25 Best Annie Quotes That Will Make The Sun Come Out

Supriya Jain
Dec 12, 2023 By Supriya Jain
Originally Published on Feb 10, 2021
Edited by Luca Demetriou
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In the musical movie, Annie is played by Aileen Quinn who is a fiery young orphan girl and who lives in a miserable orphanage run by the antagonistic character Miss Agatha Hannigan.

Annie believes that her parents left her there by mistake. A rich man named Oliver Daddy Warbucks decides to let an orphan live at his home to promote his image, and this is how Annie gets selected.

There are many famous Annie quotes in the movie such as the following Annie leaping lizards quote, "Annie: Leaping Lizards! Miss Hannigan: Leaping Lizards!"

Although Annie gets accustomed to living in the Warbucks mansion, she still longs to meet her parents. 'Annie' is a family-friendly movie that is based on a true story. Based on the famous comic strip, 'Annie' tells the amazing story of the little orphan Annie and ends up living in the heart of luxury alongside Depression-era billionaire Olive Warbucks.

If you love watching family-friendly movies, then here are some of the best 'Annie' quotes for you.

'Annie' was going to be named “Little Orphan Otto,” but a friend convinced Harold Gray to change it based on James Whitcomb Riley’s even older 1885 poem “Little Orphant Annie,” which was based on a real orphan child living with the Riley family.

When Warbucks receives a visit from Roosevelt and his Secret Service, it is revealed that Annie’s parents are David and Margaret Bennett, who died when she was a baby.

Have a look at the best Annie movie quotes.

If you enjoyed this article, be sure to check out 'The Greatest Showman' quotes, and 'Sound of Music' quotes.

Best Annie Movie Quotes

Annie’s inspiring message to the audiences is of hope and optimism in the face of darkest times is perhaps more relevant to today’s young people than ever before. Here are some of the best 'Annie' movie quotes to have a look at other than the famous Annie leaping lizards quotes.

Aileen Quinn posing in front of camera

1. “Think about the folks who want to adopt you, because they want a little girl with brown hair and brown eyes.”

- Annie, 'Annie'.

2. “She does all the work around here, and you don’t even know her first name.”

- Annie, 'Annie'.

3. “Pepper lies a lot. She probably hasn’t been to a movie, either. Actually, I think it’s better when you don’t know what you’re missing.”

- Annie, 'Annie'.

4. “You're never fully dressed without a smile.”

- Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, 'Annie'.

5. “Leaping lizards! The sun’ll come out Tomorrow, so you gotta hang on till tomorrow, come what may! Tomorrow, Tomorrow, I love ya, Tomorrow!”

- Annie, 'Tomorrow'.

6. “I didn’t want to be just another orphan, Mr. Warbucks. I wanted to believe I was special.”

- Annie, 'Annie'.

7. “Girls are easier to get used to than boys. Look how used to Miss Farrell you are.”

- Annie, 'Annie'.

8. “I don’t need sunshine now to turn my skies to blue. I don’t need anything but you.”

- Annie, 'I Don't Need Anything But You'.

9. “You gotta learn to stop spitting. You’re not a camel.”

- Annie, 'Annie'.

10. “Yesterday was plain awful, but that’s not now, that’s then.”

- Annie, 'I Don't Need Anything But You'.

11. “You love money and power and capitalism? You know they’re never going to love you back…”

- Grace, 'Annie'.

Miss Hannigan Quotes From The Movie Annie

Carol Burnett portrayed the role of Miss Hannigan in the musical. Miss Agatha Hannigan is the main antagonist in Annie. She is the orphanage’s authoritarian head, a job she loves but hates children, especially Annie. Here are some of the Miss Hannigan quotes.

12. “Some women are dripping’ with diamonds / Some women are dripping’ with pearls / Lucky me, lucky me, look at what I’m drippin’ with / Little girls!”

- Miss Hannigan, 'Annie'.

13. “Little girls, little girls, everywhere I turn I can see them.”

- Miss Hannigan, 'Annie'.

14. “What are you just standing around here for? You’re supposed to clean the bathroom and the kitchen before lunch, my little pig droppings, and if you skip the corners, there will be no lunch. And we’re not having hot mush today…”

- Miss Hannigan, 'Annie'.

15. “Why any kid would want to be an orphan is beyond me?”

- Miss Hannigan, 'Annie'.

16. “The Oliver Warbucks? Oliver Warbucks, the millionaire?”

- Miss Hannigan, 'Annie'.

17. “Do I hear happiness in here?”

- Miss Hannigan, 'Annie'.

18.It’s time for a tumble with the bundle.”

- Miss Hannigan, 'Annie'.

19. “Little girls. Someday I’ll laugh in the nuthouse/ with all the nuts and the squirrels/ there I’ll stay, tucked away until the prohibition of little girls.”

- Miss Hannigan, 'Annie'.

Daddy Warbucks Quotes From The Movie 'Annie'

Lieutenant General Sir Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks is a fictional character from Little Orphan Annie’s comic strip. His famous dime expression "land on a dime" is still very well known. Albert Finney portrayed the role of Daddy Warbucks in Annie. Here are some of the Daddy Warbucks quotes.

20. “I’m not giving up. Don’t you give up.”

- Daddy Warbucks, 'Annie'.

21. “You are special. Never stop believing that.”

- Daddy Warbucks, 'Annie'.

22. “They say it can land on a dime... whatever that may be.”

- Daddy Warbucks, 'Annie'.

23.Absolutely not! I’m a businessman. I love money, I love power, I love capitalism. I do not now and never will love children.”

- Daddy Warbucks, 'Annie'.

24. “Why do I smell wet dogs?”

- Daddy Warbucks, 'Annie'.

25. “It isn’t a swell idea, Annie. It’s mistaken foolishness.”

- Daddy Warbucks, 'Annie'.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created some interesting movies quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestion(Best Annie quotes), then why not take a look at adoption quotes, Mary Poppins quotes, or Beetlejuice quotes.

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Written by Supriya Jain

Bachelor of Commerce, Master of Business Administration specializing in Marketing

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Supriya JainBachelor of Commerce, Master of Business Administration specializing in Marketing

As a skilled member of the Kidadl team, Shruti brings extensive experience and expertise in professional content writing. With a Bachelor's degree in Commerce from Punjab University and an MBA in Business Administration from IMT Nagpur, Shruti has worked in diverse roles such as sales intern, content writer, executive trainee, and business development consultant. Her exceptional writing skills cover a wide range of areas, including SOP, SEO, B2B/B2C, and academic content.

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