"Miss Harmon, what do you say to those in the Chess Federation who accuse you of being too glamorous to be a serious chess player?"
Beth: "I would say that it's much easier to play chess without the burden of an Adam's apple."
Benny Watts: "What did you do to that poor guy you played in the third round? He looked like he wanted to kill himself."
Beth: "Uh, which poor guy are you talking about?"
The strongest person is the person who isn't scared to be alone.Solitude & Being AloneElizabeth Harmon in The Queen's Gambit, Season 1 Episode 5
If you're world champion at 16, what will you do with the rest of your life?Elizabeth Harmon in The Queen's Gambit, Season 1 Episode 4
What surprised me was how bad they played. They left backward pawns all over the place, and their pieces were wide open for forks. A few of them tried stupid mating attacks. But I took care of them. This boy, Charles Levy, he was supposed to be the best. I had his pieces tied up in 15 moves. I mated him in six more, with a knight-rook combination. Mr. Ganz told me I beat them all in an hour and 20 minutes. It felt good.Elizabeth Harmon in The Queen's Gambit, Season 1 Episode 1