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The Best Goku Quotes

He's the protagonist of one of the biggest anime of all time, so you know there are some epic Goku quotes that stayed with you after watching DBZ. For this list, we're going to rank the greatest Goku quotes of all time, with the help of your votes. Vegeta would probably call these Kakarot quotes, but the rest of us know him as Goku - the lovable, if dangerous, hero of Dragon Ball.

Whether these Goku quotes are inspirational, like his speech to Frieza about being the hope of the universe, or epic, like when he first turned SS3, they are all meaningful in some way. Although Goku has a gentle nature about him, he always turns up the heat when it comes to protecting his friends. If you were ever bullied as a kid, you were probably inspired when Goku said this epic line to Frieza:

I don't understand why you call Saiyans by 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.

Vote up your favorite Goku quotes below so they rise to the top, and add your own if they're not already here.

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  • 1
    1,217 VOTES


    "Power comes in response to a need, not a desire."

    1,217 votes
  • 2
    1,168 VOTES

    Ally To Good

    "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 truth. Ally to good... Nightmare to you!!!"

    1,168 votes
  • 3
    690 VOTES

    It's Done

    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 anymore. 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? 

    690 votes
  • 4
    692 VOTES

    Third Strongest

    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."

    692 votes
  • 5
    636 VOTES


    "Sometimes life is too uncertain to have regrets." 

    636 votes
  • 6
    389 VOTES


    "What's ridiculous is the creature that doesn't believe in respect. There are certain things you don't do, certain things that are understood. You don't ever mess with a man's family."

    389 votes