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42 Inspirational Roald Dahl Quotes (MATILDA)

Top 10 Most Famous Roald Dahl Quotes (BEST)

“I will not pretend I wasn’t petrified. I was. But mixed in with the awful fear was a glorious feeling of excitement. Most of the really exciting things we do in our lives scare us to death. They wouldn’t be exciting if they didn’t.”

Roald Dahl
A little magic can take you a long way.Pin
A little magic can take you a long way.
Kindness is my number one attribute in a human being. I'll put it before any of the things like courage or bravery or generosity or anything else.Pin
Kindness is my number one attribute in a human being. I’ll put it before any of the things like courage or bravery or generosity or anything else.
If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.Pin
If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.
However small the chance might be of striking lucky, the chance is there. The chance had to be there.Pin
However small the chance might be of striking lucky, the chance is there. The chance had to be there.
And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places.Pin
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.Pin
Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.
Somewhere inside all of us is the power to change the world.Pin
Somewhere inside all of us is the power to change the world.
It doesn't matter who you are or what you look like, so long as somebody loves you.Pin
It doesn’t matter who you are or what you look like, so long as somebody loves you.
A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.Pin
A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.

11 InspirationalRoald Dahl Quotes About Life (DREAM)

“Well, maybe it started that way. As a dream, but doesn’t everything? Those buildings. These lights. This whole city. Somebody had to dream about it first. And maybe that is what I did. I dreamed about coming here, but then I did it.”

Roald Dahl
We make realities out of our dreams and dreams out of our realities. We are the dreamers of the dream.Pin
We make realities out of our dreams and dreams out of our realities. We are the dreamers of the dream.
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...Pin
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…
There are a whole lot of things in this world of ours you haven’t started wondering about yet.Pin
There are a whole lot of things in this world of ours you haven’t started wondering about yet.
We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams.Pin
We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers ofdreams.
Dreams is full of mystery and magic… Do not try to understand them.Pin
Dreams is full of mystery and magic… Do not try to understand them.
It's impossible to make your eyes twinkle if you aren't feeling twinkly yourself.Pin
It’s impossible to make your eyes twinkle if you aren’t feeling twinkly yourself.
There is no place I know that compares to pure imagination.Pin
There is no place I know that compares to pure imagination.
We have so much time and so little to do. Strike that, reverse it.Pin
We have so much time and so little to do. Strike that, reverse it.
If you are good, life is good.Pin
If you are good, life is good.
Life is more fun if you play games.Pin
Life is more fun if you play games.

7 WiseRoald Dahl Quotes to Live By (WISDOM)

I understand what you're saying, and your comments are valuable, but I'm gonna ignore your advice.Pin
I understand what you’re saying, and your comments are valuable, but I’m gonna ignore your advice.
Having power is not nearly as important as what you choose to do with it.Pin
Having power is not nearly as important as what you choose to do with it.
Kindness - that simple word. To be kind - it covers everything, to my mind. If you're kind that's it.Pin
Kindness – that simple word. To be kind – it covers everything, to my mind. If you’re kind that’s it.
Don't gobblefunk around with words.Pin
Don’t gobblefunk around with words.
The only sensible thing to do when you are attacked is, as Napoleon once said, to counter-attack.Pin
The only sensible thing to do when you are attacked is, as Napoleon once said, to counter-attack.
The secret of life… is to become very very good at something that’s very very hard to do.Pin
The secret of life… is to become very very good at something that’s very very hard to do.
You'll never get anywhere if you go about what-iffing like that.Pin
You’ll never get anywhere if you go about what-iffing like that.

5 Roald Dahl Quotes on Reading

So, please, oh please, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away, and in its place you can install, a lovely bookcase on the wall.Pin
So, please, oh please, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away, and in its place you can install, a lovely bookcase on the wall.
If you are going to get anywhere in life you have to read a lot of books.Pin
If you are going to get anywhere in life you have to read a lot of books.
All the reading she had done had given her a view of life that they had never seen.Pin
All the reading she had done had given her a view of life that they had never seen.
Books shouldn’t be daunting, they should be funny, exciting and wonderful; and learning to be a reader gives a terrific advantage.Pin
Books shouldn’t be daunting, they should be funny, exciting and wonderful; and learning to be a reader gives a terrific advantage.
Don’t worry about the bits you can’t understand. Sit back and allow the words to wash around you, like music.Pin
Don’t worry about the bits you can’t understand. Sit back and allow the words to wash around you, like music.

3 Roald Dahl Quotes on Writing

Two hours of writing fiction leaves this writer completely drained. For those two hours he has been in a different place with totally different people.Pin
Two hours of writing fiction leaves this writer completely drained. For those two hours he has been in a different place with totally different people.
A person is a fool to become a writer. His only compensation is absolute freedom. He has no master except his own soul, and that, I am sure, is why he does it.Pin
A person is a fool to become a writer. His only compensation is absolute freedom. He has no master except his own soul, and that, I am sure, is why he does it.
I love writing and reading about horrible people. They are much more fun than nice people.Pin
I love writing and reading about horrible people. They are much more fun than nice people.

2 Roald Dahl Quotes on Children

“It’s a funny thing about mothers and fathers. Even when their own child is the most disgusting little blister you could ever imagine, they still think that he or she is wonderful.”

Roald Dahl
The more risks you allow your children to make, the better they learn to look after themselves.Pin
The more risks you allow your children to make, the better they learn to look after themselves.

4 Roald Dahl Quotes that will Make You Think

Grown ups are complicated creatures, full of quirks and secrets.Pin
Grown ups are complicated creatures, full of quirks and secrets.
You should never, never doubt something that no one is sure of.Pin
You should never, never doubt something that no one is sure of.
Do you know what breakfast cereal is made of It's made of all those little curly wooden shavings you find in pencil sharpeners!Pin
Do you know what breakfast cereal is made of? It’s made of all those little curly wooden shavings you find in pencil sharpeners!
I’m afraid men are not always quite as clever as they think they are. You will learn that when you get a bit older, my girl.Pin
I’m afraid men are not always quite as clever as they think they are. You will learn that when you get a bit older, my girl.
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