The Lorax achieved an enormous feat this past weekend by banking over $70 million in its first week of release. The film was immediately anointed the highest-grossing film to open in 2012. Dr. Seuss would be so proud, and honestly, its success should not be a surprise given the universal adoration for his work.
As it is based on the prophetic prose of Seuss, there are of course some great lines that we will forever remember from the latest page-to-screen Seussian effort. We present the best of The Lorax quotes.
The Once-ler: Only if someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better… it's not. | permalink
The Lorax: A tree falls the way it leans. Be careful which way you lean. | permalink
The Lorax: I'll go straight up your nose!
Ted: Wow, wow, you wouldn't hit a woman?
The Lorax: That's a woman? | permalink
The Once-ler: Who are you and what are you doing here? | permalink
Ted: Whoa, this is amazing! What are those?
Audrey: Those are trees. They used to grow all around here. | permalink
Audrey: I could just kiss you right now.
Ted's Mom: We don't have time for that!
Ted: I don't know, we have a little time. | permalink
The Once-ler: It’s not about what it is, it's about what it can become. | permalink
The Lorax: You have been warned! | permalink
The Lorax: Did you chop down this tree? | permalink
The Once-ler: I didn’t think anyone still cared.
Ted: Well that’s me: The guy who still cares. | permalink