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Here are some exciting quotes from Anya Taylor-Joy’s The Queen’s Gambit

The Netflix show, which earned Anya Taylor-Joy an Emmy nomination for Best Actress in a miniseries, was filled with memorable quotes 

Megha Mukundan
Jul 15, 2021
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The Emmy Awards 2021 nomination list thrills the audience as Netflix's most-watched show The Queen’s Gambit competes for Anya Taylor-Joy for the best actress in a mini-series. The show follows the journey of an orphaned chess prodigy ‘Beth Harmon’ in her quest to become an elite chess icon. The seven-episode series by Scott Frank is an adaptation of Walter Tevis’ novel of the same name. Here are some exciting quotes to remember from the show:

1) “The strongest person is the person who isn’t scared to be alone.” – Alice Harmon


From the rare memories of her birth mom Alice, Beth remembers this line in a flashback scene. The whole story seems like Beth took this advice to her heart that she spends her life alone and brave.

2) “Chess isn’t always competitive. Chess can also be beautiful” – Beth Harmon


Beth states this to the reporter to explain why she falls in love with the sport. She feels safest and not hurt at that particular space of chess.

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


This comes from Beth’s adoptive mother Alma Wheatly when her over usage of pills and alcohol suddenly makes her not able to keep reading. Later in the story the same thing seems to be happening to Beth too.

4) “Do you ever go over games in your head? When you’re alone, I mean play all the way through them?” -Beth Harmon

“Doesn’t everybody?”- Benny Watts


This conversation between both the lovers has a lot of significance in their love story. Both are equally obsessed with chess and winning. Beth playing the game in her mind throughout the show in different scenes is so grand and charming.

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


A fellow orphan Jolene, who is also Beth’s best friend is the one who is with her throughout her orphanage life. Later in Beth's life, Jolene appears to save her from a vulnerable phase, and it is so ironic that Jolene actually becomes her guardian angel.

5) “Let’s play” – Beth Harmon

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