from Louis C.K.

Life Lessons

from Louis C.K.

He's been called "the undisputed king of comedy." Louis C.K. is one of the most popular and prolific comics today along with being a successful actor and writer. And while he's certainly known for his brash and sometimes crass comments on human behavior, he's also a keen observer of our culture as a whole and has some wisdom to share.

"When a person tells you that you hurt them, you don't get to decide that you didn't."

Self-love is a good thing but self-awareness is more important. You need to once in a while go 'Uh, I'm kind of an asshole.'"

"I've learned from experience that if you work harder at it, and apply more energy and time to it, and more consistency, you get a better result. It comes from the work."

"I like pressure. Pressure doesn't make me crack. It's enabling. I eat pressure, and there might be times when I get a bad feeling in my gut that this might be too much, but you feel pressure when you're not doing something, you know?"

"Feeling lost is part of your path. Don't avoid it. See what those feelings are showing you and use it. Take a breath. You'll be okay. Even if you don't feel okay all the time."

"Cars and cameras are the two things I let myself be materialistic about. I don't care about other stuff."

"I'm bored is a useless thing to say. You live in a great, big, vast world that you've seen none percent of."

The only time you look in your neighbor's bowl is to make sure that they have enough. You don't look in your neighbor's bowl to see if you have as much as them."

"I think you have to try and fail, because failure gets you closer to what you're good at."

"Life's too short to be an asshole, as an employer or as an employee."


Born in the US but raised in Mexico City until he was seven, C.K. spoke only Spanish until his family moved to Boston and he learned English.