Dr. Mabuse the Gambler (1922)
Gertrude Welcker: Countess Dusy Told
Countess Dusy Told : I have learned of something that until recently I didn't believe, that there still apparently exists in this world something more valuable and more deeply moving than the strongest thrill. Love , , ,
Dr. Mabuse : There is no love. There is only desire! There is no happiness. There is only the will to power!
Countess Dusy Told : I'm afraid there's absolutely nothing in this world that can hold my interest in the long run. Everything that can be observed from a car, from a theater box or from the window, is part repulsive, part uninteresting, and, at least, boring.
Dr. Mabuse : You're right, Countess. Nothing in this world is interesting in the long run, except for one thing: Gambling with people and with the fates of people.
Countess Dusy Told : I prefer to observe the passions that gambling arouses, reflected in the mirror of others, without coming into close contact with such players themselves.
Countess Dusy Told : I need in life a strong breath of extraordinary thrills and adventures; but, I fear such things have become extinct.
Countess Dusy Told : The smart thing is to give in.