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Tereza (Character)
from The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)

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The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)
Tereza: I don't understand how someone can MAKE love without BEING in love.

[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.
Pavel: No place to drink beer now.
[he drinks his bottle of beer very quickly]
Pavel: It's good... very good.
Pavel: If you ever change your mind, it won't be easy to leave.

Tereza: I was forced to love my mother, but not this dog. You know, Tomas... maybe... maybe, I love her more than I love you. Not more. I mean in a better way. I'm not jealous of her. I don't want her to be different. I don't ask her for anything.

Sabina: Take off your clothes.
Tereza: [taken aback] What?
Sabina: [taking the camera] Now it's my turn.
Tereza: [backing up] I don't like to be naked. I...
Sabina: [insistent] Take off your clothes!
Tereza: Wait!
[she ducks behind the bed]

Tereza: I know I'm supposed to help you, but I can't. Instead of being your support I'm your weight. Life is very heavy to me, but it is so light to you. I can't bear this lightness, this freedom... I'm not strong enough.