Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.

— John Hughes

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I always preferred to hang out with the outcasts, 'cause they were cooler;

they had better taste in music, for one thing, I guess because they had more time to develop one with the lack of social interaction they had!

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

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People forget that when you’re 16, you’re probably more serious than you’ll ever be again. You think seriously about the big questions.

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I am not going to sit on my ass as the events that affect me unfold to determine the course of my life. I'm going to take a stand. I'm going to defend it.

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Fantastic! Right in the middle of that long stretch between Christmas and Spring Break, your coats are getting dirty, everything's dark, dingy - what a great time for a movie!

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Maitre D' : I appreciate your understanding.

Ferris: Don't think twice. It's understanding that makes it possible for people like us to tolerate a person like yourself.

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Those who say 'you only live once' have never read a book.

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It's like being at the kids' table at Thanksgiving - you can put your elbows on it, you don't have to talk politics... no matter how old I get, there's always a part of me that's sitting there.

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I'm a former hippie, so clothes are important to me - your clothes defined you in that period. I guess clothes still defines people. But, I change a lot. I'm in my Brooks Brothers period now.

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I was obsessed with romance. When I was in high school, I saw 'Doctor Zhivago' every day from the day it opened until the day it left the theater.

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Advertising was fairly simple work, and I really just wanted a job where I could sit and write every day and not get fired for it like I had at other jobs, but it was fun.

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Why watch someone kissing when people really close their eyes when they kiss?

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About John Hughes

Quotes 27 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Director
Birthday October 16

When I go to a concert, I can't believe that people pay lots of money to see a band that they obviously like and then they dance the whole time.

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My generation had to be taken seriously because we were stopping things and burning things. We were able to initiate change, because we had such vast numbers. We were part of the baby boom, and when we moved, everything moved with us.

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It's been about ten years since I've worked with actors who knew their lines!

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I so desperately hate to end these movies that the first thing I do when I'm done is write another one. Then I don't feel sad about having to leave and everybody going away.

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At the time I came along, Hollywood's idea of teen movies meant there had to be a lot of nudity, usually involving boys in pursuit of sex, and pretty gross overall. Either that or a horror movie. And the last thing Hollywood wanted in their teen movies was teenagers!

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I find that screen kissing wears very thin very quickly.

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My heroes were Dylan, John Lennon and Picasso, because they each moved their particular medium forward, and when they got to the point where they were comfortable, they always moved on.

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I don't consider myself qualified to do a movie about international intrigue - I seldom leave the country.

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A man's tie should never be louder than his wife.

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Most of my characters are romantic rather than sexual.

I think that's an essential difference in my pictures. I think they are more accurate in portraying young people as romantic - as wanting a relationship, an understanding with a member of the opposite sex more than just physical sex.

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It would be a nice problem to have. It would mean we had reached the final. I'd like to think common sense would prevail and we'd have the use of both of them.

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Rock 'n' roll is a young form. People over twenty- five ruin it. This whole censorship thing has come about because old people are playing with a form that is essentially young and rebellious. Do you know how brilliant it was for The Beatles to break up when they did?.

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I like young actors because they're so unspoiled, not like some of those actors who are about half an hour into their fifteen minutes of fame by the time they get to me.

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The outpouring of generosity is overwhelming.

People across the Lehigh Valley are moved by the images they are seeing on TV and they want to know how they can help.

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