Roald Dahl Quotes


31 Roald Dahl quotes:



"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."
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"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 am only 8 years old, I told myself. No little boy of 8 has ever murdered anyone. It's not possible."
"I began to realise that the large chocolate companies actually did possess inventing rooms, and they took their inventing very seriously."
"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."
"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."
"Nobody gets a nervous breakdown or a heart attack from selling kerosene to gentle country folk from the back of a tanker in Somerset."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men."
"A person is a fool to become a writer. His only compensation is absolute freedom."
"A writer of fiction lives in fear. Each new day demands new ideas and he can never be sure whether he is going to come up with them or not."
"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 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."
"An autobiography is a book a person writes about his own life and it is usually full of all sorts of boring details."
"Did they preach one thing and practice another, these men of God?"
"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."
"I began to realize how simple life could be if one had a regular routine to follow with fixed hours, a fixed salary, and very little original thinking to do."
"I devised a stunt for getting myself sent back home. My idea was that I should all of a sudden develop an attack of acute appendicitis."



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