26 'Frances Ha' Quotes on Finding Meaning and Purpose in Chaos
The film "Frances Ha" captures the essence of the existential crisis many individuals in their twenties face. Here are 26 quotes from the movie that will make you reflect on the beauty and madness of youth.
Debuted in 2012, "Frances Ha" is a film centered around Frances, an apprentice in a dance company in New York City. The movie chronicles her journey through personal and professional trials.
Alongside Frances, the film introduces intriguing characters such as Lev, Benji, and Sophie, each grappling with their own captivating dramas. What enhances the film's charm is its lack of color, as it's presented in black and white.
Through their stories, "Frances Ha" delves into profound themes of friendship, self-discovery, and the relentless pursuit of dreams. Scroll down to explore the intriguing quotes and insightful remarks from the characters.
Frances' quote: "I'm not messy, I'm busy." | Source: AmoDays
'Frances Ha' Quotes on Navigating Life's Uncertainties in the Film
"I'm so embarrassed. I'm not a real person yet." — Frances
"I like things that look like mistakes." — Frances
"Sometimes it's good to do what you're supposed to do when you're supposed to do it." — Frances
"Don't treat me like a three-hour brunch friend!" — Frances
"I'm too tall to marry." — Frances
Sophie's quote: "That's not smart. That's what they want, they want to keep you in debt." | Source: AmoDays
"I'm not messy, I'm busy." — Frances
"I have trouble leaving places." — Frances
"Tell me the story of us." — Frances
"That is your person in this life." — Frances
"When did puss in boots start?" — Frances
Frances' quote: "Don't treat me like a three-hour brunch friend!" | Source: AmoDays
"I love you, Sophie, even if you love your phone that has email more than you love me." — Frances
"It's that thing when you're with someone, and you love them and they know it, and they love you and you know it… but it's a party… and you're both talking to other people, and you're laughing and shining… and you look across the room and catch each other's eyes… but – but not because you're possessive, or it's precisely sexual… but because… that is your person in this life. And it's funny and sad, but only because this life will end, and it's this secret world that exists right there in public, unnoticed, that no one else knows about. It's sort of like how they say that other dimensions exist all around us, but we don't have the ability to perceive them. That's – That's what I want out of a relationship." — Frances
Quirky Quotes from Lev, Sophie, and Benji in 'Frances Ha'
"Frances... Undateable." — Benji
"No, I was pretending to be a liberated woman." — Lev
"You will always be messy and look at yourself in the mirror too much." — Sophie
Frances' quote: "I have trouble leaving places." | Source: AmoDays
"I think it's a great day …I internet-acquired three pairs of very rare Ray-Bans. I'm doing awesome." — Benji
"It's just this apartment is very... aware of itself." — Sophie
"Just because you bought dinner doesn't mean I'm gonna sleep with you." — Lev
"The only people who can afford to be artists in New York are rich." — Sophie
Amusing Exchanges: Quotes and Interactions in 'Frances Ha'
"Andy: So what do you do?
Frances: Eh... It's kinda hard to explain.
Andy: Because what you do is complicated?
Frances: Eh... Because I don't really do it." — "Frances Ha"
Benji's quote: "Frances… Undateable." | Source: AmoDays
"Frances: I'm poor.
Benji: That's actually offensive to poor people." — "Frances Ha"
"Benji: Let's do something fun. We could go to a movie.
Frances: Movies are so expensive now.
Benji: Yeah, but you're at the movies." — "Frances Ha"
"Frances: I put my ring on my thumb and I'm having trouble getting it off.
Sophie: Hold your hand above your head. I'll drain the blood out.
Frances: I look like I'm asking a *question.*" — "Frances Ha"
Frances' quote: "The only people who can afford to be artists in New York are rich." | Source: AmoDays
"Frances: I'm going to use this credit card I got in the mail.
Sophie: That's not smart. That's what they want, they want to keep you in debt.
Frances: I know that. I see documentaries." — "Frances Ha"
"Frances: But your blog looks so happy.
Sophie: I don't think my *mom* would read it if it were about depression.
Frances: My mom would.
[Sophie chuckles]" — "Frances Ha"
Sophie's quote: "You will always be messy and look at yourself in the mirror too much." | Source: AmoDays
"Frances: Do I look old to you?
Benji: No. Yes.
Frances: How old?
Benji: Older than I am.
Frances: Older than 27?
Benji: No. 27 is old, though." — "Frances Ha"
Frances' quote: "I'm so embarrassed. I'm not a real person yet." | Source: AmoDays
Greta Gerwig shines in the film as Frances, delivering a captivating performance and co-writing the screenplay with Baumbach. Alongside Gerwig, the talented ensemble cast includes Adam Driver and Michael Zegen.
The film explores youth's fleeting and perplexing essence, paying homage to dreamers, wanderers, and truth-seekers. It reminds us that embracing our complexities and learning from our mistakes leads us to truly understand what it means to be alive.
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