Mufasa Quotes in The Lion King (1994)

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Mufasa Quotes:

  • Mufasa: 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.

    Young Simba: But, Dad, don't we eat the antelope?

    Mufasa: Yes, Simba, but let me explain. 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.

  • Zazu: Checking in with the morning report.

    Mufasa: Fire away.

    Zazu: Well the buzz from the bees is that the leopards are in a bit of a spot. And the baboons are going ape over this. Of course, the giraffes are acting like they're above it all... The tick birds are pecking on the elephants. I told the elephants to forget it, but they can't. The cheetahs are hard up, but I always say, cheetahs never prosper...

  • Zazu: Well, as slippery as your mind is, as the King's brother *you* should've been first in line.

    Scar: [Scar threatens to bite, Zazu retreats toward Mufasa] Well, I was first in line, until the little hairball was born.

    Mufasa: That hairball is my son. And *your* future king.

    Scar: Oh, I shall have to practice my curtsy.

  • Sarabi: Your son's awake.

    Mufasa: Before sunrise, he's *your* son.

  • Young Simba: Dad?

    Mufasa: Hmm?

    Young Simba: We're pals, right?

    Mufasa: Right.

    Young Simba: And we'll always be together, right?

    Mufasa: Simba, let me tell you something my father told me. Look at the stars. The great kings of the past look down on us from those stars.

    Young Simba: Really?

    Mufasa: Yes. So whenever you feel alone, just remember that those kings will always be there to guide you. And so will I.

  • Zazu: [about Scar] There's one in every family sire. Two in mine, actually. And they always manage to ruin special occasions.

    Mufasa: What am I going to do with him?

    Zazu: He'd make a very handsome throw rug.

    Mufasa: [Surprised] Zazu!

    Zazu: And just think, Whenever he gets dirty you can take him out and beat him.

  • Mufasa: Don't turn your back on me, Scar!

    Scar: Oh, no, Mufasa. Perhaps *you* shouldn't turn your back on *me*.

    Mufasa: [roars, runs to stand before him] Is that a challenge?

    Scar: Temper, temper. I wouldn't *dream* of challenging you.

    Zazu: Pity! Why not?

    Scar: Well, as far as brains go, I got the lion's share. But, when it comes to brute strength... I'm afraid I'm at the shallow end of the gene pool.

  • Zazu: What's going on?

    Mufasa: A pouncing lesson.

    Zazu: Oh, very good. Pouncing. *Pouncing*? Oh, no, Sire, you can't be serious...

    [Mufasa signs for "turn around"]

    Zazu: This is so humiliating.

  • Young Simba: Everything the light touches... But what about that shadowy place?

    Mufasa: That's beyond our borders. You must never go there, Simba.

    Young Simba: But I thought a king can do whatever he wants.

    Mufasa: There's more to being a king than getting your way all the time.

    Young Simba: There's more?

    Mufasa: [laughing] Simba.

  • Mufasa: Simba, I'm very disappointed in you.

    Young Simba: I know.

    Mufasa: You could have been killed! You deliberately disobeyed me! And what's worse, you put Nala in danger!

    Young Simba: I was just trying to be brave like you.

    Mufasa: Simba, I'm only brave when I have to be. Being brave doesn't mean you go looking for trouble.

    Young Simba: But you're not scared of anything.

    Mufasa: I was today.

    Young Simba: You were?

    Mufasa: Yes. I thought I might lose you.

    Young Simba: Whoah. I guess even kings get scared, huh?

    Mufasa: Mmm-hmm.

    Young Simba: But you know what?

    Mufasa: What?

    Young Simba: I bet those hyenas were even scareder.

    Mufasa: [laughs] That's 'cause nobody messes with your dad! Come here, you!

    Young Simba: [laughing] No, no!

    [Mufasa and Simba have a little wrestling match]

  • Mufasa: Look, Simba. Everything the light touches is our kingdom.

    Young Simba: Wow.

    Mufasa: 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.

    Young Simba: And this'll all be mine?

    Mufasa: Everything.

    Young Simba: Everything the light touches...

  • Mufasa: [above the stampeding wildebeest] Scar! Broth-brother, help me!

    Scar: [Scar puts his claws into Mufasa's paws] Long live the King.

    [throws him into the stampede]

    Mufasa: Aaaaah!

    Young Simba: [as the Camera zooms out] Nooooooooo!

  • Zazu: [about Scar] There's one in every family sire. Two in mine actually.

    Mufasa: What am I going to do with him?

    Zazu: He'd make a very handsome throw rug.

    Mufasa: Zazu!

    Zazu: And just think. Whenever he gets dirty you can take him out and beat him!

  • Scar: Why! If it isn't my big brother descending from on high to mingle with the commoners.

    Mufasa: Sarabi and I didn't see you at the presentation of Simba.

    Scar: That was today? Oh, I feel simply awful.

  • Mufasa: Simba, I'm very disappointed in you!

    Young Simba: I know.

    Mufasa: You could have been killed. You deliberatly disobeyed me and what's worse, you put Nala in danger!

    Young Simba: I was just trying to be brave like you.

    Mufasa: I'm only brave when I *have* to be. Simba, being brave doesn't mean you go looking for trouble.

    Young Simba: But you're not scared of anything.

    Mufasa: I was today.

    Young Simba: You were?

    Mufasa: Yes. I thought I might lose you.

    Young Simba: Oh. I guess even kings get scared, huh?

    Mufasa: Mm-hmm

    Young Simba: But you know what?

    Mufasa: What?

    Young Simba: I think those hyenas were even scarder

    Mufasa: Cause nobody messes with your dad! Come here you!

    Young Simba: [Mufasa grabs Simba and gives him a noogie] Oh no, no! Aah!

    Young Simba: [Simba squirms away and chases his father and tackles him] Come here. Got ya!

    [They roll in the grass laughing]

    Young Simba: Dad?

    Mufasa: Hmm?

    Young Simba: We're pals right?

    Mufasa: Right.

    Young Simba: And we'll always be together right?

    Mufasa: Simba, let me tell you something that *my* father told me. Look at the stars. The great kings of the past look down on us from those stars.

    Young Simba: Really?

    Mufasa: Yes. So whenever you feel alone just remember that those kings will always be there to guide you. And so will I.

  • Zazu: As the king's brother *you* should have been first in line.

    Mufasa: Well I was first in line. Until the little hairball was born.

    Mufasa: That hairball is my son and you're future king.

    Scar: [Begins walking away] Oh, I shall practice my curtsey

    Mufasa: Don't turn your back on me, Scar.

    Scar: Oh, no Mufasa. Perhaps *you* shouldn't turn your back on *me*

    Mufasa: [Roars angrily and runs in front of Scar's path] Is that a challenge?

    Scar: Temper temper. I wouldn't dream of challenging you.

    Zazu: Pity. Why not?

    Scar: Well as far as brains go I got the lion's share but when it comes to brute strength. I'm afraid I'm at the shallow end of the gene pool

  • Zazu: [On Mufasa's Back] Oh look Sire. The herds are on the move.

    Mufasa: Yes...

    Scar: [Worried and Desperate] Quick Mufasa! Stampede, in the gorge. Simba's down there!

    Mufasa: Simba?

  • Zazu: Oh look, sire. The herd is on the move.

    Mufasa: Oh...

    Scar: [calling] Mufasa!

    [frantic and concerned]

    Scar: Quick! Stampede! In the gorge! Simba's down there!

    Mufasa: [greatly alarmed] Simba?

  • Zazu: [to Mufasa; pointing at Simba, who is holding on to the branch of a dead tree in the middle of the stampede] There! There! On the tree!

    Mufasa: Hold on, Simba!

    [a wildebeet's horn hits the tree which begins to break]

    Young Simba: [wails] AAAAAAAGGGHHHHHHH!

    [Mufasa jumps off the cliff and dives to Simba's rescue]

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