Quotation by Gary Kasparov

When your house is on fire, you can't be bothered with the neighbors. Or, as we say in chess, if your king is under attack you don't worry about losing a pawn on the queen's side.
Gary Kasparov (b. 1963), Russian chess player. interview in Observer, Observer (London, Dec. 3, 1989).

Of Mikhail Gorbachev's attitude to changes in Eastern Europe.
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