Roald Dahl Quotes


31 Roald Dahl quotes:



"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."
"I began to realise that the large chocolate companies actually did possess inventing rooms, and they took their inventing very seriously."
"An autobiography is a book a person writes about his own life and it is usually full of all sorts of boring details."
"Pain was something we were expected to endure. But I doubt very much if you would be entirely happy today if a doctor threw a towel in your face and jumped on you with a knife."
"A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men."
"All through my school life I was appalled by the fact that masters and senior boys were allowed quite literally to wound other boys, and sometimes very severely."
"Did they preach one thing and practice another, these men of God?"
"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."
"The writer walks out of his workroom in a daze. He wants a drink. He needs it."
"To shipbrokers, coal was black gold."
"Two hours of writing fiction leaves this writer completely drained. For those two hours he has been in a different place with totally different people."
"My father was a Norwegian who came from a small town near Oslo. He broke his arm at the elbow when he was 14, and they amputated it."
"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."
"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."
"Though my father was Norwegian, he always wrote his diaries in perfect English."
"And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it."
Author: Dahl Quotes Category: Eyes Quotes
"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."
"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."
"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."
"Unless you have been to boarding-school when you are very young, it is absolutely impossible to appreciate the delights of living at home."



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