Alexander Ostrovsky Quotes

Alexander Nikolayevich Ostrovsky (Russian: ?????????? ??????????? ???????????; 12 April [O.S. 31 March] 1823, Moscow, Russian Empire – 14 June [O.S. 2 June] 1886, Shchelykovo, Kostroma Governorate, Russian Empire) was a Russian playwright, generally considered the greatest representative of the Russian realistic period. The author of 47 original plays, Ostrovsky "almost single-handedly created a Russian national repertoire." His dramas are among the most widely read and frequently performed stage pieces in Russia

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Alexander Ostrovsky


It's all papers and forms, the entire Civil Service is like a fortress made of papers, forms and red tape.

Alexander Ostrovsky


To pronounce something clever and honest is not such a big deal, lots of them have been said and written. For a statement of truth to be effective and for it to make people wiser, it has to be filtered through the soul of a highest quality, the soul of an artist.

Alexander Ostrovsky