Roald Dahl Quotes From His Famous Books and More

Roald Dahl, known for his incredible storytelling, has left behind a rich collection of inspiring quotes. We’ve picked out a bunch of our favorites to share with you. They’re like little gems of wisdom from the mind of a storytelling legend!

Roald Dahl’s stories are filled with unforgettable characters like Matilda, Willy Wonka, and the Big Friendly Giant (BFG), each with their own quirks and charms. His narratives are imbued with magic, adventure, and a touch of darkness, which appealed to my young imagination.

Dahl has been called “one of the greatest storytellers for children of the 20th century

What I appreciate most about Dahl’s stories is how they effortlessly blend whimsy with important life lessons. Through his characters’ adventures, Dahl imparts valuable messages about kindness, courage, and the power of imagination.

Top Roald Dahl Quotes

  1. “A little magic can take you a long way.” — Roald Dahl 

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    quotes of Roald Dahl
  2. “If you are going to get anywhere in life you have to read a lot of books.” — Roald Dahl 

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    quotes by Roald Dahl
  3. “Somewhere inside all of us is the power to change the world.” — Roald Dahl, Matilda 

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    Roald Dahl quotes
  4. “Children are not so serious as grown-ups and they love to laugh.” — Roald Dahl, Matilda 
  5. “Having power is not nearly as important as what you choose to do with it.” — Roald Dahl, Matilda

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    Roald Dahl famous quotes
  6. “There are a whole lot of things in this world of ours you haven’t started wondering about yet.” — Roald Dahl
  7. “Kindness–that simple word. To be kind–it covers everything, to my mind. If you’re kind that’s it.” — Roald Dahl 

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    quotes from Roald Dahl
  8. “Grown-ups are complicated creatures, full of quirks and secrets.” — Roald Dahl, Danny, The Champion of the World

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    book quotes Roald Dahl
  9. “There are no strangers in here, just friends you haven’t met…” ― Roald Dahl 

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    best Roald Dahl quotes
  10. “Books shouldn’t be daunting, they should be funny, exciting and wonderful; and learning to be a reader gives a terrific advantage.” — Roald Dahl

Famous By Roald Dahl Quotes

  1. “We have so much time and so little to do. Strike that, reverse it.” — Roald Dahl
  2. “Never do anything by halves if you want to get away with it.” — Roald Dahl, Matilda
  3. “Make sure everything you do is so completely crazy it’s unbelievable.” — Roald Dahl, Matilda
  4. “It is almost worth going away because it’s so lovely coming back.” — Roald Dahl, Boy: Tales of Childhood
  5. “If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.” ― Roald Dahl
  6. “It doesn’t matter who you are or what you look like, so long as somebody loves you.” — Roald Dahl, The Witches
  7. “You’ll never get anywhere if you go about what-iffing like that.” — Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator
  8. “We are all a great deal luckier that we realize, we usually get what we want–or near enough.” — Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  9. “The secret of life…is to become very very good at something that’s very very hard to do.” — Roald Dahl
  10. “I think probably kindness is my number one attribute in a human being. I’ll put it before any of the things like courage or bravery or generosity or anything else.” — Roald Dahl

Best Roald Dahl Quotes

  1. “Two rights don’t equal a left.” — Roald Dahl, The BFG
  2. “Life is more fun if you play games.” ― Roald Dahl, My Uncle Oswald
  3. “Never grow up…always down.” — Roald Dahl, George’s Marvellous Medicine
  4. “Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” — Roald Dahl, The Minpins
  5. “Human beans is the only animals that is killing their own kind.” — Roald Dahl, The BFG
  6. Dreams is full of mystery and magic…Do not try to understand them.” — Roald Dahl, The BFG
  7. “The greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places.” — Roald Dahl, The Minpins
  8. “A life is made up of a great number of small incidents and a small number of great ones.” — Roald Dahl, Going Solo
  9. “There are no secrets unless you keep them to yourself, and this was the greatest secret I had ever had to keep in my life so far.” — Roald Dahl, My Year
  10. “A little nonsense now and then, is relished by the wisest men,” Mr. Wonka said.” ― Roald Dahl
  11. “The more risks you allow children to take, the better they learn to take care of themselves. If you never let them take any risks, then I believe they become very prone to injury.” — Roald Dahl, My Year

More About Roald Dahl’s Life

Roald Dahl(1916 – 1990), was a British author renowned for his captivating children’s literature, engaging short stories, and versatile talents as a poet, screenwriter, and wartime fighter ace. His books have been incredibly successful, selling over 300 million copies worldwide.

From his reflections on kindness and resilience to his celebration of the boundless power of imagination, Dahl’s words serve as a beacon of inspiration in an ever-changing world.

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