15 Breakfast Club Quotes That Are Still Totally Relevant 30 Years Later

John Hughes' classic will return to theaters for a two-day run in March

By Jenna Mullins Feb 13, 2015 7:17 PMTags
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John Hughes fans, it's time to rejoice. We'll meet you in the library with some weed and a Pixy Stix-Cap'n Crunch sandwich.

The Breakfast Club, one of the most beloved high school films of all time, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this month, which means two things. One: you probably feel super-old right now. And two: theaters around the country will be honoring the John Hughes classic by putting the film back on the big screen for a two-day run.

On March 26 and March 31, The Breakfast Club returns to theaters along with a bonus featurette that includes interviews with Judd Nelson (Bender), Ally Sheedy (Allison), Anthony Michael Hall (Brian) and John Kapelos (Carl the janitor). There's also a new DVD/Blu-Ray out on March 10.

"Both longtime fans and new audiences now have the chance to see this iconic film return to its original home of the big screen," said John Rubey, chief executive officer of Fathom Events. "Viewers also have the exclusive opportunity to get the inside scoop straight from the film's well-known and cherished cast."

It's no surprise that this film has been cherished and revered this long. Just look at these 15 quotes that are either still totally relevant or still totally comedy gold 30 years after we first met Breakfast Club:

1. "We're all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding it, that's all."—Andrew

2. "Does Barry Manilow know that you raid his wardrobe?"—Bender

3. "Like, when I step outside myself kinda, and when I, when I look in at myself, you know? And I see me and I don't like what I see, I really don't."—Brian

4. "Do you think I'd speak for you? I don't even know your language."—Bender

5. "You ought to spend a little more time trying to make something of yourself and a little less time trying to impress people."—Vernon

6. "I hate it. I hate having to go along with everything my friends say."—Claire

7. "When you grow up, your heart dies."—Allison

8. "Screws fall out all the time, the world is an imperfect place."—Bender

9. "Well, if you say you haven't [had sex], you're a prude. If you say you have, you're a slut. It's a trap. You want to but you can't, and when you do you wish you didn't, right?"—Allison

10. "Did you know without trigonometry, there'd be no engineering?"—Brian
       "Without lamps, there'd be no light."—Bender

11. "Don't mess with the bull, young man. You'll get the horns."—Vernon

12. "I don't have to run away and live in the street. I can run away 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

13. "Being bad feels pretty good, huh?"—Bender

14. "Could you describe the ruckus, sir?"—Brian

15. "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 basket case...a princess...and a criminal. Does that answer your question?"