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Quotations From ANTON PAVLOVICH CHEKHOV

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  • 31.
    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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  • 32.
    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).

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  • 33.
    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).

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  • 34.
    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).
  • 35.
    It's not a matter of old or new forms; a person writes without thinking about any forms, he writes because it flows freely from his soul.
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Trigorin in The Seagull, act 4.
  • 36.
    It's easier to ask for money from the poor than from the wealthy.
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Complete Works and Letters in Thirty Volumes, Works, Notebook IV, vol. 17, p. 161, "Nauka" (1980).

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  • 37.
    Comfort and convenience possess a magical power; little by little they suck in even people with strong wills.
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Misail Poloznev in My Life, Works, vol. 9, p. 228, "Nauka" (1976).

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  • 38.
    There is something beautiful, touching and poetic when one person loves more than the other, and the other is indifferent.
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Nadya in After the Theater, Works, vol., "Nauka" (1976).

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  • 39.
    It's easier to write about Socrates than about a young woman or a cook.
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Letter, January 2, 1894, to his editor and friend, A.S. Suvorin. Complete Works and Letters in Thirty Volumes, Letters, vol. 5, p. 259, "Nauka" (1976).

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  • 40.
    The thirst for powerful sensations takes the upper hand both over fear and over compassion for the grief of others.
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Narrator in An Evil Night, Works, vol. 5, p. 386, "Nauka" (1976). About characters' reaction to a fire.

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