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The Best Quotes From Netflix’s The Queen’s Gambit

The Queen’s Gambit is now on Netflix and this show is filled with some pretty great quotes — here are my favorites.

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The Queen’s Gambit is a new show on Netflix that is based on the novel of the dame name, written by Walter Tevis. Anya Taylor-Joy is absolute perfection in this series. The story is mostly a sad one. A young girl is orphaned at the age of 9 and sent to a home for children. She is introduced to the game of chess and becomes quite amazing at it. Eventually she becomes a chess prodigy.

The Queen’s Gambit Quotes

One of my favorite things about The Queen’s Gambit is that there are a lot of quotes. Some funny, some dirty, but most emotional. I have put together a collection of my favorites. Enjoy!

“Girls do not play chess.”

“My tranquility needs to be refurbished.”

“The strongest person is the person who isn’t scared to be alone.”

“What surprised me, was how bad they played.”

“Mr. Gantz told me I beat them all in an hour and twenty minutes.”

“It felt good. I never won at anything before.”

“You don’t want to miss another delicious breakfast do you?”

“This is all mine? The whole room?”

“Would you like to start my clock?”

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“Most of us are lifers. Been here a long time. Nobody’s gonna come for us now. We’re too old. Or too black.”

“I’m not your Guardian Angel. I’m not here to save you. Hell, I can barely save me.”

“I don’t know why my body is so intent on sabotaging my brain, when my brain is perfectly capable of sabotaging itself.”

“Anger is a potent spice. A pinch wakes you up; too much dulls your senses.”

“It’s foolish to run the risk of going mad for vanity’s sake.”

“You destroy everyone you play.”

“I don’t play with strangers.”

“Creativity and psychosis often go hand in hand. Or, for that matter, genius and madness.”

“You’re no orphan, not anymore.”

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“I’m here because you need me to be here. That’s what family does.”

“It takes a strong woman to stay by herself, in a world where people will settle for anything just to say they have something.”

“The one thing we know about Elizabeth Harmon, is that she loves to win.”

“It’s your game. Take it.”

“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.”

“Let’s play.”

I hope you enjoyed these quotes! Be sure to check out my other collections of quotes from more tv shows and movies.

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About The Queen’s Gambit

When winning takes everything, what are you left with? The Queen’s Gambit follows a young chess prodigy’s rise from an orphanage to the world stage. But genius comes with a cost. A riveting adaptation of Walter Tevis’ groundbreaking novel comes to Netflix on October 23rd, starring Anya Taylor-Joy.

Watch The Queen’s Gambit now on Netflix!