25 Breakfast Club Quotes that Take You Back to the ’80s

If you’re ready for a flashback to the ’80s, these Breakfast Club quotes will help. 

If you grew up in the 80’s there are a few movies that take you right back to childhood anytime you think about them or hear lines from the movie.

The Breakfast Club is one of those movies.

It’s a story about a group of high school students that spends the day together in detention.

The students are all from different social cliques but over the course of the day, they begin to open up to each other. 

The movie has plenty of memorable lines and ones to make you laugh, but it also addresses deeper issues such as stereotypes, suicide, and difficult parental relationships. 

Below is our collection of inspirational, wise, and thought-provoking breakfast club quotes and sayings.

We also have a compilation of Hamlet quotes about life and death.

Be sure to check them out too.

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Breakfast Club quotes from John Bender

1.) “You’re an idiot anyway. But if you say you get along with your parents, well, you’re a liar too.” – John Bender

2.) “So it’s sorta social, demented and sad, but social. Right?” – John Bender

3.) “Remember how you said your parents use you to get back at each other? Wouldn’t I be outstanding in that capacity?” – Bender

4.) “Screws fall out all the time, the world is an imperfect place.” – John Bender

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5.) “I wanna be an airborne ranger, I wanna be put in danger.” – Bender

6.) “Being bad feels pretty good, huh?” – Bender

7.) “Does Barry Manilow know that you raid his wardrobe?” – Bender

8.) “How come Andrew gets to get up? If he gets up, we’ll all get up, IT’LL BE ANARCHY!” – Bender

9.) “Dick. Excuse me, Rich. Will milk be made available to us?” – Bender

10.) “Eat my shorts.” – Bender

11.) “I’m thinking of tryin’ out for a scholarship.” – Bender

12.) “Do you think I’d speak for you? I don’t even know your language.” – Bender

13.) “I could disappear forever and it wouldn’t make a difference.” – Bender

Breakfast Club quotes from Andrew Clark

14.) “Two hits, me hitting you, you hitting the floor.” – Andrew

15.) “We’re all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding it, that’s all.” – Andrew

16.) “I’ve seen her dehydrated sir, its pretty gross.” – Andrew

17.) “Well everyone’s home life is unsatisfying. If it wasn’t, people would live with their parents forever.” – Andrew

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Breakfast Club quotes from Richard Vernon and Brian Johnson

18.) “Don’t mess with the bull, young man. You’ll get the horns.” – Richard Vernon

19.) “The next time I have to come in here I’m crackin’ skulls.” – Richard Vernon

20.) “Chicks cannot hold their smoke.” – Brian

21.) “You ought to spend a little more time trying to make something of yourself and a little less time trying to impress people.” – Richard

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22.) “Could you describe this ruckus, sir?” – Brian

23.) “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… and an athlete… and a basket case… a princess… and a criminal. Does that answer your question?” – Brian

24.) “My office is right across the hall. Any monkey business is ill-advised. Any questions?” – Principal Vernon

25.) “I got you for the rest of your natural-born life if you don’t watch your step.” – Richard Vernon

What have you learned from these Breakfast Club quotes?

Did you enjoy your trip down memory lane?

You can pick up from the quotes some of the different stereotypes that exist within communities and in schools.

You can probably relate to the differences between the groups as well. 

But as the movie shows, underneath all the things that we think are different between us and others, we have many similarities underneath it all.

It’s an important lesson to carry forward and a good reminder to not judge others based on your preconceived notions about them.

Instead, take the time to get to know those that are around you for who they really are and hopefully they will do the same for you in return. 

What’s your biggest takeaway from these memorable Breakfast Club quotes?

Do you have any other favorite quotes to add?

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