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35+ Iconic Cruella de Vil Quotes for Disney Fans

March 2, 2023
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Are you on the hunt for Cruella de Vil quotes that will remind you why she’s one of the most hated Disney villains around? If you need a refresher, I’ve got you covered!

It’s no secret that Cruella de Vil is one of the best Disney villains around. She’s fashion-forward, sharp-tongued, and will stop at nothing to get her coveted fur coat.

If you’re having trouble remembering this character’s most famous sayings, then you’re bound to love this list of Cruella de Vil quotes.

This list covers everything from her comments on Anita to her famous blow-ups at Horace and Jasper!

It includes quotes from the original 1961 cartoon, the iconic 1996 flick with Glenn Close, and the most recent 2021 release with Emma Stone.

Now let’s remind ourselves why Cruella is Disney’s ultimate Disney villain, shall we?

Who is Cruella de Vil?

Cruella de Vil is the primary antagonist in the 101 Dalmatians books and movies.

She’s completely fashion-obsessed, but she’s also cunning, eccentric, and incredibly successful.

Although she doesn’t murder anyone during the movies, her insanity and obsession with fur coats drive her to commit seriously immoral acts.

She first appeared in the Disney animation 101 Dalmatians in 1961, but she was so popular that she appeared in several other flicks throughout the years.

Cruella de Vil Quotes That Showcase Her Feelings on Fashion

“My only true love, darling. I live for furs. I worship furs! After all, is there a woman in all this wretched world who doesn’t?

101 Dalmatians (1996)

Evil Cruella de Vil Quotes

Cruella comes out with some seriously quippy lines in every movie she appears in.

But some of the most famous Cruella de Vil quotes are – well, cruel.

She has become one of the most hated (yet beloved!) Disney villains around as she’s almost unbelievably evil in her pursuit of fashion.

Cruella famously tries to take away the Dalmatian puppies as early as possible, and she cannot believe it when Roger refuses to sell the puppies.

This exchange leads to a legendary outburst which I always revisit when I’m feeling fired up.

Feel free to watch this incredible scene below!

“Fifteen. Fifteen puppies! How marvelous! How marvelous! How perfectly ugh! Oh, the devil takes it, they’re mongrels! No spots! No spots at all! What a horrid little white rat!”

101 Dalmatians (1961)

“All right. Keep the little beasts. Do what you like with them. Drown them, for all I care. You’re a fool, Anita! I have no use for fools. You’re fired, you’re finished, you’ll never work in fashion again! I’m through with all of you! I’ll get even! Just wait. You’ll be sorry. You fools! You idiots!”

101 Dalmatians (1961)
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“Any way you want. Poison them, drown them, bash them on the head. Got any chloroform? I don’t care how you kill the little beasts, just do it, and do it now!”

101 Dalmatians (1961)

“When can the puppies leave their mother? Two weeks? Three weeks?”

101 Dalmatians (1961)

“Sweet, simple Anita! I know, I know! This horrid little house is your dream castle! And poor Roger is your bold and fearless Sir Galahad!”

101 Dalmatians (1961)

“Anita don’t be ridiculous. You can’t possibly afford to keep them. You can scarcely afford to feed yourselves.”

101 Dalmatians (1961)

“Oh no, you don’t! We’ll find the little mongrels if it takes till next Christmas. Now get going! And watch your driving you imbeciles, do you want to get nabbed by the police?”

101 Dalmatians (1961)

Funny Cruella de Vil Quotes

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Although Cruella is certainly an evil character, she does have a way with words.

When she’s not spewing hatred at Jasper, Horace, Anita, Roger, or the puppies, she’s actually saying some quite hilarious things.

“Congratulations. You’ve just won gold, silver, and bronze in the Morons Olympics!”

101 Dalmatians (1996)

“If I’d known it was this cold, darling, I’d have grabbed two more puppies and made mittens.”

101 Dalmatians (1996)

“More good women have been lost to marriage than to war, famine, disease, and disaster. You have talent, darling. Don’t squander it.”

101 Dalmatians (1996)

“Shut up! My business, my reputation, my life, has been ruined because you three incompetent twits let yourselves be outsmarted by a bunch of dumb animals! And you call yourselves men? Huh? I’ve seen more intelligent pieces of carpet!”

101 Dalmatians (1996)

Thank you. Now go and stand somewhere until I need you.

101 Dalmatians (1996)

Oh, yes! I love the smell of near extinction!

101 Dalmatians (1996)

Be sure to let me know when the blessed event occurs.

101 Dalmatians (1996)

The puppies, darling. I have no use for babies.

101 Dalmatians (1996)

Arresting Officer : We have a warrant for your arrest.

Cruella De Vil : Oh. Is there something wrong?

101 Dalmatians (1996)

Get on with it, you imbecile!

101 Dalmatians (1996)

Don’t worry – I’ve got a perfectly good idiot to take the fall for it.

102 Dalmatians (2000)

Cruella de Vil Quotes From the 2021 Movie

If you’re a fan of the latest movie released in 2021, then you’ll adore these Cruella de Vil quotes that explain her villainous backstory.

The film is fascinating, as it showcases an entirely different side to this character that we don’t get to see in the 101 Dalmatians movies.

I won’t give away the plot, but this film certainly provides some backstory about how Cruella becomes a puppy-murdering maniac.

“From the very beginning, I’ve always made a statement. Not everyone appreciated that, but I wasn’t for everyone.”

“I want to make art, Artie. And I want to make trouble. You in?”

“I’m not sweet Estella, try as I might I never was. I’m Cruella, born brilliant, born bad, and a little bit mad.”

“Anita Darling, my darling.”

“Being a genius is one thing. Raising a genius, however, does come with its challenges.”

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“From an early age, I realized I saw the world differently than everyone else.”

“They say there are five stages of grief: Denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. Well, I’d like to add one more – revenge.”

“That necklace is the reason I’m dead.”

“Don’t worry, we’re just getting started. There are lots more bad things coming, I promise.”

“Cruella was in a box a long time, now Estella can be the one who makes guest appearances!”

Anyway, must dash. Much to avenge, revenge, and destroy.

Darling, if I’m going to need to repeat myself a lot, this isn’t going to work out.

How does the saying go? I am woman, hear me roar.

It’s funny how those happy accidents can change the whole direction of your life.

Wreaking havoc at galas is my personal specialty.

A well-cut skirt is a lifesaver, girls. Remember that.

The good thing about evil people is you can always trust them to do something, well, evil.

Fun Facts About Cruella de Vil

  • Cruella’s animation was done by the Disney icon Marc Davis!
  • Early on in the production process of The Rescuers, Cruella was meant to be the villain for that film. But she was so popular and powerful, that animators felt she deserved her own story.
  • Actress Mary Wickes was used as the real-life inspiration for Cruella’s animation team.
  • If you didn’t notice it in the live-action movies, the inside of Cruella’s mink coat is lined with a red material. It’s said that this was added to represent her devilish nature and willingness to kill.
  • Believe it or not, Cruella’s net worth is $875 million according to Forbes’ Fictional Fifteen – now that’s a lot of cash!


What is Cruella de Vil’s catchphrase?

She has quite a few incredible sayings, but I’d say it’s “Anita, darling! My darling!”.

What mental illness does Cruella have?

There have been many debates about Cruella’s mental state over the years. She’s either schizophrenic, narcissistic, or psychopathic.

What words describe Cruella de Vil?

Fierce, selfish, unkind, driven, evil, notorious!

Why is Cruella de Vil’s hair white?

If we take the 2021 Cruella film as gospel, Cruella’s white hair is a sign of her outward confidence and transformation. It’s first used as a disguise to deceive guests at the ball, but it quickly becomes part of her persona. It’s possible that she also dyed it these colors to represent her obsession with Dalmatians and their spots.

What made Cruella evil?

It’s tricky to say as she had a troubled childhood. But it’s probably seeing her mother murdered by the Baroness (and thinking she caused it!).

How old is Cruella de Vil?

In the original Disney cartoon, Cruella is a rich and glamorous woman in her sixties. In Cruella (2021), she’s probably in her mid-twenties.

Why is Cruella obsessed with fur?

Cruella’s fur obsession represents her lavish lifestyle, money, and control over others.

Does Cruella have a daughter?

It’s said that she has a daughter called Christina de Vil in The Descendants!

What is Cruella’s coat made of?

Although she’s desperate for a Dalmatian coat, she also has a coat made from mink fur.

How do you feel about Cruella de Vil?

Do you think she’s fabulous but fiendish? Do you think she’s completely ridiculous? There are no wrong answers! I’d love to hear your thoughts on these evil Cruella Deville quotes in the comments below.

If you enjoyed these Cruella de Vil quotes, why not check out my other 101 Dalmatians posts?

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