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Anton Chekhov

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Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.

— Anton Chekhov

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Try to reason about love, and you will loose your reason.

— Anton Chekhov


The role of the artist is to ask questions, not answer them.

— Anton Chekhov

#artists #art

Wisdom.... comes not from age, but from education and learning.

— Anton Chekhov

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When asked, "Why do you always wear black?", he said, "I am mourning for my life.

— Anton Chekhov

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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


Man is what he believes.

— Anton Chekhov


The world is, of course, nothing but our conception of it.

— Anton Chekhov

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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

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A woman can become a man's friend only in the following stages - first an acquantaince, next a mistress, and only then a friend.

— Anton Chekhov

#relationships #sex #friendship

About Anton Chekhov

Anton Chekhov Quotes

Did you know about Anton Chekhov?

"It's nice to be a lord" he joked to his friend Ivan Leontyev (who wrote humorous pieces under the pseudonym Shcheglov) but he took his responsibilities as a landlord seriously and soon made himself useful to the local peasants. As well as organising relief for victims of the famine and cholera outbreaks of 1892 he went on to build three schools a fire station and a clinic and to donate his medical services to peasants for miles around despite frequent recurrences of his tuberculosis. Suvorin was to become a lifelong friend perhaps Chekhov's closest.

His career as a dramatist produced four classics and his best short stories are held in high esteem by writers and critics. "
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 which subsequently also produced Chekhov's Uncle Vanya and premiered his last two plays Three Sisters and The Cherry Orchard.

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