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Quotes About Wizard Of Oz

All books can be indecent books Though recent books are bolder, For filth, Im glad to say, is in The mind of the beholder. When correctly viewed, Everything is lewd. I could tell you things about Peter Pan And the Wizard of Oz, theres a dirty old man ...
— Tom Lehrer —

I now realize what Dorothy means in the final scene from The Wizard of Oz, when she says that if you have to look beyond your front door for your heart's desire, perhapsit was never there to begin with. Maybe, like Dorothy, I should embrace the love right in front of me and not search for some elusive dream that never mattered in the first place.

— Jodee Blanco

What is it with you and the Wizard of Oz references? Zombies and werewolves and vamps, oh my. Zombies and werewolves and ...

— Christopher Golden

Her constant orders for beheading are shocking to those modern critics of children's literature who feel that juvenile fiction should be free of all violence and especially violence with Freudian undertones. Even the Oz books of L. Frank Baum, so singularly free of the horrors to be found in Grimm and Andersen, contain many scenes of decapitation. As far as I know, there have been no empirical studies of how children react to such scenes and what harm if any is done to their psyche. My guess is that the normal child finds it all very amusing and is not damaged in the least, but that books like Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and The Wizard of Oz should not be allowed to circulate indiscriminately among adults who are undergoing analysis.

— Martin Gardner

The obvious differences apart, Karl Marx was no more a reliable prophet than was the Reverend Jim Jones. Karl Marx was a genius, an uncannily resourceful manipulator of world history who shoved everything he knew, thought, and devised into a Ouija board from whose movements he decocted universal laws. He had his following, during the late phases of the Industrial Revolution. But he was discredited by historical experience longer ago than the Wizard of Oz: and still, great grown people sit around, declare themselves to be Marxists, and make excuses for Gulag and Afghanistan.

— William F. Buckley, Jr.

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

All books can be indecent books
Though recent books are bolder,
For filth, I'm glad to say, is in
The mind of the beholder.
When correctly viewed,
Everything is lewd.
I could tell you things about Peter Pan
And the Wizard of Oz, there's a dirty old man ...

— Tom Lehrer

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

Ivan Lankowski," said Petra. "The name I'd like to hear is the name of the one who sent you." "One's superior officer is never named. It is a basic rule of security." Petra sighed. "I suppose this proves I'm not in Kansas anymore." "I don't believe," said Lankowski, "that you have ever been in Kansas, Mrs. Delphiki." "It was a reference to-" "I have seen The Wizard of Oz," said Lankowski. "I am, after all, an educated man. And ... I have been in Kansas.

— Orson Scott Card

Because, like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, I was embraced by the gays. They loved me and praised me. I was funny and so mean and mature for my age!

— Tina Fey

I found a Cairn Terrier online. It's perfect."
"A what?"
"Pidge is from Kansas. It's the same kind of dog Dorothy had in the Wizard of Oz."
Shepley's face was blank. "The Wizard of Oz."
"What? I liked the scarecrow when I was a little kid, shut the fuck up."
"It's going to crap every where, Travis. It'll bark and whine and ... I don't know."
"So does America ... minus the crapping.

— Jamie McGuire

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

It was like the Wizard of Oz had spoken, and what he said was too ludicrous to take seriously.

— Anthony Kiedis

In 1900, as the immigrants come down the gangplank into Jersey City, they expect the streets to be paved with gold, and they were only paved with gold in Frank Baum's 'The Wizard of Oz,' of course.

— David Levering Lewis

I think probably the scariest thing, as weird as it sounds, was 'The Wizard of Oz' and the flying monkeys with the witch. I remember seeing that - it still seems freaky.

— Rob Zombie

Emir Kusturica Quotes: I will not cut my film because because
I will not cut my film because, because, because, because of the Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

— Emir Kusturica

My favourite books series as a young child was the Frank L. Baum 'Wizard of Oz' series. They were beautifully written, oversized fat books with wonderful type and illustrations.

— Anita Shreve

We really enjoy entertaining our children with characters. We'll act out all of The Wizard of Oz together.

— Robin Wright

If you want to see what stage comedians did to get laffs a century ago, watch the 1910 'Wizard of Oz.' I hope you have a high tolerance for pratfalls.

— Kage Baker

My favorite movies growing up were things like 'The Wizard of Oz,' but as I got older, I really began to admire people like Steven Soderbergh.

— Rainey Qualley

Shannon Celebi Quotes: And i wished myself backback to the
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


— L. Frank Baum

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 Wonderful Wizard of Oz)

— John Eldredge

Speaking of music, we will arrive with our own. We plan on delivering our baby to the soundtrack of Pink Floyd's The Wall while simultaneously watching The Wizard of Oz. If this kid works with us, we guarantee your minds will be blown!

— Amy Poehler

I did the 'Wizard of Oz' in third grade, and I was a witch.

— Cristela Alonzo

I worked at an old folks' home once in Harlem, and I was an activities volunteer. I used to do all these plays with the old people. I did 'The Wizard of Oz;' it was adapted. There was a guy there who played the harmonica, so we had an overture, and The Wizard was 96.

— Tony Danza

'The Wizard of Oz' and 'Alice in Wonderland' inspired me. I wanted to take those themes and try to bring it into a more 21st story with aliens.

— Tony DiTerlizzi

I've played 'The Wizard of Oz' for my kids, but by today's standards, it seems really long. I don't know if there's enough action in it for them. And there's the whole black-and-white sequence in the beginning where she's on a farm. It takes a while to get to the colored part, and then it gets more exciting, and things start to happen.

— Corin Tucker

Frank Baum knew at once he had written something special when he completed 'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.'

— Michael Patrick Hearn

My whole right arm is tattooed in honor of 'Wizard of Oz.'

— Todrick Hall

William Safire Quotes: The noun phrase straw man now used as a
The noun phrase straw man, now used as a compound adjective as in 'straw-man device, technique or issue,' was popularized in American culture by 'The Wizard of Oz.'

— William Safire

They say Los Angeles is like The Wizard of Oz. One minute it's small-town monochrome neighborhoods and then boom-all of a sudden you're in a sprawling Technicolor freak show, dense with midgets.

— David Wong

I always loved all kinds of music. I would watch musicals a lot as a kid, on TV, watch the Fred Astaire movies. I'd watch 'The Wizard of Oz.' I was a big Jerry Lewis fan, and they'd have these big bands and someone singing - some siren, or some guy singing some gorgeous song. I was always enamored of that style of music.

— Queen Latifah

'The Wizard of Oz' is my favorite movie. It was the first movie I can ever remember watching.

— Ezra Miller

The solution to this paradox (according to Palahniuk) is the theory of splintered alternative realities, where all possible trajectories happen autonomously and simultaneously (sort of how Richard Linklater describes The Wizard of Oz to an uninterested cab driver in the opening sequence of Slacker).

— Chuck Klosterman

My dog barks some. Mentally you picture my dog. But I have not told you the type of dog which I have. Perhaps you even picture Toto, from 'The Wizard of Oz.' But I warn you, my dog is always with me ... WOOF!

— Jack Nance

Gloria Steinem Quotes: Men embody adventure women embody hearth
Men embody adventure, women embody hearth and home, and that has been pretty much it.
Even as a child, I noticed that Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz spent her entire time trying to get back home to Kansas, and Alice in Wonderland dreamed her long adventure, then woke up just in time for tea.

— Gloria Steinem

James Ponsoldt Quotes: In many ways i think im a good person
In many ways, I think I'm a good person for it. I mean, I'm not a musical theater dude. Or rather, I don't watch everything, and love everything, and have every album. The ones that I love - like I've seen The Wizard of Oz a hundred times. West Side Story I love. I love Singing in the Rain, I love White Christmas. I love the Dennis Potter ones like Singing Detective and Pennies from Heaven. I love Sondheim.

— James Ponsoldt

You know what I would do? I would remake The Wizard of Oz with Robin Williams, and that's it. Just let him do the whole dang thing by himself.

— Frank Caliendo

Jay Leno Quotes: Republicans are calling the bush cheney
Republicans are calling the Bush-Cheney ticket the 'Wizard of Oz' ticket. One needs a heart and the other needs a brain.

— Jay Leno

Establishment suggests there must be some Wizard of Oz somewhere pulling the strings. That's not the way it works. There are individuals like myself. I sat there and watched Donald Trump, and I said, look, someone has got to say something.

— Mitt Romney

Imagining [The Wizard of Oz] without Judy Garland is a bit like dancing on wet cement: you can do it, but why would you want to?

— Pauline Kael

Gore Vidal Quotes: Baum writer of the wonderful wizard of
Baum (Writer of THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ) was a true educator, and those who read his Oz books are often made what they were not-imaginative , tolerant, alert to wonders, life.

— Gore Vidal

I always hated those fantasy books where, at the end, all the kids had to go home. At the end of a Narnia book, you always got shown the door. Same with The Wizard Of Oz and The Phantom Tollbooth. You get kicked out of your magic land. It's like, "By the way, here's your next surprise: You get to go home!" And the kids are all like, "Yay, we get to go home!" I never bought that. Did anybody buy that?

— Lev Grossman

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