The Bare Necessities

Yesterday I was just scrolling through my Facebook timeline when I spotted my friend posting on his wall this quote that reminded me so much of my childhood. It’s from Baloo from The Jungle Book, which 3-year-old-me used to watch all the time (besides my crazy obsession with Dumbo and The Lion King). This Disney classic told us a story about Mowgli, an abandoned child raised by wolves, who fled the jungle after a threat from a tiger. In the quest, he was accompanied by Bagheera the panther, and the carefree bear Balloo as he braves the jungle’s many perils. The life-action remake of The Jungle Book directed by Jon Favreau recently made its way to the cinema, in which it loses the songs but brings new, ingenious twists on the original.

Jungle-Book-Baloo-9 “Look for the bare necessities. The simple bare necessities. Forget about your worries and your strife.” Thanks for the reminder, Baloo. You big lovable bear.

I guess we never really grasped when we were kids, just how deep Disney movies are. We were too occupied with the silly songs, hilarious sidekicks, and princesses finding their happily ever afters to realise there are some seriously touching moments in so many Disney movies and lines that are incredibly moving that most people can relate to.  I can’t even get started on here, I will be typing for hours on how much I miss the classic Disney movies I had growing up. So here I’ve rounded up 8 of my favourite funny, life-changing quotes from my favourite Disney movies of all time, just to keep your chin up, and for old times’ sake.

“Oh yes the past can hurt. But you can either run from it, or learn from it” – Rafiki, The Lion King.
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“Cheer up, child. It’ll turn out all right in the end. You’ll see.” – Mrs Potts, Beauty and The Beast.
“Do not be fooled by its commonplace appearance. Like so many things, it is not what outside, but what is inside that counts.” Aladdin, Aladdin.nemo
“When life gets you down do you wanna know what you’ve gotta do? Just keep swimming!” – Dory, Finding Nemo.
“You must not let anyone define your limits because of where you come from. Your only limit is your soul.” – Gusteau, Ratatouille.
“The very things that hold you down are gonna lift you up and up and up!” – Dumbo.tangled
“Venture outside your comfort zone. The rewards are worth it.” – Rapunzel, Tangled.
“If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together, there is something you must always remember: You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart, I’ll always be with you.” – Winnie The Pooh.

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