61+ Best Labyrinth Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Labyrinth is a 1986 musical dark fantasy. Sixteen-year-old Sarah is given thirteen hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue her baby brother Toby when her wish for him to be taken away is granted by the Goblin King Jareth.

Profoundly inspirational labyrinth quotes will challenge the way you think, change the way you live and transform your whole life.

Famous Labyrinth Quotes

Jareth the Goblin King: Live without your sunlight, love without your heartbeat

Jareth: I ask for so little. Just fear me, love me, do as I say and I will be your slave.

Sarah: That’s not fair!
Jareth: You say that so often, I wonder what your basis for comparison is?

The Worm/The Four Guards/Goblin: Come inside and have a cup of tea!
The Worm/The Four Guards/Goblin: Come inside and have a nice cup of tea!

Jareth: Everything I’ve done, I’ve done for you. I move the stars for no one.

Jareth: You remind me of the babe.
Goblin: What babe?
Jareth: The babe with the power.
Goblin: What power?
Jareth: Power of voodoo.
Goblin: Who do?
Jareth: You do.

Jareth: It’s only forever, not long at all.

Goblin: [poking Ludo with a biting stick] Try this one on for size, you big hippie!

Sarah: [during battle] Ludo, call the rocks!

Hoggle: [sadly, after Sarah broke free from the crystal] Oh, she’ll never forgive me. What have I done? I’ve lost my only friend. That’s what I’ve done.

The Junk Lady: What’s the matter, my dear, don’t you like your toys?
Sarah: [comes to her senses] It’s all junk!
The Junk Lady: [picks up a music box] Well, what about this? This is not junk, eh?
Sarah: [smashes music box] Yes, it is!

Jareth: Beware. I have been generous up ’til now. I can be cruel.
Sarah: Generous? What have you done that’s generous?
Jareth: Everything that you wanted I have done. You asked that the child be taken. I took him. You cowered before me, I was frightening. I have reordered time. I have turned the world upside down, and I have done it all for you! I am exhausted from living up to your expectations. Isn’t that generous?

Didymus: Was that my stomach or yours, Ambrocious?

Didymus: Ambrocious, unlock this door!
Didymus: [a spear point taps him on the shoulder, and someone clears his throat. Didymus turns around, and sees a squad of mounted goblins pointing their spears at his chest]
Didymus: So, had enough, eh? All right then, throw down your weapons, and I’ll see that you’re well-treated.

Didymus: [facing the entire Goblin army] All right, charge!
Didymus: [a cannon fires, and Ambrocious does a quick about-turn and flees] Whoa, not that way! You’re going the wrong way! THE BATTLE’S BEHIND US!

The Wiseman: Quite often, young lady, it seems like we’re not getting anywhere, when in fact..
The Hat: We are!

Didymus: Well, if that’s the way it is done, then that’s the way you must do it.

Didymus: [finally entering the castle] Well, come on then!
Sarah: No! I have to face him alone.
Didymus: But why?
Sarah: Because that’s the way it’s done.
Didymus: Well, if that is the way it is done, then that is the way you must do it. But, should you need us…
Hoggle: Yes, should you need us…
Sarah: I’ll call.

Goblin: Your mother is a fraggin’ aardvark!

Hoggle: Them’s my rightful property. It’s not fair.
Sarah: No, it isn’t. But that’s the way it is.

Didymus: I say, does anyone want to play a game of Scrabble?

Jareth: How you turn my world, you precious thing.

Didymus: [Ludo and Didymus are fighting, Didymus climbs up Ludo’s back] All right then! I can conquer this mountain!

Jareth: So, the Labyrinth is a piece of cake, is it? Well, let’s see how you deal with this little slice…

The Hat: It’s so stimulating being your hat.

Jareth: Tell me Sarah, what do you think of my labyrinth?

Hoggle: You have to understand my position. I’m a coward. And Jareth scares me.
Sarah: What kind of a position is that?
Hoggle: No position! That’s my point.

Fireys: When your thing gets wild, chilly down, chilly down!

The Four Guards/Firey 4/Ambrosius: Well, the only way out of here is to try one of these doors!
The Four Guards/Fireys: One of them leads to the castle at the end of the labyrinth, and the other one leads to..
The Four Guards/Firey 4/Ambrosius: Ba-baba-BOOM!
The Four Guards/Fireys: Certain DEATH!
The Four Guards/Firey 4/Ambrosius: Ooooooooooooohhhhh!

Jareth: Sarah, go back to your room. Play with your toys and your costumes. Forget about the baby.

Jareth: Your eyes can be so cruel, just as I can be so cruel.

Jareth: Everything I’ve done, I’ve done for you. I move the stars for no one.

The Worm/The Junk Lady/Firey 2: If she’d ‘ave kept on goin’ down that way she’d ‘ave gone straight to that castle.

Didymus: Sir Ludo, canst thou summon up the very rocks?
Ludo/Ludo’s Voice/Firey 2/Goblin: Sure. Rocks friends.

Sarah: Okay, let’s handle this thing logically. What exactly have you sworn?
Didymus: I have sworn with my life’s blood, none shall pass this way without my permission!
Sarah: Well… May we have your permission?
Didymus: Well I, uh… I… that is, uh… hm… Yes?

Sarah: Ow! It bit me!
Hoggle: What’d you expect fairies to do?
Sarah: I thought they did nice things, like… Like granting wishes.
Hoggle: Shows what “you” know, don’t it?
Hoggle: Shows what ‘you’ know, don’t it?

Jareth: I’ve brought you a gift.
Sarah: What is it?
Jareth: It’s a crystal. Nothing more. But if you turn it this way and look into it, it will show you your dreams. But this is not a gift for an ordinary girl who takes care of a screaming baby.

Ludo/Ludo’s Voice/Firey 2/Goblin: SMELL BAD!

Sarah: You’re horrible!
Hoggle: No I ain’t, I’m Hoggle.

Sarah: And you wouldn’t be so brave if you’d ever smelled the Bog of Eternal Stench. It’s, it’s…
Sarah: Is that all it does, is smell?
Hoggle: Oh, believe me, that’s enough! But the worst thing is, if you so much as set a foot in the Bog of Stench, you’ll smell bad for the rest of your life. It’ll never wash off.

Jareth: You have thirteen hours in which to solve the labyrinth, before your baby brother becomes one of us… forever.

Sarah: I can bear it no longer! Goblin King! Goblin King! Wherever you may be take this child of mine far away from me!
Sarah: I can bear it no longer! Goblin King! Goblin King! Wherever you may be take this child of mine far away from me!
Goblin: That’s not it! Where did she get that rubbish? It doesn’t even start with “I wish!”
Goblin: That’s not it! Where did she get that rubbish? It doesn’t even start with ‘I wish!’

Sarah: Once upon a time, there was a beautiful young girl whose stepmother always made her stay home with the baby. And the baby was a spoiled child, and wanted everything to himself, and the young girl was practically a slave. But what no one knew is that the king of the goblins had fallen in love with the the girl, and he had given her certain powers. So one night, when the baby had be particularly cruel to her, she called on the goblins for help!
Goblin: [inside the closet] Listen!
Sarah: “Say your right words,” the goblins said, “and we’ll take the baby to the castle, and you will be free!” But the girl knew, that the Goblin King would keep the baby in his castle for ever and ever and ever, and turn it into a goblin! And so the girl suffered in silence. Until one day, when she was tired from a day of housework, and she was hurt by the harsh words of her stepmother, and she could no longer stand it…
Sarah: “Say your right words, ‘the goblins said, and we’ll take the baby to the castle, and you will be free!’ But the girl knew, that the Goblin King would keep the baby in his castle for ever and ever and ever, and turn it into a goblin! And so the girl suffered in silence. Until one day, when she was tired from a day of housework, and she was hurt by the harsh words of her stepmother, and she could no longer stand it…

Fairy: Hey! Hey! Her head don’t come off!
Sarah: Of course it doesn’t!
Fireys: Hey, lady! Where are you going with a head like that?
Fireys: Hey, man! I know what we can do! Take off her head! Ha-ha!

Hoggle: What did you have to go and do a thing like that for?
Sarah: Do what? You mean rescue you?
Hoggle: No! You kissed me!

Hoggle: This is what we need. A ladder. Follow me.
Sarah: How can I trust you now that you know you were taking me back to the beginning of the labyrinth?
Hoggle: I wasn’t. I told him I was taking you back to the beginning just to throw him off the scent.
Sarah: How can I believe anything you say?
Hoggle: Let me put it this way: what choice have you got?

Jareth: And Hoggle, if she ever kisses you, I’ll turn you into a prince.
Hoggle: Y-you will?
Jareth: Prince of the land of stench!

Jareth: I ask for so little. Just let me rule you, and you can have everything that you want.

Left Door Knocker: Huh. Doesn’t want his ring back in his mouth, eh? Can’t say I blame him.

Jareth: You remind me of the babe.
Goblin: What babe?
Jareth: The babe with the power.
Goblin: What power?
Jareth: The power of voodoo.
Goblin: Who do?
Jareth: You do.
Goblin: Do what?
Jareth: Remind me of the babe.

The Worm/The Four Guards/Goblin: ‘Ello.
Sarah: Did you say ‘hello’?
The Worm/The Four Guards/Goblin: No, I said “Ello”, but that’s close enough.
The Worm/The Four Guards/Goblin: No, I said ‘Ello’, but that’s close enough.

The Four Guards: Your Highness, the girl! The girl who ate the peach and forgot everything!
Jareth: What of her?
The Four Guards: She, the monster, Sir Didymus, and the dwarf, they made it through the gate and they’re on their way to the castle!
Jareth: Stop her! Call out the guards! Take the baby and hide it.

Sarah: It’s not fair…
Jareth: You say that so often, I wonder what your basis for comparison is?

Jareth: I ask for so little. Just fear me, love me, do as I say and I will be your slave.

Jareth: Turn back, Sarah. Turn back before it’s too late.
Sarah: I can’t. Don’t you understand I can’t?
Jareth: What a pity.

Goblin: Jump that magic jump on me! Slap that baby, make him free!
Goblin: Put that magic jump on me. Slap that baby, make him free.

Sarah: Through dangers untold and hardships unnumbered, I have fought my way here to the castle beyond the Goblin City to take back the child that you have stolen. For my will is as strong as yours, and my kingdom is as great… You have no power over me.

Sarah: Give me the child.

She treats me like a wicked stepmother in a fairy story, no matter what I say.

Jareth: She’s in the oubliette. Shut up! She should not have gotten as far as the oubliette; she should’ve given up by now.

Jareth: Will she? The dwarf’s about to lead her back to the beginning. She’ll soon give up when she realizes she has to start all over again. Ha ha ha… well? laugh!

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