84 Donald Duck Quotes & Fun Facts

We’re celebrating our favorite Disney duck with some Donald Duck quotes!

Donald is well known for his recognizable voice, and it’s a running joke that no one can understand a word he says. I get it. I had to watch some of these scenes multiple times to work it out myself!

Despite his temper, Donald is a charming and well-loved Disney character. He was even listed in TV Guide’s 50 greatest cartoon characters of all time!

I scoured Disney’s collection of movies and TV shows to find the best Donald Duck quotes to make the ultimate list!

Donald Duck
Me when people say Disney isn’t worth it.

Who is Donald Duck?

Donald is a lovable duck with anger issues – his feathers are easily ruffled!

It all started with a 1934 Walt Disney’s Silly Symphony cartoon, The Wise Little Hen.

Here, Donald makes his first appearance, and in true Donald Duck style, his first words are, “Who me? I got a bellyache!” as he fakes stomach pain to get out of helping the Wise Little Hen plant her corn.

Donald Duck went on to appear regularly in Disney comic books and movies, his character contrasting against the happy and fun-loving Mickey Mouse.

As his popularity grew, he cemented himself a place in The Sensational Six!

Fun Donald Duck Fact: Walt Disney once said, “One of the greatest satisfactions in our work here at the studio is the warm relationship that exists within our cartoon family. Mickey, Pluto, Goofy, and the whole gang have always been a lot of fun to work with. But like many large families, we have a problem child. You’re right, it’s Donald Duck.”

Best Donald Duck Quotes From Movies

Since Donald’s first appearance in 1934, he’s appeared in multiple Disney movies alongside Mickey Mouse and friends!

The Three Cabelleros (1944)

The Three Caballeros is a mix of live-action and animation, as Donald Duck heads on an adventure through Latin America.

  • “Oh boy!”
  • “Hello, my sweet little bathing beauties!”
  • “Oh, boy, oh, boy, a pinata!…What’s a pinata?”
  • “Oh, sure, sure! I know! Birds!”
  • “Joe Carioca! Well, I’ll be doggoned!”
  • “Oh, swell! Marvelous! Romance! Moonlight! Beautiful Girls!”

Did you know? You can go on a Gran Fiesta Tour starring The Three Caballeros in the Mexico Pavilion at EPCOT! You can also meet Donald Duck in his The Three Caballeros outfit in front of the Aztec pyramid.

Disney Short Films

Donald Duck has made plenty of appearances in Disney shorts! Here are some of the best Donald Duck quotes from these animations.

Window Cleaners (1940)

Donald Duck is working as a Window Cleaner, but it isn’t without its mishaps!

  • “I’m flying high, up in the sky, watching the world go by.”
  • “Hey! Wake up! You dumb for nothing mutt. You old sleepyhead. Sleeping all the time. It’s provoking! Very exasperating! No cooperation at all.”
  • “Wake up! Who do you think you are? Rip Van Wrinkle!”
  • “I’ll get you! Scram! Beat it!”

Early To Bed (1941)

Donald can’t even get an early night without something going wrong in this animated short!

  • “Hey boys, go get some ice cream!” (Mr. Duck Steps Out)
  • “Oh my, oh my, oh my, oh my.” (Early to Bed)
  • “I gotta get up early in the morning! Hi-ya!”
  • “Am I tired! Ohhh!”
  • “Why don’t they make these covers my size? Wah!”
  • “That’ll hold ya!”
  • “Maybe I’m just a duck, but I’m human. A man can stand just so much.”

Cured Duck (1945)

Donald seeks help for his anger when it causes problems between him and Daisy.

  • “Hi toots!”
  • “I’m not mad at nobody!”
  • “Daisy! It’s the new me!”

You might also like these Mickey Mouse quotes!

Fun Donald Duck Fact: According to the short film Donald Gets Drafted from 1942, Donald Duck’s middle name is Fauntleroy!

Fun and Fancy Free (1947)

Fun and Fancy Free is an anthology film that includes a parody of Jack and the Beanstalk, featuring Donald Duck!

  • “Shut up! I can’t stand it!”
  • “Pancakes piled up until they reach the sky!” [Singing with Goofy].
  • “Beans?!”
  • Mickey Mouse: If you plant these beans in the light of a full moon, you know what will happen?
    Donald Duck: Yes, we get more beans!

Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmas (1999)

This Disney Christmas cartoon features Donald alongside his nephews, Huey, Dewey, and Louie.

  • “Oh boy!”
  • “Boys! Where are your manners?”
  • “Aw, I understand, boys. You wish it could be Christmas every day.”
  • “Well…we still have the tree!” [Tree falls on top of him].
  • “Merry Christmas boys!”
  • “Awww, it’s Christmas, and I’ve got a special surprise for you!”
  • “Aww isn’t that nice. Hey, you want to open presents?”
  • “Somethings up for sure!”
Donald Duck quotes
You hear this in his voice, right?

Mickey’s Twice Upon A Christmas (2004)

In this collection of Christmas stories, all Donald wants for Christmas is some peace and quiet!

  • “Skip aside! Coming through!”
  • “You wanted bagpipes?!”
  • “Boys, there are more presents back here!”
  • “All I want is peace and quiet. And my hot chocolate.”
  • “Ha ha ha very funny!”
  • “Boys, please! I can explain!”
  • “Stop stop stop stop stop! I know this song, inside and out! I’ll start. We wish you a merry Christmas!”

Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers (2004)

Mickey, Donald and Goofy dream of becoming the three musketeers, in this adaptation of the well-known 1844 novel!

  • Donald Duck: Are you kidding? Musketeers need guys like me that are brave!
    Mickey Mouse: Yeah, and they need guys that are brave too!
    Donald Duck: That’s what I said…brave!
  • “Stop! Let the girls go!”
  • “What’s going on? Uh-oh!”
  • “Captain Pete is the bad guy!”
  • “It was all a lie!”
  • “You said it! It’s every duck for himself!”
  • “I’ll show you, you doggone tortoise!”
  • “I just can’t…I’m sorry.”
We all know the feeling.

Funny Donald Duck Quotes From TV Shows

Donald Duck has also appeared in many Disney cartoons. Here are some of the best Donald Duck quotes from Disney TV shows!


When Donald Duck joins the Navy, his uncle, Scrooge McDuck. takes charge of his nephews, Huey, Dewey, and Louie.

  • Donald: Now, while I’m in the Navy, boys, you mind your Uncle Scrooge.
    Huey: But he’s so cheap!
    Donald: Yeah. But he’s family. Okay, Huey?
    Huey: Yes, Uncle Donald.
    Donald: No back talk, Dewey.
    Dewey: No, Uncle Donald.
    Donald: Louie, be good. And no spitballs.
    Louie: Uh, yes and no, Uncle Donald.
    Donald: Oh, and one more thing. Gimmie a hug!
    Huey: Oh, we’re really gonna miss you, Uncle Donald!
    Donald: Aw. And I’m gonna miss you too.
  • “But I’ve already enlisted, Uncle Scrooge. I wanna see the world!”
  • “You leave that to me!”
  • “Nobody’s going to make a king out of me and get away with it!”
Ah memories!

Mickey Mouse Works

Mickey Mouse Works played a collection of Disney animated shorts featuring classic Disney characters.

  • “Ah, anything for you Toots!”
  • “Roses are red, violets are blue, let me fish!”
  • “Say Daisy, do you want to row?”
  • “Hey, what’s the big idea?!”
  • “Ah phooey!”
  • “Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy! Fireworks!”
  • “Okay you got it!”
  • “Everything’s A-okay!”
  • “Perfect as perfect as you toots!”
  • “Now that’s more like it!”
  • “Boy, did I mess up. Ohhh.”

House of Mouse

House of Mouse was a spin-off show that showed a collection of new and classic Disney shorts.

  • “Oh, I don’t know about that!”
  • “What’s in there? Another joke?”
  • “Oh how about that!”
  • “I’m sorry Mickey. Can I have the statue now?”
  • “Hey! Cut that out!”
  • Donald: Everybody loves Mickey.
    Daisy: What’s wrong with that?
    Donald: Nobody loves me.
  • “Hey what’s the matter, don’t you get it? That’s funny!”
  • “What do you mean my temper?!”
  • “This is it? Forbidden treasure. Now that’s more like it!”

Fun Donald Duck Fact: In 2004, Donald Duck was celebrated with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame!

Mickey Mouse Shorts

A modern update on the Mickey Mouse series, Mickey Mouse shorts feature classic Disney characters such as Donald and Daisy Duck.

  • “Look Daisy bought me this suit. I only wear it because she loves a man in uniform. If she finds out I can’t sail, it’s over!”
  • “Ha! Get ready for take-off!”
  • “Doctor? No no no. No doctor!”
  • “You were right, what was I thinking? Thanks Mickey!”
  • “Come and get me!”
  • “Me and my big beak.”
  • “Heeeeey! Who needs a hug!”
  • “Okay, that’s enough!”
  • “You think you can hide in there? I’ll show you!”

Quotes About Donald Duck

Here some extra quotes about Donald Duck!

  • “If Mickey Mouse could fly, he’d be Donald Duck.” – Janet Evanovich, Four to Score.
  • “Popularity should be no scale for the election of politicians. If it would depend on popularity, Donald Duck and The Muppets would take seats in senate.” – Orson Welles.
  • “In retrospect, I would say from Donald Duck I have learned more about life than from all the schools I ever attended.” – Gottfried Helnwein.
  • “I preferred to work with the duck – I could push Donald around, let him get into an accident, I could let him fall off a cliff, or whatever I wanted. It was lots of fun with Donald. With Mickey that would have been dangerous, because he always had to be loved and had to be victorious in all situations. With Donald I had a comedian who I could treat badly and who I could make fun of.” – Carl Barks.

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