Favorite The Breakfast Club Quotes

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It's hard to believe that it's been 30 years since The Breakfast Club arrived on screens and became an instant classic. 

What is not mentioned too often, is that the date of that detention was March 24, 1984! 

To celebrate 30 years since that fateful day that brought together the original Brat Pack, we present our favorite The Breakfast Club quotes.

1. Meet The Breakfast Club

The breakfast club cast

Brian Johnson: Dear Mr. Vernon, we accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was we did wrong. But we think you're crazy to make an essay telling you who we think we are. You see us as you want to see us... In the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions. But what we found out is that each one of us is a brain...
Andrew Clark: ... and an athlete...
Allison Reynolds: ... and a basket case...
Claire Standish: ... a princess...
John Bender: ... and a criminal...
Brian Johnson: Does that answer your question? Sincerely yours, the Breakfast Club.

We all see different things when we judge books by their covers. This coda to the film is impeccably beautiful.

2. Yes, it's true: We're All Bizarre

Cast of the breakfast club

We're all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding it, that's all.

This Breakfast Club quote sums it up better than any.

3. Mess With the Bull...

The breakfast club mr vernon

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

Richard Vernon
We all know this quote... after 30 years the bull-horns phrase is often used.

4. Chicks Cannot Hold Their Smoke!

The breakfast club anthony michael hall

Chicks cannot hold their smoke, dat's what it is.

Brian Johnson
Is this true, though? Anthony Michael Hall sure thought so, and it spawned a lot of laughs.

5. Poor Bender

The breakfast club judd nelson

You know what I got for Christmas this year? It was a banner fuckin' year at the old Bender family. I got a carton of cigarettes. The old man grabbed me and said "Hey. Smoke up Johnny."

John Bender
Bender gets no love for Christmas. And yes, that is a cigarette burn on his arm!

6. Just Answer the Question, Claire!

The breakfast club molly ringwald

Brian Johnson: Why don't you just answer the question?
Andrew Clark: Be honest.
John Bender: No big deal.
Brian Johnson: Yeah answer it.
Andrew Clark: Answer the question, Claire.
John Bender: Talk to us. Every one: C'mon, answer the question. Come on. Answer it.
John Bender: C'mon, it's easy. It's only one question.
Claire Standish: NO, I NEVER DID IT!
Allison Reynolds: I never did it either. I'm not a nymphomaniac. I'm a compulsive liar.

It's no big deal... unless you're lying, Claire!

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John Bender: Stupid, worthless, no good, goddamn, freeloading son of a bitch. Retarded, big mouth, know-it-all, asshole, jerk. You forgot ugly, lazy and disrespectful. Shut up bitch. Go fix me a turkey pot pie. No dad, what about you? Fuck you. No dad, what about you? Fuck you. Dad, what about you? Fuck you.
Brian Johnson: Is that for real?

Andrew: What do you need a fake I.D. for?
Brian: So I can vote.

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