Don’t You Forget About Me: 48 Best Breakfast Club Quotes

A Brain. An Athlete. A Basket Case. A Princess. A Criminal.

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Best Breakfast Club Quotes

The Best Breakfast Club Quotes

Every decade has a strong and lengthy list of movies that tell the story of that time, in the fashion and words of that time. A strong reflection of the 80s high-school experience comes in the form of The Breakfast Club. The film stars Molly Ringwald, Emilio Estevez, Paul Gleason, Anthony Michael Hall, and Judd Nelson. This group of misfits comes together from different walks of life to weather the storm of school detention.

Today we want to go over some of our favorite quotes from The Breakfast Club. If we missed any of your favorites, let us know on social media. Enjoy!

Andrew Clark Quotes (The Athlete)


“You know Bender, you don’t even count, and if you disappeared it wouldn’t make any difference. You may as well not even exist at this school.” – Andrew Clark

“You ask me one more question and I’m beating the shit out of you.” – Andrew Clark

“Just me, it’s you and me, two hits: me hitting you, you hitting the floor” – Andrew Clark

“Yo, wastoid: You’re not gonna blaze up in here” – Andrew Clark

“I’ve seen her dehydrate sir, it’s pretty gross” – Andrew Clark

“What’s bizarre? I mean we’re all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding it, that’s all.” – Andrew Clark

Brian Johnson: “You wear tights?”
Andrew Clark: “No I don’t wear tights. I wear the required uniform.”
Brian Johnson: “Tights!”
Andrew Clark: “Shut up!”

“And the humiliation..the fucking humiliation he must’ve felt” – Andrew Clark

“I got a meet this Saturday and I’m not gonna miss it on account of you boneheads” – Andrew Clark

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John Bender Quotes (The Criminal)


“I think your old man and my old man should get together and go bowling.” – John Bender

“Being bad feels pretty good, huh?” – John Bender

“Oh are you medically frigid or is it psychological?” – John Bender

“Eat. My. Shorts.” – John Bender

“I’m thinking of trying out for a scholarship!” – John Bender

“You are a parent’s wet dream, okay?” – John Bender

“While Brian’s trying to tell me in addition to the number of girls in the Niagara Falls area, that presently you and he are riding the hobby horse.” – John Bender

John Bender: “Come on Sport-o, level with me. Do you slip her the hot beef injection?”
Claire Standish: “Go to Hell!”
Andrew Clark: “Enough!

“I think violating fire codes and endangering the lives of children would be unwise at this juncture in your career sir” – John Bender

John Bender: “You gotta go, you gotta go”
Claire Standish: “Oh my god”
Andrew Clark: “Hey you’re not urinating in here, man”
John Bender: “Don’t talk, don’t talk – it makes her crawl back up”
Andrew Clark: “You whip it out and you’re dead before the first drop touches the floor”

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Brian Johnson Quotes (The Brain)


“It’s the shits, huh?” – Brian Johnson

Brian Johnson’s Mom: “Well get in there and use the time to your advantage”
Brian Johnson: “Mom, we’re not supposed to study. We just have to sit there and do nothing.”
Brian Johnson’s Mom: “Well mister, you figure out a way to study!”
Brian Johnson’s Sister: “Yeah!!”

Brian Johnson: “Do you always carry this much shit in your bag?”
Allison Reynolds: “Yeah, I always carry this much shit in my bag”

“Chicks cannot hold a toke, that’s what it is”- 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. What we did was wrong but we think you’re crazy to make us write an essay telling you who we think we are. What do you care? You see us as you want to see us, in the simplest terms in the most convenient definitions. You see us as a brain, an athlete, a basket case, a princess, and a criminal.” – Brian Johnson

Brian Johnson: “I’m a fuckin’ idiot cause I can’t make a lamp?”
John Bender: “No you’re a genius cuz you can’t make a lamp”

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Claire Standish Quotes (The Princess)


“I mean, I don’t think either one of them gives a shit about me. It’s like they use me to get back at each other.” – Claire Standish

Claire Standish: “Are you crazy?”
Brian Johnson: “Obviously she’s crazy if she’s screwing a shrink”

“Only burners like you get high” – Claire Standish

Claire Standish: “Why didn’t you let me know you reverted?”
Brian Johnson: “Because it’s personal business, it’s my personal private business”
John Bender: “Well Brian, it doesn’t sound like you’re doing any business”

Allison Reynolds Quotes (The Basket Case)


“I’ve done just about everything there is except a few things that are illegal. I’m a nymphomaniac” – Allison Reynolds

“When you grow up, your heart dies” – Allison Reynolds

Allison Reynolds: “Why are you so nice to me?”
Claire Standish: “Cause you’re letting me”

“You want to know what I did to get in here? Nothing, I didn’t have anything better to do” – Allison Reynolds

Allison Reynolds: “He’s got a nudie picture on there, I saw it.”
Andrew Clark: “Alright, let’s see it!”

“Your middle name is Ralph, as in puke. Your birthday is March 12th, your 5’9 and a half you weigh a hundred and thirty pounds and your social security number is oh four nine, three eight, oh nine one three.” – Allison Reynolds

Andrew Clark: “Vodka, when do you drink vodka?”
Allison Reynolds: “Whenever”
Andrew Clark: “A lot?”
Allison Reynolds: “Tons.”

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Principal Vernon Quotes


“Shut up, Pee-wee!” – Principal Vernon

“The next time I have to come in here I’m crackin’ skulls” – Principal Vernon

“That’s what I thought. You’re a gutless turd” – Principal Vernon

Principal Vernon: “What in God’s name is going on in here?”
(Everyone Shrugs)
Principal Vernon: “What was that ruckus?”
Andrew Clark: “Uh, what ruckus?”
Principal Vernon: “I was just in my office and I heard a RUCKUS.”
Brian Johnson: “Could you describe the ruckus, sir?”

Principal Vernon: “We are going to write an essay of no less than a thousand words, describing to me who you think you are.”
John Bender: “This a test?”
Principal Vernon: “And when I say essay, I mean essay. I do not mean a single word repeated a thousand times.”

Principal Vernon: “What if your dope was on fire?”
John Bender: “Impossible, sir. It’s in Johnson’s underwear.”

Principal Vernon: “It is now seven oh six. You have exactly eight hours and fifty-four minutes to think about why you’re here. To ponder the error of your ways”
John Bender: “I’ve gotta question: Does Barry Manilow know you raid his wardrobe?”

“I’ve got you for the rest of your natural-born life if you don’t watch your step. You want another one?!” – Principal Vernon

Carl The Janitor Quotes

Principal Vernon: “These kids turned on me. They think I’m a big fuckin’ joke.”
Janitor Carl: “Listen Vern – if you were 16, what would you think of you?”

“Following a broom around after shit heads like you for the last eight years, I’ve learned a couple of things.” – Janitor Carl

“You took a teaching position cause you thought it’d be fun, right? Thought you could have Summer vacations off and then you found out it was actually work and that really bummed you out.” – Janitor Carl

“I am the eyes and ears of this institution, my friends.” – Janitor Carl

What Are Your Favorite Breakfast Club Quotes?

These were some of our favorite quotes from the scenes in The Breakfast Club, “Don’t you forget about me!” Fist pump. Did we miss some quotes you think are big to this movie? Let us know on social media!

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