"I don't look at computers as opponents. For me it is much more interesting to beat humans."
"A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing."Magnus Carlsen on Emo Philips
"Computers are like Old Testament gods lots of rules and no mercy."Magnus Carlsen on Joseph Campbell
"I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We've created life in our own image."Magnus Carlsen on Stephen Hawking
"Computers are useless. They can only give you answers."Magnus Carlsen on Pablo Picasso
"I think it's fair to say that personal computers have become the most empowering tool we've ever created. They're tools of communication, they're tools of creativity, and they can be shaped by their user."Magnus Carlsen on Bill Gates
"I've never been much of a computer guy at least in terms of playing with computers. Actually until I was about 11 I didn't use a computer for preparing for games at all. I was playing a bit online, was using the chess club mainly. Now, obviously, the computer is an important tool for me preparing for my games."
"I got the travel bug when I was quite young. My parents took me and my sisters out of school and we travelled all over Europe. It was an eye-opening experience and, although I love Norway, I also enjoy visiting new countries. I don't get homesick."