Beautiful and Inspiring Roald Dahl Quotes

One of the greatest children’s book authors, Roald Dahl, has given us gifts like Matilda, The BFG, James and the Giant Peachand many more. He inspires us with his thoughtful words–some of which we’ve listed here.

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“A life is made up of a great number of small incidents, and a small number of great ones.”


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“It’s impossible to make your eyes twinkle if you’re not feeling twinkly yourself.”


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

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“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.”


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“You should never, never doubt something that no one is sure of.”


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“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.”


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


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“All the reading she had done had given her a view of life they had never seen.”

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“We are the dreamers of dreamers.”


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“It doesn’t matter who you are or what you look like, so long as somebody loves you.”


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“So Matilda’s strong young mind continued to grow, nurtured by the voices of all those authors who had sent their books out into the world like ships on the sea. These books gave Matilda a hopeful and comforting message: you are not alone.“


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Don’t gobblefunk around with words.


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Thanks, Roald Dahl!