7 Inspirational Quotes by Roald Dahl

Dahl Quotes

 Roald Dahl is probably (if you twisted my arm….) my favorite children’s author.  I’ve discussed my favorite books of his many times:

The Twits and Other Favorites by Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl Short Stories

Roald Dahl’s Illustrator

1. “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

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


― Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator

3. “I understand what you’re saying, and your comments are valuable, but I’m gonna ignore your advice.” 


― Roald Dahl, The Fantastic Mr. Fox

4. “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.” 


― Roald Dahl, Matilda

5. “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 Dahl, My Uncle Oswald

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7. “EATABLE MARSHMALLOW PILLOWS 

LICKABLE WALLPAPER FOR NURSERIES 

HOT ICE CREAMS FOR COLD DAYS 

COWS THAT GIVE CHOCOLATE MILK 

FIZZY LIFTING DRINKS 

SQUARE SWEETS THAT LOOK ROUND” 


―Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

15 Comments

  1. Catherine said:

    I love the Matilda quote :)

    #KLBH

    February 18, 2015
    • Brittany said:

      Me, too! Thanks for stopping by!

      February 18, 2015
  2. Julie Grasso said:

    Wonderful, such inspiration. We are yet to read all the Dahl’s that I have collected as we are not quite at the age for them, but we will look out for the quotes, he he. Thanks for joining the Kid Lit Blog Hop

    February 18, 2015
    • Brittany said:

      Yes, it’s such good reading when children are at the right age!

      March 3, 2015
  3. Great quotes! I love Roald Dahl too :) Visiting from the #Kidlitbloghop!

    February 18, 2015
    • Brittany said:

      Thanks for visiting!

      March 3, 2015
  4. Being Woven said:

    I love each one of these. I have to read a few more of his books, it looks to me!!

    February 19, 2015
    • Brittany said:

      He really has a variety of books!

      March 3, 2015
    • Brittany said:

      Thank you!

      March 3, 2015
  5. Love! Love! Love! So many wonderful Roald Dahl quotes. Thank you for sharing. Visiting from the Kid Lit Blog Hop :). Have a great week!

    February 25, 2015
    • Brittany said:

      Great – thanks for visiting!

      March 3, 2015
  6. Stacie Theis said:

    I just adore Roald Dahl and his amazing words of inspiration. Thanks for sharing!

    March 3, 2015
    • Brittany said:

      Me, too! Thanks for visiting!

      March 3, 2015

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