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

38 ‘Little Mermaid’ Quotes To Take You Back Under The Sea

April 20, 2020 Updated November 19, 2020

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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 BeastAladdinPocahontasMulan, 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.

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“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

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“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)
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“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