Anton Pavlovich Chekhov


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  • ''Just as I shall lie alone in the grave, so, in essence, do I live alone.''
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Complete Works and Letters in Thirty Volumes, Works, Notebook I, vol. 17, p. 86, "Nauka" (1980).
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  • ''The sea has neither meaning nor pity.''
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Narrator in Gusev, Works, vol., "Nauka" (1976).
  • ''When an actor has money, he sends not letters, but telegrams.''
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Complete Works and Letters in Thirty Volumes, Works, Notebook IV, vol. 17, p. 181, "Nauka" (1980).
  • ''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.''
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Narrator in In a Cart, Works, vol. 9, p. 338, "Nauka" (1976).
  • ''Our pride and self-importance are European, while our development and actions are Asiatic.''
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Complete Works and Letters in Thirty Volumes, Works, Notebook I, vol. 17, p. 87, "Nauka" (1980). Comments on the Russian character.
  • ''Exquisite nature, daydreams, and music say one thing, real life another.''
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Narrator in In a Native Corner, Works, vol. 9, p. 324, "Nauka" (1976).
  • ''Writers are as jealous as pigeons.''
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Letter, February 4, 1888, to the writer I.L. Leontev. Complete Works and Letters in Thirty Volumes, Letters, vol. 2, p. 188, "Nauka" (1976).
  • ''I promise to be an excellent husband, but give me a wife who, like the moon, will not appear every day in my sky.''
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Letter, March 23, 1895, to his editor and friend, A.S. Suvorin. Complete Works and Letters in Thirty Volumes, Letters, vol. 6, p. 40, "Nauka" (1976).
  • ''A fiancé is neither this nor that: he's left one shore, but not yet reached the other.''
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Narrator in Love, Works, vol. 5, p. 89, "Nauka" (1976).
  • ''A person loves to talk about his illnesses although that is the least interesting part of his life.''
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Complete Works and Letters in Thirty Volumes, Works, Notebook I, vol. 17, p. 48, "Nauka" (1980).

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