Roald Dahl Quotes
''“Nowadays you can go anywhere in the world in a few hours, and nothing is fabulous any more.” ''― Roald Dahl
''“But there was one other thing that the grown-ups also knew, and it was this: that however small the chance might be of striking lucky, the chance is there. The chance had to be there.” ''― Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
''“Words," he said, "is oh such a twitch-tickling problem to me all my life.” ''― Roald Dahl, The BFG
''“There is no life I know to compare with pure imagination. Living there, youll be free if you truly wish to be.” ''
''“I am the maker of music, the dreamer of dreams!” ''― Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
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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.
Who can take a sunrise, sprinkle it with dew
Cover it in chocolate and a miracle or two
The candy man, the candy man can
The candy man can 'cause he mixes it with love
And makes the world taste good
Who can take a rainbow, wrap it in a sigh
Soak it in the sun and make a strawberry–lemon pie
The candy man?