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Kubo and the Two Strings Movie Poster

Quotes from Kubo and the Two Strings

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    • [to Kubo]
    • Monkey: Don't mess with the Monkey!
    • Monkey: Your magic is growing stronger. You need to learn control. But when we grow stronger the world grows more dangerous.
    • The Sisters: Kubo, we've been waiting for you for so long.
    • Kubo: Don't you ever say anything encouraging?
    • Monkey: I encourage you not to die.
    • [Mockingly]
    • Kubo: I encourage you not to die.
    • Beetle: Stealth is my middle name.
    • Monkey: You don't even have a first name.
    • Beetle: The mighty Beetle is victorious!
    • Beetle: I have a question. If I'm Beetle and you're Monkey, why isn't he called Boy?
    • [of Beetle]
    • Kubo: Monkey! I think he's in trouble! We should help him!
    • Monkey: Kubo, your aunts are still out there! I'm sorry, but we have to head for shore!
    • [Kubo jumps in the water, leaving monkey distraught]
    • Monkey: Kubo!
    • [runs across the leafy galleon and jumps off to dive in for Kubo, but a mechanical hand attached to a chain grabs her by the leg]
    • The Sisters: Oh, how precious. I come here to fish, and all I reel in is a wretched ape. it is a shame that this filthy creature is all that's left of my sister's magic.
    • Monkey: This filthy creature will tear you APART!
    • [runs to the sister with a sword in her hands, jumps up and strikes at the sister who blocks the attack with a sword of her own]
    • Moon King: You want to be human? Then share their weakness. Suffer their humiliation. Feel their pain!
    • Kubo: If you must blink, do it now.
    • [he strums the strings and it lights the lanterns on the water]
    • Kubo: I know why you want my eye. Because without it, I can't look into another and see their soul. Their love...
    • [as the Moon Beast]
    • Moon King: Everything you loved is GONE! Everything you knew has been TAKEN from you!
    • Kubo: No... it's in the memories. The most powerful kind of magic there is.
    • [he strums the strings again and summons the spirits from the lanterns, much to the Moon Beast's anger]
    • Kubo: It makes us stronger than you'll ever be. These are the memories of those we've have loved and lost. And if we hold their stories, deep in our hearts... then you will never take them away from us.
    • Monkey: He looked into my eyes and uttered four simple words. These words changed everything... You are my quest.
    • Beetle: I'm either a samurai or a really bad hoarder. Either way, inside my thorax beats the heart of a warrior.
    • [regarding Hanzo]
    • Monkey: In recognizing his compassion, I recognized my own.
    • [first lines]
    • [narrating]
    • Kubo: If you must blink, do it now. Pay careful attention to everything you see and hear, no matter how unusual it may seem. And please be warned: If you fidget, if you look away, if you forget any part of what I tell you - even for an instant - then our hero will surely perish.
    • [baby crying]
    • Kubo: His name is Kubo. His grandfather stole something from him. And that really is the least of it.
    • Monkey: You have questions, I can tell.
    • Kubo: Who...
    • Monkey: You get three.
    • Kubo: I think I have more.
    • Monkey: Three. But first you're gonna eat.
    • Kubo: Why only three?
    • Monkey: Okay, that was your first question.
    • Kubo: What?
    • Beetle: I have a feeling this is my destiny.
    • Monkey: No, it isn't! We can't trust anything you say, because *you* can't trust anything you say.
    • Kubo: Why does grandfather hate me?
    • Monkey: Oh, Kubo. He doesn't hate you. He wants to make you just like him. Blind to humanity as I once was. Only then can you take your place beside him as part of his family. Cold and hard and perfect.
    • Grandfather: Everything you loved is gone! Everything you knew has been taken from you?
    • Kubo: No! It's in my memories! The most powerful kind of magic there is! It makes us stronger than you'll ever be. These are the memories of those we have loved and lost. And if we hold their stories deep in our hearts, then you will never take them away from us. And that really is the least of it...
    • [last lines]
    • [kneeling before two lanterns]
    • Kubo: Hello, mother. Father. I know my stories can tend to get a little... Mm, long... So I'll keep this brief. I'm very grateful I've had the chance to meet you both, hear your wisdom, feel your kindness, even eat a meal sitting between you. This was a happy story. But, it could still be a whole lot happier. I don't know exactly what the rules are, or how this works, but if there were any, way to... You know... I still need you. So I could say this has been a happy story, or I could feel it... We could all feel it. And then we could end this story - together.
    • [now as a memory, standing with his parents]
    • Kubo: The end.
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