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20th Century Women Quotes

20th Century Women is a TV program that debuted in 1970 . 20th Century Women ended in 1970.

It features Roger Neill in charge of musical score, and Sean Porter (cinematographer) as head of cinematography.

20th Century Women is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of 20th Century Women is 118 minutes long. 20th Century Women is distributed by A24 (company).

The cast includes: Annette Bening as Dorothea, Greta Gerwig as Abbie, Lucas Jade Zumann as Jamie, Elle Fanning as Julie, and Billy Crudup as William.

20th Century Women Quotes

Annette Bening as Dorothea

  • (Annette Bening) "Men always feel that they have to fix things for women, but they're not doing anything. Some things just can't be fixed. Just be there, somehow that's hard for all of you."
  • (Annette Bening) "Julie is -- pretty complicated woman. It's a lot to take on. And I'm impressed in a way."
  • (Lucas Jade Zumann) "Whatever."
  • (Annette Bening) "You got birds?"
  • (Greta Gerwig) "They're a boy and a girl, and that they're monogamous for life, so if one of them dies, then the other one will die like a week later."
  • (Annette Bening) "Wow. Well how 'bout Maximilian and Carlotta? You know, they deserve something grand if they're gonna be monogamous their whole lives."
  • (Annette Bening) "These people have no sense of humor."
  • (Annette Bening) "Wondering if you're happy is a great shortcut to just being depressed."
  • (Annette Bening) "I think history has been tough on men.I mean, they can't be what they were,and they can't figure out what's next."
  • (Annette Bening) "I know him less every day.He said it was just a game.You breathe real hard and another kid.He said you're supposed to come to a few seconds later. But it took Jamie almost a half an hour to wake up."

Lucas Jade Zumann as Jamie

  • (Lucas Jade Zumann) "But people from her time never admit anything went wrong."
  • (Lucas Jade Zumann) "Mom, I'm dealing with everything, right now. You are dealing with nothing."
  • (Lucas Jade Zumann) "Why are you fine being sad and alone?"
  • (Annette Bening) "I, uh -- I -- you -- you can't talk to me like that."
  • (Lucas Jade Zumann) "Age is a bourgeois construct."
  • (Lucas Jade Zumann) "Interested in others.And I think, intelligent.All I ask is to get to know people and to have them interested in knowing me.I doubt whether I would marry again and live that close to another individual,but I remain invisible.Don't pretend for a minute as you look at me,that I am not as alive as you are,and I do not suffer from the category to which you are forcing me.I think, stripped down, I look more attractive than my ex-husband but I am sexually and socially obsolete and he is not.I have a capacity now for taking people as they are,which I lacked at 20.I reach orgasm in half the time and I know how to please,yet I do not even dare show a man that I find him attractive.If I do, he may react as if I have insulted him.I'm supposed to fulfill my small functions and vanish. It Hurts To Be Alive And Obsolete: The Aging Woman by Zoe Moss 1970"
  • (Lucas Jade Zumann) "What's it like? For girls."
  • (Elle Fanning) "What? Sex?"
  • (Lucas Jade Zumann) "Orgasms."
  • (Elle Fanning) "Do you really wanna know what it's like?"
  • (Lucas Jade Zumann) "Yeah."
  • (Elle Fanning) "I don't have them."

Elle Fanning as Julie

  • (Elle Fanning) "Don't you need a man to raise a man?"
  • (Annette Bening) "No, I don't think so."
  • (Elle Fanning) "I think that I'm too close to you -- to have sex with you."
  • (Elle Fanning) "I don't wanna just have sex with you.I want you.But it's your version of me.It's not me.It would be a lot better if you just wanted sex.You are exactly like the other guys.You just seem like you're all modern."
  • (Elle Fanning) "I think being strong is the most important quality. It's not being vulnerable, it's not being sensitive. It's not even. Honestly, it's not even being happy. It's about strength and your durability against the other emotions."
  • (Elle Fanning) "Can I have one?"
  • (Annette Bening) "No, they're really bad for you."
  • (Elle Fanning) "You smoke all the time."
  • (Annette Bening) "You know when I started, they weren't bad for you, they were just stylish, sort of edgy, so -- It's different for me."
  • (Elle Fanning) "Half the time I regret it."
  • (Lucas Jade Zumann) "Then why do you do it?"
  • (Elle Fanning) "Because half the time I dont regret it."
  • (Elle Fanning) "Love is supposed to be a feeling that you feel.People say that they're falling in love, but they're not actually falling in love.It's a fake connection that you feel with someone and marriage should never happen."

Greta Gerwig as Abbie

  • (Greta Gerwig) "You cannot let her sleep here if she's not having sex with you. It's disempowering."
  • (Greta Gerwig) "I gave him beer, and then I taught him how to verbally seduce women. Then we drove drunk, but I stopped that, and then he kissed Trish, and then we walked home."
  • (Annette Bening) "Ah."
  • (Greta Gerwig) "You're not mad? You're mad."
  • (Annette Bening) "You get to see him out in the world, as a person. I never will."
  • (Greta Gerwig) "Just -- there."
  • (Greta Gerwig) "Whatever you think your life is going to be like, just know, it's not gonna be anything like that."

Billy Crudup as William

  • (Billy Crudup) "And who knows what it means for a newborn to see wood walls and carpeted floor and to smell real human smells and to feel wool and cotton and flannel clothes instead of starchy, white, deodorized, dot, dot, dot."

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