60 Turtle Quotes For The World's Wisest Sea Creature

Moumita Dutta
Dec 12, 2023 By Moumita Dutta
Originally Published on Jan 12, 2021
Edited by Monisha Kochhar
Happy cute sea turtle swimming freely in the blue ocean.

A turtle is the symbol of wisdom and tranquillity.

In the famous moral story about the turtle and the hare, where we get the hare and the tortoise quotes, we learn about the slowness of turtles. Turtles live for over 100 years, but they are endangered.

Here's a list of some of the most inspiring quotes about turtles. The quotes will help you create save the turtle quotes, cute turtle quotes, save the turtles slogans, sea turtle inspirational quotes, little turtle quotes, and other turtle slogans and turtle phrases for your turtle inspiration.  

Why not also check out Woody quotes and Buzz lightyear quotes?

Quotes By Master Oogway

Master Oogway from the 'Kung Fu Panda' series is a philosophical guru. Here are a few inspiring tortoise quotes by Master Oogway.

1. "I think they will all lose until they find a battle worth fighting."

- 'Secrets Of The Master', 2011.

2. "It's so nice to see that you were able to take the most respected art form in China... and use it to pursue nothing but fame."

- 'Secrets Of The Master', 2011.

3. "[You can get all you want] By changing course. When the path you walk always leads back to yourself, you never get anywhere…"

- 'Secrets Of The Master', 2011.

4. "Remember the path."

- 'Secrets Of The Master', 2011.

5. "There are no accidents."

-'Kung Fu Panda', 2008.

6. "Look at this tree. I cannot make it blossom when it suits me, nor make it bear fruit before its time… No matter what you do, that seed will grow to be a peach tree. You may wish for an apple or an orange, but you will get a peach."

-'Kung Fu Panda', 2008.

7. "Nothing is impossible."

-'Kung Fu Panda', 2008.

8. "Use your skills for good, young warrior. Find the one thing you were denied so long ago — compassion."

-'Secrets Of The Furious Five', 2009.

9. "Who knows the ways of the universe? Accident? Or destiny? That is the secret."

-'Secrets Of The Scroll', 2015.

10. "When will you realize? The more you take, the less you have."

-'Kung Fu Panda 3', 2016.

11. "Your mind is like this water, my friend. When it is agitated, it becomes difficult to see. But if you allow it to settle, the answer becomes clear."

-'Kung Fu Panda', 2008.

12. "Shifu, an acorn can only become the mighty oak, not a cherry tree. You must let her grow into what she will be."

-'Secrets Of The Scroll', 2015.

13. "My old friend, the panda will never fulfill his destiny, nor you yours, until you let go of the illusion of control."

-'Kung Fu Panda', 2008.

14. "One often meets his destiny on the road he takes to avoid it."

-'Kung Fu Panda', 2008.

15. "You're failing yourself. No matter how much you try, you will never be Shifu. The question is… Can you be Tigress?"

-'Secrets Of The Scroll', 2015.

16. "Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present."

-'Kung Fu Panda', 2008.

17. "My time has come. You must continue your journey… without me. You must… believe. Promise me you'll believe."

-'Kung Fu Panda', 2008.

Finding Nemo Turtle Quotes


In 'Finding Nemo,' (2003), Crush is a laid back Californian surfer. Here is a list of cool Crush, the turtle, quotes.

18. "Cause we were like, "woaaaah.", and I was like, "woaaaah." and you were like, "woaaahh..."

-'Finding Nemo'.

19. "Crush: Okay. Squirt here will now give you a rundown of proper exiting technique.

Squirt: Good afternoon. We're gonna have a great jump today. Okay, first crank a hard cutback as you hit the wall. There's a screaming bottom curve, so watch out. Remember: rip it, roll it, and punch it."

-'Finding Nemo'.

20. "[I'm] Hundred and fifty, dude, and still young. Rock on."

-'Finding Nemo'.

21. "Oh, it's awesome, Jellyman. The little dudes are just eggs, we leave 'em on a beach to hatch, and then, coo-coo-cachoo, they find their way back to the big ol' blue."

-'Finding Nemo'.

Yertle The Turtle Quotes

Yertle the Turtle is one of the famous stories from a classic children's picture book collection by Dr. Suess.

22. "SILENCE!" the King of the Turtles barked back.

"I'm King, and you're only a turtle named Mack."

-'Yertle the Turtle'.

23. "All mine!" Yertle cried. "Oh, the things I now rule! / I'm king of a cow! And I'm king of a mule!"

-'Yertle the Turtle'.

24." Say, what IS that thing

That dares to be higher than Yertle the King?

I shall not allow it. I'll go higher still!"

-'Yertle the Turtle'.

25. "And the turtles, of course all the turtles are free, as turtles and, maybe, all creatures should be."

-'Yertle the Turtle'.    

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Quotes

'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,' is a very popular franchise. Here are some of the best quotes from 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - The Movie', 2014.

26. "You two are adorable. I could just pinch your cheeks."

-Eric Sacks.

27. "I don't believe in fairy tales."


28. "Vern Fenwick: So, they're aliens?

April O'Neil: No, that's stupid. They're reptiles. They help people."

-Vern and April.

29. Vern Fenwick: "You're a talking turtle?!"

Raphael: "And you're a human nerd, let's go!"

-Vern and Raphael.

30. "That's insane! That cat is playing 'Chopsticks' with chopsticks!"


31. "Cowabunga."


32. "Leonardo: We're ninjas.

Raphael: We're mutants!

Donatello: Technically, we're turtles.

Michaelangelo: And we're teenagers. But we can still have adult conversations."

-Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

33. "Maybe he's a Jedi?


34. "I'm the one who licks the icing off the Pop-Tarts every morning and puts them back in the box."


Sea Turtle Love Quotes, Turtle Friendship Quotes And Turtle Wisdom Quotes

Something as pure and gentle as a turtle ought to have the purest of souls and hearts. Here is a list of sea turtle quotes about love and friendship, and wisdom related to turtles.

35. "No man has ever seen a turtle climbing the wall. In order to do the things which are impossible for you, you need to change yourself, and better still, transform yourself into something new!"

-Mehmet Murat Ildan.

36. "Try to be like the turtle at ease in your own shell."    

- Bill Copeland.

37. "Take a walk with a turtle. And behold the world in pause."    

- Bruce Feiler.

38. "Turtles always strike me as devastatingly serious. If turtles could talk, I'd believe everything they said."    

- Erin O'Brien.

39. "The Turtle's teachings are so beautiful. So very special. It teaches us that everything you are, everything you need and everything you bring to the world is inside you"    

- Eileen Anglin.

40. "See the turtle of enormous girth, on his shell he holds the earth. If you want to run and play, come along the beam today."    

- Stephen King, 'The Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands', 1991.

41. "I'm as self-contained as a turtle. When I put my key in the ignition, I have my home right behind me."    

- Esther Tallamy.

42. "Anytime you see a turtle up on top of a fence post, you know he had some help."    

- Alex Haley.

43. "Looking for peace is like looking for a turtle with a mustache: You won't be able to find it. But when your heart is ready, peace will come looking for you."  

- Ajahn Chah.

44. "All the thoughts of a turtle are turtle."    

- Ralph Waldo Emerson, 'The Natural History of Intellect', 1893.

45. "Oh, a very useful philosophical animal, your average tortoise. Outrunning metaphorical arrows, beating hares in races... very handy."    

- Terry Pratchett, 'Small Gods', 1992.

46. "Slow and steady wins the race."    

- Aesop, 'Aesop's Fable', 'The Hare And The Tortoise'.

47. "As true as steel, as plantage to the moon, as sun to day, at turtle to her mate, as iron to adamant, as earth to centre."    

- William Shakespeare, 'Troilus and Cressida', Act 3, Scene 2.

48. "It's okay to play turtle for a while, as long as you don't get too fond of your shell."    

- Eileen Wilks, 'Night Season', 2008.

49. "Most people are heartless about turtles because a turtle's heart will beat for hours after he has been cut up and butchered. But the old man thought, I have such a heart too."    

- Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man And The Sea, 1952.

50. "The two are unrelated. I'm not into turtles or space stuff."    

- Harry Connick, about his 'Star Turtle' album.

51. "Nature is slow, but sure; she works no faster than need be; she is the tortoise that wins the race by her perseverance."    

-Henry David Thoreau, Journal, 1837-1846, 1850-Nov. 3, 1861.

Turtle Proverbs

Turtles have inspired a variety of proverbs all over the world. Some are rather funny quotes about turtles.

52. "The turtle underestimates the value of fast feet"

- Japanese Proverb.

53. "Behold the turtle that makes progress only when it sticks his neck out."

- Korean Proverb.

54. "It is the fear of what tomorrow may bring that makes the tortoise to carry his house along with him wherever he goes."

- Nigerian Proverb.

55. "The turtle lays thousands of eggs without anyone knowing, but when the hen lays an egg, the whole country is informed."

- Malaysia Proverb.

56. "Pat the shell of a turtle, and good luck will come to you."

- Chinese proverb.

57. "Sleepy turtles never catch up with the sunrise."

- Jamaican Proverb.

58. "To ward off evil, put a turtle shell underneath your door."

- Angolan Proverb.

59. "Keep a turtle in your garden or turtle's bones in your pocket for good luck."

- A US Belief.

60. "Trusting in wealth is like looking for feathers on turtles."

- Senegalese Proverb.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for Turtle Quotes then why not take a look at Snake quotes, or Animal rescue quotes.

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Written by Moumita Dutta

Bachelor of Arts specializing in Journalism and Mass Communication, Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management

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Moumita DuttaBachelor of Arts specializing in Journalism and Mass Communication, Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management

A content writer and editor with a passion for sports, Moumita has honed her skills in producing compelling match reports and stories about sporting heroes. She holds a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management, Calcutta University, alongside a postgraduate diploma in Sports Management.

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