Mulan (1998 film)

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Mulan is a 1998 Disney movie based on the Chinese legend of Hua Mulan.

Directed by Tony Bancro and Barry Cook. Written by Robert D. San Souci and Rita Hsiao.
The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all.


  • Reflect before you snack - act!
  • [in a man's voice] Ha! I see you have a sword! I have one too! [draws sword] They're very manly and... tough! [drops sword]
  • [to Shang] For what it's worth, I think you're a great captain.


  • I LIVE!
  • Get ready, Mulan! Your serpentine salvation is at hand! For I have been sent by your ancestors to guide you through your masquerade! So heed my word! 'Cause if the army finds out you're a girl, the penalty is DEATH!!
  • Now punch him - that's how men say hello.
  • Yeah, yeah. [mocking Mulan] Stand watch, Mushu while I blow our secret with my stupid girly habits! [scoffs] Hygiene!
  • Khanie, baby! Hey, we need a ride! [Khan spits the water he was drinking at Mushu]
  • [Mulan has just slapped him] All right! That's it! Dishonor! Dishonor on your whole family! [to Crik-Kee] Make a note of this: Dishonor on you! Dishonor on your cow!
  • [to Cri-Kee] WHAT?! Whaddaya mean you're not lucky?! You lied to me?! [Cri-Kee nods sadly; Mushu turns to Kahn] And what are you, a SHEEP?!

Grandmother Fa[edit]

  • Pfft. She brings home a sword. If you ask me, she should've brought home a ma- [Captain Shang arrives and asks if Mulan lives here; Mulan's stunned mother and grandmother point into the house, and Shang heads in] Woo! Sign me up for the next war!

The Emperor[edit]

  • A single grain of rice can tip the scale. One man may be the difference between victory and defeat.
  • I've heard a great deal about you, Fa Mulan. You stole your father's armor, ran away from home, impersonated a soldier, deceived your commanding officer, dishonored the Chinese army, destroyed my palace and you have saved us all.
  • [After Mulan turns down the offer to be on his council] Then, take this. [Hands Mulan his personal crest] So that your family will know what you have done for me. And... this [Hands Mulan the sword of Shan-Yu] So that the world will know what you have done for China.


  • Shang: A life for a life. My debt is repaid.
  • Fa Zhou: The greatest gift and honor is having you for a daughter.
  • Yao: [to Mulan] I'm gonna hit you so hard it will make your ancestors dizzy!


Mulan: My ancestors sent a little lizard to help me?
Mushu: Dragon! Dragon! Not lizard. I don't do that tongue thing.
[Mushu sticks out his tongue and waves it about to show that he is indeed a dragon and not a lizard]

Mulan: You're... um...
Mushu: Intimidating? Awe-inspiring?
Mulan: Tiny.
Mushu: Of course! I'm travel size for your convenience!

Soldier: [Showing his Dragon Tattoo to Ling & Yao] This tattoo will protect me from harm.
Yao: [Thinking] Hmmm.. '[Punches the soldier in his gut, making the soldier fall to the ground]
Ling: [Laughing] I hope you get your money back!

[Chi Fu is storming from the lake with a towel wrapped around him and one slipper missing]
Chi Fu: Insubordinate ruffians... You men owe me a new pair of slippers! And I do not squeal like a girl...
[A panda, ridden by Mushu, who is disguised as a messenger, appears and eats Chi Fu's other slipper.]
Chi Fu: [Squeals like a girl]
Mushu: Urgent news from the General! [Chi Fu eyes the panda warily] What's the matter? Never seen a black-and-white before?
Chi Fu: [Suspicious] Who are you?
Mushu: Excuse me? I think the question is: who are YOU? We're in a war, man! There's no time for stupid questions! I should have your hat for that; snatch it right off your head! But I'm feeling gracious today, so, carry on before I report you!
[Chi Fu reads the message and looks around for the 'messenger', but he has disappeared. Chi Fu rushes off to show the message to Captain Shang.]
Chi Fu: Captain, urgent news from the General! We're needed at the front.

Mushu: Hi.
Mulan: I should never have left home.
Mushu: Hey, c'mon you did it to save your father's life. Who knew you'd end up shaming him and disgracing your ancestors and losing all your friends...

Mulan: Okay, any questions?
Yao: Does this dress make me look fat? [gets slapped] Ow!

Shan Yu: I tire of your arrogance, old man. Bow to me!
Emperor: No matter how the wind howls, the mountain cannot bow to it.
Shan Yu: [furiously] Then you will kneel in pieces!

Shang: Um... You... You fight good.
Mulan: [disappointed] Oh. Thank you.
[Mulan leaves; the Emperor walks up next to Shang.]
Emperor: The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all.
Shang: Sir?
Emperor: You don't meet a girl like that every dynasty! [Looks pointedly at Shang, then leaves.]

Mulan: [to Shang] Would you like to stay for dinner?
Grandmother Fa: [Calling from across the yard] Would you like to stay forever?
Shang: Dinner would be great.

About Mulan (1998 film)[edit]

  • Despite her delicate features and voice. Disney expects us to believe that Mulan’s ingenuity and courage were enough to carry her to military success on an equal basis with her cloddish cohorts.
  • You see, now stay with me on this, many young men find many young women to be attractive sexually. Many young women find many young men to be attractive sexually. Put them together, in close quarters, for long periods of time, and things will get interesting. Just like they eventually did for young Mulan. Moral of story: women in military, bad idea.

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