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The Grinch. | Source: youtube.com/Universal Pictures
Source: The Grinch. | Source: youtube.com/Universal Pictures

58 ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’ Quotes to Leave Your Heart Filled with the Festive Spirit

Dayna Remus
Dec 31, 2022
03:55 P.M.
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At the end of every year, Michael Bublé is a staple on the radio, and shopping aisles are adorned with Christmas decor. There doesn't seem to be any in-between response to this festive excitement; you either love it or hate it. The Grinch is, at least initially, an embodiment of the latter. Read the 58 quotes below to find out more about his journey.

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Most people are familiar with the story "How The Grinch Stole Christmas" through the film adaptation starring Jim Carrey as the green and grumpy Grinch. The Grinch, living an isolated life with his dog Max in the mountains, grows increasingly irritated at the bright and loud Christmas celebrations emanating from the town of Whoville.

Enraged, he becomes intent on "stealing" Christmas from the town by dressing up as Santa Claus and robbing them of their gifts in the dead of night. However, a young girl, Cindy Lou Who, begins to foil his plans by not only extending her own heart out to him but convincing the community of Whoville to do the same. The Grinch and the citizens of Whoville realize that Christmas is not about the gifts that the Grinch had stolen but rather about community and love.

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Read these 58 quotes to become closer to this heartwarming Christmas favorite.

The Grinch’s quote: "Hate, hate, hate. Double hate. Loathe entirely." | Image: AmoDays

The Grinch’s quote: "Hate, hate, hate. Double hate. Loathe entirely." | Image: AmoDays

Grumpy Grinch Quotes

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"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 at those greedy little gift monsters." — The Grinch

"It came without ribbons; it came without tags. It came without packages, boxes, or bags." — The Grinch

"I tell you, Max, I don't know why I ever leave this place. I've got all the company I need right here." — The Grinch

"I'm all toasty inside." — The Grinch

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The Grinch’s quote: "We did our worst, and that's all that matters." | Image: AmoDays

The Grinch’s quote: "We did our worst, and that's all that matters." | Image: AmoDays

"Now you listen to me, young lady! Even if we're horribly mangled, there'll be no sad faces on Christmas." — The Grinch

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"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 nine, I could still be done in time to lay in bed, stare at the ceiling and slip slowly into madness." — The Grinch

"Tomorrow's Christmas! It's practically here!" — The Grinch

"I must stop Christmas from coming... but how? I mean — in what way?" — The Grinch

"Cheer up, dude. It's Christmas." — The Grinch

"Kids today. So desensitized by movies and television." — The Grinch

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The Grinch’s quote: “I'm booked. Of course, if I bump the loathing to nine, I could still be done in time to lay in bed, stare at the ceiling and slip slowly into madness.” | Image: AmoDays

The Grinch’s quote: “I'm booked. Of course, if I bump the loathing to nine, I could still be done in time to lay in bed, stare at the ceiling and slip slowly into madness.” | Image: AmoDays

"One man's toxic sludge is another man's potpourri." — The Grinch

"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." — The Grinch

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"That is not a chew toy!" — The Grinch

"Blast this Christmas music... it's joyful and triumphant." — The Grinch

"I know just what to do. I become Santa Claus to steal their Christmas. If he could deliver it one night, then I can steal it. What's Santa have that I don't?" — The Grinch

The Grinch's quote:"What's that stench? It's fantastic." | Image: AmoDays

The Grinch's quote:"What's that stench? It's fantastic." | Image: AmoDays

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"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." — The Grinch

"Are you having a holly, jolly Christmas?" — The Grinch

"We did our worst, and that's all that matters." — The Grinch

"Look, I don't wanna make waves, but this whole Christmas season is stupid, stupid, stupid!" — The Grinch

"Hate, hate, hate. Double hate. Loathe entirely." — The Grinch

The Grinch's quote: "Cute kid, bad judge of character." | Image: AmoDays

The Grinch's quote: "Cute kid, bad judge of character." | Image: AmoDays

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"Help me… I'm feeling." — The Grinch

"Bleeding hearts of the world unite." — The Grinch

"I could use a little social interaction." — The Grinch

"What's that stench? It's fantastic." — The Grinch

"Cute kid, bad judge of character." — The Grinch

The Grinch's quote: "Help me… I'm feeling." | Image: AmoDays

The Grinch's quote: "Help me… I'm feeling." | Image: AmoDays

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"To kindness and love, the things we need most!" — The Grinch

"Well, Santa had eight reindeer; he looks like he ate the other seven." — The Grinch

"I am the Grinch that stole Christmas... and I'm sorry." — The Grinch

"Even if I wanted to go, my schedule wouldn't allow it." — The Grinch

"Be it ever so heinous; there's no place like home." — The Grinch

The Grinch's quote: "To kindness and love, the things we need most!" | Image: AmoDays

The Grinch's quote: "To kindness and love, the things we need most!" | Image: AmoDays

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"Saving you, is that what you think I was doing? Wrong-o. I merely noticed that you're improperly packaged, my dear." — The Grinch

"Stupid. Ugly. Out of date. If I can't find something nice to wear, I'm not going." — The Grinch

"It's because I'm green, isn't it?" — The Grinch

"I'm an idiot. You're an idiot!" — 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

The Grinch's quote: "I am the Grinch that stole Christmas... and I'm sorry." | Image: AmoDays

The Grinch's quote: "I am the Grinch that stole Christmas... and I'm sorry." | Image: AmoDays

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"This is the loudest snow I've ever heard in my life!" — The Grinch

A Whimsical Narrator's Quotes

"Christmas Day will always be just as long as we have we." — Narrator

"Every Who down in Whoville, the tall and the small, was singing without any presents at all! He hadn't stopped Christmas from coming! It came! Somehow or other, it came just the same!" — Narrator

"Then he slid down the chimney, a rather tight pinch. But if Santa could do it, then so could the Grinch." — Narrator

"He rode into Whoville. He brought back their toys. He brought back their floof to the Who girls and boys." — The Narrator

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Narrator's quote: "The Whos down in Whoville liked Christmas a lot. But the Grinch who lived just North of Whoville did not!" | Image: AmoDays

Narrator's quote: "The Whos down in Whoville liked Christmas a lot. But the Grinch who lived just North of Whoville did not!" | Image: AmoDays

"Maybe Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. Maybe Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more." — Narrator

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"He brought everything back, all the food for the feast! And he, he himself, the Grinch, carved the roast beast!" — Narrator

"The Grinch hated Christmas the whole Christmas season... It could be, perhaps, that his shoes were too tight…the most likely reason of all... that his heart was two sizes too small." — Narrator

"Am I just eating because I'm bored?" — Narrator

"And what happened then? Well, in Whoville, they say that the Grinch's small heart grew three sizes that day!" — Narrator

Narrator's quote: "Maybe Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. Maybe Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more." | Image: AmoDays

Narrator's quote: "Maybe Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. Maybe Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more." | Image: AmoDays

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"And he did a sound rising over the snow. It started in low. Then it started to grow. But this sound wasn't sad! Why this sound sounded glad!" — Narrator

"He puzzled and puzzled 'till his puzzler was sore." — The Narrator

"The Whos down in Whoville liked Christmas a lot. But the Grinch who lived just North of Whoville did not!" — Narrator

The Whos of Whoville's Quotes

"Welcome Christmas. Bring your cheer. Cheer to all Whos, far and near." — The Whos

"No matter how different a Who may appear, he will always be welcome with holiday cheer." — Cindy Lou Who

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Cindy Lou Who’s quote: quote: "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." | Image: AmoDays

Cindy Lou Who’s quote: quote: "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." | Image: AmoDays

"Christmas Day is in our grasp, So long as we have hands to grasp." — The Whos

"No one should be alone on Christmas." — Cindy Lou Who

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"You can't hurt Christmas, Mr. Mayor, because it isn't about... the gifts or the contest or the fancy lights. That's what Cindy's been trying to tell everyone..." — Lou 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

Donna Who’s quote: "How did I end up with such a wonderful daughter?" | Image: AmoDays

Donna Who’s quote: "How did I end up with such a wonderful daughter?" | Image: AmoDays

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"I don't need anything more for Christmas than this right here. My family." — Lou Lou Who

"Welcome Christmas while we stand heart to heart and hand in hand." — The Whos

"How did I end up with such a wonderful daughter?" — Donna Who

Lou Lou Who’s quote: "I don't need anything more for Christmas than this right here. My family." | Image: AmoDays

Lou Lou Who’s quote: "I don't need anything more for Christmas than this right here. My family." | Image: AmoDays

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This classic Christmas movie is a book adaptation from the now-late children's author and illustrator, Dr. Seuss. The book was a number-one bestseller in Inspirational and Religious Poetry. It remains highly popular, with an unchallenged five-star on Amazon rated collectively by just over 16,000 people.

The book appears to be a simple and hearty tale of Christmas, but beyond this, it touches on many aspects that different people go through in the festive season. Consumerism is a significant theme, considering the importance of the stolen gifts. This is followed by the isolation that many feel during the festive season, whether living in a mountain or not. Of course, it touches on the positive aspects of Christmas, such as the gathering of communities and families.

If you're looking for more positivity, read these 45 quotes about cherishing life.

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