how to... TURN CLASSIC MOVIE AND TV LINES INTO LADDER-CLIMBING MANTRAS
THE SHOW: THEOFFICE
The line “Look, I’m all about loyalty. In fact, I feel like part of what I’m being paid for here is my loyalty. But if there were somewhere else that valued loyalty more highly, I’m going wherever they value loyalty the most.” – Dwight Schrute Use it when... You’re crafting your pitch for a raise. (But don’t actually say this—unless your boss is Michael Scott.)
THE MOVIE: THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA
The line “You chose to get ahead. You want this life. Those choices are necessary.” – Miranda Priestly Use it when... You’ve worn a pair of sky-high Wang heels to Fashion Week and it’s snowing,
and now they’re wrecked.
THE MOVIE: WORKING GIRL
The line “Never burn bridges. Today’s junior prick, tomorrow’s senior partner.” – Katherine Parker Use it when... Someone closes the elevator doors in your face because she can’t possibly wait any longer to go up to the second floor.
THE SHOW: GREY’S ANATOMY
The line “You never know the biggest day of your life is the biggest day. Not until it’s happening. You
don’t recognize the biggest day of your life. Not until you’re right in the middle of it.” – Izzie Stevens Use it when... It’s just another average
Wednesday morning. n