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Wild Movie Quotes

Updated November 6, 2017 186 votes 126 voters 48.3k views10 items

"Wild" movie quotes tell the true story one one woman's trek on foot across the country. The biographical drama movie was directed by Jean-Marc Vallée using a screenplay Nick Hornby adapted from "Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail"by Cheryl Strayed. "Wild" opened in theaters on December 5, 2014.

In "Wild," Cheryl Strayed (Reese Witherspoon) finds herself lost in life. After years of drug use and promiscuity, Cheryl is recently divorced from husband Paul (Thomas Sadoski) and attempting to deal with the death of her mother, Bobbi (Laura Dern). So despite no backpacking experience, Cheryl sets out on a 1,000-mile hike in hopes that her time alone in the wild will heal her.

Cheryl embarks on the journey, taking the Pacific Crest Trail from California to Oregon and Washington, along and on foot. And while she does meet some new friends along the way, the solace of the trip forces her to look back upon her life so far in the hopes of preparing herself to live again when the journey is over.

"Wild" is just one of several highly anticipated 2014 movies including "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1," "Horrible Bosses 2, "Penguins of Madagascar," "Dumb and Dumber To," "Foxcatcher," "Beyond the Lights," "The Homesman," "Interstellar," "The Theory of Everything," "Nightcrawler," "Big Hero 6," "Before I Go to Sleep," "Horns," "John Wick," "White Bird in a Blizzard," "Fury," "The Best of Me," "The Book of Life," "Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)," "The Judge," "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day," "St. Vincent," and "Gone Girl."
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    Wouldn't Do a Single Thing Differently

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    Cheryl Strayed: "Here's some questions I've been asking myself. What if I forgive myself? What if I was sorry? What if I could go back in time? I wouldn't do a single thing differently. What if all those things I did were the things that got me here?"

    In reflecting on her life, Cheryl comes to peace with her past. She has no regrets, rather sees her mistakes and poor choices as all part of the plan to make her who she is today.
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    My Mother Was the Love of My Life

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    Cheryl Strayed: "I miss you, god, I miss you… My mother was the love of my life."

    In a moment of reflection, Cheryl talks of how much she misses her mother and how her mother was the love of her life. They might have not always agreed on everything, but she misses her mother dearly.
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    We're Rich in Love

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    Cheryl Strayed: "Can you stop humming that song? What is wrong with you?"
    Bobbi Lambrecht: "What's wrong with you? I'm happy! Happy people sing."
    Cheryl Strayed: "Why are you happy? We have nothing, mom, nothing."
    Bobbi Lambrecht: "Well, we're rich in love."
    Cheryl Strayed: "Oh my god, please, don't even start with that. We're both waitressing full time."
    Bobbi Lambrecht: "Well, we're both students."
    Cheryl Strayed: "And we're going to have loans for the rest of our lives. This house is falling apart. You're all by yourself because you married some abusive alcoholic asshole. And then I come home and you're singing. What part of it do you not get?"
    Bobbi Lambrecht: "There's nothing I don't get. Believe me. Then what? Cheryl, if there's one thing I can teach you, it's how to find your best self and when you do, hold on to it for dear life."
    Cheryl Strayed: "And this is your best self?"
    Bobbi Lambrecht: "I'm trying. Do I regret marrying an abusive alcoholic asshole? No, not for one second cause I got you and your brother. See how it works? It isn't easy but it's worth it."

    A flashback to a moment between Cheryl and mother Bobbi shows their relationship dynamic. Cheryl and Bobbi see the world differently with Cheryl only looking at the negatives and Bobbi thankful for all she has.
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    Have to Walk 1,000 miles

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    Paul: "I'm sorry you have to walk 1,000 miles just to…"
    Cheryl Strayed: "Finish that sentence. Why do I have to walk 1,000 miles?"
    Paul: "Happy trails, Cheryl."

    In speaking with her ex-husband, Cheryl urges him to finish his sentence on why she has chosen to walk 1,000 miles. He respectfully declines.
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