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The Best My Neighbor Totoro Quotes

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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  • Your Old Nanny's Here
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    10 VOTES

    Your Old Nanny's Here

    “It isn't the end of the world. Your old Nanny's here to help. Let's see that beautiful smile.”

    -Kanta's Grandmother

    10 votes
  • She'll Be Lost, And Probably Scared
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    8 VOTES

    She'll Be Lost, And Probably Scared

    “Totoro, I beg you, please protect Mei. She'll be lost, and probably scared. Please believe me, I'll be good for the rest of my life if I can just see her again.”

    -Satsuki Kusakabe

    8 votes
  • Try Laughing
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    53 VOTES

    Try Laughing

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

    -Tatsuo Kusakabe

    53 votes
  • I Love Nanny's Food
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    20 VOTES

    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

    20 votes
  • Totoro!
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    31 VOTES


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

    -Mei Kusakabe

    31 votes
  • Mommy?
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    20 VOTES


    “Do you like spirits, mommy? Even fuzzy ones?”

    -Mei Kusakabe

    20 votes