120+ Inspirational Quotes From Children’s Movies That Contain Profound Life Advice

120+ Children's movie quotes

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They say child is the father of man and this definitely holds true when it comes to the following list of children’s movies. Even though these movies are targeted toward children, they contain a lot of profound wisdom.

The following is a collection of 120 quotes taken from 50 best children’s movies that are not only inspirational but also contain profound life advice.

Kungfu Panda (2008)

Kungfu Panda

“Anything is possible when you have inner peace.”

(Master Oogway)

“Your mind is like this water my friend, when it is agitated it becomes difficult to see. But if you allow it to settle, the answer becomes clear.”

(Master Oogway to Po)

Your mind is like water - Kungfu Panda quote

“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.”

(Master Oogway to Po)

Today's a gift - Master Oogway, Kungfu Panda

“Let go of the illusion of control.”

(Master Oogway to Shifu)

“One often meets his destiny on the road he takes to avoid it.”

(Master Oogway)

“To make something special you just have to believe it’s special.”

(Mr. Ping to Po)

Karate Kid (1984)

Karate Kid

“There is no such thing as a bad student, only bad teacher. Student does as teacher says.”

– Miyagi, Karate teacher

“Balance is the key. Balance is good.”

– Miyagi, Karate teacher

“First learn to stand, then learn to fly. That’s Nature’s rule.”

– Miyagi, Karate teacher

“Fighting is always the last answer to a problem.”

– Miyagi, Karate teacher

“Don’t forget to breathe – very important.”

– Miyagi, Karate teacher

“If it comes from within you, it’s always right.”

– Miyagi, Karate teacher

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The Iron Giant (1999)

The Iron Giant

“Who cares what these creeps think of you? They don’t make you what you are, you do. You are who you choose to be.”

– Dean McCoppin

“You’re made of metal. But you have feelings. And you think about things. And that means you have a soul. And souls don’t die.”

– Hogarth Hughes

“It’s not your fault. Things die. It’s part of life. It’s bad to kill. But it’s not bad to die.”

– Hogarth Hughes

“Soul is inside of all good things. And that it goes on forever and ever.”

– The Iron Giant

The Sword in the Stone (1963)

The Sword in the Stone

“Set your sights upon the heights, don’t be a mediocrity.”

– Merlin

“Don’t just wait, and trust to Fate, and say that’s how it’s meant to be. It’s up to you how far you go, if you don’t try you’ll never know.”

– Merlin

“Flying is not merely some crude, mechanical process. It is a delicate art. Purely aesthetic. Poetry of motion. And the best way to learn it is to do it.”

– Archimedes the Owl

“Love is a powerful thing. It’s is the greatest force on earth.”

– Merlin

“For every to, there is a fro; for every stop there is a go, and that’s what makes the world go round.”

– Arthur

“Man has always learned from the past. After all, you can’t learn history in reverse!”

– Archimedes the Owl

Paranorman (2012)


“You think just because there’s bad people that there’s no good ones either? I thought the same thing for a while. But there’s always someone out there for you. Somewhere.”

– Norman

“Y’know, sometimes people say things that seem mean, but they do it because they’re afraid.”

– Sandra

“You can’t stop bullying – it’s part of human nature. If you were bigger and more stupid, you’d probably be a bully too. It’s called ‘survival of the thickest’.”

– Neil

“There’s nothing wrong with being scared, as long as it doesn’t change who you are.”

– Grandma

“I’m sure if they just bothered to sit down and talk it through, it would be a different story.”

– Grandma

Frankenweenie (2012)


“Science is not good or bad, Victor. But it can be used both ways. That is why you must always be careful.”

(Mr. Rzykruski)

“People like what science gives them, but not the questions that science asks.”

(Mr. Rzykruski)

“When you lose someone you love, they never really leave you. They just move into a special place in your heart.”

(Victor’s Mom)

“You are afraid of what you do not understand, like a dog is afraid of lightning or balloons.”

(Mr. Rzykruski)

A Bug’s Life (1998)

A Bug’s Life

“Everything that made that giant tree is already contained inside this tiny little seed. All it needs is some time, a little bit of sunshine and rain, and voilá!”

– Flik

“You might not feel like you can do much now, but that’s just because, well, you’re not a tree yet. You just have to give yourself some time. You’re still a seed.”

– Flik

The Last Airbender (2010)

The Last Airbender

“He will begin to change hearts, and it is in the heart that all wars are won.”

– Gran Gran

“You are powerful and amazing! There is earth right beneath your feet! The ground is an extension of who you are!”

– Aang

“There are reasons each of us are born. We have to find those reasons.”

– Uncle Iroh

Pocahontas (1995)


“What I love most about rivers is, you can’t step in the same river twice. The water’s always changing, always flowing, but people, I guess, can’t live like that.”

– Pocahontas

“Come run the hidden pine trails of the forest, come taste the sun-sweet berries of the Earth, come roll in all the riches all around you, and for once, never wonder what they’re worth.”

– Pocahontas

“We are all connected to each other, in a circle, in a hoop that never ends!”

– Pocahontas

“As the river cuts his path, though the river’s proud and strong it will choose the smoothest course. That’s why rivers live so long. They’re steady as the steady beating drum.”

– Powhatan

“Sometimes the right path is not the easiest one.”

– Pocahontas

“If you walk the footsteps of a stranger, you will learn things you never knew.”

– Pocahontas

The Fox and the Hound (1981)

The Fox and the Hound

“Forever is a long, long time, and time has a way of changing things.”

– Big Mama

“Goodbye may seem forever. Farewell is like the end. But in my heart’s the memory, and there you’ll always be.”

The Lion King (1994)

The Lion King

“We are all connected in the great circle of life.”

– Mufasa

“Look inside yourself, Simba. You are more than what you have become.”

– Mufasa

“Oh yes, the past can hurt. But, you can either run from it or, learn from it.”

– Rafiki

“Everything you see exists together in a delicate balance. As king, you need to understand that balance and respect all the creatures, from the crawling ant to the leaping antelope.”

– Mufasa

“I’m only brave when I have to be. Being brave doesn’t mean you go looking for trouble.”

– Mufasa

“Hakuna Matata – It means – no worries” – Pumbaa.

Ratatouille (2007)


“If you focus on what you left behind you will never see what lies ahead!”

– Gusteau

“You must be imaginative. You must try things that may not work, and you must not let anyone define your limits because of where you come from. Your only limit is your soul.”

– Gusteau

Your only limit is your soul.

The Croods (2013)

The Croods

“Don’t hide. Live. Follow the sun. You’ll make it to Tomorrow”

– Guy.

“No more dark. No more hiding. No more caves. What’s the point of all this? To follow the light. I can’t change. I don’t have ideas. But I have my strength. And right now, that’s all you need.”

– Grug

“Stay here if you want, but let me go! I’ve got a dream! A mission! A reason to live!”

– Guy

Mulan (1998)


“The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all.”

– The Emperor of China

“A single grain of rice can tip the scale. One man may be the difference between victory and defeat.”

– The Emperor of China

“My, what beautiful blossoms we have this year. But look, this one’s late. But I’ll bet that when it blooms, it will be the most beautiful of all.”

– Fa Zhou

Brave (2012)


“There are those who say fate is something beyond our command. That destiny is not our own, but I know better. Our fate lies within us, you only have to be brave enough to see it.”

– Princess Merida

“You control your destiny. You don’t need magic to do it. There are no magical shortcuts to solve your problems.”

– Princess Merida

“We can’t just run away from who we are.”

– Queen Elinor

Surf’s Up (2007)

Surf’s Up

“Just like when you’re riding the wave, you let the wave do the work. You don’t fight the wave. You can’t fight these big waves.”

– Big Z

“Here I am, having a good time, riding the waves with my friends, not caring about who wins or loses but just surfing.”

– Cody Maverick

“You know what surfing is about in your head but not in your heart.”

– Big Z

Patch Adams (1998)

“You treat a disease, you win, you lose. You treat a person, I guarantee you, you’ll win, no matter what the outcome.”

– Patch Adams

“See what no one else sees. See what everyone chooses not to see – out of fear, conformity or laziness. See the whole world anew each day!”

– Patch Adams

See the world anew each day - positivity quote.

Amelie (2001)


“The fool looks at a finger that points at the sky.”

– Amélie

“A person without love wilts like a flower without sun.”

– Amélie

Finding Nemo (2003)

Finding Nemo

“When life gets you down, you know what you gotta do? Just keep swimming.”

– Dory

Dumbo (1941)


“The very things that held you down are gonna carry you up and up and up.”

– Timothy Q. Mouse

Bambi (1942)


“If you are scared, just be scarier than whatever is scaring you.”

“If you can’t say something nice, don’t say nothing at all.”

The Land Before Time (1998)

The Land Before Time

“Let your heart guide you, it whispers, so listen carefully.”

– Littlefoot’s Mother

“Some things you see with your eyes, others you see with your heart.”

– Littlefoot’s Mother

The Jungle book (2016)

The Jungle book

“Look for the bare necessitates, the simple bare necessities. Forget about your worries
and your strife.”

– Baloo

“Things will work better in the morning.”

– Bagheera

“For the strength of the pack is in the wolf and the strength of the wolf is in the pack.”

– Mowgli

Winne the Pooh (2011)

Winne the Pooh

“Take my time. What a wonderful idea!”

– Pooh

“We didn’t realize we were making memories we just knew we were having fun.”

– Pooh

“It’s a good thing I noticed it. Otherwise, I wouldn’t have seen it.”

– Pooh

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Lilo and Stitch (2002)

Lilo and Stitch

“Ohana means family. Family means, no one gets left behind.”

– Lilo

Pinocchio (1940)

“And always let your conscience be your guide.”

– The Blue Fairy

“Prove yourself brave, truthful, and unselfish, and someday, you will be a real boy.”

– The Blue Fairy

Alice in the wonderland (2010)

Alice in the wonderland

“You’re entirely bonkers. But I’ll tell you a secret. All the best people are.”

– The Mad Hatter

“You cannot live your life to please others.”

– White Queen

“It is impossible, only if you believe it is.”

– The Mad Hatter

“This is ‘my’ dream. I’ll decide where it goes from here.”

– Alice

Mary Poppins (1964)

Mary Poppins

“In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find the fun, and – SNAP – the job’s a game!”

– Mary Poppins

“Let’s go fly a kite, and send it soaring! Up through the atmosphere, up where the air is clear! Oh, let’s go… fly a kite!”

– Mr. Banks

“Never judge things by their appearance… even carpetbags. I’m sure I never do.”

– Mary Poppins

“Open different doors. You may find a ‘you’ there that you never knew was yours. Anything can happen.”

– Mary Poppins

The Sandlot (1993)

The Sandlot

“Remember, there’s heroes and there’s legends: Heroes get remembered, but legends never die. Follow your heart kid, and you can never go wrong.”

– The Babe

Matilda (1996)


“Everyone is born, but not everyone is born the same. One way or another, every human being is unique, for better or for worse.”

– Narrator

“Nobody but me is gonna change my story.”

– Matilda

Inside Out (2015)

Inside Out

“You can’t focus on what’s going wrong, there’s always a way to turn things around.”

– Joy

You can’t focus on what’s going wrong, there’s always a way to turn things around.

“Being happy is great, but you don’t have to be happy all the time. A little bit of sadness sometimes makes your life more colorful.”

– Sadness

Happy Feet Two (2011)

Happy Feet Two

“If you want it, you must will it. If you will it, it will be yours.”

– The Mighty Sevn

Where The Wild Things Are (2009)

Where The Wild Things Are

“Inside all of us is… hope. Inside all of us is… fear. Inside all of us is… adventure. Inside all of us is a wild thing.”

“Happiness isn’t always the best way to be happy.”

– Judith

Antz (1998)


“Don’t make my mistake, kid. Don’t follow orders your whole life. Think for yourself.”

– Barbatus

Charlotte’s Web (2006)

Charlotte’s Web

“And in an ordinary barn, an ordinary pig, a runt no less, stood surrounded by friends, welcoming his second spring. And that spring was followed by many, many more. All because someone stopped to see the grace, and beauty, and nobility, of the humblest creature. That is the miracle of friendship.”

– Narrator

“Never hurry and never worry.”

The Incredibles (2004)

The Incredibles

“Never look back, darling. It distracts from the now.”

– Edna

How To Train Your Dragon (2010)

How To Train Your Dragon

“Look for its blind spot! Every dragon has one. Find it, hide in it, and strike!”

– Gobber

The Art of Pokemon

“I see now that the circumstances of one’s birth are irrelevant. It is what you do with the gift of life that determines who you are.”

The Good Dinosaur (2015)

The Good Dinosaur

“Sometimes you got to get through your fear to see the beauty on the other side.”


“If you ain’t scared, you ain’t alive.”


“Don’t overthink it.


The Never Ending Story (1984)

The Never Ending Story

“Never give up and good luck will find you.”

– Falcor

“Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes but when you look back everything is different.”

“In the beginning, it is always dark.”

– The Childlike Empress

Wizard of OZ (1939)

Wizard of OZ

“As for you, my fine friend, you’re a victim of disorganized thinking. You are under the delusion that simply because you run away from danger, you have no courage. You’re confusing courage with wisdom.”

– The Wizard of Oz to the Lion

“There’s no place like home.”

– Dorothy

“What makes a King out of a slave? Courage!”

– The Lion

Earth to Echo (2014)

Earth to Echo

“Having a friend light years away taught us that distance is just a state of mind. If you’re best friends, then you always will be, no matter where you are in the universe.”

– Tuck

Little Boy (2015)

Little Boy

“Your faith won’t work if you have even the slightest bit of hatred in you.”

– Fr. Crispin

“Don’t measure yourself from here to the floor. Measure yourself from here to the sky. That makes you the tallest boy in town.”

– Hashimoto

“It takes courage to believe.”

– Hashimoto

Wall – E (2008)

Wall - E

“I don’t want to survive. I want to live.”

– Captain

Megamind (2010)


“Destiny is not a path given to us but a path we choose ourselves.”

– Megamind

“There is a benefit to losing, you get to learn from your mistakes.”

– Megamind

Frozen (2013)


“Only an act of true love can thaw a frozen heart.”

– Anna

“True love is putting someone else before you.”

– Anna

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)

“Life’s not a spectator sport. If watching is all you’re gonna do, then you’re gonna watch your life go by without ya.”


Bridge to Terabithia (2007)

Bridge to Terabithia

“Just close your eyes, but keep your mind wide open and you could create a whole new world.”

– Leslie Burke

“I don’t have as much time as I need to see everything, but that is what makes it so special.”

– Leslie Burke

The Next Karate Kid (1994)

The Next Karate Kid

“Ambition without knowledge is like a boat on dry land.”

– Miyagi

Wreck-It Ralph (2012)

Wreck-It Ralph

“I’m bad, and that’s good! I will never be good, and that’s not bad! There’s no-one I’d rather be… than me.”


So which was your most favorite quote from this list? Let us know in the comments.

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