"There is nothing new in art except talent."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Anton Chekhov on Albert Einstein
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."Anton Chekhov on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Anton Chekhov on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Anton Chekhov on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Anton Chekhov on Oscar Wilde
"We learn about life not from plusses alone, but from minuses as well."
"The wealthy are always surrounded by hangers-on science and art are as well."
"No matter how corrupt and unjust a convict may be, he loves fairness more than anything else. If the people placed over him are unfair, from year to year he lapses into an embittered state characterized by an extreme lack of faith."
"When you're thirsty and it seems that you could drink the entire ocean that's faith when you start to drink and finish only a glass or two that's science."
"Faith is an aptitude of the spirit. It is, in fact, a talent: you must be born with it."