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Willy Wonka quotes

We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams. [A quote from Arthur O'Shaughnessy's "Ode."]

A small step for mankind, but a giant leap for us. [Misinterpretation of Neil Armstrong's famous quote upon being the first man to walk on the moon.]

Where is fancy bred? In the heart or in the head? [From The Merchant of Venice.]

The suspense is terrible. I hope it'll last. [A quote from Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest."]

Candy is dandy; but liquor is quicker. [A poem by Ogden Nash.]

[as the Wonkamobile sprays foam everywhere] "Martha! Martha! Du entschwandest, Und mein Glück nahmst du mit dir; Gib mir wieder, was du fandest, Oder teile es mit mir." [From Friedrich von Flotow's opera Martha. Translation: "Martha! Martha! You have vanished, and you take my joy with you; Show me what you have found, or split it with me."]

Invention, my dear friends, is 93% perspiration, 6% electricity, 4% evaporation, and 2% butterscotch ripple. [A reference to Thomas Alva Edison's famous aphorism.]

Is it my soul that calls upon my name? [A quote from Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare.]

[singing] A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men. [A well-known proverb before Roald Dahl used it; Horace writes, "Misce stultitiam consiliis brevem: Dulce est desipere in loco."]

[Referring to the soda-powered Wonkamobile] A thing of beauty is a joy forever. [Quoting John Keats.]

All I ask is a tall ship and a star to sail her by. [From "Sea Fever" by John Masefield.]

[softly singing, then shouting, on the famous boat ride] There's no earthly way of knowing which direction we are going. There's no knowing where we're rowing, or which way the river's flowing. Is it raining? is it snowing? is a hurricane a-blowing? Not a speck of light is showing, so the danger must be growing, AND THEY'RE CERTAINLY NOT SHOWING ANY SIGNS THAT THEY ARE SLOWING!!!

'Round the world and home again, that's the sailor's way! [From "Homeward Bound" by William Allington.]

You should never, never doubt what nobody is sure about. [A quote from "The Microbe" by Hilaire Belloc.]

[singing] There is no life I know to compare with pure imagination. Living there, you'll be free if you truly wish to be.

[singing] If you want to view paradise, simply look around and view it. Anything you want to, do it. Want to change the world? There's nothing to it.

[singing] In spring time, the only pretty ring time. Birds sing, hey ding, A-ding A-ding. Sweet Lovers love...the Spring. [from As You Like It by William Shakespeare.]

I told you not to silly boy.

No other factory in the world mixes its chocolate by waterfall. But it's the only way if you want it just... right.

Everything inside is eatable, I mean edible, I mean you can eat everything.

Well... Two naughty, nasty little children gone... Three good, sweet little children left.

For some moments in life there are no words.

Oh! I wouldn't do that. I really wouldn't.

[opening lock] Ninety-nine... forty-four... one hundred percent pure. [A reference to Ivory Soap, which was advertized as being '99.44% pure'.]

If the good lord had intended us to walk, he wouldn't have invented roller skates.

Hold your breath, make a wish, count to three...

Bubbles, bubbles, everywhere, and not a drop to drink...yet. [A reference to Coleridge's "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner".]

[As he picks up the Everlasting Gobstopper relinquished by Charlie on his desk] "So shines a good deed in a weary world." [Paraphrased from William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice, Act V, Scene 1. The word "naughty" was changed to "weary" for the movie.]

Little surprises around every corner but nothing dangerous!

Hurry! We have so much time and so little to do! Wait a minute. Strike that. Reverse it.

Open your mouth a little wider when you speak. [Quoting the Red Queen from Through the Looking-Glass.]

Adieu! Adieu! Parting is such sweet sorrow. [From William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, Act II, Scene 2. Originally "Good night! Good night! Parting etc."]

[with apathy] Stop. Don't. Come back.

And so shines a good deed in a weary world. [When Charlie puts the Everlasting Gobbstopper on Wonka's desk.] -

'[From William Shakespeare's Merchant Of Venice, Act 5, Scene I - Portia - That light we see is burning in my hall. How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world.

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