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50+ Of The Best Ursula Quotes From Everyone's Favorite Sea Witch

These 'The Little Mermaid' quotes by Ursula will take you back to the world under the sea.

It’s safe to assume that we all remember Ursula, the sea witch, in 'The Little Mermaid'.

One of the most epic characters of all time and probably our favorite sea witch too! She was everything from funny and witty to evil and well, we might even say wise (sometimes!).

'The Little Mermaid' has continued to be one of our favorite Disney movies since its release in 1989.  And we adore each and every character in that movie. Ariel, King Triton, Ursula, Prince Eric, Sebastian… it’s hard to choose which one we love more!

Even though Ursula was banished by her brother, King Triton, for being greedy, we’ve always had a blast watching Ursula work her ways in the movie. So, we decided to gather a list of some of the best quotes by Ursula from 'The Little Mermaid'. This list includes iconic quotes from the entire movie that will make you want to watch it again! And hey, if you enjoy this list, you might also enjoy our 'Alice Through the Looking Glass' quotes and 'Up' quotes too.

Funny 'Little Mermaid' Quotes

Travel under the sea with these quotes by Ursula.

Let’s face it, we all loved Ursula. She was dangerous but she was also oh-so-funny! From making jokes to being sarcastic, she managed to crack a joke every time. Here are some of Ursula’s best 'Little Mermaid' quotes. Pick one and laugh away-

1. “Come in, my child. We mustn't lurk in doorways. It's rude. One might question your upbringing.”

- Ursula, 'The Little Mermaid'.

2. “Yes I have had my share of complaints but on the whole I've been a saint!... to those poor unfortunate souls!”

- Ursula, 'The Little Mermaid'.

3. “Triton's daughter will be mine and then I'll make him writhe. I'll see him wriggle like a worm on a hook!”

- Ursula, 'The Little Mermaid'.

4. “Well, she's better than I thought. At this rate, he'll be kissing her by sunset for sure!”

- Ursula, 'The Little Mermaid'.

5. “Nice work boys. That was a close one too close! The little tramp!”

- Ursula, 'The Little Mermaid'.

6. “Yes, indeed! Now it's happened once or twice, someone couldn't pay the price, and I'm afraid I have to rake them across the coals!”

- Ursula, 'The Little Mermaid'.

7. "Ursula: I should’ve known! There’s only one thing more potent than my black magic.

Jetsam: The power of true love?

Ursula: Teenage hormones!"

- The Little Mermaid.

8. “So, how’s about it, cupcakes?”

- Ursula, 'The Little Mermaid'.

9. “It’s she who holds her tongue who gets her man.”

- Ursula, 'The Little Mermaid'.

10. “Lawyers! Don’t you just love ‘em? Of course there’s one more thing… my fee!”

- Ursula, 'The Little Mermaid'.

11. “That was too close for comfort, boys! One day, and they’re dining together?”

- Ursula, 'The Little Mermaid'.

12. “In my day, we had fantastical feasts when I lived in the palace."

- Ursula, 'The Little Mermaid'.

13. “I admit that in the past I’ve been nasty.”

- Ursula, 'The Little Mermaid'.

Famous Lines From 'The Little Mermaid'

Remember the scene from the movie Ursula steals Ariel's voice? It’s got to be one of the most memorable scenes from the movie. The movie is filled with such scenes. Take a look at these 'Little Mermaid' quotes and reminisce

14. “You got it, sweetcakes. No more talking, singing. Zip!”

- Ursula, 'The Little Mermaid'.

15. “You’re too late!  YOU’RE TOO LATE!  So long, lover boy!”

- Ursula, 'The Little Mermaid'.

16. “You can’t get something for nothing, you know.”

- Ursula, 'The Little Mermaid'.

17. “Life's full of tough choices, isn’t it?”

- Ursula, 'The Little Mermaid'.

18. “So much for true love!”

- Ursula, 'The Little Mermaid'.

19. “Babies! My poor little poopsies.”

- Ursula, 'The Little Mermaid'.

20. “Now, look at me, wasted away to practically nothing.”

- Ursula, 'The Little Mermaid'.

21. “You’ll have your looks, your pretty face. And don’t underestimate the importance of body language!”

- Ursula, 'The Little Mermaid'.

22. “They weren’t kidding when they called me a witch!”

- Ursula, 'The Little Mermaid'.

23. “Say goodbye to your Prince!... You’re mine now, mermaid!”

- Ursula, 'The Little Mermaid'.

Witty Ursula Quotes

Ursula from 'The Little Mermaid' could’ve been a little naughty at times but she was also witty! Yes, she was a bit of a troublemaker but we loved her because she was feisty. Here are some of her best moments with those “poor unfortunate souls”. Take your pick.

24. “But they dote, and swoon, and fawn on a lady who’s withdrawn.”

- Ursula, 'The Little Mermaid'.

25. “I’ve mended all my ways, repented, seen the light, and made a switch.”

- Ursula, 'The Little Mermaid'.

26. “I know what you want. It is very stupid of you, but you shall have your way, and it will bring you to sorrow, my pretty princess.”

- Ursula, 'The Little Mermaid'.

27. “We have no immortal souls; we have no future life. We are just like the green seaweed, which, once cut down, can never revive again!”

- Ursula, 'The Little Mermaid'.

28. “If you want to cross a bridge, my sweet, you’ve got to pay the toll.”

- Ursula, 'The Little Mermaid'.

29. “Well, angelfish, the solution to your problem is simple. The only way to get what you want is to become a human yourself.”

- Ursula, 'The Little Mermaid'.

30. “Flotsam! Jetsam! I want you to keep an extra close watch on this pretty little daughter of his. She may be the key to Triton’s undoing…”  

- Ursula, 'The Little Mermaid'.

31. “Come on, you poor unfortunate soul. Go ahead! Make your choice!"

- Ursula, 'The Little Mermaid'.

32. “If you don’t kiss him by sunset, you’re mine!”

- Ursula, 'The Little Mermaid'.

33. “Now I am the ruler of all the ocean! The waves obey my every whim!”

- Ursula, 'The Little Mermaid'.

34. “Now, here’s the deal. I will make you a potion that will turn you into a human for three days. Got that?”

- Ursula, 'The Little Mermaid'.

35. “Well, it’s time Ursula took matters into her own tentacles!”

- Ursula, 'The Little Mermaid'.

36. And now you poor unfortunate soul! Time’s up! You’re through!”

- Ursula, 'The Little Mermaid'.

37. “Things are working out according to my ultimate design. Soon I’ll have that little mermaid and the ocean will be mine!”

- Ursula, 'The Little Mermaid'.

Meaningful Quotes From 'The Little Mermaid'

We all fell in love with Ariel the moment we saw her. We obsessed over Ariel quotes from 'The Little Mermaid'. And we loved Ursula when she said "potion that works watch and see". And now, we’ve made a list of some other 'The Little Mermaid' lines with profound meanings. Read them and select the ones you like.

'The Little Mermaid' has some lovely quotes.

38. “A woman doesn’t know how powerful her voice is until she has been silenced.”

- Ursula, 'The Little Mermaid'.

39. “On land it's much preferred for ladies not to say a word.”

- Ursula, 'The Little Mermaid'.

40. “My dear, sweet child. That's what I do. It's what I live for, to help unfortunate merfolk, like yourself, poor souls with no one else to turn to.”

- Ursula, 'The Little Mermaid'.

41. “Oh no, but I do, dumpling. We’re so very alike, you and I… gals with ambition! Now tell me absolutely everything.”

- Ursula, 'The Little Mermaid'.

42. “Which would you rather be? The King of the Sea... or a father to his little girl?”

- Ursula, 'The Little Mermaid'.

Other 'The Little Mermaid' Quotes

Here are some more 'The Little Mermaid' quotes by Ursula that we liked. Go through them and see if you like them too.

43. “The truth is that the ocean wasn’t big enough for both your father and me, so he sent me here.”

- Ursula, 'The Little Mermaid'.

44. “Now listen, this is important. Before the sun sets on the third day, you've got to get dear ol' princey to fall in love with you. That is, he's got to kiss you. Not just any kiss - the kiss of true love.”

- Ursula, 'The Little Mermaid'.

45. “If he does kiss you before the sun sets on the third day, you'll remain human, permanently, but - if he doesn't, you turn back into a mermaid, and - you belong to me.”

- Ursula, 'The Little Mermaid'.

46. “The men up there don’t like a lot of blabber, they think a girl who gossips is a bore.”

- Ursula, 'The Little Mermaid'.

47. “I’m dragging you down, down, down, into the depths where you belong!”

- Ursula, 'The Little Mermaid'.

48. “Nothing! She’s done it all to herself, trading her voice away. And for what?”

- Ursula, 'The Little Mermaid'.

49. “Soon he’ll guess. Then oh yes, all the fun’ll begin!”

- Ursula, 'The Little Mermaid'.

50. "I’m a very busy woman and I haven’t got all day. It won’t cost much. Just your voice!”

- Ursula, 'The Little Mermaid'.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for 50+ of the best Ursula quotes from everyone's favourite sea witch, then why not take a look at our Tony Stark quotes or Age of Ultron quotes for more?

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