There is nothing like a good Disney movie. Even as an adult, they still bring me that same joy I had watching them as a kid. Not only are the plots sweet and simple but hidden somewhere deep inside all of them are a few great words of wisdom, whether those words are about love or friendship. We all remember the most iconic Disney quotes like the lyrics to Cinderella's "A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes" or The Cheshire Cat's devious one-liners in Alice in Wonderland, but what about the more obscure quotes? Well, with just as much wit and wisdom as the ones we see on t-shirts and totebags, they should not go unrecognized.
If you are a mega fan like me, then odds are you have seen, and probably own, almost every Disney film ever created. I bet you can even quote the movies by heart, but how well do you remember the underrated quotes? You know, the quotes that do not get plastered on notebooks or tattooed on fans forever because they are so quick, you might miss them when you first watch the movie. Here are a few obscure quotes from those classics that only a true Disney fanatic would recognize.
1. "Well, there's the usual things: flowers... chocolates... promises you don't intend to keep... "
Said By: Cogsworth From Beauty And the Beast
Who doesn't love Cogsworth's sassy commentary? When the Beast is unsure of how to win Belle's affection he turns to this fancy clock for love advice. Not only is this quote so wrong and accurate at the same time, the humor is so quick you probably missed it the first time you watched it.
2. "I'm a damsel, I'm in distress, I can handle this. Have a nice day."
Said By: Meg From Hercules
Meg has got to be one of my favorite Disney characters because she really offers a fresh perspective as a woman in a Disney movie, as shown by this incredible quote right here. After being harassed by Nessus the centaur in a river, Hercules offers to save her. But like the independent woman she is, she politely declines.
3. “The past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it, or learn from it.”
Said By: Rafiki From The Lion King
This mandrill may be a little cooky, but he is certainly wise. When Simba starts fretting about his past, Rafiki simply knocks him over the head to put this quote into action. His methods may be a little unconventional, but we should all take his advice to heart.
4. "Aw, you guys made me ink."
Said By: Pearl From Finding Nemo
Let's be honest, this movie is just swimming with quotable sayings, but this one is certainly shafted under all of those funny Dory lines. Not only is this little octopus simply adorable, but this quote is totally meme-worthy.
5. "I have a big head, and little arms! I'm just not sure how well this plan was thought through."
Said By: Dinosaur From Meet The Robinsons
Not only is this quote underrated, but this whole movie is underrated. Quite frankly, if you haven't seen it yet, you absolutely need to watch it ASAP. Maybe it's just me and my corny sense of humor or maybe it's just the ridiculousness of the scene, but this quote actually made me laugh out loud.
6. "Somebody's got to nail that girl's fins to the floor."
Said By: Sebastian From The Little Mermaid
Sebastian is another one of those witty characters with remarkable one-liners. In this one quote, he basically says what half of us are thinking: How does Ariel manage to get into that much trouble? I don't love the idea of literally pinning a girl down because she's too curious (ugh), but Sebastian sure does have a knack for one-liners.
7. "Hello, out there! Oh, I hope nobody answers."
Said By: Winnie the Pooh From The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
Talk about relatable quotes. Whether he is talking about food or unwanted house guests, Winnie the Pooh just gets me. Disney fans may rave about his classic honey sayings, but this one is actually golden.
If you don't recognize a few of these one-liners, it might be time to brush up on your Disney knowledge with a movie marathon. Just sayin'.
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