Pretty in Pink

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Pretty in Pink is a 1986 romantic comedy-drama film about teenage love and social cliques in 1980s American high schools.

Directed by Howard Deutch. Written by John Hughes.
He's Good. She's Good. He's just Duckie. (taglines)


  • You know, it's so insane that someone you've never met, never talked to can be your enemy.
  • I just want them to know that they didn't break me.
  • If somebody doesn't believe in me, I can't believe in them.
  • Duckie, stop!


  • May I admire you again today?
  • God, Andie, I would have died for you!
  • Drinking and driving don't mix, that's why I ride a bike.
  • Well, that's very nice. I'm glad. Well here's... here's the point, Andie. I'm not particularly concerned with whether or not you like me, because I live to like you and... and I can't like you anymore. So... so when you're feeling real low and... and dirty, don't look to me to pump you back up 'cause... 'cause... 'cause maybe for the first time in your life I won't be there!
  • It's called a sense of humor - you should get one - they're nice.
  • It's the end of the month, they're out of toilet seat covers!
  • This is an incredibly romantic moment, and you're ruining it for me!
  • We don't have none of this stuff in the boy's room! Wait a minute! We don't got none of this... we don't got doors on the stalls in the boy's room, we don't have, what is this? What's this? We don't have a candy machine in the boy's room!
  • I'm off like a dirty shirt.
  • This is a really volcanic ensemble you're wearing, it's really marvelous!
  • Good morning! Welcome to another day of higher education!


  • You buy everything, Steff. You couldn't buy her, though, that's what's killing you, isn't it? That's it, Steff. She thinks you're shit. And deep down, you know she's right.
  • You said you couldn't be with someone who didn't believe in you. I believed in you, I always believed in you. I just didn't believe in me. I love you... always.
  • What can I say, I overestimated my friends. I screwed up, I'm sorry ok


  • That girl was, is, and always will be nada!
  • Andie, you're a bitch.


  • [finishes stapling records to the window display] Applause, applause, APPLAUSE.
  • [On the phone with boyfriend] Bondage has no place in my life. Since when? Since I spent the night tied up in the backseat of your car!
  • Andie, hon. Listen, it's after 7:00. Don't waste good lip gloss.


  • Bouncer at CATS: Love's a bitch, Duck. Love's a bitch.
  • Principal: If you give off signals that you don't want to belong, people will make sure that you don't.


Andie: How can you tell?
Iona: Did you feel it in your knees?
Andie: I felt it everywhere.
Iona: Strong lips. [laughs] I know I'm old enough to be his mother, but when the Duck laid that kiss on me last night, I swear my thighs just went up in flames! He must practice on melons or something.

Steff: I've been out with a lot of girls at this school. I don't see what makes you so different.
Andie: I have some taste.

Duckie: What now?
Andie: Bed.
Duckie: Yours or mine? Ours?

Blane: How are you doing?
Andie: Why haven't you called me?
Blane: Oh, I got nailed for the stable thing. I guess the groom saw us. It's against the rules.
Andie: I called you three times and I left messages.
Blane: Yeah? Well I didn't get them. My family... they're irresponsible about that stuff, you know?
Andie: I waited for you this morning.
Blane: Yeah? Where?
Andie: Parking lot. I saw you and I thought you saw me.
Blane: No.
Andie: What about prom, Blane?
Blane: Andie, I'm having a bad day. Can we talk later?
Andie: No. What about prom?
Blane: Why don't we meet after school?
Andie: No! What about prom?
Blane: Andie, come on.
Andie: Just say it.
Blaine: What?
Andie: Just say it. I wanna hear you say it.
Blane: Andie, please, all right?
Andie: I wanna hear you say it.
Blane: A month ago, I asked somebody else and I forgot.
[Andie pushes him against a locker]
Andie: You're a liar! You're a filthy, fucking, no-good liar. You don't have the guts to tell me the truth. Just say it!
Blane: I'm not lying.
Andie: Tell me!
Blane: What do you want to hear?
Andie: Tell me!
Blane: What?
Andie: You're ashamed to be seen with me.
Blane: No, I am not!
Andie: You're ashamed to go out with me. You're terrified that you're goddamn rich friends won't approve. [hits Blane] Just say it! [hits him again] Just tell me the truth!
Blane: You don't understand Andie, it has nothing at all to do with you.
[Andie runs away]
Blane: [wipes a tear] Andie!

Duckie: So what, you're going to go out with this guy? Is this like a date or something?
Andie: Yeah. You’ll like him. He’s not like the other guys, seriously.
Duckie: No…no! You-you really pissed me off Andie, cause you know they shit on everybody including you!
Andie: Who's shitting on me? I'm not gonna let anybody shit on me!
Duckie: He’s just gonna use your ass and throw you away! God I would’ve died for you.
Andie: So what am I supposed to do, he asked me out and I like him! If I hate him because he's got money, just listen to me. If I hate him because he's got money then that’s the exact same thing as them hating us because we don’t. Do you understand?
Duckie: You can’t do this and respect yourself. You-you can't.
Andie: We’ll I’ll make that decision alright.
Duckie: Sure, you can do what you want!
Andie: You know you're talking like that just because I'm going out with Blaine.
Duckie: Blane? His name is Blane? Oh! That's a major appliance, that's not a name!
Andie: Just because I'm going out with "Blane" it doesn't mean I still can't be friends with you! I mean it doesn't change the way I feel about you.
Duckie: That's-that's really nice, I'm-I'm glad. Here's the thing Andie. I'm not particularly concerned with whether or not you like me, because I live to like you and-and I can't like you anymore. So-so when you've had your heart splattered all over hell and you're feeling really low and dirty don't look to me to pump you back up, cause-cause maybe for the first time in your life, I won't be there!
Andie: I can't believe you’re actually saying this.
Duckie: Well I guess that's just tough shit!

Duckie: You know what an older women does for me?
Iona: Changes your diapers?
Duckie: Touché.

Steff: I thought that was very uncool of you last night, Blane.
Blane: What?
Steff: What?
Blaine: You mean Andie?
Steff: Yeah, I mean Andie.
Blane: What's the big deal? I like her. Matter of fact, I was pissed off at you guys for being so nasty to her.
Steff: It was way out of order for you to foist her on the party.
Blane: Steff, you hear yourself? You hear the same asshole shit I hear?
Steff: What, do I have to spell it out for you, Blane?
Blane: I guess so.
Steff: Nobody appreciates your sense of humor you know. As a matter of fact, everybody's about to puke from you. I mean if you've got a hard-on for trash, don't take care of it around us pal, alright?
Blane: Right, buddy.
Steff: Listen, I don't need a lot of shit on this one, Blane, alright. I really don't.
Blane: Is money all that matters to you?
Steff: Where the hell does that come from? C'mon, look around you. Would I treat my parent's house like this if money was any kind of issue? Why are you doing this? Why don't you just... nail her, and get it over with? Why are you getting involved?
Blane: Is there something wrong with that?
Steff: I just think it's stupid, you know. It's pointless. I mean, your parents. I think they'll be thrilled.
Blane: [defensively] They have nothing to do with it.
Steff: Oh, really? I've seen your mother go to work on you, Blane. It's vicious. When Bill and Joyce get through with you, you won't know whether to shit or go sailing... Listen, I'm getting really bored with this conversation, all right, Blane? You know, if you want your piece of low-grade ass, fine. Take it, you know? But if you do, you're not going to have a friend.
Blane: Is that right?
Steff: Yeah, that's right. I mean, if you wanna make the choice, go ahead. Make it. Alright? I personally wouldn't trash a friendship over it. But, hey I'm old fashioned, so... Why don't you take a shower? You look like shit.

Andie: What are you doing?
Duckie: I had to use the powder room, so I figured I'd come in the back.
Andie: I'm sure there are bathrooms all over the place!
Duckie: I'm not nine, Andie, I know that.

Andie: Were you here long?
Duckie: No, no! Three, four... hours.

Andie: I don't know what I'm doing!
Iona: Wishful makeup!

Andie: May I admire you?
Duckie: If you wish!

Andie: Well, not nothing. I mean, I kissed him...
Iona: Anywhere interesting?


  • He's Good. She's Good. He's just Duckie.
  • He's crazy about her. She's crazy about him. He's just crazy.
  • Blane's a pretty cool guy. Andie's pretty in pink. And Ducky's pretty crazy.
  • The laughter. The lovers. The friends. The fights. The talk. The hurt. The jealousy. The passion. The pressure. The real world.


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