John Hughes the brilliant film director, producer, and screenwriter has created an array of touching work to last a lifetime. Here are some of the most influential quotes from his iconic films that taught us about the humor in life, humility, friendship and getting the most out of our days.

1. The Breakfast Club


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

The people we least expect sometimes give us the best advice.


2. Home Alone


“ Your heart might still be broken, but it isn’t gone. If it was gone, you wouldn’t be this nice.”

The innocence of Kevin truly can speak to the kid in all of us.


3. Sixteen Candles


“That’s why they call them crushes. If they were easy, they’d call ’em something else.”

Enough said.


4. Uncle Buck


“Here’s where we separate the men from the boys.”

John Candy uttered this while flipping the worlds largest pancake, man after my own heart.


5. Pretty In Pink


“ I just want them to know that they didn’t break me.”

Molly Ringwald always wins.


Hope these classic 80’s throwbacks made your day a little brighter!

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