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Best Daria Quotes 2021

‘Daria’ is an animated sitcom meant for adults that ran on MTV between the years 1997 to 2002.

‘Daria’ is a spin-off of the show ‘Beavis and Butt-Head’, where Daria made recurring appearances. Daria Morgendorffer is the lead protagonist of the show.

‘Daria’ focuses on the protagonist’s life and her experience in society as a teenager living in a suburban town. Daria comes out as a cool, sassy, and misanthropic character who has been blessed with a razor-sharp tongue. The show focuses on how Daria is an ill-fit in her community and immediate surroundings, which gives rise to conflict. Those who have seen the show in the early 2000s will love ‘Daria’ quotes.

Popular Daria Quotes

Daria quotes are great to know the teenage society.

Along with being a teenager, Daria Morgendorffer is often sullen and keenly observant of her surroundings. Here are some memorable quotes from Daria’s side in various situations, especially some hilarious ones with her sister.

1. “I’ve been very busy procrastinating all day.”

‒  Daria, ‘Daria’.

2. “So it’s off to the sneaker sweatshop for me and Quinn?”

‒  Daria, ‘Daria’.

3. “The problem with going to restaurants is that they’re not in my room.”

‒  Daria, ‘Daria’.

4. “Sometimes your shallowness is so thorough, it’s almost like depth.”

‒  Daria, ‘Daria’.

5. “I don’t like to smile unless I have a reason.”

‒  Daria, ‘Daria’.

6. “I believe in coffee. Coffee for everyone.”

‒  Daria, ‘Daria’.

7. “Do you think if you breathe on me I might catch your enthusiasm?”

‒  Daria, ‘Daria’.

8. “My biggest fear right now is that I’ll wake up and this conversation won’t be a dream.”

‒  Daria, ‘Daria’.

9. “I am too smart and sensitive to live in a world like ours.”

‒  Daria, ‘Daria’.

10. “Their sunny ‘60s optimism tends to cancel out my bitter ‘90s cynicism.”

‒  Daria, ‘Daria’.

11. “I’m about to go into auto-sleep myself.”

‒  Daria, ‘Daria’.

12. “I prefer to be alone to understand my feelings.”

‒  Daria, ‘Daria’.

13. “Okay, who wants to remove their frontal lobes first?”

‒  Daria, ‘Daria’.

14. “Quinn: Eww! You’re not really gonna eat all that fat, are you?

Daria: No, I’m going to stick it in my boots ’cause I love the squishy, squishy feeling ’round my toes.”

‒  ‘Daria’.

15. “There is no moment in love that can’t be improved with pizza. Thank you!”

‒  Daria, ‘Daria’.

16. “Jane: Misery loves company.

Daria: You don’t have to tell me that. It’s the basis of our whole friendship.”

‒  ‘Daria’.

17. “Is there anytime when how you look doesn’t affect how you’re judge?”

‒  Daria, ‘Daria’.

18. “My goal is not to wake up at forty with the bitter realization that I’ve wasted my life on a job I hated because I was forced to decide on a career in my teens.”

‒  Daria, ‘Daria’.

19. “I don’t have low self-esteem. I have low esteem for everyone else.”

‒  Daria, ‘Daria’.

20. “Do you think I’m a rigid, unrealistic, unforgiving self-righteous jerk who can’t hold on to a friend?”

‒  Daria, ‘Daria’.

Daria Quotes About The Sick Sad World

Teenagers find Daria quotes amusing.

Daria Morgendorffer often passes remarks related to our social world focusing mainly on the things that are extremely wrong. These Daria best quotes help to see the bigger picture related to the truth of high school, teenage life, and more.

21. “We only live once… I hope!”

‒  Daria, ‘Daria’.

22. “Helen: You gloss over everything with a cynical joke and no one knows what you really believe in.

Daria: A-ha! So my evil plan is working.”

‒ ‘Daria’.

23. “I don’t like kids. I didn’t like kids when I was a kid.”

‒  Daria, ‘Daria’.

24. “I say she gets voted out of the Fashion Club and seeks her revenge from a book depository with a crossbow.”

‒ Daria, ‘Daria’.

25. “Trent: Daria, do you ever feel like you are wasting your life?

Daria: Only when I’m awake.”

‒  ‘Daria’.

26. “Oh! What a joy I didn’t wake up dead. So, I can go to school and resume my yawning.”

‒  Daria, ‘Daria’.

27. “So the school will, in effect, be endorsing the soda? Is that really the school’s role, to become a shill?”

‒  Daria, ‘Daria’.

28. “This isn’t about whether I like soda. It’s about whether a public high school should be using its status as a place of authority to serve as one more marketing tentacle of corporate America.”

‒  Daria, ‘Daria’.

29. “They shouldn’t be selling stuff to people under the guise of educating them.”

‒  Daria, ‘Daria’.

30. “Jane: I’m telling you, puppets make anything funny. Give me something that isn’t funny.

Daria: Um… a plane crash — into a nuclear power plant.”

‒ ‘Daria’.

31. “Jane: Use your womanly attributes.

Daria: Gotcha, I’ll give birth.”

‒ ‘Daria’.

32. “Don’t remind me. Between Dad and the Party Van, life’s become a living hell at home and at school.”

‒  Daria, ‘Daria’.

33. “Suppose you were well known for not caring what other people think of you, and then suddenly you did something that showed maybe you do care a little about what other people think of you. Would that invalidate everything you’d done and said up till then and make you a hypocrite?”

‒  Daria, ‘Daria’.

34. “Mr. O’Neill: Good for you, Daria! What a positive gesture! You’re taking command of your appearance and empowering yourself to carve your own identity.

Daria: Actually, I’m not sure that I want an identity based on appearance.”

‒ ‘Daria’.

35. “Maybe the next book you read should be, ‘When mildly inconvenient things happen to shallow people’…”

‒  Daria, ‘Daria’.

36. “Kevin: Yeah, you’re, like, practically normal.

Daria: Kevin, how come you always know just what to say?

Kevin: It’s a gift. But why did you get contact lenses?

Daria: I wanted to fit in better.

Daria: I was afraid my glasses were making me too smart.”

‒ ‘Daria’.

37. “And, remember mom, cute is not a look. It’s not an attitude, it’s a way of being.”

‒  Daria, ‘Daria’.

38. “I am not miserable, I am just not like them…”

‒  Daria, ‘Daria’.

39. “Brittany Taylor: ‘The Telltale Heart’? I love romance novels!

Daria: Yeah, nothing says ‘Be Mine’ like a pounding heart beneath a floorboard.”

‒ ‘Daria’.

40. “Sometimes it amazes me how stupid people can be.”

‒  Daria, ‘Daria’.

Quotes From Some Other Characters Of The Daria Show

‘Daria’ had a good number of characters many of whom belonged to Daria’s high school and from her immediate family. Daria – Jane quotes are also quite popular as Jane from high school and Daria share a great friendship which is seldom related to superfluous items and more on pizza along with a similar view of the ‘sick sad world’. Here, you will also find quotes by Daria’s sister Quinn who is also her friend.

41. “You’re a teenage girl. Not, Nelson Mandela!”

‒  Jane Lane, ‘Daria’.

42.  “As far as I’m concerned, the only difference between school and prison is the wardrobe.”

‒  Quinn, ‘Daria’.

43. “We could meet on weekends to eat pizza and complain!”

‒ Jane, ‘Daria’.

44. “I’m attempting to acquire the knowledge and skills that will allow me to sell out.”

‒ Jane Lane, Daria’.

45. “Jane: Daria? Come on, the neighbors are starting to talk.

Daria: Um… good. Soon they’ll progress to cave drawings and civilization will be on its way.”

‒ ‘Daria’.

46. “If you think you’re going to take Kevin away from me, you’re wrong. Because he’s my Kevin, and you’re, you’re a… a brain!”

‒  Brittany, ‘Daria’.

47. “Mr. Anthony DeMartino: Can anyone give me another example of a group using coercive techniques such as peer-pressure, chanting, and social-isolation to achieve control over its members?

Brittany Taylor: Cheerleading?”

‒ ‘Daria’.

48. “I want to be the role model for all people, even the ones who need makeup really badly.”

‒  Quinn, ‘Daria’.

49. “Huh! Quinn, Dracula is an internationally known, celebrity vampire. [mocking] He made the story up.”

‒  Sandi, ‘Daria’.

50. “I decided I shouldn’t wear shoes that kill me just because they make my legs look hot.”

‒  Quinn, ‘Daria’.

51. “When they say ‘you’re always unhappy Daria’, what they mean is: ‘You think Daria, I can tell because you don’t smile’…”

‒  Jane, ‘Daria’.

52. “Your assignment tonight is to located Orion, the Hunter in the sky. And, then write an essay on why you think he needs to carry a weapon to feel like a man.”

‒ Janer Barch, ‘Daria’.

53. “Of course she should divorce him! He is short!”

‒  Quinn, ‘Daria’.

54. “I’m succeeding at failing!”

‒  Jane, ‘Daria’.

10 Sometimes Your Shallowness Is So Thorough…

Daria Shallowness Quote

Sometimes your shallowness is so thorough it’s almost like depth…

To many of us, Daria was the decade’s voice of reason that was hushed as soon as social media and self-promotion became a thing. What made Daria so unique was that she hated the limelight and anything fake and pretentious. She could see through ’90s faux intellectuals, so when in the episode “Quinn The Brain”, Quinn goes through a brainy phase (more pronounced through her dark clothes and makeup, than her actual intellectual achievements), Daria calls her bluff. Daria could tell the difference between real and fake brainy.

9 It Never Would Have Worked…

Daria Misery Chick

It never would have worked. I mean, unless I tried or something.

The most extraordinary thing about Daria is that she is herself, period. She is brainy and she accepts that. She looks geeky and she also accepts that. In a culture that tries to mold everyone into the same high-achiever, extrovert, permanently peppy transmitter of positive vibes, Daria reminds us that just being yourself and doing what you love, is good enough. And if you’re lucky it might not require so much effort either.

8 To Not Wake Up At Forty With The Bitter Realization…

My goal is not to wake up at forty with the bitter realization that I’ve wasted my life on a job I hated because I was forced to decide on a career in my teens.

Apart from arming us with a slew of Inspirational Instagram memes (I am sure the mere idea of it would make her cringe), Daria set the tone for Millennial free-spiritedness and creativity. A bit ironic, considering that the entire show is a reflection of Gen X cynicism and slacker spirit.

7 Is There Any Time When How You Look…

Is there any time when how you look doesn’t affect how you’re judged?

Obviously, Daria was created at the dawn of social media. Things like Instagram selfie addiction would be a bizarre Orwellian scenario for Daria and her crew. High-school students still had the time and the mental hard drive space to sit alone and ponder deep philosophical dilemmas. (not to mention both hands unoccupied while doing so).

6 I’ve Been Busy Procrastinating All Day

Our entire bulk of ’90s nostalgia can be encapsulated in this phrase alone. Daria first aired in back in 1997. Grunge had been pronounced dead with Kurt Cobain, but the ripple effect of its values (or rather anti-values) was palpable in every aspect of youth culture.

The mantra “I am worst at what I do best, and for this gift, I feel blessed” was still echoing loud in our ears like mad Nirvana screams. Daria was geeky smart, but her IQ wasn’t shoved down our throats like an excuse for being a weirdo, as Sheldon Cooper’s is in The Big Bang Theory for example. She was smart, and dark and sardonic at the same time.

5 The Whole Thing’s Enough To Turn Your Stomach

The whole thing’s enough to turn your stomach. Which I guess is good if you want to be a model. Eases the transition to bulimia.

Without a doubt Daria was an inspiring feminist role model of the time, seeing the incongruity between Barbie looks and gender equality. Beauty contests nauseated Daria because they were the opposite of all the things she stood for. She’s also not afraid to skewer the modeling industry for its promotion of super-thin models – something that was especially relevant during the heroin-chic days of the 90s, when models actually aspired to look sick.

4 Only When I’m Awake

Trent: “Daria, do you ever feel like you are wasting your life?”Daria: “Only when I’m awake”

Arguably, the art of sarcasm was Daria’s bread and butter. But isn’t her constant state of sarcasm a shamefully anti-social behavior, you might wonder? It’s important to understand that Daria’s seemingly misanthropic attitude was a healthy response to her environment, and it didn’t stop her from being an essentially fair, kind and very level-headed individual. She’s also surrounded by friends who also understand and feel the same – like the uber-grunge Trent.

3 My Biggest Fear Right Now…

My biggest fear right now is that I’ll wake up and this conversation won’t be a dream.

Like her contemporaries The Simpsons and Dilbert, Daria is sprinkled with subtle surrealism. After all, she believed that the world sucks so bad, that reality can’t be all there is.

Daria’s constant disdain for her environment was almost prophetic, she wanted to run from the consumerist, greedy, hypocritical and superficial reality, but her common sense told her he had nowhere to go.

2 I Don’t Have Low Self-Esteem

I don’t have low self-esteem. I have low esteem for everyone else. 

Perhaps Daria’s biggest cultural contribution was normalizing introversion and showing what it really is about. The series foretold pop culture’s love affair with smart geeks. What’s more, it was revolutionary, because it focused on a smart woman instead of repeating the worn narrative of a geeky guy who falls for the alpha female character.

1 There’s No Moment In Life That Can’t Be Improved With Pizza

As final proof that Daria’s cynicism was a healthy personality trait is her inspirational speech at the high school graduation. “Stand firm in what you believe in until and unless logic and experience prove you wrong” she proclaims in her emotionless, robotic voice. “The truth and a lie are not sort of the same thing. And there is no aspect, no facet, no moment of life that can’t be improved with pizza”.

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