A Collection Of The Best Quotes From Hillbilly Elegy (Netflix Movie)


Hillbilly Elegy is a movie on Netflix based on a book, and it is filled with some great quotes! Here are the best ones.

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Hillbilly Elegy is a movie about a Yale Law student drawn back to his Appalachian hometown reflects on his family’s history and his own future. It is now on Netflix and has a star power cast, not to mention it is directed by Ron Howard!

I put together a list of the best quotes from this Netflix movie below.

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HILLBILLY ELEGY: (L to R) Haley Bennett (“Lindsay”), Glenn Close (“Mamaw”),Owen Asztalos (“Young J.D. Vance”). Photo Cr. Lacey Terrell/NETFLIX © 2020

Hillbilly Elegy Quotes

Below is a collection of the best Hillbilly Elegy quotes — the Netflix movie, not the book. As always, I tried to avoid spoilers but minor ones may be inferred, especially as you get toward the bottom. Let me know if I missed your favorite quote and enjoy!

“She’s smarter than everyone in this room!” – JD

“Hasta la vista, baby.” – Mawmaw

“Everyone in this world is one of three kinds. Good terminator, a bad terminator, and neutral.” – Mawmaw

“I love you. I promise that I’m going to do better.” – Bev

“I’ve been doing real good. I just had a down month.” – Bev

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HILLBILLY ELEGY: (L to R) Haley Bennett (“Lindsay”), Gabriel Basso (J.D. Vance), Amy Adams (“Bev”). Photo Cr. Lacey Terrell/NETFLIX © 2020

“Family’s the only thing that means a goddamn. You’ll learn that.” – Mawmaw

“You let her get away with this every time.” – JD

“You’re a sh*tty mom. And you are too!” – JD

“I don’t know how far I’ve really gotten.” – JD

“What he needed was his d*mn mother.” – Mawmaw

“Hear me. You got a right to your own life.” – Mawmaw

“You’ve always got a reason! But it’s always someone else’s fault! At some point, you’re going to have to take responsibility.” – Mawmaw

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HILLBILLY ELEGY: Amy Adams (“Bev”). Photo Cr. Lacey Terrell/NETFLIX © 2020

“I don’t give a rat fart what you’re smoking kid. If you think you’re hiding it honey you’re dumb as a bag of hair.” – Mawmaw

“Don’t make us your excuse, JD.” – Lindsay

“If you got a problem with that you can talk to the barrel of my gun.” – Mawmaw

“If you wanna go live with that crazy old witch you go right ahead.” – Bev

“I don’t suppose on of you deadbeats wants to help me with my groceries?” – Mawmaw

“Out. And don’t you come back or I’ll run you over with my car.” – Mawmaw

“If you didn’t act like a sh*t for brains, I wouldn’t have to yell.” – Mawmaw

“Stop stealing things, do your f*cking homework, and find some decent friends.” – Mawmaw

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HILLBILLY ELEGY: (L to R) Glenn Close (“Mamaw”), Amy Adams (“Bev”). Photo Cr. Lacey Terrell/NETFLIX © 2020″I 

If you liked these quotes, be sure to check out my other quotes collections from your favorite movies and television shows!

About Hillbilly Elegy

J.D. Vance (Gabriel Basso), a former Marine from southern Ohio and current Yale Law student, is on the verge of landing his dream job when a family crisis forces him to return to the home he’s tried to forget. J.D. must navigate the complex dynamics of his Appalachian family, including his volatile relationship with his mother Bev (Amy Adams), who’s struggling with addiction.

Fueled by memories of his grandmother Mamaw (Glenn Close), the resilient and whip-smart woman who raised him, J.D. comes to embrace his family’s indelible imprint on his own personal journey.

Based on J.D. Vance’s #1 New York Times Bestseller, directed by Academy Award winner Ron Howard and produced by Academy Award winner Brian Grazer, HILLBILLY ELEGY is a powerful personal memoir that offers a window into one family’s personal journey of survival and triumph.

By following three colorful generations through their unique struggles, J.D.’s family story explores the highs and lows that define his family’s experience.

Watch Hillbilly Elegy on Netflix now!

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