Garbitsch Quotes in The Great Dictator (1940)


Garbitsch Quotes:

  • Adenoid Hynkel: Strange, these strike leaders, they're all brunettes. Not a blonde amongst them.

    Garbitsch: Brunettes are trouble makers. They're worse than the Jews.

    Adenoid Hynkel: Then wipe them out.

    Garbitsch: Start small. Not so fast. We get rid of the Jews first, then concentrate on the brunettes.

    Adenoid Hynkel: We shall never have peace 'til we have a pure Aryan race. How wonderful. Tomania, a nation of blue-eyed blondes.

    Garbitsch: Why not a blonde Europe, a blonde Asia, and blonde America.

    Adenoid Hynkel: A blonde world.

    Garbitsch: And a brunette dictator.

    Adenoid Hynkel: Dictator of the world!

  • Adenoid Hynkel: Declare war on Napaloni.

    Garbitsch: Napaloni?

    Adenoid Hynkel: Yes, Napaloni!

    [to Field Marshal Herring]

    Adenoid Hynkel: Listen, you blockhead. Mobilise every division of the army and the air force. Proceed to Bacteria and attack at once.

    Garbitsch: But war will be the end of us.

    Adenoid Hynkel: Do as I tell you.

    Garbitsch: Madness.

    Adenoid Hynkel: Shut up!

    Garbitsch: Very well. Would you sign this?

    Adenoid Hynkel: Yes, I'll... what is it?

    Garbitsch: The declaration of war.

    Adenoid Hynkel: Then I'll sign it. A pen! Und stratz mit ze uldensackt. I'll sign it! Und stratz mit sei ├â┬Âldensackt, il der, der flutens... , der... , der... , und strippensackt! A pen! I'll sign it. Napaloni, de grosse peanut, de cheesy ravioli. There!

  • Adenoid Hynkel: Garbitsch, what's the meaning of this? These appropriations? 25 million for prison camps when we need every penny for the manufacturing of ammunition's?

    Garbitsch: We've had to make a few arrests.

    Adenoid Hynkel: A few? How many?

    Garbitsch: Nothing astronomical. Five or ten thousand.

    Adenoid Hynkel: Oh.

    Garbitsch: A Day.

  • Garbitsch: "Corona veniat electis." Victory shall come to the worthy. Today, democracy, liberty, and equality are words to fool the people. No nation can progress with such ideas. They stand in the way of action. Therefore, we frankly abolish them. In the future, each man will serve the interest of the State with absolute obedience. Let him who refuses beware! The rights of citizenship will be taken away from all Jews and other non-Aryans. They are inferior and therefore enemies of the state. It is the duty of all true Aryans to hate and despise them. Henceforth this nation is annexed to the Tomanian Empire, and the people of this nation will obey the laws bestowed upon us by our great leader, the Dictator of Tomania, the conqueror of Osterlich, the future Emperor of the World!

    Commander Shutz: You speak.

    A Jewish Barber: I can't.

    Commander Shutz: You must. It's our only hope.

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