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: I'm going to build a life that's normal. I'm marrying a petty bourgeoise. Confessor
: Then she must be a fine girl. Giulia
: Speak out. Go ahead. Marcello
: Mediocre. A mound of petty ideas. Full of petty ambitions. She's all bed and kitchen.
: He'll be a typical intellectual, disagreeable and impotent.
[after overthrow of Mussolini
: What are you going to do now? Marcello
: The same as everyone else who thought like me. When there are so many of us, there's no risk.
: Marcello, don't go out. They could hurt you. Marcello
: I won't be in danger. After all, what have I done? My duty. Giulia
: But why do you want to go? Marcello
: I want to see how a dictatorship falls.
: [sexually aroused while kissing Marcello on a couch
] If you want... want to... Marcello
: If I want to...? Giulia
: Yes, right here... on the floor... on the carpet... Want to? Marcello
: Better think about the priest. He may not grant absolution. Giulia
: They grant everyone absolution.
: Oh, hunchbacks bring good luck.
: [somewhat inebriated
] Shopping is only for women. Husbands pay!
: What was Marcello like as a student? Professor Quadri
: Serious. Too serious! Giulia
: But you can't be too serious. Professor Quadri
: Really serious people are never serious.