The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz quotes

83 total quotes (ID: 634)

Dorothy Gale
Glinda, the Good Witch of the North
Multiple Characters
The Munchkins
The Scarecrow
The Cowardly Lion
The Tin Man
The Wicked Witch of the West


Choir: (Singing)
You're out of the woods
You're out of the dark
You're out of the night
Step into the sun
Step into the light
Keep straight ahead for
The most glorious place - on the face —
Of the earth or the sky
Hold onto your breath
Hold onto your heart
Hold onto your hope —
March up to the gate
And bid it open—


Lions and Tigers and Bears, oh my!

Professor Marvel: [to his horse] Better get under cover, Sylvester, there's a storm blowin' up, a whopper! Just speakin' the vernacular of the peasantry. Poor little kid. I hope she gets home all right.

Sign en route to the Witch's Castle: Witch's Castle, 1 mile. I'd turn back if I were you!

The Wizard of Oz: I hereby decree that until what time, if any, that I return, the Scarecrow, by virtue of his highly superior brains, shall rule in my stead... assisted by the Tin Man, by virtue of his magnificent heart, and the Lion, by virtue of his courage.

There's no place like home. Note: ranked #23 in the American Film Institute's list of the top 100 movie quotations in American cinema.

Title Card: For nearly forty years this story has given faithful service to the Young in Heart; and Time has been powerless to put its kindly philosophy out of fashion. To those of you who have been faithful to it in return...and to the Young in Heart...we dedicate this picture.

Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore. We must be over the rainbow. Note: first line is ranked #4 in the American Film Institute's list of the top 100 movie quotations in American cinema.

Wizard's Guard: Not nobody, not nohow!

Wizard's Guard: Please don't cry anymore. I'll get you in to the Wizard somehow. I had an Aunt Em myself once.

Cowardly Lion: Put 'em up, put 'em uuuuuup! Which one of you first? I'll fight ya both together if you want. I'll fight ya with one paw tied behind my back! I'll fight ya standin' on one foot! I'll fight ya with my eyes closed! [To the Tin Man] Ooooh, pulling an axe on me, hey? [To the Scarecrow] Sneakin' up on me, hey? Why, gnong-gnong!
Tin Man: Here, here. Go away and let us alone!
Cowardly Lion: Oh, scared, huh? Afraid, huh? How long can you stay fresh in that can? Ha-ha-ha-ha. Come on, get up and fight, ya shivering junkyard. [To the Scarecrow] Put your hands up, ya lopsided bag of hay.
Scarecrow: Now that's getting personal, Lion!
Tin Man: Yes, get up and teach him a lesson.
Scarecrow: What's wrong with you teachin' him?
Tin Man: W-w-w-ell, I hardly know 'im.
[Toto barks and yips at the Lion]
Cowardly Lion: I'll get you anyway, peewee. [chases after Toto]
[Dorothy scoops Toto into her arms and slaps the Lion]
Dorothy: Shame on you!
Cowardly Lion: [crying] What did you do that for? I didn't bite him.
Dorothy: No, but you tried to. It's bad enough picking on a straw man, but when you go around picking on poor little dogs...
Cowardly Lion: Well, you didn't have to go and hit me, did ya? Is my nose bleeding?
Dorothy: Well, of course not. 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: You're right. I am a coward. I haven't any courage at all. I even scare myself! 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.
Scarecrow: That's too bad. [to Dorothy] Don't you think the wizard could help him too?
Dorothy: I don't see why not. [to the Lion] Why don't you come with us? We're on our way to see the wizard now...[pointing to the Tin Man] to get him a heart...
Tin Man: [pointing at the Scarecrow] And him a brain.
Dorothy: I'm sure he could give you some courage.
Cowardly Lion: Wouldn't you feel degraded to be seen in the company of a cowardly lion? I would.
Dorothy: Of course not.
Cowardly Lion: Gee, that's awfully nice of you. My life has been simply unbearable.
Dorothy: Well, it's all right now. The wizard will fix everything.

Cowardly Lion: Wait a minute, fellas. I was just thinkin'. I really don't want to see the Wizard this much. I'd better wait for ya outside.
Scarecrow: What's the matter?
Tin Man: Oh, he's just scared again.
Dorothy: Don't you know the Wizard is gonna give you some courage?
Cowardly Lion: [Shaking] 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?
Cowardly Lion: Because I'm still scared. [He yelps]
Scarecrow: What happened?
Cowardly Lion: Somebody pulled my tail!
Scarecrow: Oh, you did it yourself.

Dorothy: But it wasn't a dream. It was a place, and you [Hunk] and you [Hickory] and you [Zeke]... and you [Professor Marvel] were there. [Everyone laughs] But you couldn't have been, could you?
Auntie Em: We dream lots of silly things when we...
Dorothy: No, Aunt Em. This is a real, truly live place. And I remember that some of it wasn't very nice. But most of it was beautiful. But just the same, all I kept saying to everybody was, 'I want to go home.' And they sent me home. [Everyone chuckles again] Doesn't anybody believe me?
Uncle Henry: Of course we believe you, Dorothy.
Dorothy: Oh, but anyway, Toto, we're home! Home! And this is my room - and you're all here! And I'm not gonna leave here ever, ever again because I love you all! - And oh, Auntie Em, there's no place like home. There's no place like home.

Dorothy: I don't like this forest. It's dark and creepy!
Scarecrow: Of course I don't know, but I think it'll get darker before it gets lighter.
Dorothy: Do you suppose we'll meet any wild animals?
Tin Man: We might.
Scarecrow: [nervous] Animals... that eat... straw?
Tin Man: Well, some, but mostly lions and tigers and bears.
Dorothy: Lions?
Scarecrow: And tigers?
Tin Man: And bears.
Dorothy: Lions and tigers and bears, oh my.

Dorothy: If you please, sir. We want to see the Wizard right away. All four of us.
Guard: Orders are: nobody may see the Great Oz! Not nobody, not nohow!
Dorothy: Oh, but please. It's very important!
Cowardly Lion: And I got a permanent just for the occasion!
Guard: NOT NOBODY, NOT NOHOW!!!
Scarecrow: But she's Dorothy!
Guard: [About the Wicked Witch's recent message, "Surrender Dorothy"] The Witch's Dorothy? Well, um, that makes a difference. Just wait here; I'll announce you at once. [Enters the Wizard's palace]
Scarecrow: Did you hear that? He'll announce us at once! I've as good as got my brain!
Tin Man: I can faintly hear my heart beating!
Dorothy: I'll be home in time for supper!
Cowardly Lion: In another hour, I'll be King of the Forest. Long live the King!