22 Best ‘Stranger Things’ Quotes of All Time

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Eleven hardly speaks but when she does, she comes out with the greatest one-liners. You can always rely on Dustin to bring the humor, and Jonathan to offer some wise words of advice. Heck, even Steve’s sayings are epic (epically cringe).

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Stranger Things might have television’s coolest characters and most awesome 80’s references, but most of all, it presents some of the funniest lines and memorable sayings that go down in history.

So, whether you choose to use them as Instagram captions, in conversation with your friends, or as an insult (Dustin has loads of them), here are 22 of the greatest Stranger Things quotes to use in everyday life.

1. If you’re a coffee addict, just like Hopper, this quote should be your life motto.

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“Mornings are for coffee and contemplation.” – Chief Hopper

2. When you want to defend your crazy friend…or blame them for something gone wrong.

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“Shes our friend and shes crazy.” – Dustin

3. That’s right, Jonathan. Never follow the crowd…

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

4. Use this important quote by Eleven to tell a friend how to be loyal…

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“Friends don’t lie.” – Eleven

5. This funny Stranger Things line is useful when wanting some peace and quiet (or when in trouble).

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

6. When someone’s obliviousness annoys you, use this Dustin phrase…

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“Sometimes, your total obliviousness just blows my mind.” – Dustin

7. Cheesy, but worth the mention if you want to impress a certain someone…

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

8. Dustin’s quotes will always make you smile…

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“Why are you keeping this curiosity door locked?” – Dustin

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9. Joyce is a great mom. Her words are great when helping a friend in need. 

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“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

10. When you’re a book-worm who loves to travel through stories and imagination…

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“I am on a curiosity voyage, and I need my paddles to travel. These books…these books are my paddles.” – Dustin

11. Eleven’s one-liner and moment from season two might just be the best thing to come out of the show.

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“Bitchin’.” – Eleven

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12. Jonathan makes it okay to be a freak. Hands up if you’re a freak!

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“Do you wanna be normal? Do you wanna be just like everyone else? Being a freak is the best. I’m a freak!” – Jonathan

13. Sometimes, we all get mad like Dustin. This quote is great to use against that annoying person.

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“Son of a bitch. You know, you’re really no help at all, you know that?” – Dustin

14. Be that friend of motivation, just like Steve.

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“You’re gonna slay ’em dead.” – Steve

15. Mike’s quotes are the sweetest. If you hold a friend close to your heart, this line is for them.

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“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

16. If, like Dustin, you’re proud of your pearls, remember to *purr* this funny quote.

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“She will not be able to resist these pearls.” *Purrs* – Dustin

17. Find yourself going crazy? At least you can do so with a friend.

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“If we’re both going crazy, then we’ll go crazy together, right?” – Mike

18. Erica might have had a small role but her lines were nothing short of epic.

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Its called code shut-your-mouth.” – Erica Sinclair

19. In the words of Jonathan, stop being normal. Be different. 

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“Nobody normal ever accomplished anything meaningful in this world.” – Jonathan

20. Revealed a secret? Use Steve’s funny threat when in doubt…

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“You tell anyone I just told you that and your ass is grass.” – Steve

21. Erica was the star of season 3, can we all agree?

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“You can’t spell America without Erica.” – Erica

22. Max has some great advice for girls going through heartbreak…

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“There’s more to life than stupid boys, you know.” – Max Mayfield

These quotes from Stranger Things surely turned your frown upside down, am I right? They’re enough to make you smile until Will Byers next vanishes.

What more lines will we hear from the show? As the seasons go by, we’re sure to list more sweet sayings by Mike and witty comments from Dustin. Be sure to find the best ones right here!

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Angela Stephanou

Angela Stephanou

Owner and chief editor of Tell Tales. Angela has a BA in Communications and oversees the content and strategy across Tell Tales, building an audience of pop culture junkies like herself. Her social media follows have more celebrities than real-life friends, music runs through her veins and she’d much rather be glued to her TV screen, piled under an array of snacks than go out on a Friday night. Angela’s guilty pleasure is watching cheesy reality shows like Keeping Up with the Kardashians, but she’s also a sucker for all things Marvel and DC - two entirely different worlds, we know.

10 Responses

  1. “I dump your a$$” – Eleven/Jane
    “I’m sorry but you ate my cat” – Dustin
    “nEvEr EnDiNg StOrY” – Suzie poo and Dusty bun
    “He likes it cold” – Will
    “Three inches” Hopper
    “*slurp*” – Alexie
    “How was the pull out?” – Murry
    “I may be a Sh!tty boyfriend but I am a damn good babysitter” – Steve
    “HoW mAnY tImEs DaD i DoN’t Do DrUgS” – drunk Steve

  2. Maybe im a mess, maybe im crazy, maybe im out of my mind… but, god help me i will keep these lights up until the day i die, if i think there’s any chance that will is still out there – joyce

  3. You forgot, Ahoy ladies! didn’t see you there! Would you guys like to set sail on this ocean of flavor with me, I’ll be your captain…I’m Steve Harrington

    -Steve Harrington

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