Horton Hears a Who! Quotes

  • Horton: There's a tiny person on that speck that needs my help!

  • The Mayor of Who-ville: I have 96 daughters and 1 son.

    Horton: [laughing] Whoa! Busy guy.

  • Horton: I meant what I said, and I said what I meant.

    Morton: [sighs] An elephant's faithful one hundred percent.

    Horton: That's my code, my motto.

  • Katie: In my world everyone is a pony, and they all eat rainbows, and poop butterflies.

  • The Mayor of Who-ville: Seriously, who is this? Is this Burt from accounting?

  • Councilman: This is the chairman...

    Horton: Idiot! You're finished in this town! Is that understood? Finished! You Boob!

    [brief pause while the chairman splutters]

    Horton: I'm just joking.

    Councilman: Eh heh, good one.

    The Mayor of Who-ville: Horton, I'd like you to meet my wife, Sally.

    Sally O'Malley: You exist! This means my husband isn't crazy. Hooray!

    The Mayor of Who-ville: And these are some of my daughters, Hildy, Helga, Hula, Heidi, and Hedy.

    HedyHeidiHildyHelga: Hi!

    The Mayor of Who-ville: And this is Miss Yelp, my loyal assistant. And this is Dr. Larue.

    Dr. Mary Lou Larue: You saved us!

    The Mayor of Who-ville: And Burt from Accounting, and Mrs. McGillicuddy. And Mr. FarFloogin of the Cloogin FarFloogins. And the old man in the bathtub.

    Sally O'Malley: Honey, let's not overwhelm the poor guy, he's never gonna remember all these names.

    Horton: Well, I'll try my best: Sally, Chairman, Hildy, Helga, Hula, Heidi, and Hedy. Miss Yelp. Dr. Larue, Burt from accounting, Mrs. McGillicuddy, Mr. FarFloogin of the Cloogin FarFloogins. And wasn't there an old guy in a shower?

    The Mayor of Who-ville: Mmm, Bathtub.

    Horton: [a bit mad he didn't remember the name] Oh, Yeah!

  • Morton: Horton, the kangaroo has sent Vlad!

    Horton: Vlad? Vlad, Vlad... I know two Vlads. There's the bad Vlad... And then there's bunny Vlad, the one that makes cookies!

    Morton: ...Yeah, Horton, she's sending you a bunny with cookies. I think it's safe to say it's the bad Vlad.

    Horton: Yeah, good call.

  • Horton: [thanking people] And Morton, for being the only one who stood by me. Well not right by me; he hid in the bushes sending me good thoughts. He's small.

    Morton: Dude, you are a warrior poet.

  • The Mayor of Who-ville: So Jojo, what's uh, what's shakin'? What's happenin'? What's the word?

  • Horton: This entire jungle is a house of death!

  • The Mayor of Who-ville: Listen, Horton, I've gotta go. Apparently there's a problem with a giant meatball.

    Horton: You just take care of that meatball sir and leave the freaking out to me.

  • Horton: We must become invisible, travel silently, for there are forces that would seek to destroy us.

  • Horton: Ahaha! To the top of Mount Nool, as fast as lightning, away I go!

  • Rudy: Mom, Mom! Please, you are so weird, don't do this to me.

  • Kangaroo: What do you think you're doing?

    Tommy: Oh, you guys with worlds are in trouble!

    Kangaroo: Have you forgotten what we've discussed?

    Horton: Oh no, I'm an elephant and elephants never forget, it's a curse really! I remember, I was on my head and you said hmm and I looked up and you said ,what are you doing?, and I said the thing about the speck, then you pulled my ears and you poked me in the forehead...

    Kangaroo: Horton!

    Horton: Well you did.

  • Horton: [looking down the canyon] It's just a straight plummet to certain death.

  • Horton: All right, I gotta get this speck up to the top of Mount Nool A.S.A.P, whatever that means, probably 'act swiftly, awesome pachyderm'! I mean, how hard can that be?

  • Horton: This looks kinda... precarious. Well nothing to worry, obviously when they build a bridge like this they take into account that elephants will be crossing here.

  • Horton: Sorry, this is where we get off.

    [slingshots Bad Vlad off tree]

    Horton: Cool line, usually I can't think of those things until later.

  • Horton: I will make monkeys of these monkeys, for it is their destiny!

  • Horton: I have to think light. I'm light as a feather. I am light as a feather.

    [a feather lands on the bridge and the plank gives way]

    Horton: Heavy feather.

  • Vlad: [greedily happy] Oooh! Score!

  • Horton: [In a deep voice as he's hit with a Wickersham banana bomb] Whoa! I can feel the diplomatic processes beginning to break down!

  • Horton: [over intercom] Is everything okay down there?

    The Mayor of Who-ville: [in shock] Uh... I don't know. You tell me. You're the one holding the speck.

  • The Mayor of Who-ville: [after being told no one believes him] Horton believes me.

  • Councilman: [to the mayor] Nothing ever goes wrong in WhoVille. Never has, never *will*. You bluthering boob.

  • Councilman: Who wants the festivities of the Who Centennial to proceed as planned?

    [the people of WhoVille begin to cheer]

    Councilman: And who wants to celebrate the Who Centennial, in an underground storage area?

    Obnoxious Who: *Yeah!*

  • [Horton is being roped while the people of WhoVille make noise to be heard]

    Horton: Listen, *please*! It's the most beautiful thing ever!

    Yummo Wickersham: I don't hear nothin'.

  • Narrator: [epilogue] And so, all ended well for both Horton and Who's, and for all in the jungle, even kangaroos. So let that be a lesson to one and to all; a person is a person, no matter how small.

  • Horton: [in imitation of cheaply dubbed anime] I'll make monkeys out of these monkeys!

  • Morton: Just this once, be faithful 99 percent of the time! I mean, I've never gone 99 percent on anything, and I think I'm awesome.

  • Horton: A person's a person, no matter how small.

  • Horton: I meant what I said and I said what I meant. An elephant's faithful one hundred percent.

  • Dr. Mary Lou Larue: You shaved ush!

  • The Mayor of Who-ville: Horton is a giant elephant in the sky!

    [Everyone looks up]

    The Mayor of Who-ville: . Don't bother looking, he's invisible.

  • Heather: Horton! We've all got our own little clovers with worlds on them!

    Jessica: Mine is called Jessica-Land and everyone worships Queen Jessica because Jessica is so beautiful!

    Katie: In my world,everyone's a pony nad they all eat rainbows-and poop butterflies!

  • Horton: Alright, I need to get this clover to the top of Mount Nool A.S.A.P.whatever that means. Probably, Act Swiftly, Awesome Pachyderm.

    [He sees a rope bridge over a deadly chasam]

    Horton: . It's a sheer drop to certain death.

  • Kangaroo: And that is why my Rudy is pouch-schooled!

  • Horton: We're a club. We're a group. We can take a vote on the issues. We can be a secret society, and no one else can join, unless they wear a funny hat!

  • Kangaroo: The jungle is not a place for wild animals!

  • Tommy: We won't tell anyone. And if we do, we'll tell them not to tell anyone.

  • Narrator: Now some people out there, I think I know who, may find they agree with that sour Kangaroo. There can't really be people as small as a mite. Well, there can and there are, because Horton was right.

  • JoJo: [shouts] Yopp!

Extended Reading
  • Russ 2022-03-25 09:01:08

    hello, are you in there? ! ! !

  • Jordy 2022-03-27 09:01:05

    A world of sand? Feeling a little dull.