55 Best Pocahontas Quotes That Paint With All The Colours Of The Wind

Rajnandini Roychoudhury
Dec 12, 2023 By Rajnandini Roychoudhury
Originally Published on Feb 22, 2021
Edited by Jacob Fitzbright
Closeup of Pocahontas face on bronze statue against blue sky.

'Pocahontas' is a world-renowned Disney movie which was released in 1995.

This movie depicts the fictional tale of the interaction between English traveller John Smith and the residents of Jamestown. This movie was distributed by Buena Vista Distribution.

The main idea of the movie which was depicted was that the advent of the new settlers completely destroyed the forest and its surroundings as they incorporated their own ideas and methods.

This animated movie that was directed by Mike Gabriel had a star-studded voice cast ranging from Christian Bale, Mel Gibson, Linda Hunt, Irene Bedard, David Ogden Stiers, Billy Connolly, Danny Mann and Frank Welker.

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Best Quotes From 'Pocahontas'

Here are some of the famous and best quotes from 'Pocahontas'. You will also find John Smith quotes and Disney quotes about love.

1."When I see you wear that necklace, you look just like your mother … But she is still with us. Whenever the wind moves through the trees, I feel her presence. Our people looked to her for wisdom and strength. Someday, they will look to you as well."

- Chief Powhatan.

2. "I've seen hundreds of new worlds, Thomas. What could possibly be different about this one?"

- John Smith.

3. "John Smith: You have the most unusual names here. Chechomony, Kuyukanhoic, Pocahontas.

Pocahontas: You have a most unusual name too. John Smith."

- 'Pocahontas'.

4. "Lon: It's incredible!

Thomas: And it's all ours. I've never seen anything like it!"

- 'Pocahontas'.

5. "I'm very well aware that this is my last chance for glory. But mark my words, Wiggins. When King James sees the gold these peasants unearth, success will be mine at last."

- Governor Ratcliffe.

6. "I've never been a popular man."

- Governor Ratcliffe.

7. "You see what I mean? Once two sides wanna fight, nothing can stop them."

- John Smith.

8. "Young man, sometimes the right path is not the easiest one."

- Grandmother Willow.

9. "Pocahontas: The ripples.

John Smith: What about them?

Grandmother Willow: So small at first, then look how they grow. But someone has to start them."

- 'Pocahontas'.

10. "Governor Ratcliffe: Wiggins, why do you think those insolent heathens attacked us?

Wiggins: Because we invaded their land and cut down their trees and dug up their earth?"

- 'Pocahontas'.

11. "John Smith: Pocahontas, that tree is talking to me.

Pocahontas: Then you should talk back.

Grandmother Willow: Don't be frightened, young man. My bark is worse than my bite."

- 'Pocahontas'.

12. "John Smith: Well, when I say uncivilized, what I mean is, is.

Pocahontas: What you mean is, not like you."

- 'Pocahontas'.

13. "John Smith: We've improved the lives of savages all over the world.

Pocahontas: Savages?

John Smith: Uh, not that you're a savage.

Pocahontas: Just my people!"

- 'Pocahontas'.

14. "My daughter speaks with the wisdom beyond her years. We've all come here with anger in our hearts, but she comes with courage and understanding. From this day forward, if there is to be more killing, it will not start with me."

- Chief Powhatan.

15. "Look around you. This is where the path of hatred has brought us … This is the path I choose, Father. What will yours be?"

- Pocahontas.

16. "Pocahontas: I can't leave you.

John Smith: You never will. No matter what happens to me, I'll always be with you, forever."

- 'Pocahontas'.

17. "Pocahontas, look at me. I'd rather die tomorrow than live a hundred years without knowing you."

- John Smith.

18. "But there’s one smiling face I don’t see. Where’s my daughter?"

- Chief Powhatan.

19. "Look at it, Wiggins. An entire new world, chock full of gold, just waiting for me."

- Governor Ratcliffe.

20. "Don’t lose heart, men. It won’t be long before we reach the new world. And remember what awaits us there: freedom, prosperity, the adventure of our lives."

- Governor Ratcliffe.

Disney 'Pocahontas' Quotes From Songs

Enlisted below are some of the finest real 'Pocahontas' quotes from songs all from the movie.

21. "And we are all connected to each other

In a circle, in a hoop that never ends."

- 'Colors Of The Wind'.

22. "Miles and miles away

Though the journey takes us far

Our love has found a place to stay."

- 'Between Two Worlds'.

23. "With the promise of forever

We will take the past and learn how to begin

And we'll build a bridge of love

Between two worlds."

- 'Between Two Worlds'.

24. "Hundreds of dangers await

And I don't plan to miss one

In a land I can claim

A land I can tame

The greatest adventure is mine!"

- 'Mine, Mine, Mine'.

25. "My rivals back home

It's not that I'm bitter

But think how they'll squirm

When they see how I glitter!"

- 'Mine, Mine, Mine'.

26. "I look once more just around the river bend

Beyond the shore somewhere past the sea

Don't know what for why do all my dreams extend

Just around the river bend, just around the river bend."

- 'Just Around The Riverbend'.

27. "We all must pay a price

To be safe, we lose our chance of ever knowing

What's around the river bend."

- 'Just Around The Riverbend'.

28. "O Great Spirit, hear our song

Help us keep the ancient ways

Keep the sacred fire strong

Walk in balance all our days."

- 'Steady As The Beating Drum'.

29. "By the waters sweet and clean

Where the mighty sturgeon lives

Plant the squash and reap the bean

All the earth our mother gives."

- 'Steady As The Beating Drum'.

30. "For the New World is like heaven

And we'll all be rich and free

Or so we have been told

By The Virginia Company."

- 'The Virginia Company'.

31. "In sixteen hundred seven

We sail the open sea

For glory, God, and gold

And The Virginia Company."

- 'The Virginia Company'.

32. "Listen with your heart

You will understand

Let it break upon you

Like a wave upon the sand."

- 'Listen With Your Heart'.

33. "The water's always changing, always flowing

But people, I guess, can't live like that."

- 'Just Around The Riverbend'.

34. "Two hopeful hearts, two lands apart. Together there's no end to what our dream can start."

- 'Between Two Worlds'.

35. "You think you own whatever land you land on

The earth is just a dead thing you can claim

But I know every rock and tree and creature

Has a life, has a spirit, has a name."

- 'Colors Of The Wind'.

Famous 'Pocahontas' Movie Quotes

Here are the best Disney 'Pocahontas' movie quotes along with grandmother willow quotes.

36. "Captain John Smith! I’ve heard some amazing stories about him."

- Thomas.

37. "You know Pocahontas. She has her mother’s spirit. She goes wherever the wind takes her."

- Kekata.

38. "You’d better be alright because I’m not coming in after you!"

- Nakoma.

39. "You must choose your own path."

- Chief Powhatan.

40. "Your mother wore this for our wedding. It was her dream to see you wear it at your own. It suits you."

- Chief Powhatan.

41. "You are the daughter of the chief. It is time to take your place among our people. Even the wild mountain stream must someday join the big river."

- Chief Powhatan.

42. "All around you are spirits, child. They live in the earth, the water, the sky. If you listen, they will guide you."

- Willow Grandmother.

43. "It seems to me this spinning arrow is pointing you down your path."

- Grandmother Willow.

44. "Well, it’s not like I have much of a home to go back to. I’ve never really belonged anywhere."

- John Smith.

45. "Come on, men! We didn’t come all this way just to look at it."

- John Smith.

46. "But, Grandmother Willow, what is my path? How am I ever going to find it?"

- Pocahontas.

47. "He wants me to be steady, like the river. But it’s not steady at all!"

- Pocahontas.

48. "Father, for many nights now I’ve been having a very strange dream. I think it’s telling me something’s about to happen. Something exciting."

- Pocahontas.

49. "Learn to use that thing properly. A man's not a man unless he knows how to shoot."

- Governor Ratcliffe.

50. "As the river cuts his path though the river's proud and strong he will choice the smoothest course. That's why rivers live so long. They're steady as the steady beating drum."

- Chief Powhatan.

51. "These white men are dangerous! No one is to go near them."

- Chief Powhatan.

52. "Hurry now, Percy. We must be all squeaky clean for the New World."

- Wiggins.

53. "Your weapons are strong but now are anger is stronger."

- Chief Powhatan.

54. "Ben: Oh, sure, we're having loads of fun. Right, look at us. No gold, no food, while Ratcliffe sits up in his tent all day happy as a clam.

Ratcliffe: I'm doomed! I should be wallowing in riches right now, and I haven't found as much as a speck!"

- 'Pocahontas'.

55. "Sometimes our paths are chosen for us."

- Chief Powhatan.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for 'Pocahontas' quotes then why not take a look at 'Little Mermaid' quotes, or 'Beauty And The Beast' 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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