Dahl

Time for Friday Quotes!

Roald Dahl is probably most famous for writing Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, but he wrote so many more books than that.  He is by far my favorite children’s author.  He would be 101 this year if he were still alive, but his books stand the test of time.  Here are some great quotes:

“A little nonsense, now and then, is relished by the wisest men.”

-(Charlie And The Great Glass Elevator, 1973)

“Most of the really exciting things we do in our lives scare us to death. They wouldn’t be exciting if they didn’t.”

-(Danny, The Champion Of The World, 1975)

“You’ll never get anywhere if you go about what-iffing like that. Would Columbus have discovered America if he’d said ‘What if I sink on the way over? What if I meet pirates? What if I never come back?’ He wouldn’t even have started.”

-(Charlie And The Great Glass Elevator, 1973)

“Never do anything by halves if you want to get away with it. Be outrageous. Go the whole hog. Make sure everything you do is so completely crazy it’s unbelievable”

-(Matilda, 1988)

“A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.”

-(The Twits, 1980)

“‘Meanings is not important, said the BFG. ‘I cannot be right all the time. Quite often I is left instead of right.’”

-(The BFG, 1982)

“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”

-(The Minpins, 1991)

“Somewhere inside all of us is the power to change the world.”

-(Matilda, 1988)

I hope you enjoyed Friday Quotes!

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2 thoughts on “Dahl

  1. I absolutely love Roald Dahl and these quotes are all great! Have you ever seen pictures or stories about his little writing shack? It was so cool and a really interesting snapshot of his life.

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