Starring: Frances McDormand, David Strathairn, Linda May, Charlene Swankie, Bob Wells, Peter Spears


Drama written and directed by Chloé Zhao. The story centers on Fern (Frances McDormand), who following the economic collapse of a company town in rural Nevada, packs her van and sets off on the road exploring a life outside of conventional society as a modern-day nomad. Copyright Notice: It’s easy to see when our quotes have been copied and pasted, as you’re also copying our format, mistakes, and movie scene descriptions. If you decide to copy our movie quotes please be kind and either link back, or refer back to our site. Please check out our copyright policies here. Thanks!


We’ll add the best quotes once the movie is released and we’ve had a chance to watch it, but for now here’s a small selection.




Woman: You are one of those lucky people that can travel anywhere.
Fern: Yes, ma’am. I am.
Woman: And I sometimes call you “nomads”.


Teenage Girl: 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?
Teenage Girl: No.


Fern: My husband worked at the USG Mine in Empire. I was a substitute teacher.
Job Counselor: It is a tough time right now. You may want to consider early retirement.
Fern: I need work. I like work.


Fern: Welcome to Badlands Spa.


Fern’s Friend: What the nomads are doing is not that different than what the pioneers did. I think Fern’s part of an American tradition.


Fern: My dad used to say, “What’s remembered? Lives.” I maybe spent too much of my life just remembering.


Bob: One of the things I love most about this life is that there’s no final goodbye. I’ve met hundreds of people out here, and they don’t ever say a final goodbye. They’ll just say, “I’ll see you down the road.” And I do. I see them again. And I can be certain in my heart, “I’ll see you again.”


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