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50 Best Grinch Quotes

The Grinch is an Icon, and Iconic characters mean Iconic Quotes! And, although the Grinch himself is quite a big thing, he’s not the only iconic character from the film. From Cindy Lou Who to Dr. Seuss himself, there are so many notable characters with notable things to say!

Here are the best 50 Quotes from ‘The Grinch Who Stole Christmas’ Movie…

Grinch Quotes

Hate, hate, hate. Double hate. Loathe entirely“Hate, hate, hate. Hate, hate, hate. Double hate. Loathe entirely” – The Grinch

“Why, for year after year I’ve put up with it now. I must stop this Christmas from coming… but how? I MEAN… in what way?” – The Grinch

“I’m all Toasty Inside. And I’m leaking” – The Grinch

“If you utter so much as one syllable, I’ll hunt you down and gut you like a fish!” – The Grinch

“Now you listen to me, young lady! Even if we’re horribly mangled, there’ll be no sad faces on Christmas.” – The Grinch

“It’s because I’m green, isn’t it?” – The Grinch 

 “Aren’t you going to cuff me? Put me in a choke hold? Blind me with pepper spray?” – The Grinch

“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.” – The Grinch 

“Am I just eating because I’m bored?” – The Grinch 

“Cheer up, dude. It’s Christmas.” – The Grinch 

“Tomorrow is Christmas. It’s practically here!” – The Grinch 

“That is not a chew toy, You have no idea where it’s been!” – The Grinch  

“Blast this Christmas music! It’s joyful and triumphant.” – The Grinch 

“Be it ever so heinous, there’s no place like home.” – The Grinch  

“Stupid. Ugly. Out of date. This is ridiculous. If I can’t find something nice to wear I’m not going.” – The Grinch  

“What is that stench? It’s fantastic.” – The Grinch  

“So, they want to get to know me, do they? They want to spend a little quality time with the Grinch.” – The Grinch  

“One man’s toxic sludge is another man’s potpourri.” – The Grinch  

“Alright 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.” – The Grinch

“Kids today. So desensitized by movies and television.” – The Grinch 

“Oh, Bleeding hearts of the world unite” – The Grinch

“Saving you, is that what you think I was doing? Wrong-o. I merely noticed that you’re improperly packaged, my dear”  – The Grinch  

“I could use a little social interaction.” – The Grinch 

“You called down the thunder now get ready for the boom. gaze into the face of fear.” – The Grinch 

“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?” – The Grinch 

“I’m an idiot. You’re an idiot!” – The Grinch  

“HELP ME…I’m FEELING.” – The Grinch  

“And they’ll feast, feast, feast, feast. They’ll eat their Who-Pudding and rare Who-Roast Beast. But that’s something I just cannot stand in the least. Oh, no. I’M SPEAKING IN RHYME!” – The Grinch

“Look, I don’t wanna make waves, but this whole Christmas season is stupid, stupid, stupid!” – The Grinch

“I am the Grinch that stole Christmas… and I’m sorry” – The Grinch

“There is, however, one teeny-tiny Christmas tradition I find quite meaningful… Mistletoe!” – The Grinch

“Well, pucker up and kiss it, Whoville.” – The Grinch

“I could hang myself with all the bad Christmas neckties I found at the dump.” – The Grinch

“Holiday Who-Be What-Ee?” – The Grinch

“I’ve been much too tolerant of these Whovenile delinquents and their innocent, victimless pranks.” – The Grinch

“How dare you enter the Grinch’s lair!? The insolence! The audacity! The unmitigated gall!” – The Grinch


Cindy Lou Who Quotes

No matter how different a Who may appear, he will always be welcomed with holiday cheer“No matter how different a Who may appear, he will always be welcomed with holiday cheer.” – Cindy Lou Who

“Everybody seems too kerbabbled. Isn’t this just a little superfluous?” – Cindy Lou Who

“No one should be alone on Christmas.” – Cindy Lou Who 

“Santa, don’t forget the Grinch. I know he’s mean and hairy and smelly, and his hands are cold and clammy, but I think he’s kinda… sweet.” – Cindy Lou Who

“Santa, what’s the meaning of Christmas?” – Cindy Lou Who


Narrator (aka DR. Seuss) Quotes

Inside a snowflake like the one on your sleeve, there happened a story you must see to believe  “Inside a snowflake like the one on your sleeve, there happened a story you must see to believe.” – The Narrator (The Grinch Who Stole Christmas)

“The Whos young and old would sit down to a feast, and they’ll feast, and they’ll feast.” – The Narrator (The Grinch Who Stole Christmas)

“So he brought back the toys and the food for the feast. And he, he himself, the Grinch, carved the roast beast.” – The Narrator (The Grinch Who Stole Christmas)

“Christmas Day will always be just as long as we have we.”  – The Narrator (The Grinch Who Stole Christmas)

“Maybe Christmas (he thought) doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more.” – The Narrator (The Grinch Who Stole Christmas

“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. 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.” – The Narrator (The Grinch Who Stole Christmas)

“So whatever the reason, his heart or his shoes, he stood outside his cave, hating the Whos.” – The Narrator (The Grinch Who Stole Christmas)

“He’d slide down the chimney, a rather tight pinch but if Santa could do it, then so could the Grinch.” – The Narrator (The Grinch Who Stole Christmas

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We hope that’s enough Grinch Quotes to get your teeth into, if you have any more you think should be added to the list, please let us know in the comments below…

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