“I'm not sentimental--I'm as romantic as you are. The idea, you know,
is that the sentimental person thinks things will last--the romantic
person has a desperate confidence that they won't.”
― F. Scott Fitzgerald.||
Zugzwang. It’s a chess term. Describes a point in the chess game when a player realizes he’ll inevitably be checkmated. He has to decide whether to resign, or to play through to the bitter end.