Lise Mueller: I am holding something in my hand, Countess Zora. Does it penetrate your mind?

Inge Dournenvald: Um... it is a... rather dirty hair pin!

Opah Oskar Reikman: We are cleaning God's earth. There is no shame in that.

Lise Mueller: Stay away from Heinz. He's wicked and he's cruel.

Hannah Dournenvald: Then Lise's brother Heinz is the boy who tried to kill your mother but succeeded only in breaking my leg.

Lise Mueller: But it doesn't change the way I feel inside.

Inge Dournenvald: Well, it changes the way I feel inside!

Tommi Lowberg: They dehumanize us. They debase us. And they're not going to stop because of a plebescite.

Teacher: Lise, go to your seat.

Lise Mueller: This is my seat.

Inge Dournenvald: I think we both knew then that we would never see each other again. But when I look back at my life, at the people who really mattered, I see Lise. She is still the best friend I ever had.

Inge Dournenvald: There is a moment every winter when I remember that childhood winter. The winter of the Anschluss. The winter that Hitler invaded our country and took away all that my family and I held dear.

Inge Dournenvald: I'm proud of being Jewish.

Inge Dournenvald: What's that song?

Lise Mueller: I don't know. My brother taught it to me.

Inge Dournenvald: I like it.

Lise Mueller: I stood in front of your building all day, waiting for you to go in or out.

Inge Dournenvald: I'm sorry. I didn't know.

Lise Mueller: I know.

Inge Dournenvald: We were at the hospital all day.

Teacher: Ladies, we are supposed to be exercising our bodies, not our mouths.

Lise Mueller: [to the teacher] Thanks for the clarification.

[to Inge]

Lise Mueller: Exercising doesn't seem to be doing her body much good.

Hannah Dournenvald: You're not taking anything you don't need, are you?

Inge Dournenvald: No, Mother. Nothing I don't need.