Many people think Mulan (the movie) has the best quotes of all princess movie, that and the fact it is Mulan month gave me idea to start such countdown. In the beginning, there were about 70 quotes I thought are important , I included about 40 in countdown and here are the best ten.
Out of these ten:
2 are from Shang
2 are from Fa Zhou
2 are from Emperor
and 4 are from Mulan
10. "Ping, you are the craziest man I've ever met, and for that I owe you my life. From now on, you have my trust" by Shang
This is said after Mulan saved Shang and finally earned honor and respect for her deeds.However she gets wounded and we pretty soon forget about it. People don't find it very memorable and meaningful, and that's why it's only 10th
9. "Maybe I just wanted to look in the mirror and see someone worthwhile... But I was wrong... I see nothing!" by Mulan
It's the moment when Mulan realizes that maybe her love for father wasn't main motive why she left. She admits she did it for herself, to once do things right, however she is disapointed because she failed again. Some people barely remeber that this quote was in the movie, so it didn't got any further.
8 "Now I see, that if I were truly to be myself, I would break my family's heart"by Mulan
There are people that love song "Reflection", and there are people who don't. The same case is with this quote. Some people think it's pretty, while some consider it bland and generic
7."Why is my reflection someone I don't know?" by Mulan
Pretty much the same thing like for previous quote. However, this one is little deeper, showing how frustrated Mulan was about not being able to express her emotions and thoughts, havin to hide the real herself.
6. "You said you trust Ping! Why is Mulan any different?" by Mulan
Mulan really gets to the point with this line. Really Shang? Why is Mulan any different than Ping? To leave his hurt feelings and pride aside, users who commented stated they love this line, but they just love next five better.
5.My, my, what beautiful blossoms we have this year. But look, this one's late! I bet when it blooms, it will be most beautiful of all" by Fa Zhou
This one really cute father-daughter scene. Mulan is , afraid that she dishonored whole family, and than Fa Zhou comes and comforts her this this simple, but pretty statement.
4."We must be swift as the coursing river, with all the force of a great typhoon, with all the strentgh of a raging fire, mysterious as the dark side of a moon" by Shang
Alomst everyone likes this song, so naturally, people love the lyrics too. This song is very cheerful and encouraging, so no wonder it got so far.
3." You don't meet a girl like that every dynasty."by the Emperor
After all the wise things Emperor said, he decided to randomly put a wise joke. Oh well, it really describes Mulan perfectly. Still people consider it typically Chinese and a bit bland.
2."The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all." by the Emperor
Pretty much variation of Fa Zhou's quote. Another piece of Emperor's wisdom, which serves to describe Mulan as someone rare and unique. I think this and 3rd quote are great, but said one after another sound redundant.
1."The greatest gift and honor is having you for a daughter"by Fa Zhou
And, I wasn't really surprised that this line won. People generally like it. It's a really beautiful moment, when Fa Zhou shows that he doesn't care about anything and anyone but his daughter.