Jujutsu Kaisen: 12 best Satoru Gojo quotes ranked

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As the most popular character of Jujutsu Kaisen, Satoru Gojo has delivered many thought-provoking statements in the series. So, here’s a list of his 12 best quotes.

Jujutsu Kaisen’s most beloved character, Satoru Gojo, always appears as a happy-go-lucky eccentric instructor. However, the more we know him, the more we understand the depth of his character.

Gojo is a difficult character to describe in a few words. He is arrogant about his powers but also kind enough to help those in need. He became a teacher despite being aware of his flawed personality. But nothing can change the fact of how lovable he is. He is also the series’ most popular character.

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Satoru Gojo is usually goofy and over the top, but occasionally, he drops some incredibly thought-provoking statements. We’ve listed down the 12 best quotes from him. Warning: Quotes 2, 3, and 7 contain spoilers from manga!

12. “It’ll be fine. After all, you’re weak.”

Season 1 Episode 7

An image of Gojo calling Jogo weak in Jujutsu KaisenCrunchyroll

Other than Gojo, no one has the guts to call a curse like Jogo weak. Having the power equal to seven or eight of Sukuna’s fingers proves that Jogo is one of the most powerful curses in existence. But Gojo defeated him way too easily, and that hurt Jogo’s pride.

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However, the best part about this quote from Satoru Gojo is that he isn’t being arrogant or sarcastic but simply stating facts. In the face of someone as godly as the wielder of Six Eyes, Jogo would no doubt appear terribly weak.

11. “I’ve always been a nice guy who cares for my students.”

Season 1 Episode 5

A still from Jujutsu Kaisen animeCrunchyroll

Satoru Gojo almost never expresses his true feelings, so it’s rare for him to be angry about something. Yet, when Yuji dies, thanks to the schemes of the higher-ups, Gojo is angry enough to say he wants to kill everyone. Shoko, his friend since high school, easily figures out he has a soft spot for Yuji.

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But Gojo says that he cares for his students while also complimenting himself. Gojo isn’t selflessly nurturing students since he wants their strength in return. But his statement is also true in a way since he always prioritizes their well-being. Hence, Gojo’s one simple statement is enough to express his duality.

10. “I want to reset that garbage Jujutsu world.”

Season 1 Episode 6

An image of Gojo's students from Jujutsu KaisenCrunchyroll

Jujutsu Kaisen reveals Gojo’s dream pretty early in the story, but we only learn the depth of it in his flashback arc. Gojo knows how rotten the foundation of the Jujutsu world is, but simply killing the higher-ups won’t solve the issue. Therefore, despite being the strongest sorcerer, he works at the bottom of the hierarchy to bring about a revolution by gathering trustworthy allies. 

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And those allies can only be found through means of education. Gojo is aware of his flawed personality, which makes him unsuitable for being a teacher. However, he still does everything in his power to set the world on the right track.

9. “Dying to win and risking death to win… are completely different.”

Season 1 Episode 23

An image of Satoru Gojo from Jujutsu KaisenCrunchyroll

The scene appears in a flashback when Megumi is fighting a special-grade curse womb. It’s rare for the young sorcerer to request Gojo for more training, especially, so the latter is more than happy to comply. Gojo often treats his students as children, but he also realistically prepares them for the absolute worst.

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He doesn’t hold back during physical strength and knows the strengths and weaknesses of his students, like the back of his hand. Gojo is aware that Megumi relies too much on his trump card (Mahoraga) in difficult situations, so he suggests the young sorcerer give up on trying to win by sacrificing his life.

8. “Maybe it’s good night for me, but it’s time for you to wake up.”

Season 2 Episode 10

Jujutsu Kaisen Satoru Gojo gets sealedCrunchyroll

Satoru Gojo has been sealed in the Shibuya arc, but we see a major plot twist just before it happens. Turns out someone else has occupied Geto’s body and is using his technique for evil. Gojo is completely devastated after seeing this.

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He also falls into the enemy’s trap but doesn’t forget to communicate with Geto before getting sealed. Gojo also says, “How can you let yourself get used like that, Suguru?” Despite being dead, Geto’s consciousness compelled his hand to grab his neck. It looked too powerful in the anime, but it was nothing more than a desperate attempt from Geto’s soul.

7. “If you were among those patting my back, then I might’ve been satisfied.”

Chapter 236

Jujutsu Kaisen Chapter 236Manga Plus

Gojo’s biggest regret in life was not being able to save his best friend, Geto. Despite choosing different paths in life, the two still valued one another. Gojo being forced to kill his best friend was probably the most difficult thing he had to do. And yet, Geto took that with a sad smile on his face.

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Still, the first person Gojo sees after dying is Geto. He poured out his heart in front of him as he talked about leaving the world without regrets. He had fun fighting Sukuna, but he only wished Geto would’ve been among those patting his back before the fight (Chapter 222). This simple quote expresses the lifelong remorse, that he carried with him, even in death.

6. “No one’s allowed to take youth away from young people.”

Jujutsu Kaisen 0 & Season 1 Episode 6

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Satoru Gojo never wants young people to live alone and suffer. During his high school years, he suffered a terrible betrayal from his best friend. He was also unable to protect Riko Amanai, which he always regretted. Gojo’s life was never the same since then, and he always felt lonely.

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Naturally, he would never wish for the same fate to befall his beloved students. He says this quote in the movie after arguing with the elders for Yuta’s sake. Gojo says something similar in Season 1 when he wants Yuji to join the Sister School Exchange Event. Yuji may be a target of the higher-ups, but that wouldn’t stop Gojo from letting the kid enjoy the best years of his life.

5. “This is my personal theory, but there’s no curse more twisted than love.”

Jujutsu Kaisen 0

A still of Gojo and Yuta from Jujutsu KaisenCrunchyroll

Yuta always believed Rika cursed him after dying, but the reality turned out to be completely opposite. Gojo’s statement on love is baffling, especially when it comes from someone like him who never allows anyone to get close to him. He is talking about Yuta’s tragic love, but there’s a deeper meaning to it that reflects his past. 

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This quote makes complete sense after we learn about Gojo’s past and his friendship with Geto. Despite everything Geto did, Gojo could never bear to hate him. His “twisted” feelings refer to his refusal to kill Geto in the past. However, in the end, Geto did die, and at the hands of Gojo, no less. But the two still considered each other as best friends.

4. “Don’t worry, I’m the strongest.”

Season 1 Episode 2

A still of Gojo from Jujutsu KaisenCrunchyroll

Gojo is someone overflowing with confidence, but it’s not baseless. Someone with godly powers like him deserves to say he’s the strongest. After Gojo says this, he fights Sukuna and easily defeats him. Gojo calls himself the strongest at the beginning of the story, but it isn’t until later we find out what it really means and the burden he has to carry.

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Gojo was never once happy being on top. Being the strongest looks like a good thing at first, but it’s nothing more than a shackle in a broken world of Jujutsu Kaisen. The Jujutsu world depends way too much on him and pays the price for it in the Shibuya arc.

3. “I wanted him to know it was fun.”

Chapter 236

A panel from Jujutsu Kaisen chapter 236 with Gojo's farewellShueisha

Gojo’s death had turned the entire Jujutsu Kaisen community upside down. He dies while fighting Ryomen Sukuna, the King of Curses. Because Gojo was the strongest, he never used a fraction of his power against any opponent. Therefore, despite losing against Sukuna, Gojo was happy.

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It was the first time he enjoyed a battle and the last time as well. Gojo was satisfied dying at the hands of someone stronger than him. In the end, even Sukuna declared his respect for the strongest sorcerer of the modern era.

2. “Nah, I’d Win.”

Jujutsu Kaisen GojoManga Plus

Chapter 221

Gojo’s quote, “Nah, I’d win,” has become so popular in 2023 that even those who haven’t watched JJK know about it. Social media platforms such as Instagram and Twitter/X are still flooded with memes about this quote, and the hype doesn’t seem to die down anytime soon.

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Chapter features Gojo’s return to the series after three years, but it also confirms the highly-anticipated battle of the strongest. Gojo first challenges Kenjaku, and Sukuna comes forward to fight him. After Gojo didn’t win the battle of the strongest, fans started mocking him for this quote. However, nothing can change the fact that it was one of his most iconic quotes.

1. “Throughout heaven and earth, I alone am the honored one.”

Season 2 Episode 4

An image of Gojo calling himself the Honored One in Jujutsu KaisenCrunchyroll

After realizing the true extent of his powers, Gojo is unable to feel any hatred or anger as he declares himself the honored one. This quote originates from Lotus Sūtra, one of the most influential and venerated Buddhist Mahāyāna sūtras. These were true words of Buddha, who proclaimed himself the world’s mightiest being.

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Gege Akutami uses this as a reference to explain Gojo’s existence as someone far beyond an ordinary human. Gojo is the most powerful sorcerer in the modern era. Despite being human, Gojo’s powers appear divine, something the world hasn’t seen in centuries. The statement appears arrogant, but it’s not when the one saying that has enough power to back it up. Had it not been for Sukuna, Gojo would’ve thrived as the strongest being in the history of Jujutsu Kaisen.

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