Anton Chekhov Quotes

Anton Chekhov Quotes: You are right in demanding that an artist approach his work consciously, but you are confusing two concepts: the solution of a problem and the correct formulation of a problem. Only the second is required of the artist.
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Anton Chekhov Quote: An artist's flair is sometimes worth a scientist's brains.
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Quotes about Anton Chekhov: The more elevated a culture, the richer its language. The number of words and their combinations depends directly on a sum of conceptions and ideas; without the latter there can be no understandings, no definitions, and, as a result, no reason to enrich a language.
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Quote about Anton Chekhov: One can prove or refute anything at all with words. Soon people will perfect language technology to such an extent that they'll beproving with mathematical precision that twice two is seven.
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Anton Chekhov Sayings: He who desires nothing, hopes for nothing, and is afraid of nothing, cannot be an artist.
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Anton Chekhov Saying: Why are we worn out? Why do we, who start out so passionate, brave, noble, believing, become totally bankrupt by the age of thirty or thirty-five? Why is it that one is extinguished by consumption, another puts a bullet in his head, a third seeks oblivion in vodka, cards, a fourth, in order to stifle fear and anguish, cynically tramples underfoot the portrait of his pure, beautiful youth? Why is it that, once fallen, we do not try to rise, and, having lost one thing, we do not seek another? Why?
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Sayings about Anton Chekhov: Try to be original in your play and as clever as possible; but don't be afraid to show yourself foolish; we must have freedom of thinking, and only he is an emancipated thinker who is not afraid to write foolish things.
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Saying about Anton Chekhov: Tsars and slaves, the intelligent and the obtuse, publicans and pharisees all have an identical legal and moral right to honor the memory of the deceased as they see fit, without regard for anyone else's opinion and without the fear of hindering one another.
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Anton Chekhov Quotes: Who keeps the tavern and serves up the drinks? The peasant. Who squanders and drinks up money belonging to the peasant commune, the school, the church? The peasant. Who would steal from his neighbor, commit arson, and falsely denounce another for a bottle of vodka? The peasant.
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Anton Chekhov Quote: Man will become better when you show him what he is like.
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Quotes about Anton Chekhov: To dine, drink champagne, raise a racket and make speeches about the people's consciousness, the people's conscience, freedom andso forth while servants in tails are scurrying around your table, just like serfs, and out in the severe cold on the street await coachmen--this is the same as lying to the holy spirit.
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Quote about Anton Chekhov: An artist observes, selects, guesses, and synthesizes.
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Anton Chekhov Sayings: If you wish women to love you be original; I know a man who used to wear felt boots summer and winter & women fell in love with him.
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Anton Chekhov Saying: When a woman isn't beautiful, people always say, 'You have lovely eyes, you have lovely hair.'
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Sayings about Anton Chekhov: My own experience is that once a story has been written, one has to cross out the beginning and the end. It is there that we authors do most of our lying . . . one must ruthlessly suppress everything that is not concerned with the subject. If, in the first chapter, you say there is a gun hanging on the wall, you should make quite sure that it is going to be used further on in the story.
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Saying about Anton Chekhov: The role of the artist is to ask questions, not answer them.
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Anton Chekhov Quotes: Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.
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Anton Chekhov Quote: I will begin with what in my opinion is your lack of restraint. You are like a spectator in a theatre who expresses his enthusiasm so unrestrainedly that he prevents himself and others from hearing. That lack of restraint is particularly noticeable in the descriptions of nature with which you interrupt dialogues; when one reads them, these descriptions, one wishes they were more compact, shorter, say two or three lines.
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