As fans of the SOAPNet series Being Erica know, Dr. Tom (Michael Riley), the mysterious shrink who sends Erica (Erin Karpluk) back in time to relive her regrets, has a quote for every problem. Most of the time, they come from historical figures like Gandhi, but every once and a while, Dr. Tom will pull out a quote from a modern masterpiece of wisdom like The Matrix.
Now, thanks to SOAPNet.com’s Dr. Tom Cure-All Quote Generator, you too can get a quote for whatever ails you. After answering some questions about my high school experience, family, relationships and work, Dr. Tom dispensed this nugget of wisdom:
Dr. Tom Says: Pressure makes diamonds. – General George S. Patton
Dr. Tom Means: To use a quote to explain a quote: that which doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger. So keep working — it’ll all pay off in the long run.
Quote within a quote! How meta, Dr. Tom. I filled out the quiz twice with the same answers and got the same quote both times, so Dr. Tom is nothing if not consistent. And just like with the show, I found myself thinking, “That’s so true. I can totally relate to this.”
If you haven’t checked out this charming Canadian import, which PopWatch called smart, sexy and funny, then you’re in luck. SOAPNet is airing a season one marathon today, in advance of the season two premiere Jan. 20 at 10 p.m. The entire first season is also available on Hulu. And don’t forget to share what advice Dr. Tom gave you in the comments.
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