The World According to Rick


By Rick Sanchez

As told by Matt Carson

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A must-have gift book: the wit, wisdom, and frequent diatribes of mad scientist Rick Sanchez of Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty, the Emmy-winning, #1 animated series on TV.

Finally, from the self-appointed “Most Intelligent Being in the Multiverse” Rick Sanchez of Rick and Morty: a mind-bending collection of his innate and acquired wisdom.

Each season, Rick and his grandson Morty embark on thrilling earthly and intergalactic adventures, all for the benefit of science (and Rick’s inflated ego). But what makes the depraved genius tick? Now Rick is eager to impart his unique (and sometimes disturbing) take on life, love, and everything in-between for the benefit of aspiring mad scientists everywhere.

Fully illustrated with color images from the show, The World According to Rick is a collection of Rick’s most famous (and not so famous) sayings, monologues, and quotes, complete with a personal introduction by the mad man himself. A truly unique and special book, this collectible is sure to become a cult favorite like the show that inspired it.

RICK AND MORTY, ADULT SWIM, the logos, and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and (c) 2018 Cartoon Network.



If you’ve looked at the cover, you’re already aware I’m Rick Sanchez. Specifically, Earth C-137 Rick Sanchez. If you know me, you also know I have a grandson named Morty, whom I bring on adventures and in assorted galaxies and dimensions and whatnot. I’m never without a sidekick when I have one of the infinite number of Mortys available to me in the multiverse. Unless, of course, I can get it done solo, in which case no sidekick is exactly what I’d prefer. Barring that, Morty it is.

Every Rick needs a Morty, myself included. There are many like him, but this one is mine. If he’s gonna be worth a damn in the field I have to keep him tuned up and in good working order. To take him on adventures, I have to train him to go on adventures, and to train him to go on adventures, I have to take him on adventures. It’s like a snake barfing its own tail.

He wastes most of his time at Harry Herpson High School, ostensibly to learn stuff, although it’s pointless to bother. School is a cruel trick Earth parents inflict on their young for no other reason than retribution for the deception once inflicted on themselves.

Then there’s Summer, the other grandkid. Typically, chicks and adventures have never been a match made in nonexistent heaven for me, but Summer has proven to be an exception.

As to be expected in the Sanchez gene, she’s a quick wit and tough cookie, despite her superficial attachments to social media and her phone.

The mother of these two idiots and my beautiful daughter is Beth. Despite her decision to marry Jerry, she is way smarter than she’s willing to admit. But if I’m perfectly frank with you, I’m shocked she never drove her car into the ocean with the kids in the trunk. The apple doesn’t fall far from the crazy tree.

And Jerry? Ugh, never mind.

But hey, they’re family, right? That’s gotta mean something, even to the smartest being that’s ever existed in the multiverse, aka me, Rick Sanchez. Plus, my lab is set up in their garage, rent-free.

While keeping these dum-dums safe can be a pretty dangerous business, it’s nothing compared to the I’ve seen. This is why I’ve decided to share my acquired wisdom with you plebs. As the most intelligent being in the multiverse, I’ve got a lot of knowledge to drop. Check out this collection of my words of wisdom. If you’re smart, you’ll pay attention.

Wubba lubba dub dub,


“I like to shoot straight. I’m a man of science.”

“Sometimes science is more art than science, Morty. A lot of people don’t get that.”

“Lemme ask you a question, real quick. Does evil exist, and if so, can one detect and measure it? Rhetorical question. The answer is yes. You just have to be a genius.”

“I’ve certainly seen worse ionic cell dioxination.”

“You know the worst part about inventing teleportation? Suddenly you’re able to travel the whole galaxy and the first thing you learn is you’re the last guy to invent teleportation.”

“Isotope 322. This stuff’s so powerful, Morty, it makes Isotope 465 look like Isotope 317.”

“I don’t do magic, Morty. I do science. One takes brains, the other takes dark eyeliner.”

“I don’t respect therapy. Because 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. And I don’t think going to a rented office in a strip mall to listen to some agent of averageness explain which words mean which feelings has ever helped anyone do anything. I think it’s helped a lot of people get comfortable and stop panicking, which is a state of mind we value in the animals we eat, but not something I want for myself.”

“I dabble in precision, and if you think you can even approach it with your sad, naked caveman eyeballs, you’re the reason this species is a failure.”

“So everyone’s supposed to sleep every single night now? Do you realize that nighttime makes up half of all time?”

“Take a good look down there, Morty, and soak it in, because once I pull this lever, it’s all back to normal.”

“Look around you, Morty. Do you really think this world is real? You’d have to be an idiot not to notice all the sloppy details.”


  • "In the golden age of narrative TV, cartoons offer countervailing subversive pleasures: They're juvenile, satiric, surreal. Those words all apply to the wild spree Rick and Morty."—People Weekly
  • "Funny and edgy... There are shades of Futurama, South Park, and even Beetlejuice in the half-hour show, but at the same time, it has the right amount of edge and wackiness to feel entirely original... Harmon and Roiland take a stock situation of a kid and his lovable granddad and turn it on its head, but not before spinning it around and around. The animation, overseen by art director James McDermott, is fresh, colorful and as wacky as the script."—San Francisco Chronicle
  • "A blistering, demented animated series... The audaciousness of this inventive series... The wisdom dispensed by Rick may be open to question, but you have to admire the bluntness. Grandparenting at its unhinged finest."—The New York Times
  • "A wonderfully cynical sci-fi comedy, but its second-season finale affirmed the show's secret humanity... Both innovative and classical in its storytelling... It's about characters who take multi-dimensional leaps and bounds with every episode-but also confronts relatable human truths about the intangible pull of family and loyalty."—The Atlantic

On Sale
Sep 25, 2018
Page Count
160 pages
Hachette Books

Rick Sanchez

About the Author

Rick Sanchez is a sociopathic genius scientist who drags his inherently timid grandson on insanely dangerous adventures across the universe. Rick lives with his daughter Beth’s family and constantly brings her, his son-in-law Jerry, granddaughter Summer, and grandson Morty into intergalactic escapades.

Matt Carson lives in Brooklyn with his wife and daughter. He does yoyo tricks and is the author of over 4,000 haikus about famous dead people called Haikubituaries. This is his first book of compiled quotations from a science fiction cartoon show.

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