15 Disney Quotes That Will Ruin Your Day

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Disney movies are chock-full of feel-good moments and quotes. But have you ever noticed that some of the dialogue can get really dark? Taken out of context, these pearls of wisdom can ruin your day.

1. What Men Really Want

“The men up there don’t like a lot of blabber
They think a girl who gossips is a bore!
Yes on land it’s much preferred for ladies not to say a word
And after all dear, what is idle prattle for?”

—Ursula, The Little Mermaid

2. The World In General

“The world is cruel,
The world is wicked.”

—Frollo, The Hunchback of Notre Dame

3. The Past (and God?)

“It won’t change anything. You can’t change the past. You said you’d always be there for me! But you’re not.”

—Simba, The Lion King

4. Being Alone

Meg: “Sometimes it’s better to be alone.”
Hercules: “What do you mean?”
Meg: “Nobody can hurt you.”


5. The Inevitability of Death

“We’re all gonna die.”

—Packard, Atlantis: The Lost Empire

6. Love

“Because love, the lovey-dovey version that you talk about? It’s fantasy. And one day you have to wake up…and you’re in the real world.”

—McDreamy, Enchanted

7. Human Nature

“You’re all liars and thieves,
Like his father!
Like his son will be too!
Oh, why bother?
You’ll just do what you do!”

—The Witch, Into the Woods

8. Self-Worth

“Maybe what I really wanted was to prove that I could do things right, so that when I looked in the mirror I’d see someone worthwhile. But I was wrong. I see nothing.”

—Mulan, Mulan

9. Life’s Fairness

“Life’s not fair, is it? You see, I… well, I shall never be king. And you… shall never see the light of another day.”

—Scar, The Lion King

10. Your Ugly Face

“I knew I’d never know
That warm and loving glow
Though I might wish with all my might
No face as hideous as my face
Was ever meant for heaven’s light.”

—Quasimodo, The Hunchback of Notre Dame

11. Leaving the House

“Mother knows best
Listen to your mother
It’s a scary world out there
Mother knows best
One way or another
Something will go wrong, I swear.”

—Mother Gothel, Tangled

12. Self-worth (again)

“We are worms! Worthless worms!”

—Pain and Panic, Hercules

13. Your Dead-End Job

“To think we gotta keep kissing up to that chump and his chump daughter for the rest of our lives…”

—Iago, Aladdin

14. Dating Men

“Oh Smee, the way of a man with a maid: Taking the best years of her life and then casting her aside… like an old glove!”

—Hook, Peter Pan

15. The Most Depressing Thing Ever

“End of the road… nothing to do… and no hope of things getting better. Sounds like Saturday night at my house.”

—Eeyore, Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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