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Quotes from the series

"The closer you get to the light, the greater your shadow becomes."
Awakening Voice Mickey, according to the Ultimania

"That's not true! The heart may be weak, and sometimes it may even give in. But I've learned that deep down, there's a light that never goes out!"

"This world is just too small."
Master Xehanort

"You're wrong! I know now, without a doubt, Kingdom Hearts... is light!"

"Take a look at this tiny place. To the heart seeking freedom, this island is a prison, surrounded by water. And so this boy, sought out to escape from his prison. He sought a way to cross over into other worlds, and he opened his heart to darkness."
"Ansem" about Riku and himself

Hades: Let's cut to the chase. Here's the deal I'm gonna offer you. I'll let you out of the slammer - no strings - you'll be free as a bird. And all for one little job: fight Hercules, in the Coliseum, to the death!
Auron:...This is my story. And you're not a part of it.
Hades: Did you forget who you're talking to?! I am the LORD OF THE DEAD!
Auron: No wonder no-one wants to die.
— Auron reminds everyone how badass he is in just two lines

"Whatever you think is right, is wrong."
Setzer giving a surprisingly apt plot summary.

By ourselves, we’re no one. It’s when other people look at us, and see someone — that’s the moment we each start to exist. All they needed was for someone to see them, connect with them.

"Maybe he can set things right. A boy like him who touches so many hearts—he could open the right door, and save all those people whose lives I managed to ruin. So many are still waiting for their new beginning, their birth by sleep. Even me... and even you."
Ansem the Wise to Aqua, about Sora

"When he sees the heart in something, it then becomes real. When a connection seems broken, he may have the power to mend it. He has touched countless hearts, he has accepted them, and he has saved them. And some of those hearts have never left him- whether they fell into darkness or were trapped there- whether they sleep in the darkness of Sora's heart, or were welcomed into its warmth- they can be saved. All Sora needs to do is be himself and follow wherever it is that his heart takes him."
Ansem the Wise to Riku, about Sora

"On that fated land, a great war shall transpire.
Darkness will prevail and the light expire."
The Book of Prophecies predicting the Keyblade War

"'May your heart be your guiding key.' I say it all the time; you ultimately need to do what your heart feels is right."
The Master of Masters

"In your hand take this Key.
So long as you have the makings,
Then through this simple act of taking,
Its wielder you shall one day be.
And you will find me, my friend—
No ocean will contain you then.
No more borders around, or below, or above,
So long as you champion the ones you love."
The Keyblade Inheritance Ceremony Passage (Spoken by Terra)

"I've been having these weird thoughts lately.
Like, is any of this for real?
Or not?"
Sora and Yozora

"Long ago, people lived in peace, bathed in the warmth of light. Everyone loved the light. Then people began to fight over it. They wanted to keep it for themselves. And darkness was born in their hearts. The darkness spread, swallowing the light and many people's hearts. It covered everything, and the world disappeared. But small fragments of light survived... in the hearts of children. With these fragments of light, children rebuilt the lost world. It's the world we live in now. But the true light sleeps, deep within the darkness. That's why the worlds are still scattered, divided from each other. But someday, a door to the innermost darkness will open, and the true light will return. So, listen, child. Even in the deepest darkness, there will always be a light to guide you. Believe in the light, and the darkness will never defeat you. Your heart will shine with its power and push the darkness away."
Kairi's grandmother (voiced by Kathryn Beaumont in her last role before retirement)

Quotes about the series

"You never know who you'll run into next."
Original US TV ad for Kingdom Hearts

"Well, Mickey Mouse is a king and a wizard, and Sephiroth is there, and sometimes Cloud, and you can ride a Light Cycle with Jack Skellington and I don't know WHAT THE FUCK ELSE YOU WANT!"

“I will give another $50 if someone can explain the story of Kingdom Hearts within 2 minutes”
Well, you see, this one time there was one boy, who was actually five boys, although one of those boys was actually made of a girl, and then one time one of those boys turned into this evil guy, but the evil guy wasn’t actually an evil guy, he was kinda the apprentice of another evil guy, but that other evil guy, he wasn’t an evil guy either, he was actually a really good guy, but the evil guy stole the good guy’s things, so he could do his evil stuff. And then, one of the boys who was not the main boy, but the silver-haired boy, he was supposed to get a key, but he didn’t get the key, the key went to the other boy. So the keyless boy, he decided that he was gonna turn into the evil guy who was not really the evil guy, but just using the name of a good guy who looked like an evil guy. Anyway, turns out that when you lose your heart, you become a Nobody, or you become a Heartless, are you a Heartless or a Nobody? It’s the same thing, really. So, you become a Heartless, right, so you become a little creature and you’re running around and you’re having fun, you got dot eyes and a body mouth, stuff like that, but really your body takes over, and it becomes an evil thing. And I think that’s the story to Kingdom Hearts... Also Disney’s in there somewhere? I forget, I dunno, something about Mickey Mouse.

"I was there in the 1980s. I was on the playgrounds at recess. I was seven years old when I first heard one eleven-year-old ask another eleven-year-old, "If Pluto is a dog, and Goofy is a dog, how come Goofy can talk and Pluto can't?" Later, it was the 1990s. I was eleven years old when I asked another eleven-year-old, "Is Pluto, like, Goofy's... son?" To which the other eleven-year-old replied, "Is Minnie Mouse Pluto's... mom?" Imagine if these two eleven-year-olds had stood there on that basketball court in 1991 and continued this conversation uninterrupted for twenty-eight years. That is Kingdom Hearts."