“Nomadland” quotes

Movie Nomadland
Title Nomadland
Year 2020
Director Chloé Zhao
Genre Drama
Plot – Nomadland is a 2020 American neo-Western drama film based on the 2017 non-fiction book Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century. It follows the life of Fern, a woman who decides to start a journey through the American West, exploring life outside of conventional society and living as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad after losing everything in the Great Recession.
All actors – Frances McDormand, Gay DeForest, Patricia Grier, Linda May, Angela Reyes, Carl R. Hughes, Douglas G. Soul, Ryan Aquino, Teresa Buchanan, Karie Lynn McDermott Wilder, Brandy Wilber, Makenzie Etcheverry, Bob Wells, Annette Webb, Rachel Bannon
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  • “ If society was throwing us away, and sending us, the workhorse, out to the pasture, we workhorses had to gather together and take care of each other. And that’s what this is all about. The way I see it is that the Titanic is sinking, and economic times are changing. And so my goal is to get the lifeboats out and get as many people into the...” (continue)(continue reading)
    Bob Wells - Bob
    [Tag:economy, society]
  • One of the things I love most about this life is that there's no final goodbye. You know, I've met hundreds of people out here and I don't ever say a final goodbye. I always just say, "I'll see you down the road". And I do. And whether it's a month, or a year, or sometimes years, I see them again.
    Bob Wells - Bob
    [Tag:friends, life]
  • “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.”

    Makenzie Etcheverry - Makenzie
    Frances McDormand - Fern
    [Tag:home, house]
  • “The odd thing is that we not only accept the tyranny of the dollar, the tyranny of the marketplace, we embrace it. We gladly throw the yoke of the tyranny of the dollar on and live by it our whole lives. I think of an analogy as a workhorse. The workhorse that is willing to work itself to death, and then be put out to pasture. And that’s what...” (continue)(continue reading)
    Bob Wells - Bob
    [Tag:money, working]
  • “Before I moved into the Squeeze Inn, I was out looking for work, and putting in applications 2008, and it was just tough. And I got to a really, really low point. And I thought about suicide, and I decided I was going to go buy a bottle of booze, turn on the propane stove, and I was going to drink that booze until I passed out. And if I woke up,...” (continue)(continue reading)
    Linda May - Linda
  • “It's strange that you encourage people to invest their whole life savings, go into debt, just to buy a house they can't afford.”
    Frances McDormand - Fern
    [Tag:economy, house, money]
  • “You can die out here. You’re out in the wilderness, far away from anybody. You can die out here. Don’t you understand that? You have to take it seriously. You have to have a way to get help. You have to be able to change your own tire.”

    Swankie - Swankie
    [Tag:danger, death, nature]
  • “Maybe when I die, my friends will gather around the fire, and toss a rock into the fire in memory of me.”
    Swankie - Swankie
    [Tag:death, friends, memory]
  • I worked for corporate America, you know, for twenty years. And my friend, Bill, worked for the same company, and he had liver failure. A week before he was due to retire, HR called him in hospice, and said, “Now, let’s talk about your retirement.” And he died ten days later, having never been able to take that sailboat that he bought out of his... (continue)(continue reading)
    Merle Redwing - Merle
  • “I can’t imagine what you’re going through, the loss of your husband, and the loss of your whole town, and friends, and village, and that kind of loss is never easy. And I wish I had an easy answer for you. But I think you’ve come to the right place to find an answer. I think that, I think connecting to nature, and to a real true community, and...” (continue)(continue reading)

    Bob Wells - Bob
    [Tag:loss, nature, society]