Most of the values that I got growing up came from the 80s and 90s teen movies that my older siblings watched at home. It may not seem like it, but teen movies can actually come with some valuable lessons, too. Here are some of the lessons that I’ve learned from teen movies of years past.
12 Lessons I’ve Learned from 90s Teen Movies
“Don’t let anyone ever make you feel like you don’t deserve what you want. Go for it.” – Patrick Verona, 10 Things I Hate About You
“The light concealing cream goes first. Then you blend and blend. Blending is the secret.” – Peg Boggs, Edward Scissorhands
“Things will happen in your life that you an’t stop, but that’s no reason to shut out the world.” – Crazy Pete, Now and Then
“People shouldn’t experience the act of love until they are in love.” – Annette Hargrove, Cruel Intentions
“You don’t always have to be who they want you to be.” – Kat Stratford, 10 Things I Hate About You
“It’s not all about winning.” – Annette Hargrove, Cruel Intentions
“You can’t buy the necessities of life with cookies.” – Bill Boggs, Edward Scissorhands
“If we go out and half-ass it coz we’re scared, then we’ll always wonder if we were really good enough. But if we go out there and give it all we’ve got, that’s heroic.” – Jonathan “Mox” Moxon, Varsity Blues
“It’s normal for things to be shitty.” – Teeny Turcell, Now and Then
“Searching for a boy in high school is as useless as searching for meaning in a Pauly Shore movie.” – Cher Horowitz, Clueless
“You can run from the disappointments you’re trying to forget, but it’s only when you embrace your past that you truly move forward.” – Samantha Albertson, Now and Then
“Sometimes when you open up to people, you let the bad in with the good.” – Zach Siler, She’s All That
What are your favorite quotes from 90s movies? 🙂 Share them with us!