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100+ Best ‘Beef’ Quotes from the Netflix Series

Beef is one of Netflix’s latest hit shows that has been well-received since its release back in April. The comedy-drama series is filled with subtle humor mixed with social commentary.

Writer and Director Lee Sung Jin was successful in producing a show that explores interesting themes of Korean family culture.

While the outrageous lines and chaotic drama make up the brunt of the show, viewers have no trouble picking up the thrilling moments. Starring Steve Yeun from The Walking Dead, Beef is a realistic portrayal of life’s obstacles through different characters.

It’s frankly no surprise that the hit series has 99% rotten tomatoes.

Here’s the scoop on the best quotes from Beef on Netflix!

Beef. (L to R) Ali Wong as Amy, Steven Yeun as Danny in episode 110 of Beef.
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1. “Everything fades. Nothing lasts. We’re just a snake eating its own tail.” – Amy Lau

2. “You know, you’re born, you make choices then suddenly you’re here.” – Danny Cho

3. “I hate pretending that I don’t hate things.” – Amy Lau

4. “You waste way too much time following arbitrary rules.” – Paul Cho

5. “You ever notice how it’s only people who have money that thinks money isn’t important?” – Amy Lau

6. “Sometimes, rock bottom is your trampoline.” – Danny Cho

7. “Well, anger is just a transitory state of consciousness. Best to let it go.” – George Nakai

8. “Peninsula mentality.” – Danny Cho

9. “Life is precious man. You can’t waste it. You gotta take action. If you’re hungry, eat a steak. If you want to feel the sun on your face, look it’s right there ya know?” – Danny

10. “He didn’t like that you’re Japanese.” – Amy Lau

Beef. (L to R) Steven Yeun as Danny, Ali Wong as Amy in episode 110 of Beef.
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11. “You know our body absorbs nutrients and then pisses and shits out all the bad stuff? What if we’re doing that to babies? But you know, parents, like they just, piss their trauma down.” – Danny Cho

12. “A baby with mobility and strength is just a serial killer.” – Danny

13. “Handyman pissing on my hardwood floor. This is European oak guy!” – Amy Lau

14. I read that time speeds up as you get older, because when you’re a year old, that year is a hundred percent of your perception of time, but as you get older that year is a smaller fraction of the time you’ve experienced.” – George Nakai

15. “George, I’m a bad person. I tried to hide that from you because you’re not.” – Amy Lau

16. “That is the back of an Asian head if I’ve ever seen one.” – Amy Lau

17. “She’s some rich girl from Calabasas. She’s probably sitting at home all day eating like baguettes and jam or some shit.” – Danny Cho

18. “I’ve busted my butt for years, I’ve sacrificed my well-being, the well-being of my family– it’s not a millionaire in no time. – Amy Lau

19. “There’s more important things to life than money.” – George Nakai

20. “Yo, we gotta target Orange County Koreans.” – Paul

Beef. David Choe as Isaac in episode 101 of Beef.
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21. “You know when we’re stressed, we revert to the pathways we created as children.”- Dr. Lin

22. “No, use nice words! You called me a liar! I am not helping you unless you use nice words!” – Danny

23. “Western therapy doesn’t work on Eastern minds.” – Danny Cho

24. “Makes you dependent on me so you can’t leave.” – Amy Lau

25. “I set up all this church shit, while you idiots are playing Ocean’s 9-11.” – Isaac Cho

26.”I think when nowhere feels like home you just retreat into yourself.” – Amy Lau

27. “Do you have any idea of who you just messed with? You useless, shameful little shit!” – Amy Lau

28. “There’s this ride, Taboo Towers. Got one way up, three ways down. It’s unpredictable. Kind of like how I live my life.” – Paul Cho

29. “A good story drives the price, as we know.” – Jordana

30. “I want her to come home to me making her chicken parm!” – Paul Cho

Beef. (L to R) Jerry Kim as Mr. Cho, Gina Lee as Mrs. Cho in episode 101 of Beef.
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31. “You know, everyone born in the 80s got screwed, like fast food candy, secondhand smoke.” – Danny Cho

32. “The oldest always gets it worse.” Danny Cho

33. “For as long as I can remember that’s what being alive has felt like. Can’t have form without space, and can’t experience light without dark.” – Danny Cho

34. “Honey, most of my employees are middle class. They don’t like to see me enjoying myself.” – Jordana

35. “Korean kids couldn’t ask for stuff like that as a kid. That happened after 1990.” – Isaac Cho

36. “You know the Buddha was only Buddha ’cause he was a prince first right? He had stuff to renounce!” – Amy Lau

37. “It’s vanilla.” – Amy Lau

38. “I guess when you think about it, the ground is the original chair.” – George Nakai

39. “Honestly, I can’t even enjoy anything vanilla since her comment.” – George Nakai

40. “My mom, she wasn’t any better. She thought that talking about your feelings was the same thing as complaining.” – Amy Lau

Beef. (L to R) Ashley Park as Naomi, Maria Bello as Jordan, Ali Wong as Amy in episode 109 of Beef.
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41. “I think growing up with my parents taught me to repress all my feelings.” – Amy Lau

42. “See this is the problem with our family. We never talked about anything openly.” – Amy Lau

43. “And we’ll keep sitting here, you shriveled nut.” – Amy Lau

44. “Next time someone honks at you, maybe let it go.” – Amy Lau

45. “Paul, turn that shit off dude, I almost lit a baby on fire!”

46. “I’m an animal, I can’t be messed with!” – Danny Cho

47. “I don’t wanna hang out. Just give me the money lady!” – Amy Lau

48. “I was just saving the captions.” – George Nakaia

49. “Hey, you’re not some kind of weirdo, right? ‘Cause if you are you should know that I own a gun.” – Amy Lau

50. “I know you.” – June

51. “It’s Size P for perfect.” – Isaac Cho

Beef. (L to R) Steven Yeun as Danny, David Choe as Isaac in episode 109 of Beef.
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52. “Pro bono? No bono.” – Isaac Cho

53. “The problem with driving, is that you always have to find parking, but with parking, you can order someone to park for you”. – Paul

54. “Well, um you know whenever I have a bad dream, I just think of a happy time.”

55. “I can’t deal with that type of white woman. They act like they got no power, they got all of it.” – Danny Cho

56. “I realized, you know, when she was a baby she never had unconditional love for me. People think babies are so innocent and cute but they’re not.” – Amy

57. “Bro, just live.” – Paul Cho

58. “I don’t want anyone to see who I really am.” – Amy Lau

59. “Any time you want to meet Toni Kukoc, I can make that happen.” – Isaac

60. “It’s okay to mess with white girls right now, but when you settle down, listen to mom and dad, bring home a nice Korean girl, you know what I’m saying. You think they’ll want their grandkids looking up at them with huge round eyes, like bugs?” – Danny Cho

Steven Yeun as Danny in episode 102 of Beef.
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61. “I’m going to become a crypto millionaire and travel the world with my boys.” -Paul

62. “It is selfish for broken people to spread their brokenness.” – Amy Lau

63. “You know how in video games, when other people die the game keeps going, but then when you die, it’s game over. I think life’s like that.” – Paul

64. “I’ll kill you for making me work out!” – Isaac

65. “I’m not gonna be infected by your brokenness anymore!” – Paul

66. “Was Korean Johnny Carson a compliment or not?” – Danny Cho

67. “I’m trying to stay put, activate my core, keep my trunk solid.” – Michael

68. “It’s pathetic you have to bully me just to feel better about your shitty lives.” – Paul

69. “Shit dude, ‘next gen’, ‘First Class, Future proof’, This is the new X-men!” – Isaac

70. “Wolverine cannot be circumcised!” – Isaac

David Choe as Isaac in episode 103 of Beef.
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71. “Nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public, right?” – Amy

72. “You’re out there doing cosplay!” – Isaac Cho

73. “You never know what someone’s going through in life. Might be bladder issues.” – George Nakai

74. “How come Koreans are all lactose intolerant?” – Danny Cho

75. “Right like if you give me that cookie then I’ll give you the hug.” – Danny Cho

76. “When a door closes just lock that shit, you know? Then she’s outside, you walk upstairs, open a window, and watch her wander the streets.” – Danny CHo

77. “Tell your friend, or your employee, or whoever, to maybe not wear a company T-shirt when committing a crime.” – Amy Lau

78. “It’s not a micro-business. It’s a magnum opus business.” – Danny

79. “I support small businesses, my business is a small business.” – Amy Lau

80. “I had an emotional entanglement.” – George Nakai

Beef. (L to R) Ali Wong as Amy, Joseph Lee as George in episode 103 of Beef.
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81. “We probably connected in the spiritual realm. Have you ever heard of a divine twin?” – George Nakai

82. “I know I may seem all buttoned up, but I’m willing to get my hands dirty.” – Edwin

83. “I really thought I was doing the world a favor, by not reproducing.” – Amy Lau

84. “I thought maybe, just maybe if we could take the best parts of him, and the salvageable parts of me that we could create something nice.” – Amy Lau

85. “Your vomit was pretty because you love Skittles.” – Isaac Cho

86. “We accomplished so much, but it came with a lot of costs, and it’s costs that no one sees and only I pay.” – Danny Cho

87. “That’s how they do business over there, spending time together, laughing. Here in the West, it’s deal points, deal points, numbers…” – Jordana

88. “I’ve heard you say my son was the anchor you’ve been missing your whole life, and that may be true. But without you he’d be sitting at the bottom of the ocean, dull and gray.” – Fumi Nakai

89. “The more and more when I look in the mirror, I see you and Dad and I hate it.” – Amy Lau

90. “You know, just generations of bad decisions sitting inside you.” – Amy Lau

Ali Wong as Amy in episode 104 of Beef.
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91. “Yo, I got my papers all sorted out. At Cho Service construction. Pretty good right?” – Danny Cho

92. “I’m an end piece.” – Isaac Cho

93. “Man, guilt tripping me. I bet I’d be a good Dad.” – Bobby

94. “Today’s the most fun I’ve ever had!” – June

95. “Why do you hang out with her? You know you’re Asian, right?” – Isaac Cho

96. “I just wanted us to be the same.” – Danny

97. “My brother is dead because of you!” – Danny Cho

98. “Did you see the road rage thing on next door?” – Naomi

99. “If I’m gonna carry you, you don’t get to talk, period.” – Danny Cho

100. “Go towards the rock. Juicy shit thrives in the shade.” – Amy Lau

Beef. (L to R) Steven Yeun as Danny, Ali Wong as Amy in episode 107 of Beef.
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101. “I like the way you drive.” – Paul Cho

Beef stars Steven Yeun and Ali Wong as the two main characters, and their phenomenal performance and delivery of some of these quotes make this show stand out from the noise.

Despite the series only having 10 episodes, each of them around 30 minutes, this weirdly compelling series dives deep into both main and side characters with just enough suspense to binge the entire series.

What’s your favorite Beef Netflix quote from the list? Comment and let us know!

 And if you haven’t already, be sure to binge Beef on Netflix. 

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