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Yentl (Character)
from Yentl (1983)

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Yentl (1983)
Yentl/Anshel: Why is it people who want the truth never believe it when they hear it?

Avigdor: I can't believe this, I'm arguing with a woman!
Yentl: It's not the first time.

Bookseller: You're in the wrong place, storybooks for women are over here.
Yentl: [holding a book] I'd like this one, please.
Bookseller: [takes the book away] Sacred books are for men.
Yentl: Why?
Bookseller: It's the law.
Yentl: Where's it written?
Bookseller: It doesn't matter where it's written, it's the law.
Yentl: Well if it's the law it must be written somewhere, perhaps in here
[the book]
Yentl: . I'll take it.

Yentl/Anshel: Why is it that every book I buy, every bookseller has the same old argument?
Yentl's Father: You know why.
Yentl/Anshel: I envy them.
Yentl's Father: The booksellers?
Yentl/Anshel: No, not the booksellers, the students. Talking about life, the mysteries of the universe and I'm learning how to tell a herring from a carp.
Yentl's Father: Yentl, for the thousandth time, men and women..."
Yentl/Anshel: [cuts him off] have different obligations, I know, but...
Yentl's Father: [cuts her off] and don't ask why.
Yentl's Father: [sees her disappointment] Go on, get the book.
Yentl/Anshel: Thank you, papa!
Yentl's Father: The shutters, darling.
Yentl/Anshel: We don't have to hide my studying from God, then why the neighbors?
Yentl's Father: Why? Because I trust God will understand. I'm not so sure about the neighbors.