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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.”
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.”
Roald Dahl Quote: “Unless one was going to become a doctor, a lawyer, a scientist, an engineer or some other kind of professional person, I saw little point in wasting three or four years at Oxford or Cambridge, and I still hold this view.”
Roald Dahl Quote: “This is Mr. Bucket. This is Mrs. Bucket. Mr. and Mrs. Bucket have a small boy whose name is Charlie Bucket.”
Roald Dahl Quote: “I am certainly anti-Israel, and I have become anti-Semitic.”
Roald Dahl Quote: “Dear children far across the sea, How nice of you to write to me. I love to hear the things you say When you are miles and miles away. All children, and I think I’m right, Are nicer when they’re out of sight!”
Roald Dahl Quote: “We’ve got a lovely telly with a twelve-inch screen and now you come asking for a book! You’re getting spoiled, my girl!”
Roald Dahl Quote: “Occasionally one comes across parents who take the opposite line, who show no interest at all in their children, and these of course are far worse than the doting ones.”
Roald Dahl Quote: “The President sucked in his breath sharply. He also sucked in a big fly that happened to be passing at the time. He choked.”
Roald Dahl Quote: “Shakespeare, daddy.” “Was he brainy?” “Very, daddy.” “He had masses of hair, did he?” “He was bald, daddy.” To which the father had snapped, “If you can’t talk sense then shut up.”
Roald Dahl Quote: “But where, you might ask, is this book that the BFG wrote? It’s right here. You’ve just finished reading it.”
Roald Dahl Quote: “Well, maybe it started that way. As a dream, but doesn’t everything. Those buildings. These lights. This whole city. Somebody had to dream about it first. And maybe that is what I did. I dreamed about coming here, but then I did it.”
Roald Dahl Quote: “Charlie stood at the open door of the Elevator and stared into the swirling vapors. This, he thought, is what hell must be like. Hell without heat. There was something unholy about it all, something unbelievably diabolical. It was all so deathly quiet, so desolate and empty.”
Roald Dahl Quote: “It was all this, I think, that made me begin to have doubts about religion and even about God. If this person, I kept telling myself, was one of God’s chosen salesmen on earth, then there must be something very wrong about the whole business.”
Roald Dahl Quote: “When you’re writing a book with people in it as opposed to animals, it is no good having people who are ordinary, because they are not going to interested your readers at all.”
Roald Dahl Quote: “This dream is continuing very nice. It has a very dory-hunky ending.”
Roald Dahl Quote: “By sticking out his tongue and curling it sideways to explore the hairy jungle around his mouth, he was always able to find a tasty morsel here and there to nibble on.”
Roald Dahl Quote: “The Trunchbull” is no match for Matilda!”
Roald Dahl Quote: “It is very difficult to phone people in China, Mr. President,” said the Postmaster General. “The country’s so full of Wings and Wongs, every time you wing you get the wong number.”
Roald Dahl Quote: “Slowly, wearily, the foxes began to slope the tunnel up.”
Roald Dahl Quote: “If it’s by an American it’s certain to be filth. That’s all they write about.”
Roald Dahl Quote: “Now look at me,” Mrs Wormwood said. “Then look at you. You chose books. I chose looks.”
Roald Dahl Quote: “What a lot of hairy-faced men there are around nowadays.”
Roald Dahl Quote: “My dear boy,’ Mr Wonka answered, ‘if we don’t come down at a terrific speed, we’ll never burst our way back in through the roof of the factory. It’s not easy to punch a hole in a roof as strong as that.’ ‘But there’s a hole in it already,’ said Charlie. ‘We made it when we came out.’ ‘Then we shall make another,’ said Mr Wonka. ‘Two holes are better than one. Any mouse will tell you that.”
Roald Dahl Quote: “This morning from a halibut.”
Roald Dahl Quote: “She resented being told constantly that she was stupid, when she knew she wasn’t.”
Roald Dahl Quote: “Two wrongs don’t make a right.”
Roald Dahl Quote: “Everybody was feeling happy now. The sun was shining brightly out of a soft blue sky and the day was calm. The giant peach, with the sunlight glinting on its side, was like a massive golden ball sailing upon a silver sea.”
Roald Dahl Quote: “The nastier the dream, the angrier it is getting when it is in prison,’ the BFG said.”
Roald Dahl Quote: “Is it ever occurring to you that a human bean who is fifty is spending about twenty years sleeping fast?”
Roald Dahl Quote: “Every dream in the world is making a different sort of buzzy-hum music.”
Roald Dahl Quote: “I would love to to go somewhere else and pick peachy fruits in the early morning from the back of an elefunt.”
Roald Dahl Quote: “Mr Hemingway says a lot of things I don’t understand, Matilda said to her. ‘Especially about men and women. But I loved it all the same. The way he tells it I feel I am right there on the spot watching it all happen.’ ‘A fine writer will always make you feel that,’ Mrs Phelps said. ‘And don’t worry about the bits you can’t understand. Sit back and allow the words to wash around you, like music.”
Roald Dahl Quote: “This Giant had some sort of magic in his legs.”
Roald Dahl Quote: “I don’t want a grown-up person at all. A grownup won’t listen to me; he won’t learn. He will try to do things his own way and not mine. So I have to have a child. I want a good sensible loving child, one to whom I can tell all my most precious candy-making secrets-while I am still alive.”
Roald Dahl Quote: “What’s that?’ Sophie cried. ‘That is all the giants zippfizzing off to another country to guzzle human beans,’ the BFG.”
Roald Dahl Quote: “The trouble is, I’m writer, and most writers are terrible nosey parkers.”
Roald Dahl Quote: “Perhaps his anger was intensified because he saw her getting pleasure from something that was beyond his reach.”
Roald Dahl Quote: “What’s happened?” screamed Mrs. Twit. They stood in the middle of the room, looking up. All the furniture, the big table, the chairs, the sofa, the lamps, the little side tables, the cabinet with bottles of beer in it, the ornaments, the electric heater, the carpet, everything was stuck upside down to the ceiling. The pictures were upside down on the walls. And the floor they were standing on was absolutely bare. What’s more, it had been painted white to look like the ceiling.”
Roald Dahl Quote: “I can see you is not born last week.”
Roald Dahl Quote: “A man does not rise to become the Queen’s butler unless he is gifted with extraordinary ingenuity, adaptability, versatility, dexterity, cunning, sophistication, sagacity, discretion, and a host of other talents than neither you nor I possess. Mr Tibbs had them all.”
Roald Dahl Quote: “Bunkum and tummyrot! You’ll never get anywhere if you go about what-iffing like that. Would Columbus have discovered America if he’d said ‘What if I sink on the way over? What if I meet pirates? What if I never come back?’ He wouldn’t even have started.”
Roald Dahl Quote: “I’m sorry,” I said. “It’s none of my business what you do. The trouble is, I’m a writer, and most writers are terrible nosey parkers.”
Roald Dahl Quote: “Some three years ago I drove down to Provence to spend a summer weekend with a lady who was interesting to me simply because she possessed an extraordinarily powerful muscle in a region where other women have no muscles at all.”
Roald Dahl Quote: “The matter with human beans,” the BFG went on, “is that they is absolutely refusing to believe in anything unless they is actually seeing it right in front of their own schnozzles.”
Roald Dahl Quote: “Human beans is killing each other much quicker than the giants is doing it.’ ‘But they don’t eat each other,’ Sophie said. ‘Giants isn’t eating each other either,’ the BFG said. ‘Nor is giants killing each other. Giants is not very lovely, but they is not killing each other.”
Roald Dahl Quote: “We are now about to visit the most marvelous places and see the most wonderful things!”
Roald Dahl Quote: “Then they would roll these handfuls of cloud in their fingers until they turned into what looked like large white marbles. Then they would toss the marbles to one side and quickly grab more bits of cloud and start over again.”
Roald Dahl Quote: “Mr. Twit was one of these very hairy-faced men. The whole of his face except for his forehead, his eyes and his nose, was covered with thick hair. The stuff even sprouted in revolting tufts out of his nostrils and ear-holes.”
Roald Dahl Quote: “It seemed to be suspended by some invisible thread, like a toy bird hanging from the ceiling.”
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