Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Quote of the Day (Anton Chekhov, on Cultured People)

“If they have a talent they respect it...They do not ask for the cleverness which shows itself in continual lying. They want especially, if they are artists, freshness, elegance, humanity...Besides, they are fastidious." —Russian playwright/short-story writer Anton Chekhov (1860-1904, from an 1886 letter to his brother Nikolai, on one of the qualities of cultured people, in Letters of Anton Chekhov to His Family and Friends, translated by Constance Garnett (1920)

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