If there’s one author that brings all our childhood memories flooding back, it’s Mr Roald Dahl. From The Witches and The BFG to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and James and the Giant Peach, it was the wise words of storyteller Roald Dahl that made growing up a whole lot more magical. So, in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of his death, we’ve compiled a list of all our all-time favourite Roald Dahl character quotes. Prepare for some serious nostalgia..
“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.
“A little nonsense now and then, is relished by the wisest men.” Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
“Don’t gobblefunk around with words.” The BFG.
“It’s impossible to make your eyes twinkle if you aren’t feeling twinkly yourself.” Danny from Danny, the Champion of the World.
“So please, oh please, we beg, we pray
Go throw your TV set away
And in its place you can install
A lovely bookshelf on the wall…” The Oompa-Loompas in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
“Never do anything by halves if you want to get away with it. Be outrageous. Go the whole hog.” Matilda Wormwood in Matilda.
“It doesn’t matter who you are or what you look like, so long as somebody loves you.” The Boy in The Witches to his Grandmother.
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“I’m right and you’re wrong, I’m big and you’re small, and there’s nothing you can do about it.” Ms Trunchbull in Matilda.
And last but not least:
“Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” Roald Dahl.