Euphoria: Maddy’s Most Iconic Quotes

Summary

  • Maddy Perez is a lovable TV character with a memorable wardrobe, bold actions, and confidence in herself.
  • She refuses to be around toxic masculinity and knows her worth, even if it means leaving someone she once loved.
  • Maddy’s quotes showcase her shameless confidence and fearless attitude, making her a fan favorite on Euphoria.


Content Warning: The following article contains misogynistic language and discussions of abuse and homophobia.

Maddy Perez quotes from Euphoria prove she is already an iconic TV character. She has a memorable wardrobe, a brilliant sense of humor, and an abundance of confidence in herself that some people spend their whole lives yearning to achieve. Her playful attitude and bold actions make Maddy one of the most lovable characters in television history. Maddy isn’t afraid to be true to herself, and she doesn’t have time to be modest – she knows her greatness, and she doesn’t shy away from it. She instead wears it like a (rhinestoned) badge of honor.

This glamorous chili pot-throwing baddie deserves all the attention she can get, which is why it’s not surprising that fans can’t stop repeating the most memorable Maddy Perez quotes on the show. While Maddy’s best quotes in Euphoria are often witty insults or comebacks, some of her iconic lines also reveal her more vulnerable and thoughtful side, which viewers will hopefully see more of in future episodes.

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15 “Your Whole Family Is So F*****g Weird.”

Season 1, Episode 8, “And Salt The Earth Behind You”

During the finale of season 1 Euphoria, Maddy Perez proved she had enough. When it came to Nate Jacobs and his dad, their anger issues were entering dangerous territory for Maddy, and she came to the conclusion that she wanted nothing to do with their family. Both Nate and Cal Jacobs suffered from toxic masculinity and they both felt as though they had to suppress their emotions. Bottling up feelings will lead to explosive behavior, which is what happens with Nate. Maddy realizes this is a toxic environment, and as much as she used to love Nate, she knows that she shouldn’t be around this family.

14 “She Never Really Had Any Desire To Have A Career Or Job.”

Season 1, Episode 5, “03 Bonnie and Clyde”

A young version of Maddy looking at herself in the mirror in Euphoria.

Although this isn’t a direct Maddy Perez quote, it is about her, and it is an essential line to describe Maddy’s personality. She fantasizes about living a luxurious lifestyle filled with lobster dinners and fur coats that are worn in her favorite movies. Maddy knows exactly what she wants, and she carries no shame in trying to get it. It’s no wonder she has become a fan favorite, as no one else has quite the same level of confidence and self-assurance that she carries, especially from a young age.

13 “Do You Think My Areolas Look Weird?”

Season 1, Episode, 1, “Pilot”

Maddy touching her face and looking at the mirror in Euphoria.

Here is yet another shimmering example of how shamelessly confident Maddy from Euphoria is. Once upon a time, women were taught to exude modesty as a virtue, so they wouldn’t come across as self-assured. A woman who can say what’s on her mind is reprimanded by society, but Maddy will not succumb to these strict gender rules. Maddy Perez quotes are whatever random thought springs to her mind, and she couldn’t care less if other people don’t like it. It’s who she is, and she won’t step down in order to be more socially appropriate.

12 “We Don’t Eat Carbs!”

Season 1, Episode 4, “Shook Ones, Pt. II”

Maddy Perez delivered some cutting quotes during the fair after the guy working the pretzel stand asked if he could take their order. It takes a while for Maddy to catch onto the fact that the young boy she’s talking to is selling drugs, but the line itself is extremely hilarious because Maddy’s way of life is so funny for people to witness. With this quote, she comes across as the stereotypical popular girl who cares deeply about her self-image, yet fans all know there is so much more to her than that.

11 “I’m Not Supposed To Be Here Right Now Because I’m Dressed Like A Hooker.”

Season 1, Episode 4, “Shook Ones, Pt. II”

Maddy in her carnival outfit on Euphoria

This Maddy Perez line is said to the Jacobs family when they’re working at the chili stand. Maddy’s wearing an outfit that’s not exactly formal, and Nate shames her for it, comparing her to a hooker. Yet instead of changing into more modest clothes as Nate tells her to do, she instead decides that it would be more productive to cause a scene. One of the funniest moments in the entire HBO series is when Maddy takes the pot of chili that Cal had worked so hard on and throws the entire pot to the ground.

10 “First Of All, Ew. Second Of All, Ew.”

Season 1, Episode 8, “And Salt The Earth Behind You”

Maddy and Kat on the elevator in Euphoria.

Maddy says this when she sees Nate at the school dance as he’s dancing with another girl. Not only is she disgusted by Nate at this point, but she is also grossed out by his current efforts to try and make Maddy jealous. Unfortunately, his actions are successful, and she ends up storming toward a group of guys, asking if they want to dance with her, so she can make him jealous in return. It ends up working, and he storms off the dance floor once he sees Maddy with another guy.

9 “Kissing Is Worse. It’s So Much More Intimate.”

Season 1, Episode 7, “The Trials and Tribulations of Trying to Pee While Depressed”

Maddy in Euphoria

Cassie admits to the girls that she made out with Daniel while in a relationship with McKay, which she apparently regularly does. They did not go any further than kissing because Cassie would feel too guilty, even though she and McKay were facing many challenges in their relationship. Maddy tells Cassie that kissing another guy is worse than sleeping with him because kissing is more romantic and intimate. It’s a unique perspective that gives Euphoria fans more insight into how her mind works when it comes to relationships.

8 “I’m Just Saying, Love Is A Million Things.”

Season 1, Episode 5, “03 Bonnie and Clyde”

Nate puts a gun to Maddy's head in Euphoria

This Maddy Perez quote reveals her views on love. She says it can sometimes make a person feel amazing, and sometimes it can wind up making them feel terrible. This is clear as day when it comes to her relationship with Nate, which becomes abusive and toxic in so many ways. As Maddy eventually learns the hard way, love shouldn’t have to make her feel terrible. Solid relationships involve two partners who want to lift each other up rather than tear each other down. Season 2 further proves how little Nate feels for her when he does things like points a gun at her head.

7 “The Universe Is Just Out Here Giving Zero F***s.”

Season 1, Episode 4, “Shook Ones, Pt. II”

Maddy looking like she just cried in Euphoria.

These Maddy Perez quotes are a hilarious dose of wisdom she delivers while on the Ferris wheel with Cassie. Essentially, what she is saying is that no matter how big one’s problems get, they aren’t as significant as one might think they are in the grand scheme of things. Even when things get so bad in one’s own life that they think they can never come back from their struggles, there are always opportunities to recover. The universe will forgive, so it shouldn’t be impossible for people to be kinder and more gracious to themselves.

6 “B***h, You’re My Soulmate.”

Season 1, Episode 4, “Shook Ones, Pt. II”

Sometimes soul mates aren’t romantic partners. This Maddy Perez quote to Cassie at the carnival is a response when Cassie admits that she’s “never not gone through someone’s phone.” At this point, Maddy is concerned with Nate’s behavior, and she thinks he’s cheating on her. Cassie’s shameless response ensures their everlasting friendship because she makes Maddy laugh even when she’s severely stressed out over the situation. Sometimes the best friendships are the ones where friends can make each other forget about their issues for a short amount of time and instead make us feel good and justified about their actions in a humorous way.

5 “There’s A Difference Between What You Think You Should Want And What You Actually Want.”

Season 1, Episode 5, “03 Bonnie and Clyde”

Kat and Maddy in the bathroom

After Kat finally admits to Maddy that she “can’t f*****g stand Ethan,” viewers get a glimpse into Maddy’s more thoughtful and supportive side. She reminds her friend with these Maddy Perez quotes that it’s okay to get what she actually wants and not just follow what people expect her to do. It doesn’t matter that everyone else sees her relationship with Ethan as flawless and picture-perfect if she isn’t happy with him. It makes sense that Maddy would feel this way about her issue, as she has always tried to stay true to herself.

4 “Everyone Feels Stupid, So What?”

Season 2, Episode 7, “The Theater and Its Double”

Maddy pretends she's pregnant in the mirror on Euphoria

A heartwarming scene during Lexi’s play shows a surprisingly vulnerable aspect of Maddy’s personality. When Lexi confesses that she feels “stupid” with makeup on, this quote reminds her that’s how everyone feels before confidently explaining that “90% of life is confidence,” and no one can tell if it’s real or not anyway. Maddy even goes so far as to admit that she once also felt that way about herself, which is almost impossible to imagine given how she acts today. She just “chose not to feel stupid,” which is certainly easier said than done, but is achievable for those like her who try their best.

3 “It’s Not Like Anyone’s 100% Straight Or 100% Gay.”

Season 1, Episode 8, “And Salt The Earth Behind You”

Jacob Elordi as Nate Jacobs in Euphoria

Maddy schools Nate on gender and identity when she attempts to explain to him how “sexuality is a spectrum” after confronting him about explicit photos she found on his phone. Unfortunately, these well-meaning Maddy Perez quotes only offend Nate, whose deep-rooted homophobia won’t allow him to see Maddy’s point. There’s still no clear explanation about why those photos were on Nate’s phone in the first place, and it’s safe to say fans won’t be getting any clarity until he resolves his issues. Until he can have a serious conversation without exploding with anger, characters like Maddy should steer clear of the jock.

2 “I’ll Never Find That Kind Of Love – There’s Just No Darkness, It’s Just Sweet. I Don’t Know If That Would Ever Be Enough For Me.”

Season 2, Episode 2, “Out of Touch”

Kat looks at Ethan in Euphoria

Maddy’s painful past seeing her parents treat each other the way they do has likely affected how she sees romantic relationships. When she comments on Kat and Ethan’s romance and its lack of darkness, it’s impossible to miss the hurt and longing in these Maddy Perez quotes. Since her mom and dad set a terrible example for her, she thinks that it’s okay to have “darkness” in a partnership. Her case is arguably much worse, though, which is why fans desperately want her to escape the abusive relationship.

1 “Don’t Worry. This Is Just The Beginning”

Season 2, Episode 8, “All My Life, My Heart Has Yearned for a Thing I Cannot Name”

The chaotic riot in the middle of Lexi’s play ends up as a physical fight between Cassie and Maddy, as the two hash out their issues with their fists instead of their words. After they find themselves tired and panting in the bathroom, Cassie admits Nate ended their relationship after walking out on what he called a “homophobic” play. The Maddy Perez quotes on Euphoria about it being “just the beginning” could mean several things. She could be alluding to her and Nate or she could be talking about all the hurt Cassie will eventually have to deal with if she stays with him. It’s a warning that Cassie should take seriously.

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    Euphoria

    Release Date:
    2019-06-16

    Cast:
    Storm Reid, Jacob Elordi, Maude Apatow, Hunter Schafer, Zendaya, Barbie Ferreira, Alexa Demie, Nika King, Colman Domingo, Eric Dane, Sydney Sweeney, Angus Cloud, Algee Smith

    Genres:
    Drama

    Rating:
    TV-MA

    Seasons:
    2

    Summary:
    Euphoria follows a group of high school students as they navigate love and friendships in a world of drugs, sex, trauma and social media. The series is executive produced by Drake, along with manager Future the Prince. The ensemble cast includes: actor and singer Zendaya, Maude Apatow (Girls), Angus Cloud, Eric Dane, Alexa Demie, Jacob Elordi, Barbie Ferreira, Nika King, Storm Reid, Hunter Schafer, Algee Smith and Sydney Sweeney (Sharp Objects).

    Story By:
    Ron Leshem, Daphna Levin

    Streaming Service(s):
    Max

    Directors:
    Augustine Frizzell, Sam Levinson, Jennifer Morrison, Pippa Bianco

    Showrunner:
    Sam Levinson