Roald Dahl

(13 September 1916 – 23 November 1990 / Cardiff / Wales)

Roald Dahl
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a British novelist, short story writer, fighter pilot and screenwriter.

His parents were from Norway, but he was born in Wales, 1916. The family used to spend the summer holidays on a little Norwegian island, swimming, fishing and going by boat. When Roald was four years old, his father died, so his mother had to organise the trip alone for herself and her six children.

At school, he was always homesick. At St. Peter's Prep School, all the letters home were controlled by the headmaster, and afterwards at Repton Public School, he had to wear a horrible school uniform [with braces, waist coat, hat and lots of buttons, all black]. The younger boys were often punished by ... more »

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  • ''“Those who dont believe in magic will never find it.” ''
    ― Roald Dahl
  • ''“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 dont believe in magic will never find it.” ''
  • ''“So please, oh please, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away, and in its place you can install, a lovely bookshelf on the wall.” ''
  • “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...
  • ''“Dont gobblefunk around with words.” ''
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  • Liam Allen (11/30/2017 11:12:00 AM)

    hot hot ououou mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

  • Liam Allen (11/30/2017 11:10:00 AM)

    I like hot shes.oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooom

  • anonymous (11/27/2017 3:09:00 PM)

    ur books and ALL ur poems are my fav. at school i'm doing a biography on u

  • Samantha (11/26/2017 5:22:00 AM)

    i love your books and poems they cheer my family up a looot

  • Lindiwe (11/26/2017 5:20:00 AM)

    i love your books and poems even though i might be too young

  • L KID (11/26/2017 5:17:00 AM)

    You are the best an most awesome book and script writer EVER

  • Lindiwe (11/26/2017 5:15:00 AM)

    Amazing fun scriptwriter for kids i really love his poems mostly the crocodile.My kids favourite

  • Pepe! Rin (11/23/2017 4:06:00 AM)

    i like poem cause fun and rhyme and

  • fisher (11/23/2017 4:02:00 AM)

    fish in the ocean are being fished by poeple like me in this world. And btw the earthe is round and not flat!

  • ameerah (11/10/2017 12:55:00 PM)

    i love your poems and all your books, you must be the most awesome writer in history

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Best Poem of Roald Dahl

Television

The most important thing we've learned,
So far as children are concerned,
Is never, NEVER, NEVER let
Them near your television set --
Or better still, just don't install
The idiotic thing at all.
In almost every house we've been,
We've watched them gaping at the screen.
They loll and slop and lounge about,
And stare until their eyes pop out.
(Last week in someone's place we saw
A dozen eyeballs on the floor.)
They sit and stare and stare and sit
Until they're hypnotised by it,
Until they're absolutely drunk
With all that shocking ghastly junk.
Oh...

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