14 Phil’s-Osophies That Phil Dunphy Taught Us On "Modern Family"

1. “Always look people in the eyes. Even if they’re blind. Just say, ‘I am looking you in the eyes.’”

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2. “If you get pulled over for speeding, tell the policeman your spouse has diarrhea.”

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3. “You only get one chance at a first impression. I suggest Julia Child, because it’s easy to do. ‘Save the giblets!’”

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4. “The most amazing things that can happen to a human being will happen to you, if you just lower your expectations.”

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5. “Dance until your feet hurt. Sing until your lungs hurt. Act until your William Hurt.”

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6. “Take a lesson from parakeets. If you’re ever feeling lonely, just eat in front of a mirror.”

"Take a lesson from parakeets. If you're ever feeling lonely, just eat in front of a mirror."

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7. “Never be afraid to reach for the stars, because even if you fall, you’ll always be wearing a Parentchute™”

"Never be afraid to reach for the stars, because even if you fall, you'll always be wearing a Parentchute™"

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8. “Marry someone who looks sexy disappointed.”

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9. “Success is 1% inspiration, 98% perspiration, and 2% attention to detail.”

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10. “You can tell a lot about a person from their biography.”

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11. “Watch a sunrise at least once a day.”

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12. “If you love something, set it free. Unless it’s a tiger.”

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13. “If you’re ever in a jam, a crayon scrunched up under your nose makes a good pretend mustache.”

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14. “When life gives you lemonade, make lemons. Life will be all like, ‘What?!’”

"When life gives you lemonade, make lemons. Life will be all like, 'What?!'"

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Thank you, Phil Dunphy.

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