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65 Lion King Quotes To Inspire Your Inner Simba

No matter how long it’s been since you’ve seen it, these Lion King quotes are still just as powerful today.

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Even though we first fell in love with this Disney classic 24 years ago, there are many Lion King quotes that still resonate with us as we grow into adults.

The first original animation created by Disney, it is still by far one of the most popular animated movies of all time. Both adults and children can agree, the Lion King holds a special place in the hearts of many.

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The movie, released in 1994, tells the story of ‘Simba’, a lion cub who is the heir to the throne. Simba has to undergo a lot of challenges in the search for his destiny as the king of the Great Circle of Life after the killing of his father by his paternal uncle.

Even though it was made for kids, everyone can still enjoy this movie filled with love, betrayal, forgiveness and lots of adventure. The film has so much goodness; from the captivating story to the amazing music and the very important life lessons. It’s no wonder the movie was and is still a masterpiece when it comes to animations.

One of the things the movie teaches us is that life is full of challenges but we should not let our worries overcome us. It also teaches us that power can be blinding.

In honor of this classic, below is our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous Lion King quotes from your favorite characters.

Lion King Quotes To Inspire Your Inner Simba

1.) “Oh yes, the past can hurt. But from the way I see it, you can either run from it, or learn from it.” – Rafiki

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2.) “Everything you see exists together in a delicate balance. As king, you need to understand that balance and respect all the creatures, from the crawling ant to the leaping antelope.” – Mufasa

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3.) “Well, somebody once told me that the great kings of the past are up there, watching over us.” – Simba

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4.) “Change is good.” – Rafiki

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5.) “Remember who you are. You are my son and the one true king.” – Mufasa

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6.) “Why won’t he be the king I know he is, the king I see inside?” – Nala

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7.) “I’m only brave when I have to be. Being brave doesn’t mean you go looking for trouble.” – Mufasa

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8.) “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. Adieu.” – Scar

9.) “Hakuna Matata!” – Timon and Pumbaa

10.) “Danger? Hah! I walk on the wild side. I laugh in the face of danger.” – Simba

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11.) “Simba you have forgotten me. You have forgotten who you are and so forgotten me. Look inside yourself Simba, you are more than what you have become, you must take your place in the circle of life. Remember who you are…remember…” – Mufasa

12.) “You gotta put your past behind ya. Look kid, bad things happen, and you can’t do anything about it, right?” – Timon

13.) “I just wanted to show you I could do it. That I could be brave like you.” – Young Simba

14.) “See, I told you having a lion on our side wasn’t such a bad idea.” – Timon

15.) “When we die, our bodies become the grass, and the antelope eat the grass. And so, we are all connected in the great Circle of Life…” – Mufasa

16.) “Everything the light touches is our kingdom.” –Mufasa

17.) “The question is, who are you?” – Rafiki

18.) “Bad things happen, and you can’t do anything about them.” – Timon

19.) “There’s more to being a king than getting your way all the time.” – Mufasa

20.) “Can’t cut it out, it will grow right back.” – Rafiki

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21.) “There’s more to see than can ever be seen, more to do than can ever be done. There’s far too much to take in here, more to find than can ever be found.” – Chorus

22.) “Correction I know your father… he’s alive and I’ll show him to you, follow old Rafiki he knows the way, c’mon,’ they are at the water’s edge where Simba can see his reflection, Rafiki says: ‘look harder… you see he lives in you.” – Rafiki

23.) “Repeat after me. Hakuna Matata.” – Timon

24.) “And so with my spirits high I boldly ventured off where no meerkat had dared to go before. I put my past behind me Ha! and never looked back.” Timon

25.) “There’s one in every family-two in mine, actually – and they always manage to ruin special occasions.” – Zazu

26.) “Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen…Nobody knows my sorrow.” – Zazu

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27.) “A king’s time as ruler rises and falls like the sun. One day, Simba, the sun will set on my time here, and will rise with you as the new king.”- Mufasa

28.) “As you go through life, you will see that there is so much that we don’t understand. And the only thing we know is things don’t always go the way we plan.” – Simba

29.) “Mufasa is strong. Like, way stronger than us.” – Azizi

30.) “If you will not fight, then you will die as well.” – Zira

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31.) “They can have the world. We’ll create our own.” – Kiara

32.) “Sometimes what’s left behind can grow better than the generation before.” – Simba

33.) “Ooh, I like that. He’s not king but he’s still so proper.” – Shenzi

34.) ”Look Simba, everything the light touches, is our kingdom.” – Mufasa

35.) “Believe in yourself and there will come a day when others will have no choice but to believe with you.” – Mufasa

36.) “A king’s time as ruler rises and falls like the sun.” – Mufasa

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37.) “Truth? But, truth is in the eye of the beholder.” – Scar

38.) “Long live the king.” – Scar

39.) “Whenever you feel alone, just remember that those kings will always be there to guide you, and so will I.” – Mufasa

40.) “Out of the ashes of this tragedy, we shall rise to greet the dawning of a new era.” – Scar

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41.) “But, Zazu, you told me they are nothing but slobbery, mangy stupid poachers.” – Simba

42.) “Life’s not fair, is it?” – Scar

43.) “Look, sometimes, bad things happen.” – Simba

44.) “Because it’s your responsibility.” – Nala

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45.) “Asante sana, squash banana, wewe nugu, mimi apana!”- Rafiki

46.) “You see, he lives in you.”- Rafiki

47.) “Wrong! The only checking out you will do is to check out of here.” – Zazu

48.) “Run. Run away Scar and never return.” – Simba

49.) “Simba, it’s to die for!” – Scar

50.) “You got to put your behind in your past.” – Pumbaa

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51.) “While others search for what they can take, a true king searches for what he can give.” – Mufasa

52.) “Life’s not fair, is it, my little friend? While some are born to feast, others spend their lives in the dark, begging for scraps. The way I see it, you and I are exactly the same. We both want to find a way out.” – Scar

53.) “Everybody is somebody. Even a nobody.” – Rafiki

54.) “Think about it. When I’m king, I’ll have to give you orders. Tell you what to do. How weird is that?” – Young Simba

55.) “The king approaches! This is not a drill. His Majesty has requested an audience. Upon his entrance, you will rise and genuflect.” – Zazu

56.) “A true king’s power is his compassion.” – Sarabi

57.) “Don’t turn your back on me, Scar.” – Mufasa

58.) “You can’t eat me! It is forbidden to eat a member of the king’s court! Ow! No, please! Stop it!” – Zazu

59.) “Well, look who’s come down to mingle with the commoners.” – Scar

60.) “Not always, Scar. One day, it’ll be my son who rules. Simba will be your king.” – Mufasa

61.) “Well, I’m not letting anyone tell me where to go, what to do, and even who to marry. There will never be a king like me.” – Young Simba

62.) “Simba, you can’t escape your destiny.” – Zazu

63.) “He’s my brother, Zazu. This is his home. As long as I am king, that will never change.” – Mufasa

64.) “You can’t do anything to me, because I’m the future king!” – Young Simba

65.) “It belongs to no one, but will be yours to protect. A great responsibility.” – Mufasa

Which of these Lion King quotes was your favorite?

The Lion King can be a great source of inspiration. If you have not watched the movie yet, why not take time and indulge yourself in the adventures of Simba and his friends.

In the meantime, you can use the Lion King quotes above as a source of inspiration in whatever challenges you may face. Be sure to share the quotes with your loved ones to remind them, ‘Hakuna Matata!’

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    gregor

    July 25, 2019 at 9:50 am

    Pls also add one very important one: “while others search for what they can take, the true king searches for what He can give”.

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    Rafiki

    July 16, 2019 at 5:46 am

    Okay, so, Rafiki definitely didn’t say “It’s the Circle of Life and it moves us all, through despair and hope, through faith and love, ’til we find our place on the path unwinding.”

    And Simba didn’t say “Love will find a way. Anywhere we go, we’re home. If we are there together.”

    I’mma get my stick and give you a bump on the head for that Everydaypower! 🏑🐒

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