Michael: I don't want someone sucking up to me because they think I can help their career. I want them sucking up to me because they genuinely love me.

Another great Michael quote: I love inside jokes. I'd like to be a part of one some day.

Michael Scott played by Steve Carell

Contributed by Beth Trissel, big fan of the show


  1. Nightingale // February 15, 2008 at 7:41 PM  

    I think most bosses feel that way--now whether they get what they want is another story. I happen to be fortunate to work with two great female attorneys but there are two in my department that I could absolutely do without.

  2. Beth Trissel // February 15, 2008 at 9:30 PM  

    I wouldn't know, but take your word for it. Small business owners like us are our own boss except for the IRS. The ultimate boss. I just liked the quote in general.

  3. Mary Marvella // February 16, 2008 at 11:48 PM  

    Maybe the idea is to be subtle when you suck up to a boss or anyone else.

  4. Beth Trissel // February 17, 2008 at 11:23 AM  

    I guess you just need to be a fan of the show to 'get' Michael. He's eccentric, obnoxious, and weirdly lovable. And if there's anything inappropriate to say, he'll say it, but with a total lack of awareness.