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1. "I coax my palm into his lapel in search of my wish, returning his feverish kisses."Checkmate, you son of a bug," I say against his mouth two seconds before my fingers find an empty pocket."Sleight of hand, blossom," he says right back. " 'Tis in fact in my pants pocket, if you'd like to search there."
Author: A.G. Howard
2. "...It's hard to watchthe game we make of love,like everyone's playing checkerswith their scars,saying checkmatewhenever they get outwithout a broken heart.Just to be clearI don't want to get outwithout a broken heart.I intend to leave this lifeso shatteredthere's gonna have to bea thousand separate heavensfor all of my flying parts."
Author: Andrea Gibson
3. "The strong are strengthened by reverses; the trouble is that the true meaning of events scores next to nothing in the match we play with men. Appearances decide our gains or losses and the points are trumpery. And a mere semblance of defeat may hopelessly checkmate us."
Author: Antoine De Saint Exupéry
4. "In the name of God! You, demon, born in the dark! I seal you here! Checkmate!"
Author: Arina Tanemura
5. "A 'god' who's will is resisted, designs frustrated, and purpose checkmated, possesses no title to Deity."
Author: Arthur W. Pink
6. "Whereas a novice makes moves until he gets checkmated (proof), a Grand Master realizes 20 moves in advance that it's futile to continue playing (conceptualizing)."
Author: Bill Gaede
7. "Grandmaster games are said to begin with novelty, which is the first move of the game that exits the book. It could be the fifth, it could be the thirty-fifth. We think about a chess game as beginning with move one and ending with checkmate. But this is not the case. The games begins when it gets out of book, and it end when it goes into book..And this is why Game 6 [between Garry Kasparov and Deep Blue] didn't count...Tripping and falling into a well on your way to the field of battle is not the same thing as dying in it...Deep Blue is only itself out of book; prior to that it is nothing. Just the ghosts of the game itself."
Author: Brian Christian
8. "Death is not a checkmate…it is more like a carnival trick. You cannot win, no matter how you move your Queen."
Author: Catherynne M. Valente
9. "It'll be like a game of chess. We can let the game unfold as it did before, but if we want to avoid checkmate, we'll have to readjust the pieces a few moves shy of the finish."
Author: Darren Shan
10. "When neither party can give checkmate, the game is drawn."
Author: Howard Staunton
11. "In life, unlike chess, the game continues after checkmate."
Author: Isaac Asimov
12. "We all play chess with Fate as partner. He makes a move, we make a move. He tries to checkmate us in three moves, we try to prevent it. We know we can't win, but we're driven to give him a good fight."
Author: Isaac Bashevis Singer
13. "The Great Khan tried to concentrate on the game: but now it was the game's reason that eluded him. The end of every game is a gain or a loss: but of what? What were the real stakes? At checkmate, beneath the foot of the king, knocked aside by the winner's hand, nothingness remains: a black square, or a white one. By disembodying his conquests to reduce them to the essential, Kublai had arrived at the extreme operation: the definitive conquest, of which the empire's multiform treasures were only illusory envelopes; it was reduced to a square of planed wood."
Author: Italo Calvino
14. "She looked across the table the same time Ash looked up, dark eyebrows coming down low over blazing blue eyes. She grinned. "Checkmate."
Author: Joannah Miley
15. "I'll listen to you, but you need to treat me with a little respect. Because it doesn't sound like I'm a pawn. Sounds like I'm more of a queen." A vein in his temple began to throb, and she grew bolder, the sense of power emanating from the mark on her chest filing her with the mettle she'd lost after the break-in two years ago. Lowering her voice to a tense whisper, she nipped his earlobe. "Checkmate."
Author: Larissa Ione
16. "Checkmate, bitch. -Arriane"
Author: Lauren Kate
17. "Checkmate, bitch."
Author: Lauren Kate
18. "Arianne had her feet up on the table, wearing a striped conductor's cap.Arriane was fixated on the game. A chocolate cigar bobbed between her lips as she contemplated her next move. Roland was giving Arianne the hawk eye."Checkmate, bitch," Arianne said triumphantly, knocking over Roland's king."
Author: Lauren Kate
19. "Be ready for every moment, you don't know which check is the checkmate."
Author: M.F. Moonzajer
20. "Whoever sees no other aim in the game than that of giving checkmate to one's opponent will never become a good Chess player."
Author: Max Euwe
21. "Checkmate to us I think,' Cyrus said softly. ‘Now listen to me,' he said, dropping his gaze to Evie. ‘If you want protection you can come with us now. Your boyfriend, however, is one of them. And what's rule number three, Vero?'‘Kill all unhumans,' the girl answered flatly.‘Jesus,' Evie said, bringing her hands quickly to Cyrus's chest and pushing him hard. He fell backwards a few steps. ‘This is not Fight Club,' she yelled. ‘You can break a rule for Chrissake."
Author: Sarah Alderson

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