Bishops

 

As I had noticed many times before, the relations between bishops g2/b7 and b2/g7 are always in favour of the kingside bishops. Wondering why it is has always been felt like that, I realized that it wasn't a mere feeling but an objective fact, as the kingside bishop is usually protected by the king after castling, which is an important detail.  -  Anish Giri

 

The weaker the player the more terrible the Knight is to him, but as a player increases in strength the value of the Bishop becomes more evident to him, and of course there is, or should be, a corresponding decrease in his estimation of the value of the Knight as compared to the bishop.  -  Jose Capablanca

 

To refer to the oft mooted question, "Which piece is stronger, the Bishop or the Knight?" it is clear that the value of the Bishop undergoes greater changes than that of the Knight. - Emanuel Lasker

 

While some are as loathe to trade a Bishop for a Knight as a Cadillac for a Chevrolet, others are prepared to do so without hesitation. - Larry Evans

 

With opposite coloured bishops the attacking side has in effect an extra piece in the shape of his bishop. - Mikhail Botvinnik

 

Most chess players know, thanks to the study of master games, that two bishops are stronger than two knights or than bishop and knight, though very few know the reason for this advantage and how to turn it to account. - Richard Reti

 

As Rousseau could not compose without his cat beside him, so I cannot play chess without my king's bishop. In its absense the game to me is lifeless and void. The vitalizing factor is missing, and I can devise no plan of attack. - Siegbert Tarrasch

 

The future belongs to he who has the bishops. - Siegbert Tarrasch