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We can compare classical chess and rapid chess with theatre and cinema -
by 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

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

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

 

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

We were like bishops of opposite color.
- Boris Spassky

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

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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

Time control directly influences the quality of play.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

Be simply yourself and don't compare or compete.
- Lao Tzu

When you are content to be simply yourself
and don't compare or compete,
everybody will respect you.
- Lao Tzu

Instead of comparing our lot with that
of those who are more fortunate than we are,
we should compare it with the lot
of the great majority of our fellow men.
It then appears that we are among the privileged.
- Helen Keller

To sit alone in the lamplight with a book spread out before you,
and hold intimate converse with men of unseen generations -
such is a pleasure beyond compare.
- Kenko Yoshida

Is it not rather what we expect in men,
that they should have numerous strands of experience
lying side by side and never compare them with each other?
- George Eliot

I liked the energy of cooking, the action,
the camaraderie.
I often compare the kitchen to sports and compare the chef to a coach.
There are a lot of similarities to it.
- Todd English

And I'm comfortable being who I am, so I think a lot
of people who take over from a founder worry about
how they compare to the founder;
I worry about doing the best I can.
- Sanjay Kumar

I have never tried to compare myself to anyone else.
- Sachin Tendulkar

Well, being a Canadian, I love SCTV,
and I think it's the basis for all good North American comedy,
so I compare everything to that.
- Melissa Auf der Maur

It's hard to compare actors from different generations.
- Kim Hunter

Nothing shall I, while sane, compare with a friend.
- Homer

To compare the albums is like trying to compare apples and oranges.
- Josh Silver

I don't compare 'em, I just catch 'em.
- Willie Mays

Compare not thyself with those that have less than thyself,
but look on those that have far exceeded thee.
- William Gurnall

I wil not compare the education of an ancient Spartan
with that of a British nobleman.
- Thomas Day

Some twins feel like they need to compare themselves to each other,
but we're not that way.
That's because of my parents, though,
and having six kids in the family.
- Ashley Olsen

Stage and film are just two wildly different animals.
Why compare the two?
- Bebe Neuwirth

People always want to put a label on you;
they always want to compare you to something.
- Carrot Top

I compare it to being in a car accident.
There's so much adrenaline rushing through you that
you remember being in the accident but you don't remember any of the details.
- Brooke Langton

If anybody ever dares to compare Bob Dole to Clinton,
then they're comparing a criminal to an honest man.
- Sonny Bono

I know of no book which has been a source of brutality and sadistic conduct,
both public and private, that can compare with the Bible.
- James Paget

If you compare my character to the others,
they were sexy with designer clothes.
I had the nerdy outfit.
- Izabella Scorupco

Writing checks for charities is necessary and important.
But it can't compare with corporal works of mercy,
which are infinitely greater.
- William E. Simon

I suggested that we might compare earthquakes in terms
of the measured amplitudes recorded at these stations,
with an appropriate correction for distance.
- Charles Francis Richter

We have just started, and if you compare the number
of people using Skype to the number using a telephone
network around the world,
we're still just starting.
- Niklas Zennstrom

I miss performing before a live audience -
the energy and excitement -
there's nothing to compare with it.
- Rita Mero

All I know is that when I mix to digital and when I
mix to tape I compare them and the tape always wins out.
- Jim Diamond

There is no teaching to compare with example.
- Robert Powell

It's difficult to compare coaches.
You really can't compare them.
- Cobi Jones

I am still learning every day not to watch other people's careers and compare.
- Joely Fisher

The surest route to breeding jealousy is to compare.
Since jealousy comes from feeling less than another,
comparisons only fan the fires.
- Dorothy Corkville Briggs

With every song that I write, I compare it to the Beatles.
The thing is, they only got there before me.
If I'd been born at the same time as John Lennon,
I'd have been up there.
- Noel Gallagher

I can't compare quarterbacks as apples and oranges
in my mind because everybody's in a different system.
- John Elway

I could compare my music to white light which contains all colours.
Only a prism can divide the colours and make them appear;
this prism could be the spirit of the listener.
- Arvo Part

If you're asking me to compare myself to other people,
I don't really know what other people are like.
- Jules Shear

I must create a system or be enslaved by another mans;
I will not reason and compare: my business is to create.
- William Blake

One of my favorite poets, Neruda, writes close to the bone.
Though I know only a little Spanish,
I like to compare the Spanish and English lines and
see how the translator worked.
- Anita Diament

The first man to compare the cheeks of a young woman
to a rose was obviously a poet;
the first to repeat it was possibly an idiot.
- Salvador Dali

An act of goodness is of itself an act of happiness.
No reward coming after the event can compare with the
sweet reward that went with it.
- Maurice Maeterlinck

I had developed this habit of writing scenarios as a hobby.
I would find out which stories had been sold to be
made into films and I would write my own treatment and then compare it.
- Satyajit Ray

There's nothing to compare to live music,
there just isn't anything.
- Gloria Gaynor

You can't compare a Super Bowl crowd,
which tends to be more polite and a little more neutral to that.
The Super Bowl only has 7,000 to 8,000 fans for each team.
- Lamar Hunt

How would you compare Polanski or Kubrick? I try not to do any comparisons.
- Tim Roth

Even Kings and emperors with heaps of wealth and vast
dominion cannot compare with an ant filled with the love of God.
- Guru Nanak

It's impossible to compare two bands.
It would be like comparing two lovers.
- Dave Navarro

We really shouldn't be running education like a supermarket
where you compare prices.
- Shirley Williams

Compare Scripture with Scripture.
False doctrines, like false witnesses,
agree not among themselves.
- William Gurnall

Texas will again lift it's head and stand among the nations.
It ought to do so, for no country upon the globe can
compare with it in natural advantages.
- Sam Houston

I learned to speak first, and then to sign.
I have never really known what it was like to hear,
so I can't compare hearing aids to normal hearing.
- Marlee Matlin


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