Sometimes, House MD reminds me of myself…. His character on the TV show merely emulates my personality and character in real life. The best part about him is his philosophy or insights into life… Or as I call it Housism.

My favorite 15 are listed below:


  1. “Lies are like children: they’re hard work, but it’s worth it because the future depends on them.”
  2. “Arrogance has to be earned. Tell me what you’ve done to earn yours.
  3. “Life sucks. Your life sucks more than most. It’s not as bad as some, which is depressing all by itself.”
  4. “Very noble gesture. My favorite kind – dramatic, yet completely empty.”
  5. “Gifts allow us to demonstrate exactly how little we know about a person. And nothing pisses a person off more than being shoved into the wrong pigeonhole.”
  6. “…Everything is conditional. You just can’t always anticipate the conditions.”
  7. “I thought I’d get your theories, mock them, then embrace my own. The usual.”
  8. “The only value of that trust is that you can manipulate them.”
  9. “You can have all the faith you want in spirits, and the afterlife, and heaven and hell, but when it comes to this world, don’t be an idiot. Cause you can tell me you put your faith in God to put you through the day, but when it comes time to cross the road, I know you look both ways.”


  1. “One caveat: I’ve moved past threesomes. I’m now into foursomes. If someone backs out, then you’ve still got a threesome. If two people back out, you’re still having sex.”
  2. “Okay, fine. I’ll father your child. But first you gotta write me a Vicodin prescription. Just so I can get through the foreplay.”


  1. “Problem is, if I can’t trust you, I can’t trust your statement that I can trust you. But thanks anyway, you’ve been a big help.
  2. “There’s an evolutionary imperative why we give a crap about our family and friends. And there’s an evolutionary imperative why we don’t give a crap about anybody else. If we loved all people indiscriminately, we couldn’t function.”
  3. “It’s a basic truth of the human condition that everybody lies. The only variable is about what. The weird thing about telling someone they’re dying is it tends to focus their priorities. You find out what matters to them. What they’re willing to die for. What they’re willing to lie for.”
  4. “Rational arguments don’t usually work on religious people. Otherwise, there wouldn’t be religious people.”

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