The story of a cynical grump who goes on a mission to steal Christmas, these Grinch quotes will get you in the holiday spirit.
The Grinch has been a holiday staple since Dr. Suess’ original poem was published in 1957. Since then it has been made into a movie starring Jim Carrey, and an animated movie, voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch.
Is the Grinch a part of your holiday traditions?
Whether you watch it, or read it, it’s pretty hard to imagine Christmas without the Grinch. It’s even become a term we can call any unfestive person, or anyone who exhibits Grinchy behavior.
Check out these Grinch quotes from the book and both movies. Then go grab the kids and read the book, or make some cocoa and snuggle on the couch while re-watching the films!
Jim Carrey’s Funniest Grinch Quotes
1.) “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
2.) “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
3.) “I could hang myself with all the bad Christmas neckties I found at the dump.” – Jim Carrey
4.) “Hate, hate, hate. Hate, hate, hate. Double Hate. Loathe entirely!” – Jim Carrey
5.) “Blast this Christmas music. It’s joyful and triumphant.” – Jim Carrey
6.) “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. What’s Santa have that I don’t?” – Jim Carrey
7.) “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!” – Jim Carrey
8.) “Oh. Bleeding hearts of the world UNITE.” – Jim Carrey
9.) “One man’s toxic sludge is another man’s potpourri.” – Jim Carrey
10.) “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.” – Jim Carrey
11.) “What’s that stench? It’s fantastic.” – Jim Carrey
12.) “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
13.) “Oh, the Who-manity.” – Jim Carrey
Grinch quotes on the things The Grinch says to Max
14.) “Max, grab a bag. We’ll come back for the rest. Of course when I say “we” I mean “you.” – Jim Carrey
15.) “That is not a chew toy. You have no idea where it’s been.” – Jim Carrey
16.) “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
17.) “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?” – Jim Carrey
18.) “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
19.) “Those Whos are hard to frazzle, Max. But, we did our worst, and that’s all that matters.” – Jim Carrey
20.) “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
21.) “Today was great! We did mean things, and we did them in style.” – Benedict Cumberbatch
Classic Grinch quotes from the book
22.) “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
23.) “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
24.) “The ribbons! The wrappings! The tags! And the tinsel! The trimmings! The trappings!” – Dr. Suess
25.) “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
26.) “You’re a monster, Mr. Grinch. Your heart’s an empty hole. Your brain is full of spiders, You’ve got garlic in your soul.” – Dr. Suess
27.) “You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch / You really are a heel / You’re as cuddly as a cactus, you’re as charming as an eel / Mr Gri-inch! / You’re a bad banana with a…greasy black peel.” – Dr. Suess
28.) “The Grinch hated Christmas—the whole Christmas season. Oh, please don’t ask why, no one quite knows the reason. It could be, perhaps, that his shoes were too tight. It could be his head wasn’t screwed on just right. But I think that the most likely reason of all…may have been that his heart was 2 sizes too small.” – Dr. Suess
29.) “You’re a rotter, Mr. Grinch / You’re the king of sinful sots / Your heart’s a dead tomato splotched with moldy purple spots / Mr. Gri-inch! / You’re a three-decker sauerkraut and toadstool sandwich with arsenic sauce!” – Dr Suess
Grinch quotes on what was said when the Grinch grew a heart
30.) “Christmas will always be as long as we stand heart to heart and hand in hand.” – Dr. Seuss
31.) “And what happened then? Well, in Whoville they say that the Grinch’s small heart grew three sizes that day.” – Dr. Suess
32.) “And he, he himself…the Grinch…carved the roast-beast!” – Dr. Seuss
33.) “Now you listen to me, young lady! Even if we’re horribly mangled, there’ll be no sad faces on Christmas.” – Jim Carrey
34.) “And then – the true meaning of Christmas came through, and the Grinch found the strength of*ten Grinches, plus two!” – How The Grinch Stole Christmas
35.) “HELP ME… I’m FEELING.” – Jim Carrey
36.) “Oh no. The Presents. They’ll be destroyed. …And I *care*! What is the DEAL???” – Jim Carrey
37.) “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?” – Jim Carrey
Grinch quotes about Santa and reindeer
38.) “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!” – Jim Carrey
39.) “Fat boy ought to finish up any time now. Talk about a recluse! He only comes out once a year, and HE never catches any flak for it! Probably lives up there to avoid the taxes!” – Jim Carrey
40.) “Cindy Lou Who: Santa, what’s the meaning of Christmas? The Grinch: VENGEANCE! I mean… Presents… I suppose.” – Jim Carrey
41.) “What a great Grinchy trick. With this coat and this hat, I’ll look just like Saint Nick!” – Jim Carrey
42.) “BRILLIANT. You reject your own nose because it represents the glitter of commercialism. Why didn’t I think of that? Cut, print, moving on.” – Jim Carrey
Quotes from the newest Grinch Movie
43.) “Yes, Whoville is great, that is known far and wide and three weeks through December, this place hits its stride. Yes, the Whos down in Whoville liked Christmas a lot. But the Grinch, in his cave north of Whoville, did not.” – Narrator, Grinch Movie 2018
44.) “Sorry, I can’t hear you. I don’t speak ridiculous.” – Benedict Cumberbatch
45.) “This is the loudest snow I’ve ever heard in my life.” – Benedict Cumberbatch
46.) “He swept up their presents with the speed of a wiz. And he knew he’d cause sadness, only theirs now, not his. All this excess and nonsense, it was all about greed. About meaningless stuff that they didn’t even need. Yeah. The Grinch went to work. He scooped up the toys. He raced against time, he raced against joy. He hit a few snags as he made his way through an angry orange cat and a sleepwalking Who.” – Narrator, Grinch Movie 2018
47.) “Look at those greedy little monsters. Loading themselves up with Christmas junk.” – Benedict Cumberbatch
48.) “Oh hey look, it’s me. Oh dear!” – Benedict Cumberbatch
49.) “That’s 223 houses and only seven hours of darkness to work with.” – Benedict Cumberbatch
50.) “Believe you me there will be temptation all around us. Behold! The present.” – Benedict Cumberbatch
Which of these Grinch quotes is your favorite?
Have a happy holiday! Remember, don’t be a Grinch. The true meaning of the holidays can get lost under all of the “gifts, gifts, gifts” and “noise, noise, noise”, but try and keep in mind that Christmas doesn’t come from a store.
Young or old, the lessons learned in the Grinch can be kept in our hearts year after year. The retelling of this story helps teach future generations that, maybe, the meaning of Christmas “is something a little more.”
Did you enjoy these Grinch quotes? Which of the quotes is your favorite? Let us know in the comment section below.