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"It's-a me, Mario!"
Mario, Super Mario 64

Col. Campbell: Snake, you know who that is?
Solid Snake: You're kidding, right? It's Mario.
Col. Campbell: Mario made his first appearance in 1981, and since then, he's become a worldwide phenomenon. There's probably not a single person who doesn't know Mario. He's that famous.
Solid Snake: Good thing I survived long enough to meet him on the field of battle, huh.


"A Mario Brother never says "can't", Luigi!"

"Thank you so much for to playing my game!"
Mario (or Luigi), Super Mario Galaxy, Super Mario Galaxy 2 and Super Mario 64 (Mario only in the last case)

"So ein Mist!" (hilariously and famously misheard as ["Doh, I missed!")
Wario, Mario Party

"It's a picture, but I wouldn't call it art."
Luigi, Luigi's Mansion

Mario: Nice of the princess to invite us over for a picnic, eh Luigi?
Luigi: I hope she made lotsa spaghetti!
Mario: Luigi, look! It's from Bowser! [reading Bowser's note] "Dear pesky plumbers, The Koopalings and I have taken over the Mushroom Kingdom! The princess is now a permanent guest at one of my seven Koopa Hotels. I dare you to find her if you can!" We gotta find the princess!
Luigi: And you gotta help us!
Mario: If you need instructions on how to get through the hotels, check out the enclosed instruction book.

Mario: Gee, it's kinda dark...
Luigi: You bring a light?
Mario: No...
Luigi: Well, maybe a Koopa will lend us his! If we 'persuade' him.

"Ghosts...don't...DIE! Heh, heh, heh! Can you get out of here......alive?"

"Welcome. No one's home! Now scram--and don't come back! Gwa ha ha!"
Bowser, Super Mario 64

"Tough luck, Mario! Princess Toadstool isn't here... Gwa ha ha!! Go ahead--just try to grab me by the tail! You'll never be able to swing ME around! A wimp like you could never throw me out of here!"
Bowser, Super Mario 64

"Do you hear the baby stars? These newborns will grow up to become galaxies someday. When stars die, they turn to stardust and scatter across the cosmos. Eventually, that stardust reforms to create a new star... And so the cycle of life continues. But the cycle never repeats itself in quite the same way....'ll see."
Rosalina, Super Mario Galaxy

"Welcome, welcome new galaxy!"
Mario (or Luigi), Super Mario Galaxy

"The summit. It is always the pure essence of challenge that burns in an adventurer's heart. Leaping from here will take all the boldness you possess. You better make sure it's a long jump."
Captain Toad, Super Mario Galaxy

"Look at you, running around like a flea on a puny planetoid. Know what isn't puny? My massive new power... The power to flatten you like a space pancake!"

"My Powers... gone... My Empire... shrinking... My huge cake... never got a slice..."

"Hmph... This game cheats! ...!!! I was shielding! SHIEEELDING!!! NO!!! I did NOT press that!"

Meta Quotes

"In Nintendo you control a little man who runs around the screen trying to stay alive while numerous powerful and inexplicably hostile forces try to kill him. It's a lot like New York."

"Super Mario Bros. is equivalent to the Big Bang of our gaming universe. If it were not for this blindingly spectacular creation, digital entertainment as we know it today would not exist."

"I like Mario. It's a game that glorifies the fat, blue collar worker..."

"Ya know, Mario, I have a lotta respect for you. If I was livin' in New York, and like, I went through a fuckin' toilet, and suddenly found myself in a kingdom where I had to always rescue some fuckin' dumb bitch who always gets herself kidnapped...I...I would not have the patience for that."

"Have you-a ever seen a plunger, in-a these-a hands!?!?"

"I mean, I'd be pretty pissed if I was Mario too, just because I'd be like 'Look, I'm a plumber. What the hell is all of this?'"
Dave_O, Retsupurae, "Mad About Mario"

"It may just be because I too suffer from a terrible genetic disability called an older brother, but I've always preferred Luigi to Mario. He's usually made out as a coward, but hey, Falstaff was a coward! Show me a Shakespearean character whose sole defining features are blindly following the instructions of some prissy royal bitch and a tendency to jump on things... okay, Macbeth, perhaps."

"I've probably spent more time with Mario than, literally, with members of my own family over the past 32 years...He's a cultural phenomenon, because he was at the center of a growing medium. He's kinda the poster boy of an entirely new medium that just developed a few decades ago. So, unless you were type of kid who grew up with a Genesis—And, growing up in the 80's and 90's, I still have I still have lot a problems with people who owned Genesises. Genesis was for the rich kids. Nintendo was for the workin' man."

"You'll never convince me that Mario and Luigi don't come from Brooklyn, New York. Yeah, I remember the ending of Yoshi's Island and the backstory to Partners in Time, but it doesn't matter. I mean, how else can they clearly be Italian-Americans if they originated in a universe that does not appear to have an America or an Italy? To say nothing of radical differences in physics, gravity, and their effects on the relative bone and muscle structure of a being born in one dimension and/or planet but displaced to another like Kal-El or John Carter being the only things that could logically explain how two otherwise ordinary plumbers have the strength to leap dozens of feet in the air, run fast enough to achieve aerodynamic lift off, and break solid stone with their fists. Hell, it would also explain why their bodies undergo strange changes when exposed to seemingly common Mushroom Kingdom fauna that don't generally have the same effect on the native population and— ...what was I talking about?"

"One night under heavy doses of narcotics, I was playing Super Mario Bros. 3 and one of my friends thought it would be funny to record what I was saying so I could hear myself later when I was coherent. Here is a transcription of the things I said:
'Oh shit! I got the shoe! I'm so invincible! Oh! Eat it, you bitch! You don't understand! I got the damn SHOE! It's the shoe! And look at how cute I am with my stupid plumber head poking out of the wind up sock! I am the cutest invincible shoe rider ever! Mario! Mario! He's in the ULTRA green SHOOEEE!'"