“Schindler's List” quotes

(1993)
Movie Schindler's List
Steven Spielberg directed this movie in 1993
Title Schindler's List
Year 1993
Director Steven Spielberg
Genre Drama, History, War, Biography
Plot – Oskar Schindler arrives in Krakow in 1939 to take advantage of some rich Jews making them work in a pottery factory. Shocked by the Nazi ferocity, he decides to save his workers from extermination. He will be reduced to poverty, but thanks to him more than a thousand Jews will survive the war.
All actors – Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes, Caroline Goodall, Jonathan Sagall, Embeth Davidtz, Malgorzata Gebel, Shmuel Levy, Mark Ivanir, Béatrice Macola, Andrzej Seweryn, Friedrich von Thun, Krzysztof Luft, Harry Nehring, Norbert Weisser, Adi Nitzan, Michael Schneider, Miri Fabian, Anna Mucha, Albert Misak, Michael Gordon, Aldona Grochal, Jacek Wójcicki, Beata Paluch, Piotr Polk, Ezra Dagan, Beata Deskur, Rami Heuberger, Leopold Kozlowski, Jerzy Nowak, Uri Avrahami, Adam Siemion, Magdalena Dandourian, Pawel Delag, Shabtai Konorti, Oliwia Dabrowska, Henryk Bista, Tadeusz Bradecki, Wojciech Klata, Elina Löwensohn, Ewa Kolasinska, Bettina Kupfer, Grzegorz Kwas, Vili Matula, Stanislaw Koczanowicz, Hans-Jörg Assmann, Geno Lechner, August Schmölzer, Ludger Pistor, Beata Rybotycka, Branko Lustig, Artus Maria Matthiessen, Hans-Michael Rehberg, Eugeniusz Priwieziencew, Michael Z. Hoffmann, Erwin Leder, Jochen Nickel, Andrzej Welminski, Daniel Del-Ponte, Marian Glinka, Grzegorz Damiecki, Stanislaw Brejdygant, Olaf Lubaszenko, Haymon Maria Buttinger, Peter Appiano, Jacek Pulanecki, Tomasz Dedek, Slawomir Holland, Martin Semmelrogge, Tadeusz Huk, Gerald Alexander Held, Piotr Cyrwus, Joachim Paul Assböck, Osman Ragheb, Maciej Orlos, Marek Wrona, Zbigniew Kozlowski, Marcin Grzymowicz, Dieter Witting, Magdalena Komornicka, Agnieszka Krukówna, Anemona Knut, Jeremy Flynn, Agnieszka Wagner, Jan Jurewicz, Wieslaw Komasa, Maciej Kozlowski, Martin Bergmann, Wilhelm Manske, Peter Flechtner, Sigurd Bemme, Etl Szyc, Lucyna Zabawa, Ruth Farhi, Jerzy Sagan, Dariusz Szymaniak, Dirk Bender, Maciej Winkler, Radoslaw Krzyzowski, Jacek Lenczowski, Hanna Kossowska, Maja Ostaszewska, Sebastian Skalski, Ryszard Radwanski, Piotr Kadlcik, Lech Niebielski, Thomas Morris, Sebastian Konrad, Lidia Wyrobiec-Bank, Ravit Ferera, Agnieszka Korzeniowska, Dominika Bednarczyk, Alicja Kubaszewska, Danny Marcu, Hans Rosner, Edward Linde-Lubaszenko, Alexander Strobele, Georges Kern, Alexander Buczolich, Michael Schiller, Götz Otto, Wolfgang Seidenberg, Hubert Kramar, Razia Israeli, Dorit Seadia, Esti Yerushalmi, Marta Bizon, Michelle Csitos, Ryszard Horowitz, Maciej Kowalewski, Kamil Krawiec, Zuzanna Lipiec, Maria Peszek, Leopold Pfefferberg, Leopold Rosner, Emilie Schindler, Katarzyna Smiechowicz, Ben Talar, Katarzyna Tlalka
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  • “Not essential? I think you misunderstand the meaning of the word. I teach history and literature, since when it's not essential?”
    Uri Avrahami - Chaim Nowak
  • “I am a member of the Nazi Party. I'm a munitions manufacturer. I'm a profiteer of slave labor. I am... a criminal. At midnight, you'll be free and I'll be hunted. I shall remain with you until five minutes after midnight, after which time - and I hope you'll forgive me - I have to flee.”
    Liam Neeson - Oskar Schindler
  • They won't soon forget the name "Oskar Schindler" around here. "Oskar Schindler", they'll say, "everybody remembers him. He did something extraordinary. He did what no one else did. He came with nothing, a suitcase, and built a bankrupt company into a major manufactory. And left with a steamer trunk, two steamer trunks, of money. All the riches... (continue)(continue reading)
    Liam Neeson - Oskar Schindler
  • “- Amon Goeth: I have to find every rag buried up here and burn it. The party's over, Oskar. They're closing us down, sending everybody to Auschwitz.
    - Oskar Schindler: When?
    - Amon Goeth: I don't know. As soon as I can arrange the shipments, maybe thirty, forty days. That ought to be fun.”

    Ralph Fiennes - Amon Goeth
    Liam Neeson - Oskar Schindler
  • My first day here, he beat me because I threw out the bones from dinner. He came down at midnight and asked for them. And I asked him, I don't know how, I could never ask him now, I said, "Why are you beating me?". He said, "The reason I beat you now is because you ask why I beat you".

    Embeth Davidtz - Helen Hirsch
  • “Six hundred years ago, when elsewhere they were footing the blame for the Black Death, Casimir the Great - so called - told the Jews they could come to Krakow. They came. They trundled their belongings into the city. They settled. They took hold. They prospered in business, science, education, the arts. They came with nothing. And they...” (continue)(continue reading)
    Ralph Fiennes - Amon Goeth
    [Tag:jews, massacre]
  • “We give you a Jewish girl at five marks a day, Oskar. You should kiss us, not them. God forbid you ever get a real taste for Jewish skirt, there's no future in it. They don't have a future. That's not just good old fashioned Jew hating talk. It's policy now.”

    Andrzej Seweryn - Julian Scherner
  • “- Itzhak Stern: Let me understand. They put up all the money. I do all the work. What, if you don't mind my asking, would you do?
    - Oskar Schindler: I'd make sure it's known the company's in business. I'd see that it had a certain panache. That's what I'm good at. Not the work, not the work... the presentation.”

    Ben Kingsley - Itzhak Stern
    Liam Neeson - Oskar Schindler
  • “- Reiter: I'm a graduate of Civil Engineering from the University of Milan.
    - Amon Goeth: Ah, an educated Jew... like Karl Marx himself. Unterscharfuehrer!”

    Elina Löwensohn - Diana Reiter
    Ralph Fiennes - Amon Goeth
    [Tag:education, jews]
  • “- Oskar Schindler: In every business I tried, I can see now, it wasn't me that failed. Something was missing. Even if I'd known what it was, there's nothing I could have done about it because you can't create this thing. And it makes all the difference in the world between success and failure.
    - Emilie Schindler: Luck?
    - Oskar Schindler: War.”

    Liam Neeson - Oskar Schindler
    Caroline Goodall - Emilie Schindler
    [Tag:business, failure, war]
  • “- Oskar Schindler: Better this month than last?
    - Itzhak Stern: Yes.
    - Oskar Schindler: Any reason to think next month will be worse?
    - Itzhak Stern: The war could end.”

    Liam Neeson - Oskar Schindler
    Ben Kingsley - Itzhak Stern
  • “- Amon Goeth: You want these people?
    - Oskar Schindler: These people. My people. I want my people.
    - Amon Goeth: Who are you? Moses?”

    Ralph Fiennes - Amon Goeth
    Liam Neeson - Oskar Schindler
    [Tag:jews, rescue]
  • “He won't shoot you because he enjoys you too much. He enjoys you so much he won't even let you wear the star. He doesn't want anyone to know it's a Jew he's enjoying. He shot the woman from the steps because she meant nothing to him. She was just one of a series neither offending him or pleasing him.”

    Liam Neeson - Oskar Schindler
  • “- Itzhak Stern: Oskar, there are eleven hundred people who are alive because of you. Look at them.
    - Oskar Schindler: If I'd made more money... I threw away so much money. You have no idea. If I'd just...
    - Itzhak Stern: There will be generations because of what you did.
    - Oskar Schindler: I didn't do enough!”

    Ben Kingsley - Itzhak Stern
    Liam Neeson - Oskar Schindler
    [Tag:regret, rescue]
  • “This list... is an absolute good. The list is life. All around its margins lies the gulf.”

    Ben Kingsley - Itzhak Stern
    [Tag:goodness, rescue]
  • Power is when we have every justification to kill, and we don't.”
    Liam Neeson - Oskar Schindler
    [Tag:killing, power]
  • It's Hebrew, it's from the Talmud. It says, "Whoever saves one life, saves the world entire".
    Ben Kingsley - Itzhak Stern
    [Tag:jews, rescue]
  • “- Oskar Schindler: Look, all you have to do is tell me what it's worth to you. What's a person worth to you?
    - Amon Goeth: No, no, no, No. What's one worth to you!”

    Liam Neeson - Oskar Schindler
    Ralph Fiennes - Amon Goeth
    [Tag:people, worth]
  • “- Oskar Schindler: That's what the Emperor said. A man steals something, he's brought in before the Emperor, he throws himself down on the ground. He begs for his life, he knows he's going to die. And the Emperor... pardons him. This worthless man, he lets him go.
    - Amon Goeth: I think you are drunk.
    - Oskar Schindler: That's power, Amon. That...” (continue)
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    Liam Neeson - Oskar Schindler
    Ralph Fiennes - Amon Goeth
  • “- Mr. Lowenstein: I work for Oskar Schindler!
    - First S.S. Guard: Essential worker for Oskar Schindler.
    - Mr. Lowenstein: Yes!
    - Second S.S. Guard: A one-armed Jew. Twice as useless.”

    [Tag:jews, scorn]
  • “- Itzhak Stern: By law I have to tell you, sir, I'm a Jew.
    - Oskar Schindler: Well, I'm a German, so there we are.”

    Ben Kingsley - Itzhak Stern
    Liam Neeson - Oskar Schindler
  • “- Oskar Schindler: I lost a worker. I expect to be compensated.
    - Rolf Czurda: File a grievance with the Economic Office. It's your right.
    - Oskar Schindler: Would it do any good?
    - Rolf Czurda: Of course not.”

    Liam Neeson - Oskar Schindler
    Friedrich von Thun - Rolf Czurda
  • “- Amon Goeth: Shoot her.
    - Reiter: Herr Kommandant! I'm only trying to do my job!
    - Amon Goeth: Ja, I'm doing mine.”

    Ralph Fiennes - Amon Goeth
    Elina Löwensohn - Diana Reiter
    [Tag:duty, killing]
  • “Stern, if this factory ever produces a shell that can actually be fired, I'll be very unhappy.”
    Liam Neeson - Oskar Schindler
  • “- Itzhak Stern: How many cigarettes have you smoked tonight?
    - Oskar Schindler: Too many.
    - Itzhak Stern: For every one you smoke, I smoke half.”

    Ben Kingsley - Itzhak Stern
    Liam Neeson - Oskar Schindler
    [Tag:smoking]
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