The Lion King

The Lion King quotes

59 total quotes (ID: 345)

Cast (voices)
Mufasa
Nala
Sarabi
Scar
Simba


Simba: "Hakuna matata"?
Pumbaa: It's our motto.
Simba: What's a motto?
Timon: Nothing, what's "a motto" with you? (laughs)


Simba: Dad! Dad, dad, dad, dad, dad!
Sarabi (sleepily): Your son is awake.
Mufasa: Before sunrise, he's your son.

Simba: Going back means I'll have to face my past. I've been hiding from it for so long...
(Rafiki whacks Simba on the head with his stick)
Simba: OW! Geez, what was that for?!
Rafiki: It doesn't matter! It's in the past! (chuckles)
Simba: Yeah, but it still hurts.
Rafiki: Oh, yes, the past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it, or... learn from it.
(Rafiki swings his stick, but Simba ducks)
Rafiki: Aha! You see? So what are you going to do?
Simba: Well first, I'm gonna take your stick. (grabs Rafiki's stick)

Simba: Hey, Uncle Scar! Guess what?
Scar: I despise guessing games.
Simba: I'm gonna be king of Pride Rock.
Scar (sarcastically): Oh, goody.
Simba: My dad just showed me the whole kingdom. And I'm gonna rule it all! Heh heh.
Scar: Yes. Well, forgive me for not leaping for joy. Bad back, you know.
(Scar falls to the ground with a "thump". Simba goes over and leans on his shoulder.)
Simba: Hey, Uncle Scar? When I'm king, what'll that make you?
Scar: A monkey's uncle.
Simba: (tumbles off Scar) Ha ha! You're so weird.
Scar: You have no idea.

Simba: Nala, this is Pumbaa. Pumbaa, Nala.
Pumbaa: Pleased to make your acquaintance.
Nala: The pleasure's all mine.
Timon: How do you do?... Whoa! Whoa. Time out; lemme get this straight. You know her. She knows you. But she wants to eat him. And everybody's... okay with this? Did I miss something?!

Timon: (talking about Simba) Gee. He looks blue.
Pumbaa: I'd say brownish-gold.
Timon: No, no, no, I mean he's depressed.
Pumbaa: Oh. (talking to Simba) Hey kid, what's eatin' ya?
Timon: Nothing; he's at the top of the food chain! (laughs hysterically) The food chain! (sees no reaction from Pumbaa or Simba) So... where're ya from?
Simba: Who cares? I can't go back.
Timon: Aaaaaah, you're an outcast. That's great, so are we!
Pumbaa: What did you do, kid?
Simba: Something terrible. I don't want to talk about it.
Timon: Good, we don't wanna hear about it!
Pumbaa: Come on, Timon. (to Simba) Anything we can do?
Simba: Not unless you can change the past.
Pumbaa: (trying to cheer him up) Kid, at times like this, my buddy Timon here says "You gotta put your behind in your past!"--
Timon: No, no no!
Pumbaa: I mean--
Timon: Amateur. Lie down, before you hurt yourself. (to Simba) It's "You gotta put your past behind you." Look, kid, bad things happen, and you can't do anything about it, right?
Simba: Right.
Timon: WRONG! "When the world turns its back on you, you turn your back on the world!"
Simba: Well, that's not what I was taught.
Timon: Then maybe you need a new lesson...

Timon: (watching Simba and Nala walk away together, of which he disapproves) I tell you, Pumbaa, this stinks.
Pumbaa: Oh. Sorry.
Timon: Not you. Them!

Zazu: (singing, depressed) Nobody knows the trouble I've seen, nobody knows my sorrow...
Scar: Oh, Zazu, do lighten up. Sing something with a little, um, bounce in it!
Zazu: (thinks for a moment, then sings) It's a small world, after all...
Scar: No! No! Anything but that!
Zazu: (begrudgingly) I've got a love-a-ley bunch of coconuts, diddely-diddely, / There they are a-standing in a row...
(Scar grins and joins in with actions and singing, even using a skull as a puppet)
Zazu/Scar: Big ones, small ones, some as big as your head...
Zazu: [while Scar continues] Oh, I would never have had to do this for Mufasa--
Scar: [angry] What?! What did you say?
Zazu: Erm, nothing!
Scar: You know the law! Never EVER mention that name in my presence. I am the KING!
Zazu: Yes, sire. You are the king. I... I only mentioned it to illustrate the differences in your royal managerial approaches. [nervous laugh]

Zazu: Checking in with the morning report.
Mufasa: Fire away.
Zazu (in the original 1994 edition): 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.

(during the "Be Prepared" song sequence)
Banzai: Yeah, Be prepared. Yeah... we'll be prepared, heh. ...For what?
Scar: For the death of the king.
Banzai: What is he, sick?
Scar: No, fool - we're going to kill him. Simba too.
Shenzi: Great idea! Who needs a king?
Shenzi and Banzai: (singing) No king! No king! La-la-la-la-la!
Scar: Idiots! There will be a king!
Banzai: Hey, but you said, uh...
Scar: I will be king! ...Stick with me (triumphant, toothy grin), and you'll never go hungry again!
Shenzi and Banzai: Yay! All right! Long live the king!
Other Hyenas: Long live the King! Long live the King!

(during the final battle at Pride Rock, Timon is chased by Shenzi, Banzai and Ed into a cave. Pumbaa appears at the entrance)
Pumbaa: Problem?
Banzai: Hey, who's the pig?
Pumbaa: Are you talking to me?
Timon: Uh-oh. He called him a pig.
Pumbaa: Are you talking to me?!
Timon: Shouldn't 'a done that.
Pumbaa: ARE YOU TALKING TO ME?!?
Timon: Now they're in for it.
Pumbaa: They CALL me... MISTER PIG! (charges at the hyenas while yelling manically)

(Pumbaa is being chased by Nala and has got stuck in a tree root)
Timon: Pumbaa! What's goin' on?
Pumbaa: (frenzied) SHE'S GONNA EAT ME!!
(Timon sees Nala and tries to push Pumbaa out of the root)
Timon: Geez, why do I always have to save your-- AAAAAAAAAAHH!!! (Nala pounces at Timon)

(Simba and the others are blocked by a huge pack of hyenas)
Timon: Hyenas... I hate hyenas... (to Simba) So what's your plan on slipping past those guys?
Simba: Live bait.
Timon: Good idea. (realises) Hey!
Simba: Come on, Timon. You guys have to create a diversion.
Timon: What do you want me to do? Dress in drag and do the hula?!
(Drumbeats)
Timon: Luau! (singing) If you're hungry for a hunk of fat and juicy meat, eat my buddy Pumbaa here because he is a treat! Come on down and dine on this tasty swine, all you have to do is get in line! Are ya achin'...
Pumbaa: Yep, yep, yep!
Timon: ...for some bacon?
Pumbaa: Yep, yep, yep!
Timon: He's a big pig!
Pumbaa: Yep yep!
Timon: You could be a big pig too! Oy!
(Timon and Pumbaa scream and run off, chased by the hyenas)

(Simba burps off-screen)
Timon: Whoa! Nice one, Simba.
Simba: Thanks. Man, I'm stuffed.
Pumbaa: Me too. I ate like a pig!
Simba: Pumbaa, you are a pig.
Pumbaa: Oh. Right. (all three sigh loudly) 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 in 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.

(the hyenas confront Simba, Nala and Zazu, who have wandered into the elephant graveyard)
Shenzi: Well, well, well, Banzai, what have we got here?
Banzai: Mmm...I don't know, Shenzi. Uh, what do you think, Ed?
Ed: (crazy laughter)
Banzai: Just what I was thinkin'. A trio of trespassers!
Zazu: And quite by accident, let me assure you. A simple navigational error.
(Zazu turns to leave but is stopped by Shenzi)
Shenzi: Whoa, whoa, whoa, wait, wait, wait. I know you. You're Mufasa's little stooge.
Zazu: I, madam, am the king's Majordomo.
Banzai: (to Simba) And that would make you...
Simba: Future king!
Shenzi: Do you know what we do to kings who step out of their kingdom?
Simba: Puh. You can't do anything to me.
Zazu: (nervous) Technically, they can. We are on their land.
Simba: But Zazu, you told me they're nothing but slobbering, mangy, stupid poachers!
Zazu: Ix-nay on the upid-stay...
(Banzai angrily interrupts)
Banzai: Who you callin' "upid-stay?!"
Zazu: (tries to hurry Simba and Nala away) My, my! Look at the sun, it's time to go!
Shenzi: (gets in their way) What's the hurry? We'd love you to stick around for dinner.
Banzai: Yeah, we could have whatever's "lion" around!
(The hyenas laugh)
Shenzi: Ohh, wait, wait, wait, I got one, I got one! Make mine a "cub" sandwich!
(Ed makes noises and points to where Simba, Nala and Zazu were)
Shenzi: What, Ed? What is it?
Banzai: Hey, did we order this dinner to go?
Shenzi: No. Why?
Banzai: 'Cause THERE IT GOES!!!
(they turn to see Simba, Nala and Zazu fleeing)