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15 pieces of wisdom from The Breakfast Club

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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  • 15 pieces of wisdom from The Breakfast Club

    1.

    "Screws fall out all the time, the world is an imperfect place."

    John Bender

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    2.

    "Don't mess with the bull, young man. You'll get the horns."

    Richard Vernon

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    3.

    "We’re all pretty bizarre, some of us are just better at hiding it, that’s all."

    Andrew Clark

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    4.

    "You keep eating your hand and you're not gonna be hungry for lunch..."

    John Bender

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    5.

    "I want to be just like you. I figure all I need is a lobotomy and some tights."

    John Bender

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    6.

    "Just stick to the things you know"

    John Bender

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    7.

    "Everyone’s home life is unsatisfying. If it wasn’t, people would live with their parents forever"

    Andrew Clark

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    8.

    "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."

    John Bender

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    9.

    "When you grow up, your heart dies"

    Allison Reynolds

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    10.

    "You ought to spend a little more time trying to make something of yourself and a little less time trying to impress people."

    Richard Vernon

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    11.

    "Being bad feels pretty good"

    John Bender

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    12.

    "Kids haven’t changed – you have."

    Carl

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    13.

    "If you say you get along with your parents, well, you're a liar"

    John Bender

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    14.

    "If you haven't, you're a prude. If you have, you're a slut. It's a trap"

    Allison Reynolds

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    15.

    "Claire? That's a fat girl's name."

    John Bender

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