50+ Best Fruits Basket Quotes For All Manga Lovers

Supriya Jain
Dec 12, 2023 By Supriya Jain
Originally Published on Mar 14, 2021
Edited by Luca Demetriou
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The 'Fruits Basket' is an anime series story written and illustrated by Natsuki Takaya.

Tohru Honda is the key character in this series. She meets Yuki, Kyo, and Shigure Sohma, and then comes to realise that the animals of the Chinese zodiac have possessed the twelve members of the Sohma family.

The family members are cursed, and they turn into animals whenever they feel weak or stressed. We have picked some of the best 'Fruits Basket' quotes for you and if you are an anime lover then you will surely like anime love quotes and your name quotes as well.

Tohru Honda Quotes

Tohru Honda is the main female lead of the anime 'Fruits Basket'. Here are some of the best Tohru Honda quotes from the anime 'Fruits Basket' along with some sad 'Fruits Basket' quotes.

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1. “The scariest and the most painful thing is to be hated by someone you truly love.”

- Tohru Honda.

2. “It’s not always easy to see the good in people. In some people, you might even doubt that it’s there at all. But if you can somehow, find a way to believe…sometimes that’s all it takes to help someone, to give them the strength to find the good in themselves.”

- Tohru Honda.

3. “My mom told me, it’s better to trust people than to doubt them. She said that people aren’t born with kind hearts. When we’re born, all we have are desires for food and material things.

Selfish instincts, I guess. But she said that kindness is something that grows inside of each person’s body, but it’s up to us to nurture that kindness in our hearts. That’s why kindness is different for every person.”

- Tohru Honda.

4. “A conscience grows, just like the body. It’s bred within your heart. That’s why the shape of people’s kindness is so different.”

- Tohru Honda.

5. “AH! I turned him into a cat! I'm so sorry, I don't know how this happened but we're going to help you, okay?!”

- Tohru Honda.

6. “Mr. Postman! It's terrible, you see! They're animals!”

- Tohru Honda.

7. “You can erase my memory, but afterwards, promise you'll still be my friend?”

- Tohru Honda.

8. “My happiness comes from the kindness of those around me.”

- Tohru Honda.

Interesting 'Fruits Basket' Quotes

Tohru Honda, the protagonist of the story, has said some amazing quotes about life. Mentioned below are some of those amazing quotes by Tohru Honda.

9. “Sometimes living can be hard! But it’s only because we’re alive that we can make each other laugh, cry, and be happy!”

- Tohru Honda.

10. “As long as you live things will keep happening! As long as you’re alive wishes will keep being made!”

- Tohru Honda.

11. “No one really starts out kind. All we know how to do at first is want. We want food, we want attention...It's just natural survival instinct, I guess...But kindness is something that we all have to learn as we go. It's something that grows and develops slowly over time...The same way our bodies do...”

- Tohru Honda.

12. “I don't think anyone is born with a reason to live. It's something you have to find for yourself.”

- Tohru Honda.

Kyo Sohma Quotes From The 'Fruits Basket'

Tohru Honda ends up with Kyo Sohma. Kyo Sohma and Tohru Honda love each other truly. Here are some of the best Kyo Sohma quotes from 'Fruits Basket'.

13. “Stupid ocean!!! Ya want me to kill you? Huh??”

- Kyo Sohma.

14. “Yo...Are you ready for me to break your neck...Rat-boy?”

- Kyo Sohma.

15. “You know...you really are something...[to Tohru].”

- Kyo Sohma.

16. “Ha ha! Eat my dust, rat-boy! [to Yuki].”

- Kyo Sohma.

17. “I love you. When did I start to love you so much?”

- Kyou Sohma.

18. “If you love someone, they could make you sad. They could even make you feel lonely sometimes. But, that someone can also make you happier than you'll ever be.”

- Kyo Sohma.

19. “I'm gonna take my place as a true member of this family!”

- Kyo Sohma.

20. “Tohru, I can't stand not being with you...I...because I love you.”

- Kyo Sohma.

21. “I want to possess her...to make her belong to me, and only me.”

- Kyo Sohma.

22. “Maybe I'm not perfect. Maybe I have a long way to go. But someday...someday I'll be able to stand and walk on my own. Without hurting anyone...and without being a burden.”

- Kyo Sohma.

'Fruits Basket' Best Quotes

The anime 'Fruits Basket' has so many touching quotes and dialogue in the story. Here we have brought to you some of the best quotes about happiness, life and love from the anime 'Fruits Basket'.

23. “I’m a complete failure. At everything I do, I’m absolutely worthless. I know this, and yet I continue to burden the human race with my presence. Every day I rob the world of valuable air by breathing. I’m a thief, and I hate myself for it.”

- Ritsu Sohma.

24. “There are things that take a long time to acquire. Friends. Love. Really, nothing has been a waste.”

- Megumi Hanajima.

25. “If you become perplexed or make errors, in the end have the kind of life that you can have pride in living. The kind where you can say, “I persevered.” Repeating delightful things and sad things. And in that way keep getting older. I persevered.”

- Kyoko Honda.

26. “I'm not sure why I've decided to do this. I'm not any stronger than I was, and nothing else has changed. But all the same, this time I'm not going to run away. It's okay to feel weak sometimes. It's okay to be afraid. The important thing is that we face our fears. That's...that's what makes us strong.”

- Yuki Sohma.

27. “Ayame: Change is inedible.

Hatori: Don't you mean inevitable?

Ayame, spitting out a concerning amount of coins: no.”

- 'Fruits Basket'.

28. “Just as no matter how hard you try to keep it away, despair will attack you again and again. In the same manner, hope will return to you. Again and again.”

- Kazuma Sohma.

29. “Like my motto says - 'Never give up no matter what life throws your way!”

- Tohru Honda.

30. “You can just be yourself. Do things your own way, one step at a time. You'll get there. Just be yourself, you'll be fine.”

- Kyoko Honda.

31. “Kyo Sohma:[angrily pointing at Yuki] Just like I'll beat you one of these days!

Yuki Sohma: [looking bored] Wait, wait, I think I've heard this one before!”

- 'Fruits Basket'.

32. “[singing to himself as he prepares for Tohru's friends to come over] High school girls! 1, 2, 3!”

- Shigure Sohma.

33. “Ayame: [clasping Yuki's hands] Yuki, let's deepen the bond between us brothers!

Yuki Sohma: [annoyed] Before you can do that I'll drown you in the deepest part of that lake.

Ayame: That's right! No matter what happens we'll be together.

Yuki Sohma: I'll let you drown alone!”

- 'Fruits Basket'.

34. “Waaaahhh! Someone! Kyo's picking on me!”

- Momiji Sohma.

35. “Kagura: You don't know what a woman feels like when she's in love!

Shigure Sohma: Oh, yes I do! Or at least I've felt enough women to venture a guess.”

- 'Fruits Basket'.

36. “Shigure: Did you know that jellyfish have survived 600,000 years without having brains?

Hatori: A ray of hope for you then.”

- 'Fruits Basket'.

37. “Shigure: Why are Tohru and Kyo sitting with their backs to each other?

Yuki: They had a fight.

Shigure: Why are they holding hands then?

Yuki: They get sad when they fight.”

- 'Fruits Basket'.

38. “Shigure: What would you do if I was kidnapped?

Akito: Wait thirty minutes until they let you go voluntarily.”

- 'Fruits Basket'.

39. “Kidnapper: We have your wife.

Kyo: What?! You have Tohru?!

Kidnapper: Yeah, she made us rethink our life choices and we feel really guilty now. Can you come pick her up?”

- 'Fruits Basket'.

Sad 'Fruits Basket' Quotes

If you are looking for some deep and sad quotes, then, here are some sad 'Fruits Basket' quotes said by the main characters of the anime series.

40. “We have just witnessed a classic example of what I like to call 'misdirected rage'.”

- Natsuki Takaya.

41. “Strangely enough, when you get older, the things you didn't understand when you were a child... starts to make sense.”

- Ayame Sohma.

42. “I started crying. It was the first time in my life that I felt forgiven. Like I was saved. Like the frozen snow that's melted by spring, the tears wouldn't stop.”

- Hatori Sohma.

43. “If it's possible for one person to be hurt by another, then it's possible for that same person to be healed by another.”

- Hatori Sohma.

44. “Hatori- What do you think snow becomes after it melts?

Tohru- What? Um, let's see. It..It becomes spring, doesn't it? No matter how cold it is now, spring will come for sure. Amazing, isn't it? Snow always melts away. Always. I love spring the most.”

- 'Fruits Basket'.

45. “I still can't control my wish to see her. I never thought of how important she was to me. It's you that I want. Do you not want me? Don't you want to be together.”

- Hatsuharu Sohma.

46. “Mingling with people, hurting them, getting hurt by them. That's how you learn about people and about yourself.”

- Shigure Sohma.

47. “I want to believe that life isn't full of darkness. Even if storms come to pass, the sun will shine again. No matter how painful and hard the rain may beat down on me.”

- Akito Sohma.

48. “I want to believe that memories, even sad and painful ones, should not be forgotten forever.”

- Sohma Momiji.

49. “If you think of someone’s good qualities as the umeboshi in an onigiri it’s as if their qualities are stuck to their back! People around the world are like onigiri. Everyone has an umeboshi with a different shape and color and flavor. But because it’s stuck on their back they might not be able to see their umeboshi.”

- Natsuki Takaya.

50. “To forgive or not to forgive...are those my only choices?”

- Natsuki Takaya.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for [Fruits Basket quotes] then why not take a look at anime inspirational quotes, or [code geass quotes].

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Written by Supriya Jain

Bachelor of Commerce, Master of Business Administration specializing in Marketing

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Supriya JainBachelor of Commerce, Master of Business Administration specializing in Marketing

As a skilled member of the Kidadl team, Shruti brings extensive experience and expertise in professional content writing. With a Bachelor's degree in Commerce from Punjab University and an MBA in Business Administration from IMT Nagpur, Shruti has worked in diverse roles such as sales intern, content writer, executive trainee, and business development consultant. Her exceptional writing skills cover a wide range of areas, including SOP, SEO, B2B/B2C, and academic content.

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