Today is Neil Patrick Harris’ birthday! Born on June 15 in 1973, the American actor, producer, singer, comedian, magician, TV host, etc. turns 43 today. While he has appeared in quite a few shows and films, he is perhaps best known for playing the role of everybody’s favorite, Barney Stinson, in the TV show How I Met Your Mother. That role got him nominated for four Emmy Awards.
Apart from being an entertaining actor among other things, he is a magician too! He serves as the President of the Board of Directors of Hollywood’s Magic Castle and has also won the Tannen’s Magic Louis Award in 2006. His character Barney Stinson is also a magician in the show. The best way to describe that character would be legen…wait for it…dary! Everyone who has watched the show will admit that he is as awesome as he claims to be. His ideas, logic, theories, rules and laws throughout the show, are truly remarkable. Well, this role perhaps contributed to the actor being named as one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in 2010. We’ve picked out 13 of the legend’s best quotes through the show, some of which could be handy for us too:
“God, it’s me, Barney. What up? I know we don’t talk much, but I know a lot of girls call out your name because of me.”
"A lie is just a great story someone ruined with the truth."
"Think of me like Yoda, but instead of being little and green I wear suits and I’m awesome. I’m your bro – I’m Broda!”
“It’s about believing you can do it, even though you probably can’t. Go get ‘em, tiger!”
"In my body, where the shame gland should be, there is a second awesome gland. True story.”
"Every Halloween, I bring a spare costume, in case I strike out with the hottest girl at the party. That way, I have a second chance to make a first impression.”
"Here’s the mini-cherry on top of the regular cherry on top of the sundae of awesomeness that is my life.”
"Your ego is writing checks your body can’t cash."
"I have nothing but the utmost respect for you skanks."
"When I get sad, I stop being sad and start being awesome instead. True story."
“Suits are full of joy. They’re the sartorial equivalent of a baby’s smile.”
"It’s gonna be legen…wait for it…and I hope you’re not lactose intolerant because the second half of that word is DAIRY! Legendary!”