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There was one point in high school actually when ...
by Rainn Wilson

There was one point in high school actually when I was on the chess team,
marching band, model United Nations and debate club all at the same time.
And I would spend time with the computer club after school.
And I had just quit pottery club, which I was in junior high,
but I let that go.
- Rainn Wilson

Dwight is a sad clown.
You've seen those paintings of sad clown.
- Rainn Wilson

I've always been terrible on regular sitcoms with lots of jokes.
I don't know how to tell jokes.
- Rainn Wilson

Pretty much anybody who's ever worked can relate to our show.
- Rainn Wilson

 

Scotland is the Canada of England!
- Rainn Wilson

What's interesting is the show allows for the awkward pauses to be captured,
which makes it stylistically unique,
especially for American audiences.
- Rainn Wilson

Well, Dwight was born to be No.
2 and I don't think he would know what to do as a leader.
But he loves following.
He would have made a great fascist.
- Rainn Wilson

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I think Dwight loves being number two.
I don't think he has any desire to be number one.
He wants to be number two no matter where he goes.
It's like Avis.
'We try harder.' That's Dwight.
- Rainn Wilson

The great challenge working on this show for me is
wearing polyester all day long and having the worst
haircut known to man at the top of my head and sitting
under fluorescent lights.
That is America, people.
Polyester, bad haircuts, under fluorescent lights.
- Rainn Wilson

I think we're the only jokeless show on television.
I mean really, we have no setups and no punch lines.
It's not a joke show.
There are funny lines and funny moments but again the
comedy is born of the human experience and awkward
pauses are a great part of what it is to be human.
- Rainn Wilson

There's like ten minutes when it's like,
'Okay, wait, who is this guy again?' And then,
you know, I just put on the calculator watch and the glasses,
and just be all, you know, inappropriate.
And then it just works out fine.
- Rainn Wilson

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller

Try a new perspective on diversity.
Across the country and around the world,
we are all one.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.
- Joseph Campbell

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

Don't let one cloud obliterate the whole sky.
- Anais Nin

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

Individually, we are one drop.
Together, we are an ocean.
- Ryunosuke Satoro

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

Drop the sword - for there is but one flesh to wound,
and it is the one flesh of all humankind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein

I am one with the Earth,
with the Water, with the Fire,
with the Air that I breathe,
with all Living Things,
and we are all one with Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

No one was ever named "Hero" for following the crowd.
Heroes set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

There is no passion to be found playing small -
in settling for a life that is less
than the one you are capable of living.
- Nelson Mandela

In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans.
- Khalil Gibran

One does not discover new lands without consenting
to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
- Andre Gide

This day I will marry my friend,
the one I laugh with, live for, dream with, love.
- Anonymous

The human race has one really effective weapon,
and that is laughter.
- Mark Twain

When written in Chinese, the word "crisis"
is composed of two characters.
One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
- John F. Kennedy

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A new command I give you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
- Jesus of Nazareth (John 13:34)

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

To leave the world a bit better ...
to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
A terrible thing: no one to blame.
- Erica Jong

We must let go of the life we have planned,
so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.
- Joseph Campbell

When one door closes, another opens.
But often we look so long, so regretfully,
upon the closed door,
that we fail to see the one that is opened for us.
- Helen Keller

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

If you wait for opportunities to occur,
you will be one of the crowd.
- Edward de Bono

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
- Anais Nin

The essence of all religions is one.
Only their approaches are different.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop,
striped and dotted with continents and islands,
flying through space with other stars
all singing and shining together as one,
the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.
- John Muir

Friendship is born at that moment
when one person says to another,
"What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
- C. S. Lewis

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

One movement toward light becomes a clear signpost on a long road.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Dance like no one is watching,
love like you'll never be hurt.
Sing like no one is listening.
Live life like it's heaven on earth.
- Anonymous (various attributions and alternate phrasings)

No one can give you freedom but you.
- Byron Katie

No one is to be called an enemy,
all are your benefactors, and no one does you harm.
You have no enemy except yourselves.
- St. Francis of Assisi

It is well to remember that the
entire population of the universe,
with one trifling exception, is composed of others.
- Andrew J. Holmes

Whatever you are, be a good one.
- Abraham Lincoln

I have a dream that my four little children will one day
live in a nation where they will
not be judged by the color of their skin,
but by the content of their character.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands.
One for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
- Audrey Hepburn

Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
- Confucius

Today... maybe I can take one step
on that profoundly complex path to peace.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The glow of one warm thought
is to me worth more than money.
- Thomas Jefferson

Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.
- The Buddha

If humanity does not opt for integrity we are through completely.
It is absolutely touch and go.
Each one of us could make the difference.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

With realization of one's own potential and
self-confidence in one's ability,
one can build a better world.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing,
and that is that I know nothing.
- Socrates

One's philosophy is not best expressed in words;
it is expressed in the choices one makes...
and the choices we make
are ultimately our responsibility.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

And now here is my secret, a very simple secret:
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly;
what is essential is invisible to the eye.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The quality, not the longevity, of one's life is what is important.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know:
the only ones among you who will be really happy
are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

This time, like all times, is a very good one,
if we but know what to do with it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


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