Anton Chekhov

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Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (/ˈtʃɛkɔːf, -ɒf/; Russian: Анто́н Па́влович Че́хов, pronounced [ɐnˈton ˈpavləvʲɪtɕ ˈtɕɛxəf]; 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. Along with Henrik Ibsen and August Strindberg, Chekhov is often referred to as one of the three seminal figures in the birth of early modernism in the theater. Chekhov practiced as a medical doctor throughout most of his literary career: "Medicine is my lawful wife", he once said, "and literature is my mistress." Chekhov renounced the theatre after the disastrous reception of The Seagull in 1896, but the play was revived to acclaim in 1898 by Constantin Stanislavski's Moscow Art Theatre, wh... More

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Anton Chekhov Quotes

Anton Chekhov #Alone

Photo of Anton Chekhov We learn about life not from plusses alone, but from minuses as well.
Anton Chekhov #Art

Photo of Anton Chekhov There is nothing new in art except talent.
Anton Chekhov #Faith

Photo of Anton Chekhov Faith is an aptitude of the spirit. It is, in fact, a talent: you must be born with it.
Anton Chekhov #Fear

Photo of Anton Chekhov The thirst for powerful sensations takes the upper hand both over fear and over compassion for the grief of others.
Anton Chekhov #Friendship #Respect

Photo of Anton Chekhov Love, friendship and respect do not unite people as much as a common hatred for something.
Anton Chekhov #God

Photo of Anton Chekhov One must be a god to be able to tell successes from failures without making a mistake.
Anton Chekhov #God

Photo of Anton Chekhov To judge between good or bad, between successful and unsuccessful would take the eye of a God.
Anton Chekhov #Happiness

Photo of Anton Chekhov Life does not agree with philosophy: There is no happiness that is not idleness, and only what is useless is pleasurable.
Anton Chekhov #Life

Photo of Anton Chekhov Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
Anton Chekhov #Medical

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

Photo of Anton Chekhov When an actor has money he doesn't send letters, he sends telegrams.
Anton Chekhov #Wisdom

Photo of Anton Chekhov People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy.
Anton Chekhov #Peace

Photo of Anton Chekhov We shall find peace. We shall hear angels, we shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds.
Anton Chekhov #Money

Photo of Anton Chekhov Money, like vodka, turns a person into an eccentric.
Anton Chekhov #Nature #Time

Photo of Anton Chekhov Let us learn to appreciate there will be times when the trees will be bare, and look forward to the time when we may pick the fruit.
Anton Chekhov #Trust

Photo of Anton Chekhov You must trust and believe in people or life becomes impossible.
Anton Chekhov #Medical

Photo of Anton Chekhov Doctors are just the same as lawyers the only difference is that lawyers merely rob you, whereas doctors rob you and kill you too.
Anton Chekhov #Art #Science

Photo of Anton Chekhov The wealthy are always surrounded by hangers-on science and art are as well.
Anton Chekhov #Knowledge #Wisdom

Photo of Anton Chekhov Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice.
Anton Chekhov #Faith #Science

Photo of Anton Chekhov 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.
Anton Chekhov #Faith

Photo of Anton Chekhov 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.