterly disappointed woman. A game of chess will cure such a conceit forever. The woman that knows the most, thinks the most, feels the most, is the most. Intellectual affection is the only lasting love. Love that has a game of chess in it can checkmate any man and solve the problem of life.

A 'god' who's will is resisted, designs frustrated, and purpose checkmated, possesses no title to Deity.

I'll listen to you, but you need to treat me with a little respect.

Because it doesn't sound like I'm a pawn. Sounds like I'm more of a queen." A vein in his temple began to throb, and she grew bolder, the sense of power emanating from the mark on her chest filing her with the mettle she'd lost after the break-in two years ago. Lowering her voice to a tense whisper, she nipped his earlobe. "Checkmate.