Today we’re going to take a break from writing about our amazing products and cost-saving services. We won’t be sharing our expert information about business solutions. Instead, we’re going to discuss one of our favorite shows: The Office.
One of the reasons that The Office (U.S.) worked was because of the diverse and well-developed characters on the show. That depth, combined with talented actors and great scriptwriting, has led to cult following for the show. Some of the best lines were delivered by Jim Halpert (John Krasinski) and Dwight Schrute (Rainn Wilson), so who’s more quotable?
"Here’s how I’m gonna help out from now on. I’m going to not care.” – Dwight
“Today, I am meeting a potential client on the golf course because Ryan put me on probation. You remember Ryan: he was the temp here. Yeah and, uh, it is not a good time for me to lose my job since I have some pretty big long-term plans in my personal life with Pam that I'd like her parents to be psyched about. So, I am about to do something very bold in this job that I've never done before: try.” – Jim
“Right now this is just a job. If I advance any higher in this company, this would be my career. And, uh, if this were my career, I'd have to throw myself in front of a train.” – Jim
“Nothing stresses me out. Except having to seek the approval of my inferiors.” – Dwight
“Would I ever leave this company? Look, I’m all about loyalty. In fact, I feel like part of what I’m being paid for here is my loyalty. But if there were somewhere else that valued loyalty more highly… I’m going wherever they value loyalty the most." – Dwight
“I signed up for Second Life about a year ago. Back then, my life was so great that I literally wanted a second one. Absolutely everything was the same…except I could fly.” – Dwight
“So as it turns out, unless you're a young child or a prison inmate, you don't need anyone supervising you. People just come in and do their work on their schedule. Imagine that. People like us allowed to sell paper. Unsupervised. And yet, somehow it works. It must be because the stakes are so high.” – Jim
“I saw Wedding Crashers accidentally. I bought a ticket for “Grizzly Man” and went into the wrong theater. After an hour, I figured I was in the wrong theater, but I kept waiting. Cuz that’s the thing about bear attacks… they come when you least expect it.” – Dwight
"Whenever I'm about to do something. I think to myself, ‘would an idiot to that?’ And if they would, I do not do that thing." - Dwight
“Not enough for me? You are everything.” – Jim
“I will raise a hundred children with a hundred of your lovers if it means I can be with you." – Dwight
Both Jim and Dwight have their fair share of memorable quotes. While Dwight beats Jim out when it comes to the best office one-liners, Jim’s quotes tend to have more depth. However, when it comes to quotes from The Office that make you think, there is an undeniable champion, and they all come from a man, and that man is Michael Scott.
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