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Quotes for
Tomas (Character)
from The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)

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The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)
[first lines]
First Title Card: In Prague, in 1968, there lived a young doctor named Tomas...
Tomas: Take off your clothes.
[line recurs several times during film]

Tomas: I must go.
Sabina: Don't you ever spend the night at the woman's place?
Tomas: Never!
Sabina: What about when the woman's at your place?
Tomas: I tell her I have insomnia... anything. Besides, I have a very narrow bed.
Sabina: Are you afraid of women, Doctor?
Tomas: Of course.

[last lines]
Tereza: Tomas, what are you thinking?
Tomas: I'm thinking how happy I am.

Tereza: [referring to her dog] Karenin prefers Mephisto to dogs. She thinks other dogs are silly.
Tomas: [Mephisto snorts and Tomas inhales the aroma of the food] Ha-ha.
Pavel: Do you know why I love Mephisto? Because he's very bright, but, at the same time,
[gesturing for emphasis]
Pavel: he doesn't know anything! After all, he doesn't know that life is impossible here now. Nothing left here. The church is gone.
[shrugging]
Pavel: No place to drink beer now.
[he drinks his bottle of beer very quickly]
Pavel: It's good... very good.
[slurping]
Pavel: If you ever change your mind, it won't be easy to leave.

Tomas: You can sleep. Sleep in my arms. Like a baby bird. Like a broom among brooms... in a broom closet. Like a tiny parrot. Like a whistle. Like a little song. A song sung by a forest... within a forest... a thousand years ago.