Disney's animated movies are widely appreciated for their layered complexity; yes, the movies are meant for children, but there's always new meaning to uncover when you watch a Disney film as an adult.
Aladdin's Genie may be the best example of this duality. He's the ultimate comedian, cracking jokes to mask his pain. That signature combination of humor and poignancy hits you right in the gut when you reconsider Genie's character in adulthood–his words are relatable; resigned and hopeful all at once.
Read his 13 best quotes, then go re-watch Aladdin to soak up every last bit of Genie's magic.
"But oh, to be free. To be my own master. Such a thing would be greater than all the magic and all the treasures in all the world."
"Today's special moments are tomorrow's memories."
"Talk about her. She's smart, fun. The hair, the eyes, anything. Pick a feature."
"Just bee yourself."
"Al, you're not gonna find another girl like her in a million years. Believe me, I've looked."
"No matter what anybody says, you'll always be a prince to me."
"Phenomenal cosmic powers! Itty bitty living space."
"Tell the truth."
"Alright, Sparky, here's the deal: If you wanna court the little lady, ya gotta be a straight shooter."
"Oh, Al, I'm getting kinda fond of you, kid. Not that I wanna pick out curtains or anything."
"Hey, it's only an eternity of servitude. This is love."
"Hey, did you bring me here? And all of a sudden you're walking out on me? I don't think so, not right now."
"Magic is as magic does."
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