A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from August 01, 2023
“I don’t know how to play chess, but to me, life is like a game of chess”

“Life is like a game of chess. I don’t know how to play chess” is a saying that has been printed on many images. That is, the speaker does not know about life, either.
   
“If life is like a game of Chess.. I’m fucked cause I dunno how to play” was posted on X/Twitter by Benni Atchison on April 29, 2009. “life is like a game of chess (IDK HOW TO PLAY CHESS YET)” was posted on X/Twitter by 🔴 Live Now! On 👾 Twitch🎥🎙🔴 on August 7, 2009.
   
The film Exit Through the Gift Shop, about French-born Los Angeles-based street artist Thierry Guetta (Mr. Brainwash), opened at the Sundance Film Festival on January 24, 2010, and in the United Kingdom on March 5, 2010. “I don’t know how to play chess, but to me, life is like a game of chess” is a Thierry Guetta quote from the film.
     
“Life is like a game of chess. Too bad I don’t know how to play either one” was posted on X/Twitter by LawyerUmz on February 10, 2010. “T @tyleralexander: ‘For me, life is like a game of chess. And I don’t know how to play chess.’ geniaal” was posted on X/Twitter by Kevin Lamers on March 19, 2010. “RT @Ease_DaMan: ‘Life is like a game of chess. I don’t know how to play chess’-(c) Thierry Guetta” was posted on X/Twitter by Brieana on April 25, 2010. “‘Life is like a game of chess. I don’t know how to play chess’.  Favorite quote from Exit Through Gift Shop. Great insights about subversion” was posted on X/Twitter by Cronin on June 30, 2010.
   
“Sarcasm is like a good game of chess. Most people don’t know how to play chess” is a related saying.
       
     
Wikipedia: Thierry Guetta
Thierry Guetta (born January 31, 1966), best known by his moniker Mr. Brainwash, is a French-born Los Angeles-based street artist. According to the 2010 Banksy-directed film Exit Through the Gift Shop, Guetta was a proprietor of a used clothing store, and amateur videographer who was first introduced to street art by his cousin, the street artist Invader, and who filmed street artists through the 2000s and became an artist in his own right in a matter of weeks after an off-hand suggestion from Banksy.
 
Wikipedia: Exit Through the Gift Shop
Exit Through the Gift Shop is a 2010 British documentary film directed by street artist Banksy. It tells the story of Thierry Guetta, a French immigrant in Los Angeles who, over the course of several years, filmed a host of street artists at work, including Shepard Fairey and Banksy, but failed to do anything with the footage. Eventually, Banksy decided to use the footage to make a documentary, which includes new footage depicting Guetta’s rise to fame as the artist “Mr. Brainwash”.
 
IMDb (The Internet Movie Database)
Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010)
Mr. Brainwash: Self

Thierry Guetta : I don’t know how to play chess, but to me, life is like a game of chess.
     
X/Twitter
Benni Atchison
@BenniAtchison
If life is like a game of Chess.. I’m fucked cause I dunno how to play.
7:19 PM · Apr 29, 2009
   
X/Twitter
🔴 Live Now! On 👾 Twitch🎥🎙🔴
@G1_KingAmp
life is like a game of chess (IDK HOW TO PLAY CHESS YET)
1:26 PM · Aug 7, 2009
   
X/Twitter
LawyerUmz
@Umair121
Life is like a game of chess. Too bad I don’t know how to play either one.
5:24 PM · Feb 10, 2010
   
X/Twitter
Kevin Lamers
@waaromniet
RT @tyleralexander: “For me, life is like a game of chess. And I don’t know how to play chess.” geniaal
6:09 PM · Mar 19, 2010
 
X/Twitter
Brieana
@Brieanalisa
RT @Ease_DaMan: “Life is like a game of chess. I don’t know how to play chess”-(c) Thierry Guetta
1:42 PM · Apr 25, 2010
   
X/Twitter
RQ
@wyzewon
“Life is like a game of chess…I don’t know how to play chess…but life is like a game of chess.”
11:26 PM · May 16, 2010
   
X/Twitter
Audi
@AudiRae
Life is like a game of chess…I don’t know how to play chess But…life is like chess.
6:59 PM · May 20, 2010
   
X/Twitter
Dan Weingrod 🇺🇦
@dweingrod
Life is like a game of chess. I don’t know how to play chess.
2:19 PM · Jun 30, 2010
   
X/Twitter
Cronin
@croninandco
“Life is like a game of chess. I don’t know how to play chess”.  Favorite quote from Exit Through Gift Shop. Great insights about subversion
2:21 PM · Jun 30, 2010
   
X/Twitter
Alex Baranosky
@Baranosky
“Life is like a game of chess. I don’t know how to play chess. But life is like a chess game to me.”—Mister Brainwash, Thierry Guetta
12:37 AM · Dec 24, 2010
   
X/Twitter
Shelley
@Shelley_yellehS
“Life is like a game of Chess.  I don’t know how to play chess.” #funny #humor #chess #life
(The saying is also shown on an image.—ed.)
7:56 PM · Oct 23, 2018
 
Facebook
El Arroyo
June 24, 2019 at 3:49 PM ·
#ElArroyoATX #ElArroyoSign
(The following text is shown on the restaurant’s sign.—ed.)
LIFE IS LIKE A
GAME OF CHESS
I DON’T KNOW HOW
TO PLAY CHESS
     
X/Twitter
dr parag
@ParagDr
Life is like a Game of Chess___________________________
I don’t know how to play Chess
(The saying is also shown on a blackboard sign.—ed.)
10:12 PM · Jul 4, 2019
 
X/Twitter
Tobe Fonseca ™ Studio
@tobefonseca
Checkmate
Life is like a game of chess I don’t know how to play chess / Tshirts, prints, iPhone cases and more http://bit.ly/2LFgQ8X
#dailyilustration #symplycooldesign #graphicdesigncentral #picame #culturacolectiva #chess #chessquotes #TheQueensGambit
(The saying is also shown on an image.—ed.)
9:01 AM · Dec 16, 2020
 
iFunny
PrettySavage
22 jul 2021
life is like a game of chess i don’t know how to play chess @onlypossums
 
Facebook
Relatable Memes
August 1, 2023 at 5:13 AM ·
(The following text is shown on an image.—ed.)
Life is like
a game of chess.
I don’t know how
to play chess.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CitySports/Games • Tuesday, August 01, 2023 • Permalink


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