Selma Jezkova
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Selma Jezkova (Character)
from Dancer in the Dark (2000)

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Dancer in the Dark (2000)
Selma: In a musical, nothing dreadful ever happens.

Selma: I listen to my heart.

Selma: You like the movies, don't you?
Bill Houston: I love the movies. I just love the musicals.
Selma: But isn't it annoying when they do the last song in the films?
Bill Houston: Why?
Selma: Because you just know when it goes really big... and the camera goes like out of the roof... and you just know it's going to end. I hate that. I would leave just after the next to last song... and the film would just go on forever.

Jeff: [referring to Gene] Why did you have him? You knew he would have the same disease as you.
Selma: I just wanted to hold a little baby.

Selma: There's no more to see...

Selma: [singing] This isn't the last song, there's no violin, the choir is quiet, and no one takes a spin, this is the next to last song, and that's all...

Jeff: You can't see, can you?
Selma: What is there to see?

Selma: Clatter, crash, clack, racket, bang, thump, rattle, clang, crack, thud, whack, bam! It's music, now dance!

Selma: You keep readin'.
Gene Jezkova: So long, farewell auf wiedersehen, adieu, adieu, adieu, to yieu and yieu and yieu.
Selma: To yieu and yieu. What - what does that mean? Yieu?
Gene Jezkova: It's your dumb musical.
Selma: Yieu?
Gene Jezkova: It's German.
Selma: Do you think?

Selma: Cvalda.
Kathy: Why do you call me that?
Selma: It's like, someone whose...
Kathy: What?
Selma: I don't know, just big and happy.
Kathy: I am not that big. And happy, I don't know.
Selma: You just need someone to pull it out.

Selma: I'm just not that kind of mother.
Gene Jezkova: Can't you be that kind of a mother?

Bill Houston: Thank you for telling me your secret.
Selma: Thanks for telling me yours.
Bill Houston: Mums the word, right?
Selma: Mum?
Bill Houston: We don't tell anybody.
Selma: Oh, yes, I won't tell anyone.

Selma: [singing] Forgive me. I am so sorry. I just did what I had to do, I just did what I had to do, I just did what I had to do, I just did what I had to do.

Norman: You Commie's make a big deal out of sharing everything.
Selma: Yeah. It's - it's a good thing.
Norman: What are you doing here - if - eh, Czechoslovakia's so much better than the U. S. of A.?

Oldrich Novy: [singing] I didn't mind it at all. That you were having a ball - at my musicals. And I was always there to catch you.
Selma: You were always there to catch me. You were always there to catch me. You were always there to catch me. When I fall.

Brenda: You'll be transferred to the other cellblock, at some point tomorrow.
Selma: That's the cellblock where they hang people?
Brenda: Yeah. That's were they spend the last day.
Selma: And then they do the 107 steps - it's from that room to the gallows, isn't it?
Brenda: That's what they say, Selma. But, look it, you're gonna get your stay. Why don't you try to think of something nice. All right?
Selma: It's just so quiet here.