Wizard Of Oz Quotes

Saturday, July 23 by Travis Petersen

Here are some of the most important and memorable "Wizard of Oz" quotes from the massively successful film. The 1939 release of "The Wizard of Oz" changed filmmaking forever. Not only did it introduce Technicolor to most filmgoers, it created a fantasy for the ages, with many memorable "Wizard of Oz" quotes working their way into the pop culture lexicon. For a long time, "Oz" was one of the few movies one could count on that anyone in the United States might have seen, with "Wizard of Oz" quotes becoming cultural shorthand. 

  1. "Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore." This is possibly the most famous of all "Wizard of Oz" quotes, uttered by protagonist Dorothy Gale (Judy Garland, in a star-making turn) when a tornado has uprooted her home and left her in the land of Oz. Not only is this an important quote for the film, it is now often said by people who find themselves in unfamiliar, strange surroundings.
  2. "There's no place like home." This is what Dorothy must utter when clicking her heels three times to return home. Like other "Wizard of Oz" quotes, this one has often been said by people trying to convey a desire to return home, quoting the film. 
  3. "I'll get you, my pretty, and your little dog too!" This, another memorable example of "Wizard of Oz" quotes, comes from the character of the Wicked Witch of the West. It's said to Dorothy and her "little dog" Toto. This line also pops up often in popular culture, and was alluded to in the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy of films when Gollum wanted to get his hands on his "precious."
  4. "If I only had a brain." The Scarecrow, who is questing to ask the "Wizard of Oz" for a brain, repeats this line over and over in a song of the same name, one of the many memorable music numbers incorporating "Wizard of Oz" quotes. The Scarecrow, one of Dorothy's travel companions along with the Tin Woodsman and the Cowardly Lion, provides much of the film's comic relief.
  5. "I'm melting, melting!" The last of our "Wizard of Oz" quotes comes from the dying words of the Wicked Witch of the West as Dorothy and her pals have defeated her. Like any film with a happy ending, the villain doesn't get her pretty, or her little dog, and the heroine makes it back to state that there's no place like home.
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