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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My contemplation of the complexities between different forms of art.


Aside from reading Guy Harrison's guide to eliminating scientific ignorance called, "At Least Know This: Essential Science to Enhance Your Life" and, "The Breakthrough: Immunotherapy and the Race to Cure Cancer" by Charles Graeber, an informative and emotional historical account explaining the potential use of our own immune systems to cure cancer, I read articles and worked on my own writing in order to keep learning while enjoying my winter break back in December. I also took a trip to the Guggenheim Museum.

I wish I was artistic. Generally, I walk through museums in awe of what artists can do. The colors and dainty details simultaneously inspire me and remind me of what little talent I posses holding a paintbrush. Walking through the Guggenheim was no exception. Most of the pieces are done by Hilma af Klint, a 20th-century Swedish artist expressing her beliefs and curiosity about the universe through her abstract painting. I was mostly at the exhibit to appease my mom (a K - 8th-grade art teacher), but as we continued to look at each piece and read their descriptions, I slowly began to appreciate them and their underlying meanings.

I like writing that integrates symbols, double meanings, and metaphors into its message because I think that the best works of art are the ones that have to be sought after. If the writer simply tells you exactly what they were thinking and how their words should be interpreted, there's no room for imagination. An unpopular opinion in high school was that reading "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne was fun. Well, I thought it was. At the beginning of the book, there's a scene where Hawthorne describes a wild rosebush that sits just outside of the community prison. As you read, you are free to decide whether it's an image of morality, the last taste of freedom and natural beauty for criminals walking toward their doom, or a symbol of the relationship between the Puritans with their prison-like expectations and Hester, the main character, who blossoms into herself throughout the novel. Whichever one you think it is doesn't matter, the point is that the rosebush can symbolize whatever you want it to. It's the same with paintings - they can be interpreted however you want them to be.

As we walked through the building, its spiral design leading us further and further upwards, we were able to catch glimpses of af Klint's life through the strokes of her brush. My favorite of her collections was one titled, "Evolution." As a science nerd myself, the idea that the story of our existence was being incorporated into art intrigued me. One piece represented the eras of geological time through her use of spirals and snails colored abstractly. She clued you into the story she was telling by using different colors and tones to represent different periods. It felt like reading "The Scarlet Letter" and my biology textbook at the same time. Maybe that sounds like the worst thing ever, but to me it was heaven. Art isn't just art and science isn't just science. Aspects of different studies coexist and join together to form something amazing that will speak to even the most untalented patron walking through the museum halls.

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