A Bug’s Life was Pixar’s second full length animation, and this classic film solidified the studio’s position on the leaderboard. The movie’s all star cast, cutting edge graphics, and exciting story entertained viewers young and old alike. But if you haven’t seen the film in a while, you may have forgotten just how clever, punchy, and wise our bug friends are.
Here are just a few nuggets of wisdom from the tiny residents of Ant Island.
“First rule of leadership: Everything is your fault.”
“I’ve seen these ants do great things, and year after year they somehow manage to pick food for themselves *and* you. So-so who is the weaker species? Ants don’t serve grasshoppers! It’s *you* who need *us*! We’re a lot stronger than you say we are.”
“Justice is my sword and truth shall be my quiver.”
“It’s a bug-eat-bug world out there, princess. One of those Circle of Life kind of things.”
“Oh, I know it’s a rock, I know. But let’s just pretend for a minute that it’s a seed, alright? We’ll just use our imaginations. Now, now do you see our tree? Everything that made that giant tree is already contained inside this tiny little seed. All it needs is some time, a little bit of sunshine and rain, and voilá! Now, you might not feel like you can do much now, but that’s just because, well, you’re not a tree yet. You just have to give yourself some time. You’re still a seed.”