“The Breakfast Club” quotes

(1985)
Movie The Breakfast Club
John Hughes directed this movie in 1985
Title The Breakfast Club
Year 1985
Director John Hughes
Genre Drama, Comedy
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Plot – March 1984, Saturday: five teenagers, three boys and two girls, high school students in Chicago, are having a detention in the school’s library. Richard is the teacher charged to supervise them. He assigns them an essay to drive away the time: "Who am I?". Hours pass and the kids end up to know each other. After some tiffs and bickers, they think of and compare their lives.
All actors – Emilio Estevez, Paul Gleason, Anthony Michael Hall, John Kapelos, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy, Perry Crawford, Mary Christian, Ron Dean, Tim Gamble, Fran Gargano, Mercedes Hall, John Hughes
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  • “- Richard Vernon: What if your home... what if your family... what if your dope was on fire?
    - John Bender: Impossible, sir. It's in Johnson's underwear.”

    Paul Gleason - Richard Vernon
    Judd Nelson - John Bender
    [Tag:drugs, fire]
  • “- Claire Standish: Do you know how popular I am? I am so popular. Everybody loves me so much at this school.
    - John Bender: Poor baby.”

    Molly Ringwald - Claire Standish
    Judd Nelson - John Bender
  • “- Claire Standish: You know, you look a lot better without all that black shit under your eyes.
    - Allison Reynolds: Hey, I like all that black shit... Why are you being so nice to me?
    - Claire Standish: Because you're letting me.”

    Molly Ringwald - Claire Standish
    Ally Sheedy - Allison Reynolds
    [Tag:compliments, eyes]
  • “- John Bender: You get along with your parents?
    - Andrew Clark: Well, if I say yes I'm an idiot, right?
    - John Bender: You're an idiot anyway. But if you say you get along with your parents, well, you're a liar too.”

    Judd Nelson - John Bender
    Emilio Estevez - Andrew Clark
  • “- Andrew Clark: Oh, I have problems?
    - Allison Reynolds: You do everything everyone tells you to do and that is a problem.
    - Andrew Clark: Okay, fine, but I didn't dump my purse out on the couch and invite everyone into my problems.”

    Emilio Estevez - Andrew Clark
    Ally Sheedy - Allison Reynolds
    [Tag:problems]
  • “- Andrew Clark: What happened to you?
    - Allison Reynolds: Why? Claire did it... What's wrong?
    - Andrew Clark: Nothing's wrong... it's just so different, you know? I can see your face.
    - Allison Reynolds: Is that good or bad?
    - Andrew Clark: It's good.”

    Emilio Estevez - Andrew Clark
    Ally Sheedy - Allison Reynolds
    [Tag:appearance, face]
  • “- John Bender: Sushi?
    - Claire Standish: Rice, raw fish, and seaweed.
    - John Bender: You won't accept a guy's tongue in your mouth, and you're going to eat that?
    - Claire Standish: Can I eat?
    - John Bender: I don't know. Give it a try.”

    Judd Nelson - John Bender
    Molly Ringwald - Claire Standish
    [Tag:eating, food, kiss]
  • “The bizarre thing is that I did it for my old man. I tortured this poor kid because I wanted him to think that I was cool. He's always going off about how when he was in school and all the wild things he used to do. And I got the feeling that he was disappointed that I never cut loose on anyone, right?”
    Emilio Estevez - Andrew Clark
    [Tag:bullying, father]
  • “- Allison Reynolds: I'm a nymphomaniac.
    - Claire Standish: Lie.
    - Brian Johnson: Are your parentsaware of this?
    - Allison Reynolds: The only person I told was my shrink.
    - Andrew Clark: And what did he do when you told him?
    - Allison Reynolds: He nailed me.”

    Ally Sheedy - Allison Reynolds
    Molly Ringwald - Claire Standish
    Anthony Michael Hall - Brian Johnson
    Emilio Estevez - Andrew Clark
    [Tag:sex]
  • “- Andrew Clark: What do you need a fake I.D. for?
    - Brian Johnson: So I can vote.”

    Emilio Estevez - Andrew Clark
    Anthony Michael Hall - Brian Johnson
     
  • “- Brian Johnson: You see us as you want to see us: in the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions. But what we found out is that each one of us is a brain...
    - Andrew Clark: And an athlete...
    - Allison Reynolds: And a basket case...
    - Claire Standish: A princess.”

    Anthony Michael Hall - Brian Johnson
    Emilio Estevez - Andrew Clark
    Ally Sheedy - Allison Reynolds
    Molly Ringwald - Claire Standish
  • “We're all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding it, that's all.”
    Emilio Estevez - Andrew Clark
    [Tag:human nature]
  • “- Claire Standish: Why didn't you want me to know that you are a virgin?
    - Brian Johnson: Because it's my business, my personal business.
    - John Bender: Well, Brian, it doesn't sound like you're doing any business.”

    Molly Ringwald - Claire Standish
    Anthony Michael Hall - Brian Johnson
    Judd Nelson - John Bender
    [Tag:privacy, sex]
  • “Screws fall out all the time, the world is an imperfect place.”
    Judd Nelson - John Bender
    [Tag:problems, world]
  • “Stupid, worthless, no good, goddamn, freeloading son of a bitch. Retarded, big mouth, know-it-all, asshole, jerk.”

    Judd Nelson - John Bender
    [Tag:father, insult]
  • “I'm not a winner because I want to be one. I'm a winner because I've got strength and speed... kinda like a racehorse. It's about how involved I am in what's happening to me.”
    Emilio Estevez - Andrew Clark
    [Tag:winning]
  • “I have just as, many feelings as you do and it hurts so much when someone steps all over them.”
    Molly Ringwald - Claire Standish
    [Tag:feeling]
  • “- John Bender: What do you guys do in your club?
    - Brian Johnson: Well, in physics we... we talk about physics, properties of physics.
    - John Bender: So it's sorta social, demented and sad, but social. Right?”

    Judd Nelson - John Bender
    Anthony Michael Hall - Brian Johnson
  • “- Richard Vernon: What did you wanna be when you were young?
    - Carl: When I was a kid, I wanted to be John Lennon.”

    Paul Gleason - Richard Vernon
    John Kapelos - Carl
    [Tag:childhood, dreams]
  • “- Claire Standish: You know why guys like you knock everything?
    - John Bender: Oh, this should be stunning.
    - Claire Standish: It's because you're afraid.”

    Molly Ringwald - Claire Standish
    Judd Nelson - John Bender
    [Tag:fear]
  • “- Allison Reynolds: Your middle name is Ralph, as in puke, your birth date's March 12th, you're 5'9 and a half, you weigh 130 pounds and your social security number is 049380913.
    - Andrew Clark: Wow. Are you psychic?
    - Allison Reynolds: No.
    - Brian Johnson: Well, would you mind telling me how you know all this about me?
    - Allison Reynolds: I...” (continue)
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    Ally Sheedy - Allison Reynolds
    Emilio Estevez - Andrew Clark
    Anthony Michael Hall - Brian Johnson
  • “I don't have to run away and live in the street. I can run away and I can go to the ocean, I can go to the country, I can go to the mountains. I could go to Israel, Africa, Afghanistan.”
    Ally Sheedy - Allison Reynolds
    [Tag:escape, traveling]
  • “- Andrew Clark: Why do you have to insult everybody?
    - John Bender: I'm being honest, asshole. I would expect you to know the difference.”

    Emilio Estevez - Andrew Clark
    Judd Nelson - John Bender
    [Tag:honesty, insult]
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