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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  • Britte Ninad Britte Ninad (8/13/2018 1:46:00 AM)

    Most amazing and wonderful writer

  • Hurain (8/9/2018 9:41:00 AM)

    I have read all the books of Roald dahl like witches BFG Charlie and the chocolate factory

  • Ryanthedojonaja2517 (8/8/2018 9:38:00 PM)

    he is a smart man fron ryan

  • jeremy corbyn (7/28/2018 3:03:00 PM)

    at 28/7/18 i went on a ride on a bus at 9.00.at the next stop.a donkey came on the bus.she wanted straw laid out on her seat and grass for her feet.no said the bus driver and drove of quick.the donkey did not like it and kicked the driver of the bus.

  • billys bully boys (7/28/2018 2:49:00 PM)

    hey do you like spitting an coughing you come late you got hairy feet. put custard on your eggs and eat it.do you wear a jacket with no vest t-shirt and shirts.you wear yellow skirts from 12.00 to.18.00 every sunday afternoons

  • emmanuel (7/28/2018 2:44:00 PM)

    i wish all the toads are as big as a fat bellied pig your fairy tales are true

  • Im not telling u my name (7/6/2018 10:40:00 AM)

    I love your books and poems Mr. Dahl

  • ttttttttt (7/1/2018 9:23:00 AM)

    :gooooooooooooooo

  • Lord Farquaad (6/13/2018 11:29:00 AM)

    This poem is doodooo i cannit beiliove theis peom.

  • trash (6/13/2018 6:18:00 AM)

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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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