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

Tip thought this strange Army bore no weapons whatever; but in this he was wrong. For each girl had stuck through the knot of her back hair two long, glittering knitting-needles.

We dare not harm this little girl, he said to them, for 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.

While I was in love I was the happiest man on earth.

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.

In this world in which we live simplicity and kindness are the only magic wands that work wonders

It seems strange, said he, as he watched the Tin Woodman work, that my left leg should be the most elegant and substantial part of me. 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. Spoken like a philosopher! cried the Woggle-Bug,

Lions and tigers, and bears, oh my!

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

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.

She said, You might become politicians. No! cried Beni, with sudden fierceness; we must not abandon our high calling. Bandits we have always been, and bandits we must remain!

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

The queerest people she had ever seen.

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.

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.

We live in an age of progress, announced Professor Wogglebug, pompously. It is easier to swallow knowledge than to acquire it laboriously from books. Is it not so, my friends? Some

While I was in love was the happiest man in the world.

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.

Is this a trial of thoughts, or of kittens?' demanded the Woggle-Bug. 'It's a trial of one kitten,' replied the Scarecrow; 'but your manner is a trial to us all.

It seems to me the Land of Oz is a little ahead of the United States in some of its laws. For here, if one can?t talk clearly and straight to the point, they send him to Rigmarole Town; while Uncle Sam lets him roam around wild and free, to torture innocent people.

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No, indeed. I don?t know anything. You see, I am stuffed, so I have no brains at all, he answered sadly.

Oh, if Shakespeare says it, that's all right.

She thought of a new way to kill my love for the beautiful Munchkin maiden, and made my axe slip again, so that it cut right through my body, splitting me into two halves.

The beauty of life is its sudden changes. No one knows what is going to happen next, and so we are constantly being surprised and entertained.

The queerness doesn't matter so long as they're friends.

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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