Roald Dahl was a British novelist, short story writer and screenwriter of Norwegian descent, who rose to prominence in the 1940's with works for both children and adults, and became one of the world's bestselling authors.Dahl's first published work, inspired by a meeting with C. S. Forester, was Shot Down Over Libya. Today the story is published as "A Piece of Cake".
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Books shouldn't be daunting, they should be funny, exciting and wonderful.
If I were a headmaster, I would get rid of the history teacher and get a chocolate teacher instead and my pupils would study a subject that affected all of them.
Me is the only one what won't be gobbled up because giants is never eating giants
Some children are spoiled and it is not their fault, it is their parents.
For me, the pleasure of writing comes with inventing stories.
You can write about anything for children as long as you've got humour.
The greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places.
Eschew all those beastly adjectives.
What a fortunate fellow I am, I kept telling myself. Nobody has ever had such a lovely time as this!
careful those who fight with monsters, that they might become monsters themeselves.
Of course not. You can't have a family hanging over you like a bunch of old dead goats. No offense.
I have found it impossible to talk to anyone about my problems.
I couldn't face the embarrassment, and anyway I lack the courage. Any courage I had was knocked out of me when I was young. But now, all of sudden I have a sort of desperate wish to tell everything to somebody.
A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly.
Some people when they have taken too much and have been driven beyond the point of endurance, simply crumble and give up. There are others, though they are not many, who will for some reason always be unconquerable. You meet them in time of war and also in time of peace. They have an indomitable spirit and nothing, neither pain nor torture nor threat of death, will cause them to give up.
Then suddenly, he was struck by a powerful but simple little truth, and it was this: that English grammar is governed by rules that are almost mathematical in their strictness!
Well, first of all," said the BFG, "human beans is not really believing in giants, is they? Human beans is not thinking we exist.
... and when he put his mind to it, he could make his words coil themselves around and around the listener until they held her in some sort of a mild hypnotic spell.
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.
I am totally convinced that most grown-ups have completely forgotten what is it like to be a child between the ages of five and then... I can remember exactly what it was like. I am certain I can.
Nowadays you can go anywhere in the world in a few hours, and nothing is fabulous any more.
Give us strength, oh Lord, to let our children starve.
The reason I collect good ideas is because plots themselves are very difficult indeed to come by.
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.
Though my father was Norwegian, he always wrote his diaries in perfect English.
When I first thought about writing the book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, I never originally meant to have children in it at all!
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It was slowly beginning to dawn upon Henry that nothing is any fun if you can get as much of it as you want. Especially money.
Meanings is not important, said the BFG.
I cannot be right all the time. Quite often I is left instead of right.
Titchy little snapperwhippers like you should not be higgling around with an old sage and onions who is hundreds of years more than you.
When you're writing a book, it's rather like going on a very long walk, across valleys and mountains and things [...] 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.
I shot down some German planes and I got shot down myself, crashing in a burst of flames and crawling out, getting rescued by brave soldiers.
A girl should think about making herself look attractive so she can get a good husband later on. Looks is more important than books, Miss Hunky..." "The name is Honey," Miss Honey said. "Now look at me," Mrs Wormwood said. "Then look at you. You chose books. I chose looks.