Here are some of the finest quotes from classic animated movies that will surely get you teary-eyed.
They lived in a society where daughters were supposed to bring honor to the family by getting married.
However, when Mulan failed to impress the matchmaker, Fa Zhou felt sorry for his daughter and said the following words to comfort her as they sat under a cherry blossom tree.
“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.”
Later, when Mulan returned home after defeating the Huns, she brought the sword of Shan-Yu and the crest of the Emperor to please her father.
Fa Zhou, who was worried for his daughter’s safety the whole time she was away, dropped the sword and crest on the ground and embraced Mulan, saying, “The greatest gift and honor... is having you for a daughter.”
Their bond remains the strongest and the most beautiful of all father-daughter relationships portrayed by Disney to date.
Princess and the Frog (2009):
James not only let his little girl Tiana believe in wishes and stars, but he also taught her to believe in hard work, love, family, and herself.
This is the best piece of advice he gave Tiana as she wished on the Evening Star.
“Yes, you wish and you dream with all your little heart. But you remember, Tiana, that old star can only take you part of the way. You got to help him with some hard work of your own. And then... Yeah, you can do anything you set you mind to. Just promise your Daddy one thing? That you'll never, ever lose sight of what is really important. Okay?”
Beauty and the Beast (1991):
Although the entire village was against his inventions, Belle believed in her father and his ideas and Maurice loved his daughter just as much.
When the Beast tried to take away Belle in exchange for a debt and she agreed, Maurice tried his best to convince her to leave, despite his injuries and weakness of health.
Maurice: No, Belle, listen to me. I'm old. I've lived my life.
While Queen Elinor had reservations about princesses having weapons, Merida’s father believed that girls should be allowed to fight and King Fergus himself got his daughter her first bow and arrow.
This is what he said to the Queen when she criticized Merida for setting her bow on the table.
Elinor: A princess should not have weapons, in my opinion.
King Fergus: Princess or not, learning to fight is essential!
Lion King: Simba’s Pride (1998):
Kiara, who was a very stubborn offspring, had one of the most loving dads in the history of Disney.
Simba, who himself had a father who died saving him, was an equally loving parent. He was a little overprotective, but he had good reason to act like that. Here’s one of the best lines he said to his daughter.
"I'm telling you this because I love you. I don't want to lose you. If something happened to you, I don't know what I'd do.”
Chief Powhatan always said that Pocahontas had her mother’s spirit.
Despite their difference of opinion over the British settlers, he had faith in his daughter and believed she could prove to be a great leader of his tribe.
"My daughter speaks with a wisdom beyond her years. We have all come here with anger in our hearts but she comes with courage and understanding."
The Little Mermaid (1989):
Although King Triton was a strict father – he had to being king of the ocean – he loved his daughters immensely, especially Ariel.
Here is one of the most special things King Triton said about Ariel to Sebastian, his servant.
Sebastian: Like I always say, Your Majesty, children have got to be free to lead their own lives.
Triton: You always say that, Sebastian?
Sebastian: [nervous] Tee-hee.
Triton: Well I guess there's one problem left.
Sebastian: And what's that, Your Majesty?
Triton: How much I'm going to miss her.
Professor Archimedes Quincy Porter was an eccentric yet kindred soul who always knew what his daughter Jane was thinking. Theirs was an exceptionally sweet relationship.
The most special moment shared between the two in the movie was the one when Porter and Jane prepare to leave on the ship. At that point, Tarzan reveals that he plans to stay back with the gorilla troop.
As the ship leaves shore, Porter encourages his daughter to stay with the man she loves.
Porter: Goodbye Tarzan, goodbye! Oh, I'm going to miss that boy. Jane, dear, I can't help feeling that you should stay.
Jane: Daddy, please don't! We've been through all of this, I couldn't possibly--I--I belong in England with you, with people, and--
Porter: But you love him. Go on!