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The Best 'Princess Mononoke' Quotes

Updated November 6, 2018 522 votes 133 voters 7.6k views16 items

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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    Power to Bite

    "Cut off a wolf's head and it still has the power to bite."

    -Lady Eboshi

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    What Hatred Looks Like

    [referring to his curse] "Look, everyone! This is what hatred looks like! This is what it does when it catches hold of you! It's eating me alive, and very soon now it will kill me! Fear and anger only make it grow faster!"

    -Prince Ashitaka

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    Happy Women Make a Happy Village

    "Well, they say that happy women make a happy village."

    -Prince Ashitaka

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    Save the Girl You Love

    "Ashitaka... can you save the girl you love?"

    -Moro
     

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