Perchik: You have wit, even some intelligence!
Hodel: Thank you.
Perchik: Perhaps, but what good is your brain? Without curiosity, it is a rusty tool! Good day, Hodel!
Hodel: We have an old custom here! A boy talks respectfully to a girl. But that is too traditional for an advanced thinker like you!
Perchik: Our traditions! Nothing must change! Everything is perfect as it is!
Hodel: We like our ways.
Perchik: Our ways are changing in other places. In the city, boys and girls can be affectionate without a matchmaker’s permission? They hold hands together. They even dance together.
– Jewison. N. (Producer, Director). (1971). Fiddler on the Roof [Motion Picture]. United States: The Mirisch Production Company