all great The Little Mermaid quotes
Sebastian: Ariel, listen to me. The human world is a mess. Life under the sea is better than anything they got up there.
Sebastian: The seaweed is always greener / In somebody else's lake / You dream about going up there / But that is a big mistake / Just look at the world around you / Right here on the ocean floor / Such wonderful things around you / What more is you lookin' for? / Under the sea / Under the sea / Darlin', it's better / Down where it's wetter / Take it from me / Up on the shore they work all day / Out in the sun they slave away / While we devotin' / Full time to floating / Under the sea!
Ariel: If I become human, I'll never be with my father or sisters again.
Ursula: That's right. But you'll have your man. Life's full of tough choices, isn't it?
Sebastian: Jeez, mon, I'm surrounded by amateurs. You want something done, you've got to do it yourself.
[speaking in a low, seductive voice]
Sebastian: First, we've to create the mood.
[transitioning from speech to song]
Sebastian: Percussion. Strings. Winds. Words.
[singing “Kiss the Girl”]
Sebastian: There you see her / Sitting there across the way / She don't got a lot to say / But there's something about her / And you don't know why / But you're dying to try / You wanna kiss the girl.
Scuttle: 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.
Ariel: Flounder, don't be such a guppy.
Flounder: I'm not a guppy.
Scuttle: We're out to discover!
Ariel: [singing] Up where they walk / Up where they run / Up where they stay all day in the sun / Wanderin' free / Wish I could be / Part of that world.
Prince Eric: Isn't this great? The salty sea air, the wind blowing in your face. Aaah, the perfect day to be at sea!
Grimsby: [leaning over rail] Oh, yes urp delightful.
Ariel: I love you, Daddy.
Prince Eric: Believe me, Grim, when I find the right girl, I'll know. Without a doubt, it'll just bam hit me. Like lightening.
[Lightning cracks in the background]
Ariel: Flounder, hurry up!
Andrina: Ariel, dear, time to come out. You've been in there all morning.
[Ariel emerges, singing to herself]
Atina: What is with her lately?
[Ariel looks at herslf in the mirror, then picks a flower next to it and swims away, but stops short when she sees her father]
Ariel: Morning, Daddy.
[Ariel tucks the flower next to her father’s ear and swims off, continuing to sing to herself]
Atina: Oh, she's got it bad.
Triton: What? What has she got?
Andrina: Isn't it obvious, Daddy? Ariel's in love.
[picks the flower from the side of his ear]
Triton: In love?
Grimsby: Eric?… If I may say… far better than any dream girl is one of flesh and blood. One warm, and caring, and right before your eyes.
Ursula: [singing] If you want to cross a bridge, my sweet / You've got to pay the toll / Take a gulp and take a breath and go ahead and sign the scroll! / Flotsam, Jetsam, now I've got her, boys / The boss is on a roll / This poor unfortunate soul!
Prince Eric: Well, what do you say? Would you like to join me on a tour of my kingdom tomorrow?
[Ariel nods with delight]
Grimsby: Wonderful! Now, let's eat before this crab wanders off my plate.
[He puts his fork down onto his plate and is surprised to hear a clinking noise. The crab, Sebastian, has indeed wandered off his plate]
Scuttle: [singing loudly and off-key] Wa wa wa, wa wa!
Prince Eric: Wow. Somebody should find that poor animal and put it out of its misery.
Ursula: [singing] I admit that in the past I've been nasty/They weren't kidding when they called me, well a witch/But you'll find that now-a-days/I've mended all my ways, repented, seen the light and took a switch/true? Yes. And I fortunately know a little magic/It's a talent that I always have possessed, but now dear lately, please don't laugh/I use it on behalf, of the miserable, lonely and depressed!
[conjures a fat mermaid and a skinny merman]
Ursula: [to Flotsam & Jetsam] Pathetic!
Ursula: [Continues singing] Poor, unfortunate souls! So sad, so true! This one longing to be thinner, that one wants to get the girl and do I help them?
[snaps fingers and the pair become fit and hug each other]
Ursula: Yes, indeed! Now it's happened once or twice/someone couldn't pay the price/and I'm afraid I have to rake them across the coals!
[turns them into seaweed people]
Ursula: Yes I have had my share of complaints but on the whole I've been a saint!… to those Poor Unfortunate Sou-uls!
Grimsby: Happy Birthday, Eric!
[Reveals a statue of Prince Eric, Max growls at it]
Prince Eric: Uh, gee Grim. It's it's really something!
Grimsby: Yes, I commissioned it myself.
Scuttle: You see the snarfblatt dates back to pre-hysterical times when humans would sit around and stare at each other all day.
Scuttle: got very boring. So they invented this snarfblatt to make fine music, allow me!
[Attempts to blow the pipe and seaweed crops out of it]
Ariel: [realizing] Music?
Scuttle: It's stuck!
[coughs and gags]
Ariel: Oh, the concert! Oh my gosh my father's gonna kill me!
Flounder: The concert was today?
Ursula: [after Ariel makes her vaporize Flotsam and Jetsom] Babies! My poor little poopsies!