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Joseph David Keery as Steve Harrington from "Stranger Things"  |  Source: youtube.com/strangerthings
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34 Steve Harrington Quotes to Remind Us Why We All Love Him in ‘Stranger Things'

Dayna Remus
Nov 14, 2022
11:20 P.M.
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Redemption arcs can be satisfying to watch, especially when someone who comes out on the other side is endearing and kind. Read 34 quotes from the unlikely "Stranger Things" fan-favorite Steve Harrington.

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Steve Harrington, one of the main characters in the show, "Stranger Things," entered the first season as a significantly unlikeable individual. A popular boy and bully at the local high school, viewers did not take a shine to him.

In season one, he grew insecure over his relationship with his then-girlfriend, Nancy Wheeler, who he assumed was being unfaithful. As a result, he attempted to tarnish her name. However, his realization that this was not the right decision was the first and tiny sign that he may not just be the entitled jock many may have thought.

Over the seasons, his many moral choices, his warm-hearted relationships that he grew with the children he babysat, and his unconditional care for his now ex-girlfriend Nancy eventually put Harrington at the top of many viewers' lists.

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Read these 34 quotes from this previously despised character to discover his redeemable qualities that have fans swooning.

 Steve Harrington's quote: "I'm stealthy, like a ninja." | Image: AmoDays

Steve Harrington's quote: "I'm stealthy, like a ninja." | Image: AmoDays

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Funny Steve Harrington Quotes

"Hey! How come the only one helping me out is this random girl?" — Steve Harrington

"The obvious things are not what people observe.' Or…' do… don't observe.' Or…Sherlock Holmes." — Steve Harrington

"I like boobies. You like boobies." — Steve Harrington

"It's this stupid hat. I am telling you, it's totally blowing my best feature." — Steve Harrington

"I'm stealthy, like a ninja." — Steve Harrington

Flirtatious and Loving Steve Harrington Quotes

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 Steve Harrington's quote: "Hello, ladies…"  | Image: AmoDays

Steve Harrington's quote: "Hello, ladies…" | Image: AmoDays

"I love you, and I'm sorry. I'm sorry? The hell am I sorry for?" — Steve Harrington

"You're beautiful, Nancy Wheeler." — Steve Harrington

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"[to ex-girlfriend Nancy Wheeler] Thank you. For giving my head the biggest thump of its life two years ago. I needed it. It's changed my life. And now I'm crawling forward. Slowly." — Steve Harrington

"[to ex-girlfriend Nancy Wheeler] Remember the dream I told you about? About the Winnebago? About seeing the country with my six little nuggets? It's all true. Every last word. But I left one part out. It's the most important part. You're there. You've always been there." — Steve Harrington

"Hello, ladies…" — Steve Harrington

 Steve Harrington's quote: "So let me get this straight. You've kept something you knew to be dangerous in order to...impress a girl who you just met?" | Image: AmoDays

Steve Harrington's quote: "So let me get this straight. You've kept something you knew to be dangerous in order to...impress a girl who you just met?" | Image: AmoDays

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"She's only gonna break your heart, and you're way too young for that." — Steve Harrington

"Ahoy ladies! Didn't see you there! Would you guys like to set sail on this ocean of flavor with me? I'll be your captain. I'm Steve Harrington." — Steve Harrington

"So let me get this straight. You've kept something you knew to be dangerous in order to...impress a girl who you just met?" — Steve Harrington

Steve Harrington Speaking to or about the Children He Babysits

"Always the babysitter." — Steve Harrington

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“[to Dustin Henderson] Yeah, Farrah Fawcett. You tell anyone I just told you that, and your [expletive] is grass." — Steve Harrington

 Steve Harrington's quote: “I'm actually a pretty damn good babysitter.” | Image: AmoDays

Steve Harrington's quote: “I'm actually a pretty damn good babysitter.” | Image: AmoDays

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"Man, kids are the worst! Who needs 'em, anyway?" —Steve Harrington

"I said, does everybody understand that?!" — Steve Harrington

"It — is he here? … Henderson!" — Steve Harrington

"Yeah, that's a no." — Steve Harrington

"That kid's gotta get his ego in check." — Steve Harrington

 Steve Harrington's quote:  "Man, kids are the worst! Who needs 'em, anyway?" | Image: AmoDays

Steve Harrington's quote: "Man, kids are the worst! Who needs 'em, anyway?" | Image: AmoDays

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"[talking about Dustin Henderson] He's missing bones and stuff. He can bend like Gumbo." — Steve Harrington

"I'm actually a pretty damn good babysitter." — Steve Harrington

"[to Dustin Henderson] You look great, and you're gonna slay 'em dead." — Steve Harrington

"[talking about Max Mayfield] Huh, that's weird. I don't know her." — Steve Harrington

Stranger Steve Harrington Quotes

"This is crazy; that is actually… This is crazy. This is crazy!" — Steve Harrington

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 Steve Harrington's quote:  "Something's coming. Something hungry for blood. A shadow grows on the wall behind you, swallowing you in darkness. It is almost here." | Image: AmoDays

Steve Harrington's quote: "Something's coming. Something hungry for blood. A shadow grows on the wall behind you, swallowing you in darkness. It is almost here." | Image: AmoDays

"Then why is it called 'Back to the Future?!'" — Steve Harrington

"Everything that people tell you is important, everything that people say you should care about, it's all just [expletive]. But I guess you gotta mess up to figure things out, right?" — Steve Harrington

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"You just gotta be yourself!" — Steve Harrington

"Is this really necessary?" — Steve Harrington

"Hey. Hey. Hey! This is not happening." — Steve Harrington

 Steve Harrington's quote: “How do you know it's not just a lizard?” | Image: AmoDays

Steve Harrington's quote: “How do you know it's not just a lizard?” | Image: AmoDays

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"Don't do that, okay?" — Steve Harrington

"It's Fabergé Organics. Use the shampoo and the conditioner, and when your hair's damp — it's not wet, okay? When it's damp, do four puffs of the Farrah Fawcett spray." — Steve Harrington

"Something's coming. Something hungry for blood. A shadow grows on the wall behind you, swallowing you in darkness. It is almost here." — Steve Harrington

"How do you know it's not just a lizard?" — Steve Harrington

 Steve Harrington's quote: "Hey. Hey. Hey! This is not happening." | Image: AmoDays

Steve Harrington's quote: "Hey. Hey. Hey! This is not happening." | Image: AmoDays

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While "Stranger Things" was his big break, the actor who plays Harrington, Joe Keery, has 19 acting credits. These include parts in "Chicago Fire," "Death to 2020," and "Fargo."

He has also been nominated for multiple awards, taking home one win for this role in "Stranger Things" at the 2017 Screen Actors Guild Awards.

While Harrington's redemption arc is a significant plot in the "Stranger Things" overall storyline, one aspect of the show that has become all too familiar is the death of hugely loved characters every season. Read these quotes to remember some of the now passed characters and what they had to say.

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