Halina Quotes in The Pianist (2002)


Halina Quotes:

  • Wladyslaw Szpilman: It's a funny time to say this, but...

    [trailing off]

    Halina: What?

    Wladyslaw Szpilman: I wish I knew you better.

  • Wladyslaw Szpilman: I'm not going anywhere.

    Halina: Good. I'm not going anywhere either.

    Mother: Don't be ridiculous, we've got to keep together.

    Wladyslaw Szpilman: Look, look... If I'm going to die, I prefer to die in my own home. I'm staying put.

  • Halina: We could hide the money. Look here. We can hide the money under the flower pots.

    Father: No, no, no, no, I'll tell you what we do. We use tried and tested methods. You know what we did in the last war? We made a hole in the table leg

    [taps the leg]

    Father: and hid the money in there.

    Henryk Szpilman: And suppose they take the table away?

    Father: What do you mean, take the table away?

    Henryk Szpilman: The Germans go into Jewish homes and they just take what they want, furniture, valuable, anything.

    Mother: Do they?

    Father: Idiot, what would they want with a table, a table like this?

    [rips a piece of wood off the table]

    Mother: What on earth are you doing!

    Halina: No, listen. This is the best place for it. No-one would think of looking under the flower pots.

    Henryk Szpilman: No, no, no, listen, listen to me, I've been thinking...

    Wladyslaw Szpilman: Oh, really? That's a change.

    Henryk Szpilman: You know what we do? We use psychology.

    Wladyslaw Szpilman: We use *what*?

    Henryk Szpilman: We leave the money and the watch on the table, and we cover it like this, in full view.

    Wladyslaw Szpilman: [amazed] Are you stupid?

    Henryk Szpilman: The Germans will search high and low, I promise you, they'll never notice!

    Wladyslaw Szpilman: That's the stupidest thing I've ever seen, of course they'll notice it. Look.

    [takes the violin and a bill, folds it and slips it into the opening of the violin]

    Wladyslaw Szpilman: Look here... idiot.

    Henryk Szpilman: And you call me stupid?

    Mother: No, that is very good, because that is the last place they will ever look.

    Henryk Szpilman: This will take hours!

    Mother: We're not in a hurry, we'll get it back...

    Wladyslaw Szpilman: It won't take hours.

    Henryk Szpilman: How will you get them out? Tell me that, tell me how, I'd like to know, how would you get them out. You take each one out individually...

    Halina: No-one listens to me, no-one.

  • Wailing Woman: Why did I do it? Why did I do it? Why did I do it?

    Halina: She's getting on my nerves. What did she do, for God's sake?

    Father: She smothered her baby.

  • Regina: Quiet please. Quiet. Order, order! Please!

    Halina: She's a lawyer, she likes order.

    Regina: Listen, just listen. The watch we put under the flower pots and the money we stuff in the violin.

    Father: Will I still be able to play?

    Wladyslaw Szpilman: Well... you'll find out.

  • Halina: Have you seen this?

    Wladyslaw Szpilman: [impatient] What? What? I'm working. What? What is this?

    Halina: It's where they're going to put us.

    Wladyslaw Szpilman: What do you mean "put us"?

  • Wladyslaw Szpilman: Where are we going?

    Mother: Phhhhh, out of Warsaw.

    Wladyslaw Szpilman: [confused] Out of Warsaw? Where?

    Regina: You haven't heard?

    Wladyslaw Szpilman: [exasperated] Heard what?

    Regina: Haven't you seen the paper?

    Wladyslaw Szpilman: No!

    Regina: Ah, where's the paper?

    Halina: I used it for packing.

    Regina: [incredulous] Ah, she used it for packing.

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