|"If you appeared in the garden and removed the black dress and he saw the snow of -"|
|"Mother, you'd be surprised how many people in this world have to bear the unbearable"|
|"I understand, Mashenka, I once went to Yevgeny's clinic and I - I said, 'Take me, take me.'"|
|"Which he did and discarded you soon for another."|
|"Pay no attention to that pretentios, vicious old lecher."|
|"A man who speaks contemptuosly of a lovely girl's tragedy in life... he's not a man, he's not a human being, he's some kind of monster"|
"here it is, it contains a story of mine and one of yours"
"Which do you prefer?"
|"And you, Pyotr Nikolayevich, don't tell me you're still ailing."|
|"I had written him that unless I was satisfied with my costumes - I would appear stark naked."|
|"When the weather's this violent it wears itself out and clear weather returns the next day."|
"I've heard of your succes, I'm happy for you - you're not happy for yourself?"
|There's a passage in Turgenev that goes: 'Happy the man who on such a night has a roof over his head, who has a warm corner of his own.'"|
|"The audience, seeing nothing, would say, 'There's nothing to see.'"|
|"My years of attachment to him involved a child."|
|"Yes, I know what it's like to write abominably, Nina."|
|"...fluttered a bit, then - it was still, it was very still"|
|"I've always suspected that a good deal of malice is passed off as teasing."|
|Dorn: "Irina, how many bows did you take at the opening night in Odessa?"|