Nomadland (2020) quotes

Chloé Zhao.

Frances McDormand.
David Strathairn.

A woman in her sixties, after losing everything in the Great Recession, embarks on a journey through the American West, living as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad.

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.
– Fern

What’s remembered, lives.
– Fern

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

Hey, find anything?
– Dave
– Fern

We be the bitches of the badlands.
– Fern

My mom says that you’re homeless, is that true?
– Makenzie
No, I’m not homeless. I’m just house-less. Not the same thing, right?
– Fern

I can look down the road and I can be *certain* in my heart that I’ll see my son again. You’ll see Bo again. And you can remember your lives together then.
– Bob

You know, I think that what the nomads are doing is not that different than what the pioneers did. I think Fern’s part of an American tradition.
– Dolly