Mary Poppins Quotes

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Don't you know that everybody's got a Fairyland of their own?
P.L. Travers (Mary Poppins (Mary Poppins, #1))
Never, ever stop believing in magic, no matter how old you get. Because if you keep looking long enough and don't give up, sooner or later you're going to find Mary Poppins.
Steve Kluger (My Most Excellent Year)
Nobody hopped into a wardrobe to find Narnia; they hopped in, thinking it was just a wardrobe. They didn't climb up the Faraway Tree, knowing it was a Faraway Tree; they thought it was just a really big tree. Harry Potter thought he was a normal boy; Mary Poppins was supposed to be a regular nanny. It's the first and only rule. Magic comes when you're not looking for it.
Holly Smale (Geek Girl (Geek Girl, #1))
Her purse is like Mary Poppins's bag - it holds way more than should be possible.
Tera Lynn Childs (Oh. My. Gods. (Oh. My. Gods., #1))
I hate being good. -Mary Poppins
P.L. Travers (Mary Poppins (Mary Poppins, #1))
And although we adore men individually, we agree that as a group they're rather stupid.
Richard M. Sherman (Vocal Selections from Walt Disney's Mary Poppins)
The same substance composes us--the tree overhead, the stone beneath us, the bird, the beast, the star--we are all one, all moving to the same end.
P.L. Travers (Mary Poppins (Mary Poppins, #1))
Every head turned to see two more security guards appear, each holding a Bagshaw by the back of the neck (which might have been considerably less conspicuous had the Bagshaws not been dressed as chimney sweeps). Kat turned back to Hale. 'The Mary Poppins?' 'Seemed like a good idea at the time.
Ally Carter (Uncommon Criminals (Heist Society, #2))
That was some excellent Mary Poppins shit right there.
Sangu Mandanna (The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches)
If you want to find Cherry-Tree Lane all you have to do is ask the Policeman at the cross-roads.
P.L. Travers (Mary Poppins (Mary Poppins, #1))
That's what we storytellers do. We restore order with imagination. We instill hope again and again and again.
Kelly Marcel
Mary Poppins never told anybody anything. . . .
P.L. Travers (Mary Poppins)
Mary Poppins was very vain and liked to look her best. Indeed, she was quite sure that she never looked anything else.
P.L. Travers (Mary Poppins)
Even though I didn't notice it while it was happening, I got reminded in ninth grade of a few things I guess I should have known all along. 1. A first kiss after five months means more than a first kiss after five minutes. 2. Always remember what it was like to be six. 3. Never, ever stop believing in magic, no matter how old you get. Because if you keep looking long enough and don't give up, sooner or later you're going to find Mary Poppins. And if you're reall lucky, maybe even a purple balloon.
Steve Kluger (My Most Excellent Year)
She's kind of like a Mary Poppins just before she turns to the dark side of the Force," Oberon said. He was still behind the counter, but he had a good lok at her as she exited. "Let go of your anger, Malina! There's still good in you! The Emperor hasn't driven it from you fully!
Kevin Hearne (Hounded (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #1))
There was something strange and extraordinary about her – something that was frightening and at the same time most exciting.
P.L. Travers (Mary Poppins - the Complete Collection)
Those songs [Mary Poppins score] didn't just get under my skin, they became a part of me then and there, and thinking about it now, they've never left.
Dick Van Dyke (My Lucky Life in and Out of Show Business)
Next time you must stay for tea and we'll all sit together on a rock and sing a song to the moon
P.L. Travers (Mary Poppins: The Complete Collection (Mary Poppins, #1-6))
Mary Poppins,” he cried, “you’ll never leave us, will you?
P.L. Travers (Mary Poppins)
Also, why did Mary Poppins even need such a huge bag if it’s magically designed to fit everything? Seriously. I’m guessing that Mary asked for a magic pocket and the wizards were like, “What, like a dude? Nah. I don’t think so, lady. You’ll get a purse.” Those guys were motherfuckers.
Jenny Lawson (Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things)
From the time I was a baby, my mom took me to the library at least once a week. Librarians were like Mary Poppins to me. They always knew how to match a book to my mood or to whatever I was going through at the time. I could always find peace in books.
Rachel Cohn (The Twelve Days of Dash & Lily (Dash & Lily, #2))
You'd better, because if you've left him with anyone other than Mary fucking Poppins, there won't be enough left of you to fill a juice glass. ~Wraith
Larissa Ione (Ecstasy Unveiled (Demonica, #4))
I shouldn't wonder if you didn't wonder much too much!
P.L. Travers (Mary Poppins Comes Back (Mary Poppins, #2))
Some people,” remarked Mary Poppins, putting her down, “think a great deal too much. Of that I am sure.
P.L. Travers (Mary Poppins Comes Back (Mary Poppins, #2))
We are four worthy orphans with a no-nonsense nanny." Like Mary Poppins?" suggested the man, with a pleased look of recognition. Not one bit like that fly-by-night woman," Nanny said with a sniff. "It almost gives me diabetes just to think of her: all those disgusting spoonfuls of sugar!
Lois Lowry (The Willoughbys)
What is real and what is not? Can you tell me or I you? Perhaps we shall never know more than this—that to think a thing is to make it true.
P.L. Travers (Mary Poppins (Mary Poppins, #1-4))
Mary Poppins is not a fairy-tale." "She's even better!" said Alfred loyally. "She's a fairy-tale come true.
P.L. Travers (Mary Poppins Opens the Door (Mary Poppins, #3))
We're on the brink of an Adventure. Don't spoil it by asking questions!
P.L. Travers (Mary Poppins Comes Back (Mary Poppins, #2))
She sounds like you, Mary Poppins,' said Michael. 'So terribly pleased with herself!
P.L. Travers (Mary Poppins in the Park (Mary Poppins, #4))
Toys have taken over my family room. I watch Mary Poppins, and no matter how many spoonfuls of sugar I eat, action figures won’t march into a bin with the snap of my fingers.
Barbara Brooke
Adrian was like a sexy, scary Mary Poppins.
Temple West
Kat turned back to Hale. "The Mary Poppins?" "Seemed like a good idea at the time." "Oh. Yeah. Obviously. Just so we're clear, this master plan of yours..." "Might have a couple kinks to work through," Hale admitted, then reached for her hand. As soon as he touched her, Kat knew there was no such thing as curses. People make and break their own fortunes-they are the masters of their own fate. And right then Kat wouldn't have changed a thing. She kissed him, quick and feather soft. "What was that for?" he asked. Kat placed her fingers on his face and brought his forehead close to hers, touching as she whispered, "For luck.
Ally Carter (Uncommon Criminals (Heist Society, #2))
Michael knew now what was happening to him. He knew he was going to be naughty.
P.L. Travers (Mary Poppins)
Don’t you know that everybody’s got a Fairyland of their own?
P.L. Travers (Mary Poppins (Mary Poppins, #1))
I’ll stay till the wind changes,” she said
P.L. Travers (Mary Poppins)
We are all made of the same stuff, remember, we of the Jungle, you of the City. The same substance composes us—the tree overhead, the stone beneath us, the bird, the beast, the star—we are all one, all moving to the same end. Remember that when you no longer remember me, my child.
P.L. Travers (Mary Poppins)
He could smell her crackling white apron and the faint flavour of toast that always hung about her so deliciously.
P.L. Travers (Mary Poppins)
Michael, "I never expected the wish to come true." The Trout, "Great Oceans! Why bother to wish it, then? I call that simply a waste of time.
P.L. Travers (Mary Poppins Opens the Door (Mary Poppins, #3))
Every time I thought the bag must be empty, he brought yet another item out. It was like he'd hijacked Mary Poppins's luggage on her way to a fetish weekend.
Abigail Barnette (The Girlfriend (The Boss, #2))
Cleaning?” “Like Mary Poppins on crack. You know, the way women do that fast-forward cleaning when they’re pissed off.
Suzanne Wright (Feral Sins (The Phoenix Pack, #1))
She paused, as though she were remembering events that happened hundreds of years before that time.
P.L. Travers (Mary Poppins)
There they were, all together, up in the air
P.L. Travers (Mary Poppins)
And all the time he was enjoying his badness, hugging it to him as though it were a friend, and not caring a bit.
P.L. Travers (Mary Poppins)
Good-bye,” said Michael to the Bird Woman. “Feed the Birds,” she replied, smiling. “Good-bye,” said Jane. “Tuppence a Bag!” said the Bird Woman and waved her hand.
P.L. Travers (Mary Poppins)
This is your new nurse, Mary Poppins.
P.L. Travers (Mary Poppins)
Dash said, "From the time I was a baby, my mom took me to the library at least once a week. Librarians were like Mary Poppins to me. They always knew how to match a book to my mood or to whatever I was going through at the time. I could always find peace in books." "And escape." "Escape sure. But it wasn't so much about getting away, as going to. You can go anywhere in a book. Books are adventure. Knowledge. Possibility. Magic.
David Levithan (The Twelve Days of Dash & Lily (Dash & Lily, #2))
He knew, the moment he opened his eyes, that something was wrong but he was not quite sure what it was.
P.L. Travers (Mary Poppins)
she wore so many brooches and necklaces and earrings that she jingled and jangled just like a brass band.
P.L. Travers (Mary Poppins)
If I were some people,” she remarked acidly, “I’d mind my own business!
P.L. Travers (Mary Poppins Comes Back (Mary Poppins, #2))
Must love decorating for holidays, mischief, kissing in cars, and wind chimes. No specific height, weight, hair color, or political affiliation required but would prefer a warm spirited non racist. Cynics, critics, pessimists, and “stick in the muds” need not apply. Voluptuous figures a plus. Any similarity in look, mind set, or fashion sense to Mary Poppins, Claire Huxtable, Snow White, or Elvira wholeheartedly welcomed. I am dubious of actresses, fellons and lesbians but dont want to rule them out entirely. Must be tolerant of whistling, tickle torture, James Taylor, and sleeping late. I have a slight limp, eerily soft hands, and a preternatural love of autumn. I once misinterpreted being called a coal-eyed dandy as a compliment when it was intended as an insult. I wiggle my feet in my sleep, am scared of the dark, and think the Muppets Christmas Carol is one of the greatest films of all time. All I want is butterfly kisses in the morning, peanut butter sandwiches shaped like a heart, and to make you smile until it hurts.
Matthew Grey Gubler
And what's more, he'll go and live with his friend unless his friend is allowed to come in and live with him...His friend must have a silk cushion just like his and sleep in your room too. Otherwise he will go and sleep in the coal-cellar with his friend
P.L. Travers (Mary Poppins (Mary Poppins, #1))
I can sing Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious but that doesn’t make me Mary Poppins!
Jonathan Dunne (Finding Jesus)
Her dress is not Mary Poppins’s handbag, unfortunately.
Tess Sharpe (The Girls I've Been)
Her eyes very round, seven-year-old Altamira said, with perfect gravity, “That was some excellent Mary Poppins shit right there.
Sangu Mandanna (The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches)
As that great philosopher, Mary Poppins, once said, 'A spoonful of sugar makes the feminism go down.
Irene Ziegler
All good things come to an end, sometime,” said Mary Poppins primly.
P.L. Travers (Mary Poppins Comes Back (Mary Poppins #2))
Oh, darling, you can’t go around with that tatty green canvas thing. You look like some sort of Mary Poppins person who’s fallen on hard times.
Helen Fielding (Bridget Jones's Diary (Bridget Jones, #1))
Mary Poppins sighed with pleasure, however, when she saw three of herself, each wearing a blue coat with silver buttons and a blue hat to match. She thought it was such a lovely sight that she wished there had been a dozen of her or even thirty. The more Mary Poppins the better.
P.L. Travers (Mary Poppins)
Don’t you know,” she said pityingly, “that everybody’s got a Fairyland of their own?
P.L. Travers (Mary Poppins)
Nothing I had written before Mary Poppins had anything to do with children and I have always assumed, when I thought about it at all, that she had come out of the same well of nothingness (and by nothingness, I mean no-thing-ness)
P.L. Travers (Mary Poppins (Mary Poppins, #1-4))
Well, au revoir, one and all.
P.L. Travers (Mary Poppins)
I’ve always wanted to go to England. I just never thought it would be after I was dead, on a quest, on a bright yellow warship.” “England?” “That’s where we’re heading. Didn’t you know?” When I thought about England, which wasn’t very often, I thought of the Beatles, Mary Poppins, and guys wearing bowler hats, carrying umbrellas, and saying pip, pip cheerio.
Rick Riordan (The Ship of the Dead (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #3))
So it was settled, and that was how the Banks family came to live at Number Seventeen, with Mrs. Brill to cook for them,
P.L. Travers (Mary Poppins)
She’s something special, you see. Not in the matter of looks, of course. One of my own day-old chicks is handsomer than Mary P. ever was——
P.L. Travers (Mary Poppins)
You must be very old!” said Jane,
P.L. Travers (Mary Poppins)
Baa Baa Black Sheep’ makes Marx’s Capital look like Mary Poppins.
Terry Eagleton (How to Read Literature)
All right, indeed! That was hardly the word. All right, in her blue jacket with the silver buttons! All right with her gold locket round her neck! All right with the parrot-headed umbrella under her arm!
P.L. Travers (Mary Poppins Comes Back (Mary Poppins #2))
Spit spot was a favorite of Mary Poppins, and Harper had, since childhood, liked to substitute Julie Andrews–isms for profanity whenever possible. It gave her a steely feeling of control and reminded her of her best self at the same time.
Joe Hill (The Fireman)
Robertson Ay was sitting in the garden busily doing nothing.
P.L. Travers (Mary Poppins)
You said you were the King of the Castle – and you’re not, not by any means! But that’s the Dirty Rascal.
P.L. Travers (Mary Poppins - the Complete Collection)
A very excellent and worthy person, thoroughly reliable in every particular.
P.L. Travers (Mary Poppins Comes Back (Mary Poppins, #2))
A very old-fashioned idea, to my mind,” Jane and Michael heard the stern voice say. “Very old-fashioned. Quite out of date, as you might say.
P.L. Travers (Mary Poppins)
She opened her purse and began to pull out all sorts of things—her phone, a tablet, a cosmetics bag, tissue and headphones. Jesus, who was she? Mary Poppins? “You want one?” she asked, catching me staring at the tin of mints she’d just set down.
Louise Bay (Duke of Manhattan (The Royals, #3))
The Dolphins were after it in a second, two dark striving shapes rippling through the water. Jane and Michael could hardly breathe. Which would win the prize? Or would the prize escape?
P.L. Travers (Mary Poppins)
Mary Poppins walked down the garden path and opened the gate. Once outside in the Lane, she set off walking very quickly as if she were afraid the afternoon would run away from her if she didn’t keep up with it. At the corner she turned to the right and then to the left, nodded haughtily to the Policeman, who said it was a nice day, and by that time she felt that her Day Out had begun.
P.L. Travers (Mary Poppins)
Why,” said Jane, “there’s nothing in it!” “What do you mean—nothing?” demanded Mary Poppins, drawing herself up and looking as though she had been insulted. “Nothing in it, did you say?” And with that she took out from the empty bag a starched white apron and tied it round her waist. Next she unpacked a large cake of Sunlight Soap, a toothbrush, a packet of hairpins, a bottle of scent, a small folding armchair and a box of throat lozenges.
P.L. Travers (Mary Poppins)
Why do you love books so much?” It wasn’t a hostile question, like I was jealous of those firm, colorful spines that beheld so much wonder between their…pages. I was genuinely curious. Dash said, “From the time I was a baby, my mom took me to the library at least once a week. Librarians were like Mary Poppins to me. They always knew how to match a book to my mood or to whatever I was going through at the time. I could always find peace in books.” “And escape?” “Escape, sure. But it wasn’t so much about getting away, as going to. You can go anywhere in a book. Books are adventure. Knowledge. Possibility. Magic.
Rachel Cohn (The Twelve Days of Dash & Lily (Dash & Lily #2))
I want my pockets to be like a TARDIS or Mary Poppins’s carpetbag. Also, why did Mary Poppins even need such a huge bag if it’s magically designed to fit everything? Seriously. I’m guessing that Mary asked for a magic pocket and the wizards were like, “What, like a dude? Nah. I don’t think so, lady. You’ll get a purse.
Jenny Lawson (Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things)
It was not very long afterwards that Michael woke up one morning with a curious feeling inside him. He knew, the moment he opened his eyes, that something was wrong but he was not quite sure what it was. "What is today, Mary Poppins?" He enquired, pushing the bedclothes away from him. "Tuesday," said Mary Poppins. "Go and turn on your bath. Hurry!" she said, as he made no effort to move. He turned over and pulled the bedclothes up over his head and the curious feeling increased. "What did I say?" said Mary Poppins in that cold, clear voice that was always a Warning. Michael knew now what was happening to him. He knew he was going to be naughty.
P.L. Travers (The Rise of the Mafia : the definitive story of organized crime)
My wisdom tells me that this is probably so. We are all made of the same stuff, remember, we of the Jungle, you of the City. The same substance composes us—the tree overhead, the stone beneath us, the bird, the beast, the star—we are all one, all moving to the same end. Remember that when you no longer remember me, my child.” “But
P.L. Travers (Mary Poppins)
The Red Cow was very respectable, she always behaved like a perfect lady and she knew What was What.
P.L. Travers (Mary Poppins)
I'll stay till the wind changes.
P.L. Travers
Oh, go away! You're in my eyes," said John in a loud voice. "Sorry!" said the sunlight. "I must move from East to West in a day. Sorry! Shut your eyes and you won't see me.
P.L. Travers (Mary Poppins (Mary Poppins, #1))
Gently, please, gently!” she warned, as they crowded about her. “This is a baby, not a battle-ship!
P.L. Travers (Mary Poppins Comes Back (Mary Poppins, #2))
Nothing lasts for ever.
P.L. Travers (Mary Poppins Comes Back (Mary Poppins #2))
Howdy-hi," she sings. As usual, she's over-the-top bubbly-like Mary Poppins
A.G. Howard (Splintered (Splintered, #1))
As a school nurse, she had always modeled herself on Mary Poppins, aiming for an air of good-tempered calm, self-assurance, a tolerance for play, but an expectation that the medicine would go down along with the spoonful of sugar. If the kids thought it was possible she might break into song and shoot fireworks from the tip of her umbrella, that was all right with her. Such
Joe Hill (The Fireman)
Do you think that everything in the world is inside something else? My little Park inside the big one and the big one inside a larger one? Again and again? Away and away?” She waved her arm to take in the sky. “And to someone very far out there—do you think we would look like ants?” “Ants
P.L. Travers (Mary Poppins (Mary Poppins, #1-4))
A few days earlier, Adriana and I had been browsing books at the local library. I happened to turn around and look at her...and that was it. The man who "loved to laugh" in Mary Poppins had nothing on us.
Gina Marinello-Sweeney (I Thirst)
The eternal opposites meet and kiss. The wolf and the lamb lie down together, the dove and the serpent share one nest. The stars bend down and touch the earth and the young and the old forgive each other. Night and day meet here, so do the poles. The East leans over towards the West and the circle is complete.
P.L. Travers (Mary Poppins (Mary Poppins, #1-4))
Miss Lark had two gates. One was for Miss Lark’s friends and relations, and the other for the Butcher and the Baker and the Milkman. Once the Baker made a mistake and came in through the gate reserved for the friends and relations, and Miss Lark was so angry that she said she wouldn’t have any more bread ever.
P.L. Travers (Mary Poppins)
She’s saying it! She’s saying it!” cried Jane, holding tight to herself for fear she would break in two with delight. And she was saying it. The Bird Woman was there and she was saying it. “Feed the Birds, Tuppence a Bag! Feed the Birds, Tuppence a Bag! Feed the Birds, Feed the Birds, Tuppence a Bag, Tuppence a Bag!
P.L. Travers (Mary Poppins)
Pooh, he’s a ninkypoop!” “How do you know?” asked Jane, very interested. “I know because I heard Daddy call him one this morning!” said Michael, and he laughed at Andrew very rudely. “He is not a nincompoop,” said Mary Poppins. “And that is that.
P.L. Travers (Mary Poppins (Mary Poppins, #1))
And here it is worth while remembering, since we are discussing Not Writing for Children, that neither the Sleeping Beauty nor Rumpelstiltzkin was really written for children. In fact, none of the fundamental fairy stories was ever written at all. They all arose spontaneously from the folk and were transmitted orally from generation to generation to unlettered listeners of all ages.
P.L. Travers (Mary Poppins (Mary Poppins, #1-4))
Even though I didn't notice it while it was happening, I got reminded in ninth grade of a few things I guess I should have known all along: 1. A first kiss after five months means more than a first kiss after five minutes. 2. Always remember what it was like to be six 3. Never, ever stop believing in magic, no matter how old you get. Because if you keep looking long enough and don't give up, sooner or later you're going to find Mary Poppins. And if your really lucky, maybe even a purple balloon. Thanks, Mama. I love you.
Steve Kluger (My Most Excellent Year)
She had learned from Jakob to think of people who spoke of blessings and faith as simple and a little infirm. People who thought things happened for a reason were to be pitied. Such folk had given up their curiosity about the universe for a comforting children’s story. Harper could understand the impulse. She was a fan of children’s stories herself. But it was one thing to spend a rainy Saturday afternoon reading Mary Poppins and quite another to think she might actually turn up at your house to apply for the babysitting job.
Joe Hill (The Fireman)
His (Walt Disney's) favorite song, 'Feed the Birds' from Mary Poppins. The lyrics give insight into Walt's benevolence--his belief that small kindnesses go a long way. Disney Legend and lyricist Robert Sherman once explained the sentiment: ' Doing just a little extra and going just a little bit out of your way to make someone feel special. Sometimes it makes all the difference in the world to a person.' Come feed the little birds, show them you care And you'll be glad if you do Their young ones are hungry, their nest are so bare All it takes is tuppence from you.... When the song was finished, Walt would say under his breath, as an aside to himself, 'Yup, That's what it's all about.' Robert overheard that whisper and concluded, 'I do think this song summed him up. He was a simple man---a simple, wonderful man who understood that the greatest gift life bestows upon a person is the chance to share with others.
Marcy Carriker Smothers (Eat Like Walt: The Wonderful World of Disney Food)
...it is the smallest house in the Lane. And besides that, it is the only one that is rather dilapidated and needs a coat of paint. But Mr. Banks, who owns it, said to Mrs. Banks that she could have either a nice, clean, comfortable house or four children. But not both, for he couldn't afford it. And after Mrs. Banks had given the matter some consideration she came to the conclusion that she would rather have Jane...and Michael...and John and Barbara, who were Twins and came last. So it was settled...
P.L. Travers (Mary Poppins (Mary Poppins, #1))
At this point, one of the elevators went ‘ping!’ so I whipped Carol across my lap, making it look as if I had her in a full embrace. The doors opened … and the elevator was packed …. Nobody got out, nobody got in. As the doors closed, they collectively leaned toward the center so they could get a better view. Carol and I simply cracked up. Suddenly another elevator went ‘ping’; I quickly dipped Carol over my knee again. The doors opened and a lone woman stepped out, glanced at us both, and then hurried on down the hall. By now, we were both weeping with laughter. Carol slid off my knee and crawled behind the sofa to hide. ‘What are you doing?’ I asked. She couldn’t even reply, she was laughing so hard. With a touch of panic, I noticed that the lady who had just passed us had turned around and was now coming back. Leaning over the sofa, she inquired, ‘Excuse me, are you Carol Burnett?’ In a strangled voice Carol said, ‘Yes,” Then raising a hand above the sofa to point at me, she added, ‘And this is my friend, Mary Poppins!
Julie Andrews
I’m not asleep,” Jane reassured her. “I’m thinking about the story.” “I heard every word,” said Michael, yawning. The Park Keeper rocked, as if in a trance. “A Nex-plorer in disguise,” he murmured, “sittin’ in the midnight sun and climbin’ the North Pole!” “Ouch!
P.L. Travers (Mary Poppins in the Park)