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  • Ninotchka: If it's a choice between my personal interest and the good of my country how can I waiver? No one shall say Ninotchka was a bad Russian.


  • Russian Visa Official: [phone rings] Hello. Camrade Kasavi? Oh I'm sorry, he hasn't been with us for six months. He was called back to Russia and was investigated. You can get further details from his widow. You're very welcome.
    Russian Visa Official: Hello. Camrade Kasavi? Oh I'm sorry, he hasn't been with us for six months. He was called back to Russia and was investigated. You can get further details from his widow. You're very welcome.


  • Russian Visa Official: Well everything is in order. I hope you will enjoy your trip to Russia, Madame.
    Gossip: Thank you. Oh, by the way, I've heard so many rumors about laundry conditions in Russia. Is it advisable to take one's own towels?
    Russian Visa Official: Certainly not Madame. That is only capitalistic propaganda. We change the towel every week.


  • Ninotchka: No one can be so happy without being punished.


  • Grand Duchess Swana: Yes, you're quite right about the Cossacks. We made a great mistake when we let them use their whips. They had such reliable guns.


  • Ninotchka: Gentlemen, would you like to go out? [reaches into her desk drawer] Here are 50 francs - bring me back 45.
    Ninotchka: Gentlemen, would you like to go out? Here are 50 Francs - bring me back 45.


  • Ninotchka: Isn't that amazing, at home there is still snow and ice. Look at the birds. I always felt a little hurt when our swallows deserted us for capitalistic countries. Now I know why: we have the high ideals, but they have the climate.


  • Count Leon Dalga: Ninotchka, you like me just a little bit?
    Ninotchka: Your general appearance is not distasteful.
    Count Leon Dalga: Thank you.
    Ninotchka: The whites of your eyes are clear. Your cornea is excellent.
    Count Leon Dalga: - your cornea's terrific! Ninotchka tell me, you're so expert on things: can it be that I'm falling in love with you?
    Ninotchka: Why must you bring in wrong values? Love is a romantic designation for a most ordinary biological, or shall we say chemical, process. A lot of nonsense is taught and written about it.
    Count Leon Dalga: Oh I see. What do you use instead?
    Ninotchka: I acknowledge the existence of a natural impulse, common to all.
    Count Leon Dalga: What can I possibly do to encourage such an impulse in you?
    Count Leon Dalga: You don't have to do a thing. Chemically we're already quite sympathetic.


  • Ninotchka: I must go.
    Count Leon Dalga: But Ninotchka - I held you in my arms, you kissed me.
    Ninotchka: I kissed a polish lancer too - before he died.


  • Count Leon Dalga: Pardon me, are you an explorer?
    Ninotchka: No. I'm looking for the Eiffel Tower.
    Count Leon Dalga: Good Heavens, is that thing lost again? Oh, are you interested in the view?
    Ninotchka: I'm interested in the Eiffel Tower from a technical standpoint.
    Count Leon Dalga: Technical? No, no; I'm afraid I couldn't be of much help from that angle. You see a Parisian only goes to the tower in moments of despair - to jump off.
    Count Leon Dalga: Technical? No, no, I'm afraid I couldn't be of much help from that angle. You see a Parisian only goes to the tower in moments of despair - to jump off.
    Ninotchka: How long does it take a man to land?
    Count Leon Dalga: Now isn't that too bad; the last time I jumped I forgot to time it.
    Count Leon Dalga: Now isn't that too bad, the last time I jumped I forgot to time it.


  • Ninotchka: Comrades - you must have been smoking a lot.


  • Ninotchka: Must you flirt?
    Count Leon Dalga: Well, I don't have to, but I find it natural.
    Ninotchka: Suppress it.


  • Count Leon Dalga: Ninotchka, it's midnight. One half of Paris is making love to the other half.


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