Rick And Morty: 10 Best Rick Quotes
Rick's definitely got the sharpest tongue in the Rick And Mortyuniverse (although Morty has been known to dish out some pretty witty quips as well), and there is an infinite number of quotable lines of Rick's.
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With going on 5 seasons of material it can be hard to single out the best of the best of the infamous absent dad genius. But, there are some that have the gift of being especially snarky, funny, or in rare cases, even self-aware, and those make up the cream of the crop as far as Rick's dialogue goes.
10 "Hey, muchacho, does your planet have wiper fluid yet or are you going to freak out and start worshipping us?"
"Hey, muchacho, does your planet have wiper fluid yet or are you going to freak out and start worshipping us?"
The fan-favorite episode "Look Who's Purging Now," opened with Rick and Morty out adventuring and Morty discovers there are, in fact, bugs in space when one hits the ship's windshield. Rick says they need to stop somewhere to get fluid and when they land, Rick cracks this joke immediately before excitedly jumping into another gag about the Purge movie franchise.
9 "I don't sequel. It's called integrity."
"Oh, man. You know, maybe we went too hardcore on these guys."
"Why do you think we never go back to a place we've already been? Do you know how many adventures we could get out of Purge Planet? Gear World? I don't sequel. It's called integrity."
Forever judgementally poking fun at other film and television, Rick makes this dig in a newer episode, "Promortyus," after explaining to Morty why they never return to the planets that they have adventures on. Besides avoiding seeing all of the death and destruction they cause, Rick explains that doing sequel missions is low-hanging fruit, and Rick And Morty is above that.
8 "I wouldn't lie to you. Wellthat's a lie. Huh."
"So this is why we're out of town?"
"You think I'd lie to you about why we're on vacation, Morty? I wouldn't lie to you. Wellthat's a lie. Huh."
In the most recent episode, "Mortiplicity," there's an endless group of Smiths (plus Rick) that are all simultaneously trying to kill each other off and figure out whether or not they're decoy families created by an original Rick.
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One of the multiple families takes a vacation to distance themselves from the chaos, and when Rick finds out it won't work he changes plans and Morty questions his motives. Rick tries to comfort Morty but then realizes that he's also Rick Sanchez, and lying is something he does often and without discretion, and he catches himself in his own lie as he tells it. This is a glimpse that viewers sometimes get into how self-aware Rick really is.
7 "Yeah sure, I mean if you spend all day shuffling words around you can make anything sound bad, Morty."
"You sold a gun to a murderer to play video games?"
"Yeah, sure, I mean if you spend all day shuffling words around you can make anything sound bad, Morty."
In typical Rick fashion, arming assassin Krombopulos Michael in order to play games at the Blips and Chitz is no big deal. This "Mortynight Run" quote articulates Rick's entertaining indifference to life and death pretty well. He even brings up a valid point: giving a gun to Krombopulos Michael is the same as not doing anything. He tells Morty that there's not a whole lot someone can do to stop him if he wants to assassinate someone, so his actions don't make much difference. Might as well go off the grid in a game of Roy.
6 "I'm not a beaver who believes in Jesus Christ, Mortybut yeah it's pretty much a Narnia thing."
"So time moves faster in there? It's like a Narnia thing?"
"I'm not a beaver who believes in Jesus Christ, Mortybut yeah it's pretty much a Narnia thing."
Rick never turns down an opportunity to take a jab at organized religion; in "Mort Dinner Rick Andre," his snarky reply is at the expense of the allegorical Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe novel. It's a playful introduction to the wine portal, that ends up becoming a huge problem for Morty subsequently.
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It's also in line with a common Rick formula in which he insults Morty's take on something, and then eventually agrees with him or acknowledges that he's right - which viewers know is not high on the list of things that Rick does willingly.
5 "I don't like being told where to go or what to do. I consider it a violation. Did you get all those seeds up your butt?"
"I don't like being told where to go or what to do. I consider it a violation. Did you get all those seeds up your butt?"
The pilot episode of Rick and Morty started off at a sprint, with Morty being whisked away on an adventure and taken out of school by Rick. When they can't portal home after obtaining the mega seeds, Rick begrudgingly takes them to a galactic public transit station. Rick's relationship with the Galactic Federation (and government in general) is a strained one, and any beaurocrat has zero value as a living being. Rick has much too much self-importance to concern himself with laws from Earth or space, so naturally, Morty had to put the seeds up his butt.
4 "That's right, b****, it's the prestige! You prestiged yourself!"
"That's right, b****, it's the prestige! You prestiged yourself!"
"The Vat of Acid Episode" was definitely a standout of season 4, with Morty surprisingly having the upper hand of condescension over Rick and his acid vat idea. Morty immediately shames Rick for it, and so Rick devotes an entire episode to concocting petty revenge on Morty by insidiously agreeing to build one of Morty's invention ideas. Everything blows up in Morty's face and he's forced to use the acid vat after all, allowing Rick to hilariously reveal his master plan.
3 "There's a lesson hereand I'm not gonna be the one to figure it out."
"There's a lesson hereand I'm not gonna be the one to figure it out."
In the season 4 premiere,"Edge of Tomorty: Rick Die Rickpeat," Morty obsessively tries to see his future with a death crystal and Rick is forced to re-incarnate in several fascist dimensions before finally making it home to save the day.
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In one of many meta comments made throughout the show, Rick pokes fun at the need to have a learning moment at the end of the episode, while also shirking the responsibility of sharing it, choosing to just make a cheeky one-liner instead. Sometimes, the lesson's not as important as the joke.
2 "I don't discuss problems, I incinerate them."
Dr. Wong: "I'd like to discuss that."
"I don't discuss problems, I incinerate them."
If there's one thing that speaks to Rick's emotionally distant mindset, it's this "Star Mort: Rickturn of the Jerri" line and the fact that he rigged the family therapy office with voice-triggered defense mechanisms that shoot fire. In the heat of Space Beth's return, Rick's disinterest in fixing himself proved useful in getting rid of Tammy as she tried to murder Earth Beth. These words are true for every way that Rick deals with problems, using his genius and technological savvy to plow through problems head-on.
1 "But that's just it: I'm not a man. I'm god. You're just made in my image."
"But that's just it: I'm not a man. I'm god. You're just made in my image."
Viewers are no stranger to Rick's god complex; his fascination with creating clones, creatures, and decoys is proof enough. Then, there's also the superiority that Rick feels toward all other life in the universe. He constantly calls himself a genius and the smartest man in the galaxy. So, as he fights slaughters other versions of himself in season 5's "Mortiplicity," it's no surprise that he makes a snide comment about being an all-knowing creator of life. It has just the right amount of condescension and smugness for a great Rick one-liner.
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Rick And Morty: Rick’s Top 14 Greatest Quotes (So Far)
This zany sci-fi sensation, Rick and Morty, has fast become one of the most popular animated comedies this side of Family Guy and South Park. In its simplest form, the show follows a timid boy named Morty and his mad scientist grandfather Rick in a series of insane intergalactic and multidimensional adventures.
But the show's premise extends beyond just trippy environments and glitzy sci-fi. It's often a deep, comedic examination of humanity, technology, and philosophy. These traits culminate in the show's witty co-protagonist, Rick Sanchez, who exudes a sort of blunt nihilism and arrogance to counterbalance Morty's naive optimism and uncertainty. He maintains a critical eye and a pretty grim outlook on the universe; a sort of cynical wisdom that comes with being a powerful scientist who's seemingly done and seen it all.
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But Rick's also provided a plethora of memorable quotes that range from hilariously wacky to profoundly epic - and everywhere in between. These quotes encapsulate both the goofy and thought-provoking nature of the show. So let's blast off to Dimension C and beyond as we take a look at the very best of Rick's many great quotes.
Last updated: December 5th, to reflect the latest swagger from everyone's favorite scientist.
14 What, So Everyone’s Supposed To Sleep Every Single Night Now?
"What, so everyone’s supposed to sleep every single night now? You realize that nighttime makes up half of all time?"
When Summer accuses Morty of being out with Rick all night during an early scene of the pilot episode, Rick defensively responds with the above quote, helping to establish his character, which isn't too fleshed-out at this point. The quote isn't just a humorous bit of dialogue - it informs the viewer that Rick is an ambitious fellow who spends a great deal of his time engaging in scientific shenanigans and adventures.
It exemplifies his defiance and critical nature, while also giving us an idea of the zany nature of Rick and Morty as a whole. It also stands as one of those swift and subtly mind-blowing realizations the show is so good at nailing.
13 What People Call "Love" Is Just A Chemical Reaction
"Listen Morty, I hate to break it to you, but what people call “love” is just a chemical reaction that compels animals to breed. It hits hard, Morty, then it slowly fades, leaving you stranded in a failing marriage. I did it. Your parents are gonna do it. Break the cycle, Morty. Rise above. Focus on science."
When Morty requests his grandfather to concoct a potion that will make his crush, Jessica, fall in love with him, Rick doesn't just initially turn him down, but even downplays the nature of love itself. He is of such a scientific mind that he merely equates these palpable human emotions to "just chemicals" and "animalistic."
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There's probably no better example of Rick Sanchez' nihilistic, no-nonsense view on modern society than this comment about the nature of love. Being a man of science, Rick emphasizes logic (or at least what he perceives as logic) and frank, often inconvenient facts of life rather than flowery words or emotion. The quote represents Rick's (especially this particular version of Rick) rebellious go-again-the-grain spirit. There's also a funny sense of irony that he closes this line with "focus on science," when he himself has attributed love to science.
12 Meeting Them Head-On, Charging Into 'Em Like A Bull - That's How We Grow As People
"Listen to me, Morty. I know that new situations can be intimidating. You're lookin’ around and it’s all scary and different, but y’know … meeting them head-on, charging into ‘em like a bull — that’s how we grow as people."
Sure, this inspirational quote from Rick might just be a disingenuous pep talk meant to coax an apprehensive Morty into going on an adventure to collect Mega Tree seeds. Still, it stands as a pretty awesome line with a degree of truth to it. It also reveals the ambitious - and sometimes reckless - nature of Rick Sanchez. In some ways, it also captures an underlying theme of exploring new frontiers in Rick and Morty. It's a refreshing change of pace for Rick, as it portrays him in a more positive light, which seems to be increasingly overtaken by cynicism as his character develops later in the series.
11 Weddings Are Basically Funerals With A Cake
During this episode, The Sanchez family is invited to the wedding of Summer's friend Tammy and Rick's friend Birdperson. However, they soon discover they've been bamboozled by Tammy, as she reveals that she is in fact an undercover agent for the Galactic Federation, and the wedding was just a ruse to gather a group of wanted criminals.
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This makes Rick's rather cynical comment earlier in the episode, which he likens weddings to a "funeral with cake," all the more prophetic. It's a funny bit of dialogue to be sure, but it also further drives home the brutally frank and nihilistic nature of Rick, though it's certainly validated here.
10 "I Always Slay It, Queen."
One of the more amusing quotes we've heard from this creative sci-fi comedy managed to reveal itself in naught but a teaser for an upcoming episode, "Claw and Hoarder: Special Ricktim's Morty," the title of which is a Law & Order reference.
The episode itself seems to be a goofy, lighthearted reference fo The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Rick's quote, on the other hand, serves as a cheeky play on a common phrase which has quickly blown up in popularity, particularly in social media circles. Fans voice their support of their friend, media personality, and/or celebrity interest by cheering them on to "slay, queen!" You've got to hand it to the showrunners - it's quite the clever pop culture reference, which humorously fits the context of the episode.
9 Welcome To The Club, Pal.
During a classic intro scene at the dinner table that blends lighthearted humor with a depressing dose of philosophy, a small robotic mechanism asks Rick what his purpose is, to which Rick replies "to pass butter." After accomplishing this task and pondering his true worth, he asks again, only to be informed that this is his only purpose. The distraught robot hangs his head in sadness and can only mutter "oh my God," before Rick replies, "welcome to the club, pal."
The neatest thing about this quote is that there's more to it than meets the eye - or in this case, the ear. It's a sort of clever, roundabout means of posing the age-old philosophical question, "what's the meaning of life?" The robot represents humanity's own desire to feel important in this universe, which Rick - and thus we as an audience - relate to by acknowledgment that he too lacks any real "purpose." To make such a simple scene so thought-provoking shows that context and content can go a long way - and it's part of the brilliance of the show.
8 I'm A Scientist; Because I Invent
"I'm a scientist; because I invent, transform, create, and destroy for a living, and when I don't like something about the world, I change it."
After Rick turns himself into a pickle and gains enough augmentation to escape his self-inflicted predicament - or his "pickle, if you will - he makes it to a therapy session with his daughter Beth, along with Morty and Summer. When the therapist asks why he didn't want to show up, Rick reponds with the above quote. He downplays the session by commenting that "explaining which words mean which feelings has never helped anyone do anything."
This quote certainly exemplifies Ricks smarmy, rebellious attitude. it also highlights his practical, scientific mindset which casts emotions aside as "unnecessary" or at least marginal in the scheme of things. And the fact that he is still in pickle form when explaining this just makes the quote all the more enduring.
7 Hot Funeral Selfies
"Honey, stop raising your father's cholesterol so you can take a hot funeral selfie."
Season 4 starts strong by kicking things off with more of those zany and hilarious dialogue exchanges we've gotten to love. While this quote merely takes place while the Smiths are sitting around the dinner table sans sci-fi trippiness, the exchange itself is an insane one. It's one thing that Beth makes this huge leap from a harmless suggestion by Summer to use more syrup. Yet, what's even more bizarre and humorous is that she actually acknowledges the truth in her mother's accusation, responding with "I never get to do anything!"
6 "Get Out Of Here, Summer! You Ruined The Season 4 Premiere!"
Speaking of Summer, she gets a bit cast aside in the season 4 premiere, after being prominently featured in various episodes last season. Yet, one of the funniest moments during this crazy Akira spoof takes place at the very end, when Summer begins teasing Rick and Morty about their "testosterone-addled third-grade boy" attitude while they rave about the adventures they'll have - and won't have.
We get a bit of a throwback in which Morty's sister was treated as more of the comedic punching bag than a main character, as Rick busts out this humorous fourth-wall-breaking line. Somehow, and for whatever reason, Rick and Morty cursing out Summer to close out the season 4 premiere proves both amusing and fitting.
5 Sometimes Science Is More Art Than Science, Morty
When Rick's potion goes awry, and produces the undesired effects of turning all infected by it into Morty-obsessed creatures, Rick shrugs it off and claims that "sometimes science is more art than science." This, despite the horrifying implications of this fast-spreading disease which forces the two to migrate to another dimension. At first glance, it might simply seem to highlight Rick's nonchalant personality, but there's more to it than that.
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Rick and Morty, with its surreal, mind-trippy undertones, contains prominent themes of paradoxes and contradictions. That's what makes this line from Rick such a spot-on representation of the nature of the show itself. Though despite its amusing, paradoxical nature, it actually does make sense. Science is often a process of trial and error, and it's imperfect - or at least the human implementation of it can be. Rick is very aware of this, and so are we, after it's shown his scientific display of artistry is far from perfect, despite his genius.
4 This One's Not Directed By Ron Howard
"Now if you'll excuse me, I've got a quick solo adventure to go on and this one will not be directed by Ron Howard."
This zinger from Rick is hilarious in a number of ways, though it certainly helps to get the context - which involves Rick venturing far off to a majestic foreign planet in the isolated wilderness to do nothing more than poop in peace. In typical Rick and Morty fashion, what begins as a simplistic concept spirals into thought-provoking, mind-bending insanity.
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Yet it ends emphatically with this gem - which is in reference to Ron Howard taking the directing reigns of Solo: A Star Wars Story. It's taken to another level of hilarity when Jerry follows this up with throwing it out that he'd be honored to have Ron Howard involved when he does his business.
3 Wubba Lubba Dub Dub!
Taking a break from the profundities of most of Rick's quotes, this seemingly random line invokes laugher from its sheer goofiness, especially when contrasted with the intellectual bits elsewhere. Though this isn't just a random catchphrase or dumb comic relief - there's meaning behind it.
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Believe it or not, "wubba lubba dub dub" actually means "help me, I'm in great pain" in Birdperson's language, as his bird compansion informs Morty during the episode "Ricksy Business." What was once a silly, meaningless bit of gibberish suddenly takes on a deeper, sadder meaning. This seems to exist to reinforce the multiple layers and almost jarring degree depth to Rick and Morty. It also reminds the audience of the dark undertones to Rick's zany, comedic nature.
2 The Universe Is Basically An Animal
"The universe is basically an animal. It grazes on the ordinary. It creates infinite idiots just to eat them."
During an episode in which Rick demonstrates to his daughter that her imaginary land as a child, Froopyland, was actually created by him, Rick tells her "when you know nothing matters, the universe is yours," before following up with this similarly epic, but more grim line.
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It's not as if Rick's negative attitude needed to be driven home further, but this quote marks a particularly amusing way to demonstrate this attitude. There's also that amusing trademark Rick arrogance. The line sums up many of the chaotic events of Rick and Morty rather nicely, while also injecting some perspective-based philosophy for the viewer to ponder.
1 To Live Is To Risk It All
"To live is to risk it all; otherwise you're just an inert chunk of randomly assembled molecules drifting wherever the universe blows you"
This quote is pretty much the whole package - it essentially sums up the crazy, philosophical themes of the show, while also being a perfect representation of Rick's driven, blunt, and often complex character. This Mad Max-themed episode of season 3 starts off with a bang. Rick, Morty, and Summer randomly tumble out of a portal from an apparently action-packed adventure. Morty questions why Summer put them in peril when failing to turn her ringer off while hiding in a "Colorkian echo nest." Summer tells him "carpe diem" and Rick takes that concept a step further with this gem of a line.
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Wubba-lubba-dub-dub! Rick Sanchez has been dragging his grandson Morty Smith across the galaxy for four seasons and counting, and the latest batch of episodes premieres on May 3rd. If you cant wait to jump back into the multiverse, weve collected 20 of Ricks funniest one-liners and most irreverent zingers.
Rick and Morty began life as a crude riff on Back to the Future, created by animator Justin Roiland. In that short, Rick was nothing more than a vulgar parody of Doc Brown, but the underlying idea of the character was present: he has a passion for science and no qualms about convincing his grandson Morty to do ridiculous and horrible things. With the help of Community creator Dan Harmon, that dynamic was fleshed out into the show we know today. Rick was given substantial depth as the series has explored his toxic relationship with his family as well as his own self-loathing and self-destructive behavior, but its still hilarious to hear him dryly mock a terrifying alien invader.
The show was initially a cult hit, gaining the kind of nerdy teenage fans who usually watch Cartoon Networks Adult Swim, but it has rapidly grown in mainstream popularity. In the series received its first Emmy for Best Animated Program, and it has expanded to comic books and video games. The duo even appeared in a couch gag for The Simpsons, where Rick crashes his spaceship into the iconic TV family. For a taste of why the sci-fi comedy is so widely beloved and acclaimed, check out our gallery below of some of Ricks best quotes.
Rick: And they'll take my side because I'm a hero, Morty! And now you're gonna have to go and do whatever I say, Morty! Forever! And I'll-- I'll go out and I'll find some more of that Mulan Szechuan teriyaki dipping sauce, Morty!
Morty: What are you talking about?
Rick: Because that's-- that's what this is all about, Morty!
Rick: That's my one-armed man! I'm not driven by avenging my dead family, Morty - that was fake! I-I-I'm driven by finding that McNugget sauce!
Rick: I want that Mulan McNugget sauce, Morty! That's my series arc, Morty!
Morty: What the hell?!
Rick: If it takes nine seasons! I want my McNugget dipping sauce, Szechuan sauce, Morty!
Morty: What are you talking about, Rick?!
Rick: That's what's gonna take us all the way to the end, Morty!
Morty: What are you talking about?!
Rick: Season-- Nine more seasons, Morty! Nine more seasons until I get that dipping Szechuan sauce!
Morty: What is that?!
Rick: For 97 more years, Morty!
Morty: What are you talking about?!
Rick: I want that McNugget sauce, Morty!
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Ever wanted to transport to another dimension on an intergalactic space adventure with your grandpa? Boy, do we have a show for you. It’s called “Rick and Morty” and it’s currently in its 4th season on Cartoon Network’s late-night programming block, Adult Swim.
Rick and Morty, is a cartoon series from the minds of creators Justin Roiland and Dan Harmond is a series that explores the infinite worlds of its two protagonists Rick, a genius scientist, and his grandson, Morty, an anxious 14 year-old, who often gets tricked into tagging along on Rick’s wild adventures.Throughout the series, viewers are brought along to witness the mischief and mayhem that Rick and Morty get into in their alternative dimensions of reality. Split between their current time and “domestic” life, we are shown their misadventures, interdimensional activities, and of course, their hilariously quotable lines. Speaking of lines, let’s check out some of the best Rick and Morty quotes of this dimension.
1. When were reminded to take a chance.
“To live is to risk it all.” -Rick
In the episode “Rickmancing the Stone,” Summer and Morty attempt to work through their emotional issues through violence amidst their parents’ divorce. Rick voices the insignificance of their violence, insisting that part of what makes life worth living is taking the risk to do something at all. While Summer and Morty are both entitled to be upset, they’re reminded that everything in life is a gamble and even if you don’t win, you still have to play.
2. When Rick says what we’ve all wanted to say.
“I’m sorry, but your opinion means very little to me.”- Rick
In the episode, “Rick Potion #9” Rick tells Summer off after she insults him by hitting her back with this one- liner. While we can all assume based on Rick’s character that he doesn’t really care about anyone else, hearing him tell this directly to someone was hilarious. Haven’t we all wanted to say this at some point?
3. When Rick takes a stance on sleep schedules.
What, so everyone’s supposed to sleep every single night now? You realize that nighttime makes up half of all time? Rick Sanchez
When Summer accuses Morty of staying out with Rick all night in the pilot episode, Rick fires back with this anecdote, showing how his character often defies basic human notions surrounding order and expectations. His incessant desire to explore other dimensions and engage in wild experiments overrules the logic often instilled upon others. Rick lives a lawless (and often sleepless) life. We’ve all been there.
4. When Rick is cynical about love.
“Listen, Morty, I hate to break it to you, but what people call “love” is just a chemical reaction that compels animals to breed. It hits hard, Morty, then it slowly fades, leaving you stranded in a failing marriage. I did it. Your parents are gonna do it. Break the cycle, Morty. Rise above. Focus on science.” – Rick
Ever felt like having a crush on someone was a total waste of time? Rick agrees. This quote, from the episode titled “Rick Potion #9” is Rick’s response to Morty’s infatuation with his classmate, Jessica. While lamenting to his father about his unrequited crush on her, Rick interrupts the two to give Morty his advice. While we can expect Rick to have a somewhat alternative point of view on many subjects, viewers are rarely given insight into Rick’s former relationship with Morty’s grandmother and him chiming in about an emotional experience was unexpected.
5. When Mr. Meeseeks shares the importance of individuality.
“Having a family doesn’t mean that you stop being an individual. You know the best thing you can do for the people that depend on you? Be honest with them, even if it means setting them free.” Mr. Meeseeks
For many parents, getting married and having children changes everything. Careers are put on hold, plans are diverted, priorities are reordered. When Beth confides to Mr. Meeseeks in the episode “Meeseeks and Destroys” that she often wonders how her life would be different if she weren’t married with kids, he reminds her that just because she has those things doesn’t mean that she stopped being her own person, and that she should still try to be honest with her husband even if it means letting him go.
6. When Rick shares some heartfelt motivation.
Listen to me, Morty. I know that new situations can be intimidating. Youre lookin’ around and it’s all scary and different, but y’know … meeting them head-on, charging into ‘em like a bull — that’s how we grow as people. Rick
While this quote from Rick in the pilot episode is actually used as a somewhat disingenuous pep talk to persuade a hesitant Morty from joining him on an adventure, it still resonates as a line with a lot of truth to it. Rick rattles of this line about facing your fears and challenges which essentially foreshadows what Morty will be doing the entire series. Rick is typically a cynical character with a lot of skepticism and hearing him say something inspirational (albeit somewhat ill-intended) was an unexpected change for his character.
7. When Rick reminds us not to get in our heads.
“If I let you make me nervous, then we can’t get schwifty” -Rick
When Morty is getting frustrated with Rick (who is in the recording studio with Ice-T hoping to record a smash intergalactic hit) Rick tells Morty that he isn’t going to allow Morty’s vibes to affect him. This quote is interesting for several reasons. Firstly, because it shows that Rick is even capable of being nervous, and secondly because it shares the notion that we allow other people to inhibit our own feelings, and that just because someone else feels a certain way doesn’t mean that we necessarily should feel that way too.
8. When Unity shares a revelation.
“I realize now I’m attracted to you for the same reason I can’t be with you; you can’t change. And I have no problem with that but it clearly means I have a problem with myself.”- Unity
During the third episode of season two, Unity, Rick’s former flame, leaves him with a note with this message. In an unexpected character move, Rick is crushed by the realization that not only has Unity left him, but that she was right in saying that he would never change. While the quote was given in a breakup letter sharing their flaws, it also shows that sometimes loving someone who might be bad for you can stem from an internal insecurity you never realized you had. Deep stuff for a cartoon character, amirite?
9. When Morty throws his anxiety out the window.
“Mr. President, if Ive learned one thing today its that sometimes you have to not give a f*ck!”- Morty.
When the President is clumsily flying a plane with Morty en route to a concert, Morty tells him this to ease his worries, and he’s right. Sometimes, the best thing you can do is not care. Although, if you must choose something not to care about, we sure hope it’s not plane safety. You should definitely know about that.
When Rick points out that the best plan is not having one.
“That’s planning for failure Morty. Even dumber than regular planning.” Rick
In the fifth episode of season two, Rick laments to Morty about the uselessness of trying to come up with a plan. Morty’s desire to have a plan is often overruled by Rick’s sporadic scientific schemes and this is just another example of that. While we all get caught up trying to organize things that we want to happen, none of us can ever really know that our plans actually will happen until and if they do.
When Morty has thoughts on existensialism.
“Nobody exists on purpose”- Morty
In the episode, “Rixty Minutes”, Morty explains to Summer how quickly life can change and how not everything they do matters. He says this because he realizes that not everything has to have a purpose and that existing in itself is purposeful enough. Pretty enlightening when you think about it.
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When Beth gives Summer some advice.
“Don’t make the same mistakes I made. Don’t deify the people who leave you.” Beth
In season three, episode one, Beth tells Summer not to be worried about Rick who has gone missing. She advises Summer not to worship someone who chose to leave her. While we often see Rick engaging in space shenanigans and expect him to be gone on some adventure, we forget how this impacts his family, and how it’s likely had a deep impression on his daughter, Beth.
When Morty realizes it’s okay to make mistakes as long as you learn from them.
“How many of these are just horrible mistakes I made? I mean, maybe Id stop making so many if I let myself learn from them.”- Morty
During the episode, “Morty’s Mind Blowers”, Morty learns that there are hundreds of events that he has had Rick erase from his memory. Feeling tired of remembering the same loop of events, he insists that Rick restore his memories back. Upon realizing that he had made several of the same bad decisions, he laments how if he had just accepted making them in the first place instead of trying to rid them from his recollection, he might not be so prone to making the same mistakes again.
When Jerry drops a truth bomb.
“Life is effort. I’ll stop when I die!- Jerry
This quote, from the episode Raising Gazorpazorp is said by Jerry in a state of frustration towards Beth who asks him why he would bother trying to get a retort back at Rick who had insulted him. Even though it’s a bit nonsensical in that of course you must stop whatever you’re doing when you die, it shows his character as not only the comedic relief, but also as stating something quite poignant. Life is showing up and trying and doing because life is effort.
When Summer shows she has a heart.
“You dont love people in hopes of a reward, Dad. You love them unconditionally.”- Summer
In the finale of season two, “The Wedding”, Summer explains to her father that even though Rick doesn’t exactly show care for his family the same way most people would, he still deserves to be loved. Summer and Rick don’t have the best relationship and the fact that she was still sticking up for him shows that she really does care about him, despite his selfishness. At this point, even Morty was feeling frustrated with his absent grandfather, but Summer’s comment changed that.
When Rick reminds Morty that he’s in charge of how his emotions.
“It’s your choice to take this personally”- Rick
In the episode, Close Rick-Counters of the Rick Kind, Morty finds out that Rick isn’t hanging out with him because he enjoys his company or thinks they’re close, but rather because Morty’s brainwaves apparently camouflage Rick’s allowing him safe transport throughout the dimensions. Even though the comments leading up to this quote from Rick were rude, there is a lot of truth to the statement. Rick tells Morty that he has the ability to control his reaction, which is something we all need to be reminded.
When Rick defines science.
“Sometimes science is more art than science.” -Morty
In the episode, “Rick Potion #9” Rick tries explaining that science isn’t a perfect experience to Morty who assumes Rick has it all figured out. Rick expresses that science is often not as precise as one might think and that it’s often just trial by error. While art is appreciated for its uniqueness and ambiguity, science is often held to different standards despite needing to go through many different experiments and phases, much like artwork.
When Rick knows context is everything.
“If you spend all day shuffling words around, you can make anything sound bad.”- Rick
During the second episode of season 2, “Mortynight Run”, Morty laments some of Rick’s choices. After Rick seemingly sells a gun to a murderer, Morty tries to save the life of a gas creature that’s being hunted by the very person Rick sold the gun to. Rick’s response to Morty’s questioning is that everything can be twisted to sound bad if you want it to, which is certainly something that’s true in many cases today. If you want something to sound bad, you take the context out of it, and in this case, Rick knew that selling the gun to the assassin would be the best case scenario for that universe.
When Jerry realizes the value of self-talk.
“If Ive learned one thing, its that before you get anywhere in life, you gotta stop listening to yourself”- Jerry
During the episode, “Close Rick-counters of the Rick Kind” Jerry offers up some advice to “Doofus Rick” who has just told Jerry that he’s the worst Rick of all. While Rick and Jerry historically have a poor relationship, Jerry and Doofus Rick get along and even seem to like each other. This quote from Jerry holds a lot of truth to it in that oftentimes we are what’s holding ourselves back and that we shouldn’t always listen to our internal narrative.
When Rick gets real about being present.
“I think you have to think ahead and live in the moment” Rick
In the episode, Edge of Tomorty: Rick, Die, Rickpeat, Morty snags a ‘death crystal’ which has the power to show him various possible deaths depending on his decisions. When he sees a future in which he dies old with his longtime crush, Jessica, he starts making every decision that will lead to that outcome even though many of his decisions that were made to promise that future negatively impact him in the present. This quote from Rick, who is advising Morty not to base his every life decision on what the crystal shows him, emphasizes the importance of not ever missing out on the life that’s happening now by spending too much time trying to figure out the future.
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Best Rick And Morty Quotes
We listed best Rick And Morty quotes from the show. Here you will find the quotes of many of the characters playing in the series, especially Rick Sanchez. You can also use some of these Rick And Morty quotes as wallpaper.
I’m sorry, but your opinion means very little to me. – Rick
Hi Mr. Jellybean, Im Morty. Im on an adventure with my grandpa.
Thanks, Mr. Poopybutthole. I always could count on you.
I don’t like it here Morty. I can’t abide bureaucracy. I don’t like being told where to go and what to do. I consider it a violation. Did you get those seeds all the way up your butt? Rick
Excuse me. Coming through. What are you here for? Just kidding, I dont care.
Nobody exists on purpose. Nobody belongs anywhere. We’re all going to die. Come watch TV. Morty
Stay scientific, Jerry.
My life has been a lie God is dead. The governments lame! Thanksgiving is about killing Indians!
This pickle doesnt care about your children. Im not gonna take their dreams. Im gonna take their parents.
You know, we did something great today. Theres nothing more noble and free than the heart of a horse.
Life is effort and I’ll stop when I die!
Alright, Morty, thisll make your piss drinkable. Now can we keep shopping?
Ill tell you how I feel about school, Jerry: its a waste of time. Bunch of people runnin around bumpin into each other, got a guy up front says, 2 + 2, and the people in the back say, 4. Then the bell rings and they give you a carton of milk and a piece of paper that says you can go take a dump or somethin. I mean, its not a place for smart people, Jerry. I know thats not a popular opinion, but thats my two cents on the issue. Rick
Is evil real, and if so, can it be measured? Rhetorical question. The answers yes, you just have to be a genius.
So I have an emo streak. Its part of what makes me so rad.
Hey, muchacho, does your planet have wiper fluid yet or you gonna freak out and start worshipping us?- Rick
Existence is pain to a meeseeks Jerry, and we will do anything to alleviate that pain.
“Dad, am I evil?” ”Worse. You’re smart.”
Its a new machine. It detects stuff all the way up your butt.
Morty, I need your help on an adventure. Eh, need is a strong word. We need door stops, but a brick would work too.
Listen, Morty, I hate to break it to you but what people call ‘love’ is just a chemical reaction that compels animals to breed. It hits hard, Morty, then it slowly fades, leaving you stranded in a failing marriage. I did it. Your parents are gonna do it. Break the cycle, Morty. Rise above. Focus on science. - Rick
Weddings are basically funerals with cake.
Be good, Morty. Be better than me.
Babylegs, youre a good detective. But not good enough, because of your baby legs.
This place is a real Whos Who of whos you and me.
We all remember you as a friend. Morty
Morty, get their weapons quick. I only had one of those things. Im holding a carton of Tic-Tacs right now.
It’s funny to say they are small…it’s funny to say they are big. – Shrimply Pibbles
You act like prey but youre a predator! You use pity to lure in your victims. Thats how you survive!
Thats it! Thats it, Rick! Im taking the wheel!
Bird Person! NO!!!
Grandpa goes around, and he does his business in public because Grandpa isn’t shady.
Goodbyyyyye, Moonmen. Goodbyyyyye, Moonmen
I’m Mr. Crowbar, and this is my friend, who is also a crowbar. – Jerry
Wubba lubba dub dub! – Rick
What about the reality where Hitler cured cancer, Morty? The answer is: Dont think about it. Rick
What, so everyone’s supposed to sleep every single night now? Y-you realize that nighttime makes up half of all time? Rick
You’re a monster. You’re like Hitler but even Hitler cared about Germany or something! Morty
Im not staring at you. Im taking your mugshot.
God? God is turning people into giant insect monsters, Beth. Im the one whos beating them to death. Thank me.
Unity, I’m sorry. I didn’t know freedom meant people doing stuff that sucks. I was thinking more of a ‘choose your own cellphone carrier’ thing.
Million Ants, ladies and gentlemen! The amazing ant colony with the power of two human eyes!
Be good, Morty. Be better than me.
Weddings are basically just funerals with cake. – Rick
When you know nothing matters, the universe is yours. And I’ve never met a universe that was into it.
God’s turning people into insect monsters, Beth. I’m the one beating them to death. Thank me. – Jerry
Listen, I’m not the nicest guy in the universe, because I’m the smartest, and being nice is something stupid people do to hedge their bets. Rick
There is no god, Summer; gotta rip that band-aid off now youll thank me later. Rick
We’ve got a lot of friends and family to exterminate. Rick
Homework is stupid. The whole point is to try and get less of it. Were gonna incept your teacher. Y-Youre frustrating me.
My story begins at the dawn of time in the far away realm of Alphabetrium.
How do you feel about all the innocent people that are dying because of your choices?
Hungry for Apples?
Sometimes science is a lot more art than science. A lot of people dont get that. Rick
I’m Tiny Rick! – Tiny Rick
I know Im new to the Citadel and some of you might think I havent put in my time but what can I say? Im Cool Rick!
Sometimes science is more art than science, Morty. Lot of people don’t get that. Rick
If I let you make me nervous, then we can’t get schwifty.
This is the supergenius equivalent of dying on the toilet.
Get off the high road Summer. We all got pink eye because you won’t stop texting on the toilet.
I just want to go back to Hell, where everyone thinks Im smart and funny.
Lemme check my list of powers and weaknesses: ability to do anything, but only whenever I want.
Let’s get this dumb universe rollin’!
My interdimensional portal device its got no charge left, Morty. Its got no charge left. Its as good as garbage, Morty.
I’m sorry, Morty. It’s a bummer. In reality you’re as dumb as they come.
Nine seasons, Morty! Nine more seasons until I get that dipping Szechuan sauce. And 97 more years, Morty!
Dont deify the people who leave you
Great dancing as always, Tiny Rick.
Im not staring at you. Im a cyborg photographer.
Come home to the flavor of shattering the grand illusion. Come home to Simple Ricks.
Schools not a place for smart people. I know thats not a popular opinion, but thats my two cents on the issue.
Im Pickle Riiiick!
My kind has no use for names. I communicate through what you call, Jessicas feet. No, telepathy.
We both know if theres a truth in the universe, its that Ricks dont care about Mortys.
What is my purpose? You pass butter. Oh my God. Yeah, welcome to the club, pal.
Listen, Morty, I hate to break it to you but what people call “love” is just a chemical reaction that compels animals to breed. It hits hard, Morty, then it slowly fades, leaving you stranded in a failing marriage. I did it. Your parents are gonna do it. Break the cycle, Morty. Rise above. Focus on science.
The world is full of idiots who dont understand whats important! And theyll try to tear us apart, Morty!
I’m not looking for judgement, just a yes or no. Can you assimilate a giraffe?
Get off the high road, Summer. We all got pink eye because you wont stop texting on the toilet.
Oh, unbelievable. We got a bunch of computer people here, with their faces stuffed in computer screens. Do you guys realize Christ was born today? Jesus Christ our Savior was born today! A-A-Are you people even human?
You know, the only problem here is a big fat brain that misses eating all them big fat problems
Lambs to the cosmic slaughter!
Boom! Big reveal! I turned myself into a pickle!
Huntin a vampire with my grandkids! Tiny Rick!
What, so everyones supposed to sleep every single night now? You realize that nighttime makes up half of all time?
Rick. I am pleased that you and your family could witness my melding ceremony
its a device Morty, that when you put it in your ear, you can enter people’s dreams Morty. Its just like that movie that you keep crowing about
Oxygen-rich atmosphere Giant testicle monsters Lets keep the party going!
Ugh. You guys get the baskets. Ill try to disarm the drunkenly improvised neutrino bomb.
I was using ghoulish overkill! Ghoulish overkill, Summer!
If I die in a cage, I lose a bet.
Think for yourselves. Dont be sheep.
He’s not pressing charges… That’s gotta be the “you shot me” equivalent of not being mad. Rick
Existence is pain to a meeseeks Jerry, and we will do anything to alleviate that pain.
Weddings are basically funerals with cake. Rick
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