Words matter. These are the best Anton Chekhov Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
There is nothing new in art except talent.
A writer is not a confectioner, a cosmetic dealer, or an entertainer.
The sea has neither meaning nor pity.
Advertising is the very essence of democracy.
If you are afraid of loneliness, do not marry.
When an actor has money he doesn’t send letters, he sends telegrams.
Passion must be concealed in a society where cold reserve and indifference are the signs of good breeding.
Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.
A fiance is neither this nor that: he’s left one shore, but not yet reached the other.
How unbearable at times are people who are happy, people for whom everything works out.
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.
People who lead a lonely existence always have something on their minds that they are eager to talk about.
I promise to be an excellent husband, but give me a wife who, like the moon, will not appear every day in my sky.
When a woman isn’t beautiful, people always say, ‘You have lovely eyes, you have lovely hair.’
The more refined one is, the more unhappy.
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.
When a lot of remedies are suggested for a disease, that means it can’t be cured.
Love, friendship and respect do not unite people as much as a common hatred for something.
Any idiot can face a crisis – it’s day to day living that wears you out.
Life does not agree with philosophy: There is no happiness that is not idleness, and only what is useless is pleasurable.
Doctors are the same as lawyers; the only difference is that lawyers merely rob you, whereas doctors rob you and kill you too.
The University brings out all abilities, including incapability.
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.
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.
No psychologist should pretend to understand what he does not understand… Only fools and charlatans know everything and understand nothing.