“Everybody lies.”

From: House

Genre: Television

Who said it?: Dr. Gregory House

The story behind the quote: This week’s quote comes from Fox medical drama television show House. The show is all about Dr. Gregory House and his team of doctors who attempt to diagnose and cure mysterious illnesses of some special patients. Although he is a doctor, House’s bedside manner has a lot to be desired as he’s addicted to pain medication and generally tells the cold, hard truth without the patient’s feelings in mind.

The quote is actually a kind of motto of House (played by Hugh Laurie). As he feels asking the patient for their symptoms as well as their day-to-day habits actually delays him from getting the right diagnosis as they will leave out the more embarrassing moments, even if these facts may save their life.

Geek Wisdom: Sadly, what House is saying is true. People will lie for their own benefit and avoid shame and embarrassment. We just have to understand that not everything a person says, even the people we might trust the most, might not be the whole truth.

“…Baby, you’ve got a stew going!”

From: Arrested Development

Genre: Television

Who said it?: Carl Weathers

The story behind the quote: This week’s quote comes from Arrested Development, a sitcom that was first released on Fox. It was then picked up on Netflix six years later, showing the longevity of the series that focuses on  the Bluths, a dysfunctional family who lost their wealth when it was discovered that the patriarch of the family, George Bluth, Sr. (played by Jeffrey Tambor), had been stealing from the company.

The quote comes from the 12th episode of the first season, Matha Complex. A running storyline from this season was Tobias Funke (played by David Cross) has hired Carl Weathers to be his acting coach. During a party, Tobias is about to toss a bone but Carl Weathers stops him as he notices there’s some meat left on the bone. The seasoned actor then advises to save the bone as it can still be made into something else. This is when he delivers the quote.

Geek wisdom: In a way, Carl Weathers is right as there are always ways to make use of things that people would think is just garbage. It’s just realizing the potential. As the saying goes, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.

“There’s always money in the banana stand.”

From: Arrested Development

Genre: Television

Who said it?: George Bluth, Sr.

The story behind the quote: This week’s quote comes from Arrested Development, a sitcom that was first released on Fox. It was then picked up on Netflix six years later, showing the longevity of the series that focuses on  the Bluths, a dysfunctional family who lost their wealth when it was discovered that the patriarch of the family, George Bluth, Sr. (played by Jeffrey Tambor), had been stealing from the company.

The quote is actually a running gag of the series. Whenever Michael Bluth (played by Jason Bateman) goes talk to his father in prison regarding the family’s money problems, George Sr. would always deliver the quote. Unfortunately, Michael takes this as a figure of speech instead of the literal sense George Sr. is saying…

Geek wisdom: One man’s junk is another man’s treasure. We sometimes cannot see the value in things while others will recognize it. We also cannot see the secrets nor the stories some of our prized possessions have within them.