In terms of quotable Disney movies (and there are many), Mulan is one of the best. Why? Because of its variety of philosophical, hilarious, inspirational, and heartwarming quotes and phrases. Read on for charming insight from Mulan, Mushu, Grandmother Fa, and more.
"My name is Mulan! I did it to save my father."
"Reflect before you snack—act!"
"Uh, my ancestors sent a little lizard to help me?"
"I was just washing, so now I'm clean, and I'm gonna go. Bye-bye!"
"Maybe I didn't go for my father. Maybe what I really wanted was to prove I could do things right, so when I looked in the mirror, I'd see someone worthwhile. But I was wrong. I see nothing."
"I have to do something."
“You said you trust Ping. Why is Mulan any different?”
Shan Yu: "You took away my victory."
Mulan: “No! I did."
"Get off the roof, get off the roof, get off the roof!"
"Khan, let's go home."
"Who am I? Who am I? I am the guardian of lost souls, I am the powerful, the pleasurable, the indestructible Mushu."
"I ... ring the gong."
"Okay, people, people, look alive! Let's go, come on, get up! Let's move it! Rise and shine! You're all way past the beauty sleep thing, trust me!"
"I just woke up! I am the great Stone Dragon—good morning! I will go forth and fetch Mulan! Did I mention that I was the great Stone Dragon?"
"C'mon, if you're gonna stay, you're gonna work."
"I'm travel-sized for your convenience!"
"Dishonor! Dishonor on your whole family! Make a note of this. Dishonor on you!"
"Got breakfast for ya! Look, you get porridge! And it's happy to see you!"
"Let me see your war face ... Oh, I think my bunny slippers just ran for cover. C'mon, scare me, girl!"
Mulan: “Boy, that was close.”
Mushu: “No, that was vile. You owe me big.”
"You missed! How could you miss? He was three feet in front of you!"
"Man, you are one lucky bug."
"Hey, come on. You went to save your father's life. Who knew you'd end up shaming him and disgracing your ancestors and losing all your friends. You know, you just gotta ... You gotta learn to let these things go."
"What? What do you mean you're not lucky? You lied to me? And what are you? A sheep?"
"Yeah, this ain't gonna be pretty. But don't you worry, okay? Things will work out. We started this thing together, and that's how we'll finish it. I promise."
"My little baby is all grown up and saving China."
"This represents discipline, and this represents strength. You need both to reach the arrow."
"We've got a long way to go."
"Um ... You ... You fight good."
"Uh ... You forgot your helmet."
Yao, Ling, and Chien Po
"Oh, Yao! You made a friend." – Chien Po
"Relax and chant with me." – Chien Po
"Feel better?" – Chien Po
"Ooh, tough guy." – Yao
"I let them slip through my fingers!" – Yao
"Let’s hear it for Ping, the bravest of us all!” – Ling
"Tell your emperor to send his strongest armies. I'm ready."
"The little girl will be missing her doll. We should return it to her."
"Bow to me."
"The soldier from the mountains!"
Shan Yu: “What do you see?”
Hun soldier 1: “Black pine, from the high mountains.”
Hun soldier 2: “White horse hair. Imperial stallions.”
Hun soldier 3: “Sulfur, from cannons.”
"A single grain of rice can tip the scale. One man may be the difference between victory and defeat."
"No matter how the wind howls, the mountain cannot bow to it."
"I've heard a great deal about you, Fa Mulan. You stole your father's armor, ran away from home, impersonated a soldier, deceived your commanding officer, dishonored the Chinese Army, destroyed my palace … and you have saved us all."
"Very well. You can have his job."
"The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all."
"You don't meet a girl like that every dynasty."
"My, my, what beautiful blossoms we have this year. But look! This one's late. But I'll bet that when it blooms, it will be the most beautiful of all."
"It is an honor to protect my country and my family."
"The greatest gift and honor is having you for a daughter.”
"Who spit in her bean curd?"
"Ancestors, hear our prayer. Watch over Mulan."
Mulan: “Would you like to stay for dinner?”
Grandmother Fa: “Would you like to stay forever?”
"And oh, by the way, I got the job on my own."
"That was a deliberate attempt on my life!”
“Now, pour the tea.”
Catch more of your favorite quotes in the animated classic Mulan, streaming now on Disney+.