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The Best Hauru No Ugoku Shiro Quotes

Updated October 13, 2018 86 votes 25 voters 1.0k views40 items

There are so many memorable quotes from the anime film Hauru no Ugoku Shiro, but which ones stood out to you the most? Since it's just a great movie, let's rank the best quotes from Hauru no Ugoku Shiro, with the help of your votes. These memorable Hauru no Ugoku Shiro quotes can be from any character in the series, whether they are main characters like Sophie and Howl, or even a side character like the Witch of the Waste or Calcifer.

Written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki, Hauru no Ugoku Shiro (Howl's Moving Castle) tells the story of a young hatter named Sophie, who is cursed by a witch and becomes an ally of a wizard named Howl. Loosely based on British author Diana Wynne Jones' novel of the same name, Howl's Moving Castle takes place in the early 20th century where two fictional kingdoms have waged war. The "Excellence Prize" in animation at the 2004 Japan Media Arts Festival is among the numerous prizes Hauru no Ugoku Shiro won.

Use your votes to let other fans of Hauru no Ugoku Shiro know what your favorite quotes from the movie are. You can also downvote any Hauru no Ugoku Shiro quotes that you didn't like as much.

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    Heart's Heavy Burden

    Heart's Heavy Burden is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Hauru No Ugoku Shiro Quotes
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    Howl: I feel terrible, like there's a weight on my chest.

    Young Sophie: A heart's a heavy burden.

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    Running Away

    Running Away is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Hauru No Ugoku Shiro Quotes
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    Young Sophie: Lets run! Don't fight them, Howl!

    Howl: Sorry, I've had enough of running away, Sophie. Now I've got something I want to protect. It's you.

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    Busy Soldiers

    Busy Soldiers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Hauru No Ugoku Shiro Quotes
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    [Two soldiers are bothering Sophie]

    Howl: There you are sweetheart, sorry I'm late. I was looking everywhere for you.

    Soldier: Hey, hey! We're busy here!

    Howl: Are you really? To me, it looked like the two of you were just leaving.

    [gestures with his hand, the soldiers are forced to march away]

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    Can't Be Beautiful

    Can't Be Beautiful is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Hauru No Ugoku Shiro Quotes
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    [Howl comes running out of the bathroom, screaming. His hair is now orange]

    Howl: Sophie! You, you sabotaged me! Look! Look at what you've done to my hair! Look!

    Old Sophie: What a pretty color.

    Howl: It's hideous! You completely ruined my magic potions in the bathroom!

    Old Sophie: I just organized things, Howl. Nothing's ruined.

    Howl: Wrong! Wrong! I specifically ordered you not to get carried away!

    [tragically]

    Howl: Now I'm repulsive.

    [slumps into a chair]

    Howl: I can't live like this.

    [starts sobbing, head in hands]

    Old Sophie: Come on, it's not that bad.

    [Howl's hair changes color to purple, then black]

    Old Sophie: You should look at it now, its shade is even better.

    Howl: [inconsolable] I give up. I see not point in living if I can't be beautiful.

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