30 Best Disney Movie Quotes

Updated March 9, 2023 | Infoplease Staff
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Since its inception with the creation of Mickey Mouse by Walt Disney in 1927, Disney has produced many films. The company has made so many movies, cartoons, and illustrations that It is almost impossible to count. And a great deal of the famous quotes and comments in pop culture have their roots in Disney movies

These quotes are inspirational, enlightening, and encouraging and come in all forms and lengths when needed. Below is a list to introduce you to some of the iconic movie lines from Disney movies and the wonderful stories behind them.

30 Best Disney Movie Quotes

  1. “You must not let anyone define your limits because of where you come from. Your only limit is your soul.” - Ratatouille, 2007.
    In this inspiring scene, Remy gets his inspiration from Gusteau speaking on TV. Gusteau, a renowned chef, was his hero and would live on in Remy’s imagination.
    The Lion King quote over an African sunset
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  2. “Everything you see exists together in a delicate balance.” - The Lion King, 1994.
    In one of his morning lessons to his son, Mufasa teaches Simba to respect all life even though he is destined to become the jungle king.

  3. "In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find the fun and snap, the job’s a game.” - Mary Poppins, 1964.
    The nanny Mary Poppins, while trying to encourage the Banks children to tidy their belongings, uses the quote to lighten their task.

  4. "The very things that hold you down are going to lift you up.” - Dumbo, 1941.

  5. "The heart is not so easily changed, but the head...can be persuaded.” - Frozen, 2013.
    After Anna suffered an accident, her father, King Agnarr, sought help from Pabbie, a renowned healer. Pabbie makes this statement to reassure the King that Anna can be made to forget the trauma.

  6. "Sometimes, the right path is not the easiest one.” - Pocahontas, 1995.
    Grandmother Willow advises Pocahontas as she struggles to interpret her dreams. She reminds Pocahontas that what her father wants for her may not always be the right answer.

  7. "Ohana means family. Family means nobody gets left behind or forgotten.” - Lilo & Stitch, 2002.

    Mulan quote over a watercolor painting of the mountains
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  8. "No matter how the wind blows, the mountain cannot bow to it.” Mulan, 1998.
    The Emperor of China shows the true meaning of resilience in this fantastic scene from Mulan. He is determined to keep what is his and show his people the importance of strength even when Shan Yu, the leader of the invaders, attempts to humiliate him.

  9. "I’m only brave when I have to be. Being brave doesn’t mean you go looking for trouble.” - The Lion King, 1994.
    King Mufasa teaches his naive and ambitious son a life lesson. Something to always remember before he goes on to face any danger.

  10. "If you keep on believing, the dream that you wish will come true.” - Cinderella, 1950.

  11. "Our fate lives within us. You need only be brave enough to see it.” - Brave, 2012.In the final scene of Brave, Merida recounts her adventure, as she was brave enough to dream beyond what was planned out for her like a princess.

  12. "The only way to get what you want in this world is through hard work.” - The Princess and the Frog, 2009.

    Hercules quote over ancient Greek pottery art
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  13. "A true hero isn’t measured by the size of his strength, but by the strength of his heart.” - Hercules, 1997.
    Zeus lets out this inspirational quote as a proud father to his son, Hercules, who had just shown that sacrifice is the actual test of strength.

  14. "For the strength of the pack is the wolf, and the strength of the wolf is the pack." - The Jungle Book, 2016. 
    A famous line from the Law of the Jungle, recited every time the wolf pack needs to demonstrate teamwork, spirit, and their strength in numbers. As Shere Khan tries to attack Mowgli in the iconic final battle, the jungle recites the quote again.

  15. I’m bad, and that’s good. I will never be good, and that’s not bad. There’s no one I’d rather be than me.” - Wreck-It Ralph, 2012.

  16. "Some people are worth melting for.” - Frozen, 2013.
    Olaf shows true friendship to Princess Anna beside the fireplace, even though it is at the expense of his snow sloughing off.

  17. "Your identity is your most valuable possession; protect it!” - The Incredibles, 2004.
    Elastigirl, who was about to leave the hideout to search for her husband, Mr. Incredible, warns her children, who may need to face any danger in her absence.

  18. "You don’t have time to be timid. You must be bold and daring!” - Beauty and the Beast, 1991.
    Lumiere gives this admonition to Adam, the beast. He is second-guessing his decision to meet beautiful Ms. Belle for dinner.

    Pirates of the Caribbean quote over a wooden pirate ship
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  19. "You will always remember this day as the day that you almost caught Captain Jack Sparrow!” - Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, 2003.
    An iconic quote from the master pirate of the seas, Jack Sparrow (Captain...Jack Sparrow, that is) makes this comment whenever he uses his clever ways to escape capture by his enemies.

  20. "Always let your conscience be your guide.” - Pinocchio, 1940.
    The fairy gives Pinocchio an important final lesson before leaving him with Jimmy the cricket.

  21. "You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” - Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search For Christopher Robin, 1997.
    Christopher Robins reassures his animal friend that he should always believe no matter where life’s journey takes them.

  22. "Even miracles take a little time.” - Cinderella, 1950.
    The fairy Godmother makes Cinderella aware that time is of the essence. She needs to chin up and let her do her job as her fairy if she wants to attend the Ball.

  23. "If you can’t say something nice, don’t say nothing at all.” - Bambi, 1942.
    When Thumper speaks unkind words about baby deer in this movie scene, her mother reminds her of her father's advice before she left home.

    Alice in Wonderland quote over trippy flooring with key
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  24. "Most everyone's mad here... ” - Alice in Wonderland, 1951.
    The Cheshire Cat tries to mess with Alice’s mind about Wonderland.

  25. "Sometimes our strengths lie beneath the surface … far beneath, in some cases.” - Moana, 2016.
    When Hei Hei displays the usual cluelessness and dumbness of a chicken, Moana makes this funny comment to save it from being cooked up in a stew.

  26. "Hakuna Matata!” - The Lion King, 1994.
    One of the most iconic movie quotes of all time. Simba, who had just lost his father, King Mufasa, is banished. As Pumba and Timon put it, the quote, which means “don’t worry,” was just what Simba needed to hear.

  27. "Admit defeat, and defeat will surely admit you into permanent custody.” - An Extremely Goofy Movie, 2000.
    A dejected Max Goof walks into a bar to announce that he’s quitting the game. As he was about to walk out, the beret girl called him back to tell him that the only way for him to lose was to accept the loss without even trying.

  28. "This cannot be a team of common men because common men go nowhere. You have to be uncommon.” - Miracle, 2004.
    Herb Brooks, a stubborn hockey coach, uses this statement to summon the team spirit and boost his team’s morale. He pushes them to the limit to prepare them for greatness.

  29. "I’d rather die tomorrow than live a hundred years without knowing you.” - Pocahontas, 1995.
    Sentenced to death for killing a general of the local tribe, Captain John Smith admits his love to Pocahontas, the princess of the local tribe.

    Toy Story quote over Buzz Lightyear toy
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  30. "To infinity and beyond!” - Toy Story, 1995.
    This is a quote that has transcended its use in animation. Buzz Lightyear’s go-to statement every time he is about to take on a daring challenge or a life-changing mission. 

Laughter is Timeless and Dreams are Forever...

These quotes are not just lines from Disney characters; they are artistic sentences from many of the best animated movies and films ever made. 

From the words of a Disney princess to the wisdom of Rafiki, and the magic of a Genie to the comedy of Mushu, Walt Disney’s movies put a smile on children’s faces, ignited true romance in people, and awakened fantasies in teenagers.

You can check out how many of these top 100 movie quotes you are familiar with, and if you like to spice it up with a challenge, you should definitely try out our movie quote quiz.

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