Quotation Explorer - 'Roald Dahl'

We have so much time and so little to do. Strike that, reverse it. - Roald Dahl
And Mrs. Fox said to her children, 'I should like you to know that if it wasn't for your father we should all be dead by now. Your father is a fantastic fox.'Mr. Fox looked at his wife and she smiled. He loved her more than ever when she said things like that. - Roald Dahl
A person is a fool to become a writer. His only compensation is absolute freedom. He has no master except his own soul, and that, I am sure, is why he does it - Roald Dahl
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
The act of copulation is like that of picking the nose. It's all right to be doing it yourself but it is a singularly unattractive spectacle for the onlooker. - Roald Dahl
Truth is more important than modesty - Roald Dahl
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. - Roald Dahl
I shall never have a bath again," I said. "Just dont have one too often," my grandmother said. "Once a month is quite enough for a sensible child." It was at times like these that I loved my grandmother more than ever. - Roald Dahl
If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely. - Roald Dahl
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
It's impossible to make your eyes twinkle if you aren't feeling twinkly yourself - Roald Dahl
Grown ups are complicated creatures, full of quirks and secrets. - Roald Dahl
Do you know what breakfast cereal is made of? It's made of all those little curly wooden shavings you find in pencil sharpeners! - Roald Dahl
There's plenty of money out there. They print more every day. But this ticket, there's only five of them in the whole world, and that's all there's ever going to be. Only a dummy would give this up for something as common money. Are you a dummy? - Roald Dahl
A little nonsense now and then, is cherished by the wisest men. - Roald Dahl
And Charlie, don't forget about what happened to the man who suddenly got everything he ever wanted. He lived happily ever after. - Roald Dahl
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
Çocuklara okur olmayı ve kitaplardan korkmak yerine, onlarla ilişki kurmayı öğretmek benim için bir tutku. Kitaplar göz korkutmamalı; kitaplar eğlenceli, heyecanlı ve muhteşem olmalı. Bir okur olmayı öğrenmek müthiş bir kazançtır. - Roald Dahl
I have a passion for teaching kids to become readers, to become comfortable with a book, not daunted. Books shouldn't be daunting, they should be funny, exciting and wonderful; and learning to be a reader gives a terrific advantage. - Roald Dahl
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