25 Willy Wonka Quotes to Awaken Your Imagination

Enter ‘a world of pure imagination’ with these classic Willy Wonka quotes.

When Roald Dahl published Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory in 1964, he probably didn’t know that his children’s novel about the owner of a candy empire would become a story cherished by families for generations.

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That, however, was set in stone when Gene Wilder portrayed the eccentric character in the 1971 film adaptation. 

The classic film took viewers into a chocolate fantasyland paradise where everything you see is edible (or eatable)–though you shouldn’t eat the people. 

Willy Wonka may have owned a prestigious candy factory, but he had no problem dishing out sass to misbehaving children and their parents.

Wilder’s delivery of Wonka’s sarcastic lines is a large part of what makes this classic film so quotable. 

Beyond humor and sarcasm, there are a few things we can learn from Willy Wonka, including:

  • imagination matters and is essential to our well-being
  • money and wealth do not make you a good human being
  • learn from your mistakes
  • Don’t be afraid to go after your dreams

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Funny Willy Wonka quotes

1. “Time is a precious thing. Never waste it.” — Willy Wonka

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2. “The suspense is terrible! I hope it’ll last.” — Willy Wonka

3. “I’m sorry, but all questions must be submitted in writing.” — Willy Wonka

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4. “It happens every time, they all become blueberries.” — Willy Wonka

Classic Willy Wonka quotes

5. “Welcome my friends. Welcome to my chocolate factory.” — Willy Wonka

6. “If you want to view paradise, simply look around and view it.” — Willy Wonka

7. “So much time and so little to do. Wait a minute. Strike that. Reverse it.” — Willy Wonka

8. “She was a bad egg.” — Willy Wonka

9. “Impossible, my dear lady! That’s absurd! Unthinkable!” — Willy Wonka

10. “Help. Police, Murder.” — Willy Wonka

Willy Wonka candy quotes

11. “It happens every time, they all become blueberries.” — Willy Wonka

12. “Candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker.” — Willy Wonka

13. “The snozberries taste like snozberries.” — Willy Wonka

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

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Wise Willy Wonka quotes

15. “Everything in this room is edible. Even I’m edible. But, that would be called cannibalism. It is looked down upon in most societies.” — Willy Wonka

16. “If the good lord intended us to walk, he never would’ve invented roller skates.” — Willy Wonka

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17. “A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.” — Willy Wonka

18. “You’re turning violet, Violet!” — Mr. Beauregarde

19. “Daddy, I want a goose. Now!” — Veruca Salt

20. “No, no, don’t speak. For some moments in life, there are no words. Run along now.” — Willy Wonka

Other memorable Willy Wonka quotes

21. “You really shouldn’t mumble. because I can’t understand a word you’re saying.” — Willy Wonka

22. “So shines a good deed in a weary world.” — Willy Wonka

23. “We are the Music Makers and we are the Dreamers of Dreams” — Willy Wonka

24. “Invention is 93% perspiration 6% inspiration 3% perspiration and 2% butter scotch ripple.” — Willy Wonka

25. “There is no life I know to compare with pure imagination. Living there, you’ll be free if you truly wish to be.” — Willy Wonka

Did you ever want to try an Everlasting Gobstopper?

Was there anything you didn’t want to try as a kid in Willy Wonka’s wondrous world of creative candy concoctions?

Or even now, as a sweet-toothed grown-up? 

Willy Wonka may have had a disdain for spoiled children, but he sure knew how to please a sugar craving.

Wonka’s endless imagination and passion for candy creations taught children to think out of the box and be inventive.

Today, take time out of your day to remember what it was like to be a child.

Let your imagination run wild.

It may surprise you at the places it takes you. 

Which inspirational Willy Wonka quote is your favorite?

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Do you prefer the classic film or the 2005 remake better?

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  1. Wonka Fan

    August 11, 2020 at 6:02 PM

    Thanks for taking the time to put all of these together. Nice memories. I appreciate the effort.

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