45 Best Sesame Street Quotes To Warm Your Heart

Srija Chanda
Dec 12, 2023 By Srija Chanda
Originally Published on Mar 09, 2021
Edited by Jacob Fitzbright
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Age: 0-99
Read time: 6.5 Min

'Sesame Street' is an American television series for children that incorporates live action, sketch comedy, animation and puppetry.

The show was created by  Joan Ganz Cooney and Lloyd Morrisett. The show is noted for its images conveyed by the use of the Muppets by Jim Henson, which features short films with references to satire and culture.

The first episode was aired on 10 November 1969 and it marked 50th anniversary in 2019. 'Sesame Street' includes characters like Elmo, Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Bert, Grover, Count Von Count, Kermit the frog, and many others which were loved by both children and adults.

Over the years 'Sesame Street' has had many celebrity guest stars, including John Legend, Amy Adams, Jason Derulo, David Beckham and many more!

While the celebrity guests are required to be paid a minimum wage by virtue of the fact that they are members of the Screen Actor's Guild, the majority of celebrities donated their earnings to charity after appearing on 'Sesame Street'. These specially curated quotes will surely warm your heart.

If you like these quotes check out Elmo quotes and Cookie Monster quotes.

Best 'Sesame Street' Quotes

Person dressed as a Sesame Street character in a fair

Read on all the best quotes from the show.

1. “Everyone makes mistakes, so why can’t you?”

- Big Bird.

2. “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.

3. “Where there is life, there is hope.”

- Grover.

4. “I’m happy to be me!”

- Big Bird.

5. “If you keep practicing, you can do anything.”

- Elmo.

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

- Cookie Monster, ‘The Joy Of Cookies: Cookie Monster's Guide To Life.’

7. “You’d be a grouch, too, if you lived in a trash can!”

- Oscar the Grouch.

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

- Mr. Johnson.

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

- Elmo.

10. "Life is meant to be fun, and joyous, and fulfilling.”

- Miss Piggy.

'Sesame Street' Quotes About Life


Inspiring quotes from sesame street.

11. “Life’s like a movie. Write your own ending.”

- Kermit the Frog.

12. “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.

13. "The library is a wonderful place with books to read and you can listen to records like 'The Air Is Alive With The Sound Of Music'."

- Grover.

14. “Friend something better than chocolate ice cream… Maybe friend somebody you give up last cookie for."

- Cookie Monster.

15. “It’s good to be alive.”

- Cookie Monster.

16. “Ding-dong, you’re wrong”

- Oscar the Grouch.

17. “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.

18. “Sorry, Slimy, time for sleep now. So close your eyes and dream of all the wonderful trash that’s yet to come. You too. There’ll be more trash tomorrow.”

- Oscar the Grouch.

19. “I'm sorry. It feels like the moment calls for some humor. Cookie, cookie, cookie, cookie!"

-Cookie Monster

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


Funny 'Sesame Street' Quotes

These include cute 'Sesame Street' quotes, Kermit the Frog and Count Dracula quotes.

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

- The Count.

22. “Cookie is like high five for stomach.”

- Cookie Monster.

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

- Bert.

24. "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."

- 'Sesame Street'.

25. "Oscar the Grouch: Can’t anybody tell me how to say ‘no’ in Spanish?

Everybody: NO!"

- 'Sesame Street'.

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

- Ernie.

27. “Cookie Monster thief, not liar.”

- Cookie Monster.

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

- Elmo.

29. “At this point, you might think we'd go for the cheap joke. But we're not going to.”

- Kermit The Frog.

30. “Never refer to me as an item. I’m a bird.”

- Big Bird.

31. “Keep your hands off, pal!”

- Cookie Monster.

32. "For those of you who don't speak chicken, Zelda says that she is mighty proud to be a chicken!”

- Zelda the chicken.

33. “Man oh man, what do ya know? There is intelligent life in outer space!”

- Oscar the Grouch.

34. "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."

- 'Sesame Street'.

35. “I’d give you a cookie, but I ate it.”

- Cookie Monster.

36. “Keep calm and eat cookies.”

- Cookie Monster.

37. “ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. It's the most remarkable word I've ever seen. I wish I knew exactly what it mean.

It starts out like an A word, as anyone can see. But somewhere in the middle, it gets awful 'QR' to me. ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. If I ever find out just what this word can mean, I'll be the smartest bird the world has ever seen.”

- Big Bird.

38. “The key to a lasting friendship, is always respecting each other, listening to each other, and caring what the other person thinks and feels.”

- Ernie.

39. “Today we will live in the moment unless it’s unpleasant in which case me will eat a cookie.”

- Cookie Monster.

40. “Here's some simple advice: Always be yourself. Never take yourself too seriously. And beware of advice from experts, pigs and members of Parliament.”

- Kermit the Frog.

Quotes By Jim Henson

Quotes from Jim Henson, the voice behind Kermit the Frog.

41. "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it may be necessary from time to time to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye."

- Jim Henson.

42. "Watch out for each other. Love everyone and forgive everyone, including yourself. Forgive your anger. Forgive your guilt. Your shame. Your sadness. Embrace and open up your love, your joy, your truth, and most especially your heart."

- Jim Henson.

43. "I spend a few minutes in meditation and prayer each morning.

I find that this really helps me to start the day with a good frame of reference.

As part of my prayers, I thank whoever is helping me - I'm sure that somebody or something is - I express gratitude for all my blessings and try to forgive the people that I'm feeling negative toward.

I try hard not to judge anyone, and I try to bless everyone who is part of my life, particularly anyone with whom I am having any problems."

- Jim Henson.

44. "There's great value in being able to step back and laugh at yourself, at life and at attitudes. Laughter helps you put everything into perspective."

- Jim Henson.

45. "Take what you got and fly with it."

- Jim Henson.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for 'Sesame Street' quotes then why not take a look at Oscar The Grouch quotes, or Kermit The Frog quotes?

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Written by Srija Chanda

Master of Arts specializing in Mass Communication/Media Studies

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Srija ChandaMaster of Arts specializing in Mass Communication/Media Studies

An aspiring media professional, Srija is currently pursuing her Master's degree in Mass Communication at St. Xavier's University, Kolkata, after completing her degree in journalism. With experience in PR and social media, she has also honed her leadership skills through her participation in a youth parliament. Srija's interests include devouring books, watching movies, and exploring new places through travel.

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