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The Best 'Spirited Away' Quotes

Updated July 20, 2020 5.1k votes 1.2k voters 74.6k views25 items

Do you have a favorite quote from Spirited Away? Written by the legendary Hayao Miyazaki, Spirited Away takes the viewer on an incredible journey with Chihiro Ogino and her parents as they explore a magical world different from their own. It's undoubtedly one of the most popular anime films of all time, so naturally there are so many great Spirited Away quotes that are worth remembering. For that reason, let's take a look at the best Spirited Away quotes, including lines from Chihiro, Yuko, Lin, and more.

The witch Zeniba has one of the most memorable quotes in Spirited Away“Once you've met someone you never really forget them. It just takes a while for your memories to return.” Another great quote comes from Chihiro as she speaks to Haku, the spirit of the Kohaku River: "Haku, I've just remembered something. I think it might help you...when I was little, I dropped my shoe into a river. When I tried to get it back, I fell in. I thought I would drown, but the river carried me to shore. The river's name was the Kohaku River. I think that was you! And your real name is Kohaku River!"

Many of the best quotes from Spirited Away (Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi) need context in order to understand them, so watch this masterpiece immediately if you haven't already!

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    For Your Memories to Return

    “Once you've met someone you never really forget them. It just takes a while for your memories to return.”

    - Zeniba

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    Something You Wouldn't Know

    “Something you wouldn't recognize. It’s called love.”

    - Kamaji

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    Even If You Can't Remember

    "Once you do something, you never forget. Even if you can't remember."

    -Zeniba

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    The River's Name

    "Haku, I've just remembered something. I think it might help you...when I was little, I dropped my shoe into a river. When I tried to get it back, I fell in. I thought I would drown, but the river carried me to shore. The river's name was the Kohaku River. I think that was you! And your real name is Kohaku River!"

    -Chihiro

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