Monday, 3 November 2008

Chess Quote - H.G. Wells

"The passion for playing chess is one of the most unaccountable in the world. It slaps the theory of natural selection in the face. It is the most absorbing of occupations. The least satisfying of desires. A nameless excrescence upon life. It annihilates a man. You have, let us say, a promising politician, a rising artist that you wish to destroy. Dagger or bomb are archaic and unreliable - but teach him, inoculate him with chess."
H.G. Wells, Certain Personal Matters, 1898

H.G. Wells (1866-1946) is probably best known as a science fiction writer. He was also a socialist and pacifist. Wells was a keen gamer, and is considered by many war gamers to be "the Father of Miniature War Gaming."

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