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60 'Mulan' Quotes to Bring Out Your Inner Warrior

Dayna Remus
Aug 11, 2022
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Determined to save her father and despite the possible consequences, the legendary Mulan dressed up as a man and took her father's place in the war. Here are 60 quotes to help you get acquainted with this brave warrior and her fellow characters.

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Mulan has become a role model for girls worldwide who may be scared to forge their own path or go against society's expectations. While there is nothing wrong with being feminine, the character shows young girls that it's okay if they don't want to wear a dress or if they want to take part in more male-dominated activities.

As a whole, Mulan inspires men, women, non-binary individuals, and every gender to be themselves and fight for what they believe in.

Disney first portrayed this beloved character in the 1998 Disney musical and animated film "Mulan." It was followed by a live-action remake in 2020, without the music and with other significant changes.

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Here are 60 quotes from the two "Mulan" films to bring out your inner warrior.

Mulan’s quote: “You can still take the noble path. It’s not too late.” | Image: AmoDays

Mulan’s quote: “You can still take the noble path. It’s not too late.” | Image: AmoDays

"MULAN" QUOTES ABOUT HONOR

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“I will bring honor to us all." — Mulan, "Mulan" (2020)

“I am the father. It is my place to bring honor to our family on the battlefield. You are the daughter! Learn your place.” — Zhou, "Mulan" (2020)

“You can still take the noble path. It’s not too late.” — Mulan, "Mulan" (2020)

“She has brought honor to her ancestors, to her family, to her village, and to her country.” — Commander Tung, "Mulan" (2020)

“You are a disgrace! You may look like a bride, but you will never bring your family honor!” — The Matchmaker, "Mulan" (1998)

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Zhou’s quote: “There is no courage without fear.” | Image: AmoDays

Zhou’s quote: “There is no courage without fear.” | Image: AmoDays

"MULAN" QUOTES ABOUT BRAVERY

“The phoenix. You remember? She has followed me into battle before, and she will follow me now. And she will tell our ancestors I’ve been loyal, brave, and true." — Zhou, "Mulan" (2020)

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“There’s no shame in being fearful before battle. In fact, it’s a testament to your honesty that you confess such doubt.” — Commander Tung, "Mulan" (2020)

“There is no courage without fear.” — Zhou "Mulan" (2020)

“Hua Mulan, your actions have brought disgrace and dishonor to this regiment, to this kingdom, and to your own family. But your loyalty and bravery are without question.” — Commander Tung, "Mulan" (2020)

"We started this thing together, and that's how we'll finish it. I promise." — Mushu, "Mulan" (1998)

 Zhou’s quote “Your chi is strong, Mulan. But chi is for warriors, not daughters."  | Image: AmoDays

Zhou’s quote “Your chi is strong, Mulan. But chi is for warriors, not daughters." | Image: AmoDays

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SPIRITUAL "MULAN" QUOTES

“Some say the phoenix is consumed by flame and emerges again. I think she can survive a broken wing." — Zhou, "Mulan" (2020)

“The chi pervades the universe and all living things… But only the most true will connect deeply to his chi and become a great warrior." — Commander Tung, "Mulan" (2020)

"Tranquil as a forest, but one fire within.” — Commander Tung, "Mulan" (2020)

“Your chi is strong, Mulan. But chi is for warriors, not daughters. Soon, you’ll be a young woman, and it is time for you to hide your gift away. To silence its voice. I say this to protect you. That is my job. Your job is to bring honor to the family. Do you think you can do that?” — Zhou, "Mulan" (2020)

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“Relax and chant with me.” — Chien Po, "Mulan" (1998)

 Fa Zhou’s quote: "My, what beautiful blossoms we have this year. But look, this one's late. But I'll bet that when it blooms, it will be the most beautiful of all." | Image: AmoDays

Fa Zhou’s quote: "My, what beautiful blossoms we have this year. But look, this one's late. But I'll bet that when it blooms, it will be the most beautiful of all." | Image: AmoDays

WISE "MULAN" QUOTES

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“When employed correctly, four ounces can move a thousand pounds.” — Mulan, "Mulan" (2020)

“Beautiful tool (sword) for terrible work” — Zhou, "Mulan" (2020)

“And Hua Jun did die. For a lie can only live so long. But Mulan lived.” — Zhou, "Mulan" (2020)

“A single grain of rice can tip the scale. One man may be the difference between victory and defeat". — The Emperor, "Mulan" (2020)

"My, what beautiful blossoms we have this year. But look, this one's late. But I'll bet that when it blooms, it will be the most beautiful of all." — Fa Zhou, "Mulan" (1998)

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The Emperor’s quote: “Rise up. You are a mighty warrior like a phoenix. Rise up. Fight for the kingdom and its people.” | Image: AmoDays

The Emperor’s quote: “Rise up. You are a mighty warrior like a phoenix. Rise up. Fight for the kingdom and its people.” | Image: AmoDays

"Your belief in love wasn't strong enough to overcome your fear of rejection." — Mulan "Mulan" (2020)

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"MULAN" QUOTES ABOUT DETERMINATION AND POWER

“The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all.” — The Emperor, "Mulan" (1998)

“You (Xianniang) told me my journey was impossible. Yet here I stand, proof that there is a place for people like us.” — Mulan, "Mulan" (2020)

“Rise up. You are a mighty warrior like a phoenix. Rise up. Fight for the kingdom and its people.” — The Emperor, "Mulan" (2020)

"If you’re gonna stay, you’re gonna work."— Mushu, "Mulan" (1998)

The Emperor’s quote: “The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all.” | Image: AmoDays

The Emperor’s quote: “The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all.” | Image: AmoDays

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"I am the guardian of lost souls. I am the powerful, the pleasurable, the indestructible Mushu!" — Mushu, "Mulan" (1998)

"My powers are beyond your mortal imagination. For instance, my eyes can see straight through your armor." — Mushu, "Mulan" (1998)

“Yeah, this ain’t gonna be pretty. But don’t you worry, okay? Things will work out. We started this thing together, and that’s how we’ll finish it. I promise.” — Mushu, "Mulan" (1998)

“No matter how the wind howls, the mountain cannot bow to it." — The Emperor, "Mulan" (1998)

"MULAN" QUOTES ABOUT SELF REFLECTION

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“When will my reflection show who I am inside?" — Mulan, "Mulan" (1998)

  Mulan’s quote: Maybe what I really wanted was to prove I could do things right, so when I looked in the mirror, I’d see someone worthwhile. But I was wrong. I see nothing.” | Image: AmoDays

Mulan’s quote: Maybe what I really wanted was to prove I could do things right, so when I looked in the mirror, I’d see someone worthwhile. But I was wrong. I see nothing.” | Image: AmoDays

"You risked your life to help people you love. I risked your life to help myself. At least you had good intentions." — Mushu, "Mulan" (1998)

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"Deep in my soul, I know that I’m your destiny." — Mulan, "Mulan" (1998)

“Maybe I didn’t go for my father. Maybe what I really wanted was to prove I could do things right, so when I looked in the mirror, I’d see someone worthwhile. But I was wrong. I see nothing.” — Mulan, "Mulan" (1998)

"MULAN" QUOTES ABOUT FAMILY

"Any man would be fortunate to marry either of our daughters. Including Mulan.” — Zhou, "Mulan" (2020)

“It is my daughter that means everything to me. And it is I who should apologize. My foolish pride drove you away.” — Zhou, "Mulan" (2020)

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 Commander Tung’s quote: “Devotion to family is an essential virtue.” | Image: AmoDays

Commander Tung’s quote: “Devotion to family is an essential virtue.” | Image: AmoDays

"Forgive me, Father. I stole your horse. I stole your sword. I stole your armor. And the sword… I lost." — Mulan, "Mulan" (2020)

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"The sword is gone. Now I understand how much that sword means to you." — Mulan, "Mulan" (2020)

"Devotion to family is an essential virtue.” — Commander Tung, "Mulan" (2020)

"Ancestors, hear my plea. Help me not to make a fool of me and to not uproot my family tree. Keep my father standing tall." — Mulan, "Mulan" (1998)

FUNNY "MULAN" QUOTES

"Great. She brings home a sword. If you ask me, she should've brought home a man." — Grandmother Fa, "Mulan" (1998)

 Yao’s quote: "I'm gonna hit you so hard, it'll make your ancestors dizzy." | Image: AmoDays

Yao’s quote: "I'm gonna hit you so hard, it'll make your ancestors dizzy." | Image: AmoDays

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"I never want to see a naked man again." — Mulan, "Mulan" (1998)

“Dishonor! Dishonor on your whole family…dishonor on you, dishonor on your cow.” — Mushu, "Mulan" (1998)

"Stand watch, Mushu, while I blow our secret with my stupid girly habits." — Mushu, "Mulan" (1998)

"Say that to my face, you limp noodle!" — Mushu, "Mulan" (1998)

"What do you mean a loser? What if I pop one of your antennae off and throw it across the yard, then who's the loser, you or me?" — Mushu, "Mulan" (1998)

 Mushu’s quote: “Dishonor! Dishonor on your whole family…dishonor on you, dishonor on your cow.”|  Image: AmoDays

Mushu’s quote: “Dishonor! Dishonor on your whole family…dishonor on you, dishonor on your cow.”| Image: AmoDays

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"The only girl who'd love him is his mother." — Yao, "Mulan" (1998)

"Just because I look like a man doesn't mean I have to smell like one.” Mulan, "Mulan" (1998)

"Dragon. DRAGON. Not lizard. I don't do that tongue thing." — Mushu, "Mulan" (1998)

"The greatest gift and honor is having you for a daughter.” — Fa Zhou, "Mulan" (1998)

"My little baby is all grown up and saving China." — Mushu, "Mulan" (1998)

Grandmother Fa "Great. She brings home a sword. If you ask me, she should've brought home a man." | Image: AmoDays

Grandmother Fa "Great. She brings home a sword. If you ask me, she should've brought home a man." | Image: AmoDays

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"Let's go kick some Hunny buns!" — Mushu, "Mulan" (1998)

"I'm gonna hit you so hard, it'll make your ancestors dizzy." — Yao, "Mulan" (1998)

"What? What do you mean you're not lucky? You lied to me? And what are you, a sheep?" — Mushu, "Mulan" (1998)

"Hey, come on. You went to save your father’s life. Who knew you’d end up shaming him and disgracing your ancestors and losing all your friends. You know, you just gotta… You gotta learn to let these things go." — Mushu, "Mulan" (1998)

"MULAN" QUOTES ABOUT THE POWER OF A WOMAN

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"The fiercest winter storm could not destroy this makeup.” — Mulan, "Mulan" (2020)

Mulan’s quote: “I will bring honor to us all." | Image: AmoDays

Mulan’s quote: “I will bring honor to us all." | Image: AmoDays

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"I've heard a great deal about you, Fa Mulan. You stole your father's armor, ran away from home, impersonated a soldier, deceived your commanding officer, dishonored the Chinese Army, destroyed my palace, and... you have saved us all." — The Emperor, "Mulan" (1998)

“I know my place. And it is my duty to fight for the kingdom and protect the emperor.” — Mulan, "Mulan" (2020)

“One warrior knows another. You were always there. Yet I see you [Mulan] for the first time.” — Zhou, "Mulan" (2020)

“The green shoot has grown up to the sky, and her ancestors celebrate her in the vault of the heavens. The girl became a soldier. The soldier became a leader. And the leader became a legend.” — Zhou, "Mulan" (2020)

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“You don’t meet a girl like that every dynasty.” — The Emperor, "Mulan" (1998)

The Emperor's quote: "I've heard a great deal about you, Fa Mulan. You stole your father's armor, ran away from home, impersonated a soldier, deceived your commanding officer, dishonored the Chinese Army, destroyed my palace, and... you have saved us all.” | Image: AmoDays

The Emperor's quote: "I've heard a great deal about you, Fa Mulan. You stole your father's armor, ran away from home, impersonated a soldier, deceived your commanding officer, dishonored the Chinese Army, destroyed my palace, and... you have saved us all.” | Image: AmoDays

We can learn a lot from Mulan and the characters that surround her, including wisdom, how to face adversity, and the importance of family. However, out of all these lessons, the most important is to be open to change. To allow new generations to teach us different ways of being and living in society. Most of all, to remember that women hold more power than many of us realize if we are only willing to let them take their swords and run into battle.

If you want to learn to be more like Mulan and to discover and be yourself despite what everyone thinks, you should read this compilation of self-discovery quotes.

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