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Anton Chekhov Quotes

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Anton Chekhov
January 29, 1860 - July 14, 1904
Nationality: Russian
Category: Dramatist
Subcategory: Russian Dramatist

A writer is not a confectioner, a cosmetic dealer, or an entertainer.


When a woman isn't beautiful, people always say, 'You have lovely eyes, you have lovely hair.'


When an actor has money he doesn't send letters, he sends telegrams.


There is nothing new in art except talent.


We learn about life not from plusses alone, but from minuses as well.


If you cry 'forward', you must without fail make plain in what direction to go.


The sea has neither meaning nor pity.


To advise is not to compel.


How unbearable at times are people who are happy, people for whom everything works out.


If you are afraid of loneliness, do not marry.


Let us learn to appreciate there will be times when the trees will be bare, and look forward to the time when we may pick the fruit.


When you're thirsty and it seems that you could drink the entire ocean that's faith; when you start to drink and finish only a glass or two that's science.


A fiance is neither this nor that: he's left one shore, but not yet reached the other.


People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy.


The wealthy are always surrounded by hangers-on; science and art are as well.


Man is what he believes.


Love, friendship and respect do not unite people as much as a common hatred for something.


People who lead a lonely existence always have something on their minds that they are eager to talk about.


When a lot of remedies are suggested for a disease, that means it can't be cured.


Doctors are just the same as lawyers; the only difference is that lawyers merely rob you, whereas doctors rob you and kill you too.


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