IMDb Polls

Poll: TV Character Wisdom

Which of these TV character words of wisdom agree with you the most?

Discuss HERE.

See also: Movie Character Wisdom

Make Your Choice

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    Nucky Thompson

    "First rule of politics, kiddo: Never let the truth get in the way of a good story."
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    Jean-Luc Picard

    "Live now, make now always the most precious time. Now will never come again."
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    Tony Soprano

    "A wrong decision is better than indecision."
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    Grand Maester Pycelle

    "For all the weight they're given, last words are usually as significant as first words."
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    Dr. Gregory House

    "It's one of the great tragedies of life — something always changes."
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    Al Swearengen

    "Pain or damage don't end the world. Or despair or f__king beatings. The world ends when you're dead. Until then, you got more punishment in store. Stand it like a man... and give some back."
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    Fox Mulder

    "I've often felt that dreams are answers to questions we haven't yet figured out how to ask."
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    "The way I see it, every life is a pile of good things and bad things. Good things don't always soften the bad things, but vice versa, the bad things don't necessarily spoil the good things or make them unimportant."
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    Dale Cooper

    "Every day, once a day, give yourself a present. Don’t plan it, don’t wait for it, just let it happen. It could be a new shirt at the men's store, a catnap in your office chair or two cups of good hot black coffee."
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    Ron Swanson

    "Clear alcohols are for rich women on diets."
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    Gob Bluth

    "It's called 'taking advantage.' It's what gets you ahead in life."
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    Brenda Chenowith

    "The future is just a f__king concept that we use to avoid living today."
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    David Brent

    "If you can keep your head when all around you have lost theirs, then you probably haven't understood the seriousness of the situation."
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    John Locke

    "A leader can't lead unless he knows where he's going."
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    Jerry Seinfeld

    "Looking at cleavage is like looking at the sun. You don't stare at it. It's too risky. Ya get a sense of it and then you look away."
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    Jack Donaghy

    "Never go with a hippie to a second location."
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    Don Draper

    "You want some respect? Go out there and get it for yourself."
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    Carrie Bradshaw

    "Sometimes we need to stop analyzing the past, stop planning the future, stop figuring out precisely how we feel, stop deciding exactly what we want, and just see what happens."
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    Frank Gallagher

    "Failing to prepare is preparing to fail."
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    Dexter Morgan

    "Sometimes, you just have to take a risk. After all, isn't that what relationships are all about?"
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    Jack Bauer

    "You can look the other way once, and it's no big deal, except it makes it easier for you to compromise the next time, and pretty soon that's all you're doing; compromising, because that's the way you think things are done."
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    Jessa Johansson

    "You know what the weirdest part about having a job is? You have to be there everyday, even on the days you don't feel like it."
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    Dr. Frasier Crane

    "It may be an unwise man who doesn't learn from his own mistakes, but it's an absolute idiot that doesn't learn from other people's."
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    Mr. Garrison

    "If you don't teach your children that Paris Hilton should be despised, how will they know?"
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    Basil Fawlty

    "Don't mention the war."
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    Sherlock Holmes

    "You can always tell a good Chinese place by the lower third of the door handle."
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    Homer Simpson

    "I want to share something with you - the three sentences that will get you through life. Number one, 'cover for me.' Number two, 'oh, good idea, boss. 'Number three, 'it was like that when I got here."
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    Buffy Summers

    "It's hard to do homework if you think you're going to die."
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    Jason Stackhouse

    "There’s a reason why things are the way they are."
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    Leo McGarry

    "There's two things in the world you never want to let people see how you make 'em: laws and sausages."
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    Captain Malcolm 'Mal' Reynolds

    "Mercy is the mark of a great man."
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    Capt. John Sheridan

    "Never start a fight, but always finish one."
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    "The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few."
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    "Understanding is a three-edged sword."
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    Ken Miller

    "Everything fun in life happens in bars."