Dorothy Quotes

Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Dorothy Quotes from famous persons: Moira Kelly, Tech N9ne, RuPaul, James Cronin, Peter Bogdanovich. The wide variety of quotes available makes it possible to find a quote to suit your needs. You’ve likely heard some of the Dorothy Quotes before, but that’s because they truly are great.

We're not all called to be Dorothy Day.

We’re not all called to be Dorothy Day.
People’s outlook on Kansas City is always like, ‘They let you rap in K.C.?’ Or ‘How’s Dorothy and Toto?’ They put Kansas and Kansas City together, when it’s really separate.
‘The Wizard of Oz’ is my favourite. It explains what life on this planet is about. Although Dorothy reaches Oz, she finds she had what she needed to go back to Kansas all along, but the Good Witch tells her that she had to learn it for herself. All of the answers to the meaning of life are there.
My mother, Dorothy Watson, had met my father in a Greek class at Northwestern University.
James Cronin
I could hardly believe that she really existed, that she wasn’t a dream. There was something miraculous about Dorothy Stratten.
I began acting on stage when I was 7 years old. My first role was as Dorothy in ‘The Wizard of Oz’ at Chicago‘s Center on Deafness in Northbrook, Illinois.
I truly believe that God brought this, Dorothy Day script to me, because for a long time up until I was in eight grade – I wanted to be a nun.
Dorothy Hamill was my big idol as a kid. She’d won the Olympics in 1976. She was America‘s sweetheart with her personality, her talent, her haircut.
I actually did work and produced two short dissertations, one on Faulkner and one on the film criticism of the stream-of-consciousness novelist Dorothy Richardson.
When I was a senior, I did my senior class play, and that was pretty much it… It was ‘The Wizard of Oz,’ and I was Dorothy.
Meghann Fahy
That has been everybody‘s challenge, above the dancing, the singing, the lines: getting into who these characters would be in 2015. Today‘s Tin Man is heartfelt, but he wouldn’t be soft. Today’s Dorothy would be sassy.
Phoebe Wolkind Ephron cracked wise like Dorothy Parker and looked like Katharine Hepburn.
Hallie Ephron
I’m no relation to Lillian or Dorothy Gish. Not even way back. But when I first became interested in acting, I wrote a letter to Lillian Gish. She wrote back, discouraging me from entering the business.
Annabeth Gish
I was Mary Poppins for Halloween when I was 3, with lipstick and a carpetbag. And I was Dorothy in ‘The Wizard of Oz’ in a production in my dad‘s barn.
There was another Judy Garland movie on TV, and it wasn’t ‘The Wizard of Oz,’ and I was so confused. I was like, ‘Wait a second, what is Dorothy doing in this movie?’ And that’s when I became fascinated. I didn’t realize there were actors.
My grandmother, Dorothy Walker Bush, worked long, hard hours for the Red Cross during World War II because it was the right thing to do for her community. The example of his parents established my father’s belief that every human has the capacity to serve their fellow man.
I’ve always been fascinated with sound, since I was a little kid when my mother Dorothy Dean took me to my first piano lesson. Later on, my guitar, bass guitar, and synthesizer were my secret weapons.
Mike Dean
To me, I’m sort of like Dorothy in ‘The Wiz.’ It kind of parallels my life. It’s a story that reminds me… that home is where the love is. So if I go to Tampa or St. Pete, and I feel the love there, that’s my home. That’s where the love is.
Well, it’s quite strange because there are three new Wiggles – Simon the red wiggle, Lachlan the purple wiggle and myself. We were already in the company doing different roles. Like, I was the fairy, the ballerina, and that kind of thing originally, and then I played Dorothy the Dinosaur and I was a Wiggles dancer.
Some of our national heroines were defined by the fact that they never nested – they were peripatetic crusaders like Susan B. Anthony, Clara Barton, Sojourner Truth, Dorothy Dix.
I wanted to do what I was seeing Dorothy Dandridge doing, what I saw Marilyn Monroe do, what I saw Bette Davis do. I wanted to do that: to tell stories. I wanted to make people laugh, make people cry. I wanted to be a storyteller.
Don’t worry about me. Worry about the next man. If you see me in a fight, don’t help me. Pour honey on me and then help the bear. Don’t worry about me. I’m Dorothy Bowe’s baby boy. I’m going to be all right.
Dorothy B. Hughes – there’s a robust elegance to her writing that I keep responding to again and again. I’ve read her novel ‘In a Lonely Place’ about eight or nine times.
I absolutely adore classic crime and read a huge amount as a teen – Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers, Sherlock Holmes, Josephine Tey, and many more.
Ruth Ware
I’ve only ever kissed one girl: my Dorothy. We met in 1915 and married in 1918. She died in 1970.
Henry Allingham
Most of the femalesuperhero‘ role models of my childhood came from novels, and they rarely had powers. Take Dorothy, for example, from ‘The Wizard of Oz;’ or Laura Ingalls and her sisters in the ‘Little House on the Prairie‘ novels.
I really like Amelia Earhart. She’s from Kansas. She disappeared, so I have to take her place. I want to be Dorothy. I want to be Amelia Earhart… I want to do it all.
Lindsey Wixson
Dorothy is the only woman in history who has had her menopause in public and made it pay.
Alice Roosevelt Longworth
I played Dorothy in ‘The Wizard of Oz.’ That was my first role on stage.
An audience is going to be able to find a little bit of Dorothy in themselves and relate to this woman.: roles like Dorothy Day are so rare in Hollywood.
I was influenced by big, strong voiceswriters like Elizabeth Bowen, Virginia Woolf, Jane Bowles; gay writers like Ed White, Michael Cunningham, Allen Hollinghurst; and contemporary lesbian writers, like Dorothy Allison.
I absolutely love Dorothy Dunnett’s ‘House of Niccolo’ series and the ‘Lymond Chronicles.’ They are so detailed.
I’ve always been a bit of a clown. But I think the seminal moment was when I was sixteen, and I auditioned for a little production of The ‘Wizard of Oz,’ and I was like, ‘Clearly I’m Dorothy!’ And they were like, ‘We’d like you to play the Wicked Witch.’
The children break all my jewelry, so everything I wear is cheap – from Topshop or Dorothy Perkins.
Every year, I have my graduate students read the great works of history, from classical times to the present. They gamely tackle Tacitus, ponder Plutarch, plow through Gibbon. Then they get to Thomas Carlyle and feel like Dorothy when she touched down in Technicolor Oz.
I read as much poetry as time allows and circumstance dictates: No heartache can pass without a little Dorothy Parker, no thunderstorm without W. H. Auden, no sleepless night without W. B. Yeats.
I’ve always had a great fondness for English detective fiction such as Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers.
When I was 12, I played Dorothy in my community theatre production of ‘The Wizard of Oz,’ and it was very critically hailed by my school paper!
I started as a fairy on the ‘Dorothy the Dinosaur Show.’ That was mainly just a national tour that featured Dorothy the Dinosaur.
I started singing in my church choir, and then when I got to middle school, I had the coolest musical theatre director, and we actually did ‘The Wiz’ in seventh grade, and I was Addaperle, and my grandma was like, ‘Why didn’t you audition for Dorothy?’ But I was too nervous for that.