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25 Princess Mononoke Quotes For All Anime Adventure Fans

'Princess Mononoke' quotes can be educational

'Princess Mononoke' is a not-so-traditional Studio Ghibli movie that came out in 1997.

The film revolves around a girl who was brought up by wolves in a forest. She tries to save her forest from humans who are trying to destroy it.

The message of the movie is explained in words of the animator of the movie himself: "There cannot be a happy ending to the fight between the raging gods and humans. However, even in the middle of hatred and killings, there are things worth living for." As per his quote, the story does not have a traditional happy ending. The antagonists do realize their mistake but every issue is not solved by the end of the movie.

The movie gives us a meaningful lesson and many great characters, including San, Prince Ashitaka, Lady Eboshi, Moro, Jigo, and more. Read up on the quotes below to learn more about the movie.

If you like these 'Princess Mononoke' quotes, you can also check out these 'Howl's Moving Castle' quotes and 'Spirited Away' quotes.


The Best Quotes From 'Princess Mononoke'

'Princess Mononoke' quotes are full of wisdom.

'Princess Mononoke' is one movie you should not miss. Here we have some sad 'Princess Mononoke' quotes and 'Princess Mononoke' Moro quotes that might convince you to give it a try.

1. "San: I hate all of you humans!

Prince Ashitaka: Yes, I'm human, San. And, so are you.

San: Stop it! I'm a wolf, you hear?"

- 'Princess Mononoke'.

2. "Prince Ashitaka: It feels like I must have been asleep for weeks. I had a dream that San was by my side, nursing me.

Moro: I was hoping you'd cry out in your sleep. Then I would have bitten your head off to silence you."

- 'Princess Mononoke'.

3. "I can deal with forest Gods, it's humans I'm worried about… Remember you can't trust men."

- Lady Eboshi, 'Princess Mononoke'.

4. "Prince Ashitaka: It's all right, San. My Lord Hokoto, what I said about Nago's death was the truth.

Hokuto: I believe you. And I thank you for it, young one. I am only greaved, and ashamed, that such a Demon has come from our tribe."

- 'Princess Mononoke'.

5. "The legends say the blood of the Great Forest Spirit can heal anything."

- Lady Eboshi, 'Princess Mononoke'.

6. "Prince Ashitaka: Princess Mononoke?

Lady Eboshi: Princess of the spirits, of ghouls, beasts, and ancient Gods. The Wolves stole her soul and now she lives to kill me."

- 'Princess Mononoke'.

7. "I caught her human parents defiling my forest. They threw their baby at my feet as they ran away. Instead of eating her, I raised her as my own. Now my poor, ugly, beautiful daughter is neither human nor wolf."

- Moro, 'Princess Mononoke'.

8. "First you steal the boar's forest from him then transform him into a Demon. Now you're making even deadlier weapons. How much more hatred and pain do you think we need?"

- Prince Ashitaka, 'Princess Mononoke'.

9. "Look, everyone! This is what hatred looks like! This is what it does when it catches hold of you! It's eating me alive, and very soon now it will kill me! Fear and anger only make it grow faster!"

- Prince Ashitaka, 'Princess Mononoke'.

10. "You want some of our iron? Mine your own!"

- Townswoman, 'Princess Mononoke'.

11. "Huh... I never knew the forest god made the flowers grow."

- Kohroku, 'Princess Mononoke'.

12. "Lady Eboshi: What exactly are you here for?

Prince Ashitaka: To see with eyes unclouded by hate."

- 'Princess Mononoke'.

13. "These days, there are angry ghosts all around us - dead from wars, sickness, starvation - and nobody cares. So you say you're under a curse? So what?"

- Jigo, 'Princess Mononoke'.

14. "Ugh, I smell like a human."

- San, 'Princess Mononoke'.

15. "The Forest Spirit gives life and takes life away. Life and death are his alone."

- Moro, 'Princess Mononoke'.

16. "The trees cry out as they die, but you cannot hear them. I lie here. I listen to the pain of the forest and feel the ache of the bullet in my chest and dream of the day when I will finally crunch that gun woman’s head in my jaws."

- Moro, 'Princess Mononoke'.

Inspirational 'Princess Mononoke' Quotes

'Princess Mononoke' quotes can be very inspirational.

'Princess Mononoke' is all about how a girl saves the forest she lives in. There are quite a few inspirational quotes in the movie, so here are just a few 'Princess Mononoke' Jigo quotes, San quotes, and more inspirational quotes.

17. "Hokuto's too stubborn. He won't listen. None of them will. They may even know it's a trap."

- Moro, 'Princess Mononoke'.

18. "Now watch closely, everyone. I’m going to show you how to kill a god. A god of life and death. The trick is not to fear him."

- Lady Eboshi, 'Princess Mononoke'.

19. "I do not ask the help of the Wolf tribe. Even if every one of us dies, it will be a battle the humans never forget."

- Hokuto, 'Princess Mononoke'.

20. "You mustn't give up! We'll find a way! The Forest Spirit is with us. Go on planting the trees and someday we will beat them!"

- San, 'Princess Mononoke'.

21. "When you're going to kill a god, let someone else do your dirty work."

- Jigo, 'Princess Mononoke'.

22. "Cut off a wolf's head and it still has the power to bite."

- Lady Eboshi, 'Princess Mononoke'.

23. "You cannot alter your fate, my prince. However, you can rise to meet it if you choose."

- Wise Woman of the Emishi, 'Princess Mononoke'.

24. "Young man, like you I know what rage feels like, and grief and helplessness... Life is suffering. It is hard. The world is cursed, but still you find reasons to keep living."

- Osa, 'Princess Mononoke'.

25. "I'm not afraid to die. I'd do anything to get you humans out of my forest!"

- San, 'Princess Mononoke'.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for 'Princess Mononoke' quotes, then why not take a look at these cartoon quotes or 'Kiki's Delivery Service' quotes too?

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