Disney quotes that foster healthy relationships:
“I’d rather die tomorrow than live a hundred years without knowing you.” – John, melting our hearts in Pocahontas.
“Some people are worth melting for.” – Olaf, being adorable and reminding us what’s important in Frozen.
“If you can’t say something nice, don’t say nothin’ at all.” – Thumper, keeping us out of arguments in Bambi.
“Ohana means family, and family means no one gets left behind or forgotten.” – Stitch is such a sweetheart, teaching us the number one rule in Lilo & Stitch.
“Love is putting someone else’s needs before yours.” – Olaf, dishing out the romance again (this guy is definitely boyfriend material) in Frozen.
“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.” – John laps up a few life lessons about how to treat people right, with words of advice from the darling Pocahontas.
Disney quotes that will keep your chin up.
“It means no worries, for the rest of your days.” – Timone and Pumba, keeping us all super chill in The Lion King,
“You’re never too old to be young.” – She’s got that right, you’re as young as you feel. Thanks for reminding us, Snow White.
“It’s funny how some distance makes everything seem small. And the fears that once controlled me, can’t get to me at all.” – You said it, Elsa. We just need a little holiday and everything will be fine. I mean, it all worked out in Frozen, right?
“I don’t want to survive. I want to live.” – This chubby little captain found the secret of happiness so that you didn’t have to, in Wall-e.
“Cheer up, child. It will turn out all right in the end.” – Mrs Potts, thanks for comforting us, you dear old thing. Beauty and the Beast keeps us calm and upbeat
“Look for the bare necessities, the simple bare necessities. Forget about your worries and your strife.” – Thanks, Baloo. You big lovable bear. You wrote this wise old Jungle Book.
Disney quotes that motivate ambition:
“Don’t just fly, soar.” – Because that lovable little elephant can do anything. Thanks, Dumbo.
“Look inside yourself. You are more than what you have become.” – Mufasa, telling it like it is, and dolling out the tough love in The Lion King.
“Anything can happen, if you let it.” – Mary Poppins, that teacher who never gave up on you and made you feel you could rule the world.
“Remember, you’re the one that can fill the world with sunshine.” – Thanks, Snow White. We CAN make the world a better place!
“If you can dream it, you can do it.” – Walt Disney (on the left) was a funny old fella, but this quote from the man himself is enough to set anyone’s feet on fire.
“You don’t lose hope, love. If you lose hope, you lose everything.” – Mrs Potts, keeping us going, no matter what happens in Beauty and the Beast.
Disney quotes full of wisdom that you’ll pass onto your kids:
“Sometimes, the right path is not the easiest one.” – Grandmother Willow, being all wise because, well, she’s a tree… in Pocahontas.
“The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of them all.” – You said it, Mr Emperor of China, in Mulan.
“Always let your conscience be your guide.” – The Blue Fairy, keeping us moral in Pinnochio.
“Life’s not a spectator sport. If watchin’ is all you’re gonna do, then you’re gonna watch your life go by without ya.” – He may be made of stone, but at least Laverne ain’t no hollow-head. He’s a wise old bean in The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
“Things will look better in the morning.” – Baloo, you know your stuff. Teaching us that a bit of sleep is always a good option in The Jungle Book.
“Remember who you are.” – Mufasa’s ghost says all the right things. We’d do well to listen to these words of advice from The Lion King.
Disney quotes that gave you girl power:
“I’m a damsel, I’m in distress, I can handle this. Have a nice day.” – That feisty Meg brought out your inner feminist from an early age in Hercules.
“Ladies do not start fights, but they can finish them.” – Marie, showing us how we can be powerful and feminine, in The AristoCats.
“There must be more than this provincial life!” – Belle, breaking free of those patriarchal restrictions, in Beauty and the Beast. You read those books, girl!
“How about a girl who’s got a brain. Who always speaks her mind?” – Oh love, Disney had been waiting for you to come along and march the girl-power brigade. So, thanks, Mulan.
“I am Merida, first born of Clan DunBroch, and I’ll be shooting for my own hand!” – Anyone want to fight this girl on this one? Of course not, because she’s got a bow and arrow in her hand and she knows how to use it. You go, Merida, ball-busting all the way through Brave.
“I ask for nothing. I can get by. But I know so many less lucky than I. Please help my people, the poor and downtrodden.” – Esmerelda shows us how to be strong and kind in the Hunchback of Notre Dame. What a doll.
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