Anton Chekhov

Anton Chekhov

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (29 January 1860 – 15 July 1904) was a Russian playwright and short story writer, who is considered to be among the greatest writers of short fiction in history. His career as a playwright produced four classics and his best short stories are held in high esteem by writers and critics.

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Reason and justice tell me there's more love for humanity in electricity and steam than in chastity and vegetarianism.

We shall find peace. We shall hear angels, we shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds.

You must trust and believe in people, or life becomes impossible.

If you are afraid of loneliness do not marry.

If you cry 'forward' you must without fail make plain in what direction to go.

How unbearable at times are people who are happy people for whom everything works out.

Doctors are just the same as lawyers, the only difference is that lawyers merely rob you whereas doctors rob you and kill you too.

Life does not agree with philosophy: There is no happiness that is not idleness and only what is useless is pleasurable.

When an actor has money he doesn't send letters he sends telegrams.

When you're thirsty and it seems that you could drink the entire ocean that's faith, when you start to drink and finish only a glass or two that's science.

Advertising is the very essence of democracy.

A writer is not a confectioner a cosmetic dealer or an entertainer.

The more refined one is the more unhappy.

The sea has neither meaning nor pity.

No psychologist should pretend to understand what he does not understand... Only fools and charlatans know everything and understand nothing.

When a woman isn't beautiful people always say 'You have lovely eyes you have lovely hair.'

No matter how corrupt and unjust a convict may be he loves fairness more than anything else. If the people placed over him are unfair from year to year he lapses into an embittered state characterized by an extreme lack of faith.

Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress, when I get tired of one I spend the night with the other.

There is nothing new in art except talent.

All of life and human relations have become so incomprehensibly complex that when you think about it it becomes terrifying and your heart stands still.

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