Thursday, July 12, 2007

Anton Chekhov bits

From one of Chekhov's letters;
"I only wished to tell people honestly: Look at yourselves, see how badly and boringly you live! The main thing is that people should understand this and when they do, they will surely create for themselves another and a better life."

Tolstoy to Chekhov;
"I cannot abide Shakespeare, but your plays are even worse."