For all How I Met Your Mother fans out there, we know that you probably live your life by the wisdom of these dynamic and hilarious characters. Although this sitcom has come to an end, we also know that you have probably binged it at least three times through. You probably have your favorite character, and you might even live by Barney's playbook, Marshall's activism, or Robin's independence.
However, we can probably all agree that Ted drops some pretty incredible one-liners, and they are likely to make you laugh, make you cry, or make you rethink your entire life. In case you need a dose of some Ted Mosby wisdom, here are 10 of his best quotes that everyone can relate to.
10 Taking Chances
"If you're not scared then you're not taking a chance. And if you're not taking a chance, then what the hell are you doing anyway?"
Ted is surprisingly one of the most spontaneous characters on the show. He's especially pretty unpredictable when it comes to romance, and he definitely takes chances. However, this piece of wisdom probably all had us nodding in agreement.
We can all relate to being afraid to take a chance, but Ted proves to us that we should always be scared, and we should always be taking risks.
9 The Notebook
Lily: "Ted, you did this all yourself?"
Ted: "Just like Ryan Gosling in 'The Notebook'. It was pretty manly 'til I mentioned Ryan Gosling in 'The Notebook', huh?"
This is a hilarious and relatable quote. Regardless of what gender you identify as we definitely all love The Notebook, and we definitely all have a bit of a crush on Ryan Gosling.
We've also all been shamed for it, but hey, how about we all just agree to love this adorable movie and heartthrob actor, okay?
8 The Signs
“You can ask the universe for signs all you want but ultimately we'll only see what we want to see...when we're ready to see it.”
Ted is cliché, and while this is definitely one of those times, this quote still resonates pretty deeply with us. Ted is always waiting for signs, and we think it's easy for all of us to do the same. However, we all know what we want, and we'll see it when it's time.
As we get older, we can definitely relate to the wisdom behind this statement.
7 At 2:00am
"Nothing good happens after 2:00 am… when 2:00 am rolls around, just go home and go to sleep."
This is definitely some darn good advice. In fact, we probably all laughed and thought about how dang true this statement really is.
We don't think anyone can say something fantastic happened to them after 2:00 am, and we can probably all agree that things go downhill pretty quickly after that.
6 Steering into the Skid
"The more you fight it, the worse it’s gonna get. It’s like when your car slides on ice, you steer into the skid."
We all know how much it sucks to slide on ice, and how it takes every ounce of energy to fight against your instinct and steer into the skid. So, we all relate to that sentiment, but we should all relate to it in terms of real life.
Ted is a prime example of feeling how you really feel, and we think that's really important.
5 No More Neverland
"Sorry, Peter. We're grown ups now, we can't fly to Nevrland with you anymore."
This one is simultaneously funny, depressing, and totally relatable. While we all wish we could fly to Neverland with Peter Pan and Wendy, we know that adulthood doesn't have time for that.
We can all relate to growing up, and leaving the fantasy behind us. However, we still think everyone should keep a bit of magic in their lives.
4 Pizza Binging
"I wound up shame-eating the whole pizza. I woke up all greasy and sweaty. My sheets looked like what they wrap deli sandwiches in. Maybe I should join a gym. Do you go to a gym?"
This is probably the most relatable quote on this list, and probably also the most hilarious. Ted has a lot of wisdom about life and love, but he's also totally every one of us when it comes to feeling down, lazy, and tired.
We have all eaten a whole pizza, right? We've all questioned whether we should go to the gym, and we've all been in the vicious cycle of shame. We feel you, Ted.
3 Time Will Heal
"Because where baseball, strippers and guns can't help, the only thing that can really heal a broken heart, is time."
We're clapping loudly at this one. Ted pretty much destroys Barney's entire philosophy with this one, but we all know that he's totally and completely right.
At the end of the day, we all know that time is the only healer, no matter how hard we try. Thanks for saying it like it is, Ted.
2 Being a Home-Body
"People make fun of the guy who stays home every night doing nothing, but the truth is that guy is a genius."
Again, for all home-bodies out there, Ted is your king. For anyone who has ever turned down a night out to lounge on the couch and binge Netflix and eat popcorn, we relate wholeheartedly to this statement.
That guy or gal is a genius, and we all relate to loving a night in. That's where we are our best selves, right? Plus, who doesn't love cuddling up on the couch?
1 Love Conquers All
“Love doesn't make sense! You can't logic your way into or out of it. Love is totally nonsensical. But we have to keep doing it or else we're lost and love is dead, and humanity should just pack it in. Because love is the best thing we do.”
We thought we'd leave the corniest and totally heartfelt quote for the last slot. As cheesy as Ted is, but we can't argue even a little bit with this quote.
We can all relate to how much love makes no dang sense, but we all know we still do it, and that we love every second of being with the people we love. Love is the best thing we do, and we love Ted for reminding us of that.