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30 Pieces Of Wisdom From Teen Movies

Chances are, when you're looking for advice, your nearest teenager isn't your go-to person, but if these pearls of wisdom from teen movies are anything to go by then we may all need to rethink that strategy, stat. Plus, teenagers are a lot more succinct when they're dishing out guidance than your average worldy-wise 70-year-old, so you'll probably be saving yourself hours.

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  • 30 Pieces Of Wisdom From Teen Movies

    Ferris Bueller's Day Off

    "Only the meek get pinched. The bold survive."

    - Ferris Bueller

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    Scream

    "Never say "who's there?" Don't you watch scary movies? It's a death wish."

    Ghostface

     

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    The Breakfast Club

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

    Andrew Clark

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    Superbad

    "Nobody has gotten a hand job in cargo shorts since 'nam"

    Seth

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    Fast Times at Ridgemont High

    "People on 'ludes should not drive."

    Jeff Spicoli

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    Dazed and Confused

    "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."

    Wooderson

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    Sixteen Candles

    "Would you stop feeling sorry for yourself? It's bad for your complexion."

    Randy

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    Heathers

    "If you were happy every day of your life you wouldn't be a human being. You'd be a game-show host."

    Veronica

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    Teen Wolf

    "There are three rules that I live by: never get less than twelve hours sleep; never play cards with a guy who has the same first name as a city; and never get involved with a woman with a tattoo of a dagger on her body. Now you stick to that, and everything else is cream cheese."

    Coach Finstock

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    Final Destination

    "We say that the hour of death cannot be forecast. But when we say this, we imagine that the hour is placed in an obscure and distant future. It never occurs to us that it has any connection with the day already begun."

    Tod Waggner

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    I Know What You Did Last Summer

    "We should have a plan. Angela Lansbury always had a plan."

    Helen

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    American Pie

    "You ask them questions, and listen to what they have to say and shit."

    'Ozzie' Ostreicher

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    Napoleon Dynamite

    "Just follow your heart. That's what I do."

    Napoleon Dynamite

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    Donnie Darko

    "Whatever happens to you, be honest, tell the truth, even if they do look at you funny. They will. But what you gotta understand, son, is that almost all of those people are full of shit."

    Eddie Darko

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    Friday Night Lights

    "Being perfect is not about that scoreboard out there. It's not about winning. It's about you and your relationship with yourself, your family and your friends. Being perfect is about being able to look your friends in the eye and know that you didnt let them down because you told them the truth. And that truth is you did everything you could. There wasnt one more thing you could've done. Can you live in that moment as best you can, with clear eyes, and love in your heart, with joy in your heart? If you can do that gentleman - you're perfect!"

    Coach Gary Gaines

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    American Graffiti

    “It doesn’t make sense to leave home to look for home, to give up a life to find a new life, to say goodbye to friends you love just to make new friends.”

    Curt

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    Grease

    "When a guy picks a chick over his buddies, something's gotta be wrong. Come on, guys let's go for some pizza."

    Sonny

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    Dead Poets Society

    "No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world."

    John Keating

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    Cruel Intentions

    "Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer."

    Kathryn Merteuil

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    10 Things I Hate About You

    "Don't let anyone ever make you feel like you don't deserve what you want. Go for it."

    Patrick

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    Mean Girls

    "Calling someone stupid doesn't make you any smarter."

    Cady

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    Kids

    "When you are young not much matters, when you find something you like that's all you got."

    Telly

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    The Craft

    "Whatever you send out there you get back times three."

    Assumpta Serna

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    Rebel Without a Cause

    "I wouldn't make a hasty decision. Nobody can make a snap decision. We've got to consider the pros and cons, make a list, get advice."

    Frank Stark

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    Youth In Revolt

    "In the movies the good guy gets the girl. In real life it's usually the prick."

    Nick Twisp / Francois

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    Clueless

    "Until mankind is peaceful enough not to have violence on the news, there's no point in taking it out of shows that need it for entertainment value."

    Cher

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    The Faculty

    "You should stick to what you're good at."

    Delilah

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    Varsity Blues

    "Never show weakness, the only pain that matters is the pain you inflict."

    Coach Kilmer

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    Empire Records

    "My dad always said that there's 24 usable hours in every day."

    Corey

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    Outside Providence

    "Making sex is like a Chinese dinner: It ain't over 'til you both get your cookies."

    Old Man Dunphy

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