Ozark is a “NETFLIX” crime drama thriller series. The series has four seasons with 44 episodes. Each episodes running time is approximately 51-80 minutes. Ozark first premiered on 21 July 2017 and ended on 29 April 2022. Bill Dubuque and Mark Williams are the creators of the Series.
Jason Bateman as Martin “Marty” Byrde, Laura Linney as Wendy Byrde, Sofia Hublitz as Charlotte Byrde, Skylar Gaertner as Jonah Byrde, and Julia Garner as Ruth Langmore are some of the characters of the show.
Julia Garner plays the character of Ruth Langmore. She is part of a local criminal family. Ruth Langmore has been one of the fan’s favorite characters.
She has spoken some of the best quotes in the entire Series. Ruth Langmore is a tough, fearless, and intelligent character. Julia Garner did an amazing job with the character, which is why she is a favorite among the fans. She also won Emmy Award for best supporting role in 2019.
20 best Ruth Langmore quotes that are memorable are as follows:
1. “What You Got Ain’t A Disability, Just Poor Judgement.”
Ruth Langmore has the most terrible relationship with Frank Cosgrove jr, who is called as son of the Kansas City mob boss. He is always found at Marty’s Casino playing cards.
One day he came out and parked his Dodge challenger at the reserved parking for people with disability. Seeing this, Ruth Langmore couldn’t control herself to call him out and asked to quit parking. She called him in the most offensive way she could call. She also made fun of his IQ level through her quote, she said.
2. “If I Were Kidding, I Would’ve Said You’re Witty And Handsome.”
In the first season, in the third episode, we can see that Ruth puts $20000 money in the trailer that she took from Marty Byrde (Jason Bateman) in the cabinet. Seeing this, Russ and Boyd feel if it’s not at all safe. So Russ tries and confirms if she is kidding. But Ruth is not in the mood for kidding. She leaves to find Marty Byrde.
Before leaving, Ruth Langmore wanted to tell Russ that she was kidding; that is when she said, “If I Were Kidding, I Would’ve Said You’re Witty And Handsome.” He also added that he would be on a magazine cover so, which covers her joke.
3. “Look, I Know I Kissed You Last Night, But It’s Coz I Thought I Was Gonna Die.”
Marty byrde is kidnapped by Navarro’s men. Later their bank accounts are also flagged, which made Ruth, Wendy, and Helen freak out. Ben is trying his best to woo Ruth langmore and goes to the park to see her.
Ruth is impressed by the level of concern, and she kisses him. The next day when Ben again visited her, Ruth was not pleased to see him.
Then she decides to tell him that she doesn’t like him. Finally, she clears him that she kissed him because she was scared about the whole incident of Marty byrde. This kind of humor and ruthlessness makes her an amazing character of Ozark.
4. “How’s About Instead Of S*****N’ On Me, You Get Your Own House In Order?”
Ruth Langmore and Marty byrde share a love-hate relationship. Where Marty byrde always tries to control her. Because he believes he is better than Ruth. This is the only reason which has been a problem between them.
Marty byrde is the boss of Ruth langmore, but he is not good at making decisions and breaking laws. This is a perfect example of Ruth langmore putting Marty in his place. It also makes it clear that before blaming her, he should solve his problems.
5. “Was He Murdered?”
Marty isn’t the only person that Ruth is prepared to talk back to and silence, which she showcases when Helen begins to creep into her life. Yet, at the same time, other characters are afraid of her.
There was an encounter between Helen and Ruth langmore. It happens when she tries to sympathize with Ruth. By telling them that her father also died at the same as she was. To which Ruth fired with putting the question of his murder.
6. “Y’all Need To Have A Story. For Instance, Old Auntie Dips**T Just Left Me A Whole Bundle, And She Dropped Dead And Yadda Yadda Yadda.”
As Navarro kidnaps Marty, he also wishes that his business should go on as normal days. Ruth langmore did her best to fill the space of her boss. Maya, who is an FBI agent, is also keeping a check on them. Ruth, Wendy comes up with a perfect plan to launder money without being noticed by Maya.
The group of boys, including Ben, give money of $9000. Their job is to go to casinos and are asked if they have so much money. They will get $1000 for the same.
7. “I’ve Got A Pretty Strong F*****G Stomach… Pardon My French.”
Ruth langmore habitually uses swear words in every sentence she speaks. However, the line about her strong stomach is hilarious because she comments on her self-awareness of this by apologizing.
There is a moment in the funeral home where she is saying to the director that she is tough and can see anything. The addition of “pardon my French” now makes much sense and is comical and unforgettable.
8. “If You’re A Killer, Then I’m Snow White. And I Don’t See Any Dwarves Around.”
“Ruling Days” is the episode where Bobby’s body is found at their boat dock of Marty’s. The Sheriff examines the sale documents for the strip club. By this, they conclude that neither Marty nor his wife has any motive to kill Bobby. Therefore Bobby’s death is declared an accident.
Later it is seen that Marty is explaining to Ruth that he didn’t kill Bobby. He does this to make her feel comfortable, and she doesn’t think something similar will happen to her. Ruth tells Marty she is not concerned and knows he is not the killer.
9. “What The Fuck Are You Gonna Do? Kill Me, You Fuckin’ Bitch Wolf?”
In the three-seasons finale, Ruth is angry and goes to confront Wendy. After she knew that a cartel Hit-man killed Ben. In return, Wendy blames Ruth Langmore. She says she is responsible for releasing him from a psychiatric hospital.
Ruth warns what her boss is going to do with Wendy and leaves. Later, Helen asks Ruth if she is willing to work for her, and she seems to like the idea. But, fortunately and unfortunately, it never happens because she gets killed.
10. “How About I Pop Those T**S And Squeeze Out The Silicon?”
One thing that is always clear about Ruth Langmore is that she has no filter on her mouth. It is evident with possibly every line she delivers. She doesn’t care who she offends and makes it a point to insult others.
While arguing with a stripper, Jade, she immediately looks at her and comments on her body. It’s a quick and instant remark which really suits her character.
11. “You Know, Wyatt, In Our World, It’s Good To Be One Of The Smart Ones. Remember That, Okay?”
By the first season’s third episode, Ruth is already showing how wise she is compared to her other family members. Her uncle Boyd and Russ are so reckless and will use all her funds. She realizes that she needs to find more ways to earn money.
Thus she blackmails Marty to pay her more if he wants to keep her a secret. She also demanded that she will be more involved in the operations. In the end, ruth makes sure to advise Wyatt that he should not be like the other family members and be smarter.
12. “You Owe Me A Job.”
Ruth Langmore is never one who beat around the bush. She always gets to the point immediately with whatever she wants to say. So when Marty didn’t seem to understand what Ruth was saying, she commented if she was speaking Greek.
Ruth blamed Marty byrde for losing her job, so she demanded he gets her another job. This is the point that kicked off their relationship and a funny encounter. It shows her no-nonsense personality and tells that she is one of the bravest Ozark characters. Also favorite among fans.
13 “Shut Your Nugget Mouth And Get The Hell Out.”
FBI makes Ruth’s uncle Russ wear a wire so that they can collect information from her. So that they can bring Marty down. Ruth quickly analyzes and realizes what is going on. She decides to protect herself and Marty in any way she possibly can.
Russ was continuously insisting on her talk. Then she shows her dominance and bluntly tells him to shut his nugget mouth. It is not a nice thing to say to your uncle, but it’s totally understandable under certain situations; after hearing this, Russ had no option rather than keeping his mouth shut.
14. “Everything He Touches Turns To Dogs**T. I’m Starting To Think We Might Be Related.”
Darlene and the Sheriff released Ben from the mental health facility. However, later on, he reveals that he has spoken to Helen’s daughter. That’s when Ruth realizes that she has to make a plan to hide him; otherwise, he will get the death sentence.
Then she takes him to Darlene’s house, where Wyatt is also staying. While talking to Wyatt, she informs him that Ben is so reckless and unpredictable, just like her. There is always a bad outcome to everything he does. Wyatt then tells him that he is crazier than the two of them as he’s in love with an older woman who is Darlene.
15. “I Don’t Know Shit About Fuck.”
Ruth’s most iconic and memorable quote on Ozark is “shit about fuck”. It has become a popular meme whenever people want to joke about something they have no clue about. In the tenth episode of the second season, Ruth says when Marty is trying to explain to her. That is how she had to handle things when she took over the operation.
Marty explained everything in detail to Ruth, but she had doubts if she could do it. She then lets Marty know that she doubts that she is not the right person for the job. Then Marty insisted he leads to which she emphasized her concerns.
16. “God’s A M**********R, Isn’t He? Built Me Smart Enough To Know How Fucked Up My Life Is, But Not Quite Smart Enough To Haul My Ass Out Of It.”
Fans see a rare glimpse of Ruth’s more vulnerable side when she is having deep conversations with Marty. At this point, she all she had and loved, her spot in the casino, her first love, and her relationship with Wyatt.
Her comment where she admits that she is not “smart enough” to get out of the circumstances in which she is born. This somewhat goes against her personality in Ozark.
She’s the one who is usually the overconfident, egoistic, and brazen character who knows she can do anything. However, not even Ruth Langmore herself is immune to the hardships of life.
17. “Why Would They Make DEFCON 1 Worse Than DEFCON 5?”
In the season 4 episode, Sanctified Ruth delivers some much-needed comic relief. One day Marty goes to Ruth and asks her for a favor.
She jokingly asks him if he ever loses his keys or if everything with him is “DEFCON 5.” Marty joining the joke, explains to her with a hilarious straight face that “DEFCON 1 is worse than DEFCON 5,” which for a moment confuses Ruth. But she snaps back with how “they’re all fucking bad.”
After Marty leaves, Ruth thinks out loud and asks why they would make “DEFCON 1 worse than DEFCON 5.”
18. “Is That My Fault That You Can’t Communicate For Shit With Your Wife?
Ruth is caught in between Marty and Wendy’s argument. She doesn’t appreciate how Marty is scolding her for helping Wendy with the money spent on acquiring the casino. It is seen that Ruth had no idea they were having marital issues. She just helped Wendy by executing a plan. That is why it’s disappointing for Ruth that Marty failed to see her brilliance.
Ruth snaps at Marty for accusing her of his issues with Wendy. She said he should go and “communicate for shit”19.with her.
19. “Brand It Like It’s The Fucking Moët Of Dope.”
Ruth doesn’t realize how old-school and un-receptive Darlene is. As she still uses Snell for running her drug business. This traditional way of doing things extends to how she distributes her heroin. Seeing this, Ruth interrupts and suggests that they re-brand their drugs into luxury goods.
20. “If You Want To Stop Me, You’re Gonna Have To Fucking Kill Me!”
Ruth’s most memorable quote in the show Okark is said during the second half of the season 4 episode, “Sanctified.” She drives over to the Byrdes’ home in rage to find out who did it after she finds Wyatt’s and Darlene’s bodies, which devastated her.
Marty and Wendy’s response to not going after Javi makes her even more furious. To which she shut them up by her iconic line, they got to kill her if they wanted to stop her. Fans can feel her pain and anger.