Dec 5, 2012

Today is QUOTES DAY...introducing Roald Dahl

“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 it.” 
― Roald Dahl

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

“A little nonsense now and then, is cherished by the wisest men.” 
― Roald Dahl

“Two rights don't equal a left.” 
― Roald Dahl

“Matilda said, "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...” 
― Roald DahlMatilda

“If a person has ugly thoughts, it begins to show on the face. And when that person has ugly thoughts every day, every week, every year, the face gets uglier and uglier until you can hardly bear to look at it.

"A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. 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.” 
― Roald Dahl

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

“A little magic can take you a long way.” 
― Roald Dahl

“I was glad my father was an eye-smiler. It meant he never gave me a fake smile because it's impossible to make your eyes twinkle if you aren't feeling twinkly yourself. A mouth-smile is different. You can fake a mouth-smile any time you want, simply by moving your lips. I've also learned that a real mouth-smile always has an eye-smile to go with it. So watch out, I say, when someone smiles at you but his eyes stay the same. It's sure to be a phony.” 
― Roald Dahl

“I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. He taught me that if you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it at full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good. Hot is no good either. White hot and passionate is the only thing to be” 
― Roald Dah

“It's a funny thing about mothers and fathers. Even when their own child is the most disgusting little blister you could ever imagine, they still think that he or she is wonderful.” 
― Roald Dahl

“You seemed so far away," Miss Honey whispered, awestruck.
Oh, I was. I was flying past the stars on silver wings," Matilda said. "It was wonderful.” 
― Roald Dahl

“If you are good life is good.” 
― Roald Dahl

“When you're writing a book, it's rather like going on a very long walk, across valleys and mountains and things, and you get the first view of what you see and you write it down. Then you walk a bit further, maybe up onto the top of a hill, and you see something else. Then you write that and you go on like that, day after day, getting different views of the same landscape really. The highest mountain on the walk is obviously the end of the book, because it's got to be the best view of all, when everything comes together and you can look back and see that everything you've done all ties up. But it's a very, very long, slow process.” 
― Roald Dahl

“When you grow up and have children of your own, do please remember something important: A stodgy parent is not fun at all! What a child wants - and DESERVES - is a parent who is SPARKY!” 
― Roald Dahl

“Nowadays you can go anywhere in the world in a few hours, and nothing is fabulous any more.” 
― Roald Dahl

“The prime function of the children's book writer is to write a book that is so absorbing, exciting, funny, fast and beautiful that the child will fall in love with it. And that first love affair between the young child and the young book will lead hopefully to other loves for other books and when that happens the battle is probably won. The child will have found a crock of gold. He will also have gained something that will help to carry him most marvelously through the tangles of his later years.” 
― Roald Dahl

“My candle burns at both ends. It will not last the night, but ah my foes and oh my friends, it gives a lovely light.” 
― Roald Dahl

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

“But there was one other thing that the grown-ups also knew, and it was this: that however small the chance might be of striking lucky, the chance is there. The chance had to be there.” 
― Roald Dahl

“There is no life I know to compare with pure imagination. Living there, you'll be free if you truly wish to be.” 
― Roald Dahl

“Somewhere inside all of us is the power to change the world.” 
― Roald Dahl

“careful those who fight with monsters, that they might become monsters themeselves.” 
― Roald Dahl

“There are no strangers in here, just friends you haven't met...” 
― Roald Dahl

“Candy is dandy but liqueur is quicker.” 
― Roald Dahl

I love it!

xx Linda

2 comments:

  1. Both Tasha and Bella are huge fans. In fact Bella is currently reading Storyteller: The Life of Roald Dahl! http://www.amazon.co.uk/Storyteller-Life-Roald-Donald-Sturrock/dp/0007254776

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    1. I'm still a child at heart too...guess that's why I love him! :-)

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