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Horton Hears a Who Quotes

18 of the best book quotes from Horton Hears a Who
  1. #1
    “They’ve proved they ARE persons, no matter how small. And their whole world was saved by the Smallest of All!”
  2. #2
    “My town is called *Who*-ville, for I am a *Who* And we *Whos* are all thankful and grateful to you.”
  3. #3
    ″‘Of course,’ Horton answered. ‘Of course I will stick. I will stick by you small folks through thin and through thick!‘”
  4. #4
    ″‘What terrible splashing!’ the elephant frowned. ‘I can’t let my very small persons get drowned! I’ve *got* to protect them. I’m bigger than they.’ So he plucked up the clover and hustled away.”
  5. #5
    ″‘My friends!’ cried the elephant. ‘Tell me! Do tell! Are you safe? Are you sound? Are you whole? Are you well?‘”
  6. #6
    ″‘I’ll find it!’ cried Horton. ‘I’ll find it or bust! I SHALL find my friends on my small speck of dust!‘”
  7. #7
    ″‘Find THAT!’ sneered the bird. ‘But I think you will fail.’ And he left with a flip of his black-bottomed tail.”
  8. #8
    “While Horton chased after, with groans, over stones that tattered his toenails and battered his bones, and begged, ‘Please don’t harm all my little folks, who have as much right to live as us bigger folks do!‘”
  9. #9
    “And Horton called back to the Mayor of the town, ‘You’re safe now. Don’t worry. I won’t let you down.‘”
  1. #10
    ″‘My friend,’ came the voice, ‘you’re a *very* find friend. You’ve helped all us folks on this dust speck no end. You’ve saved all our houses, our ceilings and floors. You’ve saved all our churches and grocery stores.‘”
  2. #11
    “From sun in the summer. From rain when it’s fallish, I’m going to protect them. No matter how small-ish!”
  3. #12
    ″*Everyone* seemed to be yapping or yipping! *Everyone* seemed to be beeping or bipping! But it *wasn’t enough,* all this ruckus and roar! He HAD to find someone to help him make more. He raced through each building! He searched floor-to-floor!”
  4. #13
    “And you very small persons will not have to die if you make yourselves heard! *So come one, now, and TRY!*”
  5. #14
    “So call a big meeting. Get everyone out. Make every *Who* holler! Make every *Who* shout! Make every *Who* scream! If you don’t, every *Who* is going to end up in a Beezle-Nut stew!”
  6. #15
    ″‘Believe me,’ said Horton, ‘I tell you sincerely, my ears are quite keen and I heard him quite clearly. I *know* there’s a person down there. And, what’s more, quite likely there’s two. Even three. Even four.‘”
  7. #16
    “ASAP. Whatever that means. It must mean, ‘Act swiftly awesome pachyderm!”
  8. #17
    ″‘Should I put this speck down? . . .’ Horton thought with alarm. ‘If I do, these small persons may come to great harm. I *can’t* put it down. And I *won’t!* After all A person’s a person. No matter how small.‘”
  9. #18
    “Don’t give up! I believe in you all. A person’s a person, no matter how small!”
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