Alexander Kerensky Quotes in Nicholas and Alexandra (1971)
Alexander Kerensky Quotes:
The American Ambassador: In your position, I'd put this Lenin quietly in jail.
Alexander Kerensky: On what pretext?
The American Ambassador: I've read his speeches. Surely, you have to.
Alexander Kerensky: I cannot put a man in jail for what he thinks. It's in your Bill of Rights.
The American Ambassador: He wants to overthrow the government by force. We Americans call that treason.
[as war is announced in the Duma]
Alexander Kerensky: Set all differences aside. We are Russians, first of all. And until the day of victory dawns, we stand united in the defense of Holy Russia.
Tsar Nicholas II: [in Kerensky's office in summer, 1917, just after he was overthrown and forced to abdicate] All we do is dream of England. We'd be very happy there.
Alexander Kerensky: England... won't accept you.
Tsar Nicholas II: Won't accept... King George is my cousin.
Alexander Kerensky: He
Alexander Kerensky: doesn't seem to want you either. He has to think of his own position. Nor will the French. None of our allies want to risk it. They are at war to save democracy and you were a tyrant.
Alexander Kerensky: No munitions, no supplies, I don't know where the army stands. The treasury is bankrupt, the students riot, the workers carry arms. The socialists want this, the Mensheviks want that, the radicals, the centrists, the cadets... the Bolsheviks. I can't arrest them even if I wanted to. We have rights and laws now. You had power and no laws. I have laws and no power.
Tsar Nicholas II: I wish I could help you.
Alexander Kerensky: You had your chances. I wish I had mine.
Alexander Kerensky: The Bolsheviks have taken over the station, the telegraphs, the banks? If we had loyal troops, how many would it take to dislodge them?
General Alexeiev: One regiment would be enough. But we haven't got a regiment! At least, not one I can trust.
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Characters on Nicholas and Alexandra (1971)
- Tsar Nicholas II
- Queen Mother Maria Fedorova
- The Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna
- The Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna
- Tsarevich Alexei
- The German Consul
- Vladimir Lenin
- Count Witte
- Tsarina Alexandra
- Father Gapon
- The American Ambassador
- Prince Yusupov
- Dr. Fedorov
- Vice Premier Kokovstov
- General Alexeiev
- Russian Guard
- Colonel Kobylinsky
- Mme. Krupskaya
- English journalist
- Dr. Botkin