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L. Frank Baum Quotes


An American author, actor, and independent filmmaker best known as the creator, along with illustrator William Wallace Denslow, of one of the most popular books in American children's literature, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
(1856 - 1919)

A prominent educator tells me that fairy tales are of untold value in developing imagination in the young. I believe it.
 

And remember, my sentimental friend, that a heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others.
[Life]
 

Familiarity with any great thing removes our awe of it.
 

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.
 

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 have a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore.
 

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.
[Imagination]
 

Some of my youthful readers are developing wonderful imaginations. This pleases me.
 

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

The road to the City of Emeralds is paved with yellow brick.
 

Toto, I have a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore.
 

Whenever I feel blue, I start breathing again.