The Lion King

The Lion King quotes

59 total quotes (ID: 345)

Cast (voices)
Mufasa
Nala
Sarabi
Scar
Simba


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.


You run along now, and have fun. And remember... it's our little secret

Run away Simba...Run. Run away and never return.

I killed Mufasa!

A monkey's uncle.

Simba, what have you done?

Kill him. (when Scar orders the hyenas to kill Simba, resulting in Simba's exile)

Well as far as brains go, I've got the lion's share. But when it comes to brute strength, I'm afraid I'm at the shallow end of the gene pool.

Mufasa: Scar!
Scar: Why if it isn't my big brother descending from on high to mingle with the commoners.
Mufasa: Sarabi and I didn't see you at the presentation of Simba.
Scar: That was today? Oh, I feel simply awful. (scratches claws against a rock like nails on a chalkboard, irritating Zazu) Must've slipped my mind.
Zazu: Yes, well, as slippery as your mind is, as the king's brother, you should have been first in line!
Scar: I was first in line. Until the little hairball was born.
Mufasa: That hairball is my son and your future king.
Scar (sarcastically): Oh, I shall practice my curtsy. (turns to leave)
Mufasa: (becoming angry) Don't turn your back on me, Scar.
Scar: Oh no, Mufasa. Perhaps you shouldn't turn your back on me.
(Mufasa roars and leaps in front of Scar)
Mufasa: Is that a challenge?!
Scar: Temper, temper. I wouldn't dream of challenging you.
Zazu: Pity. Why not?
Scar: Well, as far as brains go, I've got the lion's share. But when it comes to brute strength... I'm afraid I'm at the shallow end of the gene pool. (skulks away)
Zazu: (to Mufasa) There's one in every family, sire - two in mine, actually - and they always manage to ruin special occassions.
Mufasa: What am I going to do with him?
Zazu: He'd make a very handsome throw rug.
Mufasa: (grinning) Zazu!
Zazu: And just think! Whenever he gets dirty, you could take him out and beat him.
Mufasa: (laughs)

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.

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...

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

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]

(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)

Mufasa's Ghost: Simba, you have forgotten me.
Simba: No, how could I?
Mufasa: You have forgotten who you are, and so forgotten me. Look inside yourself Simba, you are more than what you have become. You must take your place in the Circle of Life.
Simba: How can I go back? I'm not who I used to be.
Mufasa: Remember who you are. You are my son, and the one true King.