Top 25 Greatest Michael Scott Quotes From The Office

“The Office,” which premiered on March 24, 2005, introduced us to Michael Scott, the quirky and often misguided yet endearing regional manager of Dunder Mifflin’s Scranton branch. Played by Steve Carell, Michael Scott is known for his hilarious and sometimes surprisingly insightful quotes that have left a lasting impact on fans. If you’re looking for quotes that inspire, entertain, and bring a smile to your face, you’ve come to the right place.

Here, we’ve gathered a collection of the most inspiring quotes from Michael Scott in “The Office” that will show his unconventional wisdom and the humour that has made him a beloved character.

So, let the words of Michael Scott inspire you to find joy and laughter in the everyday moments of life.

Michael Scott Quotes

“I knew exactly what to do. But in a much more real sense, I had no idea what to do.”

“This is a dream that I’ve had…since lunch…and I’m not giving it up now.”

“You should never settle for who you are.”

“An office is for not dying. An office is a place to live life to the fullest, to the max. An office is a place where dreams come true.“

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

“Presents are the best way to show how much you care. It’s a tangible thing you can point at and say, ‘Hey man, I love you. This many dollars worth.’”

“If you don’t like it, Stanley, you can go to the back of the bus or the front of the bus or drive the bus.”

“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.”

“I don’t hate it. I just don’t like it at all and it’s terrible.”

“Any man who says he totally understands women is a fool. Because they are un-understandable.”

“There is no greater feeling than when two people who are perfect for each other overcome all obstacles, and find true love.”

“I’m not superstitious but I am a little stitious.”

“I guess the attitude that I’ve tried to create here is that I’m a friend first and a boss second and probably an entertainer third.”

“I am running away from my responsibilities, and it feels good.”

“Society teaches us that having feelings and crying is bad and wrong. Well, that’s baloney, because grief isn’t wrong. There’s such a thing as good grief. Just ask Charlie Brown.”

“I have got to make sure that YouTube comes down to tape this.“

“I would not miss it for the world. But if something else came up I would definitely not go.”

“The rules of shotgun are very simple and very clear. The first person to shout ‘shotgun’ when you’re within sight of the car gets the front seat. That’s how the game’s played. There are no exceptions for someone with a concussion.”

“I’m an early bird and I’m a night owl so I’m wise and I have worms.”

“Would I rather be feared or loved? Easy. Both. I want people to be afraid of how much they love me.”

“Presents are the best way to show someone how much you care. It’s like this tangible thing that you can point to and say, Hey, man, I love you this many dollars worth.”

“Do I need to be liked? Absolutely not. I like to be liked. I enjoy being liked. I have to be liked. But it’s not like this compulsive need to be like my need to be praised.”

“I don’t want any special treatment, Pam. I just want you to treat me like you would some family member who’s undergone some sort of serious physical trauma. I don’t think that’s too much to ask.”

“They say on your deathbed you never wish you spent more time at the office — but I will.”

“Sometimes you have to take a break from being the kind of boss that’s always trying to teach people things. Sometimes you just have to be the boss of dancing.”

“The most sacred thing I do is care and provide for my workers, my family. I give them money. I give them food. Not directly, but through the money.”


Michael Scott’s quotes blend humour with unexpected wisdom, offering memorable insights and plenty of laughs. Remember, his legacy continues to inspire and amuse, and these quotes are here to share his unique wisdom with you.

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