Louis C.K. just gets it. He is a savagely funny comedian who isn’t afraid to touch on real issues, ranging from politics, environmentalism, consumption, race, class, and education.
Much of Louis C.K.’s standup and show focuses on topics like raising children and getting older, with stories of kids, divorce, and coming-of-age all stemming from the comedian’s real life. This allows C.K. to deliver his signature material in a manner that feels fresh yet familiar, like someone you know sharing casual nuggets of wisdom.
With this in mind, Funny or Die broke down some of C.K.’s best standup bits, lines of dialogue, interview snippets, and talk show appearances into different stages of the human lifespan. Here are a few of our favorite Louis C.K. quotes to make you laugh and think:
“People say ‘my phone sucks’. NO it doesn’t! The shittest cellphone in the world is a miracle. YOUR LIFE SUCKS AROUND THE PHONE.”
“Twitter and Facebook and MySpace; all that stuff makes you warped. We’ve all basically given ourselves data entry jobs. I’ve actually heard people say things like, “Aw shit, I have to update my Twitter.” Really? You have to? That’s a big priority for you?”
“It seems like the better it gets, the more miserable people become. There’s never a technological advancement where people think, “Wow, we can finally do this!” And I think a lot of it has to do with advertising. Americans have it constantly drilled into our heads, every fucking day, that we deserve everything to be perfect all the time.”
“Talking is always positive. That’s why I talk too much.”
“Everything that’s difficult you should be able to laugh about.”
For more wit and wisdom from Louis, check out Funny or Die’s “Life Advice From Louis C.K.” here.