60 Of The Greatest Dragon Ball Z Quotes Of ALL Time

The Dragon Ball franchise didn’t begin until 1984. Courtesy of Manga artist: Akira Toriyama.

After Dragon Ball started doing well for itself, Dragon Ball Z came into the picture. An anime probably more famous than its predecessor.

Fast forward to today and now we have Dragon Ball Super, first released in 2015, that’s full of inspirational quotes, funny moments, and more. Just like the classic series of DBZ!

Whether you’re a new fan or an old school fan, these 60 classical quotes from DBZ will bring back good memories.

And will even make you laugh or feel nostalgic!


60 Dragon Ball Z Quotes To Jog Your Memory:


1. Goku Quotes from DBZ & DB Super

“I could go one step farther If I wanted to.” – Goku

Goku says this when demonstrating his Super Saiyan capabilities in DBZ. Or you could say he was bragging.


“I would rather be a brainless monkey than a heartless monster.” – Goku

Goku’s quote to Frieza on planet Namek.


“The ocean is so salty because everyone pees in it.” – Goku


“Power comes in response to a need, not a desire. You have to create that need.” – Goku

“Your new form is burning through more power than your body can supply. You should hav ewaited until you were used to this form and knew how to regulate it before you started picking fights.” – Goku

Goku’s quote to Frieza’s golden form!


“An angel? So Whis is an angel? But he’s got no wings, and his butt’s not hanging out.” – Goku


“Me personally, I like to work and train.” – Goku

One of Goku’s most inspirational qualities.


“If I win, promise you won’t destroy the earth.” – Goku


2. Piccolo Quotes 

“I’m not going to lie to you, Vegeta, although the answer may be difficult for you to hear. This is the truth. Goku devoted his life to protecting the lives of other. Because of his selflessness, when he died, he was allowed to keep his body and travel to King Kai’s Planet. You, on the other hand, have spent your life in pursuit of your own selfish desires. You’ve caused too much pain. When you die, you will not receive the same reward.” – Piccolo

Piccolo’s quote to Vegeta in DBZ during the Majin Buu saga.


“Even with the energy you took from me, my power is still far greater than your own.” – Piccolo

Piccolo’s quote towards Cell in his first form.


“You’ll laugh at your fears when you find out who you are.” – Piccolo

Piccolo’s quotes in DBZ to Gohan as a kid, during their training session. This was before the Saiyan Saga where Vegeta and Nappa show up.


“Sometimes, we have to look beyond what we want and do what’s best.” – Piccolo


“Gohan, you showed me that power is nothing without being guided without love.” – Piccolo

Piccolo’s quote towards Gohan in Dragon Ball GT. Right before the earth explodes because of the Tuffle: Baby-Vegeta.


“My ears do more than just frame my face.” – Piccolo


3. Bulma Briefs Quotes

“Look Goku, you can go out in public and have your hair sticking out in every direction if you want to, but not me!” – Bulma Briefs


“Yamcha, I was worried about you. For all I knew, you were dead in a ditch in a country you can’t pronounce. You’ll have to make this up to me. And you’re going to enjoy it.” – Bulma Briefs

Yep, when Bulma cared about Yamcha. And they actually had a relationship…


4. Black Goku Quotes (DB Super)

“I am looking at things from a much higher perspective than you. I observe this world, this universe, the truth of all things. And I have realized that humans must be destroyed. Out of all which the gods have made, mortals are their sole failure. In order to make this world, this universe, into a beautiful utopia, I must remove humanity, in place of the gods who refuse to admit their mistake.” – Black Goku

One of Dragon Ball’s most favored villains of recent years!


5. Whis Quotes (Angel)

“You failed to protect your planet, because of your own leniency. The only way to avoid this outcome is to send Frieza back to his flower garden.” – Whis

Whis’s conversation with Vegeta.


“Well, I wonder what the prince would do if he knew, you authorized Planet Vegeta’s destruction from the start?” – Whis

This was a big moment in DB Super, as it goes deeper into the story of Planet Vegeta.

Whis said this to Beerus.


6. Krillin Quotes

“Hey hun! I’ve got a great idea, let’s trade! Yo take my spot and I’ll fight Hercule!” – Krillin

Krillin to Android 18.


“First we’re the milkmen, and now we’re stinkin’ farmers. We never did this in Orin Temple.” – Krillin

Quote from Dragon Ball series.


7. Beerus Quotes

“Nobody preaching about justice is ever a good guy.” – Beerus

He might have a point!


“I am a god with a heart, but there’s one thing I cannot tolerate… people who don’t pay their proper respect to others.” – Beerus


“Before creation… must come destruction!” – Beerus


“Now all that is left is the destruction of earth, but I think it would be a waste to destroy it. The food of this planet is very delicious.” – Beerus


“It seems Saiyans have changed since the last time I saw them. They have become cowardly.” – Beerus


“Anyone stronger than the god of destruction does not exist.” – Beerus


8. Vegeta Quotes

“What’s wrong Frieza? Is your brain another one of your weak and under used muscles?” – Vegeta


“Trunks, I never hugged you as a baby… let me hug you.” – Vegeta

The Saiyan Prince shows his kind heart for once… It was a classic moment in DBZ.


“Let me ask you. Does a machine like yourself ever experience fear?” – Vegeta

Vegeta quotes towards Android 19 after turning into a SS.


“Kakarot, you’re quite impressive. I never stood a chance against Buu, you’re the only one who can fight him. I think I finally understand how a genius like myself can’t surpass you. I thought it was because you had something to protect. I thought your drive to protect allowed you to take advantage of your capabilities… this may have been a reason, but not I too have this drive. I fought to do as I wished, because it was fun to kill my enemies and feed my pride. But he’s different, he fights not to win but because he absolutely won’t lose, causing him to break his limits and he really doesn’t care who his opponent is. So when he didn’t kill me, it was because he saw I could care for others, like I do now… Go Kakarot, you’re number one!” – Vegeta

Vegeta’s classic quote to Goku during the Kid Buu saga.


“I find it hard to believe that my cells are in your body. How could you have turned out so ugly? What a waste. Although, it’s obvious where you’ve gotten most of your strength.” – Vegeta

Vegeta’s coky quote to Cell in his 2nd form.


“There’s no such thing as fair or unfair in battle. There is only victory or in your case, defeat.” – Vegeta


“Trunks, Bulma, I’m doing this for you. And yes, even for you, Kakarot.” – Vegeta


“Kakarot… please… destroy Frieza… He made me what I am. Don’t… let him… do it… to anyone else. Whatever it take… Stop him… Please.” – Vegeta

One of Vegeta’s saddest moments in the Namek saga before his death.


“He has beaten me completely. First by his own actions and then through his son’s. And what has he left for me here? How? How could you die like that? How, Kakarot? I’ll never have the chance…to prove my strength against you. You died without fear. What does that make of me? I am no warrior. And I will never fight again.” – Vegeta

Vegeta’s quote towards Goku after he sacrifices his life against cell to save earth.


“Where is your honor!? Like all pure-blooded Saiyans, Kakarot would rather die fighting than win with one of those disgraceful senzu beans as his crutch! Kakarot trained in the hyperbolic time chamber just as we did! Now let’s see what he can do!” – Vegeta


“Are you ready now to witness a power not seen for thousands of years?” – Vegeta


“Even the mightiest warriors experience fears. What makes them a true warrior is the courage that they posses to overcome their fears.” – Vegeta


“Push through the pain, giving up hurts more.” – Vegeta


“No, I can’t lose!” – Vegeta


“Every time I reach a new level of strength, a greater power appears to challenge my authority. It’s as if fate is laughing at me with a big stupid grin, just like Kakarot.” – Vegeta


“You can take control of my mind and my body, but there is one thing a Saiyan always keep… his PRIDE!” – Vegeta


“Strength is the only thing that matters in this world. Everything else is just a delusion for the weak.” – Vegeta


“Never send a boy to do a mans job.” – Vegeta


“I’ll never give in to you circus freaks!” – Vegeta

Vegeta’s quote to the Ginyu Force on Namek…


“How could I let this happen to my son? He has sacrificed everything for me! And I have done nothing but ignore him!” – Vegeta


“I do not fear this new challenge, rather like a true warrior I will rise to meet it.” – Vegeta


“There’s only one certainty in life. A strong man stands above and conquers all!” – Vegeta


“Death by a god of death, this may be a proud moment.” – Vegeta


“While I’m here wasting time, how hard is Kakarot training?” – Vegeta


9. Hercule Quotes (Mr Satan)

“I vowed that earth would forever remain in peace. Since I made that vow, not a single threat has been made against earth. That’s all thanks to the fact that my name is known through the entire galaxy.” – Hercule

Even if his message is partly a lie, you have to love the humor in it. He’s a funny character.


10. Gowasu Quotes (DB Super)

“Even If evil makes you lose your way, you stay your ground and keep searching for the path of good. Is that search now what justice is? It is for that reason that gods gave mortals knowledge.” – Gowasu


11. Frost Quotes

“I start wars, resolve them myself, then I buy up the war ravaged lands for a low prince and make a killing off redevelopment and reconstruction concessions!It is a brilliant scheme.” – Frost


12. Master Roshi Quotes

“You will not go in there with hopes of winning the tournament the first time you compete. To do so would be arrogant! And arrogance is for fools, not warriors! So you will enter the tournament with the sole purpose of improving your fighting skills.” – Master Roshi

Quote taken from Dragon Ball.


13. Android 17 Quotes

“A beautiful speech, I can see it now, you truly are a prince with the royal blood of a Saiyan.” – Android 17


“Tell me, are all you Saiyans so full of yourselves? Is this how you hide your incompetence? We androids will always be superior to your kind.” – Android 17

One of 17’s quotes to Vegeta not long after he first shows up.


14. Frieza Quotes

“There are three things I cannot tolerate: cowardice, bad haircuts, and military insurrection. It is very unfortunate that our friend Vegeta possesses all three of these.” – Frieza

Frieza quote taken from the Namek saga.


15. Grand Elder Kai Quotes

“Death is simply another stage of our life.” – Grand Elder Guru


16. Android 16 Quotes

“Gohan, let it go. It is not a sing to fight for the right cause. There are those who words alone will not reach.” – Android 16


17. Trunks Briefs Quotes

“You’re about to find out what it’s like to fight a real super saiyan… and I’m not talking about Goku.” – Trunks

Trunks most memorable appearance in DBZ!


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