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20 Pieces Of Wisdom From Ferris Bueller's Day Off

20 Pieces Of Wisdom From Ferris Bueller's Day Off

20 Pieces Of Wisdom From Ferris Bueller's Day Off

The phrase "YOLO" may make your toes curl up deep into your sneakers, but it's hard to argue with the principle behind it.

The Hollywood prince of "you only live once" was one Ferris Bueller and although he would never lower himself to such an overused phrase, he imparted bags of advice during the 1986 coming-of-age classic. And he wasn't the only one.

Here we pay tribute to those words of wisdom which, irrelevant of the character who delivered them, were really frome the pen of the late great director, producer and writer John Hughes. You sir, are a legend.

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1.

"Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it"

Ferris


2.

"Between grief and nothing... I'll take grief."

Ed Rooney


3.

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

Ferris


4.

"A man with priorities so far out of whack doesn’t deserve such a fine automobile"

Ferris


5.

"The key to faking out the parents is the clammy hands. It’s a good non-specific symptom; I’m a big believer in it."

Ferris


6.

"Not that I condone fascism, or any -ism for that matter. -Ism’s in my opinion are not good. A person should not believe in an -ism, he should believe in himself."

Ferris


7.

"I quote John Lennon, “I don’t believe in Beatles, I just believe in me.” Good point there."

Ferris


8.

"Don't make me participate in your stupid crap if you don't like the way I do it."

Cameron


9.

"Anything is peaceful from one thousand, three hundred and fifty-three feet."

Ferris


10.

"The question isn’t “what are we going to do,” the question is “what aren’t we going to do?"

Ferris


11.

"You can never go too far"

Ferris


12.

"You’re not dying, you just can’t think of anything good to do."

Ferris


13.

"If you don't like my policies you can come on down here and smooch my big ole' white butt."

Ed Rooney


14.

"I am not going to sit on my ass as the events that affect me unfold to determine the course of my life. I'm going to take a stand. I'm going to defend it. Right or wrong, I'm going to defend it."

Cameron


15.

"If we played by the rules right now we'd be in gym."

Ferris


16.

"I did not achieve this position in life by having some snot-nosed punk leave my cheese out in the wind."

Ed Rooney


17.

"You can't respect somebody who kisses your ass. It just doesn't work."

Ferris


18.

"I weep for the future."

Maitre'd


19.

"Sooner or later, everyone goes to the zoo."

Sloane


20.

"Wake up and smell the coffee."

Ed Rooney