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97 'Coco' Quotes Celebrating the Love of Music and Family

Karabo Baloyi
Aug 23, 2022
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When the film “Coco” was released in 2017, it won the hearts of adults and children alike from all over the world. The film beautifully wove together the timeless themes of family, honesty, and forgiveness. Here are 97 of the best quotes that capture these and other themes from the film.

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When two of the biggest animation studios, Disney and Pixar, partnered in 2017 to create a musical animation, they created one of the most memorable films in the past decade, “Coco.”

The film followed Miguel, a young boy with big dreams of becoming a musician. On his journey, he discovered his family’s secrets, stories, and traditions that all came to a head on the Spanish holiday, “Día de los Muertos.”

From the music, stories, and conflicts, “Coco” contained rich lines from all the characters. We’ve gathered 97 of the most memorable for you to enjoy.

Mama Imelda's quote: “Never forget how much your family loves you.” | Image: AmoDays

Mama Imelda's quote: “Never forget how much your family loves you.” | Image: AmoDays

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"COCO" QUOTES ABOUT FAMILY

“I’m proud we’re family!” — Miguel

“And so what if it’s true? You leave me alone with a child to raise, and I’m just supposed to forgive you?” — Mama Imelda

“I am not like the rest of my family. There’s something that makes me different.” — Miguel

“Nothing’s more important than family.” — Miguel

“Miguel, I give you my blessing, to go home and never forget how much your family cares for you.” — Mama Imelda

“Being a part of this family means you are here for this family.” — Abuelita

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Miguel's quote: “I’m proud we’re family!”  | Image: AmoDays

Miguel's quote: “I’m proud we’re family!” | Image: AmoDays

“Hector should be on our ofrenda. He’s part of our family.” — Miguel

“That is what families are supposed to do, support you. But you never will.” — Miguel

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“I wasn’t in there because of Hector. He was in there because of me. He was just trying to get me home! I didn’t want to listen, but he was right! Nothing is more important than family. I’m ready to accept your blessing. And your conditions. But first, I need to find de la Cruz. To get Héctor’s photo!” — Miguel

“Never forget how much your family loves you.” — Mama Imelda

“I know your great-great-grandpa. I’ll get you to him.” — Hector

Miguel's quote: “I am not like the rest of my family. There’s something that makes me different.” | Image: AmoDays

Miguel's quote: “I am not like the rest of my family. There’s something that makes me different.” | Image: AmoDays

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“I don’t want to be part of this family anymore!” — Miguel

“Family comes first.” — Miguel

“It’s okay. You can weep with your family.” — Abuelita

“Never forget how much your family cares for you.” — Mama Imelda

"COCO" QUOTES ABOUT MUSIC

“Music tore her family apart. Shoes brought them together.” — Miguel

“You, my boy, are meant to be a musician.” — Ernesto de la Cruz

 Ernesto de la Cruz's quote: “Only a song has the power to change a heart. Never underestimate the power of music.” | Image: AmoDays

Ernesto de la Cruz's quote: “Only a song has the power to change a heart. Never underestimate the power of music.” | Image: AmoDays

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“I have to sing; I have to play. The music, it’s not just in me; it is me. When life gets me down, I play my guitar. The rest of the world may follow the rules, but I must follow my heart. You know that feeling like there’s a song in the air, and it’s playing just for you. I hope you like it.” Ernesto de la Cruz

“Only a song has the power to change a heart. Never underestimate the power of music.” — Ernesto de la Cruz

“Remember me, though I have to say goodbye. Remember me, don’t let it make you cry. For even if I’m far away, I hold you in my heart. I sing a secret song to you each night we are apart” — Hector

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“I know, I’m not supposed to love music. But my great-grandma Coco’s father was the greatest musician of all time, Ernesto de la Cruz. One day he left with his guitar and never returned, now my family thinks music is a curse.” — Miguel

“I am Ernesto de la Cruz. The greatest musician of all time!” — Ernesto de la Cruz

Miguel's quote: “Music tore her family apart. Shoes brought them together.” | Image: AmoDays

Miguel's quote: “Music tore her family apart. Shoes brought them together.” | Image: AmoDays

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“To be here with you tonight brings me joy! Qué alegriá for this music is my language and the world es mi Familia.” — Miguel

“I loved it! I remember that my husband would play, and I loved to sing, and nothing else mattered.” — Mama Imelda

“Miguel, if we help you get his photo, you will return home? No more music?” — Mama Imelda

“Great-great grandfather, I want to be a musician, just like you.” — Miguel

“But when we had Coco, there was something that mattered more than music. I wanted to put down roots. He wanted to play for the world. We each made a sacrifice to get what we wanted. Now, you must make a choice.” — Mama Imelda

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Ernesto de la Cruz's quote: “You, my boy, are meant to be a musician.” | Image: AmoDays

Ernesto de la Cruz's quote: “You, my boy, are meant to be a musician.” | Image: AmoDays

“I think we’re the only family in México who hates music.” — Miguel

“Great-great grandfather, none of them understand me. I’m supposed to play music!” — Miguel

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“Say that I’m crazy or call me a fool but last night it seemed that I dreamed about you. When I opened my mouth what came out was a song and you knew every word and we all sang along.” — Miguel

“Remember me, each time you hear a sad guitar.” — Hector

“A melody played on the strings of our souls and the rhythm that rattled us down to the bone. Our love for each other will live on forever in every beat of my proud corazón” — Miguel

Ernesto de la Cruz's quote: “I have to sing; I have to play. The music, it’s not just in me; it is me. When life gets me down, I play my guitar. The rest of the world may follow the rules, but I must follow my heart. You know that feeling like there’s a song in the air, and it’s playing just for you. I hope you like it.” | Image: AmoDays

Ernesto de la Cruz's quote: “I have to sing; I have to play. The music, it’s not just in me; it is me. When life gets me down, I play my guitar. The rest of the world may follow the rules, but I must follow my heart. You know that feeling like there’s a song in the air, and it’s playing just for you. I hope you like it.” | Image: AmoDays

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“He will listen, he will listen to music.” — Ernesto de la Cruz

“Hector’s the real musician. You’re just the guy who murdered him and stole his songs!” — Miguel

"COCO" QUOTES ABOUT ANCESTORS

“He’s been forgotten. When there’s no one left in the living world who remembers you, you disappear from this world. We call it the final death.” — Hector

“No, it doesn’t work like that, chamaco. Our memories, they have to be passed down by those who knew us in life in the stories they tell about us. But there’s no one left alive to pass down Cheech’s stories. Hey, it happens to everyone eventually.” — Hector

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“I want nothing to do with you! Not in life, not in death! I spent decades protecting my family from your mistakes. He spends five minutes with you, and I have to fish him out of a sinkhole!” — Mama Imelda

Abuelita's quote: “Día de Muertos has begun! It’s the one night of the year our ancestors can come visit us.” | Image: AmoDays

Abuelita's quote: “Día de Muertos has begun! It’s the one night of the year our ancestors can come visit us.” | Image: AmoDays

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“You think I’d let him go back to the land of the living with your photo? To keep your memory alive? No.” — Ernesto de la Cruz

“Día de Muertos has begun! It’s the one night of the year our ancestors can come visit us.” — Abuelita

“I’m a pretty sorry excuse for a great-great-grandfather.” — Hector

“I wanted to forget you. I wanted Coco to forget you, too.” — Mama Imelda

“Welcome to the Land of the Dead. Agents at the Department of Family Reunions are available to assist you. Please, on the lookout for a living boy.” — Arrival Agent

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 Hector's quote: “He’s been forgotten. When there’s no one left in the living world who remembers you, you disappear from this world. We call it the final death.” | Image: AmoDays

Hector's quote: “He’s been forgotten. When there’s no one left in the living world who remembers you, you disappear from this world. We call it the final death.” | Image: AmoDays

SHORT "COCO" QUOTES

“One cannot deny who one is meant to be.” — Ernesto de la Cruz

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“Remember me, though I have to travel far.” — Hector

“I know your secrets, Mariachi.” — Abuelita

“No music! No music!” — Abuelita

“You don’t have to forgive him, but we shouldn’t forget him.” — Miguel

“Music’s the only way that makes me happy.” — Miguel

Abuelita's quote: “No music! No music!” | Image: AmoDays

Abuelita's quote: “No music! No music!” | Image: AmoDays

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“A minute ago I thought I was related to a murderer! You’re a total upgrade!” — Miguel

“I found your son at mariachi plaza.” — Abuelita

“Tonight is about family.” — Abuelita

“I’m just dreaming.” — Miguel

“My Papati will never listen.” — De la Cruz’s girlfriend

“I’m walking like a skeleton.” — Miguel

Ernesto de la Cruz's quote: “One cannot deny who one is meant to be.” | Image: AmoDays

Ernesto de la Cruz's quote: “One cannot deny who one is meant to be.” | Image: AmoDays

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“It has been an honor. I hope you die real soon.” — Hector

“This isn’t a dream then. You’re all really out there.” — Miguel

“Miguel, vitamins are a real thing.” — Tia Victoria

“I am terribly allergic.” — Clerk

“Skeletons don’t walk like that.” — Hector

Abuelita's quote: “I know your secrets, Mariachi.” | Image: AmoDays

Abuelita's quote: “I know your secrets, Mariachi.” | Image: AmoDays

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“We have to get you back home. Right now.” — Mama Imelda

“But Dante doesn’t have any hair.” — Miguel

“Know that I’m with you the only way that I can be.” — Hector

“And I don’t have a nose, and yet, here we are.” — Clerk

“I’m running out of time. It’s Coco.” — Hector

Miguel's quote: “You don’t have to forgive him, but we shouldn’t forget him.” | Image: AmoDays

Miguel's quote: “You don’t have to forgive him, but we shouldn’t forget him.” | Image: AmoDays

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“You’ve got to get home before sunrise, or you’ll be stuck here forever.” — Head Clerk

“Until you’re in my arms again, remember me.” — Hector

“She’s forgetting you.” — Mama Imelda

“It’s almost sunrise!” — Mama Imelda

“I’m turning into a skeleton!” — Miguel

Miguel's quote: “Music’s the only way that makes me happy.” | Image: AmoDays

Miguel's quote: “Music’s the only way that makes me happy.” | Image: AmoDays

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“I could remember him when I go back!” — Miguel

“I can’t forgive you. But I will help you.” — Mama Imelda

“You’re a coward!” — Miguel

“There are children present.” — Hector

“Leave the boy alone.” — Hector

Abuelita's quote: “I found your son at mariachi plaza.” | Image: AmoDays

Abuelita's quote: “I found your son at mariachi plaza.” | Image: AmoDays

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“You’re skeletons!” — Miguel

“He’s a living child, Ernesto.” — Hector

“You’re alive!” — Skeleton

“He’s a threat!” — Ernesto de la Cruz

Miguel's quote: “Nothing’s more important than family.” | Image: AmoDays

Miguel's quote: “Nothing’s more important than family.” | Image: AmoDays

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"COCO" QUOTES TO HELP YOU SEIZE OPPORTUNITIES

“If there’s no one left in the living world to remember you, you disappear from this world. But you can change that!” — Hector

“No one was going to hand me my future; it was up to me to reach for my dream, grab it tight and make it come true.” — Ernesto de la Cruz

“Success doesn’t come for free. You have to do whatever it takes to seize your moment.” — Ernesto de la Cruz

“Murdered? I am the one who’s willing to do what it takes to seize my moment. Whatever it takes.” — Ernesto de la Cruz

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Hector's quote: “If there’s no one left in the living world to remember you, you disappear from this world. But you can change that!” | Image: AmoDays

Hector's quote: “If there’s no one left in the living world to remember you, you disappear from this world. But you can change that!” | Image: AmoDays

OTHER "COCO" QUOTES

“Sometimes I look at Ernesto de La Cruz and I feel like we are connected.” — Miguel

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“Oh, it’s you. You’re going to get me into trouble, Dante. Someone could hear me! I wish someone wanted to hear me, other than you.” — Miguel

“The feeling, so close, you can reach out and touch it. I never knew I could want something so much, but it’s true.” Ernesto de la Cruz

“Dante? Dante! You’ve got to stay with me, boy. We don’t know where you are.” — Miguel

“I thought it might’ve been one of those made-up things that adults tell kids. Like… vitamins.” — Miguel

Miguel's quote: “Oh, it’s you. You’re going to get me into trouble, Dante. Someone could hear me! I wish someone wanted to hear me, other than you.” | Image: AmoDays

Miguel's quote: “Oh, it’s you. You’re going to get me into trouble, Dante. Someone could hear me! I wish someone wanted to hear me, other than you.” | Image: AmoDays

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“He tried to go home to you and Coco. But de la Cruz murdered him!” — Miguel

“I’ve worked too hard, Hector. Too hard to let him destroy everything.” — Ernesto de la Cruz

“My whole life, there’s been something that made me different.” — Miguel

“I am the love of your life?” — Hector

“Brings back memories. Gracias.” — Chicharron

  Miguel's quote: “Dante? Dante! You’ve got to stay with me, boy. We don’t know where you are.” | Image: AmoDays

Miguel's quote: “Dante? Dante! You’ve got to stay with me, boy. We don’t know where you are.” | Image: AmoDays

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“I have a dimple on this side, but not on this side. Dimple. No dimple. Dimple. No dimple.” — Miguel

“Every year, grandkids, cousins, pretty much everyone gets together, even great grandma Coco… I tell her pretty much everything… I used to run like this but now I run like this which is way faster!” — Miguel

“Watch your step– they make ‘caquitas’ everywhere.” — Tio Felipe

“Never name a street dog. They will follow you forever. Now, go get my shoe.” — Abuelita

“You’re not a spirit guide. You’re just a dumb dog.” — Miguel

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Miguel's quote: “I thought it might’ve been one of those made-up things that adults tell kids. Like… vitamins.” | Image: AmoDays

Miguel's quote: “I thought it might’ve been one of those made-up things that adults tell kids. Like… vitamins.” | Image: AmoDays

“Coco” was more than just a film about family and the love of music. It was an unapologetic representation of Mexican culture, a rare sight in major Hollywood productions, animated or not.

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The film’s visual effects were second to none; they represented the land of the living and the dead in distinct ways.

Every major character in the film underwent major growth by the end of the film, which is always enjoyable to watch. If you loved watching “Coco” after its release, perhaps these quotes will nudge you to watch it once again.

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