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Entry from June 28, 2015
“In life, unlike chess, the game continues after checkmate”

"In life, unlike chess, the game continues after checkmate” is a proverb that American science fiction author Isaac Asimov (1920-1992) wrote in Fantastic Voyage II: Destination Brain (1987). The proverb wasn’t explained.

A 2014 reddit discussion contained differing views. “I see this quote as, when you die, the world lives on,” one person wrote. “Many times you are loser of the game, but you have to still continue playing,” another added.


Wikipedia: Isaac Asimov
Isaac Asimov (/ˈaɪzɨk ˈæzɨmɒv/; born Isaak Yudovich Ozimov; circa January 2, 1920 – April 6, 1992) was an American author and professor of biochemistry at Boston University, best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books. Asimov was prolific and wrote or edited more than 500 books and an estimated 90,000 letters and postcards. His books have been published in 9 of the 10 major categories of the Dewey Decimal Classification.

Today in Science History
Checkmate Quotes (2 quotes)
In life, unlike chess, the game continues after checkmate.
— Isaac Asimov
In Fantastic Voyage II: Destination Brain (1987), 192.

OCLC WorldCat record
Fantastic voyage II : destination brain
Author: Isaac Asimov
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 1987.
Edition/Format: Print book : Fiction : English : 1st ed
Database: WorldCat
Summary:
An American scientist is abducted and flown to the U.S.S.R. There he is to be part of a team of scientists to be miniaturized to molecular size and travel to the brain of a dying Soviet scientist to untap the secrets held there.

IMDb (The Internet Movie Database)
Criminal Minds (TV Series)
The Uncanny Valley (2010)
Quotes

Dr. Spencer Reid: [voiceover] Isaac Asimov wrote: “in life, unlike chess, the game continues after checkmate.”

Yahoo! Answers
October 16, 2011
What do these quotes mean?
In life, unlike chess, the game continues after checkmate. *does it mean that even when chess is over life still continues?
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Answers
Best Answer:  1. It means that even when you are at your lowest point and you feel trapped, your life still goes on.

reddit
“In life, unlike chess, the game continues after checkmate.” Isaac Asimov (self.quotes)
submitted June 4, 2014 by [deleted]
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[deleted] 2 points 1 year ago
I see this quote as, when you die, the world lives on. Plain simple imo.
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Xornor 2 points 1 year ago
Many times you are loser of the game, but you have to still continue playing.

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