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Shameless Quotes to Give You a Taste of the Dark Comedy-Drama Series

If you’re a fan of the long-running television series, you will recognize these Shameless quotes and lines.

Shameless is an adult comedy-drama in America that is based on a British series by the same name. It follows the story of Frank Gallagher. He is a single dad raising his six children in the south side of Chicago.

The word “raising” is used lightly as the kids are really raising themselves because Frank is an alcoholic who is drunk most of the day and focused more on feeding his own habits than being a family man.

Both the American and UK versions of the series ran for 11 full seasons. They both were recognized with different awards as well.

50 Shameless Quotes to Give You a Taste of the Dark Comedy-Drama Series

The following Shameless quotes give you an overall idea of what you can expect from the series.

Don’t forget to also check out these Deadpool quotes from the Marvel character known for adult humor.

Best quotes from Shameless to give you a taste of the dark comedy-drama series

1. “Your life’s not simple, Fiona, and you can’t stop it from showing because you’re not fake. You’re not lost. You don’t need finding. This whole city belongs to the Jennas, I’m sick of them. I swear, Fiona, you’re nothing like anyone I’ve ever met. You make me want to enjoy my life again.” — Jimmy

2. “Ninety percent of the world’s problems are caused by tiny words that come in pairs. I mean, we’re healthy and we’re happy, but when people ask, we say: ‘Not bad.’” — Jimmy

3. “This is not a dictatorship. This is America. Give me liberty, or give me meth.” — Frank Gallagher

4. “Great things don’t happen in tiny little increments. You know, they happen when someone thinks completely differently.” — ‘Lip’ Gallagher

5. “You can’t lose your virginity to a tampon. It has to be a penis with a man attached.” — Sammi Slot

6. “If god didn’t want us putting things up our ass, he would have given the rectum a gag reflex.” — Frank Gallagher

7. “Every time we open our hearts, every time we open our gates, we take a risk.” — Sarah Cleary

8. “Sometimes when people love each other very much, they need time apart, so when they come back together, their love is even stronger.” — Sheila Jackson

9. “I just thought squirting was a myth, like unicorns or moderate Republicans.” — ‘Lip’ Gallagher

10. “Bullying is a vital part of every ecosystem. It teaches kids resilience. The world is a rough place. Bullying is like getting inoculated. It’s a vaccine.” — Frank Gallagher

Quotes from shameless about love and relationships

11. “Doing things you don’t want to do is how you make a relationship work.” — Frank Gallagher

12. “You can’t drink him away. It won’t work.” — Debbie Gallagher

13.“You did okay, Mickey. You know, you tried. That’s a lot more than most people would do. Phillip

I love you. It means we take care of each other. It means thick and thin, good times, bad, sickness, health, all that shit.” — Mickey Milkovich

14. “I believe the answer to that question, like the answer to most questions, is fuck you!” — ‘Lip’ Gallagher

15. “You need to let me go… You need to let me let you go.” — Fiona Gallagher

16. “Sometimes we get so wrapped up in getting what we want, that we forget to ask ourselves why we wanted it in the first place.” — Ian Gallagher

17. “Love is not supposed to be cute. Love is supposed to be raw and destructive.” — Frank Gallagher

18. “I can’t tell you that this is definitely gonna work out. There’s no guarantees. But if this turns out to be a big mistake, then let’s make it the most fun big fucking mistake we’ve ever made.” — Fiona Gallagher

19. “I just need someone to say, ‘Fuck it. This kid deserves a chance.’” — ‘Lip’ Gallagher

20. “The good parts of love are so good, you’re willing to suffer an unbelievable amount of pain just to get to them. That’s why I have been married three times and engaged 12.” — Sammi Slott

Funny Shameless quotes

21. “Oh, we’re getting pizza. Fuck yeah.” — Mickey Milkovich

22. “You remind me of your mother, and that’s not a good thing. Good luck.” — Debbie Gallagher

23. “Four fucking dollars for a beer? It should be that price for a six-pack.” — Mickey Milkovich

24. “I slept with a gay dude. I probably have aids right now.” — Debbie Gallgher

25. “Don’t worry if you shoot a Milkovich. Nobody cares about them.” — Carl Gallagher

26. “Frank, people like the Milkoviches would love nothing more than a young black boy breaking into their property.” — Liam Gallagher

27. “I’m a law enforcement officer, emphasis on the enforcement. You need to know what happened last week on Shameless? You better go find someone who actually gives a shit.” — Carl Gallagher

28. “Watch it, ladies. Might haul your asses down to the station. That’s right, you’re looking at the new po-po. First day on the job.” — Carl Gallagher

29. “Watch out, crackheads. I’ll come back for you later.” — Carl Gallagher

30. “Making a mental note of your face, shit bag.” — Carl Gallagher

Memorable Shameless quotes

31. “This is our Chicago and we’re gonna enjoy every fucking minute of it.” — Frank Gallagher

32. “I always fantasized about having enough money to stock up on toilet paper.” — Fiona Gallagher

33. “Thank God, I’m great at sex.” — Frank Gallagher

34. “Expenses? Alcohol and drugs is non-negotiable.” — Frank Gallagher

35. “Revolutions don’t come wrapped in a cute ribbon. You want to bring down power structures? You want to get in the face of people who are peddling corroded ideals? You need a uniform that screams authenticity.” — Frank Gallagher

36. “I’m home! I’m home! Overweight minimum wage workers buying discount laundry detergent! I have missed you so much! God bless America! God bless America!” — Frank Gallagher

37. “They tell you that Jesus had all these messed-up ideas, but the truth is that you fucking girls is exactly what Jesus wants you to do, because that’s love and Jesus is love. You know, most of the assholes are closeted gays anyway. They wish they were as free as you. ” — Ian Gallagher

38. “He doesn’t just use drugs, he uses people!” — Fiona Gallagher

39. “When my son looks at me, I wanna see that same twinkle. And not from being stoned. That’s more of a glaze.” — Frank Gallagher

40. “You see, this is the point I’m making with the liberal elite. In the war between the have-nots and the have-everything’s, their guilt is our ammunition. Never forget that.” — Frank Gallagher

More Shameless quotes and sayings

41. “I forgive you for everything you’ve done. For stealing my dad’s car and driving it into Lake Michigan. For not telling me when you cut that batch of coke with just a touch of Drano. I forgive you for promising me to that drug dealer in exchange for crystal meth. I forgive you for dragging me three blocks with the car.” — Monica Gallagher

42. “I prefer the hands yanking my Johnson to be soft, petite, and wearing nail polish.” — ‘Lip’ Gallagher

43. “You are not gonna hand a pound of meth to a six-year-old.” — Fiona Gallagher

44. “You couldn’t count on her, but she never had a bad thing to say about anyone, and she always had a good time. And that’s something.” — Fiona Gallagher

45. “You’re my best friend and the best fuck I ever had.” — Monica Gallagher

46. “Why was the broom late for the meeting? It overswept.” — Frank Gallagher

47. “I got no clean drawers, and my junk hasn’t been lady-touched in a week.” — Kevin Ball

48. “I was raised by a con artist, so I know one when I see one.” — Fiona Gallagher

49. “Look, it was fun while it lasted, but it stopped being fun right around the time she started fucking her fake father with the scary tattoos in our bed.” — Kevin Ball

50. “Ah, babe, you’ve never had in-laws. This is what they do. They stop by unannounced and annoy the shit out of you.” — Kevin Ball

51. “Fuck mortgage-backed security. Fuck bailouts. Fuck too big to fail. It’s time we get a piece of the action.” — ‘Lip’ Gallagher

52. “I’m washing dishes, and Carl’s got a scholarship. The world’s upside-down.” — ‘Lip’ Gallagher

Which of these Shameless quotes is your favorite?

As you can probably tell from the Shameless quotes above, both the UK and American series are known for pushing the boundaries. The producers wanted to set this series apart from others that it could be connected with.

There is a darker underlying tone to the family’s situation than what you would expect if you’ve never watched it before. They described it as following a man who is “no-collar” instead of simply blue-collar.

Overall, the series received good ratings. The first and last seasons were some of the lowest approval ratings of the entire series. If you want to jump into a real debate among fans, you can watch both the American and UK versions to see which one you think is better.

Did you enjoy reading these Shameless quotes and lines? Which of the quotes is your favorite? Let us know in the comment section below.

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