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Willy Wonka quotes

View Quote We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams. [A quote from Arthur O'Shaughnessy's "Ode."]
View Quote A small step for mankind, but a giant leap for us. [Misinterpretation of Neil Armstrong's famous quote upon being the first man to walk on the moon.]
View Quote Where is fancy bred? In the heart or in the head? [From The Merchant of Venice.]
View Quote The suspense is terrible. I hope it'll last. [A quote from Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest."]
View Quote Candy is dandy; but liquor is quicker. [A poem by Ogden Nash.]
View Quote [as the Wonkamobile sprays foam everywhere] "Martha! Martha! Du entschwandest, Und mein Glück nahmst du mit dir; Gib mir wieder, was du fandest, Oder teile es mit mir." [From Friedrich von Flotow's opera Martha. Translation: "Martha! Martha! You have vanished, and you take my joy with you; Show me what you have found, or split it with me."]
View Quote Invention, my dear friends, is 93% perspiration, 6% electricity, 4% evaporation, and 2% butterscotch ripple. [A reference to Thomas Alva Edison's famous aphorism.]
View Quote Is it my soul that calls upon my name? [A quote from Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare.]
View Quote [singing] A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men. [A well-known proverb before Roald Dahl used it; Horace writes, "Misce stultitiam consiliis brevem: Dulce est desipere in loco."]
View Quote [Referring to the soda-powered Wonkamobile] A thing of beauty is a joy forever. [Quoting John Keats.]
View Quote All I ask is a tall ship and a star to sail her by. [From "Sea Fever" by John Masefield.]
View Quote [softly singing, then shouting, on the famous boat ride] There's no earthly way of knowing which direction we are going. There's no knowing where we're rowing, or which way the river's flowing. Is it raining? is it snowing? is a hurricane a-blowing? Not a speck of light is showing, so the danger must be growing, AND THEY'RE CERTAINLY NOT SHOWING ANY SIGNS THAT THEY ARE SLOWING!!!
View Quote 'Round the world and home again, that's the sailor's way! [From "Homeward Bound" by William Allington.]
View Quote You should never, never doubt what nobody is sure about. [A quote from "The Microbe" by Hilaire Belloc.]
View Quote [singing] There is no life I know to compare with pure imagination. Living there, you'll be free if you truly wish to be.
View Quote [singing] If you want to view paradise, simply look around and view it. Anything you want to, do it. Want to change the world? There's nothing to it.
View Quote [singing] In spring time, the only pretty ring time. Birds sing, hey ding, A-ding A-ding. Sweet Lovers love...the Spring. [from As You Like It by William Shakespeare.]
View Quote I told you not to silly boy.
View Quote No other factory in the world mixes its chocolate by waterfall. But it's the only way if you want it just... right.
View Quote Everything inside is eatable, I mean edible, I mean you can eat everything.
View Quote Well... Two naughty, nasty little children gone... Three good, sweet little children left.
View Quote For some moments in life there are no words.
View Quote Oh! I wouldn't do that. I really wouldn't.
View Quote [opening lock] Ninety-nine... forty-four... one hundred percent pure. [A reference to Ivory Soap, which was advertized as being '99.44% pure'.]
View Quote If the good lord had intended us to walk, he wouldn't have invented roller skates.
View Quote Hold your breath, make a wish, count to three...
View Quote Bubbles, bubbles, everywhere, and not a drop to drink...yet. [A reference to Coleridge's "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner".]
View Quote [As he picks up the Everlasting Gobstopper relinquished by Charlie on his desk] "So shines a good deed in a weary world." [Paraphrased from William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice, Act V, Scene 1. The word "naughty" was changed to "weary" for the movie.]
View Quote Little surprises around every corner but nothing dangerous!
View Quote Hurry! We have so much time and so little to do! Wait a minute. Strike that. Reverse it.
View Quote Open your mouth a little wider when you speak. [Quoting the Red Queen from Through the Looking-Glass.]
View Quote Adieu! Adieu! Parting is such sweet sorrow. [From William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, Act II, Scene 2. Originally "Good night! Good night! Parting etc."]
View Quote [with apathy] Stop. Don't. Come back.
View Quote And so shines a good deed in a weary world. [When Charlie puts the Everlasting Gobbstopper on Wonka's desk.] -
View Quote '[From William Shakespeare's Merchant Of Venice, Act 5, Scene I - Portia - That light we see is burning in my hall. How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world.
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