25 The Polar Express Quotes for Those Who Love Christmas

These The Polar Express quotes will remind you why Christmas is such a special time of year!

The Polar Express is a movie telling the magical tale of Hero Boy, who is growing skeptical of Santa Claus’s existence. One Christmas Eve, a train pulls up in front of his window, and the conductor invites him to join a group of kids to visit Santa Claus. Although he hesitated at first, he eventually boarded the train.

Initially, Hero Boy was deaf to a bell that flew loose from a reindeer’s reins. When he’s offered by Santa the gift of Christmas, he finds himself receiving the bell. This time, he hears the bell ringing because he believes in Santa and the spirit of Christmas.

The sound of the bell is something he kept on listening to and hearing even when he grew to be an adult. Indeed, The Polar Express gives us a glimpse of the power of faith. If you’re also someone who finds it difficult to trust and believe, here is a collection that will encourage you to do just that!

Check out the complete list below.

And make sure to read these Big Fish quotes and The Nightmare Before Christmas quotes.

Best The Polar Express Quotes

1. “Now, young man, Christmas may not be important to some people, but it is very important to the rest of us!” – Conductor

2. “I believe.” – Hero Boy

3. “Why, to the North Pole, of course! This is the Polar Express!” – Conductor 

4. “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 ringing bells of Santa’s sleigh.” – Hero Boy

5. “Seeing is believing, but sometimes the most real things in the world are the things we can’t see.” – Conductor 

6. “He was just trying to stop the train so that kid could get on!” – Hero Girl 

7. “There’s no greater gift than friendship.” – Santa Claus

8. Conductor: “All aboard! All aboard! Tickets, please. Tickets. Well, you coming?”

Kids on the Train: “It’s a magic carpet on a rail. Never takes a rest. Flying through the mountains and the snow. Ride for free and join the fun. If you just say yes! ‘Cause that’s the way things happen on the Polar Express. You bet!”

9. “Whatever it is, you need to share it. It’s the spirit of the season.” – Elves

10. “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.” – Santa Claus

11. “One thing about trains: it doesn’t matter where they’re going. What matters is deciding to get on.” – Conductor 

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12. “Look, I don’t know if Christmas is gonna work out for you or not, but it’s Christmas Eve. Don’t stay here by yourself.” – Hero Boy

13. “It’s so much fun when Christmas comes to town.” – Hero Girl 

14. “The first gift of Christmas!” – Santa Claus

15. “This is the most beautiful-est, most wonderful-est Christmas ever.” – Sister Sarah

16. “There would be no Christmas without the Polar Express arriving on time! Am I the only one who understands that?” – Conductor

17. “At one time, most of my friends could hear the bell. But as years passed, it fell silent for all of them. Even Sarah found, one Christmas, that she could no longer hear its sweet sound. Though I have grown old, the bell still rings for me, as it does for all who truly believe.” – Hero Boy

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18. “Here we only got one rule. Never, ever let it cool.” – Conductor

19. “I suggest we all hold on—tightly!” – Conductor

20. “Found this on the seat of my sleigh. Better fix that hole in your pocket. Mr. C.” – Santa Claus

21. Hero Girl: “It’s everything I dreamed it would be.”

Billy the Lonely Boy: “Could all this be nothing but a dream?”

Hero Boy: “No.”

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22. “Hey, what gives? It was five minutes until midnight four minutes ago.” – Know-It-All

23. Hobo: “Is there something I can do for you?”

Hero Boy: “I’m looking for a girl.”

Hobo: “A gir—? Ain’t we all?”

24. Hero Girl: “It says ‘lead.’ Like ‘lead balloon.’”

Conductor: “I believe it also is pronounced ‘lead.’ As in ‘leader,’ ‘leadership.’ ‘Lead the way.’ Follow you anywhere, ma’am.”

25. Hero Boy: “Well, the wind blew it out of my hand. You can have my ticket!”

Conductor: “These tickets are not transferable! Young lady, you’re just gonna have to come along with me!”

Know-It-All: “You know what’s gonna happen now? He’s gonna throw her off the train. He’s gonna probably throw her right off the rear platform. It’s standard procedure. That way, she won’t get sucked down under the wheels. They may slow the train down a little bit, but they’re never gonna stop it.”

Hero Boy: “Stop it? That’s it! I have to stop the train again.”

Know-It-All: “No, please, don’t do that again.”

What Is It About Christmas That You Look Forward To?

There’s no need to prove it; Christmas is undoubtedly the most exciting time of the year. While adults still get a rush when the holiday’s approaching, it’s incomparable to the joy and excitement children feel. Although that’s the case, let’s not deny that we still anticipate all that Christmas has to offer, even when we’ve supposedly grown out of it.

Maybe this is the case; no one grows out of the Christmas spirit. It will always be with us, no matter where we go and how old we get.

In the movie, Hero Boy initially didn’t hear the bell ring, but this changed when he started believing in Santa Clause. Even as his sister and friends grew deaf to the bell over the years, it still rings for him because he still believes.

Remember what Santa Claus said, “The true spirit of Christmas lies in your heart.” It doesn’t matter if we receive gifts or not; what matters most is that this season makes us even more appreciative and that we have a good relationship with one another. The spirit of Christmas will remain with us no matter how old we get!

We hope we were able to light up the fire of hope in your hearts through this list of The Polar Express quotes. When you need a dose of holiday vibes, read this collection and share it with your loved ones to feel the Christmas spirit!

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