November 9, 2016

L. Frank Baum Quotes

“All the same, said the Scarecrow, I shall ask for brains instead of a heart; for a fool would not know what to do with a heart if he had one. 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.”

“Hearts will never be practical until they can be made unbreakable.”

“I can’t give you a brain, but I can give you a diploma.”

“I think I prefer to be a Bear, said Big Bru. I was born a Bear, and I know a Bear’s ways. So I am satisfied to live as a Bear lives.”

“Imagination has brought mankind through the dark ages to its present state of civilization. Imagination led Columbus to discover America. Imagination led Franklin to discover electricity.”

“It is a callous age; we have seen so many marvels that we are ashamed to marvel more; the seven wonders of the world have become seven thousand wonders.”

“That proves you are unusual, returned the Scarecrow; and I am convinced the only people worthy of consideration in this world are the unusual ones. For the common folks are like the leaves of a tree, and live and die unnoticed.”

“The absurd and legendary devil is the enigma of the Church.”

“There is no living thing that is not afraid when it faces danger. The true courage is in facing danger when you are afraid, and that kind of courage you have in plenty.”