Valerie Sors: My darling, you are not in prison. They are.
Gustave: I'll never forgive you, you know.
Valerie: For what?
Gustave: For marrying him instead of me.
Valerie: Politics has made a mess of our lives.
Adam Sors: We are afraid to see and of being seen.
Valerie: I have seen the collapse of government after government, and they all think they can last a thousand years. Each new one always declares the last one criminal and corrupt, and always promises a future of justice and freedom.