Etienne Lantier: Capitalist tyranny is destroying us.
Coal mine owner: A strike is a disaster for everyone. Within a week you'll all starve. Then what will you do?
Victor Deneulin: Before you make a living I must make a living first. The smallest increase will bankrupt me.
Toussaint Maheu: Take good care of it. For a miner a lamp is his sun.
Etienne Lantier: Who needs God and Heaven? We can change this lousy world.