Some Words of Wisdom from Jack Donaghy

What would we do without the wisdom of Jack Donaghy?


Whether Reaganing (making it 24 hours without a misstep), adding ‘Seinfeld’ to all NBC programming, or coming up with show ideas like Child Hell Flight, ’30 Rock’’s NBC President (and conglomerate pawn) Jack Donaghy is a wise one. And he’s not afraid to impart it… usually to Lemon.

On Aging:

Jack 1

”You have the boldness of a much younger woman.”

On Liking Phil Collins:

Jack 2

”I’ve got two ears and a heart, don’t I?”

On Europe:

Jack 3

“The Italians have a saying, Lemon. “Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer.” And though they’ve never won a war, or mass-produced a decent car, in this area, they are correct.”

On Formal Evening Dress:

Jack 4

”It’s after six. What am I, a farmer?”

On Movies:

Jack 5

”I would like to be Michelle Pfeiffer to your angry black kid who learns that poetry… is just another way to rap.”

On Drugs:

Jack 6

“I think I got Nixon to agree to come on the show and say ‘Sock it to me.'”

On His Son’s Wedding:

Jack 7

”Do not hire Sting to play the reception. He’ll insist on doing jazz versions of Police songs, and it’s just… demoralizing.”

On Aging… Again!:

Jack 8

”Good God, I can see every line and pore in your face. It looks like a YMCA climbing wall.”

On Wealth:

Jack 9

”Money can’t buy happiness. It is happiness.”

On Synergizing:

Jack 10

”I am ”innoventing”. A word that I just innovented.”