"I've tried to find the right occasion, the privacy, the moment, to - "
"I know and I've avoided it."
|"Semyon, bring me a cognac, in a teacup."|
|"Uncle Petrusha, we'll go to a city"|
|"Let me tidy your hair up a bit"|
|"Oh, not an important writer, just a minor writer would do me"|
"Nonsense, Uncle, he's worried about the reception of his play"
|"Anything would be better than just sitting there, reciting."|
|"Polina, some men - such as I - need the attention of women"|
|"My dear son, when is it going to begin?"|
|"Oh, you ancient venerable shades"|
|"What is it, Uncle?"|
|"In vain now does this poor moon light her lamp"|
|"Behold my powerful enemy Satan approaches. I see his terrible blood-red eyes."|
|"and I'm not one, I could never be one!"|
|"Now what provoked this outburst?"|
|"Now, my dear, don't embarass him, Boris can't bear such effusions"|
|"That girl is doomed."|
|"Yes, a whole octave lower: Bravo, Silva!"|
|Church chorister? How much do they get paid?"|
|"What the lake tells us is what God tells us - we just don't know his language."|