The best SpongeBob quotes have a surprising degree of depth for a low budget cartoon. Humorous lines, silly situations, and outlandish characters have driven the popularity of the “SpongeBob Squarepants” cartoon series since its debut on the Nikelodeon network more than a decade ago. The show is loved by children, teens, and adults and has become Nicklodeon's most popular show. It popularity has made it a franchise property and even spawned a successful movie. 


“You're about as ugly as homemade soup.” This is one of Sandy's SpongeBob quotes. It was uttered in her battle against the clam in the episode in which she and SpongeBob meet. It's one of the best SpongeBob quotes because it is a devastating and unique insult. How do you respond to a putdown like that?

“Dumb people are always blissfully unaware of how dumb they really are.” This is one of the best SpongeBob quotes because it's actually true. Few dumb people know how dumb they are, and if they did, they would be miserable. This SpongeBob quote is ironic in that it is spoken by Patrick, arguably the dumbest character in the show.

“I'm ugly and I'm proud!” This is one of the best SpongeBob quotes because it expresses the irrepressible optimism and good nature of SpongeBob. Ultimately, nothing gets him down.

“Money, money, money!” Mr. Krabs is notoriously stingy and none of the other SpongeBob quotes that illustrate his greed are as simple and effective as this one.

“Too bad SpongeBob isn't here to enjoy SpongeBob not being here.” This is one of Squidward's best SpongeBob quotes. It is something of a paradox and expresses Squidward's contempt for SpongeBob with subtlety and sophistication.