16 Splendiferous Quotes from Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl was born on September 13, 1916. To celebrate the birthday of this beloved author we’ve compiled a list of some of the finest quotes from this perennial favorite of childhood. There were too many wonderful quotes to include here, but if you want more words of wisdom from this master storyteller, listen to five of Dahl’s classic stories, narrated in his own voice in The Roald Dahl Audio Collection. (photo credit: quoteseverlasting.com)


1. “The matter with human beans is that they is absolutely refusing to believe in anything unless they is actually seeing it right in front of their own schnozzles.”
  The BFG


2. “Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”


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


4.  “A little nonsense now and then, is cherished by the wisest men.”
―  Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator


5. “Grown ups are complicated creatures, full of quirks and secrets.”
  Danny the Champion of the World


6. “Two rights don’t equal a left.”
  The BFG


7. “‘We have so much time and so little to do! No! Wait! Strike that! Reverse it!”
―  Charlie and The Great Glass Elevator


8. “A little magic can take you a long way.”


9. “Life is more fun if you play games.”
―  My Uncle Oswald


10. “Nowadays you can go anywhere in the world in a few hours, and nothing is fabulous anymore.”


11. “Having power is not nearly as important as what you choose to do with it.”


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


13. “An autobiography is a book a person writes about his own life and it is usually full of all sorts of boring details.”
―  Boy: Tales of Childhood


14. “Nothing is any fun if you can get as much of it as you want. Especially money.”
―  The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More


15. “When you’re writing, it’s rather like going on a very long walk”


16. “A good plot is like a dream.”
―  The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More

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