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Quotation by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
Everyone judges plays as if they were very easy to write. They don't know that it is hard to write a good play, and twice as hard and tortuous to write a bad one.
Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904), Russian author, playwright. Letter, May 4, 1889, to his editor and friend, A.S. Suvorin. Complete Works and Letters in Thirty Volumes, Letters, vol. 3, p. 204, "Nauka" (1976).
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