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Lyrics That Prove Phoebe Buffay Is A Songwriting Genius

Phoebe talked about everything through song — all human life is contained in her lyrics. For the show's 20th anniversary we're looking back at the lines that prove Central Perk's customers had no idea how great they had it. Watch The Nation’s Favourite Friends Episodes Sunday from 10.30am on Comedy Central.

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1. On love:

Sometimes your heart is worse than broken.
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Sometimes your heart is worse than broken.

2. On seeing the light in the darkness:

Phoebe's optimism will see us through dark times.
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Phoebe's optimism will see us through dark times.

3. On acceptance of those we love:

Brings a tear to the eye.
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Brings a tear to the eye.

4. Capturing the essence of daily life in four lines:

Name one poet who said it better.
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Name one poet who said it better.

5. On the circle of life (and it moves us all)

We need each other to survive (this lunch break)
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We need each other to survive (this lunch break)

6. On human relationships:

No truer words were spoken.
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No truer words were spoken.

7. On loving one another:

You know the rest: La-la-la-la-la-la
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You know the rest: La-la-la-la-la-la

8. On the finite nature of our time:

We do what we can while we're here.
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We do what we can while we're here.

9. On making mistakes:

We live and we learn.
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We live and we learn.

10. On being caught in a rut:

Sometimes we just need someone to pull us out of it.
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Sometimes we just need someone to pull us out of it.

11. On the many colours of our beautiful world:

So many you can't even imagine it.
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So many you can't even imagine it.

12. On the wonder of nature:

We all leave something behind.
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We all leave something behind.

13. On achieving great feats despite our size:

We all have the power to change the world.
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We all have the power to change the world.

14. On new life and opportunities:

Meet it with open arms.
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Meet it with open arms.

15. On truly seeing the world:

Take a moment to look around once in a while.
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Take a moment to look around once in a while.

16. On just letting go of the stuff that doesn't matter:

Just breathe.
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Just breathe.

17. On travelling to foreign lands and learning new customs:

Be humble.
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Be humble.

18. On holding on to the one you love:

You don't get many chances in this life — if you've found it, hold on.
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You don't get many chances in this life — if you've found it, hold on.

19. And most importantly: stop blaming yourself.

Sometimes it isn't. Sometimes you just stink.
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Sometimes it isn't. Sometimes you just stink.