130+ Best Jafar Quotes & Trivia

Let’s celebrate this Disney villain with some Jafar quotes from Aladdin!

Jafar is a power-hungry sorcerer who aspires to overthrow Jasmine’s father, the Sultan of Agrabah. To do this, he aims to steal the magic lamp from Aladdin.

Jonathan Freeman provides the voice for this Disney bad guy, and he even played him in the Broadway musical adaptation too!

I’ve put together this bumper list of Jafar quotes from movies, TV shows and video games so you can find the perfect villainous quote!

What is Jafar known for?

Jafar is best known for being the main villain in Disney’s Aladdin movies. Along with his parrot sidekick, Iago, he plots to overtake the Sultan and take control of Agrabah.

Jafar Quotes from Aladdin

Here’s a list Jafar quotes from Disney’s 1992 animated movie!

  • Jafar: At last, after all my years of searching, the Cave of Wonders.
  • Jafar: Bring me the lamp. The rest of the treasure is yours, but the lamp is mine.
  • Jafar: Gazeem was obviously less than worthy.
    Iago: Oh, there’s a big surprise. I think I’m gonna have a heart attack and die from that surprise.
  • Jafar: Only one may enter. I must find this one, this diamond in the rough.
  • Jafar: Trust me, my pungent friend, you’ll get what’s coming to you.
  • The Sultan: Ah, Jafar, My most trusted advisor. I am in desperate need of your wisdom.
    Jafar: My life is but to serve you, my lord.
  • Jafar: Your Majesty certainly has a way with dumb animals [laughs and looks at Iago].
  • Jafar: Don’t worry. Everything will be fine.
  • Jafar: [In disguise] Things aren’t always what they seem.
  • Jafar: [after hypnotizing the Sultan] You are most gracious, my liege. Now, run along and play with your little toys, hmm?
  • Jafar: Soon I will be Sultan, not that addlepated twit.
  • Jafar: Part, sands of time. Reveal to me the one who can enter the cave.
  • Jafar: Sadly, the boy’s sentence has already been carried out.
    Jasmine: What sentence?
    Jafar: Death.
  • Jafar: I think she took it rather well.
  • Jafar: [In disguise] You’ve heard of the golden rule, haven’t you? Whoever has the gold makes the rules.
  • Jafar: [to Iago] I love the way your foul little mind works.
  • Jafar: Desperate times call for desperate measures, my lord.
  • Jafar: Don’t talk back to me, you big blue lout. You will do what I order you to do, slave.
Jafar Quotes from Aladdin (1992)
  • Jafar: [In disguise] You’re only a fool if you give up, boy.
  • Aladdin: What are you doing?
    Jafar: Giving you your reward. Your eternal reward.
    [Jafar attempts to stab Aladdin but Abu interferes].
  • Jafar: [In disguise] Remember, boy, first fetch me the lamp and then you shall have your reward.
  • Jafar: [Holding the lamp] Yes! At last!
  • Jafar: It’s mine. It’s all mine! [Searches pocket] I…Where is it? [He realizes the lamp has gone] No. Noo!
  • Jafar: My most abject and humblest apologies to you as well, Princess.
  • Jafar: If only I had gotten that lamp.
  • Iago: Okay, you marry the princess, all right? And, uh, then you become the sultan.
    Jafar: Oh. Marry the shrew. I become the sultan. The idea has merit.
  • Jafar: Sire, I’ve found a solution to the problem with your daughter.
  • Jafar: [reading from a scroll] “If the princess has not chosen a husband by the appointed time, then the sultan shall choose for her.”
    The Sultan: But Jasmine hated all the suitors. How could I choose someone she hates?
    Jafar: Not to worry, my liege. There’s more. “ If in the event a suitable prince cannot be found. A princess must then be wed to…Hmm. Interesting.
    The Sultan: What? Who?
    Jafar: The royal vizier. Why, that would be me.
  • Jafar: I think it’s time to say goodbye to Prince Abubu.
  • Jafar: If you won’t bow before a sultan, then you will cower before a sorcerer!
  • Jafar: I wish to be the most powerful sorcerer in the world!
  • Jafar: It pains me to see you reduced to this, Jasmine. A beautiful desert bloom such as yourself should be on the arm of the most powerful man in the world.
  • Jafar: Now, pussycat, tell me more about myself.
  • Jafar: A snake, am I? Perhaps you’d like to see how snakelike I can be.
  • Jafar: You little fool. You thought you could defeat the most powerful being on Earth.
  • Jafar: The universe is mine to command, to control!
Jafar from Aladdin (1992)
  • Jafar: [hypnotizing the Sultan] You will order the princess to marry me.
    The Sultan: I will order the princess to…But you’re so old.
    Jafar: The princess will marry me.
  • Jafar: Without the genie, boy, you’re nothing.
  • The Sultan: This is my royal vizier, Jafar. He’s delighted, too.
    Jafar: Ecstatic.
  • Jafar: I’m afraid, Prince Abubu…
    Aladdin: Ababwa.
    Jafar: Whatever.
  • Jafar: I’m afraid you’ve worn out your welcome, Prince Abubu.
    Aladdin: Why, you..
    Jafar: Make sure he’s never found.
  • Jafar: You’re speechless, I see. A fine quality in a wife.
  • Jafar: This is not done yet, boy.
  • Jafar: Prince Ali is nothing more than that ragged urchin, Aladdin. He has the lamp, Iago.
    Iago: Why that miserable…
    Jafar: But you are going to relieve him of it.
  • Jafar: I am your master now.
    Genie: I was afraid of that.
  • Jafar: Genie, grant me my first wish. I wish to rule on high as sultan.
  • Jafar: Finders keepers, Abubu.
  • Jafar: Ah, but there’s a new order now. My order. Finally, you will bow to me.
    Jasmine: We will never bow to you.
  • Jafar: Now, where were we? Ah, yes. Abject humiliation.
  • Jafar: [to Jasmine] I’ll teach you some respect.
  • Jafar: I wish for Princess Jasmine to fall desperately in love with me.
  • Jafar: How many times do I have to kill you, boy?
  • Jafar: I wish to be an all-powerful genie!
  • Jafar: [as a genie] The power. The absolute power!
  • Jafar: [in the lamp] Get your blasted beak out of my face.
    Iago: Oh, shut up, you moron.
    Jafar: Don’t tell me to shut up.

Jafar Trivia: Patrick Stewart turned down the role of Jafar due to scheduling conflicts and considers it one of his biggest regrets!

Jafar Quotes from Return of Jafar

In 1994, Disney released a direct-to-video sequel titled Return of Jafar. Here are some Jafar quotes from this movie!

  • Abis Mal: You’re a genie?
    Jafar: You are astonishingly perceptive.
  • Jafar: Very well. That was two wishes. Take your time with the third. Or you will wish you had never been born. On the other hand, if you cooperate with me., I will see that you are amply rewarded
  • Jafar: If it weren’t for me, you’d still be in a cage at the bazaar squawking, “Polly want a cracker!”.
  • Jafar: Good help is so hard to find these days, isn’t it, Aladdin?
  • Jafar: Iago, you betrayed me and allied yourself with my enemies! Then you turned on them as soon at it was in your best interests. That’s what I love about you. You’re so perfectly predictable. A villain through and through!
  • Jafar: I’m arranging a little…surprise for Aladdin.
  • Jafar: Let’s not be too hasty, my simple minded friend. It’s not enough that we simply destroy Aladdin. After all, there are things so much worse than death!
  • Jafar: [In disguise as Jasmine] I’ll tell your boyfriend goodbye for you princess.
Jafar Quotes

Jafar Quotes from Aladdin (Live-Action)

In 2019 Aladdin got it’s own live-action film with Marwan Kenzari playing the role of Jafar and is full of great quotes!

  • Jafar: You bring me the rough but never a diamond.
  • Jafar: Do you know what I had to do to get the power that I have? The sacrifices that I’ve made, the bodies that I have buried?
  • Jafar: People need to understand that they will pay for underestimating me.
  • Jafar: Second is not enough! And it will never be enough! That’s why I need the lamp, and why I no longer need you!
  • Jafar: You would allow your kingdom to sink into ruin for mere sentiment!
  • Jafar: Books? But you cannot read experience. Inexperience is dangerous.
  • Jafar: You’re either the most powerful man in the room, or you’re nothing.
  • Jafar: You’re nothing to her, but you could be. Your life begins now, Aladdin.
  • Jafar: People left unchecked will revolt.
  • Jafar: Life will be kinder to you, Princess, once you accept these traditions and understand that it’s better for you to be seen and not heard.
  • Jafar: He sees a city where I see an empire
  • Jafar: Once that lamp sits in my hand then I shall sit on his throne.
  • Jafar: She was toying with you. It amuses her to meet commoners.
  • Jafar: You see, I was once like you. A common thief. Only I thought bigger. Steal an apple and you’re a thief, steal a kingdom and you’re a statesman.
  • Imam: Princess Jasmine, do you accept the sultan to be your husband?
    Jafar: Come on, woman.
    Jasmine: I…
    Jafar: Yes?
    Jasmine: I…do not!
  • Jafar: I am the greatest sorcer the world has ever seen. I will create an empire that history cannot ignore. I can destroy cities. I can destroy kingdoms. And I can destroy you.
  • Jafar: The most powerful in the universe, at last, second to no one.
Jafar Quotes Aladdin
  • Jafar: You, you stumbled upon an opportunity. I can make you rich. Rich enough to impress a princess. But nothing comes for free.
  • Jafar: But take no other treasure, no matter how sorely you are tempted. And you will be tempted.
  • Jafar: I have endured your spineless incompetence for long enough now.
  • Aladdin: Now your hand.
    Jafar: How about my foot?
  • Jafar: You’re a man of great ambition like myself.
  • Jafar: I could be a valuable ally to help you get what you want.
  • Jafar: Something very strange about him. Keep a close eye on Prince Ali.
  • Jafar: If I throw you off that balcony, and you are who you say you are. You will die a watery death. If you survive, it can only be because of the lamp. In which case, I will have my answer.
  • Jafar: For the last time. Where is the lamp?
  • Jafar: My Sultan. You know my loyalty belongs to you.
  • Jafar: [referring to Aladdin] He’s not to be trusted, Your Majesty.
  • Jafar: You should think about how quickly the sands of power shift in a storm, Hakim.
  • Jafar: Why leave when the city belongs to me now?
  • Jafar: You obey the sultan, so you obey me now.
  • Jafar: He’s been pretending the entire time. An imposter. There is no Prince Ali. There never was. He’s nothing but a lying thief.
  • Jafar: You’re insignificant. An irritaion I no longer need to tolerate once I ensure your agonizing death by banishing you to the ends of the earth.
  • Jafar: Yes, meet a blast from your past. Whose lies were too good to last. Say hello to your precious Prince Ali! [Prince Ali (Reprise)]
  • Jafar: So Ali turns out to be merely Aladdin. Just a con, need I go on, take it from me. [Prince Ali (Reprise)]
Jafar in Disney's live-action Aladdin

Jafar Quotes From Once Upon a Time

I’m a huge fan of the Once Upon a Time series! Jafar appeared in both Once Upon a Time and Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, but the role was played by different actors in each series.

Once Upon a Time in Wonderland

Jafar first appeared in the spin-off Once Upon a Time in Wonderland and is played by Lost star Naveen Andrews.

  • Jafar: She made her bed, and now it appears she died in it.
  • Jafar: You earn very little income and yet your home is well appointed.
    Farzeen Shahmed: Thank you.
    Jafar: It was not a compliment but an observation. You have a bounty of fresh vegetables in your garden. And I couldn’t help noticing you have two camels outside. Few men in Agrabah can afford even one. And yet here you are, with two.
  • Jabberwocky: You’re afraid of nothing.
    Jafar: And that is what ultimate power is.
  • Jafar: You mistake curiosity for fear. You know what the difference is between you and me? I don’t need to get inside your head to know what you’re afraid of. You wear it on that tortured face of yours. You’re afraid I won’t live up to my end of the bargain, and you’ll be my slave as long as we both shall live.
  • Jafar: Amara and I are now the two most powerful sorcerers in the world. There’s just one problem. I’ve never been good at sharing.
  • Jafar: Pity she’s not around to see her best-laid plan unravel so dramatically.
  • Jafar: It’s your flaw. You’re trying to earn their respect. All you have to do is take it.
  • Jafar: Sometimes the maddest stories are the truest ones.
  • Jafar: I’m going to guess you don’t have a very high opinion of me.
    Will: It’d be hard to have a lower one.
  • Jafar: Death and I have already met. Send him my regards.
  • Jafar: One can never underestimate the stupidity or the appetite of a goat.
  • Jafar: Give a man the proper motivation there’s no telling what he might do.
  • Jafar: Love makes us to the maddest things, doesn’t it?
  • Jafar: It’s time to find out if you’re a woman who’s prepared to do whatever it takes to get what she wants or just a little girl with a stolen crown and nothing else
  • Jafar: What child doesn’t want to be rescued by their father?
  • Doctor: We have so many patients.
    Jafar: Of course you do, but how many of them escape in the company of a talking rabbit?
Naveen Andrews as Jafar in Once Upon a Time in Wonderland
Naveen Andrews as Jafar in Once Upon a Time in Wonderland. Image: ABC

Once Upon a Time

Jafar returned for Season 6 of the Disney inspired TV-show and this time was played by Oded Fehr.

  • Jafar: The Sultan does not tolerate thieves in Agrabah. And more importantly, neither do I. Our city has become overrun. You vermin… nothing more than street rats.
  • Jafar: The great savior hiding. This is a sad day indeed.
  • Jafar: But you’ll live a long, prosperous, happy life, paid for by all the treasures from the Cave of Wonders. You said it yourself, Aladdin. You didn’t ask to be a savior. And perhaps when you’re free, you can buy yourself a new title. Doesn’t “Prince Aladdin” sound so much more appealing than “dead savior”?
  • Jafar: No, not a chance. I want to savor this. Do you remember when we first met? You were nothing but a common thief. But you had honor, despite what you did to me. The irony’s delicious. It took becoming a hero for you to completely come apart. But that’s what always happens to saviors, isn’t it?
    Aladdin: Why? Why are you doing this?
    Jafar: Oh I’m not doing anything. It’s the fate of saviors. You give and give and give and for what? They pick the fruit, they cut the branches, and all that’s left is this…shaky stump. Always. That’s why you never, ever hear these words about a savior – “They lived happily ever after.”
  • Jasmine: No. Please! Don’t destroy my home!
    Jafar: Oh, it’s not being destroyed, just taken beyond mankind’s grasp.
  • Jasmine: So tell me, where’s Agrabah?
    Jafar: Fine. But only because the answer amuses me so. Really…how could you not see that it’s practically at your…fingertips.
  • Jafar: It’s just as you left it, albeit rather smaller than is ideal for trade agreements. Did you father never tell you your duties to your people because you have failed spectacularly to carry it out. And thus deserve nothing, not the paltry love of an ex-savior nor the teeny-tiny prison of your people. Now give me the ring.

Jafar Quotes from Kingdom Hearts

I’m also a big fan of the Kingdom Hearts games! Jafar has appeared in multiple games in the franchise and here are his best quotes!

  • Jafar: No… How can I be defeated again, by a pack of filthy street rats?
  • Jafar: Well, now, you’ve managed to find this place after all…That power… it is extraordinary. Yet it will do nothing to alter your fate…Your fated destruction at my almighty hand.
  • Jafar: All shall bend to my will; the world is mine to control.
  • Jafar: You’ve scurried around long enough. This is the end, boy!
  • Jafar: Oh, I see you are no ordinary street rat. Not if you could elude my ingenious traps. Impressive. But your persistence, it has won you nothing. Do you not see I am invincible? Nothing you do can defeat me!
  • Jafar: You insufferable show off! Now… Take this!

Iago Quotes

Iago is Jafar’s red-feathered sidekick. He’s a talking parrot with a lot to say!

  • Iago: Just forget it. Look at this. I’m so ticked off that I’m molting.
  • Iago: Jeez, where’d you dig this bozo up?
  • Iago: I can’t take it anymore! If I gotta choke down on one more of those moldy, disgusting crackers. [punches the air] Bam! Whack!
  • Iago: Hey, watch it! Watch it with that dumb rug.
  • Iago: We gotta get outta here. I gotta start packing. Only essentials. We gotta travel light. Bring the guns, the weapons, the knives, and how about this picture? I don’t know. I think I’m making a weird face in it.
  • Iago: Ladies and gentlemen, a warm Agrabah welcome for Sorcerer Jafar!

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