15 Of Jon Stewart's Best Quotes

Tonight marks the end of an era. The infamous late-night talk and news satire show, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (shortened as The Daily Show) is coming to a close. On February 10, 2015, Jon Stewart announced that he would leave the show. He has passed the reigns onto South African comedian, Trevor Noah, who joined the show as a freshman contributor in December 2014.

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1. “Insomnia is my greatest inspiration.”

2. “Love what you do. Get good at it. Competence is a rare commodity in this day and age. And let the chips falls where they may.”

3. “I’m not going to censor myself to comfort your ignorance.”

4. “If you don’t stick to your values when they’re being tested, they’re not values—they’re hobbies.”

5. “The Internet is just a world passing notes around a classroom.”

6. “I’ve been to Canada, and I’ve always gotten the impression that I could take the country over in about two days.”

7. “We must, together as a nation, stop watching Fox.”

8. “You wonder sometimes how our government puts its pants on in the morning.”

9. “You have to remember one thing about the will of the people: it wasn’t that long ago that we were swept away by the ‘Macarena’.”

10. “If ‘con’ is the opposite of ‘pro,’ then isn’t Congress the opposite of progress? Or did we just f*cking blow your mind!?”

11. “I am a tiny, neurotic man, standing in the back of the room throwing tomatoes at the chalkboard. And that’s really it.”

12. “The [Christmas] season wouldn’t feel the same without people going out of their way to be offended by nothing.”

13. “…The female body is amazing. Did you know that the human vagina, besides being able to repel rape sperm, can also be used as a Wi-Fi hotspot? And, from what I understand, can detect rado and carbon monoxide; can convert standard DVDs to Blu-Ray; and, if you’re in a car chase, [it] can shoot out tacks or an oil slick to throw off your pursuers. ‘The vagina! The more you know’.”

14. “I celebrated Thanksgiving in an old-fashioned way. I invited everyone in my neighborhood to my house, we had an enormous feast, and then I killed them and took their land.”

15. “Every generation has their challenge. And things change rapidly, and life gets better in an instant.”

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