Horton Quotes

13 of the best book quotes from Horton
“I meant what I said, and I said what I meant…An elephant’s faithful, one hundred per cent!”
“Very well, since you insist... You want a vacation. Go fly off and take it. I’ll sit on your egg and try not to break it. I’ll stay and be faithful. I mean what I say.”
“The first thing to do is prop up this tree and make it much stronger. That has to be done before I get on it. I must weigh a ton.”
“Then carefully, tenderly, gently he crept up the trunk to the nest where the little egg slept.
“And he sat all day and he kept the egg warm... And he sat all that night through a terrible storm. ”
“I’ll stay on this egg and I won’t let it freeze. I meant what I said and I said what I meant... An elephant’s faithful one hundred per cent!”
“You stole it from me! Get off of my nest and get out of my tree!”
“It had ears, and a tail, and a trunk just like his!”
“It’s an elephant-bird!! And it should be, it should be, it SHOULD be like that! Because Horton was faithful! He sat and he sat! He meant what he said and he said what he meant... and they sent him home happy, one hundred per cent!
“Old Horton the Elephant thinks he’s a bird!”
“Horton was lonely. He wanted to play. But he sat on the egg and continued to say: ‘I meant what I said, I said what I meant, an elephant is faithful one hundred per cent!”
“Did he run? He did not! HORTON STAYED ON THAT NEST! He held his head high and threw out his chest and looked at the hunters as much as to say: ‘shoot if you must but I won’t run away!’ ”
“Don’t shoot him. We’ll catch him. That’s just what we’ll do! Let’s take him alive. Why, he’s terribly funny! We’ll sell him back home to a circus, for money!”
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