18.

“The rules of the game are fixed. The pieces arranged by file and by rank. Eight lines. Eight times eight squares solidly framed on a board and set on a table. The way each piece may be moved is approved by traditions already obscured in East before the game began to be played for a thousand years in the West. And yet, if everything, even more fixed, but sometimes or others starts moving, than why should the humble be patient forever? Never shake off his position, shake off his occupation, shake off his follows, shake the pieces, shake them for a new game. To bring and to play your own imagination, to transform into human beings the wooden knights and queens.”

in 8×8: A Chess Sonata in 8 Movements (Hans Richter, Jean Cocteau e Marcel Duchamp, 1957)
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