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A photo of Robert Califronia with his quote: "I am never uncomfortable." | Source: Facebook.com/TheOfficeTV
A photo of Robert Califronia with his quote: "I am never uncomfortable." | Source: Facebook.com/TheOfficeTV

36 Robert California Quotes from ‘The Office'

Christell Fatima M. Tudtud
Mar 13, 2023
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Robert California from the most-followed television series "The Office," intrigued many viewers. Here are 36 quotes from Robert that prove why he is such a fascinating character.

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Actor James Spader's character Robert California joined the show in its eighth season. It brought a new perspective that impacted the lives of other fascinating characters like Jim Halpert and Dwight Schrute.

Fans of the show will recall that when actor Steve Carrell left the show, he left many fans heartbroken that his iconic character, Michael Scott, was no longer a part of the show.

California's strong personality stood in stark contrast to Scott's. While there were changes to the show that season, it was worth noting that Robert was unique. Here are some of California's memorable pearls of wisdom.

Robert California's quote: "If I invited you to lunch, I think you're a winner. If I didn't, I don't." | Image: AmoDays

Robert California's quote: "If I invited you to lunch, I think you're a winner. If I didn't, I don't." | Image: AmoDays

Robert California's Inspirational Quotes

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"Do I look like someone who would waste my own time?" — Robert California

"Don't be afraid to get weird with it." — Robert California

"Let me tell you some things I find productive. Positive reinforcement. Negative reinforcement. Honesty." — Robert California

"I am never uncomfortable." — Robert California

"There's something about an underdog that really inspires the unexceptional." — Robert California

Robert California's quote: "I saw an episode of how they make paper on Sesame Street." | Image: AmoDays

Robert California's quote: "I saw an episode of how they make paper on Sesame Street." | Image: AmoDays

"Not a party if you don't do something that scares ya." — Robert California

"[Speaking to Andy over the phone] You don't even know my real name. I'm the ******* Lizard King." — Robert California

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"Hey, my friend, trust me. This is For the best. I never understood That corporate mess." — Robert California

"If I invited you to lunch, I think you're a winner. If I didn't, I don't." — Robert California

"The ultimate lubricant for any wild evening." — Robert California

Robert California's quote: "That business can't attract anyone. It's awful up there." | Image: AmoDays

Robert California's quote: "That business can't attract anyone. It's awful up there." | Image: AmoDays

"Oof! [laughs] Wouldn't wanna be a Sabre employee right about now. [laughs] I'm actually the CEO." — Robert California

Lessons We Gain From Robert California's Quotes

"You wanna start a street fight with me, bring It on, but you're gonna be surprised by how ugly It gets." — Robert California

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"I'll tell you something I find unproductive. Constantly worrying about where you stand based on inscrutable social cues, and then inevitably reframing It all in a reassuring way so That you can get to sleep at night." — Robert California

"You see, I sit across from a man. I see his face. I see his eyes. Now, does It matter if he wants a hundred dollars of paper or a hundred million dollars of deep-sea drilling equipment? Don't be a fool. He wants respect. He wants love. He wants to be younger. He wants to be attractive." — Robert California

"Erin when you recount your day never say you woke up. That's a waste of your time. That's how Every day is begun For everyone since the dawn of man." — Robert California

Robert California's quote: "I know you now, your nature. I'm done." | Image: AmoDays

Robert California's quote: "I know you now, your nature. I'm done." | Image: AmoDays

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"Winners, prove me right. Losers, prove me wrong." — Robert California

"You'll find the customers will pay our higher prices, and then they will thank us, and we will say to them 'you are welcome.'" — Robert California

"For Lydia and Her husband had had an argument, one they couldn't get past. Each night, they slept one inch farther apart, until one night, Lydia left." — Robert California

Robert California's Wisdom Quotes

"I saw an episode of how they make paper on Sesame Street." — Robert California

"Will you have a voice? Will I steamroll over you?" — Robert California

"They never have improved on the Oreo, have they?" — Robert California

Robert California's quote: "Don't be afraid to get weird with it." | Image: AmoDays

Robert California's quote: "Don't be afraid to get weird with it." | Image: AmoDays

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“[more emphatically than Jim] Yes. You do. [nods at the Search Committee, then looks over at the camera with a smirk on his face]." — Robert California

"You don't work in sales, do you." — Robert California

"Will you be heard? Will you have a voice? Will I steamroll over you? Do you feel heard right now, Jim? Do you have a voice, right now? You can answer me." — Robert California

"Sesame Street." — Robert California

"I'm afraid you've lost my interest." — Robert California

Robert California's quote: "Winners, prove me right. Losers, prove me wrong." | Image: AmoDays

Robert California's quote: "Winners, prove me right. Losers, prove me wrong." | Image: AmoDays

"Yes, for God's sake, Andy, yes, please come in." — Robert California

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"Jim your daughter Cecilia, what does She think of the Street?" — Robert California

"Our favorite names, silly made-up names, normal names said in a silly voice. Wouldn't That be nice?" — Robert California

"You read my notebook? And photo-copied it? And distributed it?" — Robert California

Robert California's quote: "You wanna start a street fight with me, bring It on, but you're gonna be surprised by how ugly It gets." | Image: AmoDays

Robert California's quote: "You wanna start a street fight with me, bring It on, but you're gonna be surprised by how ugly It gets." | Image: AmoDays

"That business can't attract anyone. It's awful up there." — Robert California

"How Old?" — Robert California

"That was your choice, not mine." — Robert California

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Robert California's quote: "Not a party if you don't do something that scares ya." | Image: AmoDays

Robert California's quote: "Not a party if you don't do something that scares ya." | Image: AmoDays

"I know you now, your nature. I'm done." — Robert California

"Elmo. God save us… the Elmo era. Sesame Street was created to reflect the environment of the children watching it. The complete self-absorption of Elmo is brilliantly reflective of our time. Our's is a cultural ghetto. Wouldn't you agree?" — Robert California

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Robert California's quote: "Do I look like someone who would waste my own time?" | Image: AmoDays

Robert California's quote: "Do I look like someone who would waste my own time?" | Image: AmoDays

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The eighth season of "The Office" had been associated with California and Scott's absence. Carell's departure allowed for experimentation, which led to the creation of California.

According to Spader and the show's producers, California was meant to have a one-season arc on "The Office." He never intended to be a long-term replacement for Scott.

California brief stint on the show reminded us that the most intriguing characters often leave us with more questions than answers. If you're missing Scott, you can relive his alter-ego, Prison Mike's quotes from the series.

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