"The citizen is becoming a pawn in a game where nobody knows the rules, where everybody consequently doubts that there are rules at all, and where the vocabulary has been diminished to such an extent that nobody is even sure what the game is all about."
"The isolated pawn casts gloom over the entire chessboard. "
- Aaron Nimzowitsch
"Pawns not only create the sketch for the whole painting, they are also the soil, the foundation, of any position."
- Anatoly Karpov
“When the game is over, the king and the pawn go into the same box”
"Don't be a pawn in somebody else's game. Find the attitude that gives you maximum strength and maximum dignity, no matter what else is going on."
longer clip to provide some Mongo context is here.