The Most Memorable Quotes from the Breakfast Club

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The Breakfast Club is one of the most beloved high school films of all time and also one of the most definitive movies from the 1980’s. The director, John Hughes, put out a series of iconic films in the 1980’s including Sixteen CandlesThe Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller’s Day off (1986), Pretty in Pink (1986) and Weird Science (1985). The Breakfast club is a story about five kids doing detention on a Saturday. The kids taunt and confront each other and eventually over the course of the film develop some empathy for each other and emerge from the day of detention with new friendships. At the time, this movie was a hit sensation for teens during the 80’s and captures the era quite well.

Breakfast Club Quotes

Richard Vernon: What if your home, your family… What if your dope was on fire?
John Bender: Impossible, sir. It’s in Johnson’s underwear.
Allison Reynolds: I don’t have to runaway and live in the street. I can runaway and I can go to the ocean, I can go to the country, I can go to the mountains. I could go to Israel, Africa, Afghanistan
Allison Reynolds: I don’t have to runaway and live in the street. I can runaway and I can go to the ocean, I can go to the country, I can go to the mountains. I could go to Israel, Africa, Afghanistan.

Richard Vernon: What if your home… what if your family… what if your dope was on fire?
John Bender: Impossible, sir. It’s in Johnson’s underwear.

Bender: Did your mom marry Mr. Rogers?
Brian: No, Mr. Johnson.

Richard Vernon: Don’t mess with the bull, young man. You’ll get the horns.

Bender: I wanna be just like you. I figure all I need is a lobotomy and some tights.

Richard Vernon: The next time I have to come in here I’m crackin’ skulls.

Brian: The problem is, women can’t hold they smoke!

Bender: I wanna be an airborne ranger, I wanna be put in danger.

Bender: Show Dick some respect.


Richard Vernon: What was that ruckus?
Andrew Clark: Uh, what ruckus?
Richard Vernon: I was just in my office and I heard a ruckus.
Brian Johnson: Could you describe the ruckus, sir?

Bender: Does Barry Manilow know that you raid his wardrobe?

Alison: When you grow up, your heart dies.
Bender: Who cares.
Alison: I care.

Bender: How come Andrew gets to get up? If he gets up, we’ll all get up, IT’LL BE ANARCHY!

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

Bender: Claire is a fat chick’s name.

Andrew: I’ve seen her dehydrated sir, its pretty gross.

Andrew: Two hits, me hitting you, you hitting the floor.

John Bender: Screws fall out all the time, the world is an imperfect place.

John Bender: So it’s sorta social, demented and sad, but social. Right?

Bender: You lost?

Bender: Remember how you said your parents use you to get back at each other? Wouldn’t I be outstanding in that capacity?

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.

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If you’ve read this far, these quotes probably remind you how iconic and classic this movie was. You should be able to find it on one of the online movie services like NetFlix, or Hulu, or Amazon Prime, or Google Video or your local cable. You should be able to watch it and enjoy the memories.

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