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The Cherry Orchard

The Cherry Orchard


by Anton Chekhov

The Cherry Orchard Quotes

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Society and Class Quotes

LOPAKHIN. My father was a peasant, it's true, but here I am in a white waistcoat and yellow shoes ... a pearl out of an oyster. I'm rich now, with lots of money, but just think about it and examine...

Memory and the Past Quotes

LOPAKHIN. Lubov Andreyevna, as I remember her now, was still young, and very thin, and she took me to the washstand here in this very room, the nursery. (1.5)

Love Quotes

DUNYASHA. I don't know what to do about it. He's a nice young man, but every now and again, when he begins talking, you can't understand a word he's saying. I think I like him. He's madly in love w...

Mortality Quotes

ANYA. [Thoughtfully] Father died six years ago, and a month later my brother Grisha was drowned in the river--such a dear little boy of seven! (1.75)

Home Quotes

VARYA. Well, you've come, glory be to God. Home again. [Caressing her] My darling is home again! My pretty one is back again! (1.43)

Time Quotes

LOPAKHIN. The train's arrived, thank God. What's the time? DUNYASHA. It will soon be two. [Blows out candle] It is light already. (1.1-2)

Wealth Quotes

ANYA. She's already sold her villa near Mentone; she's nothing left, nothing. And I haven't a copeck left either; we only just managed to get here. And mother won't understand! We had dinner at a s...

Contrasting Regions Quotes

ANYA. We went to Paris; it's cold there and snowing. I talk French perfectly horribly. My mother lives on the fifth floor. I go to her, and find her there with various Frenchmen, women, an old abb&...

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