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34 Mary Poppins Quotes From The Iconic Nanny

Mary Poppins floated down on earth using an umbrella.

Mary Poppins is a fictional nanny appearing in various movies, books, and musicals.

The angelic nanny is adored by children and adults alike. She has many magical abilities including going inside paintings.

Mary Poppins was hired to be a nanny for the children of the Banks family. She mentioned that she will leave the Banks house "when the wind changes". One of her popular catchphrases is the made-up word- "supercalifragilisticexpialidocious". The word appeared in a song in the original movie just after Mary Poppins won a horse race. We have curated this list of Mary Poppins quotes from the book, both movies, as well as the musical. If you want to read more quotes around this theme, have a look at our collection of Julie Andrews and ['The Sound Of Music'] quotes.

Famous Mary Poppins Quotes

Here are some of the popular Mary Poppins quotes.

1. "You know, you can say it backwards, which is 'docious-ali-expi-istic-fragil-cali-rupus', but that's going a bit too far, don't you think?"

- Mary Poppins.

2. "Practically perfect in every way."

- Mary Poppins.

3. "Winds in the east, mist coming in, Like somethin' is brewin' and bout to begin."

- Bert.

4. "First of all, I would like to make one thing clear: I never explain anything."

- Mary Poppins.

5. "Close your mouth please, Michael. We are not a codfish."

- Mary Poppins.

'Mary Poppins' Movie Quotes

Here are some quotes from the original Disney movie.

6. "Bert: They makes cages of all sizes and shapes, you know. Bank-shaped, some of them, carpets and all.

Jane Banks: Father's not in trouble. We are."

- 'Mary Poppins' 1964.

7. "Bert: Well now, there must be some mistake. Your dad's a fine gentleman and he loves you.

Jane Banks: I don't think so. You should have seen the look on his face."

- 'Mary Poppins' 1964.

8. "Jane Banks: When we jumped into Bert's chalk picture!

Michael Banks: And we rode the merry-go-round, and the horses jumped off...

Jane Banks: And we all went riding down the country side."

- 'Mary Poppins' 1964.

9. "Mary Poppins: Silence please, it's time to go to sleep.

Jane Banks: Oh we couldn't possibly go to sleep, so many lovely and excited things happened today!

Mary Poppins: Did they?"

- 'Mary Poppins' 1964.

10. "So when the cat has got your tongue, there's no need for dismay! Just summon up this word, and then you've got a lot to say! But better use it carefully or it could change your life."

- Mary Poppins.

- 'Mary Poppins' 1964.

'Mary Poppins Returns' Quotes

These are some movie quotes from 'Mary Poppins Returns'.

11. "Jane Banks: Did something happen?

Georgie Banks: I was flying the kite, and it got caught on a nanny!"

- 'Mary Poppins Returns' 2018.

12. "Nothing. Such a useful word, isn't it? It can mean anything and everything."

- Mary Poppins, 'Mary Poppins Returns' 2018.

13. "So, perhaps we've learnt when day is done, some stuff and nonsense could be fun."

- Mary Poppins, 'Mary Poppins Returns' 2018.

14. "We're on the brink of adventure, children. Don't spoil it with too many questions."

- Mary Poppins, 'Mary Poppins Returns' 2018.

15. "Michael Banks: Good heavens, it really is you! You seem hardly to have aged at all!

Mary Poppins: Really? How incredibly rude! One never discusses a woman's age, Michael. Would have hoped I taught you better."

- 'Mary Poppins Returns' 2018.

Mary Poppins Bert Quotes

Here are some quotes from the famous Bert character who was played by Dick Van Dyke.

16. "You wink. You do a double blink. You close your eyes... and jump!"

- Bert.

17. "You've got to grind, grind, grind at that grindstone... Though childhood slips like sand through a sieve... And all too soon they've up and grown, and then they've flown... And it's too late for you to give."

- Bert

18. "You're a man of high position, esteemed by your peers."

- Bert.

19. "Charming! Cynthia's dashing, Vivian's sweet! Stephanie's smashing, Priscilla's a treat."

- Bert.

Mary Poppins Inspirational Quotes

Here are the best motivational Mary Poppins quotes.

20. "Open different doors. You may find a you there that you never knew was yours."

- Mary Poppins.

21. "Anything can happen if you let it."

- Mary Poppins.

22. "What did I tell ya? There’s the whole world at your feet. And who gets to see it? But the birds, the stars and the chimney sweeps."

- Bert.

23. "Everything is possible, even the impossible."

- Mary Poppins.

Mary Poppins Book Quotes

Mary Poppins is a series of kids books.

24. "The same substance composes us, the tree overhead, the stone beneath us, the bird, the beast, the star, we are all one, all moving to the same end."

- P.L. Travers, 'Mary Poppins'.

25. "She’s something special, you see. Not in the matter of looks, of course. One of my own day-old chicks is handsomer than Mary P. ever was."

- P.L. Travers, 'Mary Poppins'.

26. "Mary Poppins was very vain and liked to look her best. Indeed, she was quite sure that she never looked anything else."

- P.L. Travers, 'Mary Poppins'.

27. "If you want to find Cherry-Tree Lane all you have to do is ask the Policeman at the cross-roads."

- P.L. Travers, 'Mary Poppins'.

Mary Poppins Musical Quotes

Here are some quotes from the Mary Poppins Musical.

28. "'Feed the birds', that's what she cries

While overhead, her birds fill the skies."

- Mary Poppins.

29. "I'm practically perfect from head to toe, If I had a fault it would never dare to show."

- Mary Poppins.

30. "A Spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, The medicine go down, The medicine go down."

- Mary Poppins.

31. "In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find the fun, and - SNAP - the job's a game!"

- Mary Poppins.

Mary Poppins Love Quotes

Here are some Mary Poppins quotes about affection.

32. "Sometimes a person we love, through no fault of their own, can’t see past the end of his nose."

- Mary Poppins.

33. "Nothing is gone forever, only out of place."

- Mary Poppins.

34. "For when you dream, you’ll find all that’s lost, is found."

- Mary Poppins.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for Mary Poppins quotes then why not take a look at [Disney Love Quotes], or [Funny Disney Quotes].

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