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30 pieces of wisdom from Six Feet Under

30 pieces of wisdom from Six Feet Under

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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Brenda

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


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."


George

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


Billy

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


Nathaniel Sr

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


Brenda

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


Margaret

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


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."


Billy

" Nobody has normal healthy relationships."


Father Jack

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


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."


Anita

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


George

"Life is a series of accidents."


Keith

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


Brenda

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


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."


Claire

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


Nate

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


Billy

"Pick someone slightly less crazier than you are."


Brenda

"Ultimately, nothing means anything."


Gary

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


George

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


Ruth

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


Russell

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


Nate

"Everything's bad for something."


Brenda

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


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."


Keith

"People are stupid. What a shock."


Nate

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


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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