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45 Memorable “Little Mermaid” Quotes: Wisdom from Under the Sea

Ever since the Little Mermaid swam into our lives back in 1989, we haven’t been able to take our eyes off of her. One of the main reasons, I think, why people have always been enchanted with the character is her commitment and willingness to do anything for the man she loves.

The Little Mermaid has proven time and time again that if you put your mind to it, you can do anything in life. So, to share some of that joy that she’s given me in life, here are some of the best and funniest 45 Little Mermaid quotes to put a smile on your face.

Best 45 Little Mermaid Quotes

Funny Little Mermaid Quotes

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

#2. “Babies! My poor little poopsies.” — Ursula

#3. “Don’t be such a guppy.” — Ariel

#4. “So, we’re having a bad hair day.” — Eric

#5. “Boy, what a softshell I’m turning out to be.” — Sebastian

#6. “Alright, Sebastian. You must remain calm. This is not your fault. All you have to do is go in there and calmly explain that Melody has run away. No reason to lose your head. Whatever you do, you abso-tively, posi-tutely, must. Not. Panic.” — Sebastian

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

#8. “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

#9. “Yes, I’ve had the odd complaint, but on the whole, I’ve been a saint.” — Ursula

#10. “They weren’t kidding when they called me, well, a witch.” — Ursula

#11. “I consider myself a reasonable merman.” — King Triton

#12. “But they dote, and swoon, and fawn on a lady who’s withdrawn.” — Ursula

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

#14. “I’ve mended all my ways, repented, seen the light, and made a switch.” — Ursula

#15. “I knew there was something un-fishy about you! Tough break, sister. Drop us a line. Let us know how it all turns out.” — Tip

#16. “One minute you’re on top, the next you’re sushi. Now, is that fair, I ask you?” — Morgana

Charming Little Mermaid Quotes

#17. “Children have got to be free to lead their own lives.” — Sebastian

#18. “We got no troubles, life is bubbles under the sea.” —Sebastian

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

#20. “Each little clam here knows how to jam; here under the sea.” — Sebastian

#21. “You’ve got your own style, now let it shine through and remember no matter what, you’ve got to be you.” — Sebastian

#22. “So, what’s it gonna be? A lifetime as worms? Or two minutes as heroes?” — Tip

#23. “What’s that word again? Street! Up where they walk, up where they run, up where they stay all day in the sun, wandering free, wish I could be part of that world!” — Ariel

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

#25. “I wanna be where the people are, I wanna see, wanna see ’em dancing, walking around on those. What do you call ’em? Oh, feet!” — Ariel

#26. “You want something done, you’ve got to do it yourself.” — Sebastian

Lovely Little Mermaid Quotes

#27. “If everybody got somebody by the hand, maybe everyone could learn and understand.” — Sebastian

#28. “Now, he is certainly sailing above, he on whom my wishes hang, and in whose hand I should like to lay my life’s happiness. I will dare everything to win him and an immortal soul.” — Ariel

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

#30. “What would I give to live where you are? What would I pay to stay here beside you? What would I do to see you smiling at me?” — Ariel

#31. “Oh, wishes do come true.” — Morgana

#32. “I don’t know when. I don’t know how. But I know something’s starting right now. Watch and you’ll see, someday I’ll be part of your world.” — Ariel

#33. “Who says that my dreams have to stay my dreams?” — Ariel

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

Glum Little Mermaid Quotes

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

#36. “The seaweed is always greener in somebody else’s lake. You dream about going up there, but that is a big mistake.” — Sebastian

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

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

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

#41. “We have no immortal souls; we have no future life. We are just like the green seaweed, which, once cut down, can never revive again! Men, on the other hand, have a soul that lives forever, lives after the body has become dust. It rises through the clear air, up to the shining stars!” — Ursula

#42. “If you want to cross the bridge, my sweet, you’ve got to pay the toll.” — Ursula

#43. “Ariel, listen to me. The human world is a mess. Life under the sea is better than anything they got up there.” — Sebastian

#44. “Ariel, please! Will you get your head out of the clouds and back in the water where it belongs?” — Sebastian

#45. “I know what you want. It is very stupid of you, but you shall have your way, and it will bring you to sorrow, my pretty princess.” — Ursula


Even after 30 years, the Little Mermaid never ceases to amaze me. I find her to be a true icon and a great role model. So, if you ever feel like you need that push in your life to go after the person you love, these Little Mermaid quotes will surely help you with that.

And if you have a little girl who loves the Little Mermaid, consider getting her a pet fish! A 3 gallon tank can hold a betta fish which has something of a mermaid look to it!

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