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Our Favorite Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory Quotes

Before there was Jonny Depp, there was Gene Wilder. The classic 1971 film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factoryis an American cinematic classic watched and loved by generations of children and their parents. 

The film boasts an iconic collection of images, characters, and, of course, quotes. It even manages to invent a new word or two! All of the quotes presented here from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory represent the very best of a magical movie masterpiece for all the ages.
Invention, my dear friends, is 93% perspiration, 6% electricity, 4% evaporation, and 2% butterscotch ripple.

Wrong, sir! Wrong! Under section 37B of the contract signed by him, it states quite clearly that all offers shall become null and void if – and you can read it for yourself in this photostatic copy:

Ninety-nine, forty-four, one hundred percent pure. Just through the other door, please.

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.

Candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker.

Delighted to meet you, sir. Overjoyed, enraptured, entranced. Are we ready? Yes, good. In we go.

Now remember, no messing about. No touching, no tasting, no telling.

It’s all there, black and white, clear as crystal! You stole fizzy lifting drinks! You bumped into the ceiling which now has to be washed and sterilized, so you get nothing! You lose! Good day, sir!

Round the world and home again, that’s the sailor’s way.

Time is a precious thing. Never waste it.

Now over here, if you’ll follow me, I have something rather special to show you.

So shines a good deed in a weary world.

Try some more. The strawberries taste like strawberries, and the snozzberries taste like snozzberries.

Impossible, my dear lady! That’s absurd! Unthinkable!

Around the world and home again, that’s the sailors way.

Oh ginger ale, ginger pop, ginger beer, beer bubbles, bubbleade, bubblecola, double cola, double-bubble-burple-cola, and all the crazy carbonated stuff that tickles your nose. Few people realize what tremendous power there is in one of those things.

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

She was a bad egg

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

A little nonsense now and then
Is relished by the wisest men.

Mrs. Gloop: Don’t just stand there, do something!
Willy Wonka: Help. Police, Murder.

Yes, well…I hope you’ve enjoyed yourselves, excuse me for not showing you out, you’ll find the way, I’m terribly busy. Whole day wasted. Good-bye to you both, Goodbye.

In springtime, the only pretty ring time, birds sing hey ding… a-ding, a-ding, sweet lovers love… the spring

The suspense is terrible… I hope it’ll last.

I take very good care of my guests.

My dear boy, I promise you they’ll be quite all right. When they leave here, they’ll be completely restored to their normal, terrible old selves. But maybe they’ll be a little bit wiser for the wear. Anyway, don’t worry about them.

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

But, Charlie, don’t forget what happened to the man who suddenly got everything he always wanted

Wrong! It’s the most amazing, fabulous, sensational gum in the whole world.

Mrs. Gloop: He can’t swim.
Willy Wonka: There’s no better time to learn.

The Egg-dicator can tell the difference between a good egg and a bad egg. If it’s a good egg, it’s shined up and shipped out all over the world. But if it’s a bad egg, down the chute.

I can’t go on forever, and I don’t really want to try. So who can I trust to run the factory when I leave and take care of the Oompa Loompas for me? Not a grown up. A grown up would want to do everything his own way, not mine. So that’s why I decided a long time ago that I had to find a child. A very honest, loving child, to whom I could tell all my most precious candy making secrets.

I am extraordinarily busy, sir.

Well, well, well, two naughty, *nasty* little children gone. Three good, sweet little children left.

Well, fortunately, small boys are extremely springy and elastic. So I think we’ll put him in my special taffy-pulling machine. That should do the trick.

I’m sorry, but all questions must be submitted in writing.

Oh, you should never, never doubt what nobody is sure about.

It’s a musical lock.

Where is fancy bred, in the heart or in the head?

Now, don’t get excited. Don’t lose your head, Augustus. We don’t want anybody to lose that.

It happens every time, they all become blueberries.

Behold the Wonkamobile. A thing of beauty is a joy forever.

No, no, don’t speak. For some moments in life, there are no words. Run along now.

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

To the taffy-pulling room. You’ll find the boy in his mother’s purse. But be extremely careful.

We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams.

Here. A small step for mankind, but a giant step for us. All ashore!

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

Hm… well, I think that furnace is only lit every other day, so they have a good sporting chance, haven’t they?

Rainbow drops. Suck them and you can spit in seven different colors!

Next time, try to open your mouth a little wider when you speak.

The chocolate, yes! The chocolate, but that’s just the beginning! We hafta get on! We hafta get on! We have so much time, and so little to do! Strike that. Reverse it. This way, please!

Everybody has had one and one is enough for anybody.

Goodbye, Mrs. Gloop. Adieu. Aufwiedersehen. Gesundheit. Farewell.

Bubbles, bubbles everywhere, but not a drop to drink – yet.

Faster, faster; if we don’t pick up enough speed, we’ll never get through!

I don’t understand it. The children are dissappearing like rabbits. Well, we still have each other. Shall we press on?

It’s ALL there! Black and white, clear as crystal! You STOLE Fizzy-Lifting Drinks! You BUMPED into the ceiling, which now has to be washed and sterilized, so you get… NOTHING!!! YOU LOSE!! GOOD DAY, SIR!!!

Is it my soul that calls upon my name?

Gives it a little kick.

Nil desperandum, my dear lady. Across the desert lies the promised land.

It’s a Wonkavator. An elevator can only go up and down, but the Wonkavator can go sideways, and slantways, and longways, and backways…

but the Wonkavator can go sideways and slantways and longways and backways...

Little surprises around every corner, but nothing dangerous. So don’t be alarmed. As soon as your outer vestments are at hand, we’ll begin.

You can suck them and suck them and suck them and they’ll never get any smaller. Never!

You see, all of my most secret inventions are cooking and simmering in here. Old Slugworth would give his false teeth to get inside for just five minutes, so don’t touch a thing!

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

I, the undersigned, shall forfeit all rights, privileges, and licenses herein and herein contained, et cetera, et cetera… Fax mentis incendium gloria cultum, et cetera, et cetera… Memo bis punitor delicatum!

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