Copy & paste this link to your blog or website to reference this page
Quotation by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
Do you remember you shot a seagull? A man came by chance, saw it and destroyed it, just to pass the time.
Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904), Russian dramatist, author. Nina, in The Seagull, act 4 (1896), trans. by Elisaveta Fen (1954).
Spoken to Trepliov, who shot the bird in act 1, laying it at Nina's feet as a symbol of his ruined hopes.
Surprise me with a
The Columbia World of Quotations © 1996, Columbia University Press.
Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved. Except as otherwise permitted by written agreement, the following are prohibited: copying substantial portions or the entirety of the work in machine readable form, making multiple printouts thereof, and other uses of the work inconsistent with U.S. and applicable foreign copyright and related laws.
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.