As well as creating believable, three-dimensional teenage characters, John Hughes was also an expert in delivering thoughtful, fridge-worthy one-liners. With The Breakfast Club now over 30 years old (*applies more anti-aging cream*), we've assembled a list of the very finest pieces of wisdom from his most iconic film.
If we've missed off your favourite, let us know at the bottom.
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"Screws fall out all the time, the world is an imperfect place."
"Don't mess with the bull, young man. You'll get the horns."
"We’re all pretty bizarre, some of us are just better at hiding it, that’s all."
"You keep eating your hand and you're not gonna be hungry for lunch..."
"I want to be just like you. I figure all I need is a lobotomy and some tights."
"Just stick to the things you know"
"Everyone’s home life is unsatisfying. If it wasn’t, people would live with their parents forever"
"There are two kinds of fat people: there's fat people that were born to be fat, and there's fat people that were once thin but became fat... so when you look at 'em you can sorta see that thin person inside."
"When you grow up, your heart dies"
"You ought to spend a little more time trying to make something of yourself and a little less time trying to impress people."
"Being bad feels pretty good"
"Kids haven’t changed – you have."
"If you say you get along with your parents, well, you're a liar"
"If you haven't, you're a prude. If you have, you're a slut. It's a trap"
"Claire? That's a fat girl's name."