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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.

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

--Michael Scott

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

--Michael Scott

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

--Michael Scott

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

--Michael Scott

There is no such thing as magic. It is a word. A silly, foolish, overused word. There is only your aura...or the Chinese have a better word for it: qi. A life force. An energy. This is the energy that flows within you. It can be shaped, molded, directed.

--Michael Scott

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

--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.

--Michael Scott

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

--Michael Scott

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

--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.

--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.

--Michael Scott

A good story is always a journey. It is about taking the journey, the people the hero meets along the way and how they change him or her. All stories are journeys. They don't have to be shocking or outrageous: they simply have to be interesting.

--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.

--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?

--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.

--Michael Scott

Being immortal must have a lot of attractions. You can travel all over the world, see everything, do everything. But what happens if you are immortal and your friends and family are not? You are then destined to watch them age and die.

--Michael Scott

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

--Michael Scott

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

--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.

--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!

--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.

--Michael Scott

I wanted to be a librarian from a very young age. Some of my earliest memories are being taken to the local library. I ended up working as a bookseller. Becoming a writer was the logical offshoot of being a reader.

--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.

--Michael Scott

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

--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.

--Michael Scott

There was no honor in war, less in killing, and none in dying. But there was true dignity in how men comported themselves in battle. And there was always honor to be found in standing for a just cause and defending the defenseless.

--Michael Scott

What is it like being single? I like it! I like starting each day with a sense of possibility. And I'm optimistic, because everyday I get a little more desperate. And desperate situations yield the quickest results.

--Michael Scott

We had little or no emotion. We lacked the capacity to feel fear, to experience love, to enjoy the sensations of happiness and delight.The finest warriors are not only those who do not fear, but those who are without anger.

--Michael Scott

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

--Michael Scott

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

--Michael Scott

But magic, like everything else, follows certain natural laws. Magic needs energy wherever it can find it. If no other source of energy is available, it will take the life force of the magician who created it. That is why every use of magic weakens the magician.

--Michael Scott

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

--Michael Scott

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

--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.

--Michael Scott

The Alchemyst had discovered that the seats revolved and had been amusing himself by swinging back and forth. His chair squeaked with each turn.Finally Prometheus turned and glared at the immortal. If you do that one more time, I'm going to feed you to the Lotan myself. And I will help, Niten added.

--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.

--Michael Scott

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

--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.

--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.

--Michael Scott

The SUV was the only car moving. Josh had his foot pressed flat to the floor, and the needle on the speedometer hovered close to eighty. He was becoming more comfortable with the controls--he hadn't hit anything for at least a minute.

--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.

--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!

--Michael Scott

Even if he could not see them, several lifetimes of listening to emperors, kings, princes, politicians and thieves had taught him that it was often not what people said, but what they did not say that revealed the truth.

--Michael Scott

When it is going well, it is the best job writing in the world. For those few hours, you are god, in control of everything. However, for me, the great joy of writing is that it has allowed me to travel the world in search of stories.

--Michael Scott

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

--Michael Scott

Love is the water of life, drink deeply.

--Michael Scott

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

--Michael Scott

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

--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.

--Michael Scott

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

--Michael Scott

Her hands flew to her mouth. 'Are we even twins?' Josh rested his hand on her shoulder and brought his forehead to rest against hers, strands of their blond hair mingling. 'I will always be your brother, Sophie. I will always look after you.

--Michael Scott

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

--Michael Scott

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

--Michael Scott

I have a few regrets. There was a girl I should have married, a war in which I should never have fought, a loaf of bread I should have shared, a lie to which I should never have listened. And there is a story I should have told.

--Michael Scott

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

--Michael Scott

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

--Michael Scott

My specialty is mythology.There are artifacts like the hallows scattered through just about every mythology. However, what makes the Celtic hallows so interesting is that they are a self-contained group of objects.

--Michael Scott

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

--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.

--Michael Scott

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

--Michael Scott

I published my first book in 1982 -- a collection of Irish folklore called Irish Folk and Fairy Tales. It is still in print today. My first young adult book was published a couple of years later, and I've been writing in both genres ever since.

--Michael Scott

Guess what? I have flaws. What are they? Oh I donno, I sing in the shower? Sometimes I spend too much time volunteering. Occasionally I'll hit somebody with my car. So sue me -- no, don't sue me. That is opposite the point I'm trying to make.

--Michael Scott

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

--Michael Scott

Do I look like I watch Star Trek?

--Michael Scott

OK, Josh said evenly, I've seen men made of mud, I guess I can accept spying rats. Do they talk? he wondered aloud.
Don't be ridiculous, Flamel snapped, They're rats.
Josh really didn't think it was a ridiculous suggestion.

--Michael Scott

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

--Michael Scott

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

--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.

--Michael Scott

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

--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.

--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.

--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.

--Michael Scott

You must learn to heed your senses. Humans use but a tiny percentage of theirs. They barely look, they rarely listen, they never smell, and they think that they can only experience feelings through their skin. But they talk, oh, do they talk.

--Michael Scott

He who retreats lives longer.

--Michael Scott

When I said that I was king of forwards, you've got to understand that I don't come up with this stuff. I just forward it along. You wouldn't arrest a guy who was just passing drugs from one guy to another.

--Michael Scott

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

--Michael Scott

Coffee is the great incentivizer in the office.

--Michael Scott

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

--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.

--Michael Scott

Wikipedia is the best thing ever.

--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.

--Michael Scott

You are not living, you are surviving.

--Michael Scott

And once begun, change cannot be reversed.

--Michael Scott

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

--Michael Scott

I'll have an awesome blossom, EXTRA awesome.

--Michael Scott

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

--Michael Scott

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

--Michael Scott

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

--Michael Scott

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

--Michael Scott

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

--Michael Scott

Distance makes everything beautiful.

--Michael Scott

Fools lie, clever men stick to the truth.

--Michael Scott

Abraham Lincoln once said that if you are a racist, I will attack you with the north. And those are the principles that I carry with me in the workplace.

--Michael Scott

Am I a hero? I really can't say, but yes.

--Michael Scott

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