Spongebob Squarepants continues to be an iconic part of kids from the modern era. Everything about this odd creature that lives in a pineapple under the sea is iconic — his clothes, the jokes, his laugh and even his quotes.
His show has many memorable Spongebob quotes that deliver more than just laughs. You may know him for the slapstick jokes, but apart from the fun, Spongebob reminds his viewers to look at things from a positive light — albeit in the weirdest way possible. Just like weird and lovable characters from our childhood (like Wednesday Addams from “The Addams Family” or Arnold from “Hey Arnold”), Spongebob’s words are words to live by.
From one of the best cartoons ever made, below is a collection of the funniest, most relatable and best Spongebob quotes. Lighten up your day or gain a new perspective from the sponge under the sea (as well as from his under-the-sea-friends).
How Is Spongebob Inspirational?
This sponge that lives in a pineapple under the sea may not be the strongest or the most handsome cartoon character out there. But he does have some charm, wit and humor. You won’t be quoting Spongebob quotes if his voice and wit didn’t stick with you.
The best Spongebob quotes stem from this sponge’s iconic qualities. For instance, Spongebob is the model of a perfect employee. He does what he loves best: flipping Krabby Patties. The pay doesn’t matter to him; as long as he does what he loves, Spongebob is always ready to work.
Spongebob is also relatable. For example, he is still trying to get something most adults and teens have gone through or are still going through — his driver’s license. Spongebob’s journey towards his license is full of ups and downs, but even when he fails, Spongebob knows that he can always try again and again.
Some people may think Spongebob is “dumb,” but his quotes speak much about life. Even if you’re not a big fan of him, you gotta admit, the best Spongebob quotes are worth quoting or using as a caption on your Instagram post.
The Best Spongebob Quotes for Everyday Life
“I know of a place where you never get harmed. A magical place with magical charm. Indoors. Indoors. Indoors. Take it away penny.”
This is a very relatable quote right now, especially in a time when everyone’s indoors due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Indeed, indoors is the place where you’ll never get harmed — Spongebob said it well. Since the beginning of the pandemic, government and health authorities have required everyone to stay at home to keep safe.
As for “magical place with a magical charm,” it took a while for most people to appreciate their homes. During the first few months of the pandemic, people couldn’t wait to go out. But people got creative and found many ways to entertain themselves indoors.
Now, a year into the lockdown, we can all sing along confidently with Spongebob. Take it away, Penny!
“Oh well, I guess I’m not wearing any pants today!”
There are those days when not wearing pants seems like a good idea. You work most of your days to make a living. You have to deal with problems with relationships, as well as balance deadlines and meetings. Granted, there will be days when not getting out of bed or even going pantsless will seem like the right thing to do.
And it’s OK when you don’t wear your pants for a day or two. Rest days fuel your tank for another week of work and hustle.
“Well, it’s no secret that the best thing about a secret is secretly telling someone your secret, thereby adding another secret to their secret collection of secrets, secretly.”
One of the most #PREACH Spongebob quotes out there. Whether you like it or not, you’re a walking bag of secrets. You know the feeling: a friend tells you one secret and before you know it, another friend comes up to you with their bag of secrets. At the end of the day, you’re going home like Gretchen Wieners whose hair is so big because it’s full of secrets. Or, you can be like Joey from FRIENDS when he found out about Monica and Chandler and Rachel and Phoebe found out, too and he had to keep everyone’s secrets — you know that scene.
“Can I be excused for the rest of my life?”
Out of all the Spongebob quotes, this is probably the most relatable. Sometimes, life just gives us plenty of lemons that we become tired to make lemonade. If only life were like a class where we can excuse ourselves for a bathroom break and never come back — not until our classmate catches us sleeping in the cubicle.
“If you believe in yourself and with a tiny pinch of magic, all your dreams can come true.”
Even when you’re an adult, you want to believe that all of your dreams can come true. Despite the reality of adulthood hitting you right in the face, there’s still a tiny bit of you that hopes a tiny pinch of magic can still make all of your dreams come true.
Sadly, we live in a world where magic does not exist. BUT believing in yourself remains a big factor in making dreams come true. You may not have the tiny pinch of magic that Spongebob is referring to, but you can be that tiny pinch of magic. Do what you do best. Keep on striving even if you feel like giving up. Your magic can make your dreams come true.
“No one can change a person, but someone can be a reason for that person to change.”
It sounds like a very deep quote for a kid’s show like “SpongeBob SquarePants,” but it’s a hard fact even the kiddos have to learn.
Changing a person is a difficult task. You can only suggest or imply for them to change a few things. It’s ultimately up to that person to do the changing. However, people can be the reason other people change. You may not realize it, but your actions influence how others act or see themselves. Instead of being the negative cause of change, be a positive influence.
“Always follow your heart unless your heart is bad with directions.”
The standard quote for following your heart often ends with “Just follow your heart.” But not this Spongebob quote. Spongebob says that you can follow your heart only if its directions are good.
There’s nothing wrong with following your heart; balance it with your mind though. Your feelings aren’t the best markers to fully follow when it comes to decision-making. Combine your feelings with good reasoning first, so you won’t regret it.
“If I were to die right now in a fiery explosion due to the carelessness of a friend…. Then it would just be alright.”
Everyone has their “Ride or Die” crew, aka the best people in their book. These are the friends you stick with even if they make the dumbest decisions. So, even if they do set you on fire, it wouldn’t hurt as much since they’re your friends — whether they’re with you every day or in a long-distance relationship with you.
You’re like Spongebob and Patrick; no matter how many times either one of them finds themselves at the consequences of the other’s dumb choices, they’re fine with it.
After all, F is for friends who do stuff together, U is for you and me. N is for anywhere and anytime at all down here at the deep blue sea.
“You never really know the true value of a moment, until it becomes a memory.”
This line sounded light and funny coming from Spongebob. When you think about it though, it’s enough to reduce you to a puddle of tears. Because what our favorite sponge said is nothing but the gospel truth: you won’t fully appreciate a moment until you look back at it as a memory.
So, as the old saying goes, live in the moment. Enjoy every minute of it. Then, don’t forget to treasure it as one of your beloved memories.
Spongebob Quotes from Bikini Bottom Residents
The best Spongebob quotes aren’t just from the great sponge himself. Spongebob’s Squidward has killer quotes up his sleeve, as well as Patrick, Sandy and the rest of Bikini Bottom.
“Spongebob: What’s better than serving up smiles? Squidward: being dead or anything else.” – Squidward
Squidward is the Patron Saint of People Who Are Dead Inside. Many people relate to his nonchalant, just end this now attitude and this is the epitome of his character. Sometimes, you’re just not a big fan of showing up all smiles. You’d rather be who you truly are for the day: dead inside and nothing else.
“Wake me up when I care.” – Squidward
Coming up with another classic Squidward moment, this Squidward quote is perfect for people who love sleep and don’t want to be bothered. There are days when we just don’t care and we don’t want to lose sleep just to care for something we don’t care about. Simply put, you cannot bother the unbothered.
“You’ll never get what you want if you always let people step on you.” – Plankton
Sure, Plankton is the villain of Spongebob Squarepants for always trying to steal the secret Krabby Patty recipe. But what he said had a point: you’ll never achieve your goals if you let others step on you.
This doesn’t mean you should harm people just to get what you want. Stepping up for yourself is sometimes essential in success. When people are trying to get you down, be courageous. Don’t let them step on you. Fight for your success.
“Sometimes we have to go deep inside ourselves to solve our problems.” – Patrick Star
That’s a deep quote from one of the supposed “dumbest” characters in Spongebob Squarepants. But whether you think he’s dumb or not, you know Patrick has a point. Sometimes, you have to dig deep inside of yourself to find the solution to your problem. It’s not the most comfortable experience but it sure is worth the solution.
“Knowledge cannot replace friendship.” – Patrick Star
We all have friends that are too smart for their own good. These friends like to debate with almost anything: politics, religious beliefs and the color of underwear you should be wearing. When we have friends like this, we can either argue back or just agree to disagree. But if your friend insists on winning the argument just to prove a point, re-think the friendship.
Being smart is nothing compared to being compassionate with your friends.
“Home is where you’re surrounded by other critters that care about you.” – Sandy Cheeks
Sandy Cheeks is the only mammal living under the sea, but she sure found a home in Spongebob and her underwater friends. And what she said about home truly hit home.
A house is not a home unless you’re surrounded by people who care for you. A house (or a pineapple!) without care and compassion is just an empty shell, no matter how fancy it is. It’s better to live in a small home surrounded by weird people who love you than live in a mansion with Squidwards who cannot be bothered.
“A five-letter word for happiness…money.” – Mr. Krabs
Ain’t that the gospel truth, especially when it’s payday.
Hopefully, these Spongebob quotes made you smile or inspired you today. Did we miss anything? What are the best Spongebob quotes for you?