30 Steven Universe Quotes on Friendship & Accepting Change

Many cartoons offer valuable lessons, so read through these Steven Universe quotes we’ve compiled to get a glimpse of morals you can live by!

Cartoons are great because they can entertain and make us laugh all day. What makes them even better is that they usually have tons of meaningful lessons embedded in every episode. Steven Universe is a prime example of this.

Steven Universe zooms in on The Crystal Gems, a group of magical beings who took it upon themselves to become the protectors of Earth. Steven, a half-Gem and a half-human, is considered the group’s little brother, and he joins them in their adventures to save the world.

With the series’ five seasons, there’s no doubt there are many lessons we can learn from the team’s countless adventures. So, we’ve compiled the best of the best quotes from your favorite characters. Read on and be inspired!

And make sure to check out these Over the Garden Wall quotes and Johnny Bravo quotes.

Best Steven Universe Quotes

1. “Humans just lead short, boring, insignificant lives, so they make up stories to feel like they’re a part of something bigger. They want to blame all the world’s problems on some single enemy they can fight, instead of a complex network of interrelated forces beyond anyone’s control.” – Pearl

2. “Love at first sight doesn’t exist. Love takes time, and love takes work.” – Garnet

3. “There are different ways of being strong.” – Pearl

4. “Garnet learned a valuable lesson that day—that true strength is about more than just how many mountains you can punch in half.” – Steven Universe

5. “Sleep is a curse, and yet a curse I need to live.” – Steven Universe

6. “I don’t need you to respect me, I respect me. I don’t need you to love me, I love me. But I want you to know you could know me if you change your mind.” – Steven Universe

7. “For a fusion to work, there needs to be balance. An imbalance can cause your fusion to lose touch with reality, see things that aren’t there, and eventually, fall apart.” – Garnet

8. “All comedy is derived from fear.” – Steven Universe

9. “We worked hard, and we deserve to take it easy for a little bit. I mean just look at that view. It’s beautiful.” – Steven Universe

10. “Because the Earth is a place where we can be ourselves. We can live freely without having to hide who we are.” – Steven Universe

Famous Steven Universe Quotes

11. “You know what’s nice about being split up? I get to look at you.” – Ruby

12. “Earth is our home now. Isn’t it worth fighting for?” – Peridot

13. “You’re the one good thing that came out of this mess; I always thought you were proud of that.” – Pearl

14. “Maybe when Peridot gets to Earth, she’ll see how nice all the people are, and she won’t want to hurt anyone.” – Steven Universe

15. Connie Maheswaran: “I need to be able to protect you!”

Steven Universe: “But if you’re the one protecting me, then who’s the one protecting you?!”

Steven Universe Quotes That’ll Warm Your Heart

16. “Don’t you raise your shield at me! I only want you to be yourself! If you can’t do that I’ll do it for you!” – White Diamond

17. “There are millions of possibilities for the future! But it depends on you which reality he chooses.” – Garnet

18. “But you, you’re supposed to change. You’re never the same even moment to moment—you’re allowed and expected to invent who you are. What an incredible power—the ability to grow up.” – Greg the Babysitter

19. “There’s an awful lot of awful things we could be thinking of, but for just one day, let’s only think about love!” – Steven Universe

20. “Everything I ever did, I did for her. Now she’s gone, but I’m still here. Sometimes, I wonder if she can see me through your eyes. What would she think of me now?” – Pearl

21. “Stevonnie, listen to me. You are not two people. And you are not one person. You are an experience! Make sure you’re a good experience. Now. Go! Have! Fun!” – Garnet

22. Amethyst: “Us worse gems stick together, right?”

Steven Universe: “That’s why we’re the best.”

23. “I don’t know what Topaz would do if she didn’t have Topaz. I’ve always wanted to tell me how I’m helping me through this, but there’s always someone between us!” – Topaz

24. “Someday soon, we may be fighting some really bad guys, and when that day comes, I want to fight with you, together!” – Steven Universe

25. “Cards are a great way to tell someone something if you can’t be face-to-face with them, or if they don’t wanna see your face.” – Steven Universe

Steven Universe Quotes to Remember

26. “I’m combining all my responsibilities into one responsibility.” – Steven Universe

27. “When a gem is made, it’s for a reason. They burst out of the ground, already knowing what they’re supposed to be, and then that’s what they are. Forever.” – Grey the Babysitter

28. “I was so wrong about being so wrong about you!” – Steven Universe

29. “You’re wrong! If pearls are really like you say they are, then Pearl isn’t common at all! She trained herself to fight! She learned how to build things! And she works hard every day to be greater than she already is! That’s not common; that’s amazing!” – Steven Universe

30. “Because, Dad, I can’t stay a kid forever. When Connie grows up and becomes president, what is that gonna make me? First Boy?!” – Steven Universe

What Do You Think Is the Most Important Lesson Steven Universe Has to Offer?

In its five seasons, Steven Universe taught us a lot of things. Loving yourself, accepting change, and finding true friends are only some of them.

One of the best pieces of advice the show gives is to love ourselves. Steven’s different from the rest of The Crystal Gems, as he’s half-human. However, he slowly realized that his uniqueness could offer something to the table—something that no other person could contribute aside from him.

Accepting the change that’s bound to happen is also a great lesson to focus on. Change is inevitable, but people still struggle to adapt. So, we must strengthen our minds; this will help us conquer whatever lies ahead.

Lastly, Steven Universe reminds us that life won’t be as exciting if we don’t have friends to live every day of life with. Imagine how sad and lonely it would be if you lived day by day with no one to turn to. As we’ve learned from the show, treasure your friends because they will be with you through all the zigzags of life.

There are many more morals embedded in Steven Universe, and those mentioned above are just scratching the surface! With that, we hope that this list of quotes was able to encourage you to find the rest when you watch the show again!

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Karen Danao

Hi, I’m Karen, a content curator and writer for Quote Ambition; I’m also a marketing and advertising professional. Beyond the keyboard and the screen, I’m someone who’s out to enjoy every bit that life has to offer!

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