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40 Dumbo Quotes to Discover How High You Can Soar

Dayna Remus
Dec 26, 2022
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"Dumbo" is an adorable story about a misunderstood baby elephant who eventually discovers his talent and place in the world. Dive deeper into this heartwarming tale by reading these 40 quotes below.

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The circus elephant Dumbo is the protagonist of two movies named after him. The original cartoon Disney movie came out in 1941, while the other, a live-action directed by Tim Burton, came out in 2019.

Both of them start with a young Dumbo who was born into a circus, being mocked for his big ears, his mother being taken away from him, and then learning of his ability to fly using his floppy ears. This, in turn, makes him the star of the circus show.

However, while this flying revelation leads to a happy ending for Dumbo in the 1941 movie, it is only the beginning of the live-action elephants' trials and tribulations in the 2019 remake. Another significant change is that in the 2019 film, no musical numbers or animals are talking. However, you can read 40 quotes from the first film here.

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Dumbo’s quote: "Cast your doubts aside and fly." | Image: AmoDays

Dumbo’s quote: "Cast your doubts aside and fly." | Image: AmoDays

Timothy Q. Mouse's Quotes

"The very things that held you down are gonna carry you up and up and up." — Timothy Q. Mouse

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"They're giving him the cold shoulder. Poor little guy. There he goes, without a friend in the world. Nobody to turn to." — Timothy Q. Mouse

"Brother rat?! Now listen! I ain't your brother, and I ain't no rat! See?!" — Timothy Q. Mouse

"Dumbo, I think your ears are beautiful! As a matter of fact, I think they're very decorative. Lots of people with big ears are famous!" — Timothy Q. Mouse

"Dumbo! Look! Have I got it! The magic feather! Now you can fly!" — Timothy Q. Mouse

Timothy Q. Mouse’s quote: "The very things that held you down are gonna carry you up and up and up." | Image: AmoDay

Timothy Q. Mouse’s quote: "The very things that held you down are gonna carry you up and up and up." | Image: AmoDay

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"What's the matter with his ears? I don't see nothing wrong with them. I think they're cute." — Timothy Q. Mouse

"I'm gonna take care of your future." — Timothy Q. Mouse

"What's the use of talking to you cold-hearted boids? Go ahead! Have your fun! Laugh at him! Kick him now that he's down! Go on! We don't care." — Timothy Q. Mouse

"Your mother'll be so proud of you; I'll be proud of you, too. The whole circus be proud of you." — Timothy Q. Mouse

"Just because he's got those big ears, they call him a freak. The laughing stock of the circus. And when his mother tried to protect him, they threw her into the clink." — Timothy Q. Mouse

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Timothy Q. Mouse’s quote: "What's the matter with his ears? I don't see nothing wrong with them. I think they're cute." | Image: AmoDays

Timothy Q. Mouse’s quote: "What's the matter with his ears? I don't see nothing wrong with them. I think they're cute." | Image: AmoDays

"A guy can't eat in peace." — Timothy Q. Mouse

"Elephants can't climb trees, can they? Nah, nah, that's ridiculous. Couldn't jump up. Mm-mm, it's too high." — Timothy Q. Mouse

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"Dumbo! C'mon, fly! Open them ears! The magic feather was just a gag!"— Timothy Q. Mouse

"You can fly! Honest, you can! Hey, open them up! Hurry!" — Timothy Q. Mouse

"Suppose you was torn away from your mother when you was just a baby. Nobody to tuck you in at nights. No warm, soft, caressing trunk to snuggle into. How would you like being left out alone, in a cold, cruel, heartless world?" — Timothy Q. Mouse

All the Crow's Quotes

 Jim Crow’s quote: "I think I will have seen everything when I see an elephant fly."  | Image: AmoDays

Jim Crow’s quote: "I think I will have seen everything when I see an elephant fly." | Image: AmoDays

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"I've seen all that, too! I seen a peanut stand and heard a rubber band! I seen a needle that winked its eye!" — Jim Crow

"Say, look here, Brother Rat." — Jim Crow

"Did you ever see an elephant fly?" — Glasses Crow

"No. Dead people don't snore… Or do they?" — Fat Crow

"Ah, I've seen a dragon fly…" — Fat Crow

Preacher Crow’s quote: "Well, I've seen a horse fly…"  | Image: AmoDays

Preacher Crow’s quote: "Well, I've seen a horse fly…" | Image: AmoDays

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"Well, I've seen a horse fly…" — Preacher Crow

"I think I will have seen everything when I see an elephant fly." — Jim Crow

More "Dumbo" Quotes

"Don't just fly, soar!" — Dumbo

"Cast your doubts aside and fly." — Dumbo

"C'mon, elephants ain't got no feelings." Skinny

Skinny’s quote: "C'mon, elephants ain't got no feelings."  | Image: AmoDays

Skinny’s quote: "C'mon, elephants ain't got no feelings." | Image: AmoDays

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"Look at his ears! Baa! Big ears! Big ears!" — Smitty

"Well, frankly, I wouldn't eat at the same bale of hay with him." — Prissy

"Nothing stops him; he'll get through." — Narrator

"Rest your head close to my heart."— Mrs. Jumbo

"Ain't that the funniest thing you ever saw?" — Smitty

 Dumbo’s quote: "Don't just fly, soar!" | Image: AmoDays

Dumbo’s quote: "Don't just fly, soar!" | Image: AmoDays

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"Because of that Dumbo, I never can show my face there again." — Giddy The Elephant

"You're no cream puff yourself, dearie!" — Catty

"Never to part, baby of mine." — Mrs. Jumbo

"Be careful. Don't hurt the little guy." — Clown

"Girls, girls! Listen! Have I got a trunk full of dirt." — Prissy

Mrs. Jumbo’s quote: "Rest your head close to my heart, never to part, baby of mine." | Image: AmoDays

Mrs. Jumbo’s quote: "Rest your head close to my heart, never to part, baby of mine." | Image: AmoDays

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"Out of my way, assassin!" — Matriarch Elephant

"Here is a baby with eyes of blue, straight from heaven, right to you. Or - straight from heaven up above, here is a baby for you to love." — Mr. Stork

"I would like nothing better than to spank the living daylights out of him." — Matriarch Elephant

"Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you. Happy birthday dear... dear... dear me, what's his name?" — Mr. Stork

"We will now present for your entertainment the most stupendous, magnificent, super-colossal spectacle! On this tiny, little, insignificant ball, we will construct for you a pyramid! Not of wood, not of stone... pyramid, of ponderous, pulsating, pulchritudinous pachyderms!" The Ringmaster

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 Prissy’s quote: "Girls, girls! Listen! Have I got a trunk full of dirt.” | Image: AmoDays

Prissy’s quote: "Girls, girls! Listen! Have I got a trunk full of dirt.” | Image: AmoDays

Both films went home with awards, but it was the original "Dumbo" that took the award shows by storm. The movie won six awards, including an Oscar for Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture, and a Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Animation Design.

The 2019 Oscar won an AEAF Award for Feature Film VFX - Special Merit, a 2020 Disney Factory Award, and, in an awkward turn of events, a Worst Film of the Year Award. Read quotes from another cartoon movie, "Fantastic Mr. Fox."

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