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30+ Best 'The Wizard Of Oz' Quotes From The Book And Movie

'The Wizard Of Oz' is a popular fantasy movie and book.

One of the most beautiful novels by L. Frank Baum, The Wizard Of Oz, not only takes us to the ride on a children’s fantasy but teaches us some precious life-lessons.

“Imagination will often carry us to the worlds that never were. But without it, we go nowhere.” As this  Carl Sagan’s quote tells us the importance and power of fantasies in our lives, ‘The Wizard of Oz’ comes out to us as a cherry on the cake for our creative minds.

'The Wizard Of Oz' is a 1939 American fantasy film based on L. Frank Baum’s novel in the 1900s. Featuring Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, and Margaret Hamilton, the musical fantasy became the famous culture icon with its unique story. It was a political analogy for American politics in the 20th century in which the innocent Dorothy Gale represented being middle class, the Tinman symbolizing industries, and Scarecrow as agriculture. Here are the best ‘The Wizard Of Oz’ quotes from the book and movie for you to relive the experience of the magical world of Oz.

If you like this article, check out [cowardly lion quotes] and Judy Garland quotes as well.

Best Quotes From The Wizard Of Oz

Quotes from 'The Wizard Of Oz' are popular with fans of the story from all over the world. Here are some of the most inspirational quotes from the 'The Wizard Of Oz' book along with the best Dorothy quotes, including her first line.

The characters from the story are still extremely popular.

1. “Dorothy: How can you talk, if you haven’t got a brain?

The Scarecrow: I don’t know. But, some people without brains do an awful lot of talking, don’t they?”

- 'The Wizard Of Oz'.

2. “A heart is not judged by how much you love; but by how much you are loved by others.”

- 'The Wizard Of Oz'.

3. “As for you, my galvanized friend, you want a heart. You don’t know how lucky you are not to have one. Hearts will never be practical until they can be made unbreakable.”

- 'The Wizard Of Oz'.

4. “My! People come and go so quickly here!”

- Dorothy Gale, 'The Wizard Of Oz'.

5. “Toto, I’ve got a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.”

- Dorothy Gale, 'The Wizard Of Oz'.

6. “There’s no place like home.”

- Dorothy Gale, 'The Wizard Of Oz'.

7. “You billowing bale of bovine fodder!”

- Dorothy Gale, 'The Wizard Of Oz'.

8. “What would you do with a brain if you had one?”

- Dorothy Gale, 'The Wizard Of Oz'.

9. “Lions, and tigers, and bears! Oh, my!”

- Dorothy Gale, 'The Wizard Of Oz'.

10. “Somewhere over the rainbow, Bluebirds fly. Birds fly over the rainbow. Why then, oh why can’t I? If happy little bluebirds fly beyond the rainbow, why oh why can’t I?”

- Dorothy Gale, 'The Wizard Of Oz'.

Inspirational Wizard Of Oz Book Quotes

'The Wizard Of Oz' movie quotes found resonance with people of all ages and preferences. Read on for some of the most inspirational 'Wizard Of Oz' quotes.

The story is still extremely popular with the fans.

11. “I think you are wrong to want a heart. It makes most people unhappy. If you only knew it, you are in luck not to have a heart.”

- L. Frank Baum, 'The Wizard Of Oz'.

12. “If I ever go looking for my heart's desire again, I won't look any further than my own back yard."

- Noel Langley, 'The Wizard Of Oz'.

13. "...if it isn't there, I never really lost it to begin with…There’s no place like home."

- Noel Langley, 'The Wizard Of Oz'.

14. “You have plenty of courage, I am sure. All you need is confidence in yourself. There is no living thing that is not afraid when it faces danger.”

- L. Frank Baum, 'The Wizard Of Oz'.

15. “Was I scared? You're talking to a man who laughed at death, sneered at danger, and chuckled at catastrophe. I was terrified.”

- The Wizard Of Oz, 'The Wizard Of Oz'

16. “You, my friend, are a victim of disorganized thinking. You are under the unfortunate impression that just because you run away you have no courage; you’re confusing courage with wisdom.”

- The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz, 'The Wizard Of Oz'.

17. “You people with hearts, have something to guide you, and need never do wrong; but I have no heart, and so I must be very careful.”

- The Scarecrow, 'The Wizard Of Oz'.

18. “True courage is in facing danger when you are afraid.”

- L. Frank Baum, 'The Wizard Of Oz'.

19. “I think you are wrong to want a heart. It makes most people unhappy. If you only knew it, you are in luck not to have a heart.”

- L. Frank Baum, 'The Wizard Of Oz'.

20. “Experience is the only thing that brings knowledge, and the longer you are on earth the more experience you are sure to get.”

- L. Frank Baum, 'The Wizard Of Oz'.

Amazing Quotes From The Wizard Of Oz

Glinda the good witch quotes are some of the best ones that you will certainly enjoy, she grants Dorothy's wish, saying "bless your dear heart", to send her back home. Read on for the most amazing 'The Wizard Of Oz' book and movie quotes.

21. “Dorothy: My goodness, what a fuss you're making! Well, naturally, when you go around picking on things weaker than you are. Why, you're nothing but a great big coward!

Cowardly Lion: [crying] You're right, I am a coward! I haven't any courage at all. I even scare myself. [sobbing] Look at the circles under my eyes. I haven't slept in weeks!

Tin Man: Why don't you try counting sheep?

Cowardly Lion: That doesn't do any good, I'm afraid of 'em.”

- 'The Wizard Of Oz'.

22.   “…and remember my sentimental friend that a heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others.”

- The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz, 'The Wizard Of Oz'.

23. “I am Oz, the Great and Terrible, but don’t strike me—please don’t!—and I’ll do anything you want me to.”

- The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz, 'The Wizard Of Oz'.

24. "No matter how dreary and gray our homes are, we people of flesh and blood would rather live there than in any other country, be it ever so beautiful. There is no place like home."

- The Scarecrow, 'The Wizard Of Oz'.

25. “You want a heart. You don’t know how lucky you are not to have one. Hearts will never be practical until they can be made unbreakable.”

- The Wizard Of Oz, 'The Wizard Of Oz'.

26. “You are talking to a man who has laughed in the face of death, sneered at doom and chuckled at catastrophe”

— Frank Morgan, 'The Wizard Of Oz'.

27. “Because if it isn't there....then I never really lost it to begin with!”

- Dorothy Gale, 'The Wizard Of Oz'.

28. “The Scarecrow: Then why didn’t you tell her before?

Glinda: Because she wouldn’t have believed me. She had to learn it for herself.”

- 'The Wizard Of Oz'.

29. “During the year I stood there I had known was the loss of my heart. While I was in love I was the happiest man on earth.”

- Tin Woodman, 'The Wizard Of Oz'.

30. “It was a terrible thing to undergo, but during the year I stood there I had time to think that the greatest loss I had known was the loss of my heart.”

- Tin Man, 'The Wizard Of Oz'.

31. “I shall take the heart. For brains do not make one happy, and happiness is the best thing in the world.”

- Tin Man, 'The Wizard Of Oz'.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for 'The Wizard Of Oz' quotes, then why not take a look at ['Wicked' quotes], or [broadway quotes].

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