13 Quotes From NO PLACE LIKE OZ


13 Quotes From NO PLACE LIKE OZ

There’s a new wicked witch in Oz—and her name is Dorothy. Here are 13 of our favorite quotes from No Place Like Oz, the 125-page digital novella sequel to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum and the prequel to the upcoming epic adventure Dorothy Must Die.

“All those brave things I’d done: I wasn’t trying to be a hero. I was just trying to get home.”


“Miracles are not the same as magic.”


“There’s magic out there in the world, Aunt Em. There’s things so wonderful that you could spend your whole life trying to think them up and you’d never come close.”


“Because without magic you’re left with Kansas.”


“It wasn’t right. I do realize that. People aren’t little marionettes to be pulled this way and that without their say-so in the matter. On the other hand, just because it wasn’t right didn’t mean it wasn’t fun.”


“For everything that’s wonderful, there’s something wicked, too. That’s the price you pay for magic.”


“I wasn’t afraid of her. Suddenly I wasn’t afraid of anything. There was real power in my shoes. I could feel it. Every time I used them to cast a spell, I could feel myself getting better, stronger. And I wanted more. Why should I be afraid? She was the one who should be afraid of me.”


“Somewhere in the back of my mind, I had the vaguest notion that I was the one being wicked.”


“Does it matter that you’re from Kansas? You’re here now. The past is gone. Especially in Oz—that’s the way time works. In Oz, it’s always right now.”


“I knew what I had to do. I knew how I had to get back. And I knew I wanted to get back. I clicked the heels together. Once. Twice. Three times.”


“That’s who I was, I realized, as I drifted off to sleep. This wanting itself was a kind of magic—one that I’d had since I was just a little girl. Since even before I’d been to Oz. Even before I’d had a pair of magic shoes, silver or red. I had always wanted more.”


“They say you can’t go home again. Well, I’m proof that’s not true. Home isn’t just where you’re born—it’s where you belong.”


“This was Oz, where the unexpected wasn’t unexpected at all.”



No Place Like Oz by Danielle Paige is on sale for e-readers now! Get a copy here and then tell us your favorite quotes in the comments below!

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