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77 Life Quotes from Disney Movies

Did you grow up on Disney movies? Do you still, as a twenty-something, enjoy all things Disney? Same.

But — did you realize that Disney taught us about life? This is something I obviously didn’t realize as a child but have as an adult. No wonder my parents were all about me watching them throughout childhood!

In case you need a reminder of how well Disney has prepared us for life (or knew the challenges we’d be facing in adulthood), here are some great life quotes from Disney movies.

77 Life Quotes from Disney Movies

Aladdin Quotes

  • “Do not be fooled by its commonplace appearance. Like so many things, it is not what outside, but what is inside that counts.”
  • “You’re only a fool if you give up.“

Alice in Wonderland

  • “If you don’t know where you want to go, then it doesn’t matter which path you take.”
  • “You’re mad. Bonkers. Off your head … But i’ll tell you a secret … some of the best people are.”
  • “I give myself very good advice, but I very seldom follow it.”
  • “If you don’t think, then you shouldn’t talk.”
  • “Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.“


  • “Love is a song that never ends.”
  • “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say nothing at all.”
  • “If you’re scared, just be scarier than whatever is scaring you.”
  • “Where one thing falls, another grows. Maybe not what was there before, but something new and wonderful all the same.”

Beauty and the Beast 

  • “You don’t have time to be timid. You must be bold and daring!”
  • Your library makes our small corner of the world feel big…”
  • “She warned him not to be deceived by appearances, for beauty is found within.“


  • “There are those who say fate is something beyond our command. That destiny is not our own, but I know better. Our fate lives within us, you only have to be brave enough to see it.”


  • “No matter how your heart is grieving, if you keep on believing, the dream that you wish will come true.”
  • “Even miracles take a little time.”
  • “Just because it’s what’s done, doesn’t mean it’s what should be done.”
  • “The most important thing a girl wears is her confidence.”


  • “Success doesn’t come for free. You have to do whatever it takes to seize your moment.”


  • “Don’t just fly, soar.”
  • “The very things that hold you down are going to lift you up.”
  • “Embrace what makes you different.”

Finding Nemo 

  • “Because when I look at you, I can feel it. And I look at you and I’m home.”
  • “When life gets you down do you wanna know what you’ve gotta do? Just keep swimming!”


  • “Some people are worth melting for.”
  • “Love is putting someone else’s needs before yours.”


  • “A true hero isn’t measured by the size of his strength, but by the strength of his heart.”
  • “Giving up is for rookies.”
  • “I am on my way. I can go the distance! I don’t care how far. Somehow I’ll be strong I know. Every mile will be worth my while. I would go most anywhere to find where I belong.”

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

  • “If watching is all you’re gonna do, then you’re gonna watch your life go by without ya.”
  • “Today is a good day to try.”

The Incredibles 

  • “I never look back, darling! It distracts me from the now.”
  • “Your identity is your most valuable possession. Protect it.”

The Jungle Book

  • “For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack.”
  • “If you can’t learn to run with the pack, one of these days, you’ll be someone’s dinner.”
  • “And don’t spend your time lookin’ around for something you want that can’t be found.“

Lady and the Tramp

  • “There’s a great big hunk of world down there with no fence around it.“

Lilo and Stitch

  • “Ohana means family, family means nobody gets left behind.”

The Lion King

  • “Oh yes, the past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it or learn from it.”
  • “Can you feel the love tonight? You needn’t look too far. Stealing through the night’s uncertainties, love is where they are.”
  • “I’m only brave when I have to be. Being brave doesn’t mean you go looking for trouble.”
  • “We are all connected in the great Circle of Life.”

The Little Mermaid

  • “If everybody got somebody by the hand, maybe everyone could learn and understand.”
  • “You want something done, you’ve got to do it yourself. “
  • “The seaweed is always greener in somebody else’s lake.”

Mary Poppins 

  • “In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun.”
  • “Close your mouth, please, Michael. We are not a codfish.”
  • “Open different doors, you may find a you there that you never knew was yours. Anything can happen.“


  • “The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all.”
  • “Believe you can, then you will.”
  • “What I really wanted was to prove that I could do things right, so that when I looked in the mirror, I’d see someone worthwhile.”
  • “No matter how the wind howls, the mountain cannot bow to it.”

Peter Pan

  • “Now, think of the happiest things. It’s the same as having wings.”


  • “Always let your conscience be your guide.”
  • “Can’t be too careful, you know.”

Pirates of the Caribbean

  • “The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem.”


  • “I’d rather die tomorrow than live a hundred years without knowing you.”
  • “Listen with your heart, you will understand.”
  • “Sometimes the right path is not the easiest one.”
  • “You think the only people who are people, are the people who look and think like you. But if you walk the footsteps of a stranger, you’ll learn things you never knew you never knew.”

The Princess and the Frog

  • “My dream wouldn’t be complete without you in it.”
  • “I remember daddy told me ‘fairytales can come true’. But you’ve got to make them happen, it all depends on you!”


  • “If you focus on what you left behind, you will never be able to see what lies ahead.”
  • “You must not let anyone define your limits because of where you come from. Your only limit is your soul.”
  • “The only thing predictable about life is its unpredictability.”

Sleeping Beauty

  • “But they say if you dream a thing more than once, it’s sure to come true.”

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 

  • “Remember you’re the one who can fill the world with sunshine.”
  • “When there’s too much to do, don’t let it bother you. Forget your troubles.”


  • “All at once everything looks different, now that I see you.”
  • “Venture outside your comfort zone. The rewards are worth it.”

Winnie the Pooh 

  • “Any day spent with you is my favorite day. So, today is my new favorite day.”
  • “Good friends will help you until your unstuck.”
  • “You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”
  • “Life is a journey to be experienced, not a problem to be solved.”
  • “A little consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference.”

Wreck-It Ralph 

  • “There’s no one I’d rather be than me.

 What are your favorite Disney movie quotes?! We’d love to know!

About the Author

Michelle Ioannou

Michelle graduated from Fordham University with a Bachelors of Arts '13 and a Master of Arts '14. She's currently working in corporate America with a side of freelance writing. She wants you to learn from her experiences and mistakes so your 20s can be your best decade. When she's not working, she's likely planning her escape to a tropical island.