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


If you can't find what you're looking for in your own backyard, maybe you never really lost it at all.


I'll get you, my pretty, and your little dog too! Note: ranked #99 in the American Film Institute's list of the top 100 movie quotations in American cinema.

And remember, never let those ruby slippers off your feet for a moment, or you will be at the mercy of the Wicked Witch of the West.

Dorothy: Now which way do we go?
Scarecrow: Pardon me. That way is a very nice way...[pointing]
Dorothy: Who said that?
[Toto barks at the Scarecrow]
Dorothy: Don't be silly, Toto. Scarecrows don't talk!
Scarecrow: It's pleasant down that way too!...[pointing in another direction]
Dorothy: That's funny. Wasn't he pointing the other way?
Scarecrow: Of course, people do go both ways [pointing in both directions] That's the trouble. I can't make up my mind. I haven't got a brain. Only straw.
Dorothy: How can you talk if you haven't got a brain?
The Scarecrow: I don't know. But some people without brains do an awful lot of talking, don't they?
Dorothy: Yes, I guess you're right.

So, you won't take warning, eh? All the worse for you. I'll take care of you now instead of later. When I gain those ruby slippers, my power will be the greatest in Oz. Now my beauties. Something with poi-son in it I think. With poison in it. But attractive to the eye and soothing to the smell. Ha-ha-ha-ha. Poppies. Poppies. Poppies will put them to sleep. Sle-ee-p. Now they'll sle-ee-p.

[saying goodbye to Dorothy] Now I know I have a heart... 'cause it's breaking.

[singing] When a man's an empty kettle,
He should be on his mettle
And yet I'm torn apart.
Just because I'm presumin'
That I could be kinda human,
If I only had a heart.
I'd be tender — I'd be gentle
And awful sentimental
Regarding Love and Art
I'd be friends with sparrows
And the boy who shoots the arrows
If I only had a heart.

Dorothy: Why, it's a man. A man made out of tin!
Tin Man: [squeaking]
Dorothy: Did you say something?
Tin Man: [squeaking]
Dorothy: He said "oil can."
Scarecrow: Oil can what?
...
[Dorothy squirts oil onto the Tin Man and his arm loosens and falls]
Dorothy: Did that hurt?
Tin Man: No, it feels wonderful. I've held that axe up for ages.
Dorothy: How did you ever get like this?
Tin Man: Well, about a year ago, I was chopping that tree, when suddenly it began to rain. And right in the middle of a chop, I rusted solid. Been that way ever since.
Dorothy: Well, you're perfect now.
Tin Man: Perfect? Bang on my chest if you think I'm perfect. Go ahead, bang on it.
[Dorothy bangs on his chest, and it resonates loudly]
Scarecrow: Beautiful! What an echo!
Tin Man: It's empty. The tinsmith forgot to give me a heart.
Dorothy & Scarecrow: [in unison] No heart?
Tin Man: No heart. All hollow.

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—

This is the Wicked Witch of the West. She's far worse than the other one.

Dorothy: You know, we were just wondering why you couldn't come with us to the Emerald City to ask the wizard for a heart.
Tin Man: But suppose the wizard wouldn't give me one once we got there?
Dorothy: Oh, but he will. He must. We've come such a long way already.
[the Wicked Witch appears on the rooftop of the Woodsman's cabin and cackles loudly]
Wicked Witch: You call that long?! Why, you've just begun! Helping the little lady along are you, my fine gentlemen? Well, stay away from her, [pointing to the Scarecrow] or I'll stuff a mattress with you! [toward the Tin Man] And you - I'll use you for a beehive. Here Scarecrow, want to play ball? [she hurls a ball of fire at the Scarecrow, who draws back in terror from the flames burning on the ground near him]
[The Tin Man quickly beats out the flames, as the witch disappears]
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, eh? [tries to snap his fingers defiantly, but his gloved fingers produce no sound]
Tin Man: 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! [snaps his fingers, making a harsh "clank" sound]
Dorothy: Oh, you're the best friends anybody ever had! And it's funny, but I feel as if I've known you all the time. But I couldn't have, could I?
...
Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man: [singing in unison] We're off to see the Wizard, the Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

Dorothy: Why, Zeke, you're just as scared as I am!
Hunk: What's the matter? Gonna let a little ol' pig make a coward out of ya?
Hickory: Look at you, Zeke, you're just as white--
Auntie Em: Here, here, what's all this jabber-wapping when there's work to be done? I know three shiftless farm hands that'll be out of a job before they know it!
Hickory: Well, Dorothy was walking along the--
Auntie Em: I saw you tinkering with that contraption, Hickory. Now, you and Hunk get back to that wagon!
Hickory: All right, Mrs. Gale. But someday, they're gonna erect a statue to me in this town.
Auntie Em: Well, don't start posing for it now. Here, here, can't work on an empty stomach. Have some crullers.
Hunk: Gosh, Mrs. Gale.
Auntie Em: Just fried.
Hickory: Thanks.
Hunk: Swell.
Zeke: You see, Dorothy toppled in with the big Duroc--
Auntie Em: It's no place for Dorothy about a pig sty! Now, you go feed those hogs before they worry themselves into anemia!
Zeke: Yes,am.
Dorothy: Auntie Em, really, you know what Miss Gulch said she was gonna do to Toto? She said she was gonna--
Auntie Em: Now, Dorothy, dear, stop imagining things. You always yourself into a fret over nothing.
Dorothy: No--
Auntie Em: Now, you just help us out today, and find yourself a place where you won't get into any trouble.

[to the Wicked Witch of the West] Begone, before somebody drops a house on you!

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.

[Dorothy tries to pick an apple, but the tree slaps her hand]
Dorothy: Ouch!
Tree: What do you think you're doing?
Dorothy: We've been walking a long way, and I was hungry-- Did you say something?
Tree: She was hungry!
Tree #2: She was hungry!
Tree: Well, how would you like to have someone come along and pick something off of you?
Dorothy: Oh, dear. I keep forgetting I'm not in Kansas.
Scarecrow: Come along, Dorothy. You don't want any of those apples.
Tree: You hintin' my apples aren't what they ought to be?
Scarecrow: Oh, no. It's just that she doesn't like little green worms.