Last Updated on January 24, 2022
Mulan is an American animated musical adventure film produced in 1998 by Walt Disney, which is based on the Chinese legend Hua Mulan. The movie stars Ming-Na Wen (Fa Mulan), Eddie Murphy (Mushu), BD Wong (Captain Li Shang), and Miguel Ferrer (Shan Yu).
Fa Mulan is a brave, altruistic warrior and the daughter of an aged soldier, who is passionate about defending her family and country from external aggression. However, there’s one major factor working against her – her female gender.
Mulan decides to disguise herself as a man so she can take her father’s place in the army in a bid to combat invasion. Despite numerous seemingly insurmountable obstacles in her path, Mulan heroically succeeds in her military quests.
Mulan was one of the most iconic films of the late-90s. It received nominations for the Academy Award for Best Original Music Score and the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score. To pay further tribute to the legend, Disney produced a live-action version of the film in 2020. The new film stars Liu Yifei in the title role.
Besides its action-packed plot, Mulan also treated us to some of the funniest and most inspiring quotes you can ever find in a movie. Here are the 40 most badass Mulan quotes.
Best Mulan Quotes
1. A life for a life. My debt is repaid ~ Shang
2. A single grain of rice can tip the scale. One man may be the difference between victory and defeat ~ Emperor
3. Ancestors, hear our prayer. Watch over Mulan.” — Grandmother Fa
4. And let me say somethin’. Anybody who’s foolish enough to threaten our family, vengeance will be miiiine! ~ Mushu
5. C’mon, if you’re gonna stay, you’re gonna work ~ Mushu
6. Careful, Captain. You may be the General’s son, but I am the Emperor’s consul. And by the way, I got that job on my own ~ Chi Fu
7. Get ready, Mulan, your serpentine salvation is at hand! For I have been sent by your ancestors… to guide you through your masquerade ~ Mushu
8. Got breakfast for ya! Look, you get porridge! And it’s happy to see you! ~ Mushu
9. 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
10. I know my place. It is time you learn yours ~ Fa Zhou
11. I tire of your arrogance, old man. Bow to me! ~ Shan-Yu
12. I was this close. This close to impressin’ the ancestors, gettin’ the top shelf, an entourage ~ Mushu
13. I’m gonna hit you so hard, it’ll make your ancestors dizzy ~Yao
14. I’m travel-sized for your convenience! ~ Mushu
15. I never want to see a naked man again! ~ Mulan
16. It is an honor to protect my country and my family ~ Fa Zhou
17. Just because I look like a man doesn’t mean I have to smell like one ~ Fa Mulan
18. Let’s go kick some Hunny buns! ~ Mushu
19. 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 ~ Fa Mulan
20. My name is Mulan! I did it to save my father ~ Mulan
21. My, 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
22. No matter how the wind howls, the mountain cannot bow to it ~ Emperor
23. No time to talk. Now remember, it’s your first day of trainin’, so listen to your teacher and no fightin’, play nice with the other kids, unless, of course, one of the other kids wanna fight, then you have to kick the other kid’s butt ~ Mushu
24. Oh, hi, guys. I didn’t know you were here. I was just washing, so now I’m clean, and I’m gonna go. Bye-bye! ~ Fa Mulan
25. Okay, people, people, look alive! Let’s go, come on, get up! Let’s move it! Rise and shine! You’re all way past the beauty sleep thing, trust me! ~ Mushu
26. Ooh, I think my bunny slippers just ran for cover. Come on, scare me, girl! ~ Mushu
27. Punch him. It’s how men say hello ~ Mushu
28. Reflect before you snack—act! ~ Mulan
29. So a couple of guys don’t rinse out their socks. Picky, picky, picky. Well, myself, I kind of like that corn chip smell ~ Mushu
30. The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all ~ Emperor
31. The truth is, we’re both frauds. Your ancestors never sent me, they don’t even like me. But you risked your life to help people you love. I risked your life to help myself. At least you had good intentions ~ Mushu
32. Uh, my ancestors sent a little lizard to help me? ~ Fa Mulan
33. We’re gonna die! We’re gonna die! We’re definitely gonna die! No way we survive this! Death is coming! ~ Mushu
34. We’re in a war, man! There’s no time for stupid questions! ~ Mushu
35. What you mean, a loser? How ’bout if I pop one of your antennas off, and throw it across the yard? Then who’s the loser, me or you? ~ Mushu
36. Who am I fooling? It’s going to take a miracle to get me into the army ~ Fa Mulan
37. Who am I? Who am I? I am the guardian of lost souls, I am the powerful, the pleasurable, the indestructible Mushu ~ Mushu
38. Whoa, one moment. You seem to be missing something. This represents discipline and this represents strength. You need both to reach the arrow ~ Shang
39. 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
40. You don’t meet a girl like that every dynasty ~ Emperor
There goes our collection of cool Mulan quotes to inspire the inner warrior in you.
Feel free to bookmark these quotes for future reference whenever you’ll be needing a confidence boost to undertake daring quests.