Quotation by Robert Benchley

But compared with the task of selecting a piece of French pastry held by an impatient waiter a move in chess is like reaching for a salary check in its demand on the contemplative faculties.
Robert Benchley (1889–1945), U.S. writer, humorist. Chips Off the Old Benchley, "Picking French Pastry; A Harder Game Than Chess," Harper & Brothers (1949).
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