Roald Dahl Quotes.
A little magic can take you a long way.
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.
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.
It’s impossible to make your eyes twinkle if you aren’t feeling twinkly yourself
We make realities out of our dreams and dreams out of our realities. We are the dreamers of the dream.
There is no life I know to compare with pure imagination. Living there, you’ll be free if you truly wish to be.
By the time I am nearing the end of a story, the first part will have been reread and altered and corrected at least one hundred and fifty times. I am suspicious of both facility and speed. Good writing is essentially rewriting. I am positive of this.
Kindness – that simple word. To be kind – it covers everything, to my mind. If you’re kind that’s it.
No book ever ends, when it’s full of your friends.
I think probably kindness is my number one attribute in a human being. I’ll put it before any of the things like courage or bravery or generosity or anything else.
Though my father was Norwegian, he always wrote his diaries in perfect English.
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.
A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.
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.
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 interest your readers at all. Every writer in the world has to use the characters that have something interesting about them, and this is even more true in children’s books.
Did they preach one thing and practice another, these men of God?
Unless you have been to boarding-school when you are very young, it is absolutely impossible to appreciate the delights of living at home.