John Hughes Quotes

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.

I don't think I'm making any great statements and I certainly don't think I'm making art.

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.

I stumbled into this business I didn't train for it. I yelled 'Action!' on my first two movies before the camera was turned on.

My early prose style - this is so embarrassing - was sort of a suburban Presbyterian knockoff of Woody Allen.

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

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.

When I did 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off' I had the idea on Monday and the following Tuesday it was in budget at Paramount. I couldn't walk.

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.

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.

I used to judge the quality of music by whether I could make a 90-minute cassette and not repeat any artists.

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!

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

A geek is a guy who has everything going for him but he's just too young. He's got the software but he doesn't have the hardware yet.

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.

I don't think of kids as a lower form of the human species.

I usually listen to surf music not much instrumental music and when I was younger I listened to jazz.

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

I find that screen kissing wears very thin very quickly.

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

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

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

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.