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Released on Oct. 9, 2003
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When young Buddy falls into Santa's gift sack on Christmas Eve, he's transported back to the North Pole and raised as a toy-making elf by Santa's helpers. But as he grows into adulthood, he can't shake the nagging feeling that he doesn't belong. Buddy vows to visit Manhattan and find his real dad, a workaholic publisher.
Quotes from Elf
Michael: Can I eat in my room?
Michael: Why not? Dad's eating in his room. [Imitating Walter] I got a bunch of homework to go over and I'm way behind on a bunch of stuff.
Oh no, it's The Central Park Rangers!
Miles Finch: No tomatoes. Too vulnerable. Kids, they're already vulnerable.
Walter: See, I told you guys. I told them the same thing...
Miles Finch: And no farms. Everyone's pushing small town rural. A farm book would just be white noise.
Now, before we learn how to build the latest in extreme graphic chipset processors, let's recite the code of the elves, shall we?
Mr. Narwhal: Bye Buddy, hope you find your dad.
Buddy: Thanks, Mr. Narwhal.
Santa: That's another thing... Buddy, you should know that your father... he's on the naughty list.
Make work your favorite. That's your new favorite.
I passed through the seven levels of the Candy Cane forest, through the sea of swirly twirly gum drops, and then I walked through the Lincoln Tunnel.
Emily: You like sugar, huh?
Buddy: Is there sugar in syrup?
Buddy: Then YES!
Ming Ming: It's alright, Buddy. Just how many Etch-A-Sketches did you get finished? Come on, Buddy, how many?
Buddy: I made, uh... 85.
Ming Ming: 85? That puts you... 915 off the pace.
Buddy: Why don't you just say it? I'm the worst toy-maker in the world. I'm a Cotton-Headed Ninnymuggins!
What about Santa's cookies? I suppose parents eat those too?
First we'll make snow angels for a two hours, then we'll go ice skating, then we'll eat a whole roll of Tollhouse Cookiedough as fast as we can, and then we'll snuggle.
Gimbel's Manager: 6-inch ribbon curls honey.
Jovie: That's impossible.
Gimbel's Manager: 6 INCHES!
Emily: So, Buddy, how'd you sleep?
Buddy: Great! I got a full 40 minutes!
It's just nice to meet another human that shares my affinity for elf culture.
You stink. You smell like beef and cheese! You don't smell like Santa.
Leon the Snowman: Why the long face, Buddy?
Buddy: It seems I'm not an elf.
Leon the Snowman: Of course you're not an elf. You're six-foot-three and had a beard since you were fifteen.
Walter: Who sent this Christmas Gram?
Buddy: What's a Christmas Gram? I want one!
This place reminds me of Santa's Workshop! Except it smells like mushrooms and everyone looks like they want to hurt me.
Emily: We can't just throw him out in the snow.
Walter: Why not? He loves the snow. He's told me 15 times.
You did it! Congratulations! "World's Best Cup of Coffee." Great job, everybody. It's great to meet you.
Gimbel's Manager: Why are you smiling like that?
Buddy: I just like to smile, smiling's my favorite.
Buddy the Elf, what's your favorite color?
I thought maybe we could make ginger bread houses, and eat cookie dough, and go ice skating, and maybe even hold hands.
We elves try to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns, and syrup.
Gimbel's Manager: HEY! There's no singin' in the North Pole!
Buddy: Yes there is!
Gimbel's Manager: No there's not!
Buddy: We sing all the time!
Gimbel's Manager: No you don't!
Buddy: Especially when we build toys!
The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.
Buddy: Did you have to borrow a reindeer to get down here?
Miles Finch: Hey, jackweed, I get more action in a week than you've had in your entire life. I've got houses in L.A., Paris and Vail. In each one, a 70 inch plasma screen. So I suggest you wipe that stupid smile off your face before I come over there and SMACK it off! You feeling strong, my friend? Call me elf one more time.
Buddy: He's an angry elf.
You sit on a throne of lies!
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