25+ Best 'Fantastic Mr. Fox' Quotes By Roald Dahl

Rajnandini Roychoudhury
Dec 12, 2023 By Rajnandini Roychoudhury
Originally Published on Feb 17, 2021
Edited by Monisha Kochhar
Old Red Fox Standing in A Green Natural

'Fantastic Mr. Fox' is a fable that revolves around the life of a fox and his family.

Road Dahl's best children's novel 'Fantastic Mr. Fox' was published in 1970 and was later made into an American animated comedy in the year 2009. It is a brilliant children's tale recommended for kids age six and older.

The story of Mr. Fox shows us the dynamics of a damaged family, fighting the ugly battles of greed and survival. The fox steals food from the rich farmers in order to feed his family, however, soon his theft gets caught and their lives turn into hiding beneath the burrows.

In the movie, the character of Foxy F. Fox i.e Mr. Fox was played by George Clooney.

If you like what you read, take a look at our Roald Dahl quotes and The BFG quotes.

Famous Roald Dahl Quotes

Old Roald Dahl books

The story of Mr. Fox shows us a resilient husband and father figure who would walk any length to protect his family. Enjoy reading such passionate quotes in the section.

1. "I understand what you're saying, and your comments are valuable, but I'm going to ignore your advice."

— Roald Dahl, 'Fantastic Mr Fox'.

2. "I think I have this thing where everybody has to think I'm the greatest. And if they aren't completely knocked out and dazzled and slightly intimidated by me, I don't feel good about myself."

— 'Fantastic Mr Fox'.

3. "'There’s nothing wrong with being respectable,’ Badger said."

— 'Fantastic Mr Fox'.

4. "I guess my point is, we'll eat tonight, and we'll eat together. And even in this not particularly flattering light, you are without a doubt the five and a half most wonderful wild animals I've ever met in my life."

— 'Fantastic Mr Fox'.

5. "'I, therefore, invite you all,' Mr. Fox went on, 'to stay here with me forever.'

We will make,' said Mr. Fox, a little underground village, with streets and houses on each side - separate houses for Badgers and Moles and Rabbits and Weasels and Foxes.'"

— 'Fantastic Mr Fox'.

6. "When you're writing a book with people in it as opposed to animals, it is no good having people who are ordinary, because they are not going to interested your readers at all."

— Roald Dahl, 'Fantastic Mr Fox'.

7. "Slowly, wearily, the foxes began to slope the tunnel up,"

— Roald Dahl, 'Fantastic Mr Fox'.

8. "And Mrs. Fox said to her children, 'I should like you to know that if it wasn't for your father we should all be dead by now. Your father is a fantastic fox'."

— Roald Dahl.

9. "Whereupon the three men all shook hands with one another and swore a solemn oath that they would not go back to their farms until the fox was caught."

— Roald Dahl.

10. "Mrs. Fox: You are a quote-unquote Fantastic Mr. Fox.

Mr. Fox: I try."

— 'Fantastic Mr Fox'.

'Fantastic Mr. Fox' Movie Quotes

The movie is directed by Wes Anderson. Only a family bonded with love understands the sacrifices and hard choices that they have to make for their loved ones. The movie resonates such love and bond, hope you find these quotes, including Mr. Fox redemption quotes, inspiring.

11. "Redemption? Sure. But in the end, he's just another dead rat in a garbage pail behind a Chinese restaurant."

— 'Fantastic Mr. Fox'.

12. "I weigh less than a slice of bread."

— 'Fantastic Mr. Fox'.

13. "Ash: I can fight my own fights.

Kristofferson: No you can't."

— 'Fantastic Mr. Fox'.

14. "Honey, I am seven fox years old. My father died at seven and a half. I don’t want to live in a hole anymore, and I’m going to do something about it."

— 'Fantastic Mr. Fox'.

15. "Mrs. Fox: I know what it's like to feel different.

Ash: I'm not different, am I?

Mrs. Fox: We all are -- him especially -- but there's something kind of fantastic about that, isn't there?"

— 'Fantastic Mr. Fox'.

16. "You wrote a bad song, Petey!"

— 'Fantastic Mr. Fox'.

17. "Ash: I'm here to rescue you.

Kristofferson: I've got mixed feelings about that."

— 'Fantastic Mr. Fox'.

18. "Beaver's Son: [lays down a box of supplies during a Science lab class] Why is your cousin such a wet sandwich?

Kristofferson: I beg your pardon?"

— 'Fantastic Mr. Fox'.

19. "Mr. Fox: Well, just keep your mouth shut, and it won't be a problem.

Kylie: Yeah, but I don't think he should come with us either."

— 'Fantastic Mr. Fox'.

20. "Excuse me, everyone. I'm gonna go meditate for half an hour."

— Kristofferson, 'Fantastic Mr. Fox'.

21. "In the end, we all die. Unless you change."

— Mr. Fox, 'Fantastic Mr. Fox'.

Mr. Fox Quotes For Children

In this section, you will find Weasel quotes, Ash quotes, and Badger quotes that tell us about love and family.

22. “The long, thin Bean walked away. The tiny Bunce trotted after him. The fat Boggis stayed where he was with his gun pointing at the fox-hole.”

— 'Fantastic Mr Fox'.

23. ″‘And it will soon grow again, Dad,’ said one of the small foxes. ‘It will never grow again,’ said Mr. Fox. ‘I shall be tail-less for the rest of my life'.”

— 'Fantastic Mr Fox'.

24. “‘My dear Foxy!’ cried Badger. ‘What in the world has happened to your tail?’ ‘Don’t talk about it, please,’ said Mr. Fox. ‘It’s a painful subject.”

— 'Fantastic Mr Fox'.

25. ″‘My dear old furry frump,’ he said, ‘do you know anyone in the whole world who wouldn’t swipe a few chickens if his children were starving to death?'”

-Mr. Fox.

26. "'No chance at all,’ snapped Mrs. Fox. ‘I refuse to let you go up there and face those guns. I’d sooner you stay down here and die in peace.'"

-Mrs Fox.

27. "It was lovely to realize that while the fat farmer was sitting up there on the hill waiting for them to starve, he was also giving them their dinner without knowing it."

-Roald Dahl.

28. “I can smell those goons a mile away. I can even smell one from the other. Boggis gives off a filthy stink of rotten chicken-skins. Bunce reeks of goose-livers, and as for Bean, the fumes of apple cider hang around him like poisonous gases.”

-Mr. Fox.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for 'Fantastic Mr. Fox' quotes then why not take a look at 'Matilda' quotes, or 'Charlie And The Chocolate Factory' quotes.

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Written by Rajnandini Roychoudhury

Bachelor of Arts specializing in English, Master of Arts specializing in English

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Rajnandini RoychoudhuryBachelor of Arts specializing in English, Master of Arts specializing in English

With a Master of Arts in English, Rajnandini has pursued her passion for the arts and has become an experienced content writer. She has worked with companies such as Writer's Zone and has had her writing skills recognized by publications such as The Telegraph. Rajnandini is also trilingual and enjoys various hobbies such as music, movies, travel, philanthropy, writing her blog, and reading classic British literature. 

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