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20 Light-Hearted Quotes from the “Shrek” Films That True Fans Will Never Forget

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By Karabo Baloyi
May 13, 2022
04:35 P.M.

When the first "Shrek" was released in 2001, it garnered fans young and old. Memorable dialogue warmed the hearts of fans with the release of that film and its sequels. To throw it back a little, here are 20 humorous quotes from all the "Shrek" films for true fans to enjoy.

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In 2001, the animated comedy "Shrek" burst onto the box office and became the highest-grossing animated film in the United States during the 2000s. 

The first of the four-film franchise was loosely based on the 1990 fairy tale picture book of the same name by William Steig. It chronicled the love story of Shrek, an ogre who set out on a quest to rescue his love interest, Princess Fiona, from a vile lord and regain his swamp.

There are many other reasons why the "Shrek" franchise was so successful, and genuine fans will be able to name every one of them, including some of the most well-loved quotes from the films.  Here are 20 of the funniest that are hard to forget:

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Shrek's quote: "Oh yeah, you’re right, Donkey. I forgive you… For stabbing me in the back!” | Image: AmoDays

"We can stay up late swapping manly stories, and in the morning, I'm making waffles!" — Donkey

"Some of you may die, but it's a sacrifice I'm willing to make." — Lord Farquaad

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"You might have seen a housefly, maybe even a superfly, but I bet you ain’t never seen a donkeyfly!" — Shrek

“Because that’s what friends do, they forgive each other." — Donkey

“Please. I don’t wanna go back there. You don’t know what it’s like to be considered a freak… Well, maybe you do, but that’s why we gotta stick together. You gotta let me stay!” — Donkey

Shrek's quote: “I’m going to be a father, how did this happen?” | Image: AmoDays

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“Now hand over that big rock, the one that looks like your head.” — Shrek 

“Yes, I know the muffin man. Who lives on Drury Lane?” — Lord Farquaad

"Ogres are like onions." — Shrek

 "No! Layers! Onions have layers. Ogres have layers." — Shrek

"You're so wrapped up in layers onion boy, you're afraid of your own feelings." — Donkey

Shrek's quote: “Thank you, gentlemen. Someday I will repay you unless of course, I can’t find you, or if I forget.” Image: AmoDays

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"Blue flower, red thorns. Blue flower, red thorns. Blue flower, red thorns. Man, this would be so much easier if I wasn't color-blind!" — Donkey

"Before this is over, I'm gonna need a whole lot of serious therapy. Look at my eye twitchin'." — Donkey

“Thank you, gentlemen. Someday I will repay you unless of course, I can’t find you, or if I forget.” — Shrek

“I’m going to be a father, how did this happen?” — Shrek

“Don’t worry, princess. I used to be afraid of the dark until…No, wait. I’m still afraid of the dark.” — Donkey

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Donkey's quote: “Please. I don’t wanna go back there. You don’t know what it’s like to be considered a freak… Well, maybe you do, but that’s why we gotta stick together. You gotta let me stay!” Image: AmoDays

“There’s an arrow in your butt.” — Princess Fiona

“Bachelorette number two is Snow White. She may live with seven men but she ain’t easy.” — Princess Fiona

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"Oh yeah, you’re right, Donkey. I forgive you… For stabbing me in the back!” — Shrek

"You know what? Maybe there’s a good reason donkeys shouldn’t talk.”  — Shrek

“It’s gonna be champagne wishes and caviar dreams from now on.” — Donkey

Donkey's quote: "We can stay up late swapping manly stories, and in the morning, I'm making waffles!" | Image: AmoDays

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Admittedly, the last two "Shrek" films were a nosedive from the first two masterpieces, but how many franchises aren't? Despite the dwindling quality of the storyline, the franchise remained sincere in its attempts to provide entertainment for the whole family. 

The internet's love for the big green ogre is well-founded, and if you haven't given the franchise a chance, you won't regret it. "Shrek" is the perfect light-hearted watch.

If you found these quotes funny, you'll love this compilation of quotes from "Spongebob SquarePants."  

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