Disney / Pixar Onward - Top Quotes

From Disney / Pixar's Onward

Disney / Pixar's Onward tells the emotional story of two brothers on a quest to meet their father who died 16 years earlier.  Through a magical gift from their deceased father, given to younger brother Ian on his 16th birthday, the two boys unlock a spell that brings their dad back. . .or at least part of him.  In their quest for the Phoenix Gem to complete the spell, the boys learn a lot about themselves and their commitment to each other.  For a full movie review, check out my thoughts here.

Memorable Quotes


It's no surprise that Disney / Pixar's Onward would be filled with heartwarming quotes that both inspire and resonate with the viewer.  When I listen for quotes that stand out for me in a movie, they tend to be ones that motivate me to want to be a better version of myself or bring a tear to my eye as I empathize with the characters in the movie.  Below are a few of my favorites:


  • "There's a mighty warrior inside of you; you just have to let him out." ~ Barley Lightfoot
  • "You have to take risks in life to have an adventure." ~ The Manticore
  • "And I think with a little bit of magic in your life, you can do just about anything." ~ Ian Lightfoot
  • "I never had a dad, but I always had you." ~ Ian Lightfoot
  • "[He's] very proud of the person you grew up to be." "I owe a lot of that to you." ~ Barley and Ian Lightfoot

You'll notice that two of my favorite quotes are about that bond between brothers.  As a mom with two young boys, watching this relationship on the big screen meant a lot to me.  Despite the fact that the brothers are so different and they don't always agree, it's obvious how much they love and care for each other - every step of this quest, just like they have throughout their lives.  I hope that my boys have a bond like Barley and Ian as they grow up! This movie has a little something for everyone - a tale of an adventurous quest mixed with a story of love and family.  

About Disney / Pixar's Onward




Set in a suburban fantasy world, Disney and Pixar’s “Onward” introduces two teenage elf brothers (voices of Chris Pratt and Tom Holland) who embark on an extraordinary quest to discover if there is still a little magic left out there. Pixar Animation Studios’ all-new original feature film is directed by Dan Scanlon and produced by Kori Rae—the team behind “Monsters University.” “Onward” releases in theaters on March 6, 2020.

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