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85+ Inspiring Princess and the Frog Quotes You’ll Adore!

August 25, 2023

Have you been looking for Princess and the Frog quotes that’ll inspire you (and make you laugh!)? Join me as I run through the best sayings from Tiana, Naveen, Dr. Facilier and the rest of the gang!

The Princess and the Frog is one of my all-time favorite Disney movies as I just love the New Orleans setting.

I mean, beignets, jazz, and one of the strongest Disney princesses of all time? You just can’t fault it.

And with an impressive worldwide gross of $271 million, it was a huge animated success for the Walt Disney Company.

But what makes this movie particularly special is the incredible writing and the excellent jokes.

From clever quips for those adult viewers to wonderful songs for kiddos, this movie truly has it all.

So, if you want to relive those trips to the Louisiana Bayou – stick with me.

I’ve gathered up a list of the best Princess and the Frog quotes that’ll inspire you to follow your heart.

Now let’s do this!

Princess and the Frog Summary

The Princess and the Frog follows the story of Tiana (played by Anika Noni Rose) who dreams of owning her own restaurant.

She’s a working-class woman who lives in New Orleans and spends her days waitressing in the city.

When she comes across an amphibian who promises to give her whatever she wants, she falls for it.

And as a result, she turns into a frog too!

The movie then follows Prince Naveen (AKA: the frog!) and Tiana as they navigate the bayou to find Mama Odie.

This voodoo priestess is said to hold the answers they need to become human again.

Will they become human again? Will the witch doctor Facilier win out? What about the blooming love story?

Well, you’re going to have to watch the movie to find out!

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Princess and the Frog Characters


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Tiana (later Princess Tiana!) is the main protagonist in The Princess and the Frog.

She’s an extremely gifted cook and lives in New Orleans during the jazz age of the 1920s.

Despite working incredibly hard to save every cent, Tiana can’t afford to buy a restaurant of her own.

Although she’s not a dreamer, she naively falls for Naveen’s trick (which involves sharing a kiss!).

As a result, she falls foul to the Voodoo Man’s (AKA: Dr. Facilier) spell and also falls victim to a curse.

Tiana is the first African American Disney princess and is incredibly tenacious.

She’s also resourceful and talented, but she struggles with being uptight and obsessive about her dream.

And that’s what makes her the perfect foil for Naveen – who’s anything but.


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Prince Naveen is the secondary protagonist of the film and is the eldest prince of Maldonia (not a real place!).

He’s charming and handsome but lacks direction.

Yep, he spends his whole life freeloading off his parents who want him to marry and finally get a grip.

So, they threaten to cut him off if he doesn’t stop his excessive partying.

This spoiled and lazy prince isn’t particularly endearing at first.

But he quickly gains the audience’s favor with his quick wit and eventual romantic side (just watch and see!).

Dr. Facilier

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Dr. Facilier is the antagonist of The Princess and the Frog and is a voodoo witch doctor.

He’s also called the Shadow Man, just FYI!

He comes from a poor background and resents the rich fat cats in New Orleans.

So, he wants to use the help of his “Friends on the Other Side” to rule the city by tricking desperate locals.

As you might expect, he’s scheming, but has a charming and smooth-talking demeanor.

It’s no surprise he manages to get so many people to agree to his terms.


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Ray is an adorable Cajun firefly who’s known for his romantic love for a star called Evangeline.

He’s a hopeless romantic but he’s certainly got a fun-loving side too!

Despite being a tiny creature, he fights a fair fight and helps the protagonists fight off the shadow demons.

He’s also eccentric and excitable, which often shows up in his language!


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Louis is a supporting character in the film and he’s a trumpet-playing alligator who’s desperate to join the jazz scene.

But as he’s an actual alligator, that clearly hasn’t gone well in the past.

He’s funny, sassy, and not at all like the other fiery alligators who try to attack the frogs at the start of the movie.

He’s a bit of a coward (think the Cowardly Lion!) but overall, he’s upbeat and loving.

Mama Odie

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Mama Odie is a wise old woman who lives in the Bayou (she’s 197 years old and blind!).

Despite a few physical setbacks, this voodoo priestess is all about learning to dig a little deeper.

And by that, she means that beauty is more than skin deep and there’s always something beneath the surface.

She knows that Naveen and Tiana want to be human, but she encourages them to look for more.


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Charlotte La Bouff is a relatively minor supporting character in The Princess and the Frog.

But her quippy one-liners, Southern Belle vibe, and kindness toward Tiana make her one of the story’s best characters.

Her father is the richest man in New Orleans (Big Daddy La Bouff) and Charlotte is desperate to marry a prince.

As a result, she sets after Prince Naveen as soon as she hears he’s coming to town.

Although she’s quite self-centered and vain, Charlotte still has an incredible heart.

She’s certainly a bit of a ditzy and impulsive character though!

Best Princess and the Frog Quotes

1. “Goodness gracious! This is so much to absorb. Let me see if I got this right. If I kiss you before midnight, you and Tiana will turn human again, and then we gonna get ourselves married and live happily ever after! The end!” – Charlotte

2. “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 your mind to. Just promise your Daddy one thing? That you’ll never, ever lose sight of what is really important. OK?” – James, Tiana’s Father

3. “The only thing important is what’s under the skin.” — Mama Odie

4. “Pucker up, buttercup!” – Charlotte

5. “You know the thing about good food? It brings folks together from all walks of life. It warms them right up, and it puts little smiles on their faces. And when I open up my own restaurant, I tell you, people are gonna lines up for miles around, just to get a taste of my food.” – James, Tiana’s Father

6. “If you do your best each and every day, good things are sure to come your way.”

Funny Princess and the Frog Quotes

7. “All my life, I read about true love and fairytales, and… Tia, you found it! I’ll kiss him! For you, honey! No marriage required.” – Charlotte

8. “Not bad for a 197-year-old blind lady.” – Mama Odie

9. “I swear I am sweatin’ like a sinner in church!” – Charlotte

10. “Juju! Why didn’t you tell me my gumbo was burning? I have to do everything around here!” – Mama Odie

11. “Travis, when a woman says later, she really means not ever. Now run along, there are plenty of fillies dying for you to waltz them into a stupor. Gimme those napkins, quick.” – Charlotte

12. Tiana: Listen here, mister. This stick in the mud has had to work two jobs her whole life while you’ve been sucking on a silver spoon chasing chambermaids around your – your ivory tower!

Prince Naveen: [glances away] Actually, it’s polished marble.

13. “I was beginning to think wishing on stars was just for babies and crazy people.” – Charlotte

14. “These two ain’t like no frogs I ever seen. They smart!” – Reggie

15. “Who would have thought a prince had a younger brother? How old did you say you were?” – Charlotte

Tiana Princess and the Frog Quotes

16. “Voodoo? You mean to tell me all this happened because you were messing with the Shadow Man?”

17. “There’s no way I’m kissin’ a frog and eatin’ a bug on the same day.”

18. “Charlotte’s fairytale book said if you make a wish on the evening star, it’s sure to come true.”

19. “What you give is what you get.”

20. “My daddy never did get what he wanted. But he had what he needed. He had love! He never lost sight of what was really important. And neither will I!”

21. “It serves me right for wishing on stars. The ONLY way to get what you want in this world is through hard work.”

22. “Beignets? Got me a fresh batch just waitin’ for you.”

23. “Dreams do come true in New Orleans.”

24. “Just look at it, mama! Don’t it just make you wanna cry?”

25. “Oh, I’m not a princess. I’m a waitress.”

26. “It was a costume party, you spoiled little rich boy!”

27. “My dream? My dream wouldn’t be complete… without you in it.”

28. “No, you’re a no-count, philandering, lazy bump on a log.”

29. “Evangeline is nothing but a star, Ray! A big ball of hot air, a million miles from here. Open your eyes now before you get hurt.”

More Tiana Quotes

30. “Augh! What did you do to me? I – I’m green and I’m – and I’m slimy!”

31. “Once you two are married, you are gonna keep your promise and get me my restaurant, right?”

32. “The evening star is shinin’ bright. So make a wish and hold on tight. There’s magic in the air tonight, and anything can happen.”

33. “In the South Land, there’s a city, way down on the river. Where the women are very pretty, and all the men deliver. They got music. It’s always playin’. Start in the daytime, go all through the night. When you hear that music playin’, hear what I’m saying, it make you feel all right!”

34. “Grab somebody, come on down! Bring your paintbrush, we’re painting the town! There’s some sweetness going around…”

35. “Well, you don’t look any different. But how did you get way up there? And how did I get way down here, in all this…”

36. “I’m gonna do my best to take my place in the sun.”

Prince Naveen Quotes

37. “Oh, oh yes, oh ye-? Well, the egg is on your face, alright, because I do not have any riches!”

38. “Yeah, more or less. But remember, you must give Tiana all the money she requires for her restaurant. Because Tiana…”

39. “Whoa, oh, not so fast. I made that promise to a beautiful princess, not some cranky wai – why are those logs moving?”

40. “Oh, what a coincidence, Lawrence! I’ve been avoiding you everywhere!”

41. “I’m not sure I want to be a prince anymore, cause then we would have to go our separate ways. I don’t want that, I want to stay close to you, no matter what. Because… I love you.”

42. “If I can mince, you can dance.”

43. Mama Odie: Like I told y’all, kissing a princess breaks the spell.

Prince Naveen: Once you became my wife, that made you…

Tiana: …a princess. You just kissed yourself a princess.

Prince Naveen: And… I’m about to do it again.

44. “He was very charismatic!”

45. “The only thing I know, is that one minute I am a prince, charming and handsome, cutting-a-rug, and the next thing I know”

46. “You will enjoy it, I guarantee. All women enjoy the kiss of Prince Naveen. Come, we pucker.”

47. “Oh, but you must kiss me. Look, besides being unbelievably handsome, I come from a fabulously wealthy family. Surely, I can offer you some reward or a wish that I could grant, perhaps?”

More Naveen Princess and the Frog Quotes

48. “Yes, they did everything for me, until the day my parents cut me off, and that’s when I realized… I don’t know how to do anything.”

49. “Oh, I just… wanted to show you a little something to celebrate our last night together as frogs.”

50. “You have had quite an influence on me. Which is amazing because I have dated thousands of women and –“

51. “No, like two, three… just other women! A-and anyway, you could not be more different! You know, you are – you are practically, heh, one of the guys!”

52. “Oh, Evangeline. Why can’t I just look Tiana in the eye and say, ‘I will do whatever it takes to make all your dreams come true because, because I love you.”

53. “I love her. Tiana is my Evangeline…”

54. “You know waitress… I think what your problem is, you do not know how to have fun.”

55. “You know, if you are going to let every little thing bother you, it is going to be a very long night!”

56. “For someone who can’t see his feet, you’re very light on them!”

Dr. Facilier Quotes

57. “Friends, I know I’m in hock to y’all pretty deep already, but it seems our little froggy prince lost his way. And I need your generous assistance getting him back.”

58. “I hear you. Now, what’s in it for you? Well, as soon as I dispose of “Big Daddy” La Bouff, then I’m gonna run this town. I’ll have the entire city of New Orleans in the palm of my hand. And you’ll have all the wayward souls your dark little hearts desire. You all love that, don’t you? So, we got ourselves a deal?”

59. “Were I a bettin’ man – and I’m not, I stay away from games of chance – I’d wager I’m in the company of visiting royalty!”

60. “I’ve got friends on the other side.”

61. “Don’t you disrespect me, little man! Don’t you derogate, or deride! / You’re in my world now, not your world, and I’ve got friends on the other side…”

62. “Transformation central! Reformation central! Transmogrification central!”

63. “Shake my hand. Come on, boys, won’t you shake a poor sinner’s hand?”

64. “Now you, young man, are from across the sea / come from two lines of royalty. I’m royal myself, on my mother’s side… Your spirits are high, but your funds are low… / You need to marry a pretty honey whose daddy got some dough!… Mum and Dad cut you off, huh, pretty boy?”

65. “Fun fact about voodoo, Larry: can’t conjure a thing for myself.”

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

67. “Now, isn’t this whole life better than hoppin’ around a bayou for the rest of your life?”

More Amazing Dr. Facilier Princess and the Frog Quotes

68. “Gotta hand it to you, Tiana. When you dream, you dream big. Just look at this place! Gonna be the crown jewel of the Cresent City. And all you got to do, to make this reality Is hand over that little talisman of mine.”

69. “And don’t forget your poor daddy. Now, that was one hard-working man… double, sometimes triple shifts. Never let know how bone-tired, beat he really was. Shame all that hard work didn’t amount much more than a busted up, old gumbo-pot and a dream that never get off the back porch. But you… you can give your poor daddy everything he ever wanted. Come on, Tiana… You’re almost there.”

70. “No! How am I ever gonna pay back my debt?”

71. “No! I’m not ready at all! In fact, I got lots more plans! This is just a minor setback in a major operation!”

Ray the Firefly Quotes

72. “She’s just speakin’ outta broken heart… That’s all it is. Come on, Evangeline. We gonna show sug’ the truth!”

73. “A bug gotta do what a bug gotta do!”

74. “One more time! It don’t matter what you look like. It don’t. Nobody going to sing with Ray, okay.”

75. “Well, if Captain say nothing, I ain’t gonna say nothing. Because old Ray sealed up tight as a drum, you ain’t got nothin’ out of me, no!”

76. “I’m a Cajun, bro. Born and bred in the bayou! Y’all not from ’round here, are ya?”

77. “Just hold still, you big baby.”

78. Mama Odie: Good to see you again, Ray. How’s your grandmama?

Ray: Oh, she fine, although she got into a little trouble for flashing the neighbors again.

79. “Just follow the bouncing butts!”

80. “Don’t make me light my butt!”

Louis Quotes

81. Louis: Louis would give anything to play jazz with the big boys.

Prince Naveen: So why don’t you?

Louis: Oh, I tried once.

[Flashback: Louis climbs onto a river boat and starts playing along with a band; he is screamed and shot at as he jumps back out]

Louis: It didn’t end well.

82. Louis: You okay, little buddy? Ray: Oh, I’m fine… but your breath done killed me to death!

83. “You sure this is the right blind voodoo lady who lives in the boat in the tree in the bayou?”

84. Tiana: Louis… Ray here says you’ve been taking us in the wrong direction.

Louis: I was… listen, I was confused by the topography and… the geography and choreography…

Ray: First rule of the bayou: never take directions from a gator.

85. “Aah! Pricker bushes got me! Gator down! Gator down! I can feel the darkness closing in! So cold!”

86. Ray: [to Naveen and Tiana] Well you folks is goin’ in the wrong direction. What kind of chucklehead told you to go this a way?

Louis: [Louis jumps out of the bush] I found a stick! [Naveen and Tiana give him a blank stare]

87. “Ah, Much abliged peewee! And… how about the other side?”

88. “Ripplemount Blues!”

FAQs About Princess and the Frog Quotes

What is Princess Tiana’s motto?

I’d say that Princess Tiana’s motto is: “The only way to get what you want in this world is through hard work”!

Does Disney own Princess and the Frog?

They certainly do! The Princess and the Frog IP is owned by the Walt Disney Company.

Is Princess and the Frog OK for kids?

I’d say that there are a few darker themes in the film, but it’s definitely still geared toward families. Just warn your kids when the shadows from the other side pop out!

Was Tiana the first black princess?

Although Tiana isn’t the first princess of color, she is the first black princess!

There you have it: the ultimate list of Princess and the Frog quotes that you’re bound to love!

What’s your favorite line from The Princess and the Frog? Have you managed to meet Tiana and Naveen at the parks? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!

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