Origin of Checkers

1. Derek Jeter

“I think there's something wrong with me - I like to win in everything I do, regardless of what it is. You want to race down the street, I want to beat you. If we're playing checkers, I want to win. You beat me, it's going to bother me. I just enjoy competition.”

2. Mitt Romney

“We're not going to let our campaign be dictated by fact checkers.”

3. Moms Mabley

“LOVE is like Playing Checkers. You have to know which Man to MOVE.”

4. Heraclitus

“Eternity is a child playing, playing checkers; the kingdom belongs to a child.”

5. Emanuel Lasker

“When you see a good move, look for a better one”

6. Shaquille O'Neal

“Challenge me. Treat me like a game of checkers and play me. That's all I'm asking, just play me. Treat me like Sega and play me.”

7. Demetri Martin

“I was on the train the other day, and I heard somebody say, I'm really good at checkers. That's the same thing as saying, I'm not good at very many things.”

8. Bob Costas

“The National League game is chess; The American League is checkers”

10. Home Run Baker

“The farmer doesn't care for the pitchers' battle that resolves itself into a checkers game. The farmer loves the dramatic, and slugging is more dramatic than even the cleverest pitching.”