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The Best SpongeBob Quotes From 'Spongebob SquarePants'

The greatest SpongeBob quotes along with his gang of underwater friends have turned SpongeBob SquarePants into one of the most recognizable and profitable cartoon franchises of all time. With a prequel series and a Broadway musical, it's clear to see that audiences can't get enough of SpongeBob SquarePants. People love that little yellow sponge, and it's all partly thanks to some truly inspirational and funny SpongeBob quotes over the years. 

Some SpongeBob cartoon quotes seem funny at first, but they often carry a deeper meaning under the surface. SpongeBob took a stand for body positivity with the mantra, "I'm ugly, and I'm proud." And of course, there's the signature SpongeBob catchphrase, "I'm ready!"

Which quotes do you remember fondly? Grab your jellyfish nets and get ready to vote up the top SpongeBob quotes of all time. 

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  • 25
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    98 VOTES


    SpongeBob SquarePants: Hey, Patrick.

    Patrick: What?

    SpongeBob SquarePants: I thought of something funnier than 24. 

    Patrick: Let me hear it.

    SpongeBob SquarePants: 25

    98 votes
  • Excused
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    90 VOTES


    SpongeBob SquarePants: Can I be excused for the rest of my life?

    90 votes
  • Only Cried for 20 Minutes
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    67 VOTES

    Only Cried for 20 Minutes

    Bouncer: Get out of here. This place is too tough for you, little man.

    SpongeBob SquarePants: Too tough for me? That's downright ridiculous. I'll have you know I stubbed my toe last week while watering my spice garden, and I only cried for 20 minutes. 

    67 votes
  • You're Bald
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    74 VOTES

    You're Bald

    Squidward: SpongeBob, I have a confession to make.

    [Squidward removes the towel from his head.]

    SpongeBob SquarePants: You're bald!

    74 votes
  • Italian
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    70 VOTES


    [SpongeBob and Patrick watch a cricket, who chirps.]

    SpongeBob SquarePants: Sorry, I don't speak Italian. 

    70 votes
  • Licking Doorknobs
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    78 VOTES

    Licking Doorknobs

    SpongeBob SquarePants: Remember, licking doorknobs is illegal on other planets. 

    78 votes