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The Best Quotes From 'The Polar Express'  

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The best quotes from The Polar Express prove that upon its release in 2004, a new holiday classic was born. Based on the famous book, The Polar Express was a faithful adaptation featuring the voice acting talents of Tom Hanks. Just like the book it's based on, there are plenty of classic lines and funny one-liners that will warm your heart and get you in the holiday spirit. This list brings you the best The Polar Express quotes so that you can be reminded of why you need to rewatch this film as soon as possible. 

When you think of The Polar Express, which quote comes to mind first? Do you remember the wise words of Santa Claus when he said, "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." Or you can look toward the conductor for a bit of Christmas cheer when he says, "One thing about trains: It doesn't matter where they're goin'. What matters is deciding to get on."

The Polar Express movie quotes will remind you of why you fell in love with the book and film in the first place. Peruse some of the most well-known lines from the film, and get ready for another wonderful Christmas. 

Listening for a Sound is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Quotes From 'The Polar Express'
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Listening for a Sound

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

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The Most Real Things is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Quotes From 'The Polar Express'
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The Most Real Things

The Conductor: The most real things in the world are the things we can't see.

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The Thing About Trains is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Quotes From 'The Polar Express'
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The Thing About Trains

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

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"Lead"

[Looking at the ticket]

Hero Girl: It says "lead", like a lead balloon.

The Conductor: I believe that also spells "lead," as in leading others.

[Salutes the child]

The Conductor: Follow you anywhere, ma'am.

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