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Boris Spassky Quotes and Sayings

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Bobby Fischer has an enormous knowledge of chess and
his familiarity with the chess literature of the USSR is immense.
- 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 also follow chess on the Internet,
where Kasparov's site is very interesting.
- Boris Spassky

I think that the World Champion should try to defend
the quality of play more than anyone else.
- Boris Spassky

 

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

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

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

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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

Time control directly influences the quality of play.
- 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

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

We were like bishops of opposite color.
- Boris Spassky

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

I don't play in tournaments, but I follow some.
- 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 don't want ever to be champion again.
- Boris Spassky

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

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

Bobby Knight told me this: 'There is nothing that a
good defense cannot beat a better offense.'
In other words a good offense wins.
- Dan Quayle

I took Bobby Kennedy through the delta and he cried like a baby.
- Charles Evers

America has a relationship with Bobby and Whitney.
- Jenifer Lewis

Guys like Otis Blackwell and Bobby Darin,
and all the guys who were writing songs for Elvis at the time,
just hanging around, writing songs, talking about music.
- Johnny Rivers

Bobby was one of the few people I had ever known who
really wanted to do something for me.
- Julie London

The reason that MGM hired Bobby for Our Gang was that
they could look at him and say,
cry, and he'd cry, and not many kids can do that unless they really want to cry.
- Tommy Bond

Well, Brett was a pretty laid back kid and I think
all the pressure was heaped upon my eldest boy,
Bobby.
- Bobby Hull

I produced a song for Bobby Vee called Get The Message.
- Jimmy Griffin

The greatest hockey player who ever lived:
Bobby Orr,
and I love him.
- Donald Stewart Cherry

Yeah, well, it did earlier - but as Bobby and I have played together,
our thing as a unit has become so strong that they
kind of had to get in where they fit in.
And most people do.
- Charlie Hunter

Then there was a kid in the neighborhood about three blocks away,
his name was Bobby Beavis.
- Mike Judge

My family comes first.
Maybe that's what makes me different from other guys.
- Bobby Darin

I watched Gretzky, I watched Lemieux.
Maybe it's the time when you're playing,
but for a kid coming into the league,
you play the Boston Bruins and you just watched Bobby Orr.
- Marcel Dionne

A group or an artist shouldn't get his money until his boss gets his.
- Bobby Darin

One night I went to see Bobby at the Flamingo.
Because he was my hero, I would visit him for inspiration.
- Wayne Newton

Bobby Troup and I have been working together for about a year in clubs.
We work in the same club.
- Julie London

The world fell apart.
Sirhan Sirhan shot Bobby Kennedy.
Why were people shooting all the Kennedys? Had the country gone mad?
- Lorna Luft

Bobby and I have been to various reunions of Our Gang.
We've been to like three or four reunions over the past 15 years or so.
We were at one in Palm Springs, California.
- Tommy Bond

This China trade deal is basically like the Bobby Knight of trade deals.
You know, you abuse, you abuse, you abuse,
and then they say 'Well, OK, we'll let you try one more time.'
- David Bonior

You don't play against opponents, you play against the game of basketball.
- Bobby Knight

Success is where preparation and opportunity meet.
- Bobby Unser

Bobby Womack is always very real, both with his music and as a person.
- Etta James

I believed in Bobby Kennedy.
Campaigning for him was an attempt to give back something
to this country that has given me so much.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

When I came to America Al Unser, Jr. was very difficult.
And Bobby Unser.
- Emerson Fittipaldi

I had been on tour with people like Roy Orbison.
I knew Bobby Darin, Sam Cooke.
So many great performers.
- Bobby Vinton

But one man never laughed.
He was a giant among men.
He was Bobby Darin and he was my friend.
- Wayne Newton

Bobby had faith in my ability as a singer.
- Julie London

It was really fun.
Well, Bobby was just basically a folk singer.
He didn't play with any bands or anything,
like all the rest of us.
Just played his guitar and sang his songs.
- Barry McGuire

They said hey look, The Beatles deserve to be number one,
not Bobby Vinton.
We're gonna cut your tires.
Change that listing.
They were dedicated at the time.
- Bobby Vinton

There were a whole lot, I bought every blues record I could find,
it wasn't just one or two people.
My vocal influences were Ray Charles and Bobby Blue Bland.
- Johnny Winter

I actually had a Bobby Orr action figure.
You could put the pads on him and skates and all that.
I was 7, and he was still playing.
- Mike Weir

I was totally involved in Bobby's World from the time
we started the idea to sitting with the artists on how he would look,
to the script meetings, the music, the lyrics,
the songs.
- Howie Mandel

I came in thinking about Bobby Ewing,
but I love this Ray Krebbs role.
- Steve Kanaly

Everything we did, we did live - and then Bobby took
it home and chopped it up and edited it.
Which is pretty much what they did with every jazz
record you've ever heard.
- Charlie Hunter

Bobby and I went through some old questionnaires about
customer requirements for languages,
then we compiled a new one and sent it out to a few dozen people we knew.
- James Frank

Mr. Burns is a father symbol to me, and you can omit the word symbol.
- Bobby Darin

Anything from 1-0 to 2-0 would be a nice result.
- Bobby Robson

I don't have a no-trade clause.
I figure someone is going to pick me up.
- Bobby Bonilla

I've done a lot of things and I've been a lot of people,
but now I've come to realize who I am.
- Bobby Darin

We can play politics, or we can reduce crime.
- Bobby Scott

I'd actually been making my living as an organist with
bands since I was probably 15 or 16 years old,
and then as a senior in high school I put together
a jazz quintet called The Bobby Mack Jazz Quintet.
- Bobby McFerrin

There are no war stories.
I ended up a bombardier, but I never got overseas.
And it wasn't because I was playing baseball either.
It was just a series of things that went on.
- Bobby Thomson

We've got a lot of pressure going.
This is for my Latin counterpart.
- Bobby Bonilla

People want variety and something that is affordable.
- Bobby Brown

I had these shoes made and 2 to 3 inch lifts inside
and the heel was another 2 and half inches.
I walked around that way, wherever I could without falling over.
- Bobby Darin

Nobody remembers who finished second but the guy who finished second.
- Bobby Unser

I guess it is the sense of personal satisfaction that
racing gives you that I am probably going to miss,
because in racing you get that feedback very quickly.
- Bobby Rahal

I had an opportunity with Baltimore to make it to the World Series,
and that didn't happen.
- Bobby Bonilla

It is very important that when you put something on the grill,
you leave it in place to cook.
If you move it around too quickly, chances are it is going to stick.
- Bobby Flay


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