Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

1860 - 1904

A Quote by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov on angels and peace

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

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860 - 1904)

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A Quote by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov on happiness and people

People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860 - 1904)

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A Quote by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov on friendship, hatred, love, people, and respect

Love, friendship, respect, will never unite people as much as a common hatred for something.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860 - 1904)

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A Quote by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov on god and mistakes

One must be a god to be able to tell successes from failures without making a mistake.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860 - 1904)

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A Quote by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov on ability

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The university brings out all abilities including incapability.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860 - 1904)

Source: The Personal Papers of Anton Chekhov, Lear, 1950.

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A Quote by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov on gold, literature, and work

But if you had asked him what his work was, he would look candidly and openly at you with his large bright eyes through his gold pincenez, and would answer in a soft, velvety, lisping baritone: "My work is literature."

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860 - 1904)

Source: "Excellent People"

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A Quote by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov on earth, evil, good, justice, life, and play

To a chemist there is nothing impure on earth. The writer should be just as objective as the chemist; he should liberate himself from everyday subjectivity and acknowledge that manure piles play a highly respectable role in the landscape and that evil passions are every bit as much a part of life as good ones.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860 - 1904)

Source: To Maria Kiselyova, January 14, 1887

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A Quote by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov on justice, time, world, and writers

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 Pavlovich Chekhov (1860 - 1904)

Source: The Personal Papers of Anton Chekhov, Lear, 1950.

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A Quote by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov on action, comedy, literature, love, play, pleasure, and writing

I am writing a play which I probably will not finish until the end of November. I am writing it with considerable pleasure, though I sin frightfully against the conventions of the stage. It is a comedy with three female parts, six male, four acts, a landscape (view of the lake), lots of talk on literature, little action and tons of love.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860 - 1904)

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A Quote by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov on enthusiasm, nature, and wishes

I will begin with what in my opinion is your lack of restraint. You are like a spectator in a theatre who expresses his enthusiasm so unrestrainedly that he prevents himself and others from hearing. That lack of restraint is particularly noticeable in the descriptions of nature with which you interrupt dialogues; when one reads them, these descriptions, one wishes they were more compact, shorter, say two or three lines.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860 - 1904)

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