by Anton Chekhov
Uncle Vanya Quotes
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The Home Quotes
MARINA: [...] Before they came we always had dinner before one o'clock, like people everywhere else, but with them here it's after six. At night the Professor reads and writes, and suddenly he rin...
ASTROV: [...] I don't want anything, I don't need anything, I don't love anyone… But I do love you. [Kisses her on the head.] As a child I had a nyanya like you. (1.33-35)
ASTROV: [...] Yes, and this life itself is boring, stupid, dirty… It drags one down. (1.25-26)
YELENA ANDREYEVNA: When you speak of your age your tone is as if we were all to blame for your being old.SEREBRYAKOV: You are the first to find me repulsive. (2.27-29)
VOYNITSKY: [...] I used not to have a spare minute, Sonya and I worked—my goodness, how we worked, and now only Sonya works and I sleep, eat and drink… That's no good! (1.62-65)
Drugs and Alcohol Quotes
MARINA: Perhaps you'd like a little vodka?ASTROV: No. I don't drink vodka every day. And it's so close today… (1.8-9)
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 need...
Man and the Natural World Quotes
TELEGIN: Marina Timofeyevna, whether I'm driving in the fields or walking in the shade of the garden or looking at this table, I feel inexpressible happiness! The weather is delightful, the little...
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