Fruits Basket quotes taken from the following characters:
- Tohru Honda.
- Ritsu Sohma.
- Rin Sohma.
- Megumi Hanajima.
- Kyoko Honda.
- Yuki Sohma.
- Kazuma Sohma.
- Kagura Sohma.
- Saki Hanajima.
- Shigure Sohma.
- Hatori Sohma.
- Arisa Uotani.
- Ayame Sohma.
- Kyo Sohma.
- Akito Sohma.
- Momiji Sohma.
- Hatsuharu Sohma.
- Hiro Sohma.
Fruits Basket is a mellow slice of life series, about Tohru Honda who ends up homeless, and is taken in by people of the Chinese Zodiac.
It’s a slice of life series that has a fair share of meaningful, romantic, and thought provoking quotes that help you connect with the characters.
Let’s talk about that!
The Ultimate List Of Fruits Basket Quotes:
1. Tohru Honda Quotes
“We’re searching for a reason of existence. With our own strength, because maybe the truth is that there’s no reason for life from the very beginning. Everyone hopes and tries so hard to find a reason of existence. The reason of birth, of staying with someone, of existence, believing we have to find them all with our own hands. Like finding a place for ourselves in dreams, in jobs, in people. The reasons we conclude may be indefinite and fragile. We may lose it too, but even so, we want a reason. As long as I’m alive, I want it too. If possible, I want to find a reason of existence within a person, within someone.” – Tohru Honda
“The scariest and the most painful thing is to be hated by someone you truly love.” – Tohru Honda
“It’s not always easy to see the good in people. In some people, you might even doubt that it’s there at all. But if you can somehow, find a way to believe…sometimes that’s all it takes to help someone, to give them the strength to find the good in themselves.” – Tohru Honda
“My mom told me, it’s better to trust people than to doubt them. She said that people aren’t born with kind hearts. When we’re born, all we have are desires for food and material things. Selfish instincts, I guess. But she said that kindness is something that grows inside of each person’s body, but it’s up to us to nurture that kindness in our hearts. That’s why kindness is different for every person.” – Tohru Honda
“A conscience grows, just like the body. It’s bred within your heart. That’s why the shape of people’s kindness is so different.” – Tohru Honda
“Mom taught me that people’s differences are something to celebrate. When I thought of all the different shapes of human kindness — imagining them as round or square…I got really excited. Your kindness is like a candle Sohma-kun. I can feel it light up, and I just want to smile. It’s that kind of kindness.” – Tohru Honda
“Sometimes living can be hard! But it’s only because we’re alive that we can make each other laugh, cry, and be happy!” – Tohru Honda
“As long as you live things will keep happening! As long as you’re alive wishes will keep being made!” – Tohru Honda
“As they played the game…I waited for someone to call “onigiri”. But no one called. I was very little then. I had almost forgotten about that. But they knew…there would never be room for an onigiri…in a fruits basket.” – Tohru Honda
“No one really starts out kind. All we know how to do at first is want. We want food, we want attention… It’s just natural survival instinct, I guess… But kindness is something that we all have to learn as we go. It’s something that grows and develops slowly over time… The same way our bodies do.” – Tohru Honda
“Being away from everyone else may be lonely, but being away from you will be even lonelier.” – Tohru Honda
“I don’t think anyone is born knowing the reason why they’re here. It’s just something you have to find as you go along.” – Tohru Honda
“My happiness comes from the kindness of those around me.” – Tohru Honda
“If you think of someone’s good qualities as the umeboshi in an onigiri, it’s as if their qualities are stuck to their back! People around the world are like onigiri. Everyone has an umeboshi with a different shape and color and flavor. But because it’s stuck on their back, they might not be able to see their umeboshi.” – Tohru Honda
“I’m sure that inside your heart…you’re trying with all your might to find it on your own…the reason you were born. Because…because really…there might not be anyone who was born with a reason. I think that everyone might have to find one on their own. A reason for being born… A reason that it’s okay to be alive… A reason to exist.” – Tohru Honda
2. Megumi Hanajima Quotes
“There are things that take a long time to acquire. Friends. Love. Really, nothing has been a waste.” – Megumi Hanajima
3. Ritsu Sohma Quotes
“I’m a complete failure. At everything I do, I’m absolutely worthless. I know this, and yet I continue to burden the human race with my presence. Every day I rob the world of valuable air by breathing. I’m a thief, and I hate myself for it. I don’t deserve to exist. But even though I know it’s the right thing to do, I’m such a useless coward. I don’t even have the courage to jump!” – Ritsu Sohma
4. Kyoko Honda Quotes
“For there to be pain, there has to be kindness. For darkness to stand out, there has to be the sun.” – Kyoko Honda
“Ah, I’m sorry, I guess this is farewell. Let Tohru find happiness. Please by many people let her be loved. If you become perplexed or make errors, in the end have the kind of life that you can have pride in living. The kind where you can say, “I persevered”. Repeating delightful things and sad things. And in that way keep getting older. I persevered.” – Kyoko Honda
“If you don’t protect that child, I will never forgive you!” – Kyoko Honda
“Tohru, you must always be yourself and do things at your own pace. Someday… you’ll catch up.” – Kyoko Honda
5. Yuki Sohma Quotes
“They say that we should love ourselves first, before other people learn to love us, but it’s not as easy as it seems. Sometimes, we need someone to accept us and love us first, then we would learn to see ourselves through that person’s eyes and learn to love our-self.” – Yuki Sohma
“A woman who can talk tough while completely naked…amazing.” – Yuki Sohma
“It would be so great if it was possible to go through life without making a single mistake.” – Yuki Sohma
“Don’t you ever talk about Miss Honda that way again, you low life.” – Yuki Sohma
“If I were to live out life without any mistakes that would be great. But… there is no such path. Falling, tripping, losing the way, making mistakes, little by little, walking one step at a time, this is the only way to live out life.” – Yuki Sohma
“I’m not sure why I’ve decided to do this. I’m not any stronger than I was, and nothing else has changed. But all the same, this time I’m not going to run away. It’s okay to feel weak sometimes. It’s okay to be afraid. The important thing is that we face our fears. That’s… that’s what makes us strong.” – Yuki Sohma
6. Kazuma Sohma Quotes
“Just as no matter how hard you try to keep it away, despair will attack you again and again. In the same manner, hope will return to you. Again and again.” – Kazuma Sohma
“You’re afraid to face what you know you must. So instead… you run away. The air that you said was smothering you… you know that it can also heal you. But you refuse to let it. You refuse to let anyone see you for your true self. You’re too afraid of what you might lose. You’re running away because you’re afraid to admit your feelings even to yourself.” – Kazuma Sohma
7. Saki Hanajima Quotes
“I…think that my performance today was a success because he played opposite me. Kyo-kun…Thank you” – Saki Hanajima
“If Tohru-chan were to die, I…I wonder if I’d be able to smile again one year later? Or if I’d wish that I could forget ever having met her. …Tohru-chan… has tried really hard.” – Saki Hanajima
“To truly love someone, is to always put their feelings before your own… no matter what.” – Saki Hanajima
“A sixth sense cannot make up for a total lack of common sense.” – Saki Hanajima
8. Shigure Sohma Quotes
“Even I… know what it’s like to be jealous.” – Shigure Sohma
“We’ve just witnessed a classic example of what I like to call “misdirected rage”. Though I believe the technical term is being an a**.” – Shigure Sohma
“When you get anxious about the future, it is better not to think about it. The more you think about it the more anxious you’ll get. Of course it’s important to think about what lies ahead, too, but if you only look at what’s down the road, you’ll get tangled by the “laundry” by your feet and fall, won’t you? You see, it’s also important to think about what you can do now. What you can do today, and if you keep washing things one at a time, you’ll be done before you know it.” – Shigure Sohma
“People aren’t born social. Sure it comes easier to some people… but most people, like you, need to work at it. Some more than others. You’re just inexperienced. For example, as a martial artist, you have the strength to break the table with your fist. But you also have the self-control to stop your fist right before it hits the table. You weren’t born with that control, were you? You had to refine it. It’s the same as interacting with people. But training for that isn’t in the mountains – it has to be in town where people live. Mingling with people, hurting them, getting hurt by them. That’s how you learn about people and about yourself.” – Shigure Sohma
“With so much at stake… are you willing to take the one in 10,000 chance?” – Shigure Sohma
9. Hatori Sohma Quotes
“It’s over between Kana and me. We’re not going to get back together. Even if we were together, I would only miss her.” – Hatori Sohma
“He’s just…he’s still a child. There are still a lot of things he can’t give up. There’s no rush. ” – Hatori Sohma
“If it’s possible for one person to be hurt by another, then it’s possible for that person to be healed by another.” – Hatori Sohma
“I started crying. It was the first time in my life that I felt forgiven. Like I was saved. Like the frozen snow that’s melted by spring, the tears wouldn’t stop.” – Hatori Sohma
“I only take family as patients and I still get worked to death.” – Hatori Sohma
“One more word Shigure and the entire publishing industry will know every embarrassing thing you’ve done since you were four.” – Hatori Sohma
“It’s true, crying unexpectedly does make you feel better. When you’re an adult you forget that.” – Hatori Sohma
10. Kyo Sohma Quotes
“If you love someone, they could make you sad. They could even make you feel lonely sometimes. But, that someone can also make you happier than you’ll ever be.” – Kyo Sohma
“Normally I hate people who whine all the time, but in your case… it would be okay to complain, be selfish and say what you want once in a while. It’s okay to let yourself be sad.” – Kyo Sohma
“Maybe I’m not perfect. Maybe I have a long way to go. But someday… someday I’ll be able to stand and walk on my own. Without hurting anyone… and without being a burden.” – Kyo Sohma
“I don’t want to be anyone’s burden. I don’t want you to be my dad if it’s going to hurt you.” – Kyo Sohma
“I’m gonna take my place as a true member of this family!” – Kyo Sohma
“Kagura… Regardless of what your reason was, when you played with me…I was happy. Thanks.” – Kyo Sohma
“You know… you really are something.” – Kyo Sohma
“I love you. When did I start to love you so much?” – Kyo Sohma
“Ever since you left I’ve been getting pissed off about everything, and because I couldn’t understand why, it just pissed me off even more!” – Kyo Sohma
“Tohru, I can’t stand not being with you… I… because I love you.” – Kyo Sohma
“Be selfish, say what you want once in a while. It’s okay to let yourself be sad.” – Kyo Sohma
11. Akito Sohma Quotes
“It’s frightening that there’s no guarantee that I’ll ever be loved.” – Akito Sohma
“I want to believe that life isn’t full of darkness. Even if storms come to pass, the sun will shine again. No matter how painful and hard the rain my beat down on me.” – Akito Sohma
“Idiots should do what idiots can to be quicker.” – Akito Sohma
“It would be nice to live in a kind world without any fear, without any troubles, without hurting anybody, without ever being hurt; only doing the right thing. I wish I could reach this kind world by the shortest path possible.” – Akito Sohma
12. Momiji Sohma Quotes
“However, I can’t be happy. I feel I can’t have that experience, I can’t assume I will have that experience. I’m free, but feeling lonely and disheartened. I hope there’s happiness out there. Besides, the future is approaching and waiting for me. In the future, I will be a part of the world. I will finally live my life.” – Momiji Sohma
“Pain, suffering. It’s pointless to just think about those things. The traveler didn’t. That may be stupid to some people but that’s not stupid to me. Yuki… Kyo… when you close your eyes, what do you think?” – Momiji Sohma
“I want to believe that memories, even sad and painful ones, should not be forgotten forever.” – Momiji Sohma
“But I think… I want to live with all my memories. Even if they’re bad memories. Even if they’re memories that only hurt me… that I’d rather forget. If I keep them and keep trying, without running away, then someday I’ll be strong enough that those memories can’t defeat me. I believe that because I want to think that there’s no such thing as a memory that’s ok to forget.” – Momiji Sohma
“I’ve gained freedom…and yet… it’s so lonesome.” – Momiji Sohma
13. Hatsuharu Sohma Quotes
“If I wouldn’t have tripped, you wouldn’t have stopped, now would you?” – Hatsuharu Sohma
“Now I got some common sense for you, if I wore a tie, it wouldn’t change who I am, if I had no piercings it wouldn’t mean I’m nice, and if my hair was black it wouldn’t stop me from kicking your a**!” – Hatsuharu Sohma
“It’s you that I want. Do you not want me? Don’t you want to be together?” – Hatsuharu Sohma
“I still can’t control my wish to see her. I never thought of how important she was to me.” – Hatsuharu Sohma
“Sometimes when I’d go to visit her in the hospital…she would purposely avoid me. Then I didn’t know what she was thinking about anymore.” – Hatsuharu Sohma
“I want to possess her…to make her belong to me, and only me.” – Hatsuharu Sohma
“Don’t judge me based on the same story and laugh.” – Hatsuharu Sohma
“Don’t try to be a hero, stupid cat. ” – Hatsuharu Sohma
14. Hiro Sohma Quotes
“Thanks for such a boring time, it was a blast!” – Hiro Sohma
“You’re so gullible! Don’t you have any standards? So if I told you to spin around, you’d do it? If they told you to jump off a cliff, would you do that, too? I can’t stand people who have no individuality!” – Hiro Sohma
“I want to be the only one… who can help the one I care about.” – Hiro Sohma
“Since when did the “Cat” set the rules for this house? You mean to tell me that you contribute more to this house than anyone else? Do you pay all the bills? I can’t stand people who do absolutely nothing but complain all the time!” – Hiro Sohma
15. Arisa Uotani Quotes
“Maybe I was lonely. Maybe I’ve just… always… been lonely.” – Arisa Uotani
“Is that the kinda attitude you show to someone concerned about you?! What’s gonna happen to the person who wants to see ya, huh?!?! It’s obvious… It’s obvious you wish to see each other… SO COME AND FREAKIN’ SEE ME ALREADY!!” – Arisa Uotani
“I can’t see Kyoko-san…anymore. But she left me something. Her advice, her feelings… and Tohru. They all… all become fertilizer to help me grow.” – Arisa Uotani
16. Ayame Sohma Quotes
“Strangely enough, when you get older, the things you didn’t understand when you were a child… start to make sense. “When this happened, I should have done that.” “When that happened, I should have said this.” Those types of things. You start to understand rather than regret. It may be closer to repentance. So it may be that I do want to repent and erase the ignorant self from my childhood. Maybe that’s what they mean when they say adults are selfish.” – Ayame Sohma
17. Kagura Sohma Quotes
“It’s just that I’m fighting the pain of lost love. I guess it’s what you’d call a rude awakening… or, maybe… the weight of responsibility? But I’m fine. I’m fine. Caring for someone isn’t based on logic. You can’t really rationalize emotions. Once I think “I like him”… it’s all over.” – Kagura Sohma
“Is it okay for me to have my own life now, father, now that I’m not “special” anymore?” – Kagura Sohma
“There’s nothing to feel sorry for on my behalf. I’ve been a very selfish girl. For the first time, I was able to see that. Thank you for worrying about me, mama.” – Kagura Sohma
“I thought that, if I could shorten the distance between us, and if you would like me back, then the me that ran away – the dirty me – would be washed away. ” – Kagura Sohma
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