19. Life isn’t fair!
“It’s not fair” is one of the most uttered lines in the film as Sarah repeatedly moans about her parents, her responsibilities and her general predicament. Even the Goblin King Jareth points out how frequently the teen uses it. He tells her, “You say that so often, I wonder what your basis for comparison is.” Thankfully, Sarah eventually realizes that she needs to stop complaining so much.
Indeed, later on in the movie Hoggle complains about the unfairness of it all when Sarah confiscates his beloved shiny things as a bargaining tool. The teen acknowledges that her behavior may not be particularly fair before declaring, “But that’s the way it is.” By this point Sarah appears to understand that sometimes life doesn’t always go your way and you just have to deal with it the best way you can.
18. Sometimes you just have to ask
Sarah and her band of merry men face another obstacle in their pursuit of her baby brother Toby. That’s because they come across a bridge crossing guarded by the nemesis of her companion Ludo. Indeed, anthropomorphic fox Sir Didymus is initially reluctant to let the gang pass. But his stubbornness begins to fade away when Sarah breaks down his argument piece by piece.