Stranger Things is a Netflix series that belongs in the Science fiction category. The series exhibits the journey of a group of friends where one possesses psychokinetic powers. The series mainly focuses on their voyage to understand and seek the strange things occurring in their town, which is the Hawkins, Indiana. Through the eyes of the critics and astonished viewers, it garnered several recognitions across awards, whether a fan-voted or committee-run.
However, not only did it give audiences a thrilling mystery series to watch but also inspired them. Stranger Things made them realized the importance and unwavering power of friendship to fight against all the odds and complexities of life. Along with strong bonds and strength is its discussion about good and evil that you would have decoded by watching it with criticism and by giving it a deeper meaning.
In short, while unbreakable bonds are forming, so does the evil that will try to keep the attachment apart. In the end, the light will always prevail, and all will be shining and smiling once again. But in real life, we won’t be needing any special powers to defeat the darkness because what we need is to be human enough to stand and fall like everyone else who is trying to live an unwavering life.
Therefore, we can come into agreement that Stranger Things did cure our boredom and unhealthy insight about a few things. To help you reminisce with the most notable lines of the series’ characters, here are the top best Stranger Things quotes that will either encourage you and make you feel better about what you have and what you are as a human.
Quotes About Friendships
Among other life principles, the series mainly tackles the importance of friendship and oneness that later became their greatest weapon to combat unearthly beings with dark intentions. These are the most prominent and remarkable lines by certain characters.
Friends don’t lie.Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown)
The reason why your parents or rightful guardians warn you about choosing the best of best people to hang out with is that you will be relying on their words and actions most of the time. Aside from your first family, you cannot help but invest your trust in this essential group of people. Starting from that, friends will always carry their oath, to be honest, no matter what.
Like broken glasses, to gain one’s trust after a severe fallout is going to be a difficult task. So believe in Eleven and don’t lie.
I’m going to my friends. I’m going home.Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown)
For people who felt neglected in their own homes or those who’ve never had a taste of real people’s care and judgments, they often go straight to their friends which is why picking folks who are going to be by your side is the most crucial part of growing up. Besides, doesn’t it feel good to finally feel the assurance of individuals that matters to you the most that they will stay and go with you wherever you are?
If we’re both going crazy, then we’ll go crazy together, right?Mike Wheeler (Finn Wolfhard)
Nowadays, finding specific individuals who share the same interest as yours is quite tricky because as the world grows and evolves, new things are also emerging. Items that are far more fascinating then socializing. Because of that, we never get to feel each other’s craziness and laugh madly about life.
But there will be people that will associate your roller-coaster life no matter what happens, and those are the most wholesome memories you’ll ever gain throughout your existence.
Yeah, that’s right! You better run! She’s our friend and she’s crazy!Dustin Henderson (Gaten Matarazzo)
To come and think of it, the line above isn’t that insightful to provide deeper meaning except for the clarification of being a friend. It meant acceptance and pride that even you’re crazy enough to change the world in your crazy ways; your friends will still accept you on that matter. After all, friends are friends.
What is friend?Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown)
The mere question is something to define your scholarly advanced, fun, insightful friends. Whoever that is, if it passed your friendship standards and kept the promise of being honest and reliable, the likes of that person doesn’t matter anymore.
This quote goes out to your peers who are biracial, in the opposite sex, different lifestyle, and other social qualities. They could be a life from the other planet or universe, and they will remain that way in your life simply because friends come in all shapes, sizes, colors, ethnicity, religion, belief and so much more.
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.Jim Hopper (David Harbour)
One of the best qualities of a friend is their ability to see through you like an x-ray machine. Whatever you’re going through, they will know eventually. Instead of sugarcoating it by changing the topic of discussion, they allow you to forget it and enjoy the moment you are having with them.
In this case, the saying “I know you like the back of my hand” applies. Because real friends know your background and still hangs out with you anyway.
We never would’ve upset you if we knew you had superpowers.Dustin Henderson (Gaten Matarazzo)
The quote tackles the importance of acceptance and sacrificing your knowledge to keep yourself from hurting someone’s feelings and keep that person immensely comfortable. That alone is difficult to seek in these days where insincerity runs the world.
Are you deaf? I thought we were friends; you know? But friends tell each other the truth. And they definitely don’t lie to each other. You made me think that Will was okay; that he was still out there but he wasn’t! He wasn’t. Maybe you thought you were helping but you weren’t. You hurt me, do you understand? What you did sucks.Mike Wheeler (Finn Wolfhard)
Healthy relationships consist of rants and bickering because somehow, that becomes their way to vent out their anger and what they want to say. Friends go through such hardships, and that’s what makes the bond even more unbreakable than it was before.
You act like you’re all alone out there in the world, but you’re not. You’re not alone.Joyce Byers
A group of friends is incomplete when there’s not a stubborn and hot-headed soul on sight. Those type of friends will give you a significant headache and extreme happiness as well. They may be a bit discouraged and demotivated, but it’s nothing a knock of sense can’t undo. Also, the life lessons you will earn from them will make you a better person because you have no choice but to comprehend and grasp their backgrounds without going through it.
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 Wheeler
The satisfaction you will gain from choosing the best human being in the world will be out of this world. At first, regrets and worries will rain on your wary self but as time and experiences toughen your attachment from everyone, all the second thoughts will dissolve, and there will only be love and trust which is something that you’re not expecting.
Quotes About Love
Aside from friendship and trust, Stranger Things also portrays love and special connection. The gradually intensifying feelings are very couch-gripping that viewers couldn’t contain their excitement upon hearing that a new love interest is going to form between two characters. Parallel to other series with inspirational love quotes, Stranger Things won’t be going last with their love-related lines.
Only love makes you that crazy sweetheart…and that damn stupid.Florence (Susan Shalhoub Larkin)
We’re all used up to chick-flick movies giving us hopelessness that we expect an immediate positive reaction from someone when we confess our feelings to them. In reality, the thought of even speaking to them will make you crazy and relentless. Love is going to make you hate the atmosphere but at the same time feel good about it.
I just feel whole, like a piece of me was missing, and now, it’s not.Kali
The line above can talk about friendship and family, but it fits love the most. You can be friends with anyone you like and be happy with your own family, but there will always be one specific person that will make you feel whole. You will only have to recognize your feelings and admit it to yourself or else you’ll die incomplete.
She’s only gonna break your heart, and you’re way too young for that shit.Steve Harrington (Joe Keery)
The advantage of being young and head over heels in love is the appreciation for simple gestures together with the experience firsthand. Being naïve makes you look past the imperfections an individual has and instead focus on their perfect features. Meanwhile, getting your heart broken at a young age strengthens your experience that will make you vow that no person will break your heart again.
However, when a particular individual comes crashing through the walls you’ve built over time, you will not be able to resist the feeling anymore, and the only plausible option is to give in and reciprocate the feeling.
I never gave up on you. I called you every night.Mike Wheeler (Finn Wolfhard)
The emotions you’ll feel knowing that someone thinks about you overnight is something to look out for when you fall in love because that action portrays genuine concern and comprehension, knowing you’re not okay and emotionally unstable. But, that doesn’t mean we get to abuse the affection we receive.
What we’re not going to do is to take someone for granted. Remember that an awful bottomless pit awaits you to fall into the moment you realize that you let the best thing that happened to you to walk away because the enormous guilt it’s going to give will keep you in sorrow for a long time.
You may not have that deep connection with someone else, or you could be having friendship issues, yet you can still watch the series and feel extremely related. The similarities of the character’s journey can be analogous to ours, which makes it more likable to watch during an identity crisis.
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 (Brett Gelman)
In short, you don’t have to make things difficult by finding the root cause of something that occurred to you. Sometimes, what matters the most is what’s present. For instance, fighting for food when you have enough will disappoint you upon learning that you got what you got because it is the way the world works.
Instead, we can always be thankful and give back when something exceeds. There are indeed words that are better left unsaid since the possible outcomes are either your acceptance or hatred. In reality, you’ll feel the latter.
Make mistakes, learn from them, 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 (David Harbour)
Getting out of your comfort zone is one challenging task because, to be free, you’ll have to face the vicious wild animals at the entrance point where they intend to hurt you and make you suffer. Rather than backing down, you will fight and resist because those are only mere challenges in life that will teach you a lesson.
The lessons will give you a broader perception of life and the system of quitting and winning. As you achieve the freedom and the real outside world, nothing will hurt you anymore since you’ve known how to deal with it the moment you got out.
You shouldn’t like things because people tell you you’re supposed to.Jonathan Byers (Charlie Heaton)
There will be people in the world that will dictate your feelings and invalidate your reasoning for the reason that they thought existing longer than yours make them credible enough to know the accuracy of your path. The truth is, no one knows what’s out there except you. However, there will be pathways that will make everything complicated and challenging to understand, and that’s where you shouldn’t go.
Being right comes with your inner call like picking the right college course that you intend to take and continue, even if the possibilities of failing are immensely high. In short, you have to love what you do and when that happens, you won’t feel like working anymore.
There’s more to life than stupid boys, you know.Max Mayfield (Sadie Sink)
Teenage girls are the easiest to persuade, and they also happen to be the most thick-headed when you ask for forgiveness. Some circumstances will make them question their worth only because their love interest isn’t glancing their ways during break time, which should not be a subject of romanticizing.
What we should teach girls is that they are special enough to make a change and sometimes it doesn’t involve boys with undeniably impossible standards.
I don’t like most people. He’s in the vast majority.Jonathan Byers (Charlie Heaton)
Confessing a dislike to many populations seems to be a trend nowadays, mostly by introvert people which is a good thing because for once, we are more open and that became our bridge to express ourselves without the worries of igniting unwanted criticism. Also, disliking thousands of people is not an indication of being rude. It’s a sign that your maturity overpowers you to be sincerer and straightforward rather than being fake.
Mornings are for coffee and contemplation.Jim Hopper (David Harbour)
While it’s true that we have our preferences, the majority likes the idea of categorizing mornings as a way of meditation. During the night, conflicting matters swarm our supposedly peaceful minds, so we take it to our sleep, and when we wake up, our senses also rises, and it allows us to be more mindful of our past decisions and reflect on it.
Mornings are the best period of careful deliberation because, after a few hours, we will be taking some steps that could either make or break us, whether as a career person or as a whole person. That alone gives us something to think about as we sip our coffees. How sure are we that we’re going through the right path, better yet, how sure are we that we will embark on a journey of our interest and needs?
Being a freak is the best. I’m a freak.Jonathan Byers (Charlie Heaton)
For years, self-proclaimed cool kids throw the word “freak” to insult individuals with unique and rare personalities. Being ordinary is tiresome because we see the same things over and over that we can already predict the beginning and the ending. But none of thosareare the freaks they are calling. Those freaks’ different view in minds makes them stand out that while everything was black, they were in screaming colors.
The problem with society nowadays is the powerful man’s controlling power over citizens that makes them do things in an automatable way or being a mindless robot. Remember that one break in the chain will disrupt all hands holding together, and we can be that one who can break the chain.
Nobody normal ever accomplished anything meaningful in this world.Jonathan Byers (Charlie Heaton)
Being normal should not excite you. Thus, it should make you worried. Because you will end up controllable to what the powerful want you to do. Being different, on the other hand, will give you other options in life knowing that you’ll end up differently unlike the others.
Besides, extraordinary people are rare to find and whoever catches their eye is beyond lucky.
Science is neat, but I’m afraid it’s not very forgiving.Scott Clarke
Science has single-handedly defeated mystery and questions with its scientific hypotheses that an outstanding scientist can prove as time goes by. When that time comes, everything will go into place, and it will serve as the key to set everything in order. However, the aftermath will cause conflict between people who rely on belief and holy books, and those who trust numbers and actual demonstration.
A conflicting argument between two belief system will stimulate cruel wars that will make people question their conviction.
Yeah, the real world sucks, deal with it like the rest of us.Jonathan Byers (Charlie Heaton)
If the line above comes from every single person in the world, it will be a relief knowing that they have finally recognized how awful the world turned out. They will no longer practice blind obedience to cover what is happening. By the time, the whole folks of the earth come to their senses is also the time we can break and dissolve the chain that upholds people in power.
All living organisms develop defense mechanisms against attack. They adapt. They find some way to survive.Sam Owens (Paul Reiser)
Our resiliency dates back to the time the creator equipped every living thing some defense mechanisms to protect themselves and preserve their bloodline. In that case, it refers to us as human beings who never give up and quit because we fight until there is no longer a threat to our safety.
Quotes About Fear
As Stranger Things tackles phenomenal events backed with science fiction, the character’s emotions usually go in a whirlwind where most of the time, the fear will creep up their spine upon encountering such creatures. The difference with other series is their inspirational fear-related quotes that will make you feel related to it.
No, El, you’re not the monster. You saved me. Do you understand? You saved me.Mike Wheeler (Finn Wolfhard)
Fear indeed makes you more durable over time that you’ll reach specific points of your life where others’ safety will help dissipate what you’re feeling. The line goes to people who go beyond lengths to protect their loved ones and themselves by being a monster to some people. Sometimes, we need a driving force to fuel our defending guard.
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?Dustin Henderson (Gaten Matarazzo)
Perhaps the fear of trapping ourselves in the same path as other people went into is what makes us even more scared and frightened. Not because we know it’s an awful and traumatic experience or because they left the battleground bleeding but because we paid no attention to it and now that it’s going to happen to us, we are terrified that no one will take notice as well.
After all, being alone in a combat zone is most likely to kill us rather than bringing a knife to a gunfight.
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 (Linnea Berthelsen)
When we encounter a dilemma in life, we only have two choices to resolve it. Either we run and hide or face it and fight. Either way, it’s going to be the doom of you, but that doesn’t mean neither of the choices will keep you alive. If you hide, you will miss the chance of going through adventures and finding the sword to fight like King Arthur’s conquest.
However, if you get brave and fight, not only will you taste the victory, but you will also learn from the thousand cuts you’ve acquired.
Something’s coming. Something hungry for blood. A shadow grows on the wall behind you, swallowing you in darkness. It is almost here.Mike Wheeler (Finn Wolfhard)
The darkness is a sign of predicament that will swallow you whole and could destroy your chance of being happy in life. That could be a person, a missed opportunity or a regretting choice you’ve intentionally made. Regardless, the only way to evade is through facing it and deal it with acceptance because failure to do so will only make it gloomier and the worst that could happen is losing yourself in the darkness.
The gate… I opened it. I’m the monster.Eleven
Demons don’t lie somewhere out there. It lies within us, and sometimes there are several opportunities that we let them win. When that happens, we unknowingly releasourselveslf into the void of anger and betrayal that it’s the only emotion eating us alive. Sometimes, we also tend to be the demon we fear so much.
Is Stranger Things Worth Our Time?
The answer will always depend on you, but since the majority and critics like it, might as well take some of your time to watch it. Nonetheless, it’s a suitable Netflix series for the youth because it tackles the things they should look out for as they get older.
The series isn’t just a science-fiction and a mystery because it goes beyond that. It’s an educational, mental and emotional experience that gives us something to look out for every season.
For some people, the quotes above might not be as inspirational as they want it to be, but we cannot dodge the fact that we relate to it in every way, whether in terms of love, friends, fear or belief system.
As a whole, Stranger Things lets us recognize the importance of finding a deep connection with individuals who are more than willing to protect you and give their time and effort to you.