Every once in a while, we all need a little magic in our lives. And where is the best place to find magic? Why, in The Wizard of Oz of course!

Released in 1939, The Wizard of Oz is a beloved musical fantasy film, based on L. Frank Baum’s children’s novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The movie – which stars Judy Garland – is one of the most popular children’s stories of all time, and that’s because it is filled with colourful characters, an iconic song, and a whole heap of adventure.

But do you know what else The Wizard of Oz has? Great lines!

In this post I am serving up the best quotes from The Wizard of Oz. These are the best lines from the movie, and I’m pretty sure most of them will be familiar to you.

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The best Wizard of Oz movie quotes

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The Wizard of Oz – “Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain.”

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Dorothy – “How can you talk, if you haven’t got a brain?”

The Scarecrow – “I don’t know. But, some people without brains do an awful lot of talking, don’t they?”

Dorothy – “Yes. I guess, you’re right.”

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The Wicked Witch of the West – “You cursed brat! Look what you’ve done! I’m melting! melting! Oh, what a world! What a world! Who would have thought a good little girl like you could destroy my beautiful wickedness? Oooooh, look out! I’m going! Oooooh! Ooooooh!”

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Dorothy – “Lions, and tigers, and bears! Oh, my!”

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The Wicked Witch of the West – “Just try and stay out of my way. Just try! I’ll get you, my pretty, and your little dog, too!”

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The Wizard of Oz – “As for you, my galvanized friend, you want a heart. You don’t know how lucky you are not to have one. Hearts will never be practical until they can be made unbreakable.”

The Tin Man – “But, I… I still want one.”

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The Wizard of Oz – “Back where I come from there are men who do nothing all day but good deeds. They are called phila… er, phila… er, yes, er, Good Deed Doers.”

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Dorothy – “Somewhere Over The Rainbow, Bluebirds fly. Birds fly Over The Rainbow. Why then, oh why can’t I? If happy little bluebirds fly beyond the rainbow, why oh why can’t I?”

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Dorothy – “Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.”

Dorothy – “We must be over the rainbow!”

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The Wizard of Oz – “Why, anybody can have a brain. That’s a very mediocre commodity. Every pusillanimous creature that crawls on the Earth or slinks through slimy seas has a brain. Back where I come from, we have universities, seats of great learning, where men go to become great thinkers. And when they come out, they think deep thoughts and with no more brains than you have. But they have one thing you haven’t got: a diploma.”

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Glinda – “You have no power here! Begone, before somebody drops a house on you, too!”

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Dorothy – “I think I’ll miss you most of all.”

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The Wizard of Oz – “As for you, my fine friend, you’re a victim of disorganized thinking. You are under the unfortunate delusion that simply because you run away from danger, you have no courage. You’re confusing courage with wisdom.”

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The Wizard of Oz – “A heart is not judged by how much you love; but by how much you are loved by others.”

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Glinda – “Only bad witches are ugly.”

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The Winkies – “O-Ee-Yah! Eoh-Ah!”

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The Tin Man – “What have you learned, Dorothy?”

Dorothy – “Well, I – I think that it – it wasn’t enough to just want to see Uncle Henry and Auntie Em – and it’s that – if I ever go looking for my heart’s desire again, I won’t look any further than my own back yard. Because if it isn’t there, I never really lost it to begin with! Is that right?”

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Munchkin Mayor – “Then this is a day of independence for all the Munchkins and their descendants!”

Munchkin – “If any!”

Munchkin Mayor – “Yes – let the joyous news be spread! The Wicked Old Witch at last is dead!”

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Dorothy – “Weren’t you frightened?”

The Wizard of Oz – “Frightened? Child, you’re talking to a man who’s laughed in the face of death, sneered at doom, and chuckled at catastrophe… I was petrified.”

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The Cowardly Lion – “Put ’em up, put ’em up! Which one of you first? I’ll fight you both together if you want. I’ll fight you with one paw tied behind my back. I’ll fight you standing on one foot. I’ll fight you with my eyes closed… ohh, pullin’ an axe on me, eh? Sneaking up on me, eh? Why, I’ll… Ruff!”

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And finally…

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Dorothy – “Oh, but anyway, Toto, we’re home. Home! And this is my room, and you’re all here. And I’m not gonna leave here ever, ever again, because I love you all, and – oh, Auntie Em – there’s no place like home!”

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