25 Turning Red Quotes on Dealing With Emotions & Insecurity

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.

And don’t forget to check out these Aladdin quotes and Encanto quotes.

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

More Turning Red Quotes That You Will Never Get Tired of Reading

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!

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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!

Poetry, philosophy, history, and movies are all topics I love writing about! However, my true passion is in traveling, photography, and finding common ground to which everyone from different cultures can relate.

With the many places I’ve been to, I found that love, inspiration, and happiness are some things that bring people together. No matter how different we are on the outside, I’m a true believer that our emotions don’t lie; if you dig deep into our psyche, we’re all the same inside.

This belief was further amplified when I joined Quote Ambition. Through the quotes I’ve read, collected, organized, and written about, I found that humans are resilient, creative, and compassionate.

We take from each others’ hearts and courage, and it’s through our individual experiences that we learn how to rise above our challenges and pain. In so many ways, Quote Ambition is a platform that allows people from all over the world to gain the inspiration they need anytime, anywhere!

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