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The Best Dumbo Movie Quotes  

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The best Dumbo quotes make you realize how great the movie really is, even if you haven't seen it in a while. Let's rank the greatest quotes from Dumbo, with the help of your votes. Starring the voices of Edward Brophy and Herman Bing, Dumbo was directed by Ben Sharpsteen and released in 1941.

What is your favorite Dumbo quote? One memorable line was when The Ringmaster says, "A living, breathing pyramid of ponderous, pulsating, PULCHRITUDINOUS PACHYDERMS! I give you the elephants." Another great line from Dumbo is, "I've seen all that, too! I seen a peanut stand, and heard a rubber band! I seen a needle that winked its eye! But I be done seen about everything when I see a elephant fly!" spoken by Jim "Dandy" Crow.

Vote up your top Dumbo quotes, regardless of what character they come from.

You can also vote on the best quotes form the 2019 Dumbo remake.

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Let's Show Them, Dumbo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dumbo Movie Quotes
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Let's Show Them, Dumbo

Timothy: Dumbo! C'mon, fly! Open them ears! The magic feather was just a gag! You can fly! Honest, you can! Hurry, open them up! PLEASE! (at the last second Dumbo starts to fly with his ears) Whee! We did it! We did it! Let's show them, Dumbo!

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The Magic Feather is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dumbo Movie Quotes
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The Magic Feather

Timothy:  Alright, you wise birds! This has gone far enough!
Jim Crow: Quiet, gentleman! The Reverend Rodent is going to address you.
Timothy: You ought to be ashamed of yourselves! A bunch of big buys like you, picking on a poor little orphan like him. Suppose you was torn away from your mother when you was just a baby. Nobody to tuck you in at nights. No warm, soft, caressing trunk to snuzzle into. How would you like to be left out alone in a cold, cruel, heartless world? And why, I ask you? Why? Just because he's got those big ears, they call him a freak! The laughingstock of the circus! And when his mother tried to protect him, they threw her in the clink. And on top of that, they made him a clown! Socially, he's washed up! Oh, what's the use of talking to you cold-hearted birds? Go on! Have your fun! Laugh at him! Kick him now that he's down! Go on! We don't care. Come on, Dumbo.
Jim Crow: Hey, brother! Wait up! Don't go 'way feelin' like that. We've done seen the light. You boys is okay.
Timothy: Please. You've done enough.
Jim Crow: Well, but we're all fixing to help ya. Ain't that the truth, boys? You wanna make the elephant fly, don't ya? Well, you have to use a lot of chology. You know, psy-chology. Fellas, gather round...First you, uh... Then after that, you... Use the magic feather! Catch on?
Timothy: The magic feather? Yeah, I gotcha. Dumbo! Look! Have I got it! The magic feather! Now you can fly!

 

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I Got It

Timothy: I...am the voice of your subconscious mind. Your inspiration. Now...concentrate! Remember? Your pyramid of elephants are standin' in the ring, waitin' for a climax!
Ringmaster: Climax...
Timothy: You are now getting that climax!
Ringmaster: Climax...
Timothy: How's the reception? Comin' through okay? Good. Suddenly, from the sidelines comes your climax!
Ringmaster: Climax...
Timothy: Gallopin' across the arena!
Ringmaster: Arena...
Timothy: He jumps from a springboard to a platform! At the very pinnacle of your pyramid, he waves a flag for a glorious finish!
Ringmaster: Finish...
Timothy: And who is your climax? The little elephant with the big ears! The world's mightiest midget mastodon! DUMBO!!!
Ringmaster: What?...
Timothy: Dumbo!
Ringmaster: Dumbo...
Timothy: Dumbo!
Ringmaster: Dumbo...
Timothy: Dumbo...
Ringmaster: Dumbo--! I GOT IT! I GOT IT!

 

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I've Seen A House Fly is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dumbo Movie Quotes
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I've Seen A House Fly

Timothy: I wonder how we ever got up in that tree, anyway. Now, let's see...Elephants can't climb trees, can they? Nah, nah, that's ridiculous. Couldn't jump up. Mm-mm, it's too high.
Jim "Dandy" Crow: Hey there, son! Maybe y'all flew up?
Timothy: Maybe we flew up. Yeah, maybe we... That's it! Dumbo! You flew! Boy, am I stupid. Why didn't I think of this before?! Your ears! Just look at 'em, Dumbo...why, they're perfect wings! The very things that held ya down are gonna carry ya UP and UP and UP! I can see it all now! DUMBO! THE NINTH WONDER OF THE UNIVERSE! THE WORLD'S ONLY FLYING ELEPHANT!
Glasses Crow: Did you ever see an elephant fly?
Preacher Crow: Well, I've seen a horse fly...
Fat Crow: Ah, I've seen a dragon fly...
Straw Hat Crow: I've seen a house fly!
Jim "Dandy" Crow: I've seen all that, too! I seen a peanut stand, and heard a rubber band! I seen a needle that winked its eye! But I be done seen about everything when I see a elephant fly!

 

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