Inside: Relatable Mamma Mia! Quotes

From the relatable quotes to the iconic fashion, Mamma Mia! has been popular since the musical began showing in London in 1999.

Mamma Mia! is a musical based on the music of 70s band ABBA. In 2008, the movie came out and the delightful cast, the beautiful backdrops and the fun music gained even more fans.

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If you’re a Mamma Mia! fan, here are the most iconic Mamma Mia! quotes from the movies and the musical!

Mamma Mia! Movie Quotes

1.“I have two grown children. I know something about letting go.” –Sam

2. “When you fall, you fall. And when you’ve been defeated by love, you’re utterly defeated.” -Harry

3. “You have the courage of a lion, the passion of a panther, and the wisdom of a flamingo.” -Fernando

4. “There’s an island, Kalokairi. People used to think if you sailed on from there, you’d fall off the edge of the world. That sounds like the place for me.” -Donna

5. “There’s no use climbing the ladder if you’re on completely the wrong wall.” -Harry

6. “I’ve done the big white wedding, and believe me, it doesn’t always end in ‘happy ever after.’” -Sam

7. “You give that woman hell when you get home.” -Rosie

8. “I better be dreaming, you better not be here.” -Donna

9. “You’d think with all this new technology, they would figure out a machine that would make the beds.” – Donna

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10. “I’ll be thinking of you tomorrow.” -Sky

11. “You don’t mess with a masterpiece.” -Barman

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12. “The best things in life, the very best things happen unexpectedly.” -Donna

13. “And don’t get all self-righteous with me, because you have no one but yourself to blame.” -Donna

14. “May the best of our lives be the best of our lives.” -Tanya

15. “This is my reality. Hard work and a crippling mortgage.” -Donna

16. “Do what makes your soul shine.” -Rosie

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17. “Nothing focuses the mind like the last minute.” -Sophie

18. “I’ve heard all this from my mother, and I think she knows me better than you do.” -Sophie

19. “Don’t think about it. Come on. Let’s go have fun.” -Donna

20. “When you know, you know.” -Harry

21. “Why are you here? What are you doing here?” -Donna

22. “Being a grudge holder makes you fat.” -Ruby

23. “Little boys who play with fire get their fingers burned.” -Tanya

24. “I see you kept my bagpipes.” -Sam

Iconic Mamma Mia! Phrases

25. “I don’t know how to sing about love if I’m not feeling it.” -Donna

26. “We danced on the beach, and we kissed on the beach, and dot, dot, dot.” -Sophie

27. “Excuse me. Coming through. I have a senior citizen with me. Thank you. My mother needs a perch.” -Rosie

28. “Well, honey—I didn’t have a choice. I couldn’t go home. You know? When I got pregnant, my mother told me not to bother coming back. And I wouldn’t have had it any other way. My God, look at what we’ve had.” -Donna

29. “Typical isn’t it? You wait 20 years for a dad and then 3 come along at once.” -Rosie

30. “There’s no plan, God knows there’s no plan. It looks great, though.” -Donna

31. “They’re supposed to ward off unwanted visitors.” -Donna

32. “Does she wear it or floss with it?” -Rosie

33. “I used to have fun.” -Donna

34. “She’s a chip off the old block.” -Rosie

35. “I just want to be upfront and say that I visually enjoy you.” -Tanya

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Motherhood Sayings

36. “It’s not easy being a mother. If it was, fathers would do it.” -Donna

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37. “You always knew how to make an entrance.” -Sam

38. “The thing about the toilet—If it doesn’t flush right away, just go, and come back in a while, and it should—nothing works around here, except for me.” -Donna

39. “The earth moved, darling. We’re falling apart here.” -Donna

40. “If she were more like me, she wouldn’t be getting married at 20.” -Donna

41. “The last time I saw your mother, she said she never wanted to see me again.” -Sam

42. “I’m just whining, you know me. I don’t need to be taken care of.” -Donna

43. “Backup girls, my arse.” -Tanya

Growing Up With Mamma Mia!

Many of us can use the various situations from the movie to relate to our own growing up, if you can too these Momma Mia! quotes will be perfect for you.

44. “I don’t know what my future holds, but the world is wide and I want to make some memories.” -Donna

45. “Look at you! God! Stop growing! You sound like you’re having fun already.” -Donna

46. “Whatever you dream, we’ll make it real.” -Señor Cienfuegos

47. “Last night, I discovered something wonderful. It was a wake-up call, a way to look at myself and what I really want out of life.” -Harry

48. “All my life, there’s been this huge unanswered question, and I don’t want any more secrecy.”  -Sophie

49. “That doesn’t come from finding your father. That comes from finding yourself.” -Sky

Finding your father quotes

50. “I want the perfect wedding, and I want my father to give me away.” -Sophie

51. “Ohh, look at my baby, her whole life ahead of her.” -Donna

52. “I can do this. If I can just be as brave as my mom was back then.” -Sophie

53. “She wasn’t scared. She could do it because wasn’t alone, she had me.” -Sophie

The Best Lines from Mamma Mia!

54. “In your case, age becomes you as it does a tree, the wine, and cheese.” -Officer

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55. “Somebody up there has got it in for me. I bet it’s my mother.” -Donna

56. “It’s just, over the years people have tended to be extremely complimentary about my ears.” -Harry

57. “For her, now that her book is a bestseller, and she’s got the whole world stuffing, it’s time to find Mr. Right!” -Tanya

58. “All that fricking yoga’s made my feet bigger.” -Tanya

59. “But for me, it’s the last night before the greatest adventure of my life.” -Sky

60. “I don’t care if you slept with hundreds of men, you’re my mom, and I love you so much.” -Sophie

61. “It’s one of those serendipitous moments in life when three complete strangers share a common thought.” -Bill

62. “They have no right to turn up like this. What have they ever done for their daughter? Huh?” -Donna

63. “Because I was crazy enough to think that you would be waiting for me. Only when I arrived, they told me you were off with some other guy. So, Lorraine called me an idiot and married me to prove it.” -Sam

64. “I bought her this. It cost me 10 quid, plus my Johnny Rotten T-shirt. Your mother knew quite a rebel.” -Harry

65. “Well, you’re not going to tell me that you have a twin sister, are you?” -Bill

66. “Excuse me. Hello. This is a hen party. Women only. Thank you.” -Rosie

67. “Am I getting this right? Sophie may be mine, but she may be Bill’s or Harry’s?” -Sam