Anton Chekhov

Russian playwright and short story writer

Lived from: 1860-1904

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

Quotes: Anton Chekhov

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    A fiance is neither this nor that: he's left one shore, but not yet reached the other.
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    A good upbringing means not that you won't spill sauce on the tablecloth, but that you won't notice it when someone else does.
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    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.
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    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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    Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
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    Doctors are just the same as lawyers; the only difference is that lawyers merely rob you, whereas doctors rob you and kill you too.
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    Doctors are the same as lawyers; the only difference is that lawyers merely rob you, whereas doctors rob you and kill you too.
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    Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.
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    Faith is an aptitude of the spirit. It is, in fact, a talent: you must be born with it.
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    How unbearable at times are people who are happy, people for whom everything works out.
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    I don't understand anything about the ballet; all I know is that during the intervals the ballerinas stink like horses.
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    I promise to be an excellent husband, but give me a wife who, like the moon, will not appear every day in my sky.
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    If you are afraid of loneliness, don't marry.
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    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 mond and revolutionary, they will go in directions precisely opposite?
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    If you cry ''Forward'' you must be sure to make clear the direction in which to go. Don't you see that if you fail to do that and simply call out the word to a monk and a revolutionary, they will go in precisely opposite directions?
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