Frances McDormand quotes
“Have you any idea what it's like to live with all this? People look at us and only see bigots and racists. Hatred isn't something you're born with. It gets taught. At school, they said segregation what's said in the Bible... Genesis 9, Verse 27. At 7 years of age, you get told it enough times, you believe it. You believe the hatred. You live...” (continue)(continue reading)
“Makenzie-My mom says that you’re homeless. Is that true?
Fern-No, I’m not homeless. I’m just houseless. Not the same thing, right?
Fern-Don’t worry about me. I’m okay.”
“When you can't trust the lawyers and the advertising men, what the hell's America coming to, huh?”
“- Mildred Hayes: What's the law on what ya can and can't say on a billboard? I assume it's ya can't say nothing defamatory, and ya can't say, 'Fuck' 'Piss' or 'Cunt'. That right?
- Red Welby: Or... Anus.
- Mildred Hayes: Well I think I'll be alright then.”
“- Mildred Hayes: You could pull blood from every man and boy in this town over the age of 8.
- Willoughby: There's civil rights laws prevents that, Mrs. Hayes, and what if he was just passing through town?
- Mildred Hayes: Pull blood from every man in the country.
- Willoughby: And what if he was just passing through the country?
- Mildred Hayes...” (continue)(continue reading)
“- Mildred Hayes: So how's it all going in the nigger- torturing business, Dixon?
- Dixon: It's 'Persons of color'-torturing business, these days, if you want to know. And I didn't torture nobody.”
“- Robbie: You old cunt!
- Mildred Hayes: I'm not old, Robbie.”
“- Norm Gunderson: People don't much use the three-cent.
- Marge Gunderson: Of course they do. Whenever they raise the postage, people need the little stamps.”
“- Ray: Abby, I meant it, when I called.
- Abby: I love you too.
- Ray: You're scared.”
“- Grace: Alex thinks I'm insane.
- Robyn Graves: It's his favorite diagnosis.”
- Abby: I said, "Marty, how come you're anal, and I gotta go to the psychiatrist?".
- Ray: What'd he say?
- Abby: Nothing.
“I haven't wanted to play a mother for a long time because I am one.”
“I never trusted good-looking boys.”
“If you're ever in Des Moines, don't send me a postcard.”
“- Julian Marty: Lover-boy ought to lock his door. I love you... that's a stupid thing to say, right?
- Abby: I... I love you too.
- Julian Marty: No. You're just saying that because you're scared. You left your weapon behind... he'll kill you too.”
“- Michelle: He's got to choose who he wants to be.
- Vincent LaMarca: Yeah, you think we got a choice? Nah, we just pretend that we got a choice.”
“- Linda Litzke: I have very limited breasts, a ginormous ass, and I've got this gut that swings back and forth in front of me like a shopping cart with a bent wheel.
- Ted: You know, there a lot of guys out there who would like you just the way you are.
- Linda Litzke: Yeah, losers.”
“The women become more and more productive and therefore, more and more interesting. Which, in turn, makes them even less desirable because men, especially older men, are threatened and afraid of productive, interesting women.”
“- Ted: Linda, what do you really know about this guy?
- Linda Litzke: I told you, he's in the Treasury Department.
- Ted: But eh, no, I mean, you know... he could be one of these guys that cruises the Internet.
- Linda Litzke: Yeah, so am I...”
“- Abby: Ray, just tell me what happened?
- Ray: That's not important.”
“- Abby: He gave me a little pearl-handled .38 for our first anniversary.
- Ray: Uh-huh.
- Abby: Figured I'd better leave before I used it on him. I don't know how you can stand him.
- Ray: Well, I'm only an employee, I'm not married to him.”
“- Anita Miller: It's unfair that we can't listen to our music!
- Elaine Miller: That's because it's music about drugs and promiscuous sex.
- Anita Miller: Simon and Garfunkel is poetry!
- Elaine Miller: Yes it's poetry. It's poetry of drugs and promiscuous sex. Honey, they're on pot.”