Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.

Anton Chekhov once wrote this, in reference to his profession as a physician and his passion for writing. I feel the exact same way.

Here is the entire passage from one of his letters.

“I feel more confident and more satisfied with myself when I reflect that I have two professions and not one. Medicine is my lawful wife and literature is my mistress. When I get tired of one I spend the night with the other. Though it’s disorderly, it’s not so dull, and besides neither of them loses anything from my infidelity. If I did not have my medical work I doubt if I could have given my leisure and my spare thoughts to literature. There is no discipline in me.”

Thank you, Arjun Shivaram and Betcha didn’t know! , for nominating me for this challenge. They both have unique blogs, that I find very interesting.

Today’s Nominees:

  1. 200 Saturdays until Paris
  2. Yadadarcyyada
  3. Speaking Up for Myself

Rules of the challenge:

1.Three quote for three days.
2.Three nominees each day(no repetition).
3.Thank the person who nominated you.
4.Inform the nominees.

24 thoughts on “Three Days Three Quotes Challenge 3

  1. Thank you so much for nominating me for this challenge. Unfortunately I’m not blogging very much at this time, I could do a quote once a month, but not 3 in 3 days. lol 😉
    Here’s a quote from my latest post, one of my favs actually: Adam Lindsay Gordon got it right: “Life is mostly froth and bubble, Two things stand like stone. Kindness in another’s trouble, courage in your own.”
    Hope this week treats you kindly. 🙂

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      1. I am not a doctor. I only mean I can relate to the idea of two professions and having a passion for both. I’m retired United States Air Force, and now I teach at a community college. I’ve only toyed with the idea of pursuing a PhD, and for now have opted to not. I’m sorry for the confusion. What is your specialty?

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        1. Oh sorry about the assumption😬 Its pretty cool that you were in the Air force… but, I’m sure you are tired of hearing that😂…phd is a long process…if you have a passion for the subject, it won’t matter I suppose…I just finished med school…no specialty yet.

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          1. Congratulations on your big achievement! That’s wonderful!

            And I don’t mind people commenting on my service. My time helped shaped me into who I am today. And I’ve thought about a dissertation; Kate Chopin would be my subject, but for now it’s a no. I have other goals at this time.

            Good luck selecting a specialty. That’s very exciting! You should be proud of yourself. 😊

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