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John Hughes Gives Us a Lesson in Love

Jul 18 2015 - 8:00am

Much like Easy A's Olive Penderghast, it's safe to say we all had the same aspiration of wishing for John Hughes to turn our life into one of his classic '80s films. From Sixteen Candles to Pretty in Pink, Hughes directed, produced, and wrote a plethora of films that everyone could relate to. Teenage angst, heartbreak, and falling in love were some of Hughes's most common themes, so it's no wonder why these films still catch our eye today. Whether you were a Duckie fan or couldn't help but swoon over Jake Ryan, find out what these iconic characters taught us about love.

Crushes Aren't Easy

Everyone Just Wants to Be Loved

Don't Sweep Things Under the Rug

Love Can Make You a Little Crazy

Don't Take the Little Things Too Seriously

Have Standards

"If somebody doesn't believe in me, I can't believe in them." — Andie Walsh, Pretty in Pink

Show Your Support For Who You Love

"You said you couldn't be with someone who didn't believe in you. Well I believed in you. I just didn't believe in me. I love you . . . always." — Blane McDonough, Pretty in Pink

Don't Let Someone Bring You Down

Always Be Yourself

"You wanna hurt me? Go right ahead if it makes you feel any better. I'm an easy target. Yeah, you're right, I talk too much. I also listen too much. I could be a coldhearted cynic like you . . . but I don't like to hurt people's feelings. Well, you think what you want about me; I'm not changing. I like . . . I like me. My wife likes me. My customers like me. 'Cause I'm the real article. What you see is what you get." — Del Griffith, Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Don't Expect Someone to Be Perfect

Heartbreak Happens to Everyone

Don't Hold Onto the Past Too Tightly

Stand Up For Yourself

"You know, I have just as many feelings as you do and it hurts just as much when somebody steps all over them." — Claire Standish, The Breakfast Club

We All Have Some Quirks

"We're all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding it, that's all." — Andrew Clark, The Breakfast Club

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