Anton Pavlovich Chekhov


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  • ''I was so drunk the whole time that I took bottles for girls and girls for bottles.''
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Letter, April 25, 1887, to the Chekhov family. Complete Works and Letters in Thirty Volumes, Letters, vol. 2, p. 72, "Nauka" (1976).
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  • ''An expansive life, one not constrained by four walls, requires as well an expansive pocket.''
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Letter, March 11, 1892, to his editor and friend, A.S. Suvorin. Complete Works and Letters in Thirty Volumes, Letters, vol. 5, p. 21, "Nauka" (1976).
  • ''Nothing better forges a bond of love, friendship or respect than common hatred toward something.''
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Complete Works and Letters in Thirty Volumes, Works, Notebook I, vol. 17, p. 52, "Nauka" (1980).
  • ''Life is difficult for those who have the daring to first set out on an unknown road. The avant-garde always has a bad time of it.''
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Letter, May 14, 1889, to his editor and friend, A.S. Suvorin. Complete Works and Letters in Thirty Volumes, Letters, vol. 3, p. 215, "Nauka" (1976).
  • ''The problem is that we attempt to solve the simplest questions cleverly, thereby rendering them unusually complex. One should seek the simple solution.''
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Complete Works and Letters in Thirty Volumes, Works, vol. 17, p. 213, "Nauka" (1980).
  • ''The air of one's native country is the most healthy air.''
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Letter, January 1895, to G.M. Chekhov. Complete Works and Letters in Thirty Volumes, Letters, vol. 6, p. 8, "Nauka" (1976).
  • ''We go to great pains to alter life for the happiness of our descendants and our descendants will say as usual: things used to be so much better, life today is worse than it used to be.''
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Complete Works and Letters in Thirty Volumes, Works, Notebook I, vol. 17, p. 102, "Nauka" (1980).
  • ''A grimy fly can soil the entire wall and a small, dirty little act can ruin the entire proceedings.''
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Letter, March 26, 1883, to A.N. Kanaev. Complete Works and Letters in Thirty Volumes, Letters, vol. 1, p. 61, "Nauka" (1976).
  • ''Happiness does not await us all. One needn't be a prophet to say that there will be more grief and pain than serenity and money. That is why we must hang on to one another.''
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Letter, March 3, 1888, to K.S. Barantsevich. Complete Works and Letters in Thirty Volumes, Letters, vol. 2, p. 223, "Nauka" (1976).
  • ''In general, Russia suffers from a frightening poverty in the sphere of facts and a frightening wealth of all types of arguments.''
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Letter, February 23, 1890, to his editor and friend, A.S. Suvorin. Complete Works and Letters in Thirty Volumes, Letters, vol. 4, p. 24, "Nauka" (1976).

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