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The Best 'Princess Mononoke' Quotes

Updated November 6, 2018 470 votes 116 voters 6.9k views

There are so many memorable quotes from the anime Princess Mononoke, but which ones stood out to you the most? Since it's just a great anime film, let's rank the best quotes from Princess Mononoke, with the help of your votes. These memorable Princess Mononoke quotes can be from any character in the movie, whether they are a main character like Prince Ashitaka, or even a side character like Moro or Lady Eboshi.

Written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki, Princess Mononoke is an anime movie about environmentalism and war. After defending his village from a wild demon boar, the young prince Ashitaka is cursed with a demon infection on his arm, giving him inhuman powers while sipping away at his life. Ashitaka's journey for a cure takes him to the Iron Town known as Tatara, where the locals are at war with mother nature herself. Princess San and the sacred spirits of the forest are fighting Lady Eboshi of Tatara and her senseless destruction of their home. As both sides refuse to give in, Ashitaka must find a way to resolve the conflict between man vs. nature before his infection takes him from this world. Princess Mononoke was released in theaters on July 12, 1997.          

One of the most memorable quotes from the movie is spoken by Lady Eboshi: "Life is suffering. It is hard. The world is cursed. But still you find reasons to keep living." Use your votes to let other fans of Princess Mononoke know what your favorite quotes from the film are. You can also downvote any Princess Mononoke quotes that you didn't like as much.

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    To See with Eyes Unclouded by Hate

    To See with Eyes Unclouded by Hate
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    [when Lady Eboshi asks him what he's here for] "To see with eyes unclouded by hate."

    -Prince Ashitaka

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    Instead of Eating Her, I Raised Her as My Own

    Instead of Eating Her, I Raised Her as My Own
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    "The trees cry out as they die, but you cannot hear them. I lie here. I listen to the pain of the forest and feel the ache of the bullet in my chest and dream of the day when I will finally crunch that gun woman's head in my jaws... She is my daughter. One of the wolf tribe. When the forest dies, so does she. I caught her human parents defiling my forest. They threw their baby at my feet as they ran away. Instead of eating her, I raised her as my own. Now my poor, ugly, beautiful daughter is neither human nor wolf."

    - Moro

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    Life Is Suffering

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    "Life is suffering. It is hard. The world is cursed. But still you find reasons to keep living."

    -Lady Eboshi

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    Under a Curse

    Under a Curse
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    "These days, there are angry ghosts all around us. Dead from wars, sickness, starvation, and nobody cares. So, you say you're under a curse. So what, so's the whole damn world."

    -Jigo

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