Frozen, Disney’s film about the bond between sisters, warmed the hearts of moviegoers around the world. It was Disney’s 53rd animated film, and like other Disney movies was based on a Hans Christian Andersen story.
The film won several awards and was a smashing hit in the box office, earning $1.280 billion in worldwide revenue. Elsa and Anna became heroines for girls, and Olaf became everyone’s favorite snowman.
Almost every parent knew the words to “Let It Go,” sung by Idina Menzel. What was it about the movie that made it such a phenomenon? These Frozen quotes prove it was humor, love, and wit that kept audiences coming back for more!
Disney had been toying with a way to adapt The Snow Queen into a film back in 1937. There were several attempts in the late 90s and early 200os to give the film life, but it hit roadblock after roadblock. When the project was resumed in 2011, writers knew there was something off.
Elsa was a villain, and none of the characters were resonating with one another. That is when the team decided that Anna, based on Gerda in Andersen’s The Snow Queen, should become Elsa’s younger sister. Establishing this dynamic in a Disney film was rare, but made the characters much more dynamic.
Keep reading these Frozen quotes for some funny moments between the characters.
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Frozen quotes every fan will recognize
1. “Some people are worth melting for.” — Olaf
2. “Let it go, let it go, can’t hold it back anymore!” — Elsa
3. “Don’t touch me! I don’t want to hurt you.” — Elsa
4. “Go away, Anna!” — Elsa
5. “Okay, bye.” — Anna
6. “Conceal, don’t feel.” — Elsa
7. “Hi, I’m Olaf and I like warm hugs!” — Olaf
8. “Oh, look at that! I’ve been impaled!” — Olaf
9. “The sky’s awake, so I’m awake, so we have to play.” — Anna
10. “Do you want to build a snowman?” — Anna
Frozen quotes that make us giggle
11. “Knock. Just knock. Why isn’t she knocking? Do you think she knows how to knock?” — Olaf
12. “I don’t have a skull. Or bones.” — Olaf
13. Hans: “We finish each other’s…”
Hans: “That’s what I was gonna say!”
14. “Watch out for my butt!” — Olaf
15. “Only one crazy enough to be out in this storm is you, dear. You and this fellow.” — Oaken
16. “Oh, I don’t know why, but I’ve always loved the idea of summer, and sun, and all things hot.” — Olaf
17. Kristoff: “Your hair, it’s turning white.”
Anna: “Does it look bad?”
Olaf the Snowman: “You hesitated.”
Kristoff: “No I didn’t.”
18. Let’s go kiss Hans, who is this Hans? — Olaf
19. It’s okay, I have a thick skull. — Kristoff
20. Olaf the Snowman: “I can’t feel my legs! I can’t feel my legs!”
Kristoff: “Those are my legs.”
21. “Hey, we were just talking about you! All good things, all good things!” — Olaf
22. Winter’s a good time to stay in and cuddle but put me in summer and I’ll be a… happy snowman!” — Olaf
23. “Hands down, this is the best day of my life. And quite possibly the last.” — Olaf
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Frozen quotes from Hans that are just plain mean
24. “As thirteenth in line in my own kingdom, I didn’t stand a chance. I knew I’d have to marry into the throne somewhere.” — Hans
25. “As heir, Elsa was preferable, of course, but no one was getting anywhere with her. But you…” — Hans
26. “You were so desperate for love, you were willing to marry me just like that. I figured after we married, I’d have to stage a little accident for Elsa. But then she doomed herself, and you were dumb enough to go after her.” — Hans
27. “Oh Anna, if only there were someone out there who loved you…” — Hans
28. Anna: “You’ll never get away with this!”
Hans: “Oh, I already have.”
29. Hans: “Can I say something crazy? Will you marry me?”
Anna: “Can I say something even crazier? Yes!”
Heartfelt Frozen quotes
30. “Love is putting someone else’s needs before yours.” — Olaf
31. “Only the act of true love will thaw a frozen heart.” — Olaf
32. “The only frozen heart around here is yours!” — Anna
33. “I don’t even know what love is.” — Anna
34. “You can’t marry a man you just met.” — Elsa
35. “Yes, I’m alone, but I’m alone and free!” — Elsa
36. Elsa: “You sacrificed yourself for me?”
Anna: “I love you”
37. “Elsa your power will grow. There’s a beauty in it and also a danger. Fear will be your enemy.” — Pabbie
38. “I’m such a fool, I can’t be free.” — Elsa
39. “We only have each other. What are we gonna do?” — Anna
Short Frozen quotes
40. “Olaf, stay out of sight.” — Kristoff
41. “Look Sven, the sky’s awake.” — Olaf
42. “Big summer blowout?” — Oaken
43. “He is crazy. I’ll distract him while you run.” — Olaf
44. “Anna, what do you know about true love?” — Elsa
45. “You don’t have to keep your distance anymore.” — Anna
46. “I know it all ends tomorrow, so it has to be today.” — Anna
47. “Queen Elsa! Don’t be the monster they fear you are!” — Hans
48. “I love crazy!” — Hans
49. “It’s not nice to throw people!” — Anna
50. “You kind of set off an eternal winter, everywhere!” — Anna
Which of these Frozen quotes is your favorite?
Since the sister bond was relatively unexplored by Disney, except for Lilo and Stitch, Disney Animation convened a “Sister Summit.” Women from all over the studio who grew up with sisters shared stories about their relationships with their sisters. As someone who has three sisters, I can only imagine what kind of information the team heard!
Writers knew they wanted Anna to save Elsa because of the genuine love between them. The last breakthrough the team arrived at was that Elsa was more vulnerable than she was villainous. She feared these powers that she had little control over, worried about hurting those she loved, and wanted to be loved for who she was.
They needed a new villain and found the perfect slimy “prince” to pin all the evil on. It was a little ironic for a Disney plot, to have a Prince “Un” Charming, but it was genius.
The changes to both sisters’ personalities led to one other character’s development that we can all appreciate. In the original concept, Olaf was the obnoxious sidekick to the villain (Elsa); think LaFou from Beauty and the Beast. (In another twist of irony, Josh Gad, the voice of Olaf, would go onto play LaFou in the live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast.) Instead, Olaf became the lonely Anna’s friend and a connection between the two siblings. The rest as they say ‘is history’ and Frozen became an iconic film we all know and love today.
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April 12, 2021 7:00 AM EST