Roald Dahl

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

Roald Dahl Quotes

  • ''“Ive heard tell that what you imagine sometimes comes true.
    -Grandpa Joe” ''
    ― Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
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  • ''“I cannot for the life of me understand why small children take so long to grow up. I think they do it deliberately, just to annoy me.” ''
    ― Roald Dahl, Matilda
  • ''“I want an Oompa-Loompa! screamed Veruca.” ''
    ― Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • ''“Fiona has the same glacial beauty of an iceburg, but unlike the iceburg she has absolutely nothing below the surface.” ''
    ― Roald Dahl, Matilda
  • ''“What I mean and what I say is two different things," the BFG announced rather grandly.” ''
    ― Roald Dahl, The BFG
  • ''“Having power is not nearly as important as what you choose to do with it.” ''
    ― Roald Dahl
  • ''“When you grow up and have children of your own, do please remember something important: A stodgy parent is not fun at all! What a child wants - and DESERVES - is a parent who is SPARKY!” ''
    ― Roald Dahl
  • ''“All the reading she had done had given her a view of life that they had never seen.” ''
    ― Roald Dahl, Matilda
  • ''“Somewhere inside all of us is the power to change the world.” ''
    ― Roald Dahl
  • ''“Id rather be fried alive and eaten by Mexicans.” ''
    ― Roald Dahl, James and the Giant Peach

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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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