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Some days are great for singing to birds. Others are great for taking over the world. These are the top oddly motivational, inspiring Disney villain quotes that can help you get your life into gear and be the best villain you possibly can be … or the worst? Check out our Disney villain quotes, quiz yourself on who you emulate, and boost your confidence for your next diabolical endeavor!

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From the tragic, flawed, and misunderstood to the terrifying, toxic, and realistic, Disney movie villains have a lot to teach us about life and love. These Disney villain inspirational quotes can help us keep things in perspective, whether Ursula is telling us to value our own voice or Rumplestiltskin is acknowledging that love is more powerful than magic. Some of the best Disney villain quotes are sneakily inspirational, like the exclamation of Queen Narissa (of Enchanted) that poison apples don’t grow on trees. As it turns out, it takes a lot of work to be an evil queen! Quotes Disney villain characters share with us can be head-scratching riddles, such as, “How many men does it take to deliver a message?” from Shan Yu, or they can be stunning statements that make us think, like Screenslaver’s incredible, controversial speech in Incredibles 2. These famous Disney villain quotes can definitely help you find a new lease on life. (Or new leash on life, if you’re Cruella de Vil.) Learn from their failures and fabulous confidence and see what in your life needs more focus.

Which Disney Villain are You?

While you’re maximizing that darkness within, perhaps you are asking yourself, “What Disney villain am I?” Quiz yourself and find out which baddie to emulate! Our short Disney villain quiz will help you find out whether you’re magnificent like Maleficent or confident like Cruella!

The top Disney villains list what’s important to them; usually it’s money, power, and revenge. Take their same motivation and apply it to your happiness, health, and wellness and you’ll truly be a force to be reckoned with! You can be as charming, confident, and cool as a Disney evil villain. Quotes like these may be a little nefarious, but they can also help us get ourselves into gear for battling the world when it’s pushing us down!

Our List of Disney Villain Quotes

“Above all, self-control.”

— Lady Tremaine, Cinderella

“A woman doesn’t know how precious her voice is until she’s been silenced.”

— Ursula, The Little Mermaid (Musical)

“Don’t underestimate the importance of body language!”

— Ursula, The Little Mermaid

“Life’s full of tough choices, isn’t it?”

— Ursula, The Little Mermaid

“Don’t let the wish grow cold.”

— The Evil Queen, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

“After all … there are things so much worse than death!”

— Jafar, Return of Jafar

“I’m gonna do the best I can!”

Oogie Boogie, The Nightmare Before Christmas

“Do you think poisoned apples grow on trees?”

Queen Narissa, Enchanted

“The hardest choices require the strongest wills.”

— Thanos, Avengers: Infinity War

“It’s not right for a woman to read. Soon she starts getting ideas and thinking … ”

— Gaston, Beauty and the Beast

“Besides, you and I both know the real power in this world ain’t magic. It’s money! Buckets of it.”

Dr. Facilier, The Princess and the Frog

“Look in that mirror. I see a strong, confident, beautiful young lady … oh, look, you’re here, too.”

Mother Gothel, Tangled

“See? Now you respect me, because I’m a threat. That’s the way it works. Turns out there are lots of people, whole countries, that want respect and will pay through the nose to get it.”

Syndrome, The Incredibles

“Curtsy while you’re thinking. It saves time.”

The Queen of Hearts, Alice in Wonderland

“Life’s not fair, is it?”

Scar, The Lion King

“Let the past die. Kill it if you have to.”

Kylo Ren, Star Wars: Episode VIII — The Last Jedi

“Now you know how it feels to be like everyone else. Isn’t it just peachy?”

Hades, Hercules

“Evil doesn’t always look evil. Sometimes, it’s staring right at us and we don’t even realize it.”

Regina Mills, Once Upon a Time

“Our Lord works in mysterious ways.”

Claude Frollo, The Hunchback of Notre Dame

“We lose more women to marriage than war, famine, and disease.”

Cruella de Vil, 101 Dalmatians (1996)

“No owners means no heartbreak.”

— Lots-o’-Huggin’ Bear, Toy Story 3

“Every meaningful experience must be packaged and delivered to you to watch at a distance so that you can remain ever-sheltered, ever-passive, ever-ravenous consumers who can’t free themselves to rise from their couches to break a sweat, never anticipate new life.”

— Screenslaver, Incredibles 2

“Everyone creates the thing they fear.”

— Ultron, Avengers: Age of Ultron

“Just bury me in the ocean with my ancestors who jumped from ships, ’cause they knew death was better than bondage.”

— Erik Killmonger, Black Panther

“How many men does it take to deliver a message?”

— Shan Yu, Mulan

“That’s the thing about true love, dearie. It can slip through your fingers. It’s the most powerful magic in the world, the only magic powerful enough to break any curse. It must be protected at all costs.”

— Rumplestiltskin, Once Upon a Time