In his life Anton Pavlovich Chekhov was famous not only for his work but also for quotations and sayings, some of which are quite popular and listed here.
Quotes By Anton Chekhov
In 1876 Pavel Yegorovich Chekhov, a Russian grocery store owner was stone broke and under severe debt due to the excess money he spent for building his house. Fearful of being thrown behind bars, he sought refuge with his family in Moscow and left Taganrog, a port city in Russia. One of their dutiful sons stayed back and did all odd jobs possible to pay for his education. The young lad also did his best to send every penny that he could save, back to his parents who were living in a hand to mouth situation along with small notes to boost their spirits. This 16-year-old boy grew up into a flamboyant personality, shouldered the responsibility of the family both emotionally and financially. He is now remembered as Anton Chekhov, one of the greatest Russian writers who ever lived. The writer also worked as a doctor and juggled the two professions for a long time. However, Chekhov apparently loved both the professions so much that he called medicine his lawful wife and literature his mistress. Though he had tried his hand at writing only in an effort to make ends meet, his work has now changed the dynamics of modern short stories. ‘The Cherry Orchard’, ‘Three Sisters’ and ‘Uncle Vanya’ are some of his famous plays that are widely read and admired till date. Chekhov has also been graced with the ‘Pushkin Prize’. It is an award given by the ‘Russian Academy of Sciences’ to all those people who have done phenomenal work in the field of literature.