Rick And Morty: 15 Best Rick Quotes



Rick’s definitely got the sharpest tongue in the Rick And Morty universe (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 five seasons of material, it can be hard to single out the best of the best of the infamous alcoholic genius. But, some 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.

Updated on October 26th, 2021 by Amanda Suarez: With the wrap-up of season 5 of Rick and Morty, there have been even more amazing pieces of dialogue and quotes from fans’ favorite nihilistic scientist, Rick Sanchez. now is a great time to reflect on the impact that Rick And Morty’s writing has on fans, and the very quotable lines written for Rick’s character. 

“Hey, muchacho, does your planet have wiper fluid yet, or are you going to freak out and start worshipping us?”

Rick and Morty the Purge

“Look Who’s Purging Now,” opens with Rick and Morty driving through space. Morty discovers there are, in fact, bugs in space when one hits the ship’s windshield. Needing more wiper fluid, the duo lands on a nearby planet and Rick cracks this joke right before finding out that the planet has a yearly Purge night.

This joke is a perfect example of Rick’s nonchalant attitude as he adventures through space, not caring if he traumatized undeveloped civilizations. It also touches on his blatant god complex. Odds are, even if the planet has wiper fluid, Rick would think that they should worship him anyway.

“I don’t sequel. It’s called integrity.”

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“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.”

One of the things that makes Rick And Morty so great is meta-commentary, like dialogue that references that the characters are on a TV show, or addressing fan theories within episodes. Rick makes this meta-dig in season 4’s “Promortyus,” after explaining 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.

“I wouldn’t lie to you. Well…that’s a lie. Huh.”

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“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. Well…that’s a lie. Huh.”

In “Mortiplicity,” there’s an endless group of decoy 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. He catches himself in his own lie as he tells it. This is one of many small glimpses that viewers get into how self-aware Rick really is.

“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 so he can show off his weird talent of going off the grid in Roy at 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.

“I’m not a beaver who believes in Jesus Christ, Morty…but yeah it’s pretty much a Narnia thing.”

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“So time moves faster in there? It’s like a Narnia thing?”

“I’m not a beaver who believes in Jesus Christ, Morty…but 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 pattern 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.

“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 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, mostly due to Rick’s main weakness: his arrogance. Rick has much too much self-importance to concern himself with laws from Earth or space, so naturally, he becomes their enemy and Morty usually has to deal with the consequences, however uncomfortable.

“That’s right, b****, it’s the prestige! You prestiged yourself!”

“The Vat of Acid Episode” was 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, so Rick devotes an entire episode to concocting petty revenge.

Rick agrees to build one of Morty’s invention ideas: a “save your place” remote. Unbeknownst to Morty, he really makes all of his decisions, just in alternate timelines, leading Morty to do some terrible things. When Rick makes his big reveal, he makes Morty get into another vat of acid, rubbing in the fact that he mocked Rick’s idea and paid the cost.

“There’s a lesson here…and I’m not gonna be the one to figure it out.”

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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.

“I don’t discuss problems, I incinerate them.”

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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.

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 them head-on instead of introspectively.

“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–which, he made sure of with the creation of the Central Finite Curve that was foreshadowed in previous seasons and explained in season 5.

So, as he 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.

“You never follow Hell Demons to a second location. It’s always Hell.”

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In “Amortycan Grickfitti,” Rick And Morty takes on the Hellraiser franchise when Rick tries to repay a debt to Hell Demons by letting them feed off Jerry’s lameness. Things go south, though, when Jerry finds out and Rick and Beth have to rescue him from Hell.

Rick And Morty has a special talent for puns and smart plays on common turns of phrase. This witty play on the well-known safety tip does double duty. For one, going with a Hell Demon anywhere will undoubtedly lead to trouble. Secondly, the fact that the second location is always Hell is both the epitome of unsafe places and funnily obvious.

“Morty, are you gonna be a f*****’ America nerd or are you gonna be cool and steal the Constitution with Grandpa?”

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In Rick’s ever-going battle with the President, he and Morty are out to steal the Constitution at the beginning of “Rick & Morty’s Thanksploitation Spectacular.” Rick tees up this hilarious line with another joke, calling the Constitution “instructions for running a country, and I’m pretty sure they’re online.”

Although season 1 Morty would love that season 5 Morty is more confident, he still can get nervous about Rick’s riskier ideas. Calling Morty an “America Nerd” and deciding that stealing the Constitution is the “cool” thing to do is a very accurate representation of Rick’s moral compass and priorities.

“For a sec you kinda made me like myself.”

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“It was charmingly analog. For a sec, you kinda made me like myself.”

“You’ll grow out of it.”

Many times on the show, Rick And Morty deals with real issues like depression, and Rick’s extensive self-hatred is explored. When he travels inside Birdperson’s subconscious mind in “Rickternal Friendshine of the Spotless Mort,” Rick encounters a younger version of himself that helps him track down BP.

Rick interacting with a memory of his younger self gives fans insight into what Rick truly thinks about himself. He resents his younger self for helping him and makes sure to mention that he “grew out” of his ability to like himself.

“No, Morty. Cuz you were too afraid to tell me. What we had was abusive, don’t you see? I’m a bad partner cuz I never made you a true partner.”

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When Morty gets into a fight with Rick about Rick’s constant threats to replace him, Rick decides to cash in on the threat and replaces Morty with two crows. While Morty is making an enemy through a portal on his hand, Rick goes on his own adventure and even fights a crow army.

Rick replaces Morty’s hand that had to cut off to get rid of the portal and the two talk about their future as partners. Rick is savagely self-aware in this scene, and it’s one of the first times fans hear him admit that his and Morty’s relationship is toxic. He forces and manipulates Morty into doing whatever he wants, while simultaneously not respecting him as an equal.

“Fine. I Could Eat. But the second he reveals he’s evil, we’re gone.”

Rick and Morty at a dinner table with an evil Morty

The season 5 finale, “Rickmurai Jack,” featured the Rick And Morty villain posing the biggest actual threat: Evil Morty. Fans have waited for the return of the bitter ex-sidekick since his well-liked episode, “The Ricklantis Mixup.” There was a lot of build-up to Evil Morty’s big reveal. So much so, it seems, that even Rick knew about it.

Rick thinks every politician is evil, but he seemed privy to the fact that Evil Morty had a master plan, which is why he was so hesitant to accept his dinner invitation. In an unexpected twist, though, he realizes that he greatly underestimated Evil Morty, and the Central Finite Curve is destroyed.

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