Rick Sanchez is an animated character from the television series Rick and Morty. Emmet Brown, or also known as Doc from Back to the Future movie, inspired the creator of the character. For a description, Rick is not only a protagonist but a rude mad scientist who tandems with his grandson, Morty, as he embarks on dangerous missions and adventures.
The character soon became popular with his vast knowledge about science and his extreme familiarity with infinite universes and endless possibilities. His popularity mostly dominates around the likes of science individuals and people who relate to his emotionally unstable personality. Rick is also an alcoholic scientist, as shown in the series, where he often has drool on his mouth along with yellowish teeth and loud burps as he talks.
Regardless of categorizing Rick as an immoral figure to younger generations, many children still watch it anyway. Besides, the character’s massive brain storage gave them opportunities to widen their knowledge and learn. Aside from failed science experiments and other scientific theories that are yet to be accurate, the dialogues provided by Rick Sanchez gave viewers some sense of empathy and humor, among other emotions.
Rick never failed to drop quotations that eventually made sense despite the negative approach overpowering the good ones. To give you an idea, here are 17 quotes from Rick Sanchez that will blow your mind and crush your heart.
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 Sanchez
The line above came out of Rick’s when Morty requested him to create a potion that will make his crush fall in love with him, whose name is Jessica. Having a soft spot to his grandchild, Rick didn’t say No. Instead, he explained that love, along with other emotions, is just mere chemicals. It shows the broad scientific perception of Rick to every single thing existing on earth.
But to come and think of it, science-wise, brain chemicals governs all kinds of emotions that we feel at certain circumstances. Somehow, Rick is right when he said it would fade soon. After all, we do not possess the power to dictate our heart or brain. But, that does not necessarily mean it applies to all people because a hundred-year-old relationship between two human beings is enough proof that love can last for a lifetime.
Listen to me, Morty. I know that new situations can be intimidating. You’re lookin’ around and it’s all scary and different, but y’know … meeting them head-on, charging into ‘em like a bull — that’s how we grow as people.Rick Sanchez
This dime-worthy dialogue between Rick and Morty is nothing but pep talks to entice Morty into collecting Mega Tree seeds in a daunting situation. Nonetheless, it gave Rick positive limelight compared to his usual crude remarks. Also, the line gave out truthfulness into it where most viewers can relate.
Rick meant that you could not master the way of the universe if you seek comfort in your circle, which means not going out on an adventurous voyage or trying new deeds. What we don’t know about going out of our comfort zone is the lions circling to challenge you. Speaking, lions will chase us and eventually catch us if we remain passive throughout the chase.
The only way to get out is to think of something safe and sane, all while being determined to keep yourself alive. With that, we get to learn the art of thinking accompanied by work and persistence, which we can apply to the challenges ahead. In any case, we will not grow without having sturdy branches first.
I’m a scientist; because I invent, transform, create, and destroy for a living, and when I don’t like something about the world, I change it.Rick Sanchez
Rick uttered the quote above when a therapist asked why he didn’t make his presence known after turning himself into a pickle. The line represents Rick as a person with his defiant personality as well as his science-based frame of mind that makes, for him, emotions as pointless.
Perhaps, few of the people living in this era might think of scientists as unruly robots who do as they told when, in fact, the society itself defined science and people who are into it. For years, the world treated them as a disease that will disorientate a governing body with their statistically and scientifically proven hypotheses, which leads us to believe that they are after immense control and manipulation.
On the other hand, scientists do not feel the same way. They signed up to it because they have an exceptional skill that could, maybe, unlock mysteries of the world, backed by efficient research, the government doesn’t want to expose. Regardless, you be the judge and criticize the situation yourself. Who are the antagonists and protagonists of this awful movie we call Earth?
Sometimes science is more art than science.Rick Sanchez
Emphasizing Rick Sanchez’s detached attitude is what the line portrays. The reason why he dropped the line is due to the downside effect of the potion that made all infected to turn into Morty-obsessed beings.
What we often forget is science is the art of innovating and modernizing obsolete things. What Rick was trying to pinpoint is that science makes it happen but backing it up with valid procedures or tangible methods. Still, what forms after is pure art. This goes out to those who believe they aren’t doing anything rather than being stuck in the field of science.
Turns out, the outcome of whatever scientific approaches you’ve made is art since we made our imaginative idea and concept to happen in real life with tinges of originality and uniqueness.
Wubba lubba dub dubRick Sanchez
If you’re wondering why a gibberish statement would serve as an inspirational quote, it’s because an underlying meaning is behind it. In bird person language, Wubba lubba dub dub consists of a more in-depth and sadder definition that means Help me, I’m in great pain. For once, we get to see Rick’s other personality, which is quite fragile than what he offers to show.
The random line from the character may seemingly be the center of laughter and amusement, but the profound explanation says otherwise. At times, those who show careless acts are easily the breakable ones. Thanks to the animated series, we can figure out that contrary to one’s available emotion is what he truly feels inside.
To Live Is to Risk It All. Otherwise, You’re Just an Inert Chunk of Randomly Assembled Molecules Drifting Wherever the Universe Blows You.Rick Sanchez
Regardless of the concept, Rick has managed to instill in his mind and overall attitude. Hence, the gloomy, pessimistic idea; he still believes that life’s actual intention is to give you endless struggles and obstacles. What you should do, on the other hand, is to go through it and risk everything because that’s how life works. It will challenge you, and you will fight back.
Not being able to fight simply means you have no right to live in this world. Think of every individual who are hoping not to take their last breath in a death bed or those who are armed yet uncertain if the bullet will manage to hit him this time. Those people’s lives weren’t comfortable, and living means to engage in combat that will either kill or strengthen you.
Otherwise, the creator should’ve turned you into a comet passing through the earth and will explode soon.
The universe is basically an animal. It grazes on the ordinary. It creates infinite idiots just to eat them.Rick Sanchez
After having an actual conversation with his daughter, he revealed that her imaginary land, when she was a child whom she calls Froopyland, came from his creation. He then proceeds to tell her that when you know nothing matters, the universe is yours. Then come along this line above.
Rick meant that the universe we are living on at the moment is the creator itself. It makes several kinds of creatures, such as us, to consume its entirety. In other terms, the universe wants us to own it by living our world.
He wanted to tell his daughter that she should own and make the most of every hour of her existence because failure to do so will end her up in miserable guilt. Guilt that she wasn’t able to see it all.
What, so everyone’s supposed to sleep every single night now? You realize that nighttime makes up half of all time?Rick Sanchez
During an accusation against Morty for accompanying Rick all night, the unapologetically Rick answered by saying the quote above. Note that the scene above is a part of an early episode, establishing Rick’s attitude throughout the series. In this case, we can conclude that Rick doesn’t care less about time since he cares more about involving himself in scientific quests.
With that, we can see that his true nature revolves around rebelliousness. However, it is quite right that night is just time. There are no rules in the universe that tells us we are supposed to sleep during that period and wake in the morning. Instead, why not make something productive at night?
Sometimes disobeying the norms won’t give you harmful side effects. They will only provide you with something to remember and ponder.
Welcome to the club, pal.Rick Sanchez
At an introduction passage at the dinner table, one small robot questions Rick regarding his purpose to which Rick answers to pass the butter. The robot accomplished the task, and when he asked again, he found out that it was his sole purpose in existence. Distraught and devastated, the robot sadly muttered, Oh my God. Then came along Rick’s reply from above.
The scene may look like a simple conversation and meaningless exchange, but in reality, it’s the same thing as asking, What is the meaning of life? to yourself. The robot portrays a human being’s desire to contribute to the world by asking his worth and real purpose. It just shows the brilliance of the series and its ability to provoke every viewer’s thoughts.
In the real world, you will not easily find what you indeed are until you get to the surface of the things you desire. You are not you unless you find out what your true calling is, where life will make you question everything you are where you will arrive at a point that you will realize your real purpose.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got a quick solo adventure to go on and this one will not be directed by Ron Howard.Rick Sanchez
In this line, Rick refers to Ron Howards, who directed Solo: A Star Wars Story. He just wanted to have a peaceful poop session alone, and quoting the director of the said movie makes it brilliant and hilarious.
The reason why he placed a Ron Howards preference is that the scene goes around Rick venturing into a foreign planet where it is completely isolated from every living creature to take his dirt out. The simple idea of pooping turns into an insane line of dialogue.
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 Sanchez
When Rick poured his heart out about what he thinks of school, he spits nothing but pure opinion. Still, some of it highlighted the truth behind academic institutes and those who go through it.
According to him, school is not a place for smart people. That is somehow true. At times, the school belittle and ignores highly-intelligent pupils because it puts their knowledge to shame, knowing that an inexperienced young child knows more about life than they are.
Second, they have biases and preference that hinders hard-working students from gaining access to necessary attention which can help boost their academic background. The idea or notion of being in school is indeed ludicrous. However, regardless, it still maintained a reputation that almost all students could enter prestigious careers in life that would later be the root of their success.
Listen, I’m not the nicest guy in the universe, because I’m the smartest, and being nice is something stupid people do to hedge their bets.Rick Sanchez
To Rick, being nice have a negative attachment because it makes people become lapdogs and follow orders. Also, to him, those are signs of stupidity because they have no permanent goal in life but to go with whoever their leader wants.
Unlike them, Rick calls himself the smartest because he knows what he’s doing, and was able to give himself a path to take so he wouldn’t get lost. Despite that, it made him gated from his loved ones because he knew too much and couldn’t risk essential individuals in his life by being soft.
Oh, unbelievable. We got a bunch of… computer people here, with their faces stuffed in computer screens. Do you guys realize Christ was born today? Jesus Christ our Savior was born today! A-A-Are you people even human?Rick Sanchez
Sadly, the line above is a representation of the world as of this moment. Yes, the modernized evolution provides helpful ways and more accessible methods, but the unavailability of restriction and guidelines make people go berserk. Unlimited usage drives people insane that they couldn’t help but stick to the magnificently-working gadget.
That is why Rick asked if people are human anymore because they act like walking computer screens with their faces engrossed on their tiny devices, which controls their lives from their socialization ability down to entertainment. Perhaps, this serves as a sneak peek of what the future will become. Earth full of mindless people who care about virtual reality than the actual truth in front of them.
it’s a device Morty, that when you put it in your ear, you can enter people’s dreams Morty. It’s just like that movie that you keep crowing aboutRick Sanchez
Rick’s softer side, yet still rude towards his Morty, is something to look out for in the series. Viewers got used to his ill-mannered ways that it became a surprise how the tone changed when he instructed what the device is all about.
Some people act guarded and rough, but there will always be one particular person that could thaw their frozen heart. In this case, Rick’s was Morty.
The world is full of idiots who don’t understand what’s important! And they’ll try to tear us apart, Morty!Rick Sanchez
The deeper meaning between those lines is the inner connection of Rick with his grandchild, Morty. While people claim Rick as an idiot scientist, he goes on and tells it to them otherwise. Because of that, being with Rick is a mortal sin, and the people around Morty never fail to say to him that.
In this scene, we can see glimpses of Rick’s vulnerability to losing the connection with Morty, which seems to be the only thing that matters to him and, at the same time, the only creature who gets to keep him sane amid insanity.
It’s true, though, that there will be folks who will try to sabotage a healthy relationship due to their lack of understanding and empathy for the situation.
There is no god, Summer; gotta rip that band-aid off now you’ll thank me later.Rick Sanchez
For most viewers, it is only a mere exchange between Summer and Rick. But, there is more than what the eyes can see because what Rick means is beyond the lines he dropped.
He claimed that no supreme being would lick your wounds. He may be there, but you cannot rely on your whole life to him. Eventually, you will have to figure out something to help yourself and keep going on.
Rick wanted us to know that band-aids will only cover the wounds temporarily. It is up to you if you’re going to expose it to danger again and risk getting hurt. Either way, you should know that no one will choose that decision but you, alone.
Lemme check my list of powers and weaknesses: ability to do anything, but only whenever I want.Rick Sanchez
Being human makes us have our limits and restrictions. Hence, what Rick Sanchez is referring to in this line. Sure, we have an innumerable amount of powers and weaknesses, but our ability to do anything is limited because factors are hindering us. The first is being human.
You don’t hold extra superpower to lift building, but you have the power to transport that building into another area. That’s where intelligence will enter. Thus, the only thing we can do aside from being human is the only un-destructive force we possess, which comes from our brains.
Why Is Rick And Morty’s Animated Series Binge-Worthy?
The animated television series is not only for science geeks but to all viewers who wish to grasp and understand the irony relationship of life and scientific beliefs. You can believe in any concept you want, but you can never evade Rick Sanchez’s character’s truthfulness and practicality.
Science is confusing and unforgiving, but at least it gives us efficient solutions and authentic possibilities. We can never go beyond life if science does not exist. Sure it never was the one who gave us life, but it does provide us with experience and gives us hope that there is more to life than we know it.
Rick’s television lines exist not for you to read and pass. It’s something to ponder and deliberate on because who knows if you’ll unknowingly go through the same lengths as him or undergoes identical circumstances. The uncertainty is there, but let’s not forget that there are things we can hold onto, which in this case is Rick Sanchez’s real character.