The Best Stranger Things Quotes

Stranger Things is a science-fiction/horror series airing on Netflix, which has seen three seasons as of July 2019. A number of name Hollywood actors have joined many new stars, including Winona Ryder, Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo, Natalia DYer, Cara Buono, Matthew Modine, Joe Keery, Sean Astin, Paul Reiser, and Maya Hawke. The series is set in a fictional Indiana town and involves investigations into mysterious supernatural events and disappearances. The series is set in the 1980s, and references pop culture staples of the time such as the films of John Carpenter and Steven Spielberg, the novels of Stephen King, and cultural staples like video games and Dungeons & Dragons.

Season one consisted of eight episodes and premiered on July 15, 2016. Season two had nine episodes, airing October 27, 2017. Season three went back to eight episodes and was released on July 4, 2019. The producers say that the show will likely end after one or two more seasons. Stranger Things has received 31 Emmy nominations, four Golden Globe nominations, and won the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series in 2016.

We’ve collected some of the best and weirdest Stranger Things quotes for you to enjoy while you want for Season 4. If it’s been too long since you last joined Mike and company in their battle against the Upside Down, then allow us to remind you of some of the funnier, more profound, and most noteworthy quotes.

Chief Hopper

  • “Mornings are for coffee and contemplation.”
  • “After school, you all go home. Immediately. That means no biking around looking for your friend, no investigating, no nonsense. This isn’t some Lord of the Rings book.”
  • “Yeah? And I want a date with Bo Derek. We all want things.”
  • “You wanna know the worst thing that’s ever happened here in the four years I’ve been working here?…It’s when an owl attacked Eleanor Gillespie’s head because it thought that her hair was a nest.”
  • “You think I actually wanted to come to this? I was just hungry.”
  • “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… half-way happy.”
  • “Rule number one: always keep the curtains drawn.”
  • “Rule number two: only open the door, if you hear my secret knock.”
  • “Rule number three: Don’t ever go out alone… especially not in the daylight.”
  • “And you keep your shit outta my town. That is the deal. I have done my part, now you do yours. Convince me.”
  • “You wanna go out in the world?! You better grow up! GROW THE HELL UP!”

Steve Harrington

  • “I’m stealthy, like a ninja.”
  • “I may be a pretty shitty boyfriend, but it turns out I’m actually a pretty damn good babysitter.”
  • “How come the only one helping me out is the random girl?”
  • “I’m sorry? What the hell am I sorry for?”
  • “You tell anyone that I told you that and your ass is grass.”
  • “It’s finger-lickin’ good!”
  • “Something’s coming. Something hungry for blood. A shadow grows on the wall behind you, swallowing you in darkness. It is almost here.”
  • “I think that you’re bullshit.”

Jonathan Byers

  • “You shouldn’t like things because people tell you you’re supposed to.”
  • “Sometimes people don’t really say what they’re thinking. But you capture the right moment…it says more.”
  • “Being a freak is the best. I’m a freak.”
  • “I don’t like most people; he’s in the vast majority.”
  • “Nobody normal ever accomplished anything meaningful in this world.”

Will Byers

  • “The demogorgon – it got me. See you tomorrow.”

Mike Wheeler

  • “If anyone asks where I am, I’ve left the country.”
  • “If we’re both going crazy, then we’ll go crazy together, right?”
  • “The campaign took two weeks to plan. How was I supposed to know it was going to take ten hours?”
  • “Maybe you thought you were helping, but you weren’t. You hurt me, do you understand? What you did sucks.”
  • “We’re not even in the game; we’re on the bench.”
  • “Hey, if we’re both going crazy, we’ll go crazy together, right?”
  • “Do you want to figure it out?”

Dustin Henderson

  • “I’m on a curiosity voyage, and I need my paddles to travel.”
  • “She’s our friend, and she’s crazy.”
  • “Accident or not, admit it, it was a little awesome.”
  • “She will not be able to resist these pearls.”
  • “Sometimes your total obliviousness just blows my mind.”
  • “Why are you keeping this curiosity door locked?”
  • “Our friend has superpowers, and she squeezed your tiny bladder with her mind.”
  • “Sorry, but you ate my cat!”
  • “We never would have upset you if we knew you had superpowers.”
  • “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?”
  • “Really, everyone dressed up last year.”
  • “An inter-dimensional slug?! Because it’s awesome.”
  • “Lando!”

Lucas Sinclair

  • “We’re talking about the destruction of our world as we know it.”
  • “It’s called a wrist-rocket!”
  • “Oh yeah, this is the monster killer!”
  • “Don’t be a pussy. Fireball him!”
  • “When do you feel good about anything?”
  • “You’re just not nimble enough, but you’ll get there someday.”


  • “Friends don’t lie.”
  • “Mouth-breather.”
  • “What is friend?”
  • “Bitchin.”
  • “I saw you. In the rainbow room.”
  • I’m a fighter. I’ve killed.”

Max Mayfield

  • “A safe place to what? Be creepy?”
  • “Hey guys, why are you headed towards the sound?”
  • “I didn’t realize it was such an honor to go trick-or-treating with you.”
  • “Say you understand. Say it!”


  • “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
  • “You’re talking about grief. This is different.” – Joyce Byers
  • “Only love makes you that crazy sweetheart…and that damn stupid.” – Florence
  • “I’m chill.” – Barbara Holland
  • “Science is neat, but I’m afraid it’s not very forgiving.” – Mr. Clarke
  • “I always thought stuff like this happened in movies and comic books.” – Bob Newby
  • “Our children don’t live here anymore. You didn’t know that?” – Ted Wheeler
  • “Who do you think would make more money in a freak show? Midnight, Frogface, or Toothless?” – Troy
  • “I told you a million times my teeth are coming in. It’s called cleidocranial dysplasia.” – Dustin
  • “Acne isn’t a rash, and it isn’t contagious, you prepubescent wastoid!” – Keith
  • Finally. Victims!” – Bob Newby
  • “I will never, ever let anything bad happen to you ever again. Whatever’s going on in you, we’re gonna fix it.” – Joyce Beyers
  •  “Men of science have made abundant mistakes of every kind.” – Sam Owens
  • “She’s only gonna break your heart, and you’re way too young for that shit.” – Steve Harrington
  • “They’re criminals. We simply make them pay for their crimes.” – Kali Prasad
  • “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
  • “It’s gonna be okay. Remember: Bob Newby, superhero.” – Bob Newby
  • “Sometimes, I impress even myself.” – Sam Owens

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3 comments on “The Best Stranger Things Quotes

  1. Becky

    May Personal favs:
    ‘If you tell anyone I told you this, Your ass is grass!
    It’s finger likin’ good
    I’m Stealthy like a Ninga’
    Steve The Hair Harrington is my spirit animal

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