Get in a holly-jolly mood with these “Elf” quotes. “Elf” is a 2003 Christmas comedy, where a baby at an orphanage stows away in Santa’s sack. The child is adopted by an elf (Bob Newhart) and named Buddy (played by Will Ferrell). Buddy knows he is different from the other elves and travels to New York, when he learns that his biological father, Walter Hobbs (James Caan), is on the naughty list. Buddy tries to bring the Christmas spirit to his father, while learning about love and what it means to be human.
“It's just like Santa's workshop! Except it smells like mushrooms… and everyone looks like they wanna hurt me…” -Buddy. This quote is from when Buddy gets a job in the mail room at his father’s publishing company. It shows how Buddy always tries to but a positive spin on things and compares our world to the one he knows.
“You sit on a throne of lies!” -Buddy. This line is said to the department store Santa. Buddy’s reaction to finding out that the “Santa” in the store is not the real one is wonderfully over the top.
“You stink. You smell like beef and cheese! You don't smell like Santa.” -Buddy. This line is also said to the department store Santa. Buddy means it as a put down.
“Buddy the Elf, what's your favorite color?” -Buddy. This is how Buddy answers the phone when trying to help out at his father’s publishing company. This quote shows Buddy’s over friendly nature.
“We elves try to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns and syrup.” -Buddy. Buddy says this about dinner with the Hobbs. Being raised as an Elf has made Buddy used to a diet that is high in sugar.
“What about Santa's cookies? I suppose parents eat those too?” -Buddy. This quotes arises from an argument over the existence of Santa. This quote shows how very child-like Buddy is and its hilarious hearing a grown man say this.
“Francisco! That's fun to say! Francisco… Frannncisco… Franciscooo…” -Buddy. In the movie Buddy loves saying certain new words. This quote also shows his child-like nature again.
“I just like to smile! Smiling's my favorite.” -Buddy. This is another quote that shows how over the top happy Buddy is. It also shows just how clueless he is about life.
“Have you seen these toilets? They're GINORMOUS!” -Buddy. This quote reminds us that Buddy is used to everything being elf-sized. It’s also something funny that you don’t think of at first when you know Buddy’s back story.
“Did you hear that?” -Buddy. The elf says this after he burps very loudly. Buddy acts more like a child than an adult, even for an elf.