Roald Dahl Quotes

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Roald Dahl Quotes

What on earth were you trying to do, make yourself look handsome or something? You look like someones grandmother gone wrong!
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The witching hour, somebody had once whispered to her, was a special moment in the middle of the night when every child and every grown-up was in a deep deep sleep, and all the dark things came out from hiding and had the world all to themselves.

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If you are good life is good.

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There are no strangers in here, just friends you haven't met ...

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The matter with human beans," the BFG went on, "is that they is absolutely refusing to believe in anything unless they is actually seeing it right in front of their own schnozzles.

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Now that I am alone, I don't have to hide it; I don't have to hide anything any longer. I can let my face go because no one can see me; because there's twenty-one thousand feet between me and them ... No, I don't have to press my teeth together or tighten the muscles of my jaw ...

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Obscurity is never a virtue.

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You mean you live down here?' Matilda asked.
'I do', Miss Honey replied, but she said no more.
Matilda had never once stopped to think about where Miss Honey might be living. She had always regarded her purely as a teacher, a person who turned up out of nowhere and taught at school and then went away again.

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I didn't know which direction I was going in. I just went on walking and calling out, walking and calling; and each time I called, I would stop and listen. But no answer came.

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No-one got rich being honest, the customers have to be diddled

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The writer has to force himself to work. He has to make his own hours and if he doesn't go to his desk at all there is nobody to scold him.

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Nobody gets a nervous breakdown or a heart attack from selling kerosene to gentle country folk from the back of a tanker in Somerset.

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The adult is the enemy of the child because of the awful process of civilizing this thing that, when it is born, is an animal with no manners, no moral sense at all.

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I am the maker of music, the dreamer of dreams!

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Kindness - that simple word. To be kind - it covers everything, to my mind. If you're kind that's it.

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I am suspicious of both facility and speed.

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Books shouldn't be daunting, they should be funny, exciting and wonderful.

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Eschew all those beastly adjectives ...

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