Quotes: Tin Man

"Because I want to help them. Something written into my code commands me to do what is right."

Oh, Oz never did give nothing to the Tin Man
That he didn't, didn't already have
America, "Tin Man"

Thereafter he walked very carefully, with his eyes on the road, and when he saw a tiny ant toiling by he would step over it, so as not to harm it. The Tin Woodman knew very well he had no heart, and therefore he took great care never to be cruel or unkind to anything.

"You people with hearts," he said, "have something to guide you, and need never do wrong; but I have no heart, and so I must be very careful. When Oz gives me a heart of course I needn't mind so much."
L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

I know what the Tin Man is. He needed a heart.
(Later in the series)
I'm a machine. I can't be happy... but I understand more than you think.
(While giving a somewhat sad look to John)

Jaime Sommers: You don't have to be so dramatic.
Sarah Corvus: Don't I? Cause I thought I was just told by the one person who can save my life that she has better things to do. That feels pretty dramatic to me... not that I can actually feel anything, but I can intellectually imagine that that feels pretty dramatic.
Bionic Woman (2007)

How about my heart?" asked the Tin Woodman.
Why, as for that, answered Oz, I think you are wrong to want a heart. It makes most people unhappy. If you only knew it, you are in luck not to have a heart.
That must be a matter of opinion, said the Tin Woodman. For my part, I will bear all the unhappiness without a murmur, if you will give me the heart."
L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz