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: In this world it is the rich who are the criminals. Someday their wealth will be ours. Tevye
: That would be nice. If they would agree, I would agree.
: Money is the world's curse. Tevye
: May the Lord smite me with it. And may I never recover.
: I'm a very good teacher. Hodel
: I heard that the Rabbi who must praise himself has a congregation of one.
: Your daughter has a quick and witty tongue. Tevye
: Yes, the wit she gets from me, as the good book says... Golde
: The good book can wait, it's time for Sabbath. Tevye
: The tongue she gets from her mother.
: You'll all chatter yourselves away into the grave.
: There's a question... A certain question I want to discuss with you. Hodel
: Yes? Perchik
: It's a political question. Hodel
: What is it? Perchik
: The question of... marriage. Hodel
: Is this a political question? Perchik
: Well, yes. Yes, everything's political. Like everything else, the relationship between a man and a woman has a socioeconomic base. Marriage must be founded on mutual beliefs. A common attitude and philosophy towards society... Hodel
: - And affection? Perchik
: Well, yes, of course. That is also necessary. Such a relationship can have positive social values. When two people face the world with unity and solidarity... Hodel
: And affection? Perchik
: Yes, that is an important element! At any rate, I... I personally am in favour of such a socioeconomic relationship. Hodel
: I think... you are asking me to marry you. Perchik
: Well... in a theoretical sense... yes. I am. Hodel
: I was hoping you were.
] They look so natural together. Hodel
] Just like two newlyweds should be. Perchik
] Is there a canopy in store for me?
: And until your golden day comes, Rev. Perchik, How will you live? Perchik
: By giving lessons to children, Do you have any children? Tevye
: I have five daughters. Perchik
: [Looking to Tevye in disbelief
] Five? Tevye
: Daughters... Perchik
: Girls can learn too, girls are . Mendel
: A radical! Tevye
: Oh, go away!