Triton Quotes in The Little Mermaid (1989)


Triton Quotes:

  • Triton: I just don't know what we're going to do with you, young lady.

    Ariel: Daddy, I'm sorry, I just forgot, I.

    Triton: As a result of your careless behavior.

    Sebastian: Careless and reckless behavior!

    Triton: The entire celebration was, er.

    Sebastian: Well, it was ruined! That's all, completely destroyed! This concert was to be the pinnacle of my distinguished career. Now thanks to you, I am the laughingstock of the entire kingdom!

    Flounder: But it wasn't her fault! Ah well first, ahh, this shark chased us yeah yeah! And we tried to but we couldn't and then grr and and we whoa! Ah, and then we were safe. But then this seagull came, and it was this is this, and that is that, and.

    Triton: Seagull?

    [Flounder gasps and hides in Ariel's hair as she gives him a dirty look]

    Triton: What? Oh you went up to the surface again, didn't you? Didn't you?

    Ariel: Nothing happened.

    Triton: Ariel, How many times must we go through this? You could've been seen by one of those barbarians by by one of those humans!

    Ariel: Daddy, they're not barbarians!

    Triton: They're dangerous; do you think I would want to see my youngest daughter snared by some fish eater's hook?

    Ariel: I'm sixteen years old. I'm not a child anymore.

    Triton: Don't you take that tone of voice with me, young lady. As long as you live under my ocean, you'll obey my rules!

    Ariel: But if you would just listen.

    Triton: Not another word! And I am never, never to hear of you going to the surface again. Is that clear?

    [Ariel leaves, crying]

  • Triton: I consider myself a reasonable merman. I set certain rules, and I expect those rules to be obeyed.

    Ariel: But Daddy!

    Triton: Is it true you rescued a human from drowning?

    Ariel: Daddy, I had to.

    Triton: Contact between the human world and the mer world is strictly forbidden. Ariel, you know that! Everyone knows that.

    Ariel: He would have died.

    Triton: One less human to worry about!

    Ariel: You don't even know him.

    Triton: Know him? I don't have to know him, they're all the same! Spineless, savage, harpooning fish eaters, incapable of any feeling of.

    Ariel: Daddy, I love him!


    Triton: No! Have you lost your senses completely? He's a human, you're a mermaid!

    Ariel: I don't care.

    Triton: So help me, Ariel, I am going to get through to you; and if this is the only way, so be it!

  • Triton: Do you think I was too hard on her?

    Sebastian: Definitely not! Why, if Ariel was my daughter, I'd show her who was boss. None of this flitting to the surface and other such nonsense. No, sir! I'd keep her under tight control.

    Triton: You're absolutely right, Sebastian.

    Sebastian: Of course.

    Triton: Ariel needs constant supervision.

    Sebastian: Constant.

    Triton: Someone to watch over her, to keep her out of trouble.

    Sebastian: All the time.

    Triton: And you are just the crab to do it.

  • Sebastian: Like I always say, Your Majesty, "children have got to be free to lead their own lives."

    Triton: You always say that, Sebastian?

    Sebastian: [nervous] Tee-hee.

    Triton: Well I guess there's one problem left.

    Sebastian: And what's that, Your Majesty?

    Triton: How much I'm going to miss her.

  • Triton: I'm really looking forward to this performance, Sebastian.

    Sebastian: Your Majesty. This will be the finest concert I have ever conducted. Your daughters, they will be spectacular!

    Triton: Yes, and especially my little Ariel.

    Sebastian: Yes, yes. She has the most beautiful voice. Hmm?

    [to himself]

    Sebastian: If only she'd show up for rehearsals once in a while.

  • Triton: Sebastian, I'm concerned about Ariel. Have you noticed she's been acting peculiar lately?

    Sebastian: Oh! Uh, peculiar?

    Triton: You know, mooning about, daydreaming, singing to herself. You haven't noticed, hmm?

    Sebastian: Oh, well I.

    Triton: Sebastian.

    Sebastian: Hmm?

    Triton: I know you've been keeping something from me.

    Sebastian: Keeping something?

    Triton: About Ariel?

    Sebastian: [Stops his knees from shaking] Ariel?

    Triton: In love? Hmm?

    Sebastian: I tried to stop her, sir! She wouldn't listen! I told her to stay away from humans! They are bad! They are trouble! They are.

    Triton: Humans? What about humans?

    Sebastian: Humans?

    [Chuckles nerviously]

    Sebastian: Who said anything about humans?

  • Triton: Any sign of them?

    Seahorse: No, Your Majesty. We searched everywhere. We've found no trace of your daughter or Sebastian.

    Triton: Well, keep looking. Leave no shell unturned, no coral unexplored, and let no one in this kingdom sleep until she's safe at home.

    Seahorse: [bows his head] Yes, sire.


    Triton: [in shame] Oh, what have I done? What have I done?

  • Triton: Let's see, now. Oh, who could the lucky merman be?

    [Notices Sebastian]

    Triton: Come in, Sebastian.

  • Andrina: Ariel, dear, time to come out. You've been in there all morning.

    [Ariel emerges, singing to herself]

    Atina: What is with her lately?

    [Ariel looks at herslf in the mirror, then picks a flower next to it and swims away, but stops short when she sees her father]

    Ariel: Morning, Daddy.

    [Ariel tucks the flower next to her father's ear and swims off, continuing to sing to herself]

    Atina: Oh, she's got it bad.

    Triton: What? What has she got?

    Andrina: Isn't it obvious, Daddy? Ariel's in love.

    Triton: Ariel?

    [picks the flower from the side of his ear]

    Triton: In love?

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