85 Best 'Once Upon A Time' Quotes From The TV Series

Rajnandini Roychoudhury
Dec 12, 2023 By Rajnandini Roychoudhury
Originally Published on Mar 05, 2021
Edited by Jacob Fitzbright
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'Once Upon A Time' is a TV series produced and conceptualized by Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, distributed by Disney, though not based on Disney, for the modern audience.

The series, 'Once Upon A Time', comprises seven seasons, with season one commencing on 23 October 2011 and the series stretching right up to 18 May 2018. The show, with its unique blend of renowned fairytales spiked within a mystical setting, was well received by the modern audience.

Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz have been meticulously producing the show, 'Once Upon A Time', to present to the world magic that is enchanting as well as enlightening - a new way of engaging the modern children and elders alike with a concept that no one had previously imagined.

Characters like Emma Swan, Snow White, Regina Mills, Prince Charming, and others have been introduced and a time-lapse technique has beautifully been implemented by Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz in 'Once Upon A Time'.

The series teaches all about love, positivity, faith, encouraging the viewers of the show to nurture positive thoughts. The ending of the series shows that positivity.

Get ready for some 'Once Upon A time' magic with some 'Once Upon A Time' quotes from season one to season seven, Belle quotes, Snow White quotes to keep you hooked.

If you loved these 'Once Upon a Time' quotes, check out fairytale quotes and [Disney love quotes].

'Once Upon A Time' Love Quotes

Among all other elements, love is a predominant factor in the 'Once Upon A Time' series. The concept that one has to pay a dear price for love has been well-documented, so have a look at these 'Once Upon A Time' quotes that speak volumes about love.

1. "Love is a weapon as dangerous and persuasive as magic."

- Killian Jones, Season Four.

2. "The most powerful magic of all. True love."

- Rumplestiltskin, Season One.

3. "The best way to show your love for those that are gone is to tell their stories."

- The Apprentice, Season Four.

4. "When you see the good in someone, you don't give up on them...fight for it, everyday."

- Will Scarlet, Season Four.

5. "I have never been in love."

- Emma, Season One.

6. "You never stop being connected, right up to the end, and sometimes even after."

- Cora Mills, Season Five.

7. "Love is a part of all happiness and you have to be open to that."

- Emma, Season Four.

8. "Love is hope; it fuels our dreams, enjoy it because love doesn't always last forever."

- Belle, Season One.

9. "I know sometimes you think she doesn't love you. But at least she wants you."

- Emma.

10. "What you're contemplating is vengeance, not justice, and we don't need vengeance."

- Snow White, Season Two.

11. "As long as the dark ones existed, one thing has always held us back. The pull of the family we were so desperate to protect the magic that threatens to undo our most evil deeds. And the love that refuses to give up on us."

— Rumplestiltskin, Season  Five.

12. "The only one who saves me is me."

- Emma, Season Three.

13. "It is a liquid that can conjure courage, give strength, or even act as a love potion of sorts."

- Regina, Season Four.

14. "I will always find you."

- Prince Charming, Season One.

15. "You can hide buried treasure or a winning poker hand, but you can't hide the bloom of first love."

- Hook, Season  Five.

16. "I know everything is uncertain, but sometimes you have to walk out the door."

- Emma, Season Seven.

17. "If the choice is love or power, even having a heart is a liability, don't you think?"

- Cora, Season Two.

18. "The best way to show your love for those who are gone is to tell their stories."

- The Sorcerer, Season One.

19. "And now I'm going to take away someone you love."

- Emma, Season One.

20. "All sins can be forgiven when someone loves you."

— Killian Jones, Season Five.

21. "It's about saving the ones that you love."

- Neal Cassidy, Season One.

22. "Love is sacrifice, something you clearly don't understand."

- Mulan, Season Two.

Iconic 'Once Upon a Time' Quotes

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'Once Upon A Time' shows how powerful love for each other can be in self-preservation, it also shows that evil can never prevail for long. Here are some more iconic quotations from the popular show that one can never forget. Here are some memorable 'Once Upon a Time' quotes.

23. "We will find a way to defeat the Evil Queen. We always do."

- Prince Charming, Season Six.

24. "That's what villains do. They make themselves happy at the expense of others. But it just makes them more unhappy."

- Mary Margaret Blanchard, Season Four.

25. "Perhaps you misread the prophecy, love. You missed the part where we defeat you."

- Hook, Season Seven.

26. "A gentleman always keeps his deals."

- Mr. Gold, Season Five.

27. "But she's Snow White. She wouldn't hurt anybody."

- Henry, Season One.

28. "The only thing that needed protecting is destroyed. My heart."

- Snow White, Season One.

29. "In the end, Clorinda wasn't the wicked sister. I was."

- Cinderella, Season Six.

30. "Cora was dangerous... Regina is even more dangerous."

- Rumplestiltskin, Season Seven.

31. "How could I forget your skillset always comes with a price?"

- Victoria, Season Seven.

32. "Believing in even the possibility of a happy ending is...very powerful..."

- Mary Margaret, Season Six.

33. "Hook: He's growing into a fine young lad, and he's lucky to have a mother like you.

Emma: He's lucky to have a pirate like you."

- Season Seven.

34. "Even heroes make mistakes."

— Killian Jones, Season Four.

35. "Now, you may have Excalibur, but you've made one mistake in all of this, one terrible mistake. You've turned me into a hero."

— Mr. Gold, Season Five.

36. "It's when you unlock the cage, that's when the trouble starts."

— Mr. Edward Hyde, Season Five.

37. "A thief that steals from those in need has no honor."

— Robin Hood, Season Four.

38. "You feed the madness and it feeds on you."

— Rumplestiltskin, Season Three.

39. "The painting is brilliant Alice. The calm before the storm."

- Hook, Season Seven.

40. "All you did was show that anyone can change her life."

- Snow White, Season One.

41. "You're only a pawn if you don't know you're being used."

— Killian Jones, Season Five.

42. "You had a whole curse worth of vengeance and what did it get you? A gaping hole in your heart."

- Rumplestiltskin, Season Seven.

43. "Confidence, Miss Swan… It's great at starting a fight, not so great at finishing one."

— Mr. Gold, Season Five.

44. "Life is made of little moments, precious as diamonds. But imagine there were an endless sea of diamonds. They'd all be worthless. They'd be as common as sand."

- Merlin, Season Five.

45. "Alice: Nook?

Robin: New Hook. It's...you know what, it doesn't matter."

- 'Once Upon A Time'.

46. "Life doesn't always have a happy ending."

- Mary Margaret, Season One.

Regina Quotes From 'Once Upon a Time'

Also known as the 'Evil Queen', Regina portrays the power of evil and the dark forces in 'Once Upon A Time' - everything that one needs to combat against to survive in the path of love. So let's go through some evil queen quotes from the series 'Once Upon A Time'.

47. "I don't know how to love very well."

- Season One.

48. "People don't change; they only fool themselves into believing they can."

— Season One.

49. "The woman who did that, that was the person I was, not the person I am."

- Season One.

50. "You'll know when the time comes."

- Season Six.

51. "You have no idea what I feel."

- Season One.

52. "What good is a new life if you don't have anyone to share it with?"

- Season One.

53. "I cast curses to hurt other people. Not myself."

- Season Three.

54. "There's always a choice, Emma."

- Season Five.

55. "No matter what you think, no matter what anyone tells you, I do love you."

- Season One.

56. "Our actions are our own, but fate pushes us."

- Season Two.

57. "I know the Evil Queen can't return, so that's how it has to be."

- Season Six.

58. "You see me as a villain, Miss Swan, but that's just your perception, and you're wrong."

- Season Two.

59. "It's just that magic is the way I've always gotten everything."

- Season Two.

60. "Time for a hope speech? Virtues of blind faith?"

- Season Four.

61. "I can't wait to see what's in store...for everyone. I refuse to believe there won't be more adventures, more love, more family...there will be more loss, because that's just a part of life."

- Season Seven.

62. "It's exhausting. I'm constantly at war with my instincts."

- Season Six.

63. "And when the wind blows or it's raining or someone's shooting arrows at you. Yes, concentration's hard. That's the point. Find your anger and use it to focus."

- Season Three.

64. "I did cast a curse that devastated an entire population. I have tortured and murdered. I've done some terrible things. I should be overflowing with regret, but... I'm not."

- Season Three.

Emma Swan Quotes

A vital character in the 'Once Upon A Time' series, Emma Swan, the daughter of Snow White, is better known as the 'Savior' and her bold attitude is worthy of praise. Check out some more of Emma with these 'Once Upon A Time' quotes.

65. "They don't know what it feels like to be rejected... Not the way I do."

- Season Five.

66. "People are gonna tell you who you are your whole life. You just gotta punch back and say, 'No, this is who I am'."

- Season One.

67. "I can't cast a spell. I can spell a 'spell.'"

- Season Two.

68. "Looking for people is just what I've done as long as I can remember."

- Season One.

69. "Love is a part of all happiness, and you have to be open to that."

- Season One.

70. "I'm not, I'm not used to someone putting me first."

- Season Two.

71. "Just because you believe in something true does not make it real."

- Season Three.

72. "Everyone deserves their happy ending."

- Season Four.

73. "You might traffic in names and magic, but I traffic in people who don't want to be found. And those sort of folks don't like to advertise their whereabouts."

- Season Two.

74. "I am responsible for everyone's happiness?... I didn't ask for that; I don't want it!"

- Season Two.

75. "The darkness is using you...It only cares what it wants."

- Season Five.

Magical ‘Once Upon A Time Quotes’

No one can help but fall in love with the childhood fairytales once again through the ambiance of magic that is conjured by the 'Once Upon A Time' series. Let's relive some more magical moments of the series with these 'Once Upon A Time' quotes.

76. "It's magic Dr. Frankenstein!"

- Igor, Season Two.

77. "All magic comes with a price."

- Rumplestiltskin, Season One.

78. "Love is a weapon as dangerous and persuasive as magic."

- Killian Jones, Season Four.

79. "For starters, they think that this place is just a fairy tale. Like a legend, like we're all just characters in a story."

— Neal Cassidy, Season Three.

80. "Wherever there's injustice in the world, there's always a fairy."

— Mr. Gold, Season Six.

81. "Never think you're ordinary just because you don't have magic."

- Regina, Season Four.

82. "That's the thing about stories. They're more than words. They live inside of us. They make us who we are. And as long as someone believes that, there will always be magic."

- Henry Mills, Season Seven.

83. "Something that was once magical, full of hope, possibility. Now look at it; dried up, dead, useless. Much like you."

- Hook, Season Two.

84. "Much like a snowflake, each person's magic is unique."

- Mr. Gold, Season Four.

85. "You know, a curse isn't a curse anymore when the afflicted wants it."

- Belle, Season Five.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for 'Once Upon A Time' quotes then why not take a look at [Disney Princess quotes], or fairy quotes.

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Written by Rajnandini Roychoudhury

Bachelor of Arts specializing in English, Master of Arts specializing in English

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Rajnandini RoychoudhuryBachelor of Arts specializing in English, Master of Arts specializing in English

With a Master of Arts in English, Rajnandini has pursued her passion for the arts and has become an experienced content writer. She has worked with companies such as Writer's Zone and has had her writing skills recognized by publications such as The Telegraph. Rajnandini is also trilingual and enjoys various hobbies such as music, movies, travel, philanthropy, writing her blog, and reading classic British literature. 

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