‘Parks & Recreation’: The Blunt Brilliance Of Ron Swanson In His Best Quotes

Ron Swanson is, perhaps, one of the United States’ greatest comedy exports, if not one of its greatest ever men. The co-star of Parks & Recreation was a straight-talking, beef-eating, all-American moustached dude who provided us with a boatload of amazing quips during the show’s six-year run.

He touched on just about everything from Star Wars to capitalism, as well as giving valuable advice about friendship, food and breakfast.

Here are some gems from Ron Swanson’s endless stream of wisdom, putdowns and snapbacks.

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On drinking

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On American history

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On Star Wars

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On utilising objects efficiently and dangerously

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On appropriate portion sizes

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On partying

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On friendship (or lack of)

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On how to use language

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On the need for salad

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On how to reject people

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On empathy

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On how much effort to give

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On the success of capitalism and socialism

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On lying

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On Regrets

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You do you, Ron

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