The Book of Life – Quotes
Kids: There’s no door there, lady. You’re seeing things. Tour Guide: Am I? Or are you not seeing things?
Tour Guide: All the world is made of stories.
Tour Guide: Though you may doubt some of the stories, one thing we all know is Mexico is the center of the universe.
Street Vendor: Churros! Churros! [Bird poops on churros.] Frosted churros!
Maria: I belong to no one.
Advice about the dead: As long as we remember them we can feel their presence one more time.
Kid: So these ancient gods picked three little kids to, like, represent the world?
Manolo’s dad: You will be the greatest bull fighter the world has ever known. The will write songs about you. Manolo: And I will sing them.
Maria: Don’t ever stop playing. Don’t ever stop fighting for what’s right.
Grandma: Ah…kids today with their long hair and their no killing stuff.
Joaquin: Those are some big shadows we live under, hey buddy? Manolo: Huge.
Mariachi Men: I’m allergic to dying. / Especially in the face!
Manolo: Killing the bull is wrong! Grandma to Manolo’s Dad: See! I told you he no do it.
Manolo’s Dad: Do not make it worse by apologizing. A Sanchez man never apologizes. Never!
Manolo: If being a bull fighter means killing the bull, then I am no bull fighter. Manolo’s Dad: No. You are no Sanchez.
Joaquin: I am sure you will make a man really happy, and I hope that man’s mustache and his medals make you very happy. Maria: I’m going to go check on Chuy. He’s my pig. I need to spend time with someone more civilized.
Maria: Did you think it was going to be that easy? Manolo: I, I kind of did.
What, you want a banjo?
Joaquin: Why don’t you fight a real man with a really awesome mustache?
Grandma: Manolo, if Maria didn’t say ‘yes’ to Joaquin, then she said ‘no’.
Manolo: I may not be the town hero, but I will never stop loving you.
Kids: Maria died? That’s not right. What kind of story is this? We’re just kids!!! / No! Manolo too? What is it with Mexicans and death? Tour Guide: Oh my sweet child, this is not the end.
About the land of the remembered: Everything was like the land above, but it was more colorful and more vibrant.
Grandpa: Why couldn’t this be the elevator of souls?
Candle Maker: You have earned the right to be judged. … You didn’t live the life that was written for you. You are writing your own story!
Manolo: I’m going alone. Grandpa: Fine. I’m going alone too. Right along with you.
You misbegotten son of a leper’s donkey!
You are like the son I never had, but much prettier!
Joaquin: Not now, Maria! It’s Joaquin time!
Song: If you can forgive and forget, love can truly live.
La Muerte: Manolo’s fear was never bull fighting. In that moment, Manolo conquered his greatest fear: being himself.
Manolo: So, my father tells me you hate bull fighters. Villain: I hate everybody!
Joaquin: it’s time to cast our own shadows, to write our own stories.
Tour Guide: So, Joaquin learned that to be a true hero, you have to be selfless.
Love, true love, the really good kind of love, never dies.
La Muerte: Anyone can die. These kids will live.