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The 50+ Best Fruits Basket Quotes

Do you have a favorite quote from Fruits Basket? This popular shojo series had many memorable lines, so let's rank the best Fruits Basket quotes in series history, with the help of your votes. If you're unfamiliar with this anime, the story revolves around Tohru Honda, who ends up living with her classmate after her mom dies in a car crash. Soon after moving in, Tohru discovers a bizarre secret about her new roommates' family, which you'll have to watch to find out!

One of the more inspirational quotes from Fruits Basket is spoken by Tohru - "I don't think anyone is born knowing the reason why they're here. It's just something you have to find as you go along." Vote up your favorites on the list below, and downvote any Fruits Basket lines you feel aren't as good as the others!

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  • Indefinite And Fragile
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    20 VOTES

    Indefinite And Fragile

    "We’re searching for a reason of existence. With our own strength, because maybe the truth is that there’s no reason for life from the very beginning. Everyone hopes and tries so hard to find a reason of existence. The reason of birth, of staying with someone, of existence, believing we have to find them all with our own hands. Like finding a place for ourselves in dreams, in jobs, in people. The reasons we conclude may be indefinite and fragile. We may lose it too, but even so, we want a reason. As long as I’m alive, I want it too. If possible, I want to find a reason of existence within a person, within someone."

    -Honda Tohru 

    20 votes
  • Be Selfish
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    19 VOTES

    Be Selfish

    "Be selfish, say what you want once in a while. It's okay to let yourself be sad."

    -Sohma Kyo 

    19 votes
  • The Shortest Path Possible
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    17 VOTES

    The Shortest Path Possible

    "It would be nice to live in a kind world without any fear, without any troubles, without hurting anybody, without ever being hurt; only doing the right thing. I wish I could reach this kind world by the shortest path possible."

    -Akito Sohma 

    17 votes
  • It's Bred Within Your Heart
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    16 VOTES

    It's Bred Within Your Heart

    "A conscience grows, just like the body. It's bred within your heart. That's why the shape of people's kindness is so different."

    -Honda Tohru 

    16 votes
  • Your Kindness Is Like A Candle
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    14 VOTES

    Your Kindness Is Like A Candle

    "Mom taught me that people's differences are something to celebrate. When I thought of all the different shapes of human kindness -- imagining them as round or square...I got really excited. Your kindness is like a candle Sohma-kun. I can feel it light up, and I just want to smile. It's that kind of kindness."

    -Honda Tohru 

    14 votes
  • The Tears Wouldn't Stop
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    13 VOTES

    The Tears Wouldn't Stop

    "I started crying. It was the first time in my life that I felt forgiven. Like I was saved. Like the frozen snow that's melted by spring, the tears wouldn't stop."

    -Sohma Hatori 

    13 votes