38 'Little Mermaid' Quotes To Take You Back Under The Sea

by Team Scary Mommy
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For those who don’t remember, 1989’s The Little Mermaid was the movie that ushered in the Disney renaissance of the ’90s. The story about a mermaid finding her sea legs and her prince with the help of her friends was an instant hit among kids and parents alike. And no wonder, the film was composed by mastermind Alan Menken, the man behind other classics like Beauty And The Beast, Aladdin, Pocahontas, Mulan, and The Hunchback Of Notre Dame. In fact, The Little Mermaid earned Menken his first Oscar…out of eight!

So if you miss Sebastian, Scuttle, and Flounder, get ready for a hot crustacean band and these classic quotes from the Little Mermaid.


“Don’t be such a guppy.” — Ariel

“I don’t see how a world that makes such wonderful things could be bad.” — Ariel

“You’re not getting cold fins now, are you?” — Ariel

“Boy, what a soft shell I’m turning out to be.” — Sebastian

“I don’t know. He looks kind of hairy and slobbery to me.” — Scuttle

“You can’t get something for nothing, you know.” — Ursula

“No more talking, singing. Zip!” — Ursula

“Poor unfortunate souls!” — Ursula

“What’s that word again? Feet!” — Ariel

“Life’s full of tough choices, isn’t it?” — Ursula

“So long, lover boy!” — Ursula

“The waves obey my every whim!” — Ursula

“So much for true love!” — Ursula

“Well, it’s time Ursula took matters into her own tentacles!” — Ursula

“Teenagers. They think they know everything. You give them an inch, they swim all over you.” — Sebastian


“Now, the snarfblatt dates back to prehistorical times, when humans used to sit around and stare at each other all day.” — Scuttle

“Ya look great, kid. Ya look sensational.” — Scuttle

“Okay. Yeah, you go. I’ll just stay and What? Sharks? Ariel!” — Flounder

“I’m not a guppy.” — Flounder

“The human world, it’s a mess.” — Sebastian

“Geez, man. I’m surrounded by amateurs.” — Sebastian

“This has got to be, without a doubt, the single most humiliating day of my life.” — Sebastian

“You gotta bat your eyes, like this.” — Sebastian

“Isn’t this great? The salty sea air, the wind blowing in your face. A perfect day to be at sea!” — Eric

“Are you okay, miss?” — Eric

“I’m sorry if this knucklehead scared you.” — Eric

“Have we met?” — Eric

“You’re the one, the one I’ve been looking for.” — Eric

“I consider myself a reasonable merman.” — Triton

“As long as you live under my ocean, you’ll obey my rules.” — Triton

“Have I ever been wrong? I mean, when it’s important!” — Scuttle

“It’s a dinglehopper. Humans use these little babies to straighten their hair out. See? Just a little twirl here and a yank there and voila. You’ve got an aesthetically pleasing configuration of hair that humans go nuts over.” — Scuttle

“Babies! My poor little poopsies.” — Ursula

“Well, look at what the catfish dragged in! [laughs] Look at ya! Look at ya! There’s something different. Don’t tell me. I got it. It’s your hairdo, right? You’ve been using the dinglehopper, right? [Ariel shakes her head] No? No, huh? Well, let me see. New seashells? No new seashells. I gotta admit, I can’t put my foot on it right now, but if I just stand here long enough, I should…” — Scuttle

“[Gasps] The Sea Witch! Oh no. She’s gonna. I gotta. [Accidentally flies into the window] Ariel! Ariel, I was flying. I was– Of course I was flying. And I saw the watch– the witch was watchin’ the mirror, and she was singin’ with a stolen set of pipes! Do you hear what I’m tellin’ you?! The prince is marrying the seawitch in disguise!” — Scuttle

“We mustn’t lurk in doorways. It’s rude.” — Ursula

“Under The Sea” Lyrics

The seaweed is always greener In somebody else’s lake You dream about going up there But that is a big mistake Just look at the world around you Right here on the ocean floor Such wonderful things surround you What more is you lookin’ for? Under the sea Under the sea Darling it’s better Down where it’s wetter Take it from me Up on the shore they work all day Out in the sun they slave away While we devotin’ Full time to floatin’ Under the sea Down here all the fish is happy As off through the waves they roll The fish on the land ain’t happy They sad ’cause they in their bowl But fish in the bowl is lucky They in for a worser fate One day when the boss get hungry Guess who’s gon’ be on the plate? Under the sea Under the sea Nobody beat us Fry us and eat us In fricassee We what the land folks loves to cook Under the sea we off the hook We got no troubles Life is the bubbles Under the sea (Under the sea) Under the sea (Under the sea)


“Bah! In my day, we had fantastical feasts when I lived in the palace. 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. 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…” — Ursula

“Well, angelfish, the solution to your problem is simple. The only way to get what you want is to become a human yourself.” — Ursula

“The human world, it’s a mess.” — Sebastian

“Boy, what a soft shell I’m turning out to be.” — Sebastian

““I’m sorry if this knucklehead scared you.” — Eric

“Now, let’s eat before this crab wanders off my plate.” — Grimsby

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