My favorite author is Anton Chekhov, not so much for the plays but for his short stories, and I think he was really my tutor. Gene Wilder
It would be a big mistake to think that Chekhov was a natural, that he did not have to work for his effects and singular style.
In my teaching, I try to expose my students to the widest range of aesthetic possibilities, so I'll offer them stories from Anton Chekhov to Denis Johnson, from Flannery O'Connor to A.M. Homes, and perhaps investigating all that strange variation of beauty has rubbed off on me. Or perhaps that's why I enjoy teaching literature. Chang-Rae Lee
The answer to old age is to keep one's mind busy and to go on with one's life as if it were interminable. I always admired Chekhov for building a new house when he was dying of tuberculosis. Leon Edel
I did a film called 'Days and Nights,' which is a modern-day retelling of and inspired by Chekhov's 'The Seagull.'