The fact that a player is very short of time is, to my mind, as little to be considered as an excuse as, for instance, the statement of the law-breaker that he was drunk at the moment he committed the crime.
In: Chess Life, Vol. 16-18, 1961. p. 113On the Zeitnot problem.
With his death, we have lost a very great chess genius whose like we'll never see again.Alexander AlekhineQuoted in: Edward G. Winter (1989) Capablanca: A Compendium of Games, Notes, Articles..., p. 307On his great rival José Raúl Capablanca.
Chess for me is not a game, but an art. Yes, and I take upon myself all those responsibilities which an art imposes on its adherents.Alexander AlekhineQuoted in: Daniel James Brooks (2013) Poetics. Book 1, p. 72
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