Fictional teachers are scene-stealing badasses

There’s no doubt about it, teachers in TV shows and movies are scene stealers. Some move you, others inspire you, and the best deliver catchy, no-nonsense Real Talk. Here are some of our favourite one-liners from teachers we wish existed IRL.
“Those that can't do, teach, and those that can't teach, teach gym.” - Dewey Finn (Jack Black), School of Rock

“Snitches get stitches.” - Strickland (Ice Cube), Fist Fight

“These tests will have no effect on your grades. They merely determine your future social status and financial success. If any.” - Mrs Krabappel (Marcia Wallace), The Simpsons

“Do you guys know who the greatest rapper of all time is? William Sha-Sha-Sha-Shakespeare!” – Mark Taylor Jackson (Jason Schwartzman), Funny People

“There will be no free rides, no excuses. You already have two strikes against you: your name and your complexion.” - Jaime Escalante (Edward James Olmos), Stand and Deliver

“You all have to stop calling each other sluts and whores. It just makes it easier for guys to call you sluts and whores.” - Ms Norbury (Tina Fey), Mean Girls

“I actually was writing my own suicide note just now. I have 32 fleeting minutes of happiness during lunch, which has been eaten up again and again by the same especially badly dressed student, and I finally thought I would rather have the dark nothingness.” - Mr Bruner (Woody Harrelson), The Edge of Seventeen

 "I tell you what I know. A kid who wears the same gymnastics sweatshirt three days a week isn't getting laid until he's 29. That's what I know." - Elizabeth Halsey (Cameron Diaz), Bad Teacher

“This is not Elizabeth Arden, Miss Thing. You want to beat that mug of yours. You do it before you come to my class. You understand me? Put it away.” - Sister Mary Clarence (Whoopi Goldberg), Sister Act 2

“No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.” – John Keating (Robin Williams), Dead Poets Society

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