The Grand Budapest Hotel Quotes


"Our guests know their deepest secrets--some of them of which are frankly unseemly--will go with us to our graves. So keep your mouth shut, Zero."


Zero is the new Lobby Boy at The Grand Budapest Hotel and Gustave, the concierge is training him in the highest levels of service for their guests. And there is no greater service that for him to keep his mouth shut about what he sees the guests doing and hears them saying.

"The requirements were always the same. They had to be rich, old, insecure, vain, superficial, blonde and needy."

Mr. Moustafa

Mr. Moustafa says this to The Author in regards to Gustave's choice of women which he always found himself in the company of at The Grand Budapest. Gustave was a man after their hearts and their money.

"You see, there are still faint glimmers of civilization left in this barberic slaughter house that was once known as humanity. Indeed, that's what we provide in our own modest, humble, insignificant...oh, fuck it."


After being man-handled by soldiers on the train, Officer Henckels lets Gustave and Zero go free because he knows Gustave from staying at The Grand Budapest with his parents. And Gustave treated him very kindly so, he lets them go. Gustave then attempts to speak of the goodness left in the world and relates it to their job which he realizes in the grand scheme of things is insignificant and he cuts himself off from any further lie he might try to connect to their work.

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