Feelings. The truth is, for so long, I'd forgotten what those even were. I've been stuck in one place, in a cave you might say. A deep, dark cave. And then, I left some Eggos out in the woods, and you came into my life and for the first time in a long time, I started to feel things again. I started to feel happy. But lately, I guess I've been feeling distant from you. Like you're pulling away from me or something. I miss playing boardgames every night, making triple-decker Eggo extravaganzas at sunrise, watching westerns together before we doze off. But I know you're getting older. Growing. Changing. And I guess if I'm being really honest, that's what scares me. I don't want things to change. So I think maybe that's why I came in here, to try to maybe... stop that change. To turn back the clock. To make things go back to how they were. But I know that's naive. It's just not how life works. It's moving. Always moving, whether you like it or not. And, yeah, sometimes it's painful. Sometimes it's sad. And sometimes... it's surprising. Happy. So you know what? Keep on growing up, kid. Don't let me stop you. Make mistakes, learn from 'em 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 in Stranger Things, Season 3 Episode 8
I am on a curiosity voyage and I need my paddles to travel. These books - these books are my paddles. I need my paddles.Dustin Henderson in Stranger Things
You shouldn't like things because people tell you you're supposed to.Jonathan Byers in Stranger Things
All living things, from complex mammals to single-celled organisms, instinctively respond to danger. Expose a bacterium to a toxic chemical and it will flee, or deploy some other defense mechanism. We're very much the same. When we encounter danger, our hearts start pounding. Our palms start to sweat. These are the signs of the physical and emotional state we call 'fear.'FearScott Clarke in Stranger Things, Season 2 Episode 4
That's it. Three rules. I call 'em the 'Don't be stupid'-rules. 'Cause we're not stupid, alright?Jim Hopper in Stranger Things, Season 2 Episode 3
Science is neat, but I’m afraid it’s not very forgiving.ScienceScott Clarke in Stranger Things, Season 1 Episode 5
Don’t take it so personally, okay? I don’t like most people. He’s in the vast majority.Jonathan Byers in Stranger Things, Season 1 Episode 5
Dustin: 'Even if he is, it doesn't automatically mean that he's bad.'
Mike: 'That's like saying just because someone's from the Death Star doesn't make them bad.'
Dustin: 'We have a bond.'
Mike: 'A bond? Just because he likes nougat?'
Presumptuous... that's a good thing, right?Dustin Henderson in Stranger Things, Season 2 Episode 2
You're a freak, but what? Do you wanna be normal? Do you wanna be just like everyone else?CharacterJonathan Byers in Stranger Things, Season 2 Episode 1
Lucas: 'Mike's not gonna like it.'
Dustin: 'Last time I checked our party is not a dictatorship, it's a democracy.'
Mike Wheeler: 'I'm not prostituting my sister.'
Lucas Sinclair: 'But it's for a good cause.'
'You leaving already, Chief?'
Jim Hopper: 'Oh, come on, you think I actually wanted to come to this thing? I was just hungry.'
'Oh, yeah, that's the spirit.'
Jim Hopper: 'Well, your wife doesn't have time to cook for me, you know what I'm saying.'
Mike: 'Where are you going? You just said, 'stick to the plan'.'
Dustin: 'I am. I'm just gonna go get some chocolate pudding.'
All three of you were being a buch of little assholes. I was the only reasonable one.Dustin Henderson in Stranger Things, Season 1 Episode 6
Lucas: 'Do you think she's acting weird?'
Dustin: 'You're asking if the weirdo is acting weird?'
He made me kill a rabbit. I guess he thought it would make me into more of a man or something. I cried for a week.Jonathan Byers in Stranger Things, Season 1 Episode 5
Nancy Wheeler: 'You're supposed to hit the cans, right?'
Jonathan Byers: 'No, actually - you see the spaces in between the cans? I'm aiming for those.'
Friends... they tell each other things. Things that parents don't know.FriendshipMike Wheeler in Stranger Things, Season 1 Episode 2
Mike: 'A friend is someone that you'd do anything for.'
Dustin: 'You lend them your cool stuff, like comic books and trading cards.'
Mike: 'And they never break a promise.'
Mike: 'It means something that you can't break. Ever.'
This is Hawkins, okay? You wanna know the worst thing that's ever happened here in the four years I've been working here? It was when an owl attacked Eleanor Gillespie's head because it though that her hair was a nest.Jim Hopper in Stranger Things, Season 1 Episode 1
We've discussed this, mornings are for coffee and contemplation.Coffee, MorningJim Hopper in Stranger Things, Season 1 Episode 1
'Damn, you look like hell, Chief.'
Jim Hopper: 'Oh yeah? Well, I looked better than your wife when I left her this morning.'