Ferdinand Quotes in Babe: Pig in the City (1998)


Ferdinand Quotes:

  • Ferdinand: Ferdinand the duck, witness to insanity.

  • Ferdinand: Face it, you're just a little pig in the big city. What can you possibly do? What can anyone do? Why even try?

  • [Ferdinand laughs at Figg and Lickboot arguing about Robyn]

    Aunt Pristine Figg: You find this amusing, Ferdie, you fat freeloader? You're the one who let her get away!

    [Ferdinand mumbles something in pidgin English about eating]

    Aunt Pristine Figg: I know you were eating. You're ALWAYS eating.

    [Picks up a cupcake]

    Aunt Pristine Figg: You want this cupcake?

    Ferdinand: [Smacking his lips] Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah! Yum!

    Aunt Pristine Figg: Fetch!

    [Throws the cupcake. Ferdie goes after it on his skateboard, gobbles it up, and smashes straight into a door]

    Ferdinand: [Dizzy] Thank you.

  • Maa: Darn silly carry-on, if you ask me.

    Horse: The cat says, they call it Christmas

    Ferdinand: Christmas! Christmas dinner, yeah. Dinner means death. Death means carnage! CHRISTMAS MEANS CARNAGE!

    [flies away frantically]


  • Ferdinand: Look, there's something you should know.

    Babe: Yes?

    Ferdinand: Humans eat ducks!

    Babe: [Gasps] I beg your pardon?

    Ferdinand: Ah, most ducks prefer to forget it, but the fact is that humans like to eat plump, attractive ducks.

    Babe: Ohhh, I don't think so. Not the Boss, not the Boss's wife.

    Ferdinand: Oh, come on. Humans don't eat cats - why?

    Babe: Well, they're...

    Ferdinand: They're indispensable: they catch mice. Humans don't eat roosters - why? They make eggs with the hens and wake everyone up in the morning.

    Babe: Right.

    Ferdinand: I tried it with the hens: it didn't work. So I turned to crowing, and lo! I discover my gift. But no sooner do I become indispensable than they bring in a machine to do the job. Ohhhh-oh-oh. the treachery of it - a mechanical rooster!

  • Ferdinand: I suppose the life of an anorexic duck doesn't amount to much in the broad scheme of things.

  • Babe: [relieved that he's alive] Ferdinand!

    Cow: If you're out here, who's that in there?

    Ferdinand: Her name's Rosanna.

    [They watch the Hoggett family carve the roast duck]

    Ferdinand: Why Rosanna? She - she had such a beautiful nature.

    Babe: Oh, Ferdinand...

    Ferdinand: I can't take it anymore.

    Cow: [disapprovingly] Really.

    Ferdinand: The fear's too much for a duck. It - it eats away at the soul! There must be kinder dispositions in far-off gentler lands.

    Cow: The only way you'll find happiness is to accept that the way things are is the way things are.

    Ferdinand: 'The way things are' stinks! I'm not gonna be a goner, I'm gone! I wish all of you the best of luck.

  • Ferdinand: That thing in the bushes. I was choking the chicken.

    Girl: You must be crazy!

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