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Wikipedia Summary for Michael Scott

Michael Gary Scott is a fictional character in NBC's The Office, portrayed by Steve Carell. Michael is the protagonist of the series, serving as the Regional Manager of the Scranton branch of a paper merchant, known as Dunder Mifflin Inc. from seasons 1 through 7. However, he temporarily leaves Dunder Mifflin to form the Michael Scott Paper Company with Pam Beesly and Ryan Howard toward the end of the 5th season and shares a co-managerial position with Jim Halpert during a 6th season arc from "The Meeting" to "The Manager and the Salesman". Towards the end of the 7th season, he proposes to HR representative Holly Flax and moves to Colorado to take care of her aging parents, leaving the manager position to Deangelo Vickers in "Goodbye, Michael", to Andy Bernard in season 8, after Vickers becomes brain dead, and ultimately to Dwight Schrute in season 9.

For his performance, Carell received significant critical acclaim and was nominated six consecutive times for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series as well as winning a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series (Musical or Comedy) in 2006.

quote by Michael Scott: Do I have a special someone? Well, yeah, of course. A bunch of 'em. My employees. with background image: photo of author Michael Scott with quote

Do I have a special someone? Well, yeah, of course. A bunch of 'em. My employees.

--Michael Scott
quote by Michael Scott: He'd never heard of a demon with freckles before. with background image: photo of author Michael Scott with quote

He'd never heard of a demon with freckles before.

--Michael Scott
quote by Michael Scott: The credibility of any item in finance is inversely proportionate to the amount of publicity it receives. with background image: photo of author Michael Scott with quote

The credibility of any item in finance is inversely proportionate to the amount of publicity it receives.

--Michael Scott

quote by Michael Scott: The problem with contemporary art is that no one bothers to do the research necessary to give people what they want. with background image: photo of author Michael Scott with quote

The problem with contemporary art is that no one bothers to do the research necessary to give people what they want.

--Michael Scott
quote by Michael Scott: He is many things -- dangerous and devious, cunning and deadly, a good friend and an implacable enemy -- but he comes from an age when a man's word was indeed precious. with background image: photo of author Michael Scott with quote

He is many things -- dangerous and devious, cunning and deadly, a good friend and an implacable enemy -- but he comes from an age when a man's word was indeed precious.

--Michael Scott
quote by Michael Scott: The fifth force was the magic of Time, the greatest of all the magics. with background image: photo of author Michael Scott with quote

The fifth force was the magic of Time, the greatest of all the magics.

--Michael Scott
quote by Michael Scott: I'm not a bad guy... I'm just good guy that runs over women with his car. with background image: photo of author Michael Scott with quote

I'm not a bad guy... I'm just good guy that runs over women with his car.

--Michael Scott
quote by Michael Scott: Good or bad is a matter of perspective. I met an immortal hunami once, a man called William Shakespeare, who wrote that there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so. with background image: photo of author Michael Scott with quote

Good or bad is a matter of perspective. I met an immortal hunami once, a man called William Shakespeare, who wrote that there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.

--Michael Scott
quote by Michael Scott: Research is always the best part. As we dug deeper into the history and mythology behind each of the hallows, we discovered more and more stories -- some of them deserving of novels in themselves. with background image: photo of author Michael Scott with quote

Research is always the best part. As we dug deeper into the history and mythology behind each of the hallows, we discovered more and more stories -- some of them deserving of novels in themselves.

--Michael Scott


quote by Michael Scott: One of the oldest secrets of alchemy is that every living thing, from the most complex creatures right down to the simplest leaf, carries the seeds of its creation within itself. with background image: photo of author Michael Scott with quote

One of the oldest secrets of alchemy is that every living thing, from the most complex creatures right down to the simplest leaf, carries the seeds of its creation within itself.

--Michael Scott
quote by Michael Scott: Artists want to sell their work, sure. But they aren't out there asking questions about what people want and what they don't want, now are they? with background image: photo of author Michael Scott with quote

Artists want to sell their work, sure. But they aren't out there asking questions about what people want and what they don't want, now are they?

--Michael Scott


quote by Michael Scott: When in doubt, we follow our hearts. Words can be false, images and sounds can be manipulated. But this...' He tapped his chest, over his heart. 'This is always true. with background image: photo of author Michael Scott with quote

When in doubt, we follow our hearts. Words can be false, images and sounds can be manipulated. But this...' He tapped his chest, over his heart. 'This is always true.

--Michael Scott

quote by Michael Scott: You know I hate disappointing even one person, and I really hate disappointing everyone but I love burlington coat factory. with background image: photo of author Michael Scott with quote

You know I hate disappointing even one person, and I really hate disappointing everyone but I love burlington coat factory.

--Michael Scott

quote by Michael Scott: You might argue that the history of contemporary art is a series of avant-garde movements, each new wave outraging the last. with background image: photo of author Michael Scott with quote

You might argue that the history of contemporary art is a series of avant-garde movements, each new wave outraging the last.

--Michael Scott
quote by Michael Scott: What you call magic is nothing more than an act of the imagination fired by the senses, then given shape by the power of your aura. with background image: photo of author Michael Scott with quote

What you call magic is nothing more than an act of the imagination fired by the senses, then given shape by the power of your aura.

--Michael Scott
quote by Michael Scott: The best moment is when you walk into a bookstore and see a pile of your books -- that is the oddest experience in the world! with background image: photo of author Michael Scott with quote

The best moment is when you walk into a bookstore and see a pile of your books -- that is the oddest experience in the world!

--Michael Scott
quote by Michael Scott: I am a writer (and one day I'll be an author). For a long time I was a bookseller (who wrote) or a TV producer (who wrote), but for the last decade or so, its been writer. with background image: photo of author Michael Scott with quote

I am a writer (and one day I'll be an author). For a long time I was a bookseller (who wrote) or a TV producer (who wrote), but for the last decade or so, its been writer.

--Michael Scott

quote by Michael Scott: Most writers, I'm afraid, live very boring lives sitting in front of a screen. However, having said that: every writer puts a bit of themselves into the characters to bring them alive. with background image: photo of author Michael Scott with quote

Most writers, I'm afraid, live very boring lives sitting in front of a screen. However, having said that: every writer puts a bit of themselves into the characters to bring them alive.

--Michael Scott
quote by Michael Scott: The idea of selling a Cezanne to buy a Morisot seems explosively contentious. with background image: photo of author Michael Scott with quote

The idea of selling a Cezanne to buy a Morisot seems explosively contentious.

--Michael Scott
quote by Michael Scott: Negotiations are about controlling things, about being in the driver's seat and make one tiny mistake; you're dead. I made one tiny mistake, I wore women's clothes. with background image: photo of author Michael Scott with quote

Negotiations are about controlling things, about being in the driver's seat and make one tiny mistake; you're dead. I made one tiny mistake, I wore women's clothes.

--Michael Scott



quote by Michael Scott: Ah. In my experience, when people say they don't know whether they love someone, they usually mean no. with background image: photo of author Michael Scott with quote

Ah. In my experience, when people say they don't know whether they love someone, they usually mean no.

--Michael Scott
quote by Michael Scott: Perenelle shuddered. You know I hate leprechauns more than almost anything. with background image: photo of author Michael Scott with quote

Perenelle shuddered. You know I hate leprechauns more than almost anything.

--Michael Scott



quote by Michael Scott: We are nothing more than the sum of our memories and experiences. with background image: photo of author Michael Scott with quote

We are nothing more than the sum of our memories and experiences.

--Michael Scott
quote by Michael Scott: You need to play to win. But you also need to win ... to play. with background image: photo of author Michael Scott with quote

You need to play to win. But you also need to win ... to play.

--Michael Scott
quote by Michael Scott: I am a great believer that all the primary research has to be done before principle writing begins. I'm a huge advocate of plotting. with background image: photo of author Michael Scott with quote

I am a great believer that all the primary research has to be done before principle writing begins. I'm a huge advocate of plotting.

--Michael Scott


quote by Michael Scott: In fact, writing for younger adults is tougher. They remember everything and if they spot a problem, they'll be sure to let you know. with background image: photo of author Michael Scott with quote

In fact, writing for younger adults is tougher. They remember everything and if they spot a problem, they'll be sure to let you know.

--Michael Scott
quote by Michael Scott: Dee's search for knowledge was always his greatest strength... and his weakness. with background image: photo of author Michael Scott with quote

Dee's search for knowledge was always his greatest strength... and his weakness.

--Michael Scott
quote by Michael Scott: My advice is to write about what you are interested in. If you read science fiction and fantasy, then write in that genre. If you read romance novels, then try writing one. with background image: photo of author Michael Scott with quote

My advice is to write about what you are interested in. If you read science fiction and fantasy, then write in that genre. If you read romance novels, then try writing one.

--Michael Scott
quote by Michael Scott: My mom always used to say that average people are the most special people in the world. And that's why God made so many. with background image: photo of author Michael Scott with quote

My mom always used to say that average people are the most special people in the world. And that's why God made so many.

--Michael Scott

quote by Michael Scott: It's always been Apple's goal to ship something we were proud of and something people would be proud to own, and I think that's still true from thirty years ago. with background image: photo of author Michael Scott with quote

It's always been Apple's goal to ship something we were proud of and something people would be proud to own, and I think that's still true from thirty years ago.

--Michael Scott
quote by Michael Scott: Making sure that the geography and timelines work is always the hardest part of writing. But you owe it to the readers to get it right! with background image: photo of author Michael Scott with quote

Making sure that the geography and timelines work is always the hardest part of writing. But you owe it to the readers to get it right!

--Michael Scott


quote by Michael Scott: TMI? Too Much Information. Its just easier to say 'TMI'. I used to say 'don't go there', but that's lame. with background image: photo of author Michael Scott with quote

TMI? Too Much Information. Its just easier to say 'TMI'. I used to say 'don't go there', but that's lame.

--Michael Scott
quote by Michael Scott: Love is the water of life, drink deeply. with background image: photo of author Michael Scott with quote

Love is the water of life, drink deeply.

--Michael Scott


quote by Michael Scott: Adults, Sophie has decided a long time before, were really bad at making up good excuses. with background image: photo of author Michael Scott with quote

Adults, Sophie has decided a long time before, were really bad at making up good excuses.

--Michael Scott
quote by Michael Scott: All great literary works influence us as writers, not their stories as much as their storytelling ability. with background image: photo of author Michael Scott with quote

All great literary works influence us as writers, not their stories as much as their storytelling ability.

--Michael Scott
quote by Michael Scott: Good collaboration essentially boils down to personalities who work well together and are able to integrate each other's notes and ideas without killing each other. with background image: photo of author Michael Scott with quote

Good collaboration essentially boils down to personalities who work well together and are able to integrate each other's notes and ideas without killing each other.

--Michael Scott
quote by Michael Scott: Just as a pebble thrown into the water creates ripples, so our thoughts create similar effects on our palms. with background image: photo of author Michael Scott with quote

Just as a pebble thrown into the water creates ripples, so our thoughts create similar effects on our palms.

--Michael Scott
quote by Michael Scott: Middle school's amazing. It is extraordinary. An extraordinary time. with background image: photo of author Michael Scott with quote

Middle school's amazing. It is extraordinary. An extraordinary time.

--Michael Scott
quote by Michael Scott: To remain unknown in this modern world: that, indeed, is real power. with background image: photo of author Michael Scott with quote

To remain unknown in this modern world: that, indeed, is real power.

--Michael Scott

quote by Michael Scott: Werewolves and silver bullets! Shakespeare coughed a quick laugh and shook his head. Lord, what fools these mortals be! with background image: photo of author Michael Scott with quote

Werewolves and silver bullets! Shakespeare coughed a quick laugh and shook his head. Lord, what fools these mortals be!

--Michael Scott
quote by Michael Scott: A boy and a girl, dressed in the T-shirts and denim that are the shabby uniform of this age. with background image: photo of author Michael Scott with quote

A boy and a girl, dressed in the T-shirts and denim that are the shabby uniform of this age.

--Michael Scott

quote by Michael Scott: I have been very lucky: my writing has taken me across the world, and I have seen some extraordinary sites and sights. with background image: photo of author Michael Scott with quote

I have been very lucky: my writing has taken me across the world, and I have seen some extraordinary sites and sights.

--Michael Scott
quote by Michael Scott: I am thrilled when I read about fans using my stories as springboards to read about either the historical characters or the myths and legends in the books. with background image: photo of author Michael Scott with quote

I am thrilled when I read about fans using my stories as springboards to read about either the historical characters or the myths and legends in the books.

--Michael Scott
quote by Michael Scott: But magic is really only the utilization of the entire spectrum of the senses. with background image: photo of author Michael Scott with quote

But magic is really only the utilization of the entire spectrum of the senses.

--Michael Scott


quote by Michael Scott: If you have to injure someone, then make it so severe that his vengeance need not be feared. with background image: photo of author Michael Scott with quote

If you have to injure someone, then make it so severe that his vengeance need not be feared.

--Michael Scott

quote by Michael Scott: Do I look like I watch Star Trek? with background image: photo of author Michael Scott with quote

Do I look like I watch Star Trek?

--Michael Scott



quote by Michael Scott: Once you have been touched by magic, you are forever changed. You leave a trail. with background image: photo of author Michael Scott with quote

Once you have been touched by magic, you are forever changed. You leave a trail.

--Michael Scott
quote by Michael Scott: Even that. What is the point in living forever, if it is not with the woman I love? with background image: photo of author Michael Scott with quote

Even that. What is the point in living forever, if it is not with the woman I love?

--Michael Scott
quote by Michael Scott: I was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland and it is still home to me. My writing has taken me all over the world, but this is the place I come back to and the place where I find it easiest to write. with background image: photo of author Michael Scott with quote

I was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland and it is still home to me. My writing has taken me all over the world, but this is the place I come back to and the place where I find it easiest to write.

--Michael Scott
quote by Michael Scott: We do not always get what we want. Sometimes life presents us with surprises. with background image: photo of author Michael Scott with quote

We do not always get what we want. Sometimes life presents us with surprises.

--Michael Scott
quote by Michael Scott: I don't want somebody sucking up to me because they think I am going to help their career. I want them sucking up to me because they genuinely love me. with background image: photo of author Michael Scott with quote

I don't want somebody sucking up to me because they think I am going to help their career. I want them sucking up to me because they genuinely love me.

--Michael Scott
quote by Michael Scott: I never avoid something that challenges my guts and my heart. While I might occasionally puke my guts out, I have never puked my heart out. with background image: photo of author Michael Scott with quote

I never avoid something that challenges my guts and my heart. While I might occasionally puke my guts out, I have never puked my heart out.

--Michael Scott
quote by Michael Scott: Presents are the best way to show someone how much you care. It is like this tangible thing that you can point to and say, Hey man, I love you this many dollars-worth. with background image: photo of author Michael Scott with quote

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

--Michael Scott

quote by Michael Scott: He who retreats lives longer. with background image: photo of author Michael Scott with quote

He who retreats lives longer.

--Michael Scott

quote by Michael Scott: This year, more people will use cocaine than will read a book to their children. with background image: photo of author Michael Scott with quote

This year, more people will use cocaine than will read a book to their children.

--Michael Scott
quote by Michael Scott: Coffee is the great incentivizer in the office. with background image: photo of author Michael Scott with quote

Coffee is the great incentivizer in the office.

--Michael Scott
quote by Michael Scott: But the truth is a double-edged sword; it is a dangerous thing. with background image: photo of author Michael Scott with quote

But the truth is a double-edged sword; it is a dangerous thing.

--Michael Scott
quote by Michael Scott: I swore to myself that if I ever got to walk around the room as manager, people would laugh when they saw me coming, and would applaud as I walked away. with background image: photo of author Michael Scott with quote

I swore to myself that if I ever got to walk around the room as manager, people would laugh when they saw me coming, and would applaud as I walked away.

--Michael Scott
quote by Michael Scott: Wikipedia is the best thing ever. with background image: photo of author Michael Scott with quote

Wikipedia is the best thing ever.

--Michael Scott
quote by Michael Scott: First up, the lost and found has gone missing. It itself, is lost. So please try not to lose anything until we find it. with background image: photo of author Michael Scott with quote

First up, the lost and found has gone missing. It itself, is lost. So please try not to lose anything until we find it.

--Michael Scott
quote by Michael Scott: You are not living, you are surviving. with background image: photo of author Michael Scott with quote

You are not living, you are surviving.

--Michael Scott
quote by Michael Scott: And once begun, change cannot be reversed. with background image: photo of author Michael Scott with quote

And once begun, change cannot be reversed.

--Michael Scott
quote by Michael Scott: At the heart of every legend there is a grain of truth. with background image: photo of author Michael Scott with quote

At the heart of every legend there is a grain of truth.

--Michael Scott
quote by Michael Scott: I'll have an awesome blossom, EXTRA awesome. with background image: photo of author Michael Scott with quote

I'll have an awesome blossom, EXTRA awesome.

--Michael Scott
quote by Michael Scott: The people that you work with are, when you get down to it, your very best friends. with background image: photo of author Michael Scott with quote

The people that you work with are, when you get down to it, your very best friends.

--Michael Scott
quote by Michael Scott: Wait. Look. Notice. If you keep those three words in mind, you just might survive the next few days. with background image: photo of author Michael Scott with quote

Wait. Look. Notice. If you keep those three words in mind, you just might survive the next few days.

--Michael Scott
quote by Michael Scott: There is no such thing as an appropriate joke. That's why it's a joke. with background image: photo of author Michael Scott with quote

There is no such thing as an appropriate joke. That's why it's a joke.

--Michael Scott
quote by Michael Scott: We humans are nothing more than the sum of our memories. with background image: photo of author Michael Scott with quote

We humans are nothing more than the sum of our memories.

--Michael Scott
quote by Michael Scott: I love inside jokes. I hope to be a part of one some day. with background image: photo of author Michael Scott with quote

I love inside jokes. I hope to be a part of one some day.

--Michael Scott

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