50 of the Most Memorable Ferris Bueller Quotes

The movie Ferris Bueller’s day Off was released in 1986 and is still widely loved today. Cast members included Jennifer Grey, Jeffrey Jones, Mia Sara, Charlie Sheen, Alan Ruck and Matthew Broderick as Ferris Bueller himself.

The movie was a teenager movie written and directed by John Hughes, who also wrote films such as ‘Sixteen Candles’ and ‘Breakfast Club’. John Hughes called Paramount Films and pitched this film in one sentence. And after getting a go ahead from Paramount Films, he reportedly wrote the script in just four days! Incredible.

Ferris Bueller is a natural when it comes to committing truancy. The whole film is obviously based around Ferris Bueller taking a day off of school. He fakes being sick, called the school to get his girlfriend out of school, helped wreck his best friend’s dad’s Ferrari and even sang a song in a parade.

Being charismatic, cocky, charming and breaking the rules are all things that describe Ferris Bueller’s character. Teens loved him back then and they still love him today, This movie is truly a classic. And here are the best lines from the film. Enjoy!

Ferris Bueller Quotes

  1. “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” – Ferris Bueller
  2. “Pardon my French, but Cameron is So tight that If you stuck a lump of coal up his *ss, in two weeks you’d have a diamond.” – Ferris Bueller
  3. “The question isn’t ‘what are we going to do’, the question is ‘what aren’t we going to do?’” – Ferris Bueller
  4. “This is my ninth sick day This semester. It’s getting pretty tough coming up with new illnesses. If I go for ten, I’m probably gonna have to barf up a lung. So I better make This one count.” – Ferris Bueller
  5. “Ladies and gentlemen, you are such a wonderful crowd, we’d like to play a little tune for you. It’s one of my personal favorites and I’d like to dedicate it to a young man who doesn’t think he’s seen anything good today – Cameron Frye, This one’s for you.” – Ferris Bueller
  6. “Yep. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again.” – Ferris Bueller
  7. “You’re not dying, you just can’t think of anything good to do.” – Ferris Bueller
  8. “Do you have a kiss for daddy?” – Ferris Bueller
  9. “I asked for a car, I got a computer. How’s that for being born under a bad sign?” – Ferris Bueller
  10. “It is his fault he didn’t lock the garage.” – Ferris Bueller
  11. “You’re still here? It’s over. Go home.” – Ferris Bueller
  12. “I did have a test today. That wasn’t bullsh*t. It’s on European socialism. I mean, really, what’s the point? I’m not European. I don’t plan on being European, So who gives a crap If they’re socialists? They could be fascist anarchists – that still wouldn’t change the fact that I don’t own a car.” – Ferris Bueller
  13. “Speak any English?” – Ferris Bueller
  14. “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. A lot of people will tell you a good phoney fever is a deadlock, but If you get a nervous mother, you could wind up in a doctor’s office that’s worse than school.” – Ferris Bueller
  15. “[describing Cameron’s house] The place is like a museum. It’s very beautiful and very cold, and you’re not allowed to touch anything.” – Ferris Bueller
  16. “Hi, This is Ferris Bueller. Can I speak to Mr. Rooney, please? Thank you.” – Ferris Bueller
  17. “You fake a stomach cramp, and when you’re bent over, moaning and wailing, you lick your palms. It’s a little childish and stupid, but then, So is high school.” – Ferris Bueller
  18. “[looking back at Cameron] You killed the car.” – Ferris Bueller
  19. “If anybody needs a day off, it’s Cameron. He has a lot of things to sort out before he graduates. He can’t be wound up This tight and go to college, his roommate will kill him.” – Ferris Bueller
  20. “Where’s your brain?” – Ferris Bueller
  21. “Qué bella. [kisses his fingers] Cameron, I’m sorry, but we can’t pick up Sloane in your car. Mr. Rooney would never believe Mr. Peterson drives that piece of sh*t.” – Ferris Bueller
  22. “You wear too much eye makeup. My sister wears too much. People think she’s a wh*re.” – Ferris Bueller
  23. “Cameron has never been in love… at least, nobody’s ever been in love with him. If things don’t change for him, he’s gonna marry the first girl he lays, and she’s gonna treat him like sh*t, because she will have given him what he has built up in his mind as the end-all, be-all of human existence.” – Ferris Bueller
  24. “First of all you can never go too far. Second of all, If I’m going to be caught, it’s not gonna be by a guy like that!” – Ferris Bueller
  25. “Never had one lesson!” – Ferris Bueller
  26. “It is a piece of sh*t. Don’t worry about it. I don’t even have a piece of sh*t; I have to envy yours.” – Ferris Bueller
  27. “How can we pick up Sloane If Rooney is there with her?” – Ferris Bueller
  28. “I am not going to sit on my a** 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.” – Ferris Bueller
  29. “You can’t respect somebody who kisses your *ss. It just doesn’t work.” – Ferris Bueller
  30. “Look, I’m sorry. There’s nothing else we can do. [Ferris slowly gets in the Ferrari, and closes the door] Ooh.” – Ferris Bueller
  31. “It’s not that I support facsism or any ism for that matter. Isms in my opinion are not good. A person should not believe in an ism, he should believe in himself. I quote John Lennon, ‘I don’t believe in Beatles, I just believe in me.’ Not bad, but then again he was the walrus.” – Ferris Bueller
  32. “Jeannie, please don’t be upset with me. You have your health, be thankful.” – Ferris Bueller
  33. “It is So choice. If you have the means, I highly recommend picking one up.” – Ferris Bueller
  34. “Now, I didn’t hit you. I lightly slapped you.” – Ferris Bueller
  35. “It’s a little childish and stupid, but then So is high school.” – Ferris Bueller
  36. “[drives back to pick up Cameron] Come on! Live a little!” – Ferris Bueller
  37. “Ferris Bueller: ‘Look, it’s real simple. Whatever mileage we put on, we’ll take off.’ Cameron Frye: ‘How?’ Ferris Bueller: ‘We’ll drive home backwards.’” – Ferris Bueller
  38. “They bought it. Incredible, one of the worst preformances of my career and they never doubted it for a second.” – Ferris Bueller
  39. “Do you realize that If we played by the rules right now we’d be in gym?” – Ferris Bueller
  40. “Only the meek get pinched. The bold survive.” – Ferris Bueller
  41. “How many miles did you say This thing had on it when we left?” – Ferris Bueller
  42. “Cameron Frye: ‘Ferris, my father loves This car more than life itself.’ Ferris Bueller: ‘A man with priorities So far out of whack doesn’t deserve such a fine automobile.’” – Ferris Bueller
  43. “How could I possibly be able to handle school on a day like this?” – Ferris Bueller
  44. “Who is it? Oh, I’m sorry. I can’t come to the door right now. I’m afraid that in my weakened condition, I could take a nasty spill down the stairs and subject myself to further school absences.” – Ferris Bueller
  45. “4,000 restaurants in the downtown area, I pick the one my father goes to.” – Ferris Bueller
  46. “If you had access to a car like this, would you take it back right away? Neither would I.” – Ferris Bueller
  47. “Ferris Bueller: ‘If you’re not over here in fifteen minutes, you can find a new best friend.’ Cameron Frye: ‘You’ve been saying that since the fifth grade.’” – Ferris Bueller
  48. “This is the part where Cameron goes Berserk. (Cameron Screams)” – Ferris Bueller
  49. “You can reach my parents at their places of business. Thank you for stopping by. I appreciate your concern for my well-being. Have a nice day!” – Ferris Bueller
  50. “Cameron: ‘Let’s surrender.’ Ferris: ‘Never.’” – Ferris Bueller
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Ferriss Bueller’s Day Off – Official Movie Trailer

Here is the official trailer for the movie. It will remind you how much fun and how silly this movie was. And it might even inspire you to watch the movie again this week!

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Ferris Bueller may not be the best role model for children and teens because of his attitude toward truancy and skipping school. But this movie is a classic from the 1980’s and capture’s what high school was like for American students. Ferriss was a pretty good friend for offering to take the blame for Cameron, being a good boyfriend to his girlfriend (besides taking her out of school to commit truancy with him), and even his sister accepted Ferris for who he was at the end of the movie.

Here is an interesting fact about the movie most people don’t know….Jennifer Grey, the woman that played Jeannie Bueller (his sister), actually got engaged to Matthew Broderick after they had met on set! Jennifer and Matthew did not end up getting married, but the actors that played their parents in the movie did have a short marriage.

These quotes are bound to bring you back to scenes of the long loved movie that is ‘Ferris Bueller’s day Off’, share some of them with family members or friends that also enjoy the timeless classic. One thing is for sure, these quotes will make you laugh as you read them in Ferris Bueller’s voice.

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And of course the classic quote from Ben Stein in the classroom where he says: “Bueller….Bueller…Bueller.” We use that quote nearly every month.

If you liked this movie, be sure to see Spicoli Quotes, which features quotes from Jeff Spicoli from Fast Times at Ridgemont High.

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