Wizard of Oz Quotes in The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Wizard of Oz Quotes:
Wizard of Oz: A heart is not judged by how much you love; but by how much you are loved by others.
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.
Wizard of Oz: Why, anybody can have a brain. That's a very mediocre commodity. Every pusillanimous creature that crawls on the Earth or slinks through slimy seas has a brain. Back where I come from, we have universities, seats of great learning, where men go to become great thinkers. And when they come out, they think deep thoughts and with no more brains than you have. But they have one thing you haven't got: a diploma.
Wizard of Oz: Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain.
Wizard of Oz: 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.
Scarecrow: The sum of the square roots of any two sides of an isosceles triangle is equal to the square root of the remaining side. Oh joy! Rapture! I got a brain! How can I ever thank you enough?
Wizard of Oz: You can't.
Wizard of Oz: Back where I come from there are men who do nothing all day but good deeds. They are called phila... er, phila... er, yes, er, Good Deed Doers.
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.
Wizard of Oz: They have one thing you haven't got: a diploma. Therefore, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Universitartus Committiartum E Pluribus Unum, I hereby confer upon you the honorary degree of ThD.
Wizard of Oz: That's... Doctor of Thinkology.
Dorothy: Weren't you frightened?
Wizard of Oz: Frightened? Child, you're talking to a man who's laughed in the face of death, sneered at doom, and chuckled at catastrophe... I was petrified.
Dorothy: [as the Wizard's balloon goes off without her] Come back! Come back! Don't go without me! Please come back!
Wizard of Oz: I can't come back, I don't know how it works! Good-bye, folks!
Dorothy: [in the Wizard's Throne Room with the three others, having returned from the Witch's castle] Please, sir. We've done what you told us. We brought you the broomstick of the Wicked Witch of the West. We melted her!
Wizard of Oz: Oh, you liquidated her, eh? Very resourceful!
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!
Wizard of Oz: You are talking to a man who has laughed in the face of death, sneered at doom and chuckled at catastrophe. I was petrified.
Wizard of Oz: To confer, converse, and otherwise hob-nob with my brother wizards.
Wizard of Oz: [booming voice] And you, Scarecrow, have the affrontery to ask for a brain, you billowing bale of bovine fodder!
Scarecrow: Y-Yes... Yes, Your Honor... I mean, Your Excellency... I-I mean, Your Wizardry.
Wizard of Oz: [booming] Enough!
Wizard of Oz: Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!
Wizard of Oz: Do not arouse the wrath of the great and powerful Oz. I said come back tomorrow.
Wizard of Oz: [speaking in a booming voice into microphone] I am the great and powerful...
[then, realizing that it is useless to continue his masquerade, moves away from microphone, speaks in a normal voice]
Wizard of Oz: ... Wizard of Oz.
Wizard of Oz: Do you presume to criticize the Great Oz? You ungrateful creatures. Think yourselves lucky that I'm giving you an audience tomorrow, instead of 20 years from now.
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Characters on The Wizard of Oz (1939)
- Wicked Witch of the West
- Auntie Em Gale
- Miss Gulch
- Uncle Henry Gale
- Tin Woodsman
- Cowardly Lion
- Glinda, the Good Witch of the North
- Auntie Em
- Captain of the Winkie Guard
- The Winkies
- Mayor of Munchkin City
- Guardian of the Emerald City Gates
- Angry Apple Tree
- Apple Tree
- Professor Marvel
- Manicurist in Emerald City