Famous person's imaginary quotes on go

Albert Einstein: “Alphago doesn’t play dice”.

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“For 800 years have I trained Go players. My own counsel will I keep on who is to be trained! A Go player must have the deepest commitment, the most serious mind…
Adventure. Heh! Excitement. A Go player craves not these things.”
Yoda

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I don’t know who said “don’t judge a book by its cover” but just yesterday we mentioned “don’t judge a player by his/her fuseki”

(I guess you know why)

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George Eliot

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“Tobi or not tobi, that is the question” (Shakespeare).

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My reply is Here. A quote direct from God !

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An actual quote that I like to imagine is about Go (in comparison to other lesser games, such as those that have to make up for a lack of abstract beauty with silly stylistic flourishes, like adopting the theme of a medieval power struggle, with references to castles and royalty, cavalry and infantry, and even the machinations of the clergy):

I feel so strongly that deep and simple is more essential than shallow and complex.

Fred McFeely Rogers

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“Never let the fear of losing a game of go
keep you from playing the game.”

Babe Ruth

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Babe Ruth: “Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.”

Babe Ruth - Wikipedia

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Our enemies have made the mistake that America’s enemies always make. They saw liberty and thought they saw weakness. And now, they see defeat.
— George W. Bush, 1946-, American President

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“Life is a long lesson in humility.”
James M. Barrie

J. M. Barrie - Wikipedia

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“Give me liberties or give me death”
— Patric Henry

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This quote dates back to ancient Greece, and is in fact Greece’s motto today:

And here I was told one can never become stronger than 3d if they don’t look for adventure and excitement in their games. How strong was Yoda?

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Are quotes allowed which don’t have to be changed to be applicable to go?

“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live”
~Albums Dumbledore (PS12: The Mirror of Erised)

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Sorry, but I have to mess those up:
Veni, vidi, weiqi.
Vidi, atari, vici.
Cogito ergo igo.

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Treat a work of art like a prince. Let it speak to you first. - Arthur Schopenhauer
Arthur Schopenhauer - Wikipedia

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This covers pretty much the entirety of Sun Tzu’s Art of War :sweat_smile:

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nah, sadly Greece’s motto is a nursery rhyme about teaching children proper manners when eating their food. When we eat, we don’t talk, we focus on/look at our food (It rhymes in Greek: όταν τρώμε δεν μιλάμε / το φαγάκι μας κοιτάμε)

Apply that to funds, taxes and public money and you’ve got yourself a national motto :rofl:
Children used to sing that before dinner while banging the cuttlery in tune with the rhythm, which was very funny. It gets funnier if you think adults wearing suits and ties in a meeting doing the same thing, but with briefcases. :wink:

Anyway, you can change that to something Go related, else I wouldn’t have posted:
“When we eat groups, we don’t tenuki, we focus on possible tesuji”
— Nursery rhyme (don’t forget to place/bang the stones on the board, in tune with the rhythm)

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Or, give me eyes or give me death

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