70+ Best Goku Quotes From ‘Dragon Ball Z’ Anime

70 Best Goku Quotes From Dragon Ball Z Anime

Dragon Ball Z is one of the most well-known anime series out there, which follows the adventures of Goku and his friends. It is one of the most popular manga/anime franchises in history, with over 250 million copies sold worldwide. Not only the storyline, but the quotes of its characters are also evergreen and famous. If you’re a fan of Dragon Ball, then this post is for you! I’ve compiled some of the best Goku quotes from Dragon Ball Z to give you all the feels. 

1. “Power comes in response to a need, not a desire.”

Goku here tells us that power is not something you get because you want it. You will only feel powerful when you need it the most: the need to change the world and stand for the right things. 

2. “I am the hope of the Universe…I am the answer to all living things that cry out for peace…I am the protector of the innocent…I am the light in the darkness…I am the truth. Ally to good…Nightmare to you!”

Goku explains his importance as a person who will save the Universe from the enemy. He has the ability and strength to maintain the peace of this world, and he is the only one who can defend the Universe in dark times. He is also warning his enemy that he will become trouble for them.

3. “Even a low-class warrior can surpass an elite. With enough hard work.”

Hard work can make anyone strong enough to become a hero, and this is a strong message delivered by Goku. Only practice and enthusiasm can take you from being mediocre to the top of the field. 


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4. “Keep training and get stronger. I’ll always be one step ahead of you, though!”

Training and practice with enthusiasm will only ensure your victory. Goku believes in hard work, and he didn’t shy away from hard work. We find everything hard, but Goku used to love hard work because he knew that hard work always pays in the end. 

5. “You talk tough, but you’re nothing but a pushover.”

Goku motivated us and gave us the push we needed to stand up against bullying. He hates people who bully innocent and weak.  Goku couldn’t stand such bad behavior, so he used to stand up against it.

6. “It looks like they only want me, and that’s exactly who they’ll get.”

Goku is a powerful and level-headed character who is not afraid to face his enemies. He will do anything to safeguard his friend and family. Fighting is his passion, and he won’t hesitate to answer any challenge from his competitor.

7. “Don’t get ahead of yourself; you haven’t beaten us yet.”

Goku tells his fighter that he should not celebrate his victory because he hasn’t beaten their team yet. Goku and his fellow have much strength and fight left in them to defeat their enemies.  

8. “Me personally, I like to work and train.”

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Goku is a master of martial arts, and he trains with passion and works hard to be better and better. He is determined to win the fight against his enemies for the defense of the Universe. Goku will never let his enemy defeat him because he is fighting for the well-being of this world. His determination shows us his spirit to reach his ultimate goal.

9. “I would rather be a brainless monkey than a heartless monster.”

We know that Goku’s character is based on The Monkey King. As an infant, he had a tail just like a monkey. That is why he said that he doesn’t mind being an idiot or stupid monkey, but he won’t do anything evil that will hurt humanity. He is kind and caring, and he stands up for the well-being of his loved ones. This quote gives us an important message that humanity is fundamental.

10. “I am going to be a lot stronger than I ever was!” –

Goku believes in moving forward to be better and stronger. Every day, we have the opportunity to increase our knowledge and strength. We shouldn’t miss a single chance to add to our power. Suffering and hardships strengthen a human being with time, and then we don’t repeat the same mistake twice. Instead, we learn from our errors.


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11. “You seem to delight in seeing other people suffer. And you treat life like a disposable commodity. You destroy homes. You take the lives of innocent, peace-loving people. You even take the lives of children. And all of this, for your own amusement or personal gain. Well, now it’s your turn.”

Goku was firmly against hurting the innocent, and he hated and fought against such people. He hates to see innocents suffering just because of someone’s mean reasons. Goku stood up for the weak and wouldn’t let bad people enjoy hurting others. 

12. “You see, when you take life, you live deep in fear that your life will be taken away as well. When you harm others, you’re only just harming yourself.”

You must have heard that saying ‘when you dig a grave for someone,  you dig a grave for yourself too.’ It means if you hurt someone or have bad intentions towards others, you will be treated the same way by fate. It is such an essential lesson in this cruel world, and Goku delivered this message perfectly.

13. “Show them what a Saiyan is made of!”

He is motivating his fellow Saiyan to show their enemies the true power of Saiyan.

14. “Sometimes life is too uncertain to have regrets.”

Life is short, and you should not waste it by having guilt about something. We should not be hard on ourselves and others; instead, we need to learn to let things go. We should try to forgive and forget because it is the only way to have a peaceful and satisfactory life.

15. “I am looking at things from a much higher perspective than you. I observe this world, this Universe, the truth of all things. And I have realized that humans must be destroyed…Out of all which the gods have made, mortals are their sole failure. In order to make this world, this Universe, into a beautiful utopia, I must remove humanity, in place of the gods who refuse to admit their mistake.”

Goku believes that, from a higher perspective, humans are the gods’ sole failure and must be removed to create a utopia in the world and the universe.

16. “I don’t understand why you call Saiyans by such mindless names. The only thing it does is reveal your own fear and ignorance. I guess name-calling is your only attack because you’re too weak to challenge me any other way.”

Goku criticizes the use of derogatory names for Saiyans, attributing it to fear and ignorance, and suggests that resorting to name-calling is a weak substitute for a genuine challenge in combat.

17. “Nappa: I’m the second strongest Saiyan from the Planet Vegeta! Goku: Well, if your friend is stronger than you, I guess you’re the third strongest Saiyan now.”

Goku playfully responds to Nappa’s claim of being the second strongest Saiyan by acknowledging Vegeta’s superior strength, humorously demoting Nappa to the third strongest Saiyan.


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18.  “Low-ranker, elite, whatever. You can beat anyone; it’s called hard work!” –

Goku emphasizes that one’s rank or status doesn’t matter, and anyone can surpass others through hard work and determination.

19. “This guy’s a cut above the rest. He’s not gonna go down easy.”

Goku acknowledges the formidable strength of his opponent, stating that the individual is superior to others and will pose a significant challenge in battle.

20. ” Vegeta knows it too. Through my dreams, I could hear him speaking what I had also felt. That there is a level beyond that of a Super Saiyan. And I will rise to claim it.”

Goku reveals that both he and Vegeta share the belief in a level beyond Super Saiyan, as communicated through their dreams, and expresses his determination to reach and surpass that level.

21. “I could go one step farther If I wanted to.”

Goku hints at his potential to surpass his current level of power, suggesting that he could achieve even greater strength if he desired.

22. “Your new form is burning through more power than your body can supply. You should have waited until you were used to this form and knew how to regulate it before you started picking fights.”

Goku criticizes his opponent for hastily using a new, power-draining form without acclimating to it, advising them to wait until they can control and regulate the power before engaging in battles.

23. “Goku: It’s done! Frieza: What do you mean? You said it’s done; what do you mean? Goku: Your energy level is decreasing with every blow. In fact, you’re not even a challenge to me anymore. It wouldn’t be fair for me to keep fighting you. I’m satisfied now. Your pride has been torn to shreds. You’ve challenged and lost to a fighter who is superior to you, and to make it worse… he’s just a monkey…right?” It would be meaningless to fight you now; you’re too scared and ashamed. Live with the shock. Keep it bottled up inside you. Silently. Goodbye, Frieza, never make mischief again. May you live the rest of your life in peace.”

Goku declares victory over Frieza, noting the decrease in Frieza’s energy and expressing satisfaction with his triumph, emphasizing Frieza’s shame and advising him to live in peace without causing trouble again.

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24. “With my newfound power, I can beat anyone!”

Goku expresses confidence in his recently acquired strength, believing that he is now capable of defeating anyone in a battle.


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25. ” Goodbye, Vegeta. You’re not as cold-hearted as you believed yourself to be. A heart of stone can’t shed tears as you did. You must have been holding them back your whole life. I’m the only one left. I think I understand you now. You weren’t grieving over your own death or because our home planet was destroyed. You were grieving because he turned you into what he wanted you to be. You never had a chance to be anything else. Well, I still respect you. I know you made a lot of mistakes, but now I see that it wasn’t all your fault. You had the fiery will of a Saiyan. Please share that with me now, because I need it. Thank you for saving my son’s life and buying enough time for me to recuperate. I’ll do my best to carry out your wish. (to Frieza) It’s true—Vegeta’s right. You have no honor. For him. And for everyone else you’ve destroyed, I am going to finish you.”

Goku bids farewell to the deceased Vegeta, acknowledging his hidden emotions and the influence of external forces on his actions, expressing respect for his Saiyan spirit, and vowing to fulfill Vegeta’s wish by confronting and defeating Frieza.

26. “Buu, I’m a man of courtesy, as well as strength, and I have to say, I’ve battled beings from beyond nameless galaxies, and you by far are the best.”

Goku acknowledges Buu as a formidable opponent, praising his strength and expressing that, in his vast experience battling beings from various galaxies, Buu stands out as the most impressive adversary.

27. “Besides my grandpa, you’re the only human being I’ve ever seen.”

Goku reveals to Bulma that, aside from his deceased grandfather, She is the only human he has ever encountered, highlighting the limited exposure to human interaction in his life.

28.  “Kaio-ken holds no limits to the amount of power that can be stored.”

Goku asserts that the Kaio-ken technique has limitless potential for accumulating power, suggesting that there is no cap on the amount of energy it can generate.

29. “You must be Frieza, the one responsible for the horrible chain of events that have taken place on this planet. Whatever problems you have with Vegeta, you can take them up with me now.”

Goku identifies Frieza as the one responsible for the tragic events on the planet, offering to confront and address any issues Frieza may have with Vegeta on behalf of the Saiyan prince.

30. “I’ve spent months preparing for the day I’d face you in your final form. I’ve come a long way, Cell.”

Goku states that he has dedicated months to preparing for the moment when he would confront Cell in his ultimate form, emphasizing the extensive effort and anticipation leading up to their battle.

31. “If I win, promise you won’t destroy the earth.”

Goku requests a promise from his opponent that, in the event of his victory, they won’t proceed to destroy the Earth.

32. “Look, Cell’s kind of worn out right now. It just wouldn’t be fair if Gohan beats him when he isn’t at his best, you know.”

Goku suggests that it would be unfair for Gohan to defeat Cell when the latter is exhausted and not at his best, indicating his concern for a fair and honorable battle.

33. “Maybe you’ll come back someday as…as a better person, I hope. I’d like that. Perhaps we’ll have a little one on one.”

Goku expresses hope for the possibility that Vegeta will return in the future as a better individual, expressing a desire for a friendly one-on-one encounter at that time.

34. “I am the answer to all living things that cry out for peace. I am the protector of the innocent. I am the light in the darkness. I am the truth. Ally to good! Nightmare to you.”

Goku declares himself as the solution for those seeking peace, the defender of the innocent, a beacon in the darkness, and the embodiment of truth, positioning himself as an ally to good and a formidable force against those who oppose it.


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35. “Show me what you can do.”

Goku challenges his opponent to showcase their abilities, expressing a desire to witness the full extent of their strength and skills.

36. “Let’s give it everything we’ve got!”

Goku encourages his comrades to exert their maximum effort and energy, urging them to give their all in the upcoming endeavor.

37. ” Hey, don’t get ahead of yourself. You haven’t beaten us yet.”

Goku cautions his opponent not to become overconfident, asserting that despite the current situation, they haven’t emerged victorious over him and his allies.

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38. “Why’d I have to get this guy? Sure he’s big, but he kinda looks dumb to me.”

Goku is making a funny comment on a strong, muscular, big guy who looks dumb and stupid. His good looks do not make him look intelligent, and Goku is not ready to accept him as a partner because he does not want to lose the challenge. 

39. “The ocean is so salty because everyone pees in it.”

It is such a funny remark by Goku; it clearly shows his silliness. But children have their own level of understanding about everything, so that is why he made this comment. 

40. “So, does this mean I have to go back to school now?”

Like everyone, Goku must have found going to school hard. Every kid, at some point, hates school and finds ways to skip school. He made a humorous remark about him going to school again because he didn’t want to go back or was excited to go to school. Only Goku could know. 


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41. “Welcome back, Vegeta. I guess it’s a good thing I didn’t bury you that deep after all.”

Here, Goku is making fun of Vegeta because he buried him after a fight, but he appears back, and that is when he makes this remark. Goku is sarcastic about Vegeta’s condition.

42. “We’re visitors from Earth. Even though we’re on your ‘Most Wanted list, we’re actually really good people.”

Goku could be funny when he wants to be. He made a humorous comment about being ‘Most Wanted’ people who are good too. Every good character has someone evil pursuing them in every show. 

43. “I’m so hungry, I can’t even move.”

This quote is very relatable to us because whenever we feel hungry, we become a baby, and moving seems challenging. So Goku’s condition is hilarious when he can’t find the strength to move because he is hungry. Goku loves food and eating, and this quote clearly shows us his love for food. 

44. “Vegeta: This doesn’t concern you! This is between me and your circus clown of a father! Goku: Circus clown. That’s a new one.”

I find this dialogue very funny. Vegeta is calling Goku’s father a clown, and Goku is surprised about this new name.

45. “Pan, you little rascal! What a great performance, wow!”

Goku praises Pan for her mischievous antics, commending her for a remarkable and entertaining performance.

46. “How can androids have babies?”

Goku expresses confusion and curiosity about the possibility of androids having children, questioning the biological aspect of the concept.

47. “I guess it’s called the world’s toughest metal for a reason…”

Goku acknowledges the renowned strength of a certain metal, remarking that it is known as the world’s toughest for a valid reason.


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48. “An angel? So What is an angel? But he’s got no wings, and his butt’s not hanging out.

Goku questions the conventional depiction of angels, highlighting the absence of wings and exposed buttocks on the being in question.

49. ” My butt’s on fire!”

Goku exclaims in a humorous manner that his buttocks are burning, likely referring to a comical or uncomfortable situation he is experiencing.

50. ” Well, this blows.”

Goku expresses disappointment or dissatisfaction with the current situation, describing it as unfavorable or undesirable.

51. “Spread your cheeks now.”

Goku issues a command, likely in a humorous or playful context, instructing someone to separate their buttocks.

52. ” Okay. On to plan B. Whatever that is.”

Goku acknowledges a shift to an alternative plan (Plan B) and humorously admits uncertainty about the details or specifics of that plan.

53. “I have a family of my own I need to tend to. Two boys and a wife. An extremely angry wife who probably wants to kill me right now.”

Goku mentions his family responsibilities, highlighting that he has two sons and a wife, the latter being notably upset with him at the moment.


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54. ” Why do women have butts on their chests?”

Goku humorously poses a perplexing question about the anatomy of women, making a playful observation about the placement of “buttocks” on their chests.

55. “Maybe you’ll come back someday as…as a better person, I hope. I’d like that. Perhaps we’ll have a little one on one.”

Goku expresses a hopeful wish for the person to return as a better individual and anticipates the possibility of a friendly one-on-one encounter in the future.

56. “I think I know how to get that smirk off your ugly mug. I’m going to renovate your face.”

Goku vows to wipe the smug expression off his opponent’s face by metaphorically “renovating” or improving their appearance through a physical confrontation.

57. “That’s what you think, Captain Cocky!”

Goku responds to someone’s confidence by playfully calling them “Captain Cocky,” expressing a light-hearted challenge or disagreement.

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58. “It would be meaningless to fight with you now. You’re too scared and ashamed. Live with the shock. Keep it bottled up inside you. Silently.”

Goku tells his opponent that he won’t fight anymore because his enemy is already defeated and scared. Goku thinks that it wouldn’t feel right to keep fighting. Furthermore, Goku is telling his enemy to keep all the guilt and shame in himself because it is the only way he will stop doing evil acts.


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59. “What’s ridiculous is the creature that doesn’t believe in respect. There are certain things you don’t do, certain things that are understood. You don’t ever mess with a man’s family.”

Goku learned to give and receive respect from his grandfather. This quote tells us to respect everyone. Goku thinks a person’s beliefs are ridiculous if he disrespects his fellows or elders. And it is terrible to hurt someone’s family or friend’s life.

60. “Don’t let bad people boss you around, Broly. You and I are both Saiyans, so we should stick together!”

Goku is telling Broly not to let bad people bully him around. Goku stood up to bullies, and we should do this too. The wrong people have no right to use hurting comments to embarrass someone, and we shouldn’t let them. It is such a meaningful quote that Goku conveyed to us. It is much needed in these cruel times. 

61. “I must overcome everyone that comes in my way!”

Goku is ready to defeat anything and anyone who will come in his way. He won’t let anyone stop him from reaching his goals. It is a strong quote that tells us never to give up our dreams. 

62. “Release it, Gohan! Release everything! Remember all the pain he has caused… the people he has hurt… Now make that your power!!!”

Goku is motivating Gohan to let loose his anger and frustration on the enemy. Goku is asking Gohan not to let the enemy go because he killed innocent people. Goku is reminding Gohan of all the disappointment and hurt he felt at the death of innocent people.

Our anger and frustrations are the ingredients that make us powerful. Our sufferings are the only things that make us stronger than before. Hardship makes us see the accurate picture of life, and we become strong enough to face any storm.

63. “Vegeta: Kakarot! Stop poking me in the eye, you idiot! Goku: It’s not my fault; you keep poking me in the mouth! Vegeta: Shut up Kakarot! [Attempting to de-fuse]”

In a comedic exchange, Goku and Vegeta argue while attempting to perform the fusion dance, with each blaming the other for the physical mishaps they encounter during the process.

64. “Sorry, I saw an opening that just screamed ‘attack!’ so I did, ha!”

Goku apologizes for impulsively seizing an opportunity to attack, explaining that he couldn’t resist the tempting opening presented.

65. “Even a low-class warrior can surpass an elite. With enough hard work.”

Goku asserts that, through diligent effort and hard work, even a warrior of lower class can surpass those considered elite in terms of strength and skill.

66.” I may be giving up, but that doesn’t mean the tournament’s over. There’s still one more person for you to fight.”

Goku conveys his surrender in the current match but emphasizes that the tournament is not concluded, indicating that another member of his team is yet to engage in a fight.


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67. “Show me what a Saiyan’s made of.”

Goku challenges someone to demonstrate the true capabilities and strength inherent in a Saiyan, expressing a desire to witness their full potential.

68. “It looks like they only want me, and that’s exactly who they’ll get.”

Goku acknowledges that the adversaries are specifically targeting him, and he willingly accepts the challenge, expressing readiness to face them alone.

69. “With my newfound power, I can beat anyone!

Goku confidently declares that, thanks to his recently acquired strength, he believes he can defeat anyone in battle.

70. “Well, if your friend is stronger than you, I guess you’re the third strongest Saiyan now.”

Goku humorously acknowledges that if someone’s friend is stronger than them, it demotes them to being the third strongest Saiyan, highlighting the playful nature of the comment.

71.  ” Yeah, that’s part true. I do have the ability to become a Super-Saiyan 3. But hey, I can only do it for a short time.”

Goku admits to possessing the ability to transform into a Super Saiyan 3, clarifying that the transformation has a limited duration, revealing a constraint to the power.

72. ” Listen to me, Vegeta! You see, you can’t fight him on your own! There’s only one thing left to do! I don’t know why you’re so angry, but time’s running out! You have to let it go! VEGETA!!!”

Goku urgently advises Vegeta to let go of his anger and pride, emphasizing that he can’t face the opponent alone and urging him to release those emotions for the sake of a better outcome in their battle.

73. “You guys were too careless! I guess your poses didn’t help.”

Goku playfully attributes the team’s carelessness to their poses, suggesting that their overconfidence or lack of focus, possibly during a battle, was influenced by their particular stances or actions.

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