The Lion King

The Lion King quotes

59 total quotes (ID: 345)

Cast (voices)
Mufasa
Nala
Sarabi
Scar
Simba


Banzai: The little majordomo bird hippity-hopped all the way to the birdie boiler.
(Banzai stuffs Zazu into a geyser)
Zazu: Oh no! Not the birdie boiler!
(Zazu screams as he is launched away like a rocket. The hyenas laugh hysterically)
Simba: Hey! Why don't you pick on somebody your own size?!
Shenzi: Like... you?
Simba: Oops.


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

[Simba escapes the hyenas through a thicket of thorny bushes. Banzai has fallen in them, and has thorns in his rear.]
Shenzi: [watching Simba] Hey, there he goes, there he goes!
Banzai: [picking thorns with teeth] So go get him!
Shenzi: There ain't no way I'm goin' in there! What,you want me to come out looking like you, Cactus-Butt?!

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: Everything you see exists together in a delicate balance. As king, you need to understand that balance and respect all the creatures, from the crawling ant to the leaping antelope.
Simba: But dad, don't we eat the antelope?
Mufasa: Yes, Simba, but let me explain. When we die, our bodies become the grass, and the antelope eat the grass. And so we are all connected in the great Circle of Life.

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]

Rafiki: Shh. It's a secret. (leans towards Simba) Asante sana, squash banana, we we nugu mi mi apana!
Simba: Enough, already! What does that mean anyway?
Rafiki: It means you're a baboon. And I'm not! (chuckles)

(as Scar and the hyenas advance on Simba, steering him towards a ledge) Oh Simba, you're in trouble again. But this time Daddy isn't here to save you. And now everyone knows why!

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.

(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!

I'm ten times the king Mufasa was!

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.

Simba, what have you done?

Pumbaa: (singing) And, oh, the shame!
Timon: He was ashamed!
Pumbaa: Thoughta changin' my name!
Timon: Oh, what's in a name?
Pumbaa: And I got downhearted...
Timon: How did you feel?
Pumbaa: ...every time that I--
Timon: Pumbaa! Not in front of the kids!
Pumbaa: Oh... sorry.

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