45 of the Most Memorable & Heart Warming Coco Quotes

Disney Pixar’s Coco is a beautiful film with an inspiring message of bringing people together through music and the love of family. This movie is emotional and hilarious at the same time. I have put together some of the more memorable and heart warming Coco quotes from the film.

The Best Coco Quotes
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Miguel from Coco in the Adventure Friends Cavalcade in Magic Kingdom. The Best Coco Quotes.

Memorable and Heart Warming Coco Quotes

Pixar movies always have that special touch of emotion to them, and I have to say, be prepared: Coco is an absolute tear jerker! It is full of emotion, with a perfect amount of humor and silliness thrown in to balance it out. 

When the movie first came out, my youngest was scared of the skeletons and didn’t want to see it. I showed her some of the funnier clips and she was very excited about Dante the dog. We watched it together with the whole family and everyone absolutely loved it. 

These are some of the best quotes about music and family, plus quotes that are funny, emotional and heartfelt.

Only a song has the power to change a heart - Ernesto De La Cruz
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Coco Movie Quotes About Music

1. “To be here with you tonight brings me joy! Qué alegriá for this music is my language and the world es mi Familia.” – Miguel

2. “Great-great grandfather, none of them understand me. I’m supposed to play music!” – Miguel

3. “I have to sing, I have to play. The music, it’s not just in me, it is me. When life gets me down, I play my guitar. The rest of the world may follow the rules, but I must follow my heart. You know that feeling. Like there’s a song in the air and it’s playing just for you. I hope you like it.” – Ernesto de la Cruz

4. “Music’s the only way that makes me happy.” – Miguel

5. “He will listen, he will listen to music.” – Ernesto de la Cruz

6. “Never underestimate the power of music. No one was going to hand me my future, it was up to me to reach for my dream, grab it tight and make it come true.” – Ernesto de la Cruz

7. “You, my boy, are meant to be a musician.” – Ernesto de la Cruz

8. “I know, I’m not supposed to love music. But my great-grandma Coco’s father was the greatest musician of all time, Ernesto de la Cruz. One day he left with his guitar and never returned, now my family thinks music is a curse.” – Miguel

9. “I loved it! I remember that my husband would play, and I loved to sing, and nothing else mattered.” – Imelda

10. “Only a song has the power to change a heart. Never underestimate the power of music.” – Ernesto de la Cruz

11. “You, my boy, are meant to be a musician.” – Ernesto de la Cruz

12. “Music tore her family apart. Shoes brought them together.” – Miguel

“Never forget how much your family loves you.” - Imelda
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Coco Quotes About Family

13. “Never forget how much your family loves you.” – Imelda

14. “We may have our differences, but nothing’s more important than family.” – Miguel

15. “I’m proud we’re family!” – Miguel

16. “Tonight is about family.” – Abuelita

17. “Día de Muertos has begun! It’s the one night of the year our ancestors can come visit us.” – Abuelita

18. “I know your great-great grandpa. I’ll get you to him.” – Hector

19. “I am not like the rest of my family. There’s something that makes me different.” – Miguel

20. “That is what families are supposed to do, support you. But you never will.” – Miguel

21. “Being a part of this family means you are here for this family.” – Abuelita

22. “It’s okay. You can weep with your family.” – Abuelita

23. “Hector should be on our ofrenda. He’s part of our family.” – Miguel

24.  Hector – “I’m a pretty sorry excuse for a great-great-grandpa.” Miguel – “Are you kidding? A minute ago I thought I was related to a murderer. You’re a total upgrade!”

25. “I don’t want to be part of this family anymore!” – Miguel

“I think it is one of those made-up things adults tell kids, like vitamins.”- Miguel
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Funny Coco Quotes

26. “Never name a street dog. They will follow you forever. Now, go get my shoe.” – Abuelita

27. “You’re not a spirit guide. You’re just a dumb dog.” – Miguel

28. “I think it is one of those made-up things adults tell kids, like vitamins.”- Miguel

29. “It has been an honor. I hope you die real soon.” – Hector

30. Clerk: “I am terribly allergic.” Miguel: “But Dante doesn’t have any hair.” Clerk: “And I don’t have a nose, and yet, here we are.”

31. “Oh, it’s you. You’re going to get me into trouble, Dante. Someone could hear me! I wish someone wanted to hear me, other than you.” – Miguel

32. “I’m walking like a skeleton.” – Miguel

33. “Welcome to the Land of the Dead. Agents at the Department of Family Reunions are available to assist you. Please, on the lookout for a living boy.” – Arrival Agent

34. “That devil box tells you nothing but lies.” – Imelda

35. “I thought it might’ve been one of those made-up things that adults tell kids. Like… vitamins.” – Miguel

36. “Darkness – and from the darkness… a giant papaya! Dancers emerge from the papaya, and the dancers are all me! And they go to drink from the milk of their mother, who is a cactus, but who is also me! And her milk is not milk, but tears!” – Frida Kahlo

“A melody played on the strings of our souls and the rhythm that rattled us down to the bone.” - Miguel
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Emotional Coco Quotes

37. “He tried to go home to you and Coco. But de la Cruz murdered him!” – Miguel

38. “I’m running out of time. It’s Coco.” – Hector

39. “She’s forgetting you.” – Imelda

40. “A melody played on the strings of our souls and the rhythm that rattled us down to the bone. Our love for each other will live on forever in every beat of my proud corazón” – Miguel

41. “Say that I’m crazy or call me a fool but last night it seemed that I dreamed about you. When I opened my mouth what came out was a song and you knew every word and we all sang along.” – Miguel

42. “If there’s no one left in the living world to remember you, you disappear from this world. But you can change that!” – Hector

43. “For even if I’m far away, I hold you in my heart. I sing a secret song to you each night we are apart. Remember me, though I have to travel far. Remember me, each time you hear a sad guitar. Know that I’m with you, the only way that I can be. Until you’re in my arms again, remember me…” – Hector

44. “I loved it! I remember that my husband would play, and I loved to sing, and nothing else mattered.” – Imelda

45. “See? There he is! Papa! Remember? Papa? Mamá Coco, please, don’t forget him!” – Miguel

Coco display in the Mexico building in EPCOT's World Showcase.
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Coco display in the Mexico building in EPCOT’s World Showcase.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Coco Movie

Coco is a a super colorful and exciting Disney Pixar movie. The story follows a 12 year old living child named Miguel who dreams of being a musician even though his family banned music.

He is accidentally transported to the Land of the Dead on Día de los Muertos where he meets his ancestors and seeks the blessing of his Great Grandfather, Papá Julio, a famous musician. 

With the help of a charming trickster named Héctor, Miguel uncovers his family’s secrets, learns about the importance of family history, memory and a love for music. Héctor, Miguel’s ancestors, and his great-great-grandmother Mamá Imelda, need to help him to be able to return to the Land of the Living. 

What is the main message of the Coco movie?

The main message of Coco is the importance of family, remembering and respecting our ancestors and music’s power to connect generations. It highlights Día de los Muertos’ cultural importance in celebrating and preserving the memories of deceased loved ones.

Display in the Mexico building in EPCOT's World Showcase celebrating Dia de los muertos.
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Display in the Mexico building in EPCOT’s World Showcase celebrating Dia de los muertos.

What is Coco based on?

Coco is inspired by Mexican culture and traditions, specifically the celebration of the Day of the Dead. This annual holiday honors deceased loved ones through creating altars with photos, memories, flowers and favorite foods.

You will see that this movie draws heavily on the Mexican culture and brings it to life in such a beautiful way. 

What does Coco teach us about death?

Coco teaches us that death is not an end but a continuation of the relationship with our loved ones. It shows the importance of remembering and honoring those who have passed away, as they will always live on in our memories.

What is the dog in Coco and what does it represent?

The dog in Coco is named Dante and he is Miguel’s best friend. He is a breed native to Mexico called a Xoloitzcuintli, or Xolo for short. The filmmakers were inspired by the adorable street dogs in Mexico when they came up with his character.

Dante represents loyalty and guidance. In Mexican culture, Xolos are often seen as spiritual guides to the afterlife. We see this in the movie as Dante provides companionship and help to Miguel on his journey through the Land of the Dead.

Remember Me, Dia de los muertos sign in the Mexico building of EPCOT's World Showcase.
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Remember Me, Dia de los muertos sign in the Mexico building of EPCOT’s World Showcase.

What is the importance of Marigolds in Coco?

Marigolds are used in Día de los Muertos celebrations as a symbol of remembrance. They are a cherished part of Mexican culture and their history dates back to ancient Aztec rituals honoring the dead.

In Coco, the marigold bridge literally connects the Land of the Dead to the Land of the Living as the mythology of the marigold petals represent the path to family.

What is the famous saying of Ernesto de la Cruz?

Ernesto de la Cruz’s famous saying in the movie Coco is “Seize your moment!”

Check out I Dream of Disney’s video of the Adventure Friends Cavalcade with Miguel from Coco.

Where can you see Coco characters at Disney World?

There is not an official meet and greet for the Coco characters at Disney World, but there are still some unique and fun opportunities available for Coco fans!

Magic Kingdom

Disney Adventure Friends Cavalcade – This cavalcade is a mini parade featuring rare characters from various adventure themed Disney movies including Miguel!

Mickey’s PhilharMagic! – There is a newly updated scene in this 4D film that includes Miguel with Donald Duck in a scene from Coco.

45 of the best coco quotes.
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The Mexico Folk Art Gallery – Inside of the pyramid in the Mexico Pavillion is the Mexico Folk Art Gallery with beautiful displays. The exhibit’s official name is: “Remember Me!” – La Celebración del Día de Muertos.

The Mirror of the Dead – Also included inside the pyramid is “The Mirror de los Muertos,” which translates to “Mirror of the Dead.” This interactive mirror allows guests to create their own skeleton and transports them to the Land of the Dead, just like in Coco.

Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival – The 2024 Flower and Garden Festival introduced a brand new Coco topiary this year. It was Miguel and Dante and it lit up at night with a projection on it! We expect to see a similar one next year, as it was very popular!

What is your favorite quote from the Coco movie?

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