Top 10 Quotes from The Office that Describe College Life

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Seth Bae is the Vice President of Media with the Student Association and a General Studies major here at OCC. He was the student speaker at December Graduation and will be transferring to Harvard in the spring. Bae is also a huge fan of the situation-comedy “The Office.” Below are the ways in which he sees similarities between “The Office” and life on a college campus.

“Sometimes I start a sentence and I don’t even know where it’s going. I just hope I find it along the way.”

Michael Scott

Having writer’s block? Have no idea what you just wrote last night? Is your essay is due tomorrow?  Don’t worry you are not alone.

“Whenever I’m about to do something, I think, ‘would an idiot do that?’ And if they would, I do not do that thing.”

Your exam is over and it is the Friday night. In other words, it’s time to celebrate! Before you do anything, ask yourself this question, “Would Michael Scott do that?”

“I wish there was a way to know you are in the good old days, before you’ve actually left them.”

Michael Scott

Going through stressful exams, hanging out with your friends, and thanking your teachers, some things cannot be done after a few years later. Make every moment counts.  

“Tell him to call me ASAP as possible.”

When one of your group members disappears the day before the deadline. 

“I love inside jokes. I’d love to be a part of one someday.”


You missed one class. All of sudden, you’ve missed all the inside jokes. 

“Saw Inception. Or at least I dreamt I did.”



That moment when you came to class with your well-prepared homework, but you realized you actually dreamt of doing your homework…

“I don’t care what they say about me. I just want to eat.”

Dwight from the Office

When cafeteria french fries are running out, but there are too many people in front of you.

“ I knew exactly what to do. But in a much more real sense, I had no idea what to do.”

Michael Scott

When classmates chose you to lead the group project but you are just as lost as they are.

“I understand nothing.”

Creed from the Office

Whenever I go to math class.

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”

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Silly, but true. You are closer than you think. Keep it up!

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