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Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory quotes

76 total quotes

Multiple Characters
Oompa Loompas
Sam Beauregarde
Veruca Salt
Willy Wonka

[about Violet]
Charlie Bucket: Grandpa, why doesn't she listen to Mr. Wonka?
Grandpa Joe: Because, Charlie, she's a nitwit!

[After Veruca falls down the chute]
Willy Wonka: She was a bad egg.
Mr. Salt: Where's she gone?
Willy Wonka: Where all the other bad eggs go: down the garbage chute.
Mr. Salt: [laughs heartily] Oh, the garbage chute. Where does it lead to?
Willy Wonka: To the furnace.
Mr. Salt: [laughs heartily] The furnace! She'll be sizzled like a sausage.
Willy Wonka: Well, not necessarily. She could be stuck just inside the tube.
Mr. Salt: [laughs heartily] Inside the...
[he starts suddenly in shock and runs]
Mr. Salt: Hold on! Veruca! Sweetheart! Daddy's coming!
[jumps down the chute]
Willy Wonka: There's gonna be a lot of garbage today.
Grandpa Joe: Well, Mr. Salt finally got what he wanted.
Charlie Bucket: What's that?
Grandpa Joe: Veruca went first.

[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.]

[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."]

[opening lock] Ninety-nine... forty-four... one hundred percent pure. [A reference to Ivory Soap, which was advertized as being '99.44% pure'.]

[Referring to the soda-powered Wonkamobile] A thing of beauty is a joy forever. [Quoting John Keats.]

[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."]

[singing] Don't care how, I want it now! Don't care how, I want it [plummets down the "bad egg" chute] noooooooooowwwwwwwww.....

[singing] I want a party with roomfuls of laughter, / Ten thousand tons of ice cream, / And if I don't get the things I am after, / I'm going to SCREAM!

[singing] I want the world. I want the whole world. I want to lock it all up in my pocket. It's my bar of chocolate. Give it to me now.

[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.

[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.]

[singing] There is no life I know to compare with pure imagination. Living there, you'll be free if you truly wish to be.

[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!!!

[with apathy] Stop. Don't. Come back.