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    When performing an autopsy, even the most inveterate spiritualist would have to question where the soul is.
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904)

    The world perishes not from bandits and fires, but from hatred, hostility, and all these petty squabbles.
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904)

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

    In Western Europe people perish from the congestion and stifling closeness, but with us it is from the spaciousness.... The expanses are so great that the little man hasn’t the resources to orient himself.... This is what I think about Russian suicides.
    —Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904)

    In order to cultivate yourself and to drop no lower than the level of the milieu in which you have landed, it is not enough to read Pickwick and memorize a monologue from Faust.... You need to work continually day and night, to read ceaselessly, to study, to exercise your will.... Each hour is precious.
    —Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904)