15 most popular Michael Scott quotes from The Office

THE OFFICE -- "Did I Stutter" Episode #4016 -- Airdate 05/01/2008 -- Pictured: Steve Carell as Michael Scott (Photo by Chris Haston/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE OFFICE -- "Did I Stutter" Episode #4016 -- Airdate 05/01/2008 -- Pictured: Steve Carell as Michael Scott (Photo by Chris Haston/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images) /
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THE OFFICE — “Threat Level Midnight” Episode 716 — Pictured: (l-r) Ed Helms as Andy Bernard, Rashida Jones as Karen Filippelli, Steve Carell as Michael Scott, Phyllis Smith as Phyllis Lapin, Angela Kinsey as Angela Martin — Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC
THE OFFICE — “Threat Level Midnight” Episode 716 — Pictured: (l-r) Ed Helms as Andy Bernard, Rashida Jones as Karen Filippelli, Steve Carell as Michael Scott, Phyllis Smith as Phyllis Lapin, Angela Kinsey as Angela Martin — Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC /

10. “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’s logic can only be described as fascinating, and his understanding of how Wikipedia works perfectly personifies that description. His views always seem right until they go off the rail into very strange places, which happens more often than not on The Office.

11. “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 like my need to be praised.”

Michael is definitely right that there is a difference between being liked and getting praise. While it would seem like Scott has a desperate dependency on the approval of others, the praise outweighs the likes in the realm of necessity. The Office character, in the end, is liked and praised by fans, so he did accomplish his goal.

12. “If I had a gun with two bullets and I was in a room with Hitler, Bin Laden, and Toby, I would shoot Toby twice.”

It’s no secret that Michael has a serious hatred of Toby, and that animosity was never better personified than in the quote where he name drops the HR manager along with Adolph Hitler and Bin Laden. Scott’s two shots are going to Toby over the terrorist and the Nazi, indicating Michael may be overreacting, but it’s still pretty funny. Sorry, Toby.