Snow White is the original Disney princess. Unbelievably, Snow White was released in 1937, and the film was the first full-length animated feature to ever grace screens. While this iconic film has aged, and many other princesses and movies have followed after, it is, without a doubt, an epic. The movie is beautiful, not only for its time but forever. Truly, Snow White is timeless.
Updated on December 3rd, 2020 by Matthew Wilkinson: Walt Disney’s original animated adaptation really was the one to start it all, and the story and characters hold up just as well now as they did upon its original release. The story is whimsical and charming, and the distinct personalities that each character has really drive the movie. There’s a great balance struck within the movie from comedic moments to emotional, heartfelt, and subtle moments and that is shown throughout the various iconic quotes. So, with that in mind, let’s take a look at the 15 best quotes from Snow White.
15 “I’m sure I’ll get along somehow. Everything’s going to be alright.”
This quote is one to take to heart. Snow White’s graceful way under pressure and hardship is one of the loveliest parts about her, and this quote truly encapsulates that.
Although nothing is simple for Snow White, she chooses to look on the bright side and feel confident in herself and her abilities to move forward. Thinking positively and believing in one’s self can go an incredibly long way.
14 “Lips red as the rose, hair black as ebony, skin white as snow.”
The magic mirror is an important character within this movie, and he is the one who does the job of describing exactly what Snow White looks like. When he’s asked who the fairest of them all is (more on that later), he makes it clear that it is Snow, and he sets up her appearance perfectly.
It’s a really great quote, which sums up her appearance perfectly in the best way imaginable. She’s drawn perfectly by Disney’s animated team and this quote just explains that all really well, making things very clear to the Evil Queen.
13 “Slave in the magic mirror, come from the farthest space, through wind and darkness I summon thee. Speak! Let me see thy face.”
Speaking of the Magic Mirror, when the Evil Queen first summons the character, she delivers this epic line to bring him to life. This works perfectly for anyways. Firstly, it showcases the magic that the character has, having to come from the farthest space alluding to that.
However, the reason this quote is so good is because it sets up the Queen’s personality and behavior right from the start. Calling the character a slave, demanding him to speak, sets the tone for who she is within just one sentence, showing the power in words when done right.
12 “… and then he will carry me away to his castle, where we will live happily ever after.”
Although this isn’t the first time the phrase “happily ever after” is used in fiction, it is definitely one of the earliest times for Disney, and one of the most iconic.
Snow White begins a long tradition of the notion of happily ever after princess movies, making this quote truly one of the greats. Although it might be a little dated in concept, it’s always nice to believe everything will be happy in the end.
11 “Go on, have a bite.”
The evil queen from Snow White is one of the most devious villains around. She is incredibly jealous of Snow White’s beauty and can’t see how her own ugliness is more than just skin deep.
When she transforms into an old witch to give Snow White an Apple, she plays on her kind heart to get her way. A cruel but iconic scene.
10 “Sink’s empty. Hey, someone stole our dishes!”
Sneezy doesn’t have tons of lines in the movie, at least not ones that aren’t interrupted by, you guessed it, sneezes. However, he does come out with this hilarious line when the dwarfs first get into their home and notice things are out of place and different.
The dwarfs aren’t the cleanest of people, and that’s clear from this quote. Rather than thinking their pots and pans have been washed and cleaned, Sneezy goes straight to the conclusion someone must have taken their dirty pots, which is a very funny moment.
9 “I’d like to see anybody make me wash if I didn’t wanna!”
Grumpy is the kind of character that began relatably and has only remained relatable over time. The dwarf is every single viewer, every now and again.
This line from Grumpy is especially resonant, for children and adults alike, who just don’t want to do what they have to do and believe not a single person can or should tell them what to do. Take a nap, Grumpy!
8 “She’s beautiful, just like an angel.”
Bashful, meanwhile, is the dwarf that always endears audiences with his sweetness, earning him a great quote. His reverent whisper of awe about Snow White’s beauty is enough to melt hearts and earn intense agreement from all those who hear it.
Snow White is indeed a very beautiful princess. It’s something that has remained the case throughout history, with Snow being seen as the true measuring stick of Disney princesses.
7 “Over the seven jeweled hills, beyond the seventh wall, in the cottage of the seven dwarfs, dwells Snow White, fairest one of all.”
Meta lines that offer the title of the movie within them are a special favorite of moviegoers. And this line encapsulates everything there is to know about Snow White.
Not only is it iconic, but it has real poetry to it, appropriate for the magical fairytale of Snow White. It’s a quote that even non-Disney fans are aware of, simply because of how much it has spanned pop culture.
6 “Look, our house! The lit’s light—the light’s lit!”
Doc is one of the highlights in this movie and he certainly is one of the best dwarfs. When the group return from work to see someone in their home, Doc is quick to work things out and alert the group, being so shocked that he struggles to get his words out.
It sets up the type of character Doc is. He’s someone that is a leader, but he also has moments without confidence and that is shown here. He’s surprised, but still alert, showing his desire to care for his friends and to make sure they know about the potential issue.
5 “Magic mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all?”
This refrain is often heard in popular culture and has taken on a life of its own beyond the movie. Who is the fairest of them all?
Along with the blood-red apple, the witch gives to Snow White this line is probably the most well-known of all of the lines from Snow White. As the Evil Queen learns she is not the fairest of them all, a cultural phenomenon is launched.
4 “I’d like to dance and tap my feet.”
Happy is well named, and viewers would do well to take some lessons from him. Of all the dwarfs, Happy is, well, joyous. He shows off his cheerful demeanor by reminding everyone that to dance and enjoy one’s self is good!
Here’s to you Happy, for bringing constant joy to everyone within the movie with your bubbly personality and constant state of happiness.
3 “Why, there’s seven little chairs! Must be seven little children.”
When Snow White first stumbles upon the dwarves’ cottage, she instantly thinks that it is a normal home where some children are living. It showcases the naive way that Snow thinks, but it also sets up the big surprise as the dwarfs make their presence felt later.
It allows for Snow to be genuinely surprised, and this quote is one that has fans laughing on the inside, as they know what is about to happen. This is particularly great on a re-watch, as it does make a viewer feel like they’re in on a secret that the lead character just isn’t aware of.
2 “There’s nobody like him, anywhere at all.”
True love is a common phenomenon in Disney Princess movies and Snow White is no different. One’s prince (or princess) needs to be the most special person in the world, at least to their true love.
Snow shows she does love Florian with all her heart. There’s not anyone who is like him, nowhere in the whole wide world, at least in the context of this movie that is.
1 “When hearts are high the time will fly, so whistle while you work.”
Disney sometimes offers some great lessons that viewers can take away and apply to their own lives, and one of them is to find joy even if the environment is in isn’t the best.
Here, Snow White reminds viewers that even if they’re in the position of needing to work hard, a little cheer can go a long way in making their work fly by.
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