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Anton Chekhov
Anton Chekhov
(1860 - 1904)
Russian playwright and fiction writer. Known for vivid portrayals of harsh Russian life without romantic illusion.
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Any idiot can face a crisis - it's this day-to-day living that wears you out.
- Anton Chekhov | Bores and Boredom Quotes
Medicine is my lawful wife. Literature is my mistress.
- Anton Chekhov | Literature Quotes
A man and a woman marry because both of them don't know what to do with themselves.
- Anton Chekhov | Marriage Quotes
Conciseness is the sister of talent.
- Anton Chekhov | Talent Quotes
My own experience is that once a story has been written, one has to cross out the beginning and the end. It is there that we authors do most of our lying . . . one must ruthlessly suppress everything that is not concerned with the subject. If, in the first chapter, you say there is a gun hanging on the wall, you should make quite sure that it is going to be used further on in the story.
- Anton Chekhov | Writers and Writing Quotes
Men are made for happiness, and anyone who is completely happy has a right to say to himself: "I am doing God's will on earth."
- Anton Chekhov | Happiness Quotes
Posterity will say as usual: "In the past things were better, the present is worse than the past."
- Anton Chekhov | The Past Quotes
Any idiot can face a crisis-it's day to day living that wears you out.
- Anton Chekhov | Boring Days Quotes
Man is what he believes.
- Anton Chekhov | Positive Quotes
If you cry "Forward," you must make plain in what direction to go.
- Anton Chekhov | Goals Quotes
Perhaps the feelings that we experience when we are in love represent a normal state. Being in love shows a person who he should be.
- Anton Chekhov | Introspection Quotes
When an actor has money, he doesn't send letters but telegrams.
- Anton Chekhov | Acting Quotes
Any idiot can face a crisis - it's this day-to-day living that wears you out.
- Anton Chekhov | Crisis Quotes


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