In general I consider the urge to be a winner a childish dream. One may experience a brief moment of blissful triumph, but the hunger for victories is never satisfied and always calls for more. In the end everyone is defeated, either by a mighty successor champion at the top of his powers or by the death sentence that we all carry with us. In a way, winning doesn't exist, but losing certainly does. It is the experience of most chess players that losing produces stronger emotions than winning.
Hans Ree Shadow Years
in: New In Chess 2005/2, 90