Photo: user uploaded image

The Best My Neighbor Totoro Quotes

Over 100 Ranker voters have come together to rank this list of 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!

Photo: user uploaded image

  • She'll Be Lost, And Probably Scared
    Photo: user uploaded image
    9 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

    9 votes
  • Try Laughing
    Photo: user uploaded image
    53 VOTES

    Try Laughing

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

    -Tatsuo Kusakabe

    53 votes
  • Totoro!
    Photo: user uploaded image
    30 VOTES


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

    -Mei Kusakabe

    30 votes
  • I Love Nanny's Food
    Photo: user uploaded image
    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
  • Your Old Nanny's Here
    Photo: user uploaded image
    13 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

    13 votes
  • Yes, I'm Sure
    Photo: user uploaded image
    11 VOTES

    Yes, I'm Sure

    “If we all keep smiling, the sprites may gradually go away and leave this place alone. Yes, I'm sure that somewhere up in that ceiling, they're busily discussing plans for leaving the house.”

    -Kanta's Grandmother

    11 votes