Quotation by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

Isolation in creative work is an onerous thing. Better to have negative criticism than nothing at all.
Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904), Russian author, playwright. letter, May 10, 1886, to his brother, Al.P. Chekhov. Complete Works and Letters in Thirty Volumes, Letters, vol. 1, p. 242, "Nauka" (1976).
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