The Lion King Quotes

The Lion King

A Lion cub crown prince is tricked by a treacherous uncle into thinking he caused his father's death and flees into exile in despair, only to learn in adulthood his identity and his responsibilities.


G | 1h 28min | Animation, Adventure, Drama | 24 June 1994 (USA)

Kovu: I humbly ask to join your Pride.
Simba: No! You were banished, along with the Outsiders.
Kovu: I have left the outsiders. I'm a rogue, judge me now, for who I am. Or am I to be blamed for a crime I didn't commit?

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Timon: [singing along to opening of The Lion King] What's on the menu? Hey, roast beef and beans, basted ewe, it's Pumbaa.
Pumbaa: I gotta tell you, Timon, that song always gets me, right here.
Timon: Yes, Pumbaa. Well, enough of that. [Fast forwards film with his remote]
Pumbaa: Uhh, Timon, what are you doing?
Timon: I'm fast forwarding to the part where we come in.
Pumbaa: But you can't go out of order.
Timon: Au contraire, my porcine pal. I've got the remote.
Pumbaa: But everybody's gonna get confused. [Picks up his own remote and rewinds film]
Pumbaa: We gotta go back to the beginning of the story.
Timon: [Fast forwarding] But we're not IN the beginning of the story.
Pumbaa: [Rewinding] Yes we were, the whole time.
Timon: [Fast forwarding] Yeah, but they don't know that.
Pumbaa: [Rewinding] Then, why don't we tell them our story? [Film stops during the hyena attack; Timon and Pumbaa are spooked]
Timon: Hey, I've got an idea. Why don't we tell them our story?
Pumbaa: Oh, I like the sound of that.

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Uncle Max: Scurry, sniff... . flinch! Scurry, sniff... . flinch!

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Zazu: Oh, just look at you two. Little seeds of romance blossoming in the savannah. Your parents will be thrilled, what with your being betrothed and all.
Young Simba: Be-what?
Zazu: Betrothed. Intended. Affianced.
Young Nala: Meaning...?
Zazu: One day, you two are going to be married.
Young Simba: Yuck.
Young Nala: Ewww.
Young Simba: I can't marry her. She's my friend.
Young Nala: Yeah. It'd be so weird.
Zazu: Well, sorry to burst your bubble, but you two turtle-doves have no choice. It's a tradition that goes back generations.
Young Simba: Well, when I'm king, that'll be the first thing to go.
Zazu: Not so long as I'm around.
Young Simba: Well, in that case, you're fired.
Zazu: Hmmm... Nice try, but only the king can do that.
Young Nala: Well, he's the future king.
Young Simba: Yeah. So you have to do what I tell you.
Zazu: Not yet I don't. And with an attitude like that, I'm afraid you're shaping up to be a pretty pathetic king indeed.
Young Simba: Hmph. Not the way I see it.

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[first lines] [Scar catches a mouse]
Scar: Life's not fair, is it? You see, I... well, I shall never be king. And you... shall never see the light of another day. Adieu.
Zazu: Didn't your mother ever tell you not to play with your food?

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[Timon and Pumbaa are surrounded by Lions]
Timon: [holding Pumbaa's tail] Don't anybody move! This things loaded... I'll let you have it!

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Timon : What do you want me to do, dress in drag and do the hula?

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Young Simba : Hey, Uncle Scar, guess what?
Scar : I despise guessing games.
Young Simba : I'm gonna be King of Pride Rock.
Scar : Oh, goody.
Young Simba : My dad just showed me the whole kingdom. And I'm gonna rule it all. Heheh.
Scar : Yes, well forgive me for not leaping for joy. Bad back, you know. [ flops on his side ]
Young Simba : Hey Uncle Scar, when I'm King, what'll that make you?
Scar : A monkey's uncle.
Young Simba : [ laughs ] You're so weird.
Scar : You have no idea.

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Zazu : [ singing ] Nobody knows the trouble I've seen. / Nobody knows my sorrow.
Scar : Oh, Zazu, do lighten up. Sing something with a little bounce in it.
Zazu : [ singing ] It's a small world after all...
Scar : NO! No, *anything* but that!
Zazu : [ singing ] I've got a lovely bunch of coconuts. / Here they are just standing in a row.
Zazu, Scar : [ Scar joins in ] Big ones, small ones, some as big as your head...
Zazu : [ whispering ] Oh, I would have never had to do this with Mufasa.

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Pumbaa : It's our motto.
Young Simba : What's a motto?
Timon : Nothing. What's a motto with you?

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Timon : Let me get this straight. You know her. She knows you. But she wants to eat him. And everybody's okay with this? [ jumps up suddenly ]
Timon : Did I miss something?

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Zazu : [ caged while the battle rages around him ] Let me out! Let me out!
Timon : [ fleeing the hyenas ] Lemme in! Lemme in!

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Nala : Have you guys seen Simba?
Timon : I thought he was with you.
Nala : He was but now I can't find him. Where is he?
Rafiki : You won't find him here. The King has returned.
Nala : I don't believe it. He's gone back.
Timon : What? [ looks up and sees Rafiki has disappeared ]
Timon : Hey, what's going on here? Who's the monkey?
Nala : Simba's gone back to challenge Scar.
Timon : Who?
Nala : Scar.
Pumbaa : Who's got a scar?
Nala : No no no. It's his uncle.
Timon : The monkey's his uncle?
Nala : No. Simba's gone back to challenge his uncle to take his place as king.
Timon, Pumbaa : Ohhh.

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[ Timon and Zazu are cornered by hyenas ]
Timon : Please don't eat me.
Pumbaa : Drop 'em!
Banzai : Hey! Who's the pig?
Pumbaa : Are you talkin' to me?
Timon : Uh-oh, they called him a pig.
Pumbaa : Are you talking to *me*?
Timon : Ya shouldn't have done that.
Timon : Now they're in for it.

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Timon : [ of the decimated Pride Rock ] We're gonna fight your uncle... for this?
Adult Simba : Yes, Timon. This is my home.
Timon : Whoa. Talk about your fixer-upper.

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Rafiki : [ after guiding Simba to a spot where he says will show him Mufasa ] Look down there.
Adult Simba : [ looks into a pool of water ] That's not my father. That's just my reflection.
Rafiki : No, look harder. [ touches the water, as it ripples Simba's reflection changes to that of his father ]
Rafiki : You see? He lives in you.
Mufasa's ghost : [ from above ] Simba.
Adult Simba : Father?
Mufasa's ghost : [ apears among the stars ] Simba, you have forgotten me.
Adult Simba : No. How could I?
Mufasa's ghost : You have forgotten who you are and so have forgotten me. Look inside yourself, Simba. You are more than what you have become. You must take your place in the Circle of Life.
Adult Simba : How can I go back? I'm not who I used to be.
Mufasa's ghost : Remember who you are. You are my son, and the one true king. Remember...

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Adult Simba : She's wrong. I can't go back. What would it prove anyway? You can't change the past. You said you'd always be there for me. But you're not. It's because of me. It's my fault.

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Scar : Ah. so you haven't told them your little secret. Well, Simba, now's your chance to tell them. Tell them who is responsible for Mufasa's death.
Adult Simba : [ pause ] I am.
Sarabi : [ whispering ] It's not true. Tell me it's not true.
Adult Simba : It's true.
Scar : You see? He admits it. Murderer!
Adult Simba : No! It was an accident!
Scar : If it weren't for you Mufasa would still be alive. It's your fault he's dead. Do you deny it?
Adult Simba : No.
Scar : Then you're guilty.
Adult Simba : No, I'm *not* a murderer!

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Scar : Look Simba. You're in trouble again. But this time Daddy isn't here to save you and now everyone knows *why*!

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Adult Simba : Tell them the truth!
Scar : But Simba truth is in the eye of the behold...
Scar : [ Simba chokes him, he whispers ] All right. All right. I did it.
Adult Simba : So they can hear you!
Scar : I killed Mufasa!

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Scar : Ah my friends
Shenzi : Friends? I thought he said we were the enemy.
Banzai : That's what I heard. Ed?
Ed the Hyena : [ laughs maniacally ]

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[ singing ]
Timon : And if he falls in love tonight / It can be assumed...
Pumbaa : His carefree days with us are history.
Timon, Pumbaa : In short, our pal is doomed!

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Timon : [ to Nala, after she accidentally surprises him ] Don't ever do that again! Carnivores, ugh!

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Young Simba : Dad?
Mufasa : Hmm?
Young Simba : We're pals, right?
Mufasa : Right.
Young Simba : And we'll always be together, right?
Mufasa : Simba, let me tell you something my father told me. Look at the stars. The great kings of the past are up there, watching over us.
Young Simba : Really?
Mufasa : Yes. So whenever you feel alone, just remember that those kings will always be there to guide you. And so will I.

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Sarabi : Your son's awake.
Mufasa : Before sunrise, he's *your* son.

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Pumbaa : Hey, Timon, ever wonder what those sparkly dots are up there?
Timon : Pumbaa, I don't wonder; I know.
Pumbaa : Oh. What are they?
Timon : They're fireflies. Fireflies that, uh... got stuck up on that big bluish-black thing.
Pumbaa : Oh, gee. I always thought they were balls of gas burning billions of miles away.
Timon : Pumbaa, with you, everything's gas.

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Timon : Gee. He looks blue.
Pumbaa : I'd say brownish-gold.
Timon : No, no, no. I mean he's depressed.
Pumbaa : Oh.

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Zazu : Checking in with the morning report.
Mufasa : Fire away.
Zazu : Well the buzz from the bees is that the leopards are in a bit of a spot. And the baboons are going ape over this. Of course, the giraffes are acting like they're above it all... The tick birds are pecking on the elephants. I told the elephants to forget it, but they can't. The cheetahs are hard up, but I always say, cheetahs never prosper...

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Mufasa : Look, Simba. Everything the light touches is our kingdom.
Young Simba : Wow.
Mufasa : A king's time as ruler rises and falls like the sun. One day, Simba, the sun will set on my time here, and will rise with you as the new king.
Young Simba : And this'll all be mine?
Mufasa : Everything.
Young Simba : Everything the light touches...

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Nala : What's happened to you? You're not the Simba I remember.
Adult Simba : You're right, I'm not. Now are you satisfied?
Nala : No, just disappointed.
Adult Simba : You know you're starting to sound like my father.
Nala : Good. At least one of us does.

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