Who is Anton Pavlovich Chekhov?

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    What if something were to come of it?
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904)

    I have in my head a whole army of people pleading to be let out and awaiting my commands.
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904)

    You look at any poetic creature: muslin, ether, demigoddess, millions of delights; then you look into the soul and find the most ordinary crocodile!
    —Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904)

    When we retreat to the country, we are hiding not from people, but from our pride, which, in the city and among people, operates unfairly and immoderately.
    —Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904)

    “If I hit him, he’ll hit me too,” Anton Petrovich thought in a flash. He pulled off the glove with a final yank and threw it awkwardly at Berg. The glove slapped against the wall and dropped into the washstand pitcher.
    “Good shot,” said Berg.
    Vladimir Nabokov (1899–1977)

    When a person doesn’t understand something, he feels internal discord: however he doesn’t search for that discord in himself, as he should, but searches outside of himself. Thence a war develops with that which he doesn’t understand.
    —Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904)