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Quotes to Celebrate Roald Dahl Day

Roald Dahl is one of the most beloved authors of our time and has encouraged children world over to read. Known to use fun, self-created words, he has created a magical world for children to grow up in, inspired from his own life as well as his imagination. With plenty of laughter and lots of lessons to be learnt, his books are the perfect companion for children (and adults too!).
On occasion of his birthday, we got together quotes from fifteen of his books to remind us why we love him so. Take a look!

“A life is made up of a great number of small incidents and small number of great ones.” – Going Solo
“It is almost worth going away because it’s so lovely coming back.” – Boy
“Well, maybe it started that way. As a dream, but doesn’t everything? Those buildings. These lights. This whole city. Somebody had to dream about it first.” – James and the Giant Peach
“No book ever ends, when it’s full of your friends…” – The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me
“It doesn’t matter who you are or what you look like, as long as somebody loves you.” – The Witches
“You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts it will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.” -The Twits
“The magic finger is something I have been able to do all my life. I can’t tell you just how I do it, because I don’t even know myself.” – The Magic Finger
“What I have been trying so hard to tell you all along is simply that my father, without the slightest doubt, was the most marvelous and exciting father a boy ever had.” – Danny The Champion of the World
“A little nonsense, now and then, is relished by the wisest men.” – Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator

“So please, oh PLEASE, we beg, we pray,

Go throw your TV set away,
And in its place you can install,
A lovely bookshelf on the wall.” – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
“I understand what you’re saying, and your comments are valuable, but I’m gonna ignore your advice.” Fantastic Mr Fox
“For a few brief moments he had touched with the very tips of his fingers the edge of a magical world.” – George’s Marvellous Medicine
“Tortoise, Tortoise get bigger, bigger. Come on Tortoise grow up, puff up, shoot up! Spring up, Blow up swell up! Gorge! Guzzle! Stuff! Gulp! Put on fat, Tortoise, Put on fat! get on, Get on! Gobble food!!” – Esio Trot
“If you are good, life is good.” – Matilda
“’Meaning is not important, said the BFG. ‘I cannot be right all the time. Quite often I is left instead of right.’” – The BFG

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