Tin Woodsman Quotes in The Wizard of Oz (1939)


Tin Woodsman Quotes:

  • Wizard of Oz: 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.

    Tin Woodsman: But I still want one.

  • Cowardly Lion: All right, I'll go in there for Dorothy. Wicked Witch or no Wicked Witch, guards or no guards, I'll tear them apart. I may not come out alive, but I'm going in there. There's only one thing I want you fellows to do.

    Tin WoodsmanScarecrow: What's that?

    Cowardly Lion: Talk me out of it!

  • Dorothy: Your Majesty, if you were king, you wouldn't be afraid of anything?

    Cowardly Lion: Not nobody! Not nohow!

    Tin Woodsman: Not even a rhinoceros?

    Cowardly Lion: Imposerous!

    Dorothy: How about a hippopotamus?

    Cowardly Lion: Why, I'd thrash him from top to bottomus!

    Dorothy: Supposing you met an elephant?

    Cowardly Lion: I'd wrap him up in cellophane!

    Scarecrow: What if it were a brontosaurus?

    Cowardly Lion: I'd show him who was king of the forest!

  • Cowardly Lion: Courage! What makes a king out of a slave? Courage! What makes the flag on the mast to wave? Courage! What makes the elephant charge his tusk in the misty mist, or the dusky dusk? What makes the muskrat guard his musk? Courage! What makes the sphinx the seventh wonder? Courage! What makes the dawn come up like thunder? Courage! What makes the Hottentot so hot? What puts the "ape" in apricot? What have they got that I ain't got?

    DorothyScarecrowTin Woodsman: Courage!

    Cowardly Lion: You can say that again! Huh?

  • Scarecrow: Help! Help! Help!

    [the Flying Monkeys walking away, Tin Man and the Lion comes to him]

    Tin Woodsman: Well, what happened to you?

    Scarecrow: They tore my legs off and they threw it over there! Then, they took my chest off and they threw it over there!

    Tin Woodsman: Well, that's you all over.

    Cowardly Lion: They sure knocked the stuffings out of you, didn't they?

    Scarecrow: Don't stand there talking, put me together. We've got to find Dorothy.

    [the Tin Man and the Lion trying the fix the Scarecrow]

    Tin Woodsman: Now, let's see.

  • 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.


    Cowardly Lion: Look at the circles under my eyes. I haven't slept in weeks!

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

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

    [sobs loud]

    Scarecrow: Aw, that's too bad.

  • Tin Woodsman: What have you learned, Dorothy?

    Dorothy: Well, I - I think that it - it wasn't enough to just want to see Uncle Henry and Auntie Em - and it's that - if I ever go looking for my heart's desire again, I won't look any further than my own back yard. Because if it isn't there, I never really lost it to begin with! Is that right?

  • Dorothy: Did you say something?

    Tin Woodsman: [indiscernible sounds from the Tin Man, who is rusted]

    Dorothy: He said oil can!

    Scarecrow: Oil can what?

    Dorothy: Oil can.

  • [Dorothy, the Scarecrow, and the Tin Man watch as the Wicked Witch of the West vanishes into a fireball]

    Scarecrow: I'm not afraid of her! I'll see you get safely to the Wizard now, whether I get a brain or not. Stuff a mattress with me. Ha!

    Tin Woodsman: I'll see you reach the Wizard, whether I get a heart or not. Beehive, bah! Let her try and make a beehive out of me!


    Dorothy: Oh, you're the best friends anybody ever had. And it's funny, but I feel as if I'd known you all the time, but I couldn't have, could I?

    Scarecrow: I don't see how. You weren't around when I was stuffed and sewn together, were you?

    Tin Woodsman: And I was standing over there, rusting for the longest time.

    Dorothy: Still, I wish I could remember, but I guess it doesn't matter anyway. We know each other now, don't we?

    Scarecrow: That's right.

    Tin Woodsman: We do.

    Scarecrow: To Oz?

    Tin Woodsman: To Oz.

  • Dorothy: Goodbye, Tinman. Oh, don't cry! You'll rust so dreadfully. Here's your oil can.

    Tin Woodsman: Now I know I've got a heart, 'cause it's breaking...

    Dorothy: Goodbye, Lion. I know it isn't right, but I'm going to miss the way you used to hollar for help before you found your courage.

    Cowardly Lion: I never would've found it if it hadn't been for you...

    Dorothy: [to Scarecrow] I think I'm going to miss you most of all.

  • Cowardly Lion: [singing] I'd be brave as a blizzard...

    Tin Woodsman: [singing] I'd be gentle as a lizard...

    Scarecrow: [singing] I'd be clever as a gizzard...

    Dorothy: [singing] If the Wizard is a wizard who will serve.

    Scarecrow: [singing] Then I'm sure to get a brain...

    Tin Woodsman: [singing] A heart...

    Dorothy: [singing] A home...

    Cowardly Lion: [singing] The nerve!

  • Tin Woodsman: Help! Help!

    Scarecrow: It's no use screaming at a time like this. Nobody will hear you. Help! Help!

  • Wizard of Oz: [in a booming voice] Step forward, Tin Man!

    Tin Woodsman: [terrified, steps forward] Ohhhh!

    Wizard of Oz: [still in a booming voice] You DARE to come to me for a heart, do you? You clinking, clanking, clattering collection of caligenous junk!

  • Cowardly Lion: I- I- I hope my strength holds out.

    Tin Woodsman: [hanging by Lion's tail] I hope your tail holds out!

  • Cowardly Lion: Come on, get up and fight, you shivering junkyard!

    [goes over to the Scarecrow]

    Cowardly Lion: And put your hands up, you lopsided bag of hay!

    Scarecrow: Now that's getting personal, Lion.

    Tin Woodsman: Yes. Get up and teach him a lesson.

    Scarecrow: Well, what's wrong with you teaching him?

    Tin Woodsman: Well, I hardly know him.

  • Tin Woodsman: I can barely hear my heart beating!

  • Dorothy: Do you suppose we'll meet any wild animals?

    Tin Woodsman: Mm, we might.

    Scarecrow: Animals that eat... s-traw?

    Tin Woodsman: Some, but mostly lions, and tigers, and bears.

    Dorothy: Lions?

    Scarecrow: And tigers?

    Tin Woodsman: And bears.

  • Guardian of the Emerald City Gates: Who rang that bell?

    DorothyScarecrowCowardly LionTin Woodsman: [all four together] We did!

    Guardian of the Emerald City Gates: Can't you read?

    Scarecrow: Read what?

    Guardian of the Emerald City Gates: The notice!

    Dorothy: What notice?

    Guardian of the Emerald City Gates: It's on the door - as plain as the nose on my face! It... oh...

    [does a "tisk tisk tisk" expression, goes inside door for a moment]

    Guardian of the Emerald City Gates: [Guardian hangs the notice and goes back inside]

    DorothyScarecrowCowardly LionTin Woodsman: [Reading notice, all together] Bell out of order, please knock.

    [Dorothy knocks]

    Guardian of the Emerald City Gates: Well, that's more like it! Now, state your business!

    Dorothy: [Dorothy and friends, all together] We want to see the Wizard!

    Guardian of the Emerald City Gates: [gasps] The Wizard? But nobody can see the Great Oz! Nobody's ever seen the Great Oz! Even I've never seen him!

    Dorothy: Well, then how do you know there is one?

    Guardian of the Emerald City Gates: Oh, you're wasting my time!

    [starts to close the window]

    Dorothy: Oh, please! Please, sir! I've got to see the Wizard! The Good Witch of the North sent me!

    Guardian of the Emerald City Gates: Prove it!

    Scarecrow: She's wearing the ruby slippers she gave her.

    Guardian of the Emerald City Gates: Oh, so she is! Well, bust my buttons! Why didn't you say that in the first place? That's a horse of a different color! Come on in!

  • Scarecrow: What about the heart that you promised Tin Man? Or the courage you promised Lion?

    Tin WoodsmanCowardly Lion: And Scarecrow's brain?

  • Tin Woodsman: Here, here. Go away and let us alone.

    Cowardly Lion: Oh, scared, huh? Afraid, huh? Ah, how long can you stay fresh in that can? Ha ha ha ha.

  • Cowardly Lion: [getting a panic attack walking into the Wizard's foyer] Wait a minute, Fellows. I was just thinking. I really don't want to see the Wizard this much. I'd better wait for you outside.

    Scarecrow: What's the matter?

    Tin Woodsman: Oh, he's just a scared again.

    Dorothy: Don't you know the Wizard's going to give you some courage?

    Cowardly Lion: I'd be too scared to ask him for it.


    Dorothy: Well then, we'll ask him for you.

    Cowardly Lion: I'd sooner wait outside.

    Dorothy: Why? Why?

    Cowardly Lion: Because I'm still scared.


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