50 Labyrinth Quotes on Second Chances & Growing up

Take advantage of these Labyrinth quotes to help you become more responsible in accepting the changes in your life.

Labyrinth is a 1986 American fantasy movie directed by Jim Henson. The plot revolves around Sarah, a teenager who finds herself trying to save her baby brother from Jareth, the goblin king. Fans of David Bowie will also appreciate this movie as he played the goblin king!

Sarah is a teen who is afraid of growing up because of the responsibilities that come with it. This prompted her to request that Jareth take his baby brother when asked to babysit him, which he surprisingly granted. Sarah later regretted her wish and vowed to save her brother, no matter what it takes.

Growing up is like a labyrinth—a maze that must be navigated. As you move forward, you will face many obstacles to help you become better individuals. So, allow these Labyrinth quotes to assist you in accepting the changes that come with adulthood.

Check the full list below.

And make sure to read these Grease quotes and Mamma Mia quotes.

Best Labyrinth Quotes

1. “I ask for so little. Just fear me. Love me. Do as I say, and I shall be your slave.” – Jareth

2. “Everything I’ve done, I’ve done for you. I move the stars for no one.” – Jareth

3. “Live without your sunlight, love without your heartbeat.” – Jareth

4. “If that’s the way it is done, then that’s the way you must do it.” – Didymus

5. “Ah, don’t pay any attention to them, they’re just false alarms. You get a lot of them in the Labyrinth, especially when you’re on the right track.” – Hoggle

6. “If I thought that for one second that you would betray me, I would be forced to suspend you, head first, in the Bog of Eternal Stench.” – Jareth

7. Sarah: “That’s not fair!”

Jareth: “You say that so often, I wonder what your basis for comparison is?”

Labyrinth Quotes From Jareth (David Bowie)

8. “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.” – Jareth

9. “You have 13 hours in which to solve the labyrinth before your baby brother becomes one of us―forever.” – Jareth

10. “Tell me, Sarah, what do you think of my labyrinth?” – Jareth

11. “Your eyes can be so cruel, just as I can be so cruel.” – Jareth

12. “Stop! Look what I’m offering you. Your dreams.” – Jareth

13. “How you turn my world, you precious thing.” – Jareth

14. “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

15. “So, my labyrinth’s a piece of cake? Well then let’s see how you deal with this little slice.” – Jareth

16. “Sarah, go back to your room. Play with your toys and your costumes. Forget about the baby.” – Jareth

17. “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.” – Jareth

18. “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. Hahaha, well? Laugh!” – Jareth

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Labyrinth Quotes From Sarah 

19. “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 girl, and he had given her certain powers. So one night, when the baby had been particularly cruel to her, she called on the goblins for help!” – Sarah

20. “I can bear it no longer! Goblin King! Goblin King! Wherever you may be, take this child of mine far away from me!” – Sarah

21. “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

22. “How can I trust you now that you know you were taking me back to the beginning of the labyrinth?” – Sarah

23. “You don’t by any chance know the way through this labyrinth, do you?” – Sarah

24. “You’re him, aren’t you? You’re the Goblin King! I want my brother back, please, if it’s all the same.” – Sarah

Labyrinth Quotes From Other Characters

25. “Where’d she learn that rubbish? It doesn’t even start with ‘I wish.’” – Goblin 

26. “When your thing gets wild, chilly down, chilly down!” – The Fireys

27. “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.” – Hoggle

28. Didymus: “Sir Ludo, canst thou summon up the very rocks?”

Ludo: “Sure. Rocks friends.”

29. Hoggle: “Oh, shut up.”

Seventh Statue: “I’m sorry, I’m just doing my job.”

Hoggle: “Well, you don’t have to do it to us.”

30. Top Red Guard: “But I must warn you that one of us always tells the truth and one of us always lies. That’s the rules too, he always lies.”

Top Blue Guard: “I do not! I tell the truth!”

Top Red Guard: “Oh what a lie!”

31. Didymus: “I have taken an oath that no one may cross this bridge without my permission.”

Sarah: “Well, may we have your permission?”

Didymus: “Well I, uh―I, that is, uh. Hm, yes?”

32. Sarah: “How can I believe anything you say?”

Hoggle: “Let me put it this way: what choice have you got?”

Iconic Labyrinth Quotes That Only Certified Fans Can Relate To

33. “You remind me of the babe.” – Jareth

34. “It’s only forever, not long at all.” – Jareth

35. “It’s so stimulating being your hat.” – The Hat

36. “It’s further than you think. Time is short.” – Jareth

Funny Labyrinth Quotes to Make You Laugh

37. Hoggle: “Why did you have to go and do a thing like that for?”

Sarah: “Do what? You mean rescue you?”

Hoggle: “No! You kissed me!”

38. 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.”

39. Eighth Statue: “Beware, for―.”

Hoggle: “Just forget it.”

Eighth Statue: “Oh, please. I haven’t said it in such a long time.”

Hoggle: “Oh, all right. But don’t expect a big reaction.”

Eighth Statue: “No, no, no, of course not. For the path you will take will lead you to certain destruction! Thank you very much.”

40. The Worm: “‘Ello.”

Sarah: “Did you say―hello?”

The Worm: “No, I said ‘Ello,’ but that’s close enough.”

41. Jareth: “Hello, Hedgewart.”

Sarah: “Hogwart.”

Hoggle: “Hoggle!”

42. Jareth: “Oh and Hoggle! If she ever kisses you, I’ll turn you into a prince!”

Hoggle: “You will?”

Jareth: “Prince of the Bog of Eternal Stench!”

43. Sarah: “You’re horrible!”

Hoggle: “No, I ain’t. I’m Hoggle.”

More Labyrinth Quotes for You to Enjoy

44. Sarah: “Give me the child.”

Jareth: “Beware. I have been generous up ’til now. I can be cruel.”

Sarah: “Generous? What have you done that’s generous?”

45. 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.”

46. Hoggle: “What’d you expect fairies to do?”

Sarah: “I thought they did nice things, like granting wishes!”

Hoggle: “Shows what you know, doesn’t it?

47. 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.”

48. Hoggle: “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?”

49. The Wiseman: “Quite often, young lady, it seems like we’re not getting anywhere, when in fact―.”

The Hat: “We are!” 

50. Top Red Guard: “Well the only way out of here is to try one of these doors!”

Top Blue Guard: “One of them leads to the castle at the end of the labyrinth, and the other one leads to―.”

Top Red Guard: “Bom bom bom bom!”

Top Blue Guard: “Certain death!”

Did These Quotes Open Your Eyes to the Joys of Life and Growing Up?

Some people are afraid of growing up because they do not want to take on responsibility. All they want to do in life is have fun and think for themselves. This is a typical reaction for teenagers like Sarah—Labyrinth’s main character.

She may have thought that her wish was only made in passing and that if it ever did come true, nothing bad would actually happen. Regrettably, this is now how things went. This turn of events taught her that accepting responsibility for her every action is integral to growing up.

Adulthood is not as scary as it appears. You can still have fun whenever you want, given you consider other people’s feelings as well. When we’re older, we’re not responsible just for our own happiness but for how our emotions and actions affect others as well.

Let these Labyrinth quotes serve as a reminder that each action has inevitable consequences. It’s just up to us to consider and weigh those options before deciding what to do.

Which of these Labyrinth quotes is your favorite? What other things did you learn today? Comment them down below!

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