The Best Willy Wonka quotes

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Few people have had as much of an impact on the world of sweets as Willy Wonka. His inventive mind and passion for candy have inspired generations of sugar-lovers, and his best quotes is truly one of rags to riches. Born in a poor family in England, Willy managed to create a world-renowned chocolate factory and became one of the most famous confectioners in history.

Here are the strongest Love, Life, World, Time Famous, Chocolate Factory quotes from Willy Wonka, and much more.


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About Willy Wonka

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First Appearance:
Charlie And The Chocolate Factory

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Created By:
Roald Dahl

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Portrayed By:
Gene Wilder, And More.

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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

Which one of us, anywhere in the world, doesn’t yearn to be believed when the audience is watching? — Gene Wilder

Count to three.. and you’ll be, in a world of pure imagination… — Willy Wonka

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

count to three and you ll be in a world of pure imagination Willy Wonka quote


Time is a precious thing. Never waste it. — Gene Wilder

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

I met Richard Pryor for the first time in Calgary, in Canada. A very quiet, modest meeting. — Gene Wilder

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

So my idea of neurotic is spending too much time trying to correct a wrong. When I feel that I’m doing that, then I snap out of it. — Gene Wilder

it happens every time they all become blueberries Willy Wonka quote


I’m funny on camera sometimes. In life, once in a while. Once in a while. — Gene Wilder

For some moments in life, there are no words. — David Seltzer

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

I never used to believe in fate. I used to think you make your own life and then you call it fate. That’s why I call it irony. — Gene Wilder

I’m not very funny in real life. I used to want to be a comedian when I was 13, 14, 15, till I saw “Death Of A Salesman” with Lee J. Cobb and Mildred Dunnock. — Gene Wilder

no no don t speak for some moments in life there are no words run along now Willy Wonka quote

I was so afraid to feel free to enjoy my own life if my mother was sick and suffering everyday of her’s. I didn’t think I had the right. — Gene Wilder

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

I found a very diabolical way of making myself suffer–not in the same way [my mother ] was suffering but to prevent me from enjoying my own life. — Gene Wilder


I’d like to do a comedy with Emma Thompson. I admire her as an actress so much. I love her. And I didn’t know it until recently that her whole career started in comedy. — Gene Wilder

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For the love of all the Gobstoppers in Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory, would he please just leave her alone? — Kelly Moran

I love acting, especially if it’s a fantasy of some kind, where it’s not just realistic, it’s not naturalism. — Gene Wilder

Actors fall into this trap if they missed being loved for who they really were and not for what they could do–sing, dance, joke about–then they take that as love. — Gene Wilder

I don’t mean to sound–I don’t want it to come out funny, but I don’t like show business. I love–I love acting in films. I love it. — Gene Wilder

Inspiring Phrases From Willy Wonka

As they say in Corsica… Goodbye! — Gene Wilder

I, Willy Wonka, have decided to allow five children–just five, mind you, and no more–to visit my factory this year.” — Roald Dahl

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I want to be an actor, maybe a comic actor but a real actor. — Gene Wilder

You’ll never get anywhere if you go about what–iffing like that–Willy Wonka” — Roald Dahl

I had improvised a lot in classes and at the Actors Studio, but I never did it in front of the camera. — Gene Wilder

A lot of comic actors derive their main force from childish behavior. Most great comics are doing such silly things; you’d say, ‘That’s what a child would do. — Gene Wilder

I wanted to do–there was this film called ‘Magic’ that Anthony Hopkins did. And the director wanted me. The writer wanted me. Joe Levine said no, I don’t want any comedians in this. — Gene Wilder

WILLY WONKA Quotes Take Away

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