“Any idiot can face a crisis; it’s this day-to-day living that wears you out.”

Chekhov and Tolstoy in The Crimea

“Perhaps man has a hundred senses, and when he dies only the five senses that we know perish with him, and the other ninety-five remain alive.”


“The role of the artist is to ask questions, not answer them.”

[Civilized people] respect human beings as individuals and are therefore always tolerant, gentle, courteous and amenable … They do not create scenes over a hammer or a mislaid eraser; they do not make you feel they are conferring a great benefit on you when they live with you, and they don’t make a scandal when they leave.


2 thoughts on “Anton Chekhov (Jan 29, 1860 – July 15, 1904)

  1. Barry, I like the picture of Chekhov and Tolstoy in the Crimea. The one of Chekhov leaning to one side with his walking stick is also good. My 23-yr-old son, who is very interested in Russian literature, is having a birthday in mid April, and I think he would love a poster of this one. Would you be able to provide me with a high-resolution image that I could frame? If so, what would you charge?


    1. I am just seeing this, Liz. Sorry for the late response. I just got those photos from a google search…I don’t know the availability of it.



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