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Mulan Quotes That Will Make You Nostalgic

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The 1998 Disney film Mulan is one of the most memorable and quotable animated films of the 90s.

Jump back into the adventures of Mulan, Mushu, and Shang with the Mulan quotes below. 

What’s your favorite scene from Mulan? 

Mulan stars Ming-Na Wen, Eddie Murphy, BD Wong, and Miguel Ferrer playing Fa Mulan, Mushu, Captain Li Shang, and Shan Yu, respectively.

The movie follows Mulan, the daughter of an aged soldier, as she impersonates a man to take her father’s place in the army to combat an invasion.

Mulan was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Music Score as well as the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score, for the Christina Aguilera-assisted track “Reflection”.

A live-action version of Mulan came out in 2020, starring Liu Yifei in the title role. 

Relive the Disney classic in the awesome quotes featured. 

If you like this article, we suggest you explore our most popular quotes article, a list of short inspirational quotes for daily encouragement. 

Check out more inspirational quotes on our motivational quotes category page.

Mulan quotes from Fa Mulan (Ming-Na Wen)

1. “Uh, my ancestors sent a little lizard to help me?” – Fa Mulan (Ming-Na Wen)

Mulan quotes from Fa Fulan

2. “Who am I fooling? It’s going to take a miracle to get me into the army.” – Fa Mulan (Ming-Na Wen)

Mulan quotes to take a miracle to get me into the army

3. “Maybe I didn’t go for my father. Maybe what I really wanted was to prove I could do things right, so when I looked in the mirror, I’d see someone worthwhile. But I was wrong. I see nothing.” – Fa Mulan (Ming-Na Wen)

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Mulan quotes about maybe I didn't go for my father

4. “Oh, hi, guys. I didn’t know you were here. I was just washing, so now I’m clean, and I’m gonna go. Bye-bye!” – Fa Mulan (Ming-Na Wen)

Mulan quotes about oh, hi, guys. I didn't know you were here. I was just washing, so now I'm clean, and I'm gonna go. Bye-bye!

5. “I never want to see a naked man again.” – Fa Mulan (Ming-Na Wen)

Mulan quotes about I never want to see a naked man again

6. “Just because I look like a man doesn’t mean I have to smell like one.” – Fa Mulan (Ming-Na Wen)

Mulan quotes about just because I look like a man doesn't mean I have to smell like one

7. “You said you trust Ping. Why should Mulan be any different?” – Fa Mulan (Ming-Na Wen)

Mulan quotes about you said you trust Ping

Mulan quotes from Mushu (Eddie Murphy)

8. “I’m travel-sized for your convenience!” – Mushu (Eddie Murphy)

Mulan quotes about I’m travel-sized for your convenience

9. “Okay, people, people, look alive! Let’s go, come on, get up! Let’s move it! Rise and shine! You’re all way past the beauty sleep thing, trust me!” – Mushu (Eddie Murphy)

Mulan quotes about let's go, come on

10. “My little baby, off to destroy people.” – Mushu (Eddie Murphy)

Mulan quotes about my little baby, off to destroy people

11. “I just woke up! I am the great Stone Dragon—good morning! I will go forth and fetch Mulan! Did I mention that I was the great Stone Dragon?” – Mushu (Eddie Murphy)

Mulan quotes about the great stone dragon

12. “You missed! How could you miss? He was three feet in front of you!” – Mushu (Eddie Murphy)

Mulan quotes about you missed! How could you miss? He was three feet in front of you

13. “My little baby is all grown up and saving China.” – Mushu (Eddie Murphy)

Mulan quotes about my little baby is all grown up and saving China

14. “Dragon! DRAGON! Not lizard. I don’t do that tongue thing.” – Mushu (Eddie Murphy)

Mulan quotes about Dragon! DRAGON! Not lizard. I don't do that tongue thing

15. “Dishonor! Dishonor on your whole family!  Make a note of this: dishonor on you, dishonor on your cow…” – Mushu (Eddie Murphy)

Mulan quotes about Dishonor! Dishonor on your whole family!  Make a note of this: dishonor on you, dishonor on your cow

16. “No time to talk. Now remember, it’s your first day of trainin’, so listen to your teacher and no fightin’, play nice with the other kids, unless, of course, one of the other kids wanna fight, then you have to kick the other kid’s butt.” – Mushu (Eddie Murphy)

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Mulan quotes about no time to talk

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More Mulan quotes from Mushu

17. “Ooh, I think my bunny slippers just ran for cover. Come on, scare me, girl!” – Mushu (Eddie Murphy)

Mulan quotes about bunny slippers

18. “We’re in a war, man! There’s no time for stupid questions!” – Mushu (Eddie Murphy)

Mulan quotes about there's no time for stupid questions

19. “Let’s go kick some Hunny buns!” – Mushu (Eddie Murphy)

Mulan quotes about let's go kick some hunny buns

20. “Did you see those Huns? They popped out of the snow, like daisies!” – Mushu (Eddie Murphy)

Mulan quotes about you're gonna die

21. “We’re gonna die! We’re gonna die! We’re definitely gonna die! No way we survive this! Death is coming!” – Mushu (Eddie Murphy)

Mulan quotes about we're gonna die! We're gonna die! We're definitely gonna die! No way we survive this! Death is coming

22. “I was this close. This close to impressin’ the ancestors, gettin’ the top shelf, an entourage.” – Mushu (Eddie Murphy)

Mulan quotes about close to impressin

23. “What you mean, a loser? How ’bout if I pop one of your antennas off, and throw it across the yard? Then who’s the loser, me or you?” – Mushu (Eddie Murphy)

Mulan quotes about what you mean, a loser

24. “So a couple of guys don’t rinse out their socks. Picky, picky, picky. Well, myself, I kind of like that corn chip smell.” – Mushu (Eddie Murphy)

Mulan quotes about so a couple of guys don't rinse out their socks. Picky, picky, picky. Well, myself, I kind of like that corn chip smell

25. “Jump back, I’m pretty hot, huh? Don’t make me have to singe nobody to prove no point.” – Mushu (Eddie Murphy)

Mulan quotes about jump back, I'm pretty hot, huh? Don't make me have to singe nobody to prove no point

How have you reacted to adversity in the past? 

Arguably the most memorable quote from Mulan comes from The Emperor of China, near the end of the movie, “The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of them all.”

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We can’t change what happens to us throughout life but we do have power over our reaction. 

Whether it’s at school, work, or your social life, try to see your misfortunes as learning experiences.

See it as an opportunity to grow and get better.

The ways that we react to life’s struggles will help us have brighter futures. 

Which of these Mulan quotes and lines is your favorite?

Which movie should we feature next on Everyday Power?

Let us know below!

Nia Simone McLeod
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