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15 Meaningful Quotes from Whisper of the Heart (Mimi wo Sumaseba)

We all feel a little uncertain about the future at times, and Whisper of the Heart addresses that uncertainty in all of us. These relatable and insightful quotes from Mimi wo Sumaseba will remind you that everyone shares similar concerns and reassure you that everything will be okay in the end.

by shucklejuice
Nov 1, 2015 11:36 PM | 13,026 views

"Being left alone has its hard parts too." - Shizuku Tsukishima

Mimi wo Sumaseba Whisper of the Heart Shizuku Tsukishima



"I don't understand. Tell me clearly!" - Sugimura

Mimi wo Sumaseba Whisper of the Heart Sugimura



"There's always a voice inside me that says, 'Things won't go that smoothly.'" - Shizuku Tsukishima

Mimi wo Sumaseba Whisper of the Heart Shizuku Tsukishima



"There are tons of people who are just as good as me." - Seiji Amasawa

Mimi wo Sumaseba Whisper of the Heart Seiji Amasawa



"The dense one is me, isn't it?" - Shizuku Tsukishima

Mimi wo Sumaseba Whisper of the Heart Shizuku Tsukishima



"You're not very nice, huh? Just like me..." - Shizuku Tsukishima

Mimi wo Sumaseba Whisper of the Heart Shizuku Tsukishima



"One person stays the same and the other keeps getting farther and farther ahead." - Shizuku Tsukishima

Mimi wo Sumaseba Whisper of the Heart Shizuku Tsukishima



"Can't you be in love without determining your future first?" - Yuuko Harada

Mimi wo Sumaseba Whisper of the Heart Yuuko Harada



"It's not easy to live your own way. You can't blame anyone but yourself." - Seiya Tsukishima

Mimi wo Sumaseba Whisper of the Heart Seiya Tsukishima



"I don't want to be a burden! I want to be useful!" - Shizuku Tsukishima

Mimi wo Sumaseba Whisper of the Heart Shizuku Tsukishima



"Don't expect perfection at first." - Shirou Nishi

Mimi wo Sumaseba Whisper of the Heart Shirou Nishi



"I can't tell if I have talent or not until I try." - Seiji Amasawa

Mimi wo Sumaseba Whisper of the Heart Seiji Amasawa



"Not everyone has to follow the same path." - Seiya Tsukishima

Mimi wo Sumaseba Whisper of the Heart Seiya Tsukishima



"You see that rough surrounding stone? You can polish it all you want, but it'll still be worthless. But there might be something much more valuable inside that you can't yet see." - Shirou Nishi

Mimi wo Sumaseba Whisper of the Heart Shirou Nishi



"You're wonderful. There's no need to rush. Please take your time to polish your talent." - Shirou Nishi

Mimi wo Sumaseba Whisper of the Heart Shirou Nishi


Though less well-known than some of Studio Ghibli's other films, Mimi wo Sumaseba, or Whisper of the Heart, is a beautiful and moving masterpiece with a lot of great advice for anyone who's feeling a bit lost or confused in life. The entire film progresses at a steady, calm pace, but every so often a gem is thrown in that makes you really stop and wonder.

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