The Best 'The Little Mermaid' Quotes 

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Updated November 6, 2019 26.8k views 24 items

The Little Mermaid quotes are certainly quotable for movie fans. These are some of the best quotes from the animated musical The Little Mermaid as determined by you and your votes. Released in 1989, The Little Mermaid ushered in an era of Disney musicals that produced such titles as Beauty and the Beast (1991), Aladdin (1992), and The Lion King (1994). Based on Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale, The Little Mermaid follows a mermaid named Ariel as she trades in her life under the sea in order to become human and meet the love of her live. Released on November 17, 1989, the tagline for The Little Mermaid was "Love has no boundaries."

What are the best The Little Mermaid quotes? Do you like Ariel pondering, "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"? Or do you like some of the lesser known lines from the film? Let it be known. Vote for your top The Little Mermaid quotes and watch them rise to the top of the list.

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[Scuttle shows Ariel and Flounder a pipe for smoking]
Scuttle: I haven't seen this in years, this is wonderful. A banded, bulbous snarfblatt.
Ariel and Flounder: Oh!
Scuttle: Now, the snarfblatt dates back to prehistorical times when humans used to sit around and stare at each other all day. Got very boring. So they invented this snarfblatt to make fine music. Allow me. [blows it, only to have seaweed and water come out]
Ariel: [remembering] Music?
Scuttle: [coughs] It's stuck!
Ariel: Oh, the concert! Oh my gosh, my father's gonna kill me!
Ursula: Yes. Hurry home, princess. We wouldn't want to miss old daddy's celebration, huh? Would we? [scoffs] Celebration, indeed. Oh, BAH! In my day, we had fantastical feasts, when I lived in the palace. [eats shrimp] And now, look at me. Wasted away to practically nothing. Banished and exiled and practically starving! While he and his flimsy fish folk celebrate. Well, I'll give 'em something to celebrate soon enough. [to her eels] Flotsam! Jetsam! I want you to keep an extra close watch on this pretty little daughter of his. She may be the key to Triton's undoing.
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Triton: You went up to the surface again, didn't you? Didn't you?!
Ariel: Nothing happened.
Triton: [exasperatedly] Ariel, how many times must we go through this? You could've been seen by one of those barbarians. By... By one of those... humans!
Ariel: Daddy, they're not barbarians!
Triton: They are dangerous! Do you think I want to see my youngest daughter snared by some fish-eater's hook?!
Ariel: I'm 16 years old! I'm not a child anymore!
Triton: Don't you take that tone of voice with me, young lady! As long as you live under my ocean, you'll obey my rules!
Ariel: But if you would just listen!
Triton: NOT another word! And I am never, NEVER to hear of you going to the surface again! IS THAT CLEAR?!
(Ariel disappointedly swims away)
Sebastian: Teenagers. Dey think dey know everything. You give dem an inch, dey swim all over you.
Triton: Do you think I was too hard on her?
Sebastian: Definitely not! Why, if Ariel was my daughter, I'd show her who was boss! None o' dis flitting to the surface and other such nonsense. No, sir! I'd keep her under tight control.
Triton: [smiles] You're absolutely right, Sebastian.
Sebastian: Of course.
Triton: Ariel needs constant supervision.
Sebastian: Constant.
Triton: Someone to watch over her. To keep her out of trouble.
Sebastian: All da time.
Triton: And YOU are just the crab to do it!
Triton: [confronts Ariel in her grotto] I consider myself a reasonable merman. I set certain rules and I expect those rules to be obeyed.
Ariel: But Dad, I...!
Triton: Is it true you rescued a human from drowning?!
Ariel: Daddy, I had to.
Triton: Contact between the human world and the mer world is strictly forbidden! Ariel, you know that! Everyone knows that!
Ariel: He would've died!
Triton: One less human to worry about.
Ariel: [angrily] You don't even know him!
Triton: Know him? I don't have to know him! They're all the same: Spineless, savage, harpooning fish-eaters, incapable of any feeling.
Ariel: Daddy, I love him! [gasps, as she has accidentally slipped the truth]
Triton: [shocked] No. Have you lost your senses completely?! He's a human! You're a mermaid!
Ariel: I don't care!
Triton: So help me, Ariel, I am going to get through to you. And if this is the only way, so be it!
[He proceeds to destroy most of the grotto with his magic trident]