50+ Best Scarecrow Quotes You Need To Know

Last Updated on November 6, 2020 by Scott M. Thomas

Scarecrow is one kind of dummy stuffed with straw; free-hanging, often reflective segments movable by the wind are commonly attached to increase effectiveness. This creative thing scares birds to stay away from growing corpses in the field. Scarecrow is used all over the world by farmers. Besides, there are many TV series and movie characters by this weird name. Scarecrow! Wizards Of Oz, The Dark Knight Rises, and perhaps will be used in upcoming movies also. Here you will find both movie dialogue and famous sayings by famous people. These scarecrow quotes help you to recognize the villain’s point of view. And of course, you’ll find the inspirational scarecrow quotes also. 

“Some people without brains do an awful lot of talking, don’t you think?” – L. Frank Baum

“Every scarecrow has a secret ambition to terrorize” – Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

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“I shall ask for brains instead of a heart; for a fool would not know what to do with a heart if he had one” – L. Frank Baum

“Life is populated with scarecrows – all those people and things that seem so scary and trouble our sleep. Isn’t it nice to know that most of them turn out to be made of nothing but straw?” – Jerry Spinelli

“When you’re young, you should live out every weekend. Even if you look like a scarecrow, you just gotta go!” – Jonathan Brandis

“To be simple is the best thing in the world” – Gilbert K. Chesterton

“We must all make do with the rags of love we find flapping on the scarecrow of humanity” – Angela Carter

“Though it has no thought of keeping watch, it’s not for naught that the scarecrow stands in the grain field” – Dogen

“I’ll miss you most of all scarecrow” – L. Frank Baum
  

“We are no more responsible for the evil thoughts that pass through our minds than a scarecrow for the birds which fly over the seedplot he has to guard. The sole responsibility in each case is to prevent them from settling” – John Churton Collins

“Logical consequences are the scarecrows of fools and the beacons of wise men” – Thomas Huxley

“We must not make a scarecrow of the law, Setting it up to fear the birds of prey, And let it keep one shape to custom make it They’re perch, and not their terror” – William Shakespeare

“Experience has already shown that the impeachment the Constitution has provided is not even a scarecrow” – Thomas Jefferson
 

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“I hear in the big city, girls dress up like sexy witches and sexy vampires and sexy Easter bunnies, and go to parties where they do all sorts of scandalous things,” Kami said. “Luckily you and me, we got to walk around our town looking at our neighbors’ gardens and remarking ‘My, that’s a good-looking scarecrow’ to each other. I guess this is why our natures are so beautiful and unspoiled” – Sarah Rees Brennan

“It must be inconvenient to be made of flesh, ‘said the Scarecrow thoughtfully, ‘for you must sleep, and eat and drink. However, you have brains, and it is worth a lot of bothering to be able to think properly” – L. Frank Baum

“All the same,’ said the Scarecrow, ‘I shall ask for brains instead of a heart; for a fool would not know what to do with a heart if he had one.’ I shall take the heart,’ returned the Tin Woodman, ‘for brains do not make one happy, and happiness is the best thing in the world” – L. Frank Baum

“The Scarecrow watched the Woodman while he worked and said to him “I cannot think why this wall is here nor what it is made of.” “Rest your brains and do not worry about the wall,” replied the Woodman, “when we have climbed over it we shall know what is on the other side” – L. Frank Baum

“That prudery which survives youth and beauty resembles a scarecrow left in the fields after harvest” – Jean Antoine Petit-Senn

“What fabrications they are, mothers. Scarecrows, wax dolls for us to stick pins into, crude diagrams. We deny them an existence of their own, we make them up to suit ourselves — our own hunger, our own wishes, our own deficiencies” – Margaret Atwood

“I consider brains far superior to money in every way. You may have noticed that if one has money without brains, he cannot use it to his advantage; but if one has brains without money, they will enable him to live comfortably to the end of his days” – L. Frank Baum

“We must all make do with the rags of love we find flapping on the scarecrow of humanity” – Angela Carter

“The thing you fail to grasp is that people are not basically good. We are basically selfish. We shove and clamor and cry for adoration, and beat down everyone else to get it. Life is a competition of prattling peacocks enraptured in inane mating rituals. But for all our effacing and self-importance, we are all slaves to what we fear most. You have so very much to learn. Here. Let me teach you” – Christopher Nolan

“Everything in life is unusual until you get accustomed to it” – L. Frank Baum

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“Your self-image tells about what you think about yourself and how you appear to yourself in your own consciousness. Self-image is the picture of yourself carried in your own mind. That picture can scare you or inspire you!” – Israelmore Ayivor

“I shall take the heart. Brains do not make one happy, and happiness is the best thing in the world” – L. Frank Baum

“If you only had a brain in your head you would be as good as a man as any of them, and a better man than some of them. Brains are the only things worth having in this world, no matter whether one is a crow or a man” – L. Frank Baum

“It was a lonely life to lead, for I had nothing to think of, having been made such a little while before” – L. Frank Baum

“They were great philosophies, simple philosophies. That everybody had a heart, everyone had a brain, everyone had the courage, these were the gifts that were given to you; and if you use them properly, you reach the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. And that pot of gold is home. And home is not a house or a boat, it’s the people who love you. And the people you love” – Ray Bolger

“A grimy ghost hovered above a smiling scarecrow that looked puny next to an oversized bat being watched by a wicked witch who was entangled in the web of an even larger spider that was in danger of being eaten by a bug-eyed owl that peeped out of the faux foliage, much more nostalgic than scary” – Kevin Purdy

“There are only two good outcomes for a quest like this, the hope of the serendipitous savant — sail for Asia and stumble on America — and the hope of scarecrows and tin men: that you find out you had the thing you sought all along” – Jess Walter

“The natural/supernatural distinction itself, and the near-equation of ‘supernatural’ with ‘superstition’, are scarecrows that Enlightenment thought has erected in its fields to frighten away anyone following the historical argument where it leads. It is high time the birds learned to take no notice” – N. T. Wright

“The audiences certainly have declined. If I go to the theatre now I find people come there to eat and smoke and talk to one another. And look like scarecrows” – Evelyn Waugh

“Human beings must love something, and, in the dearth of worthier objects of affection, I contrived to find pleasure in loving and cherishing a faded graven image, shabby as a miniature scarecrow. It puzzles me now to remember with what absurd sincerity I doated on this little toy, half fancying it alive and capable of sensation. I could not sleep unless it was folded in my night-gown; and when it lay there safe and warm, I was comparatively happy, believing it to be happy likewise” – Charlotte Bronte

“I think the guitar is the best thing in the world” – Shaun White

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“I didn’t like people rewriting my dialogue. I didn’t like the fact that we’d start a comic with the Joker, and by the time we inked it, he would have turned into the Scarecrow” – Neil Gaiman

“A king may be a tool, a thing of straw; but if he serves to frighten our enemies, and secure our property, it is well enough; a scarecrow is a thing of straw, but it protects the corn” – Alexander Pope

“I don’t really diet or anything. I’m miserable when I’m dieting and I like the way I look. I’m really sick of all these actresses looking like birds I’d rather look a little chubby on camera and look like a person in real life than looking great on-screen and look like a scarecrow in real life” – Jennifer Lawrence

“But that isn’t right. The King of Beasts shouldn’t be a coward,'” said the Scarecrow. ‘I know it,’ returned the Lion, wiping a tear from his eye with the tip of his tail. ‘It is my great sorrow and makes my life very unhappy. But whenever there is danger, my heart begins to beat fast.’ ‘Perhaps you have heart disease,’ said the Tin Woodman. ‘It may be,’ said the Lion” – L. Frank Baum

“I hate to be obvious,” added the Scarecrow, “but you’d have saved yourself a heap of trouble if you weren’t too cheap to invest in a leash, Dorothy” – Gregory Maguire

“The TSA’s airport body scanners have been shown to be so ineffective, the Homeland Security chairman suggested using traditional metal detectors. While LaGuardia will continue to just have a scarecrow dressed as a cop” – Jimmy Fallon

“Jarndyce and Jarndyce drones on. This scarecrow of a suit, has, in course of time, become so complicated that no man alive knows what it means. The parties to it understand it least; but it has been observed that no two Chancery lawyers can talk about it for five minutes, without coming to a total disagreement as to all the premises” – Charles Dickens

“In literature and in art, alike, this gloomy fashion of Death has been characteristic of Christianity. Death has been painted as a skeleton grasping a scythe, a grinning skull, a threatening figure with a terrible face and uplifted dart, a bony scarecrow shaking an hourglass – all that could alarm and repel has been gathered round this rightly-named King of Terrors” – Annie Besant

“Oh, I see;” said the Tin Woodman. “But, after all, brains are not the best things in the world.” Have you any?” inquired the Scarecrow. No, my head is quite empty,” answered the Woodman; “but once I had brains, and a heart also; so, having tried them both, I should much rather have a heart” – L. Frank Baum

“A king is a mortal god on earth, unto whom the living God hath lent his own name as a great honor; but withal told him, he should die like a man, lest he should be proud, and flatter himself that God hath with his name imparted unto him his nature also. JOHN LOCKE, “Of a King”, The Conduct of the Understanding: Essays, Moral, Economical, and Political A king may be a tool, a thing of straw; but if he serves to frighten our enemies, and secure our property, it is well enough: a scarecrow is a thing of straw, but it protects the corn” – Alexander Pope

“To be a good mother, a woman must have sense and that independence of mind which few women possess who are taught to depend entirely on their husbands. Meek wives are, in general, foolish mothers; wanting their children to love them best, and take their part, in secret, against the father, who is held up as a scarecrow” – Mary Wollstonecraft

“A capacity for inferiority in the growing adult is threatened by the temptation by squandering that capacity ruthlessly, to revel in hollowness. The syndrome especially plaques anyone who lives behind a mask. An elephant in her disguise as a human princess, a scarecrow with painted features, a glittering tiara under which to glow and glide in anonymous glamour. A witch’s hat, a wizard stole, a scholar gown, a soldier’s dress sartorial. A hundred ways to duck the question: how will I live with myself now that I know what I know” – Gregory Maguire

“The greatest burden in the world is superstition, not only of ceremonies in the church but of imaginary and scarecrow sins at home” – John Milton

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“A baby has brains, but it doesn’t know much. Experience is the only thing that brings knowledge, and the longer you are on earth the more experience you are sure to get” – L. Frank Baum

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Inspiring Scarecrow Quotes

“Mr. Dallstrom is a bald, scarecrow of a man with a poochy stomach. Think of a pregnant” – Abraham Lincoln

“Jarndyce and Jarndyce drones on. This scarecrow of a suit, has, in course of time, become so complicated that no man alive knows what it means. The parties to it understand it least; but it has been observed that no two Chancery lawyers can talk about it for five minutes, without coming to a total disagreement as to all the premises” – Charles Dickens

“PESSIMISM- philosophy forced upon the convictions of the observer by the disheartening prevalence of the optimist with his scarecrow hope and his unsightly smile” – Ambrose Bierce

“That proves you are unusual,’ returned the Scarecrow; ‘and I am convinced that the only people worthy of consideration in this world are the unusual ones. For the common folks are like the leaves of a tree, and live and die unnoticed” – L. Frank Baum

“No competence ever is required to be a scarecrow!” – Mehmet Murat İldan

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“The way I see it, a person isn’t nothing more than a scarecrow… The only difference between one that stands up good and one that blows over is what kind of a stick they’re stuck up there on” – Barbara Kingsolver

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