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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: “Yesterday,” he said, “we was not believing in giants, was we? Today we is not believing in snozzcumbers. Just because we happen not to have actually seen something with our own two little winkles, we think it is not existing.”
Roald Dahl Quote: “There are many things that make a man irritable when he arrives home from work in the evening and a sensible wife will usually notice the storm-signals and will leave him alone until he simmers down.”
Roald Dahl Quote: “The teeth of the dreadly viper is still sticking into me!’ he yelled. ‘I is feeling the teeth sticking into my anklet!”
Roald Dahl Quote: “What she needed was just one person, one wise and sympathetic grown-up who could help her.”
Roald Dahl Quote: “So the music is saying something to them. It is sending a message. I do not think the human beans is knowing what that message is, but they is loving it just the same.”
Roald Dahl Quote: “No one who is good can ever be ugly.”
Roald Dahl Quote: “The romance, alas, waned and withered but the quiche lived on.”
Roald Dahl Quote: “I didn’t know which direction I was going in. I just went on walking and calling out, walking and calling; and each time I called, I would stop and listen. But no answer came.”
Roald Dahl Quote: “I has told you five or six times,’ he said, ’and the third will be the last.”
Roald Dahl Quote: “Truth is more important than modesty.”
Roald Dahl Quote: “What if they come after us?’ said Mr Bucket, speaking for the first time.”
Roald Dahl Quote: “My Great Glass Elevator is ready for anything! In we go! Into the breach, dear friends, into the breach!”
Roald Dahl Quote: “Everything and all of them were being rattled around like peas inside an enormous rattle that was being rattled by a mad giant who refused to stop.”
Roald Dahl Quote: “There was an air of menace about them as they loped slowly across the plain with long lolloping strides, heading for the BFG.”
Roald Dahl Quote: “What sort of a book would you like to read next?” she asked.”
Roald Dahl Quote: “The children and their parents were too flabber-gasted to speak. They were staggered. They were dumbfounded. They were bewildered and dazzled. They were completely bowled over by the hugeness of the whole thing. They simply stood and stared.”
Roald Dahl Quote: “She decided that every time her father or her mother was beastly to her, she would get her own back in some way or another. A small victory or two would help her to tolerate their idiocies and would stop her from going crazy.”
Roald Dahl Quote: “There’s three of them in nightshirts! Two old women and one.”
Roald Dahl Quote: “Hooray!” said the Chief of the Army. “Let’s blow everyone up! Bang-bang! Bang-bang!”
Roald Dahl Quote: “It was a very beautiful thing, this Golden Ticket, having been made, so it seemed, from a sheet of pure gold hammered out almost to the thinness of paper. On one side of it, printed by some clever method in jet-black letters, was the invitation itself – from Mr. Wonka.”
Roald Dahl Quote: “But Mr Tibbs didn’t hesitate for long. ‘Tell the head gardener,’ he whispered, ’that I require immediately a brand new unused garden fork and also a spade. And for a knife we shall use the great sword hanging on the wall in the morning-room. But clean the sword well first. It was last used to cut off the head of King Charles the First and there may still be a little dried blood on the blade.”
Roald Dahl Quote: “And on the pillow of the bed lay the head.”
Roald Dahl Quote: “What if they come after us?” said Mr. Bucket, speaking for the first time. “What if they capture us?” said Mrs. Bucket. “What if they shoot us?” said Grandma Georgina. “What if my beard were made of green spinach?” cried Mr. Wonka. “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: “Ughhhhhhhh!’ he said. ‘Arghhhhhhhh! Ouchhhhhhhh!”
Roald Dahl Quote: “It was pleasant to take a hot drink up to her room and have it beside her as she sat in her silent room reading in the empty house in the afternoons. The books transported her into new worlds and introduced her to amazing people who lived exciting lives.”
Roald Dahl Quote: “I usually carried with me six loaded plates, which allowed me only six exposures, so that clicking the shutter even once was a serious business that had to be carefully thought out beforehand.”
Roald Dahl Quote: “They also talked about themselves, each one saying how beautiful she thought she was. Aunt Sponge had a long-handled mirror on her lap, and she kept picking it up and gazing at her own hideous face.”
Roald Dahl Quote: “The Greeks have a trick of disguising a poor quality wine by adding pine resin to it, the idea being that the taste of the resin is not quite so appalling as the taste of the wine. We drank retsina because that was all there was.”
Roald Dahl Quote: “I’m afraid men are not always quite as clever as they think they are.”
Roald Dahl Quote: “I always thought that a veruca was a sort of wart that you got on the sole of your foot!”
Roald Dahl Quote: “Tell me immediately who those people are in that glass capsule!’ ‘Ah-ha,’ said the Chief Spy, twirling his false moustache.”
Roald Dahl Quote: “A dream is not needing anything. If it is a good one, it is waiting peaceably for ever until it is released and allowed to do its job. If it is a bad one, it is always fighting to get out.”
Roald Dahl Quote: “And when I protested a bit more, I remember he said, ‘My dear Lady Ponsonby, there’s nothing immoral about this. Art is only immoral when practiced by amateurs. It’s the same with medicine. You wouldn’t refuse to undress before your doctor, would you?”
Roald Dahl Quote: “It was an unhappy truth, he told himself, that nearly all people in the world behave badly when there is something really big at stake.”
Roald Dahl Quote: “They is shootling guns and going up in aerioplanes to drop their bombs on each other’s heads every week. Human beans is always killing other human beans.”
Roald Dahl Quote: “He resembled, to an extraordinary degree, an asparagus.”
Roald Dahl Quote: “I cannot be helping it if I sometimes is saying things a little squiggly. I.”
Roald Dahl Quote: “She sat there majestic in her armchair, filling every inch of it. Not even a mouse could have squeezed in to sit beside her.”
Roald Dahl Quote: “Go throw your TV set away, And in its place you can install A lovely bookshelf on the wall.”
Roald Dahl Quote: “My grandmother was the only grandmother I ever met who smoked cigars.”
Roald Dahl Quote: “You’re cheating people who trust you.”
Roald Dahl Quote: “You mean to tell me,’ I said, ‘that every time I pleasure a young lady, I shoot into her two thousand million spermatozoa?’ ‘Absolutely.’ ‘All squiggling and squirming and thrashing about?’ ‘Of course.’ ‘No wonder it gives her a charge,’ I said. A.”
Roald Dahl Quote: “The next day she carried her secret weapon to school in her satchel. She was tingling with excitement. She was longing to tell matilda about her plan of battle. In fact, she wanted to tell the whole class. But she finally decided to tell nobody. It was better that way, because then no one, even when put under the most severe torture, would be able to name her as a culprit.”
Roald Dahl Quote: “I signaled the bus-driver and he stopped the bus for me right outside the cottage, and I flew down the steps of the bus straight into the arms of the waiting mother.”
Roald Dahl Quote: “This is test number one hundred and thirty-two!’ I said, chalking it up on the board. “I handed him the pill. He looked at it nervously. I couldn’t blame him for being a bit jittery after what had happened to the other one hundred and thirty-one volunteers.”
Roald Dahl Quote: “Men were foolish and were made only so that they should die, while mountains and rivers went on for ever and did not notice the passing of time.”
Roald Dahl Quote: “The only meals they could afford were bread and margarine for breakfast, boiled potatoes and cabbage for lunch, and cabbage soup for supper.”
Roald Dahl Quote: “Yippeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!” And at the same time, his long bony body rose up out of the bed and his bowl of soup went flying into the face of Grandma Josephine, and in one fantastic leap, this old fellow of ninety-six and a half, who hadn’t been out of bed these last twenty years, jumped on to the floor and started doing a dance of victory in his pajamas.”
Roald Dahl Quote: “It was pleasant to take a hot drink up to her room and have it beside her as she sat in her silent room reading in the empty house in the afternoons. The books transported her into new worlds and introduced her to amazing people who lived exciting lives. She went on olden-day sailing ships with Joseph Conrad. She went to Africa with Ernest Hemingway and to India with Rudyard Kipling. She travelled all over the world while sitting in her little room in an English village.”
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