The Most Memorable Quotes From Will Ferrel and Jon Favreau's "Elf"

"Elf" the Movie Quotes, That Make You Love the Christmas Spirit of Sharing

Will Ferrell in "Elf"
Will Ferrell's 'Elf' is a Christmas movie that's filled with great quotes. Courtesy of New Line Cinema

"Elf" is a movie about innocence, goodness, and Christmas cheer. When you feel you have had enough of this world that is full of cynicism, watch "Elf" for a refreshing change.

The story is about Buddy, an elf from Santa's world who is genuinely sweet and endearing. However, he is not an elf but a human. He ended up at the North Pole as a baby and now returns to help redeem his human father, Walter.

During his adventures in New York City, he meets Jovie, an unenthusiastic worker at Gimbel's. Of course, hilarity ensues as he brings his childlike innocence to the holiday season of the big city.

These quotes are all from Buddy, as played by Will Ferrell. "Elf" was written by David Berenbaum and directed by Jon Favreau. It debuted in 2003 and quickly became a holiday classic.

Encountering New York City and the Human World

"I passed through the seven levels of the Candy Cane forest, through the sea of swirly twirly gum drops, and then I walked through the Lincoln Tunnel."

"You did it! Congratulations! World's best cup of coffee! Great job, everybody! It's great to be here."  [on seeing a sign saying "World's Best Cup of Coffee"] 

"I'm a cotton-headed ninny-muggins."

"Can I listen to your necklace?" [to the doctor who performs a paternity test]

"It's just nice to meet another human that shares my affinity for elf culture."

"Francisco! That's fun to say! Francisco. Frannncisco. Franciscooo."

"Buddy the Elf! What's your favorite color?" [on the phone]

"Have you seen these toilets? They're GINORMOUS!"

"Watch out, the yellow ones don't stop!" [cabs]

"It's just like Santa's workshop! Except it smells like mushrooms... and everyone looks like they wanna hurt me..." [On seeing the mail room]

"We elves try to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns, and syrup."

"Does somebody need a hug?"

"Son of a Nutcracker!"

Finding Love with Jovie

"First we'll make snow angels for two hours, then we'll go ice skating, then we'll eat a whole roll of Tollhouse Cookie-dough as fast as we can, and then we'll snuggle."

"I think you're really beautiful and I feel really warm when I'm around you and my tongue swells up."

"I thought maybe we could make gingerbread houses, and eat cookie dough, and go ice skating, and maybe even hold hands."

Fake Santa and Human Christmas

"What about Santa's cookies? I suppose parents eat those too?"

"You stink. You smell like beef and cheese! You don't smell like Santa." [to the fake Santa]

"You sit on a throne of lies."

"I'm sorry I ruined your lives and crammed eleven cookies into the VCR." [reading the note he left on the etch-a-sketch]

"The best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear."

"I'm in a store and I'm singing!"

"He's an angry elf."

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