The Breakfast Club Quotes



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The Breakfast Club Quotes

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Dear Mr Bernard,
We accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday for whatever we did wrong. What we did was wrong but we think you are crazy to make us write an essay on 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, a criminal. Correct? That’s the way we saw each other at seven o’clock this morning. We were brainwashed.’







INTRODUCTION TO EACH CHARACTER:







Well, Mister, you find out a way to study.”

Brain’s mum




It’s not like I am defective or anything”

Princess




Guys screw around, there’s nothing wrong with that, except that you got caught, sport…”

Athlete’s dad




criminal’ walks in front of car, bundled up, eyes straight ahead.

Criminal




Girl gets out of car, stops and steps closer to the drivers door to say goodbye and it drives off. She watches it drive away.

Basket case













I don’t belong in here.”

Princess




Describing to me who you think you are.”

Teacher













I can’t believe this is really happening to me.”

Princess




You whip it out and your dead before the first drop hits the floor.”

Athlete




If you disappeared for ever it wouldn’t make any difference. You may as well not even exist at this school.”

Athlete

Note pain Criminal’s face. Tries to control his features










Instead of going to prison, you’ll come here!”

Teacher to Bender













You think I’d speak to you. I don’t even know your language”

Bender to Princess




I don’t think either one gives a shit about me. They just use me to get back at each other.”

Princess




Their idea of parental compassion is… wacko.”

Brain




Are you a virgin?”

Criminal to Princess




You and how many of your friends?”

Criminal to Athlete




How does one become a janitor?

You guys think I am some untouchable peasant.”



Bender

Carl














Why are you here?”







I am here today because my coach and my father don’t want me to blow my ride. I get treated differently because the coach thinks I’m a winner.”

Athlete




Kind of like a horserace, it’s about how involved I am in what’s happening to me.”

Athlete













Brian here is a cherry.”

Bender




It’s my personal, private business.”

Brian













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

Athlete to Brain













Look at him, he’s a bum.”

Teacher to Bender




You think anyone’s going to believe you. You think anyone’s gonna take your word over mine?”

Teacher to Bender













I am so popular.”

Princess













I always carry this much shit in my bag.”

Basketcase




My home life is unsatisfying”

Basketcase




You do everything anybody tells you.”

Basketcase to Athlete




What did they do to you?”

They ignore me.”



Athlete

Basketcase















These kids will take care of me.”

I doubt it.”



Teacher

Carl





The only person I told was my shrink.”

What did he do?”

He nailed me.”


Basketcase

Princess


Basketcase




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

Basketcase




We’re all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding it.”

Athlete













Athletes story







Larry… “he’s kind of skinny, weak.”

My fathers attitude to weakness”

All I could think about was Larry’s father and Larry having to go home and explain it to him.”

The humiliation.”

How do you apologise for something like that.”


About Larry and what he did to him




He’s like a mindless machine I can’t relate to.”

Athlete about his dad













Brian’s Story







I don’t like what I see.”

I’ve never got an ‘F’ in my life.”









I don’t understand pressure? Fuck you!”







I can’t have an ‘F’.
















I could disappear… remember.”

Criminal




I have just as many feelings as you do.”

Princess




My god, are we going to be like our parents?”

Athlete




When you grow up, your heart dies.”

Basketcase




You don’t have the balls to stand up to your friends.”

Criminal




I hate having to go along with everything my friends do.”

Popular




Why are you being so nice to me?”

Because you’re letting me.”



Basketcase

Princess














“And these children that you spit on


as they try to change their worlds
are immune to your consultations.
They’re quiet aware
of what they’re going through…”

  • David Bowie


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