We’re positive you’ll be able to relate to these Turning Red quotes we’ve compiled!
Life has a way of discouraging us through its never-ending ups and downs. The highs can make us feel like we’ve conquered the world, while the downs make us think there’s no way out of the darkness anymore. Luckily, we have Turning Red to guide us through our journey.
At first, Turning Red might seem like your usual animated movie geared toward kids. However, when you look deeper, it’s a great movie for everyone in the process of self-growth and self-acceptance.
Turning Red and its characters like Mei teach us valuable lessons on how to deal with our emotions and accept ourselves for who we are. So, if you want a more profound understanding of this movie, read on!
Let’s start here.
Best Turning Red Quotes
1. “I’ve been obsessed with my mom’s approval my whole life. I couldn’t risk losing it. But losing you guys is worse.” – Meilin Lee
2. “Be careful. Honoring your parents sounds great, but if you take it too far, well, you might forget to honor yourself.” – Meilin Lee
3. “We’ve all got an inner beast. We’ve all got a messy, loud, weird part of ourselves hidden away. And a lot of us never let it out. But I did. How about you?” – Meilin Lee
4. “I’m sorry I’m not perfect, sorry I’m not good enough, and sorry I’ll never be like you.” – Meilin Lee
5. “You’re our girl, no matter what. Panda or no panda.” – Priya Mangal
6. “Not to brag but being 13 means I’m officially a grown-up. At least according to the Toronto Transit Commission.” – Meilin Lee
7. “I’m changing, Mom. I’m finally figuring out who I am. But I’m scared it will take me away from you.” – Meilin Lee
Turning Red Quotes That’ll Forever Be Iconic
8. “My panda, my choice, Mom.” – Meilin Lee
9. “I never ask for anything. My whole life, I’ve been her perfect little Mei-Mei.” – Meilin Lee
10. “People have all kinds of sides to them—and some sides are messy. The point isn’t to push the bad stuff away; it’s to make room for it—live with it.” – Jin Lee
11. “I accept and embrace all labels.” – Meilin Lee
12. “I’ve been so good. If they don’t trust me anyway, what’s the point?” – Meilin Lee
13. “What was once a blessing became an inconvenience.” – Ming Lee
14. “You sicko! What were you thinking? Why would you draw those things? Those horrible, awful, sexy things?” – Meilin Lee
15. “It was my idea to hustle the panda! My idea to go to Tyler’s party! It was all me! I like boys! I like loud music! I like gyrating! I’m 13. Deal with it!” – Meilin Lee
Turning Red Quotes to Guide You in Life
16. “I miss how things were, but nothing stays the same forever.” – Meilin Lee
17. “The number one rule in my family? Honor your parents. They’re the supreme beings who gave you life, who sweated and sacrificed so much to put a roof over your head, food on your plate, an epic amount of food. The least you can do in return is to do every single thing they ask.” – Meilin Lee
18. “Don’t hold back. For anyone. The farther you go, the prouder I’ll be.” – Ming Lee
19. “You try to make everyone happy, but are so hard on yourself.” – Ming Lee
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20. “Red is a lucky color.” – Jin Lee
21. “I can’t ask my mom; I’m a furry ticking time bomb!” – Meilin Lee
22. “But any strong emotion will release the panda. And the more you release it, the more difficult the ritual will be.” – Ming Lee
23. “See? See? This is what happens when you don’t wear sunblock and do drugs all day!” – Ming Lee
24. “I’m Meilin Lee. I wear what I want, and say what I want, 24/7, 365. I know it’s a lot, but I don’t have time to mess around.” – Meilin Lee
25. “The panda is a part of me, and you guys are too.” – Meilin Lee
What’s the Most Intense Emotion You’ve Ever Felt?
As humans, we have a whole spectrum of emotions. Sometimes, they can get overwhelming, making us confused about what we should do or how we should act. In times like these, we should remain calm and find time to understand what we’re feeling.
In Turning Red, Mei turns into a panda whenever she feels intense emotions. It’s like a trigger to become something she’s not. It’s the same with us; when we act out of anger or any strong emotion—especially when we don’t think things through—we often regret what we did in the end.
To avoid regrets, we must reflect and work through our emotions slowly. We shouldn’t rush things because if we do, we’ll be in a worse place than before.
Another thing Turning Red teaches us is that we need to be more accepting of ourselves—our feelings, thoughts, and who we are as a whole. If we turn our backs away from who we truly are, we’re denying ourselves a chance to grow and improve as humans.
Let’s all learn from Mei’s experiences so that we may steer ourselves away from regret and sadness. The next time you watch Turning Red, be more discerning of its lessons. We’re positive you’ll find more valuable pieces of wisdom by doing so!