Quotes from The Queen's Gambit

The Queen's Gambit is an American dramatic television miniseries based on Walter Tevis's 1983 novel of the same name. It was released on Netflix in October 2020. The Queen's Gambit follows the life of an orphan chess prodigy named Beth Harmon from the age of eight to twenty-two during her quest to become the world's greatest chess player while struggling with emotional issues and with drug and alcohol dependency.

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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
 
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Maybe? Maybe is a loser's word!

Benny Watts in The Queen's Gambit, Season 1 Episode 7
 
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"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."

Elizabeth Harmon in The Queen's Gambit, Season 1 Episode 6
 
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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?"

Elizabeth Harmon in The Queen's Gambit, Season 1 Episode 5
 
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Few things are as mentally brutal as chess.

ChessThe Queen's Gambit, Season 1 Episode 5
 
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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
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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
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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
 
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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
 
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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."

Alma Wheatley in The Queen's Gambit, Season 1 Episode 4
 
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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
 
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To tell you the truth of it, child... you're astounding!

Mr. Shaibel in The Queen's Gambit, Season 1 Episode 1
 
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Mr. Shaibel: "Those things are called openings."
Beth: "Is that one of 'em?"
Mr. Shaibel: "Yeah... the Queen's Gambit."

ChessMr. Shaibel in The Queen's Gambit, Season 1 Episode 1
 
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Orphaned by yesterday's collision on New Circle Road, Elizabeth Harmon surveys a troubled future.

The Queen's Gambit, Season 1 Episode 1
 
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