37+ Retro Anime Quotes From The 80’s & 90’s That Will Take You Back!

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Written by Anime Motivation

Anime quotes from the 80’s, 90’s. They all have:

  • A different vibe.
  • A different feel.
  • A different taste.

And more importantly – they remind you of the good anime shows during that time.

These retro anime quotes are nostalgic.

Let’s focus on this style of quotes from genres like:

  • Action.
  • Sci-fi.
  • Psychological.
  • Fantasy.
  • Shounen.
  • Police.
  • Space.

And many more!

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Retro anime quotes worth mentioning:


1. Neon Genesis Evangelion Quotes

Misato Katsuragi quotes

“Sometimes youo need a little wishful thinking to just keep on living.” – Misato Katsuragi


“Survivability takes priority.” – Misato Katsuragi


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“So fucking what if I’m not you?! That doesn’t mean it’s okay for you to give up! If you do, I’ll never forgive you as long as I live. God knows I’m not perfect either. I’ve made tons of stupid mistakes and later I regretted them. And I’ve done it over and over again, thousands of times. A cycle of hollow joy and vicious self-hatred. But even so, every time I learned something about myself.” – Misato Katsuragi


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“I thought this was supposed to be a world without pain and without uncertaincy.” – Shinji Ikari


2. Slayers Quotes

Lina Inverse Quotes 2

“Once you’re gone, that’s it. What’s so heroic and noble about being dead!” – Lina Inverse


Lina Inverse Quotes 3

“Even if you’ve only got a 1% chance of winning, but you convince yourself you’re gonna lose, that 1% becomes 0%.” – Lina inverse


3. Magic Knight Rayearth Quotes

“The will controls all in Cephiro. And monsters are created from the hearts of people. And Nova was a monster that was created from my heart!” – Hikaru


Princess Emeraude Quotes Magic Knight Rayearth

“Remember this… no matter where you go, the strength of your mind and spirit is the most powerful magic of all.” – Princess Emeraude


“When Cephiro faces times of crisis, Magic Knights come from another world. Wielding swords of Escudo, they revive the three Rune Gods and become Magic Knights.” – Ferio


“Tokyo Tower is a place I guess I’ll never forget. It will always be locked deeply in my memory.” – Fuu Hououji


“You’d risk your life for a couple chicks you just met? You nuts?!” – Caldina


I have to admit, when I first met you I thought you were pretty scary looking. But your so kind. I wish you would tell me something about yourself. How you spent all those long long years. You should tell me your memories.” – Umi Ryuuzaki


4. Nadia Secrets Of The Blue Water Quotes

“I had a dream while you were gone; I realize that none of us can live alone, we need each other. I had never really
thought about us that way before, but now I know it to be the truth.” – Nadia


5. Golden Boy Quotes

Maybe not today, but a huge sun may rise tomorrow!” – Ooe Kintarou


There are no jobs that are meaningless, Chie.” – Ooe Kintarou


“I was so excited about landing this job, I even studied all night about computers. But I get here and I have to clean toilets?! Crushed by my sorrow, I was wetting the toilet with my tears!” – Ooe Kintarou


I know you must be going through hell, but please hang in there.” – Noriko


6. Sailor Moon Quotes

“Stupid weatherman, he NEVER gets it right!” – Makoto Kino (Sailor Jupiter)


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“I am Sailor Moon, the champion of justice. In the name of the moon, I will right wrong and triumph over evil… and that means you!” – Usagi Tsukino


sailor moon usagi quotes

“The people of the world, all of them, whether it is the different race or the different language or the different lifestyle, tend to only think about what we cannot share. But our brains are all the same. We are the same people.” – Sailor Moon (Usagi)


sailor mercury quotes

“The future is something you build by yourself.” – Ami Mizuno


Sailor Mars quotes

“If i would ever fall in love…..I’m sure I would want that person to belong to me. I’d make them all mine…….but I might ruin them in the process. So I’m never going to fall in love. I don’t need love right now. I have friends with the same purpose as me. I have all of you.” – Sailor Mars

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7. Cowboy Bebop Quotes

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“I can’t be stuck in one place for long—it’ll kill me. My whole family’s like that.” – Faye Valentine



“The past is the past and the future is the future. A man is a man and a woman is a woman. The present is the present. I am who I am and you are who you are. That’s all there is to it. Does it really matter? Or do we just think it does?” – Faye Valentine


Jet Black Quotes 1

“It’s just like Charlie said in my dream. If you want to receive you have to give. See Spike, you got to listen to your dreams, that’s how you find your dream girl.” – Jet Black


Anime Motivation Jet Black Quotes

“Men always seem to think about their past before they die, as though they were frantically searching for proof that they truly lived.” – Jet Black


Spike Spiegel Quotes 4

“I love the type of woman who can kick my ass.” – Spike Spiegel


8. Yu Yu Hakusho Quotes

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“It most certainly isn’t pleasant being called a “traitor” by creatures you’ve never met.” – Kurama



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“You do them one favor and they think you’re their best friend. This is why I could care less if their entire species was swallowed up.” – Hiei


9. Dragon Ball Z Quotes

Goku Quotes

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


Vegeta Quotes DBZ 7

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


10. Bubblegum Crisis Quotes

We’re hopelessly linked together, idiot.” – Daley Wong


“SHUT UP or I’m going tospank you.” – Priss Asagiri


11. Ranma 1/2 Quotes

Ranma Saotome quotes

“If Kasumi isn’t back by dinnertime, we’re gonna have to eat Akane’s cooking. And if we do that, man oh man, we’re gonna wish we were lost at sea!” – Ranma Saotome


Shampoo ranma quotes

“Shampoo love boy-type Ranma…. Maybe pervert-girl like only girl-type Ranma? Tell truth now.” – Shampoo


akane tendo quotes

“Dad, honestly, you picked the worst time to play deer caught in the headlights.” – Akane Tendo


nabiki tendo quotes

“Don’t worry, Daddy. The only young girls he could fool are the ones who take their teeth out at bedtime!” – Nabiki Tendo


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