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L. Frank Baum Quotes

26 of the best book quotes from L. Frank Baum
  1. #1
    Toto did not really care whether he was in Kansas or the Land of Oz so long as Dorothy was with him; but he knew the little girl was unhappy, and that made him unhappy too.
  2. #2
    I think you are wrong to want a heart. It makes most people unhappy. If you only knew it, you are in luck not to have a heart.
  3. #3
    Experience is the only thing that brings knowledge, and the longer you are on earth the more experience you are sure to get.
  4. #5
    If you only have brains on your head you would be as good a 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.
  5. #6
    For I consider brains far superior to money in every way. You may have noticed that if one has money without brains, he cannot use it to his advantage; but if one has brains without money, they will enable him to live comfortably to the end of his days.
  6. #7
    People would rather live in homes regardless of its grayness. There is no place like home.
  7. #8
    She is protected by the Power of Good, and that is greater than the Power of Evil. All we can do is carry her to the castle of the Wicked Witch and leave her there.
  1. #9
    I am content in knowing I am as brave as any best that ever lived, if not braver.
  2. #10
    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.
  3. #11
    If I run I may fall down and break myself.
  4. #12
    It is such an uncomfortable feeling to know one is a fool.
  5. #13
    You people with hearts, have something to guide you, and need never do wrong; but I have no heart, and so I must be very careful.
  6. #14
    If we walk far enough, we shall sometime come to someplace.
  7. #15
    In the civilized countries I believe there are no witches left, nor wizards, nor sorceresses, nor magicians.
  8. #16
    It was a terrible thing to 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.
  1. #17
    No one can love who has not a heart, and so I am resolved to ask Oz to give me one
  2. #18
    You have plenty of courage, I am sure. All you need is confidence in yourself. There is no living thing that is not afraid when it faces danger.
  3. #19
    During the year I stood there I had known was the loss of my heart. While I was in love I was the happiest man on earth.
  4. #20
    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.
  5. #21
    I had brains, and a heart also; so, having tried them both, I should much rather have a heart.
  6. #22
    Some people without brains do an awful lot of talking, don’t you think?
  7. #23
    True courage is in facing danger when you are afraid.
  8. #24
    For brains do not make one happy, and happiness is the best thing in the world.
  1. #25
    Dorothy said nothing. Oz had not kept the promise he made her, but he had done his best. So she forgave him. As he said, he was a good man, even if he was a bad Wizard.
  2. #26
    I had brains, and a heart also; so, having tried them both, I should much rather have a heart.
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