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100 Best Quotes From Netflix’s Stranger Things

Stranger Things is an American science fiction horror drama television series produced by the Duffer Brothers and streaming exclusively on Netflix. The series is set in the fictional small town of Hawkins, Indiana, during the 1980s. Following the disappearance of a boy, sinister things start to occur, and it looks like the government plays a role.

There are currently three seasons (the fourth coming out sometime this year!), each focusing on something completely different. This Golden Globe and Emmy awarded show is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat!

Here’s the scoop on the best quotes from Stranger Things!

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1. “Friends don’t lie.” -Eleven

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2. “There’s more to life than stupid boys.” -Max Mayfield

3. “If anyone asks where I am, I’ve left the country.” -Mike Wheeler

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4. “Mornings are for coffee and contemplation.” -Jim Hopper

5. “No, El, you’re not the monster. You saved me. Do you understand? You saved me.” -Mike Wheeler

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6. “Oh my god oh my god oh my god oh my god.” -Dustin Henderson

7. “You shouldn’t like things because people tell you you’re supposed to.” -Jonathan Byers

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8. “Lando!” -Dustin Henderson

9. “Nothing is gonna go back to the way that it was. Not really. But it’ll get better. In time.” -Jim Hopper

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10. “I’m going to my friends. I’m going home.” -Eleven

11. “Dude – you did it! you won a fight!” -Dustin Henderson

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12. “I’m a fighter. I’ve killed.” -Eleven

13. “I am on a curiosity voyage and I need my paddles to travel.” -Dustin Henderson

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14. “Sometimes, your total obliviousness just blows my mind.” -Dustin Henderson

15. “Nobody normal ever accomplished anything meaningful in this world.” -Jonathan Byers

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16. “I don’t like most people. He’s in the vast majority.” -Jonathan Byers

17. “I just didn’t want you to think I was such a wastoid, you know?” -Mike Wheeler

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18. “This is not yours to fix alone. You act like you’re all alone out there in the world, but you’re not. You’re not alone.” -Joyce Byers

19. “I’m stealthy, like a ninja.” -Steve Harrington

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20. “Ask for forgiveness, not permission.” -Nancy Wheeler

21. “What is friend?” -Eleven

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22. “Mouthbreather.” -Eleven

23. “She helped just enough so she could get what she wants: food and a bed. She’s like a stray dog.” -Lucas Sinclair

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24. “If we’re both going crazy, then we’ll go crazy together, right?” -Mike Wheeler

25. “If you don’t mind, for the sake of your poor old dad, keep the door open three inches.” -Jim Hopper

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26. “I’m the monster.” -Eleven

27. “You shouldn’t have upset him.” -Will Byers

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28. “Why are you keeping this curiosity door locked?” -Dustin Henderson

29. “Do you know anything about sensory deprivation tanks? Specifically how to build one?” -Dustin Henderson

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30. “We’re not even in the game; we’re on the bench.” -Mike Wheeler

31. “ I don’t care if anyone believes me. I am not gonna stop looking for him until I find him and bring him home! I am going to bring him home!” -Joyce Byers

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32. “Being a freak is the best. I’m a freak.” -Jonathan Byers

33. “People don’t spend their lives trying to look at what’s behind the curtain. They like the curtain. It provides them stability, comfort, and definition.” -Murray Bauman

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34. “The gate… I opened it.” -Eleven

35. “Is–is he here? … Henderson!” -Steve Harrington

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36. “Science is neat, but I’m afraid it’s not very forgiving.” -Scott Clarke

37. “She will not be able to resist these pearls.” -Dustin Henderson

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38. “We’re talking about the destruction of our world as we know it.” -Lucas Sinclair

39. “Mike! I found the chocolate pudding!” -Dustin Henderson

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40. “Make mistakes, learn from them and when life hurts you, because it will, remember the hurt. The hurt is good. It means you’re out of that cave.” -Jim Hopper

41. “You’re just not nimble enough, but you’ll get there someday.” -Lucas Sinclair

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42. “I will never, ever let anything bad happen to you ever again. Whatever’s going on in you, we’re gonna fix it.” -Joyce Byers

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43. “What’s at the X? Pirate treasure?” -Bob Newby

44. “If you believe in this story… Finish it.” -Karen Wheeler

45. “Just curious why all of a sudden you look like some MTV punk.” -Jim Hopper

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46. “You tell anyone that I told you that and your ass is grass.” -Steve Harrington

47. “You’re going to take out the Demogorgon with a slingshot?” -Dustin Henderson

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48. “There’s nothing simple about it. Nothing simple about anything you’ve told me.” -Murray Bauman

49. “C-O-M-promise. Compromise? How ’bout that’s your word for the day, yeah? It’s something that’s kinda in-between, something like… halfway happy.” -Jim Hopper

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50. “Maybe I am a mess, maybe I’m crazy, maybe I’m out of my mind! But God help me, I will keep these lights up until the day I die, if I think there’s a chance that Will’s still out there!” -Joyce Byers

51. “Will wanted me to give him some space, so I’m giving him a few feet.” -Joyce Byers

52. “You can’t spell America without Erica.” -Erica Sinclair

53. “You keep trying things on until something feels like you.” -Max Mayfield

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54. “All living organisms develop defense mechanisms against attack. They adapt. They find some way to survive.” -Sam Owens

55. “Your mom doesn’t knock?” -Jonathan Byers

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56. “You’re gonna slay em’ dead.” -Steve Harrington

57. “When I become rich and famous for this one day, don’t come crawling back, saying, ‘Oh, my God, Dustin, I’m so sorry for being mean to you back in 8th grade.’” -Dustin Henderson

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58. “This is not a normal family.” -Joyce Henderson

59. “Touch my butt, I don’t care!” -Dustin Henderson

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60. “Once you open up that curiosity door, anything is possible.” -Scott Clarke

61. “You know what this half-baked plan of yours sounds like to me? Child endangerment.” -Erica Sinclair

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62. “Can’t have more than one best friend.” -Dustin Henderson

63. “It’s called code shut-your-mouth.” -Erica Sinclair

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64. “You think I actually wanted to come to this? I was just hungry.” -Jim Hopper

65. “This thing has had Will long enough. Let’s kill them.” -Joyce Byers 

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66. “Well, I don’t know who’s been raising you, but I’m going to get you some new crayons because it looks like he’s shooting cabbages.” -Joyce Byers

67. “Yeah, the real world sucks, deal with it like the rest of us.” -Jonathan Byers

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68. “How many children are you friends with?” -Robin Buckley

69. “The campaign took 2 weeks to plan! How was I supposed to know it was going to take 10 hours?” -Mike Wheeler

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70. “Okay, it’s official. I’m never having kids.” -Dustin Henderson

71. “She’s only gonna break your heart, and you’re way too young for that.” -Steve Harrington

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72. “After Sara… I saw her too. And I heard her. I didn’t know what was real. And then I figured out that it was in my mind, and I had to pack all that away… otherwise I was gonna fall down a hole, that I couldn’t get out of.” -Jim Hopper

73. “Bitchin’.” -Eleven

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74. “Now that you’re out of high school, which means you’re technically an adult, don’t you think it’s time you move on from primitive constructs such as popularity?” -Dustin Henderson

75. “I didn’t realize it was such an honor to go trick-or-treating with you.” -Max Mayfield

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76. “Feelings. The truth is, for so long, I’d forgotten what those even were. I’ve been stuck in that place, in a cave, you might say. A deep, dark cave.” -Jim Hopper

77. “She’s our friend and she’s crazy.” -Dustin Henderson

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78. “Use the shampoo and conditioner and when your hair’s damp, not wet, okay? When it’s damp, you do four puffs of the Farrah Fawcett spray.” -Steve Harrington

79. “You know, out of all of my brother’s friends, you’re my favorite. You’ve always been my favorite.” -Nancy Wheeler

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80. “Why do we even need weapons anyway. We have her.” -Dustin Henderson

81. “Yeah? And I want a date with Bo Derek. We all want things.” -Jim Hopper

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82. “Sometimes, I impress even myself.” -Sam Owens

83. “You wanna go out in the world?! You better grow up! Grow the hell up!” -Jim Hopper

84. “I asked if you wanted to be my friend. And you said yes. You said yes. It was the best thing I’ve ever done.” -Mike Wheeler

85. “Something’s coming. Something hungry for blood. A shadow grows on the wall behind you, swallowing you in darkness. It is almost here.” -Mike Wheeler

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86. “We’re going back to Plan A. We’re telling your mom.” -Lucas Sinclair

87. “These books—these books are my paddles. I need my paddles!” -Dustin Henderson

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88. “I just feel whole, like a piece of me was missing and now it’s not.” -Kali Prasad

89. “Rule number two: only open the door, if you hear my secret knock.” -Jim Hopper

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90. “Do you wanna be normal? Do you wanna be just like everyone else?” -Jonathan Byers

91. “Did you ever think maybe Will went missing because he ran into something bad? And we’re going to the exact same spot where he was last seen? And we have no weapons or anything?” -Dustin Henderson

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92. “Only love makes you that crazy, sweetheart, and that damn stupid.” -Florence

93. “Maybe I’ll just kill Mike. I’m the chief of police, I could cover it up.” -Jim Hopper

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94. “I only have, like, $3.50, so it’s hard.” -Mike Wheeler

95. “El, are you there? El? It’s me, it’s Mike. It’s day 352, 7:40 pm, I am still here. If you’re out there, say something… or give me a sign, I won’t, I won’t even say anything, I just… I want to know if you’re okay.” -Mike Wheeler

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96. “Hey! Dickheads! How come the only one helping me out is this random girl?” -Steve Harrington

97. “Men of science have made abundant mistakes of every kind.” -Sam Owens

98. “What? I’m a fan of Thumper.” -Jonathan Byers

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99. “You’re now faced with the same choice, Jane: go back into hiding and hope they don’t find you, or fight, and face them again.” -Kali Prasad

100. “Man, kids are the worst! Who needs ‘em anyway?” -Steve Harrington

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Did you know that Stranger Things was rejected at least 15 times before Netflix approved it?

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10 Best Quotes From Netflix’s Stranger Things