15 Mary Poppins Quotes That Are Surprisingly Insightful

Mary Poppins
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Are you feeling Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious?

Mary Poppins is a beloved classic that is quintessential viewing for every child. We all wished that we could have a babysitter like Mary Poppins growing up.

We’d happily sing along with all the songs and try to correctly say the longest word in the world: supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.

Dame Julie Andrews has warmed our hearts and shown us what angels sound like since as long as we can remember. Dick Van Dyke was super fun to watch and also a great entertainer (for the women, he was pretty easy on the eyes, too).

Mary Poppins was full of beautiful life lessons about friendship, family, and love. Below we’ve gathered some of the quotes that are sure to put a smile on your face.


“Though we adore men individually, we agree that as a group they’re rather stupid.”


“Open different doors. You may find a you there that you never knew was yours.”


“Why complicate things that are really quite simple?”


"Practically perfect in every way."


“That’s a piecrust promise. Easily made, easily broken.”


“Winds in the east, mist coming in. Like somethin’ is brewin’ and about to begin. Can’t put my finger on what lies in store, but I fear what’s to happen all happened before.”


“ … Childhood slips like sand through a sieve … and all too soon they’ve up and grown, and then they’ve flown.”


"A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down."


"There's the whole world at your feet."


"Let's go fly a kite!"


"In every job that must be done there is an element of fun."


“First of all, I would like to make one thing quite clear. I never explain anything.”


“Never judge things by their appearance, even carpetbags.”


“Don’t you know that everybody’s got a Fairyland of their own?”


"Anything can happen if you let it."

Did these quotes from Mary Poppins leave you with a smile and take you back to your childhood?

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