Such was the bong-toting brilliance of Dazed And Confused, it's hard to single just one reason as to why the film struck a chord with so many.
One aspect that certainly didn't do the film any harm, of course, was the script, and what a script, delivering line after line of gold-dust that still keeps us going back for more.
So, to show you just how impactful this film remains two decades on from its original release, we've assembled 15 pieces of wisdom to help keep you L-I-V-I-N.
DISCLAIMER: what you choose to do with Slater's advice is your business...
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“If we’re all going to die, shouldn’t we be enjoying ourselves now?”
"Behind every good man there is a woman, and that woman was Martha Washington, man - she was a hip, hip, hip lady, man."
"Let me tell you this, the older you do get the more rules they're gonna try to get you to follow. You just gotta keep livin' man, L-I-V-I-N."
"Nothing like piling on old pancakes and syrup after a night of beer drinking."
"Gotta play it cool, you know. You can't let her know how much you like her, because if she knows, she'll dump you like that. Believe me. Like, if she asks you if you want a ride, you say, 'No, I've got my own ride, but maybe I'll see you later.' Sounds stupid, doesn't it? It works."
“Well, all I'm saying is that I want to look back and say that I did the best I could while I was stuck in this place.
Put some ice on it. After that, there's nothing a few beers won't take care of.
"This summer, when you’re being inundated with all this American bicentennial Fourth Of July brouhaha, don’t forget what you’re celebrating, and that’s the fact that a bunch of slave-owning, aristocratic, white males didn’t want to pay their taxes.”
"You guys know what that song is about? Its about the aliens. We're the aliens man, we're the savages. We're the savages, man."
"Remember to eat a green thing everyday, and have lots of calcium."
Liquor store attendant
"Well, I'm standing in line at the post office yesterday you know, and I'm looking around and everybody's looking really pathetic, you know what I mean. Anyway. I realise that I just don't want to do it- I wanna dance."
"Only the strong survive."
“You're gettin' air from there man. It's no good. You see this? It's got to be tight. You're gunna have to put some gum around the base of that if you want to get a good hit man.”
“Patience darling, patience.”
“I’d like to quit thinking of the present, like right now, as some minor insignificant preamble to something else.”