Roald Dahl Quotes and Sayings. Roald Dahl was a British novelist, poet and screenwriter born on September 13, 1916 in Llandaff, Cardiff, Wales, UK. Some of his notable works include James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The Witches, Fantastic Mr Fox, The BFG, The Twits and George’s Marvellous Medicine. Check out his short biography and don`t miss to read some of the Famous Quotes by Roald Dahl shared on this page below.
Who was Roald Dahl?
|Birth Name:||Roald Dahl|
|Date of Birth:||September 13, 1916|
|Place of Birth:||Llandaff, Cardiff, Wales, UK|
|Spouse(s):||Patricia Neal, Felicity Crosland|
|Children:||Tessa, Ophelia, Lucy Dahl and two others|
|Profession:||Novelist, Poet, Screenwriter|
|Died:||23 November 1990 (aged 74)|
|Notable Works:||James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda|
Famous Roald Dahl Quotes and Sayings
Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.
Don’t gobblefunk around with words.
It doesn’t matter who you are or what you look like, so long as somebody loves you.
If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.
Grown ups are complicated creatures, full of quirks and secrets.
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.
I’m right and you’re wrong, I’m big and you’re small, and there’s nothing you can do about it.
Two rights don’t equal a left.
A little magic can take you a long way.
If you are good life is good.
Life is more fun if you play games.
We all have our moments of brilliance and glory, and this was mine.
Having power is not nearly as important as what you choose to do with it.
And don’t worry about the bits you can’t understand. Sit back and allow the words to wash around you, like music.
There is no life I know to compare with pure imagination. Living there, you’ll be free if you truly wish to be.
When writing about oneself, one must strive to be truthful. Truth is more important than modesty.
If you are going to get anywhere in life you have to read a lot of books.
It’s impossible to make your eyes twinkle if you aren’t feeling twinkly yourself.
An autobiography is a book a person writes about his own life and it is usually full of all sorts of boring details.
There is little point in teaching anything backwards. The whole object of life, Headmistress, is to go forwards.
Obscurity is never a virtue.
Never do anything by halves if you want to get away with it. Be outrageous…
It is almost worth going away because it’s so lovely coming back.
There are a whole lot of things in this world of ours you haven’t even started wondering about yet.
Dreams are full of mystery and magic . . . . Do not try to understand them.