September 13th marked Roald Dahl’s 100th birthday. Bookishly are huge fans of Roald Dahl and all of his wonderful writings; we wanted to commemorate such a significant milestone. Alongside our super exciting golden ticket competition, we’ve put together a list of our ten favourite quotes from the ever talented Mr. Dahl.
"If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely."
"Never do anything by halves if you want to get away with it. Be outrageous. Be the whole hog."
"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."
"It doesn't matter who you are or what you look like. So long as somebody loves you."
"Most of the really exciting thing we do in our lives scare us to death. They wouldn't be exciting if they didn't."
"There was one 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."
"A little nonsense now and then is cherished by the wisest men."
"I understand what you're saying, and your comments are valuable, but I'm gonna ignore your advice."
"It's impossible to make your eyes twinkle if you aren't feeling twinkly yourself."
"There are a whole lot of things in this world of our you haven't even started wondering about."
We hope this blog post has left you feeling a little more inspired. Do you have a favourite Roald Dahl quote? We’d love to know!
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