Anton Chekhov

Anton Chekhov


Author Profession: Russian writer
Born: January 17, 1860
Died: July 15, 1904
Birth Sign: Capricorn


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

Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.

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

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

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.

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

Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice.

No psychologist should pretend to understand what he does not understand... Only fools and charlatans know everything and understand nothing.

All of life and human relations have become so incomprehensibly complex that, when you think about it, it becomes terrifying and your heart stands still.

I promise to be an excellent husband, but give me a wife who, like the moon, will not appear every day in my sky.

There is nothing new in art except talent.

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

A good upbringing means not that you won't spill sauce on the tablecloth, but that you won't notice it when someone else does.

You must trust and believe in people or life becomes impossible.

Only entropy comes easy.

No matter how corrupt and unjust a convict may be, he loves fairness more than anything else. If the people placed over him are unfair, from year to year he lapses into an embittered state characterized by an extreme lack of faith.

If you are afraid of loneliness, do not marry.

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.

The more refined one is, the more unhappy.

To advise is not to compel.

If I gave you any thought I probably would. Peter Lorre

The difference between a hero and a coward is one step sideways. Gene Hackman

I have always loved cashmere and knitwear is the first thing I'm drawn to when shopping - even if I don't need any. Claudia Schiffer

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