The best Roald Dahl Quotes

The best Roal Dahl Quotes

 

13 Roald Dahl Quotes with the best lessons

 

“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

 

Today marks Roald Dahl’s 100th birthday. One of the most iconic children’s book authors, his stories shaped childhood day dreams and gave us a love for books and reading.

 

To celebrate 100 years, we’ve collected 13 of our favourite Roald Dahl quotes. Taken from the pages of some of our favourite books, these words hold wisdom that supersedes childhood.

 

The best 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.”

― Roald Dahl, The Minpins

 

The best Roald Dahl Quotes

“If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.”

― Roald Dahl, The Twits

 

The best Roald Dahl Quotes

“A little nonsense now and then, is cherished by the wisest men.”

― Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator

 

The best Roald Dahl Quotes

“Never do anything by halves if you want to get away with it. Be outrageous. Go the whole hog. Make sure everything you do is so completely crazy it’s unbelievable…”

― Roald Dahl, Matilda

 

The best Roald Dahl Quotes

“I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. He taught me that if you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it at full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good. Hot is no good either. White hot and passionate is the only thing to be.”

― Roald Dahl, My Uncle Oswald

 

The best Roald Dahl Quotes

“Somewhere inside all of us is the power to change the world.”

― Roald Dahl, Matilda

 

The best Roald Dahl Quotes

“There is little point in teaching anything backwards. The whole object of life, Headmistress, is to go forwards.”
― Roald DahlMatilda

 

The best Roald Dahl Quotes

“It’s impossible to make your eyes twinkle if you aren’t feeling twinkly yourself” ― Roald Dahl, Danny, the Champion of the World

 

The best Roald Dahl Quotes

“Never grow up…always down.”
– ― Roald Dahl, George’s Marvellous Medicine

 

The best Roald Dahl Quotes

“You’ll never get anywhere if you go about what-iffing like that.”
– ― Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator 

 

The best Roald Dahl Quotes

Most of the really exciting things we do in our lives scare us to death. They wouldn’t be exciting if they didn’t.”
– ― Roald Dahl, Danny the Champion of the World

 

The best Roald Dahl Quotes

‘A life is made up of a great number of small incidents and a small number of great ones.’
– ― Roald Dahl, Going Solo

 

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Zissy Lewin

Zissy Lewin

Zissy is the co-founder of Nutreats. A Wits University graduate, she earned a Bcom (Hons) (Cum Laude) in Business Management. She’s a writer, runner and passionate about the 3 f’s – food, fashion and fitness. When she’s not inhaling the latest news, trends and ideas you can find her in the kitchen figuring out how to turn a broccoli head into a meal.
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