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How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

by Dr. Seuss
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How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Hate Quotes Page 1

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Quote #1

The Grinch hated Christmas! The whole Christmas season! Now, please don't ask why. No one quite knows the reason. It could be his head wasn't screwed on just right. It could be, perhaps, that his shoes were too tight. But I think that the most likely reason of all May have been that his heart was two sizes too small. (7-12)


Oh so it's not his fault. Hey, maybe he was born with that tiny heart. Or, on the flip side, maybe it got tiny from underuse. In any case, the Grinch certainly isn't fond of the Christmas season. This hatred continues to resonate through the entirety of the book as he watches the Christmas planning unfold. All the while, his blood is boiling as he anticipates the other things that he hates with the passion of a thousand fiery suns.

Quote #2

And then! Oh, the noise! Oh, the Noise! Noise! Noise! Noise! That's one thing he hated! The NOISE! NOISE! NOISE! NOISE! (29-30)


Really, dude, it's the noise that bothers you? Why don't you just blast some Black Sabbath and call it a day. A war of the speakers is just what the doctor ordered.

Quote #3

They would feast on Who-pudding, and rare Who-roast beastWhich was something the Grinch couldn't stand in the least! (37-38)


Now the Grinch begrudges the Whos their delicious holiday delights. Who-roast beast sounds totally scrumptious, so maybe he's just bummed he can't have any.

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