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?

— L. Frank Baum

The most restlessness L. Frank Baum quotes that will add value to your life

A heart is not judged by how much you love; but by how much you are loved by others.


You have plenty of courage, I am sure," answered Oz.

"All you need is confidence in yourself. 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.


That proves you are unusual,' returned the Scarecrow;

'and I am convinced that 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.


Some people without brains do an awful lot of talking, don't you think?


Going so soon? I wouldn't hear of it.

Why my little party's just beginning. ~ Wicked Witch of the West Wizard of Oz


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.


No thief, however skillful, can rob one of knowledge, and that is why knowledge is the best and safest treasure to acquire.


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.


My people have been wearing green glasses on their eyes for so long that most of them think this really is an Emerald City.


I believe that dreams - day dreams, you know, with your eyes wide open and your brain machinery whizzing - are likely to lead to the betterment of the world.


True courage is in facing danger when you are afraid.


About L. Frank Baum

Quotes 107 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Author
Birthday October 16

Everything in life is unusual until you get accustomed to it -The Scarecrow - The Marvellous Land Of Oz by L. Frank Baum pg 103 chapter 13


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!


I shall take the heart. For brains do not make one happy, and happiness is the best thing in the world.


I'll miss you most of all scarecrow.


Now I know I've got a heart because it is breaking. - Tin Man


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.


Folklore, legends, myths and fairy tales have followed childhood through the ages, for every healthy youngster has a wholesome and instinctive love for stories fantastic, marvelous and manifestly unreal. The winged fairies of Grimm and Andersen have brought more happiness to childish hearts than all other human creations.


The Scarecrow watched the Woodman while he worked and said to him "I cannot think why this wall is here nor what it is made of." "Rest you brains and do not worry about the wall," replied the Woodman, "when we have climbed over it we shall know what is on the other side.


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.


In all this world there is nothing so beautiful as a happy child.


Unless one can think wisely it is better to remain a dummy.


"It must be inconvenient to be made of flesh," said the Scarecrow thoughtfully, "for you must sleep, and eat and drink. However, you have brains, and it is worth a lot of bother to be able to think properly."


I can't give you a brain, but I can give you a diploma.


Lions and tigers, and bears, oh my! - Dorothy in Wizard of Oz


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.


You people with hearts,' he said once, 'have something to guide you, and need never do wrong; but I have no heart, and so I must be very careful.


No matter how dreary and gray our homes are, we people of flesh and blood would rather live there than in any other country, be it ever so beautiful. There is no place like home.


The Imaginative Child will become the imaginative man or woman most apt to create, to invent, and therefore to foster civilization


A baby has brains, but it doesn't know much.

Experience is the only thing that brings knowledge, and the longer you are on earth the more experience you are sure to get.


Modern education includes morality; therefore the modern child seeks only entertainment in its wonder-tales and gladly dispenses with all disagreeable incident.


To please a child is a sweet and lovely thing that warms one's heart and brings its own reward.


Everything in life is unusual until you become accustomed to it.


How very wet this water is.


To 'know Thyself' is considered quite an accomplishment.


To be individual, my friends, to be different from others, is the only way to become distinguished from the common herd. Let us be glad, therefore, that we differ from one another in form and in disposition. Variety is the spice of life, and we are various enough to enjoy one another's society; so let us be content.


If your heads were stuffed with straw, like mine, you would probably all live in the beautiful places, and then Kansas would have no people at all. It is fortunate for Kansas that you have brains.


Oh - You're a very bad man!" Oh, no my dear. I'm a very good man. I'm just a very bad Wizard.


I never deal in transformations, for they are not honest, and no respectable sorceress likes to make things appear to be what they are not.


Imagination has given us the steam engine, the telephone, the talking-machine, and the automobile, for these things had to be dreamed of before they became realities.


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.


There's no place like home, there's no place like home, there's no place like home.


It's so kind of you to want to visit me in my loneliness.

- The Wicked Witch of the West. Now I know I have a heart, because it's breaking. - The Tin Woodsman Hearts will never be practical until they can be made unbreakable.


Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!


Beautiful things may be admired, if not loved.


To be angry once in a while is really good fun, because it makes others so miserable. But to be angry morning, noon and night, as I am, grows monotonous and prevents my gaining any other pleasure in life.


Oh, I see;" said the Tin Woodman. "But, after all, brains are not the best things in the world." Have you any?" enquired the Scarecrow. No, my head is quite empty," answered the Woodman; "but once I had brains, and a heart also; so, having tried them both, I should much rather have a heart.


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.