Avatar The Last Airbender series marked the beginning of a new world. One of marvel and awe. A world where all the elements could be harnessed and controlled. A world where Earth, Fire, Air, and water; their qualities governed a whole nation and could be harnessed and controlled by people of said nation too. Enjoy the best Avatar quotes that the series had to offer.
In the Last Airbender series, Avatar Aang becomes trapped in a block of Ice which shielded him from danger for about 100 years. The series begins with the Avatar being freed by two water tribe folks. Two teenage siblings; one who threw a water bending fit to tear down a portion of the icy seas. Katara’s rage was what gave release to the Iceberg that was stuck under the sea.
Here are some of the Best Avatar Quotes
Quote: “Life happens wherever you are, whether you make it or not.” —Iroh, Episode 2.14 “City of Walls Secrets”
Quote: “I’m angry at myself!” —Zuko, Episode 3.05 “The Beach”
Zuko finally acknowledged his pain and how he felt towards himself. He did this at Ember island where his family used to go to retreat. His chaotic past led him to make certain decisions he was not proud of.
Quote: “Pride is not the opposite of shame, but its source.” —Iroh, Episode 2.09 “Bitter Work”
Iroh tells Zuko as he taught him to become one with the good inside him, accept himself for who he was. This was during the lesson to redirect lightning. A skill that was developed by Iroh; one they were sure Azula didn’t have.
Quote: It’s easy to do nothing, it’s hard to forgive.” —Aang, Episode 3.16 “The Southern Raiders”
Aang to Katara, after she and Zuko got back from the hunt for her mother’s killer.
Quote: “Sometimes life is like this tunnel. You can’t always see the light at the end of the tunnel, but if you keep moving, you will come to a better place.” —Iroh, Episode 2.20 “The Crossroads of Destiny”
We all have to admit that Iroh’s wisdom is unlike anyone’s we’ve seen in the series. Iroh tells Aang shortly before they battle Azula.
Quote: “Drink cactus juice, it’ll quench ya. Nothing’s quenchier. It’s the quenchiest!” An intoxicated Sokka when team Avatar was stranded in the desert after having Appa stolen from them by sand benders.
Quote: “You make one step backward, one slip-up, give me one reason to think you might hurt Aang, and you won’t have to worry about your destiny anymore; because I’ll make sure your destiny ends, right then and there, permanently.” —Katara, Episode 3.12 “The Western Air Temple”
Yep, scary Katara is not to anyone’s best interest.
Quote: You miscalculated. I love Zuko more than I fear you” —Mai, Episode 3.15, “The Boiling Rock: Part 2”
This was a scene we all must remember. Love conquering all, even Azula and her antiquities for inciting fear over even her friends.
Quote: “Step aside, filth.” —Zuko, Episode 1.15, “Bato of the Water Tribe”
Quote: “My first girlfriend turned into the moon.” —Sokka, Episode 3.14 “The Boiling Rock Part 1”
Sokka to Zuko when they were heading to go rescue his father and Suki.
Quote: “Sorry Warden, you’re my prisoner now.” —Suki, Episode 3.15 “The Boiling Rock Part 2”
I know right? Some girl.
Quote: “I’m sorry Appa.” —Toph, Episode 2.10 “The Library”
Quote: “You sound like my nephew, always thinking you need to do things on your own without anyone’s support. There is nothing wrong with letting the people who love you help you.” —Iroh, Episode 2.08, “The Chase”
Iroh, dishing some good old friendly advice.
Quote: My cabbages!!” —The Cabbage Merchant, Episode 2.12 “Journey to Ba Sing Se Part 1: The Serpent’s Pass
This is probably everyone’s favourite. Something about the cabbage man in despair just does it for us.
Quote: “But now you’re not letting yourself feel anything. I know sometimes it hurts more to hope and it hurts more to care. But you have to promise me that you won’t stop caring.” —Katara, Episode 2.12 “Journey to Ba Sing Se Part 1: The Serpent’s Pass”
I know right? She’s one to talk. Didn’t you just threaten to use Zuko for waterbending practice a few quotes ago?
Quote: “You can’t knock me down!” —Katara, Episode 1.18, “The Waterbending Master”
Still in Katara’s stubbornness. When she threatened Master Paku and had him duel her.
Quote: My own mother thought I was a monster… She was right of course, but it still hurt.” —Azula, Episode 3.05 “The Beach”
A reminiscent Azula on her childhood.
Quote: “Alright hair, it’s time to face your doom!” —Azula, Episode 3.20, “Sozin’s Comet Part 3:Into the Inferno”
Quote: “Little Soldier Boy Comes Marching Home.” —Iroh, Episode 2.15 “Tales of Ba Sing Se”
More of The Best Avatar Quotes
Iroh, paying respects to his son on his death anniversary.
Some more Avatar quotes;
Quote: “If you want to be a bender, you have to let go of fear.” Aang told Sokka this while trying to teach him to relax.
Quote: “Aang is the Avatar. He is the world’s only chance.”
Gran Gran, also known as Kya, told Sokka and Katara when they were about to leave the Southern water tribe in the south pole.
Quote: “Relax Sokka, where we’re going you won’t need any pants.” Zuko said this to Sokka.
Quote: “Why am I so bad at being good?” Zuko screamed as he expressed frustration after trying to initiate friendship with Team Avatar. Toph came to look for him but ended up startling Zuko, causing him to fire bend at her and burning her in the process. Zuko screamed this in frustration, mad at himself for making that error.
Quote: “Blech! This tea is nothing more than hot leaf juice!” Iroh said this when he bought cold tea from a vendor on his and Zuko’s way to Ba Sing Se. Zuko offhandedly retorted, asking if that wasn’t what all tea was.
Quote: “Aang, this is my friend Foo Foo Cuddly Puffs [sic].” Sokka.
Best Avatar Quotes Continued
Quote: “I am Melon Lord!” Toph.
Quote: “I release a sonic wave from my mouth … AAHHH!” Actor Toph said this in a play by the Ember Island Players, playing the Boy in the iceberg.
Quote: “Being part of the group also means being part of group hugs.” Katara, telling Zuko when he newly joined the team.
Quote: “Appa ate Momo!” Sokka, during one of his dramatic moments.
Quote: Harsh words won’t solve problems, action will.” Aang, to the Gan Jins and the Zhangs, when trying to get them to put away their differences.
Quote: “Pirates love to haggle. Watch and learn.” Aang said this while being poor at bargaining.
We can’t look at Avatar quotes without eventually highlighting probably the most important one that’s stuck to all our heads as Avatar fans. This is the Avatar introduction. It started with Katara explaining the current situation and how we end up at that point, all up until the point when we are caught up and they meet the boy in the iceberg. The intros changed up a bit as the series progressed.
The narration changes as the series progresses.
Long But Still The Best Avatar Quotes
Katara narrates the opening sequence. In the first episode, she states:
“Water. Earth. Fire. Air. My grandmother used to tell me stories about the old days, a time of peace when the Avatar kept balance between the Water Tribes, Earth Kingdom, Fire Nation, and Air Nomads. But that all changed when the Fire Nation attacked. Only the Avatar mastered all four elements. Only he could stop the ruthless firebenders. But when the world needed him most, he vanished. A hundred years have passed and the Fire Nation is nearing victory in the War. Two years ago, my father and the men of my tribe journeyed to the Earth Kingdom to help fight against the Fire Nation, leaving me and my brother to look after our tribe. Some people believe that the Avatar was never reborn into the Air Nomads, and that the cycle is broken. But I haven’t lost hope. I still believe that somehow, the Avatar will return to save the world.”
In subsequent episodes, she says:
“Water. Earth. Fire. Air. Long ago, the four nations lived together in harmony. Then, everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked. Only the Avatar, master of all four elements, could stop them, but when the world needed him most, he vanished. A hundred years passed and my brother and I discovered the new Avatar, an airbender named Aang. And although his airbending skills are great, he has a lot to learn before he’s ready to save anyone. But I believe Aang can save the world.”
In the unaired pilot episode, she says:
“Water. Earth. Fire. Air. My grandmother used to tell me stories about the old days, how the four nations once lived in harmony. How everything changed once the Fire Nation attacked. Only the Avatar mastered all four elements. Only he could stop the ruthless firebenders. But when the world needed him most, he disappeared. Nobody had seen him for a hundred years, until my brother and I found him, an airbender named Aang. The problem is, this Avatar is still a kid, and even though his airbending skills are great, he has a lot to learn before he’s ready to save anyone. The Fire Nation will do anything to capture Aang before he masters all four elements, so I must keep him safe until he’s ready to fulfill his destiny. My brother thinks I’m crazy, but I believe Aang can save the world.”
On the first page of The Promise Part One, Katara says:
“Water. Earth. Fire. Air. Long ago, the four nations lived together in harmony. Then everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked. Only the Avatar, master of all four elements, could stop them, but when the world needed him most, he vanished. A hundred years passed and my brother Sokka and I discovered the new Avatar, an airbender named Aang. Although his airbending skills were great, he had a lot to learn before he was ready to save anyone. But from the first day I met him, I believed Aang would save the world. And you know what? I was right. With the help of his friends, Aang defeated Fire Lord Ozai and ended the Hundred Year War. Zuko, Ozai’s son and our ally, became the new Fire Lord. Together with Earth King Kuei, Aang and Zuko promised to return the nations to harmony.”