How the Grinch Stole Christmas, also referred to as The Grinch, is a film directed by Ron Howard, book by Dr. Seuss, screenplay by Peter S. Seaman and Jeffrey Price.
The film stars Jim Carrey in the title role, along with Taylor Momsen, Molly Shannon, Bill Irwin, Christine Baranski, and Jeffrey Tambor.
List of 33 Quotes from How the Grinch Stole Christmas!:
#1 ”And they’ll feast, feast, feast, feast. They’ll eat their Who-Pudding and rare Who-roast Beast. But there’s something I just cannot stand in least… Oh no. I’m speaking in rhyme!”
#2 ”Hate, hate, hate. Hate, hate, hate. Double Hate. Loathe entirely!”
#3 ”I am the Grinch that stole Christmas… and I’m sorry. Aren’t you going to cuff me? Beat me up? Blind me with pepper spray?”
#4 “Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more!”
#5 ”That’s what it’s all about, isn’t it? That’s what it’s always been *about*. Gifts, gifts… gifts, gifts, gifts, gifts, gifts. You wanna know what happens to your gifts? They all come to me. In your garbage. You see what I’m saying? In your *garbage*. I could hang myself with all the bad Christmas neckties I found at the dump. And the avarice…”
#6 ”Blast this Christmas music. It’s joyful and triumphant.”
#7 ”For fifty-three years, Christmas has brought me nothing but misery. I know just what to do. I become Santa Clause to steal their Christmas. If he could deliver it one night, then I can steal it. What’s Santa have that I don’t?”
#8 ”Grinch: Hello!
Grinch’s Echo: Hello! Hello! Hello!
Grinch: How are you?
Grinch’s Echo: How are you? How are you? How are you?
Grinch: I asked you first.
Grinch’s Echo: I asked you first. I asked you first. I asked you first.
Grinch: Oh, that’s real mature. Saying exactly what I say.
Grinch’s Echo: Exactly what I say. Exactly what I say. Exactly what I say.
Grinch: I’m an idiot.
Grinch’s Echo: You’re an idiot.
Grinch: [Whispering] All right. Fine. I’m not talking to you anymore. In fact, I’m going to whisper. So that by the time the sound of my voice reverberates off the walls and gets back to me, I won’t be able to hear it.
Grinch’s Echo: You’re an idiot.”
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#9 ”Saving you, is that what you think I was doing? Wrong-o. I just noticed that you were improperly packaged, my dear.”
#10 ”Phone: You have no messages.
Grinch: Odd. Better check the outgoing. [presses another button]
Phone Message (Grinch’s voice): If you utter so much as one syllable, I’LL HUNT YOU DOWN AND GUT YOU LIKE A FISH! If you’d like to fax me, press the star key.”
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#11 ”We’re gonna die! We’re gonna die! I’m gonna throw up, and then I’m gonna die! Mommy tell it to stop!”
#12 ”The avarice never ends! “I want golf clubs. I want diamonds. I want a pony so I can ride it twice, get bored and sell it to make glue.” Look, I don’t wanna make waves, but this whole Christmas season is stupid, stupid, stupid!”
#13 ”How dare you to enter the Grinch’s lair!? The insolence! The audacity! The unmitigated gall!”
#14 ”Am I just eating because I’m bored?”
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#15 ”Now you listen to me, young lady! Even if we’re horribly mangled, there’ll be no sad faces on Christmas.”
#16 ”If you utter so much as one syllable, I’LL HUNT YOU DOWN AND GUT YOU LIKE A FISH! If you’d like to fax me, press the star key.”
#17 ”Cindy, we may be horribly mangled, but there’ll be no sad faces on Christmas.”
#18 “Pop guns! And bicycles! Roller skates! Drums! Checkerboards! Tricycles! Popcorn! And plums! And he stuffed them in bags. Then the Grinch, very nimbly, stuffed all the bags, one by one, up the chimbley!
#19 ”It’s because I’m green, isn’t it?! ~points long finger at taxi…”
#20 ”The nerve of those Whos. Inviting me down there – on such short notice! Even if I wanted to go my schedule wouldn’t allow it. 4:00, wallow in self-pity; 4:30, stare into the abyss; 5:00, solve world hunger, tell no one; 5:30, jazzercize; 6:30, dinner with me – I can’t cancel that again; 7:00, wrestle with my self-loathing… I’m booked. Of course, if I bump the loathing to 9, I could still be done in time to lay in bed, stare at the ceiling and slip slowly into madness. But what would I wear?”
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#21 ”Give me that! Dont you know you’re not supposed to take things that don’t belong to you? Whats the matter with you, you some kind of wild animal? Huh?”
#22 ”Cindy Lou Who: Santa, what’s the meaning of Christmas?
The Grinch: VENGEANCE! I mean… Presents… I suppose.”
#23 ”I tell you, Max, I don’t know why I ever leave this place. I’ve got all the company I need right here.”
#24 “And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes, or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled ’till his puzzler was sore.”
#25 ”All right, fine! I’m not talking to you anymore! In fact, I’m going to whisper! So that by the time my voice reverberates off the walls, and gets back to me, I won’t be able to hear it.”
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#26 ”I know what to do. I’m going to steal their Christmas.”
#27 ”Fat boy ought to finish up any time now. Talk about a recluse! He only comes out once a year, and HE never catches any flak for it! Probably lives up there to avoid the taxes!”
#28 ”That is not a chew toy. You have no idea where it’s been.”
#29 ”All right, you’re a reindeer. Here’s your motivation: Your name is Rudolph, you’re a freak with a red nose, and no one likes you. Then, one day, Santa picks you and you save Christmas. No, forget that part. We’ll improvise… just keep it kind of loosey-goosey. You hate Christmas! You’re gonna steal it. Saving Christmas is a lousy ending, way too commercial. Action!”
#30 ”He puzzled and puzzled till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before. Maybe Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more!”
#31 ”It came without ribbons, it came without tags. It came without packages, boxes, or bags. Maybe Christmas doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas (the thought) means a little bit more.”
#32 ”And what happened, then? Well, in Whoville they say – that the Grinch’s small heart grew three sizes that day. And then – the true meaning of Christmas came through, and the Grinch found the strength of*ten Grinches, plus two!”
#33 “Maybe Christmas, the Grinch thought, doesn’t come from a store.”
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