Quotations From ANTON PAVLOVICH CHEKHOV

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  • 131.
    The unhappy are egotistical, base, unjust, cruel, and even less capable of understanding one another than are idiots. Unhappiness does not unite people, but separates them.
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Narrator in The Enemies, Works, vol. 6, p. 42, "Nauka" (1976).

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  • 132.
    People who live alone always have something on their minds that they would willingly share.
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Narrator in About Love, Works, vol. 10, p. 67, "Nauka" (1976).

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  • 133.
    I don't care for success. The ideas sitting in my head are annoyed by, and envious of, that which I've already written.
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Letter, October 27, 1888, to his editor and friend, A.S. Suvorin. Complete Works and Letters in Thirty Volumes, Letters, vol. 3, p. 47, "Nauka" (1976).

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  • 134.
    I've noticed that people who get married cease to be curious.
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Complete Works and Letters in Thirty Volumes, Works, Notebook IV, vol. 17, p. 156, "Nauka" (1980).

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  • 135.
    To Moscow! To Moscow! To Moscow!
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Irina in Three Sisters, final line of act 2. The sisters never get to Moscow; the statement is emblematic of eternal and unfulfilled longing.
  • 136.
    You were right: the sturgeon was a little off!
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Gurov's companion in Lady with a Dog, Works, vol. 10, p. 137, "Nauka" (1976). Quoted by Russians when an interlocutor ignores a plea for real communication.
  • 137.
    The world perishes not from bandits and fires, but from hatred, hostility, and all these petty squabbles.
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Elena Andreevna in Uncle Vanya, act 1.

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  • 138.
    Probably nature itself gave man the ability to lie so that in difficult and tense moments he could protect his nest, just as do the vixen and wild duck.
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Difficult People, Works, vol. 5, p. 328, "Nauka" (1976).

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  • 139.
    Literature is my legal wife and medicine my mistress. When I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Letter, September 11, 1888, to his editor and friend, A.S. Suvorin. Complete Works and Letters in Thirty Volumes, Letters, vol. 2, p. 326, "Nauka" (1976).

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  • 140.
    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).

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