Dorothy: If you were king, you wouldn't be afraid of anything?
Cowardly Lion: Not nobody! Not no how!
Dorothy: Not even a rhinoceros?
Cowardly Lion: Imp-oceros!
Tin Man: How about a hippopotamus?
Cowardly Lion: Why, I'd thrash him from top to bottom-us!
Dorothy: Supposing you met an elephant?
Cowardly Lion: I'd knot him up in cellophant!
Scarecrow: What if it were a Brontosaurus?
Cowardly Lion: I'd show him who's King of the Forest!
Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man: [in unison] How?
Cowardly Lion: How? Courage! What makes a king out of a slave? Courage! What makes the flag on a mast to wave? Courage! What makes an elephant charge his tusk, in the misty mist or the dusky dusk? What makes a 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?
Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man: [in unison] Courage.
Cowardly Lion: You can say that again! [short pause; realizing] Hmm?
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