Adult Swim”s Rick and Morty might have its fair share of fart jokes – and a song about shitting on the floor – but its dark humor and bitter blend of nihilism with oddly uplifting existentialism lend itself to some really poignant quotes on life, love and how much our life sucks.
From the first three seasons – and maybe all of Rick and Morty ever if Season 4 never happens – here are the best Rick and Morty quotes ever:
10. Hot Girls.
Beth: He’s not a hot girl. He can’t just bail on his life and set up shop in someone’s else’s.
She was uttering the reality!
9. Morty on Existence.
Morty: Nobody exists on purpose. Nobody belongs anywhere. We’re all going to die. Come watch T.V.
8. Rick on Dogs
Rick: I thought the whole point of having a dog was to feel superior.
7. Rick on Slavery.
Rick: It’s society. They work for each other, Morty. They pay each other, they buy houses, they get married and make children who replace them when they get too old to work and they keep on going.
6. Rick to Risking it all:
Rick: Listen to your sister, Morty. To live is to risk it all, otherwise, you’re just an inert chunk of randomly assembled molecules drifting wherever the universe blow
5. Rick Laments the Need to Sleep
Rick: What, so everyone supposed to sleep every single night now? Y-you realize that night-time makes up half of all time?
4. Rick on God
Rick: There is no God, Summer. Gotta rip that band-aid off now you’ll thank me later.
3. Rick’s Thoughts on Traditional Education
Rick: I’ll tell you how I feel about school, Jerry: It’s a waste of time. Bunch of people running around bumping into each other, got a guy up front says “2 + 2,” and the people in the back says, “4.” Then the bell rings and they give up a carton of milk and a piece of paper that says you can go take a dump or something. 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
2. Rick on Marriage
Rick: Weddings are basically funerals with cake
1. Rick on Love.
Rick: Listen Morty, I hate to break it to you, But what people calls “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.