Mädchen in Uniform (1931)
Manuela von Meinhardis: When you say goodnight and shut the door to your room I stare at the door in the darkness. I want to get up and come to you but I know that I can't. I think about when I leave the school and you'll still be here. And every night you kiss new girls...
Fraulein von Bernburg: What a silly idea!
Manuela von Meinhardis: I love you so, but you're always so distant. I can't ever go to your room, or talk to you, or...
Fraulein von Bernburg: Pull yourself together child. Forget you're a young girl and be a good friend. You know I can't make exceptions or the other girls will be jealous. But I think of you often, Manuela.
The Principal: Through discipline and hunger we will become great.
Frau Oberin: You must reduce expenses, they are too high.
Fraulein von Kesten: We do our best, Frau Oberin. The children complain they are hungry.
Frau Oberin: Hungry? We Prussians have always been hungry. They are the daughters of soldiers and, God willing, mothers of soldiers too. What they need is discipline, not a life of luxury.
Manuela's Aunt: Manuela, pull yourself together. Soldiers daughters don't cry.
Manuela von Meinhardis: I'm with Fraulein von Burnberg.
Ilse von Westhagen: Be careful you don't fall in love.
Fraulein von Bernburg: I try to be a friend to the children.
Frau Oberin: On equal terms?
Fraulein von Bernburg: Why not?
Frau Oberin: How can you maintain your authority?
Fraulein von Attems: We must stimulate their competitive spirit.
Frau Oberin: Precisely, Fraulein von Attems.
Eldegard: My mother says I mustn't be weak. The Fatherland needs people of steel.
Friend: My mother spent four years here too. Doesn't she remember how awful it is?
Miss Evans: It was awful to see Manuela so drunk.
Teacher: You have to drink sometimes, from anger, or worry. I understand it very well.
Fraulein von Bernburg: What you call sins, I call the great spirit of love, in all its forms.
Fraulein von Bernburg: You must come to your senses. You must recover, whatever it takes.
Manuela: Recover? From what?
Fraulein von Bernburg: You're not allowed to love me... so much.
Frau Oberin: You're responsible for this uproar, I won't allow revolutionary idea's. As long as I am in charge, it won't happen here.
Fraulein von Bernburg: I won't cling to my post. I know I can't stay here. I can't stand by and watch children made into scared, helpless creatures.