MARIYA VASILYEVNA: [to her son] You're just blaming your former beliefs for something… But they're not to blame, you are. You forget that beliefs alone are nothing, a dead letter… What you needed was action. (1.229-32)
VOYNITSKY: If you could see your face, your movements… What indolence you have towards life! Ah, what indolence! (1.343-44)
SONYA: [shrugging her shoulders] There's plenty to do. You just need to want to.
YELENA ANDREYEVNA: For instance?
SONYA: Help run the estate, teach, treat the sick. Is that not enough? When Papa and you weren't here, Uncle Vanya and I ourselves went to market to sell the flour.
YELENA ANDREYEVNA: I can't. And it isn't interesting. (3.18-24)