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The Most Emotional Queen’s Gambit Quotes on Netflix

The Queen’s Gambit on Netflix is a drama series about addiction, obsession, trauma, and chess.  This emotional series also has you cheering for protagonist Beth, but it’s a roller coaster. These kick-A Queen’s Gambit quotes show us just how powerful and vulnerable Beth Harmon is, but her friends help assist in that redemption. 

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Best Queen’s Gambit Quotes

Beth goes through an emotional journey as she tries to escape her demons while chasing her chess dream. When winning takes everything, what are you left with?

The Queen’s Gambit follows a young chess prodigy’s rise from an orphanage to the world stage. But genius comes with a cost. Here are some of my favorite quotes in The Queen’s Gambit from characters Beth, Benny, Harry, Cleo, Borgov, and more!

This series isn’t just about chess.

Those things are called openings. The Queen’s Gambit.

Anger is a potent spice. A pinch wakes you up; too much dulls your senses.

Emotional Queen's Gambit Quotes

If this were a golf or tennis tournament we’d be surrounded by reporters as opposed to…whoever these people are.

You know what they called him? The pride and sorrow of chess.

I’m fine being alone.

You destroy everyone you play.

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I wanted to win. I wanted to hammer his weaknesses.

You’re no orphan, not anymore.

I know what it feels like to lose. And now you do, too.

The strongest person is the person who isn’t scared to be alone.

It’s your game. Take it.

I’ve flirted with alcohol most of my life. If anything it’s high time I consummated the relationship.

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Creativity and psychosis often go hand in hand.

Where’d you get that from, a fortune cookie?

I would say it’s much easier to play chess without the burden of an Adam’s apple.

It takes a strong woman to stay by herself, in a world where people will settle for anything just to say they have something.

They’re just pieces. And anyway it was the board I noticed first.

It’s mostly about my being a girl.

Maybe, if you’d gotten here on time.

Most Chilling Quotes from The Queen's Gambit on Netflix

Did I miss any of your favorites? Drop them in the comments below. Also, check out my Queen’s Gambit Parents Guide.

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Tony Nguyen

Monday 16th of November 2020

These are great quotes, but you focused so much on the "heavier" ones. The series is filled with incredibly smart bon mots that pack just a big a punch:

"Anyone who doesn't eat is terrible in bed..." - Cleo

"I've flirted with alcohol most of my life. If anything it's high time I consummated the relationship" - Alma

"Maybe., if you'd gotten here on time" - Elizabeth (first game against Beltik)


Monday 16th of November 2020

Thanks for the additions! I agree, there are some smart quotes that if you're not paying attention you'll miss.