Even Ashot's mistakes contain elements of creativity.
Tibor Károlyi, in his Genius in the Background (2009), p. 205.
When I am trying to understand the method of winning in the endgame with two bishops against the knight, chess is a science, when I admire a beautiful combination or study, then chess is art, and when I am complicating position in the approaching time trouble of my opponent, then chess is sport.Ashot Nadanian
Coaching secrets? I don’t think I got any. The main "secret" – love for chess.Ashot Nadanian
Learn from each one of your defeats; your losses must be as close to you as your victories.Ashot Nadanian
When he is inspired, he is capable of producing magic.Ashot Nadanian
After having been present at his amusing lessons just once, I will always feel envious of his students.Ashot Nadanian
I could keep talking about Ashot as chess player, composer, theoretician, or a trainer; however I would rather write about him as a person. If I were asked, which of my close friends is the most honest and kind, I would not hesitate to name Ashot.Ashot Nadanian
Ashot is a born trainer.Ashot Nadanian
Chess is not Mathematics, where ten is always more than one; in chess the King with a pawn can beat opponent's King with all pieces if they are placed badly.Ashot Nadanian