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.
Quoted in: Daniel James Brooks (2013) Poetics. Book 1, p. 72
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.Alexander Alekhine
With his death, we have lost a very great chess genius whose like we'll never see again.Alexander Alekhine
I study chess eight hours a day, on principle.Alexander Alekhine
Chess first of all teaches you to be objective.Alexander Alekhine