The Mayor to Horton – "Listen Horton, I‘ve gotta go, Apparently there's a problem with a giant meatball." Horton replies - You just take care of that meatball, Sir. And leave the freaking out to me.
Horton approaches the canyon he must cross to reach a safe place for the clover and says
“I mean how hard can it be? It's just a straight plummet to certain death.” O, well if that is all, lets get on with it! "
Couldn't we all do with that courage? Or maybe not...
Horton is trying to cross a canyon on some decidedly flimsy looking bridge
“I just need to think light. I'm light as a feather. I'm light as a feather."
An actual feather drops on the bridge and proves too heavy for the bridge!
"Heavy feather" Horton says. As the feather concept is not working, with great creativity he moves to the next idea.
“I'm lighter than a feather.What's lighter than a feather?Ha-ah! Air! There's nothing lighter. So, it stands to reason that the more air I have, the lighter I will be.”
He proceeds to fill himself with huge gulps of air!
Without giving too much away, he did survive until the end of the movie so something must have worked!
The Mayor’s wife to her husband
“Sweetheart. I know you're under a lot of stress. And if you’re seeing elephants and flowers, then fine. Just don't tell anyone else that story.”
A loving and supportive yet practical wife :-)
The mayor and Horton get to know each other
“You have family?” Horton says
The mayor replies: “I do indeed. A beautiful wife, 96 daughters and one son.”
A conversation between Morton (friend) and Horton the elephant. Morton has just mentioned that the snooty Kangaroo has employed the services of Vlad to obtain the clover.
Horton: Is it the bad Vlad or the bunny Vlad that makes the Cookies?
Morton: Yeah, Horton.She's sending you a bunny with cookies...I think we can assume it's not that Vlad. Horton: Yeah, that's a good call.