85+ Soul Movie Quotes For Life on Earth

Welcome to our bumper list of Soul movie quotes!

Soul is a movie with lots of…souls!

The story follows Joe Gardner, a middle school music teacher and aspiring pianist with a passion for jazz.

When Joe falls into a coma after an accident, he finds himself in the Great Before, where souls get their personalities before being sent to Earth.

It’s here that Joe becomes a mentor to 22, a unique soul who hasn’t found their spark and has no interest in life on Earth.

Together, they embark on a meaningful journey of self-discovery and explore the meaning of life, passion, and purpose!

Here are the best Soul movie quotes!

Best Quotes From Soul

Soul is just full of good Disney movie quotes!

  • Joe: The Great Beyond? As in, as in beyond life?
  • Joe: [Running away from the Great Beyond] Run! Why aren’t you running?
    Other Soul: [Shrugs] I don’t know.
    Joe: What’s wrong with you people?
  • Jerry: I am the coming together of all quantised fields of the universe. Appearing in a form your feeble human brain can comprehend.
    Joe: What?
    Jerry: You can call me Jerry.
  • Jerry: This isn’t the Great Beyond. It’s the Great Before.
    Joe: The Great Before?
    Jerry: Oh. We call it the You Seminar now. Rebranding.
  • Terry: I’m always counting. I’m counting right now. You blinked five times since I started talking. Six.
  • Jerry B: It is an honour having you prepare 22 for Earth.
    22: [to Joe] I’m gonna make you wish you never died.
    Jerry B: Most people wish that, 22.
  • Mother Teresa’s Soul: I have compassion for every soul.
    [22 twirls rosary beads around their finger before flicking them at Mother Teresa]
    Mother Teresa’s Soul: Except You. I don’t like you.
  • 22: I already know everything about Earth and it’s not worth the trouble.
  • 22: I’m comfortable up here. I have my routine. I float in mist, I do my Sudoku puzzles.
  • 22: [looking like Joe with his voice] Life is so unfair. I don’t wanna die. Somebody call the wambulance. Wah!
  • Joe: How about a librarian? They’re cool.
    22: Yes, amazing! Who wouldn’t like working a thankless job, you’re always in danger of losing due to budget cuts? Though I do like the idea of randomly shushing people.
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Short Soul Movie Quotes

Soul is full of witty one liners! Here are some short Soul film quotes.

  • Joe: I would die a happy man if I could perform with Dorothea Williams.
  • Muhammad Ali’s Soul: You are the greatest pain in the butt!
  • Dorothea Williams: Get a suit, Teach. A good suit.
  • Joe: I have a gig tonight. I can’t die now.
  • Joe: This can’t happen. I’m not dyin’ today. Not when my life just started.
  • 22: I’ve had thousands of mentors who failed and now hate me.
  • Copernicus’ Soul: [Angry] The world doesn’t revolve around you, 22!
  • 22: [painting] Hands are hard!
  • 22: Even though I can’t feel it, please don’t touch me.
  • Joe: [inside Mr Mittens] I don’t wanna be a cat. I hate cats!
  • 22: Yeah, I’m not stuck with a body. So I can go wherever I want. I’m a nobody, get it?
  • Joe: What are you doing? This is New York City. You don’t stop in the middle of the street.
  • Moonwind: No-one understands my art.
  • Terry: Look, you all are the ones who beefed it. I’m trying to un-beef it.
  • Marge: We only have room for one weirdo here, so, scram!
  • Joe: You stole my body!
  • Joe: [In Mr Mittens’ body] 22, I didn’t know I had claws, okay?
  • 22: [takes a bite of pizza] It’s so good!
  • Moonwind: You’re in a cat? That’s marvelous!
  • 22: [in Joe’s body] I washed your butt for you.
  • Jerry B: This won’t be a disaster, that’s for sure.

Soul Fun Trivia: Soul was Pixar’s 22nd movie, which is how 22 got their name!

Funny Soul Quotes

Soul is bursting with funny quotes! Here are some of our favorites.

  • Libba: Joey, we didn’t struggle giving you an education so you can be a middle-aged man washing your underwear in my shop.
  • Joe: Uh, hey, is this heaven?
    Jerry: [Laughs] No.
    Joe: Is it H-E-double hockey sticks?
    New Soul: Hell.
    [All the new souls start repeating the word hell]
  • Jerry: Jerry will take it from here.
    Jerry #2: Thanks, Jerry. Head right on over there to Jerry.
    Jerry #3: Thank you, Jerry.
    Joe: Is everyone here named Jerry?
  • Counselor Jerry: Here at the You Seminar, all new souls are given unique and individual personalities.
    New Soul: I’m an agreeable sceptic who’s cautious yet flamboyant.
    New Soul #2: I’m an irritable wallflower who’s dangerously curious.
    New Soul #3: I’m a manipulative megalomaniac who’s intensely opportunistic.
    Counselor Jerry: Oh-ho, this one might be a handful. But that’s Earth’s problem.
  • Jerry B: 22 has been at the You Seminar for quite some time and has had such notable mentors as Gandhi, Abraham Lincoln, and Mother Teresa.
    22: [Laughs] I made her cry.
    Jerry B: Ignore that.
  • Marie Antoinette’s Soul [to 22]: Nobody can help you! Nobody!
  • 22: I just use this voice because it annoys people.
    Joe: It’s very effective.
  • Joe: [teaching 22 to put out a fire] Isn’t this exciting?
    22: The fire is so pretty. I kinda wanna let it spread.
    Joe: Nope. [grabs fire hose from 22]
  • Moonwind: We’ll have to perform an old-fashioned astral transmigration displacement.
    Joe: A what?
    Moonwind: It’s simply a way to get your souls back to where they belong. And it’s a glorious ritual, indeed, full of chanting, dancing, and best of all, bongos.
  • 22: [In Joe’s Body] I am staying right here until your stupid body dies. Which will happen any minute now because your stomach is earthquaking.
  • Connie: I think jazz is pointless.
    22: [in Joe’s body] Oh, yeah, jazz is definitely pointless.
    Joe: Hey!
  • Terry: Don’t worry. I’ll make sure no one else sees me. I’ll move among the shadows, like a ninja.
  • Joe: [in Mr Mittens’ body]: I’m gonna go in and I’mma scratch up the sofa. Oh, wait a minute, that’s my sofa.
  • 22: [in Joe’s body]: Sorry, but Joe can’t do it today.
    Joe: You’re Joe!
    22: I mean, me. Me can’t do it today.
  • Libba: Gotta get to bed. We old.
  • Joe: [as Mr Mittens] Just put those pants on. Sheesh, I can’t believe I’ve been walking around this city with no pants on.
  • Jerry: Please, just do it quickly and quietly.
    Jerry B: And also quickly. And quietly as well.
  • Jerry B: We are awarding you, Terry this trophy. As you requested.
    Terry: I am happy to accept this very special award that I requested, but that I absolutely deserve.
  • Terry: My mistake. We’ll just get you back into your meat suit [puts soul back into body].
  • Dez: That’s why I love this job. I get to meet interesting folks like you, make them happy, and make them handsome.

Inspirational Soul Movie Quotes

Soul inspires us to find meaning in the little things in life.

  • Joe: And I swear, the next thing I know it’s like he floats off the stage. That guy was lost in the music. He was in it, and he took the rest of us with him.
  • Libba: You can’t eat dreams for breakfast, Joey.
    Joe: Then I don’t want to eat.
  • Joe: Don’t miss out on the joys of life. Like, uh, Pizza.
  • 22: Truth is, I’ve always worried that maybe there’s something wrong with me. You know? Maybe I’m not good enough for living. But then you showed me about purpose and passion.
  • Joe: My only purpose on this planet is to play. It’s what I was meant to do. And nothing’s gonna stop me.
  • Jerry: So what do you think you’ll do? How are you gonna spend your life?
    Joe: I’m not sure. But I do know, I’m going to live every minute of it.
  • Moonwind: The zone is enjoyable but when that joy becomes an obsession, one becomes disconnected from life.
  • Joe: Life is full of possibilities, you just need to know where to look.
  • Joe: So, what do you want to be remembered for?
  • Joe: Hey, we never found out what 22’s purpose was.
    Jerry B: Excuse me?
    Joe: You know, her spark. Her purpose. Was it music? Biology? Walking?
    Jerry B: We don’t assign purposes. Where did you get that idea?
    Joe: Because I have piano. It’s what I was born to do. That’s my spark.
    Jerry B: A spark isn’t a soul’s purpose.
  • Libba: Lord knows we need more teachers in this world.
  • Jerry: We’re in the business of inspiration, Joe. But it’s not often that we find ourselves inspired.
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Emotional Soul Movie Quotes

Soul is full of feeling! Here are some emotional Soul quotes.

  • Moonwind: Some people just can’t let go of their own anxieties and obsessions, leaving them lost and disconnected from life.
  • Joe: I’m not dying the very day I got my shot. I’m due. Heck, I’m overdue!
  • [Joe gives 22 the Earth pass]
    22: But, Joe, this means you won’t get to..
    Joe: It’s okay. I already did. Now it’s your turn.
  • Joe: I’m just afraid that if I died today, that my life would’ve amounted to nothing.
  • Joe: Mom, I know we’ve had some rough times, but you’re right. I can’t be truthful with you because it seems like no matter what I do, you disapprove.
  • Libba: Ray would have been so proud of you, baby. Like I’ve always been.
  • Libba: I’m so proud of you, Joey.
  • [22 is nervous about going to Earth]
    Joe: I’ll go with you.
    22: You know you can’t do that.
    Joe: I know. But I’ll go as far as I can.
  • Joe: It’s just I’ve been waiting on this day for my entire life. I thought I’d feel different.
    Dorothea: I heard this story about a fish. He swims up to this older fish and says, “I’m trying to find this thing they call the ocean.” “The ocean?” says the older fish, “that’s what you’re in right now.” “This?” says the younger fish, “This is water. What I want is the ocean.”
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More Pixar Soul Quotes

There are so many great Soul movie quotes, I had to include some more!

  • 22: Oh, no, not jazz, just music. I don’t like music sounds. It feels like a little too much.
  • Joe: By the way, why do you sound like a middle-aged white lady?
    22: I don’t. This is all an illusion.
    Joe: Huh?
    22: This whole place is a hypothetical. [22 puts on male voice] I could sound like this if I wanted to. [22 puts on kid’s voice] or sound like this instead.
  • 22: You can’t crush a soul here. That’s what life on Earth is for.
    Joe: Very witty.
  • Joe: We’re running out of time.
    22: Yeah, you know, time’s not really a thing here.
    Jerry B: Times up!
  • Joe: What is this place?
    22: You know how when you humans are really into something, and it feels like you’re in another place? Feels like you’re in the zone, right?
    Joe: Yeah.
    22: Well, this is the zone. It’s the space between the physical and spiritual.
  • 22: [in Joe’s body] Miss Doctor, we have a problem. I’m an unborn soul and I wanna stay at the You Seminar.
    Doctor: Yes, well, that drug doesn’t seem to be working at all.
  • Doctor: Can you tell me what day it is?
    22: [in Joe’s body] It’s the worst day of my life. I don’t wanna be here. I hate Earth.
  • [22 is in Joe’s body and Joe is in Mr Mittens’ body]
    22: It’s all in this stupid brain of yours.
    Joe: Hey, hey, hey, stay outta there.
    22: Oh, relax. There’s not much here. Jazz, jazz, more jazz. Oh, and someone named Lisa. Who’s that?
    Joe: Uh, never mind.

Soul Quotes About Music

Joe is passionate about piano! Here are some Soul quotes about music.

  • Joe: Come on! I know all about sparks because mine is piano.
  • Joe: This is where it all started. This is the moment where I fell in love with Jazz.
  • Joe: That’s when I knew. I was born to play.
  • Joe: Music is all I think about. From the moment I wake up in the morning to the moment I fall asleep at night.
  • Joe: See, the tune is just an excuse to bring out the you.

Soul Movie Quotes FAQ & Trivia

What was the last quote in Soul?

The final scene shows Joe getting a second chance at life and the final quote is:
Counselor Jerry A: So what do you think you’ll do? How
are you going to spend your life?
Joe: I’m not sure, but I do know, I’m gonna live every minute of it.

What is the message of the Soul movie?

Soul is a movie about self-discovery and reflects on what it is that really makes life meaningful. It challenges the traditional ideas of success and emphasizes the importance of finding purpose in the small everyday moments (like eating pizza!).

What is the meaning of the fish story?

The fish story is told by Dorothea and goes like this:

“I heard this story about a fish. He swims up to this older fish and says, “I’m trying to find this thing they call the ocean.” “The ocean?” says the older fish, “that’s what you’re in right now.” “This?” says the younger fish, “This is water. What I want is the ocean.”

The story is about how you can spend your whole life searching for meaning when it’s right in front of you.

Life won’t be perfect the moment we find our “ocean”. Instead we can find joy in the little things we have now.

I hope you enjoyed these Soul movie quotes!

I hope you enjoyed these Soul movie quotes as much as I enjoyed my rewatch!

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