52 ‘Up’ Quotes From Carl, Ellie, Russell, & Dug That Are Almost Too Cute

52 Adorable ‘Up’ Quotes That Will Inspire Your Greatest Adventure

October 20, 2020 Updated September 21, 2021

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Don’t get us wrong; we love all Disney movies. And we adore all of the beloved character couples. But let’s be real, y’all… of all the Disney stanning, the pair we stan the most is Carl and Ellie from Up. Yes, it’s true the movie starts with a montage of their love story that’ll make you openly weep. But their adventures — and the ones Carl goes on to have with Russell and Dug — are undeniably inspiring. Which is why when we want a little pick-me-up, we turn to Up quotes (including some of the best Disney love quotes ever).

Change is inevitable. It’s a part of life that can be difficult to face and difficult to accept. Sometimes, though, you just need an octogenarian widow on a heartfelt quest to remind you that it’s never too late for hope. Or that somewhere out there is someone worthy of your grape soda pin. Enter, these Up movie quotes from Carl and Ellie… and Russell and Dug, too.

If you find yourself reading them, like, every day, don’t worry; that’s totally natural. You certainly aren’t the only person to recognize the film as a cinematic masterpiece. Did you know it won an Oscar for Best Animated Film the year of its release? It sure did. So, read on and relish away. And when you need even more inspiring Disney quotes, go down memory lane with iconic lines from The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Mulan, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Frozen, Hercules, Tangled, and more.

Best Up Quotes

1. “Squirrel!” — Dug

2. “Adventure is out there!” — Charles Muntz

3. “I was hiding under your porch because I love you.” — Dug

4. (Wearing a cone around his head, which hangs down) “I do not like the cone of shame.” — Dug

5. “Hey, I know a joke! A squirrel walks up to a tree and says, ‘I forgot to store acorns for the winter and now I am dead.’ Ha! It is funny because the squirrel gets dead!” — Dug

6. “Adventure is out there!” — Charles Muntz

7. “Hey, that one looks like a turtle! Look at that one! That one looks like a dog! AAH!!! It is a dog!” — Russell

8. (To Carl) “You don’t talk much… I like you!” — Young Ellie

9. Carl: (woke up)
Russell: “Uh, I thought you were dead.”

10. This is crazy. I finally meet my childhood hero and he’s trying to kill us. What a joke.” — Carl

11. Carl: “Tell your boss he can *have* my house.”
Construction Foreman Tom: “Really?”
Carl: “Yeah. When I’m dead!”

12. “That might sound boring, but I think the boring stuff is the stuff I remember the most.” — Russell

13. Russell: “Can we keep him, please?”
Carl: “No.”
Russell: “But it’s a TALKING DOG!”

14. Carl: “Look, why don’t we play a game I know? Whoever is quietest for the longest time wins.”
Russell: “Oh great! My mom loves that game!”

15. “I love you and… SQUIRREL!” — Russell

16. “So long, boys! I’ll send you a postcard from Paradise Falls!” — Carl

17. Dug: I can smell you!
Carl Fredricksen: You can smell me?

18. “Hi There! My name is Doug. I have just met you, and I love you.” — Dug

19. So long boys! I’ll send you a postcard from Paradise Falls…” — Carl

20. The wilderness must be explored!” — Russell

21. “It’s just a house.” — Carl

22. Russell: (Whining) “I’m tired! My knee hurts!”
Carl: “Which knee?”
Russell: “…My elbow hurts!”

23. Carl: “You’d better get up, Russell. Or else, the tigers will come and eat you.”
Russell: “There are no Tigers in South America. Zoology.”

24. “Oh! Mr. Fredricksen! If we happen to get separated, use the wilderness explorer call: CA – CA! RAWRRR!” — Russell

25. “Any last words Fredricksen? Come on, spit it out! (Carl spits out his dentures)” — Charles Muntz

26. “You got a ‘run away in terror’ badge?” — Carl

27. “I like you temporarily!” — Dug

28. “My master made me this collar. He is a good and smart master and he made me this collar so that I may speak. Squirrel!” — Dug

29. “I am here with the bird, and I will bring it back, and then you will like me. Oh, gotta go.” — Dug

30. “You know Carl, these people who come here, they all tell pretty good stories. A surveyor making a map, a botanist cataloging plants, an old man taking his house to Paradise Falls. And that’s the best one yet. I can’t wait to hear how it ends.” — Charles Muntz

31. “I am a great tracker. My pack sent me on a special mission, all by myself. Have you seen a bird? I am going to find one, and I am on the scent. I am a great tracker; did I mention that?” — Dug

32. Russell: “Good afternoon. Are you in need of assistance today, sir?”
Carl: “No.”
Russell: “I can help you cross the street… I can help you cross your porch?”

33. Beta: “Scream all you want, Small Mailman.”
Gamma: “None of your mailman friends can hear you.”

34. Dug: “She’s storing food for her babies.”
Russell: “Her babies! Kevin’s a girl?!”

35. Russell: “Can I tell you a secret?”
Carl: “No.”
Russell: “Alright, here goes.”

36. Russell: “But I want to help!”
Carl: “I don’t want your help; I want you safe.”

37. (To the bird, Kevin) “Won’t you please be my prisoner? Please, please, please?!” — Dug

38. (To Carl, about Kevin) “This was her favorite candy bar. Because you sent her away, there’s more for you.” — Russell

39. “You, in the suit… yes, you! Take a bath, hippie!” — Carl

40. “Soon enough, the bird will be ours yet again. Find the scent, my compadres, and you too shall have much rewarding from Master for the toil factor you wage.” — Alpha

41. (Opens her adventure book to reveal a Life magazine with Charles Muntz on the cover to Carl) Charles Muntz, explorer. When I get big, I’m going where he’s going [pulls away magazine to reveal a map of…] South America. It’s like America, but south.” — Young Ellie

42. Russell: “A wilderness explorer is a friend to all, be a plant or fish or tiny mole!”
Carl: “That doesn’t even rhyme!”
Russell: (offended) “Yeah it does.”

43. Carl: “I can’t tell where we are.”
Russell: “Oh, we’re in South America, all right. It was a cinch with my Wilderness Explorer GPS.”
Carl: “GP what?”
Russell: “My dad gave it to me; it shows exactly where we are on the planet! (runs to the window making beeping sounds) With this baby, we’ll never be lost! (gestures and accidentally throws it out the window) Oops.”

44. “Tents are hard.” — Russell

45. “That one looks like a turtle! And that one looks like a dog! … … It IS a dog!” — Russell

46. “Don’t you know this is an exclusive club? Only explorers get in here. Not just any kid off the street with a helmet and a pair of goggles. Do you think you got what it takes? Well, do you?” — Ellie

47. “Quite a sight, huh, Ellie?” — Carl

48. “Tell your boss over there that you boys are ruining our house.” — Carl

49. “You poured prune juice in his gas tank.” — Construction Foreman Tom

50. “See these? These are my Wilderness Explorer badges. You may notice one is missing. It’s my ‘assisting the elderly’ badge. If I get it, I will become a Senior Wilderness Explorer!” — Russell

51. “I promise to capture the beast alive. And I will not come back until I do!” — Charles Muntz

52. “Goggles. Look at this stuff. Wow! You’re going on a trip?” — Russell