Disney Characters, Disney Quotes

90+ Best Turning Red Quotes You’ll LOVE!

April 3, 2023
turning red quotes

Have you been on the lookout for the best Turning Red quotes that are bound to move you? Read ahead for my top picks that you’ll adore!

When it was first released in 2022, the Disney movie Turning Red caused quite a stir.

This is partly because it was released during the pandemic. However, it’s also because parents thought it dealt with quite mature themes!

I’ll say that discussing changing bodies and growing up is always an important thing to do (so kids don’t feel so lost!).

But not everyone agrees – so, it’s certainly an interesting movie!

As the movie was released on Disney+, it didn’t get the big screen debut it deserved and grossed just $20.1 million USD at the box office.

But with an impressive 95% Fresh rating on the review site Rotten Tomatoes, it’s totally worth a watch!

Without further ado, let’s dive in and uncover the best Turning Red quotes that you’ll LOVE.

Turning Red Summary

© 2022 Disney/Pixar – All Rights Reserved.

Turning Red is a Disney movie that’s set in Vancouver, Canada.

It follows the story of a 13-year-old girl called Meilin Lee, and she’s struggling with her duties of being the perfect daughter.

And trying to live her life as a typical young teen!

Throughout the movie, Mei discovers that her family has been cursed.

If you’re wondering how, the women in the family turn into giant red pandas when they’re upset and frustrated!

Although the original purpose of this curse was designed to protect the women, it’s become something of a burden over the years!

During the film, Mei deals with upsetting her parents, trying to live up to their expectations, and discovering who she is.

And honestly? It’s awesome to watch and will make you feel warm and fuzzy (just like those giant pandas!).

Meaningful Turning Red Quotes

1. “People have all kinds of sides to them, Mei, and some of them are messy.” – Jin

2. “I’m sorry I’m not perfect, sorry I’m not good enough, and sorry I’ll never be like you.” – Meilin Lee

3. “Me too. I see you Mei-Mei. You try to make everyone happy but are so hard on yourself. And if I taught you that…I’m sorry. So, don’t hold back. For anyone. The farther you go, the prouder I’ll be.” – Ming

4. “Red is a lucky color.” – Mr. Lee

5. “Why didn’t you warn me?” – Mei as a panda

6. “It’s her life. Now move” – Auntie

7. “Be careful. Honoring your parents sounds great, but if you take it too far, well, you might forget to honor yourself.” – Mei

8. “Sun Yee passed this gift to her daughters, for when they came of age. And they passed it to theirs. But over time, our family chose to come to a new world. And what was a blessing became an inconvenience.” – Ming

9. “I’m changing, Mom. I’m finally figuring out who I am. But I’m scared it will take me away from you.” – Mei

10. “My Panda. My Choice, Mom!” – Mei

11. “I know how hard it is to keep the beast in. It feels so good to let it out. So free.” – Grandmother

12. “I know what it looks like. I am my own person. But that doesn’t mean doing whatever I want. Like most adults, I have responsibilities.” – Mei

13. “The panda is a part of me, and you guys are too.” – Mei

14. “This is a critical time. Mei needs a strong hand more than ever. Don’t let her out of your sight.” -Mei’s Grandmother

15. “And yeah, sometimes I miss how things were, but nothing stays the same forever. 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?” – Mei

Powerful Quotes from Turning Red

16. “But maybe I like this new me.” – Mei

17. “Fight the power!” – Abby

18. “I thought I had more time! You’re just a child. I thought, if I watched you like a hawk, I’d see the signs, and be able to prepare. But it’s going to be fine. I overcame it, and you will too.” – Ming

19. “We’ve all got a messy, loud, weird part of ourselves hidden away. And a lot of us never let it out.” – Mei

20. “Do you know how dangerous this is?” – Ming

21. “Something about you guys like neutralizes the panda.” – Mei

22. “It’s easy. When I start to get emotional, all I do is imagine the people I love most in the whole world. Which is you guys.” – Mei

23. “You are a woman now. And your body is starting to change. It’s nothing to be embarrassed about.” – Ming

24. “I know. I’m sorry. I’ve been like obsessed with my mom’s approval my whole life. I couldn’t take losing it. But losing you guys feels even worse.” – Mei

25. “Your mother and I were close once, but the red panda took that away.” – Mei’s Grandmother

26. “Because it happened to me.” – Ming

The Best Turning Red Quotes

27. “I’m Meilin Lee. Ever since I turned 13, I wear what I want, say what I want. 24/7, 365.” – Mei

28. “I accept and embrace all labels.” – Mei

29. “What’s dangerous is an academic record with a lack of extracurriculars.” – Mei

30. “Besties assemble!” – Mei

31. “She is so brainwashed.” – Priya

32. “Buzz off jerkface – I’m busy!” – Mei

33. “Whoa! You’re you!” – Miriam

34. “This will be a piece of cake. And mostly painless.” – Mr. Gao

35. “This isn’t music. This is filth. And it’s not worth jeopardizing your life over.” – Ming

36. “It’s not all about me, you know? I do make my own moves, it’s just that some of my moves are also hers.” – Mei

37. “Words were exchanged. Slightly uncomfortable secrets were revealed. End of story…” – Mei

38. “He’s not that cute. Okay, his shoulder’s, like, kind of nice, I guess. His eyes are… fine.” – Mei

39. “You’re never not on my mind, oh my, oh my. I’m never not by your side, your side, your side.” – 4*Town

40. “And I will not hesitate to do a spontaneous cartwheel if I so feel moved.” – Mei

41. “Today a student tomorrow. UN Secretary General. The ancestors would be so proud.” – Ming

42. “But any strong emotion will release the Panda. And the more you release it, the more difficult the ritual will be.” – Ming

43. “I don’t trust glittery delinquents with their generations.” – Ming

44. “This little quirk runs in our family.” – Ming

45. “It’s a little hard to believe that Mei can control such a big beast. She’s just a child.” – Grandmother Lee

46. “This is grade eight. I don’t got time to mess around.” – Mei

47. “But, I like cleaning. Plus, I got this new feather duster and, oh my gosh, it picks up so much dirt.” – Mei

More of the Best Turning Red Quotes!

48. “The Red Panda has blessed our family with good fortune and prosperity.” – Ming

49. “As you know, our ancestor, Sun Yee, had a mystical connection with red pandas. In fact, she loved them so much that she asked the gods to turn her into one.” – Ming

50. “You are now a beautiful, strong flower who must protect her delicate petals and clean them regularly.” – Ming

51. “I told you she was big!” – Jin

52. “This isn’t just our first concert. This is our first step into womanhood.” – Mei

53. “We’re like a warm and fuzzy blanket.” – Priya

54. “What is it? It’s happened already?” – Jin

55. “It’s just some, you know, inconvenient genetic thingy I got from my mom. I mean, it’ll go away. Eventually. Maybe.” – Mei

56. “The least you can do in return is every single thing they ask.” – Mei

57. “Are you a triangle? ‘Cause you acute!” – Mei

58. “There is a darkness to the panda, Mei Mei.” – Ming

Funny Turning Red Quotes

59. “I should report you to the police. How old are you? Thirty?” – Ming

60. “They called me the ‘Uncommon Denominator.” – Ming

61. “Now, take a break and help me appreciate some boys.” – Miriam

62. “This sounds like a boy-girl party. Are we allowed to boy-girl parties?” – Priya

63. “All about that hustle, amirite?” – Mei

64. “MeiMei! Breakfast is ready. Hey- no sugar!” – Ming

65. “A very enterprising, mildly annoying young lady.” – Mr. Kieslowski

66. “May I remind you what real men look like?” – Mei

67. “Sick. I’ve always wanted a tail.” – Priya

68. “I’m calm – Zen”.

69. “A hot hobo!” – Abby

70. “Mine called it stripper music. What’s wrong with that?” – Abby

71. “I hate this! I’m slobby. I’m smelly. My mom won’t even look at me, and now 4-Town?” – Mei

72. “Shake your moneymaker!” – Miriam

73. “An overachieving dork-narc.” – Tyler

74. “Mei-Mei, I know this is upsetting, but we are going to get through this together. I have ibuprofen, Vitamin B, a hot water bottle, and pads. Regular, overnight, scented, unscented, thin, ultrathin, ultrathin with wings.” – Ming

75. “Who are these hip-hoppers? And why are they called ‘4-town?’ if there are five of them?” – Ming

76. “Mei, Mei is better than any of us at controlling the panda. She passed every trigger test. Even the kitten box.” – Ming

77. “I’ve never met nobody like you, had friends and I’ve had buddies, it’s true, but they don’t turn my tummy the way you do.” – 4*Town

78. “Why are you moving like that!?” – Ming

More Hilarious Turning Red Quotes

Image Credit: © 2022 Disney/Pixar – All Rights Reserved.

79. “The Daisy Mart has lost a loyal customer today!” – Ming

80. “Everyone go home! Where are your parents? And put some clothes on!” – Ming

81. “You sicko! What were you thinking? Why would you draw those things? Those horrible, awful, sexy things?” – Mei

82. “It is fine, you will move to another city, change your identity. Mummy, I’m so sorry.” – Mei

83. “Destroy her with your big butt!” – Abby

84. “It was my idea to hustle the panda! My idea to go to Tyler’s party! It was all me! I like boys! And I like loud music! I like gyrating! I’m 13, deal with it!” – Mei

85. “Yeah, this isn’t just our first concert. This is our first step into womanhood. And we have to do it together. I mean, girl I will say it’s a sleepover at my house. The perfect crime.” – Miriam

86. “See? See? This is what happens when you don’t wear sunblock and do drugs all day!” – Ming

87. “Blah! I’m a gross red monster!” – Mei as a panda

88. “I can’t ask my mom, I’m a furry ticking time bomb!” – Mei

89. “Did your red peony bloom?” – Ming

90. “You are so fluffy.” – Abby

91. “We’ve got your fluffy back.” – Miriam

92. “You’ll figure this out, Mei. Just be the calm, mature, adult you totally are. You got this.” – Mei

93. “I’m officially a grown-up, at least according to the Toronto Transit Commission.” –Mei


Image Credit: © 2022 Disney/Pixar – All Rights Reserved.

What is the message of Turning Red?

Although the story revolves around the physical act of turning into a red panda, the film also focuses on shame, frustration, and anger. There’s also a ton of commentary on teenage emotions and how girls deal with their changing bodies when puberty hits.

What are parents saying about Turning Red?

Turning Red was quite controversial when it was first released, and this is largely because some parents think the subject matter is too mature. I don’t personally agree as I think growing up and the changes that come with it should be discussed! But each to their own.

What is the panda a metaphor for in Turning Red?

The red panda is a metaphor for puberty, but it’s also representative of the characteristics and trauma we inherit from our parents.

Why was the mom’s panda so big in Turning Red?

Ming’s enormous panda is used to showcase her anxiety and the constant need to feel perfect. You might think Mei’s 8-foot panda is huge, but wait until you see her mom!

What is the ritual in Turning Red?

The Red Moon Ritual is designed to lock the spirit of the red panda away inside a talisman. This way, it won’t escape when the wearer is frustrated or angry!

There you have it: the ultimate list of Turning Red quotes that you’re bound to love!

What are your favorite Turning Red quotes? I can’t wait to hear your thoughts in the comments below!

Related Posts:

Can’t get enough of Disney quotes? Check out these other wonderful sayings from Disney and Pixar characters!

You Might Also Like

No Comments

Leave a Reply