'How the Grinch Stole Christmas' Quotes

Childhood memories come alive with these movie quotes

The Grinch Played By Jim Carrey Conspires With His Dog Max

Universal Pictures

The Grinch: he is naughty, but he is nice. The Grinch is a vibrant caricature of mean and nasty people who are present in everyday lives. Like them or hate them, you have to live with them. On the larger canvas of life, "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" is a lesson for all. The Grinch symbolizes outcasts of society, derided for being different from the rest of the flock.

Jim Carrey, the effervescent actor who breathes life into this mythical creature, is a walking encyclopedia of facial expressions. His performance adds a new dimension to the story, making him an admirable villain. His nemesis arrives in the form of a cute little girl who taps into the inner goodness of the rotten-hearted Grinch and wins him over. You can build a Christmas tradition around this movie. Kids can learn about being nice. Adults can glean a moral lesson or two, along with free entertainment. Or you can simply soak yourself with quirky humor in these "How the Grinch Stole" Christmas quotes.

The Grinch

"Oh, the Who-manity."

"How dare you enter the Grinch's lair!? The insolence! The audacity! The unmitigated gall!"

"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 the least...Oh no. I'm speaking in rhyme!"

"We're gonna die! We're gonna die! I'm gonna throw up, and then I'm gonna die! Mommy tell it to stop!"

"Give me that! Don't you know you're not supposed to take things that don’t belong to you? What's the matter with you, you some kind of wild animal? Huh?"

"Hate, hate, hate. Hate, hate, hate. Double Hate. Loathe entirely!"

"Be it ever so heinous, there's no place like home."

"Cindy, we may be horribly mangled, but there'll be no sad faces on Christmas."

"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?"

"Blast this Christmas music. It's joyful and triumphant."

"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!"

"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?"

"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!"

[when a taxicab passes him by]: "It's because I'm green isn't it?"

"Oh. Bleeding hearts of the world unite."

Lou Lou Who

"Let's see, we've got a munkle for your uncle, a fant for your aunt and a fandpa for your Cousin Leon."

Cindy Lou Who

"Don't forget the Grinch. I know he's mean and hairy and smelly. His hands might be cold and clammy, but I think he's actually kinda... sweet."