25 Best Ferris Bueller Quotes From 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off'

Best Ferris Bueller quotes

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'Ferris Bueller's Day Off' is a comedy film for teenagers which was a gift to Chicago by the film's director and co-producer, John Hughes.

The movie is about a high school student who takes a day off to be in Chicago with his friends. Ferris talks to the audience through the movie about his thoughts.

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Famous Ferris Bueller Quotes

John Hughes work, with Matthew Broderick as the main lead has some amazing quotes in the movie. We have listed some of the 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off' quotes below. The movie holds many interesting facts right from shooting with a real parade to having three replicas of the Ferrari. It was not the actual Ferrari that got crashed, but just its replica. The message of 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off' was to live the most out of the present

1."The question isn’t ‘What are we going to do?’ The question is ‘What aren’t we going to do?'"

-Ferris Bueller.

2."Boy in Police Station: There's someone you should talk to.

Jeannie: If you say Ferris Bueller, you lose a testicle."

3."This is the part where Cameron goes berserk."

-Ferris Bueller.

4. "The place is like a museum. It’s very beautiful and very cold, and you’re not allowed to touch anything."

-Ferris Bueller.

'Ferris Bueller's Day Off' Movie Quotes By Ferris Bueller, Cameron Frye, and Ed Rooney

This movie cast includes Matthew Broderick as Ferris Bueller, Jennifer Grey as Jeanie Bueller, Jeffrey Jones as Vice-Principal Edward "Ed" Rooney, Lyman Ward as Tom Bueller. Other cast includes Cindy Pickett, Edie McClurg, Charlie Sheen, Ben Stein, Virginia Capers, Richard Edson, Larry "Flash" Jenkins, Kristy Swanson, Alan Ruck and Mia Sara.

Ferris Bueller's Day Off' movie quotes

5. "Ferris Bueller, you’re my hero!"

-Cameron Frye.

6."You wear too much eye makeup. My sister wears too much. People think she's a tramp."

-Boy in Police Station

7."Not that I condone fascism, or any -ism for that matter. -Ism's in my opinion are not good. A person should not believe in an -ism, he should believe in himself. I quote John Lennon, "I don't believe in Beatles, I just believe in me." Good point there. After all, he was the walrus. I could be the walrus. I'd still have to bum rides off people."

-Ferris Bueller.

8."Yeah, that's right, just, uh, roll her old bones on over here, and I'll dig up your daughter. You know that's school policy."

-Ed Rooney.

9."Ferris Bueller: If you're not over here in fifteen minutes, you can find a new best friend.

Cameron Frye: You've been saying that since the fifth grade."

- 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off'.

10. "Sloane Peterson: What Are You Interested In?

Cameron Frye: Nothing."

- 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off'.

11."Ferris: Now, I didn't hit you. I lightly slapped you.

Cameron: You hit me. You make me get out of bed, you make me come over here. You make me make a phony phone call to Edward Rooney? The man could squash my nuts into oblivion. And-and-and then, and then, you deliberately hurt my feelings."

- 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off'.

12."How could I possibly be expected to handle school on a day like this?"

-Ferris Bueller.

13."Between grief and nothing...I'll take grief."

-Ed Rooney.

14."Sloane: Ferris, please. You've gone too far. We're going to get busted.

Ferris: A: You can never go too far. B: If I’m gonna get busted, it is not gonna be by a guy like that."

- 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off'.

15."Oh, he's very popular Ed. The sportos, the motorheads, geeks, tramps, bloods, wastoids, dweebies...they all adore him. They think he's a righteous dude."


16."Economics Teacher: Bueller? Bueller? Bueller?

Simone: Um, he's sick. My best friend's sister's boyfriend's brother's girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who's going with the girl who saw Ferris pass out at 31 Flavors last night. I guess it's pretty serious."

- 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off'.

17."Ferris Bueller: Hi. Do you speak English?

Garage Attendant: Uh, what country do you think this is?"

- 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off'.

Quotes From Ferris Bueller

Chicago is where Ferris Bueller quotes come from

Some of the quotes by Ferris Bueller are listed below, ranging from his techniques to skip school, to his thoughts on socialists.

18."The key to faking out the parents is the clammy hands. It's a good non-specific symptom. I'm a big believer in it. A lot of people will tell you a good phoney fever is a deadlock, but you get a nervous mother, you could wind up in a doctor's office—that's worse than school. You fake a stomach cramp, and when you're bent over, moaning and wailing, you lick your palms. It's a little childish and stupid, but then again, so is high school."

-Ferris Bueller.

19."Pardon my French, but Cameron is so uptight, if you stuck a lump of coal up his a**, in two weeks, you’d have a diamond."

-Ferris Bueller.

20."You're still here? It’s over. Go home."

-Ferris Bueller.

21."I did have a test today. That wasn't bullcrap. It's on European socialism. I mean, really, what's the point? I'm not European. I don't plan on being European, so who gives a crap if they're socialists? They could be fascist anarchists - that still wouldn't change the fact that I don't own a car."

-Ferris Bueller.

Ferris Bueller Quotes About Life

Ferris Bueller speaks out many of his thoughts directly to the audience through the movie. Some of his quotes on life are mentioned below.

22."You’re not dying. You just can’t think of anything good to do."

-Ferris Bueller.

23."A person should not believe in an -ism, he should believe in himself."

-Ferris Bueller.

24."Cameron Frye: Ferris, my father loves this car more than life itself.

Ferris Bueller: A man with priorities so far out of whack doesn't deserve such a fine automobile."

- 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off'.

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

-Ferris Bueller.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for 25 Best Ferris Bueller quotes from 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off' then why not take a look at 'Back To The Future' quotes, or 'Footloose' quotes.


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