50 Inspirational Moana Quotes To Live By

In 2016 Disney released their popular 3D animated adventure film Moana. Situated in a quaint Polynesian village by the ocean, Moana finds herself setting sail for uncharted territory. You see, an unseen occurrence has her on a trip to locate the legendary demigod named Maui in hopes of saving Moana’s beloved native villagers.

This multi-million dollar movie features the voices of both Dwayne Johnson and Nicole Scherzinger. It also includes a special song tribute by Dwayne aka Maui in honor of Moana. (Be sure to watch the great video clip below after reading the quotes!) Unbeknownst to some, the word Moana means “Ocean”, which is appropriate considering her love of the beach.

May these inspirational Moana quotes help lead you down a path to success and encourage you to grab the brass ring of life.

Inspirational Quotes from The Movie Moana

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

2. “If you wear a dress, and have an animal sidekick, you’re a princess.” — Moana

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

4. “There is no darkness. There are no monsters.” — Chief Tui

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

6. “Same difference.” Moana

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

8. “But we don’t go there. It’s dangerous.” — Chief Tui

9. “Sometimes our strengths lie beneath the surface … Far beneath, in some cases.” — Moana

10. “Sometimes who we wish we were, what we wish we could do, is just not meant to be.” — Sina

11. “Come what may, I know the way.” — Moana

12. “You are the future of our people, Moana. And they are not out there. They are right here.” — Chief Tui

13. “Well, come to think of it Kid, honestly I can go on and on I can explain every natural phenomenon The tide, the grass, the ground, oh That was Maui just messing around. I killed an eel, I buried its guts. Sprouted a tree, now you got coconuts. What’s the lesson? What is the take-away? Don’t mess with Maui when he’s on the break-away. And the tapestry here on my skin Is a map of the victories I win! Look where I’ve been. I make everything happen Look at that mini-Maui just tippity-tappin’. Well, anyway let me say you’re welcome.” — Maui

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

15. “I wasn’t born a demi-god. I had human parents. They took one look and they decided… that they did not want me. So, they threw me into the ocean like I was nothing. Somehow, I was rescued by the Gods. They gave me the fish hook. They made me… “Maui”. So… Back to the humans, I went. I gave them everything. Islands, fire, and coconuts. Heh, everything they can never get enough of.” — Maui

16. “He is hard on you because he is you.” — Grandma Tala

17. “I am self-taught.” — Moana

18. “Some of our strengths lie beneath the surface, while others… far beneath…” — Moana

19. “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

20. “I don’t have to tell him anything. I am his mother.” — Grandma Tala

21. “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

22. “Whatever just happened… blame it on the pig.” — Grandma Tala

23. “The ocean is in my soul and my soul is in the ocean.” — Moana

24. “I am the village crazy lady that is my job.” — Grandma Tala

25. “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

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26.”If there’s something you want to tell me, just tell me! Is there something you want to tell me?” — Moana

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

28. “The answer to the question you have been asking yourself. Who are you meant to be? Go in and bang the drum and find out.” —Grandma Tala

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

30. “My job is to deliver Maui across the great ocean I should – I should be sailing.” — Moana

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

32. “When you use a bird to write with it’s called tweeting.” — Maui

33. “The power of creation … For a crustacean!” — Tamatoa

34. “There is nowhere you could go that I won’t be with you.” — Grandma Tala

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

36. “Congratulations on not being dead, girlie. You surprised me.” — Maui

37. “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

38. “I have crossed the horizon to find you. — I know your name. — They have stolen the heart from inside you. — But this does not define you. — This is not who you are. — You know who you are… who you truly are.” — Moana

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

40. “Why did you bring me here. I am not the right person. You have to choose someone else. Choose someone else.” — Moana

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

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

43. “Sometimes our strength lies beneath the surface, far beneath in some cases.” — Moana

44. “I’m going to miss you, Drumstick.” — Maui

45. “I can lead with pride; I can make us strong I’ll be satisfied if I play along. But the voice inside sings a different song. What is wrong with me?” — Moana

46. “You can come with us, ya know. My people are going to need a master way-finder.” — Moana

47. “He’s hard on you because … because he was you.” — Sina

48. “I like to dance with the water. The undertow on the waves. The water is mischievous.” — Grandma Tala

49. “Her heart held the greatest power ever known.” — Moana

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

Also see quotes from the Fault in Our Stars, and Cinderella.

Video: You’re Welcome from Moana (sung by Dwayne Johnson)

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There you go, our 50 most inspiring Moana quotes to instill in your daily life. We hope that they help brighten up the day and instill wisdom for future use.

If you should be in need of a good laugh, let Maui cheer you up with quote 32; ” “When you use a bird to write with it’s called tweeting.”!

Image Credit: Walt Disney Animation Studios, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons


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