40 Best Grinch Quotes from 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas'

The Grinch won't steal Christmas!

Photo of the Grinch from 'The Grinch Stole Christmas!' by Dr. Seuss

Christmas is around the corner. The Grinch won’t steal it from us, but he’ll surely make us chuckle and even smile.

Initially published in 1957, How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss was adapted to the big screen with Jim Carrey’s magic bringing it to life.

The Grinch has taught us a lot through his interesting personality. With time, we understood that it was not Christmas he hated; it was feeling lonely and neglected by the people near him because of the holiday.

So, until Christmas day, let’s grow our Christmas cheer with the best Grinch quotes:

Grinch Quotes

  1. “No one should be alone on Christmas.” — Cindy Lou Who
  2. “I could use a little social interaction.” — The Grinch
  3. "No matter how different a Who may appear, he will always be welcomed with holiday cheer." — Cindy Lou Who
  4. “HELP ME...I'm FEELING.” — The Grinch
  5. “I know just what to do! I’ll make a quick Santy Claus hat and a coat.” — The Grinch
  6. “And then! Oh, the noise! Oh, the noise! Noise! Noise! Noise! There’s one thing I hate! All the NOISE! NOISE! NOISE! NOISE!” — The Grinch
  7. “Maybe Christmas doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more!” — The Grinch
  8. “One man's toxic sludge is another man's potpourri.” — The Grinch
  9. “I don’t need anything more for Christmas than this right here. My family.” — Lou Lou Who
  10. "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
  11. "Christmas Day will always be just as long as we have we." — Narrator, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas
  12. “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.” — The Grinch
  13. "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
  14. "Look, I don't wanna make waves, but this whole Christmas season is stupid, stupid, stupid!" — The Grinch
  15. "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. I could hang myself with all the bad Christmas neckties I found at the dump. And the avarice. 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..." — The Grinch
  16. “You can’t hurt Christmas, Mr. Mayor because it isn’t about the gifts or the contests or the fancy lights." — Lou Lou Who
  17. “Holiday who-be what-ee?” — The Grinch
  18. “Kids today. So desensitized by movies and television.” — The Grinch
  19. "Be it ever so heinous, there's no place like home.” — The Grinch
  20. "I must find some way to keep Christmas from coming!" — The Grinch

Funny Grinch Quotes

  1. “I’m all toasty inside.” — The Grinch
  2. “Cheer up, dude. It’s Christmas.” — The Grinch
  3. "Am I just eating because I'm bored?” — The Grinch
  4. “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
  5. "It's because I'm green, isn't it?” — The Grinch
  6. “Tomorrow is Christmas. It’s practically here!” — The Grinch
  7. “Kids today. So desensitized by movies and television.” — The Grinch
  8. “That is not a chew toy. You have no idea where it’s been.” — The Grinch
  9. "No matter how different a Who may appear, he will always be welcomed with holiday cheer." — Cindy Lou Who
  10. “It came without ribbons, it came without tags. It came without packages, boxes, or bags.” — The Grinch
  11. “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.” — The Grinch
  12. "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
  13. "The three words that best describe you are as follows, and I quote: Stink, stank, stunk!" — The Grinch
  14. “The ribbons! The wrappings! The tags! And the tinsel! The trimmings! The trappings!” – Dr. Suess
  15. "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?" — The Grinch
  16. “I’m an idiot. You’re an idiot!” — The Grinch
  17. “Saving you, is that what you think I was doing? Wrong-o. I merely noticed that you’re improperly packaged, my dear.” — The Grinch
  18. “Now you listen to me, young lady! Even if we're horribly mangled, there'll be no sad faces on Christmas.” — The Grinch
  19. “Today was great! We did mean things, and we did them in style.” — The Grinch
  20. "I am the Grinch that stole Christmas, and I'm... sorry."

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Aarushi Tewari

Aarushi Tewari

The writer and affirmations speaker at Gratitude, Aarushi believes that one of the most effective ways of feeling inner peace is by being grateful and having a loving self-relationship.

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