14 Roald Dahl Quotes For Kids and Grown-Ups

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14 Roald Dahl Quotes For Kids and Grown-Ups

14 Roald Dahl Quotes For Kids and Grown-Ups

Roald Dahl is the famed British author of children’s books such as Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and James and the Giant Peach. He was also a fighter pilot with the Royal Air Force during World War II, lover of cigarettes, gin, and bacon, and the inventor of Oompa Loompas. Here are some quotes from Roald Dahl’s children’s books (and one adult book) that are applicable at all stages of life:

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1. “If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.” 

-The Twits

 

2. “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

 

3. “I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. He taught me that if you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it at full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good. Hot is no good either. White hot and passionate is the only thing to be.”

-My Uncle Oswald

 

4. “Having power is not nearly as important as what you choose to do with it.” 

– Matilda

 

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

– Back To The Chocolate Factory

 

6. “‘The matter with human beans,’ the BFG went on, ‘is that they is absolutely refusing to believe anything unless they is actually seeing it right in front of their own schnozzles.'”

– The BFG

 

7. “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

 

8. “There was one other thing that the grown-ups also knew, and it was this: that however small the chance might be of striking lucky, the chance is there. The chance had to be there.”

– Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

 

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

—The BFG

 

10. “I’m afraid men are not always quite as clever as they think they are.”

– Matilda

 

11. “When you grow up and have children of your own, do please remember something important: a stodgy parent is no fun at all. What a child wants and deserves is a parent who is SPARKY.”

– Danny, the Champion of the World

 

12. “‘Ah, but they is not killing their own kind,’ the BFG said. ‘Human beans is the only animals that is killing their own kind.'”

– The BFG

 

13. “It doesn’t matter who you are or what you look like so long as somebody loves you.”

– The Witches

 

14. “You should never, never doubt something that no one is sure of.”

– Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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  1. […] Before writing Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, during World War II Dahl worked as a pilot for the British Royal Air Force. After getting injured in a terrible crash, unable to fly, in 1942 Dahl was made to do only desk work. However, when British Intelligence noticed he was exceptional at charming women he essentially became James Bond. Yes, Dahl would seduce powerful women in the D.C. area to gain intelligence and promote British interests in the United States. Here’s a few of his quotes. […]