Fuchs: One man cannot bring down an entire country.
Dietrich: If the country is only propped up on rickety stilts? Yes, he can.

Thank God we don't have gay men in this country.


Mama, this isn't my country anymore. I don't want Max growing up here.


Lenora: And now?
Martin: Now you have to get your hands dirty one last time.

It's over, Frank. I don't love you anymore.


Every moment my girls are alone out there without us, it feels like my heart is being ripped out.


Gary Banks: When did everyone start getting so greedy?
Martin: Right? When did everything start getting so fucking complicated?

Martin: I'll come back. I promise.
Brigitte: If you don't, I'll kill you.

Children, today is not only a new day, for some of you, it will be the beginning of a new life. Your parents abandoned you for a life in the West. But just because they chose to pursue lives driven by individual ambition and greed doesn't mean you must also reject our ideals.

Orphanage Lady

Fritz, we can't have fields of strawberries going to waste just because of a nasty American rumor.


Since when is civil disobedience stupid, Professor Tischbier?


Mrs. Netz; All these Communists care about these days is money. If the Wall ever falls, God forbid, these people will come and eat the hair off our heads. Thank God I won't be around to see it.

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East Germany is expensive. And that's not because we're greedy. It's because equality is expensive. Our ideals are expensive and it's up to government organizations such as ours to support these ideals efficiently.


And one more thing. I hate to say it, but...I need a man.