Mary Poppins is a certified icon. From sassy to tender and from empowering to wise, her words have aged extremely well at 55 years old.
Here are five of Mary Poppins’ most legendary quotes to celebrate the movie’s 55th anniversary:
“That's a piecrust promise. Easily made, easily broken.”
Mary Poppins may be sweet and have rosy cheeks but she’s not afraid to call anyone or anything out through her witty metaphors. In this case, she calls out a fragile promise she knows better than to trust.
Even though she’s technically hired by Mr. Banks, our fierce queen answers to NO ONE but herself. She knows what she’s doing and she doesn’t need to explain herself. Period.
“In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find the fun, and snap! The job's a game!”
Unfortunately, we can’t really just snap our fingers to get our chores done, but we can take Mary Poppins’ advice and find a way to make it fun - preferably, by listening to “Spoonful of Sugar” on repeat.
“As I expected. ‘Mary Poppins, practically perfect in every way.”
Yes, girl. When it comes to confidence, Mary Poppins has it in the bag. They may not have realized it in 1964, but Mary Poppins is definitely a feminist who would be all over women empowerment today. We stan.
“Sometimes a person we love, through no fault of their own, can't see past the end of his nose.”
She’s cunning. She’s kind. She’s also wise. She understands the difference between a lack of love and a lack of awareness and she manages to explain it in a way that even children can understand.
Mary Poppins is a gem that will continue to shine throughout Disney history. Fifty five years have passed and her words are still valuable. In fact, they’re still practically perfect in every way.
Which Mary Poppins quote is your favorite?