Anton Chekhov quotes

“Only entropy comes easy.”

— Anton Chekhov

“Reason and justice tell me there's more love for humanity in electricity and steam than in chastity and vegetarianism.”

— Anton Chekhov

“The sea has neither meaning nor pity.”

— Anton Chekhov

“To judge between good or bad, between successful and unsuccessful would take the eye of a God.”

— Anton Chekhov

“A fiance is neither this nor that: he's left one shore, but not yet reached the other.”

— Anton Chekhov

“Money, like vodka, turns a person into an eccentric.”

— Anton Chekhov

“The thirst for powerful sensations takes the upper hand both over fear and over compassion for the grief of others.”

— Anton Chekhov

“We learn about life not from plusses alone, but from minuses as well.”

— Anton Chekhov

“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.”

— Anton Chekhov

“A writer is not a confectioner, a cosmetic dealer, or an entertainer.”

— Anton Chekhov

“Doctors are the same as lawyers; the only difference is that lawyers merely rob you, whereas doctors rob you and kill you too.”

— Anton Chekhov

“It's easier to write about Socrates than about a young woman or a cook.”

— Anton Chekhov

“The wealthy are always surrounded by hangers-on; science and art are as well.”

— Anton Chekhov

“When a lot of remedies are suggested for a disease, that means it can't be cured.”

— Anton Chekhov

“When an actor has money he doesn't send letters, he sends telegrams.”

— Anton Chekhov

“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.”

— Anton Chekhov
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