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The Best Dumbo Movie Quotes

Updated August 16, 2019 44 votes 12 voters 1.1k views

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

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

      Narrator: Through the snow and sleet and hail...through the blizzard, through the gale...through the wind and through the rain...over mountain, over plain...through the blinding lightning flash...and the mighty thunder crash...ever faithful, ever true...nothing stops him! He'll get through!


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        I'm Gonna Take Care Of Your Future

        I'm Gonna Take Care Of Your Fu is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dumbo Movie Quotes
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        Timothy: Ya know, Dumbo, we gotta get an idea. Not just any idea. Something colossal! Like, uh--
        Ringmaster: Have I got an idea! What an idea!
        Timothy: Huh. He never had an idea in his life.
        Ringmaster: Just visualize: One elephant climbs up on top of another elephant, until finally, all 17 elephants have constructed an enormous pyramid of pachyderms! I step out! I blow the whistle! The trumpets are trumpeting! AND NOW COMES THE CLIMAX...!
        Joe: Yeah? What is the climax?
        Ringmaster: Hmm. I don't know.
        Timothy: I knew he never had nothin'.
        Ringmaster: Well, maybe it comes to me in a vision while I dream. Good night, Joe.
        Joe: Good night, Boss.
        Timothy: Climax... Climax! Dumbo, you're a climax! I'll be back in a minute. I'm gonna take care of your future!


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          I Got It

          Timothy: 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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