L. Frank Baum, the writer of the amazing Wizard of Oz books is 161 years old on the 15th May! Of course sadly, this means he is not with us today. But his wonderful words and wisdom still lives on. So today, we bring you 12 wonderful quotes from the Wizard of Oz and as a bonus some other quotes from the Oz books! Everyone from their childhood or their adulthood will remember reading a book from the Oz series or at least seeing the Wizard of Oz films. You might have read the Wonderful Wizard of Oz or the Patchwork Girl of Oz. Maybe you read all 14 of the full-length books in the series! You then know that they were filled with magic, delight, humour and most importantly inspiring life lessons. And not to forget the timeless characters, such as Scarecrow, Dorothy, Cowardly Lion, Tin woodman and the Wizard! Here is our list of 12 wonderful quotes from the Wizard of Oz:
12 Wonderful Quotes from the Wizard of Oz:
1. Life is all about facing your fears!
Wizard of Oz: “There is no living thing that is not afraid when it faces danger. The true courage is in facing danger when you are afraid, and that kind of courage you have in plenty.” – The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
2. Brain’s mean knowledge!
Dorothy: “How can you talk if you haven’t got a brain?”
Scarecrow: “I don’t know… But some people without brains do an awful lot of talking… don’t they?” – The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
3. Home is where your loved ones are.
Dorothy: “No matter how dreary and gray our homes are, we people of flesh and blood would rather live there than in any other country, be it ever so beautiful. There is no place like home.” – The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
4. Happiness is the most important thing!
Tin Woodman (Tin man): “I shall take the heart. For brains do not make one happy, and happiness is the best thing in the world.” – The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
5. Learning is important!
Wizard of Oz: “A baby has brains, but it doesn’t know much. Experience is the only thing that brings knowledge, and the longer you are on earth the more experience you are sure to get.” – The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
6. Hearts are there to guide you!
Tin Woodman (Tin man): “you people with hearts,’ he said once, ‘have something to guide you, and need never do wrong; but I have no heart, and so I must be very careful.” – The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
7. Relationships are really important.
Wizard of Oz: “…and remember my sentimental friend that a heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others.” – The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
8. Sometimes it’s okay to run away.
Wizard of Oz: “You, my friend, are a victim of disorganized thinking. You are under the unfortunate impression that just because you run away you have no courage; you’re confusing courage with wisdom.” – The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
9. Good always wins over evil.
The King of the Winged Monkeys: “We dare not harm this little girl,” he said to them, “for she is protected by the Power of Good, and this is greater than the Power of Evil.” – The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
10. Never underestimate anyone!
Cowardly Lion: “I have always thought myself very big and terrible; yet such small things as flowers came near to killing me, and such small animals as mice have saved my life. How strange it all is! – The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
11. Strong people only appear strong.
Wizard of Oz: “I am Oz, the Great and Terrible,” said the little man, in a trembling voice, “but don’t strike me—please don’t!—and I’ll do anything you want me to.” – The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
12. Words hurt more than sticks and stones.
Scarecrow: “If anyone treads on my toes or sticks a pin into me, it doesn’t matter, for I can’t feel it. But I do not want people to call me a fool…” – The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Some bonus Wizard of Oz Quotes:
Because we love the Oz books so much here at Imagine Forest. We have included two more quotes from the Oz series! Both inspirational and very important to remember.
13. Never Give up!
Dorothy: Never give up, Ojo… No one knows what’s going to happen next.” – The Patchwork Girl of Oz
14. Knowledge is better than money.
Scarecrow: “For I consider brains far superior to money in every way. You may have noticed that if one has money without brains, he cannot use it to his advantage; but if one has brains without money, they will enable him to live comfortably to the end of his days.” – The Marvelous Land of Oz
Anymore Wonderful Quotes from the Wizard of Oz?
What do you think of our list of 12 wonderful quotes from the Wizard of Oz and our bonus quotes from other Oz books? Do you have a quote from any Oz book or film that you love? You can share it in the comments below!