Someone stuck with an entity theory of intelligence is like an anorexic hermit crab, starving itself so it doesn’t grow to have to find a new shell. (Location 523)
lessons learned from the pursuit of excellence mean much more than the immediate trophies and glory. (Location 525)
- I learned the principle of opposition, the hidden potency of empty space, the idea of zugzwang (putting your opponent in a position where any move he makes will destroy his position). (Location 535)
- For children who focus early on openings, chess becomes about results. Period. It doesn’t matter how you played or if you concentrated well or if you were brave. (Location 549)
The Art of Learning by Josh Waitzkin
In order to grow, you must be vulnerable.