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The Lion King is an American musical drama film produced by Walt Disney Pictures. The original movie was released in 1994 and the remake was released in 2019.

The movie has received nominations for Best Animated Feature Film and Original Song categories at the 77th Golden Globe Awards and 25th Critics Choice Awards. 

Here’s a collection of the best Lion King quotes:

 

The 100 Best Lion King Quotes of All Time

1. “Mufasa is strong. Like, way stronger than us.” – Azizi

2. “Mufasa’s death was a terrible tragedy; but to lose Simba, who had barely begun to live… For me, it is a deep personal loss. So it is with a heavy heart that I assume the throne. Yet, out of the ashes of this tragedy, we shall rise to greet the dawning of a new era… in which lion and hyena come together, in a great and glorious future!” – Scar

3. “Didn’t your mother ever tell you not to play with your food?” – Zazu

4. “I may run from Hyenas but I always fight a bully.” – Pumbaa

5. “Life’s not fair, is it, my little friend? While some are born to feast, others spend their lives in the dark, begging for scraps. The way I see it, you and I are exactly the same. We both want to find a way out.” – Scar

6. “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.” – Scar

7. “Sometimes what’s left behind can grow better than the generation before.” – Simba

8. “The king approaches! This is not a drill. His Majesty has requested an audience. Upon his entrance, you will rise and genuflect.” – Zazu

9. “Danger? I look on the wild side. I laugh in the face of danger!” – Simba

 

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10. “Change is good.” – Rafiki

 

11. “See, I told you having a lion on our side wasn’t such a bad idea.” – Timon

12. “And just think, whenever he gets dirty you can take him out and beat him.” – Zazu

13. “Going back means I’ll have to face my past. I’ve been running from it for so long.” – Simba

14. “No, no, no. Amateur. Lie down before you hurt yourself.” – Timon

15. “It belongs to no one but is yours to protect. It is a great responsibility.” – Mufasa

16. “I left to find help, and I found you. Don’t you understand? You’re our only hope.” – Nala

17. “Look Simba, everything the light touches, is our kingdom.” – Mufasa

18. “They’ll fall in love and here’s the bottom line: our trio’s down to two.” – Timon

19. “Correction I know your father… he’s alive and I’ll show him to you, follow old Rafiki he knows the way, c’mon,’ they are at the water’s edge where Simba can see his reflection, Rafiki says: ‘look harder… you see he lives in you.” – Rafiki

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20. “I’m going to be King of Pride Rock.” – Young Simba

 

21. “I laugh in the face of danger” – Simba

22. “A king’s time as ruler rises and falls like the sun.” – Mufasa

23. “Truth? But, truth is in the eye of the beholder.” – Scar

24. “A true king’s power is his compassion.” – Sarabi

25. “As king I was proud of one thing, you as my son. That alone. No, that is forever.” – Mufasa

26. “Bad things happen, and you can’t do anything about them.” – Timon

27. “Run. Run away Scar and never return.” – Simba

28. “As you go through life, you will see that there is so much that we don’t understand. And the only thing we know is things don’t always go the way we plan.” – Simba

29. “Look, sometimes, bad things happen.” – Simba

 

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30. “Simba you have forgotten me. 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. Remember who you are…remember…” – Mufasa

 

31. “Think about it. When I’m king, I’ll have to give you orders. Tell you what to do. How weird is that?” – Young Simba

32. “You got to put your behind in your past.” – Pumbaa

33. “What do you want me to do, dress in drag and do the hula?” – Timon

34. “Everything the light touches is our kingdom.” –Mufasa

35. “Life’s not fair, is it?” – Scar

36. “They can have the world. We’ll create our own.” – Kiara

37. “You can’t eat me! It is forbidden to eat a member of the king’s court! Ow! No, please! Stop it!” – Zazu

38. “What’s a motto?” “Nothing, what’s the motto with you?” – Simba and Timon

39. “Ooh, I like that. He’s not king but he’s still so proper.” – Shenzi

 

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40. “To change the past is a big order, but you can change the future.” – Timone

 

41. “Simba, it’s to die for!” – Scar

42. “As king, you need to understand that balance and respect all the creatures, from the crawling ant to the leaping antelope.” – Mufasa

43. “Repeat after me. Hakuna Matata.” – Timon

44. “Long live the king.” – Scar

45. “You see, he lives in you.”- Rafiki

46. “Not always, Scar. One day, it’ll be my son who rules. Simba will be your king.” – Mufasa

47. “I just wanted to show you I could do it. That I could be brave like you.” – Young Simba

48. “One day, Simba, the sun will set on my time here, and will rise with you as the new king.”- Mufasa

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49. “It’s times like this my buddy Timon here says: you got to put your behind in your past.” – Pumbaa

 

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50. “Well, somebody once told me that the great kings of the past are up there, watching over us.” – Simba

 

51. “Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen…Nobody knows my sorrow.” – Zazu

52. “There’s one in every family, sire. Two in mine, actually. And they always manage to ruin special occasions.” – Zazu

53. “It’s the Circle of Life and it moves us all, through despair and hope, through faith and love, ’til we find our place on the path unwinding.” – Rafiki

54. “If you will not fight, then you will die as well.” – Zira

55. “I’m only brave when I have to be. Being brave doesn’t mean you go looking for trouble.” – Mufasa

56. “You have forgotten who you are and so have forgotten me. Look inside yourself Simba. You are more than what you have become. You must take your place in the Circle of life.” – Mufasa

57. “I am Simba, son of Mufasa!” – Simba

58. “Well, as slippery as your mind is, as the King’s brother you should’ve been first in line.” – Zazu

59. “I thought I knew, but now I’m not so sure.” – Simba

 

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60. “And there’s nothing you can do about it. So why worry?” – Simba

 

61. “There’s more to being a king than getting your way all the time.” – Mufasa

62. “Everybody is somebody. Even a nobody.” – Rafiki

63. “Out of the ashes of this tragedy, we shall rise to greet the dawning of a new era.” – Scar

64. “His father’s strength is flickering inside. I wonder how bravery will taste.” – Shenzi

65. “There’s more to see than can ever be seen, more to do than can ever be done. There’s far too much to take in here, more to find than can ever be found.” – Chorus

66. “Because it’s your responsibility.” – Nala

67. “Can’t cut it out, it will grow right back.” – Rafiki

68. “There’s one in every family-two in mine, actually – and they always manage to ruin special occasions.” – Zazu

69. “You gotta put your past behind ya. Look kid, bad things happen, and you can’t do anything about it, right?” – Timon

 

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70. “Remember who you are. You are my son and the one true king.” – Mufasa

 

71. “Remember who you are.” – Mufasa

72. “When the world turns its back on you, you turn your back on the world.” – Timon

73. “While others search for what they can take, a true king searches for what he can give.” – Mufasa

74. “Whenever you feel alone, just remember that those kings will always be there to guide you, and so will I.” – Mufasa

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75. “And so with my spirits high I boldly ventured off where no meerkat had dared to go before. I put my past behind me Ha! and never looked back.” Timon

76. “Look beyond what you see.” – Rafiki

77. “Everything you see exists together in a delicate balance.” – Mufasa

78. “Don’t turn your back on me, Scar.” – Mufasa

79. “While others look for what he can take, a true king gives back.” – Mufasa

 

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80. “Believe in yourself and there will come a day when others will have no choice but to believe with you.” – Mufasa

 

81. “Wrong! The only checking out you will do is to check out of here.” – Zazu

82. “But I thought a king can do whatever he wants.” – Young Simba

83. “Look closer, you see… he lives in you.” – Rafiki

84. “You can’t do anything to me, because I’m the future king!” – Young Simba

85. “Can you feel the love tonight?” – Nala

86. “Simba, you can’t escape your destiny.” – Zazu

87. “I finally got some sense knocked into me. And I’ve got the bump to prove it.” – Simba

88. “Love will find a way, anywhere we go. We’re home if we are there together.” – Simba

89. “Well, I’m not letting anyone tell me where to go, what to do, and even who to marry. There will never be a king like me.” – Young Simba

 

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90. “Well, look who’s come down to mingle with the commoners.” – Scar

 

91. “You must remember who you are, the one true king.” – Mufasa

92. “Why won’t he be the king I know he is, the king I see inside?” – Nala

93. “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” – Mufasa

94. “Oh yes, the past can hurt. But from the way I see it, you can either run from it, or learn from it.” – Rafiki

95. “Hakuna Matata!” – Timon and Pumbaa

96. “But, Zazu, you told me they are nothing but slobbery, mangy stupid poachers.” – Simba

97. “Being brave doesn’t mean you go looking for trouble.” – Mufasa

98. “Asante sana, squash banana, wewe nugu, mimi apana!”- Rafiki

99. “The question is, who are you?” – Rafiki

100. “He’s my brother, Zazu. This is his home. As long as I am king, that will never change.” – Mufasa

 

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Zisilia Alvsa is a writer for Wealthy Gorilla. Friends often call her Zii. She is a girl from Jakarta, Indonesia who currently lives in Bali. Zii loves photography and travelling.

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