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Grinch Quotes For The Holidays and Naysayers

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

Grinch Quotes about bleeding hearts

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

funny Grinch Quotes

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

Grinch Quotes about christmas

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

Grinch Quotes about hate

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

Grinch Quotes and sayings

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.” – 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.” – Jim Carrey

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8.) “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

9.) “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

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.” – 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?” – Jim Carrey

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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

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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

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.

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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 memorable Grinch quotes?

Which of the quotes is your favorite?

Let us know in the comment section below.

Danielle Dahl, Lead Contributor
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  1. Jessica

    December 18, 2019 at 12:36 PM

    Great article! Quote 44 is definitely my favorite one. I really enjoyed this one

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