Fictional Boss Quotes to Get You Through Boss's Day

This Friday marks National Boss’s Day, a time to celebrate the people in your life that tell you what to do every day, whether you like it or not. Some businesses, like ours, are blessed with amazing bosses that make coming into work each day a fun and educational experience. However, we know that not everyone is as fortunate as the Blue Compass team.

Whatever way you plan on celebrating National Boss’s Day, take a moment to laugh, be inspired, or relate much too closely to the following recollections from some of the most quote-worthy bosses from TV shows and movies.

Our Favorite Boss Quotes

“People will never be replaced by machines. In the end, life and business are about human connections. And computers are about trying to murder you in a lake. And to me the choice is easy.” 
- Michael Scott, The Office

We really hope that our computers don’t try to murder us in a lake, but the sentiment rings true for many businesses. Without people, what do you have? An empty office building, factory, or classroom where nothing gets done. We may rely heavily on technology in the world of digital marketing, but nothing beats the creativity and comradery of working face-to-face with your friends every day. 

“It is a curious thing, but perhaps those who are best suited to power are those who have never sought it. Those who have leadership thrust upon them, and take up the mantle because they must, and find to their own surprise that they wear it well.”
- Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Whether you know your boss well or not, most people have a story behind how they came into their positions. Their story probably won’t be as dramatic or treacherous as Harry’s (unless they’re also a wizard, which would be awesome) but it could give you perspective on how and why your boss does things a certain way. Consider using today to get to know your boss a little better (because they could be a wizard).

“We need to remember what’s important in life: friends, waffles, work. Or waffles, friends, work. Doesn’t matter, but work is third.”
- Leslie Knope, Parks and Recreation

A good work-life balance can take practice to achieve, and it’s important to know where your priorities lie. A good boss knows that sometimes life and family have to come first. 

“Now, you can dance with me or you can get off my dance floor. I’m fine dancing alone.”
- Olivia Pope, Scandal

Good bosses aren't’ always popular. They have to make the tough decisions every day for their business. Leave it to Olivia Pope, one of the most dedicated bosses around, to lay it out. You can be with her or against her, but she’s going to be successful either way. 

“There are no bad ideas, Lemon. Just good ideas that go horribly wrong.”
- Jack Donaghy, 30 Rock

Brainstorming is one of the most fun and creative aspects of working in digital marketing, but not every idea is going to be a winner. It’s up to the boss to make the decisions about what will work and what won’t. And, in the end, it falls on their shoulders if things don’t go as planned. 

“Change is neither good or bad, it simply is.”
- Don Draper, Mad Men

Change happens. In our world, things change almost . A dedicated boss will keep up with change, not run away from it. 

“You can’t lose to a pregnant woman. I mean, get up!”
- Cary Coppola, Blue Compass

Okay, so this quote isn’t from a movie or TV show. It’s from Blue Compass’ very own CEO, Cary Coppola. While our team loves working together and collaborating, we do have a competitive side. This great moment came from Cary encouraging one of our team members not to give up on a challenge against a pregnant team member. In case you were wondering, the non-pregnant team member did end up winning, most likely thanks to Cary’s motivational words.

National Boss’s Day is a great time to say thanks to your hard-working and dedicated boss. We love that we get to come into work every day with great bosses like Drew Harden and Cary Coppola. Stay tuned to see what exactly our team has planned for their celebration this year. Perhaps another singing clown?