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Wild Movie Quotes

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"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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    I'll Have to Start Living

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    Cheryl Strayed: "I have only another 300 miles left to walk. I'm desperate for it to be over. I'm terrified too. When I'm done, I'll only have two dimes to my name, but I'll have to start living. I'm nowhere near ready."

    In a journal entry, Cheryl explains her fears now that her journey is coming to an end. She sought out to rediscover her drive to live but so far that hasn't happened.
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    Snapple and Potato Chips

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    Greg: "You made it!"
    Cheryl Strayed: "I made it!"
    Greg: "Okay guys, this is Cheryl and Monster."
    Cheryl Strayed: "Monster? Is that my pack? Oh man."
    Greg: "Okay, what can I get you?"
    Cheryl Strayed: "Snapple, I've been dreaming of Snapple lemonade, and potato chips, any kind of potato chips."
    Greg: "Any kind…"
    Cheryl Strayed: "I have cash."
    Greg: "No, no, no, my treat."
    Cheryl Strayed: "Thank you."

    Greg: "It must have been some breakup, huh?"
    Cheryl Strayed: "Breakup is sort of a short hand."

    Cheryl arrives at a camp to reunite with Greg. After walking all that way, nothing sounds better to her than cold lemonade and potato chips. Greg delivers.
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    The Hobo Times

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    Jimmy Carter: "I interview hobos for the Hobo Times, just drive all over the USA, and I have to tell you. Lady hobos are hard to find."
    Cheryl Strayed: "Oh, I think you're mistaken. I'm not a hobo. Second of all, that's a real thing, the Hobo Times?"
    Jimmy Carter: "Yeah, it's real enough to pay for my rent and gas. So, how long have you been out on the road?"
    Cheryl Strayed: "I'm not on the road. I'm hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. I just had to bypass a chunk of it because there was a snowfall this year."
    Jimmy Carter: "Okay, so if you're not a hobo, where do you live?"
    Cheryl Strayed: "I'm between places right now. I'm probably going to live in Portland when I get off the PCT."
    Jimmy Carter: "This is so f***ing cool. I mean, I've only spoken to maybe one other female hobo in two years."
    Cheryl Strayed: "Let me reiterate to you, I am not a hobo and that's probably cause women can't walk out of their lives. They've got kids to take care of. They've got parents to look after."
    Jimmy Carter: "You sound like a feminist."
    Cheryl Strayed: "I am."
    Jimmy Carter: "That's excellent. That's fantastic. I love feminists."

    Cheryl encounters a man claiming to be a reporter for the Hobo Times who wants to interview her. While she swears she is not a hobo, he is not convinced.
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    Go Above Your Nerve

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    Cheryl Strayed: "'If your nerve deny you, go above your nerve.--Emily Dickinson and Cheryl Strayed.'"

    Cheryl writes the quote in her diary, citing both herself and the original author, Emily Dickinson. Her journey is all about going above her nerve, stepping outside of her comfort zone to find her true self.
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