Monday, March 23, 2009

Anton Chekhov - Quotes

Flies purify the air, and plays -- the morals.

In all the universe nothing remains permanent and unchanged but the spirit.

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 imancipated thinker who is not afraid to write foolish things.

One usually dislikes a play while writing it, but afterward it grows on one. Let others judge and make decisions.

It's curious that we can't possibly tell what exactly will be considered great and important, and what will seem paltry and ridiculous. Did not the discoveries of Copernicus or Columbus, let us say, seem useless and ridiculous at first, while the nonsensical writings of some wiseacre seemed true?

When one sees one of the romantic creatures before him he imagines he is looking at some holy being, so wonderful that its one breath could dissolve him in a sea of a thousand charms and delights; but if one looks into the soul -- it's nothing but a common crocodile.

Brevity is the sister of talent.

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1 comment:

Hasibur Rahman said...

Nice compilation about Anton Chekhov Quotes. Thanks for sharing with us.