Line(s) of the Day #TheQueensGambit

“Chess isn’t always competitive. Chess can also be beautiful. It was the board I noticed first. It’s an entire world of just 64 squares. I feel safe in it. I can control it. I can dominate it. And it’s predictable, so if I get hurt, I only have myself to blame.”

Elizabeth Harmon (Anya Taylor-Joy) in the superlative drama series The Queen’s Gambit (2019), which tells of an orphan’s rise through the ranks of the male-dominated world of chess in the 1950s and 60s.

Line(s) of the Day #Fleabag

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Claire: Listen, I don’t want to know anything about this surprise party but if you could just, erm, have it at mine this Friday at 7:30, that’d be great. I can organise it and act surprised but, if you could just, erm… Do you know what? Why don’t I just do it? I can organise it, do the food, act surprised, and just take it off your hands. I mean, I can see that you’re busy, so… –
Fleabag: OK, if you want.
Claire: Well, I don’t want to, but I think it would be easier for everyone if I could just…
Fleabag: OK.
Claire: I mean, I’ve done it, it’s done. It’s this Friday at 7:30 at mine.

Sian Clifford and Phoebe Waller-Bridge in the utterly superb Fleabag (2016 – 2019), which in its 12 epiode run across two series won a host of awards, including six Emmys.