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Billy: Christmas just doesn't work out for me. Never has.

Elf General: A number-seven bow? When we're this close to liftoff? What are they thinking down there? Are they meshuggener?

Father: An express train wouldn't wake him up now.

Santa: This bell is a wonderful symbol of the spirit of Christmas as am I. Just remember, the true spirit of Christmas lies in your heart.

Santa: Found this on the seat of my sleigh. Better fix that hole in your pocket.

Sarah: This is the most beautiful-est, most wonderful-est Christmas ever.

Steamer: Caribou?

On a sign: Danger 129° grade. Use low gear.

Sarah: He said Santa would have to fly faster than the speed of light to get to everyone's house in one night. And to hold everyone's presents his sled would have to be bigger than an ocean liner.
Father: Your brother said that? He was just kidding you. He knows there's a Santa.
Sarah: He said he wasn't sure. He wasn't sure if Santa was for real.

Conductor: Well? You coming?
Hero Boy: Where?
Conductor: Why, to the North Pole, of course! This is the Polar Express!

Know-It-All: Do you know what kind of train this is?
Hero Girl: Of Course. It's a magic train.
Know-It-All: I know it's a magic train. Actually, it's a Baldwin 2-8-4 S3-class steam locomotive built in 1931 at the Baldwin Locomotive Works. It weighs 456,100 pounds and...

Conductor: Who in the blazes applied that emergency brake?!
Know-It-All: [Pointing at the Hero Boy] He did.

Conductor: Are there any Polar Express passengers in need of refreshment?
Kids: Me! Me! Me!
Conductor: I thought so.

Hero Boy: I don't think we're supposed to leave our seats.
Know-It-All: Yeah, it's a violation of railroad safety regulations for a kid to cross moving cars without a grown-up.
Hero Girl: I think 'll be okay.

Hero Boy: Well, the wind blew it out of my hand. (Shows hero girl his ticket) You can have my ticket!
Conductor: (Shocks himself) These tickets are not transferable! (Gives back the hero boy his ticket) Young lady, you're just gonna have to come along with me!
Know-It-All: You know what's gonna happen now? He's gonna throw her off the train. He's gonna probably throw her right off the rear platform. It's standard procedure. That way, she won't get sucked down under the wheels. They may slow the train down a little bit, but they're never gonna stop it.
Hero Boy: Stop it? That's it! I have to stop the train again.
Know-It-All: No, please, don't do that again.

Hobo: Is there something I can do for you?
Hero Boy: 'm looking for a girl.
Hobo: A gir...? [Starts laughing] Ain't we all?

Hobo: What exactly is your persuasion on the big man? Since you brought him up.
Hero Boy: Well, I... I want to believe. But...
Hobo: But you don't wanna be bamboozled. You don't wanna be led down the primrose path. You don't wanna be conned or duped, have the wool pulled over your eyes. Hoodwinked. You don't wanna be taken for a ride, railroaded.

Hobo: We gotta make the engine before we hit Flat Top Tunnel.
Hero Boy: How come?
Hobo: So many questions. There is but one inch of clearance between the roof of this rattler and the roof of Flat Top Tunnel. Savvy?

Steamer: I make that herd to be at least a hundred thousand, maybe even a million. It's gonna be hours before they clear this track.
Smokey: A tough nut to crack.
Conductor: We are in some serious jelly.
Steamer: And a jam.
Smokey: Tight spot.
Steamer: Up a creek.
Smokey: Up a tree.
Steamer: in the grass.

Conductor: It's five minutes to midnight.
Know-It-All: Hey, what gives? It was five minutes 'till midnight four minutes ago.
Conductor: Exactly.

Elf: Hey, boss, are we taking the pneumatic?
Elf General: Of course we're taking the pneumatic. It's the only way to get to the square on time. And time is money.

Elf: nobody gets hurt, here's how we're gonna get you guys down.
Know-It-All: This is simple. Why, I know...
Elf: What do you know? You're not supposed to be here in the first place. But since it's Christmas, 'm gonna let you slide.

Santa: What was that you said?
Hero Boy: - I believe. I believe that this is yours. [hands bell to Santa]

Santa: I see you've made some new friends.
Billy: Yes, sir. I sure have.
Santa: That's a lucky lad. There's no greater gift than friendship.

Hero Girl: It's everything I dreamed it would be.
Billy: Could all this be nothing but a dream?
Hero Boy: No.

Know-It-All: "Lean." Whatever that's supposed to mean.
Conductor: "Lean" is spelled with four letters. I believe I punched five.
Know-It-All: Hey, are you saying I don't know how to...? Oh, 'm sorry. It says "learn." My mistake.
Conductor: Lesson learned.

Hero Girl: It says "lead." Like "lead balloon."
Conductor: I believe it also is pronounced "lead." As in "leader," "leadership." "Lead the way." Follow you anywhere, ma'am.

Hero Boy: It says...
Conductor: It's nothing I need to know.

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