Anton Pavlovich Chekhov Quotes

Everyone has the same God; only people differ.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

The sea has neither meaning nor pity.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

You look at any poetic creature: muslin, ether, demigoddess, millions of delights; then you look into the soul and find the most ordinary crocodile!

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

Silence accompanies the most significant expressions of happiness and unhappiness: those in love understand one another best when silent, while the most heated and impassioned speech at a graveside touches only outsiders, but seems cold and inconsequential to the widow and children of the deceased.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

Writers are as jealous as pigeons.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

To describe drunkenness for the colorful vocabulary is rather cynical. There is nothing easier than to capitalize on drunkards.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

A grimy fly can soil the entire wall and a small, dirty little act can ruin the entire proceedings.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

It is unfortunate that we try to solve the simplest questions cleverly, and therefore make them unusually complicated. We should seek a simple solution.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

They say: "In the long run truth will triumph;" but it is untrue.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

People love talking of their diseases, although they are the most uninteresting things in their lives.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

Death is terrible, but still more terrible is the feeling that you might live for ever and never die.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

Money, like vodka, turns a person into an eccentric.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

You ask What is life? That is the same as asking What is a carrot? A carrot is a carrot and we know nothing more.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

The air of ones native country is the most healthy air.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

The person who wants nothing, hopes for nothing, and fears nothing can never be an artist.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

The wealthy man is not he who has money, but he who has the means to live in the luxurious state of early spring.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
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