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The Best My Neighbor Totoro Quotes

Updated June 14, 2019 242 votes 105 voters 12.8k views15 items

Since 1988, My Neighbor Totoro has been capturing the hearts of children and adults alike. For that reason, let's examine the best My Neighbor Totoro quotes from this legendary film, and let's also rank them while we're at it.

Written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki, My Neighbor Totoro tells the story of Tatsuo Kusakabe and his young daughters Mei and Satsuki as they move into a new house to be closer to their mother Yasuko, who is in the hospital due to illness. 

What is your favorite quote from My Neighbor Totoro? We could certainly all learn something from this line said by Tatsuo - “Everybody, try laughing. Then whatever scares you will go away!” Vote up your favorite lines on the list below!

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    Try Laughing

    “Everybody, try laughing. Then whatever scares you will go away!”

    -Tatsuo Kusakabe

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    “To-to-ro? You're Totoro!... I bet you're Totoro...”

    -Mei Kusakabe

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    A Lot Harder To See

    “Well, ghosts are a lot harder to see. But when you suddenly move from a lighted room to a dark one, you can't see for a second, and that's when the dust bunnies come out.”

    -Tatsuo Kusakabe

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    I Love Nanny's Food

    “I hate boys! But I love Nanny's food better than anything else in the whole wide world.”

    -Satsuki Kusakabe

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