Quotes / The Wonka

"Though this be madness, there is method in it."
- Polonius 'Hamlet''

"If you had any more tawdry quirks, you could open a tawdry quirk shop. The madcap vehicle, the tousled hair, the clothes designed by a first-year fashion student? I'm surprised you haven't got a little purple space dog, just to ram home what an intergalactic wag you are."
- The Dream Lord, Doctor Who

"Everything here is unfamiliar / Nothing they've seen remotely similar / How can it be? You're so peculiar!"
- Strange Animal, by Gowan

"It's simply second nature
To wish away the gray;
To take a licorice stick and make a tree.
Yes, there's no rhyme or reason;
I was simply made this way.
What's strange to you is natural to me.

It's simply second nature
To paint outside the lines.
It merely is the way that I was born.
You see I've been selected
To create the unexpected,
And make each day feel just like Christmas morn."
- Willy Wonka, "Simply Second Nature" from the 2013 stage musical adaptation of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Come with me and you'll be, in a world of pure imagination
Take a look and you'll see into your imagination

We'll begin with a spin, trav'ling in the world of my creation
What we'll see will defy explanation

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

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

Verruca: He's absolutely bonkers!
"Is he — a bit mad?" he asked Percy uncertainly.
"Mad?" said Percy airily. "He's a genius! Best wizard in the world! But he is a bit mad, yes. Potatoes, Harry?"
Harry Potter, on Dumbledore

Face: Hannibal, sometimes I think you're crazier than Murdock.
Hannibal [laughs and grins]: Sometimes I am.