I’m sure you know by now that movie director John Hughes died today of a heart attack at the age of 59.
Since so many people are writing about John Hughes the man and director, I’ve decided to make my memorial post a collection of my favorite John Hughes movie quotes from my three most favorite John Hughes movies.
As I was going through all the quotes for each movie however, it occurred to me that the whole dang movie is my favorite quote! So I had to make an executive decision and choose only one quote per character. Not at all an easy decision, let me tell ya.
Which John Hughes movie quotes are your favorites?
Sixteen Candles (1984)
Molly Ringwald – Samantha Baker, “I can’t believe this. They f@@king forgot my birthday.”
Justin Henry – Mike Baker, “What the hell are you @@@@@in’ about? I gotta sleep under some Chinaman named after a duck’s dork.”
Blanche Baker – Ginny Baker, “I really love Rudy. He is totally enamored of me. I mean, I’ve had other men love me before, but not for six months in a row.”
Anthony Michael Hall – The Geek, “Can I borrow your underpants for 10 minutes?”
Gedde Watanabe – Long Duk Dong, “No more yankie my wankie. The Donger need food.”
Edward Andrews – Howard Baker, “What was he wearing? Well, uh, let’s see, he was wearing a red argyle sweater, and tan trousers, and red shoes… No, he’s not retarded.”
Michael Schoeffling – Jake Ryan, “Really? She came up to me in the gym tonight. She looked at me like I was a leper.”
The Breakfast Club (1985)
Emilio Estevez – Andrew Clark, “We’re all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding it, that’s all.”
Paul Gleason – Richard Vernon, “They love me around here. I’m a swell guy. You’re a lying sack of @@@@ and everybody knows it.”
Anthony Michael Hall – Brian Johnson, “Chicks cannot hold their smoke, dat’s what it is.”
Judd Nelson – John Bender, “But face it. You’re a neo maxi zoom dweebie, what would you be doing if you weren’t out making yourself a better citizen?”
Molly Ringwald – Claire Standish, “Do you know how popular I am? I am so popular. Everybody loves me so much at this school.”
Ally Sheedy – Allison Reynolds, “I don’t think that from a legal standpoint what he did can be construed as rape, since I paid him.”
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)
Matthew Broderick – Ferris Bueller, “Life moves pretty fast. You don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”
Alan Ruck – Cameron Frye, “Ferris, he never drives it! He just rubs it with a diaper!”
Mia Sara – Sloane Peterson, “Sooner or later, everyone goes to the zoo.”
Jeffrey Jones – Ed Rooney, “I did not achieve this position in life by having some snot-nosed punk leave my cheese out in the wind.”
Jennifer Grey – Jeanie Bueller, “I am very cute, very alone and very protective of my body. I don’t want it violated or killed, all right? I need help! Speaka de English? DICKHEAD!”
Edie McClurg – Grace, the Secretary, “The sportos, the motorheads, geeks, sluts, bloods, waistoids, dweebies, dickheads – they all adore him. They think he’s a righteous dude.”
Ben Stein – Economics Teacher, “Bueller?… Bueller?… Bueller?”
Pretty in Pink (1986)
Molly Ringwald – Andie Walsh, “I just want them to know that they didn’t break me.”
Jon Cryer – Duckie (Phil Dale), “His name is Blane? Oh! That’s a major appliance, that’s not a name!”
Annie Potts – Iona, “I know I’m old enough to be his mother, but when the Duck laid that kiss on me last night, I swear my thighs just went up in flames! He must practice on melons or something.”
James Spader – Steff, “Andie, you’re a @@@@@.”
Andrew McCarthy – Blane McDonnagh, “You couldn’t buy her, though, that’s what’s killing you, isn’t it? Stef? That’s it, Stef. She thinks you’re @@@@. And deep down, you know she’s right.”