Wizard Of Oz Quotes

Quotes tagged as "wizard-of-oz" (showing 1-30 of 30)
L. Frank Baum
“True courage is in facing danger when you are afraid...”
L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Danielle  Paige
“Those who have sacrificed always have the most to lose.”
Danielle Paige, Dorothy Must Die

Jenny  Lawson
“I am the Wizard of Oz of housewives (in that I am both "Great and Terrible" and because I sometimes hide behind the curtains”
Jenny Lawson, Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir

Max Lucado
“The wizard [of Oz] says look inside yourself and find self. God says look inside yourself and find [the Holy Spirit]. The first will get you to Kansas.
The latter will get you to heaven.
Take your pick.”
Max Lucado, Experiencing the Heart of Jesus: Knowing His Heart, Feeling His Love

Anthony Kiedis
“I walked away a little disheartened, thinking, 'Oh well. I came a long way to meet the Wizard of Oz, but I guess I won't. Such is life.”
Anthony Kiedis, Scar Tissue

Gina Lake
“What a surprise it is to discover that you have never needed to strive to survive and be happy after all. Like Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, who discovered that she always had the means for going home, you already have what you need to be happy and safe. You have never really left Home. However, if you don't believe you already have what you need to be happy and safe, it is as if it isn't true: If we don't know the ruby slippers will take us home, it's like not having them. The ego keeps us from seeing the truth about those ruby slippers- it keeps us from seeing the truth about life. Home is right here, right now, but we may not realize it and there for not experience Home, or Essence as much as we might.”
Gina Lake, What about Now?: Reminders for Being in the Moment

Betsy Schow
“Girl of Emerald, no man can tame. Burn down the world, consumed by flames.”
Betsy Schow, Spelled

P.C. Cast
“Well I ain't Dr. Phil, but I'm smart," she said.
"And your shoes are cuter than his," I said, trying to sound at least semi-normal.
"Yeah they remind me of Dorothy's ruby slippers, only mine are wedges 'cause I'm more fashion conscious than she was.”
P.C. Cast, Hidden

Anthony Kiedis
“It was like the Wizard of Oz had spoken, and what he said was too ludicrous to take seriously.”
Anthony Kiedis, Scar Tissue

L. Frank Baum
“If I had a heart”
L. Frank Baum

Shannon L. Alder
“Faith is hoping that the wizard behind the curtain will explain what the flying monkeys had to do with you realizing that there is no place like home.”
Shannon L. Alder

L. Frank Baum
“All the same,' said the Scarecrow,'I shall ask for brains instead of a heart; for a fool would not know what to do with a heart if he had one.'
'I shall take the heart,' returned the Tin Woodman,'for brains do not make one happy, and happiness is the best thing in the world.”
L. Frank Baum, The Wizard of Oz

Danielle  Paige
“And remember as in all of us, it is only your capacity for wickedness that makes selflessness possible.”
Danielle Paige, Yellow Brick War

Shannon L. Alder
“You can’t control other people’s actions, but you can control who “thinks” they have control over you.”
Shannon L. Alder

L. Frank Baum
“No matter how dreary and grey 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.”
L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

A.R. Gurney
“Andy: Andrew Makepeace Ladd, the Third, accepts with pleasure the kind invitation of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Channing Gardner for a birthday party in honor of their daughter Melissa on April 19th, 1937 at half past three o'clock.
Melissa: Dear Andy: Thank you for the birthday present. I have a lot of Oz books, but not 'The Lost Princess of Oz.' What made you give me that one? Sincerely yours, Melissa.
Andy: I'm answering your letter about the book. When you came into second grade with that stuck-up nurse, you looked like a lost princess.
Melissa: I don't believe what you wrote. I think my mother told your mother to get that book. I like the pictures more than the words. Now let's stop writing letters.”
A.R. Gurney, Love Letters

Kate Rockland
“I thought about the cast of The Wizard of Oz on the yellow brick road and wondered which character I was. Perhaps the Tin Man, in search of a red, pulsating heart. Or at least someone to give it to.”
Kate Rockland, Falling Is Like This

William Peter Blatty
“Earth is a homicide victim. We lose our children. There are wars. Disease. And God comes strolling by like a cosmic Billie Burke.”
William Peter Blatty

L. Frank Baum
“It was a lonely life to lead, for I had nothing to think of, having been made such a little while before.”
L. Frank Baum, The Wizard of Oz

L. Frank Baum
“It was a terrible thing to do undergo, but during the year I stood there I had time to think that the greatest loss I had known was the loss of my heart.”
L. Frank Baum, The Wizard Of Oz

L. Frank Baum
“There's no place like home...”
L. Frank Baum

L. Frank Baum
“If you only had brain in your head you would be as good as man as any of them, and a better man than some of them. Brains are the only things worth having in this world, no matter whether one is a crow or a man.”
L. Frank Baum, The Wizard of Oz

Gregory Maguire
“Perhaps, thought Nanny, little green Elphaba chose her own sex, and her own color, and to hell with her parents.”
Gregory Maguire

Katherine McIntyre
“Zane Parata,” she said, settling into the seat opposite him. “I thought you’d gotten swallowed up in a twister and settled among the indigenous people of Oz.”
Katherine McIntyre, Captured Memories

Shannon Celebi
“And I wished myself back—back to the future or wherever home was supposed to be—clicking my heels together in a frantic ticking heart staccato like Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz.”
Shannon Celebi, 1:32 P.M.

Brynn Myers
“You didn’t think you could escape us that easily, did you?” a deep menacing voice taunted in my ear. “I told you that you were the one I was looking for.”
Brynn Myers, Falling Out of Focus

Kelly Link
“The Wizard of Oz was a humbug. He's not great and powerful. He just pretends to be great and powerful. The Wicked Witch of the West is greater and powerfuller. She's got flying monkeys. She's like a mad scientist. She even has a secret weakness. Water is like Kryptonite to her.”
Kelly Link, Get in Trouble

L. Frank Baum
“She is protected by the Power of Good, and that is greater than the Power of Evil.”
L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Lavie Tidhar
“Somewhere in the distance he could hear a wireless playing Judy Garland's 'Over the Rainbow.' Wolf had seen the film but, had he been the one swept up to the magical land of Oz, he would have raised an army of flying monkeys, stuck the witches in a concentration camp, razed the Emerald City to the ground and executed the wizard for communist sympathies, being a Jew, a homosexual, intellectually retarded, or all of the above.

He did like the tune, though.”
Lavie Tidhar

L. Frank Baum
“WHO WAS TRULY FRIGHTENED TO SEE THE WITCH MELTING AWAY LIKE BROWN SUGAR BEFORE HER EYES”
L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz