TORONTO, ONTARIO - SEPTEMBER 06: Actor Rainn Wilson attends the RBC Hosted "Blackbird" Cocktail Party At RBC House Toronto Film Festival 2019 on September 06, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Ernesto Distefano/Getty Images for RBC)
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Dwight One-Liner
Oddly Genuine
Rainn Wilson’s Dwight K. Schrute gave “The Office” fans some of the best one-line quotes like "The eyes are the groin of the head," and "You couldn't handle my undivided attention." However, there was one utterance that came during a rare moment of restraint and offered a glimpse into the deeper Dwight that lived beneath the bragging and strutting.
In Season 3, Episode 5, "Initiation," Dwight takes Ryan on a sales call, and as they walk out of the client's building, Ryan asks what he did wrong, to which Dwight responds, "Not everything's a lesson, Ryan, sometimes you just fail." The line is fatalistic and hopeful at the same time, guiding Ryan to a place where he can compartmentalize this one failure and move on.
A Redditor recently posted a meme highlighting the exchange, writing, "Despite Dwight's weird 'training,' this one sentence is a [bit of] really genuine, useful advice for Ryan and us." Another noted that rejection is a key part of sales and said, "Even the best hear 'No' more often than they hear 'Yes.'"