Anton Chekhov

  • Nov. 24th, 2010 at 6:32 PM
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Conciseness is the sister of talent.

Anton Chekhov

  • Sep. 29th, 2010 at 12:39 AM
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My own experience is that once a story has been written, one has to cross out the beginning and the end. It is there that we authors do most of our lying.

Attributed to Anton Chekhov

  • Aug. 3rd, 2010 at 11:38 PM
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"One should not put a loaded rifle onto the stage if no one is thinking of firing it. If in the first act you have hung a pistol on the wall, then in the following one it should be fired. Otherwise don't put it there."

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Anton Chekhov

  • May. 24th, 2010 at 1:52 PM
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"Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass."

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