"Dear Mr. Vernon, we accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was we did wrong. What we did, was wrong. But we think you're crazy to make an essay telling you who we think we are. You see us as you want to see us... In the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions. But what we found out is that each one of us is a brain..."
John Hughes is one of the best Directors ever in my opinion. He literally made Samantha from Sixteen Candles for Molly Ringwald, and he did something truly amazing with Ferris Bueller's day off and how he used Ferris to progress Cameron's story.