For a time, I was all you had. And for a time, you was all I had. We weren't orphans. Not as long as we had each other.Jolene in The Queen's Gambit, Season 1 Episode 7
Maybe? Maybe is a loser's word!Benny Watts in The Queen's Gambit, Season 1 Episode 7
"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?"
Few things are as mentally brutal as chess.ChessThe Queen's Gambit, Season 1 Episode 5
Anger is a potent spice. A pinch wakes you up, too much dulls your senses.AngerHarry Beltik in The Queen's Gambit, Season 1 Episode 5
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
People like you have a hard time. Two sides of the same coin. You've got your gift and you've got what it costs.Mr. Shaibel in The Queen's Gambit, Season 1 Episode 4
Alma: "Are you with a boy?"
Beth: "I was last night. I had a good time."
Alma: "Well, chess isn't the only thing in life. It's just..."
Beth: "I won't get pregnant."
Alma: "Famous last words."
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
To tell you the truth of it, child... you're astounding!Mr. Shaibel in The Queen's Gambit, Season 1 Episode 1
Mr. Shaibel: "Those things are called openings."
Beth: "Is that one of 'em?"
Mr. Shaibel: "Yeah... the Queen's Gambit."
Orphaned by yesterday's collision on New Circle Road, Elizabeth Harmon surveys a troubled future.The Queen's Gambit, Season 1 Episode 1