Who is Anton Pavlovich Chekhov?

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    While you’re playing cards with a regular guy or having a bite to eat with him, he seems a peaceable, good-humoured and not entirely dense person. But just begin a conversation with him about something inedible, politics or science, for instance, and he ends up in a deadend or starts in on such an obtuse and base philosophy that you can only wave your hand and leave.
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904)

    Literature is my legal wife and medicine my mistress. When I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904)

    I would love to meet a philosopher like Nietzsche on a train or boat and to talk with him all night. Incidentally, I don’t consider his philosophy long-lived. It is not so much persuasive as full of bravura.
    —Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904)

    To describe drunkenness for the colorful vocabulary is rather cynical. There is nothing easier than to capitalize on drunkards.
    —Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904)

    In one-act pieces there should be only rubbish—that is their strength.
    —Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904)