Best Disney Movie Quotes to Inspire & Make You Smile

Last updated June 1st 2024

Disney Movie Quotes

The Disney and Pixar animated canon is a treasure trove of quotes from the humorous to the inspirational. Disney characters have delivered some of the most memorable quotes in movie history. Who can forget Genie's zippy one-liners or Rafiki's wise words? There are hundreds of funny and inspiring Disney quotes to choose from.

We picked (in no particular order) our top 42 all-time favorites: what we think are the most magical and memorable, simply the best Disney movie quotes to make you smile or stop and think awhile...

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Funny Disney Movie Quotes

42. Remember: bee yourself.

— Genie (Aladdin)

Aladdin Genie quote

Genie gives Aladdin a pep talk before his date with Princess Jasmine, as only Genie can. He has such a way with buzzwords (pun intended). It's always better to "bee" yourself!

41. Ladies do not start fights, but they can finish them!

— Marie (The Aristocats)

40. Don't feed the bear!

— Rabbit (The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh)

Winnie the Pooh quote

After Pooh gets stuck in Rabbit's house, Rabbit emphasizes the importance of not feeding the bear.

Romantic Disney Movie Quotes

39. My dream wouldn't be complete without you in it.

— Tiana (The Princess and the Frog)

38. Anyone could see that the Prince was charming. The only one for me... There's nobody like him, anywhere at all.

— Snow White (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs)

37. Love is putting someone else's needs before yours.

— Olaf (Frozen)

Frozen movie quote

Olaf knows what love is, and explains it eloquently to Anna in one of the most memorable quotes from Frozen.

Wise Disney Movie Quotes

36. If you can't say something nice, don't say nothing at all.

— Thumper (Bambi)

Thumper Bambi quote

Repeating his father's words at his mother's prompting, Thumper delivers the most diplomatic line from any Disney movie in a lovably simple, straightforward way.

35. Sometimes the right path is not the easiest one.

— Grandmother Willow (Pocahontas)

34. It is not what is outside, but what is inside that counts.

— Merchant (Aladdin)

33. I never look back, darling.
It distracts from the now.

— Edna "E" Mode (The Incredibles)

Edna Mode Incredibles quote

The Incredibles' Edna Mode has it figured out. If you live in the past, you'll miss what's right in front you. There's no better time to live than in the right now.

32. If you focus on what you left behind you will never see what lies ahead.

— Gusteau (Ratatouille)

31. Always let your conscience be your guide.

— The Blue Fairy (Pinocchio)

30. Even miracles take a little time.

— Fairy Godmother (Cinderella)

Fairy Godmother Cinderella quote

What does this famous Cinderella quote mean? The Fairy Godmother reminds us that patience is a virtue, and that dreams won't come true on their own, that they require time to nurture and foster. Cinderella's long-suffering faith in her dreams made it possible for them to come true.

29. We can't just run away from who we are.

— Queen Elinor (Brave)

28. It was worth it if you learned something from it.

— Merlin (The Sword in the Stone)

27. Life's not a spectator sport.

— Laverne (The Hunchback of Notre-Dame)

26. You can either run from it (the past), or learn from it.

— Rafiki (The Lion King)

The Lion King quote

Rafiki delivers one of the most popular Disney quotes of all time, telling Simba that, though sometimes painful, life teaches us lessons that can help us grow and be better, stronger.

Disney Quotes about Friendship and Family

25. Some people are worth melting for.

— Olaf (Frozen)

24. Trust. It's what friends do.

— Dory (Finding Nemo)

23. Ohana means family. Family means nobody gets left behind or forgotten.

— Lilo and Stitch

Lilo and Stitch quote

Who can forget how Stitch found a good little family of his own?

Disney Quotes for Mother's Day

22. I just want you to be happy, whatever you decide.

— Kala (Tarzan)

21. There is nowhere you could go that I won't be with you.

— Gramma Tala (Moana)

20. I'll always be right here.

— Queen Elinor (Brave)

Elinor & Merida: Noble Maiden Fair Brave quote

Disney Quotes for Father's Day

19. The greatest gift and honor is having you for a daughter.

— Fa Zhou (Mulan)

18. Look inside yourself, Simba. You are more than what you have become.

— Simba's father Mufasa (The Lion King)

17. Never, ever, lose sight of what’s really important.

— Tiana's father James (The Princess and the Frog)

16. Daddy's got you.

— Marlin (Finding Nemo)

Finding Nemo quote

Classic Disney Movie Quotes

15. There it is, Wendy: second star to the right and straight on till morning.

— Peter Pan

14. Oh, bother.

— Winnie the Pooh (The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh)

13. Curiouser and curiouser...

— Alice (Alice in Wonderland)

Alice in Wonderland quote

Alice finds many curious things to be curious about on her journey down the rabbit hole and into Wonderland.

Inspiring Disney Movie Quotes

12. Nothing's impossible.

— Doorknob (Alice in Wonderland)

11. There's always a chance, as long as one can think.

— Basil (The Great Mouse Detective)

10. To infinity ... and beyond!

— Buzz Lightyear (Toy Story)

Buzz Lightyear Toy Story quote

One of Disney's most popular and memorable lines is a Buzz Lightyear catchphrase from Toy Story. It's a sweet reminder of one of the great wonders of childhood: the limitlesss power of imagination.

9. Giving up is for rookies.

— Phil (Hercules)

8. Our fate lives within us. You only have to be brave enough to see it.

— Merida (Brave)

7. They can't order me to stop dreaming.

— Cinderella (Cinderella)

Cinderella quote

Cinderella keeps hope and optimism alive where her cruel stepmother and stepsisters cannot hold dominion: her own free mind.

6. A true hero isn't measured by the size of his strength, but by the strength of his heart.

— Zeus (Hercules)

5. There's no one I'd rather be than me.

— Ralph (Wreck-it Ralph)

4. Anyone can cook. But only the fearless can be great.

— Gusteau (Ratatouille)

Remy and Linguini Ratatouille quote

Gusteau teaches Remy that courage is one of the secret ingredients to success in this bold quote from Ratatouille.

3. You can't turn back the clock... But you can wind it up again.

— Smokey (Cars 3)

2. The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all.

— The Emperor (Mulan)

1. The very things that held you down are gonna carry you up and up and up!

— Timothy Mouse (Dumbo)

Dumbo quote

What does this Dumbo quote mean? Timothy Mouse gives an excellent example of irony, and by the same token teaches us that sometimes what we may first see as a flaw or an impediment can help us grow and make us better. Dumbo learns the importance of being all he can be: if you just believe in yourself, the sky's the limit.