all great The Little Mermaid quotes
Ursula: Oh, and there is one more thing. We haven't discussed the subject of payment. You can't get something for nothing, you know.
Ariel: But I don't have any.
Ursula: I'm not asking much. Just a token really, a trifle. You'll never even miss it. What I want from you is your voice.
Ariel: My voice?
Ursula: You got it, sweetcakes. No more talking, singing, zip.
Scuttle: Well, look at what the catfish dragged in!
Scuttle: 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]
Scuttle: 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…
Sebastian: She's got legs, you idiot! She traded her voice to the sea witch and got legs! Geez, mon!
Scuttle: I knew that.
Flounder: Ariel's been turned into a human. She'll have to make the prince fall in love with her, and he's gotta he's gotta kiss her.
Sebastian: And she's only got three days!
Ursula: Now I am the ruler of all the ocean! The waves obey my every whim!
Ursula: [watching Flotsam and Jetsam knock the boat with Ariel and Eric in it about to kiss] Nice work boys. That was a close one too close! The little tramp!
Ursula: Well, she's better than I thought. At this rate, he'll be kissing her by sunset for sure!
[smashes through her potions]
Ursula: Well, it's time Ursula took matters into her own tentacles.
[throws a bottle with a butterfly in it, into her cauldron]
Ursula: Triton's daughter will be mine and then I'll make him writhe. I'll see him wriggle like a worm on a hook!
[laughs, transforming into Vanessa]
[Ariel’s turned herself into a human]
Sebastian: Just look at her! On legs! On human legs!
Sebastian: My nerves are shot. This is a catastrophe! What would her father say? I'll tell you what her father'd say. He'd say he's gonna kill himself a crab, that's what her father'd say! I'm gonna march meself home and tell him right this minute
[Ariel scoops him up and starts shaking her head frantically]
Sebastian: And don't you shake your head at me, young lady! Maybe there's still time. If we could get that witch to give you back your voice, you could go home with all the normal fish and just be.
[Ariel’s face falls]
Sebastian: Just be. Just be miserable for the rest of your life.
Sebastian: Alright, alright, I'll try to help you find that prince.
[Ariel, overjoyed, kisses him]
Sebastian: Boy. What a softshell I'm turning out to be.
Sebastian: Ariel, please! Will you get your head out of the clouds and back in the water where it belongs?
Sebastian: Somebody's got to nail that girl's fins to the floor.
[Adoring a statue of Eric]
Ariel: It looks just like him. It even has his eyes. "Why, Eric, run away with you? This is all so so sudden."
Sebastian: Are you sure about this?
Scuttle: Have I ever been wrong? I mean when it's important!
Ariel: But without my voice, how can I.
Ursula: You'll have your looks. Your pretty face and don't underestimate the importance of "body language." Ha!
Ursula: 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 prefered / for ladies not to say a word / After all, dear, what is idle prattle for? / Come on, they're not all that impressed with conversation / True gentlemen avoid it when they can / But they dote and swoon and fawn / On a lady who's withdrawn / It's she who holds her tongue who gets her man.
Sebastian: Like I always say, Your Majesty, "children have got to be free to lead their own lives."
Triton: You always say that, Sebastian?
Sebastian: [nervous] Tee-hee.
Triton: Well I guess there's one problem left.
Sebastian: And what's that, Your Majesty?
Triton: How much I'm going to miss her.
Scuttle: [breathlessly] I was flyin', I of course I was flyin' and I saw that the watch the witch, was watchin' in a mirror and she was singin' with a stolen set of pipes. Do you hear what I'm tellin' you?
[picks up Sebastian and slams him down on every word]
Scuttle: The prince is marryin' the sea witch in disguise!
Sebastian: This has got to be, without a doubt, the single most humiliating day of my life!
[Ariel pats him on the head]
Sebastian: I hope that you appreciate what I go through for you, young lady! Now, we got to make a plan to get that boy to kiss you. Tomorrow, when he takes you for that ride, you gotta look your best! You gotta bat your eyes, like this.
Sebastian: You gotta pucker up your lips, like this…
[does so, notices that Ariel has fallen asleep. He sighs, and blows out the candle]
Sebastian: You are hopeless, child. You know that. Completely hopeless.