40 Funny, Cute And Inspiring Sesame Street Quotes

40 Funny And Cute ‘Sesame Street’ Quotes For Your Little Cookie Monster

March 16, 2020 Updated August 17, 2020

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In 2019, Sesame Street celebrated its 50th anniversary. Yup, that means 50 years of singing, dancing, rhyming, and learning ABCs and 123s! Big Bird and the gang have also taught us and entire generations some wonderful lessons about self-belief, sharing, friendship, and life itself. Check out some of our favorite lines from the street’s residents. Equal parts cute and funny, these Sesame Street quotes are perfect for remembering your childhood…or to read to your own little monster.

“Sally, you’ve never seen a street like Sesame Street before. Everything happens here. You’re gonna love it!” – Gordon

“Everyone makes mistakes, so why can’t you?” — Big Bird

“Who care if me eat carrot or collard greens? Me also like broccoli and lettuce and lima beans. Me still Cookie Monster. That not a sham.” — Cookie Monster

“Do you know why they call me the Count? Because I love to count! Ah-hah-hah!” — The Count

“Cookie Monster thief, not liar.” — Cookie Monster

“Where there is life, there is hope.” –Grover

“Cookie is like high five for stomach.” — Cookie Monster

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“Sorry, Slimy, time for sleep now. So close your eyes and dream of all the wonderful Trash that’s yet to come.” (To the camera) “You too. There’ll be more Trash tomorrow.” — Oscar the Grouch

“Early bird gets the worm. But cookie taste better than worm. So me sleep in.” — Cookie Monster

“Of all the benches in all the parks in the world, I had to pick this one!” — Mr. Johnson

“C is for cookie and cookie is for me!” — Cookie Monster

Grover: “How about the museum? You can look at pictures of the mummies… And the daddies.”
Fat Blue: “I don’t want to look at pictures of the mummies and the daddies.”

“Oh, I love pigeons more than anything else in this world… besides oatmeal.” — Bert

“Bad days happen to everyone, but when one happens to you, just keep doing your best and never let a bad day make you feel bad about yourself.” — Big Bird

“Ding-dong! You’re wrong!” — Cookie Monster

Oscar the Grouch: “Can’t anybody tell me how to say ‘no’ in Spanish?”
Everybody: “NO!”

“Friend something better than chocolate ice cream … Maybe friend somebody you give up last cookie for.” — Cookie Monster

“I’m happy to be me!” — Big Bird

Ernie: “You know, whenever I’m not sleepy, Bert tells me to count sheep?”
Count von Count: “‘Count Sheep?’ Who’s that?”
Ernie: “Uh, uh, it’s not a who, it’s a what.”

“I can’t hear you, I have a banana in my ear!” — Ernie

“Om Nom Nom Nom” — Cookie Monster

“Home is where heart is. Heart where cookie is. Math clear: home is cookie.” — Cookie Monster

“I’d give you a cookie, but I ate it.” — Cookie Monster

“Me Love to Eat Cookies. Sometimes eat whole, sometimes me chew it.” — Cookie Monster

“Elmo thinks it’s important to be kind because if you’re kind to somebody, then they’ll be kind to somebody, and it goes on and on and on.” — Elmo

“If you keep practicing, you can do anything.” — Elmo

“It’s incredible where you can go with your imagination.” — Elmo

“Wow, now that was someone who was afraid.” — Elmo

“Elmo’s fur is furry, alright.” — Elmo

“If Elmo had a dinosaur
Elmo would walk him every day, so he’d get dino exercise
And lots and lots of dino play
And Elmo would give him dino food, lots of tasty leaves to chew
Water, water he could drink, he could drink a lick or two
And Elmo would give him bubble bath, to keep him, dino clean
With lots and lots of bubbles
In the biggest tub you’d have ever seen
And Elmo would love him very much
And Elmo wouldn’t forget
To hug him, pet, pet and hug
Elmo’s giant dino pet” — Elmo

“Keep Calm & Eat Cookies” — Cookie Monster

“Chocolate chip important to me… It mean whole lot to me… Om nom nom nom.” — Cookie Monster

“Fruit… or Cookie… Fruit… Cookie… Me Cookie Monster! This No-Brainer!” — Cookie Monster

“Me wasn’t born with name Cookie Monster. It just nickname dat stuck. Me don’t remember me real name… Maybe it was Sidney?” — Cookie Monster

“Onion rings are just vegetable donuts.” — Cookie Monster

“This is the song la la la la, Elmo’s song.” — Elmo

“Sweepin’ the clouds away
On my way to where the air is sweet
Can you tell me how to get,
How to get to Sesame Street
Come and play
Everything’s A-OK
Friendly neighbors there
That’s where we meet
Can you tell me how to get
How to get to Sesame Street
It’s a magic carpet ride
Every door will open wide
To happy people like you—
Happy people like
What a beautiful
Sunny Day
Sweepin’ the clouds away
On my way to where the air is sweet
Can you tell me how to get,
How to get to Sesame Street…
How to get to Sesame Street
How to get to…”

“Today me will live in the moment, unless it’s unpleasant. In which case me will eat a cookie.” — Cookie Monster

“Love the fur you’re in.” — Grover

“Oh, I love trash!
Anything dirty or dingy or dusty
Anything ragged or rotten or rusty
Yes, I love trash.” — Oscar the Grouch

“You’d be a grouch, too, if you lived in a trash can!” — Oscar the Grouch

[Asked why he lives in a trash can] “Well, the rent is cheap and I love trash, so I figured I would be close to it if I lived in a trash can myself. What’s wrong with that?” — Oscar the Grouch

“One squeal, No make it Two squeals or three squeals, No wait, Four squeals or Five squeals or Six squeals…” – The Count

The Monster Cookie: “KEEP YOUR HANDS OFF, PAL!
Cookie Monster: YIKES! Uh, Cookie talked!
The Monster Cookie: Me not cookie, Me monster!
Cookie Monster: Me too, Me Cookie Monster!
The Monster Cookie: Me, Monster Cookie!”

“Early bird gets the worm. But cookie taste better than worm. So me sleep in.”
― Cookie Monster

“Cookie is like high five for stomach.” ― The Cookie Monster

“It is I, your furry pal, Grover!” — Grover

“Bad days happen to everyone, but when one happens to you, just keep doing your best and never let a bad day make you feel bad about yourself.” — Big Bird

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