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The Best Gremlins Movie Quotes

Updated February 6, 2019 155 votes 45 voters 4.7k views

The best Gremlins quotes make you realize how great the movie really is, even if you haven't seen it in a while. Let's rank the greatest quotes from Gremlins, with the help of your votes. Starring Zach Galligan and Phoebe Cates, Gremlins was directed by Joe Dante and released in 1984.

What is your favorite Gremlins quote? One memorable line was when Mr. Wing said, "With Mogwai comes much responsibility. I cannot sell him at any price." Another great line from Gremlins is, "Now I have another reason to hate Christmas," spoken by Kate.

Vote up your top Gremlins quotes, regardless of which character they come from.


  • 5

    Another Reason To Hate Christmas

    Kate: Now I have another reason to hate Christmas.
    Billy Peltzer: What are you talking about?
    Kate: The worst thing that ever happened to me was on Christmas. Oh, God. It was so horrible. It was Christmas Eve. I was 9 years old. Me and Mom were decorating the tree, waiting for Dad to come home from work. A couple hours went by. Dad wasn't home. So Mom called the office. No answer. Christmas Day came and went, and still nothing. So the police began a search. Four or five days went by. Neither one of us could eat or sleep. Everything was falling apart. It was snowing outside. The house was freezing, so I went to try to light up the fire. That's when I noticed the smell. The firemen came and broke through the chimney top. And me and Mom were expecting them to pull out a dead cat or a bird. And instead they pulled out my father. He was dressed in a Santa Claus suit. He'd been climbing down the chimney... his arms loaded with presents. He was gonna surprise us. He slipped and broke his neck. He died instantly. And that's how I found out there was no Santa Claus.


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    • 6

      It's The Creatures

      Sheriff Frank: Tell me something Billy. How does a cute little creature like this turn into a thousand ugly monsters?
      Billy: Well this is before it enters the pupal stage.
      Deputy Brent: The pupal stage?
      Billy: Yeah right. Plus it multiplies with water.
      Deputy Brent: Aw christ!
      Sheriff Frank: Brent why don't you give the kid some water?
      Billy: I wouldn't do that sheriff.
      Sheriff Frank: Sheriff office. Yeah speaking. Oh no. Yeah we'll be right over.
      Deputy Brent: Who was that?
      Sheriff Frank: It was the Futtermans. Something about a snowplow. Freak accident.
      Billy: It's the creatures! The creatures are making it look like an accident! Sheriff. SHERIFF WILL YOU LISTEN TO ME?!!
      Sherriff Frank: You listen to me kid. Go on home, take little Gizmo, sit by the fire and open your Christmas presents okay? Atta boy!


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      • 7

        Bye Bye, Bark Bark

        Randall Peltzer: Honey, this is the gentleman who sold me the Mogwai.
        Mr. Wing: Sold? An interesting choice of words. You have taught Mogwai to watch television?! I warned you that with Mogwai comes much responsibility, but you would not listen. And you see what happens?
        Randall Peltzer: Hey look, I didn't mean it.
        Mr. Wing: You deal with Mogwai just like your society deals with all of nature's gifts. You do not understand! You are not ready.
        Mr. Wing: He has something to say to you.
        Billy Peltzer: You mean you understand what he's saying?
        Mr. Wing: To understand, one has only to listen.
        Gizmo: Bye Billy!
        Mr. Wing: Maybe one day, you will be ready. Until then, Mogwai will be waiting.
        Randall Peltzer: Sir, before you go, I want you to know I am truly sorry for all this. I want to offer you this. There's one. There's one other one but it's an invention of mine.
        Mr. Wing: Ah, smokeless ashtray.
        Randall Peltzer: How did you know?
        Mr. Wing: Man at gas station try to sell me. Latest word in technology. Sure will come in handy.
        Gizmo: Bye bye, bark bark woof woof.


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        • 8

          I Give Up

          Gerald: If it is not Captain Clip-on! Guess who almost filed for unemployment today?
          Billy: I give up.
          Gerald: You! But, Mr. Corben had other ideas. He gets so sentimental around the holidays. I would've fired you in a heartbeat.
          Billy: And a merry Christmas to you too. Excuse me, Mr. Jones.


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