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55 "Shrek" Quotes That True Fans Will Never Forget

Karabo Baloyi
Sep 05, 2022
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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 55 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 55 of the funniest that are hard to forget.

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Shrek's quote: "Hey! I'm no one's messenger boy, all right? I'm a delivery boy." | Images: AmoDays

Shrek's quote: "Hey! I'm no one's messenger boy, all right? I'm a delivery boy." | Images: AmoDays

"SHREK" QUOTES FROM SHREK HIMSELF

"Do you think maybe he's compensating for something?" — Shrek

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"Donkey, two things okay? Shut... up." — Shrek

"What are you doing in my swamp?" — Shrek

"Ogres are like onions." — Shrek

"Hey! I'm no one's messenger boy, all right? I'm a delivery boy." — Shrek

Shrek's quote: "Do you think maybe he's compensating for something?" | Image: AmoDays

Shrek's quote: "Do you think maybe he's compensating for something?" | Image: AmoDays

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

"SHREK" QUOTES FROM DONKEY

"You might have seen a housefly, maybe even a superfly, but I bet you ain't never seen a donkey fly." — Donkey

"This is gonna be fun. We’ll stay up late, swapping manly stories, and in the morning, I’m making waffles." — Donkey

"Okay, let me get this straight: you gonna go fight a dragon and rescue a princess just so Farquaad'll give you back your swamp, which you only don't have 'cos he filled it full of freaks in the first place, is that about right?" — Donkey

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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

Donkey's quote: "You might have seen a housefly, maybe even a superfly, but I bet you ain't never seen a donkey fly." | Image: AmoDays

Donkey's quote: "You might have seen a housefly, maybe even a superfly, but I bet you ain't never seen a donkey fly." | Image: AmoDays

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"A girl dragon... Oh, sure, I mean of course you're a girl dragon! You're just reeking of feminine beauty and... hey, what's the matter with you, you got somethin' in your eye?" — Donkey

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

"Oh, what large teeth you have. I mean white sparkly teeth. I know you probably hear this all the time from your food but you must bleach or something, 'cause that's one dazzling smile you got there, and do I detect a hint of minty freshness?" — 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

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"C'mon, princess, you're not that ugly. All right, you are ugly. But you're only like this at night. Shrek's ugly 24/7." — Donkey

 Donkey's quote: "This is gonna be fun. We’ll stay up late, swapping manly stories, and in the morning, I’m making waffles." | Image: AmoDays

Donkey's quote: "This is gonna be fun. We’ll stay up late, swapping manly stories, and in the morning, I’m making waffles." | Image: AmoDays

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"Don't die, Shrek. And if you see any long tunnels, stay away from the light!" — Donkey

“Aright, nobody move. I've got a dragon and I'm not afraid to use it." — Donkey

"Wow, that was really scary, and if you don't mind me saying, if that don't work, your breath will certainly get the job done, 'cause you definitely need some Tic Tacs or something 'cause your breath stinks!" — Donkey

"You don't entertain much, do you?" — Donkey

"That's another thing we have in common. I hate it when you've got someone in your face, you try to give someone a hint and they won't leave, and then there's that big awkward silence." — Donkey

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Donkey's quote: "Okay, let me get this straight: you gonna go fight a dragon and rescue a princess just so Farquaad'll give you back your swamp, which you only don't have 'cos he filled it full of freaks in the first place, is that about right?" | Image: AmoDays

Donkey's quote: "Okay, let me get this straight: you gonna go fight a dragon and rescue a princess just so Farquaad'll give you back your swamp, which you only don't have 'cos he filled it full of freaks in the first place, is that about right?" | Image: AmoDays

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

"See? There you are doing it again, just like you did to Fiona. All she ever did was like you. Maybe even love you." — Donkey

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"Can I stay with you? Please?" — Donkey

"I like that boulder. That is a nice boulder." — Donkey

"So, uh, are there any donkeys up there?" — Donkey

 Donkey's quote: "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!" | Image: AmoDays

Donkey's quote: "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!" | Image: AmoDays

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"Okay, okay, I see it now. The big shiny one, right there. That one there?" — Donkey

"You love this woman don't ya?" — Donkey

"Then you gotta try a little tenderness! The chicks love that romantic crap." — Donkey

"No, I'm just a little uncomfortable about being on a rickety bridge, over a boiling lake of lava!" — Donkey

"Wow! Only a true friend would be that truly honest." — Donkey

Donkey's quote: "That's another thing we have in common. I hate it when you've got someone in your face, you try to give someone a hint and they won't leave, and then there's that big awkward silence." | Image: AmoDays

Donkey's quote: "That's another thing we have in common. I hate it when you've got someone in your face, you try to give someone a hint and they won't leave, and then there's that big awkward silence." | Image: AmoDays

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"Man, you gotta warn somebody before you crack one like that. My mouth was open and everything." — Donkey

"But, uh, I don't have any friends. And I'm not going out there by myself." — Donkey

"Oh, and it is lovely. You know, you're really quite a decorator. It's amazing what you've done with such a modest budget." — Donkey

"And then one time I ate some rotten berries. Man, there were some strong gases seepin' outta my butt that day!" — Donkey

 Donkey's quote: "You're so wrapped up in layers onion boy, you're afraid of your own feelings." | Image: AmoDays

Donkey's quote: "You're so wrapped up in layers onion boy, you're afraid of your own feelings." | Image: AmoDays

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"SHREK" QUOTES FROM PRINCESS FIONA

"And my groom-to-be Lord Farquaad, what's he like?" — Princess Fiona

"What are you doing? You know, you should sweep me off my feet out yonder window and down a rope onto your valiant steed." — Princess Fiona

"By night one way, by day another, this shall be the norm, until you find true love's first kiss, then take love's true form." — Princess Fiona

"You didn't slay the dragon?" — Princess Fiona

"But this isn't right. You're meant to charge in, sword drawn, banner flying — that's what all the other knights did." — Princess Fiona

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Princess Fiona's quote: "And my groom-to-be Lord Farquaad, what's he like?" | Image: AmoDays

Princess Fiona's quote: "And my groom-to-be Lord Farquaad, what's he like?" | Image: AmoDays

"The battle is won. You may remove your helmet, good Sir Knight." — Princess Fiona

"What kind of a knight are you?" — Princess Fiona

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"But, I don't understand. I'm supposed to be beautiful." — Princess Fiona

"Please. I would'st look upon the face of my rescuer." — Princess Fiona

Princess Fiona's quote: "What are you doing? You know, you should sweep me off my feet out yonder window and down a rope onto your valiant steed." | Image: AmoDays

Princess Fiona's quote: "What are you doing? You know, you should sweep me off my feet out yonder window and down a rope onto your valiant steed." | Image: AmoDays

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THE BEST "SHREK" DIALOGUES

"Shrek: Go over there and see if you can find any stairs.

Donkey: Stairs? I thought we was lookin' for the Princess.

Shrek: The Princess will be up the stairs in the highest room in the tallest tower.

Donkey: How do you know that?

Shrek: I read it in a book once." — “Shrek”

Princess Fiona's quote: "By night one way, by day another, This shall be the norm, Until you find true love's first kiss, Then take love's true form." | Image: AmoDays

Princess Fiona's quote: "By night one way, by day another, This shall be the norm, Until you find true love's first kiss, Then take love's true form." | Image: AmoDays

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"Donkey: So where is this fire-breathin' pain in the neck, anyway?

Shrek: In the tower, waiting for us to rescue her.

Donkey: I was talkin' about the dragon, Shrek." — “Shrek”

Princess Fiona's quote: "You didn't slay the dragon?" | Image: AmoDays

Princess Fiona's quote: "You didn't slay the dragon?" | Image: AmoDays

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"Shrek: Little donkey. Take a look at me, what am I?

Donkey: Really tall?

Shrek: No. I'm an ogre. You know, grab your torch and pitchfork. Doesn't that bother you?

Donkey: Nope.

Shrek: Really?

Donkey: Really, really. Man, I like you. What's your name?

Shrek: Er, Shrek." — “Shrek”

"Shrek" dialogue: "Shrek: Go over there and see if you can find any stairs.  Donkey: Stairs? I thought we was lookin' for the Princess.  Shrek: The Princess will be up the stairs in the highest room in the tallest tower.  Donkey: How do you know that?  Shrek: I read it in a book once." | Image: AmoDays

"Shrek" dialogue: "Shrek: Go over there and see if you can find any stairs. Donkey: Stairs? I thought we was lookin' for the Princess. Shrek: The Princess will be up the stairs in the highest room in the tallest tower. Donkey: How do you know that? Shrek: I read it in a book once." | Image: AmoDays

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"Lord Farquaad: Run, run, run as fast as you can. You can't catch me, I'm the Gingerbread Man.

Gingerbread Man: You're a monster." — “Shrek”

"Donkey: Oh, this is one of those onion things, isn't it?

Shrek: No, it's one of those 'drop it and leave it alone' things." — “Shrek”

“Shrek” dialogue: "Donkey: So where is this fire-breathin' pain in the neck, anyway?  Shrek: In the tower, waiting for us to rescue her.  Donkey: I was talkin' about the dragon, Shrek." | Image: AmoDays

“Shrek” dialogue: "Donkey: So where is this fire-breathin' pain in the neck, anyway? Shrek: In the tower, waiting for us to rescue her. Donkey: I was talkin' about the dragon, Shrek." | Image: AmoDays

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"Shrek: Oh yeah? Well, if I treated you so bad, how come you came back?

Donkey: Because that's what friends do! They forgive each other!

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

Little Pig's quote: "He hooffed unt he poooffed unt he... signed an eviction notice." | Image: AmoDays

Little Pig's quote: "He hooffed unt he poooffed unt he... signed an eviction notice." | Image: AmoDays

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"Gingerbread Man: She's married to the Muffin man.

Lord Farquaad: The Muffin man?

Gingerbread Man: The Muffin Man!

Lord Farquaad: She's married to the Muffin man." — “Shrek”

"Lord Farquaad: What's that? It's hideous.

Shrek: Well, that's not very nice. It's just a donkey." — “Shrek”

Lord Farquaad's quote: "Some of you may die, but its a sacrifice I'm willing to make." | Image: AmoDays

Lord Farquaad's quote: "Some of you may die, but its a sacrifice I'm willing to make." | Image: AmoDays

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"SHREK" QUOTES FROM OTHER CHARACTERS

"He hooffed unt he poooffed unt he... signed an eviction notice." Little Pig

"I'm not a puppet. I'm a real boy." — Pinocchio

"Really, it's rude enough being alive when no one wants you, but showing up uninvited to a wedding?" — Lord Farquaad

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

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 Pinocchio's quote: "I'm not a puppet. I'm a real boy." | Image: AmoDays

Pinocchio's quote: "I'm not a puppet. I'm a real boy." | Image: AmoDays

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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