As the wise Ally Sheedy once said, "When you grow up, your heart dies"

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There are plenty of films about the troubles and triumphs of love in the ’80s teen movie canon.

Say Anything taught dudes about the importance of grand romantic gestures. Sixteen Candles showed ladies that just being yourself is more than enough to land Jake Ryan. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off taught both genders that life moves pretty fast, and we should all stop and look around with our best friends and significant others once in a while.

But when we think about cinematic tales of teen romance, The Breakfast Club usually isn’t the first movie to come to mind. Well, it should!

This coming-of-age story crammed into one day-long detention session is celebrating its 30th anniversary on Sunday, but its love lessons are still relevant today.

Romance isn’t over-the-top displays of affection and schmaltzy soundtracks; love is learning how to tolerate someone who is different from you for the rest of your life – or, at least, the rest of high school.

To prove our point and help play Cupid, we made valentines with famous lines from The Breakfast Club that get straight to the point about love in the modern age.

Share them with your sweetheart and thank us later.

John Bender (Judd Nelson)

Claire Standish (Molly Ringwald)

Andrew Clark (Emilio Estevez)

Allison Reynolds (Ally Sheedy)

Brian Johnson (Anthony Michael Hall)

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