Deeper, Stronger, Shorter, Better

July 14, 2019

Paris (France), 14 July military parade 2016. Māori warriors parade on the Champs-Elysées.
(Photo Benoît Tessier / REUTERS)

“I orea te tuataraka pato ki waho”*

* A problem is solved by continuing to find solutions.

Māori proverb


More Māori proverbs

All quotes in the Dictionnary of quotes.

Fear of losing or desire to win?

July 7, 2019

(Liverpool Football Club manager Jürgen Klopp)

“I do not believe that it’s the fear of losing, that makes you a winner. It’s rather the desire to win. That desire lets you grow beyond your own possibilities. It makes you strong.”

Jürgen Klopp, German football manager and former player (1967-)


Thanks to Per Sørlie from Abstract Nation for the quotation.


All quotes in the Dictionnary of quotes.

Oh Daisy, please!!!

If you like Abalone, you may like Belgian daisy:

The Belgian daisy variation with Peas vs. Stainless steel marbles. Peas begins ^^

But do you like brussels? q:

Moral: play as you like! And you may like some Abalone variations and not some others. It is your absolute right as a player (^_-)—☆


See also: Get out your fork!

Another kind of wall

January 27, 2019

“I would build a great wall […].
I will build a great great wall […].”*

(Donald Trump’s Presidential Announcement Speech)

Donald Trump, American businessman, comedian, and television personality (1946-)

* I’m down with this but only if it is a wall around Donald Trump himself q:




The Wall, the Abalone variation.

Wanna see a real great wall? Look at this!


All other quotes in the Dictionnary of quotes.

Failures teaches success.

January 6, 2019

“You can’t let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you. You have to let them show you what to do differently the next time.”

(2009 National Address to America’s Students)

Barack Obama (1961-)


All quotes in the Dictionnary of quotes.

No challenge, no fun.

October 21, 2018

Jan Hein Donner playing in Beverwijk, Netherlands, January 12, 1960

“I love all positions.
Give me a difficult positional game, I will play it.
Give me a bad position, I will defend it.
Openings, endgames, complicated positions, dull draws,
I love them and I will do my very best.
But totally won positions, I cannot stand them.”

(Hein Donner in the Clubblad Doodzonde Denken, 1950)

Johannes Hendrikus ‘Jan Hein’ Donner, Dutch chess grandmaster (1927-1988)


All quotes in the Dictionnary of quotes.


An Abalone “complicated position”