Quotation by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

The bourgeoisie loves so-called "positive" types and novels with happy endings since they lull one into thinking that it is fine to simultaneously acquire capital and maintain one's innocence, to be a beast and still be happy.
Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904), Russian author, playwright. Letter, April 13, 1895, to his editor and friend, A.S. Suvorin. Complete Works and Letters in Thirty Volumes, Letters, vol. 6, p. 54, "Nauka" (1976).
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