— I know what I have to do, but going back means I'll have to face my past. I've been running from it for so long.
[Rafiki hits Simba on the head]
— Ow! Jeez! What was that for?
— It doesn't matter. It's in the past.
— Yeah, but it still hurts.
— Oh, yes, the past can hurt. But the way I see it you can either run from it or learn from it.
— We're pals, right?
— And we'll always be together, right?
— Simba, let me tell you something that my father told me. Look at the stars. The great kings of the past look down on us from those stars. So whenever you feel alone, just remember that those kings will always be there to guide you. And so will I.
— Simba, you have forgotten me.
— No. How could I?
— You have forgotten who you are, and so have forgotten me. Look inside yourself, Simba. You are more than what you have become. You must take your place in the circle of life.
— How can I go back? I'm not who I used to be.
— Remember who you are. You are my son and the one true king. Remember who you are. Remember.