L. Frank Baum, fully Lyman Frank Baum

L. Frank
Baum, fully Lyman Frank Baum
18546
1919

American Children's Book Author, best known for The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Author Quotes

For a fool would not know what to do with a heart if he had one.

He sent for the Long-Eared Hearer and asked him to listen carefully and report what was going on in the big world. It seems, said the Hearer, after listening for a while, that the women in America have clubs. Are there spikes in them? asked Ruggedo, yawning. I cannot hear any spikes, Your Majesty, was the reply. Then their clubs are not as good as my sceptre. What else do you hear?' There's a war. Bah! there's always a war. What else?

I am, returned the Scarecrow. but not on account of my money. 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 advantage; but if one has brains without money, they will enable him to live comfortably to the end of his days. At the same time, declared the Tin Woodman, you must acknowledge that a good heart is a thing that brains cannot create, and that money cannot buy. Perhaps, after all, it is I who am the richest man in all the world. You are both rich, my friends, said Ozma, gently; and your riches are the only riches worth having?the riches of content!

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.

If you desire it, promised the Tin Woodman, leaning back in his tin throne and crossing his tin legs. I haven't related my history in a long while, because everyone here knows it nearly as well as I do. But you, being a stranger, are no doubt curious to learn how I became so beautiful and prosperous, so I will recite for your benefit my strange adventures.

Author Picture
First Name
L. Frank
Last Name
Baum, fully Lyman Frank Baum
Birth Date
18546
Death Date
1919
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American Children's Book Author, best known for The Wonderful Wizard of Oz