Favorite TMNT Quotes

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Nickelodeon-Series

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series Quotes (Nickelodeon Series):

Quotes provided by Katie:

Donatello: Gentlemen, and Raphael

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Donatello: I give you, the future of ninjutsu!

Raphael: I always thought the future of ninjutsu would be taller.

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Raphael: You don’t flirt with the enemy Leo. You take them down!

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Donatello: Snake turned into a weed!

Michelangelo: Funny. You’d think he’d turn into a snake.

Raphael: Why would you think that?

Michelangelo: His name is snake…

Raphael: SO?

Michelangelo: You don’t understand science.

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Quote Provided by: Tonya Hopkins

[watching a "Tortoise and the Hare” cartoon on TV]

Michaelangelo: You believe this guy? Come on, Ninja kick the damn rabbit. Do something.

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Quote Provided by: Eric Bishop

Donatello: I can’t keep fighting alien technology with a six foot staff.
Splinter: Hmmm…. A seven staff… Interesting.
Donnie:  No, I meant using modern technology.
Splinter: Ahhhh… A solar powered staff.
Donnie: I’m serious sensei.

– Metalhead (episode 6)

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Quote Provided by: Patrycja Chudziak

Donatello: Booyakasha!!
Michelangelo: Sounds weird when he says it..
Raphael: Sounds weird when YOU say it!

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“New Girl in Town” episode (Nickelodeon)

“My name is Karai.  See you around.”

-Karai

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“I, Monster episode (Nickelodeon):

“Remember my son, everything you know I have shown you. But I have not shown you everything I know.”

-Master Splinter

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1987-Series

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Quotes (1987 Series)

Quote provided by Eric Bishop:

Donatello: If i can match his frequency phase amplitude, I might be able to demodulate his cybernetic synopsis.
Michelangelo: Most excellent, dude, I was thinking the same thing, myself.

– The Making of Metalhead

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Raphael: We’re dealing with a real mind here.

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Donatello: Hang on, April! You wouldn’t last five minutes in a Ninja pizzaria! I love saying lines like that.

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Krang: If I had hands I would cover my ears, if I had them!

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Rocksteady: You sure this gonna give us them powers?
Shredder: Of course. Although you may have a little trouble getting a date on Saturday night.

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Leonardo: We turtles don’t know the meaning of the word ‘defeat’.
Michaelangelo: That’s right. We never bothered to look it up in the dictionary.

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Donatello: Lady, would you please leave?
Maid: Now, I won’t be any bother to you.
Donatello: Let me put it this way.
[<[lifts the mask to reveal his turtle face]r> Donatello: Scram!
Maid: Mr. Baxter, you’ve been working too hard. You look kinda green.

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Shredder: [<[shouts]ire At Will!
Bebop: Which one’s Will? Let’s see, theres Leonardo, Donatello…

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Donatello: What kind of idiot puts his name on a death machine?
Raphael: An idiot with an ego problem

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Shredder: Come along, you two.
Rocksteady: Oh, all we ever do is go up and down, up and down!
Krang: Sounds like the perfect job for a couple of yo-yos. I made a funny.

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Shredder: Destroy them all! Ha ha. Aw it feels so good to be so bad.

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Shredder: You have a brilliant brain, Krang!
Krang: Of course. It’s all I really am.

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Raphael: Gee Michaelangelo, I didn’t know you could drive.
Michelangelo: Well, I can’t. Cowabunga!

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[<[Shredder points a mutation reversal ray at the Turtles]r> Michelangelo: Whuh-oh! It’s that retro-muto-thingamabob!
Donatello: He’s gonna use it to turn us back into ordinary turtles!
Raphael: Well, gang, looks like it’s back to the ol’ pet shop for us!
Shredder: Far from it. Tonight, I dine on turtle soup!

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Leonardo: [<[Turtle Tips on organic gardens]ven small gardens help to refurbish the soil.
Donatello: Yeah and these plants will help clean the air we breathe.
Raphael: And it makes great organic pizza, if you’re into that kind of thing.
April O’Neil: Who ordered the tomato, asparagus and kiwi special?
Michelangelo: Oh yuck. Dudes, if we’re growing pizza toppings, how about organic marshmallows?

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Donatello: But us, turtles, why must we stand alone against the forces of evil?
Michelangelo: Face it, man, it’s the only job we’re qualified for.
Donatello: Oh yeah, you’re right.

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2003-Series

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003 Series)

Raphael: I’ll fill you in over dinner.
Michaelangelo: Dinner? Now you’re talkin’ my language.
Raphael: What language is that Mikey? Nitwit?

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Donatello: Piece of pie.
Michaelangelo: Mmm, piece of pizza pie!

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Michaelangelo: [<[after hearing about the Mousers]oy, I’d sure hate to be a rat in this city. Oh, sorry Master Splinter.

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Raphael: I just want to apologize for earlier.
Leonardo: Okay, who are you and what have you done with our brother Raphael?

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Splinter: How many times have I told you not to sneak up to the surface?
Michaelangelo: This month?
Donatello: About 512, Sensai.

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Leonardo: Good news, Mike, your DVD collection survived.

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Casey Jones: Those things aren’t human.
Raphael: Well in case you haven’t noticed, neither am I.

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Michaelangelo: I feel like I’m in an ugly convention.
Raphael: Then you must feel right at home.

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Leonardo: I finished you off myself. You can’t be alive.
Shredder: Ha ha ha. You merely separated my head from my body. A courtesy I will gladly extend to you all, for none of you are leaving here alive.
[<[Laughs evilly]p>

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Leonardo: Like Master Splinter said, it’s not the weapon that’s important, it’s the Ninja wielding it.

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Michelangelo: They don’t call me “Air Mikey” for nothing.

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April O’Neil: I feel like I’ve gone from happily single to mother of four over night.
Splinter: Tell me about it.

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Splinter: Attacking a wounded soldier. You have no honor.
Shredder: I fight to win.

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Shredder: Like the Phoenix, I have risen from the ashes. And into my fire, you shall fall.

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Raphael: I smell smoke.
Donatello: I smell gas.
Raphael: Mikey.
Donatello: Not that kind of gas.

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Oroku Saki: I do not tolerate failure.
Dr. Baxter Stockman: Which is why you’d make a lousy scientist.

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Splinter: Donatello, your Battle Shell is a marvel of engineering. A true testament to your incredible mechanical skills. And I never want to see it in our home again.

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Fugitoid: Help. I’m being robo-napped.

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Leonardo: Are you guys thinking what I’m thinking?
Michaelangelo: That a great big serving of Kung Pao Chicken would be really good about now?

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April O’Neil: Don’t mind him he’s the village idiot.
Casey Jones: Hey.

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Utrom: We come in peace.
Shredder: But you will go in pieces.

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1990-Film

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie Quotes (1990):

 

Quote provided by Christina:  
Leonardo: [R[Raphael has brought an unconscious April O’Neil into the sewer]re you crazy?
Raphael: Yeah, Leo – I’m crazy, OK? A loony, OK?
Donatello: But why?
Raphael: Why? Why – Oh I don’t know, ’cause I wanted to redecorate. You know, a couple of throw pillows, a TV news reporter, what do ya think?
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You are here because the outside world rejects you. THIS is your family. *I* am your father. I want you all to become full members of the Foot. There is a new enemy: freaks of nature who interfere with our business. You are my eyes and ears; find them. Together we will punish these creatures. These… turtles.
– Master Shredder
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Casey Jones: Lead the way, Toots.
April: “Toots”?
Casey Jones: Babe? Sweetcakes? Ah – Princess! You wanna throw me a clue here? I’m drowning.
April: Hey, you know what, that’s okay. I’ll do it myself.
Casey Jones: Fine, it’s up to you. Just don’t come around here asking for my help anymore.
April: Casey, I wouldn’t ask for your help if you were the last THING on the face of this planet.
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[<[Foot Soldiers broke in through windows]r> Michelangelo: Boy, and I thought insurance salesmen were pushy.
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Leonardo: Awesome!
Michelangelo: Righteous!
Donatello: Bossanova!
Michelangelo: “Bossanova?”
Donatello: *Chevy* Nova?
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[<[Raphael gets a mention from April on the news]r> Donatello: I think he’s blushing.
Raphael: I am *not*.
Donatello: I think he’s actually turning red.
Donatello: [<[Raphael chucks a Sai that narrowly misses him]mm, maybe not
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[<[fighting Foot Soldiers]r> Leonardo: One of these guys must know where they’re holding Splinter, so don’t knock them all out.
Michelangelo: [<[getting beat] don’t think that will be a problem, Leo.
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Splinter: 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 Jinjitsu, for Yoshi was one of Japan’s finest shadow warriors. His only rival was a man named Oroko Saki, and they competed in all things, but in nothing more fiercely than for the love of a woman, Thang Shin. Shin’s love was only for my master and rather than see him fight Saki for her hand, she persuaded Yoshi to flee with me to America. But Saki vowed vengeance. I remember it well, as my master returned home to find his beloved Shin lying on the floor, and then he saw her killer. Saki wasted no words, and during the struggle, my cage was broken. I leapt to Saki’s face, biting and clawing, but he threw me to the floor and took one swipe with his Katana, slicing my ear. Then he was gone, and I was alone.
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Casey Jones: [<[to the Foot soldiers of Raph]ou guys mind telling me what you’re doing to my little green pal over there, hm?
[<[sees April]r> Casey Jones: Oh, who is the babe?
Leonardo: Who the heck is that?
Michelangelo: Wayne Gretzky on steroids?
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Splinter: Yes, Oroku Saki, I know who you are. We met many years ago in the home of my master, Hamato Yoshi.
[<[Shredder removes his mask to reveal his bite wounds]r> Raphael: It’s him.
The Shredder: You. Now I will finish what I began with your EAR.
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1991-Film

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze Quotes (1991):

Leonardo: Get it?
Donatello: Got it.
Raphael: Good.
Michelangelo: I don’t get it.

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Leonardo: I’m Leonardo.
Michelangelo: I’m Michaelangelo.
Donatello: Donatello.
Raphael: I’m Raphael!
Michelangelo: All the good ones end in “O”!

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Splinter: Their world can never be ours.
Michelangelo: Uh… Not even pizza?
Splinter: [<[after pause]izza’s okay.
[<[the turtles sigh with relief]r> Michelangelo: Man, give a guy a heart attack.

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Shredder: Choose the best men of those that remain to follow the reporter. She’s the key to finding the creatures that did this to me.
Tatsu: Yes master. Next master, we rebuild the foot?
Shredder: No. There is only one thing next. Revenge!

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Michelangelo: [<[seeing Tokka and Rahzar]ey didn’t we see these guys on WrestleMania?

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Splinter: You have youth, and I have experience. But only those who fight now have both.

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Michelangelo: Hey, Dudes! Cowabunga says it all.

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April: The Rat is the cleanest one

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Donatello: The Perimeter’s Quiet.
Leonardo: Yeah, a little TOO quiet.
Donatello: Well THAT was easy.
Leonardo: Yeah, a little TOO easy.
Donatello: Look! It’s Raph!
Michelangelo: Yeah, a little TOO Raph.

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Donatello: Oh great.
Leonardo: Terrific.
Raphael: Wonderful.
Michaelangelo: Bummer.

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2014-Movie

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2014 Movie

Michelangelo: Whoa, whoa, whoa! Chill! It’s just a mask, see? Don’t freak out.

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Eric Sachs (Master Shredder): Heroes aren’t born, they’re created. That’s what your father and I were trying to do, create heroes.

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Master Splinter: You live, you die, you fight as brothers!

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Master Splinter: Remember, nothing is as strong as family.

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Raphael: Spoken like a true boy scout.
Leonardo: You think I want to be the leader of this outfit, Raph? You think I wanted this. Splinter chose me. I’m just doing my duty.
Michelangelo: Ha. Doodie
Raphael: Some “duty” — risking our necks every night for surface-dwellers who’d lock us up in a zoo. You saw how that chick looked at us…
(STEPPING INTO THE LIGHT)
Like we were freaks.

The other turtles follow Raphael into the light. Leonardo shakes his head, disappointed in his brother. And this is the first time we’ve seen the turtles out of the shadows. They look like heroes, but a different kind of hero. They don’t relish their victory. They’re just teenagers. They’re freaking tired. And they want to unwind.

Michelangelo: Maybe if we save enough people, if we do enough good, we’ll be accepted up there. Whaddaya think?
Donatello: Grow up, Mikey…
Leonardo: I think… that we must be doing this for a reason. I just don’t know what that reason is.

The turtles shuffle into their lair. Leo keeps his armor and sword strapped on, but the others start slowly tossing off their armor and their weapons.

Splinter: The bonds of family are stronger than steel…

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2007-Film

TMNT Movie Quotes (2007)

Raphael: OK, Leo, I’ll bite. What’re we doing up here?
Leonardo: I told Splinter I’d get this team in shape again.
Michelangelo: Hey, I’ve been training. Since you’ve left, my video game scores have, like, doubled.
Leonardo: Right…

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April O’Neil: [<[observes Winters laying on floor]t’s Winters.
Michelangelo: Looks more like fall to me.

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Master Splinter: There is no place for excuses when you are the LEADER!

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Leonardo: This Nightwatcher character has been going around like some vigilante showboat, but his days are over.
Raphael: Hey, the Nightwatcher was the only one around to pick up the slack while you were gone. Crime didn’t take a break… YOU did.

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Casey Jones: [<[after seeing one of the monsters]ou do realize that all I’ve got is a wooden baseball bat, right?

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Leonardo: Hothead.
Raphael: Splinter Junior.

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Michelangelo: Dudes, did anyone get the license plate number of that thing that hit us last night? Man, my head.
Donatello: Okay, that was just weird, first the Foot, then that hideous monster,
Michelangelo: Yeah, it looked like your mom, dude!
Donatello: Yeah, that would make her your mom too, dufus.
Michelangelo: Whatever.

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Narrator: Four turtles. Four brothers. Genetically reborn in the sewers of New York. Named after the Renaissance masters and trained as ninjas.

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Master Splinter: Ah, good morning boys!
Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo: Good morning Sensei.
Raphael: Sup’.

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Michelangelo: I’d give us a ten for style.
Michelangelo: An eight for skill.
Michelangelo: And a two for stealth.

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