“A fiddler on the roof, sounds crazy, no? But here, in our little village of Anatevka, you might say every one of us is a fiddler on the roof trying to scratch out a pleasant, simple tune without breaking his neck. It isn't easy. You may ask “Why do we stay up there if it's so dangerous?” Well, we stay because Anatevka is our home. And how do we keep our balance? That I can tell you in one word - tradition!”
“It’s easy to manipulate men, right?”
"Nothing from that first day I saw her, and no one that has happened to me since, has ever been as frightening and as confusing. For no person I've ever known has ever done more to make me feel more sure, more insecure, more important, and less significant."
"Affairs can't dissolve in a good way. There's always got to be poison."
"Everything gets old if you do it often enough."
“I have a great notion of family and I mean to do right by it.”
"No fact begins with 'if'."
"Sexy doesn't mean she has to look like a tramp. There's a middle ground, you know."
“I think the only way that any of us can ever be happy is to let it all hang out.”
"All violence begets is violence."