Roald Dahl

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

Roald Dahl Quotes

  • ''“Matilda said, "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 its unbelievable...” ''
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  • ''“Grown ups are complicated creatures, full of quirks and secrets.” ''
  • ''“Do you know what breakfast cereal is made of? Its made of all those little curly wooden shavings you find in pencil sharpeners!”''
  • ''“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.” ''
  • ''“You should never, never doubt something that no one is sure of.” ''
  • ''“Im wondering what to read next." Matilda said. "Ive finished all the childrens books.” ''
  • ''“A little magic can take you a long way.” ''
  • ''“If you are good life is good.” ''
  • ''“We all have our moments of brilliance and glory, and this was mine.” ''
  • ''“We all have our moments of brilliance and glory, and this was mine.” ''
    ― Roald Dahl, Boy: Tales of Childhood

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Best Poem of Roald Dahl


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.

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I guess you think you know this story.
You don't. The real one's much more gory.
The phoney one, the one you know,
Was cooked up years and years ago,
And made to sound all soft and sappy
just to keep the children happy.
Mind you, they got the first bit right,
The bit where, in the dead of night,
The Ugly Sisters, jewels and all,

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