As all the Rick and Morty quotes on this list show, the Adult Swim series defies the idea that cartoons are for kids. The animated series is hilariously funny, yes, but it's also unexpectedly insightful, wise, and philosophical, offering thoughtful commentary on everything from the human condition to love to just why we keep dogs as pets. Vote up the best Rick and Morty quotes that are the wisest and the truest.
Most of Rick and Morty's philosophizing comes from Rick Sanchez, an alcoholic super-genius whose worldview is bleak and cynical, yet also somehow slyly hopeful. His teenage grandson Morty, who accompanies him on science-fueled adventures through time, space, and reality. Sometimes Morty offers up a philosophical quote or idea of his own, but he's usually busy avoiding sexual assault by giant jellybeans.
That's the kind of universe Rick and Morty takes place in. Even for Adult Swim, Rick and Morty is deranged, but it's also insanely smart. Episodes tackle the mind-boggling complexity of the multiverse, the mysteries of love, the agony of depression, and everything in between. In the quotes we've collected here, it's clear that Rick and Morty is the smartest, most existential, most philosophically challenging show on TV.
Vote up your favorite Rick and Morty quotes that illustrate the show's strangely wise philosophy! Wubba lubba dub dub!
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"Nobody Exists On Purpose. Nobody Belongs Anywhere."
- 22,125 VOTES
"Love Is Just A Chemical Reaction..."
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"Existence Is Pain!"
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"Wubba Lubba Dub Dub!"
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"It's Your Choice To Take This Personally."
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"...That's How We Grow As People."