Fiddler on the Roof
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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.

Perchik: I'm a very good teacher.
Hodel: I heard that the Rabbi who must praise himself has a congregation of one.

Fyedka: Your father is coming. Chava, let me talk to him. Let me tell him about us.
Chava: No, Fyedka, that would be the worst thing, I'm sure of it.
Fyedka: But let me try.
Chava: No! I'll talk to him. I promise.

Mordcha: Why should I break my head about the outside world? Let the outside world break it's own head! Well put, no?

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.

Lazar Wolf: How is it going with you, Reb Tevye?
Tevye: How should it go?
Lazar Wolf: You are right.
Tevye: And you?
Lazar Wolf: The same.
Tevye: I'm sorry to hear that.

Yente: People! I tell you, Tzeitel, if God lived on earth, people would break his windows.

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?

Tevye: As the good book says, if you spit in the air, it lands in your face.

Lazar Wolf: We can fight to keep our home.
Constable: Against our militia, our army? I wouldn't advise that.
Tevye: I have some advice for you. Get off my land. This is still my home, my land. Get off my land.

Mordcha: If the rich could hire others to die for them we, the poor, would all make a nice living.

Golde: You'll be late.
Tevye: Golde, I won't be late.
Golde: You'll be late.
Tevye: I won't be late! I won't be late! If you ever stop talking, I won't be late.

Yente: Even the worst husband, God forbid, is better than no husband, God forbid.

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.

Tevye: In the middle of the dream, in walks your grandmother Tzeitel, may she rest in peace.
Golde: Grandmother Tzeitel? How did she look?
Tevye: Well, for a woman who's dead 30 years, she looked very good.

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.

Perchik: Money is the world's curse.
Tevye: May the Lord smite me with it. And may I never recover.

Tevye: They gave each other a pledge? Unheard of. Absurd.

Tevye: Where are you going?
Lazar Wolf: Chicago. In America.
Tevye: Chicago, America? We are going to New York, America. We'll be neighbors.

Tevye: You are just a poor tailor.
Motel: That's true, Reb Tevye, but even a poor tailor is entitled to some happiness.

Continuity mistake: When Tevye goes into town before the Sabbath to make his deliveries, a bunch of men and women run up to him complaining about how late he is. Yet as soon as he starts filling the orders and talking there are only men around him. Where did the women go?

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Trivia: During the three days it took to shoot the "If I were a Rich Man" scene, Topol had a bad abscess in a tooth and was in dire pain. The pain in his face, which helped win him an Oscar for the role, was generated by the pain in his tooth. No acting was required.

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