Disney movies aren't just about princesses finding their princes, heroes defeating evil villains or catchy tunes that people play on repeat. These movies are also about finding yourself and what your role is in the world, figuring out who your real friends are and possibly finding true love along the way.
There is a lot of wisdom in the different Disney films, and if you paid close attention, you might have picked up one or two lessons. Most times, these quotes are said by the wiser and older characters, but there are a few occasions when a younger character imparts a bit of wisdom to spellbound viewers. Some of the quotes also come from popular songs, which are written and performed to solidify the messages that are being conveyed by each movie's plot and characters.
How well do you know your Disney quotes? If you were given some of the most recognizable quotes, as well as a few not-so-well-known ones, would you be able to identify the missing word from a list of options? Well, here is your chance! Take this Disney quiz to see how well you will do and to see which quote you will be adopting.
The quote “No matter how your heart is grieving, if you keep on believing, the dream that you wish will come true” comes from the movie "Cinderella." The title character sang the song - "A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes."
In the movie "Tangled," Rapunzel was heard saying the famous quote, "Venture outside your comfort zone. The rewards are worth it." Great advice for all of us.
The quote "If you focus on what you left behind, you will never be able to see what lies ahead" was siad by Chef Gusteau in "Ratatouille." The film was released in 2007.
“Love is putting someone else’s needs before yours” was heard in the movie "Frozen." Olaf was talking to Anna near the fireplace.
"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" was one of many wise quotes that the gargoyle Laverne said to Quasimodo in "The Hunchback of Notre Dame."
In the movie "Hercules," Zeus was heard telling his son Hercules that "A true hero isn't measured by the size of his strength, but by the strength of his heart." Hercules was a demigod - half god, half mortal.
“To laugh at yourself is to love yourself" is one of the many quotes which was said by one of Disney's original characters, Mickey Mouse. Who knew a mouse could be so wise?
Thumper, the cute little bunny from the movie "Bambi," is the one who said: “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say nothing at all.” Thumper learned that bit of wisdom from his parents.
Jack Sparrow was known for many things, including saying, "The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem" in "Pirates of the Caribbean." Jack Sparrow was played by Johnny Depp, of course.
The quote "The very things that hold you down are going to lift you up" was said by Timothy Mouse in the movie "Dumbo." This film was released back in 1941.
One of the many things that people miss from the movie "Aladdin" is this quote: “Like so many things, it is not what’s outside, but what is inside that counts.” It was said by one of the merchants.
The quote "Ohana means family, and family means no one gets left behind or forgotten" is from the movie "Lilo & Stitch." It was a 2002 release.
Cheshire Cat from "Alice in Wonderland" is known for his grin and for saying many intriguing things. One such quote is, "If you don't know where you want to go, then it doesn't matter which path you take."
In the movie "WALL-E," Captain McCrea told Auto: "I don't want to survive. I want to live." "WALL-E" came out in 2008.
The quote “If you dream a thing more than once, it’s sure to come true” comes from the movie "Sleeping Beauty." Princess Aurora spoke these words.
Rafiki may have been a crazy character in "The Lion King," but he also knew his stuff. He said, “The past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it or learn from it.”
Elastagirl, also known as Helen Parr, one of the superheroes from the movie "The Incredibles," is the one who said, "Your identity is your most valuable possession. Protect it." She's also Mrs. Incredible, married to Mr. Incredible.
"Cinderella" didn't have much, so it's no surprise that she is the one who said, "The most important thing a girl wears is her confidence." Of course, glass slippers are nice too.
A spin on the classic "The grass is always greener on the other side," “The seaweed is always greener in somebody else’s lake” was heard in "The Little Mermaid." Sebastian the crab sings this.
In the movie "The Aristocats," when talking to her brother Berlioz, Marie responds to his statement by saying, “Ladies do not start fights, but they can finish them.” This movie debuted in 1970.
The quote "Always let your conscience be your guide" was said to Pinocchio by the Blue Fairy in the 1940 film. She advised Pinocchio to be a good boy.
"For the strength of the pack is the wolf, and the strength of the wolf is the pack" is a quote first seen in the poem "The Law for the Wolves" by Rudyard Kipling, then later in "The Jungle Book" films, spoken by Mowgli. He was raised by wolves.
In the movie "Ratatouille," Remy heard Chef Auguste Gusteau saying on television: “You must not let anyone define your limits because of where you come from. Your only limit is your soul.” Fine inspiration for a rat!
Grandmother Willow was known for saying many wise things, including, "Sometimes the right path is not the easiest one." 1995 brought us the movie "Pocahontas."
Remember the eccentric designer Edna Mode from "The Incredibles"? Well, she is the one who said, "I never look back, darling! It distracts me from the now."
After a disastrous day with the matchmaker, Mulan sat under a tree with her emperor father. He told her, “The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of them all.” "Mulan" was released in 1998.
"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them" is one of the many things that creator Walt Disney said. He certainly pursued his dreams and shared them with the rest of us.
The quote “The only way to get what you want in this world is through hard work” was spoken by Tiana, from the movie "The Princess and the Frog." Prince Naveen doesn't quite understand.
The quote “You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think” was during a conversation between Winnie-the-Pooh and Christopher Robin. The Pooh stories were written by A.A. Milne.
The quote "There comes a day when you're gonna look around and realize happiness is where you are" is from the song "Where You Are," from the movie "Moana." Lin-Manuel Miranda, of "Hamilton" fame, co-wrote the song.
The quote “Our fate lives within us; you only have to be brave enough to see it” was said by Merida, in the movie "Brave." The movie came out in 2012.
"A little consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference" is one of the few things that Eeyore said in the movie "The Adventures of Winnie the Pooh." Eeyore has a special way of speaking.
The quote “I’d rather die tomorrow than live a hundred years without knowing you” was said by John Smith, in the movie "Pocahontas." The film is very loosely based on historical events.
“It’s up to you how far you’ll go. If you don’t try, you’ll never know” was said by the wizard Merlin in the movie, "The Sword In The Stone." A wizard should say wise and inspirational things.
The quote "Even miracles take a little time" was said by Fairy Godmother in the movie "Cinderella." The classic Disney version came out in 1950.