Chekhov is this poet of melancholy and isolation and of wishing you were somewhere else than where you are.
This strange business of what it is to be a writer is this increasingly insane world in which we live, in which surrealism, it seems, is the new realism.
When you write, you write out of your best self. Everything else drops away.
I can walk into a bookshop and point out a number of books that I find very unattractive in what they say. But it doesn't occur to me to burn the bookshop down. If you don't like a book, read another book. If you start reading a book and you decide you don't like it, nobody is telling you to finish it.
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Tony Leung Chiu-Wai
S. Jay Olshansky