90 Moana Quotes on Adventure & Self-Discovery

We’ve collected best Moana quotes and lines to inspire you to find your strength, embrace your true identity, and discover your purpose.

Moana Waialiki is a sea princess and a voyager who has many questions—particularly about herself.

When the island was struck by darkness, the ocean chose her to save the world. She will fight evil with goodness, with the help of her friend, Maui.

So, what are you holding out for?

Prepare for some excitement as we follow Moana on her navigating journey!

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And make sure to check out these Mulan quotes and Ratatouille quotes.

Best Moana Quotes

1. “The ocean is in my soul and my soul is in the ocean.” – Moana

2. “It’s called wayfinding, princess. It’s not just sails and knots, it’s seeing where you’re going in your mind. Knowing where you are by knowing where you’ve been.” – Maui

3. “I am Moana of Motunui. You will board my boat, sail across the sea, and restore the heart of Te Fiti.” – Moana

4. “Sometimes our strengths lie beneath the surface—far beneath, in some cases.” – Moana

5. “The ocean chose me for a reason.” – Moana

6. “There is nowhere you could go that I won’t be with you.” – Gramma Tala

7. “The past shouldn’t be feared for it guides our future.” – Moana

8. “If I go, there is just no telling how far I will go.” – Moana

9. “Okay, first, I’m not a princess. I’m the daughter of the chief.” – Moana

10. “There comes a day when you’re gonna look around and realize happiness is where you are.” – Chief Tui

11. “Her heart held the greatest power ever known.” – Gramma Tala

12. “Sometimes, the world seems against you. The journey may leave a scar, but scars can heal and reveal, just where you are.” – Moana

13. “But without her heart, Te Fiti began to crumble, giving birth to a terrible darkness.” – Gramma Tala

14. “Sometimes, who we wish we were, what we wish we could do—it’s just not meant to be.” – Sina

15. “I’m not going on a mission with some little girl.” – Maui

Related: The Little Mermaid Quotes

Famous Quotes and Lines From Moana

16. “Hero of men. It’s actually, ‘Maui—shapeshifter, demigod of the wind and sea, hero of men.’ I interrupted, from the top—hero of men. Go.” – Maui

17. “We were voyagers!” – Moana

18. “Listen. For a thousand years, I’ve only been thinking about keepin’ this hair silky, getting my hook, and being awesome again.” – Maui

19. “He’s hard on you because—because he was you.” – Sina

20. “But one day, someone will journey beyond our reef, find Maui, deliver him across the great ocean to restore the heart of Te Fiti.” – Gramma Tala

21. “Are you just trying to get me to talk about myself? Because if you are, I will gladly do so—in song form!” – Tamatoa

22. “There will come a time when you will stand on this peak and place a stone on this mountain, like I did, like my father did, like his father and every chief that has ever been.” – Chief Tui

23. “I’m the village crazy lady—that’s my job.” – Gramma Tala

24. “I am self-taught.” – Moana

25. “What if we fish beyond the reef?” – Moana

26. “Well, anyway let me say, ‘You’re welcome.’” – Maui

27. “When you use a bird to write with, it’s called tweeting.” – Maui

28. “When I die, I’m going to come back as one of these. Or I chose the wrong tattoo.” – Gramma Tala 

29. “I’ve got your back, chosen one. Go save the world.” – Maui

30. “There’s more beyond the reef.” – Moana

Related: The Princess and the Frog Quotes

Inspiring Moana Quotes to Make You Strong

31. “I have crossed the horizon to find you.” – Moana

32. “You will do great things, but first, you must learn who you are meant to be.” – Moana

33. “A real way-finder never sleeps.” – Maui

34. “I will carry you here in my heart. You will remind me that come what may I know the way.” – Moana

35. “Now I know why you always told me to be strong. Because you knew—you knew that one day I would need the strength to bear your loss.” – Moana

36. “Bonding is not measured by the time you spent together, but by the comfort you find when you realize you have each other.” – Moana

37. “See that line where the sky meets the sea, it calls me and no one knows how far it goes.” – Moana

38. “I will lead with pride. I will make us strong.” – Moana

39. “You’re amazing.” – Moana

40. “Once you know what you like, well, there you are.” – Moana

41. “You can be a hero.” – Moana

42. “Be who you are on the inside.” – Moana

43. “They have stolen the heart from inside you but this does not define you.” – Moana

44. “Know your purpose.” – Moana

45. “You may hear a voice inside. And if that voice starts to whisper to follow the farthest star, then it is inside you.” – Moana

Heartwarming Moana Quotes 

46. “When I saw you, that’s how it all changed.” – Moana

47. “If you are ready to go home, I will be with you.” – Gramma Tala

48. “Fear holds you back.” – Moana

49. “We keep our island in our mind. And when it’s time to find home, we know the way.” – Moana

50. “The call isn’t out there at all, it’s inside me.” – Moana 

51. “All the time wondering where I need to be is behind me. I’m on my own to worlds unknown.” – Moana

52. “Hiding in darkness that will continue to spread, chasing away our fish, draining life from the island until every one of us is devoured by the bloodthirsty jaws of inescapable death!” – Gramma Tala

53. “There is no darkness. There are no monsters.” – Chief Tui

54. “You’d be a hero. That’s what you’re all about, right?” – Moana

55. “In the beginning there was only the ocean, until the Mother Island emerged—Te Fiti.” – Grandma Tala

Funny Quotes and Lines From Moana That Will Make You Giggle

56. “If you wear a dress and have an animal sidekick, you’re a princess.” – Maui

57. “Whatever just happened, blame it on the pig.” – Gramma Tala

58. “Can we be real? If my name was Sebastian and I had a cool Jamaican accent, you’d totally help me. You would, you know you would.” – Tamatoa

59. “Just pick an eye, babe.” – Tamatoa

60. “I ate my grandma! And it took a week because she was absolutely humongous.” – Tamatoa

61. “You’re measuring the stars, not giving the sky a high five.” – Maui

62. “I am curious about that chicken eating the rock. He basically lacks the intelligence required for pretty much everything.” – Villager

63. “Really? Blow dart in my butt cheek?” – Moana

64. “The power of creation—for a crustacean!” – Tamatoa

65. “If you start singing, I’m gonna throw up.” – Maui

66. “Hey! Hey! Did you like the song?” – Tamatoa

67. “I’m his mom, I don’t have to tell him anything.” – Gramma Tala

Moana Quotes on Adventure

68. “Go inside, bang the drum, and find out.” – Gramma Tala

69. “Maui tried to escape but was confronted by another who sought the Heart.” – Gramma Tala

70. “The ocean is a friend of mine.” – Moana

71. “We’re going to the realm of monsters.” – Moana

72. “Maui—shapeshifter, demigod of the wind and the sea—let’s save the world.” – Moana

73. “We’ve got to go through a whole ocean of bad. Ever defeat a lava monster?” – Maui

74. “Don’t worry, it’s a lot further down than it looks.” – Maui

75. “Moana, I got your back! It’s Maui time!” – Maui

More Wonderful Moana Quotes You’ll Love

76. “In the beginning, there was only ocean.” – Gramma Tala

77. “Do you really think our ancestors stayed within the reef?” – Gramma Tala

78. “We can voyage again.” – Moana

79. “There’s a whole ocean!” – Moana

80. “No one goes beyond the reef!” – Chief Tui 

81. “It’d be rude to refuse a gift from a goddess.” – Moana

82. “It suits you.” – Chief Tui

83. “Hey! Let me do this please.” – Maui

84. “Muscle-up, buttercup!” – Maui

85. “What’s a demigod gotta do?” – Maui

86. “I did not see that coming.” – Maui

87. “Do you know who Maui is? Only the greatest demigod in all of the pacific islands. With his magical fish hook he slowed down the sun, pulled islands out of the sea, battled monsters, and I should know, because I’m Maui.” – Maui

88. “They’re kind of cute.” – Moana

89. “I am still falling!” – Maui

90. “Nothing? Really?” – Maui

What Have You Recently Discovered About Yourself?

We have a lot of questions and curiosity about ourselves as we grow up. We’re figuring things out on our own, experimenting with things that interest us, and discovering our own talents and abilities. It seems like something appears to be missing, and we must fill it.

As we’ve seen in the film, Moana asks her family questions about life. Moana followed her heart and found a wide range of answers through nature. Moana’s bravery in following her heart is admirable.

Celebrate what you’ve learned about yourself. Don’t belittle that progress you’re making, you’ll never know what you are capable of. 

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Hi. I'm Amy, the founder of this blog. I love quotes and enjoy sharing the best ones with you.

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