Movie: Fiddler on the Roof [1971] Movie: Fiddler on the Roof [1971]

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Movie: Fiddler on the Roof [1971] Movie: Fiddler on the Roof [1971]

Tevye: As the good book says, when a poor man eats a chicken, one of them is sick.
Mendel: Where does the book say that?
Tevye: Well, it doesn't say that exactly, but somewhere there is something about a chicken.More Movie: Fiddler on the Roof [1971] Movie: Fiddler on the Roof [1971] [11/05/2007 12:11:00]
Tevye: [singing] Is this the little girl I carried? Is this the little boy at play?
Golde: [singing] I don't remember growing older. When did they?More Movie: Fiddler on the Roof [1971] Movie: Fiddler on the Roof [1971] [11/05/2007 12:11:00]
Perchik: In this world it is the rich who are the criminals. Someday their wealth will be ours.
Tevye: That would be nice. If they would agree, I would agree.More Movie: Fiddler on the Roof [1971] Movie: Fiddler on the Roof [1971] [11/05/2007 12:11:00]
Tevye: As Abraham said, "I am a stranger in a strange land...
Mendel: Moses said that.
Tevye: Ah. Well, as King David said, "I am slow of speech, and slow of tongue."
Mendel: That was also Moses.
Tevye: For a man who was slow of tongue, he talked a lot.More Movie: Fiddler on the Roof [1971] Movie: Fiddler on the Roof [1971] [11/05/2007 12:11:00]
[about Yente, the matchmaker]
Tzeitel: But Mama, the men she finds. The last one was so old and he was bald. He had no hair.
Golde: A poor girl without a dowry can't be so particular. You want hair, marry a monkey.More Movie: Fiddler on the Roof [1971] Movie: Fiddler on the Roof [1971] [11/05/2007 12:11:00]
Perchik: Money is the world's curse.
Tevye: May the Lord smite me with it. And may I never recover.More Movie: Fiddler on the Roof [1971] Movie: Fiddler on the Roof [1971] [11/05/2007 12:11:00]
Golde: Grandmother Tzeitel! How did she look?
Tevye: Well, for a woman who has been dead for thirty years she looked very good.More Movie: Fiddler on the Roof [1971] Movie: Fiddler on the Roof [1971] [11/05/2007 12:11:00]
Tevye: As the good book says, if you spit in the air, it lands in your face.More Movie: Fiddler on the Roof [1971] Movie: Fiddler on the Roof [1971] [11/05/2007 12:11:00]
[to God]
Tevye: I know, I know. We are Your chosen people. But, once in a while, can't You choose someone else?More Movie: Fiddler on the Roof [1971] Movie: Fiddler on the Roof [1971] [11/05/2007 12:11:00]
Motel: Even a poor tailor is entitled to some happiness!More Movie: Fiddler on the Roof [1971] Movie: Fiddler on the Roof [1971] [11/05/2007 12:11:00]
[Hodel is leaving on a train for Siberia]
Hodel: Papa, God alone knows when we shall see each other again.
Tevye: Then we will leave it in His hands.More Movie: Fiddler on the Roof [1971] Movie: Fiddler on the Roof [1971] [11/05/2007 12:11:00]
[Perchik and Hodel have announced their engagement]
Tevye: He loves her. Love, it's a new style... On the other hand, our old ways were once new, weren't they?... On the other hand, they decided without parents, without a matchmaker!... On the other hand, did Adam and Eve have a matchmaker?... Well, yes, they did. And it seems these two have the same Matchmaker!More Movie: Fiddler on the Roof [1971] Movie: Fiddler on the Roof [1971] [11/05/2007 12:11:00]
Tevye: [Repeated Line] On the other hand...More Movie: Fiddler on the Roof [1971] Movie: Fiddler on the Roof [1971] [11/05/2007 12:11:00]
Yente: People! I tell you, Tzeitel, if God lived on earth, people would break his windows!More Movie: Fiddler on the Roof [1971] Movie: Fiddler on the Roof [1971] [11/05/2007 12:11:00]
[to God]
Tevye: Sometimes I think, when it gets too quiet up there, You say to Yourself, "What kind of mischief can I play on My friend Tevye?"More Movie: Fiddler on the Roof [1971] Movie: Fiddler on the Roof [1971] [11/05/2007 12:11:00]
Motel: Times are changing, Reb Tevye. The thing is, over a year ago, your daughter, Tzeitel, and I gave each other our pledge that we would marry.
Tevye: You gave each other a... pledge?
Tzeitel: Yes, Papa. We gave each other our pledge.More Movie: Fiddler on the Roof [1971] Movie: Fiddler on the Roof [1971] [11/05/2007 12:11:00]
[Tevye admires the lavishness of a butcher's home]
Tevye: And all this from killing innocent animals.More Movie: Fiddler on the Roof [1971] Movie: Fiddler on the Roof [1971] [11/05/2007 12:11:00]
Lazar Wolf: How is your brother-in-law? In America?
Tevye: Oh, he's doing very well.
Lazar Wolf: Oh, he wrote you?
Tevye: No, not lately.
Lazar Wolf: Then how do you know?
Tevye: If he was doing badly, he would write.More Movie: Fiddler on the Roof [1971] Movie: Fiddler on the Roof [1971] [11/05/2007 12:11:00]
Constable: You're an honest, decent person. Even though you are a Jew.
Tevye: Oh... THANK you, your honor. How often does a man get a compliment like that?More Movie: Fiddler on the Roof [1971] Movie: Fiddler on the Roof [1971] [11/05/2007 12:11:00]
Tevye: Thank you, your honor. You are a good man. If I may say so, it's too bad you're not a Jew.
Constable: [laughs] That's what I like about you, Tevye. You're always joking.More Movie: Fiddler on the Roof [1971] Movie: Fiddler on the Roof [1971] [11/05/2007 12:11:00]
Lazar Wolf: Have a drink?
Tevye: I won't insult you by saying noMore Movie: Fiddler on the Roof [1971] Movie: Fiddler on the Roof [1971] [11/05/2007 12:11:00]
[to Chava]
Tevye: As the good book says 'Each shall seek his own kind'. In other words a bird may love a fish but where would they build a home together?More Movie: Fiddler on the Roof [1971] Movie: Fiddler on the Roof [1971] [11/05/2007 12:11:00]
Tevye: [to Golde] Quiet, woman, before I get angry, because when I get angry even flies don't dare to fly!More Movie: Fiddler on the Roof [1971] Movie: Fiddler on the Roof [1971] [11/05/2007 12:11:00]
Golde: Oh, you're finally here. Come, let's go home now.
Tevye: Golde, I want to see Motel's new machine.
Golde: You can see it some other time. Let's go home now.
Tevye: Listen woman! Don't get me angry! Because when I get angry, even the flies dare not to fly!
Golde: ...Oo, I'm so frightened of you! After I've made supper... I'll faint. Now, let's go!More Movie: Fiddler on the Roof [1971] Movie: Fiddler on the Roof [1971] [11/05/2007 12:11:00]
Mordcha: If the rich could hire others to die for them we, the poor, would all make a nice living.More Movie: Fiddler on the Roof [1971] Movie: Fiddler on the Roof [1971] [11/05/2007 12:11:00]

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