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The Wind in the Willows (1987 film) Quotes

The Wind in the Willows is a TV show that appeared on TV in 1970 on American Broadcasting Company. The Wind in the Willows completed its run in 1970.

It features Arthur Rankin, Jr. as producer, Charles Nelson Reilly doing voices, and Maury Laws as composer.

The Wind in the Willows is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of The Wind in the Willows is 96 minutes long. The Wind in the Willows is produced by Rankin/Bass Productions.

The Wind in the Willows Quotes

  • (Unnamed) "Ratty -- Ratty --"
  • (Unnamed) "Time for a nap."
  • (Unnamed) "Before you slip off, uh-uh -- uh, Ratty?"
  • (Unnamed) "Huh? What is it?"
  • (Unnamed) "Couldn't we invite Badger over? I-I haven't met him yet."
  • (Unnamed) "I told you a thousand times --"
  • (Unnamed) "he'd never come."
  • (Unnamed) "Uh, Ratty, Ratty --"
  • (Unnamed) "Uh -- uh -- what?"
  • (Unnamed) "But suppose we call on him?"
  • (Unnamed) "No. He hates company, society invitations, and all that sort of -- thing."
  • (Unnamed) "Well, we could chance it. All he could do is turn us out."
  • (Unnamed) "He lives in the middle Wild Wood, and nobody would dare the terror of the Wild Wood at this time of year."
  • (Unnamed) "But, but I --"
  • (Unnamed) "It's a long way, and much too dangerous."
  • (Unnamed) "So uh, this is a river?"
  • (Unnamed) "The river. It's my world, and I don't know any other."
  • (Unnamed) "Ohhh; Oh no, that's the end of everything. Or at least the end of my career, which is the same thing. I should have listened to my friends."
  • (Unnamed) "Oh. Oh wise old Badger, uh; oh clever, intelligent Rat, oh sensible Mole; oh stupid, unhappy, and forsaken Toad. Who was once so free, so careless, an-and so debonair."
  • (Unnamed) "Washerwoman indeed. I am the toad. the car snatcher, the prison breaker, the toad who always escapes. Sit still, and you'll know what driving really is."
  • (Unnamed) "Shall we have some dinner? Filet mignon, crepes, lobster, and Peking duck?"
  • (Unnamed) "I say, Rat, forget writing poetry?"
  • (Unnamed) "Let's race."
  • (Unnamed) "Not today, Mr. Toad."
  • (Unnamed) "Oh, spoilsport."
  • (Unnamed) "Is something bothering you chaps?"
  • (Unnamed) "You will come with me into the library. You will hear the hard facts about yourself."
  • (Unnamed) "We'll see if you come out of that room in the same Toad as you went in. Brother Toad, sit down."
  • (Unnamed) "Ow."
  • (Unnamed) "Prepare to repent for your follies."
  • (Unnamed) "Make way. Make way for Captain Toad of Toad Hall."
  • (Unnamed) "Brain against brute force."
  • (Unnamed) "And to this very day --"
  • (Unnamed) "Ratty. Toad's escaped from prison. Flew the coup. Gone."
  • (Unnamed) "Gone? G-g-g-g-gone where?"
  • (Unnamed) "Heaven only knows."
  • (Unnamed) "Well now, what's the news on the riverbank? How's old Toad getting on?"
  • (Unnamed) "From bad to worse."
  • (Unnamed) "With all of his contraptions, you know."
  • (Unnamed) "All? How many has he had?"
  • (Unnamed) "He smashed up six, then; then there was that stone wall, and then --"
  • (Unnamed) "What good is poetry when everybody's moving on? Hm; everyone but me. And to think, a road goes past my very door, and I only know a mile or two of it."
  • (Unnamed) "Oh -- was there ever such a yachtsman as Mr. Toad?"
  • (Unnamed) "Never."
  • (Unnamed) "You know we must come to this sooner or later. You've disregarded all the warnings we've given you, and you've gone on squandering the money your father left you. You're a disgrace to all of us and to your family. You're giving us animals a bad name in the district by your furious driving, and smashes, and rivals with the police. We animals never allow our friends to make fools of themselves beyond a certain limit. This is our last effort that will bring you to reason. Change your ways now, or face the consequences, which I promise you will not be pleasant."
  • (Unnamed) "Toad, you should be delighted; that I'll have three permanent house guests who'll take turns being with you night and day."
  • (Unnamed) "Oh, what dust clouds I shall make. What carts I shall fling into the ditch."
  • (Unnamed) "Toad, come down here."
  • (Unnamed) "As you wish, Ratty."
  • (Unnamed) "Toad's skin is hanging like an old leather bag. His legs are wobbling. He's down on his knees. He's crying. His cheeks are furrowed with tears. He's repenting."
  • (Unnamed) "Whether a Ford or a Ferrari, whatever I can get to carry me near or far, just give me any car. I love to ride the Tar, an old Excalibar; yes, any motor car. And I'll be happy; ho-ho. Messing around in cars."
  • (Unnamed) "Not only is there not any pate de foie gras, there's no champagne."
  • (Unnamed) "You have forgotten everything."
  • (Unnamed) "Oh, surely there's something."
  • (Unnamed) "There's nothing."
  • (Unnamed) "It would be easier to say what we don't have."
  • (Unnamed) "It's very late."
  • (Unnamed) "Mm, quite cold and; oh, very dark. No money. No food. What was I laughing about?"
  • (Unnamed) "Help me right the boat, then we'll both row down to Toad Hall, and I'm going to give him what for."
  • (Unnamed) "Together?"
  • (Unnamed) "Of course."
  • (Unnamed) "After all these years alone in the hole, I would thoroughly enjoy doing something; together."
  • (Unnamed) "The trap door's right ahead. Follow me, animals, the hour is come."
  • (Unnamed) "Some say there is a being, kindly, benevolent, whose heartbeat is all nature, and whose embrace protects small animals everywhere. Piper, Pan, call him what you will."
  • (Unnamed) "How dare you dance a jig around a doorscraper while my leg is throbbing?"
  • (Unnamed) "But don't you see what that means, you dull-witted animal?"
  • (Unnamed) "He did awfully well."
  • (Unnamed) "He did you awfully well. Well; we'd better stay here for a while. Toad may be brought back at any moment, on a stretcher or between two policemen."
  • (Unnamed) "Tonight, we'll make our way throught the tunnel, bypass the sentries, and come up on the pantry next to the dining hall."
  • (Unnamed) "The squeaky board in the pantry."
  • (Unnamed) "Right. And thanks to Mole, they'll be thinking that hundreds are attacking. We'll clear them out of Toad Hall in five minutes."
  • (Unnamed) "Ah dear, ther-there's no bread. An-and no butter."
  • (Unnamed) "No bread? But I distinctly recall purchasing several crisp baguettes this morning, along with some marvelous French "beurre", butter to you."
  • (Unnamed) "Wouldn't it be in there, right next to the pate de foie gras?"
  • (Unnamed) "He kept his word."
  • (Unnamed) "Quiet as a possum."
  • (Unnamed) "Modest as a mouse."
  • (Unnamed) "Too good to be true. I don't trust the little bounder."
  • (Unnamed) "My friends -- the Toad has come home. There was smashing of the windows and crashing of the doors. There was crying of the weasels that fainted on the floor when the Toad came home. Shout "Hooray"; for Mr. Toad. Sound your horns, fire the cannons, shout "Hooray", for it's Toad's grrrrreat day."
  • (Unnamed) "What a magnificent climax, for a superb machine."
  • (Unnamed) "Must order another one before winter comes."
  • (Unnamed) "You'll be happy to know: I'm giving up the sea. It's beginning to bore me."
  • (Unnamed) "If you believe me, my young friend, there is nothing; absolutely nothing, half so worth doing as; simply messing around in boats."
  • (Unnamed) "My new friend, Mole, had entered into the joy of running water, and for the first time in his life he heard the sound of the wind in the reeds and willows."
  • (Unnamed) "The song has died away into reed talk."
  • (Unnamed) "But what do the words mean?"
  • (Unnamed) "Ah, that I don't know. I really passed them onto you the way they reached me."

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