Explore the Unknown With These 40 'Over the Garden Wall' Quotes
Exploring the unknown is terrifying for many of us, no less two young brothers with a monster on their tail. Learn more about Wirt and Greg's adventures by reading the 40 quotes below.
"Over the Garden Wall" is a Cartoon Network mini-series about two half-brothers, Wirt and Gregory or "Greg," who get lost in mysterious woods dubbed "The Unknown."
Along with a bird called Beatrice and an elderly man referred to as "Woodsman," they go on a mission to find their way home by navigating through this foreign land, where a creature called Beast is the most feared throughout.
Wirt, the protagonist and voiced by Elijah Wood, is serious and realistic, while Greg is his polar opposite — fun-loving and lively. He helps his brother relax and see the fun side of life. Their companion, Beatrice, seems uncaring and easily annoyed but has a secret soft spot for the siblings.
Then comes Woodsman, a family man who is quiet, reserved, and paranoid of "The Unkown's" dangers after the death of his wife. Although suspicious of those he does not know, this older man has a heart of gold once he opens up. Meanwhile, Beast, the show's antagonist, is out to catch Wirt and Greg with his villainous means.
Find out more about all these characters by reading these 40 quotes.
Wirt’s quote: "We are but wayward leaves, scattered to the air by an indifferent world." | Image: AmoDays
"No. Though I am lost, my wounded heart resides back home—in pieces—strewn about the graveyard of my lost love." — Wirt
"Sometimes I feel like I'm just like a boat upon a winding river, twisting toward an endless black sea." — Wirt
"You're not trying to help me. You just have some weird obsession with keeping this lantern lit. It's almost like your soul is in this lantern." — Wirt
"So it's some kind of weird cult where they wear vegetable costumes and dance around a big thing. They seem nice enough." — Wirt
"We are but wayward leaves, scattered to the air by an indifferent world." — Wirt
Wirt’s quote: "I don't know much of anything anymore." | Image: AmoDays
"Maybe I'll start calling you 'Candy Pants.'" — Wirt
"I used them to escape Adelaide, and then—yeah, I was sort of mad at you." — Wirt
"Join you? Yeah, no, I'm just—passing through." — Wirt
"I don't know much of anything anymore." — Wirt
"Further and further, drifting away from where I want to be. Who I want to be." — Wirt
Gregory’s quote: "We need to do our part to make the world a better place." | Image: AmoDays
"Aw, beans! Where is that frog o' mine? Hold on there, second-brother o' mine! I'll be back soon for your plan." — Gregory
"That's 'cause it's not true. It's a rock fact!" — Gregory
"Oh, potatoes and molasses! If you want some, oh, just ask us. They're warm and soft like puppies and socks, filled with cream and candy rocks!" — Gregory
"Aw, come on! Let's go, captain! Lead the way! You can do it!" — Gregory
"We need to do our part to make the world a better place." — Gregory
Gregory’s quote: "Give up? I'll never give up!" | Image: AmoDays
"Wow, Wirt! You saved the day twice today!" — Gregory
"Wirt, you can do anything if you set your mind to it." — Gregory
"Did you know that dinosaurs had big ears, but everyone forgot 'cause dinosaur ears don't have bones?" — Gregory
"Give up? I'll never give up!" — Gregory
"I wonder if he ate my whole candy trail that led to this mill!" — Gregory
Gregory’s quote: "Wirt, you can do anything if you set your mind to it." | Image: AmoDays
"Kitty! Kitty? Now, where did that frog named 'Kitty' go?" — Gregory
"It's an elephant costume. [Starts trumpeting] Phbt! See my trunk?" — Gregory
"We're here to burgle your turts!" — Gregory
"Hey, not to be obnoxious, but an abandoned ghost town doesn't seem like it's gonna be that useful getting you guys home." — Beatrice
"You had them all along!" — Beatrice
Beatrice’s quote: "Oh, you wonderful mistake of nature!" | Image: AmoDays
"Wirt, sometimes you have to face your problems." — Beatrice
"And then what are you going to do? Just wander around, this way and that way, through the woods, forevermore?" — Beatrice
"No, no, no. Not a wish. I'm not magical. I'll just do you a good turn." — Beatrice
"It's you again. I'm stuck. Help me out of here, and I'll owe you a favor." — Beatrice
"Oh, you wonderful mistake of nature!" — Beatrice
Woodsman’s quotes: "He stalks, like the night—he sings like the four winds—he is the death of hope!" | Image: AmoDays
"I grind the horrid Edelwood trees into oil to keep this lantern lit." — Woodsman
"One cannot trade the souls of children as if they were tokens! There has to be another way." — Woodsman
"These woods are no place for children!" — Woodsman
"He stalks, like the night—he sings like the four winds—he is the death of hope!" — Woodsman
"No. There is only me. There is only my way. There is only the forest, and there is only surrender." — Beast
Beast’s quote: "Are you ready to see true darkness?" | Image: AmoDays
"We're lucky the boy had the plot to best you. Your play could have cost us both." — Beast
"Did you fetch for me the Golden Comb?" — Beast
"Stop! You'll never see your daughter again, Woodsman! Are you really ready to go back to that empty house?" — Beast
"Don't you care about keeping the lantern lit? Don't you care about your daughter's soul?" — Beast
"Are you ready to see true darkness?" — Beast
Beast’s quote: "No. There is only me. There is only my way. There is only the forest, and there is only surrender." | Image: AmoDays
The series has won four awards, of which two were Primetime Emmys, and has accumulated nine nominations. It has also been given an 8.8/10 rating on IMDb and a 98% average audience score on Rotten Tomatoes. There will be no second season as it is a mini-series, although fans have been vocally desperate for one.
So long and while these fans beg, they can delve into another animated world of two brothers going on journeys in a strange land. Read these 108 quotes from the series "Adventure Land" to discover more about the adventures of Finn and Jake in the Land of Ooo.