The Cherry Orchard
by Anton Chekhov
The Cherry Orchard Love Quotes
How we cite our quotes: Citations follow this format: (Act.Line). Every time a character talks counts as one line, even if what they say turns into a long monologue. We used Julius West's translation.
LUBOV. I love him, that's plain, I love him, I love him. ... That love is a stone round my neck; I'm going with it to the bottom, but I love that stone and can't live without it. (4.60)
Lubov goes from tearing up her lover's telegrams to planning to return to him. What happened? Did she love him the whole time? Or is he something to run to when the cherry orchard is lost?