The Queens Gambit Quotes

A list of the best The Queen’s Gambit quotes: The hit Netflix coming-of-age drama has captured the imagination of people everywhere. Here are some of the most notable lines from the miniseries.


    The Queen’s Gambit at a glance:

    • RELEASE DATE: October 23, 2020
    • GENRE: Drama
    • DIRECTOR: Scott Frank
    • NETWORK: Netflix
    • SEASONS: 1
    • EPISODES: 7

    Characters in The Queen’s Gambit:

    • Beth Harmon – played by Anya Taylor-Joy
    • Alma Wheatley – played by Marielle Heller
    • Harry Beltik – played by Harry Melling
    • Alice Harmon – played by Chloe Pirrie
    • Benny Watts – played by Thomas Brodie-Sangster
    • Jolene – played by Moses Ingram
    • Vasily Borgov – played by Marcin Dorocinski
    • Mr. Shaibel – played by Bill Camp
    • Young Beth Harmon – played by Isla Johnston

    Beth Harmon – The Queen’s Gambit quotes

    1.) Let’s play.
    – Beth Harmon

    2.) Benny Watts: You always drink this much?
    Beth Harmon: Sometimes, I drink more.
    – Beth Harmon

    3.) I would say that it’s much easier to play chess without the burden of an Adam’s apple.
    – Beth Harmon

    4.) Chess isn’t always competitive. Chess can also be beautiful. It was the board I noticed first. It’s an entire world of just 64 squares. I feel safe in it. I can control it. I can dominate it. And it’s predictable, so if I get hurt, I only have myself to blame.
    – Beth Harmon

    5.) I analyze games. What actually happened, not what could have happened.
    – Beth Harmon

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    Alma Wheatley – The Queen’s Gambit quotes

    6.) I don’t know why my body is so intent on sabotaging my brain when my brain is perfectly capable of sabotaging itself.
    – Alma Wheatley

    7.) Chess is not all there is.
    – Alma Wheatley

    8.) Intuition can’t be found in books.
    – Alma Wheatley

    9.) Stop thinking about what might have happened in the past.
    – Alma Wheatley

    10.) What you know is not always important.
    – Alma Wheatley

    11.) Though I’m no longer a wife, except by a legal fiction, I believe I can learn to be a mother.
    – Alma Wheatley

    12.) My tranquility needs to be refurbished.
    – Alma Wheatley

    13.) The moves they applaud the loudest are the ones you make rather quickly.
    – Alma Wheatley

    Alice Harmon – The Queen’s Gambit quotes

    14.) It takes a strong woman to stay by herself, in a world where people will settle for anything just to say they have something.
    – Alice Harmon

    15.) Men are gonna come along and wanna teach you things. You just let them blow-by, and yo u go on ahead and do just what the hell you feel like.
    – Alice Harmon

    16.) Dark’s nothing to be afraid of. In fact, I’d go as far as saying there’s nothing to be afraid of. Anywhere. The strongest person is the person who isn’t scared to be alone.
    – Alice Harmon

    17.) Someday, you’re gonna be all alone. So you need to figure out how to take care of yourself.
    – Alice Harmon

    18.) You know, most times when people tell us something’s for the best, it’s for the worst.
    – Alice Harmon

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    Benny Watts quotes

    19.) The key is not to be tentative. You have to play with absolute confidence.
    – Benny Watts

    20.) You play what’s best for you.
    – Benny Watts

    Jolene quotes

    21.) I’m not your guardian angel. I’m not here to save you. Hell, I can barely save me.
    – Jolene

    22.) I’m gonna be a radical.
    – Jolene

    23.) For a time, I was all you had. And for a time, you was all I had.
    – Jolene

    24.) I’m here because you need me to be here. That’s what family does.
    – Jolene

    25.) We weren’t orphans, not as long as we had each other.
    – Jolene

    More quotes from The Queen’s Gambit

    26.) It’s chess. We’re all prima donnas.
    – Harry Beltik

    27.) It’s your game, take it.
    – Vasily Borgov

    28.) Anger is a potent spice. A pinch wakes you up; too much dulls your senses.
    – Harry Beltik

    29.) To tell you the truth of it, child… you’re astounding!
    – Mr. Shaibel

    30.) Creativity and psychosis often go hand in hand. Or, for that matter, genius and madness.
    – Jean Blake

    31.) People like you have a hard time. Two sides of the same coin. You’ve got your gift and you’ve got what it costs.
    – Mr. Shaibel

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