#1 Juan Perón: But, on the other hand - she's all they have. She's a diamond in their dull gray lives - and that's the hardest kind of stone - it usually survives. And when you think about it, can you recall the last time they loved anyone at all? She's not a bauble you can brush aside. She's been out doing what we just talked about - example: Gave us back our businesses, got the English out. And when you think about it, well, why not do one or two of the things we promised to? But on the other hand, she's slowing down. She's lost a little of that magic drive. But I would not advise those critics present to derive any satisfaction from her fading star. She's the one whose kept us where we are. [leaves] Perón's Generals: She's the one... who's kept *you* where *you* are.
#2 Ché: The choice was your's and no one else's You can cry for a body in despair Hang your head because she is no longer there To shine, or dazzle, or betray. How she lived, how she shined But how soon the lights were gone Voices: Eyes, hair, face, image All must be preserved Still life displayed forever No less than she deserved
#3 Well-to-do People: Thus all fairy stories end. Only an actress would pretend. Affairs of state are her latest play, eight shows a week, two matinees. My, how the worm begins to turn. When will the chorus girl ever learn? My, how the worm begins to turn. When will the chorus girl ever learn? Eva Perón: The chorus girl hasn't learned the lines you'd like to hear. She won't go scrambling over the backs of the poor to be accepted by making donations just large enough to the correct charity. She won't be president of your wonderful societies of philanthropy. Even if you asked her to be - as you should have asked her to be.
#4 Eva Perón: So what happens now? Ché: Another suitcase in another hall. Eva Perón: So what happens now? Ché: Take your picture off another wall. Eva Perón: Where am I going to? Ché: You'll get by, you always have before. Eva Perón: Where am I going to?
#5 Eva Perón: Sometimes it's very difficult to keep momentum when it's you that you are following.
#6 Ché: [to one of Eva's lovers] We'd love you to stay, but you'd be in the way, so do up your trousers and go!
#7 Ché: High flying, adored. Did you believe in your wildest moments all this would be yours, that you'd become the lady of them all? Were there stars in your eyes when you crawled in at night - from the bars, from the sidewalks, from the gutter theatrical? Don't look down, it's a long, long way to fall.
#8 Eva Perón: Tell me, before you get onto your high horse, just what do you expect me to do?
#9 Eva Perón: What is the good of the strongest heart in a body that's falling apart? A serious flaw.
#10 Peron Advisers: Let's hear it for the Rainbow Tour! It's been an incredible success. We weren't quite sure; we had a few doubts... Juan Perón: Will Evita win through? And the answer is... Ché: A qualified yes.
#11 Eva Perón: The actress hasn't learned the lines you'd like to hear. She's sad for her country. Sad to be defeated... by her own weak body.
#12 Eva Perón: Did you hear that? They called me a whore! They actually called me a whore! Prince Fuspoli: But, Signora Perón, it's an easy mistake. I'm still called an admiral, though I gave up the sea long ago.
#13 Ché: Who did you sleep... dine with yesterday?
#14 [Eva now has a long line of former lovers] Eva's Lovers: This is a club I should never have joined! Someone has made us look fools. Argentine men call the sexual shots - someone has altered the rules!
#15 Brother Juan: Seems to me there's no point in resisting. She's made up her mind you've no choice. Why don't you be the man who discovered her, you'll never be remembered for your voice. Agustin Magaldi: The city can be paradise for those who have the cash, the class, and the connections for what you need to make a splash. The likes of you get swept up in the morning with the trash. If you were rich or middle class... Eva Perón: SCREW the middle classes! I will never accept them. My father's other family was middle class, and we were kept out of sight, hidden from view at his funeral.
#16 Ché: Now Eva Perón had every disadvantage you need if you're going to succeed. No money, no cash, no father, no bright lights. There was nowhere she'd been at the age of fifteen, as this tango singer found out. Agustin Magaldi - who has the distinction of being the first man to be of use to Eva Duarte.
#17 Eva Perón: I'm not that ill. Bad moments come, but they go. Some days are fine. Some a little bit harder. But that doesn't mean we should give up our dream. Have you ever seen me defeated? Don't you forget what I've been through and yet, I'm still standing.
#18 Eva Perón: I'm their savior, that's what they call me, so Lauren Bacall me.
#19 Ché: Forgive my intrusion, but fine as those sentiments sound... little has changed for us peasants down here on the ground. I hate to sound childish, ungrateful, I don't like to moan. But do you know represent anyone's cause but your own? Eva Perón: Everything done will be justified by my foundation.
#20 [Eva replaces Juan Perón's sixteen-year-old mistress] Eva Perón: [to Perón's mistress] Hello, and goodbye. I've just unemployed you. You can go back to school. You've had a good run - I'm sure he enjoyed you. Don't act sad or surprised. Let's be friends, civilized. Come on, little one. Don't sit there like a dummy. The day you knew would arrive is here. You'll survive. So move, funny face! [beat] I like your conversation. You've a catchy turn of phrase. You're obviously going through some adolescent phase.
[Perón's mistress leaves] Perón's Mistress: So what happens now? So what happens now? Where am I going to? Juan Perón: You'll get by, you always have before. Perón's Mistress: Where am I going to? Eva Perón: Don't ask any more.