Adam Resurrected (2008)
Adam Stein: A dog barks. But a dog barking on a stage is no longer a dog. This bottle for instance. I pour, I raise this glass to my mouth, and I swallow. Mmm. But am I really drinking? Or am I playing a man who is drinking?
Adam Stein: I live in a lovely valley, but the heights are gone forever. There are no more frightful deserts, and I no longer leap into the fire, I am afraid I will get burned. Sanity is pleasant and calm, but there is no greatness, no true joy, nor the awful sorrow that slashes the heart.
Adam Stein: I had once the beautiful Father Land. The oak tree grew so high there. Silence nodded softly. It was a dream. It kissed me in German. It spoke in German. You would hardly believe how good it sounded. The words, Ich liebe dich, I love you. It *was* a dream...
Commandant Klein: Sergant, take Heir Stein to Rex's pen. No Adam, on all fours, it's funnier dat way.
Gina Grey: There are rules, Adam!
Adam Stein: Compassion. Mercy. Nurse, what happened to the...
Gina Grey: You break the tiniest rule, you break the entire system.
Adam Stein: Write it down? Write it to whom, God? God is out to lunch. He left a note, see it on your arm.
Adam Stein: You of all people should know what I am trying to teach these people. The artifice. The necessary lie that we all needed to survive.
Rabbi Lichtenstein: Your daughter, the older one, Ruthie. Did you ever try to locate her?
Adam Stein: Such a cheerful presence. Rabbi, truly, you light up the room. She's dead. We both are. What's the point? If you have to know, ya? I did, for 4 years. I looked. I put von Handle's money to good use, believe me. Then it dawned on me, Rabbi, if she was alive then it was she that was not looking for me. She'd be 25 this year. She would have heard about the antics of her famous father, who was once a dog, who is now not much of anything. And who in the world could blame her if she chose to be - silent.
Rabbi Lichtenstein: You survived. It's not a crime. A crime is to blame yourself instead of them.