Timon Quotes in The Lion King (1994)


Timon Quotes:

  • Pumbaa: Hey, Timon, ever wonder what those sparkly dots are up there?

    Timon: Pumbaa, I don't wonder; I know.

    Pumbaa: Oh. What are they?

    Timon: They're fireflies. Fireflies that, uh... got stuck up on that big bluish-black thing.

    Pumbaa: Oh, gee. I always thought they were balls of gas burning billions of miles away.

    Timon: Pumbaa, with you, everything's gas.

  • Pumbaa: [about "Hakuna Matata"] It's our motto.

    Young Simba: What's a motto?

    Timon: Nothing. What's a motto with you?


  • Timon: What do you want me to do, dress in drag and do the hula?

  • Timon: Let me get this straight. You know her. She knows you. But she wants to eat him. And everybody's okay with this?

    [jumps up suddenly]

    Timon: [yells] Did I miss something?

  • [Timon and Zazu are cornered by hyenas]

    Timon: Please don't eat me.

    Pumbaa: Drop 'em!

    Banzai: Hey! Who's the pig?

    Pumbaa: Are you talkin' to me?

    Timon: Uh-oh, they called him a pig.

    Pumbaa: Are you talking to *me*?

    Timon: Ya shouldn't have done that.


    Timon: Now they're in for it.

    Pumbaa: THEY CALL ME MR. PIG!

    [Charging towards the Hyenas]

    Pumbaa: AHHHH!

  • Timon: Gee. He looks blue.

    Pumbaa: I'd say brownish-gold.

    Timon: No, no, no. I mean he's depressed.

    Pumbaa: Oh.

  • Pumbaa: It's times like this my buddy Timon here says: you got to put your behind in your past.

    Timon: No, no, no. Amateur. Lie down before you hurt yourself. It's "You got to put your past behind you."

  • Timon: Let me get this straight. You're the king? And you never told us?

    Adult Simba: Look, I'm still the same guy.

    Timon: But with power!

    Nala: Could you guys excuse us for a few minutes?

    Timon: Hey, whatever she has to say, she can say in front of us. Right, Simba?

    Adult Simba: Mm... Maybe you'd better go.

    Timon: It starts. You think you know a guy...

    [Timon and Pumbaa leave]

    Adult Simba: Timon and Pumbaa. You learn to love 'em.

  • Pumbaa: [singing] And I got down-hearted.

    Timon: How did you feel?

    Pumbaa: Every time that I...

    Timon: [clapping Pumbaa's mouth shut] Hey, Pumbaa, not in front of the kids.

    Pumbaa: [Faces the camera] Oh. Sorry.

  • Pumbaa: Kid, what's eatin' ya?

    Timon: Nothing, he's at the top of the food chain!


    Timon: The food chain!

    [chuckles nervously]

  • Timon: Hyenas. I hate hyenas. So what's the plan for getting past those guys?

    Adult Simba: Live bait.

    Timon: Good idea.

    [realizes what he means]

    Timon: HEY!

  • Timon: [of the decimated Pride Rock] We're gonna fight your uncle... for this?

    Adult Simba: Yes, Timon. This is my home.

    Timon: Whoa. Talk about your fixer-upper.

  • Timon: So where you from?

    Young Simba: Who cares? I can't go back.

    Timon: Ah, you're an outcast! That's great. So are we.

  • Adult Simba: Well...

    Timon: Yeah?

    Adult Simba: Somebody once told me that the great kings of the past are up there, watching over us.

    Pumbaa: Really?

    Timon: You mean a bunch of royal dead guys are watching us?

  • Zazu: [caged while the battle rages around him] Let me out! Let me out!

    Timon: [fleeing the hyenas] Lemme in! Lemme in!

  • [singing]

    Timon: And if he falls / In love tonight / It can be assumed...

    Pumbaa: His carefree days / With us are history.

    TimonPumbaa: In short, our pal / Is doomed!

    [Timon and Pumbaa both start crying]

  • Pumbaa: Your Majesty. I gravel at your feet.

    [starts kissing Simba's feet]

    Adult Simba: Stop that.

    Timon: It's not gravel, it's grovel.

  • Timon: [Trying to push Pumbaa, whose stuck under a log, while running away from a Lioness] Why do I always have to save your... Ahhh!

  • Timon: This looks like a good spot to rustle up some grub.

    Young Simba: What's that?

    Timon: A grub. What's it look like?

    [Timon eats the grub]

    Young Simba: Ewwwww, gross.

    Timon: Tastes like chicken.

  • Timon: Geez! It's a lion! Run, Pumbaa! Move it!

    Pumbaa: Hey, Timon, it's just a *little* lion. Look at him. He's so cute and all alone! Can we keep him?

    Timon: Pumbaa, are you nuts? We're talking about a lion; Lions eat guys like us!

    Pumbaa: But he's so little.

    Timon: He's gonna get bigger.

    Pumbaa: Maybe he'll be on our side.

    Timon: A - huh! That's the stupidest thing I ever heard. Maybe he'll b-... Hey, I got it! What if he's on our side? You know, having a lion around might not be such a bad idea.

  • Young Simba: I'm so hungry I could eat a whole zebra.

    Timon: Ah-ha, we're fresh out of zebra.

    Young Simba: Any antelope?

    Timon: Nah-ah.

    Young Simba: Hippo?

    Timon: Nope. Listen kid: if you live with us, you're gonna have to eat like us.

  • [Watching Simba and Nala]

    Timon: I tell ya, Pumbaa, this stinks!

    Pumbaa: Oh, sorry.

    Timon: Not you, THEM! Him... Her... alone.

  • Timon: [singing] Luau! / If you're hungry for a hunk of fat and juicy meat / Eat my buddy Pumbaa here, / 'Cause he is a treat / Come on down and dine / On this tasty swine/ All you hafta do is get in line. / Arrrre you achin'...

    Pumbaa: Yup, yup, yup.

    Timon: Forrrr some bacon?

    Pumbaa: Yup, yup, yup.

    Timon: He's a big pig.

    Pumbaa: Yup, yup.

    Timon: You can be a big pig, too. Oy!

  • Timon: [to Nala, after she accidentally surprises him] Don't ever do that again! Carnivores, ugh!

  • Timon: Who's the brains in this outfit?

    Pumbaa: Uh...

    Timon: My point exactly.

  • Timon: I saved you.

    [Pumbaa snorts]

    Timon: Pumbaa helped... a little.

  • Timon: Lady, have you got your lions crossed!

  • Pumbaa: What'd ya do, kid?

    Young Simba: Something terrible. But I don't wanna talk about it.

    Timon: Good. We don't wanna hear about it.

  • Timon: Look, kid. Bad things happen, and you can't do anything about it. Right?

    Young Simba: Right.

    Timon: Wrong! When the world turns its back on you, you turn your back on the world.

  • Timon: Repeat after me.

    [clears throat]

    Timon: Hakuna Matata.

    Young Simba: What?

    Pumbaa: [slower] Hakuna Matata. It means "no worries".

  • Timon: [singing] I can see what's happening.

    Pumbaa: What?

    Timon: [singing] And they don't have a clue.

    Pumbaa: Who?

    Timon: [singing] They'll fall in love and here's the bottom line: / Our trio's down to two.

    Pumbaa: Oh.

    Timon: [singing]

    [sarcastic, with French accent]

    Timon: The sweet caress of twilight.

    [normal voice, but still sarcastic]

    Timon: There's magic everywhere. / And with all this romantic atmosphere, / Disaster's in the aiiiiiiir!

  • Nala: Have you guys seen Simba?

    Timon: I thought he was with you.

    Nala: He was but now I can't find him. Where is he?

    [We hear Rafiki's laugh. He's sitting in a tree above them]

    Rafiki: [Chuckles] You won't find him here. The king... has returned.

    Nala: I can't believe it. He's gone back!

    Timon: Gone back? What do you mean?

    [He looks to the tree. Rafiki has disappeared]

    Timon: Hey! What's going on here? Who's the monkey?

    Nala: Simba's gone back to challenge Scar.

    Timon: Who?

    Nala: Scar.

    Pumbaa: Who's got a scar?

    Nala: No, no, no. It's his uncle.

    Timon: The monkey's his uncle?

    Nala: No! Simba's gone back to challenge his uncle to take his place as king.

    TimonPumbaa: Ohh.

  • Timon: I'm telling you, kid: this is the great life. No rules, no responsibilities...

    [he reaches into a hole in a log and various insects skitter out, with him holding a blue bug; he points to the rest of the insects]

    Timon: Ooh! The little cream-filled kind!

  • Timon: [seeing a red beetle] These are rare delicacies.

    [takes it and eats it]

    Timon: He comes with a very pleasant crunch.

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