Favorite Quotations Anton Chekhov Plays of Anton Chekhov

"Man is what he believes." ~ Anton Chekhov

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An artist observes, selects, guesses, and synthesizes.

My holy of holies is the human body.

He who desires nothing, hopes for nothing, and is afraid of nothing, cannot be an artist.

Everything on earth is beautiful, everything, except what we ourselves think and do when we forget the higher purposes of life and our own human dignity.

Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.

I don't understand anything about ballet; all I know is that during the intervals the ballerinas stink like horses.

Write, write, write—till your fingers break.

Any Idiot can face a crisis, it is this day to day living that wears you out.

If you are afraid of loneliness, don't marry.

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

There ought to be a man with a hammer behind the door of every happy man.

We shall find peace. We shall hear angels, we shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds.

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