25 Hope Floats Quotes From the Romantic Drama Movie

Fans of romantic dramas will love these Hope Floats quotes!

Hope Floats is a romantic drama movie released in 1998, directed by Forest Whitaker and Lynda Obst.

The movie stars Sandra Bullock, Harry Connick Jr., Gena Rowlands, and Mae Whitman.

Although the movie was met with mediocre reviews, it grossed over $81 million against a $30 million budget.

The movie’s plot follows Birdee Pruitt, a housewife living in Chicago with her husband and daughter.

One day she is tricked into going on a talk show where her husband Bill and her best friend Connie announce on national television that they have been having an affair.

Birdee is devastated and humiliated and takes her daughter Bernice and moves to Texas to live with her mother.

Take a look at these Hope Floats quotes to learn more about the movie.

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Hope Floats Quotes from Birdee

Get to know the main character better with these quotes.

1. “Just give hope a chance to float up.” — Birdee Pruitt

2. “People fall in love. They fall right back out.” — Birdee Pruitt

3. “You and Connie deserve each other. You were lucky to have me.” — Birdee Pruitt

4. “Once upon a time, your mama knew what it meant to shine.” — Birdee Pruitt

5. “What can I say, mama? I am my own crown of thorns.” — Birdee Pruitt

6. “I would walk through fire before I would break up a family because I’m not a quitter.” — Birdee Pruitt

7. “I would have stayed with you forever. I would have turned myself inside out for you.” —Birdee Pruitt

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8. “Oh, honey, I’m not planning on getting married again for a long time. What, you don’t like Justin?” — Birdee Pruitt

9. “Don’t you know that you’re everything in this world to me? And we’re gonna make it through this because we are a team.” — Birdee Pruitt

10. “Childhood is what you spend the rest of your life trying to overcome. That’s what momma always says.” —Birdee Pruitt

11. “She says that beginnings are scary, endings are usually sad, but it’s the middle that counts the most. Try to remember that when you find yourself at a new beginning.” —Birdee Pruitt

12. “I always thought that I was going to be, I don’t know… special. But I’m not; I’m just… just an ordinary person.” — Birdee Pruitt

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Hope Float quotes about Life

These quotes from the film can be applied to life today.

13. “People change as they get older; we improve.” — Dot

14. “Mothers always love their daughters, even if they show it poorly.” — Ramona Calvert

15. “It is not a crime to tell the truth.” — Ramona Calvert

16. “Dancing’s just a conversation between two people. Talk to me.” — Justin Matisse

17. “You’re talkin’ ’bout the American Dream. You find something that you love, and then you twist it, and you torture it, try and find a way to make money at it.” — Justin Matisse

More Hope Float quotes to tell the story

Learn more about the storyline and characters in these film quotes from Hope Floats.

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18. “Do you always say what’s on your mind, or is it just my lucky day?” — Justin Matisse

19. “My dad says that childhood is the happiest time of my life. But, I think he’s wrong.” — Bernice Pruitt

20. “Is this where you were “cream of corn”?” — Bernice Pruitt

21. “Well, I didn’t want to do this to you now, Birdee, but I want a divorce.” — Bill Pruitt 

22. “I’m in love with Connie. And this is my chance for a fresh start, and I’m taking it; I’m sorry!” — Bill Pruitt

23. “My life has no big meaning or direction or purpose, and I’m happy.” — Ramona Calvert

24. “For me, it was doing things right, that’s all. That’s why I came back here; so I could live the way I wanted.” — Justin Matisse

25. “I just don’t want to be known as Bernice Matisse!” — Bernice Pruitt

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Does Birdee’s Life Get Any Better?

Birdee and Bernice struggle with both adjusting to their new life and dealing with how Bill left them both.

Although a man named Justin shows interest in Birdee, she struggles with the thought of a new relationship and also the fact that Bernice only wants her to get back together with Bill.

Eventually, both Birdee and Bernice realize that their new location is “Home,” and they decide to move forward with their lives, including Birdee dating Justin.

Please share these Hope Floats quotes with your romantic drama-loving friends and post any comments about the movie in the comment section below.

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