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A Generation Quotes

A Generation is a TV show that appeared on TV in 1970 . A Generation completed its run in 1970.

A Generation is recorded in Polish and originally aired in Poland. Each episode of A Generation is 83 minutes long.

The cast includes: Tadeusz Łomnicki as Stach Mazur, Janusz Paluszkiewicz as Sekula, Urszula Modrzyńska as Dorota, Tadeusz Janczar as Jasio Krone, and Roman Polanski as Mundek.

A Generation Quotes

Tadeusz Łomnicki as Stach Mazur

  • (Tadeusz Łomnicki) "Dorota. She supplied us with pamphlets and guns. She gave us advice. My respect for her collided in my thoughts with a longing to stroke her hair."
  • (Unnamed) "Do you sell down feathers?"
  • (Tadeusz Łomnicki) "Yes. I sell down feathers."
  • (Jacek (as Ryszard Kotas)) "I'm a communist too."
  • (Tadeusz Łomnicki) "You're a fool, not a communist. Better be careful what you say. A communist. Communists fight."
  • (Tadeusz Łomnicki) "I was born here in the slums, on the outskirts of Warsaw. I grew up in poverty. Here I made my first friends and had my first lessons. I often had it rough as a kid, because I couldn't tell my friends from my enemies. I was too trusting and relied on my swift legs and strong fists. My Ma kept me on a short leash and tried to push me off to work. But I took it as typical woman's nagging, preferring to play knives with my buddies instead."
  • (Tadeusz Łomnicki) "Where are your dogs, Krone?"
  • (Tadeusz Janczar) "The boss gave them to the dogcatcher. He turned me out and gave my dogs to the dogcatcher. You see, Stach, this is my last day here. Tell me, how does a man live without work?"
  • (Tadeusz Łomnicki) "Old age isn't treating you well, Krone."
  • (Tadeusz Janczar) "You'll be old one day too. Not that I wish it on you, because I've taken a liking to you. But as it was, so will it be."
  • (Tadeusz Łomnicki) "Come now. Not necessarily."
  • (Tadeusz Łomnicki) "Attention. This is Dorota, the political officer in our area."
  • (Roman Polanski) "You mean, the "officeress.""

Urszula Modrzyńska as Dorota

  • (Urszula Modrzyńska) "Friends. Friends, the Union of Fighting Youth is being formed, the combat organization of Polish youth. We will not lay down our arms. We have blood, tears, and destruction to avenge. And now, not sometime in the future. They murder us. They send us to rot in camps. Let's take revenge. Let's fight for a free Poland. For a just Poland. Young workers, make contact with the Union of Fighting Youth. Join the People's Guard, the militant arm of the Polish people. Don't wait to be liberated. To arms. Death to the occupiers."
  • (Urszula Modrzyńska) "Do you know what the People's Guard is? Our Workers' Party? You know who it is you want to join?"
  • (Tadeusz Łomnicki) "Yes. Well, maybe not exactly, but; please don't laugh; but, I feel it."
  • (Urszula Modrzyńska) "I'm not laughing. You may make a good member of the guard."
  • (Urszula Modrzyńska) "Our organization is a combat group, not a gang of gunslingers."
  • (Tadeusz Łomnicki) "See?"
  • (Urszula Modrzyńska) "We're not concerned about the Jerries. We're concerned about you. We want you to retain your humanity through all this."
  • (Urszula Modrzyńska) "They say there's only a handful of us. But we don't care what those people say, who turned our country over into the hands of criminals. We are the soldiers in the great army of the people, fighting the Nazi invaders in the sacred cause of freedom. No one ever stands alone in a just war. The Red Army is with us."
  • (Urszula Modrzyńska) "Could it be just our imagination? Could it be it's easier to die for a cause than to live for it?"
  • (Urszula Modrzyńska) "My real name is Eve."
  • (Tadeusz Łomnicki) "I'll be damned. It is worth fighting for. It is worth living. It is worth living."
  • (Urszula Modrzyńska) "It is curfew time. You can't go out in the street."

Janusz Paluszkiewicz as Sekula

  • (Janusz Paluszkiewicz) "The ghetto rose up today. I've come to say goodbye to you, Dorota, and to my boys. We must help our Jewish comrades."
  • (Janusz Paluszkiewicz) "You said there was a girl?"
  • (Tadeusz Łomnicki) "And what a girl."
  • (Janusz Paluszkiewicz) "Don't forget: I wasn't here. You didn't see me."
  • (Janusz Paluszkiewicz) "Hello Dorota. I'd like you to meet this young man. A new recruit, and not a bad one, I believe."
  • (Urszula Modrzyńska) "Time will tell. What shall we call you? Tiger? Panther? Poppy? Animal, vegetable or mineral?"
  • (Tadeusz Łomnicki) "This is no laughing matter. Give me an ordinary human name."
  • (Urszula Modrzyńska) "You have a bit of the country about you. I'll call you "Bartek.""
  • (Tadeusz Łomnicki) "Then Bartek it is."
  • (Janusz Paluszkiewicz) "There once was a wise bearded man by the name of Karl Marx. He once wrote that workers were paid just barely enough to renew their strength. These days we don't even get that. We have to scrounge to survive."
  • (Tadeusz Łomnicki) "Can't we workers do anything?"
  • (Janusz Paluszkiewicz) "If you only knew, my friend, how much blood has been spilled over this simple arithmetic; among other things. Workers fight for their rights. They always have."

Tadeusz Janczar as Jasio Krone

  • (Tadeusz Janczar) "When I went in the army, I had a tool chest too. A painted one. A recruit's chest. That was in the czar's day. I was stationed at the Manchurian border. Nothing but mountains and steppes. You could breathe freely then. I was young in those days and strong as an an ox. It felt like if I just got a solid footing, I could carry the world on my shoulders. I bet you feel the same now, young man, eh?"

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