The Wizard of Oz (1939) Poster

Margaret Hamilton: Miss Gulch, The Wicked Witch of the West

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Quotes 

  • The Wicked Witch of the West : Just try and stay out of my way. Just try! I'll get you, my pretty, and your little dog, too!

  • Miss Gulch : [stopping bicycle and getting off]  Gale?

    Uncle Henry : Well, howdy, Miss Gulch.

    Miss Gulch : [comes into the Gale's yard]  I want to see you and your wife right away about Dorothy.

    Uncle Henry : Dorothy? Well, what has Dorothy done?

    Miss Gulch : What she's done? I'm all but lame from the bite on my leg!

    Uncle Henry : You mean she bit you?

    Miss Gulch : No, her dog!

    Uncle Henry : Oh, she bit her dog, eh?

    [Uncle Henry lets go of the gate, it hits Miss Gulch on the backside] 

    Miss Gulch : [exasperated]  No!

  • [Dorothy watches the Wicked Witch melt] 

    The Wicked Witch of the West : [her final lines]  You cursed brat! Look what you've done! I'm melting! melting! Oh, what a world! What a world! Who would have thought a good little girl like you could destroy my beautiful wickedness? Oooooh, look out! I'm going! Oooooh! Ooooooh!

  • The Cowardly Lion : I do believe in spooks, I do believe in spooks. I do, I do, I do, I do believe in spooks, I do believe in spooks, I do, I do, I do, I do!

    The Wicked Witch of the West : Ah! You'll believe in more than that before I'm finished with you.

  • The Wicked Witch of the West : Going so soon? I wouldn't hear of it. Why my little party's just beginning.

  • Dorothy : [Toto is held hostage by the Witch and one of her monkeys]  What are you gonna do to my dog? Give him back to me!

    The Wicked Witch of the West : All in good time, my little pretty. All in good time.

    Dorothy : Oh, please give me back my dog?

    The Wicked Witch of the West : Certainly. Certainly. When you give me those slippers.

    Dorothy : But, The Good Witch of the North told me not to.

    The Wicked Witch of the West : Very well.

    [to her flying monkey] 

    The Wicked Witch of the West : Throw that basket into the river and drown him!

    Dorothy : No, no, no! Here... You can have your old slippers. But, give me back Toto!

    The Wicked Witch of the West : That's a good little girl. I know you'd see reason!

    [the Witch stoops to steal the shoes. But, fire burns Dorothy's toes and the Witch's hands. she reacts in pain] 

    The Wicked Witch of the West : Ohhhh!

    Dorothy : I'm sorry! I didn't do it. Can I still have my dog?

    The Wicked Witch of the West : No! Fool that I am! I should have remembered! Those slippers will never come off as long as you're alive. But's that not what's worrying me. It's how to do it. These things must be done delicately or you hurt the spell.

  • The Wicked Witch of the West : How about a little fire, Scarecrow?

  • Miss Gulch : If you don't hand over that dog, I'll bring a damage suit that'll take your whole farm! There's a law protecting folks against dogs that bite!

    Auntie Em : How would it be if she keeps him tied up? He's really gentle... with gentle people, that is.

  • The Wicked Witch of the West : But that's not what's worrying me. It's how to do it. These things must be done delicately... or you hurt the spell.

  • The Wicked Witch of the West : The last to go will see the first three go before her. And her mangy little dog too.

  • [Dorothy is brought to the Witch's castle] 

    The Wicked Witch of the West : What a nice little dog. And you, my dear, what an unexpected pleasure. It's so kind of you to want to visit me in my loneliness.

  • The Wicked Witch of the West : Who killed my sister? Who killed the Witch of the East? Was it you?

    Dorothy : No, no. It was an accident. I didn't mean to kill anybody.

    The Wicked Witch of the West : Well, my little pretty, I can cause accidents, too!

  • The Wicked Witch of the West : Helping the little lady along are you, my fine gentlemen? Well stay away from her, or I'll stuff a mattress with you! And you, I'll make you into a beehive. Here Scarecrow, want to play ball?

  • The Wicked Witch of the West : And now, my beauties, something with poison in it, I think. With poison in it, but attractive to the eye, and soothing to the smell.

    [cackles] 

    The Wicked Witch of the West : Poppies... Poppies. Poppies will put them to sleep. Sleeeeep. Now they'll sleeeeep!

  • Dorothy : I'm frightened, Auntie Em! I'm frightened!

    [Auntie Em's image appears in the crystal ball] 

    Auntie Em : Dorothy? Dorothy? Where are you? It's me, Auntie Em! We're trying to find you! Where are you?

    Dorothy : I'm here in Oz, Auntie Em! I'm locked in the witch's castle, and I'm trying to get home to you, Auntie Em!

    [Auntie Em's image fades out] 

    Dorothy : Oh, Auntie Em, don't go away! I'm frightened! Come back! Come back!

    [the Wicked Witch's image appears in the crystal ball] 

    The Wicked Witch of the West : Auntie Em! Auntie Em! Come back! I'll give you Auntie Em, my pretty!

    [cackling, to the audience, cackling again and the Wicked Witch's image fades out] 

  • The Wicked Witch of the West : Ring around the rosie, a pocket full of spears! Thought you were pretty foxy, didn't you? Well! The last to go will see the first three go before her! And your mangy little dog, too!

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