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Quotations by author » Anton Chekhov
Russian playwright and master of the modern short story, 1860-1904
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A writer is not a confectioner, a cosmetic dealer, or an entertainer.
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A writer is not a confectioner, a cosmetic dealer, or an entertainer. He is a man who has signed a contract with his conscious and his sense of duty.
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acquaintance, next a mistress, and only then a friend
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Advertising is the very essence of democracy.
Advertising
An artist must only judge what he understands; his field is just as restricted as any other specialists
Art
An artist's flair is sometimes worth a scientist's brains
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Any idiot can face a crisis, it is this day-to-day living that wears you out.
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Conciseness is the sister of talent
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Doctors are the same as lawyers; the only difference is that lawyers merely rob you, whereas doctors rob you and kill you too.
DoctorsLaw and lawyers
Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.
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He was a rationalist, but he had to confess that he liked the ringing of church bells.
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I cannon off the cushion! I pot into the middle pocket.
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I try to catch every sentence, every word you and I say, and quickly lock all these sentences and words away in my literary storehouse because they might come in handy
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If I had listened to the critics I'd have died drunk in the gutter
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If only we could go back to Moscow! Sell the house, finish with our life here, and go back to Moscow.
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If you are afraid of loneliness, do not marry.
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If you are afraid of loneliness, don't marry.
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If you cry ''Forward'' you must be sure to make clear the direction in which to go. Don't you see that if you fail to do that and simply call out the word to a monk and a revolutionary, they will go in precisely opposite directions?
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If you cry 'forward', you must without fail make plain in what direction to go.
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It seemed that the next minute they would discover a solution. Yet it was clear to both of them that the end was still far, far off, and that the hardest and most complicated part was only just beginning.
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