Quotation Explorer - 'Anton Chekhov'

Any idiot can face a crisis; it's this day-to-day living that wears you out. - Anton Chekhov
Wisdom.... comes not from age, but from education and learning. - Anton Chekhov
Even in Siberia there is happiness. - Anton Chekhov
If a lot of cures are suggested for a disease, it means tat the disease is incurable. - Anton Chekhov
Medicine is my lawful wife, and literature is my mistress. When I get fed up with one, I spend the night with the other - Anton Chekhov
One must be a god to be able to tell successes from failures without making a mistake. - Anton Chekhov
I don't understand anything about the ballet; all I know is that during the intervals the ballerinas stink like horses. - Anton Chekhov
His reading suggested a man swimming in the sea among the wreckage of his ship, and trying to save his life by greedily clutching first at one spar and then at another. - Anton Chekhov
Once a man gets a fixed idea, there's nothing to be done. - Anton Chekhov
We shall find peace. We shall hear the angels, we shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds. - Anton Chekhov
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
Eine Qual! Nie liebt man diejenigen, die einem am nächsten stehen, mehr, als wenn man Angst haben muss, sie zu verlieren, - Anton Chekhov
In displaying the psychology of your characters, minute particulars are essential. God save us from vague generalizations!"(Letter to Alexander Chekhov, May 10, 1886) - Anton Chekhov
Dear and most respected bookcase! I welcome your existence, which has for over one hundred years been devoted to the radiant ideals of goodness and justice. - Anton Chekhov
Be sure not to discuss your hero's state of mind. Make it clear from his actions."(Letter to Alexander Chekhov, May 10, 1886) - Anton Chekhov
People are far more sincere and good-humored at speeding their parting guests than on meeting them. - Anton Chekhov
I long to embrace, to include in my own short life, all that is accessible to man. - Anton Chekhov
True happiness is impossible without solitude. The fallen angel probably betrayed God because he longed for solitude, which angels do not know. - Anton Chekhov
Medicine is my lawful wife, and literature is my mistress. When I get fed up with one, I spend the night with the other. Though it is irregular, it is less boring this way, and besides, neither of them loses anything through my infidelity. - Anton Chekhov
Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass. - Anton Chekhov
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
It was hard and sour, but, as Poushkin said, the illusion which exalts us is dearer to us than ten thousand truths. I saw a happy man, one whose dearest dream had come true, who had attained his goal in life, who had got what he wanted, and was pleased with his destiny and with himself. - Anton Chekhov
Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice. - Anton Chekhov
The role of the artist is to ask questions, not answer them. - Anton Chekhov
No psychologist should pretend to understand what he does not understand... Only fools and charlatans know everything and understand nothing. - Anton Chekhov
A writer is not a confectioner, a cosmetic dealer, or an entertainer. He is a man who has signed a contract with his conscious and his sense of duty. - Anton Chekhov
Doctors are the same as lawyers; the only difference is that lawyers merely rob you, whereas doctors rob you and kill you too. - Anton Chekhov
Try to reason about love, and you will lose your reason. - Anton Chekhov
I long to embrace, to include in my own short life, all that is accessible to man. I long to speak, to read, to wield a hammer in a great factory, to keep watch at sea, to plow. I want to be walking along the Nevsky Prospect, or in the open fields, or on the ocean wherever my imagination ranges. - Anton Chekhov
For God's sake, have some self-respect and do not run off at the mouth if your brain is out to lunch. - Anton Chekhov
These people have learned not from books, but in the fields, in the wood, on the river bank. Their teachers have been the birds themselves, when they sang to them, the sun when it left a glow of crimson behind it at setting, the very trees, and wild herbs. - Anton Chekhov
If you want to work on your acting, work on yourself. - Anton Chekhov
If you cry "Forward!" you must without fail make plain in what direction to go. Don't you see that if, without doing so, you call out the word to both a monk and revolutionary, they will go in directions precisely opposite? - Anton Chekhov
People don't notice wheter it's winter or summer when they're happy. - Anton Chekhov
We shall find peace. We shall hear angels, we shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds. - Anton Chekhov
There is nothing more awful, insulting, and depressing than banality. - Anton Chekhov
Man is what he believes. - Anton Chekhov
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