38 'Julie And The Phantoms' Quotes: Melodies From Beyond The Grave
A musical comedy series about grief and music, "Julie and the Phantoms" shows the healing power of melodies and rediscovering one's passion. Read the 38 quotes below to find out more.
In this Netflix original series, based on the Brazilian series "Julie e os Fantasmas," the main character Julia is struggling to cope with the loss of her mother. Her father thinks that moving houses will help the family move on, so they begin clearing out the house when Julie comes across the unbelievable.
While in the garage, she finds a demo from the 1990s, belonging to a rock band whose members have all passed away and have been gone for over two decades. Not only that, but she ends up meeting these actual band members as ghosts.
She and these three musicians make music together, which helps Julie rediscover her love for music that she lost when her mother passed away. To learn more about this series, read the 38 quotes below.
An image of Luke with Julia’s quote: "Step into your greatness. Don't give up. Stand tall." | Source: youtube.com/netflixafterschool
"I think we make each other better." — Julie
"Hey, disappointment." — Julie
"I have had a long day, I am very small and I have no money so you can imagine the kind of stress I am under.” — Julie
“Look. It’s very simple. Yes, they’re technically dead. But it’s kind of a rolling death thing—so they’re not all the way dead dead.” — Julie
"Step into your greatness. Don't give up. Stand tall." — Julie
An image of Julia with Luke’s quote: "We're the only family we're ever going to need.” | Source: youtube.com/netflixafterschool
"I sing, play the piano, I write songs too and I make good life decisions." — Julie
“Rules are made to be broken.” — Luke
"Our instruments are attached to our souls." — Luke
"Swing that wrecking ball of talent at your teacher’s head, and smash those stupid rules right outta their brains." — Luke
"About our music…it’s like an energy. It connects us with people. They can feel us when we play. I want that connection with everybody." — Luke
An image of the “Julia and the Phantoms” band members with Alex’s quote "I was always a little anxious...and then I died, which did not calm me down." | Source: youtube.com/netflixafterschool
“I don’t have a crush on her. She’s just someone I stare at and like, and when she’s not here, it ruins my day." — Luke
“No music is worth making, Julie, if we’re not making it with you.” — Luke
"We're the only family we're ever going to need." — Luke
“This is an interesting little relationship you and I have.” — Luke
“Half of me is a hopeless romantic.” — Alex
An image of characters from “Julia and the Phantoms” band with Alex’s quote: “I have been crying in a room for 25 years.” | Source: youtube.com/netflixafterschool
"I was always a little anxious...and then I died, which did not calm me down." — Alex
“I have been crying in a room for 25 years.” — Alex
"Tell your friends!" — Reggie
"She’s legit. I got ghost bumps." — Reggie
“Contrary to popular belief, I know exactly what I’m doing." — Reggie
An image of Julie with Reggie and his quote: “Could you just own your awesomeness for once?” |Source: youtube.com/netflixafterschool
"Here’s our demo. And a T-shirt. Size beautiful." — Reggie
"Woke. Yeah, that’s a cool word. What does it mean?" — Reggie
“I deserve this. This is all because I forgot to feed my pet turtle, Sheldon, in preschool. He went to heaven, and now my life is bad. You happy, Sheldon? We’re even now!” — Reggie
“Could you just own your awesomeness for once?” — Reggie
“Is there a word that’s a mix between 'sad' and 'mad?'” — Reggie
An image of Julie with Reggie with Caleb’s quote: “All men are at least thirty percent attracted to me.” | Source: youtube.com/netflixafterschool
“There are no bad ideas. Only great ideas that go horribly wrong." — Reggie
“I feel like I’m the Paris of people.” — Caleb
“Being good is for suckers. What do you even get out of it?” — Caleb
“All men are at least thirty percent attracted to me.” — Caleb
"Hey, underachiever." — Flynn
An image of Caleb Covington with Flyn’s quote: “Unfortunately, my one true love remains myself.” | Source: youtube.com/netflixafterschool
"When you create a world, you really live in it." — Flynn
“You can hate people and still think they’re hot.” — Flynn
“Unfortunately, my one true love remains myself.” — Flynn
"Look who spent all her daddy’s money on costumes and Katy Perry’s choreographer." — Flynn
More 'Julie And The Phantoms' Quotes
“I think moving on has to come from the inside.” — Dad
An image of characters from “Julia and the Phantoms” band with Flynn’s quote: You can hate people and still think they’re hot.” | Source: youtube.com/netflixafterschool
"Does anyone know the Heimlich? Julie's choking." — Carrie
"I will not let you fall into the gutter of life." — Victoria
“That’s when I thought to myself, 'Don’t think, Willie. Act.'" — Willie
An image of Luke singing with Julia’s dad’s quote: “I think moving on has to come from the inside.” | Source: youtube.com/netflixafterschool
This comedy-drama has scooped up 13 nominations, out of which it took home six awards: Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Original Song and Outstanding Costume Design/Styling for a Drama or Daytime Fiction Program, two Imagen Foundation Awards for Best Young Actor and Best Young Adult Programming and lastly, an MTV Movie + TV Award for Best Musical Moment.
Madison Reyes stars as Julia in her breakout role. Other prominent roles were played by Owen Patrick Joyner, Charlie Gillespie, Savannah Lee May, Jadah Marie, Sacha Carlson, and Jeremy Shada.
Kenny Ortega also directed the series, who is well-versed in this genre, having directed High School Musical starring Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens and produced "Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert" tour documentary, among many other shows in the same vein.
Coming back to the series at hand, while Julia was able to find a way to cope with her grief, many of us may have a more challenging time trying to find a way to process the loss of a loved one, sometimes even falling into depression in the process. To hopefully feel less alone, read these 58 depression quotes for when you feel broken and need to cry.