We just love revisiting our favorite old movies — they’re always good for a little nostalgia, and some of them are all-time classics. The Wizard of Oz is one of those movies even though it’s been almost 80 years since the film’s original release. But eight decades or not, this film stands up. In fact, it still inspires Halloween costumes and party themes to this very day!
What we’ve really taken away from this film, though, are all the beautiful messages that its characters learned on their trek down the yellow brick road. With Scarecrow looking for his brain, the Tin Man aching for a heart, the Cowardly Lion seeking courage, and Dorothy wanting nothing more than to find her way back to her friends and family, this motley crew had a long journey ahead of them. Of course, as they made their way down that yellow brick road and to the Emerald City, they discovered the power of friendship, love, bravery, and wisdom all along the way.
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Although we’ll always love the famous The Wizard of Oz quote, “There’s no place like home,” (because, truly, there is no place quite as good as home) there are plenty more wise words to live by in this film. Dorothy, Glinda, Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Cowardly Lion all have their share of lines and lessons that we hold dear in our hearts.
By the end of the flick, all these characters had found what they were looking for — and they’d given us these lovely inspirational quotes along the way. Sure, those songs might get stuck in our head, too — but we don’t mind singing along all day to “Follow the Yellow Brick Road.” Wouldn’t you agree?
Scroll below to see some of the most beautiful Wizard of Oz quotes that have stayed with us over the years, then click on the circular buttons below your favorite image to share it instantly with friends and family on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest!
Wizard Of Oz Scarecrow Quotes
"Some people without brains do an awful lot of talking… Don’t they?"
This is by far one of Scarecrow's best quotes in the movie, and also one of his most profound. In this line, the lovable character is reminding us to always stay sensible when we speak — lest we become one of those people without brains that he mentions. If you think about it, there's also a little bit of self-deprecating humor in his comment, as there was in many Scarecrow quotes throughout the movie. After all, he was quite a talkative guy, wasn't he?
Wizard Of Oz Quotes Glinda
“Only bad witches are ugly.”
Glinda has some of the loveliest and sweetest moments in the movie, as she greets and encourages her friends along the yellow brick road. Her message here? As long as we're good at heart, we'll always be beautiful.
Wizard Of Oz Dorothy Quotes
“A heart is not judged by how much you love; but by how much you are loved by others.”
What would The Wizard of Oz movie be without profound statements that get to the heart of the matter, just like this one? This Tin Man statement is one of the all-time best Oz quotes, simply because it's so true. As most of us can attest, the love of our friends and family is all that really matters in life.
Tin Man Wizard Of Oz Quotes
“Now I know I’ve got a heart, ’cause it’s breaking…”
Another Oz quote that tugs right at out heartstrings? This endearing moment when the Tin Man shows his capacity for emotion and sincere affection. What he's saying here is something that many of us have had to learn along the way: Sometimes it can be hard to have a heart — but our pain also reminds us how strongly we can love.
Heart Of A Lion Quotes
“If I ever go looking for my heart's desire again, I won't look any further than my own backyard. Because if it isn't there, I never really lost it to begin with!”
We already have what we need. In fact, we likely already even have what we want — we just have to discover how to appreciate it. Of all the inspirational quotes from the Wizard of Oz, this one makes us the happiest to sit back and reflect on how much we've been given in our lives, and it reminds us how truly grateful we should be for it.
Wizard Of Oz Lion Quotes
“What makes a king out of a slave? Courage!”
This is our favorite of the many Cowardly Lion quotes, simply because he said it with such memorable ferocity. It's an Oz quote that most of us need to hear from time to time: With a little bravery, we can do and be almost anything we want.
Wizard Of Oz Movie Quotes
"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." "But I still want one."
The Wizard of Oz is right when he says having a heart isn't necessarily practical — but it's always worthwhile, as the Tin Man quickly points out. The Wizard of Oz movie taught us many things, and the exquisite pain and beauty involved with loving others is one of the main messages that hit home throughout the film.
Dorothy Wizard Of Oz Quote
"There's no place like home."
Perhaps Dorothy's most famous line in the movie, this sentiment has been echoed by a countless number of people after the film was released. Paying homage to the simple idea of never forgetting where you came from, this quote relates to just about every one of us in a multitude of ways. It's no wonder why it continues to give fans some serious chills several decades later.
All photos are from The Wizard of Oz movie.