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The Little Mermaid Quotes

  • Ariel: Flounder, hurry up!


  • Eric: (first lines) Isn't this great? The salty sea air, the wind blowing in your face. Aaah, the perfect day to be at sea!
    Grimsby: (first lines) Oh, yes, urp delightful.


  • Scuttle: We're out to discover!


  • Ariel: Flounder, don't be such a guppy.
    Flounder: I'm not a guppy.


  • Ariel: If I become human, I'll never be with my father or sisters again.
    Ursula: That's right. But you'll have your man. Life's full of tough choices, isn't it?


  • Ariel: You're not getting cold fins now, are you?


  • Ursula: (her last words) So much for true love!


  • Ursula: (to Eric) So long, lover boy!


  • Sebastian: Somebody's gotta nail that girl's fins to the floor.


  • Sebastian: Ariel, please! Will you get your head out of the clouds and back in the water where it belongs?


  • Ursula: Now I am the ruler of all the ocean! The waves obey my every whim!


  • Ariel: I've never seen a human this close before.


  • Ariel: [sung] I don't know when/I don't know how/But I know something's starting right now/Watch and you'll see/Some day I'll be/Part of your world.


  • Sebastian: Down here all the fish is happy / As off to the waves they roll / The fish on the land ain't happy / They sad 'cause they in the bowl / But fish in the bowl is lucky / They in for a worser fate / One day when the boss get hungry... Fish: Guess who gonna be on the plate?


  • Ariel: [regarding King Triton, as Sebastian watches, unobserved] If only I could make him understand. I just don't see things the way he does. I just don't see how a world that makes such wonderful things could be bad. [She begins singing "Part of Your World."] Look at this stuff, isn't it neat? / Wouldn't ya think my collection's complete / Wouldn't you think I'm the girl / Girl who has everything / Look at this trove, treasures untold / How many wonders can one cavern hold? / Looking around you'd think / Sure, she's got everything / I've got gadgets and gizmos aplenty / I have whoozits and whatzis galore / You want thingamabobs? I've got twenty / But who cares? No big deal / I want more.


  • Scuttle: [Looking throught the wrong end of a telescope, shouting as if Ariel was far away] Whoa! Mermaid off the port bow! Ariel! How you doin', kid? [Ariel pulls down the telescope] Whoa, what a swim.


  • Ariel: All right, I'm going inside. You can just stay here and watch for sharks.
    Flounder: Okay. Yeah, you go. I'll just stay and... What? Sharks? Ariel!


  • Scuttle: I haven't seen this in years, this is *wonderful*!
    Ariel: What is it?
    Scuttle: A banded, bulbous snarfblatt.
    Ariel: Ohhh.


  • Triton: Well… I guess there’s one problem left.
    Triton: Well? I guess theres one problem left.
    Sebastian: And what’s that, Your Majesty?
    Sebastian: And what's that, Your Majesty?
    Triton: How much I’m going to miss her.
    Triton: How much I'm going to miss her.


  • Ursula: [singing] Come on, you poor unfortunate soul Go ahead! Make your choice! I'm a very busy woman And I haven't got all day It won't cost much Just your voice! You poor unfortunate soul
    Ursula: [singing] Come on, you poor unfortunate soul Go ahead! Make your choice! I'm a very busy woman And I haven't got all day It won't cost much Just your voice! You poor unfortunate soul.


  • Sebastian: Ariel? Ariel? Somebody's got to nail dat girl's fins to de floor!


  • Sebastian: What do they got a lot of sand? We got a hot crustacean band!


  • Sebastian: Ariel what have you, how could you what is all this?
    Ariel: It's just my collection
    Ariel: It's just my collection.
    Sebastian: Oh (laughs) I see your collection, hmm. IF YOUR FATHER KNEW ABOUT THIS PLACE HE'D
    Sebastian: Oh (laughs) I see your collection, hmm. IF YOUR FATHER KNEW ABOUT THIS PLACE HE'D...
    Flounder: (interrupts Sebastian) You're not going to tell him are you?
    Ariel: Oh please Sebastian he would never understand
    Ariel: Oh please Sebastian he would never understand.
    Sebastian: Ariel, you're under a lot of pressure down here Come with me I'll take you home and et you something warm to drink
    Sebastian: Ariel, you're under a lot of pressure down here Come with me I'll take you home and et you something warm to drink.
    Ariel: What do you suppose? (swims out of grotto)
    Sebastian: Ariel? Ariel!


  • Ariel: "Daddy, they are not barbarians!"
    Ariel: Daddy, they are not barbarians!


  • Ariel: Daddy, I love him!


  • Ursula: If you don't kiss him by sunset, YOUR MINE!
    Ursula: Now, here's the deal. I will make you a potion that will turn you into a human for three days. Got that? Three days.
    Ursula: Now listen, this is important. Before the sun sets on the third day, you've got to get dear ol' princey to fall in love with you. That is, he's got to kiss you. Not just any kiss - the kiss of true love.
    Ursula: If he does kiss you before the sun sets on the third day, you'll remain human, permanently, but - if he doesn't, you turn back into a mermaid, and - you belong to me.


  • Flounder: I...I'm not sure we should be here Ariel.
    Ariel: Oh don't be a guppy
    Ariel: Oh don't be a guppy.


  • Ariel: (last lines) I love you, Daddy?.
    Ariel: [last lines] I love you, Daddy.


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