Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game.
If the opponent offers keen play I don't object; but in such cases I get less satisfaction, even if I win, than from a game conducted according to all the rules of strategy with its ruthless logic.
I may play some exhibition games so I don't want to quit the game of chess completely. I just decided and it's a firm decision not to play competitive chess anymore.
Each player must accept the cards life deals him or her: but once they are in hand, he or she alone must decide how to play the cards in order to win the game.
My interest in his new toy, the Theremin, isn't very big. It simply does not fit into my way of playing music. I do not want to fiddle around with my hands in the air.
Even when I'm old and grey, I won't be able to play it, but I'll still love the game.
America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense, it is the other way around. Human rights invented America.
You play the hand you're dealt. I think the game's worthwhile.
If you don't practice you don't deserve to win.
I'll tell you what I did need to learn was tolerance, and I think I've been actually given a daily opportunity to practice that, and it's - it's - and I know that that sounds almost like a backhanded slap, and it is in a way because I haven't been successful at it every day.
There are not fifty ways of fighting, there's only one, and that's to win. Neither revolution nor war consists in doing what one pleases.
And if we're all one, we need to stop our competition with each other. Most of the decisions we make are about survival and winning.
Yes, sampling has changed not just my way of playing and composing.
In my room as a kid... I'd play a fighter and get knocked to the floor and come back to win.
I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
I get way more nervous playing golf in front of 500 people than being on stage in front of 20,000 people.
In the realm of ideas everything depends on enthusiasm... in the real world all rests on perseverance.
Moral habits, induced by public practices, are far quicker in making their way into men's private lives, than the failings and faults of individuals are in infecting the city at large.
The real secret of success is enthusiasm.
Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game.
Winning a competition in architecture is a ticket to oblivion. It's just an idea. Ninety-nine per cent never get built.
If you're playing a poker game and you look around the table and and can't tell who the sucker is, it's you.
Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.
I was not extremely patriotic about Mother Russia. I played their game, pretending. You have to deal with, you know, party people, KGB. Horrifying.
Our normal expectations about reality are created by a social consensus. We are taught how to see and understand the world. The trick of socialization is to convince us that the descriptions we agree upon define the limits of the real world. What we call reality is only one way of seeing the world, a way that is supported by social consensus.