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Ten splendiferous quotes from Roald Dahl books

Roald Dahl was a master wordsmith. A man who could craft memorable and unique stories using a whole new language of the most fabulously nonsensical words. Here are ten of the most splendiferous quotes from his books – they’ll pick you up when you're down, motivate you when you need it most, and most of all, make you laugh-out-loud. 

Whether it's happy or sad, oh-so-scary or just downright funny, everyone has a favourite book from their childhood. From the adventures of one naughtly little bunny, to a caterpillar with a penchant for eating just about anything, here's ten books that are without a doubt, classic. Let the wild rumpus start!
Whether it's happy or sad, oh-so-scary or just downright funny, everyone has a favourite book from their childhood. From the adventures of one naughtly little bunny, to a caterpillar with a penchant for eating just about anything, here's ten books that are without a doubt, classic. Let the wild rumpus start!
Whether it's happy or sad, oh-so-scary or just downright funny, everyone has a favourite book from their childhood. From the adventures of one naughtly little bunny, to a caterpillar with a penchant for eating just about anything, here's ten books that are without a doubt, classic. Let the wild rumpus start!

‘We is in Dream Country. This is where all dreams is beginning.’

 

The BFG

 

‘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.’ 

 

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

 

‘A little nonsense now and then, is relished by the wisest men.’ 

 

Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator

 

‘So Matilda’s strong young mind continued to grow, nurtured by the voices of all those authors who had sent their books out into the world like ships on the sea.

These books gave Matilda a hopeful and comforting message: You are not alone.’

 

Matilda

‘A stodgy parent is no fun at all. What a child wants and deserves is a parent who is SPARKY.’

 

Danny the Champion of the World

‘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 they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.’

 

The Twits

The Witches

Roald Dahl (and others)

‘It doesn't matter who you are or what you look like, so long as somebody loves you.’

 

The Witches

 

‘Never grow up... always down.’

 

George's Marvellous Medicine

‘I understand what you're saying, and your comments are valuable, but I'm gonna ignore your advice.’

 

Fantastic Mr Fox

 

‘There are a whole lot of things in this world of ours you haven't started wondering about yet.’

 

James and The Giant Peach

 

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