"My little Tzeitel who you named for me, Motel's bride was meant to be!"
"(to God) 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?"
"If the rich could hire others to die for them, we, the poor, would all make a nice living.
"Ah, children, they are your blessing in your old age. My poor Aaron, God rest his soul, couldn't give me children. Between you and me, Golde, he hardly tried.
"(to God) As the Good Book says...(laughs) Why should I be telling you what the good book says?
"Good day, Chava." "Good day..." "Fyedka." "...Fyedka.
"Let me tell you about myself:I'm a I'm a pleasant fellow, charming, honest, ambitious, quite bright, and very modest.
"On the other hand...No...there is no other hand! NO, CHAVA!! NO!!
"Accept them? How can I accept them? Can I deny everything I believe in? On the other hand, can I deny my own daughter?
"I think I can help." "Certainly. Like a bandage can help a corpse.
"He asks you to leave your father and mother and join him in that frozen wasteland and marry you there?" "No, Papa. He didn't ask me to go. I want to go.
"Papa, God alone knows when we wil see each other again." "Then we will leave it in his hands.
"An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth!" "Very good. That way, the whole world will be blind and toothless.
"An eye for an eye; A tooth for a tooth!"
"Very good; That way: The whole world will be blind and toothless."
"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?
"On the other hand, did Adam and Eve have a matchmaker?...Well, yes, they did. And it seems these two have the same Matchmaker.
"I have some advice for you. Get off my land. This is still my home, my land. Get off my land.
Tevye, Lazar Wolf:
"Where are you going?" "Chicago. In America." "Chicago, America? We are going to New York, America. We'll be neighbors.
-Tevye, Lazar Wolf"
"You'll be late." "Golde, I won't be late." "You'll be late." "I won't be late! I won't be late! If you ever stop talking, I won't be late!
"You may ask, how did this tradition get started? I'll tell you...I don't know.