Gordie: Fuck writing, I don’t want to be a writer. It’s stupid. It’s a stupid waste of time. Chris: That’s your dad talking. Gordie: Bullshit. Chris: Bull true. Chris: I know how your dad feels about you. He doesn’t give a shit about you. Denny was the one. He cared about and don’t try to tell me different. You’re just a kid, Gordie. Gordie: Oh, gee! Thanks, Dad. Chris: Wish the hell I was your dad. You wouldn’t be goin’ around talkin’ about takin’ these stupid shop courses if I was. It’s like God gave you something, man, all those stories you can make up. And He said, “This is what we got for ya, kid. Try not to lose it.” Kids lose everything unless there’s someone there to look out for them. And if your parents are too fucked up to do it, then maybe I should.
Today is Corey Feldman’s 44th birthday. I couldn’t pick just one quote. So, here are several Felsdman quotes from several classic ’80s movies:
The Fox and the Hound
Young Tod: What are you smelling? Young Copper: I’m on the trail of something. Young Tod: Trail of… what? Young Copper: I don’t know yet.
[sniffs Tod] Young Copper: Why it’s… it’s you.
[howls] Young Tod: What’d you do that for? Young Copper: We’re supposed to do that when we find what we’ve been tracking. Young Tod: I’m a fox. My name’s Tod. What’s your name kid? Young Copper: Mine’s Copper. I’m a hound dog.
Irene Walsh: Pants and shirts go in the… oh, forget about it. Just throw everything into cardboard boxes. Clark, can you really translate all that? Mouth: For sure, Mrs. Walsh.
Stand By Me
Vern: Come on you guys. Let’s get moving. Teddy: Yeah, by the time we get there, the kid won’t even be dead anymore.
The Lost Boys
Max: It was all going to be so perfect, Lucy. Just like one big, happy family. Your boys… and my boys. Edgar Frog: Great! The Bloodsucking Brady Bunch!
License to Drive
Dean: Could you take the car out of neutral? We just got passed by a street sweeper.
Ricky Butler: Hey, Mrs. Rumsfield, no tan lines. Looks nice. Mark Rumsfield: That kid next door’s a meatball.
Dream a Little Dream
Bobby Keller: Why do we have to take something so far that it can’t be taken back? I’ll tell you why – because we’re young, and when you’re young, every little thing seems so big.
Vern (Jerry O’Connell): Do you think Mighty Mouse could beat up Superman?
Teddy (Corey Feldman): What are you, cracked?
Vern: Why not? I saw the other day. He was carrying five elephants in one hand!
Teddy: Boy, you don’t know nothing! Mighty Mouse is a cartoon. Superman’s a real guy. There’s no way a cartoon could beat up a real guy.
Vern: Yeah, maybe you’re right. It’d be a good fight, though.