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A photo of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with Michaelangelo's quote: "We're lean, we're green, and we're mean!" | Source: facebook.com/TMNT
A photo of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with Michaelangelo's quote: "We're lean, we're green, and we're mean!" | Source: facebook.com/TMNT

37 'Ninja Turtle' Quotes About Turtle Power & Their Love for Pizza

Christell Fatima M. Tudtud
Jun 13, 2023
12:10 A.M.
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Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello, and Raphael are no ordinary turtles. Trained in ninjutsu by their rat sensei, Splinter, these heroes call the New York City sewers their home as they bravely battle various villains. Tickle your funny bone with these 37 "Ninja Turtles" quotes.

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The four heroes —Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello, and Raphael—became a pop culture phenomenon in the 1980s. These characters have been known in various forms of entertainment, including numerous film adaptations. However, the most renowned trilogy is the live-action series from the early 1990s.

These three gems, "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" (1990), "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze" (1991), and "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III" (1993), brought the turtles' thrilling world to life on the big screen.

They quickly became beloved fan favorites, securing their place in the hearts of their dedicated followers. Take a stroll down memory lane and revisit these characters' side-splitting humor and iconic remarks.

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Splinters' quote: "All fathers care for their sons." | Source: facebook.com/TMNT

Splinters' quote: "All fathers care for their sons." | Source: facebook.com/TMNT

Memorable and Iconic Quotes from 'Ninja Turtles'

"Why can't I ever dream about Harrison Ford?" — April O'Neil, "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"

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"Fighting's for grownups, and that's only if you got no other choice." — Raphael, "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III"

"Worst rescue I've ever Had." — April O'Neil, "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III"

"Forgiveness is divine, but never pay full price for a late pizza." — Michelangelo, "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"

"I love being a turtle!" — Michelangelo, "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"

Michaelangelo's quote: "No joke. The only thing safe in the woods... would be the trees!" | Source: facebook.com/TMNT

Michaelangelo's quote: "No joke. The only thing safe in the woods... would be the trees!" | Source: facebook.com/TMNT

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"You were you expecting maybe the Addams family?" — Donatello, "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III"

"Class is Pain 101, instructor is Casey Jones." — Casey Jones, "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"

"April O'Neil: So, what do you guys like on your pizza?

Michaelangelo: Oh, just the regular stuff: flies, stink bugs... It was a joke." — "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"

"April O'Neil: Will I ever see you guys again?

Michaelangelo: Indubitably!

Leonardo: Well, that depends on how fast you restock your pizza." — "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"

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"Leonardo: [of Shredder, who just showed up] Can anyone tell me who or what this is?

Michaelangelo: Don't know, but I bet it never has to look for a can-opener." — "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"

Raphael's quote: "Yeah? Well, maybe I'll just take my attitude and leave!" | Source: facebook.com/TMNT

Raphael's quote: "Yeah? Well, maybe I'll just take my attitude and leave!" | Source: facebook.com/TMNT

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"The Shredder: [confronting the turtles] You fight well... in the old style. But you've caused me enough trouble. Now you face: the Shredder.

Donatello: The Shredder?

Michaelangelo: Uuh... maybe all that hardware's for making coleslaw." — "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"

"Michaelangelo: [Leonardo slices up pizza] Yes, friends, the new turbo ginsu. Wa-hoo! It dices, it slices, and it makes French fries and three different...

[a pizza slice lands on Splinter's head]

Michaelangelo: Whoops.

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Splinter: Kids." — "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"

"Donatello: You're a claustrophobic.

Casey Jones: You want a fist in the mouth? I've never even looked at another guy before." — "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"

Splinter's Sage Advice and Quotes within the 'Ninja Turtles' Universe

"All fathers care for their sons." — Splinter

"You must never lapse. Even those who would be our allies would not understand. Our domain is the shadow; stray from it reluctantly, for when you do, you must strike hard and fade away without a trace." — Splinter

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Michaelangelo's quote: "Woah… pretty heavy philosophical stuff for a cartoon show!" | Source: facebook.com/TMN

Michaelangelo's quote: "Woah… pretty heavy philosophical stuff for a cartoon show!" | Source: facebook.com/TMN

"Help each other, draw upon one another, and always remember the power that binds you. The same is what brought me here tonight, that which I gladly return with my final words: I love you all, my sons." — Splinter

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"My Master Yoshi's first rule was 'possess the right thinking.' Only then can one receive the gifts of strength, knowledge, and peace." — Splinter

"Anger clouds the mind. Turned inward, it is an unconquerable enemy. You are unique among your brothers, for you choose to face this enemy alone. But as you face it, do not forget them, and do not forget me. I am here, my son." — Splinter

"For 15 years now, we have lived here. Before that time, I was a pet of my master Yoshi. When we were forced to come to New York, I found myself for the first time without a home, wandering the sewers, scavaging for whatever I could find. And then, one day, I came upon a shattered glass jar and four baby turtles." — Splinter

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"I am proud of you, my sons. Tonight you have learned the final and greatest truth of the Ninja: that ultimate mastering comes not from the body but from the mind. Together, there is nothing your four minds cannot accomplish." — Splinter

Donatello's quote: "Good thing these guys aren't lumberjacks." | Source: facebook.com/TMNT

Donatello's quote: "Good thing these guys aren't lumberjacks." | Source: facebook.com/TMNT

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"I, too, once had a family, Danny. Many years ago, I lived in Japan: a pet of my master Yoshi, mimicking his movements from my cage and learning the mysterious art of Ninjitsu, for Yoshi was one of Japan's finest shadow warriors." — Splinter

"Death comes for us all, Oroku Saki, but something much worse comes for you. For when you die, it will be… without honor." — Splinter

"The Shredder uses you. He poisons your minds to obtains for that which he desires. He cares nothing for you or the people you hurt." — Splinter

More Quirky Quotes from the 'Ninja Turtles'

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"We're lean, we're green, and we're mean!" — Michaelangelo

"Gotham is bonkers, yo!" — Michaelangelo

Raphael's quote: "Fighting's for grownups, and that's only if you got no other choice." | Source: facebook.com/TMNT

Raphael's quote: "Fighting's for grownups, and that's only if you got no other choice." | Source: facebook.com/TMNT

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"Uh… yuck. You guys won't like it… I'll take the rest!" — Michaelangelo

"Oh yeah, Mr. Spikey pants? Well, you're the one who should be saying… farewell… to… uh… yourself!" — Michaelangelo

"There comes a time, brothers, where history is forged like melted cheese… it sticks together as one, but it's still soft and squishy in the middle… mmm… are you with me?!" — Michaelangelo

"The enemy of my enemy is my bro!" — Michaelangelo

"Woah… pretty heavy philosophical stuff for a cartoon show!" — Michaelangelo

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Casey Jones's quote: "Class is Pain 101, instructor is Casey Jones." | Source: facebook.com/TMNT

Casey Jones's quote: "Class is Pain 101, instructor is Casey Jones." | Source: facebook.com/TMNT

"Good thing these guys aren't lumberjacks." — Donatello

"Hey, guys, I'm not so sure this is, uh, structurally speaking, such a good time for your, uh, buddies to drop in..." — Donatello

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"No joke. The only thing safe in the woods... would be the trees!" — Michaelangelo

Michelangelo's s quote: "Forgiveness is divine, but never pay full price for a late pizza." | Source: facebook.com/TMNT

Michelangelo's s quote: "Forgiveness is divine, but never pay full price for a late pizza." | Source: facebook.com/TMNT

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"What's a guy gotta do... to get some food around here?" — Raphael

"Yeah? Well, maybe I'll just take my attitude and leave!" — Raphael

"Mm-hm. Hey Mikey, did you ever think about what Splinter said tonight? I mean about what it would be like... You know, not having him?" — Donatello

"One of these guys must know where they're holding Splinter, so don't knock them all out." — Leonardo

Michaelangelo's quote: "The enemy of my enemy is my bro!" | Source: facebook.com/TMNT

Michaelangelo's quote: "The enemy of my enemy is my bro!" | Source: facebook.com/TMNT

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These Ninja Turtles have carved their way into the annals of popular culture, becoming iconic and timeless figures with their catchy catchphrases, insatiable pizza cravings, and unwavering dedication to defending their beloved city.

In addition, they have imparted valuable lessons on the significance of trust, friendship, camaraderie, and, of course, the unbreakable bonds of family, no matter what species one belongs to. Notable stars in the "Ninja Turtles" universe include Megan Fox and Alan Ritchson.

If you're craving an immersive experience of action, comedy, and adventure, delve into the captivating multiverse of "Everything Everywhere All At Once." It's a treasure trove of heartfelt quotes and unforgettable words of wisdom, just waiting to be explored and savored.

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