“Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” quotes

Movie Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
Title Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
Year 1971
Director Mel Stuart
Genre Musical, Family, Fantasy
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Plot – Willy Wonka is the owner of a confectionery factory known for the excellence of its products. Since the ingenious patents for the sweets' production are the subject of the competitors' curiosity, for years Willy Wonka hasn't allowed any stranger to cross the threshold of the factory. One day it’s announced the launch of an international contest: the five people who will find a gold ticket inside a "Wonka" chocolate bar will be allowed to visit the factory and will be able to make full use of its products always and forever. The hunt for the “golden Wonka” immediately starts: finally, five lucky children can enter the mysterious factory, accompanied by their families. The wonders of the factory, where short humans with orange skin works, leave visitors amazed. However, they will be individually punished because they have proved to be too greedy or too capricious. Only one, the poorest and the most honest Charlie, can overcome the various tests that the eccentric Willy Wonka will put him through.
All actors – Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum, Roy Kinnear, Julie Dawn Cole, Leonard Stone, Denise Nickerson, Nora Denney, Paris Themmen, Ursula Reit, Michael Bollner, Diana Sowle, Aubrey Woods, David Battley, Günter Meisner, Peter Capell, Werner Heyking, Peter Stuart, Dora Altmann, Victor Beaumont, Rudy Borgstaller, Tim Brooke-Taylor, George Claydon, Pat Coombs, Frank Delfino, Malcolm Dixon, Stephen Dunne, Michael Gahr, Rusty Goffe, Kurt Großkurth, Shin Hamano, Ismed Hassan, Jack Latham, Franziska Liebing, Gloria Manon, Norman McGlen, Angelo Muscat, Ed Peck, Pepe Poupee, Marcus Powell, Bob Roe, Madeline Stuart, Albert Wilkinson, Ernst Ziegler
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  • “I'm a gum chewer, normally. But when I heard about these ticket things of Wonka's, I laid off the gum and switched to candy bars, instead. Now, of course, I'm right back on gum. I chew it all day, except at mealtimes when I stick it behind my ear.”
    Denise Nickerson - Violet Beauregarde
  • We're about to witness the greatest miracle of the machine age. Based on the revolutionary Computonian Law of Probability, this machine will tell us the precise location of the 3 remaining golden tickets.
    [he pushes buttons on the machine; the machine prints out a response]
    It says: "I won't tell. That would be cheating".

    Tim Brooke-Taylor - Computer Operator
  • “- Mrs. Teevee: Loompaland? There's no such place.
    - Willy Wonka: Excuse me, dear lady, but...
    - Mrs. Teevee: Mr. Wonka, I am a teacher of geography.
    - Willy Wonka: Oh, well, then you know all about it and what a terrible country it is.”

    Nora Denney - Mrs. Teevee
    Gene Wilder - Willy Wonka
  • “I've just decided to switch our Friday schedule to Monday, which means that the test we take each Friday on what we learned during the week will now take place on Monday before we've learned it. But since today is Tuesday, it doesn't matter in the slightest. Pencils ready!”
    David Battley - Mr. Turkentine
    [Tag:learning, school, test]
  • “If you want to viewparadise, simply look around and view it. Anything you want to, do it; want to change the world... there's nothing to it.”
    Gene Wilder - Willy Wonka
    [Tag:heaven, seeing]
  • “- Willy Wonka: [making a mysterious formula] Invention, my dear friends, is 93% perspiration, 6% electricity, 4% evaporation, and 2% butterscotch ripple.
    - Mrs. Teevee: That's 105%!”

    Gene Wilder - Willy Wonka
    Nora Denney - Mrs. Teevee
  • “A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.”
    Gene Wilder - Willy Wonka
    [Tag:nonsense, wisdom]
  • “- Mrs. Teevee: I think I'm going to be seasick!
    - Willy Wonka: [handing something to Mrs. Teevee] Here, take these.
    - Mrs. Teevee: What are they?
    - Willy Wonka: Rainbow drops. Suck them and you can spit in seven different colors!”

    Nora Denney - Mrs. Teevee
    Gene Wilder - Willy Wonka
    [Tag:colors, medicine]
  • “Of course you don't know. You don't know because only I know. If you knew and I didn't know, then you'd be teaching me instead of me teaching you... and for a student to be teaching his teacher is presumptuous and rude.”
    David Battley - Mr. Turkentine
  • “- Charlie: Is this going to go fast, Grandpa?
    - Grandpa Joe: It should, Charlie; it's got more gas in it than a politician.”

    Peter Ostrum - Charlie
    Jack Albertson - Grandpa Joe
  • “No other factory in the world mixes its chocolate by waterfall. But it's the only way if you want it just right.”
    Gene Wilder - Willy Wonka
    [Tag:food, industry]
  • “For some moments in life, there are no words.”
    Gene Wilder - Willy Wonka
    [Tag:moment, silence]
  • “So much time and so little to do. Wait a minute. Strike that. Reverse it. Thank you.”
    Gene Wilder - Willy Wonka
    [Tag:mistake, time]
  • “If the good Lord had intended us to walk, he wouldn't have invented roller skates.”
    Gene Wilder - Willy Wonka
    [Tag:god, walking]
  • “- Willy Wonka: Charlie, don't forget what happened to the man who suddenly got everything he always wanted.
    - Charlie: What happened?
    - Willy Wonka: He lived happily ever after.”

    Gene Wilder - Willy Wonka
    Peter Ostrum - Charlie
    [Tag:desire, happiness]
  • “There is no life I know to compare with pure imagination. Living there, you'll be free if you truly wish to be.”
    Gene Wilder - Willy Wonka
  • “- Mrs. Gloop: What a disgusting, dirtyriver!
    - Mr. Salt: Industrial waste, that. You've ruined your watershed Wonka: it's polluted.
    - Willy Wonka: It's chocolate.”

    Ursula Reit - Mrs. Gloop
    Roy Kinnear - Mr. Salt
    Gene Wilder - Willy Wonka
    [Tag:food, pollution]
  • “- Mrs. Gloop: He's gone! He'll be made into marshmallows in five seconds.
    - Willy Wonka: Impossible, my dear lady! That's absurd! Unthinkable!
    - Mrs. Gloop: Why?
    - Willy Wonka: Because that pipe doesn't go to the marshmallow room, it goes to the fudge room!”

    Ursula Reit - Mrs. Gloop
    Gene Wilder - Willy Wonka
  • “- Reporter in Germany: So, ya like the killings, huh?
    - Mike Teevee: What do you think life's all about?”

    Michael Gahr - Reporter in Germany
    Paris Themmen - Mike Teevee
    [Tag:killing, life]
  • “- Charlie: Mr. Wonka, they won't really be burned in the furnace, will they?
    - Willy Wonka: Hm... well, I think that furnace is only lit every other day, so they have a good sporting chance, haven't they?”

    Peter Ostrum - Charlie
    Gene Wilder - Willy Wonka
  • “The suspense is terrible... I hope it'll last.”
    Gene Wilder - Willy Wonka
  • “- Willy Wonka: How did you like the chocolate factory, Charlie?
    - Charlie: I think it's the most wonderful place in the whole world!
    - Willy Wonka: I'm very pleased to hear you say that, because I'm giving it to you.”

    Gene Wilder - Willy Wonka
    Peter Ostrum - Charlie
    [Tag:gift, wonder]
  • “- Willy Wonka: They're laying overtime right now, for Easter.
    - Mike Teevee: But Easter's over!
    - Willy Wonka: Ssshhh! They don't know that. I'm trying to get ahead for next year.”

    Gene Wilder - Willy Wonka
    Paris Themmen - Mike Teevee