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Roald Dahl Quote: “It was slowly beginning to dawn upon Henry that nothing is any fun if you can get as much of it as you want. Especially money.”

It was slowly beginning to dawn upon Henry that nothing is any fun if you can get as much of it as you want. Especially money.

— Roald Dahl



Roald Dahl Quote: “My dear young fellow,? the Old-Green-Grasshopper said gently, ’there are a whole lot of things in this world of ours you haven’t started wondering about yet.”

My dear young fellow,? the Old-Green-Grasshopper said gently, ’there are a whole lot of things in this world of ours you haven’t started wondering about yet.

— Roald Dahl


Roald Dahl Quote: “Homesickness is a bit like seasickness. You don’t know how awful it is unti you get it, and when you do, it hits you right in the top of the stomach and you want to die.”

Homesickness is a bit like seasickness. You don’t know how awful it is unti you get it, and when you do, it hits you right in the top of the stomach and you want to die.

— Roald Dahl


Roald Dahl Quote: “It’s a funny thing about mothers and fathers. Even when their own child is the most disgusting little blister you could ever imagine, they still think that he or she is wonderful.”

It’s a funny thing about mothers and fathers. Even when their own child is the most disgusting little blister you could ever imagine, they still think that he or she is wonderful.

— Roald Dahl


Roald Dahl Quote: “I do have a blurred memory of sitting on the stairs and trying over and over again to tie one of my shoelaces, but that is all that comes back to me of school itself.”

I do have a blurred memory of sitting on the stairs and trying over and over again to tie one of my shoelaces, but that is all that comes back to me of school itself.

— Roald Dahl


Roald Dahl Quote: “Of course not. You can’t have a family hanging over you like a bunch of old dead goats. No offense.”

Of course not. You can’t have a family hanging over you like a bunch of old dead goats. No offense.

— Roald Dahl


Roald Dahl Quote: “The Bristol Channel was always my guide, and I was always able to draw an imaginary line from my bed to our house over in Wales. It was a great comfort.”

The Bristol Channel was always my guide, and I was always able to draw an imaginary line from my bed to our house over in Wales. It was a great comfort.

— Roald Dahl


Roald Dahl Quote: “Had I not had children of my own, I would have never written books for children, nor would I have been capable of doing so.”

Had I not had children of my own, I would have never written books for children, nor would I have been capable of doing so.

— Roald Dahl


Roald Dahl Quote: “If I were a headmaster, I would get rid of the history teacher and get a chocolate teacher instead and my pupils would study a subject that affected all of them.”

If I were a headmaster, I would get rid of the history teacher and get a chocolate teacher instead and my pupils would study a subject that affected all of them.

— Roald Dahl


Roald Dahl Quote: “I was a fighter pilot, flying Hurricanes all round the Mediterranean. I flew in the Western Desert of Libya, in Greece, in Syria, in Iraq and in Egypt.”

I was a fighter pilot, flying Hurricanes all round the Mediterranean. I flew in the Western Desert of Libya, in Greece, in Syria, in Iraq and in Egypt.

— Roald Dahl


Roald Dahl Quote: “Books shouldn’t be daunting, they should be funny, exciting and wonderful.”

Books shouldn’t be daunting, they should be funny, exciting and wonderful.

— Roald Dahl


Roald Dahl Quote: “I want an Oompa-Loompa!? screamed Veruca.”

I want an Oompa-Loompa!? screamed Veruca.

— Roald Dahl


Roald Dahl Quote: “An autobiography is a book a person writes about his own life and it is usually full of all sorts of boring details.”

An autobiography is a book a person writes about his own life and it is usually full of all sorts of boring details.

— Roald Dahl


Roald Dahl Quote: “Badger: The cuss you are. Mr. Fox: The cuss am I? Are you cussing with me?”

Badger: The cuss you are. Mr. Fox: The cuss am I? Are you cussing with me?

— Roald Dahl


Roald Dahl Quote: “Watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you.”

Watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you.

— Roald Dahl


Roald Dahl Quote: “I shot down some German planes and I got shot down myself, crashing in a burst of flames and crawling out, getting rescued by brave soldiers.”

I shot down some German planes and I got shot down myself, crashing in a burst of flames and crawling out, getting rescued by brave soldiers.

— Roald Dahl


Roald Dahl Quote: “Oh where, oh where had Snow White gone? She’d found it easy, being pretty To hitch a ride into the city.”

Oh where, oh where had Snow White gone? She’d found it easy, being pretty To hitch a ride into the city.

— Roald Dahl


Roald Dahl Quote: “Pear Drops were exciting because they had a dangerous taste. All of us were warned against eating them, and the result was that we ate them more than ever.”

Pear Drops were exciting because they had a dangerous taste. All of us were warned against eating them, and the result was that we ate them more than ever.

— Roald Dahl


Roald Dahl Quote: “I’ve always said to myself that if a little pocket calculator can do it why shouldn’t I?”

I’ve always said to myself that if a little pocket calculator can do it why shouldn’t I?

— Roald Dahl


Roald Dahl Quote: “The snozberries taste like snozberries!”

The snozberries taste like snozberries!

— Roald Dahl


Roald Dahl Quote: “I was already beginning to realize that the only way to conduct oneself in a situation where bombs rained down and bullets whizzed past, was to accept the dangers and all the consequences as calmly as possible. Fretting and sweating about it all was not going to help.”

I was already beginning to realize that the only way to conduct oneself in a situation where bombs rained down and bullets whizzed past, was to accept the dangers and all the consequences as calmly as possible. Fretting and sweating about it all was not going to help.

— Roald Dahl


Roald Dahl Quote: “But it is impossible to replace a person one has loved with distractions.”

But it is impossible to replace a person one has loved with distractions.

— Roald Dahl


Roald Dahl Quote: “The walls were wet and sticky, and peach juice was dripping from the ceiling. James opened his mouth and caught some of it on his tongue. It tasted delicious.”

The walls were wet and sticky, and peach juice was dripping from the ceiling. James opened his mouth and caught some of it on his tongue. It tasted delicious.

— Roald Dahl


Roald Dahl Quote: “You is getting nosier than a parker.”

You is getting nosier than a parker.

— Roald Dahl


Roald Dahl Quote: “Eschew all those beastly adjectives...”

Eschew all those beastly adjectives...

— Roald Dahl


Roald Dahl Quote: “All Norwegian children learn to swim when they are very young because if you can’t swim it is difficult to find a place to bathe.”

All Norwegian children learn to swim when they are very young because if you can’t swim it is difficult to find a place to bathe.

— Roald Dahl


Roald Dahl Quote: “When I walked to school in the mornings I would start out alone but would pick up four other boys along the way. We would set out together after school across the village green.”

When I walked to school in the mornings I would start out alone but would pick up four other boys along the way. We would set out together after school across the village green.

— Roald Dahl


Roald Dahl Quote: “Nobody gets a nervous breakdown or a heart attack from selling kerosene to gentle country folk from the back of a tanker in Somerset.”

Nobody gets a nervous breakdown or a heart attack from selling kerosene to gentle country folk from the back of a tanker in Somerset.

— Roald Dahl


Roald Dahl Quote: “Titchy little snapperwhippers like you should not be higgling around with an old sage and onions who is hundreds of years more than you.”

Titchy little snapperwhippers like you should not be higgling around with an old sage and onions who is hundreds of years more than you.

— Roald Dahl


Roald Dahl Quote: “Mr. Twit was a twit. He was born a twit. And, now at the age of sixty, he was a bigger twit than ever.”

Mr. Twit was a twit. He was born a twit. And, now at the age of sixty, he was a bigger twit than ever.

— Roald Dahl


Roald Dahl Quote: “What a fortunate fellow I am, I kept telling myself. Nobody has ever had such a lovely time as this!”

What a fortunate fellow I am, I kept telling myself. Nobody has ever had such a lovely time as this!

— Roald Dahl


Roald Dahl Quote: “Prayers were held in Assembly Hall. We all perched in rows on wooden benches while teachers sat up on the platform in armchairs, facing us.”

Prayers were held in Assembly Hall. We all perched in rows on wooden benches while teachers sat up on the platform in armchairs, facing us.

— Roald Dahl


Roald Dahl Quote: “I like enthusiasts of any kind.”

I like enthusiasts of any kind.

— Roald Dahl


Roald Dahl Quote: “I is sometimes hearing faraway music coming from the stars in the sky.’ A.”

I is sometimes hearing faraway music coming from the stars in the sky.’ A.

— Roald Dahl


Roald Dahl Quote: “The writer walks out of his workroom in a daze. He wants a drink. He needs it.”

The writer walks out of his workroom in a daze. He wants a drink. He needs it.

— Roald Dahl


Roald Dahl Quote: “Me is the only one what won’t be gobbled up because giants is never eating giants.”

Me is the only one what won’t be gobbled up because giants is never eating giants.

— Roald Dahl


Roald Dahl Quote: “Being very small and very young, the only power Matilda had over anyone in her family was brain-power.”

Being very small and very young, the only power Matilda had over anyone in her family was brain-power.

— Roald Dahl


Roald Dahl Quote: “These books gave Matilda a hopeful and comforting message: You are not alone.”

These books gave Matilda a hopeful and comforting message: You are not alone.

— Roald Dahl


Roald Dahl Quote: “Get up at once, you lazy little beast!”

Get up at once, you lazy little beast!

— Roald Dahl


Roald Dahl Quote: “It was no good. The moonbeam was like a silver blade slicing through the room on to her face. The.”

It was no good. The moonbeam was like a silver blade slicing through the room on to her face. The.

— Roald Dahl


Roald Dahl Quote: “It is almost worth going away because it’s so lovely coming back.”

It is almost worth going away because it’s so lovely coming back.

— Roald Dahl


Roald Dahl Quote: “Poppyrot and pigwash!”

Poppyrot and pigwash!

— Roald Dahl


Roald Dahl Quote: “The rooster has a funny little paper hat over its head, like an ice-cream cone upside down, and my dad is pointing to it proudly and saying, ‘Stroke him. Go on, stroke him. Do anything you like to him. He won’t move an inch.’ The rooster starts scratching.”

The rooster has a funny little paper hat over its head, like an ice-cream cone upside down, and my dad is pointing to it proudly and saying, ‘Stroke him. Go on, stroke him. Do anything you like to him. He won’t move an inch.’ The rooster starts scratching.

— Roald Dahl


Roald Dahl Quote: “However small the chance might be of striking lucky, the chance was there.”

However small the chance might be of striking lucky, the chance was there.

— Roald Dahl


Roald Dahl Quote: “Most of the really exciting things we do in our lives scare us to death. They wouldn’t be exciting if they didn’t.”

Most of the really exciting things we do in our lives scare us to death. They wouldn’t be exciting if they didn’t.

— Roald Dahl


Roald Dahl Quote: “But it’ll cost the earth!”

But it’ll cost the earth!

— Roald Dahl


Roald Dahl Quote: “I am not, of course, telling you for one second that your teacher actually is a witch. All I am saying is that she might be one. It is most unlikely. But – and here comes the big “but” – it is not impossible.”

I am not, of course, telling you for one second that your teacher actually is a witch. All I am saying is that she might be one. It is most unlikely. But – and here comes the big “but” – it is not impossible.

— Roald Dahl


Roald Dahl Quote: “This morning from a halibut.”

This morning from a halibut.

— Roald Dahl


Roald Dahl Quote: “A good plot is like a dream.”

A good plot is like a dream.

— Roald Dahl


Roald Dahl Quote: “Never in a month of Mondays.”

Never in a month of Mondays.

— Roald Dahl

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