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The Lion King

The Lion King quotes

59 total quotes

Cast (voices)

View Quote (to Simba) Ha! Pinned ya.
View Quote (to Simba) Pinned ya again.
View Quote (singing) He's holding back, he's hiding. But what I can't decide. Why won't he be the king I know he is, the king I see inside?
View Quote As a cub My dad just showed me the whole kingdom. And I'm gonna rule it all. Heheh
View Quote As an adult How can I go back? I'm not who I used to be.
View Quote Banzai: (to Scar) We got a bone to pick with you!
Shenzi: [to Banzai] I'll handle this. (to Scar) Scar, there's no food and no water--
Banzai: Yeah, it's dinner time, and we ain't got no stinkin' entrees!
Scar: [exasperated] It's the lionesses' job to do the hunting...
Banzai: But they won't go hunt.
Scar: Oh... eat Zazu.
Zazu: Oh, you wouldn't want me! I'd be so tough and gamey and... eww...
Scar: Oh, Zazu, don't be ridiculous. All you need is a little garnish.
Banzai: (aside, to Shenzi) I thought things were bad under Mufasa.
Scar: (suddenly angry) What did you say?!
Banzai: I said Muf... (Shenzi nudges him) I said, uh... "Qu? pasa?"
Scar: Good. Now get out!
Banzai: Yeah but, we're still hungry.
Scar: (yelling) Out!
(The hyenas quickly flee the cave)
View Quote 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.
View Quote 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.
View Quote 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.
View Quote 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)
View Quote Nala: Have you guys seen Simba?
Timon: I thought he was with you.
Nala: He was, but now I can't find him. Where is he?
(Rafiki appears, laughing in a tree)
Rafiki: Hoo-hoo-hoo! You won't find him here! Ha ha! The King has returned.
Nala: I don't believe it. He's gone back!
Timon: What?
(He looks up to see that Rafiki has disappeared)
Timon: Hey, what's going on here? Who's the monkey?!
Nala: Simba's gone back to challenge Scar!
Timon: Who?
Nala: Scar.
Pumbaa: Who's got a scar?
Nala: No, no, no. It's his uncle.
Timon: The monkey's his uncle?!
Nala: No! Simba's gone back to challenge his uncle to take his place as king.
Timon and Pumbaa: Ohhh.
View Quote Pumbaa: (charges through a group of hyenas) Heeeyyyy-yaaaaah!
Timon: 'Scuse me. Pardon me. Comin' through. Hot stuff. Whoo!
View Quote 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.
View Quote 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)
View Quote Scar: Why, Simba! I'm a little surprised to see you... (threatening glance at the hyenas) alive.
Simba: Give me one reason why I shouldn't rip you apart.
Scar: Simba, you must understand. The pressures of ruling a kingdom--
Simba: --are no longer yours. Step down, Scar.
Scar: Oh, of course, I would, naturally. But there's one little problem. You see them? (indicates the large group of hyenas) They think I'm king.
Nala: (leading a group of lionesses] Well we don't. Simba's the rightful king.
Simba: The choice is yours, Scar: either step down, or fight.
Scar: Oh, must this all end in violence? I'd hate to be responsible for the death of a family member. Wouldn't you agree, Simba?
Simba: That's not going to work, Scar. I've put it behind me.
Scar: But what about your faithful subjects? Have they put it behind them?
Nala: Simba, what is he talking about?
Scar: [grins] Ah, so you haven't told them your little secret. Well, Simba, now's your chance to tell them. Tell them who is responsible for Mufasa's death!
Simba: (Pauses) I am.
Sarabi: It's not true. Tell me it's not true!
Simba: It's true.
Scar: You see, he admits it! Murderer!
Simba: No, it was an accident!
Scar: If it weren't for you, Mufasa would still be alive! It's your fault he's dead! Do you deny it?
Simba: No.
Scar: Then you're guilty!
Simba: No, I'm not a murderer!
Scar: (Backing Simba towards the edge of a cliff) Oh, Simba, you're in trouble again. But this time, Daddy isn't here to save you. And now everyone knows why!
(Simba falls off cliff, barely holding on by his front paws)
Scar: Now this looks familiar. Hmmmm, where have I seen this before? Let me think... Oh, yes, I remember! This is just the way your father looked before he died. (Grabs Simba's paws) And here's my little secret... (Whispers) I killed Mufasa.
Simba: (Leaps back onto Pride Rock, tackling Scar) NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! MURDERER!!
Scar: No, Simba, please!
Simba: Tell them the truth.
Scar: Truth? But, truth is in the eye of the behol-- (Simba begins applying pressure to Scar's neck) Alright. Alright! (Whispers) I did it.
Simba: So they can hear you.