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The Marriage of Maria Braun Quotes

The Marriage of Maria Braun is a TV show that appeared on TV in 1970 . The Marriage of Maria Braun ended in 1970.

It features Michael Fengler as producer, Peer Raben in charge of musical score, and Michael Ballhaus as head of cinematography.

The Marriage of Maria Braun is recorded in German, English and originally aired in West Germany. Each episode of The Marriage of Maria Braun is 120 minutes long.

The cast includes: Hanna Schygulla as Maria Braun, Gisela Uhlen as Mother, Elisabeth Trissenaar as Betti Klenze, Claus Holm as Doctor, Isolde Barth as Vevi, Ivan Desny as Karl Oswald, Hark Bohm as Senkenberg, Gottfried John as Willi Klenze, Günter Lamprecht as Wetzel, and Lilo Pempeit as Mrs. Ehmke.

The Marriage of Maria Braun Quotes

Gisela Uhlen as Mother

  • (Gisela Uhlen) "It's wrong to give all your love to only one person, Grandpa. If you don't have potatoes, you eat turnips. When the turnips are gone, you eat gruel. But every girl loves her one and only. He goes to war; five months later he's dead, and you mourn the rest of your life. Does that make sense to you, Grandpa? It drowns you."
  • (Gisela Uhlen) "He kept me warm on those cold nights after the war."
  • (Günter Lamprecht) "Oh, really?"
  • (Gisela Uhlen) "He always brought me firewood."

Hanna Schygulla as Maria Braun

  • (Hanna Schygulla) "Ever notice how tiny the rest rooms are? I thought they'd be bigger in first class; fatter people."
  • (Hanna Schygulla) "Most happy people look indecent when one is unhappy."
  • (Hanna Schygulla) "I don't know a thing about business, but I do know what German women want. You might even say I'm an expert on it."
  • (Hanna Schygulla) "I thought we were having dinner first."
  • (Ivan Desny) "A good businessman knows how to adapt to circumstances."
  • (Hanna Schygulla) "I'm a master of deceit: a capitalist tool by day, and by night an agent of the proletarian masses; the Mata Hari of the Economic Miracle."
  • (Hanna Schygulla) "She shares my food and my lies. But she lets me do all the thinking."
  • (Hanna Schygulla) "I look like a poodle."
  • (Elisabeth Trissenaar) "You think so? It's the latest thing."
  • (Hanna Schygulla) "I'll bet the Americans are crazy about poodles."
  • (Hanna Schygulla) "Betti was your wife, after all; the only person I can tell all my troubles to."
  • (Gottfried John) "Because she doesn't listen."
  • (Hanna Schygulla) "Could be. You need somebody who listens. I need the opposite."
  • (Hanna Schygulla) "I'm working in a bar; selling beer, not myself."
  • (Claus Holm) "Even if I've learned to stop believing people here, I still believe you. I know you can take care of yourself. And there's always penicillin."
  • (Hanna Schygulla) "And Annelise; what's she like?"
  • (Gottfried John) "She's what a man needs, someone who is his equal. She can talk, think; my equal in every way."
  • (Hanna Schygulla) "So you think women have to be men's equal?"
  • (Gottfried John) "Sure, except most men aren't conscious of it yet. 'Consciousness lags behind reality.'"
  • (Hanna Schygulla) "Did Annelise say that?"
  • (Gottfried John) "Why?"
  • (Hanna Schygulla) "You'll wish you had your Betti back."
  • (Unnamed) "How long were you married?"
  • (Hanna Schygulla) "I still am married."
  • (Unnamed) "I mean, it didn't last long, did it?"
  • (Hanna Schygulla) "Yes, it did: half a day and a whole night."

Ivan Desny as Karl Oswald

  • (Ivan Desny) "You were different last night."
  • (Hanna Schygulla) "Last night I slept with you. Today I'm working for you."
  • (Ivan Desny) "Afraid someone will think we're having an affair?"
  • (Hanna Schygulla) "I don't care what people think. I do care what you think. And you're not having an affair with me. I'm having an affair with you."
  • (Ivan Desny) "Do you want to leave me?"
  • (Hanna Schygulla) "That would be stupid. It would only make us unhappier. At least if you know you're unhappy, there's still hope."
  • (Ivan Desny) "Senkenberg's basically a good fellow, and so am I."
  • (Hanna Schygulla) "I'm not."
  • (Ivan Desny) "We're businessmen, not bookkeepers."
  • (Hark Bohm) "I beg your pardon. I am a bookkeeper."
  • (Ivan Desny) "Sorry."
  • (Ivan Desny) "You've no sense of humor. The best accountant in the world and not a nickel's worth of imagination, not a wooden nickel."
  • (Hanna Schygulla) "That's a compliment. Imagination would only be a liability to you. Someone must ensure we don't lose our credit rating."
  • (Ivan Desny) "I feel like a schoolboy."
  • (Hanna Schygulla) "Because you are. A dear, dumb little schoolboy."
  • (Ivan Desny) "Why didn't you want to go?"
  • (Hanna Schygulla) "You would've proposed to me."
  • (Ivan Desny) "Right. Is that why; How did you know?"
  • (Hanna Schygulla) "I know all about schoolboys."
  • (Ivan Desny) "You're cynical."
  • (Hanna Schygulla) "Maybe I am."
  • (Ivan Desny) "You're bored with me."
  • (Hanna Schygulla) "Maybe I am bored with you."
  • (Ivan Desny) "Why don't we just leave?"
  • (Hanna Schygulla) "Because you're well brought up and I pretend I am."

Lilo Pempeit as Mrs. Ehmke

  • (Lilo Pempeit) "He wants to talk to you."
  • (Hanna Schygulla) "I said I wasn't here."
  • (Lilo Pempeit) "(speaking into phone) I'm sorry, she's out of the office."
  • (Hanna Schygulla) "I don't want to go to lunch."
  • (Lilo Pempeit) "(speaking into phone) She doesn't want to go to lunch; oh, I'm sorry; Hello? Mr. Oswald?"
  • (Hanna Schygulla) "What a riot. That's the funniest thing I've seen in a long time. Stop crying now. Call him back and tell him I'm possessed by the devil. He can meet the devil for lunch at 1:00 if he wants."

Isolde Barth as Vevi

  • (Isolde Barth) "You're here alone, and your husband's who knows where, maybe even dead. And love's only a feeling; it's not real."
  • (Hanna Schygulla) "But it's a good feeling, and it's real, and it's true."
  • (Isolde Barth) "True? The only thing true is an empty stomach. And feelings are something you have between your legs, like an itch. You can't do it on an empty stomach and with someone who isn't here. Your sweetheart over there, he's here, and he ain't starving, and he's got a feeling for you."

Hark Bohm as Senkenberg

  • (Hark Bohm) "Your union is talking socialism, Klenze, and I don't like it."
  • (Gottfried John) "We're only paying you back in kind. It's no wonder, the way you play the entrepreneur."
  • (Hark Bohm) "The secretary of the treasury said --"
  • (Gottfried John) "Yeah, "We're all in the same boat." Trouble is, it's your boat, and we have to row it."

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