5 Best Quotes From The Movie 'Elf'
The list of the 5 best quotes from the movie 'Elf' includes some seriously funny lines delivered by Will Ferrell and crew. This 2003 Christmas movie is a charming and funny family film, about a boy raised as an elf in Santa’s workshop and who seeks his real dad in New York City. A great fish-out-of-water story, the movie is a holiday viewing staple.
- “You sit on a throne of lies.” Buddy the elf says this to the “Santa” who comes to the department store where he is working. Expecting the real Santa, Buddy is more than disappointed to see a second-rate imposter in his chair. Buddy at first tries to intervene, telling the boy on Santa’s lap to not believe him. After the Santa tells him to beat it, Buddy lets loose this line, one of the best quotes from the movie.
- “He must be a South Pole elf.” Buddy has just interrupted an important meeting between his dad, his assistants, and a temperamental author who just happens to be a midget. Completely innocently, Buddy asks the author if Santa sent him. Not amused, the midget tells him to stop provoking him or there’ll be trouble. After another comment the midget runs across the room and beats Buddy up. This is the line, one of the best quotes from the movie, that Buddy says after the midget has left.
- “Usually they just put my name in ‘Jingle Bells.’” Buddy shows up in full elf gear to see his father for the first time in his office in the Empire State Building. Upon seeing Buddy, his secretary assumes he is receiving a Christmas-gram, and lets Buddy in. When he realizes his dad is expecting a song, Buddy sings an improvised, awful song. This is the line that his dad, played by the dry-humored James Caan, says after the song is completed, one of the best quotes from the movie.
- “I like to whisper too.” This is one of the best quotes from the movie, “Elf.” Shortly after Buddy’s improvised song and an explanation that he is his father’s natural son, his father sits at his desk and calls his secretary over, trying to figure out who Buddy is and why he’s there. As they huddle over the desk, whispering back and forth, Buddy leans in and says this.
- “This place reminds me of Santa’s workshop, except it smells like mushrooms and everyone looks like they want to hurt me.” After Buddy’s dad gets used to having him around, he decides to bring him into the office to see what the real world is like. After causing many problems in the office and getting in his dad’s hair, his dad arranges for him to take a job in the mail room, which he paints as a wonderful, fantastic place. Buddy says this line, one of the best quotes from the movie, after arriving and seeing that it’s not that great after all.