40 ‘The Office’ Quotes That Totally Deserve to be Framed

There are only a handful of TV shows that we would happily watch again and again. They're the same ones that continue to stand the test of time (and that we can quote at a moment's notice) even though they went off the air years ago. Top of our list? The Office. The Dunder Mifflin crew didn't just crack us up with their crazy antics for nine seasons, but they also managed to teach us life lessons along the way (sort of—mostly they just made us laugh). Here, 40 of the best The Office quotes that ought to be framed, from Michael Scott's words of wisdom to Dwight Schrute's laugh-worthy one-liners.

This ‘Office’ Mash-Up Features 1 Second from Every Episode & It's Michael Scott Gold

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1. “would I Rather Be Feared Or Loved? Easy. Both. I Want People To Be Afraid Of How Much They Love Me.” — Michael Scott

He didn't earn that "World's Best Boss" mug for nothing.

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2. “it Just Seems Awfully Mean. But Sometimes, The Ends Justify The Mean.” — Michael Scott

Michael Scott didn't always get common sayings and expressions quite right. Another favorite? "Well, well, well, how the turntables."

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3. “whenever I'm About To Do Something, I Think, 'would An Idiot Do That?' And If They Would, I Do Not Do That Thing.” — Dwight Schrute

Just ask yourself—what would Dwight do?

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4. “and I Knew Exactly What To Do. But In A Much More Real Sense, I Had No Idea What To Do.” — Michael Scott

When Dwight stages an all too real fire drill in season five, his poor co-workers think that they've been trapped inside a burning building. Michael then gets real about how ill-prepared he was for an emergency.

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5. “if You Pray Enough, You Can Change Yourself Into A Cat Person.” — Angela Martin

Oh, Angela—the most devoted cat lady there ever was.

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6. “i'm Not Superstitious But I'm A Little Stitious.” — Michael Scott

Same, Michael. Same.

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7. “i Just Want To Lie On The Beach And Eat Hot Dogs. That's All I've Ever Wanted.” — Kevin Malone

Kevin saying what we're all thinking.

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8. “wikipedia Is The Best Thing Ever. Anyone In The World Can Write Anything They Want About Any Subject. So You Know You Are Getting The Best Possible Information.” — Michael Scott

A classic Michael Scott line uttered in season three when Darryl approaches him about getting a raise. Everyone's favorite boss turns to Wikipedia to look up "no-fail negotiation tactics." It goes as well as you would imagine.

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9. “disposable Cameras Are Fun Although It Does Seem Wasteful And You Don't Ever Get To See Your Pictures.” — Erin Hannon

Sweet, sweet, Erin.

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10. “that's What She Said.” — Michael Scott

The most Michael Scott of all Michael Scott quotes.

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11. “'r' Is Among The Most Menacing Of Sounds. That's Why They Call It 'murder' And Not 'mukduk.'” — Dwight Schrute

He makes a valid point.

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12. “i Am Beyoncé, Always.” — Michael Scott


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13. “sometimes The Clothes At Gap Kids Are Just Too Flashy, So I'm Forced To Go To The American Girl Store And Order Clothes For Large Colonial Dolls.” — Angela Martin

Not relatable but definitely funny.

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14. “i Declare Bankruptcy!” — Michael Scott

To which Oscar replies, "I just wanted you to know that you can't just say the word bankruptcy and expect anything to happen." Michael: "I didn't say it. I declared it."

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15. “yeah, I Have A Lot Of Questions. Number One—how Dare You?” — Kelly Kapoor

Kelly, giving us all a lesson in sass.

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16. “i Wish I Could Menstruate... I'd Be More In Tune With The Moon And The Tides.” — Dwight Schrute

Dwight at his finest.

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17. “sometimes I'll Start A Sentence And I Don't Even Know Where It's Going. I Just Hope I Find It Along The Way.” — Michael Scott

Don't we all know someone like this at work?

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18. “i Am Fast. To Give You A Reference Point I Am Somewhere Between A Snake And A Mongoose… And A Panther.” — Dwight Schrute

Quite possibly the most Dwight quote of the entire series.

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19. “I talk a lot, so I’ve learned to tune myself out.” – Kelly Kapoor

One of Kelly's most impressive skills, TBH.

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20. “If I don’t have some cake soon, I might die.” — Stanley Hudson

We've totally been there, Stanley.

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21. “I feel God in this Chili’s tonight.” — Pam Beesley

Fun fact: To prepare for this scene, Jenna Fischer and BJ Novak went out together, got drunk, then analyzed how they felt. Talk about dedication.

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22. “Who says exactly what they’re thinking? What kind of a game is that?” — Kelly Kapoor

It's certainly a risky one.

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23. “Sometimes I get so bored I just want to scream, and then sometimes I actually do scream. I just sort of feel out what the situation calls for.” — Kelly Kapoor

Reason #864 why we love Kelly.

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24. “Who is Justice Beaver?” — Dwight Schrute

And of course, Jim gave the best response and said, "It's a crime-fighting beaver."

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25. “When you’re a kid, you assume your parents are soulmates. My kids are going to be right about that.” — Pam Beesley

Cece is one lucky girl!

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26. “We have a gym at home. It’s called the bedroom.” — Phyllis Lapin-Vance

To be fair, a lot of calories can be burned in there.

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27. “I guess I’ve been working so hard, I forgot what it’s like to be hardly working.” — Michael Scott

Totally explains that "World's Best Boss" mug.

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28. “Fool me once, strike one. Fool me twice, strike three.” — Michael Scott

We could get with this motto.

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29. “I don’t talk trash, I talk smack. They’re totally different.” — Kelly Kapoor

Count on Kelly to give a master class on Trash Talk 101.

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30. “I wanna do a cartwheel. But real casual-like. Not enough to make a big deal out of it, but I know everyone saw it. One stunning, gorgeous cartwheel.” — Creed Bratton

You totally deserve it, Creed.

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31. “Me think, why waste time say lot word, when few word do trick.” — Kevin Malone

Clearly, Kevin and the Cookie Monster would be instant BFF's if they met in real life.

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32. "I don't care what they say about me. I just want to eat." — Pam Beesly

Basically us at any party.

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33. "Break me off a piece of that...fancy feast." — Andy Bernard

We can appreciate Andy's remixed version of the Kit Kat jingle.

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34. “I’m an early bird and I’m a night owl. So I’m wise and I have worms.” — Michael Scott

Two very solid qualities, if you ask us.

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35. "I am running away from my responsibilities and it feels good." — Michael Scott

Anyone else tempted to do this at least once a week?

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36. "I stopped caring a long time ago." — Creed Bratton

Creed casually describing his tendency to steal is a mood.

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37. "Bears, beets, Battlestar Galactica." — Jim Halpert

We'll never forget Jim's spot-on impression of Dwight as he said this famous line.

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38. "I understand nothing." — Michael Scott

We've been there too, Michael.

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39. "For my new year's resolution, I gave up drinking...during the week." — Meredith Palmer

Always good to start small.

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40. "I wish there was a way to know you're in the good old days before you've actually left them." — Andy Bernard

Definitely hanging this one on our wall.

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