Up Quotes: The Cartoon That Brought Adults to Tears

In 2009, Disney brought us the movie Up that captured our hearts. Up is a heart-touching story about an elderly grumpy man who will do anything to fulfill his late wife’s dream. Along the way, he meets a wilderness explorer boy who annoys him at first but over time they become a duo that always look out for each other.

Most cartoon movies are happy fairytales. We don’t often see cartoons that deal with real-life problems. However, Up is by far one of the most realistic stories and it sends beautiful messages throughout the film. Up is a perfect movie to show children that even though bad things happen in life, there will always be good to balance it out.

We see Carl experiencing true love. After losing Ellie, he experiences grief. He becomes obsessed to fulfil his wife’s dream of living on Paradise Falls. He had made that promise to her when they were kids and he always kept that promise. Carl then meets Russell who we learn has any absentee dad and needs a role model. Despite Carl’s need to get to Paradise Falls, he can’t help but give in to the stubborn boy’s need for adventure.

The movie shows the messages of true love lasting forever. It shows that even when bad things happen, there is good to come. Carl was so stuck in his grief; he didn’t realise life was passing him by. Russell pulled Carl into the light and showed him adventure and how to smile again.

 

Here are 45 Up Quotes that show Carl’s journey throughout the movie:

 

1. “Adventure is out there” – Charles Muntz

(An explorer on tv)

 

2. “Paradise Falls, a land lost in time.” I ripped this right out of a library book. I’m gonna move my clubhouse there, and park it right next to the falls. Who knows what lives up there? And once I get there…” – Ellie

(Ellie explaining her dream to Carl)

 

3. “That’s it! You can take us there in a blimp! Swear you’ll take us. Cross your heart! Cross it! Cross your heart” – Ellie

“Good. You promised. No backing out” – Ellie

(Ellie making Carl promise he’ll take her there. Carl promises)

 

4. “Tell your boss over there that you boys are ruining our house” – Carl

(Carl trying to hold onto the one thing he has left of Ellie)

 

5. “The wilderness must be explored” – Russell

(Excited about the wilderness)

 

6. “We’re on our way, Ellie” – Carl

(Starting his journey to Paradise Falls)

 

7. “There it is. Ellie, it’s so beautiful” – Carl

(Staring at Paradise Falls)

 

8. “We made it” – Carl

(Carl gets to Paradise Falls)

 

9. “My name is Dug. I have just met you and I love you” – Dug

(Meeting Dug)

 

10. “I am nobody’s master, got it? I don’t want you here, and I don’t want you here. I’m stuck with you. If you two don’t clear out of here when I count to three…” – Carl

(Carl wants the bird and dog to go away. He’s annoyed that he has to take care of Russell)

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11. “We have to protect him” – Russell

(Russell protecting the bird he found)

 

12. “Cross my heart” – Carl

(Carl lightens up and promises to protect the bird)

 

13. “Yeah, but… can I tell you a secret?” – Russell

(Russell opens up about his dad)

 

14. “Hey, uh, why don’t you get some sleep?” – Carl

(Carl suggests Russell get some sleep after hearing his sad story)

 

15. “What have I got myself into, Ellie?” – Carl

(Wondering why he promised Russell he’d help)

 

16. “The bird is calling to her babies” – Dug

(Dug let’s Carl and Russell know the bird is trying to get home)

 

17. “Her babies need her. We gotta make sure they’re together” – Russell

(Russell wanting to do the right thing)

 

18. “Sorry Russell. We’ve lost enough time already” – Carl

(Carl dismisses his promise to Russell after the bird runs off)

 

19. Wait, are you Charles Muntz?” – Carl

(Carl meets his childhood hero)

 

20. “I’m Carl Fredricksen. My wife and I, we were your biggest fans” – Carl

(Excited to meet Charles)

 

21. “Oh, you’re not leaving” – Charles Muntz

(Carl trying to escape after realising Charles is trying to get the bird)

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22. “Go toward the light, master” – Dug

(Dug guiding them into safety)

 

23. “Give me your hand” – Carl

(Carl trying to save Russell)

 

24. “She’s hurt real bad. Can’t we help her get home?” – Russell

“Alright but we gotta hurry” – Carl

(Carl caring about the bird and wanting to get her home)

 

25. “I finally meet my childhood hero, and he’s trying to kill us. What a joke” – Carl

(Carl being surprised of someone he looked up to who turned out to be bad)

 

26. “The wilderness isn’t quite what I expected” – Russell

(Russell is upset by what he’s seen)

 

27. “Get used to that, kid” – Carl

(Carl knowing bad things happen in life)

 

28. “That might sound boring but I think the boring stuff is the stuff I remember the most” – Russell

(Russell reminiscing about his dad who is no longer around)

 

29. “I didn’t ask for any of this” – Carl

(Carl is angry after things fall apart)

 

30. “I am not your master! And if you hadn’t a shown up, none of this would have happened! Bad dog! Bad dog” – Carl

(Carl pushing everyone away and focusing on his promise to Ellie instead of the promise he made to Russell)

 

31. “I am going to Paradise Falls, if it kills me” – Carl

(Carl is determined to fulfil his promise to Ellie)

 

32. “Thanks for the adventure. Now go have a new one! Love, Ellie” – Ellie

(Carl reading Ellie’s book and finally getting closure)

 

33. “I’m gonna help Kevin, even if you won’t” – Russell

(Russell leaves to find the bird)

 

34. “No, Russell! No” – Carl

(Carl finally realising he has to be there for Russell)

 

35. “I was hiding under your porch because I love you. Can I stay?” – Dug

“Can you stay? Well, you’re my dog, aren’t you?” – Carl

(Carl finally accepting new people into his life, starting with Dug)

 

36. “He’s not my friend anymore” – Russell

(Russell is angry at Carl)

 

37. “Well, if you’re here, Fredricksen can’t be far behind” – Charles Muntz

(Charles knows Carl will be back for Russell)

 

38. “You came back for Kevin. Let’s go get her” – Russell

“I’ll get her. You stay here” – Carl

“But I wanna help” – Russell

“I don’t want your help. I want you safe” – Carl

(Carl wanting to save Kevin but doesn’t want Russell in danger)

 

39. “Don’t worry Kevin. We’re on our way” – Carl

(Assuring Kevin things will be okay)

 

40. “I can’t do it” – Russell

(Russell then proceeds to climb the rope, showing he can do it)

 

41. “No, leave them alone” – Carl

(Carl scared that his new friends are going to be hurt)

 

42. “Sorry about your house Mr. Fredrickson” – Russell

“You know, it’s just a house” – Carl

(Carl finally letting go of the past)

 

43. “Ready?” – Russell

“Ready” – Carl

(Carl and Russell set off on an adventure)

 

44. “I’m here for him” – Carl

(Being there for Russell)

 

45. “Russell, for assisting the elderly and for performing above and beyond the call of duty, I would like to award you the highest honor I can bestow. The Ellie badge” – Carl

(Telling Russell he’s capable of great things)

 

This movie does an excellent job of showing that if you don’t let go of your past, life will pass you by and you won’t be able to look to the future.

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