47 Mamma Mia Quotes about Love, Life, and Family
Some of our favorite actors were cast in the "Mamma Mia" movies and delivered perfect lines amid their singing and dancing. Read these 47 quotes to relive the feeling you got while watching the films.
In 2008, the musical comedy "Mamma Mia," stole the hearts of fans globally. The movie was based on songs from the Swedish supergroup ABBA. It told the story of Donna, played by Meryl Streep, and her daughter Sophie, played by Amanda Seyfried.
In the first film of the franchise, Sophie wanted her father to walk her down the aisle. Unsure of his identity, she invited three of her mother's past lovers—Bill, played Stellan Skarsgård, Sam (Pierce Brosnan) and Harry (Colin Firth).
Ten years later, the second film, set five years into Sophie's future, shows her married to Sky, played by Dominic Cooper, and with three fathers. Donna had passed on, but the movie played flashbacks of her life.
If you are a fan of "Mamma Mia," take a trip down memory lane with these 47 entertaining "Mamma Mia" quotes that focus on life, love, family, freedom, and more.
Donna's quote: "It's not easy being a mother. If it was, fathers would do it." | Image: AmoDays
Mamma Mia Quotes about Love, Family, and Freedom
"I don't know how to sing about love if I'm not feeling it." — Donna
"I want the perfect wedding, and I want my father to give me away." — Sophie
"It's my stag do—my last night of freedom. Which is how some people might see it. But for me, it's the last night before the greatest adventure of my life." — Sky
"I have two grown children. I know something about letting go." — Sam
"When you fall, you fall. And when you've been defeated by love, you're utterly defeated." — Harry
Donna's quote: "I don't know how to sing about love if I'm not feeling it." | Image: AmoDays
"I don't care if you slept with hundreds of men, you're my mom, and I love you so much." — Sophie
"It's about knowing who I am. And I wanted to get married knowing who I am." — Sophie
"I'll be thinking of you tomorrow." — Sky
"If she were more like me, she wouldn't be getting married at 20." — Donna
"I feel like there's a part of me missing, and when I meet my dad, everything will fall into place." — Sophie
Sophie's quote: "It's about knowing who I am. And I wanted to get married knowing who I am." | Image: AmoDays
"I'm so glad you're here because I have a secret, and I can't tell anybody else." — Sophie
"When you know, you know." — Harry
"That is you, that's not me! Okay? I love Sky more than anything in the world, and I—Arrgh! Did you feel that way before you got married?" — Sophie
"We danced on the beach, and we kissed on the beach, and dot, dot, dot." — Sophie
Harry's quote: "When you know, you know." | Image: AmoDays
Mamma Mia Quotes on Growing Up and Living Life to the Fullest
"Do what makes your soul shine." — Rosie
"Whatever happened to our Donna? Life and soul of the party!" — Tanya
"You always knew how to make an entrance." — Sam
"Whatever you dream, we'll make it real." — Señor Cienfuegos
"Last night, I discovered something wonderful. It was a wake-up call, a way to look at myself and what I really want out of life." — Harry
Rosie's quote: "Do what makes your soul shine." | Image: AmoDays
"I may look like I'm pondering my securities, but in reality, I'm trekking across some remote corner of the planet." — Harry
"The best things in life, the very best things happen unexpectedly." — Donna
"Don't think about it. Come on. Let's go have fun." — Donna
"Ohh, look at my baby, her whole life ahead of her." — Donna
"She wasn't scared. She could do it because she wasn't alone, she had me." — Sophie
Donna's quote: "The best things in life, the very best things happen unexpectedly." | Image: AmoDays
"You have the courage of a lion, the passion of a panther, and the wisdom of a flamingo." — Fernando
"May the best of our lives be the best of our lives." — Tanya
"There's an island, Kalokairi. People used to think if you sailed on from there, you'd fall off the edge of the world. That sounds like the place for me." — Donna
"Now, listen, listen, what we're gonna do is—we'll get them plastered tonight, and then tomorrow, Tanya and I will take them fishing." — Rosie
"You know what to do. You don't have to do anything." — Donna
Fernando's quote: "You have the courage of a lion, the passion of a panther and the wisdom of a flamingo." | Image: AmoDays
"I don't know what my future holds, but the world is wide and I want to make some memories." — Donna
"Look at you! God! Stop growing! You sound like you're having fun already." — Donna
"I don't want my children growing up, not knowing who their father is, because it's just, it's crap!" — Sophie
"In your case, age becomes you as it does a tree, the wine, and cheese." — Officer
Donna's quote: "I don't know what my future holds, but the world is wide and I want to make some memories." | Image: AmoDays
Funny Mamma Mia Quotes
"Am I getting this right? Sophie may be mine, but she may be Bill's or Harry's?" — Donna
"Somebody up there has got it in for me. I bet it's my mother." — Donna
"Excuse me. Hello. This is a hen party. Women only. Thank you." — Rosie
"Excuse me. Coming through. I have a senior citizen with me. Thank you. My mother needs a perch." — Rosie
"The thing about the toilet—If it doesn't flush right away, just go, and come back in a while, and it should—nothing works around here, except for me." — Donna
Donna's quote: "Am I getting this right? Sophie may be mine, but she may be Bill's or Harry's?" | Image: AmoDays
"The earth moved, darling. We're falling apart here." — Donna
"Hey. Right in time for breakfast. We're serving up the works here." — Bill
"They're supposed to ward off unwanted visitors." — Donna
"Being a grudge holder makes you fat." — Ruby
Tanya: "I bet you don't remember me." Rosie: "Not with all that plastic surgery."
Donna's quote: "The earth moved, darling. We're falling apart here." | Image: AmoDays
"If you had your way, it'd be a three-minute wedding in jeans and T-shirts, washed down with a bottle of beer." — Sophie
"It's not easy being a mother. If it was, fathers would do it." — Donna
"Typical isn't it? You wait 20 years for a dad and then 3 come along at once." — Rosie
Donna: "I grew up." Tanya: "Well, then, grow back down again!"
Sophie's quote: "If you had your way, it'd be a three-minute wedding in jeans and T-shirts, washed down with a bottle of beer." | Image: AmoDays
The first "Mamma Mia" was a success; it made over 600 million dollars at the box office. Its success led to the release of its sequel, "Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again," which made over 400 million dollars.
Since the second film's release, there have been rumors of a third movie, and the cast would be more than excited to get together again to sing, act, and have fun.
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