Louis C.K. is one of the greatest comedians of our time. With a modest appearance, he graces the stage and puts forth material that the average person, young or old, can relate too – and makes everyday life hilarious. With his witty commentary on life’s common mishaps and daily, miniscule hardships he puts together the bigger picture of how we look at the world in today’s society.
Starting out as a stand-up comic in Boston, Louis C.K. struggled during the late eighties. Pursuing his dream led him to open for greats such as Jerry Seinfeld, and his blunt, realistic rants landed him spots on The Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O’Brien and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. His first hour-long comedy special, Shameless, was aired in 2007 on HBO. He is no stranger to failure, but he puts it behind him and pushes forward, as he claims in many of his interviews. He is now a successful actor, writer, director and comedian. The inspiration he gives unanimous people to change the way they look at failure, life goals and everyday challenges make him a role model in any spectrum. He is living proof that pushing past our own constraints can help us tackle our goals.
These quotes by Louis C.K. highlight the success that having a positive outlook brings and why we need to change the way we look at the world and at ourselves. 10 Inspirational Louis C.K. Quotes
“Everything is amazing right now and nobody’s happy.” – Louis C.K.
“The only time you should look into your neighbor’s bowl is to make sure that they have enough. You don’t look into your neighbor’s bowl to see if you have as much as them.” – Louis C.K.
“You need to build an ability to just be yourself and not be doing something.” – Louis C.K.
“It’s not your life, it’s life. Life is bigger than you. Life isn’t something that you possess, it’s something that you take part in and you witness.” – Louis C.K.
“I’m bored is a useless thing to say. You live in a great, big vast world that you’ve seen none percent of. Even the inside of your own mind is endless… the fact that you’re alive is amazing, so you don’t get to be bored.” – Louis C.K.
“Sadness is poetic; you’re lucky to live sad moments.” – Louis C.K.
“You’re not going to get what you want most times and if you learn to be okay with that, if you can survive disappointment, nothing can beat you.” – Louis C.K.
“I’ll try anything that I think might be good. I don’t care about the fact that I failed at it before… who cares? Try it again.” – Louis C.K.
“If you can just take a breath, calm down and go this is as good as it is… it’s pretty goddamn great. But somehow it doesn’t make us happy.” – Louis C.K.
“Life is an amazing gift when you think about what you get with a basic life… not even a particularly lucky life or a healthy life. If you have a life, it’s amazing.” – Louis C.K.
Author: Selena Doner
Selena Doner is a freelance journalist who is passionate about environmental issues, social justice, arts and culture, and travel.