Kikuchiyo: This baby... It's me... It's what happened to me.
Shichiroji: That bandit said their fort.
Kyuzo: It's hardly a fort.
Kikuchiyo: It's full of holes, like Yohei's underwear.
Kikuchiyo: You fool! Damn you! You call yourself a horse! For shame! Hey! Wait! Please! I apologize! Forgive me.
Farmer Manzo: Consider who we're dealing with here. Give a wolf a taste of your leg and he'll ask for your hand.
Kikuchiyo: You again! I see that bald head of yours in my dreams.
Kambei Shimada: Train yourself, distinguish yourself in war... But time flies. Before your dream materializes, you get gray hair. By that time your parents and friends are dead and gone.
Heihachi Hayashida: Actually, kids work harder than adults. But only if you treat them like adults.
Gorobei Katayama: I'm with you. But I have to say that although I understand the farmers' suffering and understand why you would take up their cause, it's your character that I find most compelling. In life one finds friends in the strangest places.
Kikuchiyo: Got a problem, gramps?
Gisaku: Nope. All's well now.
Kikuchiyo: Don't mess with me. I may look like hell, but I'm a real samurai.
Kikuchiyo: You all make great scarecrows. Problem is, the enemy isn't a bunch of sparrows and crows.
Kikuchiyo: Use your balls, if you've got any.
Gorobei Katayama: The threshing's done and still no bandits. Everyone's saying they might not come after all.
Kambei Shimada: A tempting thought. When you think you're safe is precisely when you're most vulnerable.
Gisaku: Find hungry samurai. Even bears come down from the mountains when they are hungry.
Kambei Shimada: Danger always strikes when everything seems fine.
Kikuchiyo: You there, chewing your cud. Can you cut that out? This isn't a cow shed.
Kambei Shimada: This is the nature of war: By protecting others, you save yourselves. If you only think of yourself, you'll only destroy yourself.
Kyuzo: Don't you see? A real sword will kill you.