Nicholas

Nicholas quotes

22 total quotes (ID: 420)

Colonel Volkov
Dialogues
Father Gapon
First lines of film
Grand Duke Nicholas
Grigori Rasputin
Leon Trotsky
Prime Minister Witte
Tsar Nicholas II
Tsarevitch Alexei
Tsaritsa Alexandra
Vladmir Lenin


Alexei, Alexei, must not run and must not climb. Alexei, Alexei, must not jump and must be careful all the time!


I studied late to be a starets (faith healer). I was twenty when this vision came. We peasants get them all the time. The Virgin Mary appears to us, she tells us when to sell our sheep when we want to make a profit. She told me to start walking, so I did. I kept walking throughout Europe and I waited for Her to tell me when to stop walking, but she did not. When I got to Greece I could walk no more, so I resided in a monastery for two years and then proceeded to walk back to Russia again. Sometimes people ask me "What do I need to become a starets." and I respond "Good feet".

[Tsarista Alexandra has just given birth to her fifth child; Tsar Nicholas is sitting by a family portrait of himself and his four daughters when Count Fredricks, his chief of staff, enters the room]

Count Fredericks:<Showing tears of joy>: 'Mon cher!' (My good man!)

Tsar Nicholas II:"A son? I have a son?"

Count Fredericks: "Eight pounds."

Tsar Nicholas II:"And Sunny? Is she all right?"

Count Fredericks: "Oh yes. Shall I make the announcement?"

[Nicholas II nods in the affirmative. Count Fredericks exits room; Nicholas II is musing to himself]

Tsar Nicholas II:"It is incredible. I have a son!"

The people want more schools and health clinics, laws to protect the workers, and the right to vote for an elected Duma. They are angry sir, and they are serious. Imagine sire, imagine if you would, that you are a factory worker living in Vladivostok or Saint Petersburg. You are really poor; meals almost never fill your belly. You freeze eight months out of the year. Your children have no school; no doctors. Your country taxes you, and sends the men a continent away to die for a piece of land on the Pacific Ocean. Imagine all that you have to deal with. You must give your people a little of what they want. Not everything mind you; just a taste.

All saints were sinners once. God loves sinners.

[The Russian flag officers are all celebrating and congratulating themselves on their war plans and believe their entry into the First World War will be quick and painless for Russia. Witte, now retired, is trying in vain to convince them and the Tsar of the dire consequences of what World War One will do. It seems Witte is prophetic in predicting the rise of the Soviet Union, the rise of Nazi Germany, and the eventual coming of the Second World War]

None if you will be here when this war ends. Everything we worked to build will be destroyed. There is no question another great war will come. The societies and kingdoms of Europe we knew will crumble, and out of the wreckage madmen and lunatics will come to power. And the world will grow old.

You must understand that you are free to say whatever you like. You must also understand that I am free to shoot you for saying it.