Dr. Seuss subtly exposes commercialism, greed and promotes love and community through wit, humor, and beautifully constructed rhymes. Even though all the Christmas decorations and presents have been stolen, the true spirit of Christmas is evident in the double-page spread featuring the Whos holding hands. To show their true spirit, Dr. Seuss cleverly uses the same picture used at the beginning of the story (when the Whos first meet them) to prove his point. The best quotes from the books show that meaningful things are easier to see. Continue reading to learn more about the How The Grinch Stole Christmas Quotes.
How The Grinch Stole Christmas Quotes
“It came without ribbons, it came without tags. It came without packages, boxes, or bags.” — The Grinch
“Maybe Christmas (he thought) doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more.” — The Grinch
“No one should be alone on Christmas.” — Cindy Lou Who
“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
“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, staring 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!” — 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
“I’m all toasty inside.” — 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 Out of date.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
“No matter how different a Who may appear, he will always be welcomed with holiday cheer.” — Cindy Lou Who
“What is that stench? It’s fantastic.” — The Grinch
“One man’s toxic sludge is another man’s potpourri.” — The Grinch
“Kids today. So desensitized by movies and television.” — The Grinch
“Bleeding hearts of the world unite.” — The Grinch
“Holiday who-be what-ee?” — The Grinch
And what happened then? Well, in Whoville they say that the Grinch’s small heart grew three sizes that day. ― Dr. Seuss
The term ‘Grinchy’ shall apply when the Christmas spirit is in short supply. ― Mayor May Who
“I could use a little social interaction.” — 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
“Saving you, is that what you think I was doing? Wrong-o. I merely noticed that you’re improperly packaged, my dear.” — The Grinch
“HELP ME…I’m FEELING.” — The Grinch
“You can’t hurt Christmas, Mr. Mayor because it isn’t about the gifts or the contests or the fancy lights.” — Lou Lou Who
“Christmas Day will always be just as long as we have we.” ― Narrator
“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
Brilliant. You Reject Your Own Nose Because It Represents The Glitter Of Commercialism. – The Grinch
“I don’t need anything more for Christmas than this right here. My family.” — Lou Lou Who
“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. Do 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
“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
“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. Seuss
“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.” ― Dr. Seuss
“And he, he himself…the Grinch…carved the roast beast!” ― Dr. Seuss
“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. Seuss
“Every Who down in Who-ville, the tall and the small,
Was singing! Without any presents at all!
He HADN’T stopped Christmas from coming!
Somehow or other, it came just the same!
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 three hours, till his puzzler was sore.
Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before!” ― Dr. Seuss
“And then the true meaning of Christmas came through, and the Grinch found the strength of ten Grinches plus two. ― Narrator