The best Quotes by Garry Kasparov

The best Quotes by Garry Kasparov

Garry Kimovich Kasparov (born 13 April 1963) is a Russian chess grandmaster, former World Chess Champion (1985–2000), political activist and writer. His peak FIDE chess rating of 2851, achieved in 1999, was the highest recorded until being surpassed by Magnus Carlsen in 2013.

Having a dictator rule in Russia is by far the greatest existential threat to humanity.
March 2022
This is tragic for my country. Thousands of young Russians die for that lunatic dictator. Many of them were born under Putin and now die under Putin.
March 2022
This is the first time since the end of the Cold War that almost the whole world stands together. Even in my wildest dreams, I didn't expect such solidarity to happen in four to five days.
March 2022
Communism is like an autoimmune disorder; it doesn't do the killing itself, but it weakens the system so much that the victim is left helpless and unable to fight off anything else.
Each victory pulls the victor down slightly and makes it harder to put in maximum effort to improve further.
The leaders of the free world keep lowering their standards and authoritarians keep taking more territory. Eventually people wake up and ask why Putin murders in the UK or hacks in the US. Why wouldn’t he? You didn’t stop him before.
If you're already in a fight, you want the first blow to be the last and you had better be the one to throw it.
We think about time as something not to waste, not as something to invest.
At the end of the day, it's all about money.
Every country has its own mafia. In Russia, the mafia has its own country.
It's quite difficult for me to imagine my life without chess.
Chess is mental torture.
The highest art of the chessplayer lies in not allowing your opponent to show you what he can do.

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I believe that cheating in chess is a big deal and an existential threat to the game.
Magnus Carlsen - September 2022
I believe that Niemann has cheated more - and more recently - than he has publicly admitted. His over the board progress has been unusual, and throughout our game in the Sinquefield Cup I had the impression that he wasn't tense or even fully concentrating on the game in critical positions, while outplaying me as black in a way I think only a handful of players can do.
Magnus Carlsen - September 2022
I've withdrawn from the tournament. I've always enjoyed playing in the Saint Louis Chess Club, and hope to be back in the future. If I speak I am in big trouble.
Magnus Carlsen - September 2022
My favourite player from the past is probably myself, like, 3-4 years ago.
I'm really happy, obviously. As happy as you can be, beating a 16 year old.
Chess only appeals to quite a small minority. It does not have the cachet of a mainstream popular sport.
I started by just sitting by the chessboard exploring things. I didn’t even have books at first, and I just played by myself. I learnt a lot from that, and I feel that it is a big reason why I now have a good intuitive understanding of chess.
It's nice to be financially secure. Apart from that, I really don't care too much about money.
I spend hours playing chess because I find it so much fun. The day it stops being fun is the day I give up.
I get more upset at losing at other things than chess. I always get upset when I lose at Monopoly.
The western Countries lie recklessly, like Goebbels: the more incredible the lie, the faster they will believe in it.
Vladimir Putin - September 2022
I find it necessary to support the proposal of the Defence Ministry on partial mobilisation in the Russian Federation to defend our Motherland, and to ensure the safety of our people.
Vladimir Putin - September 2022
The special military operation is being conducted strictly in accordance to the plan and schedule. All objectives that were set are being resolved successfully.
Vladimir Putin - March 2022
The purpose of this operation is to demilitarise and denazify Ukraine.
Vladimir Putin - February 2022
No matter who tries to stand in our way or all the more so create threats for our country and our people, they must know that Russia will respond immediately.
Vladimir Putin - February 2022
I made a decision to carry out a special military operation.
Vladimir Putin - February 2022
We're ready to show Ukraine what real de-communisation means for it.
Vladimir Putin - February 2022
I want to say thank you to each of you because we are together. And when we feel the reliable support of those standing beside us, Russia becomes one big family.
Vladimir Putin - New Year Eve’s address 2020/21
This country, Russia, has changed. Russia has become a real football country... where football has become part of the country's DNA and the culture.
Russia... the prequel and sequel to the Sowjet Union.
John Oliver (Last Week Tonight)
Russia... the country that gave the world Tetris, merkins you wear on your heads, and potentially the 45th President of the United States.
John Oliver (Last Week Tonight)
Stop the war! Admit that this is a war against an entire nation and stop it!
Dmitry Glukhovsky - Juni 2022
Before this war, I was opposed to membership of Ukraine in NATO because I feared that it would start exactly the process that we have seen now. Now that this process has reached this level, the idea of a neutral Ukraine under these conditions is no longer meaningful. I believe Ukrainian membership in NATO would be an appropriate outcome.
Henry Kissinger - January 2023
You know how the game of chess is played. Pieces must be sacrificed!
The only opponents who aren't coming up with excuses for being defeated by me are computers.
Bobby Fischer (World Chess Champion)
I am in favour of a dictatorship.
Jair Bolsonaro - June 1993
The war is won, but the peace is not.
Albert Einstein - December 1945
If there's not enough coffee for everyone, there's coffee for no one.
Winning isn't getting ahead of others, it is getting ahead of yourself.
We have nothing to fear and that is the reason why we should only accept a clean and clear Brexit, not some fudge.
Nigel Farage - September 2018
Fighting's for grownups, and that's only if you got no other choice.
How do you pick up the threads of an old life? How do you go on, when in your heart you begin to understand... there is no going back? There are some things that time cannot mend. Some hurts that go too deep, that have taken hold.
If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.
As much money and life as you could want! The two things most human beings would choose above all - the trouble is, humans do have a knack of choosing precisely those things that are worst for them.
Perfection is impossible. In the 1,526 singles matches I played in my career, I won almost 80% of those matches. But what percentage of points did I win? 54%! In other words, even top ranked tennis players win barely more than half the points they play. When you lose every second point on average, you learn not to dwell on every shot.
Roger Federer - Juni 2024

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