These Oskar Schindler quotes from the Schindler’s List film will inspire you.
Schindler’s List is a 1993 American epic historical period drama film directed and co-produced by Steven Spielberg and scripted by Steven Zaillian. It is based on the novel Schindler’s Ark by Australian novelist Thomas Keneally, an avowed Catholic.
The film is based on the life of Oskar Schindler, a German businessman and member of the Nazi Party who saved the lives of more than a thousand mostly Polish-Jewish refugees from the Holocaust by employing them in his factories.
The movie stars Liam Neeson as Schindler, Ralph Fiennes as SS officer Amon Göth, and Ben Kingsley as Itzhak Stern, Schindler’s Jewish accountant.
The movie plot centers on Schindler’s efforts to save his workers from being transported to concentration camps by bribing and paying off Nazis.
He used the profits made from his factory – mainly money being paid to him for renting out Jewish labor – to bribe Nazi & SS officials and save the Jews living inside his facilities. He balanced his relationship between the Nazis and his mission to save the people throughout the film.
Here we are sharing a collection of Oskar Schindler quotes about power and money from the Schindler’s List movie to inspire and enlighten you with history.
Oskar Schindler Quotes From Schindler’s List Movie
“That’s what the Emperor said. A man steals something, he’s brought in before the Emperor, he throws himself down on the ground. He begs for his life, he knows he’s going to die. And the Emperor… pardons him. This worthless man, he lets him go.” — Oskar Schindler
“Stern, if this factory ever produces a shell that can actually be fired, I’ll be very unhappy.” — Oskar Schindler
“Their fingers polish the inside of shell metal casings. How else am I to polish the inside of a 45-millimeter shell casing? You tell me. You tell me!” — Oskar Schindler
“ I could try to read this or I could eat my lunch while it’s still hot.” — Oskar Schindler
“ I’d say I’d get you one but the man who made it’s probably dead.” — Oskar Schindler
“I’m protected by powerful friends. You should know that.” — Oskar Schindler
“My father was fond of saying you need three things in life – a good doctor, a forgiving priest, and a clever accountant. The first two, I’ve never had much use for.” — Oskar Schindler
“He won’t shoot you because he enjoys you too much.” — Oskar Schindler
“What’s the matter with you? You should be preparing for the Sabbath, shouldn’t you. I’ve got some wine in my office. Come.” — Oskar Schindler
“In every business I tried, I can see now, it wasn’t me that failed. Something was missing. Even if I’d known what it was, there’s nothing I could have done about it because you can’t create this thing. And it makes all the difference in the world between success and failure.” — Oskar Schindler
Oskar Schindler Quotes From Schindler’s List Movie About Power
“Power is when we have every justification to kill, and we don’t.” — Oskar Schindler
“He enjoys you so much he won’t even let you wear the star. He doesn’t want anyone to know it’s a Jew he’s enjoying.” — Oskar Schindler
“He shot the woman from the steps because she meant nothing to him. She was just one of a series neither offending him or pleasing him.” — Oskar Schindler
“Why do you drink that motor oil? I send you good stuff all the time. Your liver’s going to explode like a grenade.” — Oskar Schindler
“What are you doing? These are mine. These are my workers. They should be on my train. They’re skilled munitions workers. They’re essential. Essential girls!” — Oskar Schindler
“The sun is going down.” — Oskar Schindler
“Oskar, there are eleven hundred people who are alive because of you. Look at them.” — Itzhak Stern
“This list… is an absolute good. The list is life. All around its margins lies the gulf.” — Itzhak Stern
“For every one you smoke, I smoke half.” — Itzhak Stern
“Sweetheart, you’re the picture of loneliness.”
Best Oskar Schindler Quotes From Schindler’s List Movie
“ Don’t let things fall apart, Oskar. I work too hard.” — Itzhak Stern
“It’s Hebrew, it’s from the Talmud. It says, ‘Whoever saves one life, saves the world entire’.” — Itzhak Stern
“By law I have to tell you, sir, I’m a Jew.” — Itzhak Stern
“There will be generations because of what you did.” — Itzhak Stern
“Today is history. Today will be remembered. Years from now the young will ask with wonder about this day. Today is history and you are part of it.” — Amon Goeth
“No doorman or Maître D’ will ever mistake you again. I promise.”
“That’s power, Amon. That is power.”
“I could have gotten one more person… and I didn’t! And I… I didn’t!”
“I violated the Race and Resettlement Act. Though I doubt anyone can point out the actual provision to me. I kissed a Jewish girl.”
“I could have got more out. I could have got more. I don’t know. If I’d just… I could have got more.”
Amon Goeth Quotes From Schindler’s List Movie
“I have to find every rag buried up here and burn it. The party’s over, Oskar. They’re closing us down, sending everybody to Auschwitz.” — Amon Goeth
“For six centuries there has been a Jewish Krakow. By this evening those six centuries will be a rumor. They never happened. Today is history.” — Amon Goeth
“The truth, Helen, is always the right answer.” — Amon Goeth
“They cast a spell on you, you know, the Jews. When you work closely with them, like I do, you see this. They have this power. It’s like a virus.” — Amon Goeth
“Ah, an educated Jew… like Karl Marx himself.” — Amon Goeth
“She’s not going to Auschwitz. I’d never do that to her. No, I want her to come back to Vienna with me. I want her to come to work for me there. I want to grow old with her.” — Amon Goeth
“Six hundred years ago, when elsewhere they were footing the blame for the Black Death, Casimir the Great – so called – told the Jews they could come to Krakow. They came. They trundled their belongings into the city. They settled. They took hold.” — Amon Goeth
“What I can do, if I’m any sort of a man, is the next most merciful thing. I should take her into the woods and shoot her painlessly in the back of the head.” — Amon Goeth
“Is this the face of a rat? Are these the eyes of a rat? Hath not a Jew eyes?” — Amon Goeth
“This is very cruel, Oskar. You’re giving them hope. You shouldn’t do that. *That’s* cruel!” — Amon Goeth
Oskar Schindler Quotes From Schindler’s List About Money
“ Let me understand. They put up all the money. I do all the work. What, if you don’t mind my asking, would you do?” — Itzhak Stern
“If I’d made more money… I threw away so much money. You have no idea. If I’d just…”
“I know you have received orders from our commandant, which he has received from his superiors, to dispose of the population of this camp. Now would be the time to do it. Here they are; they’re all here. This is your opportunity. Or, you could leave, and return to your families as men instead of murderers.”
“In memory of the countless victims among your people, I ask us to observe three minutes of silence.”
“He won’t shoot you because he enjoys you too much. He enjoys you so much he won’t even let you wear the star. He doesn’t want anyone to know it’s a Jew he’s enjoying. He shot the woman from the steps because she meant nothing to him. She was just one of a series neither offending him or pleasing him.”
“Are you mad? Amon, you can’t take her to Vienna with you.”
“Look, all you have to do is tell me what it’s worth to you. What’s a person worth to you?”
“Preferential treatment. All right? Do we have to create a new language?”
“By the way, don’t *ever* do that to me again. Didn’t you notice that man only had one arm?”
“They won’t soon forget the name “Oskar Schindler” around here. “Oskar Schindler,” they’ll say, “Everybody remembers him. He did something extraordinary. He did what no one else did. He came with nothing, a suitcase, and built a bankrupt company into a major manufactory. And left with a steamer trunk, two steamer trunks, of money. All the riches of the world.”
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The town where Schindler live also faced all the brutality of the Nazis. Amon Goth was a cruel Nazi lieutenant who came to oversee the construction of concentration camps. During his stay, Amon casually shot Jewish people from his balcony and this horrified Schindler even more.
At the end of the movie, Schindler has to flee when the Germans start losing the war because he is a war profiteer. Schindler somehow manages to save the life of Jews at the end by persuading the guards by talking them into returning to their families as men, not as murderers.
We hope that Oskar Schindler’s story and the Schindler’s List quotes and sayings will inspire you to look for the goodness in people and make you believe that kindness still exists in this cruel world.
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