Goodbye to 'Girls:' 19 Times Lena Dunham's Hannah Was the Voice of Our Generation
By Rachel Maresca
The Girls goodbye tour will reach its final stop on Sunday.
When we first met 24-year-old Hannah Horvath in 2012, played and created by actressLena Dunham, she sat across from her parents (who had just told her they were financially cutting her off) in a scene during the pilot episode and declared to them that she may be the voice of her generation -- “or at least a voice. Of a generation.”
"Gossip Girl was teens duking it out on the Upper East Side and Sex and the City was women who figured out work and friends and now want to nail family life. There was this whole in-between space that hadn't really been addressed."
1.) “But seriously, Marnie, it can be pretty hard to have observations about other people when you're only thinking about yourself. I would know. And I'm not judging you, OK? I promise. I'm done with that. I'm done judging, I'm done being superior, I'm done acting like I know anything at all. None of us know f**king anything!”-Hannah to Marnie, Season 6, Episode 2
2.) “I always promised myself I'd never get married until I had a swimming pool in my living room.”-Hannah, Season 3, Episode 9
3.) “I’m the same person I was when he loved me, in fact, I am arguably a better person because I went away and figured out what I want.”- Hannah about Adam, Season 4, Episode 5
4.) “I'm Hannah forever. No matter what I do, no matter whether I start a new nuclear missile crisis with my emotions or I sit back and chill and give someone a fruit basket, I can only control the mayhem that I create around me.”-Hannah storytelling, Season 5, Episode 10
9.) “I'm an individual and I feel how I feel when I feel it.”- Hannah, Season 2, Episode 2
10.) “I have been dating someone who treats my heart like it's monkey meat. I feel like a delusional, invisible person half the time so I need to learn what it's like to be treated well before it's too late for me.”- Hannah about Adam, Season 1, Episode 6
11.) “I don't even want a boyfriend. I just want someone who wants to hang out all the time, thinks I'm the best person in the world, and wants to have sex with only me.”-Hannah to Adam, Season 1, Episode 4
16.) “I mean, you moved out, and so when two people don’t live together anymore they’re obviously like a little less close but we’re no less close than that.”- Hannah to Marnie, Season 2, Episode 1
17.) "I realize I’m not different. I want what everyone wants. I want what they all want. I want all the things. I just want to be happy."-Hannah to Joshua (guest star Patrick Wilson,) Season 2, Episode 5