Eight Unforgettable Quotes from The Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club is a definite classic. Even though the film was released back in the 1980s, nearly every teenager has watched Andrew, Claire, John (or better known as Bender), Brian, and Allison on their screens. Along with that, a lot of them can quickly recognize Simple Minds’s “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” just because it plays in the background.

A movie as powerful as this one should never be forgotten. In honor of the brain, the athlete, the basket case, the princess, and the criminal (though they’re more than their stereotypes for sure), here are eight unforgettable quotes from The Breakfast Club.



“Spend a little more time trying to make something of yourself and a little less time trying to impress people…”


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


“When you grow up, your heart dies.”


“Screws fall out all the time. The world is an imperfect place.”


“You know, I have just as many feelings as you do and it hurts just as much when somebody steps all over them.”


“If you say you haven’t, you’re a prude. If you say you have, you’re a slut. It’s a trap.”


“Like, excuse me for being a virgin.”


“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 us write 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, and an athlete, and a basketcase, a princess, and a criminal. Does that answer your question? Sincerely yours, The Breakfast Club.”



“Don’t you forget about me.”


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Written by Jessica Brown

A college graduate who enjoys watching Supernatural, attending conventions and concerts, taking photos, and writing to the masses. Email me at jesslaurenb@yahoo.com.