The Polar Express

The Polar Express quotes

66 total quotes (ID: 457)

Conductor
Hero Boy
Hero Girl
Hobo
Know-It-All
Other
Theme Song


Considering we've lost communications with the engineer, we are standing totally exposed on the front of the locomotive, the train appears to be accelerating uncontrollably, and we are rapidly approaching Glacier Gulch which happens to be the steepest downhill grade in the world, I suggest we all hold on tightly.


Sometimes seeing is believing. And sometimes the most real things in the world are the things we can't see.

The forsaken and the abandoned. Mind your step now. These poor toys have suffered enough being left to rust and decay in the back alleys and vacant lots of the world.

It's a new concept the boss came up with. Instead of being thrown away, they're collected. Refurbished. He calls it “rebicycling.” Something like that.

Ladies and gentlemen, you do not have to hold hands, but please remain in your columns while we are in transit.

I may be just an old railroader and know nothing about lighter-than-air craft but from my layman's perspective, you need more altitude!

The flying elves. They are specialists. Do not try that at home, kids.

Show your tickets. Have your tickets ready. Thank you. Remember to eat the five basic food groups. Ticket, please. And please brush after every meal. Remember to duck and cover.

One thing about trains: It doesn't matter where they're going. What matters is deciding to get on.

On Christmas Eve, many years ago I lay quietly in my bed. I did not rustle the sheets. I breathed slowly and silently. I was listening for a sound I was afraid 'd never hear. The ringing bells of Santa's sleigh. (Opening Lines)

Hey, that kid wants to get on the train.

Are you sure? (repeated line)

[pulls the whistle] 've wanted to do that my whole life.

At one time, most of my friends could hear the bell. But as years passed, it fell silent for all of them. Even Sarah found, one Christmas, that she could no longer hear it's sweet sound. Though I have grown old, the bell still rings for me. As it does for all who truly believe. (last lines)

It's so Christmassy and cozy and beautiful!