Top 10 Rick And Morty Quotes

Top 10 Rick And Morty Quotes

Wubba lubba dub dub!

If you love cartoons (and I think it's safe to assume you do), Rick and Morty should definitely be on your radar. Created by comedian Justin Roiland (Earl of Lemongrab on "Adventure Time," various voice acting jobs) and writer Dan Harmon (creator of "Community," "Heat Vision and Jack") "Rick and Morty" is, by far, one of the strangest, coolest new TV shows on right now. Centering on the adventures of Morty, an average 14 year old boy, and his scientific genius, alcoholic grandfather, Rick. Following their adventures through space, as well as different dimensions, pretty much anything is possible (monsters, aliens, mini-verses, memory parasites, the list goes on). One of the things so enjoyable about the show is the fact that you can never guess what's going to happen next. Not only is Rick and Morty completely chaotic, it's also one of the more philosophical cartoons I've ever seen. Ranging from nihilism to existentialism, Rick and Morty isn't afraid to show its viewers how messed up of a world we live in, and how none of it really matters. Look below to see 10 quotes that demonstrate the absurdity of life in Roiland and Harmon's hit series.

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10. "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, "Rick Potion No. 9"

Rick's views on love, a perspective that his scientific and analytic mind has accepted, stems from his failed marriage as well as his daughter's rocky one. We learn a lot about who Rick is as a person in moments like this. Besides condemning the institution of marriage, we see him attempt to rally Morty to do better.

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9. "I'll tell you how I feel about school, Jerry: it's 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, it's not a place for smart people, Jerry. I know that's not a popular opinion, but that's my two cents on the issue."

- Rick, "Pilot"

Right out the gates, Rick goes for the throat of the education system, holding that the way we educate children is flawed. Much like many smart people before him (Einstein, Bill Gates, to name a few), Rick points out the problems with schools and how not everyone can benefit from them.

8. "What about the reality where Hitler cured cancer, Morty? The answer is: Don't think about it."

- Rick, "Rick Potion No. 9"

Rick and Morty jumps from dimension to dimension as easily as someone walks down the street. With infinite dimensions in front of them, Rick and Morty face countless different possibilities where anything can and will happen. Rick knows this, and assures Morty that thinking about the scope of it just isn't worth it.

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7. "Existence is pain to a meeseeks Jerry, and we will do anything to alleviate that pain."

- Mr. Meeseeks, "Meeseeks and Destroy"

Mr. Meeseeks are a group of beings that exist for one purpose: to complete a task, then disappear. When stuck being alive longer than a few hours, they begin to mentally break down, the awareness of their own elongated existences brings them pain. Once again, Roiland and Harmon bring about an existential view of the world.

6. "Nobody exists on purpose. Nobody belongs anywhere. Everybody’s gonna die. Come watch TV?”

- Morty, "Rixty Minutes"

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During the first season, Morty gives an amazing speech to his sister, Summer, about the futility of life and the chaotic nature of the universe. This poignant line towards the end of the episode hints at the heart of the show's nihilism.

5. "There is no god, Summer; gotta rip that band-aid off now you'll thank me later."

- Rick, "Something Ricked This Way Comes"

Seeing the cosmos and nearly an infinite amount of dimensions has informed Rick's opinion on the existence of God. The show doesn't hold back on who Rick is as a person, demonstrating that through quotes like this one.

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4. "Let me out, what you see is not the same person as me/My life's a lie, I'm not who you're looking at/Let me out, set me free, I'm really old/This isn't me/My real body's slowly dying in a vat/Is anybody listening, can anyone understand/Stop looking at me like that and actually help me/Help me, help me I'm gonna die/Tiny Rick"

- Tiny Rick's Song "Let Me Out", "Big Trouble in Little Sanchez"

This song by Tiny Rick (a clone of Rick with his consciousness inside) is brought about by Tiny Rick's teen angst which shows his inner thoughts. It makes the viewer question who Rick really is in this moment, and what being a clone has done to him.

3."Sometimes science is a lot more art than science. A lot of people don't get that."

- Rick, "Rick Potion No. 9"

Science has a bad wrap to some of being all about the pursuit of knowledge and not much else, but in "Rick Potion No. 9", Rick points out the beauty that can be found in all of science, something that a lot of people forget.

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2."What is my purpose?" "You pass butter." "...Oh my God." "Yeah, welcome to the club, pal."

- Butter Robot, "Something Ricked This Way Comes"

One of the best aspects of the show is Roiland and Harmon's ability to slip in moments of extreme existentialism seemingly out of nowhere. This exchange at breakfast between the Butter Robot and Rick questions the purpose of life and how not just this little robot has an existential crisis about it, but everyone does as well.

1. "Wubba lubba dub dub!"

- Rick, multiple episodes

Rick's signature catch phrase may seem like a bunch of gibberish, but one character reveals that it is much darker than that. I won't spoil it for you, but pay attention to it throughout the first season.

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12 Signs You're Addicted To Grey's Anatomy


Oh, "Grey’s Anatomy." We have been through so much together. Through the years, we have taken on bombs, shooters, plane crashes, and everything in between. You have loyally stood by me even when I hated you for killing off my favorite characters, or making Merideth and Derek break up. I know that some people may read this and call me crazy, but the real Grey’s fandom can relate. We are the most dedicated group of people you will ever find, almost to the point of insanity…or definitely to the point of insanity. Thinking of diagnosing yourself with Grey's-o-mania? If you meet these 12 criteria, time to strap on your surgical mask and scrub in because you are addicted.

Disclaimer: Spoilers ahead!

1. It has made you want to become a surgeon.

You are lying if all of the drama and medical lingo hasn’t made you consider changing your major at least once.

2. It has also made you NOT want to become a surgeon.

...but then there is all of the blood and the long hours.

3. You compare every guy you meet to Derek Shepherd.

The biggest mystery in all of "Grey’s" is how Meredith took so long to put a ring on that?! I mean, c’mon girl.

4. Hearing the names “Lexie” or “George” may result in an emotional breakdown.

These deaths left us with an open wound that even Mark Sloan’s sutures couldn’t repair.

5. You feel personally attacked every time a character is killed off.

Please refer to #4.

6. You feel like you could actually perform neurosurgery.

I have watched Derek clip so many aneurisms, I could do it in my sleep. Hand me a scalpel and sign me up for a clinical trial, I am ready.

7. You even sat through the musical episode.

Owen Hunt singing around the OR? A little too awkward for most people.

8. Your iTunes library is filled with songs from the show.

“How To Save a Life” by The Fray brings on all kinds of new feels now.

9. The new interns have to prove themselves to you.

Every couple of seasons, they decide to throw us a new crop of interns. This fandom is just as tough as Dr. Bailey when we decide whether these characters have what it takes for "Grey’s Anatomy" though.

10. When a friend is sick, your first thought is to start chest compressions.

After 11 seasons, I am fully prepared for all medical situations. Push one of Epi! We need a crash cart!

11. You have an immediate bond with anyone who says they watch the show.

…Did we just become best friends?

12. You frequently ask yourself “what would Christina Yang do?”

No major decision should EVER be made without asking this first. Of all of the people who have left "Grey’s," her absence is the most strongly felt. No one can replace Christina Yang.

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The Breath of Solitude

A Poem With A Prologue // Polar Viewpoints.



She smacks your parted lips,

sucking the dry,

open cracks to a seal.

Pumping energy into your chest

and sending a continuous shiver

from lung to navel.

You can't help but cough,

as your lungs tighten and twist.

Ringing the frosty sensation out –

slipping through your parted lips.

The same parted lips that

allowed her deliberate fingers

to crawl inside

where she can escape her own dimension

of solitude.

The Breath of Solitude

All I know

is solitude.

We chat

every day

in conversations that circulate

behind the backs

of the present.

Solitude grinds my coffee beans,

as we sit

with our legs crossed,

waiting for dawn

to explode over our opaque landscape.

Solitude runs my bath,


as the Sun crashes

against the diminishing horizon.

But none of this is reality.

I am above

the dimension of reality.

Not theoretically,

but physically.

I am only a tool

to be used in the dimension

of your reality.

Drifting in and out,

twirling through your negative space.

My only purpose

is found through your breath;

but what do I do

when you stop breathing?

I wait for your fingers,

less deliberate than mine,

but filled with that

that I lack.

I cannot see the blood

that sloshes through the veins

in your innocent hands.

The blood that energizes

those fingers

upon which I wait.

But I know

the blood is there.

It isn't

what you do.

It isn't

the way you move.

Simply put,

it is

the way

that you exist.

The sheer fact

that you have a bursting burgundy waterfall


not only through your fingers,

but engulfing all of you

in its rich,



The only waterfall

that I encompass

is the waterfall

that you imagine.

I have no blood;

I have no way to exist.

And so I

wait for your fingers,

less deliberate than mine,

but filled with that

that I lack.

I wait for your fingers

to filter the heat

to a state of regulation,

a state of production,

a state in which I can exist.

The peach fuzz

that sleeps on the bridge of your nose

begins to rise

when your fingers initiate the flame.

The temperature reacts,

as would my heartbeat,

if I had a bursting burgundy waterfall,

or some type of life source

inhabiting my chest cavity.

As the heat

starts to melt

my metaphorical skin,

I become reality.

I don't have a face to smile,

or eyes to produce tears.

But I have thoughts.

I have words to say,

I have feelings to express.

I still can only drift,

in and out,

twirling through your negative space,

but now spiraling

into your positive space,

as well.


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