Mulan Quotes in Mulan (1998)
Mulan: [to Shang] Would you like to stay for dinner?
Grandmother Fa: [Yelling in the background] Would you like to stay forever?
Fa Zhou: Mulan...
Mulan: [kneels] Father. I brought you the sword of Shan-Yu, and the crest of the Emperor. They're gifts, to honor the Fa family.
[Fa Zhou drops the sword and crest on the ground and embraces Mulan]
Fa Zhou: The greatest gift and honor... is having you for a daughter.
Mushu: My powers are beyond your mortal imagination. For instance, my eyes can see straight through your armor.
[Mushu's eyes move towards Mulan's chest; she smacks him]
Mushu: Oooh! All right, that's it! Dishonor! Dishonor on your whole family!
Mushu: Make a note of this: dishonor on you, dishonor on your cow, dis...
[Mulan covers his mouth with her hand]
Mulan: Stop. I'm sorry, I'm sorry. I'm just nervous. I've never done this before.
Mushu: Then you're gonna have to trust me. And don't you slap me no more. We clear on that? All right. Okey-dokey, let's get this show on the road! Cri-Kee, get the bags.
[to the horse, Khan]
Mushu: Let's move it, heifer.
Mulan: [singing] Look at me... I will never pass for a perfect bride. Or a perfect daughter. Can it be, I'm not meant to play this part? Now I see, that if I were truly to be myself, I would break my family's heart. Who is that girl I see, staring straight back at me? Why is my reflection someone I don't know? Somehow I cannot hide who I am, though I've tried. When will my reflection show who I am inside?
Mulan: The Huns are alive! They're in the city!
Shang: You don't belong here, Mulan. Go home.
Mulan: Shang, I saw them in the mountains. You have to believe me!
Shang: Why should I?
Mulan: Why else would I come back? You said you'd trust Ping. Why is Mulan any different?
Mushu: [stuffing breakfast into Mulan's mouth] 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.
Mulan: [muffled] But I don't wanna kick the other kid's butt.
Mushu: Don't talk with your mouth full. Now let's see your war face.
[Mulan looks at him with mouth full of porridge]
Mushu: Ooh, I think my bunny slippers just ran for cover. Come on, scare me, girl!
Mushu: There! That's what I'm talking about! That's my tough-looking warrior girl! Now go out there and make me proud!
Shang: Let me see your conscription notice.
Shang: Fa Zhou? The Fa Zhou?
Chi Fu: I didn't know Fa Zhou had a son.
Mulan: Well, he doesn't talk about me much.
[Tries to spit, but ends up with a glop of spit hanging from her lip]
Chi Fu: I can see why. The boy is an absolute lunatic.
Mulan: [Mulan and Mushu escape back to shore from Yao, Ling, and Chin-Po] Boy, that was close.
Mushu: [brushes his teeth] That was vile! You owe me big.
[Mushu squirts more toothpaste in his mouth and brushes again]
Mulan: I never want to see a naked man again.
[a big group of naked men run past them, laughing]
Mushu: Hey, don't look at me, I ain't biting no more butts.
Mulan: You're, um...
Mushu: Intimidating? Awe-inspiring?
Mushu: Of course. I'm travel-size for your convenience. If I was my real size, your cow here would die of fright.
[Khan snaps at Mushu]
Mushu: Down, Bessie.
Shang: [nervously struggling to tell Mulan he loves her] Um... You... You fight good.
[a disbelieving look crosses Shang's face]
Mulan: [disappointed] Oh. Thank you.
Shan-Yu: Looks like you're all out of ideas.
[he stabs at her with his sword; she dodges, catches the sword with the fan and twists it out of his hands]
Mulan: Not quite.
Mulan: Mushu, if you're so worried, go stand watch.
Mushu: Yeah, yeah.
Mushu: [talking and acting like a girl] Stand watch, Mushu, while I blow our secret with my stupid girly habits. Pfft! Hygiene.
Mulan: My ancestors sent a little lizard to help me?
Mushu: Hey! Dragon. *Dra-gon*, not lizard. I don't do that tongue thing.
Mulan: Okay. Any questions?
Yao: Does this dress make me look fat?
Mulan: With all due respect, Your Excellency, I think I've been away from home long enough.
The Emperor of China: Then, take this.
[removes his crest from around his neck and puts it around Mulan's]
The Emperor of China: So your family will know what you have done for me. And this.
[hands her the sword of Shan Yu]
The Emperor of China: So the world will know what you have done for China.
Shang: I don't need anyone causing trouble in my camp.
Mulan: [in her 'man' voice] Uhh... I mean, uh, sorry you had to see that, but you know how it is when you get those, uh, manly urges, and you just gotta kill somethin'... fix things, uh, cook outdoors...
Mulan: You shouldn't have to go!
Fa Li: Mulan!
Mulan: There are plenty of young men to fight for China!
Fa Zhou: It is an honor to protect my country and my family.
Mulan: So you'll die for honor.
Fa Zhou: I will die doing what's right!
Mulan: But if you...
Fa Zhou: I know my place! It is time you learned yours.
Yao: My girl will think I have no faults...
Chien-Po: That I'm a major find.
Mulan: Uh... How about a girl who's got a brain, who always speaks her mind?
Yao, Chien-Po, Ling: Nah!
Mulan: Just because I look like a man doesn't mean I have to smell like one.
Mushu: So a couple of guys don't rinse out their socks. Picky, picky, picky. Well, myself, I kinda like that corn chip smell.
Chien-Po: [singing] I'm never gonna catch my breath!
Yao: Say goodbye to those who knew me!
Ling: Boy was I a fool in school for cutting gym!
Mushu: [speak-singing] This guy's got her scared to death!
Mulan: [singing] Hope he doesn't see right through me!
Chien-Po: Now I really wish that I knew how to swim!
Yao: [at the waterhole] Hey, Ping.
Mulan: 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!
Ling: Come back here! I knew we were jerks to you before, so, let's start over. Hi, I'm Ling.
Chien-Po: And I'm Chien-Po.
Mulan: Hello, Chien-Po.
Yao: [standing naked on a rock] And I am Yao, king of the rock!
Yao: And there's nuttin' you girls can do about it.
Ling: Oh, yeah? Well, I think Ping and I can take you.
Mulan: I really don't want to take him anywhere.
Ling: Ping, we have to fight.
Mulan: No, we don't. We could just... close our eyes... and - swim around...
Ling: [pulling on Mulan's arm] Come on, don't be such a gir... Ouch! Something bit me!
Mushu: Ugh! Ach! What a nasty flavor.
[Ling and Chien-Po scramble onto the rock with Yao, while Mulan sneaks away]
Ling: Some king of the rock.
[Yao pushes him off]
Mulan: Who are you?
Mushu: Who am I? Who am I? I am the guardian of lost souls! I am the powerful, the pleasurable, the indestructible Mushu!
Mushu: Oh. Ha, ha. Pretty hot, huh?
Matchmaker: Fa Mulan.
Matchmaker: [writing] Speaking without permission...
Fa Zhou: I am ready to serve the emperor.
Mulan: Father! You can't go!
Fa Zhou: Mulan!
Mulan: Please, sir. My father has already fought for...
Chi Fu: Silence! You would do well to teach your daughter to hold her tongue in a man's presence.
Fa Zhou: Mulan, you dishonor me.
Shan-Yu: You took away my victory!
[Mulan's shoe hits his head]
[Shan-Yu faces Mulan]
Mulan: I did.
[she pulls back her hair so that Shan-Yu recognizes her]
Shan-Yu: The soldier from the mountains...
[Mulan runs off with Shan-Yu following]
Mulan: No one will listen to me.
Mushu: Huh? I'm sorry, did you say something?
Mushu: Hey, you're a girl again. Remember?
Mulan: It's going to take a miracle to get me into the army.
[Mushu's shadow appears in giantic form and surrounded by flames]
Mushu: Did I hear someone ask for a miracle? Let me hear you say "aaah"!
Mulan: [in fear] Aaah!
Mushu: That's close enough!
Mulan: A ghost.
Mushu: Get ready, Mulan, your serpentine salvation is at hand! For I have been sent by your ancestors... to guide you through your masquerade.
Mulan: [singing] Ancestors, hear my plea: help me not to make a fool of me, and to not uproot my family tree. Keep my father standing tall.
Mulan: Get off the roof, get off the roof, get off the roof!
Mulan: [Grabs Mushu and Cri-kee and jumps]
Man with Tattoo: [Mulan is watching Yao and Ling talk to a new recruit who is showing off his tattoo] This tattoo will protect me from harm.
[punches the recruit who falls]
Ling: [laughs] I hope you can get your money back!
Mulan: I don't think I can do this.
Chi Fu: Be careful, Captain. The General may be your father, but I am the Emperor's counsel. Oh, and by the way, I got that job on my own.
[Li Shang walks out of his tent and passes Mulan]
Mulan: Hey. I'll hold him, and you punch!
Shang: What's your name?
Mulan: Uh... I, I, uh...
Chi Fu: Your commanding officer just asked you a question.
Mulan: Uh, I've got a name. Ha! And it's a boy's name, too.
Mushu: [whispering in Mulan's ear] Ling. How 'bout Ling?
Mulan: [looking toward Ling] His name is Ling.
Shang: I didn't ask for *his* name. I asked for *yours!*
Mushu: Try, uh, uh, ah, Chu.
Mulan: Ah Chu.
Shang: Ah Chu?
Mushu: [chuckles] I kill myself.
Shang: Then what is it?
Mushu: Ping! Ping was my best friend growin' up.
Mulan: It's Ping.
Mushu: Of course, Ping did steal my girl...
[Mulan muffles him]
Mulan: Yes, my name is Ping.
Bather: [singing] We'll have you washed and dried, / primped and polished till you glow with pride. / Trust my recipe for instant bride. / You'll bring honor to us all.
Fa Li: [seeing the notes Mulan has written on her arm] Mulan, what's this?
Mulan: [nervously] Uh, notes, in case I forget something?
Grandmother Fa: [handing Cri-Kee's cage over] Hold this. We need more luck than I thought.
[on the troops]
Mushu: Beautiful, isn't it?
Mulan: They're disgusting.
Mushu: No, they're men. And you'll have to act just like them, so pay attention.
Mulan: Look at me, / I will never pass for a perfect bride, or a perfect daughter / Can it be, / I'm not meant to play this part? / Now I see, / That if I were truly to be myself, I would break my family's heart... / Who is that girl I see, staring straight back at me? / Why is my reflection someone I don't know? / Somehow, I cannot hide / who I am, though I've tried / When will my reflection show / who I am, inside? / When will my reflection show / who I am, inside...
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