Thursday, January 12, 2006

Quotes: Chekhov

After all, in real life, people don't spend every moment in shooting one another, hanging themselves, or making declarations of love. They do not spend all their time saying clever things. They are more occupied with eating, drinking, flirting, and saying stupidities. These are the things which ought to be shown on the stage. A play should be written in which people arrive, depart have dinner, talk about the weather, and play cards. Life must be exactly as it is and people as they are...Let everything on the stage be just as complicated, and at the same time just as simple, as in life. People eat their dinner, just eat their dinner, and all the time their happiness is taking form, or their lives are being destroyed.

~ Anton Chekhov

Something to remember.

1 comment:

ww said...

great quote. chekhov, now that's one person i do hope to read some day. so you're making your way through the trilogy then? great.