Quotes from breakfast club

It’s been 30 years since The Breakfast Club first hit theaters. And while many of us were in diapers in 1985—or maybe not even born yet—the John Hughes classic starring Ally Sheedy, Emilio Estevez, Anthony Michael Hall, Judd Nelson, and, of course, Molly Ringwald, still holds a special place in our movie-loving hearts. You’ll be able to see the movieagain in select theaters on March 26 and 31, but to hold you over, here are 12 quotes from the film that are just as good today as in the 1980s.

1. “You ought to spend a little more time trying to make something of yourself and a little less time trying to impress people.” —Vernon__

2. “We’re all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding it.” —Andrew

3. “You know, I have just as many feelings as you do, and it hurts so much when someone steps all over them.” —Claire

4. “Sweets, you couldn’t ignore me if you tried.” —Bender

5. “Why, because I’m telling the truth? That makes me a bitch?” —Claire

6. “Could you describe the ruckus, sir?” —Brian

7. “Screws fall out all the time; the world is an imperfect place.” —Bender

8. “Being bad feels pretty good, huh?” —Bender

9. “I don’t think the kind of friends I’d have would mind.” —Allison

10. “Do you know how popular I am? I’m so popular. Everybody loves me so much at this school.” —Claire

11. “You wanna know what I did to get in here? Nothing. I didn’t have anything better to do.” —Allison

12. “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, and an athlete, and a basket case, a princess, and a criminal. Does that answer your question?” —The Breakfast Club

__OK, there are so many to choose from! Did I leave out one of your favorites? Share in the comments. **

The 1980s classic coming-of-age film, The Breakfast Club, is celebrating it’s 30th anniversary this week

A brain, a beauty, a jock, a rebel and a recluse. On Saturday, March 24, 1984, five students schlepped into their high school library for an all-day detention and three decades later we’re still talking about it.

The Breakfast Club turned 30 this weekend – 30 years since the opening credits rolled and Simple Minds’ ‘Don’t You (Forget About Me)’ blasted out, becoming an instant anthem for adolescent misfits and transforming teen angst into a popular Hollywood franchise.

A princess, an athlete, a brain, a basket-case and a criminal: they soon became known as ‘The Brat Pack’ and the decade was dominated by their off-screen antics.

It made stars out of Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy – and got most teens in their ’80s reaching for oversized goth jumpers, knee high boots and kohl.

To celebrate our favourite ’80s teen movie turning 30, we’re celebrating The Breakfast Club’s best quotes:

Andrew Clark: We’re all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding it, that’s all.

John Bender: Does Barry Manilow know that you raid his wardrobe?

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.

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.

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.

John Bender: Hey, homeboy, what do you say we close that door, we’ll get the prom queen impregnated.

Andrew Clark: What do you need a fake I.D. for?
Brian Johnson: So I can vote.

John Bender: Being bad feels pretty good, huh?

John Bender: You keep eating your hand and you’re not gonna be hungry for lunch…

Brian Johnson: Dear Mr. Vernon, we accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was we did wrong. But we think you’re crazy to make an essay telling you who we think we are. 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…
John Bender: …and a criminal…
Brian Johnson: Does that answer your question? Sincerely yours, the Breakfast Club.

The anniversary edition of The Breakfast Club is available on Blue-ray™ and Digital Ultraviolet from 6th April 2015.

Intertextual reference
“…and these children that you spit on as they try to change their worlds are immune to your consultations. They’re quite aware of what they’re going through…” – David Bowie
This quote is one of the best quotes in the movie as the children in the quote reflect that of the main characters in the film. This quote reflects the parents and teachers in the movie as they are the ones who are harming them mentally. The end part of the quote where it says “they’re quite aware of what they’re going through…” directly relates to what Brian says at the beginning and end of the film when he mentions that “you see us as how you want to see us.”
“Yeah I got a question. Does Barry Manilow know that you raid his wardrobe?” – John Bender
Barry Manilow was an artist in the 70’s – 80’s producing some hit songs. He wore glamorous suits, some being shiny, velvet, or pattered, you could say that he had a very gay style. When Bender says this quote to Rich Vernon he immediately takes offence suggesting that if you had Barry’s style it was not to be proud of.
Quotes
“Dear Mr Vernon, we accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was we did wrong. But we think you’re crazy to make an essay telling you who we think we are. 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, and an athlete, and a basket case, a princess, and a criminal. Does that answer your question? Sincerely yours, the Breakfast Club.
This quote is in direct reference to the quote at the beginning of the movie by David Bowie. It summarises all the themes and events that have gone on throughout the film, you begin to realise that all these characters are alike when they begin to open up to each other.

There’s no better way to sum up John Hughes’ seminal teen movie The Breakfast Club than with the voiced-over letter at the end. Released in 1985, The Breakfast Club turns 30 on February 15 and, amazingly, remains incredibly relevant today.

A quick refresher for those who’ve never seen the film (such people exist, we’ve heard): On a Saturday morning, five high school students in Shermer, Illinois, assemble in their school’s library for eight hours of detention. All the typical high school clique archetypes are present and accounted for: the popular girl, Claire (Molly Ringwald); the jock, Andrew (Emilio Estevez); the rebel, John (Judd Nelson); the outcast, Allison (Ally Sheedy); and the geek, Brian (Anthony Michael Hall). But time together eventually erodes the barriers separating them. It’s unclear if that will stick, but for now everyone gains new perspectives on the lot peers and parents have handed to them.

And, yes, this is an ’80s movie we’re talking about here–which means there is the obligatory dance break and the freak-to-chic makeover (why can’t you love Ally as she is, Andrew?!) However, The Breakfast Club is sneaky with its deep emotional truths–and rooted in ideas that teens and adults are, and will always be, grappling with.

Here are five of the most powerful scenes:

1) The catalyst for bonding is always finding a common enemy: in this case, it’s assistant principal Richard Vernon (Paul Gleason). Even though Bender grinds hard on the nerves of anything with a pulse, the crew covers for him when he closes the library doors and when he sneaks back in from solitary confinement.

2) So why is Bender such a grade-A asshole? The same reason many of us struggle: parents. But it’s a little different with Bender. His relentless antagonization is part of the facade he uses to keep people at an emotional arm’s length. Here’s the first time we see a beneath his hardened exterior:

For 30 years The Breakfast Club has served as a groundbreaking movie for angsty teens trying to discover who they are as people and where they fit in in society and social groups. That’s probably the reason you can turn on a TV just about any weekend and find it playing on some channel or other. Whether by the end of the movie you discover you’re a John Bender badass-type, or a pathological lying basketcase like Allison, there’s something in it for everyone.

To celebrate the films 30th anniversary, lets take a look at all of the angsty quotes from the movies we’ve been repeating all these years…

“You ought to spend a little less time trying to impress people.” — Bender

“When you grow up your heart dies.” — Allison

“Well I don’t know any lepers either, but I’m not gonna go out and join one of their f*cking clubs.” — Bender

“Well everyone’s home life is unsatisfying. If it wasn’t, people would live with their parents forever.” — Andy

“I could disappear forever and it wouldn’t make a difference.” — Bender

“How come Andrew gets to get up? If he gets up, we’ll all get up. It’ll be anarchy.” — Bender

“If you say you haven’t you’re a prude, if you say you have you’re a slut, it’s a trap.” — Allison

“Dick. Excuse me, Rich. Will milk be made available to us?” –Bender

“We’re all pretty bizarre, some of us are just better at hiding it.” — Andy

“Eat my shorts.” — Bender

“Screws fall out all the time, the world’s an imperfect place.” — Bender

“Does Barry Manilow know that you raid his wardrobe?” — Bender

“Like excuse me for being a virgin.” — Brian

“Being bad feels pretty good, huh?” — Bender

“Impossible,sir. It’s in Johnson’s underwear.” — Bender

“‘Cause I’m telling the truth, I’m being a bitch.” — Claire

“I’m thinking of tryin’ out for a scholarship.” — Bender

“Chicks cannot hold their smoke, dats what it is.” — Brian