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Best Princess Mononoke Quotes 2021

‘Princess Mononoke’ is a not-so-traditional Studio Ghibli movie that came out in 1997.

The film revolves around a girl who was brought up by wolves in a forest. She tries to save her forest from humans who are trying to destroy it.

The message of the movie is explained in words of the animator of the movie himself: “There cannot be a happy ending to the fight between the raging gods and humans. However, even in the middle of hatred and killings, there are things worth living for.” As per his quote, the story does not have a traditional happy ending. The antagonists do realize their mistake but every issue is not solved by the end of the movie.

The movie gives us a meaningful lesson and many great characters, including San, Prince Ashitaka, Lady Eboshi, Moro, Jigo, and more. Read up on the quotes below to learn more about the movie.

If you like these ‘Princess Mononoke’ quotes, you can also check out these ‘Howl’s Moving Castle’ quotes and ‘Spirited Away’ quotes.

The Best Quotes From ‘Princess Mononoke’

'Princess Mononoke' quotes are full of wisdom.

‘Princess Mononoke’ is one movie you should not miss. Here we have some sad ‘Princess Mononoke’ quotes and ‘Princess Mononoke’ Moro quotes that might convince you to give it a try.

1. “San: I hate all of you humans!

Prince Ashitaka: Yes, I’m human, San. And, so are you.

San: Stop it! I’m a wolf, you hear?”

– ‘Princess Mononoke’.

2. “Prince Ashitaka: It feels like I must have been asleep for weeks. I had a dream that San was by my side, nursing me.

Moro: I was hoping you’d cry out in your sleep. Then I would have bitten your head off to silence you.”

– ‘Princess Mononoke’.

3. “I can deal with forest Gods, it’s humans I’m worried about… Remember you can’t trust men.”

– Lady Eboshi, ‘Princess Mononoke’.

4. “Prince Ashitaka: It’s all right, San. My Lord Hokoto, what I said about Nago’s death was the truth.

Hokuto: I believe you. And I thank you for it, young one. I am only greaved, and ashamed, that such a Demon has come from our tribe.”

– ‘Princess Mononoke’.

5. “The legends say the blood of the Great Forest Spirit can heal anything.”

– Lady Eboshi, ‘Princess Mononoke’.

6. “Prince Ashitaka: Princess Mononoke?

Lady Eboshi: Princess of the spirits, of ghouls, beasts, and ancient Gods. The Wolves stole her soul and now she lives to kill me.”

– ‘Princess Mononoke’.

7. “I caught her human parents defiling my forest. They threw their baby at my feet as they ran away. Instead of eating her, I raised her as my own. Now my poor, ugly, beautiful daughter is neither human nor wolf.”

– Moro, ‘Princess Mononoke’.

8. “First you steal the boar’s forest from him then transform him into a Demon. Now you’re making even deadlier weapons. How much more hatred and pain do you think we need?”

– Prince Ashitaka, ‘Princess Mononoke’.

9. “Look, everyone! This is what hatred looks like! This is what it does when it catches hold of you! It’s eating me alive, and very soon now it will kill me! Fear and anger only make it grow faster!”

– Prince Ashitaka, ‘Princess Mononoke’.

10. “You want some of our iron? Mine your own!”

– Townswoman, ‘Princess Mononoke’.

11. “Huh… I never knew the forest god made the flowers grow.”

– Kohroku, ‘Princess Mononoke’.

12. “Lady Eboshi: What exactly are you here for?

Prince Ashitaka: To see with eyes unclouded by hate.”

– ‘Princess Mononoke’.

13. “These days, there are angry ghosts all around us – dead from wars, sickness, starvation – and nobody cares. So you say you’re under a curse? So what?”

– Jigo, ‘Princess Mononoke’.

14. “Ugh, I smell like a human.”

– San, ‘Princess Mononoke’.

15. “The Forest Spirit gives life and takes life away. Life and death are his alone.”

– Moro, ‘Princess Mononoke’.

16. “The trees cry out as they die, but you cannot hear them. I lie here. I listen to the pain of the forest and feel the ache of the bullet in my chest and dream of the day when I will finally crunch that gun woman’s head in my jaws.”

– Moro, ‘Princess Mononoke’.

Inspirational ‘Princess Mononoke’ Quotes

'Princess Mononoke' quotes can be very inspirational.

‘Princess Mononoke’ is all about how a girl saves the forest she lives in. There are quite a few inspirational quotes in the movie, so here are just a few ‘Princess Mononoke’ Jigo quotes, San quotes, and more inspirational quotes.

17. “Hokuto’s too stubborn. He won’t listen. None of them will. They may even know it’s a trap.”

– Moro, ‘Princess Mononoke’.

18. “Now watch closely, everyone. I’m going to show you how to kill a god. A god of life and death. The trick is not to fear him.”

– Lady Eboshi, ‘Princess Mononoke’.

19. “I do not ask the help of the Wolf tribe. Even if every one of us dies, it will be a battle the humans never forget.”

– Hokuto, ‘Princess Mononoke’.

20. “You mustn’t give up! We’ll find a way! The Forest Spirit is with us. Go on planting the trees and someday we will beat them!”

– San, ‘Princess Mononoke’.

21. “When you’re going to kill a god, let someone else do your dirty work.”

– Jigo, ‘Princess Mononoke’.

22. “Cut off a wolf’s head and it still has the power to bite.”

– Lady Eboshi, ‘Princess Mononoke’.

23. “You cannot alter your fate, my prince. However, you can rise to meet it if you choose.”

– Wise Woman of the Emishi, ‘Princess Mononoke’.

24. “Young man, like you I know what rage feels like, and grief and helplessness… Life is suffering. It is hard. The world is cursed, but still you find reasons to keep living.”

– Osa, ‘Princess Mononoke’.

25. “I’m not afraid to die. I’d do anything to get you humans out of my forest!”

– San, ‘Princess Mononoke’.

  • To See with Eyes Unclouded by Hate

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    [when Lady Eboshi asks him what he’s here for] “To see with eyes unclouded by hate.”

    -Prince Ashitaka

  • Life Is Suffering

    “Life is suffering. It is hard. The world is cursed. But still you find reasons to keep living.”

    -Lady Eboshi

  • Instead of Eating Her, I Raised Her as My Own

    “The trees cry out as they die, but you cannot hear them. I lie here. I listen to the pain of the forest and feel the ache of the bullet in my chest and dream of the day when I will finally crunch that gun woman’s head in my jaws… She is my daughter. One of the wolf tribe. When the forest dies, so does she. I caught her human parents defiling my forest. They threw their baby at my feet as they ran away. Instead of eating her, I raised her as my own. Now my poor, ugly, beautiful daughter is neither human nor wolf.”

    – Moro

  • Under a Curse

    “These days, there are angry ghosts all around us. Dead from wars, sickness, starvation, and nobody cares. So, you say you’re under a curse. So what, so’s the whole damn world.”

    -Jigo

  • What Hatred Looks Like

    [referring to his curse] “Look, everyone! This is what hatred looks like! This is what it does when it catches hold of you! It’s eating me alive, and very soon now it will kill me! Fear and anger only make it grow faster!”

    -Prince Ashitaka

  • Power to Bite

    “Cut off a wolf’s head and it still has the power to bite.”

    -Lady Eboshi

  • Happy Women Make a Happy Village

    “Well, they say that happy women make a happy village.”

    -Prince Ashitaka

  • Save the Girl You Love

    “Ashitaka… can you save the girl you love?”

    -Moro

  • The Way the World Is

    “You see everyone wants everything, that’s the way the world is. But I just might actually get it.”

    -Jigo

  • Selling Soup or Donkey Piss?

    “Are you selling soup or donkey piss?”

    -Jigo

  • The Trick is Not to Fear Him

    “Now watch closely, everyone. I’m going to show you how to kill a god. A god of life and death. The trick is not to fear him.”

    -Lady Eboshi

  • I Shall Kill You

    “That curse will spread throughout your whole body, bone, and flesh alike and finally kill you. Now leave this place at sunrise. Return and *I* shall kill you.”

    -Moro

  • Smell Like a Human

    “Ugh! I smell like a human.”

    -Moro

  • Getting a Little Bored

    “I’m getting a litte bored of this curse of yours, Ashitaka, just let me cut the damn thing off.”

    -Lady Eboshi

  • To Silence You

    “Ah, you’re awake. I was hoping you’d cry out in your sleep, then I would have bitten your head off to silence you.”

    -Moro

  • Kill a God

    “When you’re going to kill a god, let someone else do your dirty work.”

    -Jigo

    Princess Mononoke Quotes

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    It’s Moro

    Lady Eboshi

    Gonza: That was it? They weren't so big.
Lady Eboshi: They're just pups. Wait 'til you see their mother. image

    Gonza: That was it? They weren’t so big.
    Lady Eboshi: They’re just pups. Wait ’til you see their mother.

    Lady Eboshi

    What do you say we give 'em a little demonstration of how fast we can run, huh? image

    What do you say we give ’em a little demonstration of how fast we can run, huh?

    Jigo

    Well, I give up. Can't win against fools. image

    Well, I give up. Can’t win against fools.

    Jigo

    These days, there are angry ghosts all around us - dead from wars, sickness, starvation - and nobody cares. So you say you're under a curse? So what? So's the whole damn world. image

    These days, there are angry ghosts all around us – dead from wars, sickness, starvation – and nobody cares. So you say you’re under a curse? So what? So’s the whole damn world.

    Jigo

    San, The Princess Mononoke: Why did you stop me from killing her? Tell me while you’re still alive!
    Prince Ashitaka: I didn’t want them to kill you. That’s why.
    San, The Princess Mononoke: I’m not afraid to die. I’d do anything to get you humans out of my forest!
    Prince Ashitaka: I knew that… from the first moment I saw you.
    San, The Princess Mononoke: And I’m not afraid of you! I should kill you for saving her!
    San, The Princess Mononoke: That woman is evil, and there’s no one who can stop me from killing her.
    Prince Ashitaka: No… Live…
    San, The Princess Mononoke: That’s enough! I’m not listening to you anymore!
    Prince Ashitaka: You’re… beautiful…
    San’s Wolf Brother: What is it, San? Want me to crunch his face off?

    San, Ashitaka

    Lady Eboshi: What exactly are you here for?
    Prince Ashitaka: To see with eyes unclouded by hate.

    Ashitaka, Lady Eboshi

    Now watch closely, everyone. I’m going to show you how to kill a god. A god of life and death. The trick is not to fear him.

    Lady Eboshi

    Cut off a wolf’s head and it still has the power to bite.

    Lady Eboshi

    Are you selling soup or donkey piss?

    Jigo

    Give the head back now? Come on, boy. Don’t be silly. Now, when the sun’s about to come up? Look! He’s a brainless, life-sucking god of death. At sunrise he’ll vanish like a bad dream.

    Jigo

    When you’re going to kill a god, let someone else do your dirty work.

    Jigo

    Prince Ashitaka: It’s a trap. No, wait! Princess of the wolf-gods, don’t go down there! Go back to the forest! Listen to me, please, don’t throw your life away!
    Gonza: Shall I stop him?
    Lady Eboshi: [Stares at wolf-girl and Ashitaka on the roof] Leave him be. Let him do as he likes.

    Ashitaka, Lady Eboshi

    Well, they say that happy women make a happy village.

    Ashitaka, Lady Eboshi

    Hii-sama: My prince, are you prepared to learn what fate the stones have foretold you?
    Prince Ashitaka: Yes. I was prepared the very moment that I let my arrow fly.

    Ashitaka, Lady Eboshi

    Lady Eboshi: Does that right hand of yours wish to kill me, Ashitaka?
    Prince Ashitaka: If it would lift the curse, I’d let it tear you apart. But even that wouldn’t end the killing now, would it?
    Lady Eboshi: No, it wouldn’t. It would have to kill all of us to be at peace.

    Ashitaka, Lady Eboshi

    Lady Eboshi: Stay here. Help me kill the Forest Spirit, Ashitaka.
    Prince Ashitaka: You would do that? Kill the very heart of the forest?
    Lady Eboshi: Without that ancient god, the animals here would be nothing but dumb beasts once again. Once the forest has been cleared and the wolves wiped out, this desolate place will become the richest land in the world… and Princess Mononoke will become human.
    Prince Ashitaka: “Princess Mononoke”?
    Lady Eboshi: Princess of the spirits of ghouls, beasts, and ancient gods. The wolf stole her soul, and now she lives to kill me.

    Ashitaka, Lady Eboshi

    Kaya: Ashitaka!
    Prince Ashitaka: Kaya, what are you doing here? You know it’s forbidden!
    Kaya: Do you think I care about that? I came to give you this, so you won’t forget your little sister.
    Prince Ashitaka: Your crystal dagger. Kaya, I can’t take this.
    Kaya: Please keep it with you, brother, to protect you. You must take it with you. Please, I want you to have it, so you won’t… forget.
    Prince Ashitaka: Kaya, you know I could never forget you.

    Ashitaka, Lady Eboshi

    Toki: Thanks, stranger. My husband’s an idiot, but I’m glad he’s safe and sound.
    Prince Ashitaka: That’s a relief. I was starting to think I’d done something wrong by bringing him back home.

    Ashitaka, Lady Eboshi

    Prince Ashitaka: Look, everyone! *This* is what hatred looks like! This is what it does when it catches hold of you! It’s eating me alive, and very soon it will kill me!
    Prince Ashitaka: Fear and anger only make it grow faster!
    Lady Eboshi: I’m getting a little bored of this curse of yours, Ashitaka. Let me just cut the damn thing – off!

    Ashitaka, Lady Eboshi

    Lady Eboshi: What do you think you’re doing, boy?
    Prince Ashitaka: Stay your hand. The girl’s life is now mine.
    Lady Eboshi: I’m sure she’ll make a lovely wife for you.
    Prince Ashitaka: There’s a demon inside you. It’s inside both of you.

    Ashitaka, Lady Eboshi

    San, The Princess Mononoke: Why did you stop me from killing her? Tell me while you’re still alive!
    Prince Ashitaka: I didn’t want them to kill you. That’s why.
    San, The Princess Mononoke: I’m not afraid to die. I’d do anything to get you humans out of my forest!
    Prince Ashitaka: I knew that… from the first moment I saw you.
    San, The Princess Mononoke: And I’m not afraid of you! I should kill you for saving her!
    San, The Princess Mononoke: That woman is evil, and there’s no one who can stop me from killing her.
    Prince Ashitaka: No… Live…
    San, The Princess Mononoke: That’s enough! I’m not listening to you anymore!
    Prince Ashitaka: You’re… beautiful…
    San’s Wolf Brother: What is it, San? Want me to crunch his face off?

     

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