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The Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club quotes

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Brian Johnson
John Bender
Multiple Characters

Vernon: What did you want to be when you were young?
Carl: When I was a kid, I wanted to be John Lennon.
Vernon: Carl, don't be a goof. I'm trying to make a serious point here. I've been teaching, for twenty two years, and each year, these kids get more and more arrogant.
Carl: Aw bullshit, man. Come on Vern, the kids haven't changed, you have! 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.
Vernon: These kids turned on me. They think I'm a big ****in' joke.
Carl: Come on...listen Vern, if you were sixteen, what would you think of you, huh?
Vernon: Hey, Carl, you think I give one rat's ass what these kids think of me?
Carl: Yes, I do.
Vernon: You think about this...when you get old, these kids; when I get old, they're gonna be runnin' the country.
Carl: Yeah?
Vernon: Now this is the thought that wakes me up in the middle of the night; that when I get older, these kids are gonna take care of me.
Carl: I wouldn't count on it.

[Andrew approaches Allison.]
Andrew: Hey, what's wrong? You wanna talk about it?
Allison: No.
Andrew: Why not?
Allison: Go away.
Andrew: Where do you want me to go?
Allison: Go away! [Andrew hesitantly leaves her be.] You have problems.
Andrew: Oh, I have problems?
Allison: You do everything everyone ever tells you to do! That is a problem!
Andrew: Okay, fine. But I didn't dump my bag on the couch and invite everyone into my problems. [He begins to approach her again.] Did I? Now, tell me. What's wrong? Is it bad? Really bad? Parents?
[A moment passes silently.]
Allison: (softly) Yeah.
Andrew: What do they do to you?
Allison: (hesitantly) They ignore me.

[Andrew and Allison are walking down the hall to the teacher's lounge.] Andrew: So...what's your poison? [Allison doesn't respond.] What do you drink? [No response again.] Okay...forget I asked.
Allison: Vodka.
Andrew: Vodka. When do you drink Vodka?
Allison: Whenever.
Andrew: Do you drink it a lot?
Allison: Tons.
Andrew: Is that why you're here today? Why are you here--
Allison: Why are you here?
Andrew: I' because my coach and my old man don't want me to blow my ride. You see, the coach thinks I'm a winner. My old man thinks I'm a winner. I'm not a winner 'cause I wanna be a winner. I'm a winner 'cause I have strength and speed, kinda like a race horse. Shows you how involved I am in everything that's happening to me.
Allison: Yeah? That's very...interesting. Now, why don't you tell me why you're really in here.
Andrew: Forget it.

[to Allison, who is biting her nails] You keep eating your hand and you're not gonna be hungry for lunch.

[to Brian, planning to take some of Brian's lunch] What are we having?

[to Claire] You know how you said before, how your parents use you to get back at each other? Wouldn't I be outstanding in that capacity?

Being bad feels pretty good, huh?

Chicks, cannot hold dey smoke! That's what it is!

Could you describe the ruckus, sir?

Dear Mr. Vernon: We accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it is we did wrong. But we think you're crazy for making 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, a basket case, a princess, and a criminal. Does that answer your question? Sincerely yours, The Breakfast Club.

Hey, homeboy, why don't you go close that door. We'll get the prom queen... impregnated.

I know, it's wrong to destroy literature. It's such fun to read. And...[looking at the Molière book]...Mo-Lay really pumps my 'nads.

That a brownie hound.