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Anton Chekhov Quote: “Three o’clock in the morning. The soft April night is looking at my windows and caressingly winking at me with its stars. I can’t sleep, I am so happy.”
Anton Chekhov Quote: “I have in my head a whole army of people pleading to be let out and awaiting my commands.”
Anton Chekhov Quote: “A woman is fascinated not by art but by the noise made by those in the field.”
Anton Chekhov Quote: “One must be a god to be able to tell successes from failures without making a mistake.”
Anton Chekhov Quote: “When performing an autopsy, even the most inveterate spiritualist would have to question where the soul is.”
Anton Chekhov Quote: “Everyone judges plays as if they were very easy to write. They don’t know that it is hard to write a good play, and twice as hardand tortuous to write a bad one.”
Anton Chekhov Quote: “People are far more sincere and good-humored at speeding their parting guests than on meeting them.”
Anton Chekhov Quote: “The critics suppose that it is easy to write a play. They aren’t aware that writing a good play is difficult and writing a bad one is twice as hard.”
Anton Chekhov Quote: “Probably nature itself gave man the ability to lie so that in difficult and tense moments he could protect his nest, just as do the vixen and wild duck.”
Anton Chekhov Quote: “I don’t care for success. The ideas sitting in my head are annoyed by, and envious of, that which I’ve already written.”
Anton Chekhov Quote: “Happiness does not await us all. One needn’t be a prophet to say that there will be more grief and pain than serenity and money. That is why we must hang on to one another.”
Anton Chekhov Quote: “Nothing can be accomplished by logic and ethics.”
Anton Chekhov Quote: “When an actor has money he doesn’t send letters, he sends telegrams.”
Anton Chekhov Quote: “A writer is not a confectioner, a cosmetic dealer, or an entertainer.”
Anton Chekhov Quote: “Anna Petrovna: Never talk to women about your own good qualities. Let them find out for themselves.”
Anton Chekhov Quote: “Moscow is a city that has much suffering ahead of it.”
Anton Chekhov Quote: “By poeticizing love, we imagine in those we love virtues that they often do not possess; this then becomes the source of constant mistakes and constant distress.”
Anton Chekhov Quote: “Those who come a hundred or two hundred years after us will despise us for having lived our lives so stupidly and tastelessly. Perhaps they’ll find a means to be happy.”
Anton Chekhov Quote: “We go to great pains to alter life for the happiness of our descendants and our descendants will say as usual: things used to be so much better, life today is worse than it used to be.”
Anton Chekhov Quote: “I was so drunk the whole time that I took bottles for girls and girls for bottles.”
Anton Chekhov Quote: “I have no will of my own. Never did. Limp and lily-livered, I always obey – is it possible that’s attractive to women?”
Anton Chekhov Quote: “If I were asked to chose between execution and life in prison I would, of course, chose the latter. It’s better to live somehow than not at all.”
Anton Chekhov Quote: “Everything is good in due measure and strong sensations know not measure.”
Anton Chekhov Quote: “What’s the use of talking? You can see for yourself that this is a barbarous country; the people have no morals; and the boredom!”
Anton Chekhov Quote: “To make a face from marble means to remove from the slab everything that is not the face.”
Anton Chekhov Quote: “I divide all literary works into two categories: Those I like and those I don’t like. No other criterion exists for me.”
Anton Chekhov Quote: “When a person hasn’t in him that which is higher and stronger than all external influences, it is enough for him to catch a good cold in order to lose his equilibrium and begin to see an owl in every bird, to hear a dog’s bark in every sound.”
Anton Chekhov Quote: “You look at any poetic creature: muslin, ether, demigoddess, millions of delights; then you look into the soul and find the most ordinary crocodile!”
Anton Chekhov Quote: “In countries where there is a mild climate, less effort is expended on the struggle with nature and man is kinder and more gentle.”
Anton Chekhov Quote: “Isolation in creative work is an onerous thing. Better to have negative criticism than nothing at all.”
Anton Chekhov Quote: “It is depressing to hear the unfortunate or dying man jest.”
Anton Chekhov Quote: “The wealthy are always surrounded by hangers-on; science and art are as well.”
Anton Chekhov Quote: “Neither I nor anyone else knows what a standard is. We all recognize a dishonorable act, but have no idea what honor is.”
Anton Chekhov Quote: “The air of one’s native country is the most healthy air.”
Anton Chekhov Quote: “If one wants to lead a good life, A HUMAN LIFE, one must work.”
Anton Chekhov Quote: “It always seems to the brothers and the father that their brother or son didn’t marry the right person.”
Anton Chekhov Quote: “To describe drunkenness for the colorful vocabulary is rather cynical. There is nothing easier than to capitalize on drunkards.”
Anton Chekhov Quote: “Of course politics is an interesting and engrossing thing. It offers no immutable laws, nearly always prevaricates, but as far asblather and sharpening the mind go, it provides inexhaustible material.”
Anton Chekhov Quote: “To live simply to die is by no means amusing, but to live with the knowledge that you will die before your time, that’s really is idiotic.”
Anton Chekhov Quote: “The time has come for writers, especially those who are artists, to admit that in this world one cannot make anything out, just as Socrates once admitted it, just as Voltaire admitted it.”
Anton Chekhov Quote: “A woman can become a man’s friend only in the following stages – first an acquantaince, next a mistress, and only then a friend.”
Anton Chekhov Quote: “Humankind has understood history as a series of battles because, to this day, it regards conflict as the central facet of life.”
Anton Chekhov Quote: “It is the writer’s business not to accuse and not to prosecute, but to champion the guilty, once they are condemned and suffer punishment.”
Anton Chekhov Quote: “I swear fearfully at the conventions of the stage.”
Anton Chekhov Quote: “Sometimes we go to a play and after the curtain has been up five minutes we have a sense of being able to settle back in the arms of the playwright. Instinctively we know that the playwright knows his business.”
Anton Chekhov Quote: “It is a poor thing for the writer to take on that which he doesn’t understand.”
Anton Chekhov Quote: “All great sages are as despotic as generals, and as ungracious and indelicate as generals, because they are confident of their impunity.”
Anton Chekhov Quote: “If you can’t distinguish people from lap-dogs, you shouldn’t undertake philanthropic work.”
Anton Chekhov Quote: “Desription should be very brief and have an incidental nature.”
Anton Chekhov Quote: “It is easier to ask of the poor than of the rich.”
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