76 Best Goku Quotes

Supriya Jain
Mar 01, 2024 By Supriya Jain
Originally Published on Feb 16, 2021
Edited by Luca Demetriou
Goku and friends from anime Dragon Ball Z
Age: 0-99
Read time: 8.4 Min

Why Goku Quotes?

Goku is one of the most recognizable and famous characters from the Dragon Ball franchise. He has a stellar reputation for his optimistic outlook, dogged determination, and relentless pursuit of personal growth. Many of his followers find encouragement and inspiration in the words he has said because they embody these traits. Additionally, Goku's popularity has made him a cultural icon. His quotes have become more widely known among anime fans and popular culture. As such, referencing Goku and his quotes can be a fun and relatable way to convey a message or idea. So, if you're looking for a relatable and fun way to get your message across, quoting Goku might be the way to do it!

What Parents Should Know

  • Goku's character is widely believed to be based on the Chinese mythical figure Sun Wukong (Monkey King), who appeared in Wu Cheng'en's 'Journey To The West'.
  • 'Dragon Ball Z' is an adaptation of the 'Dragon Ball' manga. It began on December 3, 1984, and ended on June 5, 1995.
  • The 'Dragon Ball' manga series has 42 volumes, consisting of a total of 519 chapters.
  • The magazine that published 'Dragon Ball' for 10 long years was Weekly Shōnen Jump.

What To Discuss With Kids

  • Goku's journey to becoming one of the strongest warriors in the universe is a testament to the value of perseverance and effort. 
  • Goku is always striving to become stronger and better. This can be a valuable lesson, as it shows that there is always room for improvement and that self-improvement is a continuous process.
  • Goku's friends and allies are a crucial part of his success. Goku is often depicted as a hero who stays true to his beliefs and values. 
  • Goku's name on Planet Vegeta was Kakarot, a name derived from 'carrot', keeping the trend of Saiyans being named after vegetables alive.
  • Bardock, Goku, Goten, and Gohan share the same voice actor, who is actually a woman!

Famous Goku Quotes

Goku Balloon - in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Seen from Central Park South in Manhattan.

1. "Goku: It's done!
Frieza: What do you mean? You said it's done; what do you mean?
Goku: Your energy level is decreasing with every blow. In fact, you're not even a challenge to me any more. It wouldn't be fair for me to keep fighting you. I'm satisfied now. Your pride has been torn to shreds. You've challenged and lost to a fighter who is superior to you, and to make it worse, he's just a monkey, right?"

2. "I am going to be a lot stronger than I ever was!"

3. "I am looking at things from a much higher perspective than you. I observe this world, this universe, the truth of all things. And I have realized that humans must be destroyed. Out of all which the gods have made, mortals are their sole failure. In order to make this world, this universe, into a beautiful utopia, I must remove humanity in place of the gods who refuse to admit their mistake."

4. "I am the hope of the universe. I am the answer to all living things that cry out for peace. I am the protector of the innocent. I am the light in the darkness. I am the truth. Ally to good. A nightmare to you!"

5. "I could go one step farther If I wanted to."

6. "I don't understand why you call Saiyans such mindless names. The only thing it does is reveal your own fear and ignorance. I guess name-calling is your only attack because you're too weak to challenge me any other way."

7. "Kaio-ken holds no limits to the amount of power that can be stored."

8. "Nappa: I'm the second strongest Saiyan from the Planet Vegeta!
Goku: Well, if your friend is stronger than you, I guess you're the third strongest Saiyan now."

9. "With my new found power, I can beat anyone!"

10. "You must be Frieza, the one responsible for the horrible chain of events that have taken place on this planet. Whatever problems you have with Vegeta, you can take them up with me now."

11. "Your new form is burning through more power than your body can supply. You should have waited until you were used to this form and knew how to regulate it before you started picking fights."

Funny Goku Quotes

 

12. "An angel? So Whis is an angel? But he's got no wings, and his butt's not hanging out."

13. "I have a family of my own I need to tend to. Two boys and a wife. An extremely angry wife who probably wants to kill me right now."

14. "I think I know how to get that smirk off your ugly mug. I'm going to renovate your face."

15. "The ocean is so salty because everyone pees in it."

16. "That's what you think, Captain Cocky!"

17. "Sorry, I saw an opening that just screamed 'attack!' so I did, ha!"

18. "Vegeta: Kakarot! Stop poking me in the eye, you idiot!
Goku: It's not my fault; you keep poking me in the mouth!
Vegeta: Shut up Kakarot! [Attempting to de-fuse]."

19. "Vegeta: This doesn't concern you! This is between me and your circus clown of a father!
Goku: Circus clown. That's a new one."

20. "A real Saiyan always sprinkles when he tinkles."

Fascinating Goku Quotes

21. "Look, Cell's kind of worn out right now. It just wouldn't be fair if Gohan beats him when he isn't at his best, you know."

22. "Maybe you'll come back someday as…as a better person, I hope. I'd like that. Perhaps we'll have a little one on one."

23. "Show me what you can do."

24. "Sometimes life is too uncertain to have regrets."

25. "I've spent months preparing for the day I'd face you in your final form. I've come a long way, Cell."

26. "You see, when you take life, you live deep in fear that your life will be taken away as well. When you harm others, you're only just harming yourself."

27. "Even a low-class warrior can surpass an elite. With enough hard work."

28. "How can androids have babies?"

29. "I'm so hungry, I can't even move."

30. "It looks like they only want me, and that's exactly who they'll get."

31. "It would be meaningless to fight with you now. You're too scared and ashamed. Live with the shock. Keep it bottled up inside you. Silently."

32. "Show me what a Saiyan's made of."

Inspirational Goku Quotes

33. "And this is to go, even further beyond."

34. "Aw, man! You're done already?! I've still got more left in me! Let's go again!"

35. "Don't let bad people boss you around, Broly. Me and you are both Saiyans, so we should stick together!"

36. "I have a hard time trusting you and Frieza. We may be on the same team, but I'm keeping an eye on you."

37. "I must overcome everyone that comes in my way!"

38. "If I win, promise you won't destroy the earth."

39. "If you believe hard enough, you can turn Super Saiyan too!"

40. "Keep training and get stronger. I'll always be one step ahead of you, though!"

41. "Let's give it everything we've got!"

42. "Low-ranker, elite, whatever. You can beat anyone, it's called hard work!"

43. "Me personally, I like to work and train."

44. "No matter what, I will succeed."

45. "Power comes in response to a need, not a desire. You have to create that need."

46. "I would rather be a brainless monkey than a heartless monster."

47. "This guy's a cut above the rest. He's not gonna go down easy."

48. "You guys were too careless! I guess your poses didn't help."

49. "You talk tough, but you're nothing but a pushover."

50. "You're about to see how it's like to fight a real super Saiyan!"

51. "You've got a lot stronger, Gohan. That makes me proud!"

Motivating Goku Quotes

52. "Even the mightiest warriors experience fears. What makes them a true warrior is the courage that they possess to overcome their fears."

53. "Gohan, let it go. It is not a sin to fight for the right cause. There are those who words alone will not reach."

54. "I don't fight because I love it. I fight because I have to."

55. "I don't know about you, but there's something magical about a sunrise."

56. "If you don't like your destiny, don't accept it. Instead, have the courage to change it the way you want it to be."

57. "It doesn't matter how strong you are, you cannot change the past."

58. "It's not a crime to fight for what is right."

59. "It's not about how hard you hit. It's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward."

60. "Power is nothing if you can't hit the target."

61. "Power isn't determined by your size, but the size of your heart and dreams!"

62. "Power level doesn't mean much to me. The only power I need is the power to protect my friends."

63. "The day we stop looking, is the day we die."

64. "The dead might be gone, but they're not forgotten."

65. "The Earth is worth fighting for!"

66. "The greater the power, the more dangerous the misuse."

67. "The harder you work, the stronger you become."

68. "The mightiest warrior isn't the one who wins, but the one who continues to fight."

69. "The more you struggle, the tougher you become."

70. "The only limits we have are the limits we believe."

71. "The only way to truly escape the mundane is for you to constantly be evolving."

72. "The power comes in response to a need, not a desire."

73. "The real struggle is not against the invincible foe, but against the constant overcoming of our weaknesses."

74. "Training is about determination, will, and spirit."

75. "You can take control of my body, but there is one thing a Saiyan always keeps, his pride!"

76. "You can't judge people by their appearances. Sometimes, the weakest-looking people can be the strongest."

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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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