36 ‘Dispatch’ Quotes from the Captivating Movie ‘The French Dispatch'
Vintage-style movies have a certain allure, and "The French Dispatch" is a prime example. This film offers not only stunning visuals but also thought-provoking dialogue. Check out these 36 'dispatch' quotes from the witty and poignant characters.
In 2021, director Wes Anderson graced us with "The French Dispatch," a captivating blend of comedy and drama that transports us to the whimsical, made-up French town of Ennui-sur-Blasé.
The film invites us to peek into the intriguing lives of several journalists employed by the American publication, "The French Dispatch." Each journalist takes center stage told through a series of short stories.
From an incarcerated artist to a pack of spirited student revolutionaries, the movie tells various captivating tales and memorable lines. Scroll down and read quotes from your favorite characters.
Arthur Howitzer Jr.'s quote: "Don't cry in my office." | Source: youtube.com/searchlightpictures
Roebuck Wright's Most Noteworthy Quotes in 'The French Dispatch'
"Maybe with good luck we'll find what eluded us in the places we once called home." — Roebuck Wright
"I admire your bravery, lieutenant." — Roebuck Wright
"This city is full of us, isn't it? I'm one myself." — Roebuck Wright
"Who? What? Where? When? How? Valid questions, but I learned as a cub stringer, never, under any circumstance, if it is remotely within your power to resist the impulse, never ask a man why. It - it tightens a fellow up."— Roebuck Wright
"Self-reflection is a vice best conducted in private or not at all." — Roebuck Wright
Arthur Howitzer Jr.'s quote: "Just try to make it sound like you wrote it that way on purpose." | Source: youtube.com/searchlightpictures
"You see, people may or may not be mildly threatened by your anger, your hatred, your pride. But, love the wrong way and you will find yourself in great jeopardy." — Roebuck Wright
"The unrequited valentines. Sadly, I do." — Roebuck Wright
"That is false. I have a typographic memory. I recollect the written word with considerable accuracy and detail. In other spheres, my powers of retention are distinctly impressionistic. I'm known to my intimates as a most forgetful man." — Roebuck Wright
Herbsaint Sazerac's quote: "All grand beauties withhold their deepest secrets." | Source: youtube.com/searchlightpictures
"Perhaps, you fail to grasp that I was shot at and hand-grenaded against my will." — Roebuck Wright
Popular Zeffirelli Quotes from 'The French Dispatch'
"I'm naked, Ms. Krementz!" — Zeffirelli
"I said don't criticize my manifesto." — Zeffirelli
"Her large, stupid eyes watched me pee. A thousand kisses later, will she still remember the taste of my tool on the tip of her tongue? Apologies, Mrs. Krementz. I know you despise crude language." — Zeffirelli
"Every clique had a rival. The Nuts had the Bolts. The Sticks had the Stones. The Jocks had us, the Bookworms." — Zeffirelli
J.K.L. Berensen's quote: "Wrong slide. That's me." | Source: youtube.com/searchlightpictures
"Mrs. Krementz suggested it, actually. The appendix.” — Zeffirelli
"Polished it. Certain passages.” — Zeffirelli
"She's not an old maid. She's not in love me. She's our friend. I'm her friend.” — Zeffirelli to Juliette
"I feel shy about my new muscles." — Zeffirelli
"It's a lonely life, isn't it?" — Zeffirelli
Memorable 'French Dispatch' Quotes by Arthur Howitzer Jr.
"Just try to make it sound like you wrote it that way on purpose." — Arthur Howitzer Jr.
"Don't cry in my office." — Arthur Howitzer Jr.
“Rats, vermin, gigolos, streetwalkers.’ You don't think it's almost too seedy this time?" — Arthur Howitzer Jr.
"Shrink the masthead, cut some ads, and tell the foreman to buy more paper. We're not killing anybody." — Arthur Howitzer Jr.
Zeffirelli's quote: "It's a lonely life, isn't it?" | Source: youtube.com/searchlightpictures
"Fires and murders. That's how I started. My father owned the paper, of course." — Arthur Howitzer Jr.
"Pick-pockets, dead bodies, prisons, urinals..." You don't want to add a flower shop?" — Arthur Howitzer Jr.
Other Characters' Poignant and Witty Quotes in 'The French Dispatch'
"All grand beauties withhold their deepest secrets." — Herbsaint Sazerac
"I hate flowers." — Herbsaint Sazerac
"Let's start with the typos." — Lucinda Krementz
"It's not for sale." — Moses Rosenthal
Zeffirelli's quote: "I feel shy about my new muscles." | Source: youtube.com/searchlightpictures
"Wrong slide. That's me." — J.K.L. Berensen
"All artists sell their work. It's what makes you an artist, selling it. If you don't wish to sell it, don't paint it." — Julian Cadazio
"I can only offer a deposit of eighty-three centimes, one candied chestnut, and four cigarettes. Everything I have at this present moment in time." — Julian Cadazio
"A message from the foreman: one hour to press." — Mitch-Mitch
Roebuck Wright's quote: "Self-reflection is a vice best conducted in private or not at all." | Source: youtube.com/searchlightpictures
"Impossible to fact-check. He changes all the names and only writes about hobos, pimps, and junkies." — Legal advisor
"Three dangling participles, two split infinitives, and nine spelling errors in the first sentence alone." — Proofreader
"Seeking something missing. Missing something left behind." — Nescaffier
"I'm not brave. I just wasn't in the mood to be a disappointment to everybody. I'm a foreigner you know." — Nescaffier
Roebuck Wright's quote: "This city is full of us, isn't it? I'm one myself." | Source: youtube.com/searchlightpictures
Through journalists' stories, the film gave us the complex and often eccentric aspects of human nature. Despite its eccentricity, the film reminds us that there is always a story worth telling and that beauty can be found in the most unexpected places.
Wes Anderson, known for his unique storytelling and world-building, is all set to bring us another film, Asteroid City. The movie boasts a stellar cast, including Tom Hanks, Scarlett Johansson, Margot Robbie, among others.
While we wait for the film to be out, here are some more amusing quotes from another Anderson film, "The Royal Tenenbaums," to satisfy your thirst for all things peculiar.