Bernardo Quotes in Brother Sun, Sister Moon (1972)


Bernardo Quotes:

  • Bernardo: War's a serious business

    Giacondo: Such profoundity Bernardo

  • Bernardo: I want to help you

    St. Francis of Assisi: Words, words Bernardo. There was a time when I believed in words.

  • St. Francis of Assisi: [to the pope's guard] No, not him. He is not with us! Tell him, Paolo, you are not with us.

    Bernardo: Tell him!

    Paolo: I am with them

  • Ricky Slade: Excuse me, what, you don't have to hit me. Excuse me.

    Bernardo: What?

    Ricky Slade: I'm sweeping, you don't have to hit me with your whip. What do you have a horse outside, don't hit me with the whip please.

  • Bernardo: What is your name?

    Bobby: Er, Bobby Ricigliano.

    Bernardo: Christ is everyone in this god damned house named Bobby Ricigliano?

  • Bernardo: I don't want to leave you alone.

    Pedro: Don't worry about me.

  • Bernardo: Uncle?

    Pedro: What?

    Bernardo: When my mother left me here, I didn't want to stay with you.

    Pedro: I didn't want you here either, can you believe that?

    Bernardo: Now I love you a lot.

    Pedro: I love you more.

    Bernardo: I love you a lot...

  • [singing]

    Bernardo: I'd like to go back to San Juan.

    Anita: I know a boat you can get on!

  • Maria: My brother is a silly watchdog!

    Bernardo: Ah, my sister is a precious jewel!

    Anita: What am I, cut glass?

  • The Girls: [singing] I like to be in America, OK by me in America, everything free in America...

    Bernardo: [singing] For a small fee in America!

  • Lieutenant Schrank: All right, wise guys. Now you listen to me. All of ya! You hoodlums don't own these streets. And I've had all the roughhouse I'm gonna put up with around here! You wanna kill each other, kill each other! But you ain't gonna do it on my beat. Are there any questions?

    Bernardo: Yes sir. Would you mind translating that into Spanish?

    Lieutenant Schrank: Get your... friends outta here Bernardo. And stay out!

    [Mock charm]

    Lieutenant Schrank: Please.

    Bernardo: Okay, Sharks. *Vaminos.*

    [Leaves with his gang]

    Lieutenant Schrank: Boy oh boy! As if this neighborhood wasn't crummy enough!

    [Pleasantly, to the Jets]

    Lieutenant Schrank: Now look, fellas. Let's be reasonable. If I don't get a little law and order around here, I get busted down to a traffic corner. And your friend don't like traffic corners. So that means you're gonna start making nice with the PRs from now on.

    [Grabs A-Rab by the shoulder]

    Lieutenant Schrank: I said nice, get it? Because if you don't, and I catch any of you doing any more brawlin' in my territory, I'm gonna personally beat the living crud out of each and every one of you and see that you go to the can and rot there. Say good-bye to the nice boys, Krupke.

    Officer Krupke: Good-bye, boys.

  • Riff: Now move in and shake hands.

    Bernardo: For what?

    Riff: Well, that's the way it's done, buddy boy.

    Bernardo: More gracious living. Everyone of you hates everyone of us, and we *hate* you right back.

  • Anita: You have your big important council. The council,


    Anita: or me.


    Bernardo: First one,


    Bernardo: then the other.

    [Tries to kiss her, she pulls away]

    Anita: Ah, I'm an American girl now, I don't wait.

    Bernardo: Ah, back home women know their place.

    Anita: Back home little boys don't have war councils.

    Bernardo: Ah, but they do here. You want me to be an American, don't you?

  • Bernardo: [singing] Everyone there will give big cheers!

    Anita: [singing] Everyone there will have moved here!

  • Bernardo: [singing] Everywhere grime in America / Organised crime in America / Terrible time in America

    Anita: You forget I'm in America

  • Lieutenant Schrank: You Puerto Ricans get what you've been itching for, use of the playground, use of the gym, the streets, the candy store. So what if you do turn this whole town into a stinkin' pig sty?

    Bernardo: [Bernado jumps up but the Jets stop him from attacking Schrank]

    Lieutenant Schrank: Don't stop him! He wants to get home, write a few letters to San Juan tell 'em how he's got it made over here! What I mean is... Clear out, you! I said, clear out!

    Bernardo: [Bernardo and the Sharks move towards Schrank]

    Lieutenant Schrank: Yeah, sure, I know. It's a free country, I ain't got the right. But I got a badge. What do you got? Things are tough all over. Beat it.

    Bernardo: [Bernardo and the Sharks leave, whistling] My Country 'Tis of Thee...

  • Marcellus: [referring to the Ghost] Peace, break thee off. Look where it comes again!

    Bernardo: In the same figure, like the dead King Hamlet.

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