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Boris Spassky Quotes

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Nowadays it would be reasonable to have an annual world championship.
- Boris Spassky

We were like bishops of opposite color.
- Boris Spassky

Recently I saw Kasparov and he looked to me as still
young and potent champion.
- Boris Spassky

I also follow chess on the Internet,
where Kasparov's site is very interesting.
- Boris Spassky

 

Time control directly influences the quality of play.
- Boris Spassky

I don't want ever to be champion again.
- Boris Spassky

I don't play in tournaments, but I follow some.
- Boris Spassky

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When I played Bobby Fischer, my opponent fought against organizations -
the television producers and the match organizers.
But he never fought against me personally.
I lost to Bobby before the match because he was already
stronger than I. He won normally.
- Boris Spassky

In my country, at that time, being a champion of chess was like being a King.
At that time I was a King - and when you are King you
feel a lot of responsibility,
but there is nobody there to help you.
- Boris Spassky

I try to help developing junior chess.
When I lived in USSR, I got a lot of free help from very good coaches -
now I am trying to repay that debt.
- Boris Spassky

Nowadays young people have great choice of occupations,
hobbies, etc, so chess is experiencing difficulties
because of the high competition.
Now it's hard to make living in chess,
so our profession does attract young people.
- Boris Spassky

Nowadays there is more dynamism in chess,
modern players like to take the initiative.
Usually they are poor defenders though.
- Boris Spassky

When you play Bobby, it is not a question if you win or lose.
It is a question if you survive.
- Boris Spassky

I think that the World Champion should try to defend
the quality of play more than anyone else.
- Boris Spassky

We can compare classical chess and rapid chess with theatre and cinema -
some actors don't like the latter and prefer to work in the theatre.
- Boris Spassky

On the other hand, chess is a mass sport now and for
chess organisers shorter time control is obviously more attractive.
But I think that this control does not suit World Championship matches.
- Boris Spassky

Nowadays the dynamic element is more important in chess -
players more often sacrifice material to obtain dynamic compensation.
- Boris Spassky

The place of chess in the society is closely related
to the attitude of young people towards our game.
- Boris Spassky

For example, computer defends well, but for humans
its is harder to defend than attack,
particularly with the modern time control.
- Boris Spassky

The Soviet Union was an exception, but even there chess players were not rich.
Only Fischer changed that.
- Boris Spassky

Bobby Fischer has an enormous knowledge of chess and
his familiarity with the chess literature of the USSR is immense.
- Boris Spassky

When I am in form, my style is a little bit stubborn,
almost brutal.
Sometimes I feel a great spirit of fight which drives me on.
- Boris Spassky

Can you imagine young people nowadays making a study
of trigonometry for the fun of it? Well I did.
- Clyde Tombaugh

People are getting smarter nowadays;
they are letting lawyers,
instead of their conscience, be their guide.
- Will Rogers

Home, nowadays, is a place where part of the family
waits till the rest of the family brings the car back.
- Earl Wilson

You can never get silence anywhere nowadays,
have you noticed?
- Bryan Ferry

Nowadays the audience has changed.
No one can anticipate the audience.
- Vincente Minnelli

Nowadays I get complaints about long drum solos,
but in those days they wanted me to keep on going so
they could go over to the bar and have a drink.
- Aynsley Dunbar

To buy very good wine nowadays requires only money.
To serve it to your guests is a sign of fatigue.
- William F. Buckley, Jr.

You never really know until you put the movie in front of an audience.
I am a big advocate of screenings, which are getting
harder and harder to do nowadays.
- Keenen Ivory Wayans

I felt like I was a teacher.
But nowadays, I am as much a student of his.
He writes a lot of what we play.
- Gary Burton

Nowadays the rage for possession has got to such a
pitch that there is nothing in the realm of nature,
whether sacred or profane, out of which profit cannot be squeezed.
- Desiderius Erasmus

Nowadays you can go anywhere in the world in a few hours,
and nothing is fabulous any more.
- Roald Dahl

Nowadays, as soon as a striker scores three goals,
everyone starts asking him about it.
- Just Fontaine

Nowadays, in the contract that actors sign,
you have to agree that you're going to do a certain
amount of publicity-the hard part they don't pay you for.
- Jeff Bridges

I prefer that animation reach into places where live action doesn't go,
and it seems like all of animation nowadays is trying
to go where live action is.
- Don Bluth

There are not that many new media brands you can say that about nowadays.
- David Talbot

The business of a bank is to lend money;
which amounts,
nowadays, to lending credit.
- John Buchanan Robinson

So then learn to conquer your fear.
This is the only art we have to master nowadays:
to look at things without fear,
and to fearlessly do right.
- Friedrich Durrenmatt

I came to declare that I am a friend to Arabs,
at a time when it is not easy to be friend to Arabs,
because nowadays those who have ambitions and interests would not befriend Arab.
- George Galloway

For love that time was not as love is nowadays.
- Thomas Malory

I think that for the highest achievements nowadays...
need to have the stable as a rock scientific base.
And also need to own modesty.
- Alexander Alekhine

Nowadays those are rewarded who make right appear wrong.
- Terence

Wars of aggression are popular nowadays with those
nations convinced that only victory and conquest could
improve their material well-being.
- Ludwig von Mises

Committees have become so important nowadays that subcommittees
have to be appointed to do the work.
- Laurence J. Peter

I think nowadays economic liberties are an explosive issue.
- Emma Bonino

I was a teacher for a long time.
I taught at a community college: voice,
theory, humanities.
And nowadays, music education is a dying thing.
Funding is being cut more and more and more.
- Jon Secada

God - a disease we imagine we are cured of because
no one dies of it nowadays.
- Emile M. Cioran

No one can be an unbeliever nowadays.
The Christian Apologists have left one nothing to disbelieve.
- Hector Hugh Munro

There are always at least five good films at the end
of the year to get nominated,
but generally speaking nowadays, it's more of the independent
films that are recognized.
- Mark Rydell

You know, a long time ago being crazy meant something.
Nowadays everybody's crazy.
- Charles Manson

Nowadays, anyone who cannot speak English and is incapable
of using the Internet is regarded as backward.
- Al-Waleed bin Talal

I'm not interested in forcing my music on people,
and that's what the whole music industry nowadays is
based on is forcing stations to play it,
forcing people to listen to it.
- John Frusciante

I started when I was 8 years old, which is obviously nowadays pretty late,
but I guess in my generation it was all right.
I had plenty of other interests and I didn't do only tennis.
- Jana Novotna

What's taken God 200 years to create was wiped out
in a couple of days by what was apparently an arsonist,
And it just shows you what a sick world we live in nowadays.
- Bill Janklow

Nowadays you need so much money to be able to launch a new artist,
notably in America; you would hardly believe the sums involved.
- Giorgio Moroder

A pacifist will often - at least nowadays -
be an internationalist and vice versa.
But history shows us that a pacifist need not think internationally.
- Christian Lous Lange

The actors nowadays, both young men and young ladies,
don't always wear their period clothes as well as they might.
They tend to stomp around a bit in them.
- Julie Harris

But you know, there's always a danger nowadays that
films are gonna be brought up to Canada for budget reasons.
And that's something that really concerns me.
- Philip Kaufman

Even nowadays a man can't step up and kill a woman
without feeling just a bit unchivalrous.
- Robert Benchley

Be very clear as to what your dream is.
Nowadays it is fairly certain that 90 percent of all
actors really just want to be rich and famous as the
solution to all that ails.
- Dirk Benedict

Nowadays, I really like playing in studios.
- Derek Bailey

Life is too full of distractions nowadays.
When I was a kid we had a little Emerson radio and that was it.
We were more dedicated.
We didn't have a choice.
- Stan Getz

The cinema is an institution nowadays,
with its roots sunk deep in the hearts of the millions
of people who find enjoyment and entertainment in going to the pictures.
- Ivor Novello

Nowadays it seems to me nobody takes trouble about anything,
especially writing songs.
- Marian McPartland

Nowadays they either want to move the film to Canada
or in some cases they go to Prague or Romania or they
want to keep 'em down in L.A.
- Philip Kaufman

People don't live nowadays: they get about ten percent out of life.
- Isadora Duncan

I think it was the right time for me to retire because
nowadays tennis is too incredibly fast and you can
say that my style tennis went out of fashion.
- Jana Novotna

I feel sorry for these kids in bands.
Everything is so disposable nowadays.
These kids don't even get 15 minutes of fame,
it's like a minute and a half.
- Zakk Wylde

Certainly it is a different world for players nowadays.
But it depends on the individual.
- Franz Beckenbauer

Misery no longer loves company.
Nowadays it insists on it.
- Russell Baker


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