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30 pieces of wisdom from Six Feet Under

Arguably one of the first shows to prove that the very best writing can actually be found on the small screen, Six Feet Under brought together an award-winning mix of believable characters, sharp dialogue and, yes, wisdom.

While the show might have ended, we urge you not to forget some of the fridge-worthy pearls that were offered up on a weekly basis. We have assembled the 30 greatest here for you to repeat to yourself on a daily basis. If you so wish.

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  • 30 pieces of wisdom from Six Feet Under

    Brenda

    "Well, we're all wounded. We carry our wounds around with us through life, and eventually they kill us."

  • 30 pieces of wisdom from Six Feet Under 1

    Nate

    "Love isn't something you feel, it's something you do. If the person you're with doesn't want it, do yourself a favor and save it for someone who does."

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    George

    "Nobody grows up thinking this is the way they're gonna turn out to be."

  • 30 pieces of wisdom from Six Feet Under 3

    Billy

    "It's hard to get your shit together with someone watching all the time."

  • 30 pieces of wisdom from Six Feet Under 4

    Nathaniel Sr

    "Time flies when you're pretending to have fun."

  • 30 pieces of wisdom from Six Feet Under 5

    Brenda

    "If you change one thing, that changes everything. And some things are the way they should be."

  • 30 pieces of wisdom from Six Feet Under 6

    Margaret

    "Sex is something you should feel, not something you should think!"

  • 30 pieces of wisdom from Six Feet Under 7

    Nate

    "No matter how much energy you pour into getting to the station on time, or getting on the right train, there's still no fuckin' guarantee that anybody's gonna be there for you to pick you up when you get there."

  • 30 pieces of wisdom from Six Feet Under 8

    Billy

    " Nobody has normal healthy relationships."

  • 30 pieces of wisdom from Six Feet Under 9

    Father Jack

    "Truth and relationships don't make life easy. They make it possible."

  • 30 pieces of wisdom from Six Feet Under 10

    Brenda

    "I think people live on through the people they love and the things they do with their lives … if they manage to do things with their lives."

  • 30 pieces of wisdom from Six Feet Under 11

    Anita

    "History is not what really happened. History is some stupid war-mongering patriarchal idea of what happened."

  • 30 pieces of wisdom from Six Feet Under 12

    George

    "Life is a series of accidents."

  • 30 pieces of wisdom from Six Feet Under 13

    Keith

    "I think asexual people are asexual because they don't wanna come out of the closet."

  • 30 pieces of wisdom from Six Feet Under 14

    Brenda

    "Academia is one huge circle jerk. All the sequestered people desperately defending the one good idea they have had in their lives."

  • 30 pieces of wisdom from Six Feet Under 15

    Russell

    "I have this theory that every now and then a person should get what they want right when they want it. It keeps you optimistic."

  • 30 pieces of wisdom from Six Feet Under 16

    Claire

    "If we live our lives the right way, then every single thing we do becomes a work of art."

  • 30 pieces of wisdom from Six Feet Under 17

    Nate

    "It's hard sometimes, relationships aren't easy. You just have to work at it everyday."

  • 30 pieces of wisdom from Six Feet Under 18

    Billy

    "Pick someone slightly less crazier than you are."

  • 30 pieces of wisdom from Six Feet Under 19

    Brenda

    "Ultimately, nothing means anything."

  • 30 pieces of wisdom from Six Feet Under 20

    Gary

    "No one can ever solve someone else's life."

  • 30 pieces of wisdom from Six Feet Under 21

    George

    "If you have no interest in the past and you don't read history, how can you possibly comprehend the present?"

  • 30 pieces of wisdom from Six Feet Under 22

    Ruth

    "No matter what you do, you end up alone, not knowing who you are or what you really want!"

  • 30 pieces of wisdom from Six Feet Under 23

    Russell

    "If you take humans out of nature, then all there are left with is human nature."

  • 30 pieces of wisdom from Six Feet Under 24

    Nate

    "Everything's bad for something."

  • 30 pieces of wisdom from Six Feet Under 25

    Brenda

    "Future is just a fucking concept that we use to avoid being alive today."

  • 30 pieces of wisdom from Six Feet Under 26

    Maggie

    "I know that if you think life's a vending machine where you put in virtue and take out happiness then you're going to be disappointed."

  • 30 pieces of wisdom from Six Feet Under 27

    Keith

    "People are stupid. What a shock."

  • 30 pieces of wisdom from Six Feet Under 28

    Nate

    "In the end, we're all just human McNuggets."

  • 30 pieces of wisdom from Six Feet Under 29

    Brenda

    "That's the thing about depression: if you really allow yourself to feel it, it gets very boring very fast."

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