The best things in life are either, illegal, immoral, fattening or married!
5 years ago I bought a book entitled 'Think like a Grandmaster.' I still don't think like a Grandmaster and so I am now in the process of suing Alexander Kotov.
I love this quote by Tartakower - "I make errors, therefor I am"
To avoid criticism - Say nothing, do nothing and be nothing. This is not so easy if you want to be a kibitzer at <chessgames.com>
I play the Catalan, I don't know why, I just like the name. I think it is because the very first time I heard the word 'fianchetto' it sounded like an interesting thing to do with the bishop, and I could impress my friends by telling them I had a 'fianchettoed bishop.' It didn't impress anybody, and I lost all my friends.
I started playing the Russian defence when I realised everthing associated with 'Russia and chess' had to be good!
During the Topalov v Kramnik World Championship match <DCP23: Topalov sacrificed two games for the initiative> lol. Great quote, One of the best I have heard so far. :-)