28 Funniest Grinch Quotes from ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’

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We probably all know at least one person who could be nicknamed The Grinch because of their grumpy demeanor, but behind every miserable person is a reason for that unhappiness. In Dr. Seuss’ world, this green goblin-like character didn’t actually hate Christmas at all, but rather hated being alone when all around him was friendship, love, and festive spirit to remind him of how lonely he was.

On the surface, these Grinch quotes seem to read like a who’s who – did you see what I did there? – of bitter and twisted thoughts. Peel back the layers, though, and you will see what prompted the comments, and more importantly, what you can do to change the mindset of your own real-life Grinch.

Proving that kindness prevails, this Dr. Seuss story is a heartwarming tale that might just encourage you to look beyond the moods and the sarcastic comments, and show someone that Christmas, and life itself, is a joyous occasion. Once you understand that there’s always a reason for their moods, these Grinch quotes might just turn you into a real-life Cindy Lou Who, who can win over the toughest of hearts.

If you’re looking for more holiday cheer, take a look at these Christmas quotes and these quotes from the movie Elf.

How The Grinch Stole Christmas Quotes

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?

“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?” – Dr. Suess

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

“Hate, hate, hate. Hate, hate, hate. Double Hate. Loathe entirely!” – Jim Carrey

That is not a chew toy. You have no idea where it’s been.

“That is not a chew toy. You have no idea where it’s been.” – Jim Carrey

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Today was great! We did mean things, and we did them in style.

“Today was great! We did mean things, and we did them in style.” – Benedict Cumberbatch

Blast this Christmas music. It’s joyful and triumphant.

“Blast this Christmas music. It’s joyful and triumphant.” – Jim Carrey

What’s that stench? It’s fantastic.

“What’s that stench? It’s fantastic.” – Jim Carrey

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Beautiful, isn’t it, Max? This, my little friend, is the Rein-Horn. It perfectly recreates the mating call of the reindeer. Behold.

“Beautiful, isn’t it, Max? This, my little friend, is the Rein-Horn. It perfectly recreates the mating call of the reindeer. Behold.” – Benedict Cumberbatch

Oh. Bleeding hearts of the world UNITE.

“Oh. Bleeding hearts of the world UNITE.” – Jim Carrey

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.

“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.” – Dr. Suess

The ribbons! The wrappings! The tags! And the tinsel! The trimmings! The trappings!

“The ribbons! The wrappings! The tags! And the tinsel! The trimmings! The trappings!” – Dr. Suess

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.

“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.” – Jim Carrey

Give me that! Don’t you know you’re not supposed to take things that don’t belong to you?

“Give me that! Don’t you know you’re not supposed to take things that don’t belong to you?” – Jim Carrey

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!

“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!” – Jim Carrey

I tell you, Max, I don’t know why I ever leave this place. I’ve got all the company I need right here.

“I tell you, Max, I don’t know why I ever leave this place. I’ve got all the company I need right here.” – Jim Carrey

And then all the noise. All the noise, noise, noise, NOISE! They’ll bang on tong-tinglers, blow their foo-flounders, they’ll crash on jang-jinglers, and bounce on boing-bounders!

“And then all the noise. All the noise, noise, noise, NOISE! They’ll bang on tong-tinglers, blow their foo-flounders, they’ll crash on jang-jinglers, and bounce on boing-bounders!” – Jim Carrey

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.

“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.” – Jim Carrey

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.

“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.” – Jim Carrey

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.

“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.” – Jim Carrey

Well done, Max! Serves them right, those yuletide-loving…sickly-sweet, nog-sucking cheer mongers! I really don’t like ’em. Mm-mm. No, I don’t.

“Well done, Max! Serves them right, those yuletide-loving…sickly-sweet, nog-sucking cheer mongers! I really don’t like ’em. Mm-mm. No, I don’t.” – Jim Carrey

Those Whos are hard to frazzle, Max. But, we did our worst, and that’s all that matters.

“Those Whos are hard to frazzle, Max. But, we did our worst, and that’s all that matters.” – Jim Carrey

Parents are like God because you wanna know they’re out there, and you want them to think well of you, but you really only call when you need something.

“Parents are like God because you wanna know they’re out there, and you want them to think well of you, but you really only call when you need something.” – Chuck Palahniuk

God will not look you over for medals degrees or diplomas, but for scars.

“God will not look you over for medals degrees or diplomas, but for scars.” – Elbert Hubbard

Living for God requires that we yield our thoughts to Him. Meaning every thought should be filtered through the Father.

“Living for God requires that we yield our thoughts to Him. Meaning every thought should be filtered through the Father.” – Lynn R. Davis

I could hang myself with all the bad Christmas neckties I found at the dump.

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

Oh, the Who-manity.

“Oh, the Who-manity.” – Jim Carrey

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!

“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!” – Dr. Suess

One man’s toxic sludge is another man’s potpourri.

“One man’s toxic sludge is another man’s potpourri.” – Jim Carrey

Max, grab a bag. We’ll come back for the rest. Of course when I say we I mean you.

“Max, grab a bag. We’ll come back for the rest. Of course when I say we I mean you.” – Jim Carrey

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